This is the thread that will never die.



  • HRQ I wonder how wide we can make a post Shall I try Being independent and not wanting to do what I'm told I will go on and on and on ad infinitum until you get so tired you won't want to scroll any further but then the next time someone types a long sentence they will have the same problem it will appear as one huge long sentence Of course I'm doing this only in rebellion to your request and to irritate Paul for messing up the format of his thread making think twice before he tries the same trick again In fact I wonder if there is a record for the widest post maybe this will be it but I doubt there are any records kept I've always wanted to write in a stream of consciousness vein.
  • I am stunned that I was able to maintain my attention span while reading that.

    Made my eyes start to bug out though.

    You might recall it was MY goal to keep replying so that eventually the message window shriveled down to toothpick-width, then we'd see a little "poof" icon where the next reply should have gone.

    Still no poof. If I still had an attention span, I could try to craft a poof out of all the little symbols above the numbers, but I don't wanna. Maybe somebody else can.

    Back to my annual 401k audit. Yuck.

  • Nice Job on the thread so far.
    Here is a funny email in response
    to my attempt to help with
    interview questions:

    "For example, you may not ask
    such questions as:

    Have you been treated for
    any specific diseases?
    a lady gave me some crabs
    does that count

    Have you been hospitalized and why?
    only after a sever beating
    by the policeman I was running from.

    Have you ever been treated by a
    psychiatrist or psychologist or
    for any mental conditions?
    Only to talk about the voices
    that tell me to do things ,
    like respond to this e mail

    How many days were you absent
    from work because of illness?
    If hangovers don't count ,never

    What prescription drugs do you take?
    Any I can get my hands on!!!
    Do you have any good ones??

    Have you filed for workers'
    compensation or had any work-related
    Yes, I fell in the bathroom
    entertaining my self .
    I lost control and fell off
    of the toilet. I was only out
    for a month.

    Do you have any physical or mental
    conditions or impairments
    that affect your ability to
    perform certain tasks or the
    particular job in question?
    Only when I'm in the bathroom
    amusing my self."
  • x:o Do people really do that at the office?
  • I'd hate to fill out the First Report of Injury!
  • [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-07-06 AT 12:29PM (CST)[/font][br][br]Java,
  • [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-07-06 AT 06:39PM (CST)[/font][br][br]Jtrbug's post reminds me of the poetry by ee cummings that I read back in college.

    I tried to write a cascading post but the forum police push it all over to the left side.

    Does that mean this forum leans to the left?

  • Only when Whirlygirl posts.
  • [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-08-06 AT 00:38AM (CST)[/font][br][br]I wonder whether most people in HR tend to be conservatives or liberals.

    You would think liberal as HR tends to attract "people" people who are feelers and most liberal politics is based on emotion.
  • [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-08-06 AT 08:52AM (CST)[/font][br][br][font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-08-06 AT 08:50 AM (CST)[/font]

    I always assumed that I was in the minority
    as a conservative in the HR field
    for the reason you give.

    But, at least in the past,
    it appeared that conservatives
    were in the majority on this forum.

    At least more vocal about it.
  • The problem with this
    thread is that it is
    either too far to the
    left or the right!
    we can do this guys...
    start your
  • All right, let's start a new topic.

    Finish this sentence;

    If I had a million dollars...
  • you'd charter a cruise ship and sail with your forum friends to a tropical island destination.
  • "If I had a million
    I'd be the reality
    of those Corona
    commercials far
    far away from a
    computer or a phone
    and unable to converse
    with you fine folks!
  • If I had a million dollars...
    I'd buy you some art
    Like a Picasso or a Garfunkle
    From the song "If I Had a Million Dollars"
    by the Barenaked Ladies

    James Sokolowski
  • If I had a million dollars I'd be answering this from my cabin in Maine instead of my office in Texas.
  • ...I'd purchase a projector
    so I can use the wall in
    front of my desk for a
    computer monitor. No more
    scrolling for miles to see
    this whole thread!
  • Oh duh! I answered previously
    with what I thought you'd do, HRQ.
    Yes, it's been a LONG week!

    If I had a million dollars...
    I'd travel all over Ireland,
    Scotland and Wales.
    If it's a lovely as I'm told,
    I may purchase a small stone
    cottage and spend a few years
    researching my ancestry.

    Cheryl C.
  • Maybe I WILL
    schedule that

    After I spend
    part of my
    mil' hiring an
    assistant to free
    me up so I can
    come to work
    for entertainment
    purposes only.
  • As opposed to coming to
    work for entertainment
    AND a paycheck? I know
    there are no other reasons
    and the entertainment factor
    is a HUGE draw!!!!

  • Oh I would still get a
    paycheck, I'd just use
    my own $$ from my mil
    to hire someone (under
    the table of course) to
    do my work.

    I'd tell them there's
    a free subscription to
    HRHero in it for them.
    That ought to do the

  • Just doing my part to get us to 300, so we can move on with our lives... Here goes;

    I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either.

    I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.

    Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

    Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.

    Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn't there the first time, chances are you won't be needing him again.

    I don't have an attitude problem, you have a perception problem.

    My reality check bounced.

    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

    Don't be irreplaceable - if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

    After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.

    The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.

    You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

  • Thanks HRQ, after a day of turmoil that was a well needed post.
  • I can related to each and every one of them.

    Hope your day got better.
  • Sorry you've had a bad day. It's
    now officially the weekend...woo-hoo!

    I'm happy to have been busy with
    back-to-back interviews for a
    new receptionist. The present one
    has worked for us for 23 years in
    various capacities and has success-
    fully chased off every other
    supervisor before me. I'm either
    dumb or more resilient than the others.
    I prefer to think the latter. :-)

    Anyway, the week is over and we have
    survived. Happy weekend everyone!

  • If you are going to be dumb, it helps to be resilient.

    I just had a fun day over on a different HR forum. Lovely people. I was warmly welcomed.

    Yes, have a great weekend!
  • It was a very good weekend.
    We held the graduation program for our youth
    club members and then took them to the Hampton
    beach to celebrate. We were some excited to see
    the sun shining when we woke up on Sunday
    morning. Still not warm enough for me to get the
    bathingsuit out but 3 of the teens actually went
    into the freezing cold ocean water.

  • Is Hampton Beach the same as "The Hamptons"?
  • Don't think so. Hampton Beach is on the very limited coastline of NH. THE Hamptons are in NY (I think).

  • Hey, 270... we will hit 300 this week probably. I just need to think of something controversial to say... Nope, can't think of anything.
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