What's a pension and where do I get one?
In general, a citizen and only make an arrest if they witness a felony being committed. Also the same sort of idea with drawing a gun. A good way I heard it put is "If you pull a weapon on someone, one of you committed a felony so you'd better be sure ti was them."
Police have a more relaxed standard. They can arrest based on the suspicion of a crime, and can arrest for misdemeanors. Also they have wider latitude as to when they can draw a weapon.
Stuff like this is why universities have police forces. I work on a campus and we have both security (we call them police aides) and police. The security guards are cheaper, yet we have police offers too. There are good reasons, and the university has clear guidelines for who does what. The security guys more or less just lock buildings and call in problems. The police actually deal with the problems.
It wasn't even remotely Google. It's a different company entirely.
Corporate executives drinking deeply from the public well? Shocking.
This is just a quiet, PR-positive way of very slowly taking governance out of the hands of voters and putting it in the hands of corporate executives. You can read about it here.
Armed soldiers with arrest powers no longer accountable to the people? What could go wrong?
To wit, you're not bitter in the least, are you?
Can you please explain (without the evasive vagaries) how observing and reporting on factual events in the workplace makes me "bitter?" The office politics had no effect on me. I quit long before the chickenshits ever got around to noticing my competence or accomplishments. I had much better things to do.
I can go to my boss and say that something's wrong with his design, and I know that we'll have a nice professional discussion weighing pros and cons of alternatives.
Sounds delightful. Do his teeth gleam when he smiles too?
How's Fortune 100 suit you for "big leagues"?
You sound awfully defensive for a man who claims to live in a professional paradise.
I'll pick the man who built a computer by hand from relays, the Emmy-winning filmmaker, the four-star general, the 25-year-career fighter pilot, and my acquaintance in this picture.
No former presidents or Nobel prize winners?
And that's exactly why I won't hire you. I don't care about whether you "outproduce" anyone.
Of course you don't, and neither does corporate America. That's why America can't build anything any more. That's why we have to outsource our space program and import socks from Honduras and we spend $600 million on a web site that doesn't work.
American middle management is interested in one thing: are you going to knuckle under and do as you're told. If not, they will do everything in their power to destroy you professionally and personally. I've seen it happen to so many people now I've lost count.
You have exactly the same personality. You expect others to respect you and your "more corporate than thou" well rehearsed "professionalism," and the way you evaluate their respect is how obsequiously they can wheedle you for a job.
And if you perchance stumble on a ram among the sheep, you engage the standard "you are a bitter failure because you are not corporate enough and by comparison I must be a hero of the workplace because my boss and I take long walks on the beach together to discuss the pros and cons of my brilliance."
Ultimately you simply cannot grasp the reality of actually being professional because you don't know what I and all other leaders know: that if we don't produce, we go out of business. You get a paycheck every two weeks regardless of what's happening in the company. That's why you can afford to be a wiseass about productivity.
When I get a paycheck, it's because I personally made it happen. That's the difference.
How much could you have grown, though, if you had curtailed your arrogance just a bit?
You mean could I have won the game by eight touchdowns instead of seven?
What amuses me is how you're so dead-set against the stereotypical corporate boss that you actually fill the role nicely. You're focused mainly on production rather than employee well-being. You're emphasizing hard certifications and years of experience over good references, and you boast about your personal triumphs rather than your team's achievements.
Oh, you must have pulled muscles reaching for that one. Go look up "false dilemma."
You're a liar, then.
What's next? Neener neener you're a weiner?
Are you so obsessed with the corporate sacrament of firing people that you can't imagine a world where a CEO has never fired anyone?
Given your string of conflicting assertions, unfounded assumptions about the context, and absolute inability to recognize your weaknesses, I'm afraid your consulting services are not appropriate for my projects' needs at this time. We've chosen a different vendor that better aligned with our workplace environment. We thank you for your time, and wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
Tell the truth. You get aroused when you write stuff like that, don't you?
