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HELP! My wife needs to brush up on Word, Excel and learn the basics of powerpoints quickly

Anyone know of a free online site that can help her do this?

She got surprised by getting a call for a protential job BUT it requires her to show basic knowledge and she wants to brush up.

We get paid on Friday and she needs to take the test tomorrow.

SyFy fans... Wil Weaton Fans... My Wife found out that The Will Weaton Project will not be renewed..

My wife loved the series.

I didn't think it was that bad.

Would you boycott the NFL season because of recent issues?

My wife and I are talking about this issue now.

She asked me to suggest on this board a boycott of all NFL games until Roger Goodall is removed and all players who have charges of child and domestic violence are removed or suspended as well.

(Now please note my wife and I live in the heart of Steeler territory. She has been raised to enjoy and love the sport. She does watch games and knows what it is happening.)

Right now my wife is about to to start boycotting all football games on and off TV. She will Boycott all charters and corporations that still aline themselves with the NFL while this whole mess is happening.

I respect my wife and understand her views BUT my view is that the 30 other teams should not be punished for the actions of a few douchbags.

PUNISH Roger and the players but not the whole sport.

Side note: my wife just told me Radisson hotels has pulled all connection with the Vikings

Are we seeing the devolving of America?

My wife posed this question to a group of friends and myself and she gave the following as an argument:

Just this weekend we had a Pro-football player who physically abused his son (regardless of how old the child is) and yet his employer the Vikings are going to allow him to play because they got their (a$$) handed to them on Sunday's game. So therefore someone so skilled at entertaining people and generating millions of dollars for a team is going to get a pass by the employer;YET, we have fast food workers or restaurant servers getting fired for complaining about a bad day at work or bad customer treatment. They are fired because that complaint "Looks bad for the company's image."

We have a Beautiful African American actress being cited as a prostitute because she dares kisses her boyfriend in public...A boyfriend who happens to be white. No money was exchanged yet a kiss now indicates someone is a prostitute.

(My wife said she wasn't going to go into the Ferguson and Zimmerman issue other to say: ) We have a serious problem with racist that is being ignored for years... political correctness placed a pretty band-aid on a wound that should have been treated and fixed but instead has been allowed to festered and now is causing the "patient to lose an arm".

We have GOP candidates and politicians having some Americans believing they are being "forced" to want to go to college. That if you are lower class you should be happy to settle into a low paying job and that politics are too complicated for the average citizen to understand....

We have Corporations controlling our government and are basically using the employees that work for them as either political props during elections OR just as cheap labor and we are seeing people being misused in the work place.

We have senators and congresspeople who would rather listen to a lobbyist than listen citizen in his or her own state.

We have at least 2 generations who see unions as complete evil things and not the employee advocates they are.

We also have people who don't understand or even know/remember the struggle of past generations who fought for our 40 hour work week and child labor protection. They either haven't learned about the Triangle waist coat factory or company towns.

We see fundamental christians who want to destroy science and GOPers like that idea because as science falls so does history.

Our country should be leading the world in Min wage and vacation time and work hour innovation but we see Western Europe taking that lead.

The newsroom opener was right: We aren't the greatest country in the world. We need to accept that fact and eat a huge piece of humble pie.

But my wife wonders if we have fallen so far down the "devolving whole" or can we stop this and climb back to the greatness we had before America got a big head and placed itself on the pedestal it placed itself upon.

So call it being bored on a Monday evening but I bring this debate to DU.


I do apologize for the smiley face that appeared during the Zimmerman/Ferguson paragraph. I was doing a : ) but put the ) too close which must have resulted in the smile... So sorry.

My cousin is having real issues with her employer...

My cousin has been working for a "for profit" group home company.

my cousin has been begging and hoping for a transfer for 2 months before she got hurt. She has been off close to a month with the injury (no dislocation or anything ) just a REALLY BAD strain /pulled shoulder muscle.

my cousin saw the doctor and he has extended her being off an additional 2 weeks and more therapy. She went back to the office as she was instructed to do. The officer person she reported too has always been snotty since my cousin's injury. This time the person said: "oh this won't due. Your light duty work was only suppose to be 30 days. After Friday your done with that. I don't know what we will do but you can only be light duty for 30 days. I will have to talk (the person named the persons who are the top of the company.) and they would have to call my cousin when they "figure something out" (that is if they do call)

But this company is planning on putting my cousin back at that house she got hurt in.

If the company does that after the doctor ( who is pissed they are sending my cousin back to that house) releases her back to full duty.. would that be considered a hostile work environment?

She is seriously wondering if they ever considered transferring her to another house.

Why is it employers in the health care field treat there workers like crap especially when you have people like my wife and cousin who ( I am told by others) Have a way with mentally challenge people.

My cousin who got injured at work just found out she will be placed back in the home she got hurt at

Forget the fact that she has been requesting a transfer for 2 months in fear she would get hurt or that working with the client she might unintentionally hurt the client...

Forget the fact that her house manger was fired for gross incompetence and that her 30 day evaluation of my cousin as well as writing up my cousin ( which this manager gloated about.)

Now she finds out that the company has plans to place her back in the home she got hurt working with the same client.

The client wasn't violent but my cousin is short and unlike other client's she has worked with in the past she is having issues turning the client and dressing her in the morning.

