corrected record

I did exactly what the form told me to do.

As my username implies, I’m involved with the HR Department at work. Part of the more occasional administrative duties I do is processing Change of Details forms when people notify us of moving house, changing phone numbers, etc.

A few months ago a form was dropped off in our Out of Hours box with a Change of Address. Unfortunately, it was filled out poorly. The form only had the first name (Let’s say the name was Tom) of the employee and the new address. The form itself asks for Employee number, First & Last name and the Old & New address to make sure we’re updating the correct records.

Since the company I work for is a large one, just under 2,000 employees this is obviously not enough information to even know who dropped the form off. I checked our records and saw that we had eight current employees with that first name. Since the old address wasn’t specified I couldn’t even look up the addresses for those eight to figure out which one it was. Given my workload, I didn’t really have the capacity to go as far as checking the physical personnell files in the hope of comparing the handwriting, so I just set the form to the side and continued with more pressing work, like invoices. Eventually I decided to just keep the form in a folder on my desk so that if it was ever queried I had the evidence to show I couldn’t do anything with it.

About a month ago we did a mailout to certain staff to confirm and advise of some wage increases. As you may have guessed, our friend Tom was one of those affected. After he didn’t receive his letter, he came by the HR Office to complain.

$Tom: I never got the letter about my wage increase! What the hell?! I’m entitled to this! I want my increase! <rabble rabble rabble>
$Aech: Calm down, Tom. You definitely have a letter, I mail-merged them myself. I’ll do a reprint for you right now, if you like.
$Tom: Yeah, that’d be good
$Aech: *prints off another copy of his letter and hands it to him*
$Tom: Well that explains a lot, you lot never processed my change of address!
$Aech: (*Internal Ah-Ha! moment as I remember the Change of Address without any useful information*) Ohh, did you mean this one? (*I get it from my folder and show it to him*)
$Tom: Yeah, that’s the one! Why the hell haven’t you done anything with it?!
$Aech: Well, you’ve only put your first name here. We’ve got about eight Toms total, and there was no old address to be able to compare it to…
$Tom: Well someone should have told me!
$Aech: … How would we do that when we don’t know who filled this out?
$Tom: … Ugh, fine. I have to go back on duty now, I’ll drop another one off tonight.
$Aech: No worries. I’ll be sure to process it for you first thing tomorrow
$Tom: Whatever…
$Aech: (Internally: Fuck you too, buddy)

The next morning, sure enough there was a new form in the Out of Hours box. Complete with sarcastic underlining of his Employee number and name. As I update his details, I see that he’s put something under the ‘Preferred Name’ option. This is intended for people to have whatever name they prefer as their 'First’ name on things like the company directoy. Preferred name as in shortening Matthew to Matt, Kimberley to Kim or somebody with an 'International’ legal name preferring to go by an 'English’ name.

For the sake of this, we’ll pretend that Toms last name is Jones. Obviously, Tom Jones isn’t his real name. I just went with an alternative that’ll help this bit make sense. Tom had put his preferred name as 'Jonesy’. He has one of those last names that can become a nickname if you add ’-y’ to the end of it. Apparently that’s what his manager and others in his department call him.

Since Tom clearly wanted me to update all of his details correctly this time, I did exactly as he told me to do and entered 'Jonesy’ as his preferred name. Once the intranet updated overnight, the employee directory now knows him by his preferred name, showing him as Jonesy Jones.

About a week after that change took hold, his manager sent me a screencap of Jonesy and asked why it was showing him as Jonesy Jones. I sent him the scanned forms and the short version of the story, asking if he wanted me to change it back. He replied:

Well, you did exactly what he told you to do, its right there on the form. If he wants to change it back he can do another form. If he’s a smartass about it again let me know and I’ll take care of it.

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A truck drove into pedestrians on a major shopping and tourist street in Stockholm and then crashed into an upscale department store on Friday, causing multiple injuries and fatalities. Police have not confirmed the number of deaths, but Swedish media outlets are reporting that at least three people were killed.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says one person has been arrested in connection with the attack, The Associated Press reports. However, Swedish police reportedly contradicted that, saying no one was in custody.

