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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I guess a lot depends on what part of the counrty you work in. I am an RN and make considerably more. 70k is not overpaid by anystretch.
    I didn't say it's overpaid.
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    Re: Bullying...

    I wasnt trying to start nuthin...
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    I didn't say it's overpaid.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The bolded was my initial point. We teach children to be passive nowadays, and we don't allow them to use force against aggression, which is the natural human impulse. My sons were in school back when public schools first started implementing this policy. I told both of my sons to never initiate aggression against someone else, but to always meet it with equal force, even if it meant them getting suspended from school. When we fail to meet aggression head-on, aggressors see it as weakness, and their behaviors increase in intensity.
    Agreed. By not allowing kids to fight back, schools are actually teaching kids to ACCEPT being bullied.

    If a kid's mindset is already fragile from the bullying, how can they not sink even deeper when they know the adults won't back them up and won't let them do anything about it?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That is considerably more than I make as a 30-year registered nurse. Those of us who work in service professions know, going in, that we will likely never make big bucks, and we do it because it's what we are geared for, and because we prefer to work in a profession which can help others in one way or another. 70K is a respectable salary.
    I have a buddy who's wife is a registered nurse.
    She is making right at 100K here in Florida. Orlando to be exact.
    I think I would rather make 100K in Florida then 70K in Chicago.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That is because bullies are, in reality, nothing more than cowards. The problem is, we as a society are conceding to them, which gives them the false idea that they are in some sort of control.
    I've never agreed with this line of thinking. They're repugnant, have no morals, are miserable people, but I've always felt that the "coward" label was only something to make ourselves feel better about something we have little to no control over. We can't really do much, if anything, about it, so we verbally denigrate the bully... from a safe distance.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I have a buddy who's wife is a registered nurse.
    She is making right at 100K here in Florida. Orlando to be exact.
    I think I would rather make 100K in Florida then 70K in Chicago.
    Dang- I'm starting to think that I live in the wrong place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I've never agreed with this line of thinking. They're repugnant, have no morals, are miserable people, but I've always felt that the "coward" label was only something to make ourselves feel better about something we have little to no control over. We can't really do much, if anything, about it, so we verbally denigrate the bully... from a safe distance.
    They ARE cowards. Anyone who feels okay about themselves does not engage in trying to beat someone else down.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    71K to live and work in Chi Town? No just no, but hell no. Get that closer to 125K and we can talk. But there better be some damn good perks.
    I see you don't know much about "Chi Town." And even less about their perks.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Yes, you must.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Dang- I'm starting to think that I live in the wrong place.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Humm? Is it the carry out?
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I see you don't know much about "Chi Town." And even less about their perks.
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