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2014-06-26 07:55:02 PM  
I'm amazed at how many of you don't understand why dude's sister has a 9 hour schedule. Most states have employment laws on the books that *require* a 30 minute lunch and 2 15 minute breaks. Every employer I have ever had has forced me to work a 9 hour day so that they can get 8 hours of actual work out of you. This is VERY common.
 
2014-06-26 07:57:00 PM  

umad: Jeng: umad: If I ever decide to off myself you will know about it. I will take every one of you worthless farkers with me that I can.

Just remember that the most important step in a murder/suicide is the suicide portion, so do that first.

But the most important step in an extinction is to kill everybody.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-26 08:11:06 PM  
Even my legendary crappy ex-boss let me work 7:30-3:30 or 8-4 to avoid traffic since it in no way benefited him to have me go from CT to Westchester to work 10-6 and hit incredible traffic on a commute that was at *best* 45 minutes.
 
2014-06-26 08:11:44 PM  
If traffic causes her so much anxiety that it becomes a medical issue her license needs to be revoked, shes too dangerous to be on the road.

There are also several ways to solve this problem:

Use public transportation
Car pool with a coworker who lives close
take an alternate route and avoid the highway
have someone drive her to work
sue

My father always told me, never make your problems your bosses problems, that s how you get promoted to customer.
 
2014-06-26 08:13:37 PM  

Jeng: I'll admit I don't know the laws on this type of thing, but I think the boss should have worked a bit to make her firing not over a medical issue.

Firing people over medical issues tends to generate a nice settlement for the person fired.


I was all against this as the boss sets the hours and there is no law stopping that as long as you are paid overtime, etc. Then I read the article and saw she was considered disabled and not accommodated, did a doctor provide evidence for her to give her employer? If she did not then the employer is in the right, if she did then that's where they messed up. Just telling you boss you get anxiety driving is not enough.

Though we get very little information and do not know the work history so its all conjecture.

/Not a lawyer but I have dealt with employment law and disability regulations
 
2014-06-26 08:13:54 PM  

Gyrfalcon: My job won't let me sleep in till noon. Should I sue?


Absolutely.  My job lets me sleep until noon.

/of course, that's only when I've finished working at 11am after pulling an all-nighter at a customer site
//maybe I should sue the customers for making my life more difficult than it should be
 
2014-06-26 08:15:10 PM  

HairyNevus: laid back w/bud light: I should sue too. My previous job turned me into an alcoholic.

Any job that's antagonistic enough to drive you to drink is called "fulfilling" .


I thought it was the drink that was the fulfilling part, not the job.

I've developed a deeper love for many single-malt Scotches as a result of this job...
 
2014-06-26 08:46:16 PM  

havana_joe: I want a job where I get to work 24/7... 24 hours per week, 7 months per year!


Well, Professor, you got that PhD for reason....
 
2014-06-26 08:55:32 PM  

Demiglace: especially when you decided to live so far away from home that it takes you ages to commute.


How do you live so far away from home?
 
2014-06-26 09:05:36 PM  

Watubi: Well, if she had cancer, Farkers would be on her side.  But, since it was a mental health issue, I'm guessing most here would just tell her "get over it" and have zero sympathy for her.  If the company has other employees working this alternate schedule at her former pay rate, she has a valid argument.


Because doctors can prove cancer and pretty much have to take her word for it on her mental health issues.

So, yeah, no sympathy from me either.

/has mental health issues
/maybe
 
2014-06-26 09:06:22 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Demiglace: especially when you decided to live so far away from home that it takes you ages to commute.

How do you live so far away from home?


Have a job so far from home, that it makes sense to live somewhere else during the week and only commute home on the weekends.

/I know a few people who deal with life that way
//One guy I know works out of state, but can't afford to move his family, especially since it would cut their income horribly to make her quit her job.  That and where he works is short term, and changes state for only a month or two at a time.
 
kth
2014-06-26 09:10:45 PM  
I have a long commute for the area I live in. I leave at around 4pm unless I have an evening meeting in the city (at which point I stay until around 6). But, I get there at 7:30 and don't take lunch, and work nights and weekends as necessary. I get my shiat done well and on-time and go home.

That way, I can get home in time to make dinner and feed the family without making dinner happen at midnight.
 
2014-06-26 09:15:54 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Demiglace: especially when you decided to live so far away from home that it takes you ages to commute.

How do you live so far away from home?