Löfven also says there are indications the truck hit pedestrians as “a terror attack,” Reuters says. But Radio Sweden reports that the Swedish Security Service says there is no confirmation the incident was terrorism.

Injuries And Fatalities After Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Stockholm

Photos: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images (2) and Andreas Schyman/AFP/Getty Images

Editor’s Note: This is a breaking news story. As often happens in situations like these, some information reported early may turn out to be inaccurate. We’ll move quickly to correct the record and we’ll only point to the best information we have at the time.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Gender Pronouns

By Ose Arheghan, Advocates for Youth Student Organizer and GLSEN Student Advocate of the Year 

I’m in high school and the classroom environment isn’t always the most accepting of students who differ from the norm. I remember an English teacher telling her class how she doesn’t use students’ gender neutral pronouns because they aren’t grammatically correct – which for the record, is factually untrue. For myself and other GNC (gender nonconforming) individuals, proper pronoun usage is a matter of respect and dignity. We’re lucky enough to live in a time period where we have language to expresses identities outside just male and female. Since that language is readily available to us, it’s important to use it. 

Here’s 5 tips for proper pronoun usage.

1. Understand the Gender Spectrum
We live in a binary world, everything is supposed to be black or white, gay or straight, boy or girl, but realistically, that’s not the case. When it comes to gender identity, there are more than two ways to identify because gender doesn’t necessarily have to correlate to sex. Sex is biological, but gender is more fluid and isn’t always the same as the sex you’re assigned at birth. In terms of gender identity, individuals can identify as male, female, somewhere in between or none of the above.

2. Assume Nothing
Gender identity doesn’t always correlate to gender expression. Essentially, you can’t always tell someone’s gender by they way they dress or the way they speak. Looking at someone and thinking “oh, her dress is pretty,” might be your natural response to seeing someone in a pretty dress but that’s because we’re used to assuming dress equals girl or suit equals boy which isn’t always the case. 

3. My Pronouns Aren’t “Preferred,” They’re Mandatory
I identify as non-binary (meaning I don’t identify with gender within the binary system we use) and use the pronouns they/them/theirs. When I ask someone to refer to me using my correct pronouns it’s not really optional.

4. Just Because I’m Not There Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Care
What you say when someone isn’t around is just as, if not more important than what you do when you’re with them. To me it means more when someone uses my pronouns and validates me as a person when I’m not around to hear it. That means whether or not I’m around to know, they respect me.

5. Practice Makes Perfect
There’s a website online that provides a rundown on some common (and not so common) gender neutral pronouns and how to use them grammatically. Resources like this make language accessible to those who might not have the same knowledge on LGBTQ issues as others.  

161109 BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.3 in Fukuoka - Quiz Game

1. Q: What makes Jungkook think he has really grown up? (500 points)

Taehyung: Carrier billing
Namjoon: Body
Yoongi: Age
Jimin: Driver lisence

Hint: Something changed about it

Jimin: Physically growing up
Jimin: Mentally growing up

2. Q: If Jungkook were an ARMY, whose fan would he be? Why? (5,000 points)

Jimin: It has to be me right?
Yoongi: J~~~~Hooopeee~~
Taehyung: Can I answer it? It’s V.
Jimin: It’s Rapmon-hyung, because he’s smart. 

Namjoon said he would be Jungkook’s fan too.

3. Q: The most embarrassing moment of Jungkook this year? (50,000 points)

Yoongi: Falling down while riding a scooter in front of our house?

Hint: During live performance

Yoongi: Drooling while perfoming live?
Taehyung: Having stomachache while perfoming live
Hoseok: Pants ripped
Jimin: Dropping his mic

Hint: During live perfomance, something happened and the two got something

Jimin: This one surely is V
Seokjin: During ‘BS&T’ pre-recording, I blew hand kisses to ARMYs
Taehyung: During ‘BS&T’ pre-recording, Jin-hyung…
Jimin: Laughing when seeing Jin-hyung’s dance?
Yoongi: Jin-hyung really can’t dance!
Seokjin: Before the pre-recording, while positioning, I touched Jungkook’s butt
Jimin: Jungkook farted when Jin-hyung touch his butt?
Taehyung: Jin-hyung messed around with Jungkook during the pre-recording? 

