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 Author Thread: School bullies .....What makes them tick?
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 69 (view)
 
School bullies .....What makes them tick?
Posted: 3/25/2010 2:46:30 PM
Most of them I grew up with were losers who came from messed up families. Some of them turned up dead while the rest are raising their own little loser families.

Bullies aren't just in school; they're everywhere. Sooner or later they all get what's coming to them. Believe me, I've seen it happen to lots of them.

Always remember, living well is the best revenge.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 158 (view)
 
Why are so many unemployeed
Posted: 3/24/2010 9:15:12 AM
Ability to follow instructions is usually a good indicator of what type of employee the applicant will be. Unwillingness to fill out the ap reflects a bad attitude from jump street. This is a major Red Flag.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 144 (view)
 
A great day for America
Posted: 3/23/2010 11:17:55 AM
Apples and oranges. Apples and oranges. Apples and oranges.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 139 (view)
 
A great day for America
Posted: 3/23/2010 10:48:24 AM
The majority of the American people didn't want this. The majority of the states didn't want this. What is it don't these legislators understand? The state lawsuits are going to tie this BS up in the courts for years to come. The mid-term elections are going to be very interesting; lots of "personnel changes" are going to take place.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 155 (view)
 
Why are so many unemployeed
Posted: 3/23/2010 9:11:46 AM
As I mentioned earlier, a lot of job seekers out there are just too lazy to fill out a basic application. Many of them don't even carry proper identification for the I-9 (D/L, State ID, Social Security Card, Resident/Alien Card, etc). In addition, too many of these people are applying for jobs they're clearly unqualified for. Finally, too many of them aren't even dressed to interview, let alone go to work. I fill out a post interview rating sheet on every applicant who comes in. If this sounds a bit rigid, there's a reason. Its an employer's market out there and I try to make the best placement for my clients the first time, every time. A person never gets a second chance to make a good first impression.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 51 (view)
 
Do men really jump too quickly?
Posted: 3/22/2010 1:48:22 PM
When I started dating again about six months after my wife died, some of my friends thought it was out of line. Since a few of these people have lousy track records as far as marriage is concerned, I just figured misery loves company as far as they were concerned. I think it depends on what feels right for the individual. But then again, I never got mixed up with a mail order bride either.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 47 (view)
 
A great day for America
Posted: 3/22/2010 12:58:33 PM
I'm just tired of the mindset that those benefits are nothing more than a handout. What a lot of people don't know is that TRICARE charges premiums as well as co-pays.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Taking a day off so soon after getting a job?
Posted: 3/22/2010 12:52:58 PM
Has she ever hear of doing this after she gets off work?
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 42 (view)
 
A great day for America
Posted: 3/22/2010 12:34:12 PM
FYI Dino, TRICARE and VA benefits are for those of us who have earned them. Since you've never served this country, I don't really expect you to have a clue what the word "earned" even means.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 35 (view)
 
A great day for America
Posted: 3/22/2010 12:06:51 PM
I'm glad this step towards Socialism doesn't apply to me. I've got TriCare and the VA.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 25 (view)
 
Should I quit?
Posted: 3/16/2010 9:22:52 AM
It doesn't look like you have much of a future in your present job. But put your resume out and get another job first. One year isn't a really large career investment. While you're at it, keep a CYA file just in case your supervisor tries to fire you and avoid signing any writeups.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
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Should I Change My Number?
Posted: 3/5/2010 2:40:40 PM
I ran into a similar situation when I moved back to Vegas 14 years ago. The guy who previously had my number owed money on/to: three cars, at least a dozen credit cards and numerous finance companies. Unbelievable. The collection people weren't rude at all. Actually they were fun to talk to and called from time to time for about eighteen months. I often wondered how much that guy owed. Then all of a sudden the calls stopped. I guess they finally caught up with him.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 35 (view)
 
Why are so many unemployeed
Posted: 3/5/2010 10:27:10 AM
What I'm seeing lately is a growing number of candidates who cannot or will not follow simple directions when filling out an application. Example, for work history, education and references they simply write "see resume". Wrong answers. Blocks on an application are there for a reason and should be filled out as part of the hiring process. What really amazes me is that some of these people actually want to argue the point of filling out an application in the first place. I realize people are stressed out these days, but a bad attitude will never get anybody considered, let alone hired for any position.
 readyfornow
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Msg: 22 (view)
 
