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Do you think you would enjoy your job more if it were "gamified"?
Brian January 15, 2014 at 03:37 pm
It depends whether the criteria are really good measures and it isn't something that could be abusedRead More by understanding the system too well. It could make it too easy for managers to be lazy if it's the only tool. I did contests, but that wasn't my only measurement. I also know from managing people before that recognition is just as important as other forms of rewards, and recognition can be given without any cost other than making it too common that it carries less of a punch.
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Brian January 10, 2014 at 04:25 pm
There's too much bullying in schools, so the zero tolerance policies are necessary. SchoolRead More administrations just need to be intelligent about how they interpret a kids' behavior to determine whether it's innocent play, or something they should discipline and correct the behavior.
JACQUE January 11, 2014 at 04:01 am
How many times have you driven on school property with a pocket knife in your car or a gun? You haveRead More committed a felony! Zero tolerance laws should be called zero thought laws because they require no thought to apply. Two kids in Cobb County were charged under the zero tolerance laws just this year, one because he had a fishing knife in his car and the other because he had an emergency tool in his car containing a knife. Fortunately niether was prosecuted because we have a District Attorney who has a brain. These laws are very detrimental and there is no latitude to apply any common sense which is sorely needed. These cases are not one size fits all and niether should the law be.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Credit: Official photo
Anders Maxwell January 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm
How can people complain about the NSA, and use Google and Facebook at the same time? Doesn't makeRead More any sense. If you want to use apps that have privacy, then check out Ravetree. If you want a search engine that has privacy, then use DuckDuckGo. If you want email that has privacy, then look in to HushMail.
AEMW January 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Anders Maxwell, Are you saying the NSA can't spy on you if you use those? I don't think it mattersRead More what browser or app you use. If they want your info, they will get it.
kevinowhite January 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm
AEMW, I don't think Anders Maxwell is saying that using those apps will keep the NSA from accessingRead More our info. I think the point that was being made is that people will jump onto the bandwagon, joining the class action lawsuit, publicly decrying our governments use of our information...yet turn around and use social media and search engines and browsers that routinely use our information for "research" and to "improve your browsing experience".
Last month, the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding to commit $300 million of public funding toward a $672 million baseball stadium in the Cumberland Mall area. Credit: Wendy Parker
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino December 26, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Heyboy, I did not hear anyone say they are opposed to the Braves coming here....however notRead More necessarily on the terms they have and are dictating. In any investment the investors have an opportunity to properly vet and then vote or decide if they want to invest...not the case here when it was ram-rodded through, which in an of itself makes one wonder what don't they want us to find out? Secondly, for an investment to pay off there has to be a profit after all expenses are taken into account. It is fine to talk about the income from the project but at what cost? (And the taxes you are counting on are the whole point of this article and question: the Braves have requested an exemption from those taxes!!!!) But even without that exemption such stadium deals have not provided communities with the boon you expect....so rather than just approach this on emotion, as a fan, which many of us are, we need the facts and serious studies and projections---and that takes time. If the Braves cannot wait for our requested investment to be properly researched to ensure it is of the least risk possible, that is there problem....not ours, the investors...the taxpayers.
Heyboy January 2, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The Govt is full of studies that cost money that very rarely do anything that makes a difference.Read More Risk yes it takes risk to make any venture work.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino January 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm
I didn't say anything about government studies...we have our own researchers, some professional andRead More some lay people, who are uncovering problems with this deal almost daily. The Braves are a private organization owned by a billionaire who can take all the risk he wants and can afford with his money....not ours. If he wants us to invest then he has to do so on our terms, not decided in the back room between a few who stand to gain regardless if the taxpayers do.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 05:16 pm
gdfo November 20, 2013 at 06:29 pm
Mrs. Copans English class. (changed spelling of her last name. She was(is) a classic beauty too.Read More We got announcement over the PS system, that the President had been shot. A little while later we got the announcement that he died. All classes were cancelled at that moment. I was watching TV at Home when LHO got shot, saw it happen on live TV. I remember watching as LBJ was sworn in. First thing that popped into my head was that he was somehow part of it. My whole family was just amazed that they caught someone so quickly too.
electric123 November 21, 2013 at 02:36 am
I was 1 1/2 years old then, but followed his legacy as I grew up.
Do you have a preference when it comes to the gender of your boss? Credit: Morguefile
Pam J November 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm
I have disliked every female boss I have had. None of them knew how to manage people without makingRead More it personal. I am a female, and I know that I would make a horrible boss. I had a hard time being a team leader because I was leading a bunch of idiots.
Kristin S. November 18, 2013 at 07:09 pm
I've only had one great female boss, all of the others have been petty, insecure and delighted inRead More crippling the careers of their employees. Usually they hire and retain other miserable people and push out those that really want to enhance the company and make it grow. I wish I understood this phenomena.
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Frank Anastasia November 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm
obama care will self destruct. They needed 7 million young people to sign up by March 2014 to fundRead More this disaster. Young people simply will not sign up for something they don't need. Not to mention in this disastrous obama economy, many young people and college grads can't find a job. The great liberal experiment has failed. Next time Americans need to vote for someone with better qualifications than a community organizer like obama.
Scrumpty a la cart November 14, 2013 at 01:10 pm
No the law will not come near it's goal of 7 million by March 2014. Just today we find thatRead More President Obozo has suspended yet ANOTHER part of his "signature piece of legislation" by requiring health insurance companies to make available previous policies that his "signature piece of legislation" made illegal TO BEGIN WITH! His continual changes as to which parts of this law he chooses to enforce is beyond pathetic and would normally be illegal except for the fact that the Demoturd controlled house and senate that passed it in 2009 wrote this flexibility into the law to begin with. Obozo care will collapse and the Demoturds will then have the scenario they have always wanted. They will say "See we tried a quasi public private insurance model and it didn't work. Now it's time the government take it all over." The Hildabeast will love that power. If enough Americans are ignorant, and dependent, enough to elect her.
Rob November 15, 2013 at 09:29 am
I would like to thank President Obama for handing over the next election to the Republicans :-)
A southern accent holds charm for a large percentage of survey respondents. Credit: Morguefile
Cathy November 12, 2013 at 01:41 pm
Scott R November 12, 2013 at 02:39 pm
South Boston
Joe Bozeman November 12, 2013 at 03:17 pm
I prefer Southern, but in this country now , I am just happy to hear anyone speaking English.