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Re: Unnamed, nearby, college team loses AD as well as football coach
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One of the comments stated that they "need to bring someone who wants to be at Pitt".

Talk about unrealistic expectations...

Posted on: 12/18/2014 3:54 pm
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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
Sorry...the only way the analogy holds is if there are no achievement trophies. If there are 1st, 2nd, etc place trophies as well as MVP, batting champ, best pitcher, best sport, etc...how in the world does a participation trophy hurt anything? Is the MVP any less of an MVP because the worst player in the league got a momento for the time they spent doing their best?

In the real world, if you are not happy with your job you are free to get another one. Been there and done that. Expecting to be treated right by a corporation is foolish on every level. That's capitalism. It brings opportunity...it also ensures that the worker bee will be treated only as good as necessary to keep them working (and no better).

Take care of yourself & your family at all times. Never fall in love with a company because it will never love you back. If it does...then you are likely underpaid.

Just my two cents.


I disagree.

Posted on: 12/18/2014 9:48 am
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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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08WVUEer wrote:
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DonKeebals wrote:
Here's a personal example of this I have been meaning to share.

In the late 1990's at my previous job, I decided I needed to ask for a raise. I felt that fact that I worked more hours than anyone in the shop, usually the first one in and last one out and that I never used my sick days surely warranted a dollar on the hour. My last raise was fifty cents and hour 4 years earlier. I met with the owner, gave him my pitch and he said he would get back to me after he thought it over. A few days later he came back to the shop gathered us all up to announce EVERYONE was getting a $1 on the hour raise. Needless to say, that is the only time in my life I have been pissed off about getting a raise. Instead of having the balls to acknowledge my individual effort he took the easy way out and gave everyone a raise. As he would tell me weeks later, this was to "keep people from crying about why did he get a raise and not me?" He apparently felt that paying everyone more money was easier than telling them that I earned it.

Let's compare that to a more recent event. I received a raise this past April. About 2 weeks later I was inadvertently copied on an email which revealed someone who worked under me made more than I did. I rationalized this as he was recently moved to my project from a different area where the going rate was a little higher and that they wouldn't lower his rate to move him. As time went on I just couldn't let it go. Why should someone who does 1/3 of the work I do and has none of the responsibilities I do make more money? In August I met with the boss and made my case. Without hesitation he looked me in the eye and said, "Done". No, "I'll get back to you" or raises for anyone else.

I got the trophy this time because I earned it unlike the last time when I got one for just being there.



This makes me think of the predicament my husband is in right now with his job. He has a union job, which in certain situations I do support unions because there are some occupations out there where the company will slave drive you for pennies if they can. But anyways, he is in sales and his territory is much larger and extremely more difficult to cover than all of his coworkers territories. Before he was moved there, the previous sales rep had not met his goals in almost 2.5 years, my husband almost always meets his monthly goals and has completely turned the territory around. However because of the kind of accounts he has, often times he does not get the same bonus incentives as other reps and he also works well past 5 o'clock for which he doesn't get any over time pay or comp time, which almost all of his coworkers do not ever do. But, because they are in a union he cannot make any more money in his salary than the other people in his position, even though he is the second highest selling rep in the whole company.

If the owner was not such a wreched old woman he'd be better off non union.

The upside is that he does get free health care, eye, dental, and orthodontic care which is valued at $13,000 each. I also get this coverage for $20 a month extra.

But I guess it's like everyone gets a trophy, everyone gets the same raises in pay there, no matter what.


I understand that situation completely. This is the type of deal that leads to people "phoning it in". Why should someone go out like your husband and bust their hump to be the best at the company when the only one that benefits is the company? Other than the fact I just didn't make enough money this was the next biggest factor in me leaving a job of 17 years. Why should I keep busting my ass to be better than everyone if I could put in 1/2 the effort and make the same money? It took way too long for me to realize this the first time around, it will not take that long the next. If they are willing to care of you when times are good they aren't going to do **** for you when times are bad. It would certainly be hard to walk away from the insurance you have, especially when I look at it based on the issues I am having with that right now. However, I think he'll eventually get to where I was and say f**k it, I need a change.

Posted on: 12/15/2014 4:46 pm
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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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Here's a personal example of this I have been meaning to share.