Paying attention to the world around you
Posted: 3/4/2010 10:06:39 AM
Another vote for drunk/wasted.
 readyfornow
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U.S. military OKs use of online social media
Posted: 3/3/2010 11:12:44 AM
Actually, its always been allowed on Base Library computers. As for computers in duty sections, maybe not such a good idea. I guess it would depend on the age/maturity level of personnel assigned. I'm just glad I'm out and don't have to deal with it.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Unemployment Benefits
Posted: 2/26/2010 11:36:22 AM
Exactly. It says right there on my paperwork, "if this job does not pay as much as your benefits, you do not have to accept that job offer." Unbelievable! It's scary to think about where we're headed. I don't see anything positive about any of it, other than the fact that we might eliminate some of the bottom feeders out there eventually.

That is an absolute fact. I hear that every day from new applicants who USED to make eighteen to twenty dollars per hour. They know most temp jobs don't pay anywhere close to those wages. Unfortunately, most entry level jobs don't quite match what unemployment pays. Here in Nevada, UEI recipients are required to keep a log indicating every place they apply for work. My guess is a lot of them are just "filling the squares".
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 19 (view)
 
Why I hate public restrooms
Posted: 2/19/2010 4:36:33 PM
Helluva thread. I once worked for a cable company where a third of the installers were Mexican Nationals. When visiting the "banyo" they always threw the toilet paper in the waste basket instead of flushing it with all the recycled carnitas, burritos, enchiladas, etc. Talk about a toxic work environment.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 1018 (view)
 
Post a JOKE
Posted: 2/19/2010 10:02:41 AM
A man bought his wife a dozen roses. When he gave them to her she said; "I guess I'll have to spread my legs tonight". He replied; "haven't you ever heard of a vase?"
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 27 (view)
 
Son Off To The Military....
Posted: 2/19/2010 9:41:41 AM
Congratulations to your son on an excellent career choice. Best of luck to him.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 75 (view)
 
why can't felons get jobs but illegal alien's can ?
Posted: 2/18/2010 11:04:08 AM
Sorry to tell you, but these days its an "employer's market" and likely to stay that way for many years to come. Tell your boyfriend to check out some of the day labor services in your area. They tend to hire felons because most of their clients don't require background checks.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 59 (view)
 
Required Tipping???
Posted: 2/10/2010 8:52:38 AM
More and more people these days have their hands out, especially when they do a half-assed job. Its bad enough seeing tip jars in fast food places, but I'll be damned if I'm going to knowingly pay a "required" tip. Here in Vega$ the service in resturants has really gone down the tubes in recent years, but tipping is always expected no matter what. Car washes are just as bad. A couple of weeks ago, the "attendant" missed the whole right side of the car and just threw the floor mats in. Then he had the nerve to ask for his "teep". I told him ba fungula and never went back.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Questionable Hiring Practices
Posted: 2/3/2010 10:32:42 AM
You didn't mention being subject to a non-compete, so I assume you didn't sign one. Back door "handshake agreements" are made between companies all the time. I've seen it happen before. Good luck with your interview.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 89 (view)
 
Sure glad I don't have a Toyota!
Posted: 2/2/2010 1:07:24 PM
Just bought a new Nissan myself.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 98 (view)
 
Health Care Cost Increases
Posted: 2/2/2010 11:23:41 AM
BS like this makes me glad I have TRICARE and the VA.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Economy and Employers
Posted: 2/2/2010 11:21:46 AM
Loyalty is a two-way street. Unfortunately, these days its usually rare to nonexistant and will probably never change. I see it and hear the "war stories" every day from candidates who come in our office. At the same time I realize a lot of these people will never be named Employee of the Month. In most cases I can usually understand why.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 24 (view)
 
