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1.  Have you ever witnessed a fight at your work?

 

2.  What are you doing this weekend?

 

3.  Do you like baked beans?

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harrietbrown
Jun. 30th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
1. When I worked in The Strand Bookstore, two of my coworkers got into a shoving match, which escalated to fisticuffs. The supervisors broke it up.

2. Saturday: Hopefully, support group, and Sunday: Mammogram and sonogram. Fun, fun, fun!

3. NO!
wolfteaparty
Jun. 30th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Did the people in the fight get fired? My boyfriend was telling me last night about people beating each other up in the parking lot during one of his old jobs. They'd usually fire both people because they couldn't prove who started it.
harrietbrown
Jun. 30th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Nope. They were put on warning. The Strand was a very relaxed workplace - there was a prostitute that used to arrange rendezvous with clients in the back of the fiction section; there were drug addicts that used to shoot up in the bathroom on break ... very relaxed atmosphere. We had to clean the toilets and sweep the floors and take out the trash ourselves, though.

My favorite part were the signs and graffiti that employees put up down in the basement: "Prosecutors will be violated" (the entrance to the freight elevator) and "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" (over the last aisle in the review books section). Fun times! I remember it fondly, quarrelsome coworkers notwithstanding.
prelley
Jun. 30th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
verbal or fist fight? yes and no.

Parents are coming here and we are going to downtown chicago.

no, ewww
elvenforever
Jun. 30th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
1. No.

2. Not sure yet.

3. Yes, especially spicy ones!
loganberrybunny
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
1. Only verbal ones. I can't remember seeing a physical fight since school.

2. If it stops raining for five seconds, going to the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb. (For some weird reason, "Shelsley Walsh" is showing up all lower-case, which looks horrible. It shouldn't be!)

3. Depends what you mean. Here (the UK) "baked beans" pretty much always means the Heinz type in tomato sauce -- which I love, and which are vital for a full English breakfast. Ireland and Britain are the world's two largest consumers (in per-head terms), you know. =:P Other types (eg Boston-style) are vastly less common, so I don't really know.

Edited at 2012-06-30 01:10 am (UTC)
wolfteaparty
Jun. 30th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
1 I heard a couple of verbal fights during my last job. Funny you ask this, my boyfriend told me last night that on one of his old jobs, fistfights would break out in the parking lot and both people involved usually would get fired. He's also said that on some of his old jobs, there was severe bullying among coworkers, but he managed to stay out of it.

2. RELAXING!

3. Yes.
just_kaye
Jun. 30th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
1. Have you ever witnessed a fight at your work?

I don't work anymore. ;-)

2. What are you doing this weekend?

Nothing really comes to mind right now. Well, watching TV, but that is ALL the time anyways. ;-)

3. Do you like baked beans?

Not really...I mean I guess they are okay--but nothing special to me. ;-)
geolinguist
Jun. 30th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
1. No.
2. packing. Wanna help?
3. Not particularly, although your husband's beans are pretty good.
alicephilippa
Jun. 30th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)
  1. No. I've never seen anyone fight in any of the jobs I've had.
  2. Grozone today. Tomorrow? Housework I suppose.
  3. Yes. BeansOnToast = ++(good) ;
ooxc
Jun. 30th, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
. Have you ever witnessed a fight at your work?

No



2. What are you doing this weekend?

Not much


3. Do you like baked beans?

No - shudders - i love beans, but not soggy tinned beans, and not in tomato sauce
crownwench
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
1. yes
2. no plans
3.yes
jennyrhill
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
1. Not a physical one, but a yelling match, sure. I worked at two small family-owned businesses. People get cranky.

2. Not a lot! Canada Day festivities and hanging out with my family.

3. Yes. Mmm.
firesign10
Jun. 30th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
1. No. They've happened on rare occasion, but I've never witnessed it.

2. I don't know. Get the pool steps into the pool. Maybe get me into the pool. Not sure what else.

3. NO!! I HATE baked beans *shudders*
stargazer60
Jun. 30th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
!. No.

2. today just being lazy, tomorrow going to the movies to see Magic Mike

3. yes
angelamermaid
Jun. 30th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
1. Yes, when I was teaching English as a Second Language. We were in a van, on the way back from a field trip, and two students got into a slapping fight. Both were legally adults, but not behaving as such. They were pulled apart and the next day, were taken aside and had some facilitation in Getting Along and THAT WAS NOT APPROPRIATE. They also had to apologize to the van driver, as one was sitting in the front seat and she could have hit him in the fray.

I learned that I'm too timid when it comes to watching two people fight. I reached over and told them to stop. The other teacher, who is a parent, took off his seatbelt and dived in to help break it up, roaring at them. He was much more effective.

2. Gardening and writing fanfiction. It's the Canada Day long weekend and I don't have many firm plans.



3. Every now and then. Stampede Week is almost here in Calgary, so I'll be eating baked beans as part of Stampede breakfasts.
fbhjr
Jun. 30th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
1) Not at my current job, but at one job I saw one worker pull a knife on the other and threaten him, does that count?
2) Driving 900 miles each way to visit some friends and annoy others.
3) Yes
lissafay
Jul. 3rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
1. Not as a witness, but as a participant. I was verbally attacked by a co-worker last year. It was pretty horrible. Many people witnessed it and my attacker got into a bit of trouble, but nobody got fired or suspended or anything. I don't seek her out for workplace camaraderie anymore, but she's currently working in the cubicle right next to mine.

2. I had no weekend plans, and that's how it turned out. I avoided the heat as much as possible, watched a bunched of Mad Men and a couple of movies, and played with my pets.

3. I do!
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