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Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
6 months ago

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, GN!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy “Excuse For Mid-Week Drinking In March” Day, GN!

Hey, Sven!

Some pundit on Twitter criticized Zelenskyy for wearing a tee-shirt when he addressed Congress yesterday as being “disrespectful”.

He got what he deserved for such stupidity. 👿

HH-A HOA update: No response to the nastygram from those c*cksuckers; we will be filing a Demand for Arbitration next week (after another conference call with lawbaw).

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Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
6 months ago

Hi Fatwa -- sorry that the HOA from hell is still being stupid and a**holes.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago

I’m sorry to hear about HH-A HOA. I hope you are able to give it to them good and hard in arbitration.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
6 months ago

It’s good to know that the federal govt is concerned with and committed to solving today’s major problems.

(a) Prohibition.—It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining (including on-the-job training programs) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against an individual, based on the individual’s hair texture or hairstyle, if that hair texture or that hairstyle is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin (including a hairstyle in which hair is tightly coiled or tightly curled, locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, and Afros).

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2116/text

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago

Hmm, I wonder what races or national origins have hair texture or styles that are particularly associated with them?

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

And who are the blue-hair rageroids belonging to? The island of Lesbos? That fantastical land of Karen and Kevin?

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago
Reply to  ThePlagueFairy

The law doesn’t include sexuality or gender identity among the protected classes, so I guess they’re out of luck.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
6 months ago

Without comment.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, and St. Paddy’s Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, and Fatwa!

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, I replaced my usual breakfast stout with a pint of Irish Whisky. I think that may have been a mistake.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

Bwahaaaaa. And you’re the guy they run to to fix the problems! Hic-hee!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago

I have a question for Teh Wheel, related to workplace communication styles. I’ve shown this email to a few different people and some people read it one way, and some another. Given the diversity of this group, I’d like to know how each of you interprets this and if, as the manager of the person writing the email to you, feel a response is in order.

Hello [manager],

I have a confirmation date for the [required meeting] for John Doe. I was told to schedule [former employee’s] meetings with Karen as the case manager and either you or Juan as the administrator. I did that, but now Karen is no longer available and the student was assigned to [an outside agency covering for former employee]. I’m not sure what I am doing with this meeting now that it is confirmed and nothing is at it was when I started scheduling it.

My questions to you all:

  1. Is the writer asking for help or just providing information?
  2. Does the email warrant a response?

I’m really interested in hearing from as many of you as possible.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Thanks Mac, I appreciate your input. The person writing the email is writing it to her manager. Some of the other relationships get a bit complicated, but I’m more interested in understanding how different people read and understand the same message.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
6 months ago

The way I read it, it’s the last sentence that is the true intent of the communication.

I’m not sure what I am doing with this meeting now that it is confirmed and nothing is at it was when I started scheduling it.

It would have been better if that was reworded and became the opening sentence. The way I read it, the writer is asking for help and providing information. So yeah, he/she/they are looking for a response and help. However, you could make an argument that it’s just an update and legitimately ignore it.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago

Thanks for your response, Sven.

I’d like to get dv8 and Harper’s thoughts on this.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

I believe she’s asking if she should cancel the meeting altogether. Is the required meeting only a requirement for in-house case managers and the administrator (YOU or Juan)? Is that reason now gone or does she need to liaise with the outside contractor because the meeting is still required by your company. Yes, your whiskey tinted attention is needed as the admin, not just her boss. hic.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Wow. It could be either one. Maybe one should respond anyway.

This makes me all the more sure that I could never handle middle management and can only be the big picture guy, as per my last hint. It’s CEO or nothing for me.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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yeah, the more I read it over, the less I’m sure of what is intended, but the more I feel a response is needed, if nothing else, to clarify what, or if, something is being asked.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

Oh. Dryer, dryer, dryer! Please pardon my manners, they are perpetually damp these days.

That is an adorable thread pic, Gentle Mac! Imagine eating leprechauns. those dangerous little dears. A cat could get well and truly altered that way…but at least it’s not a Cluricaune

 The cluricaune, you must know, is a leprechaun Who’s taken to the drink. He also likes the pipe. You’ll never guess his proper name: he’s called Anon. You could mistake him for a tiny guttersnipe.

That’s why the bottle of poteen you thought was still Half-full is always empty in the blight of day. And why do you think there’s salt in the peppermill? And why does the morning milk turn sour in your tay?

The cluricaune is wont to get completely pissed, To stagger through your cat-flap like a cowboy shootist, Of whose many misdemeanours I could make a list.

And it’s ding, dong, bell, poor pussy’s in the well, The cluricaune is dancing in the dingly dell: Scattered petals of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

 

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago
Reply to  ThePlagueFairy

Oh, Dear Lady, I do love your storytelling and turn of a phrase!

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

Ah, Paddy’O Dear, I would that it were my turn of phrase but it’s a quote and I can’t even remember who it’s from. I can tell you that it’s not the Barroness Orczy.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

I didn’t even realize It was the blessed saint’s day! (which means I slept right through my very sensitive brother’s birthday yesterday. Boy, am I in trouble)

I am not awake for long but I wanted to drop by to leave a link to one of my favorite sites. Whenever I browse it I get to thinking about how much fun Gentle Mac, Sven, and the rest of you could have with it. I’m sure dv8 has told you already that absolutely everything that I think is neat is also worky so here it is, My favorites are for the giant chimes…

http://www.leehite.org/Chimes.htm

Nite-nite

Last edited 6 months ago by ThePlagueFairy
Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
6 months ago
Reply to  ThePlagueFairy

Caution: that is a rabbit-hole!

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
6 months ago

Indeed.

And I thought, as Gentle Mac knows the sound of every metal in the land, it could be especially fun to see what he might make of it.