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Old 04-21-2003, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I screwup......

at work, I receive "The Bird". It is a 2 1/2" Brass Pelican on a marble base. It is better to go claim it, than have it presented to you. You keep it until the next person screws up and they get it.
I have it now because I tried to send underground materials to a Aerial contractor. Of the 17 in my office, all but 2 look at it as "if I'm not working, than I don't get a chance to screw up". The other 2 get their shorts in a knot. Of course if I don't do my job, like anybody else, three written warnings and your history. 19 years last December, so I'd say I've got the hang of it.
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Old 04-21-2003, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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display it proudly, screwups are part of the effort of doing your job.
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Old 04-21-2003, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 07:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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In graduate school my year had four classes. You would stay in your class with your classmates for the entire year. You go to know your classmates really well.

Anyway, every Friday the rubber chicken award was given out by the person who had it for the previous week.
The rubber chicken award was given to the person in the class who made the dumbest comment, observation, or screwup during class.

the rubber chicken award served two purposes:
- It helped cut down on people making useless comments just to try to garner participation marks.
- It helped the class relax and unwind after an intense week.

The best part about the rubber chicken was the presentation. The person who had the rubber chicken for the previous week (this person always had to have it with them) made a presentation of the best (i.e. worst) comments of the week ending with the winning (or loosing) comment.

It was a good laugh.
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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got a source or URL for that Pelican? - sounds like a must have.
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny, when I screw up they just slap me. I want the pelican, my face hurts.
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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hey, "the only people that dont make mistakes are the people that don't do anything."

good to see you have a good enough attitude about such things to be able to see the humor in it
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Old 04-28-2003, 01:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the award should be as a scar. a show of a negative mark you took... and conquered.
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i act like i meant to do it of course... but i dont have a job or anything yet so its no big deal
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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cdwonderful and clavus have the right idea. You don't learn anything if you don't make any mistakes.
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i say its easier to learn from the mistakes of others, but i'm human and occasionally have to do some learning of my own. i accept mistakes as part of whatever process they may be part of and move on.
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Old 04-29-2003, 04:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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When I screwup... I laugh at myself and move on.
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Old 04-29-2003, 05:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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In my freshman corridor in college, we had a brass little-pissing-boy statue that stood about 8" tall. His name was Master Piss, and he was awarded at our weekly corridor meeting to the person who had gotten drunkest and made the biggest fool of himself.

I only owned Master Piss once, after the incident I described in the "have an incident and now you can't drink that drink anymore" thread. My roomate was the Pissholder <i>frequently</i>.
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Old 04-29-2003, 06:00 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Funny, when I screw up they just slap me. I want the pelican, my face hurts.
ROTFLMAO
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
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the place i worked at last summer had something like that... me and the main guy i worked with took it and hid it for a week... and then had it magically appear on the owners desk with a note saying it was his...
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Old 04-29-2003, 08:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, it's because we make mistakes we become wiser. It's that wisdom that makes us the best elders, not just because we were there longest.
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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