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Comment: Re:this story is missing information (Score 1) 890

Then he tweeted about a rude agent that was following company policy...

Actually, no, she was not enforcing company policy. As has been pointed out elsewhere, she wasn't even correct. She made up her own fucking rule, then went ballistic when challenged. The fucking cunt needs to be fired, ASAP.

Comment: Re:this story is missing information (Score 1) 890

And, yes, he still works there — despite my complaining several times.

I had a friend of a friend once, who complained about an extremely rude cop. And a miracle occurred. He was later informed that there had been many prior complaints, and this his was the one that finally tipped the scales and resulted in the asshole being fired. (This was obviously long ago before the age of over-exaggerated "privacy" for employees which prevents any discussion of disciplinary actions in even the most drastic cases.) So, keep complaining ;-)

Comment: Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (Score 5, Insightful) 890

Where do you work, I wonder, that you believe people who have flaws, like we all do, should be treated like used tissues?

I've worked in retail. I've dealt with real assholes. I have NEVER EVER even come anywhere near the kind of absolutely unacceptable behavior exhibited by this agent, nor did I ever see any my colleagues do anything remotely like it not ever. She absolutely should be fired.

Complaining to the guy, OK. Calling him off the plane, questionable. Threatening to call the police over a complaint, fired, ASAP.

Think about it for a minute--why was she so anxious to get rid of the tweet? Because she knew she was going to be in trouble. So instead of trying anything at all to de-escalate, she threatens to call the police, in order to COVER HER OWN ASS.

Comment: Re:STEM is the new liberal arts degree (Score 3, Informative) 174

by sribe (#47522769) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

In today's technological world, STEM education is performing a very similar role.

Yes, and to be blunt, I also think that in the past 20 years the rigor of the liberal arts degrees has been greatly reduced, making them even less valuable than they otherwise would have been.

For instance, math or compsci either one, you're going to learn about deductive and inductive proofs, which are highly valuable reasoning skills that will serve you well throughout life. In the old days, a philosophy course would have exposed the liberal arts major to a version that, while somewhat less rigorous, would have been greatly beneficial. These days that same student is likely not to be exposed to that at all, and worse may have his critical-thinking skills permanently damaged by the inane bullshit of deconstructionism.

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.