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Old 2018-06-25, 02:52 PM   #29101
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That's wicked! I should really have come, next time you organize something let me know, I'll bring my two eldest who have finally learnt and can ride on tarmac.
could not do that: this was a "private" event for our club ... but if your children want to practice Taï Jitsu they are welcomed (our trainer Guy is excellent and children of all ages - from 7 to 77 - do really appreciate the way he teaches! now the funny story: last month I went at INSEP to participate to a meeting ... with the same japanese trainer who taught me karate/aïkido 50 years ago! I met with other guys who were with me at that time ... they have changed a lot ! not me )
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Theium: congrats on the promotion! not so much the more responsibilities and less time aspect but the more money and *hopefully* more impact on the company, community, and world.

I finally had a debrief with my manager a while ago and I guess I didn't even pass the interview. I had acceptable answers for 10 out of 14 questions which I thought was pretty good as a first attempt, but I guess you have to get them all. Now that things are busy again I am glad I am still in a position I am comfortable in with some pretty good perks.

Racking in the overtime too since my cross-shift is off playing air ops branch director on a fire threatening the community of south end, and I had to cover form him most of a week.


Mr Bear: You're teaching inmates how to unicycle? That is really cool and should give them something to focus on for a bit anyway. A bit of constructive entertainment.
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Old 2018-06-26, 08:39 AM   #29103
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Mr Bear: You're teaching inmates how to unicycle? That is really cool and should give them something to focus on for a bit anyway. A bit of constructive entertainment.
yes: very interesting experience. Many love a challenge and many were very focused and made quick progress. A pity we delivered only two training sessions. I was really impressed by the way the jail admin manages inmates: inmates children came in a gym and played with their father (and tears came to my eyes).
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Old 2018-06-26, 09:20 AM   #29104
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I met with other guys who were with me at that time ... they have changed a lot ! not me )
You haven't changed a bit since I met you 13 years ago, so why would you have changed in 50 years..
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Old 2018-06-26, 09:24 AM   #29105
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Theium: congrats on the promotion! not so much the more responsibilities and less time aspect but the more money and *hopefully* more impact on the company, community, and world.
Thx Eric,
I think I'm a positive addition to the company, at least that's the feedback I'm getting, as far as the community and the world goes I probably don't do much, but I guess it's the addition of small numbers that end up making big figures...
I'm glad you didn't get the job, there's no worse feeling than knowing you're not competent enough, yet. It's happened to me before as a camera assistant. Taught me a good lesson : not to rush things...
Time will come for sure.
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Old 2018-06-26, 09:26 AM   #29106
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inmates children came in a gym and played with their father (and tears came to my eyes).
That is very moving indeed.
Talking about doing something good for the community...
Which prison did you go to ?
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Old 2018-06-26, 09:45 AM   #29107
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Last Friday there was a school fair, at Ecole des Rochers in town, two of my youngest go there, it's a school from first to fifth grade. It's a bourgeois public school in a rather bourgeois suburban town.
The whole thing went fine from 6 to 8:30 when right before the lottery draw a fight started between a parent and a 13 yo fifth grader. The dad actually started assaulted the kid because he had had a fight with his son, and had harassed his daughter during the school year. Three adults pulled away the dad who was out of control. This is when things got worse, the dad started choking, turned purple and basically had a stroke. People used CPR and used a defibrillator as soon as they found one, there were a lot of doctors at the fair, but it was too late.

I didn't witness anything, nor did my 3 kids, however my wife was helping keep other kids at bay, she even baby sitted other kids whose parents were trying to comfort the two children who had become orphans on the spot. The daughter still in shock was in total denial, eventually their mother joined them and they all had to stay until 2AM so the police could finish its investigation.

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Old 2018-06-30, 04:23 AM   #29108
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Theium: congrats on the promotion! not so much the more responsibilities and less time aspect but the more money and *hopefully* more impact on the company, community, and world.

I finally had a debrief with my manager a while ago and I guess I didn't even pass the interview. I had acceptable answers for 10 out of 14 questions which I thought was pretty good as a first attempt, but I guess you have to get them all. Now that things are busy again I am glad I am still in a position I am comfortable in with some pretty good perks.

Racking in the overtime too since my cross-shift is off playing air ops branch director on a fire threatening the community of south end, and I had to cover form him most of a week.


Mr Bear: You're teaching inmates how to unicycle? That is really cool and should give them something to focus on for a bit anyway. A bit of constructive entertainment.

Did you study the manual? Interview is the least valid least reliable selection method. Often worse than chance because the interviewer is so mislead. You’re the best!!
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Old 2018-06-30, 05:22 PM   #29109
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I'm not sure if you guys can see this or not

https://www.facebook.com/nelsonov91/...5578021079135/

A good reason to hang your lunch from a tree.


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Old 2018-07-09, 08:49 PM   #29110
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Last Friday there was a school fair, at Ecole des Rochers in town, two of my youngest go there, it's a school from first to fifth grade. It's a bourgeois public school in a rather bourgeois suburban town.
The whole thing went fine from 6 to 8:30 when right before the lottery draw a fight started between a parent and a 13 yo fifth grader. The dad actually started assaulted the kid because he had had a fight with his son, and had harassed his daughter during the school year. Three adults pulled away the dad who was out of control. This is when things got worse, the dad started choking, turned purple and basically had a stroke. People used CPR and used a defibrillator as soon as they found one, there were a lot of doctors at the fair, but it was too late.

I didn't witness anything, nor did my 3 kids, however my wife was helping keep other kids at bay, she even baby sitted other kids whose parents were trying to comfort the two children who had become orphans on the spot. The daughter still in shock was in total denial, eventually their mother joined them and they all had to stay until 2AM so the police could finish its investigation.
I'm so sorry that happened to everyone present!

How did the investigation turn out? You're supposed to continue CPR until the ambulance arrives (within minutes), and they should transport the person to the hospital. Did they just give up?
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Old 2018-07-28, 03:55 PM   #29111
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(Saskatchewan) Women's or men's underwear.
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I didn't know that gitch was a saskyism

To me gitch is more general than gotch and can include longjohns etc.
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Old 2018-08-06, 12:43 AM   #29113
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Inmate teaching seems interesting, I imagine that they get to choose if they want to learn or else most wouldn't care.

Congrats Thieum on the new job, that school fair indecent sounded wild though.

And in other news I got some more legos.
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Old 2018-08-12, 05:08 PM   #29114
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Hi,

I forgot we got 3 Frenchmen posting here regularly. Theium and Grandpa, are you guys anywhere near Paris?

There's a regular Tuesday evening unicycle ride around Paris. I went with the group, and they were a LOT of fun! Fortunately, they decided to skip the alcohol that evening, but they had STORIES!!!

Grandpa, lots of differences between penal systems in the USA vs France. The USA has a policy of providing "humane care and custody." Providing unicycling training won't ever be the USA policy. :-)

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Old 2018-08-12, 05:15 PM   #29115
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I forgot we got 3 Frenchmen posting here regularly. Theium and Grandpa, are you guys anywhere near Paris?
both of us live (almost) in the same suburb south of Paris (Clamart)
I never go to the tuesday ride (because I play music that evening)
but we ride Muni in woods south of Paris (for example this sunday : https://www.strava.com/activities/1767157953)
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