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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #120 on: August 30, 2016, 11:20:01 AM »
This week's column is about the C2E2.  What is that you ask?  Go read it!
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #121 on: August 30, 2016, 03:09:57 PM »
This week's column is about the C2E2.  What is that you ask?  Go read it!

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2016, 01:21:44 PM »
not sure I can get much more honest about things than I did today
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2016, 02:06:04 PM »
My most recent job finally drove the lesson about misplaced loyalty home into my thick noggin.  Certain situations just plain suck and people can get shitty when things get pear shaped.  My usual defence these days is to just disconnect. 

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #124 on: September 06, 2016, 04:37:14 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2016, 05:47:09 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2016, 05:50:55 AM »
same here

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2016, 05:51:09 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

Ditto.. I've only heard of Deadwood but never watched it....  ???
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2016, 08:09:06 AM »
I read the column and also didn't vote. I didn't think any of the TV shows listed were that great. But the column was very pertinent and courageous at the same time. Being a nurse for many years, I can tell you all about flexibility. Flexibility is what's expected of you in order that it can generally be avoided by others. And rather than being recognized as positive working trait, it's mostly seen as weakness and lack of spine not to bitch until you get your way about things. This is a hard lesson to learn but once you do, it really helps to focus where and how much your Work-Related Loyality really should go. I never worried too much about doing things wrong unless I find myself doing the SAME things wrong over and over. My 2 cents.
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2016, 09:23:23 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

Ditto.. I've only heard of Deadwood but never watched it....  ???

you guys gotta get out more
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2016, 09:28:39 AM »
Good article, Brant. Any virtue has the potential of becoming a liability. We all need to find those lines in our own lives and work to not let our innate tendencies drag us down.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

And I couldn't see the damned poll to vote in it. Knowing Deadwood is a choice, that would be my vote.
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2016, 09:28:52 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

Ditto.. I've only heard of Deadwood but never watched it....  ???

you guys gotta get out more

Seriously...
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2016, 10:08:47 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

Ditto.. I've only heard of Deadwood but never watched it....  ???

you guys gotta get out more

Seriously...

Wouldn't "getting out more" lessen the time I have in front of the TV?  ???
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #133 on: September 06, 2016, 10:33:32 AM »
well, at least 3 people read it far enough to vote in the poll this week...     ::)

Read far enough but didn't vote ...   I don't know any of the shows (maybe they were never shown here)

Ditto.. I've only heard of Deadwood but never watched it....  ???

you guys gotta get out more

Seriously...

Wouldn't "getting out more" lessen the time I have in front of the TV?  ???

Oh suckit...
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #134 on: September 06, 2016, 04:23:20 PM »
Read the column, don't watch much TV so the poll was lost to me.


Having just dealt with a situation where I kept someone in a very critical spot in my company for at least two years after we should have parted ways, because I was loyal to him, I appreciated the column. What I can say is that after we did part ways, things got so much better for the company collectively and me individually that it's a night and day difference. Doesn't mean that taking that step wasn't tough, and that I didn't mourn, or that I bear this person any ill will. What I do know is that sometimes it's for the best to part company, despite how scary or tough it might seem. It's impossible to move on until you do.


Very tough to do. Life can get a lot better when it happens though.

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