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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2020, 12:22:17 PM »
I honestly don't care. I'd love another day off. I'm not offended by Juneteenth.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2020, 12:25:03 PM »
I honestly don't care. I'd love another day off. I'm not offended by Juneteenth.

Do you mind the pandering and captiuation involved here?  Do you really think it will stop at this point?  This attitude is just a gateway for repartions enactment. 
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2020, 12:29:11 PM »
Do you mind the pandering and captiuation involved here?  Do you really think it will stop at this point?  This attitude is just a gateway for repartions enactment.
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The pandering is annoying, and making this a holiday won't solve a damn thing one way or the other, but at least there's an upside for me in this whole thing. As far as the sliding scale goes...  :shrug:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2020, 12:29:55 PM »
Travesty we couldn't get even 25% in the primary to unseat this c__ sucking SOB.

We don't need additonal federal holidays

This is small potatoes compared to other things Cornyn has done, IMO.
But, yes, I agree with you about getting him out during the primaries.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2020, 12:46:36 PM »
I honestly don't care. I'd love another day off. I'm not offended by Juneteenth.

This is not an additional day off if they do the usual shuffle of striking another Holiday to make room for it.  And, unless you are a Federal or Bank employee, you don't get it.
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2020, 12:53:25 PM »
If they're attempting to soothe the child terrorists,  whites should have to work.   
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2020, 12:57:02 PM »
If they're attempting to soothe the child terrorists,  whites should have to work.   

I agree.  When MLK got his Holiday, the black folks I worked with were unhappy with me for also taking the floating holiday off. 
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2020, 01:04:13 PM »
I agree.  When MLK got his Holiday, the black folks I worked with were unhappy with me for also taking the floating holiday off.

The same has happened to me, often.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2020, 01:08:32 PM »
I agree.  When MLK got his Holiday, the black folks I worked with were unhappy with me for also taking the floating holiday off.

I work in a biotech company, doing system administration, and I think there is a single black person in the entire company (and he's in the UK).

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2020, 01:22:34 PM »
We don't close now for MLK day, and we probably won't for this one either.

We close probably a day or 2 more than most.

Christmas Eve and Christmas.
New Years Eve and New Years.
Thanksgiving and the Friday after.
Memorial Day.
4th of July.
Labor day.

We have floating day of our choosing, and some of our Black employees use that on MLK day.
Some do not, and they come to work.
Honestly, most of us try to use that floating day around Christmastime.

I've never heard anyone complain if a White person used their floating day on MLK day at my workplace.
Y'all must work in some pretty weird environments....
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2020, 01:39:54 PM »
We don't close now for MLK day, and we probably won't for this one either.

We close probably a day or 2 more than most.

Christmas Eve and Christmas.
New Years Eve and New Years.
Thanks giving and the Friday after.
Memorial Day.
4th of July.
Labor day.

We have floating day of our choosing, and some of our Black employees use that on MLK day.
Some do not, and they come to work.
Honestly, most of us try to use that floating day around Christmastime.

I've never heard anyone complain if a White person used their floating day on MLK day at my workplace.
Y'all must work in some pretty weird environments....

It was only an issue the first few years.  But it's a typical corporate workplace environment issue.  They love their Special High Intensity Training for whatever issue the media wants to raise.  I lost count of how many Sexual Harassment classes 100% of the company had to take.

Large corporations are run by the biggest cowards alive.
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2020, 01:49:09 PM »
@Cyber Liberty
Large corporations are no fun to work for.
I've have only quit jobs 2 times in my career, and both times, it was because large corporations bought where I worked.
I quit as soon as a better opportunity opened up.
I do work for a large company now, but 5th generation run, family owned.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2020, 01:50:00 PM »
It was only an issue the first few years.  But it's a typical corporate workplace environment issue.  They love their Special High Intensity Training for whatever issue the media wants to raise.  I lost count of how many Sexual Harassment classes 100% of the company had to take.

