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 - 8:13pm

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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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 - 8:15pm

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 - 8:17pm

[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 - 8:19pm

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 - 8:20pm

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 - 8:30pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div> 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? &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You missed quite a bit, Emptynester.  First, it's not about me "respecting" Savcal, Chestnut or Bord.  I could never respect any supervisor who claimed to manage staff while at the same time stealing from her employer.  Since you asked, I don't respect Savcal, Chestnut nor Bord.  Never have.  Specifically, unlike Morty....Savcal and Chestnut *claim* to be working for great compensation and to be managing entire staffs.  They claim to have great responsibility at work.  Bord claims to have supervisory *powers* too over her grad students.  Chestnut alleged the power to fire, and hire I guess.  I mean...Wow!  These are all such demanding supervisory positions, I can't fathom why with such work ethics, they could spend an iota of their public (read: taxpayers) employers' time here.  Or in Chestnut's case, her very, very invaluable and highly compensated time.  That's been the huge difference I've been trying to understand and as yet have not gotten a single credible explanation for the inordinate amount of time playing each day on the internet, much of it with me!</p>

Wow...so you are saying because Morty doesn't have a job where she manages people or makes a lot of money, it's okay for her to play on the internet for hours at a time.  Ouch, poor Morty.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:31pm

Thardy - There was a time when internet did not exist and productivityin the workplace was a faction of what it is now.

I work for a software company that consults with the NSA - Employers have powerful tools to monitor anything employees do. Most employees are productive and compliant, and they are not fully aware that big brother is watching. They still are good corporate workers with few exceptions that are caught by our system auditing programs.

The definition of theft and stealing is taking something without legal right or permission. We have clearly defined guidelines on internet usage and I have never violated it. No one has ever complained about my work ethic.

I  was fairly poor growing up, definitely eligible for Pell grants, and I am fabulously compensated for a career that I enjoy, LOL your slam on my possible salary non-withstanding believe me, Morty would kill for it. The employees that I manage are well-compensated (some make more than me), principled and they often play on the internet. If they miss the metrics on performance, I may address internet usage, but I've never had to.

I guess I am the exception to the "well-compensated, principled employees and employers do not play on the internet as much as you do"

Jams, Morty and you seem to "play" here a lot more than I do by posting history, but why let facts interfere with you fiction.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:35pm

mortyswife wrote:
<blockquote>So your company has to hire extra workers to get the job done because people aren't doing their job.  Wow.  That must be a hard situation to work in and with...&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Where was that said?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px"></p><p style="font-size:13px">I quoted it in my comments to you morty....read the posts. </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>Nope, I never said that. </strong></p>

Yea, you did...well, if one actually reads the comments.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:37pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">How are your children going to be paying for college?</span></p><p<strong><span style="font-size:13px">And this question is for......what reason?</span></strong></p>

The topic was how people paid for college, I was asking....

PumpkinAngel

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