Correct answer: During the performance, Jin-hyung messed around with Jungkook and both got scolded

Seokjin: Ah… Yeah
MC: You don’t remember it at all.
Jimin, Taehyung: I do remember.
MC: How was the situation like?
Jimin: I scolded them.
MC: Jimin-ssi scolded them? For messing around?
Jimin: They kept hitting each other… I told them to stop..
MC: That’s really cool.

4. Q: What’s the first thing Jungkook do after waking up in the morning? (60,000 points)

Hoseok: Hope! Going to the bathroom
Jimin: Opening the fridge
Seokjin: Drinking water
Jimin: Getting off the bed
Yoongi: Honestly…
Namjoon: (Doing the) laundry
Hoseok: (making stretching sound)
Taehyung: Corn Frost (cereal)
Hoseok: Thinking about ARMY?
Seokjin: Drinking milk
Jimin: It’s a thing he really does.
MC: What is it?
Jimin: Opening the fridge. It’s true. I see him do that everyday.
Yoongi: First thing after waking up, going back to sleep.

Correct answer: Finding something to eat

(giving out the Jungkook Master award)

Taehyung: I present this certificate to Jimin for his vast knowledge of Jungkook.
MC: Jimin-ssi, please tell us how you feel.
Jimin: Jungkook-ssi, please look after me in the future as well.
MC: Jungkook-ssi, Jimin-ssi won 1st place.
Jungkook: Jimin-hyung really knows me well. And I want to say thank you to our ARMYs for answering many questions too.

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Gym etiquette 101

1. Clean your sweat.

2. Use deodorant.

3. If someone gave you a tip, say thank you even if it’s useless.

4. If someone asked you to spot, you spot. Unless its too heavy for you.

5. Put your weights/plates away when you’re done with them

6. If more than 2 people are using the same machine/bar/rack, don’t ask to work-in.

7. If someone asked you for a spot, you ONLY spot. Don’t lift the whole weight for him, don’t stand back looking while he is about to get crushed, simply spot.

8. Don’t curl on squat rack. “nonnegotiable”

9.If you see someone with a terrible form or doing a wrong workout, correct him, don’t record him.

10. Sometimes the gym gets crowded. If someone bumped into you, doesn’t mean they are looking for a fight.

11. If you found a lost item, give it to the desk. If that was your phone, you would want others to do the same.

12. Unless you legally own the gym, you have to wait in-turn like any other person no matter how big you are.

13. Be confidant, not cocky.

14. If you talk more than you lift, shut up.

15. Don’t text and lift.

16.If you see someone about to start a set, don’t start a conversation.

17. Don’t block someone’s view if they are using the mirror.

18. If someone smiled at you, smile back EVEN if you are in “beast mode”.

19. girls are here to workout too, not to hookup.

20. Shout, Yell, Make Noises, whatever you need to do when you lift heavy, but watch your tongue.

21. Respect skinny, overweight people. You were like that one day, and you are at the gym working hard to change.

22. Don’t ask random guys if they are on steroids just because they look big.

23. Don’t use more than 2 equipment in peak-times.

24. If someone went to drink water, doesn’t mean its okay to take their bench/rack/weights.

If you have any more, go ahead and add

- Stay strong and humble ;)

Ouat Con San Francisco 2017 - Lana’s Panel

(x)

