Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate Behavior

Iceman
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June 24th, 2011, 7:11 pm #1

What We Can Learn about Appropriate Workplace Behavior from Anthony Weiner
Written on June 8, 2011 by Chrissy Scivicque in career advice, Professionalism

Dont worry. Im not turning this into a political thing. Admittedly, not so long ago, I admired the guy. Anthony Weiner has always been outspoken and unafraid. I loved this video of him on the House floor fighting for compensation for the heroes and victims of 9/11. When we talk about finding your voice in the workplace, Weiner was definitely a role model.

And thenthe photo. Oh, Mr. Weiner. You disappoint us so

(Note: If you dont live in North America and you havent been subjected to a really uncomfortable two weeks of news coverage known as Weinergate, a quick Google search will answer your questions.)

Heres the thing: I truly believe that what people do privatelyas long as its legal and doesnt interfere with their ability to the jobis their business. I dont want to know what happens in the bedroom of my politicians, my co-workers, or my employers.

But there are two things about this particular case that really get me. And these are the two things that take it from being a private matter to a public one. These are the two things that turn personal lapses of judgment into fire-able offenses (in my opinion). So lets consider this a lesson for the workplace. No matter what you do in your time outside of the office, I ask you to keep in mind these two points.

Showing flagrant irresponsibility in your private life brings your judgment at work into question.

Even if your irresponsible actions are legal and they do not in any way impact your ability to do the job, they still make others lose confidence. People look at you and think, If shes that stupid in her private life, I wonder what shes doing at work that I dont know about

You see, Weiner didnt just make one mistake with this Twitter photo. He did it over and over. He took stupid risks. That kind of brazen bad behavior makes you wonder if hes taking stupid risks on the job as well. Maybe hes not. Maybe he demonstrates impeccable judgment when hes not on Twitter. But the trust that was once there is gone.

Keep this in mind in your own life. Even if your outside activities are completely separate from your work, how would they impact that trust? If people knew more about your private life, would they still have faith in your judgment? Im not saying you have to walk around like a saint, but maybe think twice before dancing topless on the bar. These days, you never know what evidence may fall into the hands of your employer.

Do not use work resources for personal matters.

The other potential issue I have with this Weinergate story is that it appears the Congressman may (though hes denying it right now) have used public resources to engage in this stuff. If he did indeed use his work computer or take those photos while conducting official business, its definitely a bigger issue. Its one thing to have a messy personal life, but this would make it no longer personal.

Again, keep this in mind in your own life. Work is work. Dont use work resources or work time for personal matters, questionable or not. This almost goes without saying but it happens time and time again. Dont write emails to your boyfriend from your work computer. Dont jump on Facebook from your work computer.

If you do, its no longer personal; its business. Perhaps youre okay with that. But remember that one day, you might not be. Once you open that can of worms, its open. Separating the two parts of your life after theyve been mixed up is like trying to pull the eggs out of the cake batter.

So lets turn this whole messy affair into a positive learning experience. If you want to enjoy an irresponsible personal life, keep it far, far away from your business. Or, better yet, clean up your act. In most cases, its just not worth it.
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June 24th, 2011, 7:22 pm #2

I use work resources for personal things, and personal resources for work things.

I used to work 24/7, or be available 24/7. I also worked project development which entailed some hours out of the norm. So things were always blurred, as to how to delineate things. Of course use some discretion.

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June 24th, 2011, 7:27 pm #3

What We Can Learn about Appropriate Workplace Behavior from Anthony Weiner
Written on June 8, 2011 by Chrissy Scivicque in career advice, Professionalism

Dont worry. Im not turning this into a political thing. Admittedly, not so long ago, I admired the guy. Anthony Weiner has always been outspoken and unafraid. I loved this video of him on the House floor fighting for compensation for the heroes and victims of 9/11. When we talk about finding your voice in the workplace, Weiner was definitely a role model.

And thenthe photo. Oh, Mr. Weiner. You disappoint us so

(Note: If you dont live in North America and you havent been subjected to a really uncomfortable two weeks of news coverage known as Weinergate, a quick Google search will answer your questions.)

Heres the thing: I truly believe that what people do privatelyas long as its legal and doesnt interfere with their ability to the jobis their business. I dont want to know what happens in the bedroom of my politicians, my co-workers, or my employers.

But there are two things about this particular case that really get me. And these are the two things that take it from being a private matter to a public one. These are the two things that turn personal lapses of judgment into fire-able offenses (in my opinion). So lets consider this a lesson for the workplace. No matter what you do in your time outside of the office, I ask you to keep in mind these two points.

Showing flagrant irresponsibility in your private life brings your judgment at work into question.

