Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74924 Apr 3, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I would be happy to answer your questions Sassy.#1 - This employee is 30 years old.#2 - I don't know what Topix or my internet provider does, but I do not live nor operate a business in Florida. I reside and operate a business in East Tennessee, but for some reason, Topix describes my location as being in Florida.
Now for the rest of the story ... I told that worker that since he would sue me for discrimination, I am going to go ahead and fire him because the increase in the cost of our workman's comp insurance cost some other employees raises and bonuses and he basically scammed the workman's comp system at our cost. So I said if you are going to sue, you might as well sue for what is called "workman's comp revenge." I added that I would use his desire to play softball as proof there was nothing really wrong with him. He came to my office the next day crying stating he needed his job and enjoyed working here and to please allow him to continue working and he would do better. He is still employed, but not playing softball :)
You know Pete, I was just talking to somebody the other day that is a generation younger than me, and I made the remark that I thought that my Generation was the last Generation to have a work ethic and believed in giving a fair day's work for a fair day's wage...and this Person agreed with me. This Person was complaining about how their Boss was always saying the this Person was the "Go To" Person to get the job done, but that could be a Curse , as well as a Compliment, because this Person was doing more work for the same wages, than most of the others. But, this Person felt the work had to get done and there was nobody else that would do it. And of course, if it didn't get done and they lost Customers because of it , then everybody would be out of a job. So, the Boss was always coming to his "Go To" person when it had to be done right and done "yesterday" and the Boss knew that it would be taken care of by his "Go to" Person, who had never failed him , yet.
So, that's what brought about my comment and the Younger Generation Person agreed with me, which surprised me, actually. I think there are still some Younger Conscientious Workers out there, but they are rare and most of them don't take pride in their work , like my Generation did, no matter what kind of work it is...again, the last Generation to do so, in general.

So, One could make the case that some of the Workers have helped bring about the Off-shoring of our own jobs and now all the Workers are paying the price.
It's difficult to see how any of this is going to get any better until everybody involved changes their attitude, Workers and Employers, IMO.
And Parents need to teach their Children the value of a Work Ethic. But, that probably won't happen, either , since the Parents don't have it, themselves...in general.
And all Employers need to appreciate and reward the Good Workers that they have because they are a rare Commodity.
Pete

Johnson City, TN

#74925 Apr 3, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
You know Pete, I was just talking to somebody the other day that is a generation younger than me, and I made the remark that I thought that my Generation was the last Generation to have a work ethic and believed in giving a fair day's work for a fair day's wage...and this Person agreed with me. This Person was complaining about how their Boss was always saying the this Person was the "Go To" Person to get the job done, but that could be a Curse , as well as a Compliment, because this Person was doing more work for the same wages, than most of the others. But, this Person felt the work had to get done and there was nobody else that would do it. And of course, if it didn't get done and they lost Customers because of it , then everybody would be out of a job. So, the Boss was always coming to his "Go To" person when it had to be done right and done "yesterday" and the Boss knew that it would be taken care of by his "Go to" Person, who had never failed him , yet.
So, that's what brought about my comment and the Younger Generation Person agreed with me, which surprised me, actually. I think there are still some Younger Conscientious Workers out there, but they are rare and most of them don't take pride in their work , like my Generation did, no matter what kind of work it is...again, the last Generation to do so, in general.
So, One could make the case that some of the Workers have helped bring about the Off-shoring of our own jobs and now all the Workers are paying the price.
It's difficult to see how any of this is going to get any better until everybody involved changes their attitude, Workers and Employers, IMO.
And Parents need to teach their Children the value of a Work Ethic. But, that probably won't happen, either , since the Parents don't have it, themselves...in general.
And all Employers need to appreciate and reward the Good Workers that they have because they are a rare Commodity.
You are absolutely correct. It is very hard to find workers with a good work ethic. That is probably the number one problem we face each day and it is kind of sad. And to confirm your story, I have a "go to" person as well. Just one though. The younger generation don't realize the way to more wages is through more work and more work ethics.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74926 Apr 3, 2013
Nobody left to talk to but Mentally Ill Psychos, so time to move on for the night.
silly illy

United States

#74927 Apr 3, 2013
Gfd it.think ik but idk for sure or not.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74928 Apr 3, 2013
"Army Employee Shot, Killed At Fort Knox In KY."

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Mississippi Gurl

Olive Branch, MS

#74929 Apr 3, 2013
Thought you were moving on for the night whale tail!!

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74930 Apr 3, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
You are absolutely correct. It is very hard to find workers with a good work ethic. That is probably the number one problem we face each day and it is kind of sad. And to confirm your story, I have a "go to" person as well. Just one though. The younger generation don't realize the way to more wages is through more work and more work ethics.
I'll tell you alttle Story, Pete. Not long before I retired, they hird a Yong Guy , about 19 or 20, and every time, I turned my back on him, he would take off and I'd have to go hunt him down and bring him back to his job.
So, I gave him enough time to finish his "exploring" and I finally, one day, I just said to him, "Dude, you gonna have to settle down and do your work. The job isn't going to wait until you're ready to do it, you're going to get behind and you'll never catch up and I can't stay here with you to cover for you any longer."
He told me that he was hyper-active and that he has ADHD and that he just couldn't stay in the same place all the time. I said, "did you mention that to the Personnel Director when you were interviewed or hired in"/ He said , "No, I take Medication for it and it keeps it under control". I said ,"then, there's no excuse why you can't settle down and do your job, then, right?" He said, "Right"!
But, he didn't and he was moved to another Dept. in less than another week and he wasn't my problem, anymore.
Bottom line, he was just using that as an excuse, if he told the truth about his medication, to get out of working because he would rather run around than to do his job.
I distinctly got the impression by the way he said it, that he had been given, and expected to be given , special treatment because of his medical problems, probably because he always had been before. This was a job where everybody had to pull their share of the load and work somewhat independently or everything would be lost. I don't think that he understood that concept , at all. But, I'll give him credit for one thing, he did get to work on time, and some of them couldn't even do that. They didn't last long, either.
So believe me, I do know what you are dealing with.
lacey