Large corporations are run by the biggest cowards alive.

20 years ago my corporation instituted its first Inclusion and Diversity Training.  At the very beginning, it was a great tool to extract the best and most from everyone in the company.  Sadly, it devolved into a political leveraging tool, and was exploited for minority gains and advantage.  The old adage, give an inch, and they'll take a mile?  Well......

Now even after 8 years of retirement, I got to agree 100% Cyber.  From what I have heard from the workers that used to work for me....   It's now considered now more a hostage taking tool, than even exploitation.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2020, 02:00:14 PM »
20 years ago my corporation instituted its first Inclusion and Diversity Training.  At the very beginning, it was a great tool to extract the best and most from everyone in the company.  Sadly, it devolved into a political leveraging tool, and was exploited for minority gains and advantage.  The old adage, give an inch, and they'll take a mile?  Well......

Now even after 8 years of retirement, I got to agree 100% Cyber.  From what I have heard from the workers that used to work for me....   It's now considered now more a hostage taking tool, than even exploitation.

A year or so before I retired I was commanded to attend the who knows how manyth three-letter management by committee seminar (TQM for example) the company I worked for had sponsored The first hour of the first day I ask the instructor if this stuff works so well how come it ALWAYS comes down to someone having to take the bull by the horns and say "This is what we are going to do and this is how we are going to do it."  I was excused from the remainder of the seminar which really broke my heart.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2020, 02:09:09 PM »
A year or so before I retired I was commanded to attend the who knows how manyth three-letter management by committee seminar (TQM for example) the company I worked for had sponsored The first hour of the first day I ask the instructor if this stuff works so well how come it ALWAYS comes down to someone having to take the bull by the horns and say "This is what we are going to do and this is how we are going to do it."  I was excused from the remainder of the seminar which really broke my heart.

Work is bad enough being productive, and there is absolutely ZERO value added in these dipschit classes!
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2020, 02:11:24 PM »
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2020, 02:20:37 PM »
:amen:

The only benefits I could ever see being derived from this corporate bullshit were to the third-party consultants who delivered the training.  I always assumed there were kickbacks or something.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2020, 02:29:30 PM »
It was only an issue the first few years.  But it's a typical corporate workplace environment issue.  They love their Special High Intensity Training for whatever issue the media wants to raise.  I lost count of how many Sexual Harassment classes 100% of the company had to take.

Large corporations are run by the biggest cowards alive.

In my career, I worked for several of the biggest energy companies in Texas.  Over the decades, as I grew less liberal, more conservative....I grew to detest the corporate BS.  Especially since I am an anti-political-correctness nonconfomist that is resistant to authority (other than God)....lol.   
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2020, 02:32:50 PM »
The only benefits I could ever see being derived from this corporate bullshit were to the third-party consultants who delivered the training.  I always assumed there were kickbacks or something.

I think the people who mandate this sort of "training" most often have a hidden interest in the consulting company they hire to provide it. 

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2020, 02:33:41 PM »
I don't know.  They're regional and I don't know all the regions.  Probably, the next time the Rats try to scuttle a Trump Rally, one will be found.  BTW, "Juneteenth" is not any kind of holiday in the states not named "Texas," AFAIK.  Certainly not in Oklahoma.

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That may have been true last week,but I think it is now a federal holiday.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2020, 02:39:41 PM »
So when will blacks become just plain Americans instead of African-Americans or ex-slaves?   :whistle:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2020, 02:43:26 PM »
So when will blacks become just plain Americans instead of African-Americans or ex-slaves?   :whistle:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2020, 02:55:10 PM »
So when will blacks become just plain Americans instead of African-Americans or ex-slaves?   :whistle:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2020, 03:01:59 PM »
So when will blacks become just plain Americans instead of African-Americans or ex-slaves?   :whistle:

Tuesday August 18th................
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2020, 03:06:11 PM »
Tuesday August 18th................
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