commented on Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee Confirms Police Chief Nominee, But Is She Ready to Take On Anti-Reform Officers?
"Isn't that the opposite of how an efficient business—O'Toole has repeatedly said she'd like run SPD like one—would operate? If there are employees who aren't on board with the change she's pushing, shouldn't they be penalized in some way?"
Um, actually, in a business in which you have long-term employees - in this case with tenure - bringing in the hatchet man isn't "the most efficient" way to proceed. You'll read plenty of management books - and hear from real life managers, like me - that reaching out to and slowly swaying the doubters to your side is by far the more "efficient" way of proceeding. As much as it may disappoint you, starting a bloodbath isn't usually the best first step.
commented on Shit Is Going Down In Iraq
Oh, good! It looks like our plan to spread democracy and freedom like chlamydia is proceeding apace. These people are clearly freely choosing to form a horribly backwards Islamic Caliphate by voting with bullets. Hooray!
commented on How Did Hollywood's Leading Men Get So Ripped?
Yeah, I just don't think a Hollywood steroid scandal is in the cards. I mean, who *doesn't* think those guys are jacked up on 'roids? There's no way, as mentioned above, that any dude over 35 is going to be built and ripped like that without test, HGH, and any number of other things. I think they get away with it because it has become expected, and the hypersexualization of the male form is well underway.
So - steroid scandal? Not likely. Huge body images for young men? very likely. And all of the issues that go with that when/if they discover that bodies like that aren't natural or easy to come by.
And this from the 44 year-old who thanks to a Low T prescription for test is finally getting the gym body I've always wanted.
commented on Have We Reached Peak Beard?
My beard gets me so laid so often that any suggestion to remove it is never seriously considered. Even if it's a trend about to go into decline, the massive beard has been good to me.
I grew up in the 70s/80s when the prevailing thought was "a man with a beard is hiding something". In my aged wisdom I realize that the dick who said that probably couldn't grow a beard, and was compensating for his own shit.
We won't have hit peak beard until we've got some Rutherford B. Hayes beard action going on in the White House again.
commented on Tom Douglas Talks About How a $15 Minimum Wage Would Affect His Restaurants
...not an entirely fair comparison, but....
We were just in Sydney, Australia for two weeks, where tipping is largely absent for restaurant staff and cabbies, because the minimum wage is $16.37 AUD per hour. The cost of living in Sydney is high - reminded me of SF or NYC - but there was absolutely no shortage of restaurants and pubs.
I think a salient point here is that if we do this, maybe we lose X% of existing restaurants - but maybe they get replaced with better performing establishment. There was no shortage of small pubs and indie bistros in Sydney who seemed to have figured out how to stay in business.
Interesting look at Australian wage law, including pay for youth and apprentices: http://mywage.org.au/main/salary/minimum…
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Fucking the Boss, Take 2
The LW should fuck his boss, take lots of pictures, and then send them to us with graphic descriptions of how it went down.
Blah blah, harassment, blah, but mostly I want to hear about the smoking hot sex throwdown that's fated to occur for these two.