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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

chialea Re:Bad, Bad Idea (495 comments)

What about the other way? Your boss has hired you to build a shed but by the time the project is done your building a mansion and they haven't giving you any more resources to do so. That shows that management is manipulative hiring a guy to to a job but then over time they can get job b, c and d as well for free.

That's certainly a possible explanation. Another possible explanation is that management hires people expecting them to grow and take on more duties, then ask for help when they need it. The difference is what happens when you go to management and ask for help. Your manager may honestly not know what you're doing or what you can handle. Really, it's the adult thing to do.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Founder's Pictures Go Public

chialea Re:What am I missing? (219 comments)

Go to your profile and hit the little pencil icon next to it. You can hide your friends list from there. (Thanks to another /. commenter, who pointed this out to me.)

BTW, make sure you lock down the settings on what your friends' apps can see, unless you trust them not to accidentally add malware.

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Founder's Pictures Go Public

chialea Re:You can't see his friend list now either!!! (219 comments)

Thanks for the pointer. I'd been looking all over for that. I'd also suggest checking out the settings on what your friends' apps can see in your profile; it's very open by default.

more than 5 years ago

Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

chialea Re:welleee (888 comments)

Really, you would turn down an applicant on the basis of something which may very well be a health condition or religious conviction? For your own sake, I hope your comment doesn't end up online or anything...

(Seriously, I hope you're kidding here. People don't drink for a lot of reasons. It just means they don't drink.)

more than 5 years ago

Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

chialea Re:At least they have a clear privacy policy (540 comments)

To copy from the privacy section of the FAQ linked by the parent:

> With Google Public DNS, we collect IP address (only temporarily) and ISP and location information (in permanent logs) for the purpose of making our service faster, better and
> more secure. Specifically, we use this data to conduct debugging, to analyze abuse phenomena and to improve our prefetching feature. After 24 hours, we erase any IP
> information. For more information, read the Google Public DNS privacy page.

more than 5 years ago

Do You Hate Being Called an "IT Guy?"

chialea Re:IT Guy ? (736 comments)

If I didn't know better, I'd suspect that you were trying to get all the women around here to come out of the woodwork...

more than 5 years ago

Do We Need Running Shoes To Run?

chialea Re:Hmm, no... (776 comments)

They make running shoes like that (but probably not as padded as you have in mind). They're called track spikes (just take the spikes out).


more than 5 years ago

Researchers Find Clue to SIDS Early Detection

chialea Re:No more deformed skulls? (197 comments)

The same medical industry drones who wanted us to do prenatal testing for Down's Syndrome (what difference would knowing this beforehand make, other than a stressed-out pregnant woman?)

There are three reasons (off the top of my head) that one might want to know beforehand:

1. Termination. You might not terminate a Down's-positive fetus, but some people do, especially if it looks like they're going to die anyway.

2. Treatment. I have heard that some heart defects (which is one of the largest death-related dangers from Down's) can be treated successfully in-utero, before strain on the heart causes complications or death.

3. Preparation. I'm not sure that the moments after giving birth would be the time I'd prefer to recieve the news that my new baby had Down's. I'd prefer to research it beforehand, if that was practical.

- Lea

more than 8 years ago


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