Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask you what medications you’re on?
this is so important that i’m reblogging it. NO. NO IT IS NOT. read more.
Very important! All my chronic condition people take note.
Employers cannot ask ANY health status information before extending a job offer. They can’t specify it in the job description (only required physical abilities as pertains to essential functions of the job, like “can lift X pounds” for a warehouse kind of job or something), they can’t ask or try to get you to talk about it in your interview. They can only ask about conditions that would affect what accommodations you’d need in the workplace, and they can only do that AFTER making an official offer of employment and you officially accepting. At which point, if they find out what you need and then retract their offer, you have grounds for an EEO discrimination complaint. At no point EVER should your meds be relevant to the conversation unless you’re accepting a position that requires you to operate heavy machinery or vehicles and the medication you take makes that unsafe, because then it’s a legit safety concern both for you and anyone you’d be working with.
/newbie HR person who’s getting way too into this stuff lately
Students are SHOCKED!!! And IMPRESSED!!! Did I do something with my hair? Curl it? Dye it? No! It’s just down tonight. WOW IT’S SO LONG!!! Augh, you dorks.
Joan Rivers on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 (x)
HOW IN THE WORLD DID SHE TALK LIKE THIS BACK THEN AND END UP HOSTING A SHOW TEARING APART WHAT PEOPLE LOOK FOR A FRIGGING LIVING????
it really saddens me, seeing this. Cuz all I see from her now is a tasteless, mean spirited person who criticizes and makes fun of people based on their physical qualities.
SO I WENT TO THE MALL TODAY AND I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD
im sorry for this but i had to draw something…
KARKAT: WHAT, WHAT’S WRONG? WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT?
KARKAT: …IS THERE SOMETHING ON MY FACE?
Your name is KORKOT VONTOS and life has been CRUEL to you.
I STARTED LAUGHING REALLY HARD AT THREE IN THE MORNING BECAUSE I WAS THINKING OF THIS POST
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this
which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,
that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that
Who does that?
This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.
More like Julius Fuckit
Something you should know about that man: his most well-known composition is a little piece called “Entry of the Gladiators”. You know this piece. I know you do.
Before an episode of TWD:
During an episode of TWD:
After an episode of TWD:
I like how everyone draws Jake English like
But in reality he’s
You know what? I’m done guilting myself. If any of these college students whine about me opening an hour later, they can just fucking stuff it. Because I woke up to being called into work early. My first meal was five minutes ago. The lining of my uterus is being ripped up and ejected from my body. I cried in front of a supervisor because I realized today was the ninth of March and my mom died on this day five years ago. I was 19. AND my birthday was three days ago. It’s never been the same. I was given the opportunity to go home and I decided to stick it out because I’m better and tougher than that. I’m stronger than that. I am going to smile and be cheerful and do my job and I am a fucking miracle.