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2013-01-06 03:34:14 PM
By the way, there is no left or right. You're holding the chart sideways. There's just on top and underneath. And when the ground starts shaking, duck.
 
2013-01-06 03:46:36 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: coco ebert: I'm not getting the racial angle in all of this.

It isn't racial. It's just heartless. I lost my job just before Christmas, the very first day I took off. It was weird, I went to log in to my email, and the account had been suspended. ONE DAY. You can't do that in retail, so FARK YOU, Verizon!

My kidneys once in a while will go into a kind of shock where they stop working and I get urea pruritus, etc. My sister has already had a translplant, so this is not new territory. So my kidneys stop working the day before Christmas Eve. I called in sick, and found out I was fired when my email didn't work. Merry Christmas.


That's unconscionable. I'm so sorry to hear it. I hope things work out soon for you.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:03 PM
Yet another victory for the free market. This is why we don't need employment rights, trade unions or healthcare coverage that is universal and unconnected to employment.

/ don't get sick, or care for sick family members, it's just not bootstrappy, and an abrogation of your responsibilities to your job creator, ungrateful peasant
 
2013-01-06 04:08:01 PM
Using currency to represent an interest in or an opinion on something is a good idea. It's job is to move around and facilitate getting things done that are beneficial to the people who support the currency.

Sucking that currency's dick like it's some deity has gotten us here.

Acting like, if can somehow grab more of it and hoard it or use it as a weapon, you win something is the height of idiocy.

User application error in module "MONEY". Critical stop. Reboot system.
 
2013-01-06 04:11:38 PM
What's all the hubbub about using the term "reverse discrimination"? It is different than typical racial discrimination, which is the majority discriminating against the minority. It's when the minority is given a preference over the majority based on their race.

I don't think anyone is claiming that reverse discrimination is worse or better than common discrimination, but there is a difference. I could very well be fired as a white man working for an all white company and claim reverse discrimination if the reason I was fired was to make room to hire someone of a different race. It certainly makes understanding the dynamics of the case easier to determine if we say its a case of reverse discrimination.
 
2013-01-06 04:16:20 PM
i was unceremoniously let go before this Xmas
even after we'd agreed i could stay on until i found another job...

lucky for me i got another job within a week anyway.


still, you hafta be one cold-hearted tard to fark someone over at Xmas.
 
2013-01-06 04:16:51 PM
The problem is that it portends to differentiate levels, ways, and implementations of racial discrimination as somehow more or less viable or understandable. The fact of the matter is, racial discrimination wither sucks or it doesn't and it doesn't matter who is eating both dinners or who is sitting on the curb, hungry.
 
2013-01-06 04:23:22 PM
I am a nine-year survivor of breast cancer. When I was going through chemo and lost all of my hair, my sweet husband shaved his head in solidarity.

He was working at a high-end, "silk stocking" law firm at the time. When he walked into the office the first morning after shaving his head, one of the managing partners told him it was not in keeping with the firm's image. Two weeks later they let him go, saying he didn't fit in with the firm's culture. In the meantime, the firm announced a sharp reduction in health benefits for employees and their spouses, so we were left with minimal coverage for my treatments.

On the other hand, they did send a gift basket to me with cheap soap and candles while I was in the hospital having surgery, so I guess we can call it even.

/not
//They were legally within their rights to do all that they did, but seriously?
 
2013-01-06 04:26:50 PM
cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2013-01-06 04:36:41 PM
She died 3 days ago, and 'bills are piling up.' .....?
 
2013-01-06 04:45:08 PM
Should cut his tits off. That'll learn 'em.
 
2013-01-06 05:13:57 PM
Nowhere does it say just how long, including the vacation and sick days taken, that he was off the job. If he failed to qualify for the Family and Medical Leave Act, then I can see a month or two, but after that it gets hard for an employer who needs the work done.
 
