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Sam I Am

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I got what you were doing/saying, but you know the dog was foaming at the mouth, so I decided to engage him...silly me. Turns out even his "fact checked" info is wrong. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Wait. A. Minute. Are you trying to tell me that information cited by Mutt didn't pan out? You're pulling my leg. That's just crazy talk. You'd better check your sources again.

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My office has officially become resume/job search central. I don't know anyone doing actual work, including, management. We are all working on and comparing resumes.

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My office has officially become resume/job search central. I don't know anyone doing actual work, including, management. We are all working on and comparing resumes.
Of course. What are they going to do? Fire you?

Sorry you are going through this, but glad you seem to have a group to meet with in order to move forward.

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Hope you get a good severance package! What if they ask you to relocate to the main hive?
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My office has officially become resume/job search central. I don't know anyone doing actual work, including, management. We are all working on and comparing resumes.

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I am attributing the statement to him BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY SAID THOSE WORDS. It's called a QUOTE, you syphilitic chimp. I was not alluding to the bitter paraphrasing of a malcontent who was trying to put words in the Supreme Court's mouth.
You're taking a comment someone made about a law, and you're trying to attribute it solely to him.

Think of it like this, the SC has ruled that abortion is legal. So if I stand up and say "abortion is legal," does that make it MY policy?

You can just admit you were ignorant, or obtuse, and didn't realize Romney was only stating a legal policy of the supreme court. Instead you're trying to say "but but he's the one who formulated it into those specific words! That's all I was really TRYING to say!" You screwed up, you tried to slam Romney, and it blew up in your face. Now it's dripping with egg and you're trying to wipe it off.

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Of course. What are they going to do? Fire you?
Actually, yes. He and his co-workers need to tread carefully. If they're gonna be laying people off, they're gonna fire whoever they can to get out of paying them unemployment. I've seen it happen.

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<quoted text>You can just admit you were ignorant, or obtuse, and didn't realize Romney was only stating a legal policy of the supreme court. Instead you're trying to say "but but he's the one who formulated it into those specific words! That's all I was really TRYING to say!" You screwed up, you tried to slam Romney, and it blew up in your face. Now it's dripping with egg and you're trying to wipe it off.
Yes, she does have egg on her face, but not for the reasons you contend. When he made that statement, he wasn't making a statement about law:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

It is clear to anyone watching that video other than Sam or those with more than 2 brain cells that what he meant was that taxing corporations is really taxing people, because in the end corporations are owned by people. To say you are taxing a corporation and are not taxing people by doing so, is akin to my having to pay property tax on my boat and someone saying they are taxing my boat, not me. To the extent I have less money in my pocket than would otherwise have, but for a tax, means I am being taxed, regardless of how that tax is effected.

Someone, such as Sam, who would make a big fuss about this and in the process distort what he was actually saying has more in common, on an intellectual level with birthers or folks who claim Obama is a Muslim and folks who claim the bible says the anti-christ will be a Muslim (despite Islam not even being a religion at the time the bible was written), IMO. It's dishonest to claim he was saying that corporations are people in the sense she implies.

Democrats love to talk about this stuff (this and who Rush called a sl*t)... it distract from important issues and really gets their highly intelligent base, who lack the intellect to critically think and unbiased ability to question anything that is spewed by their party, all fired up.

She's not a democrat tho. If she is not, it's only in name.

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less than 2 brain cells, lol
Sam I Am

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You're taking a comment someone made about a law, and you're trying to attribute it solely to him.
Think of it like this, the SC has ruled that abortion is legal. So if I stand up and say "abortion is legal," does that make it MY policy?
You can just admit you were ignorant, or obtuse, and didn't realize Romney was only stating a legal policy of the supreme court. Instead you're trying to say "but but he's the one who formulated it into those specific words! That's all I was really TRYING to say!" You screwed up, you tried to slam Romney, and it blew up in your face. Now it's dripping with egg and you're trying to wipe it off.
I am attributing it to the person WHO ACTUALLY SAID IT. Why? Because he said it. And because that is how it is recognizable. And because the Supreme Court didn't rule that corporations are people. That, again, is one malcontent's characterization, and, as others in here have tried to explain to you, the ruling to which you keep alluding (inaccurately) has a very specific scope.

Your example further amplifies your obtusity (made-up, yes, but if you're going to make stuff up then so can I). The statement "abortion is legal" is similarly erroneous. It is legal with numerous restrictions, and the truth is much narrower than that generic statement, just like the truth of the ruling is much narrower than "corporations are people."

And BTW, if I am looking to someone to encapsulate the opinion of the Supreme Court, Romney would not be that someone. His proficiency lies elsewhere.

