Wednesday Worries

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Wednesday Worries
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:27am

1. What is one thing that worries you right now?

2. Does the weather by you think it is fall/winter/spring or summer?

3. How is your calendar for October? Slow, medium, busy?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:20pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>p&gt;Your work ethic or simply your work if anyone's going to parse words is something I respect.  But not Savcal, Bord nor Chestnut "have the option" to play on iVillage during working hours.  It is stealing from the employer.  They were never interviewed nor hired with an eye toward having "breaks" to play on iVillage, Facebook, or other. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;People have either not gotten caught yet or there's very poor oversight and extremely low compensation and expections.  Or all three.&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>Shouldn't Morty be on you list of people you do not respect for playing  on IV during working hours?  When I an catching up in the eveing a whole lot of the posts from during the work day are hers.  Does that not make her also a thief? </p>[/quote]

I think we aren't supposed to notice that in the work comments that thardy and jams make, they also include morty.  I feel a bit sorry for morty, constantly thrown under the bus by those two.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:19pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>I've never taken out any loans, nor have my kids. I like being a perennial student. My money, my fun.</blockquote></p><p>That would be nice if you <em>were</em> a perennial student.  As to the quality difference between your and my educations, I was taught if I had nothing nice to say.....<img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" border="0" /></p>

....and yet you spend quite a bit of time doing just that, here on ivillage, so much for "quality".  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:17pm

[quote=thardy2001]<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>  And you are wrong.  Almost all colleges have departments like mine. If they don't, it is because they don't have any grants or contracts to be managed.  Nothing you say would lift (or deflate) my ego. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://osp.fad.harvard.edu/" rel="nofollow"&gt;http://osp.fad.harvard.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.research.ucla.edu/ocga/" rel="nofollow"&gt;http://www.research.ucla.edu/ocga/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.osp.cornell.edu/" rel="nofollow"&gt;http://www.osp.cornell.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Except for one, you linked private universities where what you claim to "do" during working hours, could never, ever happen.  Spending entire work days paying bills, playing candy crush, playing on iVillage, Facebook, and duck dynasty dot com are not allowed at those universities.  You work for a public university.  Huge difference. </p><p>(And those private universities have huge endowments, yours does not.)

Wow thardy, you took 30 minutes and made it into an entire work day?  Why do you constantly make up things, this doesn't reflect well on your comments.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:15pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Don't tell me you don't know what condescending means bordwithyou, and yea your posts do come across as that. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"&gt;<strong>I have probably the losest job status of anyone on this forum, my crappy factory job.  I have never felt that Bord's posts to be  condescending.   I understand that other's work situations are different from mine.  I do not spend any of my work day on IV but I do understand that others do have that option.   That different jobs are different is not that hard to grasp.  Stating that fact is not condescending.</strong>  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Your work ethic or simply your work if anyone's going to parse words is something I respect.  But not Savcal, Bord nor Chestnut "have the option" to play on iVillage during working hours.  It is stealing from the employer.  They were never interviewed nor hired with an eye toward having "breaks" to play on iVillage, Facebook, or other. </p><p>People have either not gotten caught yet or there's very poor oversight and extremely low compensation and expections.  Or all three.</p>

Curious....you don't mention morty in your comments, why is that?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:14pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>  Who is your boss..  A department dean or another support staff higher up?  Curious.  Your job isn't that big of a deal, And you have as much time to play online as morty does. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><strong>Great question!  When the taxpayer and student pay one's salary and bennies, why work hard?</strong></p><p><img src="http://munfitnessblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/guys-playing-ping-pong-in-office.jpg" alt="" height="188" width="397" /></p>

You do believe that public universities are soley funded by taxpayer dollars!  Oh my....you might want to do some resarch on this subject....

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:13pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>  <strong>See? Your job/work is obviously very different than mine and Bord's.  It my department/field, it's very obvious when someone isn't doing their job. </strong>&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Very different.  You and Bord work for public employers, the taxpayer, the student, etc., <em>people</em> you don't have to answer to and will never find out what you're doing here.  Morty actually has to answer to her employer and prove herself or else she would get fired.  You won't get fired for all of your many breaks and paying bills, playing candy crush, playing on iVillage, FB, etc.  So there is a huge, huge difference.  </p>

I find it interesting that you think public universities are funded soley by taxpayer dollars.  That is a pretty naive thought, don't you think?

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:10pm

mortyswife wrote:
<div style="color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><ul></ul></div></div><div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><div><div><p>Are they contracted out then marty?  That would make sense if they are, A lot of times company hire projet managers and pay them large sums of money at one time or fixed times.  I get that your business operates differently, It sounds like your company is huge. </p><p>No, temp agencies.</p></div></div></div></div>

The hourly rate paid for a temp worker through a temp agency goes to the agency, who keeps a portion and the rest to the worker. So the hourly rate "paid" for a temp is not what the temp earns. The temp earns less.

However, I did temp work for a while right out of college and the pay - considering I had no benefits - was pretty good.  

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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:54pm

    Are they contracted out then marty?  That would make sense if they are, A lot of times company hire projet managers and pay them large sums of money at one time or fixed times.  I get that your business operates differently, It sounds like your company is huge. 

    No, temp agencies.

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    Registered: 05-13-2009
    Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:53pm

    thardy2001 wrote:
    <p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Don't tell me you don't know what condescending means bordwithyou, and yea your posts do come across as that. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"&gt;<strong>I have probably the losest job status of anyone on this forum, my crappy factory job.  I have never felt that Bord's posts to be  condescending.   I understand that other's work situations are different from mine.  I do not spend any of my work day on IV but I do understand that others do have that option.   That different jobs are different is not that hard to grasp.  Stating that fact is not condescending.</strong>  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Your work ethic or simply your work if anyone's going to parse words is something I respect.  But not Savcal, Bord nor Chestnut "have the option" to play on iVillage during working hours.  It is stealing from the employer.  They were never interviewed nor hired with an eye toward having "breaks" to play on iVillage, Facebook, or other. </p><p>People have either not gotten caught yet or there's very poor oversight and extremely low compensation and expections.  Or all three.</p>

    My employer disagrees.

    BAER

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    Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:53pm
    Well, you know Pell grants are a government handout. And you know how some people are. If it's a government handout that they personally don't qualify for, they don't think they should exist. Our former foster daughter is going to college partially on a Pell Grant. I couldn't be prouder of her.

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