JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/12/quick-update.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1228448000-599864  jed at Fri, 05 Dec 2008 03:33:20 +0000

But do you get to blow the horn sometimes?


jsid-1228478712-599868  Arni at Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:05:12 +0000

I can't describe how much this insect mentality angers me. Authorities the world over seem intent on dividing humans into licensed tool users and the unthinking rest. What shall we call them, Homo Habilis and Homo Asapiens?

jsid-1228487282-599871  Russell at Fri, 05 Dec 2008 14:28:02 +0000

"So when will the .gov there start issuing Nerf™ sporks, and collecting up all the flatware? Oh, and issuing pre-pureed foodstuffs to the proles? Someone could get hurt!"

I'm starting to think Wells had it right with the Morlocks and Eloi. Maybe not the details, since he was criticizing Marx's socialism and the class based rifts, but it sure feels similar.

jsid-1228488433-599872  Oldsmoblogger at Fri, 05 Dec 2008 14:47:13 +0000

Found it, but I don't know if this will work: if not, look for a story called "Cocoon" in Future Imperfect, online at baen dot com. It's Chapter 17.


jsid-1228492773-599876  DJ at Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:59:33 +0000

Try computing your salary, in $/hr, two ways: 1) assuming a 40 hr work week; and, 2) adding to those 40 hrs all the extra time you spend now, including extra travel time and time away from home sitting in hotel rooms wishing you remembered how your own bed felt. Methinks it will surprise thee.

The owner of the business I retired from was overheard saying that the reason he set arbitrary and unrealistic deadlines was that it convinced gullible engineers to work overtime without pay. I never worked ANY overtime after that.

jsid-1228533648-599894  Kevin Baker at Sat, 06 Dec 2008 03:20:48 +0000

I get paid for every hour I work, but at the base pay rate. This week, 63.5 hours, including travel time.

jsid-1228573169-599900  DJ at Sat, 06 Dec 2008 14:19:29 +0000

Ah, that explains a lot. If only I had worked under such terms ...

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