In my case, i have a well documented anxiety disorder with acute panic attacks.  Lack of raises moved me from 15 mins. to 45 mins. to 1 hour, to up to 2 hours.  It definitely screwed with my conditions.  Just because someone can't take a picture of a mental disorder doesn't make it less valid than something someone can.  My psychiatrist repeatedly has expressed frustration at not being able to take an x-ray or something to prove what he knows is true for his patients.
 
2014-06-26 09:21:33 PM  
A woman's place is in the home.
 
2014-06-26 09:52:41 PM  

serpent_sky: In my case, i have a well documented anxiety disorder with acute panic attacks. Lack of raises moved me from 15 mins. to 45 mins. to 1 hour, to up to 2 hours. It definitely screwed with my conditions. Just because someone can't take a picture of a mental disorder doesn't make it less valid than something someone can. My psychiatrist repeatedly has expressed frustration at not being able to take an x-ray or something to prove what he knows is true for his patients.


I think you misunderstood my snark. You live at home. It's kinda hard to live away from home. I think the original poster I quoted mean "live so far away from work". At least that's the way I took it.

/sorry if there was any confusion
 
2014-06-26 10:29:37 PM  
Don't like the traffic?  MOVE!!!

img.fark.net

I lived in the OC for a while and my office looked out over the 405 which is one of the most congested freeways in 'murrica.  (The most congested according to Wikipedia.)  When I first arrived, I noticed a very predictable traffic pattern on the 405.  North-to-south traffic was heavy in the mornings and light in the evenings.  South-to-north traffic was light in the mornings and heavy in the evenings.  I figure that was because the well to do upper management lived in south county and the clock punchers lived on the north side.  So I moved to south county.  Then the economy assploded and the traffic pattern reversed.  I assume because the proles got laid off and the manager types suddenly had to show up on time and  work all day.  My 20 minute commute became an hour on good days.  So I moved to the north side where I got a nice apartment for about 30% off its pre-crash rate and cut my commute to 15 minutes.

If I could manage that in SoCal, it should be possible just about anywhere.  (Just about anywhere not to include NYC.)
 
2014-06-26 10:52:53 PM  

Fafai: Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life


this ^^^
 
2014-06-26 11:59:37 PM  

Kanabiis: If traffic causes her so much anxiety that it becomes a medical issue her license needs to be revoked, shes too dangerous to be on the road.

There are also several ways to solve this problem:

Use public transportation
Car pool with a coworker who lives close
take an alternate route and avoid the highway
have someone drive her to work
sue

My father always told me, never make your problems your bosses problems, that s how you get promoted to customer.


Good advice.
 
2014-06-27 01:25:57 AM  

Watubi: Well, if she had cancer, Farkers would be on her side.  But, since it was a mental health issue, I'm guessing most here would just tell her "get over it" and have zero sympathy for her.  If the company has other employees working this alternate schedule at her former pay rate, she has a valid argument.


This. Anxiety/panic disorders have a medical basis.
 
2014-06-27 02:26:31 AM  

Fafai: inglixthemad: Ahh, women climbing onto the cross of motherhood.

I hate this. I see so many stay at home Moms on social media who get their whole identity from motherhood while demanding recognition and acknowledgement from everyone for their choices. And sympathy. They want us to feel bad for them. They don't even see how lucky they are. Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life thus far. Some people work so much they miss out on seeing their kids grow up. Anyone who complains about staying at home with a child is incredibly ungrateful and no doubt a terrible parent. I feel bad for their kids. These people should be ridiculed to the fullest extent.


What we are basically seeing is a type of neo-Victorianism, where the role of Mother has been elevated to a holy and select office. Of course, in Victorian times, middle-class and upper-class woman could afford to be pedestel mommie - they had live-in nurses or nannies. Only the poor, common drudges had to actually raise their kids themselves.
 
2014-06-27 04:20:57 AM  

umad: devildog123: umad: You know what? Fark this planet. We can't go extinct soon enough.

I would recommend you go first.  Pills are pretty painless I hear, but if you want quick, you can't beat a pistol in your mouth.  Oh wait, let me guess. you think YOU'RE good and special enough to live your life out, but people you dislike don't deserve that opportunity.  Got it.

If I ever decide to off myself you will know about it. I will take every one of you worthless farkers with me that I can.


U mad bro?
 
2014-06-27 08:12:32 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: 8-5? Isn't that a 9 hour day?
Not defending your sister, but that seems a bit like bullshiat all by itself? And if she has to come in early, does she even have time to drop the kid off?


Haven't read the WFT yet, so this has prolly been addressed, already..but..