  • Lana loves that she was able to play two roles (x)
  • “I always choose love over hate” (x)
  • Lana makes specific choices to differentiate the EQ and Regina&it’s different now because she keeps falling back to Regina&she’s not (x)
  • Regina is kind of like Obi-Wan in s7…but you’re gonna have to tune in to find out how and why (x)
  • Any love interests for Roni? “No… Roni is very alone right now… and loves alcohol.” (x)
    • “Currently Roni is very alone… And likes her alcohol. She takes a lot of shots lol.” (x)
  • Lana says playing [Roni] is more challenging bc she isn’t Regina at all, so she has to be very cognizant of “who” she is (x)
  • Lana is very interested in writing scripts. There’s something she wants/needs to develop (x)
  • “My LAN-sagna is the best!” (x)
  • Lana: “I feel like this is turning into a life coaching session. Stop asking me deep questions!” (x)
  • “Roni is the voice for the people, stands up for the underdog and is kind of a mentor” (x)
  • Lana corrects the record: she does play Regina in flashbacks in S7, but because it’s five years later, she’s somewhat different (x)
  • Lana’s favorite one liner is “fillet the bitch”, and wants to say it in regular life (x)
  • “I wouldn’t want to be any other character on OUAT. I think I have one of the best characters on television.” (x)
  • Lana thinks “my happy ending is finally being at peace with my self” is a very powerful message (x)
  • Lana: still working just as hard but in a different way. The energy of the new cast is fantastic & something she thinks we will feel (x)
  • Great advice from Lana about S7: “Stay open minded!” (x)
  • Lana’s album would be named Hamburger Patty and it would be pop rock (x)

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oh, you’re watching the Danny Phantom cartoon? i love that show! the way they just [clenches fist] made a cartoon where the main character is dead and hunted by his own parents and instead it’s about puns and goofy ghosties

anonymous asked:

FUUUUUUCK my old job! Today (9.9) is the day I QUIT! Y'all cut my closing time in half without notice, y'all cut my hours without notice, y'all bring in a transfer (who gets 30 hours off the bat... more than anyone but our lead) after local co-workers have been CLAMOURING for the same job and y'all claimed we couldn't afford someone else back there, and HR has lied about corrective actions on my record and threatened me. YAIN'T GETTING TWO WEEKS NOTICE, YER GETTING 2 HOURS.

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L.A. Theater Review: ‘Hamilton’ at Hollywood Pantages (Variety) [x x x]:

[…] At the risk of revealing too much about myself, it was the ten-dollar bill that piqued my interest in Alexander Hamilton. Back in the year 1999, the U.S. Treasury — an organization which, it should be said, Hamilton helped to establish, serving as its first secretary under George Washington — redesigned the look of American money. The heads got bigger, and Hamilton got hot.

Thanks to a new artist’s liberal reinterpretation of a painting that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery (the original of which features Hamilton with a sharp, severe nose and a faraway expression), one of those old white guys gracing the face of U.S. currency suddenly ceased to look like a windbag in a powdered wig, and instead came off as a dashing young man with a fire in his eyes. Weirdly enough, I suddenly found myself crushing on someone who’d been dead for nearly 200 years — and I suppose, in his own way and for entirely different reasons, so did Miranda, who dug into Hamilton’s biography to find an incredibly rich story of “a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a / Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten / spot in the Caribbean” that connected to his own immigrant experience, and the one he’d previously dramatized in “In the Heights.”

Just as the new 10-spot had flattered Hamilton, so too does Miranda’s brilliant musical, turning him into a tragic romantic hero who rose from poverty to become one of the most prolific and influential authors of modern democracy. The fact that “Hamilton” debuted during the Obama administration (more than that, in its early hip-hop mixtape form, it actually went viral after a private performance for Barack, Michelle and their inner circle at the White House in 2009) was all the more poignant, seeing as how Miranda and an incredibly talented multi-ethnic ensemble embodied everyone from Hamilton to Washington on stage, while leaving a white guy (Jonathan Groff, in the original Broadway cast) to play “the Man,” England’s mincing King George, tottering on the brink of a madness.

How quaint it all seems today, now that our commander in chief looks and sounds more like that dictatorial buffoon than the eloquent orator who preceded him. And yet, “Hamilton” couldn’t be a more vital show today, reminding audiences that all is not lost, that our country has endured the effects of venality, avarice and runaway ambition before. With Washington’s exit song, “One Last Time” (here performed with dignity and composure by Isaiah Johnson), it prepared us to say goodbye to a great leader, and to borrow one of the show’s more colorful phrases, it taught us that the nation can recover even after a subsequent lesser President “sh– the bed.”

