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Offline Goddess

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« Reply #285 on: October 16, 2018, 10:23:17 am »
A friend of mine from Fort Mac posted this article today from the latest issue of YMM Magazine.  It's an article about the problem in Fort Mac of taxi drivers taking women down Tower Road and raping/robbing them.  For those who don't believe it's pretty damn bad up there.
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« Reply #286 on: October 16, 2018, 02:19:59 pm »
A friend of mine from Fort Mac posted this article today from the latest issue of YMM Magazine.  It's an article about the problem in Fort Mac of taxi drivers taking women down Tower Road and raping/robbing them.  For those who don't believe it's pretty damn bad up there.

Aren't cabs dispatched by a central dispatcher?  Doesn't the dispatcher log time, location and (usually) name?  Wouldn't a cab driver who assaulted or robbed someone be pretty easy to track down through the central dispatch?   How do they get away with it multiple times?  I really am curious.

The article seems like a plug for Uber, which I think would be even more risky given that you are directly contacting a stranger rather than going through a dispatcher and there have been rapes and assaults involving Uber drivers.  I am not sure what safety
 protocols Uber has, so is there something that would make them safer than a taxi service?

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« Reply #287 on: October 16, 2018, 02:28:51 pm »
Aren't cabs dispatched by a central dispatcher?  Doesn't the dispatcher log time, location and (usually) name? 

Certainly if the cab was scheduled to make a pickup then yes, but it is also common to hail down cabs. Yes, they are "required" to check in with the dispatcher and record their fare but if they don't then there would be no record. Often cabbies try to scam the system, both to get unrecorded revenue and also if it is a short fare they don't want to miss out on their sequence in the queue.
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« Reply #288 on: October 16, 2018, 02:34:55 pm »
Certainly if the cab was scheduled to make a pickup then yes, but it is also common to hail down cabs. Yes, they are "required" to check in with the dispatcher and record their fare but if they don't then there would be no record. Often cabbies try to scam the system, both to get unrecorded revenue and also if it is a short fare they don't want to miss out on their sequence in the queue.

Good point.  I looked for news stories about women/anyone being assaulted or robbed by a cab driver in Fort Mac to see what other details there were, but didn't find anything.  Means nothing though, since not every crime makes the news although I would have thought several similar crimes might have merited a mention.

Any insight on the safety of Uber rides?

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« Reply #289 on: October 16, 2018, 04:36:00 pm »
Good point.  I looked for news stories about women/anyone being assaulted or robbed by a cab driver in Fort Mac to see what other details there were, but didn't find anything.  Means nothing though, since not every crime makes the news although I would have thought several similar crimes might have merited a mention.

Any insight on the safety of Uber rides?

I have my opinion on why this issue is pretty much ignored by everyone in Fort Mac except for by women.

All I know is the first thing I was told when I moved up there was to NOT take taxis unless I had found a reliable driver that wasn't going to **** me.  Women up there find a decent taxi driver, get a card from him and you only call that driver when you need a ride.

The last few years I was up there, I had a renter who was a cabbie and I used him all the time.  I gave his card out to the young ladies I went to school with and he told me one time that me and my freinds were a large chunk of his business.
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #290 on: October 17, 2018, 09:34:22 am »
Arriving for work yesterday...

Old Economy Steve: "Did you get your homework finished?"

Me: (blank look)

Old Economy Steve: "The teacher will be mad if you didn't bring your homework!"

Me:  (blink.  blink.)

Old Economy Steve: "HA!  HA!"

I ignored him and wandered off.  I literally don't even know the **** what he was on about.  Is he poking fun at me for being 30 years younger than him?  Is this the onset of senility?  I have no idea what the **** that was, aside from vaguely creepy.


Later on I heard him say "she's pretty stand-offish..." which I don't even know was in reference to me but I am assuming it was because I am now somewhat stressed about this.


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« Reply #291 on: October 17, 2018, 09:19:57 pm »
Maybe pretend to be socially awkward ?  Go to him and say "sorry about that thing earlier but my XYZ was XYZ yesterday " ?

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« Reply #292 on: October 17, 2018, 09:31:33 pm »
Arriving for work yesterday...

Old Economy Steve: "Did you get your homework finished?"

Me: (blank look)

Old Economy Steve: "The teacher will be mad if you didn't bring your homework!"

Me:  (blink.  blink.)

Old Economy Steve: "HA!  HA!"

I ignored him and wandered off.  I literally don't even know the **** what he was on about.  Is he poking fun at me for being 30 years younger than him?  Is this the onset of senility?  I have no idea what the **** that was, aside from vaguely creepy.


Later on I heard him say "she's pretty stand-offish..." which I don't even know was in reference to me but I am assuming it was because I am now somewhat stressed about this.


