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More Women Should Be on Top

More Women Should Be on Top

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 08:37:08 in Canada

“I apologize but how are women not afforded the right to pursue those opportunities as it is? The company I work for has a woman in the second highest position (that being the highest position other than the owner of the company). She got there from hard work and determination.
Yes it would be excellent to have more women in these positions. But this article to me seems to suggest that they aren't allowed to even try to get to those positions. Which to me seems ludicrously incorrect. At least from my experience, no matter what you look like, where you come from, what gender you are, what annoying habits you have; you are given the same opportunity as long as you have the work experience.
But hey, that's just me, maybe I'll be shut down for being an "oppressive patriarch".”

sgillhoolley on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:21:20

“That is NOT what the stats reveal. Women are often shutout of the top echelons of a company, pushed onto the Mommy Track. That you can point to a single example hardly proves that the problem has disappeared.”
Five Reasons Men Cheat

Five Reasons Men Cheat

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 08:43:15 in Divorce

“While I realize that this article may be addressing the reasons that men specifically may cheat, I do also believe that it seems to be vilifying men in the process. Both genders cheat. Thankfully I've not been on the receiving end of it in my life, nor do I want to. But I've seen friends have it happen to them and done it themselves. One relationship survived, the other didn't.
However, I'm not a fan of this being written in such a way that doesn't explain that both genders cheat and also doesn't explain that not all men are like that. I'm a man, I've never cheated nor would I even consider it. If I were thinking about being unfaithful then the responsible thing to do would be to end the relationship first, and then, after a waiting period, decide to pursue other paths.
Wondering why is a part of our human existence. We always want to know the reasons behind something. So this article may be helpful in those terms, but please do not make men look like bastards (and the only bastards) when women cheat as well.”
Teachers: The Classroom Is Not Your Pulpit

Teachers: The Classroom Is Not Your Pulpit

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 08:35:42 in Canada Politics

“I'm sure the Ontario government could easily say "fine, you don't want to teach? I'm sure there's a million students coming out of university who would love to for less money". That would either get the teachers back in the classroom or get a whole new set of teachers who are not unionised and would probably still do extra curricular activities.

You're putting children first? Then your union is doing a bad job at making sure that happens. Promising a day off and then removing that promise is a big thing to kids. But hey, enjoy your two months off a year (not including the time at christmas and your vacation time), your sick days, PA days (yeah you have to work on them but it's not as bad), and whatever else you have. Realize you have a nice cushy job and there is no reason to complain.”

Sheldon Mojelski on Jan 14, 2013 at 15:46:42

“You might want to check your facts on this. While I can't be sure my guess would be that Education students probably support Ontario teachers and their right to negotiate their contracts as opposed to having them imposed upon them. Just a hunch.

Fire the lot of them eh? Reagan did the same with the Air Traffic controllers when he was in office... and look at how strong their middle class is now. Besides... how long have you been teaching? I would like to know what makes you an expert on teachers and their job. Just what are your credentials?

I put my money in the bank... but I would never dream of telling you how to invest your money. I am not an accountant. I have had my car broken a few bicycles stolen, but I would never dream of telling you how to go about solving crimes. I use my toilet daily, but I would never dream of telling you how to install one, I am not a plumber. How do you know how cushy a teacher's job is? Now tell me about how sure you are that they aren't putting students first. A day, two... even a week out of school isn't going to do squat for a harming a kid or their education. Parents pull their kids for longer than that for an extended Mexican vacation or series of doctor/dentist and hairdressing appointments...”

Guitarbuilder60 on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:42:17

“Hey bucky, you seem ill informed. I can assure you there are not ' binders of newly trained teachers' eager to fill tesching positions. So I'msuggesting that you line up for that training. Wonder how long it will take before we see you stsnding there with your picket sign?”

Kapjam on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:26:14

“" I'm sure there's a million students coming out of university who would love to for less money"

Be careful, you get what you pay for. Do you have this same standard for other essential services?”