Describe the worst ******* person you ever had to work with

burge13

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Yep, it's the time for my daughters now, not mine, mine has come and gone, I've just got to hang on until they're both up and running independently.
Unfortunately for a bloke in their 20's with higher education than his female counterparts earning less, it's a grim world...

Sh1ts me no end the 'gender wage gap' gets so much airtime. It's illegal to pay someone less for the same job and they're going so far the other way it's a severe disadvantage to have a knob (no matter how small haha)
 

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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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I worked with a store union (SDA) rep once upon a time. Did SFA and every time someone called him up on the fact that he was a lazy campaigner who didn't do anything he'd point to any job description or company policy that he thought would support a task not being his responsibility. Would still squeal like a stuck pig every time his workload peaked and he wanted help, and would play the 'I'll call the union' card at every opportunity. I cancelled my SDA membership soon after.
 

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Cruyff14

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I bet their attitude changes as they get older.

Anyone can not take a sick day for 5 years in their 20's.

I was the same and don't think I got any benefit from it.
Yeah, I was the same.

Wore my lack of sick days with pride, but it achieves nothing.

Sure, your workplace know you're reliable, but you still can be reliable if have the odd sick day here or there.
 

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TheBrownDog
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Attendance doesn't mean usefulness.

If you are working to an important deadline and bail late in the piece and drop other people in it because you have a bit of a sore throat that's a dick move.

If you take the odd sick day now and then when it's not really going to rock the boat then no one really cares.
 

ash_1050

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For a workplace here that 'prides itself on diversity' the latest project team of 8 has 7 middle aged white women and 1 young white girl. Crazy amounts of diversity!
At my company the executive managers are all middle aged white men and the diversity is maybe one in 5 is a middle aged white woman. As a white guy who will be middle aged at some point that's good news for me but I'd much rather see some actual diversity in there as there's plenty of 'that's the way we've always done it' mentality.
 

burge13

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At my company the executive managers are all middle aged white men and the diversity is maybe one in 5 is a middle aged white woman. As a white guy who will be middle aged at some point that's good news for me but I'd much rather see some actual diversity in there as there's plenty of 'that's the way we've always done it' mentality.
I dont give a single sh1t about diversity. If im running a business i want the best for the job. Not a white dude, or a chinese lesbian, or a fat transgender aboriginal. Whomever can do the job best, gets the job. When did this stop being the main criteria?!
 

Procrastinator35

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I dont give a single sh1t about diversity. If im running a business i want the best for the job. Not a white dude, or a chinese lesbian, or a fat transgender aboriginal. Whomever can do the job best, gets the job. When did this stop being the main criteria?!
Competency over quotas?.....Whoa there Nelly.
 

LicoriceAllsorts

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I dont give a single sh1t about diversity. If im running a business i want the best for the job. Not a white dude, or a chinese lesbian, or a fat transgender aboriginal. Whomever can do the job best, gets the job. When did this stop being the main criteria?!
But then you'll only have white me... jkj jk
 

ash_1050

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I dont give a single sh1t about diversity. If im running a business i want the best for the job. Not a white dude, or a chinese lesbian, or a fat transgender aboriginal. Whomever can do the job best, gets the job. When did this stop being the main criteria?!
Based on the current demographics of Melbourne there's a disproportionately high percentage of positions filled by white men, and to a lesser extent white women. The main criteria is the best person for the job, however if you're not making a point to try and interview a more diverse crowd or you're only advertising the role due to a requirement but you know who's going to be selected anyway as they're a mate of yours then you're going to end up with a very monoculture team.
 

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ShooterMcGavin8

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I used to think not taking sick days was a good thing, but you honestly get nothing for it.

Sometimes you just need a day. I have a relationship with my manager now where if I am that run down and I need a day I will tell her the day before that I won't be in.
I do the exact same. Never call up the morning and say i'm not coming in. If i'm feeling unwell i normally let him know that night so he can organize the next day.
 

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TheBrownDog
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white women are amazing at being the most common demographic in Australia yet feeing like the biggest victims
White women in general are the biggest pick and choose demographic there is. Everything they do have is a result of hard work and merit, everything they don't is a result of someone else's privilege. #generalisation

Just quietly I reckon if you are a young white woman in Perth who grew up in a nice area, went to a top private school, got a degree from UWA etc. then you've been dealt a pretty reasonable hand in life. Doesn't stop them bleating about "patriarchy".

I dont give a single sh1t about diversity. If im running a business i want the best for the job. Not a white dude, or a chinese lesbian, or a fat transgender aboriginal. Whomever can do the job best, gets the job. When did this stop being the main criteria?!
Diversity is great. If you remember why it is great. Which is diversity of ideas.

It's long been hijacked, though. Now if you aren't 50/50 men and women in every field at every level you aren't diverse. Righto.
 

Procrastinator35

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But then you'll only have white men...who can't jump....They ain't got no rhythm, they aint got no soul.
o_OEFA

Note: Stereotypes subject to prejudice of choice.

It's long been hijacked, though. Now if you aren't 50/50 men and women in every field at every level you aren't diverse. Righto.
I demand equal rights & quotas in midwifery..…Time to roll up your sleeves & get your hands dirty fellas....No fainting now.
 

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