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post #52126 of 65684
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

What happened brah?

Just the lack of sunlight. At this point all I'm trying to do is push through the day and get a halfway reasonable number of tasks completed while not becoming angry or sad.
post #52127 of 65684
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Texted girl I am supposed to go on date with at 1:45pm, basically saying "Let's meet at bar xyz and go from there." No response.

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1:45 is pretty early to go to a bar dude
post #52128 of 65684
I was tied home all day cuz there was a possibility of work, such work never came to be.
post #52129 of 65684
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

She has a cold and wants to reschedule to Sunday. Annoying.

Tell her she can't sneeze on you if you're doing it doggy style.
post #52130 of 65684
Wouldn't she still sneeze on him tho? wink.gif
post #52131 of 65684
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

Wouldn't she still sneeze on him tho? wink.gif

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post #52132 of 65684
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Around here you don't fire terminally ill employees
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I really respect that. It's obviously not a black/white situation, but it also depends on the severity of their illness. For example, are they still marginally productive? Do you actually like them enough as a person to want to take a hit to your PnL to keep them around so they aren't totally screwed?

From a business owner's perspective, it must be a tough choice, but at the end of the day, you can't be paying for someone who's not producing.

It sucks, but it's one of those harsh realities of life. I applaud the business owners who refuse to fire terminally-ill employees. That's really respectable.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's a you don't kick a person, while they are down thing, I suspect, normally there's a 120 day limit.

you both are correct. we already knew of her condition late last year, and I even took it upon me to find her one of the best doctors here and encouraged the firm to help pay her medical fees, because medicare here sucks balls. she took a leave for several months while she was getting scans and all and was absolutely welcome to come back once she's cleared for work and she did. this time though, I personally observed that she is mentally incapable of being in a working environment and should get immediate medical care. as I type this I'm also discussing with another staff on how and who to take care of her, since apparently she lives alone too.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Sounds like an awful situation for her and you. Sorry to hear it.

To be lawyerish for a minute: hopefully you have a good employment lawyer and/or HR professional to consult with about the potential termination. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws terminating an employee because of their medical condition -- even when that medical condition impacts their ability to do the job properly -- can be tricky. (Not my area of law - I have more experience acting as a manager in this area than in giving legal advice. And obviously it can be done when the reasons are appropriate and properly documented, etc. Just suggesting you act cautiously -- and strategically, as shitty as it is to have to think that way given the human realities of the situation.)

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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

lol. AB is in Pacquiao land. Ain't no ADA there.

lol... speaking of which, I've heard stories of Pacquiao's wife firing half of her husband's posse because they're either enablers or suppliers of Pacquiao's, uhm, "hobbies".
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Well, screw him, then.

you'd love that don't you.
post #52133 of 65684

fucking fuck fuckassballs cocksticking wankstains.
woke up, picked up laptop, battery pack dropped out and the corner hit me dead center of the bone that turns into my big toe. it is bleeding, hurts like hell, and I am most certainly not awake enough to deal with this at the moment. hand sanitizer was not a good idea, and peppermint flavored chapstick is NOT a good substitute for neosporin.

post #52134 of 65684
Raging hangover headache with no excedrin in sight.

Fuuuuckkkkkk frown.gif
post #52135 of 65684
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I mean...I suppose that is a pretty shitty day to fire someone.
Unless it was because of some horrible action that just occurred (or was just uncovered), I feel like I would probably wait until monday

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You want to get HR people talking about the shit they've had to deal with at parties as some of it is just facepalm.gif My head of HR has told me she's had to:

Tell an employee masturbating into the urinal is not appropriate
Uncountable times had to tell female employees to wear bras and/or panties
Tell a recently immigrated person to use the toilet to urinate vs. squatting over the drain in the middle of the female employee changing room
Fire a person the day before Xmas and said person fell to her knees begging

Just a few things that pop to mind she's told me.
I've heard the most bizzare stories from our HR folks and general counsel, even experienced a few awkward situations myself.

Unfortunately, I've had to terminate people knowing that they were experiencing serious personal difficulties. It's a hard thing to do that requires lots of thought and consideration, but in the end you realize that they have given you no other choice.
post #52136 of 65684
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Unfortunately, I've had to terminate people knowing that they were experiencing serious personal difficulties. It's a hard thing to do that requires lots of thought and consideration, but in the end you realize that they have given you no other choice.

That's really the thing; employees do not get fired, they fire themselves. I do not think folks realize what an expense and pain in the ass employee turnover is.
post #52137 of 65684
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


That's really the thing; employees do not get fired, they fire themselves. I do not think folks realize what an expense and pain in the ass employee turnover is.

 

People fire themselves by getting brain tumors?

post #52138 of 65684
Unionized construction nobody ever got fired . You just paid them for the day thanked them for the help and sent them on their way . No reason needed other than you just didn't them anymore . If they were screwups they knew what it was all about . As long as supervision didn't abuse the system it actually worked quite well
post #52139 of 65684
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

People fire themselves by getting brain tumors?

I was responding to J2's statement but let me address this asinine comment directly: is it the fault of the organization that it exists within the paradigm of the society within which it does? I am forced to define the category of employees that can enroll in my healthcare plan. I offer a healthcare plan, because back in WWII, a wage freeze was placed on manufacturing employees (the people back home building tanks and such) so manufacturers started offering non-wage benefits as recruiting tools. Now we are all stuck with employer sponsored health premiums getting tax preferred status. As I am legally required to define who qualifies for my tax preferred healthcare plan I must exclude those people not in that category. "Full time employee" has a legal meaning for me. If someone gets a brain tumour, and cannot fulfill the requirements of being a full time employee, I must take action or I place the organization at risk.

Is it the organization's doing a) it must create and maintain said policies or b) that an employee developed a brain tumour preventing them from meeting said policies?
post #52140 of 65684
Grading my first batch of (first-year students') papers after having been on sabbatical for a year. I was, quite literally, curled up in a fetal position on the floor two minutes ago.
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