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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:42 PM   #391
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Regardless Freddie and his cohorts have been begging to see class sizes reduced by 20%. I would think that a 75% size reduction would be wet dream territory.

BTW yesterday Canada reported it's first legitimate 0 death day. Had a previous one but that was on a weekend when some provinces, including Alberta, no longer bother to report.

Even so the kids seem doomed to attend class masked like bank robbers in perpetuity. Guess that's a good thing if you are trying to entrench obedience to the state into their impressionable skulls.

Locally two families I know have selected online teaching, for the simple reason that the entire masking charade makes zero sense to them.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:47 PM   #392
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Locally two families I know have selected online teaching, for the simple reason that the entire masking charade makes zero sense to them.
It makes no sense for children. They are being unconscionably burdened to zero effect. Let Freddie and his cronies wear the masks--not the kids.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 12:54 PM   #393
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I think "I have to do what my employer tells me" is the best you can expect if you'll lose your job otherwise. I would do the same, even knowing that much of the reasoning is wrong.
True, it was the name calling I was referring to, I shoulda been more specific.

Since our teachers are unionized, if Freddie has figured out that he, and more importantly the kids, are being snookered he should be taking it up with his union, if not he is certainly behaving as Kenney and his Krauts expect and demand.

FWIW I can recall standing up to employers unreasonable demands on two occasions. One rethought it, the other fired me 10 days before Christmas. At least I got paid. Those who stuck around got stiffed for about a months pay when he went belly-up 3 months later.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 03:13 PM   #394
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I think "I have to do what my employer tells me" is the best you can expect if you'll lose your job otherwise. I would do the same, even knowing that much of the reasoning is wrong.

Exactly.
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Apparently eMacMan can’t take a hint and moves people’s words from one thread to the other whether they’ve consented or not. Kind of an inconsiderate move in my opinion.
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 03:25 PM   #396
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Shoulda just transferred this to the Education thread from the get-go.
What's this? The Shang is becoming political?

Better turn that $h!t off, else it's going to be open season in ehMac's last Prog bastion...
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Old Sep 5th, 2020, 05:08 PM   #397
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Apparently eMacMan can’t take a hint and moves people’s words from one thread to the other whether they’ve consented or not. Kind of an inconsiderate move in my opinion.
I think he was trying to move any political discussion of the issue out of that forum. But I agree that it would have been better to simply provide a link to the original comments, instead of copying them.
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I think he was trying to move any political discussion of the issue out of that forum. But I agree that it would have been better to simply provide a link to the original comments, instead of copying them.

Thing is, it wasn’t even a political discussion; eMacMan decided he wanted to make it one. I was talking about how it was good but weird to be back at school and I mentioned that everyone was wearing masks now, which was different than when we left last March. I offered no opinion on the usefulness or lack thereof of masks. They’ve just become a necessary evil in my workplace and many others. Wasn’t really interested in debating the merits of them.

Anyway, it is good to be back. And weird.
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Thing is, it wasn’t even a political discussion; eMacMan decided he wanted to make it one. I was talking about how it was good but weird to be back at school and I mentioned that everyone was wearing masks now, which was different than when we left last March. I offered no opinion on the usefulness or lack thereof of masks. They’ve just become a necessary evil in my workplace and many others. Wasn’t really interested in debating the merits of them.

Anyway, it is good to be back. And weird.
Yes, eMacMan did not want to create a political discussion there is all, so he meant well.
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Thing is, it wasn’t even a political discussion; eMacMan decided he wanted to make it one. I was talking about how it was good but weird to be back at school and I mentioned that everyone was wearing masks now, which was different than when we left last March. I offered no opinion on the usefulness or lack thereof of masks. They’ve just become a necessary evil in my workplace and many others. Wasn’t really interested in debating the merits of them.

Anyway, it is good to be back. And weird.
Sorry you can criticize for posting it in the Shang or criticize me for moving it, not both. The quotes are accurate and unedited. Presumably you stand by them. My link puts you in the starting place should anyone wish to follow in the original thread.

BTW that bolded sentence is so very close to being accurate it's uncanny. Prefix necessary with an 'un' and you have illustrated a clear understanding of the situation.

Still curious as to how having everyone talk through masks impacts effective communication. I have observed it makes it pretty much impossible at Canadian Tire, especially if one party is almost deaf.
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