Did that chair hit you in the head? I am trying to find some reasonable explanation for your obtusity.
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Mister Tonka wrote:
My office has officially become resume/job search central. I don't know anyone doing actual work, including, management. We are all working on and comparing resumes.
Be discreet.

My company was aquired in early fall 2008, so I know were you are at.

Rumors are probably running wild, but ask HR if they are going to do a Reduction in Force (RIF) and if they will be offering outplacement services. That will have been negotiated as part of the aquisition. Try to be discreet in your job search just in case.

Our shop laid off people in waves. Everyone did not get RIF's at once.

LinkedIn is great but face to face/phone call to aquaintance networking is better. Industry groups like FruitFly Farmers of Florida ( or whatever field you are in) are excellent sources of information. Informational interviews are a good way to practice while not having to actually ask someone for a job. Professionals tend to get a kick out of making an intoduction or passing along industry gossip.

Read Bloomberg.com - its fre. WSJ is subscription only

Join LinkedIn groups. Post answers to comments. Headhunters look for people who are "out there " and assertive in their field, not just applicants.

If Sam offers substantive suggestions on job search or head hunting, pay attention.

I lent my outplacement stuff to my BIL who was RIF'd last year but can get it back to give you specific suggestions,if you want.

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Yes, she does have egg on her face, but not for the reasons you contend. When he made that statement, he wasn't making a statement about law:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
It is clear to anyone watching that video other than Sam or those with more than 2 brain cells that what he meant was that taxing corporations is really taxing people, because in the end corporations are owned by people. To say you are taxing a corporation and are not taxing people by doing so, is akin to my having to pay property tax on my boat and someone saying they are taxing my boat, not me. To the extent I have less money in my pocket than would otherwise have, but for a tax, means I am being taxed, regardless of how that tax is effected.
Someone, such as Sam, who would make a big fuss about this and in the process distort what he was actually saying has more in common, on an intellectual level with birthers or folks who claim Obama is a Muslim and folks who claim the bible says the anti-christ will be a Muslim (despite Islam not even being a religion at the time the bible was written), IMO. It's dishonest to claim he was saying that corporations are people in the sense she implies.
Democrats love to talk about this stuff (this and who Rush called a sl*t)... it distract from important issues and really gets their highly intelligent base, who lack the intellect to critically think and unbiased ability to question anything that is spewed by their party, all fired up.
She's not a democrat tho. If she is not, it's only in name.
Well then he was just plain wrong unless he was speaking strictly about S Corporations. Even then they are taxed by the percentage ownership and get the corporate deductions (percentage to their share). It's not the same as taxing individuals. If you have a majority share in the corporation, and you work for that corporation, you draw a salary and you are personally taxed and you file your individual tax return. Corporations file a corporate tax return and it is a corporate liability -- the entity -- not the individual's liability.

Now if you file a
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PEllen wrote:
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Be discreet.
My company was aquired in early fall 2008, so I know were you are at.
Rumors are probably running wild, but ask HR if they are going to do a Reduction in Force (RIF) and if they will be offering outplacement services. That will have been negotiated as part of the aquisition. Try to be discreet in your job search just in case.
Our shop laid off people in waves. Everyone did not get RIF's at once.
LinkedIn is great but face to face/phone call to aquaintance networking is better. Industry groups like FruitFly Farmers of Florida ( or whatever field you are in) are excellent sources of information. Informational interviews are a good way to practice while not having to actually ask someone for a job. Professionals tend to get a kick out of making an intoduction or passing along industry gossip.
Read Bloomberg.com - its fre. WSJ is subscription only
Join LinkedIn groups. Post answers to comments. Headhunters look for people who are "out there " and assertive in their field, not just applicants.
If Sam offers substantive suggestions on job search or head hunting, pay attention.
I lent my outplacement stuff to my BIL who was RIF'd last year but can get it back to give you specific suggestions,if you want.
My two pieces of advice which might seem obvious but bear repeating are:

1) Trust no one in your office with whom you do not have a close personal relationship. This is the epitome of "every man for himself" time. People might seem like they are being helpful, but be skeptical, they are likely very interested in getting a leg up on their future competition for a job and not so interested in actually helping you.

2) As soon as you can, go on a couple of interviews for jobs you don't care about for practice so that when a job you do want presents itself, you are ready.

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RACE wrote:
Hope you get a good severance package! What if they ask you to relocate to the main hive?
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Not relocating anywhere. I have a house and a wife with a good job. Moving is an extreme last resort.

