Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:April:16 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
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2009/4/16-6/29 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:52852 Activity:low
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2009/4/16-20 [Industry/Jobs] UID:52853 Activity:low
4/16    I have a subordinate who is sick a lot. I think she's legimately sick
        most of the time (if not all) since she has doctor's notes (and
        even had a surgery once for a problem) but she is sick so often that it
        jeopardizes her ability to get work done and strains her teammates.
        This latest time she was out 3 weeks for bronchitis, which seems
        like an awful long time to me but she does have a doctor's note. She
        has more than once used all of her sick time up and had to go
        on unpaid leave (just to give an idea of frequency). I don't know
        what to do. I feel bad for her, but I have work to do. I am not
        sure if I can reprimand her or what options I have. I am paying
        for a full-time employee but getting 75% time work. Her work is
        good when she is present and she has a long tenure with the company.
        \_ Seems like maybe something HR could help you with.  I know for
           the most part HR tends to be full of people that talk a big
           game, and never really accomplish much, but this is exactly
           the kind of thing that they are supposed to be getting payed for.
           the kind of thing that they are supposed to be getting paid for.
        \_ This can be tough, I had a guy like this, who was a top performer,
           had a kid, then started calling in sick all the time and falling
           way back. I kept reprimanding him for missing deadlines, finally
           wrote him up and threatened to fire him and then he straightened
           out. If I would have had to fire him, I would have felt like a
           heel, but then again, no one told you that management was going
           to be all a bowl of cherries, did they? You should talk to your
           boss first, to make sure they are on board with whatever you are
           going to do.
        \_ People get old.  sucks.  we can't all work 12 hours a day every
           day like a single guy fresh out of school.
2009/4/16-20 [Uncategorized] UID:52854 Activity:nil
4/16    Rodenator:
2009/4/16-20 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:52855 Activity:nil
4/16    The Obama couple had an AGI of $2.6M in 2008 and $4.2M in 2007!
        How much did the Dubyas and the Clintons make?
        \_ Obama wrote two bestselling books right around that time.
           \_ But Obama wasn't that famous before the presidental election
              campaign in 2008.
              \_ Dude, they were bestsellers.  (Looking if up Dreams
                 from my Father was a rereleased in 2004, to high critical
                 acclaim.)  Look it up dude, from wikipedia: "Their 2007
                 tax return showed a household income of $4.2 million, up
                 from about $1 million in 2006 and $1.6 million in 2005,
                 mostly from sales of his books."  Further reading at
        \_ Why did Michelle Obama, who is highly educated, make so little?
           \_ are you being internet troll.  MOBAMA made a pretty good
              salaray before this first lady business
              \_ I read that she made $63K last year.
                 \_ I read she was making 300k as a hospital admin
                    \_ Might be true. She made $63K last year. Maybe
                       because she took a lot of leave for the campaign?
                       "Obama earned $139,204 as a Democratic senator from
                       Illinois last year before leaving his seat after
                       winning the November election. Michelle Obama
                       received a salary of $62,709 from the University of
                       Chicago Hospitals, where she was an executive."
2009/4/16-20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:52856 Activity:nil
4/16    Secret MOTD only viewable by those who know about "motd.public"!
        \_ Isn't it the same as the bottom "half" of /etc/motd?
           \_ It wasn't a few hours ago.
2009/4/16-20 [Uncategorized] UID:52857 Activity:nil
4/16    "Deflation Is Today's Threat, Not Inflation"
        \_ This is a simplistic, but mostly accurate description of things.
           Inflation is a threat after the economy improves, which could be
           as soon as next year.
2009/4/16-20 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:52858 Activity:nil
4/15    RIDE BIKE! RUN L1NUX! GO TO JAIL: [eff]
2009/4/16-20 [Uncategorized] UID:52859 Activity:low
4/15    ok, I'm not a total dweeb i swear, but whenever i go to, it redirects to ...
        regardless of which browser I'm using. what could be going
        on here?! thx
        \_ Virus.  reinstall.  sorry.
        \_ you have malware on your system, most likely.  -tom
        \_ U R PWNZ0RED!!!
        \_ face it, you're a total dweeb.
           \_ ok, you are probably right. I'm a dweeb. But I'm on MacOSX
              and this was in safari ... also, restarting solved the prob.
              so, go figure
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