UNDER EMPLOYED
Posted: 1/14/2010 3:26:11 PM
Some people are never satisfied. I just hope for his sake he's banking some of those six figures. At the rate he's going, he'll probably need the money soon.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 29 (view)
 
couple arrested for not tipping.,,
Posted: 11/20/2009 11:42:47 AM
Everywhere I go it seems like everybody has their hands out for doing nothing but the bare minimum. I realize the economy is bad, but this is getting rediculous. Last night I ordered a steak and had to tell the "waiter" no less than three times how I wanted it cooked. He appeared to be around 21, was unshaven and he looked like he had never been acquainted with an iron or even a comb. When he took the order, he actually sat down at the table. To make things worse, after paying the check, I noticed over eighty cents was missing. When I questioned him about it, he said he always "rounds off" to the nearest dollar. Unbeleivable. I told that hump I "round off" to the nearest dollar as well, so in his case the tip was rounded off to ZERO. When leaving I spoke with the manager who said this is "a common practice" nowadays. Talk about BS. I informed him my new common practice nowadays is to never eat in his resturant again.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 72 (view)
 
Tolerance with age?
Posted: 11/18/2009 3:08:36 PM
I think I'm about as tolerant as the next person, but there's one thing I'm starting to get pretty sick of. For the last few years, I've been noticing more rude obnoxious and ignorant people walking around. Seeing them come in our office is one thing (can be expected at times), but stores, resturants and other businesses is another thing. What makes it worse is their kids acting the same way ("monkey see, monkey do"). Maybe their own best thinking got them where they are today. Reminds me of a sign I once saw. It read; "Stoopid peepl shutn brede".
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 26 (view)
 
when you deal with a difficult boss
Posted: 11/18/2009 12:29:15 PM
Sounds to me like you're a marked man. If I were you, I would ask for the transfer in writing as a CYA measure. Then I would give my resume the widest possible dissemination. Good luck.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 76 (view)
 
Cell phones and the first date
Posted: 10/21/2009 9:51:37 AM
I don't do it and fully expect that my date doesn't do it either. Its just a sign of rudeness. If she's permanently attatched to a cell phone, there will be no second date.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 15 (view)
 
The Office...Sad TV show...
Posted: 10/9/2009 2:41:10 PM
Although I like the show, I must admit it took a couple of episodes for me to "get into it". It shows how funny the workplace can be day after day with all the peculiarities most people exhibit. There have been a lot of shows that have done the same thing; Car 54, Barney Miller, Taxi and Cheers, to name just a few.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 7 (view)
 
To give or not to give your name in the first message...
Posted: 10/9/2009 2:24:45 PM
I don't think it makes any difference at all.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 52 (view)
 
Roman Polanski Arrested
Posted: 10/1/2009 12:23:11 PM
Of course the parents were in control. But wouldn't you think there might have been a stipulation in the agreement for the family not to go after him themselves?
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 49 (view)
 
Roman Polanski Arrested
Posted: 10/1/2009 12:05:27 PM
Another example of how the rich and famous can buy their way out of anything. First he gave the girl an out of court settlement. No wonder she doesn't want him prosecuted. Now all his showbiz friends are taking up for him in the news because he has no room in his life for the penal experience. This guy is a chickenhawk, plain and simple. Money talks and chickensh*t walks.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 41 (view)
 
Why do people actually come on here if they don't ever plan to meet anyone offline?
Posted: 10/1/2009 10:25:53 AM
It makes perfect sense to me. Unfortunately, there are some people who only have "keyboard courage" going for them and absolutely nothing else. Those posers can't run with the big dogs, so they decide to just stay on the porch.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 37 (view)
 
ok whats life lke at 45
Posted: 10/1/2009 10:06:42 AM
Having recently turned 50, I've looked back at what has happened to me over the last five years and am still amazed. Some of the changes have been horrible and some have been fantastic. Five years ago I had a job I absolutely hated, my wife was going through a very long illness which ended up killing her and I was at wits end worrying about what might happen next. Since then, I've found a much better job, gotten back into some old hobbies, made some new friends and am less stressed than I've been in a very long time. I've found and really believe that with a positive attitude and a little patience, things can, will and do get better.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 25 (view)
 
OCD a deal breaker for you?
Posted: 9/29/2009 4:13:14 PM
Once. I put up with it for two months only because I was helping the woman's daughter with a school project. That situation was just too much for me to deal with; phone calls (cell & land line) morning, noon and night just to ask the same questions over and over again even though the answers never changed. She has numerous other "ticks" as well. I had always heard about OCD, but it was the first time I had ever met anyone who had it. Hopefully it will be the last.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 125 (view)
 
Women who have more education than the man whom they are dating
Posted: 9/29/2009 3:42:11 PM
Having more education doesn't always make an individual a better person. The same goes for income. I have dated "degreed" women in the past and would have no problem doing so again. I do think some women look down on guys without a degree. Having run into that before I just figure its their problem and not mine.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 26 (view)
 
