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Re: “To the neglecting assholes next door

Hell, tell me where the place is and I'll call. Seriously OP, don't waste time writing a Bitch - pick up the phone. You'd do it if neighbor was neglecting a child wouldn't you?

Posted by foreternity on 01/21/2010 at 6:38 PM

Re: “company laying off employees while on parental leave

Hey Kay,

If you'll actually take the time to read my response, I indicated that 'there may be more to the story' thus suggesting that the OP did not include all of the facts in the post. At no point did the OP state 'Layoff' hence my quoting the applicable Article in Nova Scotia Labour Standards. Check it out - you may learn something.

- HR Gal

Posted by foreternity on 01/04/2010 at 9:19 AM

Re: “company laying off employees while on parental leave

It's also illegal. I hope you're fellow employee contacts the Labour Board ASAP. Granted, there may be more to the story but Labour Standards states:

59G (1) When an employee returns to work upon the expiry of a leave of absence [ maternity or parental ] taken pursuant to Section 59, 59A or 59B or returns to work pursuant to Section 59C, the employer shall permit the employee to resume work

(a) in the position held by the employee immediately before the leave began or, where that position is not available, in a comparable position with not less than the same wages and benefits; and

(b) with no loss of seniority or benefits accrued to the commencement of the leave

Good luck!

-HR Gal

Posted by foreternity on 01/03/2010 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Parents and children v dogs.

Couldn't agree more. I love taking my dog to the designated Off-Leash Parks in the city but it never ceases to amaze me the sheer number of parents who decide to bring little youngins (aka 2-5 years old) along for the ride. When did that ever become a good idea? Now granted, some kids are not bad and don't freak out when the dogs come close - even better, their parents don't freak out if little johnny gets knocked down as the dogs fly by. But, some are (quite noticeably) ticked off by the attention of the dogs. To coin a well-used, early 90's phrase - well duh!

My dog is 10 months old and your little guy running around, waving his arms is like a 2-legged, rambunctious playmate. I respect the general public by taking our dogs to Off-Leash parks, so if you feel the need to take the kids along, please teach them some very important dog-park rules:

1) Don't ever run around holding sticks/balls up in the air.
2) Don't run around, period.
3) Don't yell in a high-pitched tone and wave the arms around.
4)No pulling, pushing or getting into a dog's face. My dog will wash your face but not every dog will be so nice.
5) Most importantly, if a dog approaches, be like a tree and stand still.

These are important rules that parents should be teaching their children regardless. My little one will be taught the above as soon as she can understand. Dog parks and children shouldn't be mixed but if it happens, best to do it wisely.


Posted by foreternity on 07/14/2009 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Glad my friends four year old is still alive

As I sit here with my Pitbull squished on my lap (60 lb lap dog she is) I remember with actual fear, the nasty bite I got on my leg from the Scottish Terrier, who went ape shit on my dog. She ran in between my legs, terrified, and I got the stitches.

I'd take stitches for her any day. Please educate yourself; do not use blanket statements to describe a wonderful, yet powerful dog breed. Every dog has the potential to cause injury and that is where the human comes in; training, assertiveness and responsibility are key to dog ownership and while I am happy the child is ok, I am disheartened to hear yet another Pitbull-bashing story.

Posted by foreternity on 06/23/2009 at 7:03 PM

Re: “24 hr old car ruined!

I'm sorry to hear that :( When I bought my car last year, within the first month I had a scraped rear bumper, a rock thrown through my windshield (had to be replaced) and someone rear ended me - all before I made my first payment. I had a meltdown in the Tim Horton's Parking Lot. I worked hard to get that car and it's like a kick in the teeth when that happens.

If it's any consolation, the first one is always the most difficult to handle. Your car will be scratched and dinged and you do (unfortunately) get used to it.

Posted by foreternity on 04/17/2009 at 5:12 PM

Re: “What Are Cops Good For?

OP, thanks for at least taking the time to alert the authorities. I am also a Pit Bull owner and I take every chance I can get to education anyone who will listen on the joys of this breed. People like the that guy make my skin crawl - and make my job a lot more difficult.

Here's hoping an innocent person - or dog - isn't gravely injured because of it all.

Posted by foreternity on 04/17/2009 at 5:05 PM

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