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Comments on: Reenforcing a ‘thinking only of myself/my needs’ attitude http://seaners4real.net/?p=532 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:38:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 By: Seaners http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-156 Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:49:27 +0000 http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-156 Yeah, I reluctantly accept that bumping within a range should be allowed. But bumping into previously held ranges is very distasteful.

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By: dorinda http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-155 Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:24:21 +0000 http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-155 Your post made me think of Spock…you know “the needs of the many…”. Morality isn’t a priority in television, but I’m sure you know that. Unfortunately, in real life people often have the same attitude. You’ve expressed your view on bumping rights many times & I agree with you – I wish they didn’t exist. I think if your job gets cut then it’s unfortunate, but you shouldn’t have the right to displace someone else. CSEA sees things very differently. I was looking at the CSEA website reading up on bumping rights and it states “CSEA supports classification schemes where each classification is broadly defined to cover as many positions as possible.” Well that explains why we have so many Administrative Assistants and other positions with the exact same title. Last year when I was getting bumped out of my position I told Holly that there was no way I was going to bump someone out of their position. I felt that my conscience wouldn’t let me. She was pissed and tried to convince me otherwise. She explained that one of the reasons we have bumping is to ensure that if we have mass layoffs the school won’t lose their senior people, the people who have the most experience running the school. I can understand that. We want people around who know what they are doing. This time around I have decided that I will accept a position of it is offered to me. A couple of things made me change my mind. One, I found out that if I am offered a chance to move into another position and turn it down there is a good possibility that I will not receive unemployment benefits. I found that out this year after one of our (Comm Ed) instructors was laid off and offered a position he could “bump” into – he turned it down and EDD denied his claim because he turned down the offer. The thought of being without any income at all scares the hell out of me. Sure, Holly will still have an income, but I don’t want her to feel the pressure of being the sole provider. Secondly, I like working at MJC. I thought that as long as we didn’t move out of the area, this would be the place I would work until I retire. I didn’t expect to work the rest of my days in Community Education, but I did plan on staying at the school. If I’m completely gone, with the state of the state budget, I think it will be years before I can come back to the school. Luckily (because it will spare my conscience & I won’t have to cause suffering to someone else) I already know that I will not have anyone to bump. The layoffs are too massive. I just thought of a third reason…because then we wouldn’t work at the same place anymore and I wouldn’t know what you were talking about when you write about work. I’m going to miss your silly sense of humor in the office as it is!

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By: MissPlace http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-148 Sat, 19 Mar 2011 05:47:29 +0000 http://seaners4real.net/?p=532#comment-148 The second dirty-bomb episode of Castle had that same issue. They made a mother drive a nuclear bomb into downtown New York or else they would kill her and her baby. To add to this silliness, she would have died in the explosion, leaving her baby an orphan with a bunch of terrorists. I mean, even if they threatened to kill everyone in your office, would you knowingly kill all of Modesto to save them? I think not.

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