In New York, such a workday is required by State labor law to include 2 15-min breaks and a half-hour lunch..so, 8 hours of work and one hour paid for sitting on yer butt..  I work a 12-hour shift and get *4* 15-min breaks and a half-hour lunch..  I'm certainly not gonna complain about that..  =)
 
2014-06-27 09:01:57 AM  
Why didn't she just say it was because she's gay?
 
2014-06-27 09:12:08 AM  
What a whore...
Get up and face the traffic like the rest of us...OR...here's a crazy idea.
MOVE REAL CLOSE TO WHERE YOU WORK!!!
There, problem solved.
Anxiety is ridiculous...and I suffer from occasional bouts of it...and I still find it ridiculous.
A person can get themselves worked up, into a panic state over ANYTHING!
The rest of the world should just accommodate? Because?
NO!
 
2014-06-27 10:10:30 AM  
I live north of Atlanta and shifted my work hours a few hours late because of the crazy traffic. Boss couldn't care less because I get my shiat done.
 
2014-06-27 10:43:14 AM  

rkiller1: Fafai: Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life

this ^^^


You sound sheltered. You know there's a whole world out there right? You know just about 90% of all women in HISTORY have performed your "miracle?" And it's really not that big of a deal.

Ahh but yours are different....
 
2014-06-27 10:49:57 AM  

groppet: Had a woman work with me that wanted to do something like this, show up late, if at all and leave early. Only reason she lasted as long as she did is her she worked for her parents were friends with the operations manager.


Although, actually, when I worked for my parents I put in all kinds of crazy-ass overtime (without overtime pay - hey, it's for the folks!) and got a TEN-DAY MATERNITY LEAVE. (10 days. 10 whole days.)

Beat that, Farkers.
 
2014-06-27 10:52:45 AM  

ongbok: Sounds like my little sister. Her boss is an "evil biatch", her words, because she won't let her off an hour early everyday so she can pick up her son from daycare before 6. Her boss tried to compromise and have her come in at 7 instead of 8 so she could get off at 4, but that was unacceptable to my little sister. I asked her why does she think she can skip out everyday an hour early and not make up that time, and with a straight face she said that they should have to make an exception for her because she is a single mother.


As a single working mother, entitled asses like this make me sick. Suck it up, snowflake.

/Never got one cent of government benefits, btw. (Heard, "Well, you don't qualify because you make 50 bucks a month too much." And when the child support came, it was too little too late.)
 
2014-06-27 11:01:58 AM  

Launch Code: A woman's place is in the home MAKING SAMMICHES.


I would LOVE to stay home, but have never been able to, since I can't afford even to PLAY Powerball.
 
2014-06-27 11:05:06 AM  

Combustion: rkiller1: Fafai: Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life

this ^^^

You sound sheltered. You know there's a whole world out there right? You know just about 90% of all women in HISTORY have performed your "miracle?" And it's really not that big of a deal.

Ahh but yours are different....


Yes, you know me so well from your in-depth analysis of my one word on Fark.  When you grow up a wee bit, lass, c'mon back here and we'll evaluate if you can sit at the adult table and have a big-girl conversation.
 
2014-06-27 11:05:54 AM  

jtown: Don't like the traffic?  MOVE!!!

[img.fark.net image 226x200]

I lived in the OC for a while and my office looked out over the 405 which is one of the most congested freeways in 'murrica.  (The most congested according to Wikipedia.)  When I first arrived, I noticed a very predictable traffic pattern on the 405.  North-to-south traffic was heavy in the mornings and light in the evenings.  South-to-north traffic was light in the mornings and heavy in the evenings.  I figure that was because the well to do upper management lived in south county and the clock punchers lived on the north side.  So I moved to south county.  Then the economy assploded and the traffic pattern reversed.  I assume because the proles got laid off and the manager types suddenly had to show up on time and  work all day.  My 20 minute commute became an hour on good days.  So I moved to the north side where I got a nice apartment for about 30% off its pre-crash rate and cut my commute to 15 minutes.

If I could manage that in SoCal, it should be possible just about anywhere.  (Just about anywhere not to include NYC.)


I could move and save about 20 minutes of traffic a day, but then I'd be living in a county with another power provider who charges about 3x what I'm paying now, and the rent itself would be higher.
 
2014-06-27 11:31:43 AM  

MBrady: johnny_vegas: Gunboat: Derpy comments using this single example as an indictment of all employment lawsuits Millennials in 3... 2.... 1....


I am surprised South Jersey is not on Fark more.