2013-01-06 05:24:48 PM
Well, the Hispanic guy they replaced him with has no experience and is sitting in jail.

Why exactly did they think this guy made a good replacement?



The job title is "laborer". I didn't know a person needed experience to do the job. Laborer is generally a job held by convicts, outcasts, people hoping to get their foot in the door. Sounds like the replacement fits the bill. I doubt the guy that lost his job was the head groundskeeper/landscaper or that his only job was maintaining the football field. He was probably part of a landscaping crew that maintained schools in the district. Can't hold a job for an employee forever.
 
2013-01-06 05:27:25 PM

coco ebert: I'm not getting the racial angle in all of this.


Lawrence MA is like Little Italy or Brooklyn in the 1920's. Only the Italians ain't running it anymore.
 
2013-01-06 05:33:33 PM
It's the wording that's the problem. Let's redo the headline. First, use the Hero tag. Second, make the headline "Man quits job to care for dying wife". Cause that's what happened. What happened to him is screwed up, but it's not actionable. Having a sick spouse, or kid, is not a protected class. After not showing up for several days, he constructively ended his employment. As for his replacement, it's irrelevant. He quit his job.

IANAL but I did stay at a Motel6 last night.
 
2013-01-06 06:06:52 PM

NightOwl2255: Having a sick spouse, or kid, is not a protected class.


Actually it is, but only if you work enough hours. Part-time plebs don't deserve such protections.
 
2013-01-06 06:12:47 PM
Speaking of shiat, I caught the flu right at the beginning of finals study time last semester. Then I developed pneumonia. I could barely sit up and sip on water, much less read through hundreds of pages of notes and work out engineering problems. When it came finals time (I had already informed my professors) did they go easy on me? No. Did they give a fark? No. The only 'help' I got was one would allow me to fail and retake the course next semester to get a better grade. I got something like 20-30% on my finals, which took my straight A's down to B's and C's. Every test I had taken and every assignment to that point had been pretty far above average. Did they change my grade to reflect? No. Did they grade leniently? No.

Hell, the entire class could hear my labored breathing as I struggled just to farking stay upright and keep the chills away long enough to pen 'answers' and hit calculator buttons. I had to stop and rest for 10-15 minutes a couple of times on the way to/from my car to the classrooms.

That taught me a valuable life lesson right there.

No one else in a position of power gives a fark if it doesn't affect them personally. When my father was dying of Lou Gehrig's, totally 100% paralyzed, it took his doctor several tries to convince insurance that he was actually disabled. They kept denying it. Saying that someone that has trouble moving their eyelids should totally be able to get out there and find a job at 68 years old. During his funeral my brother's workplace wouldn't let him off to attend the funeral because the job would take longer with him gone and they didn't want to pay someone to stay a little longer and maybe get overtime. Even though they were allowed several unplanned absences, they specifically told him he'd be fired if he left for this. A couple of weeks later he called out an hour before he was supposed to start his shift and no one gave a damn.

So you know what? No one gives a damn about you because no one is paying them to do so. No one is handing your supervisor money and telling them that they should let you get away with shiat just because your first born is laying on the kitchen floor bleeding to death because they farked up making their sandwich and you were the only one they had time to call before passing out. No one gives a damn that you had a stroke and missed a day of work, you missed a day of work so you should certainly be fired because you're a piece of shiat that can't make it to work on time.
 
2013-01-06 06:22:53 PM

bunner: Forbidden Doughnut: bunner: And you know why all this keeps working?

Because for every self important dickwad who will happily step on some guy's face for a few bucks or to feel the tingle of a power boner, there's a thousand people with sore faces who will happily acquiesce to the notion that "that's just the way it is".

Maybe it time for something like this to happen:

[ms-brown.wikispaces.com image 475x346]

....but the Left in the USA is too compromised, weak, limp-wristed, and spineless to attempt anything like it today...

/ doesn't help that most people like me can still get 3 squares a day and have a roof over our heads
//....and the fact that I fear imprisonment and death...

