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post #4516 of 5646
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

In my personal experience this is partially true, although I now work for a big public company and there's a lot of that stuff in my particular department. Some of it is judge institutional culture or management style.

The pot luck lunch is definitely a government thing, but there are particular reasons for it. At least in the agency I worked for, there was no budget for entertainment or morale lunches or whatever. Way more time than was really necessary was always devoted to whether, say, the holiday party should be at a restaurant or be a pot luck in the office conference room. The issue being that if it was held at a restaurant everyone was going to pay for their own meal, and then there are concerns that if you go to a nicer place you might start pricing out the low-paid admin staff, blah blah ...)

So Mrs. Piob's first Xmas this last December. I ask her if she's getting off early on Xmas Eve. She says the brass has made a point everyone works until normal time as they don't want to be seen wasting tax payer dollars. Of course, the Friday before was the Xmas party, and several staff billed out their morning ours to "overhead" so they could set up for the Xmas pot luck.
post #4517 of 5646

In construction you avoid getting emotional(except anger) about anything least the pack smell weakness, turn on you,drag you to the ground rip you limb from limb and kick your bloody carcass to the side of the road . I fuckin' loved it

post #4518 of 5646
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

There's not a single job description that will include what I talked about. If one wants to argue it's not in the job description I'm not being paid for that.

I have no management experience and pretty much assumed that it was known that dealing with the personal lives of your reports was part of the job, explicitly noted in the job description or not.
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Gib, no offense here, but I've noticed in the private sector the bolded shit happens way less; it's government jobs that tend to be full of this. When my wife went to work for local government last year I jokingly told her to mention in her interview she excels at "pot luck lunches." Know what they did to welcome her aboard? Yup, pot luck lunch.

I'm not so much using my own experience, we don't really have an office culture at all because everybody is so divided up.

It is for damn sure a thing in the school system. Teachers go crazy for that stuff.
post #4519 of 5646

In our office, there is one woman who always is trying to plan group lunches, lunches for birthdays, etc.  We also have a "fun budget" where we go out for lunch and have some kind of half-day event like bowling and compete against other offices.  It is always the women who volunteer to lead those events.  They also waste a bunch of time making sure everyone approves of their lunch decision and what not.

I don't get it, but they volunteer to do it.

post #4520 of 5646
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I have no management experience and pretty much assumed that it was known that dealing with the personal lives of your reports was part of the job, explicitly noted in the job description or not.

Oh no. The last thing I do is deal with a direct's personal life! That's a black hole you just don't want to go down. I was speaking strictly from a work issue POV as that's all I really care about.

Only fools try to manage a direct's personal life too. Keep that shit at home and save your drama for ya momma.
post #4521 of 5646
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

That's actually your job though. It's the "unpaid" part that they're whining about.

From what I've seen, a lot of it is completely unnecessary stuff that only the women care about anyway. Arranging birthday parties, bringing in food, all that stuff. The men in the office simply wouldn't bother and wouldn't really care, but it's this big thing for the women and they get all stressed about it. Apparently "not doing it" isn't an option though.

Oh Sweet Baby Jesus yes! This is so spot on.

If I never have to sign a fucking birthday card it will be too soon.

Around Christmas everyone in the office started bringing in little gifts (there's like five of us so its doable). Gift cards, little gift bags, crap like that. I Shanghaied my wife into making cookies.

The one person who held out is my favorite co-worker. She's a x-military, take-no-shit-give-no-fucks, Pall Mall smoking 50 something. She's super nice and helpful, just has no time for BS.
Next year I'm definitely in her camp. Who needs another fucking starbucks card anyway?
post #4522 of 5646
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Oh Sweet Baby Jesus yes! This is so spot on.

If I never have to sign a fucking birthday card it will be too soon.

Around Christmas everyone in the office started bringing in little gifts (there's like five of us so its doable). Gift cards, little gift bags, crap like that. I Shanghaied my wife into making cookies.

The one person who held out is my favorite co-worker. She's a x-military, take-no-shit-give-no-fucks, Pall Mall smoking 50 something. She's super nice and helpful, just has no time for BS.
Next year I'm definitely in her camp. Who needs another fucking starbucks card anyway?

You can make money with those starbucks cards. Buy those collectible mugs, and just store them somewhere. For some strange reason... they really appreciate in value.
post #4523 of 5646
No way, dude. I learned my lesson with beanie babies and Episode I Star Wars figures.
post #4524 of 5646
https://www.change.org/p/emma-watson-spend-one-week-in-a-calais-migrant-camp-for-feminism

important stuff guys maybe the first step in ending white males oppression of other races and genders, please sign cheers.gif
post #4525 of 5646
I have to write a 5 page paper based on this stupid article about how race and gender are social constructs created by white men for the oppression of others. Can't wait until I'm only taking engineering classes and don't have to be subjected to my profs' political agendas.
post #4526 of 5646

It's pretty fucking racist to tell black people that they are just a category created by white people. 

post #4527 of 5646
I'm so glad that I went to undergrad before all this social justice stuff hit the scene. I got to talk about ethics in terms of John Locke and John Stuart Mill, not whatever modern wackiness was going around academic circles.


edit: I also took like 190 credits of math and science, so it's possible that I wasn't exposed to all the offering in the humanities departments. Heh.
post #4528 of 5646
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

I have to write a 5 page paper based on this stupid article about how race and gender are social constructs created by white men for the oppression of others. Can't wait until I'm only taking engineering classes and don't have to be subjected to my profs' political agendas.

If I may humbly suggest, could you ask your professor to cover this article instead;

http://jezebel.com/5632689/what-is-birth-rape

birth rape has not been covered enough and imagine if we stopped rape culture exactly at the gates so to speak
post #4529 of 5646
Wojt you just raped my brain, you oppressive pig.
post #4530 of 5646
I hope you sexist CIS scum can enjoy a good movie with all female cast, I predict it will be much funnier than original
down with patriarchy!

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