Journey in Life: 08/15/14

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bố nhớ con gái nhiều lắm!


Bài trước: Những dịch bệnh ngôn ngữ

Năng động sau giờ làm


rất khó theo kế hoạch đặt ra... :))

Bài trước: Xạ thủ n-hiếp ảnh gia bắn tỉa

Quẳng email đi và vui sống

100.000 nhân viên của công ty ôtô Daimler trụ sở ở Stuttgart có thể để tùy chọn tất cả các email tới inbox sẽ tự động xóa khi họ đi du lịch mùa hè, và công ty cũng trấn an họ rằng sẽ không ghi lại ai đã lựa chọn như vậy.

note: Bộ Lao động của Đức yêu cầu các nhà quản lý không được email và gọi nhân viên ngoài giờ làm việc trừ khi trong trường hợp khẩn cấp.

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Daimler employees can head to the beach this summer without worrying about checking emails, sparing their partners and children the frustration of work-related matters intruding on the family vacation.

The Stuttgart-based car and truck-maker said about 100,000 German employees can now choose to have all their incoming emails automatically deleted when they are on holiday so they do not return to a bulging in-box.

For that matter they will not feel any pressure to check work email while they are away. From the FT there is more here.

You will notice this is related to some ideas from optimal queuing theory. The sender is notified that the email will be obliterated, and if it is important, he or she can send again and rejoin the queue once the recipient is back from vacation. In other words, when a long queue of email might otherwise form, potential queue creators are told they have to wait and restart later on, but at the back of the line, so to speak.

Some part of me finds this deeply wrong, but perhaps as a blogger/infovore I am not the person to ask. And there is this, which I don’t believe can be the long-term equilibrium:

It is up to Daimler employees to decide whether they wish to use the system, but Daimler assured staff it would not record who had done so.

There is a legal/regulatory angle too:

Germany’s labour ministry told managers to stop emailing or calling staff out-of-hours except in an emergency.

"Confirmed bachelor" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Antonio Zugaldia.

'Confirmed bachelor' có từ bachelor là người độc thân, và confirmed là đã xác nhận, chứng thực, vì thế 'confirmed bachelor' là anh chàng độc thân mãi mãi, người không hề có ý muốn lấy vợ. Đây cũng là cụm từ có từ thời Victoria, là uyển ngữ lịch sự để chỉ những anh chàng đồng tính (gay, 'clover boy', 'boys in the band', 'women in sensible shoes', 'women who don't have to put up with men')

Ví dụ
You may be desperate to marry, but don't go after Dale; he's a confirmed bachelor.

Though Lewis is a confirmed bachelor and Gresham is a wife and mother, their long-distance friendship blossoms into something deeper.

The confirmed bachelor is ... quite as often the victim of a too profound appreciation of the infinite charmingness of woman, as made solitary for life by the legitimate empire of a cold and tasteless temperament.

Stanley Ford, a successful cartoonist and a confirmed bachelor who shares a lavish apartment with his misogynistic manservant. While attending a friend's bachelor party, Stanley falls head over heels in love with the gorgeous bikini-clad girl who pops out of a cake. He impulsively marries her, but thinks better of it the next day. Alas, Stanley can't get a divorce because his bride is an Italian Catholic (this is 1966). Dicier still, she is a "domestic goddess," lovingly plying her hubby with rich Italian food until Stanley's once-athletic physique is as bloated as the dirigible Hindenberg.

Dr. Charles A. Waehler, a psychologist at the University of Akron in Ohio, who studies the hearts and minds of confirmed bachelors over the age of 40 has advice for women who want to marry one: Forget it. "If you get involved with a never-married middle-aged man, don't expect him to change". "If you both value independence, it might be okay". "But if you want marriage, stay away."