“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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Neda, stay with me!

#88050 Jul 9, 2013
Pass out? NO. But I have slept on the bathroom floor to save myself the bother of getting out of bed to puke. That all happened in my younger days while working my up to the big leagues.
You live, you learn.
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Ever pass out in the john?
A hard drinking buddy of mine has told me that has happened to him.
That is a possible explanation for the mechanics of how he got in there.
Still, YUKK!!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88051 Jul 9, 2013
RACE wrote:
Pass out? NO. But I have slept on the bathroom floor to save myself the bother of getting out of bed to puke. That all happened in my younger days while working my up to the big leagues.
You live, you learn.
<quoted text>
Ah yes, summer of 1969, Champaign Urbana, the cool feel of white tile floor on my fevered head in between bouts of worshiping the porcelain god. One more reason I don't drink much beer any more.

“...,to wit”

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#88052 Jul 10, 2013

“...,to wit”

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#88053 Jul 10, 2013
And now for something completely different...

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer. You are in the wrong place."

So, the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day, God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"

Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God replies, "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake. He should never have gotten down there; send him up here."

Satan says, "No way." I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."

Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are you going to get a lawyer?"

“...,to wit”

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#88054 Jul 10, 2013
https://www.google.com/search...

So, Red: how are they doing rebuilding that bridge up by you that collapsed?

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#88055 Jul 10, 2013
That's a great joke, though i've known several good ones, it's likely accurate....To anyone watching this trial, Mr. O'Mara is quite talented....

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#88057 Jul 10, 2013
And yet edog refuses to believe me when I say that you can be fired simply for being gay -- in most states: I got this from the Human RIghts Campaign:

Kimya has a Master's degree and almost two decades of experience as a social worker. She was an upstanding employee at a long-term care facility in Michigan, where she looked after patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, she faced slurs and harassment at work but she still loved her job.

Then one day, out of nowhere, she was fired. Her bosses actually told her, "This would not be happening if you were not a lesbian."

In 29 states, no state law protects workers like Kimya from being called into a boss's office and getting handed a pink slip for no other reason than their sexual orientation. The same is true in 33 states for transgender employees. There's still no federal law to prevent this damaging discrimination.

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#88058 Jul 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
And now for something completely different...
An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer. You are in the wrong place."
So, the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day, God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"
Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."
God replies, "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake. He should never have gotten down there; send him up here."
Satan says, "No way." I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."
God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."
Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are you going to get a lawyer?"
Very nice. I shared this with my entire company!:)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#88059 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
And yet edog refuses to believe me when I say that you can be fired simply for being gay -- in most states: I got this from the Human RIghts Campaign:
Kimya has a Master's degree and almost two decades of experience as a social worker. She was an upstanding employee at a long-term care facility in Michigan, where she looked after patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, she faced slurs and harassment at work but she still loved her job.
Then one day, out of nowhere, she was fired. Her bosses actually told her, "This would not be happening if you were not a lesbian."
In 29 states, no state law protects workers like Kimya from being called into a boss's office and getting handed a pink slip for no other reason than their sexual orientation. The same is true in 33 states for transgender employees. There's still no federal law to prevent this damaging discrimination.
Boo hoo, in most states you can be fired for no reason at all. And even supposing they pass a law and make homosexuality a protected handicap, they'll just be fired for some other bs reason if the employer doesn't want them there.

Since: Jan 10

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#88060 Jul 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Boo hoo, in most states you can be fired for no reason at all. And even supposing they pass a law and make homosexuality a protected handicap, they'll just be fired for some other bs reason if the employer doesn't want them there.
"no reason at all" isn't true ANYWHERE in this country.

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#88061 Jul 10, 2013
"The shackles ne'er again shall bind the arm which is now free" George W Patten

There is no final battle in the fight for Freedom. The struggle continues as long as there are enemies
who seek to subvert our minds and destroy our ideals.
Our enemies" strongest allies can be our own indifference of spirit.
Weakness of will and compromise of principle. On Freedom's side,
Stand the enduring strength of our forefathers; a steadfast
faith in our way of life, and a firm resolve to defend it.
Let our convictions remain strong and our purpose firm,
so we may pass on to our children both the fruits of Freedom,
and the will to preserve it.
Our Destiny is in our own hands!

Wake up America your freedom is slipping away!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88062 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
"no reason at all" isn't true ANYWHERE in this country.
Yes it is. In Illinois the standard is that an at will( meaning non-union) employee can be fired for any reason or no reason at all as long as it is not a discriminatory reason.

Discriminatory means the person fired is in a specifically protected group.

As far as I am ware most states have a similar standard. Certainly te ones in the Midwest do.

Check with your HR person. This is probably in bold letters in Chapter 3 , right after Though shalt not ask virginity status in the job interview( a question actually posed to my sister some years ago when interviewing for an engineers position) and Thous shalt pay the employees for the time they work.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88063 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"no reason at all" isn't true ANYWHERE in this country.
The fact that I can be fired for any or no reason at all has appeared on every job application I have ever filled out.

Do a little research before you open mouth and insert foot.

And what PEllen said.

Furthermore, let's suppose your liberal paradise has come true and the federal government DID pass a law that said gays can't be fired for being gay.

The courts would be so inundated with gay people, who were fired for legitimate reasons, claiming they were fired for being gay. Fearing such a can of worms, companies would likely go out of their way to make sure they DON'T hire the gay man/woman. You would actually be HURTING their cause.

