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[ - ] California Drought: did not know it was this bad, but its also interesting to note the liberals in California refuse to ease any environmental regulations to bring some water now. https://www.yahoo.com/politics/farmer-visited-by-obama-is-now-the-face-of-125535895256.html 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Why should they? Easing restrictions now to make life easier for people today is putting all of the effects on the next generation. You can't live on credit forever; eventually, you have to pay the bill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the best thing to do when you have a 5 year old who regularly leaves skid marks on underwear (has not learned to wipe fully every single time) who has started blaming the family cat for the dirty underwear? I find them stuffed behind chairs and it's always the "cat's fault." I called his bluff by telling him to get the cat carrier so we could go get rid of the cat because it kept doing this to his underwear, and the kid brought me the carrier. Now he's all upset and weepy because "no one believes me." I'm at a loss as to how to handle this correctly ... 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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He's embarrassed and trying to save face. My 5 year old wipes herself but I still check her when she's done and there is invariably something left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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+1 Get him some wet wipes and teach him to wipe from different angles and to wipe until the wipes stay clean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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Don't threaten with loss of cat, first of all. You put him in a terrible position. Just tell the cat in front of him "if this is true, stop it". And tell DC to make sure and leave his in laundry basket where cat won't get it - you won't be mad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Thanks, that's better ... I am dad pinch hitting today and I don't think I have all these skills down right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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"Pinch hitting"? You mean, doing your share of the parenting, which one would hope you do *every* day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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NP: Ha, I have one guy friend who always says 'oh, I'm babysitting the kids today.' Nope, you're parenting your children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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lol DH said this Saturday and I so wanted to read him the riot act. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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You're another person who can go fuck themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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No, I'm taking a day off of work to watch my son and his two cousins while my wife is in the hospital with her sister, who was in a car accident last night. Feel better? By the way, go fuck yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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np. someone's just trying to be bitchy to you. My DH would not really know what to do, either. Hope your SIL will be ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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Thanks. She's banged up and needed some stitches but she should be ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Fake. No sane woman would marry and have children with a man who couldn't handle teaching his child to wipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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So, parenting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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Exactly. Sorry for OP's SIL, but they're trying to make a larger point here. This is parenting. Whatever the reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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Get his father to step up and teach the kid how to wipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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Stop making a big deal of it. He obviously feels wrath since he is lying about it. You may it think you are coming off as angry but you are to him. Get wet wipes he can use they are easier than toilet paper. And just remind him to be more carefull. This is not the end of the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Teach him to apply stain remover to the underwear and scrub them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate parents who are so full of parenting theories and so sure of themselves and their good parenting choices and yet their kids are in fact demanding annoying brats. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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Do you live in Park Slope? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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Lol no but you know exactly what I am talking about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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Don't hang out with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Hate is a strong word [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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These are the parents who name their kids with weird names right? You can see them physically explode when another kids in their class has the same name! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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You guys are so petty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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And no, I'm not new here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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This is why DH and I are dying for all the nieces and nephews to hit 13. We had the oldest kids and they all tsk tskd when our kids hit the teenage years. They all acted like we had raised these monsters, while their kids would never try a beer or get a detention. We've got the popcorn ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
[ - ] If you came to stay at a friends beach house for 5 days (with kids) and one of friend's kids got sick would you stay or leave earlier than planned? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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Leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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Depends on what kind of sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Throwing up. Probably a bug of some sort [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:29 PM Flag
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I would probably leave in that case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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I would stay and help my friend out as much as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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How would you do that if you had kids of your own? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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Are you a man? You sound like a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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Ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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I want them gone. That's the help I want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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np; Entertain her well kids so she can take care of the sick one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Help with laundry, cooking, entertaining the other kids. I'm amazed some of the people here can go to the bathroom independently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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I think it's unsanitary and unrealistic to expect a host to entertain you and cook for you in between cleaning up rounds of vomit. Get out of there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Cold, no. Vomiting, hell yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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Because of your own kids or to give friend space? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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Does it matter? Both are valid reasons, and they are not mutually exclusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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Both. The norovirus is highly contagious and there is no point having 8 people sick and one bathroom. Takes about 33 hours to set in so they should leave asap and hope they get home before they get ill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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+1 If it seems contagious in the least (as in, it's not just food poisoning), sticking around means that tomorrow or the next day, your friend will have a house full of sick people. Uncool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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Leave, because (a) the last thing the friend needs are houseguests when dealing with a sick child and (b) sorry, but don't want to take the chance that my family will get the bug. If I were friend, I would encourage guests to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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How do you encourage a guest to leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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I would say something like, I really don't want your family to get sick, I would feel awful if you did, perhaps you should stay away from my DC, and hope they took the hint [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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I'm terribly sorry but we should probably try this another weekend. I really don't want you guys to get this bug and I'm going to be caught up in dealing with Susie for the next 24 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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I'd read the room. If I could really be helpful, keeping her other kids clothed, fed, and entertained, away from the sick kid so the sick kid could rest and the mom could take care of her, I'd stay. But if she only has one kid, that kid is sick, and we're really just in the way, I'd leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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I'd leave unless I could be helpful to friend. I certainly wouldn't stay and expect to have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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On the next episode of "Beach House": Stomach Virus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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I would leave so fast there would be skid marks in the driveway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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I wish you where my guest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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OR: I cannot believe some of the responses that they would stay and "help". No, your presence is not helpful, especially since your kids are here too. You just want to stay at the beach. Leave me alone with my vomiting kid, especially since the rest of us are probably getting it next. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Any doctor moms on? I have what feels like a scrape inside my mouth, as well as a sore on the side of my inside cheek. I had the scrape at first and assumed I burned my mouth, but now that the sore has shown up, it must be something else. Any ideas? And who do I go to for this? An ENT? I hate going to the doctor. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:19 PM Flag
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Not a doctor mom but this sounds unserious and I'd wait to see if it goes away. What are you worried about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:20 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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This. Give it a week. If it hasn't gone away by then, think about making an appointment with your regular doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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Canker Sores: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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rinse with salt water [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:01 PM Flag
[ - ] the only reason people believe in god is because they don't want death to be final. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:47 AM Flag
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Ya think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:50 AM Flag
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it's also a comforting excuse for bad things that happen-- it was god's will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:56 AM Flag
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op-that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:56 AM Flag
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Not at all. I believe the universe is too intelligently designed to have been an accident. But I don't believe that God is tied up in the minutiae of our lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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The universe is not designed. There is nothing about it that couldn't have got that way randomly over the last 14 billion years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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You are entitled to an alternative belief system than mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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"Facts" are not a belief system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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this, you can't believe in science...it's just science... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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I have been thinking about this so much lately. I had 2 close relatives die during he past month, and the only way I can comfort myself/make sense of it is to believe they are in a better place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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I understand you are mourning, and whatever gets you through the day is what you should do, absolutely. But I've never understood what there is to "make sense of" in death. We all know that death is part of life and nothing lives forever. What is there to make sense of? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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It's the only way I can go on without my father. That, and the belief that our spirits will be together again someday. I may be right, I may be wrong, by the time I find out it will be too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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What about people who hate their father? Do you think their souls will be reunited? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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I would hope that we could be reunited and finally feel peace with one another, if we didn't feel that during our living years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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how about just remembering him and sharing stories about him to anyone that will listen, keep his memory alive, that is how you will see him, because you will not see him again in the afterlife, i can guarantee it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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we do that too. as for the afterlife-- neither one of us will know who's right until it's too late [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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science = no afterlife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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I have been thinking about this so much lately. I had 2 close relatives die during he past month, and the only way I can comfort myself/make sense of it is to believe they are in a better place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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There are no atheists in foxholes. When people are desperate, they have a feeling to turn to a higher being for comfort and to make sense of things. Prosperous and healthy people have little need for this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Untrue. There are a lot of atheists who don't turn to imaginary friends just because things get tough or scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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this...my dad hates that saying...he was in a foxhole in korea (scary times), but never turned to god. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Ugh. I hate that saying. It is so patronizing and condescending. It's on the same level as a doctor refusing to tie a patient's tubes or perform a vasectomy because the doctor thinks he is older and wiser and knows better. Total arrogance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Still counting:3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Religion brings order to chaos, whether it's true or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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Reason and law do the same thing, without relying on superstition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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Talking about the chaos if the universe and nature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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How does religion bring order to the chaos of the universe? Or do you mean the illusion of order? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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Wrong. I believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster (may you be touched by his noodly appendage!) because I want an unending supply of beer in the afterlife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Two people are leaving the department at the same time-one internal and one external. Leaving just myself and another guy here. My manager is slowly spiraling out of control. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:17 AM Flag
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well, it's time to either: 1. look for a new job 2. step up to the plate and ask how you can support the manager 3. help find people to fill those positions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 11:39 AM Flag
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Offer to write up a job description and review resumes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:03 PM Flag
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