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Toj wrote:
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Well then he was just plain wrong unless he was speaking strictly about S Corporations. Even then they are taxed by the percentage ownership and get the corporate deductions (percentage to their share). It's not the same as taxing individuals. If you have a majority share in the corporation, and you work for that corporation, you draw a salary and you are personally taxed and you file your individual tax return. Corporations file a corporate tax return and it is a corporate liability -- the entity -- not the individual's liability.
Now if you file a
The point he was making is that ultimately any corporation is owned by people, and this is not true just in the case of S-Corps. It's not that complicated.

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PEllen wrote:
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Be discreet.
My company was aquired in early fall 2008, so I know were you are at.
Rumors are probably running wild, but ask HR if they are going to do a Reduction in Force (RIF) and if they will be offering outplacement services. That will have been negotiated as part of the aquisition. Try to be discreet in your job search just in case.
Our shop laid off people in waves. Everyone did not get RIF's at once.
LinkedIn is great but face to face/phone call to aquaintance networking is better. Industry groups like FruitFly Farmers of Florida ( or whatever field you are in) are excellent sources of information. Informational interviews are a good way to practice while not having to actually ask someone for a job. Professionals tend to get a kick out of making an intoduction or passing along industry gossip.
Read Bloomberg.com - its fre. WSJ is subscription only
Join LinkedIn groups. Post answers to comments. Headhunters look for people who are "out there " and assertive in their field, not just applicants.
If Sam offers substantive suggestions on job search or head hunting, pay attention.
I lent my outplacement stuff to my BIL who was RIF'd last year but can get it back to give you specific suggestions,if you want.
No need to be discreet. The new owners know what we are doing. This was brought up during the Q&A session with the reps that flew in on Monday. The current HR department has a new official objective of finding soft landings for as many people as possible. They're looking at bringing recruiters in. They are having resume reviews, interview workshops, professional photos for linked in. Someone in HR just got a list of job IT openings from a contact of hers at another company. She forwarded it to my boss's boss, who in turned forwarded it to all of us. Hell, I talked to a friend of mine and although they have no openings that are a match for me, they do have one that is a match for someone else in the department and I sent him the info.
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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>No need to be discreet. The new owners know what we are doing. This was brought up during the Q&A session with the reps that flew in on Monday. The current HR department has a new official objective of finding soft landings for as many people as possible. They're looking at bringing recruiters in. They are having resume reviews, interview workshops, professional photos for linked in. Someone in HR just got a list of job IT openings from a contact of hers at another company. She forwarded it to my boss's boss, who in turned forwarded it to all of us. Hell, I talked to a friend of mine and although they have no openings that are a match for me, they do have one that is a match for someone else in the department and I sent him the info.
Last things first. It is good that you pssed along the job lead you couldn't use to your buddy. That is banking brownie points or karma: very necessary things at this point.

Have they given you a time frame for layoffs?

Attend those FruitFly Farmers IT Networking sessions and exchange business cards. See if current company will pay dues to FruitFly Farmers of FL IT club.

Regardless , be discreet.

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2/2/13
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So we recently had a iscussion about how soon is too soon to facebook friend a person you're dating.
This is a post from someone I went to HS with. Disclaimer: I was never FRIENDS with this dude. He sen me a FB request and I accepted, but we have not traded a single message.
Names and places have been Abbyized to protect the innocent.
Had the most awesome first date EVER with "Gertrude Higgins" not only did we look awesome together but "The Donkey Show" performance at "The Tijuana Center" was the most AMAZING show we had ever seen. And yes you all I like "Gertrude" ALOT!!! Check out the website for "The Donkey Show" and make sure you all go at least ONCE in you lives when it comes to you all check out show dates and places and more info at " donkeyshow.com "
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More fb posting from old classmate.
Had the most amazing weekend with the most beautiful and amazing woman EVER Gertrude Higgins... Aaaaaahhhhh. Heads in the clouds and I don't wanna come down missing her already!!!
2/5/13
In a relationship with Gertrud Higgins

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PEllen wrote:
Have they given you a time frame for layoffs?
They have not even said out loud that there would be layoffs. Its well understood by both parties, but the 2 reps from new owners gave very non-committal answers. Only thing they said was that they are taking 30 days to assess what we have vs what functions they could consolidate and come up with a game plan. But no word on a time frame for implementing their transition plan

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PEllen wrote:
Attend those FruitFly Farmers IT Networking sessions and exchange business cards. See if current company will pay dues to FruitFly Farmers of FL IT club.
By the way, I have no clue what you are talking about. Nevr heard of any such thing and 6 pages into a google search and everything is about actual fruit flies. No IT relation.

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PEllen wrote:
Industry groups like FruitFly Farmers of Florida ( or whatever field you are in) are excellent sources of information.
"( or whatever field you are in)"

I just saw that. You had me confused as hell with the other post.

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