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It is funny...because we spend a good amount of time figuring out how to delicately inform lawyers "Sorry, we are not willing to do/say that"

Example?
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Not always a clear distinction.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

I don't work in corporate law but I pretty much spend my whole day telling people they shouldn't do things. Like "don't rape your retarded son," or "don't kill your pregnant girlfriend," or "don't download child pornography."

I feel like this advice is usually followed by "anymore".
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I can only imagine how frustrating that might be. One of my primary jobs is to be the person who definitively says "no, we can't do that" -- which is exactly why position reports directly to a board committee and is independent of any of the revenue-generating business units. Otherwise my job would be structurally crippled.
So if you'd like me to call your boss and tell him he's a dumb-ass, I'd be happy. I have professional expertise in that role.

It is immensely frustrating, and it keeps getting worse because he's getting to the point where he's been in his job long enough that he thinks he has the tools take make changes. The reality, however, is that he hasn't and doesn't. I have to correct my own boss multiple times a week.

It's also starting to become a problem for me because it's forcing me to make calls that are above my pay grade. I don't mind making these sorts of calls. In fact, I've been told I'm overqualified by people outside my department (my role changed a while back during a restructuring), so I'm at a point in my career where I belong in a role at that level. However, that's not what they're compensating me to do, and it's pretty unethical to expect me to accept the responsibilities and risks that should apply to a more senior position.

This is to say nothing of the fact that it's turning me into the guy who shoots everything down, which I'm sure is oh-so-endearing to my co-workers.
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@MrG we must work for the same idiot. I'm convinced he has some pictures of somebody in upper mgt. stealing the virginity of livestock.

Truth be told, purely as a supervisor, my boss is actually fantastic, but he's out of his depth when it comes to the day-to-day functions of our group. I'm not sure why he was picked to lead us, but he lateraled from an area where he did have expertise. I'm betting he probably rocked it where he was before, but he's not qualified for what we do.

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FLMM circa 2012 had hacked MrG's account!

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It's not quite that bad or funny.

Yet.
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i have a little empathy for your boss, given that my supervisory jobs are usually over a group of people who know a lot more than me about the job, and/or have specialized skills, licenses and certificates that i don't have. but usually i'm brought in to get the group to think differently, or change direction, or be more efficient.

but i like to think that i am different than him in that i seek out the people who know their shit, but also are willing to change and help me reach my goals - these guys are gold because they will stop me from fucking things up, but also know what i'm trying to accomplish and help me find a better way. i don't know if there are any parallels between this and your situation, but if there are - a little unsolicited advice: are you interested in being that guy? because if you figure out what he's trying to accomplish for your department and help him get there in a better way, then you're now the go-to guy instead of the one that always says no.
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i'm getting to that stage in life where my once wild assed party friends are posting "which minivan?!" questions on facebook.

They chose the Quest over the Sienna ffffuuuu.gif
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If MLB baseball goes forward with changing the intentional walk rule they may well just lose a fan (me) intentional walk is one of the most exciting parts of the game will the pitcher accidentally throw the ball to the bake-stop advance the runners maybe even give up a run? Hey why not just have a baserunner give a signal when he wants to steal a base let him have dat base?
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Speaking of which - Everyone hates this pickoff throw shit. Even God smiles the earth with lightning every time a pitcher tries a pick off
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Baseball continues to create stupid rules.  Replay on everything?  Check.  No running over the catcher? Check. No trying to break up a double play? Check.

 

I have basically given up on the sport at this point.

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Baseball continues to create stupid rules.  Replay on everything?  Check.  No running over the catcher? Check. No trying to break up a double play? Check.

I have basically given up on the sport at this point.
And game times continue to get longer. Hate it.
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Speaking of which - Everyone hates this pickoff throw shit. Even God smiles the earth with lightning every time a pitcher tries a pick off
Wrong.
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I've been looking forward to reading Edward Humes' "Door to Door", which examines the state of modern transportation. I started it this morning. The introduction uses "Carmageddon", the summer 2011 weekend closure of the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, as a framing device. Humes notes that the closure proved less disruptive than feared. He attributes this in part to Angelenos' unanticipated willingness to switch to alternative modes of transportation, at least for that weekend. Well and good, but in that context he claims that among other traffic-easing choices we "ride-shared with Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft ..."
That struck me as off, so I did some quick Googling -- which indicated that Sidecar and Lyft did not yet exist in mid-2011 and that Uber did not "officially" begin operations in Los Angeles until 2012.
Hopefully this inaccuracy is just an aberration, but coming across such a glaring research/editing/fact-checking clunker on page 4 is kind of a buzzkill ...
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Wrong.
you must be one of those people who enjoys pressing all the buttons in skyscraper elevators
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I'm contemplating killing the new family on the 1st floor in my building. Their kids use the elevator as a playground and they gladly block it for 5 minutes, so they can take it the entire 1 floor down, stopping the other 8 using it.
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generally kids grow out of stuff fairly quickly (except for legos of course). it should stop in 6 months or so when they discover the thrill of using the parking lot as a venue for freeze tag.

 

on a related note, where i live there's some dirtbag teen who leaves her skateboard in the middle of the staircase when it's dark out. gives me all kinds of hibbles and jibbles imagining somebody breaking their neck taking out the trash.

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