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Nah.  He's used fake tapes as a bluff before with reporters when he was just an asshole real estate con artist.  It's more believable he'd go with an old trope as opposed to concocting a real surveillance system.

Plus, with the amount of leaks so far, the absence of leaks about this points to truth.

I mean, really.  I can totally see any wrenches you throw at this point would only improve the situation.

I'll be over here in the corner, quietly valuing our species.

So, new guy (he's been there 2 days longer than me) has a sick wife.  Like in the ICU getting organs removed kinda sick.  Her recovery is not assured.

And he's terrified that I'm going to let him go because he hasn't been to work this week, and he's still a "contingent employee" (also means "no paid time off of any kind").  Instead, I send him database work to do so he can bill hours while he sits next to his unconscious wife, both taking his mind off of a situation he can't control AND letting him make rent.  My boss thinks that makes me a saint.

It doesn't.  It's just good management, for 3 reasons:

1.  That database work needs to be done.
2.  He's not at work in an industrial environment with his head not in the game, so we don't wind up hosing him out of the gears.
3.  Anything I do at this point sends a message, both to him and the rest of the crew.  One message is "if you fall down, go fuck yourself."  this makes a crew go bad.  Another message is "your job is safe, too bad you can't make the rent".  This doesn't inspire hatred, but neither does it inspire loyalty.  The last potential message is "we have your back", and this makes employees feel secure.  And employees that feel secure will make work part of their life, and THAT means better production, better thinking, and all around better lives for everyone.

So what do you know?  They were right about altruism being a survival mechanism.  This isn't goodness, it's just plain pragmatism.

How is this not obvious to everyone?

This needs to be stitched onto a million throwpillows.

Quote from: The Chao te Ching, Chapter 4
This is Chaos: it is everything, including itself.
All of Starbuck's Pebbles come from it.
It confuses Order, it arranges Disorder.
It multiplies its opposite, it positively negates.
Lying below life, lining the world.
The origin of all patterns.
It has existed before we observed it.
Ok, that last one's not quite accurate.
You can't really observe Chaos, just the consequences.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Masterwork Monsters for Pathfinder
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:24:31 pm »
Please note that guy did not get shot on sight.

Also please notice the melatonin level.

Holy shit.

It's Nordstrom's.  The play is, "let's see what rich people will buy if we tell them it's exclusive."

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:20:19 pm »
And now we have a very real spectre of marshal law over our heads.

Martial Law, I don't see how you could...




Of what do you speak, citizen?  I am the LMNO man, doing LMNO things.  Really.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 14, 2017, 01:52:50 pm »
And now we have a very real spectre of marshal law over our heads.

Good stuff, thanks!


I think I found a new band name.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:52:19 pm »
Statement from idiots lawyer now out. Comey the actual devil and idiot didntdonuffin, ever.

Also, letter was horribly misspelled.  As in, the very first sentence contained "Predisent".  And it went downhill from there.

AND they pay you well.

Sounds like the definition of a dream job!

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