And the fact you think homosexuality should be treated as a legitimate handicap should outrage the gay community. And you call yourself a supporter of so-called "gay rights," (which is a misnomer. You, nor anyone else, can't name one right in either the US Constitution or the Bill of Rights that gays are denied.)

And I still say gays aren't losing their jobs for being gay, like you for some reason want to believe. Everywhere I've worked there have been gainfully employed gay people. So you find ONE example. Big whoop. I can find one example of just about anything. Doesn't mean it happens everywhere frequently.

Wise up. Your paranoia is not reality.

“...,to wit”

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#88064 Jul 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that I can be fired for any or no reason at all has appeared on every job application I have ever filled out.
Do a little research before you open mouth and insert foot.
And what PEllen said.
Furthermore, let's suppose your liberal paradise has come true and the federal government DID pass a law that said gays can't be fired for being gay.
The courts would be so inundated with gay people, who were fired for legitimate reasons, claiming they were fired for being gay. Fearing such a can of worms, companies would likely go out of their way to make sure they DON'T hire the gay man/woman. You would actually be HURTING their cause.
And the fact you think homosexuality should be treated as a legitimate handicap should outrage the gay community. And you call yourself a supporter of so-called "gay rights," (which is a misnomer. You, nor anyone else, can't name one right in either the US Constitution or the Bill of Rights that gays are denied.)
And I still say gays aren't losing their jobs for being gay, like you for some reason want to believe. Everywhere I've worked there have been gainfully employed gay people. So you find ONE example. Big whoop. I can find one example of just about anything. Doesn't mean it happens everywhere frequently.
Wise up. Your paranoia is not reality.
Thanks Dog, but that's not going to happen .

FWIW there is a term for your post Reductio ad absurdem- taking an argument to an absurd conclusion.
(this has been a trip down memory lane: first The Association, now high school Logic. Shudder)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88065 Jul 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
FWIW there is a term for your post Reductio ad absurdem- taking an argument to an absurd conclusion.
And what do you seem to think is the absurd conclusion?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88066 Jul 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that I can be fired for any or no reason at all has appeared on every job application I have ever filled out.
Do a little research before you open mouth and insert foot.
And what PEllen said.
Furthermore, let's suppose your liberal paradise has come true and the federal government DID pass a law that said gays can't be fired for being gay.
The courts would be so inundated with gay people, who were fired for legitimate reasons, claiming they were fired for being gay. Fearing such a can of worms, companies would likely go out of their way to make sure they DON'T hire the gay man/woman. You would actually be HURTING their cause.
And the fact you think homosexuality should be treated as a legitimate handicap should outrage the gay community. And you call yourself a supporter of so-called "gay rights," (which is a misnomer. You, nor anyone else, can't name one right in either the US Constitution or the Bill of Rights that gays are denied.)
And I still say gays aren't losing their jobs for being gay, like you for some reason want to believe. Everywhere I've worked there have been gainfully employed gay people. So you find ONE example. Big whoop. I can find one example of just about anything. Doesn't mean it happens everywhere frequently.
Wise up. Your paranoia is not reality.
Um, homosexuality would not be classified as a handicap, it would become a protected class, just like race, religion, etc, etc.

And about that analogy; if what you say is true, then companies would only hire white folk because black folk and asian folk bring suits all the time about how they were passed over for promotion or whatever because of their skin color. Most are without merit and don't get very far, and I would expect the same of your predicted inudation by gays.

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#88067 Jul 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> Yes it is.
Quite literally, no. IT IS NOT. He said you can be fired for any reason at all. But you can't. you can't fire someone for discriminatory reasons as outlined by federal and state governments.

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#88068 Jul 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that I can be fired for any or no reason at all has appeared on every job application I have ever filled out.
Do a little research before you open mouth and insert foot.
And what PEllen said.
Furthermore, let's suppose your liberal paradise has come true and the federal government DID pass a law that said gays can't be fired for being gay.
The courts would be so inundated with gay people, who were fired for legitimate reasons, claiming they were fired for being gay. Fearing such a can of worms, companies would likely go out of their way to make sure they DON'T hire the gay man/woman. You would actually be HURTING their cause.
And the fact you think homosexuality should be treated as a legitimate handicap should outrage the gay community. And you call yourself a supporter of so-called "gay rights," (which is a misnomer. You, nor anyone else, can't name one right in either the US Constitution or the Bill of Rights that gays are denied.)
And I still say gays aren't losing their jobs for being gay, like you for some reason want to believe. Everywhere I've worked there have been gainfully employed gay people. So you find ONE example. Big whoop. I can find one example of just about anything. Doesn't mean it happens everywhere frequently.
Wise up. Your paranoia is not reality.
My god you are such a worthless piece of crap.
I have never once said that being gay is a handicap or should be treated as such. Where you got that, I have no idea.
And of course you don't believe someone lost their job for being gay. Because you're A BIGOT.
I hope you lose your job for good, lose your house, and end up dead in a gutter, because you contribute not one single thing of value on this planet.
You are the most worthless person on the internet.

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#88069 Jul 10, 2013
I have never hated a human being so much as I hate edog. Worthless piece of crap.

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#88070 Jul 10, 2013
And I'm very well versed in employment law, tyvm, which is why i played the semantics card with the resident retard.

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