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Rabbit
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Rabbit
7 years ago

O grabbin’ Greetings!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
7 years ago

Yesterday I had a nice visit with Shamrock.
She just flew in from Colorado & boy her arms were tired!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
7 years ago

She’s doing well, for those of you that don’t talk to her on Facebook.
She likes it there & doesn’t ever plan on moving back to Texas.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning, Rabbit; thanks for the Shamrock update--glad she’s doing well. Hope you and BW are too.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Mornin’, Sven!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sure Happy It’s Thursday, GN

RabBeet!!11!!1!!

Glad to “see” ya and that you and Shammy had a nice visit.

Thanks for checking-in, Jerry. “Licked By A Marmot” sounds like it ought to be a new reality show; I’ll get right on the pitch package. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Po’, po’ thread puppy. 🙁

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Hey, Fatwa.

Didnt Zappa do an album: Marmots Ripped My Flesh back in the 60’s?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Heh!

I’ve always rather liked Neon Park’s cover art for that album:

And “Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue” has long been one of my favorite Zappa compositions.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Teh cover art was a parody of this ad:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Hai, O-grabbin’ RabBiT!
It’s wonderful to see you! Thanks for filling us in on Shammy!
Good morning, Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Today is the first official day back to school -- two days of ‘professional development’ (meetings), a day to get your classroom set up, then students return on Wednesday. It seems really odd not to be there. It also means the district starts paying me again -- at least until they wrap up their investigation and begin the process of firing me. That’s when the lawyers get involved. A couple of weeks ago the head of HR said she’d set up a meeting when she knew more -- hopefully for the end of this week (so they could avoid paying me). We’ll see. Of course the rep from the California Teachers Association hasn’t been in touch in a couple of months -- no surprise there.

This too, shall pass.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy, Paddy.

This is one of those instances where I kinda hope the school bureaucracy screws-up and issues you paychecks for a while ’cause they can’t get their sh!t together re the investigation.

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Just read there’s a mall in northern California with two different minimum wages:

The Westfield Valley Fair Mall straddles two cities. One side of the mall is in Santa Clara, but walk a few feet down the mall, and you’re in San Jose. In 2012, San Jose voters agreed to raise the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.

The article goes on to explain how merchants on the $8.00/hr. side have lost good employees to the $10.00/hr. side and are having a difficult time finding decent workers.

“We get the bottom of the barrel here,” [shoe store manager Phillip] Sandigo says. “Not really focused. … One guy came in high the other day.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Well, if you pay your employees well, and treat them decently, they are less likely to go somewhere else.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

No phone calls from the district today. No emails either. I guess I’m employed (but not working) for another day. I know I messed up their plans by not resigning, but that’s not my problem. They’re actually going to have to make their case to get rid of me or come up with a decent settlement. At the moment I favor a public apology issued from stocks in the public square as a starting point, but I know that will never happen.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I can look at private schools -- and plan to -- but I still need three letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor. That would, of necessity, be part of any settlement.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

To give them the benefit of the doubt, I think some have no idea of what’s going on and don’t want to risk recommending someone who has been accused of who knows what. I think a certain level of immaturity plays into it. My colleague who also came into teaching from a career in industry and is about my age had no qualms writing a letter of recommendation for me. Most of my other colleagues have only ever been teachers.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Yeah, pretty much.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Thank you, Mac. I really do appreciate that.