My client knows they are trying to push her hand in a sense and make her quit.

My wife thinks she might be a racist...

My wife and I have friends... all walks of life cultures and race but she notice this weekend her one friends introduced my wife to his new partner and the man is black and her friend is white. She said she paused a half second mentally shocked before her mind wrapped around the idea.

She later told me that seeing other couples doesn't seem to have that 1/2 second pause but anytime she sees african american and a white person together and she feels guilty about it.

My cousin my have a law suit against her employer

My cousin started with a company about 3 months ago. She is working in group homes and well...things have been interesting. First off the company has a penalty system for employees and no (NO) reward system of any sort.

My cousin got a 10 point penalty during the month of July for reporting off WITHOUT any paid time off... now she did call off with plenty of time to find a replacement and the reason why she called off was that her apartment building was having issues with the fire alarm system. My cousin's landlord told people they where responsible for their own property that night ( if was 4th of July weekend) and it would get fixed first business day. okay no big deal she has gone in every day and has worked overtime still waiting for a transfer out of the medical house because she is short and doesn't have the arm reach, strength or height that would allow her to work with 2 of the clients ( one of which is a client she hardly ever works with and the other she worked with on a daily bases.) She was going to quit but was talked out of it by the manager of the house a co-worker and an office staff person. She stayed requesting a transfer to another house.

They told her it would happen and this was in mid June. By Aug 14th the transfer still hadn't happen. Each day she tell the manager how she was kicked by the client or her back was sore the complaints fell on Deaf ears. The morning of Aug 14th my cousin got hurt tending to the client. She just figured it was the usual soreness and that she would go to sleep and by the time of her night shift she would be okay. She woke up not able to move much.

Called the house manager asking if she come an hour late to go to the hospital but the house manager started bitching and saying she wasn't doing things properly. She basically said my cousin was calling off and wrote her up giving her a total of 80 points.

The office told her she wasn't fired and that her probation was extended another month. She is on light duty and has been going to physical therapy.

Meanwhile the house manger has been fired for something massive. My cousin has found out that the manger was gloating about giving my cousin 80 points and that the whole entire 2 1/2 months she has been making the issues known to the manager ( some may say complaining about the pain) the manager was laughing at her.

Now she was told by a co-worker she should confront the office about the issue of being given another month to her probation. Considering what happened with the manager plus the fact the manger never did a 60 or 90 evaluation of my cousin. That when it comes down to it it is my cousin's word against the fired employee who they seem to not be able to reach for the past 2 weeks.

My cousin is looking for other work right now because she doesn't trust the company to give some sort of excuse to fire her.

So would you confront the company about getting off the extended probation or would you keep quiet and hope you find a job quickly.

two complaints I have heard in the past 12 hours I thought I would past on or get advice.

around my area of PA we have this place called Med Express... it has been advertised as a urgent care center... granted if you don't have insurance and you don't have $ 109.00 to be seen you are basically going up to the hospital to get care especially if you have no doctor yet like my cousin.

She switch jobs and is waiting for insurance from her new job she got hurt and really didn't want to file a worker comp complaint because she is 1) not fully done with the 90 probation period 2) had been requesting a transfer before she or the client got hurt--she requested the transfer 2 months ago and the company drag there ass. but she went to med express and told them well the pain started at work but didn't get bad until hours later. Med express insisted on making it workman's comp issue. she got informed that her work probation period will be extended and now med express is charging her the $210.00 the price they where going to charge the company who of course turned it down because they work with the hospital.

I told her go up to med express tell them to screw themselves that she had given them the $109.00 for service and they refunded the money so she should give them the $109.00 again and tell them they aren't getting another dime.

Second problem:

My wife has been locked out of her Hotmail e-mail account because they are "Overprotect" and demand she verify herself in case of future hack.

She went on tech support chat line and said she doesn't see how or why she should do this when the cell phone number ( which is five years old and never gave them... the only way for them to have the number is to have taken it from an e-mail which she sent someone.) and they said all she has to do is verify herself and give them a cell phone number so that they can text her a code so she can type it into the hotmail system.

My wife is refusing. SHE is TIRED of being "protected" out of her constitutional right (i.e patriot act etc...) she is tired of being "protected" out of her privacy because places like twitter and facebook is making people like my wife look like some sort of "red Flag nut" case in point a job she recently considered applying for demanded access to her facebook and twitter accounts to "protect" there company from a bad reputation. My wife said she had neither and and the woman looked at her like she had grown a second head and asked if she was some sort of nut... (mind you it wasn't a formal interview just happened to be in a causal setting and given the person her resume after the woman asked for it.) Is my wife a nut or is anyone else getting tired of this junk.

edited: to change head to Heard.... R button has to be pushed down hard and I guess I didn't press it that time.

Can a company legally hold a person's last pay check?

A cousin of mine started working for a company with a high turn over rate. She went to the first day of orientation about a month ago and in her orientation packet there was a paper she had to sign stating that if she quit or was fired during her first 6 months of work she would pay the company back for the physical, drug test and training.

She felt compelled to sign it but it hasn't sat right with her and now as she is working for the company some of things she is seeing and some of the things done by "higher ups" has her really questioning why she took the job.

Can this paper she felt she had to sign really be held to it or is this type of agreement or is it illegal
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