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Old 12-12-2006, 06:26 PM   #11
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I have slept 5-6 hours the whole semester because of this.
I somehow doubt that you've only slept 5-6 hours the entire semester.

The situation sucks though. I think you did the right thing.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:25 AM   #12
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So I called in today again to say that I'm taking my second sick day to study. My Supervisor was furious. I was given some bull**** that I would of came in yesterday and did a couple hours of work and leave. Then the supervisor said today is my last day to decide whether it's work or school. I can't have both, only one.

The Supervisor told me I wasn't fired and that I will be given a verbal warning tommorow. Which basically means I will sit in an office tommorow with a closed door and the Supervisor will be yelling at me for 10-20min.

Basically I won't be fired but I won't be able to take time off for school. So I will most likely fail a class that I need time for.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #13
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Don't put work ahead of school. they know when you finish that you will probly leave anyways.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:34 PM   #14
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Don't put work ahead of school. they know when you finish that you will probly leave anyways.
I'm not. Me getting $8 and some change is not a good reason to skip my classes.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
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I'm thinking if another thing happens at work then to just apply for a loan. Go to school and finish it.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:26 AM   #16
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When I was state manager of a electronics company I used to greet my workers every day, and then at the end of the day I would thank them for coming today and asked if they would be coming in tomorow.
These were full time positions so if they didn't come in it meant they were quiting so of course the expected answer would YES.
But anyway I asked them and didn't tell them to come.
In fact , I almost never told them to do anything.

This combined with the Sticky tape base ball matches and radio controlled car races (inside the store) kept everyone stress free and highly efficient.
We would also have an afternoon , I guess you could call it a meal , together and talk about stuff not work related.

Did it work , YUP.

While I was there we were doubling our sales every month and within 2 years were neck and neck with the main store that had been established for 20 years.

Dominating bosses are a thing of the past , treat your employees nice and they will jump through hoops for you.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:14 AM   #17
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It's cool to see a easy/relaxed boss. My previous jobs and this one all of the bosses are *******s. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

My dad made a funny joke yesterday. When my supervisor called every possible phone number. He was like "I didn't know you worked for the military".

I'm relaxed about the whole situation anyway, me getting fired by a psycho is not all that bad. I won't have to be stressed out like crazy anymore. Not only I was stressing out with school stuff but I stressed out at work like crazy.
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Go get a job at a local wal-mart. My middle daughter worked full time at a wal-mart all the way thru school. Got her degree and still works for wal-mart.

Her degree is in sport therapy/dietary. She can go into store management with a snap of her fingers. That could lead to regional stuff. Shes already a dept. manager and partial store ast. manager. I have contacts at corporate. And have told her if she wants to be a product specialist or researcher or purchasing to let me know. During her time in school wal-mart really impressed her with how flexible they were when she needed time off for school, family or even time she wanted to attend a church camp she has went to every year as a young child.

Just used wal-mart as a example in my family. Look around. There may be a great student job right under your nose.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:33 PM   #20
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Dominating bosses are a thing of the past , treat your employees nice and they will jump through hoops for you.
Yep.. I learned that in officer candidate school:
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The discipline which makes the soldier of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy then to make an army. It is possible to impart instructions and give commands in such a manner and in such a tone of voice to inspire in the soldier no feeling, but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey

The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself while one who feels, and hence manifests disrespect towards others, especially his inferiors, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.

--MG John M. Schofield
(in an address to the corps of cadets 11 Aug 1879)
Surprisingly, this is rarely taught to civilian managers so you need to vote with your feet and move on.
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