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More than vaguely creepy and that's coming from an "old economy" guy.
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #293 on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:37 pm »
Creepy but it doesn't seem like he's making a play or anything, from the text. 

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« Reply #294 on: October 18, 2018, 12:12:01 am »
Maybe pretend to be socially awkward ?  Go to him and say "sorry about that thing earlier but my XYZ was XYZ yesterday " ?

I don't feel inclined to do anything to cover up for his weird behavior.  If I do anything to accept blame for the awkward interaction I feel like I'd just be inviting more.

More than vaguely creepy and that's coming from an "old economy" guy.

But you're an airline pilot, so you're much cooler than normal "old economy" guys. :)

Something about the whole interaction just felt very strange and off-putting.

Creepy but it doesn't seem like he's making a play or anything, from the text. 

I don't think he was trying to hit on me or anything like that.  I just don't get where it was coming from.  Like, the dude is talking to me as if I'm a school age child, so that's somewhat insulting already.    Is he just making light of me being much younger than most of the others in the office?  Is there something more sinister? Is he picturing me in a little plaid skirt? Is he imagining telling me to stay after school for a "special detention"?   I really don't know.  I'm just not sure what to make of this.

I do know that if he does say anything about plaid skirts or detentions or corporal punishment, I will kung-pow his head right off his body.   It will be the kind of violence you would normally only see in Japanese animation. Like, One Punch Man, Fist Of The North Star type violent. I will go Super-Saiyan on him. 


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« Reply #295 on: October 18, 2018, 06:44:31 am »
I don't feel inclined to do anything to cover up for his weird behavior.  If I do anything to accept blame for the awkward interaction I feel like I'd just be inviting more.


Well that's true.  Why play games, I guess...

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But you're an airline pilot, so you're much cooler than normal "old economy" guys. :)

Huh ?  Oh... you're quoting other people in here too...

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Something about the whole interaction just felt very strange and off-putting.

Maybe he's trying a new tactic to get you on his side.  Since his "way" is so alien to you, you didn't pick up on the motivation and it seemed weird ?


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I don't think he was trying to hit on me or anything like that.  I just don't get where it was coming from.  Like, the dude is talking to me as if I'm a school age child, so that's somewhat insulting already.    Is he just making light of me being much younger than most of the others in the office?  Is there something more sinister? Is he picturing me in a little plaid skirt? Is he imagining telling me to stay after school for a "special detention"?   I really don't know.  I'm just not sure what to make of this.

The last few suggestions would be a 'hit on' thing.  It sounds like he desperately wants to be liked.  And you do not like him.

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I do know that if he does say anything about plaid skirts or detentions or corporal punishment, I will kung-pow his head right off his body.   It will be the kind of violence you would normally only see in Japanese animation. Like, One Punch Man, Fist Of The North Star type violent. I will go Super-Saiyan on him. 
 

Or just quote some Anime to him and look at the confused look on his face.

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« Reply #296 on: October 18, 2018, 09:33:33 am »
Maybe he's trying a new tactic to get you on his side.  Since his "way" is so alien to you, you didn't pick up on the motivation and it seemed weird ?

I have a sense that this was just another in his series of attempts at witty banter, and he's just oblivious as to how lame they are.

The last few suggestions would be a 'hit on' thing. 

Comments can have a sexual tint to them without being a pick-up attempt.  In this case I think it was just trivializing and dismissive, without being sexual on top of that.


It sounds like he desperately wants to be liked.  And you do not like him.

I hadn't considered this.

I have been feeling like the ousider... he's known many of my co-workers for ages, and I have been feeling insecure all over again.  It hadn't occurred to me that maybe he's feeling insecure as well.


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« Reply #297 on: October 18, 2018, 09:42:32 am »
I am curious so I looked agile workspaces up.   This article provided a broad overview of pros and cons. https://www.zenefits.com/blog/agile-workspace-small-businesses/

 An article from Harvard Business Review about how to foster employee enthusiasm for the type of workspace.  From your comments so far, it sounds like your company could have done better.
https://hbr.org/2018/01/sgc-research-when-moving-to-an-open-office-plan-pay-attention-to-how-your-employees-feel

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« Reply #298 on: October 18, 2018, 10:10:01 am »
I am curious so I looked agile workspaces up.   This article provided a broad overview of pros and cons. https://www.zenefits.com/blog/agile-workspace-small-businesses/

 An article from Harvard Business Review about how to foster employee enthusiasm for the type of workspace.  From your comments so far, it sounds like your company could have done better.
https://hbr.org/2018/01/sgc-research-when-moving-to-an-open-office-plan-pay-attention-to-how-your-employees-feel

Wrong topic....

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #299 on: October 18, 2018, 10:40:11 am »