In the late 1990's at my previous job, I decided I needed to ask for a raise. I felt that fact that I worked more hours than anyone in the shop, usually the first one in and last one out and that I never used my sick days surely warranted a dollar on the hour. My last raise was fifty cents and hour 4 years earlier. I met with the owner, gave him my pitch and he said he would get back to me after he thought it over. A few days later he came back to the shop gathered us all up to announce EVERYONE was getting a $1 on the hour raise. Needless to say, that is the only time in my life I have been pissed off about getting a raise. Instead of having the balls to acknowledge my individual effort he took the easy way out and gave everyone a raise. As he would tell me weeks later, this was to "keep people from crying about why did he get a raise and not me?" He apparently felt that paying everyone more money was easier than telling them that I earned it.

Let's compare that to a more recent event. I received a raise this past April. About 2 weeks later I was inadvertently copied on an email which revealed someone who worked under me made more than I did. I rationalized this as he was recently moved to my project from a different area where the going rate was a little higher and that they wouldn't lower his rate to move him. As time went on I just couldn't let it go. Why should someone who does 1/3 of the work I do and has none of the responsibilities I do make more money? In August I met with the boss and made my case. Without hesitation he looked me in the eye and said, "Done". No, "I'll get back to you" or raises for anyone else.

I got the trophy this time because I earned it unlike the last time when I got one for just being there.


Posted on: 12/14/2014 10:09 am
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Re: Conference championships are "Football Theater"
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I can agree that there is too much emphasis placed on a "Conference Championship Game" bbut the fact is that it is one of the things heavily considered by the Playoff committee. This has been made clear from the beginning so the B12 should have already had expansion plans in place.

2 teams need added asap and they don't even have to be good. Look at the B10, that entire conference sucks and they still get a team in.

Posted on: 12/8/2014 9:17 am
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Re: He may have screwed us
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wvugopher wrote:
I think he threw the game cause the michigan job is open again.


That's **** hilarious.

Posted on: 12/6/2014 8:55 am
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Re: He may have screwed us
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Stockton wrote:
At some point you have to let the Rich Rod stuff go. Maybe not root or care for the man, but hating someone after what...7 seasons now...seems a bit much.

He left for a bigger job that most coaches die for, can't blame him for that. He had problems with our AD at the time, I'm not one to fault him for that either nor do I pretend to not understand that if he and the AD were not on the same page at all that it wasn't a good work environment.

I will probably never fully forgive Rich Rod for the Pitt loss though. I don't believe for a second he threw that game, but I do think he puked all over himself in that game with awful decisions and calls.

I don't hate Rich Rod, hope for the best for him and if in some weird future world he becomes our coach again I'll be fine with that, but he'll never really wash away the stink of Dec 1 2007 to me.


Thanks for the advise Dr. Phil. How about you stick with posting your stupid articles and let me worry about how I feel about our previous coaches.

Posted on: 12/6/2014 8:51 am
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Re: He may have screwed us
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Not sure what you mean by "may have screwed us" because he definitely did. As for the rest of the post, **** that dickhead.

Posted on: 12/5/2014 7:07 pm
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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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juvi1624 wrote:
http://www.charlestondailymail.com/ar ... 41204/DM03/141209516/1309

Thought this was interesting. Looks like a number of assistant coaches contracts are expiring in the day few months. Hopefully we'll finally get out from under the terrible deal we gave Deforest.


I was just coming to post this article. January 30, 2015 looks like the perfect day to free $500k in salary...

Posted on: 12/5/2014 7:01 pm
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Re: Ferguson
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Just one question that pertains to both the Brown and Gardner cases.

What happens if both men obey the police officers initial orders?

Posted on: 12/5/2014 9:36 am
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Re: Brandon Napoleon Transfering
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Who?

Posted on: 12/2/2014 9:32 am
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Re: The Walking Dead
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08WVUEer wrote:
Well there wasn't too big of a surprise there. I knew it'd be one of them.

The Morgan teasers are killing me. I'm wondering how they'll bring them all together. I feel like they were channeling Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli in that final scene.


It's funny, I was bitching during the opening scenes that Morgan had not made an appearance since the season premier and then boom he's there again. Hopefully he'll push harder now that he knows he's on Rick's trail.

Posted on: 12/1/2014 8:03 am
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving brother.

Posted on: 11/27 11:15 am
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Re: Baylor bandwagon
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wvsouth1 wrote:
Say Baylor makes it to the playoffs and wins the NC....then by default we get to claim the NC because we will have been the only team to beat them and it WAS A BEATDOWN!!!!! 41-27


Using that logic we would have to share it with Alabama, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Kansas St. since all of them beat us.