History has shown us that advancing inequalities and oppression always leads to the etch a sketch being shaken and I truly hope I wont have to live through that, because it's inevitable. History has also shown that who is holding the etch a sketch is crucially important in regards to the results and aftermath. The thing with capitalism as a religion and all this fake debt and fake money we keep tossing out in front of it's march to the sea, like some magic collection of stones that will allow us to walk on the waterm is that it is literally, physically - like within the realm of physics - unsustainable. And things farting in the face of common sense and math usually take care of themselves. *sigh*


Taken to extremes, 99.999% of money will end up in the hands of an elite few. That other .001% will end up in the hands of the rest of us. The only thing that will keep it in balance is the fact that if any work is to be done, they'll have to balance out the rapidly starving labor pool with enough wages to keep a couple of workers fed and healthy enough to do their jobs. So bread won't go to $20 a loaf, it'll just be $8.99 a loaf when you're making a penny an hour. That means that the best of the best will be able to afford a loaf of bread each week.
 
2013-01-06 06:38:09 PM

Gifted Many Few: If someone doesn't come to work, they should not be expected to keep the job. People like to use cancer as a way to get special treatment. It does not work that way. All cancer means is that your time on this earth may be shorter than you like. It does not give you rights and treatment that you would otherwise not get.


Whether you are trolling or not, I hope you get cancer sooner than later. And your wife leaves you.
 
2013-01-06 06:43:14 PM
i lost my career when my psychiatrist made me file for disability
 
2013-01-06 06:46:07 PM

bunner: History has also shown that who is holding the etch a sketch is crucially important in regards to the results and aftermath


I have to say, America humanity was really really really lucky FDR and Truman were holding the etch a sketch last time that happened.
 
2013-01-06 06:48:29 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: i lost my career when my psychiatrist made me file for disability


It's time to stop posting, but I spent two years with no disability or unemployment while I recovered so that I could keep my career.
 
2013-01-06 07:00:39 PM

rogue49: Yep, it's happened to me. (wife with Sjogren's, RA and Lupus)

The mgmt doesn't care about your outside woes.
Only their own needs.

"What have you done for us lately???"

Produce, produce, produce...is it done yet?
Why wasn't it faster?

Oh yeah...it doesn't matter if you're working over 40, on call 24/7 and kicking out things more than others.
Are you here at our convenience?


It's capitalism in America. You want socialism, go somewhere else. I don't necessarily agree with it, but this is what America is these days.
 
2013-01-06 07:12:30 PM

Aces and Eights: I am a nine-year survivor of breast cancer. When I was going through chemo and lost all of my hair, my sweet husband shaved his head in solidarity.

He was working at a high-end, "silk stocking" law firm at the time. When he walked into the office the first morning after shaving his head, one of the managing partners told him it was not in keeping with the firm's image. Two weeks later they let him go, saying he didn't fit in with the firm's culture.



www.patrickalparone.com

"WTF?!?"

/sorry, about the troubles
 
2013-01-06 07:54:52 PM

Hrist: bunner: Forbidden Doughnut: bunner: And you know why all this keeps working?

Because for every self important dickwad who will happily step on some guy's face for a few bucks or to feel the tingle of a power boner, there's a thousand people with sore faces who will happily acquiesce to the notion that "that's just the way it is".

Maybe it time for something like this to happen:

[ms-brown.wikispaces.com image 475x346]

....but the Left in the USA is too compromised, weak, limp-wristed, and spineless to attempt anything like it today...

/ doesn't help that most people like me can still get 3 squares a day and have a roof over our heads
//....and the fact that I fear imprisonment and death...

