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[ - ] A friend told me Hunter expects parents to contribute at least $1200 every year. Is this true? That is a lot of money for us. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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Sorry for the double post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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So don't give the $. It's not like they have trouble raising money. Lots and lots of deep pockets. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are there more girls than boys for Hunter R2 this year? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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Yes. She said it in the library on the day of R2. [ Reply | More ]
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really? did she say how many? [ Reply | More ]
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She didn't say the exact number. She just said there are more girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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I see. Thank you! I really wanted to ask this question but I was too afraid to speak up during R2. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What did your dc think of the g&t exam? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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He said.Easy. I took that with a grain of salt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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I have a 1st grader who took it just cause he can, and he said he thought 2-3 were hard. Not sure what that means... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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If he can remember that, then he is likely gifted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Any btdt with IQ test? DS was 120 in preschool. Just took it on 1st grade and it's 138. Both administered by PhDs (both Stanford-Binet). Crazy? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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probably more typical than we know since kids don't usually get tested 2x [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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probably more typical than we know since kids don't usually get tested 2x [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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More variation when young. Evens-out during HS and remains pretty constant into adulthood. You can't change it anyway, so focus on work ethic, time management, dealing with failure -- those are skills you can teach. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but our dc was tested for special ed, so score was low. No reason to test our other kids. [ Reply | More ]
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why is it crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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because it is a significant increase [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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oh. isn't that a good thing? are you worried the results are incorrect? or are you just happy for DS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it more difficult to get into CSH or MM? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.30.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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what is csh and mm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Flyover mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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Don't be an asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Well it's obvious this person isn't even foliar with NYC. Don't be am ignorant hick [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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And the names of girls' schools makes you special? there is so much insecurity in your responses. you should work on that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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No insecurity here. What an interesting overreaction on your part. Why are you so sensitive? I just live in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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Depends. How big is your check? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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Actually, how was the playdate, is your family PITA, can you pay full freight, do you have anyone vouching for you, how was PSD feedback, are you diverse, etc.? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think real estate north of 110st will appreciate? It's so much cheaper than the rest of Manhattan. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Yes, at some point, but not necessarily soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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it's already starting to go up a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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it's already starting to go up a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Depends. Schools aren't great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Classic real estate behavior late in the cycle would suggest it rises faster near-term than core areas as a catch-up trade and then falls far more whenever the downturn comes. That is exactly what happened 2006-2009. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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NP- So not a good investment if you're looking 10-20 years down the line? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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oh I dont know- that gets into broader issues - rise of incomes in Manhattan, starting place of price now compared to incomes.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Harlem mom here: It's already appreciated a lot and will continue to, but I'm not a mindless cheerleader either, although I do love it. Harlem has a lot going for it: good architecture, lots of parks, many subways. Many new restaurants opening and Whole Foods. The big thing to know is that there is a fair amount of Section 8 Housing and, depending on where you are, projects. Those may never go anywhere. This will limit how good the public schools will get (although there are a couple good ones - PS 180, TCCS) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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Depends where imo. Harlem has already appreciated, as well as certain parts of Hamilton Heights. I would think Washington Heights area will take a longer time to appreciate. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Vaccination rates in Central America are 93-98%, vs the average in the US of 92%. California is of course much lower. Why is it that his measles outbreak is getting blamed on the illegals? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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I don't think it is. It think it's being blamed on Jenny McCarthy moms who get their degree in Googology. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Have you read the comments on every one of these news stories on CNN, NY Times, USA Today? That's what everyone responds [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How often do you talk/text your partner during the workday? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Once or twice. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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1-2x [ Reply | More ]