Posted on: 11/26 12:20 pm
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Re: It ain't easy being green...
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MdMounty wrote:
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DonKeebals wrote:
Well, now that we've determined what a waste Keystone Pipeline is, let's get back to discussing what a waste this not so "green" energy has turned out to be.


You have to give any kind of new technology a chance. It's sort of like scrapping the Apollo mission that sent us to the moon when Apollo one caught on fire.



Again, this was known and is known to be the least efficient solar tech available for a project this size. There is newer better technology already available. The Apollo 1 fire was the first step in the next evolution of the Space Program. The Apollo program was third after Mercury and Gemini and the fire was a result of testing the new spacecraft. It was an electrical malfunction that caused that issue and steps were taken to prevent another. That happens with new technology. If someone had told them throughout development that the system they were using was already outdated and could lead to problems if they don't use newer and better systems do you think they would have listened? This solar plant would be the equivalent to taking the control system out of Gemini 1 and putting it into a spacecraft made today then sending the tax payers the bill for their "new technology".

Posted on: 11/26 9:59 am
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Re: It ain't easy being green...
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
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DonKeebals wrote:
Well, now that we've determined what a waste Keystone Pipeline is, let's get back to discussing what a waste this not so "green" energy has turned out to be.


You sound like the guy on the horse walking by a broken down model-T and proclaiming that we'll never do better than the horse.


Well, that comparison is wrong in more ways than I care to list so I'll keep it simple. I would have driven by the broken down Model T in my Benz Motorwagen and laughed because I did better than the horse and Henry Ford.

This "green energy" uses the least efficient solar technology available on this scale and is currently using 480% more natural gas than planned due to it's lack of efficiency. It will never be anything more than a giant hole in the desert in which the government throws our money.

p.s. When your light bulb finally comes on, with won't be from concentrated solar energy, the sun didn't shine enough today...

Posted on: 11/26 9:37 am
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Re: It ain't easy being green...
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Well, now that we've determined what a waste Keystone Pipeline is, let's get back to discussing what a waste this not so "green" energy has turned out to be.

Posted on: 11/23 12:22 pm
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Re: WVU's Greek Tragedy
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Eers88 wrote:
I was an active brother at a fraternity at WVU from 1983 to 1988. I never saw a pledge forced to consume alcohol. Not once. I saw plenty of them drink way too much on their own, and drink under age, but not forced to consume it.


A close friend of mine was a Frat Boy at WVU. I am not going to name him or his old Frat but I remember his telling me that they bought kegs of Red White and Blue and Natty Bo and kept them by a boiler for three months. they were made to drink that along with other things that were not identified during hell night. It use to happen.


It still happens. A lot.

Posted on: 11/19 12:11 pm
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Re: WVU's Greek Tragedy
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Eers88 wrote:
I was an active brother at a fraternity at WVU from 1983 to 1988. I never saw a pledge forced to consume alcohol. Not once. I saw plenty of them drink way too much on their own, and drink under age, but not forced to consume it.



Part of the Big/Little night for this fraternity is that the Big is required to get his little "blackout drunk" then they take them back to the frat house and leave them while the Bigs go out and party. This kid had a BAC of .426 which means he was forced to drink approximately 2 bottles of whiskey/bourbon that night.

Fraternities and Sororities and pretty much like the electoral college as they serve no real purpose.

Posted on: 11/19 10:59 am
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It ain't easy being green...
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Another crown jewel for Bronco Bama. This is just awesome!!!


“Solar Partners have stated in their petition that the auxiliary boilers will need to operate an average of approximately 5 hours a day during daily startup (instead of the original expectation of an average of approximately 1 hour per day) in order to ensure that steam flow is sufficient to carry excess heat from the receivers in the towers and to ensure that equipment components continue to operate as designed,” staff wrote. “Solar Partners became aware of a need for additional fuel use in the auxiliary boiler during periods of intermittent cloud cover, after the turbine tripped off-line during extensive cloud cover, and at the end of the day to extend solar power production.”

In August the commission approved the annual use of 1,575 million standard cubic feet of natural gas, a 480 percent increase over the original approval. Despite the added gas use, the plant has produced about half of its expected annual output for this year, according to commission spokesman Michael Ward.


http://blogs.rollcall.com/energy-xtra ... performance-clouded/?dcz=

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/ ... ederal/?intcmp=latestnews

p.s. Maybe they need some of those pretty wind turbines to blow the clouds away...

Posted on: 11/19 10:17 am
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