This was part of the difficulty I had with commenting on the issue. This is basically exactly how it works at my employer (although it's a combination of state law and collective bargaining agreement terms). I accrue sick leave without limit, and may use it at my own discretion except 1) I must provide my supervisor with as much notice before the fact as possible, and 2) I must provide a doctor's note if for more than a few days. The doctor's note need only be to the effect of "Nattily dressed anarchists on bicycles has a medical condition." Specific details are not required unless I choose to disclose them. In fact, on the rare occasion that I've used such a note, my health care provider just hands me two copies, one which names the condition and one which doesn't.
The actual duration of my sick leave is not limited except by how much I have accrued to begin with. Catastrophic/long-term conditions needing leave beyond that have additional options available, but documentation will obviously be required by that point.
I work for a semi-government (a public corporation established by the state legislature, but otherwise self-governing) and have a union, so more fully "private" sector experiences probably differ.
edit: soft-power consideration would also limit sick leave use. I think my employer generally recognizes the idea of a couple days off for mental health, but doing so on a weekly basis might be frowned upon. By strict interpretation of the bargaining agreement, I could get away with it, but concern for the subtle or not-so-subtle wording of this year's performance review generally prevents me, etc.
Question to people who are using more than one pronoun, e.g., she/they or he/they. Now that the semester has kicked off, we keep having "first meetings" for literally any course online, introduce ourselves and declare our pronouns. I see that some people choose multiple pronouns and I have no idea whether they are completely interchangeable or not. Yesterday, one student mentioned using she/they pronouns, depending on context. We are not close at all, and it is unlikely that I will talk about this person in the third person; so I did not want to be impertinent by asking "can you explain how it varies based on context?"
I mean no offense, I am just curious and want to learn. If you use multiple pronouns, which one do you use in which contexts, are there any parameters that can help us guess which one would be more appropriate? Is there one of those two pronouns that you prefer more than the other? Are you OK with people just going with 'they' if they are unsure?
Thanks in advance for the clarification.
It's way more significant to Gura and Matos specifically, but it occurred to me that, since Gura and Matos will likely be used as an ambassador account, it might not even stay in forest, so it would make more sense to have it here as MSR.
Oh no, time to reveal things about myself online, oh boy.
It's different for everyone, especially in a language like english which allows for neutral pronoums. Because my native language doesn't have those, I've just gotten used to male pronoums and I'm completely ok with being called that in english as well. However, usually, I feel like It's more accurate to use "they/them" for me. This is actually quite common for someone to just be accustomed to a certain pronoum and not mind it being used, but to prefer another one when possible. There are other ways in which multiple pronoums work, this is just how it goes for me. The best way to know is just to ask the person if it ever comes up and use "they" when in doubt.
I also have super-secret, illegal pronoums that I go by in extremely specific intimate contexts, but I shall never reveal them here. They don't even count though, I just wanted an excuse to say "illegal pronoums".
Good to know I'm overthinking this. To be fair, I type weird in my native language when I'm tired too.
Oh yeah, I guess this is an important point since the Register is only open to submissions from Forest nations. For future notice (relevant to all nations), if you did submit as Gura and Matos and then moved that nation to another region I wouldn't automatically delete that entry, I'd let you change the credit to MSR.
Well, now I'm dying to know. So f*ck you for that haha.
Just googled "anarchists on unicycles:"
"Comic writer David Walker turned his disgust at the Trump designation into an art project. 'Anarchist jurisdiction just sounds like the title of a really bad B movie from the 80s that Chuck Norris or someone would be in,' he says. Walker began to make fake movie posters on the theme, filling his Instagram account with gems including 'Barefoot vegan in the anarchist jurisdiction', depicting an angry man kicking his way into centre frame. 'He eats no meat. He wears no shoes. He shows no mercy,' the poster declares. 'I think part of the anger is that in Portland we tend to think of ourselves as a quirky liberal town and the federal response and local law enforcement response to the protests caught a lot of people off guard,' says Walker. 'It was the shock of ĎThis canít be happening here because this is the town where a guy rides around on a unicycle playing a flaming bagpipe.í"
[note to self: learn bagpipes also]
I've only ever driven through, but I understand that if you're in the market for an organic locally sourced Wobbly vegan direct-action marine conservation bicycle co-op farm, you might start in Portland, and work your way around the Pacific Northwest generally. At least west of the Cascades, as to the east things get very different quickly.
I hope Russian situation follows Belarusian. Those dictators should be thrown to jail. Next weekend will tell how many people will take the streets again in Russia. Would be really nice if Russia would join the nations where human rights are even a bit a thing and we as a neighbour country could get some slack. There is at least one thing I have learned in my lifetime: Never trust Russia, so would be kinda nice if they get their sh!t together some day, at least basic stuff.
I grew up in a mid-sized city (about 150k-175k people at the time) out in the Pacific Northwest, with no particular connections to Scotland that I am aware of. None the less, we had a full scale pipe and drum corp with, I'd warrant, at least 100 pipers accompanied by drums, sword dancers, majors, all the works. They were a feature of every parade and local festival I can remember. As a small child, we lived next door to one of the members, who would practice in his basement, and I would sit at my window to listen. I know it's a divisive instrument, but for my own part, I love the sound of the pipes!
A great quote, a terribly racist play
Wow, considering you do not live there any more, could I ask for the name of the city? That sounds really interesting
And I really love bagpipes, Iíve even thought of setting my alarm to that sound a few times
Shylock is basically nothing more than a group of antisemitic tropes moulded into the shape of a man, although the "Hath not a Jew eyes?" soliloquy taken by itself is a surprisingly humanising commentary on the widespread antisemitism of the era - the idea that "we're just like you, even if you refuse to see it". I found The Merchant of Venice to be incredibly disappointing because to portray Shylock as Jewish and a three-dimensional character would have been revolutionary, and that's teased at but ultimately taken away. The "forced conversion to Christianity = happy ending" is the cherry on top of the f*cked up cake.
Honestly, and I don't know if this is a hot take or not, but I don't find Shakespeare all that great. I understand the impact his works had on the theatre and the English language blah blah blah, but when considering the plays themselves I think there are far superior works of 20th century drama that are labelled as "good, but not Shakespeare" not because Shakespeare was better but out of pure dogmatism. Oh, and if you prefer anything to Shakespeare it's because you don't understand Shakespeare.
I think that "older is better" nonsense is used for a lot of literature, to be honest. Some of the classics are great, but some of them are really, really sh*t.
Scotland is the most famous locale, but it turns out the pipes are a pan-Euro-Mediterranean thing. Nattily dressed anarchists on bicycles is 7 or 8 generations out from Europe, but is otherwise of a pan-Euro background. Between the French and Germans on one side, and the English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh on the other, it's no wonder that when someone plays the pipes, we can feel the goosebumps in our bones.