[…]

Regional maps from the recent presidential election revealed a troubling phenomenon in which big cities nearly all voted blue, while rural areas (even those not far from Los Angeles) went red. The thing about traveling Broadway shows is that they almost exclusively play big cities, which means Miranda’s progressive-minded message has been preaching mostly to the choir, and will continue to do so when addressing Los Angeles audiences. Is anyone here actually scandalized by the casting? That’s not the point, of course. Rather, “Hamilton’s” genius comes in challenging both the conventions and increasingly fascist politics of who gets to tell another person’s story. There’s a long, ugly tradition of white actors performing in blackface, whereas the reverse has too seldom been seen.

Luwoye, who played both Hamilton and Burr on Broadway (the former as alternate, the latter as understudy), may not look like either Hamilton or Miranda, but he’s one heck of a performer. Slightly shrimpier than most of the other actors, Luwoye uses his small stature to the part’s advantage, playing Hamilton as a man with much to prove. His early “I want” song, “My Shot,” cleverly forebodes his own demise, as does the repeated observation that Hamilton writes like he’s “running out of time.”

[…]

From the period-inspired costumes and deconstructed wooden-scaffold set to the essential device of a double-rotating stage (key to the climactic duel), the Pantages production closely approximates the effect seen on Broadway, while adapting to a house with more than double the capacity (and nearly 10 times that of the 299-seat Public Theater). All three versions were directed by Thomas Kail, but are differentiated by the personalities on stage, as he allows the actors to adapt the roles to their respective strengths (a point made clear when the understudies and swings appear afterward, looking nothing like the actors for whom they might substitute).

And yet, whatever nuances these new actors may bring to the equation, two veterans of earlier “Hamilton” productions stand out as the ensemble’s strongest components. As Burr, Henry has to be every bit as good as whoever’s playing Hamilton, or else his tragic role as “the damn fool that shot him” doesn’t work. But the real standout is Raver-Lampman, punkishly assertive as Angelica (whom she plays with a black-to-blonde ombré mohawk), a character who’s non-essential to the plot, and yet hugely impactful, articulating the mistake of underestimating Hamilton — which, of course, we all did until Miranda corrected the record with his incredible, essential musical. And now, while it lasts, and no matter what the cost, Angelenos should do anything to be in the room where it happens.

Bernie supporters cry about Hillary not uniting progressives and Democrats. That she shouldn’t focus on the past. That we should be focused on “moving forward.”

Yet this conveniently ignores Hillary’s new organization, “Onward Together,” which supports/funds young progressive organizations and young progressive candidates running for office.

But I must ask: wasn’t it Bernie who stayed in the primary long after he couldn’t win mathematically?

If anyone shouldn’t discuss coming together for the greater good, it’s Bernie “Insurgent” Sanders.

The dragged out primary caused lasting damage to Hillary, especially because Bernie allowed his surrogates and supporters to demonize “corrupt” Hillary, often in vile sexist terms. They also bullied, harassed, and terrorized Hillary supporters online.

Bernie also gave Trump the perfect playbook: “Crooked Hillary.” A nick-name reinforced by decades of GOP smears, innuendo, conspiracy theories, and fake “scandals” that wasted millions in taxpayer money (Hillary has still never been charged or convicted of anything. Ever.)

At the end of the day, Bernie didn’t unite us when it counted most. So please stop telling Hillary to unite us in 2017, 3 long years before the 2020 Presidential election.

We need an accurate assessment of history in order to go forward successfully. Everyone should be outraged that a foreign power influenced the outcome of our election and installed a puppet. We are now the laughing stock of Putin. He wanted a weak America and he got one with Trump at the helm.

Remember: Putin was yet another man that feared the strength and power of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. Lucky for Putin, he was able to install a 24-hour American circus instead.

Let us also remember: Hillary restrained herself during the primary due to the advice of President Obama.

Obama reminded Hillary that we had to unite progressives for the general election. To not focus on Crazy Bernie’s rape essay’s, the fact his plans didn’t add up and would raise taxes on low-income and middle-class Americans, that his record of accomplishments is restricted to naming post-offices, and that he would be slaughtered on Fox News for his socialism (“ALERT: Crazy Bernie is going to raise taxes on everyone!!!!”) – Hillary couldn’t bring any of this up. Though she did rightfully criticize his pro-NRA record.