Close, but you're kind of going into the area of "after" is declared "Settled" which most would take to mean we're 100% sure... which is not possible. I take it to mean we're 99.99% or whatever sure this is true. We're so sure, if you want to present evidence against it, it better be pretty darn good evidence.
We have some of the fairest elections in the world. The complaints I see on slashdot are that people dont care enough, or dont care about the things that slashdotters care about. Thats not the same thing as living in Russia, for example.
Seriously, this whole "it doesnt matter because our democracy is broken" meme is more harmful to our democracy than anything else. Want our system to suck less? Stop encouraging apathy!
Because none of the other cases resulted in reporters getting into a car chase with an elderly Japanese man?
Yea, but it's not worth being in court over. Usually these things work in the same way I got my "Speeding on the sidewalk" ticket...
So I was a Pizza delivery driver in college. I had a special permit to park on the "service" roads that lead to the front of the dorms. Well, the local police decided for some reason that 1 dorm was off limits. I was given a ticket despite my permit. The DA wanted me to settle for $50 but I'm a man of principle. In the end, they added a charge of "Speeding on a sidewalk" which I lost in court because sidewalks have a 5mph speed limit (how the hell you're supposed to know that I'm not sure) So I won the parking bit... I had a permit... but the DA refused to lose so I got the other ticket and lost on that. Mt defence in court was "I had no idea if I was breaking the limit, my speedometer starts at 15" which didn't go over well with the judge.
I'm sure they went to this guy, tried to give him some minor ticket to "teach him a lesson" and make a point... he refused, and something that should have been relatively minor turned into a full blow case like mine.
A double bluff with names is stupid. There are literally an unlimited number of names he could have chosen, and no matter what the one name GUARANTEED to get scrutiny is the one he gives.
It's just bad journalism all around. There's nothing newsworthy about chasing people around their front yard and ringing their doorbell at all hours.
Journalists used to have a little class.
You know nothing about my professional position, yet you assume I'm not an employer.
You did your share of mouthing off about my professional position. You act like most corporate-minded people. Others are expected to knuckle under or they can expect to be fired out of spite. It's not about the job. It's about fucking other people over to make a point.
I watched it in every place I worked. The people who kept their jobs spent all day campaigning to get others fired. The people who actually did the work got harassed for weeks and then got fired. I put up with it for about five years and pulled the eject handle, gathered up a couple bucks and started my own company. Best decision I've ever made.
if I have to worry about you mouthing off to a customer or making another engineer take a poorly-timed vacation day, you're not valuable enough to be on my team
So basically your management style is a pissing contest. Everyone else is required to sit quietly and wait to be instructed by your Olympian highness lest they upset your perfectly balanced apple cart with their amateur japes. Sounds fairly insecure and paranoid to me, but then again I only have 15 years of management experience so what the fuck do I know, right?
I don't have time to cater to your ego.
If you want to play in the big leagues, son, you had better be prepared for World Series egos, and you had better be prepared to manage them without wetting yourself with your bullshit insecurities.
I have technical skills superior to any five people you've ever worked with combined. If you hire me, you will deal with my ego, you will pay my fee and you will do it my way. If you want to shit the bed you do it on your own time. Why? Because my team produces results. I can take three of mine and outproduce any corporate tie-wearing fuck and ten of his while eating a sammich.
That's how I grew my business (with three record years) straight through the worst recession in eight decades.
Or do you just mean every other employer is like that, and when you fire someone, you have a very good reason for it?
Don't know. I've never fired anyone.
It's a pain in the ass in the beginning, but if you stick with it and make the effort to learn how to do it, you'll never miss working for a boss.
I wouldn't go back for anything now. For one thing, no employer can afford me and secondly, as far as they are concerned, I'm unemployable because they would need three people to help them read my CV. (If I print the whole thing without summarizing it, it runs to about 60 pages)