In the early 2000s I worked for a temp agency that sent me there. The Jezebel article really describes what I saw. I was assigned customer service calls for their ordering department. I found that the online site wasn't automatic ordering at all, just a façade, orders went via email to a single person's desk who then manually processed orders. Their inventory was completely wrong - they had no idea if they had items that the site showed they had or not. I found a manager and told them I had inventory experience working for the Navy with a huge number of product items and I volunteered to at least do zero bin checks for them. The person just looked at me and said no. My work day consisted of sitting on rock hard chairs and being called all manner of cuss words by unhappy kids on the telephone. It was insane. I lasted about two weeks until I called the temp agency and told them it was a mad house and to get me out of there.
Actually, Dan, you have never been particularly cordial to me. The only time I met you, you were not very inclusive in the conversation. If you will recall, I got up and spoke to the restaurant manager after a few minutes of being ignored. But your rudeness or politeness to me personally is neither here nor there; I'm just putting the truth on the record so you can't mislead about what happened. And ever since the Weekly got rid of its staff writers and turned them into poorly paid freelancers -- which occurred before your time -- I have never been a fan. I can't stand so called progressive publications that are hypocritical in their own labor practices. Nevertheless, Tim stuck with you and turned out terrific articles. So my comment wasn't personal to you but to the politics of The Weekly in general. And yes, I am a friend of Tim's. I don't know the details of what happened but I trust his integrity.
Edie/Karyn/Save/et al: As you might imagine, the situation is far more complicated than I'm able to discuss, and there's no particular winning scenario in trying to defend the decision, but I can assure you we didn't make the choice based on a cowardly or kneejerk reaction.
Always nice when people who were ostensibly cordial to your face say terrible things about you online, however. Charming.
Updating Jim's story, CD2 Congressional candidate Ed Martin has released a statement about how he would have voted on the House budget agreement. That statement can be seen at http://edmartinforus.com/news/index.asp?q=detail&nid=26.
Jack Kinnicutt, Communications Director
Ed Martin for Congress
Tim Vanderpool's Current column was one of the two reasons I read the Weekly. He wasn't afraid to cover and expose the nitty gritty of what's happening in Tucson. I don't see anyone else covering those topics since his absence. Personally, I want to thank him for educating the masses about the horrific "sport" call greyhound racing. He was doggedly reported about the many ills and injustices at Tucson Greyhound Park.
Also what happened to Dave Devine? I don't see him in Currents any more either?
Tim is a thorough, ethical journalist. Shame that The Weekly doesn't want a real journalist, one who rocks the boat. Our loss.
Tim Vanderpool is the best -- a great investigative reporter who clearly pissed off the powers that be at the cowardly Weekly. Your talents were wasted here, Tim. I'm glad you've moved on to outlets that appreciate your work and remunerate you well for it (or at least a helluva lot better than what you doubtless got at the Weekly).
At least he's not claiming "affluenza"...
Also, I was looking up her record in the public court records, and there are definitely charges for Lisa Deborah Frank, which is her full name, you can find ones that involve her ex husband as well.
Rconnelly-Apparently it is. There was a quote in the original article where she talks about how when she uses her credit card, people notice her name, and she remarks something along the lines of "Isn't it funny that I have the same name?!"
sex with weed! Hey yo!
What the hell is wrong with people?
but her real name isn't lisa frank is it?
Buffy, you are correct. Half Mohawk on my father's side and a quarter Oneida on my mother's side.
I liked Jack Korpela. He is certainly better than that other obnoxious guy they have. He is too full of himself. KVOA has the market on the hot reporters too. Quite frankly, if I am going to hear bad news, I want to hear it from hot women reporters. I can't stand that Samantha Ptashkin though.
Dan Gibson is correct: Sen. Lopez is stepping down because her new job will keep her too busy to continue at the Legislature. I spoke with Sen. Lopez late yesterday afternoon and will have more details about her decision in next week's print edition.
Dave, the only thing you said that I agree with is that equality could be easily reached. My ineligibility to work or be protected in the work environment is because I sleep with women, not because I'm harassing my coworkers. I mention my girlfriend or wife and there is no protection. Does that mean I never have to hear another straight person mention their lovers either? I'm really not sure what else you could possibly be talking about.
There is no good reason to deny that we must keep evolving until an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, monogamy or polyamory, race, or religion is free to marry any and all consenting adults. The limited same-gender freedom to marry is a great and historic step, but is NOT full marriage equality, because equality "just for some" is not equality. Let's stand up for EVERY ADULT'S right to marry the person(s) they love. Get on the right side of history!
Grijalva doesn't have concern for anyone other than his goal for and open border and amnesty for illegal aliens.
Kat Crockett: Evidence, please.
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