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Old 06-24-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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They laid her off for bad smell?

They should be idiots of the purest kind.
Lets just say the bad smell fast tracked the process. Think of it this way, it's a violation of the company handbook, she never complied, made her co-workers uncomfortable, and it became a headache to deal with in HR. If you have a few people in your dept and they have budget cuts, you're either going to cut a person who is not needed, makes the most money, or causes the most problems.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Lets just say the bad smell fast tracked the process. Think of it this way, it's a violation of the company handbook, she never complied, made her co-workers uncomfortable, and it became a headache to deal with in HR. If you have a few people in your dept and they have budget cuts, you're either going to cut a person who is not needed, makes the most money, or causes the most problems.
This just intrigues me.

I've been in huge skyscraper offices of NYC and have been a corporate rat pretty much all along my professional life.

I have never felt bad odour on anyone for that matter.

The halls, modules, cubes are air-conditioned, heavily flavoured with room fresheners and the like, there's odour absorption balls in every corner, even the men's room smelt nothing LMAO.... how does the nose get this odour unless the person smacks the armpit on you or you basically go sniffing around.

It's just weird that HR even deals with this

I would say it's the budget and she was expendable. I can reconcile with that
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I was a programmer myself once upon a time

I started my career as a semiconductor programmer/designer in the electronics industry. I can easily be the exception.

But this stereotype is just commonplace and is part of techie folklore.
I was too - an Oracle programmer. Everybody always said I smelled good and my office was always neat and clean.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I was too - an Oracle programmer. Everybody always said I smelled good and my office was always neat and clean.
They'd probably not wanted to mess with you fearing you'll ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel on them lol
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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I knew a Girl that had Bad BO.She did everything she could thinki of to keep it down without sucsess.Then she accidentaly cut her Arm off.Her BO went away. Very wierd.

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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They'd probably not wanted to mess with you
On the contrary - the excuses to come into my office were amusing at times and very transparent - of course I was single at the time and rather enjoyed it.

If they got too brazen with innuendo they got a ORA-01092 from me.

Those were the days.

My husband had a really, really smelly co-worker. He was a Rastafarian - I guess he had a philosophy of not bathing. Luckily, the guy worked in the plant and my husband didn't have to be around him that much, but god, he said he would almost puke from the smell - he never said anything though - must be a brother-in-arms kind of thing - guys don't mind smells.

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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On the contrary - the excuses to come into my office were amusing at times and very transparent - of course I was single at the time and rather enjoyed it.

If they got too brazen with innuendo they got a ORA-01092 from me.
LOL

If I am in a situation as that, I'd easily write a poem for the oracle babe. Like...

My listener is silent,
My connection is in denial

Mount my database, babe
And start an instance

With you I'm a table,
Otherwise I'm a virtual view

Point me to the right tablespace,
Place me in the perfect cluster

Will you be my index
On my only primary key?

Rebuild my index,
Enhance my data retrieval

Explain your plan
So I can optimize myself

Refresh my data,
Rowchain my blocks

Feel free to open my cursor,
I've been %ISNOTOPEN in a while

My package might be private,
But for you everything is public

I grant you all priveleges,
You can even truncate me

If you are my trigger,
my transactions will never end

My database longs
Will you be my DBA?

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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On my only primary key?
I prefer foreign keys.

Did you make that up yourself? Very good - covers all the bases.

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With you I'm a table
Otherwise I'm a virtual view
You should reverse that - tables are not very flexible - views are whatever you want them to be, temporary and exciting.

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My package might be private
But for you everything is public
No chance of an ORA-01045?

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I prefer foreign keys.

Did you make that up yourself?
Very good - covers all the bases.
Of course

You can index foreign key columns too
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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You should reverse that - tables are not very flexible - views are whatever you want them to be, temporary and exciting.
From a table/view's perspective, it's "HARD" to divorce a table
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