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11/21/09 06:26 - 47ºF - ID#50362

Known to me as another

There is an artist played on the Top 40 Country radio stationa whose songs I enjoy but I don't really know much about him.

I got a chance to watch Country Music Television and saw a couple of videos by this artist. Turns out he's African American. Not exactly a common occurrence in Top 40 Country. I was intrigued and he looked familiar to me.

So I googled him. He was the lead singer from Hootie and The Blowfish - who I only knew as Hootie... and I now know as country singer Darius Ruckers. And I like him. Huh.
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11/18/09 06:07 - 56ºF - ID#50339


If any one is interested in the first book in the Twilight Series, I'd be happy to give it to you.

I picked it up to read when I was down sick out of curiosity and because I LOVED Anne Rice's Vampire series. It paled in comparison to Anne Rice's stories...

So I don't really want it, but I really hate throwing things away if someone else would like it, so just give me a holler.
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11/16/09 11:50 - 41ºF - ID#50319

Who got who?

I've been a supervisor of staff for almost 5 years now.

One of my favorite staff scenarios is the following.

Me: I need you to (fill in blank with reasonable request, i.e show up to work on time).

Staff: No because of (fill in with BS excuse).

Me: Sorry, but I still need you to do it.

Staff: I'm going to quit.

Me: Ok. Are you going to give me two weeks or quit on the spot?

Most of the time it's a bluff. During the rare occassion when they actually quit, so be it.

I had a variation on that theme recently. A staff person quit on short notice, actually no notice, without really identifying a reason other than not liking the job. And did not give notice really to me, but to the HR dept. According to my other staff their reasoning went as follows:

My supervisor made a request of me. It made me unhappy. I'm going to quit immediately regardless of if I have a new job lined up or not. That will show my supervisor.

Really? That will show me? The staff actually screwed over their co-workers because they had to pick up the slack. And me, well, I still have a job and benefits, so ya know...I'm really hurting in comparison.
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11/03/09 10:48 - 47ºF - ID#50208

The flu sucks

If you have it, go home.

If someone else at work has it, make them go home.

The flu is flying through my workplace at an unbelievable rate. Clients, staff, everyone is sick. I've never seen so many people get it so quickly.
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