deniseba

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  • deniseba commented on the blog post Why is Nicholas Kristof Bashing Teachers’ Unions?

    2011-03-13 15:08:14View | Delete

    And don’t think the same thing doesn’t go on in the corporate world. The more pay is based on performance metrics rankings, the harder it is to foster teamwork, risk taking and creativity. Instead, you encourage employees to run the gamut from withholding help from each other to downright undermining and backstabbing. It’s also encourages employees to cover up mistakes at all costs, which is very counterproductive.

    I’ve worked in corporate environments where employees wouldn’t give each other the time of day unless someone was watching, where people withheld information that was needed by others and where people deliberately set others up to fail. I’m not saying it has to be this way and I’m sure it isn’t everywhere, but it’s a lot harder to create a workplace in which people feel they succeed together if you pay them for succeeding individually.

  • deniseba commented on the blog post Why is Nicholas Kristof Bashing Teachers’ Unions?

    2011-03-13 14:56:05View | Delete

    And it’s a good thing unions do more than negotiate pay and benefits, or we’d all still be working 80 hour weeks without bathroom breaks.

  • deniseba commented on the blog post What Made Loughner Snap?

    2011-01-09 18:11:11View | Delete

    Schizophrenia is a brain disorder not caused by the home environment.

  • deniseba commented on the blog post What Made Loughner Snap?

    2011-01-09 18:07:48View | Delete

    Actually I thought terrorists in general are not considered mentally ill. If he turns out to be a paranoid schizophrenic, then it would really not be reasonable to consider this a politically motivated act.

  • deniseba commented on the blog post $500 Million to Keep Cheney Out of Jail?

    2010-12-09 18:49:56View | Delete

    If Dick Cheney were to die in a Nigerian prison, I might start believing there is a God.

  • Are there any precedents for the chair of a commission like this one going public with personal recommendations before the commission’s report is written? This strikes me as being very strange.