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Old 02-19-2020, 06:50 AM   #12406
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After 8 years, she's suddenly in a completely new place where no-one knows her (she went to college in the town where she went to high school, so many of the players on the opposing teams knew her)
This has to be awesome for her.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:43 AM   #12407
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I think it's awesome and frustration in equal parts because yes, she surprises them with ability, but also they don't know her well enough to trust her calls on plays etc. It was fun though
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:31 PM   #12408
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I like finding new words.
This morning I came across "jobsworth."
I won't give a definition yet, just ask if I should have known it before.
It is applied to a kind of person we all hate to encounter.

Define it for us if you can do so off the top of your head.
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:53 PM   #12409
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I like finding new words.
This morning I came across "jobsworth."
I won't give a definition yet, just ask if I should have known it before.
It is applied to a kind of person we all hate to encounter.

Define it for us if you can do so off the top of your head.
It's a term which, I'm 99% sure, originated in the UK and, as such, gives me something of an advantage in defining.

I'll keep my own counsel and look forward to reading responses.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:02 PM   #12410
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I also know what it means and also believe it to be British because people look at me weirdly if I use it here and I have to explain. But it is one I like.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:48 PM   #12411
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I'll take their word that it's British; but, won't delve into it 'cause it contains the word "job" and sounds too much like work.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:56 PM   #12412
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:16 PM   #12413
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I'll take their word that it's British; but, won't delve into it 'cause it contains the word "job" and sounds too much like work.
although it actually relates to not working in a way.

A Jobsworth is someone who uses the "rules" of their employer as an excuse for not helping someone. "I'd love to do that for you, but it's more than my job's worth, they'd fire me immediately...."
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:30 AM   #12414
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I was surprised to find that the ever reliable Wikipedia has a page on the subject:

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A jobsworth is a person who uses their job description in a deliberately uncooperative way, or who seemingly delights in acting in an obstructive or unhelpful manner.
The term can also be applied to those who uphold petty rules even at the expense of humanity or common sense.
"Jobsworth" is a British colloquial word derived from the phrase "I can't do that, it's more than my job's worth", meaning taking the initiative and performing an action that is beyond what the person feels is in their job description.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as "A person in authority (esp. a minor official) who insists on adhering to rules and regulations or bureaucratic procedures even at the expense of common sense."
Jonathon Green similarly defines "jobsworth" as "a minor factotum whose only status comes from enforcing otherwise petty regulations".
I do have a degree of sympathy for those people in a job which is constrained by burdensome bureaucracy imposed by law and/or employer.

They have responsibility without power and many employers would be happy to show them the door for even the most minor breach of the rules, sometimes known as using common sense.

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Old 03-08-2020, 03:04 PM   #12415
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:48 PM   #12416
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I read a post yesterday by a fan going to a SF Giants spring training game.
Trying to avoid the exorbitant cost of snacks and drinks that runs rampant currently, he brought a $10 bag of almonds with him.
The ticket taker told him that he could not bring them in and had to pour them out before entering.
I guess he might have said: "It would be worth my job for me to let you put them out of sight."

It's useful term, one that brings to mind DMV's.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:57 AM   #12417
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Remember this post from 3.5 years ago?

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He said yes.


Can't say who just yet. But this place being what it is, at least a few of you will very much recognize the name. I am beside myself. Still keep questioning whether the phone call even really happened. In a few days I get to pitch the already-sanctioned ghostwritten memoir of a really cool dude. And there is absolutely no way they will say no.
So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy.

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:00 PM   #12418
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So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy.

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com
WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:13 PM   #12419
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So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy.

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com
BRAVA!

You were right, they didn't say no.

Congratulations!!!!
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:32 PM   #12420
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So wait. You used to work in video games, didn't you? Did you know him?
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