History has shown us that advancing inequalities and oppression always leads to the etch a sketch being shaken and I truly hope I wont have to live through that, because it's inevitable. History has also shown that who is holding the etch a sketch is crucially important in regards to the results and aftermath. The thing with capitalism as a religion and all this fake debt and fake money we keep tossing out in front of it's march to the sea, like some magic collection of stones that will allow us to walk on the waterm is that it is literally, physically - like within the realm of physics - unsustainable. And things farting in the face of common sense and math usually take care of themselves. *sigh*

Taken to extremes, 99.999% of money will end up in the hands of an elite few. That other .001% will end up in the hands of the rest of us. The only thing that will keep it in balance is the fact that if any work is to be done, they'll have to balance out the rapidly starving labor pool with enough wages to keep a couple of workers fed and healthy enough to do their jobs. So bread won't go to $20 a loaf, it'll just be $8.99 a loaf when you're making a penny an hour. That means that the best of the best will be able to afford a loaf of bread each week.


Stories like this make me so, so grateful for the job I have.
/new employee to Apple
//amazing company to work for
///the on-site Caffe' is da BOMB!
 
2013-01-06 08:32:08 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Aces and Eights: I am a nine-year survivor of breast cancer. When I was going through chemo and lost all of my hair, my sweet husband shaved his head in solidarity.

He was working at a high-end, "silk stocking" law firm at the time. When he walked into the office the first morning after shaving his head, one of the managing partners told him it was not in keeping with the firm's image. Two weeks later they let him go, saying he didn't fit in with the firm's culture.




"WTF?!?"

/sorry, about the troubles


Thanks. We made it through it all. Hubby was kinda hot bald. So was I, actually.

And we both now work in jobs we love where we're respected. I'm the head of a company, and I do my best to treat everyone who works for me with kindness, respect, and understanding.
Sometimes life hands you things that are tough, but make you a better, stronger person in the long run.
 
2013-01-06 08:52:47 PM
It's sad, but in the real world most employers aren't ok with reserving your job while you take indefinite leave unrelated to your own personal health.
 
2013-01-06 08:56:00 PM

Hrist: Taken to extremes, 99.999% of money will end up in the hands of an elite few. That other .001% will end up in the hands of the rest of us. The only thing that will keep it in balance is the fact that if any work is to be done, they'll have to balance out the rapidly starving labor pool with enough wages to keep a couple of workers fed and healthy enough to do their jobs. So bread won't go to $20 a loaf, it'll just be $8.99 a loaf when you're making a penny an hour. That means that the best of the best will be able to afford a loaf of bread each week.


As far as can be gleaned from precedents, once it starts to approach that sort of extreme, a lot of motherf*ckers end up on the ass end of an armed and starving populace, hoist upon their own petard. History ins't an agony aunt with an advice column. History is a coroner. And if you blow him off, you can sell your bad decisions to Jesus, cause history isn't interested.
 
2013-01-06 10:01:06 PM

coco ebert: ecmoRandomNumbers: coco ebert: I'm not getting the racial angle in all of this.

It isn't racial. It's just heartless. I lost my job just before Christmas, the very first day I took off. It was weird, I went to log in to my email, and the account had been suspended. ONE DAY. You can't do that in retail, so FARK YOU, Verizon!

My kidneys once in a while will go into a kind of shock where they stop working and I get urea pruritus, etc. My sister has already had a translplant, so this is not new territory. So my kidneys stop working the day before Christmas Eve. I called in sick, and found out I was fired when my email didn't work. Merry Christmas.

That's unconscionable. I'm so sorry to hear it. I hope things work out soon for you.


I'm seriously about 10 minutes from just saying, "Fark it." Walk out the door, and drive my ass to San Diego. I think I'd rather take my chances living out of my car in San Diego, than live in the cold wastes of Northern Arizona.
 
2013-01-06 10:01:21 PM
But those harpies in HR are completely blameless. Don't look their way.
 
2013-01-06 10:21:19 PM

austin_millbarge: This is one of the all-time most idiotic phrases. Discrimination is just discrimination.