/was South Jersey when South Jersey was all 609
//Pineys are worse than carny's

not all Piney's are north jersey liberal arsehole transplants who want to live in a townhouse just off an exit of the new jersey turnpike because they want to work in nyc, but can't afford the taxes.

most South Jerseyians just want North Jersey to join NYC and leave us the hell alone.


that is not a piney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piney_(Pine_Barrens_resident)
 
2014-06-27 12:47:19 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: Demiglace: especially when you decided to live so far away from home that it takes you ages to commute.

How do you live so far away from home?


Home is where the heart is.
 
2014-06-27 12:52:15 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: 8-5? Isn't that a 9 hour day?


One hour for lunch.
 
2014-06-27 12:54:01 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Just ask them to cut that pointless hour long unpaid lunch out then.


Against the law if the employee is paid hourly.  Salary, not so much.
 
2014-06-27 01:02:16 PM  

Gyrfalcon: My job won't let me sleep in till noon. Should I sue?


Sounds like a question for "Dear Prudence".
 
2014-06-27 01:39:29 PM  

rkiller1: Combustion: rkiller1: Fafai: Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life

this ^^^

You sound sheltered. You know there's a whole world out there right? You know just about 90% of all women in HISTORY have performed your "miracle?" And it's really not that big of a deal.

Ahh but yours are different....

Yes, you know me so well from your in-depth analysis of my one word on Fark.  When you grow up a wee bit, lass, c'mon back here and we'll evaluate if you can sit at the adult table and have a big-girl conversation.


I know a guy who is like "the most interesting man in the world" - worked for the peace corps, lived for year on a farm in Serbia, climbed Everest, Olympic fighter (i forget what type of fighting), met German PM Schroeder, made a film that won some kind of award in Canada, had a drinking contest with a water buffalo in Australia, etc. When his second child was born, he became a stay at home dad while his wife worked. Said it was the most awesome thing he's ever done and wished he would have done it with the first child. He's got a sheltered life i guess.
 
2014-06-27 03:01:49 PM  

MBrady: johnny_vegas: MBrady: johnny_vegas: Gunboat: Derpy comments using this single example as an indictment of all employment lawsuits Millennials in 3... 2.... 1....


I am surprised South Jersey is not on Fark more.

/was South Jersey when South Jersey was all 609
//Pineys are worse than carny's

not all Piney's are north jersey liberal arsehole transplants who want to live in a townhouse just off an exit of the new jersey turnpike because they want to work in nyc, but can't afford the taxes.

most South Jerseyians just want North Jersey to join NYC and leave us the hell alone.

that is not a piney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piney_(Pine_Barrens_resident)

I know what a Piney is.


okay, i had not gathered that from your post alluding to them as north jersey transplants

where in south jersey?  used to live in lindenwold here
 
2014-06-27 03:48:36 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Sergeant Grumbles: ongbok: Most place, at least around here, have a nine hour day because you have an hour lunch that you are off the clock for. But yes she does have time to drop off her son if she started at 7, she says doing that would inconvenience her. Her main thing is that she wants our mother to take him to school and pick him up so she can hang out with her friends without having to be bothered with picking him up or waking up early to get him ready and take him to school, and she thinks that complaining about how evil and inflexible her boss is being will get that to happen.

Yeah, didn't say I was defending her, just...

BumpInTheNight: 7 to...4?  9 hours?  Just ask them to cut that pointless hour long unpaid lunch out then.

This. I don't care how shiatty the sister is, screwing your employees out of that hour is worse.

Huh? It's a 9 hour job apparently. Don't like it, don't take the job. Nobody is getting screwed.


You gotta count lunch.  If you work 8 hours, they usually have to give you one hour for lunch
 
2014-06-27 05:26:31 PM  

Combustion: rkiller1: Fafai: Staying at home with a toddler is a privilege. I had the chance to do it for 6 months with my son and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to see him grow and bond with him. it was one of the high points of my life

this ^^^

You sound sheltered. You know there's a whole world out there right? You know just about 90% of all women in HISTORY have performed your "miracle?" And it's really not that big of a deal.

Ahh but yours are different....


Who are you quoting? Parenthood is not that big a deal in the long run, no. It is an amazing experience, though. Many people have "performed" it--so what? Many people have eaten red velvet cupcakes but that doesn't make them any less delicious. You think something needs to be uncommon or have some kind of historical significance to be amazing? Amazing things happen all the time. Just the other day I sat on my balcony and watched a spider weave a web for like two hours.

You sound joyless and dispirited, but I'll bite: please, tell us all what makes your life so incredible, Combustion. I'm sure we'll all be singing your praises in 200 years.
 
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