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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bjacks12, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert
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    Just a bit of a rant I have...

    Does anybody else get tired of seeing people post about how we need to thank certain professions for what they do? I don't know why, but it just irks me. Thank a teacher, thank a farmer, thank a mailman, thank an EMT, etc.

    How about we just thank people on their own merit and stop this damn elevated profession BS.

  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Hear, hear. No need for IRS Auditor Appreciation Week either.:p
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  3. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert
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    as a tax accountant, I agree with you there. It'll be a cold day in hell before I appreciate those dicks!
  4. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    Just because someone is in a certain profession (ex.: a doctor) doesn't automatically make them superior to others.
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    We have Teachers' Day in China, but on the other hand we don't have things like tax inspector, middle management consultant, telephone sanitizer, and hairdresser appreciation days.
  6. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    What about forum moderators? :p:D:D;)
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  7. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Most jobs are thankless jobs. That's why I go out of my way to thank people for their hard work. I thanked a team of pharmacists for their hard work and putting up with the public on a daily basis... they were stunned. I do this for janitors, fast food employees, and the guys who return the shopping carts to the store from the parking lot. EVERYBODY likes an encouraging word, and it doesn't cost anything but a few syllables.
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  8. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    What's a moderator :rolleyes:

    shsssh, I be one..... we are vastly overpaid for our slavery.... o_O

    and the school teachers?
    dunno about where you are, but they are working here in Oologah, Oklahoma for minimum wages.... and paying for school books out of their own salaries....

    the School Bus drivers? they get spit on, tromped on, yelled at, and are never allowed to touch any kid.... they can put that kid off the route, but until that ride is done, he/she has to put up with it.... if I were a School Bus driver, I would probably end up in jail. I will NOT put up with any bullshit from kids.... period. The last one that got out of line with me, about 5 years ago, I grabbed his neck and squeezed it so hard, he almost quit breathing..... I have very strong hands, can squeeze bathroom scales up over 275# ( that was not a cool move on my part, but I got away with it that time..... let that kid know that he was being watched, and to stop being a bully )
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  9. olbriar


    I think it's a great consideration to extend a sincere thank you for a service or job well done. I certainly enjoy a compliment now and then so I try my best to express my gratitude to others. However, a special "thank you" day for a certain occupation seems rather lame to me.
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  10. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    If we view thanks as a barometer of the people to whom that thanks is extended, op has a valid point. Why does the person who goes to a hospital to work 8 hours a day deserve any more thanks than the person who goes to a factory 8 hours a day.

    But let's look at it another way. We pass many people in this world every day and often dont' have much opportunity to share any meaningful comments with them. So if we have any opening at all (their job... their clothing....their name .....or whatever) to make a slightly more meaningful contact than just talking about the weather.... then why not!?!

    Try making a a goal to see if you can put a smile on someone else's face...
    I'll bet when you succeed you also end up with a smile of your own.

    Sorry if I paraded on your rain!
    ( And I know it wasn't really rain to begin with... just light-hearted musing by the op)
    #10 electricpete, Mar 2, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
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  11. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Yesterday, I was wearing my favorite hat which is a memorial to Kitsap 9-11.....

    Pulled into a Dollar General store, and the manager there happened to see the hat and "congratulated me" for my service to our country.... she went on about how her father had served there and had passed away just a couple of weeks before this. I realized how important the thought was to her, and let her go on talking about her father... no way was I going to interrupt that thought train.

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  12. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Because the hospital worker saves lives?

    Some people deserve thanks because they're willing to do jobs which I'm not, and which serve the general public. For that I am grateful.
  13. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    (there are more .... )

    3 examples of a group of professionals that do the job.. that help the public.
    and I do think they should be given some .. thanks.

    (lets not talk about the bad eggs in those groups. but the group in general.)
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  14. davidywise

    davidywise Newbie

    Thanks to the:

    Teacher, Soldiers, Police, Fireman, Farmers, Fisherman and also the jobs that help mankind.
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  15. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    I see your point bjacks and not only do I agree with you, I'll add this. When you have a day set aside, or a sign up, or news coverage going on and on about thank your local ____ it sure gets a lot of thanks for ____. But ... does it matter?

    Personally if someone wishes me a happy birthday just after having been reminded it's my birthday it kinda takes the luster off of said well wishes. I think that applies here too. If you're thankful, thank someone, don't do it cause it's national thank a _____ day. Seems empty and kinda meaningless.

    Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
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  16. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    When I was a 19 year old corporal stationed Ft Gordon I got volunteered to March in the Augusta veterans day Parade. I was not happy because I then had to go speak with a group of kids at one of the elementary schools in the city thus giving up part of my 4 day weekend.
    As we were marching along the parade route we passed an elementary school and all the kids were yelling things like, "THANK YOU" and "WE LOVE YOU". It was at that moment that I understood what it meant to be a soldier.
    Later that morning I was speaking to a group of 3rd graders and this young boy walks up to me and salutes me, I smiled and stuck my hand out to shake his hand. He put his little hand in mine and gave me the firmest handshake he could. He then told me I was his hero. I told him his mom or dad, or someone he knows and looks up to should be his hero. He told me he didn't have a mom or dad and lived in a group home.
    I Became his friend and mentor right away. I helped find him a family to adopt him and wrote him and called him throughout the years.
    Next week he graduates from Ranger school and I am so proud of him. He has done more than earn his tab, he earned a place in the teams and now I get to thank him.

    He plans on applying to OCS next year and I believe he will make one hell of an officer. He has already proven to be a top notch leader.

    I've never needed anyone to thank me for my service, but I've always been greatful that someone recognizes it.

    I thank people for their time when talking to them on the phone, I thank cashiers for being nice, I thank everyone really,but I understand that some professions need a day.

    My wife is a nurse. She makes doctors look good, she works insane hours, she cares about every single woman who comes through her clinic and she does her best to ease the pain of others even when life is hard on her mentally and physically.
    I understand that lots of folks from different professions work just as hard and have mental stress as well, but I've yet to meet a banker who holds someone's life in their hands on a daily basis.
    Just my thoughts.
  17. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert
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    This is true.

    It's my superior intellect and humble wit that makes me superior to others.
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  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    just my wit
  19. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    My wife is a nurse. She makes doctors look good, she works insane hours, she cares about every single woman who comes through her clinic and she does her best to ease the pain of others even when life is hard on her mentally and physically.
    I understand that lots of folks from different professions work just as hard and have mental stress as well, but I've yet to meet a banker who holds someone's life in their hands on a daily basis.
    Just my thoughts.

    Yes, so true, my wife is a RN BSN 20 year Dialysis Supervisor....
    she has told me so many stories of the doctors mistreating the nurses with their "superior greater than god attitude"....
    she would NOT take any of it, she gave them tit for tat, and told them where their damn prick could stuff it.
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  20. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Do we have any particular day penciled in for 'Android Forums Staff Appreciation day' ?
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  21. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    Of course! February 30th! [emoji217]
  22. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member

    The man you're right , I totally agree that all trades are important !
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  23. olbriar


    Keep in mind that staff are just members. If you want to throw out thanks, thank each and ever member of AF. We ALL are what makes these forums what they are.
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  24. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

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