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I have a work situation going on right now that is exactly the reason I did not mind leaving all supervisory duties behind when I left my last job. This is an employee versus HR issue that I've gotten pulled into with he said-she said case evidence. I don't like pulling rank on people, but this has gotten to the point where I am stepping over the consultant and will work directly with the HR director to determine what is the correct and fair outcome of the situation. I was planning on working from home and then going to a meeting on my side of the cities and saving some back and forth driving time and miles. Now, I need to be in the office by 8:00, leave at 11:00, come back at 1:30. I'm convinced that if people would just look at situation from both the side of right and fair-not either or, there would be a lot less drama in work places. Instead, I see too many people dig in their heals and insist something has to be done this way because it is right, holding onto a single word as concrete when there actually is flexibility and others, knowing it is right, only see it as a case of being unfair to them. Somewhere in the middle is both and the best outcome. I hope it is resolved today, because it is exhausting, unproductive, and I don't want to deal with either of the parties any longer!
Politics and the constitution and the world order are like this as well. I don't hide that I am socially left leaning. I also think though there is a lot of stupidity with public dollars. Somewhere if these morons that make the decisions could sit down and look at both the law, but also in the context of what is just and fair, they could make wiser decisions that end most of the partisan bull. If this country's current leader (in position only) would shut his mouth long enough to figure out the success of his office is not based on how many retweets he gets on Twitter or winning kindergarten playground battles of words, he might just try to figure out what the job is, and provide a framework for solutions. Nope-it's more important to be louder and more verbally insulting to anyone that dares disagree with him or call him out.
No one really believes a wall is going to do diddly squat to prevent illegal immigration-he doesn't even believe it, but because it was in his campaign rhetoric, he must keep spewing. Does the nation need to figure out how to improve the immigration process and curb illegal immigration? Absolutely. Working to reduce or safeguard illegal immigration is right. However, it can't be denied that we have an aging work force with fewer younger workers available to step in and an agriculture industry that in many parts of the country rely on immigrant labor. We also taught ourselves that we are a nation built on immigrants, a cultural melting pot where our success is built upon maximizing the diversity of talent. The US has also put ourselves as the world leader in human rights, so denying that we have a moral obligation to engage in fixing the refugee crisis in unconscionable. Doing immigration reform in ways that support the workforce needs, human rights efforts, and provides clear, and legal paths for all to obtain the American dream is fair. My ancestors had this-some of who came from s-hole counties of the time. I have to believe there are smart people somewhere in the congressional ranks that understand the constitution and what is right, but can interpret and propose fair and just application. Would they please step forward? .