Even if your irresponsible actions are legal and they do not in any way impact your ability to do the job, they still make others lose confidence. People look at you and think, If shes that stupid in her private life, I wonder what shes doing at work that I dont know about

You see, Weiner didnt just make one mistake with this Twitter photo. He did it over and over. He took stupid risks. That kind of brazen bad behavior makes you wonder if hes taking stupid risks on the job as well. Maybe hes not. Maybe he demonstrates impeccable judgment when hes not on Twitter. But the trust that was once there is gone.

Keep this in mind in your own life. Even if your outside activities are completely separate from your work, how would they impact that trust? If people knew more about your private life, would they still have faith in your judgment? Im not saying you have to walk around like a saint, but maybe think twice before dancing topless on the bar. These days, you never know what evidence may fall into the hands of your employer.

Do not use work resources for personal matters.

The other potential issue I have with this Weinergate story is that it appears the Congressman may (though hes denying it right now) have used public resources to engage in this stuff. If he did indeed use his work computer or take those photos while conducting official business, its definitely a bigger issue. Its one thing to have a messy personal life, but this would make it no longer personal.

Again, keep this in mind in your own life. Work is work. Dont use work resources or work time for personal matters, questionable or not. This almost goes without saying but it happens time and time again. Dont write emails to your boyfriend from your work computer. Dont jump on Facebook from your work computer.

If you do, its no longer personal; its business. Perhaps youre okay with that. But remember that one day, you might not be. Once you open that can of worms, its open. Separating the two parts of your life after theyve been mixed up is like trying to pull the eggs out of the cake batter.

So lets turn this whole messy affair into a positive learning experience. If you want to enjoy an irresponsible personal life, keep it far, far away from your business. Or, better yet, clean up your act. In most cases, its just not worth it.
... Anthony Weiner didn't break a single law.

Were Weiner's actions despicable, considering that he had recently gotten married? Of course. But, "sexting" isn't really having sex with another person, the way that Vitter DID cheat on his wife by having sex with another woman (many, many, MANY times), and Vitter still holds his position in the Congress.

And the sad thing is, Vitter was cheating on his wife, all while demanding that Bill Clinton resign for cheating on his wife.

So, a valid question is: When will Vitter resign?

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Iceman
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June 24th, 2011, 7:34 pm #4

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
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June 24th, 2011, 9:43 pm #5

hahaha. good one. How true.
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June 24th, 2011, 10:30 pm #6

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Yes - I know all about that.

Raging hormones always rule over the brain.






"Error does not become Truth because it is widely accepted; Truth does not become error, even when it stands alone"
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Tim
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June 25th, 2011, 4:57 am #7

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
But seems very true.

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Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:33 pm

June 25th, 2011, 7:37 am #8

hahaha. good one. How true.
 

- quote: "God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."

- gerard the christian: "hahaha. good one. how true."

- me: what do you mean "how true" ... how would you know?
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rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : incontrovertibility
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -


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One!life
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June 25th, 2011, 4:01 pm #9

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
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A Robin Willams quote:
June 24 2011, 3:34 PM

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.

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A Robin Willams quote:
June 24 2011, 3:34 PM

God gave *men
both a penis and a brain,
but unfortunately not enough *blood
supply to run both
at the same time.

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One!life > KJV Bible Read'ns:
http://www.videcomp.com/kjv/TOC.html

Ponder: *flesh with life=blood!
Gen 9:4 But *flesh with the *life thereof,

{John 4:21 Jesus saith 4:24 God is a *Spirit
Romans 8:10 the *Spirit is *life}

Gen 9:4 which is the *blood thereof,
shall ye not eat.

Ponder Read'n: A Robin Willams quote:
God=life gave *men=flesh with life=God=blood
both a penis and a brain,

(Ponder: *minus a flesh and bone!
Luke 24:36 Jesus 24:38 he said 24:39 a *spirit=Jesus=man

{John 3:5 Jesus=spirit=Son=man answered and said
that which is born
of the Spirit=life=God
is *spirit=holy thing call'd Son of God=Jesus.
Luke 1:35 that holy thing born shall be called *Son of God
John 8:39 Jesus saith 8:40 me a *man}

Luke 24:39 hath *not flesh and bones

but unfortunately not enough *blood=flesh with God
supply to run both
at the same time.

Love All As ONE!
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June 26th, 2011, 6:52 am #10

 

- quote: "God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."

- gerard the christian: "hahaha. good one. how true."

- me: what do you mean "how true" ... how would you know?
<p align="center"><a rel="nofollow"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://images.bravenet.com/common/image ... w.gif"></a>


rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : incontrovertibility
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -


New!! Improved!! Now With CD-Formula!!


CD: short for inevitability
i turn to you as an example. that's how!

You are the only person who had in their yearbook, under his picture....'strive to be the least liked and have the least personality'

well, you achived both!...well done lol

I figured out why you asked me this question.....god gave you NEITHER!
bwahahahaha
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