"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|10 hours 11 min ago||I don't think many/any people||
I don't think many/any people would disagree that the issue is the tax code. That said, the athletes currently get a substantial benefit under the current tax code.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Harbaugh is 100% right from a||
Harbaugh is 100% right from a tax standpoint. To answer your question: the world in which the vast majority of their compensation is in kind (ie their scholarship), which would result in them having a substantial tax liability and no way to pay it since they were primarily not paid in money. The only foreseeable way that most players would be able to pay that tax liability would be to take out loans. Do you think that's a good idea?
|1 week 4 days ago||Have you watched any of their||
Have you watched any of their games this year other than the Oregon game? Not the same defense as past years and lots of holes to fill still in the run game. Definitely still can develop, but in terms of what they've actually exhibited so far, they're a long way off (especially knowing what we now know about Oregon).
|1 week 4 days ago||Oregon has a sizeable Mormon||
Oregon has a sizeable Mormon population.
|1 week 4 days ago||Idaho State, yes, but Boise||
Idaho State, yes, but Boise State didn't put up 80 on them last week (at home). Couple that with what Oregon State put up on Stanford, and what Utah put up on Oregon, and it's surely safe to say that our defense is legitimately as good as the metrics say they are.
|1 week 5 days ago||You were right. I confused||
You were right. I confused 2007 with 2006. My apologies!
|1 week 5 days ago||You all are, of course,||
You all are, of course, correct. I'm calling it quits for tonight.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great call. Sorry to miss an||
Great call. Sorry to miss an obvious one, but forgive me - one of the few games I've ever missed (was at a family member's funeral out of state and never did watch that game). Total blind spot on that game; sorry!
|1 week 5 days ago||My first thought too was 2006||
My first thought too was 2006 Notre Dame, but they were 0-2 going into that game so I can't conceive that they were ranked.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not this season - not burning||
Not this season - not burning that redshirt.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If we cover, anticipate||
If we cover, anticipate breaking into the rankings. The #10 team in the country beat UNLV at UNLV (but was a virtual home game for UCLA - in what was a truly awful game to watch) by 34 last week.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This is such a ridiculous red||
This is such a ridiculous red herring (I don't really personally mean that against you, but I'm so sick of hearing that it's not that bad because at least it's not outside). It's a shit hole, period. Of course no one wants to sit outside in 95 degrees in Houston or Miami, yet they don't have a spectacularly awful dome in either of those cities as we do here. Hands down the worst place I have ever seen a sporting event of any type, and that includes a lot of really old small town ice "arenas".
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||There is a reason that the||
There is a reason that the well known negotiation book is called "Getting to Yes", not "Getting to No". If you were truly looking at it as "one side has to get to no first" this was doomed to fail (at some point) and the recruiter probably (almost certainly) saw that clearly.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||"but I had more leverage than||
"but I had more leverage than they did and I knew that."
If they subsequently filled the position, you actually didn't.
I want to be clear, though, that I admire your attitidue on self worth. Unfortunately, that's a tough position in a commoditized profession that treats its professionals as virtually interchangeable.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The tone of this email didn't||
The tone of this email didn't do you any favors, I'm willing to bet. In my experience, quoting the contract in a written correspondence like that never reads the way you intend it to. The word you used in your summation (I know it was not part of the email) was "firm", but how it reads is that you're playing hardball. If they had another qualified candidate no surprise they'd move on and roll the dice that the other candidate won't do the same thing.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||"they just didn't want to b/c||
"they just didn't want to b/c of $5-8k? b/c the HR mgr didn't "feel like it?" b/c the 2nd choice would for sure take it no questions asked? pretty lame reasons if you're a parent in that district payin 6-8k in taxes every year."
For a public district, where money is tight (a safe assumption), that's the decision they are going to make every single time when the difference isn't substantial between candidate 1 and candidate 2. That's $5-$8k they can allocate elsewhere in their budget and a decision the typical voter will support every time. Unfortunately, that's the big downside about working in a commoditized profession (which every union poaition is).
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Most all of the comments here||
Most all of the comments here are along the lines of "consider yourself lucky", etc., but the reality is that's exactly how the company most likely feels about you. At the risk of sounding like a complete asshole (a risk I knowingly run often), what happened here is really obvious: you showed that you didn't understand the industry or that you didn't care (neither is really worse than the other). As others have said, in union settings salary negotiation just doesn't really ever happen (and in fact the recruiter told you this, too). By attempting to negotiate you basically told the recruiter that you didn't understand the nature of the hiring process in the employer's field (or didn't care), and that's a big red flag. While it's true what others have said, and that you have thoroughly read in books and online that salary negation is commonplace, that is only the general rule and there will always be situations (and entire industries, in fact) where the general rule doesn't apply. There is nothing wrong with negotiating IF it's right for situation/industry/employer to which you are trying to gain employment, but when that isn't the practice of the situation/industry/employer and you do it anyway, that's almost always game over no matter how qualified you are and how well the interview process went up until that point. Long answer short: if you seek advice in books and on the Internet be sure it applies to your industry/situation/employer/location.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||The Jets? Really? Based on||
The Jets? Really? Based on what, exactly?
|25 weeks 3 days ago||"Either way, winning game one||
"Either way, winning game one on the road in the NHL playoffs is almost impossible."
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Can't remember the last time||
Can't remember the last time both game one starters had zero playoff starts.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||What matchup would have been||
What matchup would have been better?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||The Montreal-Ottawa series||
The Montreal-Ottawa series will be incredible.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||"Tampa's been desperately||
"Tampa's been desperately trying to make sure Wings fans don't get those tickets."
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Best matchup possible for the||
Best matchup possible for the wings. Everyone is acting like they are scared of Tampa, but Tampa isn't built for the playoffs. Weak, inexperienced defense and completely playoff unproven forwards.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||No doubt that's the team that||
No doubt that's the team that should be the clear winner in this thread.
|26 weeks 5 hours ago||Yeah, not so much. Pretty||
Yeah, not so much. Pretty much that whole team had the mumps this year. Making the playoffs would be a hell of an accomplishment for them, frankly.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||I find it far more||
I find it far more interesting how some people can make (almost) any topic political. This is one of those topics that is only "political" if you make it so.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||I suspect this may come as a||
I suspect this may come as a shock, but it's not necessary to bring politics into this discussion at all. Like the "no politics" rule? Don't talk about politics.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||"As the face of Michigan||
"As the face of Michigan Football, Jim probably has to sacrifice his personal expression."
|27 weeks 5 days ago||No such thing on the app,||
No such thing on the app, FWIW...