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post #37966 of 61855
For the next month I have to teach an extra class to cover for a colleague who's on medical leave. This will cut into my time for research. It will also require me to get up earlier in the morning than I prefer. I will get paid for it, so that's nice at least. (I'm not getting paid a lot, though.)
post #37967 of 61855
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

For the next month I have to teach an extra class to cover for a colleague who's on medical leave. This will cut into my time for research. It will also require me to get up earlier in the morning than I prefer. I will get paid for it, so that's nice at least. (I'm not getting paid a lot, though.)

An academic not getting paid a lot? I am stunned!

Doug, your in-laws are nuts. I don't know how else to put it.
post #37968 of 61855
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I have my team in town this week, and it is a collosal pain in the ass. we have a corporate dress code - business casual. my guys stretch it, wearing jeans and sneakers, so I sent out an email reminding them how to dress before they came. of course, one of them tried to stretch the rules, wearing a pair of new dark jeans and a sweatshirt, and I had to tear him a new asshole.

"Now, you know it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or uh...well, like Brian, for example, has thirty seven pieces of flair, okay. And a terrific smile."
post #37969 of 61855
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Make him tow the line. Remember one of our banned trolls, Hey Man? He went on endlessly about this topic and I kept telling him I would do progressive discipline and eventually fire the guy. Hey Man just would not believe that.

yep - I am setting quotas right now, I told him I will up his quota 250 K every time my heart rate goes above normal until the end of the meeting. the way it works, his antics could cost him 20K in commissions and bonuses. but I will fire him if he keeps up the shit.
post #37970 of 61855
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

"Now, you know it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or uh...well, like Brian, for example, has thirty seven pieces of flair, okay. And a terrific smile."

yeah, part of the problem is that its a cultural thing. the guy has 40 cheap suits, all in garish patterns, and a whole bunch of cheap shoes, with long, curly toes. so he doens't see me as well dressed, which I don't care about. and his casual clothes are brigth sweatshirts and jeans and sneakers. which is all fine, until you are in HQ, where we have a dress code that is based on US concepts of business casual. so you have to dress like all the other drones, for 2-3 days a year. how fucking hard is that?
post #37971 of 61855

I'm 26 years old. I wear ties without jackets. And even dead drunk I wouldn't think that sneakers and jeans are business casual. It's barely casual casual. How old is this guy?

post #37972 of 61855
I teach in 3/4th drop crotch sweats and baggy t-shirts with torn necks because I like to stick it to the man when I work 80 hours a week.

Not when I meet with the director or board, tho.
post #37973 of 61855
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

I teach in 3/4th drop crotch sweats and baggy t-shirts with torn necks because I like to stick it to the man when I work 80 hours a week.
Not when I meet with the director or board, tho.

Which subject do you teach?
post #37974 of 61855
Hay fever,driving me to distraction. Worse cant drink as it makes it worse:foo:
post #37975 of 61855
Looking out the window and realizing that I have a flat tire. This happens far too often (once every 3 months or so), that is what happens when you work at places dealing with scrap metals.
post #37976 of 61855
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Which subject do you teach?

My specialty is academic writing and literature but I also teach health/well-being.
post #37977 of 61855
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Good heavens, when did OCBD's get so damned expensive!

when you discovered SF.
post #37978 of 61855
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

I teach in 3/4th drop crotch sweats and baggy t-shirts with torn necks because I like to stick it to the man when I work 80 hours a week.

i thought you like to stick it to the ladyboys? confused.gif
post #37979 of 61855
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

How about when cats say irregardless? Do you have feelings one way or another about that?

Not really, I guess I kinda credit people with having more intelligence than a cat.
post #37980 of 61855
don't know how i managed to do this, but i think i injured my left rotator cuff and right elbow simultaneously. worked out, did some stuff around the house, and the next morning - pain!
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