I agree. I am really tired of hearing that phrase.
It's like people are trying to make it like that being discriminated against for being white is a different kind of discrimination, and only discrimination against minorities is 'real' discrimination
 
2013-01-06 11:25:52 PM
Another one of those "I experienced life so I can't have anything bad happen to me" articles. Reminds me of the chick who didn't want to pay utilities because she had to buy meds for cancer. I still can't believe how many people white knight on this stuff
 
2013-01-06 11:55:23 PM

bunner: FormlessOne: business.

There's lots of businesses and ways to do business. Structured activity doesn't inherently imply positive activity.


Won't get an argument from me regarding the moral position of the situation - remember, I went through something similar, and it would've been nice if I could've retained my position as well. But, again, there's a legal boundary as well, and oddly enough, terminating his employment probably reduced their legal exposure more than if they had provided a morally acceptable, but legally untenable, option to extend his employment - he would serve as precedent for others, and as it was a state agency, that could've compromised HR guidelines for other state agencies as well.

I'm not saying that they shouldn't have considered it - I'm just playing Devil's Advocate - but I can understand the business justification for the termination. What I can't understand is the claim of reverse discrimination - that's truly a "grasping at straws" justification for suing his former employer, unless there's information that wasn't presented in the article.
 
2013-01-06 11:56:47 PM

MythDragon: austin_millbarge: This is one of the all-time most idiotic phrases. Discrimination is just discrimination.

I agree. I am really tired of hearing that phrase.
It's like people are trying to make it like that being discriminated against for being white is a different kind of discrimination, and only discrimination against minorities is 'real' discrimination


Agreed. Discrimination is, indeed, discrimination. It'd be nice if we could do away with "reverse discrimination" as a claim, and just call it what it is - discrimination.
 
2013-01-07 07:14:55 AM

Mock26: I know what it is like to be unemployed, but do you really want to work for a "company" that has so little compassion?


Like 90% of them nowadays.
 
2013-01-07 10:07:30 AM

Aces and Eights: I am a nine-year survivor of breast cancer. When I was going through chemo and lost all of my hair, my sweet husband shaved his head in solidarity.

He was working at a high-end, "silk stocking" law firm at the time. When he walked into the office the first morning after shaving his head, one of the managing partners told him it was not in keeping with the firm's image. Two weeks later they let him go, saying he didn't fit in with the firm's culture. In the meantime, the firm announced a sharp reduction in health benefits for employees and their spouses, so we were left with minimal coverage for my treatments.

On the other hand, they did send a gift basket to me with cheap soap and candles while I was in the hospital having surgery, so I guess we can call it even.

/not
//They were legally within their rights to do all that they did, but seriously?


Law firm.

/ not surprised
// par for the course...
 
2013-01-07 10:42:09 PM
"Thirty-five days before (Heather's) death, in the middle of the holidays, you have this heartless comic-book character firing her husband while he's got two indicted police officers sitting at home doing nothing, who are making over $200,000 (combined), plus benefits," Sweeney said, referring to Deputy Police Chief Melix Bonilla and P.J. Lopez, whom Lantigua put on paid leave after they were charged with crimes. "And he's getting rid of an $18-an-hour DPW worker who was unpaid leave so that he could be home with his dying wife."

Lantigua could not be reached yesterday.


Link
 
2013-01-08 04:56:48 AM

CapeBeachbum: "Thirty-five days before (Heather's) death, in the middle of the holidays, you have this heartless comic-book character firing her husband while he's got two indicted police officers sitting at home doing nothing, who are making over $200,000 (combined), plus benefits,"



The only thing more despicable than slimy cocksuckers wiping their ass with decency is the pom pom waving, gutless eunuchs sitting around and trying to justify them. I suspect it has it's roots in wishing THEY could get to wear the slimy cocksucker hat.
 
2013-01-08 04:59:54 AM
www.wbur.org

Wipe that smirk off your face, you dime store sonofabit*h
 
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