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Old 03-03-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: southern california
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every morning when the sun comes up on the sahara, the slowest antelope has got to outrun the fastest tiger,
been like that for me the entire time, til i recently retired.
they look like this.



tiger
acylic Bunky 3 3 2008
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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parinoid is a strong word.
it is to say the tools that made me a good employee are no longer necessary,
the war is over. time to garden and pet the cat.
well put!!
I have noticed the improvement in many of my co-workers who pulled the plug before I. Paranoid could safely describe the annual evaluation process, when your 'kid / boss' loves to call themselves 'the career -busters', (circa Ghostbusters) their favorite line, "You're only one evaluation away from termination !!", my reply "I hope you're looking for my replacement"

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As ever, I wonder how people who retire before 65 manage to have health insurance. The damned stuff keeps more of us tied to jobs than money ever could.
... you could find out ... my job of 30+ yrs disappeared 6 wks prior to retirement eligibility (no kid boss at the time), so you find options real fast. ... with many yrs left till age 65
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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well put!!
I have noticed the improvement in many of my co-workers who pulled the plug before I. Paranoid could safely describe the annual evaluation process, when your 'kid / boss' loves to call themselves 'the career -busters', (circa Ghostbusters) their favorite line, "You're only one evaluation away from termination !!", my reply "I hope you're looking for my replacement"

... you could find out ... my job of 30+ yrs disappeared 6 wks prior to retirement eligibility (no kid boss at the time), so you find options real fast. ... with many yrs left till age 65
People actually SAID those things, like "one evaluation away from termination"?? Nice. Was it a big corporation? I work for a nonprofit hospital, and if anyone said something like that, THEY would be in trouble immediately, and anyone can file a grievance against them. It's more likely they would be fired.

That's disgusting.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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If you are in management that is just a fact of life.You can be replaced at anytime;but that is why you get the better pay.They pay you to produce and there is no security but performing.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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If you are in management that is just a fact of life.You can be replaced at anytime;but that is why you get the better pay.They pay you to produce and there is no security but performing.
If only that were actually true. I can count the competent managers in my career on one hand. Dilbert is not a cartoon, it is a documentary.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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If only that were actually true. I can count the competent managers in my career on one hand. Dilbert is not a cartoon, it is a documentary.
Oh my, sooo true.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Oh my, sooo true.
It's like that book years ago, "The Peter Principle" - everyone rises to the position where they become incompetent. I'm afraid I don't remember much else about it, but it was a popular book at the time.

It takes a certain skill to be a manager - it's not like you've been doing such and such for years, so naturally, you should manage things.
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