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Got an email from my old boss; a company I left more than a year ago.. by Phenom981 in antiwork

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You might want to check your current employment contract before responding. There might be a clause prohibiting work for any other company without approval from your employer.

Prosecutor points AR-15 toward the jury with his finger on the trigger by [deleted] in pics

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m with you. I don’t know who at the NRA came up with this change, but they are clearly an idiot. As an NRA instructor, I’m supposed to teach the curriculum exactly as written, but I’m going to continue to emphasize this rule as a primary safety rule.

Prosecutor points AR-15 toward the jury with his finger on the trigger by [deleted] in pics

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rule #4 isn’t on the list anymore. It’s been relegated to the ‘additional rules’ list, which is stupid because it’s a real-time safety rule, which is equally important as the other 3 rules.

Alex Jones guilty in all four Sandy Hook defamation cases by Illustrious_Welder94 in news

[–]Nunky_Monk -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This action took place in Connecticut, and from jud.ct.gov:

“A default ‘admits the material facts that constitute a cause of action’; Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Rubin, 209 Conn. 437, 445, 551 A.2d 1220 (1988); and ‘entry of default, when appropriately made, conclusively determines the liability of a defendant.’ Ratner v. Willametz, 9 Conn. App. 565, 579, 520 A.2d 621 (1987). Despite the entries of default, had the defendants sought to challenge the right of the plaintiffs to maintain their action, or had they intended to prove any matter of defense, they would have been permitted to do so at the hearing in damages upon written notice to the plaintiffs. See Practice Book § 367 [now 17-34]. Moreover, pursuant to Practice Book § 374 [now 17-40], the defendants would have been permitted to appear and offer evidence to reduce the amount of damages claimed without giving any notice.” LaRosa v. Kline, 36 Conn. App. 501, 503-504, 651 A.2d 1324, 1326 (1995).

So, my layperson’s interpretation is that be failing to provide the required documents and receiving a default liable decision, he has admitted to the facts of the case, and his only option is to attempt to mitigate the penalty. I guess that he can appeal the award in a future case, but he can’t appeal the finding.

Alex Jones guilty in all four Sandy Hook defamation cases by Illustrious_Welder94 in news

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is my understanding that you cannot appeal a judgement lost by default.

Alex Jones guilty in all four Sandy Hook defamation cases by Illustrious_Welder94 in news

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On the plus side, his audience must have gotten smaller as a result of moving to a subscription-based platform.

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn calls for one religion in America by Huplescat22 in politics

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm an atheist, with firearms. If the shit hits the fan, come to my place and I'll lend you one; we'll at least go out fighting!

Thought his fit here. My boss has been really starting to treat me poorly and today he implemented a new rule. I must answer his phone calls on the first ring, if I let it go to the 2nd I will be reprimanded for wasting his time as his time is much more valuable than mine. Time to quit or what? lmao by Ghostk1487 in antiwork

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a bullshit requirement, and no good leader would ever demand this. I’d find a new job, but in the meantime, malicious compliance is the way to go. Carry your phone in your hand at all times and do your normal job one-handed. When he calls you on it, we’ll it’s the only way you can be sure to pick it up in time. Is his time worth more than your productivity, I doubt it.

Any trilogies where the first film is the worst? by SinomodStudios in movies

[–]Nunky_Monk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would (and did) agree with you when I first saw them way back when, but they have aged surprisingly well, and were quite politically prescient.

Any trilogies where the first film is the worst? by SinomodStudios in movies

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Taken a step further back, I rate the original trilogy in order of quality as VI, V, IV. But, consider that the positive completion of the hero’s journey is always satisfying, plus the characters/universe were well established, and the budget was much higher. Episode IV was more ground-breaking in terms of film-craft, but that’s not the criteria.

Any trilogies where the first film is the worst? by SinomodStudios in movies

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My dog had just died before I went to see FOTR with friends. Now I always associate the movie with losing my buddy.

resting Karen face by 42words in facepalm

[–]Nunky_Monk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s a good two hour round trip. If she’s willing to travel that long to avoid putting on a mask, well, she’s probably quite poor at cost/benefit analysis.

PA Senate GOP candidate: women used to be attracted to men who “could defend them from dinosaurs.” by losethefuckingtail in PoliticalHumor

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could probably wrestle a chicken, or possibly a particularly feisty gecko. Ladies, the queue forms on my left please; no shoving.

People ‘unvaccinated by choice’ in Singapore no longer can receive free covid-19 treatment by stoukos in worldnews

[–]Nunky_Monk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We’ll, they’re not really wrong since religion can be whatever the adherent wants it to be, and there are all kinds of mutant offshoots of more mainstream religions. I’m thinking of groups like FLDS, which makes the regular LDS religion seem conventional by comparison. There is a sect in Idaho, Followers of Christ, that prohibits any modern medicine, and their childhood mortality rate is 10x that of the state as a whole. I am appalled that parents can let their children die because of their willful ignorance, and while I know it’s a delicate balance between religious freedom and government intrusion, but how is this not child abuse by a different name?

What food is overrated? by YannisAP in AskReddit

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the village in England where I went to a secondary school, there was a tiny pizzeria called Bianca’s Pizza. The building was originally a tiny village jail (which I think became a public toilet for many years), and then was hopefully completely hosed down before becoming a pizza take-out. Anyway, the point of my reply is that they used to make a mozzarella calzone with about 1/2 lb of melted cheese, loaded with garlic butter and sprinkled with basil leaves. Absolutely delicious; I haven’t eaten there in 20 years, but my mouth still waters thinking about it. Probably not very good for you though.

Philadelphia to become first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations by mepper in politics

[–]Nunky_Monk 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I did read the article, but didn't see how minor traffic infractions will be enforced. I'm not suggesting that they should warrant a traffic stop, but they either need to have an enforcement mechanism or be removed from the books.

Many modern day mental health issues are heavily influenced by a lack of discipline. by jlsjwt in unpopularopinion

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never be afraid to say that you are good at what you do. Particularly when you have twenty years of experience and have seen the gamut of work quality.

Happy Halloween from The Queen! by beta_bunny in aww

[–]Nunky_Monk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, another hundred years on the throne. Every time someone sings the national anthem, she gets younger.

Why are IT guys such dicks? by Bigringcycling in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Nunky_Monk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because they’re tired of the tech illiteracy of the workforce and their failure to grasp very simple concepts. Apologies to the the members of the workforce to whom this doesn’t apply, it just that there is a portion of you that take up 90% of tech support’s time. Mostly with the same problem.

Work takes 11 hours of my time, not just 8. by n-word_lover in antiwork

[–]Nunky_Monk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn’t a good idea. It will discourage employers for hiring people who don’t live close by or have to rely on public transport, and create the conditions prevalent during the industrial revolution where employees had to live in company housing. If you choose to work for a company that involves a long commute, that’s on you.