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Rarely, usually only for logistics. We've found brief, hurried communications too easily lead to misunderstanding. But that's us. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone rented a car and driven themselves in Costa Rica? Hotel is 2 hours from airport. But it would be nice to explore a little when we're there. How was it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We did on our honeymoon in 2006. It's totally fine -- rent the most "4x4" type car you can. Our resort was 4 hours away and we even had to drive through a fairly high (mid-wheel) river. The locals are exceedingly nice and helpful. When we got stuck in said river, they pulled us out with their truck. [ Reply | More ]
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Enjoy paying $50 for a burger in the airport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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We did on our honeymoon. I think it was a sedan of some sort. You definitely should take the other poster's advice. There were some roads with incredible potholes and flat out gigantic holes. Get a GPS. They actually tell you when there's a huge hole ahead of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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My parents just did this - came back three weeks ago. They rented a car, but they hired a driver. Wasn't expensive. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] what is everyone's first choice for school (K)? i'll go first: dalton. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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St Luke's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Sucker! You fell for the hard sell. You do realize that their "archeological dig" is actually just a big box of dirt in a NYC alley way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Lol, the kids don't care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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np - I'm sure it's a wonderful school with great things going for it but I almost laughed out loud at that part of the tour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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not a dalton fan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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OR: I have nothing against to school or the kids or the families. I do have a problem with how hard they market themselves, how Babby sells the school like a used car salesman on Labor Day Weekend and how they try to cloak themselves in an ethos of Meritocracy and Inclusiveness. None of it rings true. It's all a very very long con. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Why is it s con? Is it not a good school? Who is excluded? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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It's similar to a cult: Dalton positions itself, especially amongst lower economic, minority applicants as a savior. As a refuge. I think its wrong and predatory. Babby works very hard to indoctrinate applicants. For her, everyone is a potential mark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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A savior or refuge from what? Bad public schools or something more sophisticated. Are you saying you dislike or don't agree with the diversity at Dalton? OR that it is a racially hostile environment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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I don't understand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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that dig is an amazing educational experience for the kids IMHO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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I don't think I could say "The Dalton Plan" with a straight face. I still think it's a great school, but OMFG, so pretentious! [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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Hunter, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Trinity! [ Reply | More ]
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Dalton/Collegiate [ Reply | More ]
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which is your top choice? [ Reply | More ]
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Saint Ann's [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anybody pretty clear on where they will be getting an offer for K this early on? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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No. I have positive feedback but I don't know how seriously to take that. I would imagine lots get positive feedback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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+2. Nervous, almost more so after getting good FB at our top choice, because I thought odds were slim initially. Now if we don't get in I'll be dissapointed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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nope, no idea. except i suspect it might be absolutely nowhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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BTDT. I was shocked at both where we did and didn't get in. Got into the highest rated/most difficult to get in to, not the 2T and 3T schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Has it been a good experience since then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Yes, pretty much. Don't love the kids (lots of brats) but great school. [ Reply | More ]
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A good chunk will know by know sibs, connected, those with feedback through PSD or connections. But don't fret otherwise. If you're seeking FA please work on your back-up plans as those slots are few and far between. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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DF is getting an offer from Hunter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Just started watching Broad City -- so great! "The vagina is nature's pocket." 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I also started, but feel like they are trying too hard with the jokes and story. Even the characters are a bit annoying. I'm their age group and nyc bred. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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I have been meaning to take a look at that show [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:51 PM Flag
