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Timothy Madigan Premium

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  1. about 15 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    inappropriate is “he’s in a senior position, she is not”. My company was purchased and the new owner decided to put in relationship rules.. and the HR director engaged to the Construction director was deemed “inappropriate” (and she had to resign).

  2. 2 days ago on Tank McNamara

    well, the story’s continuing line of long, consensual relationship kind of says ‘not using position’. The probable reality is, they decided to date and have a relationship but, given his position, he’s not allowed to date within the organization (not new in businesses for senior positions) so he’s the one in trouble.

  3. 3 days ago on Baldo

    that’s the best way to get a divorce. Because at some point, the husband is going to say he’s right and stand his ground. If the wife is so conditioned to always being right, she’ll be angry and feel betrayed. And neither will be wrong.

  4. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    sadly, there’ll be people who play that game.

  5. 3 days ago on Prickly City

    Your right. It solely is objective. The issues are a) can you really do critical thinking without having/knowing facts and information and b) how do you really test critical thinking that isn’t subjective (and very subjective in some areas)?

    There really is no good answer for this. We need critical thinking but we also need to show they have the knowledge to do critical thinking and then know how to use it (no politics – too easy a shot). Tests aren’t great but school-subjective GPAs can also be problematic… that’s why there was both.

    Separate issue is, of course, the Oprah Show college mindset “college for you, college for you, college for everyone”.. when college isn’t right for everyone and everyone isn’t always ready for college.. but ‘easy money now’ makes them overlook that (plus political pressure of “everyone for college”).

  6. 6 days ago on The Boondocks

    it’s both – generational AND “touched in the head”

  7. 6 days ago on Prickly City

    The problem with GPA is there is still a lot of subjectivity in those. Teachers curve and it’s not a consistent curve. One might say oh, the 85 on my test is an A while another thinks 90 or 80. I’ve seen it where 14 out of 30 on a test got you a C (wasn’t happy as i got 28 of 30).

    And you see that across states where there is a constant complaint of grade inflation and students with high GPAs not actually ready for college.. places where you are just outside of the top 10% in yours but would be valedictorian at another school. Texas state universities had to, for a time, stop taking every student in the top 10% of their graduating class (a rule at least into the late 90s) because they got students who just weren’t ready.. the GPA was there, the actual schooling wasn’t.

    Not saying standardized tests are the best or even all that great. the only thing they are is objective – answer is right or wrong, nothing else. it’s a test of information, not use of it but… you still have to have the information to critically use it.

  8. 6 days ago on Baldo

    or maybe her would-be husband decided “why am i marrying this?”

  9. 6 days ago on Tank McNamara

    for some of these, the off-the-field antics are more interesting than the games themselves – or at least fun (funnier) to watch

  10. 6 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Maybe it’ll go back to the Trump appointees on the 11th Court of Appeals who overruled her the first time (and slapped her down).