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#85616
May 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I jsut went to the abby column I posted, it's still there.
I finally see it; I hadn't seen Abby all day until just now.

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#85617
May 14, 2013
 
I posted a "test" response to bring it basck to the list below.

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#85618
May 14, 2013
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i hate the run up before and the triaging just before vacation. at least i learned to pick a different person to be my back up while i'm out. its amazing how much better (i.e., less stressful for the first 10 minutes im figuring out which end is up) it is coming back when you have a rational person covering for you.
i don't feel that i'm paid enough to watch e-mails while i'm on actual vacation time, so i don't. others around here do; good for them. i feel work is work, home is home. yet, when someone does text me while i'm out (like the day i was cleaning basemetns), i have the bad habit of answering right away. need to stop that!
I get reimbursed for my cell phone bill by my company so I feel obligated to check in even when I'm supposed to be on vacation vs. traveling for work. But I hate when people copy me on stuff just for the sake of doing it, or when there's a relatively easy answer to a question and if the person just tried a little problem-solving or thinking for him- or her-(usually her) self, they wouldn't need me. Oh well... I do like my job. And I'm certainly glad to have one!

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May 14, 2013
 

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j_m_w wrote:
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I get reimbursed for my cell phone bill by my company so I feel obligated to check in even when I'm supposed to be on vacation vs. traveling for work. But I hate when people copy me on stuff just for the sake of doing it, or when there's a relatively easy answer to a question and if the person just tried a little problem-solving or thinking for him- or her-(usually her) self, they wouldn't need me. Oh well... I do like my job. And I'm certainly glad to have one!
if i were reimbursed, i too would feel more of an obligation to keep tabs on stuff... but i'm not, so i don't.:-)

another issue for me is drawing the line between personal and company time. i try to respect that wehn others are out of the office, especially on time flagged as vacation, and just wish that others would do the same.

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j_m_w wrote:
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I get reimbursed for my cell phone bill by my company so I feel obligated to check in even when I'm supposed to be on vacation vs. traveling for work. But I hate when people copy me on stuff just for the sake of doing it, or when there's a relatively easy answer to a question and if the person just tried a little problem-solving or thinking for him- or her-(usually her) self, they wouldn't need me. Oh well... I do like my job. And I'm certainly glad to have one!
I have a coworker out on maternity leave. HEr work is completely covered. People are still ccing her on everything. Her coworker is going into her emails and cleaning them out for her.

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#85621
May 14, 2013
 
Not working in an important field (doctor, first responder, nuclear clean up, etc.) when the work day is done, it's done. Nothing so critical that it can't wait. The sale will still be there during business hours tomorrow...or it won't. I just don't care. Then again as long as my bills are paid, I can go without (whatever) if there's a threat to my harmony...

Hope that makes sense. Typing on my phone so I'm trying to be concise.

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I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...

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#85623
May 14, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I jsut went to the abby column I posted, it's still there.
I can see mine too but the posts show 0. I cut and pasted onto your column removed vowels from s*x but it immediately disappeared. Weird
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May 14, 2013
 

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...
It takes some guts to do that. Of course, having unlimited resources to get the test, get the surgery and get reconstruction and all... that really helps.

Kudos to her. But I still can't stand her.

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Stina wrote:
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It takes some guts to do that. Of course, having unlimited resources to get the test, get the surgery and get reconstruction and all... that really helps.
Kudos to her. But I still can't stand her.
heh. I admit, I didn't like her much before, but I like her more now. ;)

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I'm not very educated on breast surgery and I understand why Angelina Jolie did what she did, but I don't understand how an elective double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (even knowing that you will need more permanent surgery in another few months) is all that different from the breast augmentation surgery (and other more invasive plastic surgery) that women put themselves through all the time.

Angelina is just a bit more altruistic, as usual.

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...
You'd have to be living under a rock not to have seen it.

I like that she kept it quiet until it was a done deal and that she did it for her children. For someone who is constantly judged on how she looks, it took a lot of guts.

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May 14, 2013
 

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squishymama wrote:
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You'd have to be living under a rock not to have seen it.
I like that she kept it quiet until it was a done deal and that she did it for her children. For someone who is constantly judged on how she looks, it took a lot of guts.
Agreed. Still don't like her though.

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j_m_w wrote:
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I get reimbursed for my cell phone bill by my company so I feel obligated to check in even when I'm supposed to be on vacation vs. traveling for work. But I hate when people copy me on stuff just for the sake of doing it, or when there's a relatively easy answer to a question and if the person just tried a little problem-solving or thinking for him- or her-(usually her) self, they wouldn't need me. Oh well... I do like my job. And I'm certainly glad to have one!
Taht would not make me check while on vacation. If my company were paying for my phone, I would let MY BOSS know that if HE had an issue that he thought was urgent eniugh to disturb my vacation, that I would respond to HIS messages. The rest of the company? F that. You go see my boss and let him decide how important your issue is.

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#85631
May 14, 2013
 
I don't have a problem with this at all. I say kudos to the resourceful cripples.

http://feedly.com/k/17rjpyY

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#85632
May 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
I saw that the other day. Kid's right, but he should have gone about it in a different way. I don't think he should have disrupted the class. Did you notice how passive the teacher was? Made me think of how scared they are now of law suits and stuff. When I was in school, the teacher wold have been right in my face. Of course, that *was* back in the dark ages.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
I don't have a problem with this at all. I say kudos to the resourceful cripples.
http://feedly.com/k/17rjpyY
I don't believe it.
First it cites teh NY Post, not a bastion of fact checking.
Second it doesn't cite specifics
Tird, from what I know of Disney, if they thought this was really going on, they would check their surveillance videos to see if the same person was a "family member" of lots of different families. That would limit the dsabled person to maybe 3 shots at the scam. Max.

I call Urban Myth. Someone call Snopes.

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#85634
May 14, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
I saw that the other day. Kid's right,
I agree (assuming he's not full of shit)
Mimi Seattle wrote:
but he should have gone about it in a different way. I don't think he should have disrupted the class.
I agree.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Did you notice how passive the teacher was?
I disagree with you and agree with the guy from the second article I sent. She remained calm and just kept telling him to leave. Did not get into a heated exchange with him. To me, that's maintaining her composure.

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#85635
May 14, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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I don't believe it.
First it cites teh NY Post, not a bastion of fact checking.
Second it doesn't cite specifics
Tird, from what I know of Disney, if they thought this was really going on, they would check their surveillance videos to see if the same person was a "family member" of lots of different families. That would limit the dsabled person to maybe 3 shots at the scam. Max.
I call Urban Myth. Someone call Snopes.
Perhaps they are ot fact checking and verifying, but here's the local ABC affiliate in Orlando reporting the story(citing the NY Post):http://www.google.com/ur l?sa=t&rct=j&q=&es rc=s&frm=1&source=web &cd=6&cad=rja&ved= 0CEwQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.wftv.com%2Fnews%2Fnews%2F local%2Fdream-tours-florida-al legedly-uses-disabled-tour-g%2 FnXrFJ%2F&ei=7wCTUdP9O42a9 QTnuYGwAg&usg=AFQjCNEDH2U8 UqNhiukSVSSCrac3HmcrsA&sig 2=RLudsTV0tXlApb0roLD3bg&b vm=bv.46471029,d.eWU

Same with the local CBS affiliate:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/parents-hiri...

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