United States

#74932 Apr 3, 2013
Idc

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74933 Apr 3, 2013
Now, let's see if Congress will do the same thing.
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Monkey ass

Rogersville, TN

#74934 Apr 3, 2013
Just pick one topic and stay on it if you wanna talk

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#74936 Apr 3, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
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Isn't the Purple Heart Only given to those wounded in COMBAT?
Eligibility criteria for the Purple Heart Medal is as follows:

Eligibility criteria for the Purple Heart Medal is as follows:

a. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of an Armed Force or any civilian national of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded

(1) In any action against an enemy of the United States.

(2) In any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged.

(3) While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

(4) As a result of an act of any such enemy of opposing armed forces.

(5) As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force.

(6) After 28 March 1973, as a result of an international terrorist attack against the United States or a foreign nation friendly to the United States, recognized as such an attack by the Secretary of the Army, or jointly by the Secretaries of the separate armed Services concerned if persons from more than one service are wounded in the attack.

(7) After 28 March 1973, as a result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force.

b. While clearly an individual decoration, the Purple Heart differs from all other decorations in that an individual is not "recommended" for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria.

(1) A Purple Heart is authorized for the first wound suffered under conditions indicated above, but for each subsequent award an Oak Leaf Cluster will be awarded to be worn on the medal or ribbon. Not more than one award will be made for more than one wound or injury received at the same instant or from the same missile, force, explosion, or agent.

(2) A wound is defined as an injury to any part of the body from an outside force or agent sustained under one or more of the conditions listed above. A physical lesion is not required, however, the wound for which the award is made must have required treatment by a medical officer and records of medical treatment for wounds or injuries received in action must have been made a matter of official record.

(3) When contemplating an award of this decoration, the key issue that commanders must take into consideration is the degree to which the enemy caused the injury. The fact that the proposed recipient was participating in direct or indirect combat operations is a necessary prerequisite, but is not sole justification for award.

(4) Examples of enemy-related injuries which clearly justify award of the Purple Heart are as follows:

(a) Injury caused by enemy bullet, shrapnel, or other projectile created by enemy action.

(b) Injury caused by enemy placed mine or trap.

(c) Injury caused by enemy released chemical, biological or nuclear agent.

(d) Injury caused by vehicle or aircraft accident resulting from enemy fire.

(e) Concussion injuries caused as a result of enemy generated explosions.

(5) Examples of injuries or wounds which clearly do not qualify for award of the Purple Heart are as follows:

(a) Frostbite or trench foot injuries.

(b) Heat stroke.

(c) Food poisoning not caused by enemy agents.

(d) Chemical, biological, or nuclear agents not released by the enemy.

(e) Battle fatigue.

(f) Disease not directly caused by enemy agents.

(g) Accidents, to include explosive, aircraft, vehicular, and other accidental wounding not related to or caused by enemy action.

To be continued....
Monkey ass

Rogersville, TN

#74938 Apr 3, 2013
Missy gurl knows wrote:
<quoted text>That`s impossible for her. Her ONE good brain cell bounces around like a bb in a boxcar,because her fat head is damn near empty, except for that one tiny little brain cell.
so true I just wanted to talk to someone anyone good god

Since: Feb 13

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#74939 Apr 3, 2013
Either this little Twerp is completely insane or whoever is advising him, is trying to get him killed.
Kinda makes One wonder how all of this will end up, but however it ends, he will be the Loser!
I wonder if China is provoking him?
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scarlett pimpernel

Livingston, TN

#74940 Apr 3, 2013
Monkey ass wrote:
Just pick one topic and stay on it if you wanna talk
That would be so nice to see but it aint going to happen with her.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#74941 Apr 3, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Either this little Twerp is completely insane or whoever is advising him, is trying to get him killed.
Kinda makes One wonder how all of this will end up, but however it ends, he will be the Loser!
I wonder if China is provoking him?
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"U.S. To Send Missile Defenses To Guam Over North Korea Threat."
Click here:
http://news.yahoo.com/u-send-missile-defenses...
I think the whole world is going nuts.
Monkey ass

Rogersville, TN

#74942 Apr 3, 2013
scarlett pimpernel wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be so nice to see but it aint going to happen with her.
how sad does your life suck that you need to stoop as low to talk to roxy lol
lacey

United States

#74943 Apr 3, 2013
I love u

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74944 Apr 3, 2013
SpySpy wrote:
<quoted text>I think the whole world is going nuts.
I've thought the very same thing. Truthfully, I don't ever remember a time that that there have been so many unstable Countries, at the same time.

Maybe WWII, but that was before my time.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#74945 Apr 3, 2013
"CNN Previews How War With North Korea Would Play Out."

Click here:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/03/cnn-pre...
lacey

United States

#74946 Apr 3, 2013
Monkey ass wrote:
Just pick one topic and stay on it if you wanna talk
lmfaooo u too ;p

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