19 April 2012

Like a Light Switch

current state of mind: concessionary

When you start to get confused
Because of thoughts in your head
Don’t feel those feelings
Hold them in instead
~ ‘Turn It Off’ from The Book of Mormon

Employment Law was eye opening this week.  First off, my combined exam/paper was worth 150 points.  I scored 98/100 on my paper and 43/50 points on my multiple choice exam – so hello 94%!  I could have done better on the multiple choice exam – but I am happy overall.  Plus, now I know what his exams are like.  My Final Exam should be far less stressful. 

Now, the true lesson I learned in class was all about semantics.  When it comes to Employment Law, there are specific word choices that must be made and to choose the wrong words can result in public ridicule from the instructor in the middle of class.  I elected to choose the word “ridicule” in that last statement. He would likely have chosen “correction”.  
Oxford Dictionary Info:
1) a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands; a thing conceded: the action of conceding, granting, or yielding something.
2) a preferential allowance or rate given by an organization:
1)  a convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise:
2)  the process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something: 
The actual verbiage of the Act in question includes “making reasonable accommodations”, while I said “making concessions”.  I was WRONG!  The word “concession” is considered negative.  The phrase “reasonable accommodations” is positive.  If anyone has any questions, I am happy to relive the humiliation in a live demonstration of what went down in class.  Just submit a formal request via electronic means. 

Oh, but for the record, it is acceptable to refer to the Freedmen’s Bureau of the Reconstruction movement as Carpetbaggers.  I think this is true because when asked what the Southerners called the Freedmen’s Bureau I shouted “Carpetbaggers” and I was not criticized for my use of the term.  I mean, it just refers to people who were Northerners, but moved to the South after the Civil War.  Though they were insulted, I am sure.  Who wants to be referred to by the luggage they carry?  I suppose that means y’all can call me a Dasher, because my luggage of choice is a bright pink Brookstone Dash.  I highly recommend Brookstone luggage. 

Okay, well, that’s all I have for now.  Torts exam next week.  I am sure I’ll be freaking out about it by Sunday.  Now you have something to which you can look forward!

PERSONAL NOTE:  My fingers are crossed.  That is all I can do!

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE:  I have faith that your medical test will hold no surprises.  Hugs!    

Eidetic Vision

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