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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    got that for monday, not tuesday tho. we opened late. was a super chilled day though. so it was cool.

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    UPS brought me a package, but it had a $56 COD. i assume it was a customs fee. either way, it sucks. im gonna call the shipper and see whats up.
     
  2. Douglas

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    You are right to some extent. But in a manufacturing company, where we are paid for stuff we manufacture, if we don't manufacture anything for a day, that is an entire day's worth of productivity that has been eaten and gone and we're paying people for it.

    That said, we agreed to pay people for the hours we were closed. The crying I'm referencing are the people who didn't even bother to come in even during the hours we were open.
     
  3. in stitches

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    yo! fvck those fools!

    unless they were in areas so badly flooded or damaged they could not reasonable make it in.
     
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    And that's my problem because.....????

    I didn't realize I was in the employment insurance business.
     
  6. in stitches

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    lolz, if a tree fell on a guys house or crushed his car, or he has flooding so bad its coming through his front door, and cars are floating in the streets, do you really expect him or her to go to work?

    im not saying you have to pay them, that depends on the company policy and what sick/vacay/personal days the person has and chooses to use, but i think its more than fair for someone in that situation not to make it in to work.
     
  7. Douglas

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    of course it's fair for him not to come to work. i'm not disputing that.

    what i am disputing is whether or not that's my fault, and whether I'm supposed to pay him for it. and the answer is, if you're having car problems i feel bad for you son, you've got vacation and personal days and it's time to take one.
     
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  8. in stitches

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    in that case. we are in full agreement. either no pay, or take a personal day. totally fair imo. and i say that as an employee, not an employer.
     
  9. Thomas

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    Well, there's foreseeable personal crap (car problems) and then there's force majeure-type things (flooding, icy streets, brown-bottle flu) that are beyond anyone's control. In FM type situations, we pay out anyway (goodwill and all that) but expect extra effort to get us back to where we expect to be at month-end. And no, we're not talking extra-hours / overtime.
     
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  10. Harold falcon

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    I think that's quite fair.
     
  11. Gibonius

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    I'm pretty sure my wife could find a way to be late for her own funeral.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Let them use PTO I say.
     
  13. Thomas

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    Fixed for you, you elitist Republican Swine!

    (no hate, mang.)
     
  14. Piobaire

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    Health care organizations send people home all the time. Flex staffing ftw. Take PTO or don't get paid.

    Of course, this practice could get made illegal and healthcare costs would just go up...making all the bleeding heart liberals happy. :) (no hate, only schadenfreude. )
     
  15. Thomas

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    Yeah, that's one I haven't quite worked out for myself.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Well, most service industries send line staff home if business is slow. Service cannot be inventoried is the issue.
     
  17. in stitches

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    piob, can you pay me to not work tomorrow? kthnxbai.
     
  18. Douglas

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    Lots of really sketchy people driving into my neighborhood to trick or treat. Really, really sketchy and frankly a bit scary.
     
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    probable even scarier with no power in the hood. HIDE YO KIDS HIDE YO WIVES!
     

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