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   AWWW, you look stressed. Here's $251,000. Better?

23 Feb 2013 10:45 AM   |   10640 clicks   |   News.com.au
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lack of warmth     
I suddenly need help with stress.  Anyone else?

23 Feb 2013 10:14 AM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
where does all this money in Britain cum from?  the queen??

23 Feb 2013 10:46 AM
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gja    [TotalFark]  
My decade plus on Wall Street should have made me a millionaire just for 1/10 of the stress we all had on those jobs.
I find this a laugh-riot.

23 Feb 2013 10:49 AM
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RichMeatyTaste     
251K would solve it for me. No more mortgage, student loans, etc. I could go do whatever I wanted and surely be less stressed. Not really stressed now mind you, but I would be less stressed overall!

Gimme my check!

23 Feb 2013 10:50 AM
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Girion47     
oh look, government employees milking the system.....shocker.

23 Feb 2013 10:54 AM
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mlorton     

Jon iz teh kewl: here does all this money in Britain cum from?


Technically, Australia isn't part of Britain any more.

23 Feb 2013 10:55 AM
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Jon iz teh kewl     

mlorton: Jon iz teh kewl: here does all this money in Britain cum from?

Technically, Australia isn't part of Britain any more.


REALLY? what about new zealand
this is important cause i'm stalking someone from down there.

23 Feb 2013 10:56 AM
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SpdrJay     
Can someone give me $100,000 worth of stress?

I'm not greedy.

23 Feb 2013 10:56 AM
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mafiageek1980     
Can I get that much every time I get cussed out by a rude customer? Please?

23 Feb 2013 10:56 AM
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mongbiohazard     
It would sure work for me.

23 Feb 2013 10:57 AM
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WhippingBoy     
These aren't just regular people. They're "public servants". Nature's 'D-minus' students.

23 Feb 2013 10:59 AM
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Special J     

WhippingBoy: These aren't just regular people. They're "public servants". Nature's 'D-minus' students.


You say that yet they've found a a way to collect $250Gs for "stress".

23 Feb 2013 11:09 AM
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The Irresponsible Captain     
I know I'm suddenly very stressed that I didn't get $251,000.

23 Feb 2013 11:11 AM
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meow said the dog    [TotalFark]  
FTFA of the article of where this is from:  told her that grant applicants where having difficulty understanding her

LAUGHTER OFAIL.

23 Feb 2013 11:20 AM
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WhippingBoy     

Special J: WhippingBoy: These aren't just regular people. They're "public servants". Nature's 'D-minus' students.

You say that yet they've found a a way to collect $250Gs for "stress".


The bigger the dog-farkers, the better the union.

23 Feb 2013 11:28 AM
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cajunns    [TotalFark]  
WTF is wrong with that scenario...if you can't hack the job ...get the hell out of it and let someone who isn't a wuss have it

man i can't believe that australians have become so soft!

23 Feb 2013 11:37 AM
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WeenerGord     
I would cheer up for half of that amount!!

23 Feb 2013 11:40 AM
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WhippingBoy     

cajunns: WTF is wrong with that scenario...if you can't hack the job ...get the hell out of it and let someone who isn't a wuss have it


That's a good point. I agree. If the job is "too much" for you, you shouldn't have it.

23 Feb 2013 11:42 AM
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Ghryswald     
Australia is just as farked as the rest of the world.  A few years ago I read about a guy in Australia who was fired for continually removing his safety glasses while sandblasting.  He sued and the judge ordered his boss to give him his job back, citing that the guy was too stupid to get another job, so they were stuck with him.

23 Feb 2013 11:53 AM
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Comrad36     
Farkers unite down under! Sounds like the best thing going on for now, then we can stress each other out and file claims
/lol

23 Feb 2013 12:05 PM
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BubbaJones    [TotalFark]  
We've apparently discovered the elusive Step 3

Step 1: Get a job as a public worker in Australia
Step 2: "Perceive" you are being shunned by other public employees
Step 3: File Worker's Comp claim
Step 4: PROFIT!

23 Feb 2013 12:13 PM
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zombat     

BubbaJones: We've apparently discovered the elusive Step 3

Step 1: Get a job as a public worker in Australia
Step 2: "Perceive" you are being shunned by other public employees
Step 3: File Worker's Comp claim
Step 4: PROFIT!


Well they are all descended from criminals...

