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Old 06-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #281
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Peacock in the Land of Penguins will be presented by XXXX on Tuesday, XXXXin the XXXX Room. This class presents a two-fold approach to enhancing critical thinking skills and working with diverse teams. Participants will review several types of creative and critical thinking concepts. Through practical application, they will see how these concepts can enhance their work. The class also will focus on discussing ways each employee’s diverse background can add value. Using an assessment, participants will determine which type of "bird" they are and how their skills can positively impact the organization
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #282
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We appear to have several copies on staff.
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Using an assessment, participants will determine which type of "bird" they are and how their skills can positively impact the organization
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Peacocks and Penguins? For crying out loud! Just tell them you are a pigeon and leave it at that!
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This thread somewhat reminds me of that old joke about the question asked in a big corporation:whether sleeping with your boss/supervosor's wife was a pleasure or just plain work......
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We hear pretty much daily the drumbeat of needing to control costs, reduce expenses, etc. Travel on fairly critical jobs is being restricted. Yet I turned on my blackberry this morning to find that they are flying an HR creature from the head office to my branch location to do the following mandatory training:



I think I am losing my mind.
OMG, you need to get out of there! That is insane!
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I'd like to think of myself as an elephant seal among penguins, but the truth is probably closer to a buzzard. Like them, I relish picking over the bones for value and like buzzards my first reaction to threats is to crap on teh would be attacker if I cannot fly away.
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Wow that's special. I thought I had seen every kinda stupid at Megacorp, but they never got that "sick".

The sad part is some poor schmuck actually thinks this is useful. If you could find out who they are, maybe we could sell them some beachfront property here in MO.

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Peacocks and Penguins? For crying out loud! Just tell them you are a pigeon and leave it at that!
Plop, plop, plop, right into the BS bucket. Birds, not bulls, but still . . . .

As a former college instructor turned HR creature for a short while, I had to make people sit through all kinds of mandatory compliance training. That's what this is, I imagine: legally required diversity training to keep the company in compliance with someone or other.
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After being retired for a few years, I sort of forgotten most worst parts but will always remember the worst useless direct boss! That to me is the worst part of my entire career. Give an ignorant person a bit of power and that's how one gets a monster.
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Brewer, you need to patiently attend the workshop. About a minute into it, raise your hand, interrupt the speaker, and ask in a loud but polite manner "What if you are neither a penguin nor a peacock but a dodo? Pretty sure there are some around here".
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As pathetic as it is, I will be on the road that day attending a meeting that is bad enough that would rather be in the chickenshit seminar.
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We had one of those all day training and half the people decided to call in sick.
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Well it doesn't sound like from the description that they have those god-awful role-plays.
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We have a saying for that: "It's hard to soar with the eagles if you are surrounded by turkeys."

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We hear pretty much daily the drumbeat of needing to control costs, reduce expenses, etc. Travel on fairly critical jobs is being restricted. Yet I turned on my blackberry this morning to find that they are flying an HR creature from the head office to my branch location to do the following mandatory training:



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And companies who do this still actually make money? Amazing.
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Does the exercise involve eating peyote and reading Castenada?
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It does sound like someone is tripping...
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Hah!

No, this is a random drug tests and background checks for everybody kind of place.
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Peacock in the Land of Penguins will be presented by XXXX on Tuesday, XXXXin the XXXX Room. This class presents a two-fold approach to enhancing critical thinking skills and working with diverse teams. Participants will review several types of creative and critical thinking concepts. Through practical application, they will see how these concepts can enhance their work. The class also will focus on discussing ways each employee’s diverse background can add value. Using an assessment, participants will determine which type of "bird" they are and how their skills can positively impact the organization
The presenter must be a seagull. Flies over, makes a lot of noise, shits on everything, then flies off.
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