Author Topic: the "things you wish you could say" thread  (Read 21977 times)

paultuttle

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 02:45:46 PM »
If only you had testicular/ovarian fortitude.

Or a spine.

Anything, really, that would enable you to stick to your guns and refuse to be steamrollered.

If only.

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Dear boss,

I was so right in my earlier description of you.

Best regards, SE

You are so rarely wrong! I should know better by now, but I continue to be amazed at how the incompetent, the poisonous and, most dangerously, those who combine both traits, continue to rise up the career ladder while patently competent and good human beings are overlooked. It doesn't just happen in academia (see current government in UK and POTUS).

Agreed. And it’s so depressing!

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2019, 09:12:41 PM »
Was there ever a moment during the week and a half between the task assignment and the deadline when you could have told me you were unable to complete the task?

If I'd had that much spare time, then I probably could have completed the task!

Sorry, I couldn't resist since I've been in that boat too much in the past few months as people assign new tasks and then accelerate the deadlines with almost no notice.
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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2019, 05:03:12 PM »
You do know that the major in X was eliminated last year because no one had completed it in 7 years? And that no one had declared a major in X for 4 years? What makes you think I'd support a new program proposal for a major in X?
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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2019, 10:47:25 AM »
I know what you did. You know what you did. We all know what you did.

(It was so obvious that a person with only two brain cells to rub together in his or her head would be able to figure it out.)

So let's not pretend the process was fair/transparent or the results legitimate.

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2019, 01:51:02 PM »
Go ahead and bluster all you like. It's not going to change the answer.
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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2019, 04:00:14 PM »
Were you seriously expecting full credit for that?  Did you think I wouldn't even glance at the extra credit submissions?

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2019, 05:29:53 PM »
Of course you were the only baby snowflake who could not provide feedback on a 1.5-page document in a week and a half despite pushing to be part of the "review" team AND being on my ass to get it sent out as early as possible (when I have had a few other things to do!).  I even gave you an extra couple days over the initial week you "suggested".   I guess you were just so much busier than all the others who took the time to respond.  Well, when I said the comment period has closed, that is what I meant!

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2019, 12:06:17 AM »
It was non-trivial to pick out the raisins from my meusli, add in the dried cherries, and chop up the apple, but I did it all and I left it to soak in milk knowing that it would be delicious. The fact that you didn't do any of these things to your muesli was entirely your choice. It's early, you need to get going, and you don't have the time to prepare your breakfast as carefully as I do.

But then you ate mine, and all I have to eat is your muesli, with no dried cherries, full of yucky raisins, and no chopped apple. WTF, man?

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2019, 08:50:47 AM »
Sure, I'll get all 120 student papers graded and entered within 72 hours. No problem

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2019, 05:36:06 PM »
It was non-trivial to pick out the raisins from my meusli, add in the dried cherries, and chop up the apple, but I did it all and I left it to soak in milk knowing that it would be delicious. The fact that you didn't do any of these things to your muesli was entirely your choice. It's early, you need to get going, and you don't have the time to prepare your breakfast as carefully as I do.

But then you ate mine, and all I have to eat is your muesli, with no dried cherries, full of yucky raisins, and no chopped apple. WTF, man?

That's just mean!!!

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 08:32:29 AM »
That's some Kool-Aid you are drinking...

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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 11:07:20 AM »
Expertise in predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, plus intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel? Are you trying to hire computer science faculty or an administrative assistant?

(I'm so glad we're not in the same college!)
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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Have you hear the phrase: there's having N years of experience and then there's having one year of experience N times?

One problem we have is many of the remaining people have one year of experience N>20 times and a whole lot of new people who only have one year of professional experience once.

It'd be good if we were doing more to get folks who have about 10 years of experience in various combinations of X>3 years of experience Y>3 times to add up 10 years of something.
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Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2019, 07:11:10 AM »
The current system works and nobody is complaining. Find something else to improve!
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