Sadly, the protracted primary made it so a core chunk of Bernie supporters were never going to vote for Hillary (“Bernie-or-Bust”). It also meant Trump had a head-start on the general election and Hillary had less time to unite Democrats and progressives.

But here’s the thing: Bernie isn’t a Democrat and still to this day attacks Democrats. He wouldn’t even appear in an “I’m With Her” ad.

Has Bernie ever truly cared about uniting us? Or is he just trying to make himself be remembered as something more than a spoiler? Another Ralph Nader in the books of history.

Maybe Bernie should look inward. He should look at his actions during the primary. He divided us when it mattered most. When we needed to come together to beat Trump.

On the contrary, Hillary is correcting the record in 2017. Long before the 2020 election. And you bet she’ll be out there for **DEMOCRATS** in 2018, too (pssst: you need Democrats in Congress to get anything done, Bernie!)

Hillary will slaughter Trump and his minions in her 2018/2020 speeches. Why? Because everything Hillary predicted in regards to Trump is coming true:

Unfit. Unqualified. Unpresidential.
Propaganda Artist. Scapegoating.
Nationalism. Authoritarianism.
Incompetent. Inexperienced.
Con-man. Bigot. Sexist.
Reckless. Dangerous.
Fear. Division.
Racist-lover.
Narcissist.
Bully.

But the woman who finally deconstructed and dismantled Trump (after so many men failed to do so) is not allowed to discuss “What Happened” from her perspective?

The woman who got 3 million more votes in the general election and 4 million more votes in the primary?

Apparently, Hillary’s campaign of “Love Trumps Hate” and “Stronger Together” appealed to more voters than both of her opponents. Hillary is the popular vote Queen. Never forget that.

Maybe Trump and Bernie should be asked why they think Hillary’s campaign appealed to more people?

I think it’s because Hillary’s plans and platform appealed directly to 2016 America (not white men like Bernie and Trump). Too bad the media didn’t cover her amazingly researched plans and proposals. Donald was just too much fun – a reality show. Oh and, “…but her e-mails!!!!”

Fact is: most losing Presidential candidates are never told to “shut up” and “go away.” Gore, Kerry, McCain, Romney? All were given some level of RESPECT.

But Hillary? She’s told to “shut up” and “go away” even though she received 3 **MILLION** more votes than her general election opponent.

Despite all of Hillary’s mistakes, Russian interference, voter suppression, Bernie, the media’s false equivalence between Trump’s negatives and Hillary’s negatives, fake Benghazi & e-mail “scandals,” and yes – even sexism…

Hillary still won by 3 million votes. And was headed towards an electoral victory after her 3 debate dominations.

But then came Comey in the final days. Sabotaging Clinton right at the end.

However, Hillary still won the popular vote by millions… and had already made it to the White House twice with her husband, leaving us a great economy and surplus.

But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when American society tells a woman of this stature to “shut up” and “go away.”

So I truly do hope Hillary’s book sells millions of copies just to spite the sexist haters.

She warned us. She was right. So let’s go forward as the 66 million MAJORITY.

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Onward Together!!

It keeps happening but I’m going to continue to correct the record when people demonize Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ people of colour over the mess around Toronto Pride.

The amount of anti-black racism and pure ignorance on this topic is astounding.

Holy shit remember when Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid people to defend her in internet comment sections (Correct The Record). That seems really crazy, almost nefarious, but at the same time I’m pretty sure it will become the standard norm for candidates within the next couple of cycles

anonymous asked:

The iHeart radio thing, I'm an international Swiftie so like how am I gonna be able to hear it? I have the app so I need to sign up? And on the website, how should we go about it? I'm sorry, I'm just confused.

Well my fellow international Swiftie, I think you will be able to listen to it HERE. I avoid official sites because you have to log in only to be told something along the lines of “sorry, not available for people outside of USA” and then I have to change my IP to look like I’m in USA, which is so much work… long story short - pretty sure Z100 will air the special and you can listen to it there.