Can I collect unemployment if I get fired due to do poor job performance?
Posted: 9/23/2009 12:49:18 PM
You never should have signed the write-ups if you could have avoided them. Noadays, a lot of employers are using this tactic as a way of cutting expenses. Depending on your state, you may not have any rights to Unenployment if you get fired. As tough as it seems, I suggest you look for another job.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Keyboard Courage
Posted: 9/23/2009 12:24:20 PM
I don't have to hide behind a monitor to say what I think. I'll just as soon say it to a person's face as well as online; good or bad. Great phrase though. Fits a lot of people on this site to a "T".
 readyfornow
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Msg: 23 (view)
 
Navy and Air Force People--Need your advice!
Posted: 9/15/2009 12:35:28 PM
IMO, go with the Air Force. But then again, I'm somewhat biased. It was the best move I ever made. Having worked with and around the other branches from time to time, I found the Air Force to have better facilities, food, benefits, and assignment variety. Plus, everyone is treated like an adult unlike some of the other branches.

BTW, I would have gone with the Navy as a distant second choice.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Does anyone else find this annoying?
Posted: 8/19/2009 3:32:56 PM
Its like ordering a pizza. One particular company starts with a message saying every member of "the team" is busy with other customers. When a team member does pick up, I have to repeat the order at least twice. I guess speaking English isn't always a prerequisite to membership on that "team".
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 17 (view)
 
Road Rage: Are you angry behind the wheel? Have you encountered drivers with road rage?
Posted: 8/19/2009 1:52:44 PM
I hate getting behind slow drivers, but always remember a bumper sticker I saw back in the 70's. It read " Speed on brother, Hell ain't halfway full".
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Are Differences in Interests a Dealbreaker For You?
Posted: 8/18/2009 1:34:03 PM
It never bothered me when I was married. Everybody needs his/her own space sometimes.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 71 (view)
 
Have you ever recognized someone from POF on the street?
Posted: 8/18/2009 10:38:42 AM
Yes, a few times. They recognized me too. I even met one at a Christmas party. We even talked for a little while. Although these women weren't anybody I was interested in, they were nice people.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 20 (view)
 
Your personal forum history
Posted: 8/14/2009 9:29:25 AM
Very seldom do I ever regret anything I've posted here. Sometimes I might wish I had chosen better wording, but usually I'm disappointed when the thread itself gets shut down/deleted. But then again, that's life in the forums. When meeting women from this site, I'm usually asked about certain posts I've made and we end up having some pretty good conversations. Also, I've never been criticized for any of my comments. In some cases; they might have a question or two, but that's about all.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 26 (view)
 
Fustrated with online dating
Posted: 8/14/2009 9:05:58 AM
I think we all feel that way sometimes. Just try looking at it as peaks and valleys. You'll be OK.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 68 (view)
 
Do we internet date because we all have an ISSUE?
Posted: 8/13/2009 10:46:42 AM
I think "issue" is wording things a little strong. Speaking for myself, I really don't run into what I would consider "dateable" people during the course of an average day. Trying to keep my work and personal life separate just makes sense to me.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 4 (view)
 
toxic workplace
Posted: 8/12/2009 3:12:24 PM
Agreed sexyfunguy. One bit of advice though. Whatever you do don't quit. Do what the job requires and force him to let you go. Also make sure you don't sign anything in the form of write-ups. This way you'll be sure to get unemployment benefits if or when you get terminated. I went through a similar situation once and my former employer didn't have a leg to stand on. Also, keep good notes just in case you have the chance to sue him (depending on employee rights in your state). These days its everybody for themselves. Good luck.
 readyfornow
Joined: 5/15/2009
Msg: 41 (view)
 
Do negative, pessimistic people ever get tired of being like that?
Posted: 8/11/2009 12:59:46 PM
I know a few people like that. One in particular is a 70 year old alcoholic who has to let everybody know he's right; even to the point of arguing with people who agree with him. All he does is p**s and moan about everything and everybody he knows. Let something good to someone (pay raise, promotion, new car, marriage, etc) and he'll automatically go on a rant to say that person didn't deserve it. I'm really starting to hope he takes a dirt nap soon.
 
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