[ - ] My trading desk made boss $20mm in profit. Will be lucky to see $1mm. Not trying to VBA but is this reasonable or gender discrimination? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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5% when you have to share with others. That sounds very high actually. My understanding is senior traders can expect 10% payouts individually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I've had recruiters from legitimate non-bank prop firms saying they will buy out bonuses and pay 10-20%. That is a big jump but not sure how to get it aside from threatening to leave. Don't really want to leave though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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That is not widespread by my recent experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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So having two senior traders getting ~5% each and discretionary for the junior guys under them is typical? Must be good to be the boss. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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this is AFTER all costs and not a flow desk that makes $ due to bank's franchise, pure prop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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10 percent of profits. That's after risk allocation, overhead costs etc. You should argue for more than 1$mn but not sure how it's done at your bank. Is this a flow trading desk or prop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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I am getting closer to 5% but as I mentioned above there is another trader at a similar level on the desk who is pretty valuable as well. The rest are junior guys mostly following orders and their comp is baked into our costs. Prop desk, no real risk allocation (mostly intraday stat-arb), but the profit number I gave is inclusive of costs/overhead. If it were flow, I could see the bank taking such a big cut since most of the value is in having the customers. [ Reply | More ]
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10% is normal or even high if you aren't a hi-level trader. I'm surprised you don't already know this given your position. It's true there are hedge funds offering more now but they also have higher capital costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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You can argue for more, then. Just make sure he other senior trader isn't getting paid more than you. [ Reply | More ]
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He seems to be living a roughly similar lifestyle. Really it's hard to tell though. I know this isn't forever and live like I make 200. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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You always have the option to leave and try to replicate this on your own. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Couldn't do it on my own but there are competitors who would hire me to. Don't really want to do that though, risk failing for another $1mm HHI? (which is exactly why my boss can pay me like this, because I'm too chicken shit to leave) [ Reply | More ]
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Help a noob figure this out. How much money did you get banked with to make the $20 million? Because if you have $500 million and then make 4% a year that's certainly a good job and worthy of hefty compensation, but I'm not sure it's worth $2 million a year. [ Reply | More ]
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We have access to the bank's balance sheet and are charged for capital use. Not trading investor money like a hedge fund. The real cost is technology and paying people to do research. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] so annoyed my subordinate yesterday was joking in front of a bunch of people about taking off today, then this morning calls in sick blatently lying that she has food poisoning, and my boss blames me for her being out of control 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Well, she is your direct report. The fact that she does that means you DON'T have control. [ Reply | More ]
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You need a new job. I used to work for a boss like this, who thought that I should somehow be able to control the behaviors of everyone who reported to me. I'm not their mother and I'm not their priest - I'm their work superior. All I care about is "do they do the work on time and well." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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Well doesn't your boss have a point? Call your subordinate and tell her she has to come in or face disciplinary action on Monday [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh that sucks, OP! Can you talk to your boss, say you heard her (him?) loud and clear, agree that you cannot have someone "out of control" poisoning the workplace, and that you'd like to fire your subordinate when they come in to work on Monday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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What if she really sick [ Reply | More ]
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But you said there's an ongoing problem here, right? Maybe I am missing something? [ Reply | More ]
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he's already threatened to fire her twice. i dont know what he wants me to do. there is nothing i can punish her with besides yelling at her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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Why can't you fire her? Do you need to document more? Get HR involved! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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You should tell your boss that you agree having his person fired. Ask what you need to do to move that forward. Why are you making this ore complicated than it is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:51 PM Flag
[ - ] My potentially human-smuggling cleaning lady just chided me for not buying the cleaning product she told me to get when she was here a month ago. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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And what humans is she smuggling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Interesting accusation, unless you actually found a bunch of other peoples' passports in her bag, you know how it is. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm half joking. The point is that every time she comes she has a different meek non-English speaking helper with her. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh. So either buy her the product or find out what it costs and leave the money for it. [ Reply | More ]
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I did buy it and showed her where it was. The thing is how she says it - she talks to me like a grade school teacher. "Remember I told you to buy Lysol? I guess you forgot???" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Sensative. Perhaps u r pmsing [ Reply | More ]
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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Presumably English isn't her first language and she's cleaning up your schmutz. Try to cut her some slack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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She's right. How's she supposed to clean if you don't buy the cleaning product? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] romney to sisyphus: i'll take it from here, faggot 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nah, he bailed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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You've done this before, AutoAdmit "comedian" troll. [ Reply | More ]
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did u laff? [ Reply | More ]
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I laffed owt lowd. [ Reply | More ]
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