23 Feb 2013 12:20 PM
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xevian     

BubbaJones: We've apparently discovered the elusive Step 3

Step 1: Get a job as a public worker in Australia
Step 2: "Perceive" you are being shunned by other public employees
Step 3: File Worker's Comp claim
Step 4: PROFIT!


Basically. Makes me want to get a public job, then I can reap benefits. Worked 9 years in IT with deadlines-or-your-fired crap, I couldn't sue the company for purposely running me into the ground due to "hey this guy is pretty good, we don't need to hire anyone else. He can do 2-3 shifts without dying". Until I had my first CI.

23 Feb 2013 12:28 PM
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boinkingbill     
The premiums will always rise.  The taxpayer will foot the bill.  Our wonderful public employees' unions.  Money for nothing and your chips from free.

23 Feb 2013 12:30 PM
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ows     
cant beat the high school teacher in NYC who figured a way to not work yet receive full pay and benefits. he sexually harassed girls,not molested. this was not criminal, but was removed from his "job".
he has been paid over $1,000,000 over 10 years in salary benefits,pension and hasn't lifted a finger.

23 Feb 2013 12:43 PM
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ThatGuyFromTheInternet     

ows: cant beat the high school teacher in NYC who figured a way to not work yet receive full pay and benefits. he sexually harassed girls,not molested. this was not criminal, but was removed from his "job".
he has been paid over $1,000,000 over 10 years in salary benefits,pension and hasn't lifted a finger.


Is there a link for that? I'm curious.

23 Feb 2013 01:03 PM
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stiletto_the_wise     
Another blatant hit piece against workers.

Government employee gets $250K in workman's compensation = OUTRAGE
Corporate CEO gets millions for basically doing nothing all day = AWESOME

23 Feb 2013 01:19 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
www-hollybaby-com.vimg.net

23 Feb 2013 01:29 PM
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rvesco     
Not good enough.  Hold out for $500K.

3.bp.blogspot.com

23 Feb 2013 01:32 PM
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WhippingBoy     

stiletto_the_wise: Another blatant hit piece against workers.

Government employee gets $250K in workman's compensation = OUTRAGE
Corporate CEO gets millions for basically doing nothing all day = AWESOME


While their compensation packages may indeed be ridiculous, the concept that a corporate CEO does nothing all day is utterly absurd.

23 Feb 2013 02:01 PM
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stiletto_the_wise     

WhippingBoy: stiletto_the_wise: Another blatant hit piece against workers.

Government employee gets $250K in workman's compensation = OUTRAGE
Corporate CEO gets millions for basically doing nothing all day = AWESOME

While their compensation packages may indeed be ridiculous, the concept that a corporate CEO does nothing all day is utterly absurd.


You're right. They do sit in meetings and sometimes have to decide stuff. It's a tough job.

23 Feb 2013 02:09 PM
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ElFugawz     
ecx.images-amazon.com
Article sounds like crap with vague and misleading numbers, cherry-picked 'case studies', and little actual value.

/and their "Top Story" is "Why does that child have two dads?"

23 Feb 2013 06:53 PM
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ladyfortuna     

mongbiohazard: It would sure work for me.


I would work for me but only because my house is ALMOST paid off already (inheritance). If I needed to buy one it probably wouldn't go nearly as far so I'd stress about how to not spend the money in case of emergency.

Thanks mom, I really needed to live my life worrying like this, and you taught me well.

23 Feb 2013 09:36 PM
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gja    [TotalFark]  

stiletto_the_wise: Another blatant hit piece against workers.

Government employee gets $250K in workman's compensation = OUTRAGE
Corporate CEO gets millions for basically doing nothing all day = AWESOME


Not in my book, friend. I would like to use 350 degree oil on those butt-holes.

24 Feb 2013 12:19 PM
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gja    [TotalFark]  

stiletto_the_wise: WhippingBoy: stiletto_the_wise: Another blatant hit piece against workers.

Government employee gets $250K in workman's compensation = OUTRAGE
Corporate CEO gets millions for basically doing nothing all day = AWESOME

While their compensation packages may indeed be ridiculous, the concept that a corporate CEO does nothing all day is utterly absurd.

You're right. They do sit in meetings and sometimes have to decide stuff. It's a tough job.


Many are guilty of that. Some are actually the kind that work all hours, weekends, holidays and such.
I personally know a few. They are a rare breed, sadly. Also, they only get those fat checks if the company does well.
Otherwise, time to tighten the belt, because their entire life's fortune is tied to the company and if it does poorly, they are screwed.

24 Feb 2013 12:23 PM
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