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Comment Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 131

I know two people, the specific relationships are not anyone's business.

One tried to kill them self. The other experienced suicide idealization while in middle school.

Both are now on small does of Risperidone. The Psychiatrist stated that this was a result of a chemical malfunction in the brain. He further stated that the brain is an organ just like anything else. "Mental Illness" is an artificial moniker given to a set of conditions that physicians are just now beginning to fully understand. It is no different than any other medical condition.

And sure, you can develop medical conditions as the result of work conditions...lack of sleep and stress can give you high blood pressure which can lead to strokes, kidney failure, etc. Should Uber or any other company be held liable for that too?

With respect to depression, it can also be brought on by lack of sleep. Sleeping is a required function of the brain. You sleep for a reason...physiological reasons. That's why people with sleep disorder diseases can die without sleep.

Comment It's All Soup (Score 1) 405

I've seen many of these "paradigms" come and go.

It's like someone coming up with a new way to make soup. New ingredients, new cooking methods, new ways to chop vegetables, new pots to put in in, blah blah blah.

In the end, it takes about the same about of time, tastes pretty much the same, and only refrigerates so many times before you have to throw it out.

Comment Number One Rule... (Score 3, Insightful) 148

...never let your boss get blindsided by anything you are even remotely related to if you can help it.

If you have information, reservations, disagreements with anyone, co-workers, customers, no matter, loop your boss in on it. The Boss is there to coordinate and clear obstacles so that you can do your job and so the company can achieve its goals (at least in a healthy, sane organization).

There are always two sides at least to everything and each "side" will go up the other chain of command. If you don't keep your management involved, they will look like fools when asked about it in their meetings and they have no knowledge or response. That will then come back to you.

If your colleagues are professionals, they will understand and will do it themselves.

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