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Celebration for doing your job


crazydaffodil

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We should all be more like NFL football players.  Why do I say that?  Because every time they execute a play, like they are paid handsomely to do, they celebrate like the clock just struck midnight on New Year's Eve!  They point, they strut, the high five, and they dance.  Boy do they dance!  They must think those tight uniform pants showing off all 300 pounds of their junk in the trunk maes them somehow adorable. 

But wait, perhaps this somehow gets you started on a second career.  Take for example, Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, whose hip-shaking gyrations have landed him a spot on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars."  Sure, other football players have been on the show and even won the competition (Hines Ward).  But those were players from a different era, where popping champagne for every successful action was the norm.

Could you imagine if we did that at our own jobs?  A nurse successfully gets an IV in a patient and begins jumping up and down, spinning in circles, pulling the IV out, blood spraying everywhere.  A fireman gets the hose properly connected to the hydrant and tears off his coat in rejoice while the house continues to burn.  Obviously these are extreme examples, but I know if I did pelvic thrusts in the hallway at my office every time I did something that, well, I get paid to do, I would look incredibly silly and would not end up on DWTS.

 

Just sayin...

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Maggie Mae

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That's part of the job. NFL is entertainment. End zone dances? Part of the job. They have to create value for the viewers. Even when the rules say excessive celebration/unsportsmanlike conduct is a penalty. 

They also have to gove interviews, show up for practice, and conduct themselves in certain ways. 

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SpoonfulOSugar

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I actually had a student point out that I was very guilty of the opposite.  We would finish a big project (award applications for their student organization) and it would be *dusting hands off*  "Well, that's done, what's next?!"

We started celebrating with noise makers and food - at the minimum.  He was right.

Maybe if we did a little better balance (not saying we have to go hip-shakin' all over the classroom - that WOULD be problematic) and celebrated along the way, life wouldn't be quite so painful.

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laPapessaGiovanna

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Now I have a doubt. Is this:

"They must think those tight uniform pants showing off all 300 pounds of their junk in the trunk maes them somehow adorable"

misandrist, accidentally sexist or just plain rude?

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Maggie Mae

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23 minutes ago, laPapessaGiovanna said:

Now I have a dout. Is this:

"They must think those tight uniform pants showing off all 300 pounds of their junk in the trunk maes them somehow adorable"

misandrist, accidentally sexist or just plain rude?

We are talking about these guys: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/08/chicago-bears-david-carter-vegan-diet (first 300 lb American Football player I could think of) 

Also this conversation has made me want to watch this again. 

 

 

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nelliebelle1197

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@laPapessaGiovanna I think women and progressive culture in particular have to be open to the existence of misandry. It is easy to forget its existence because men are usually not the oppressed in the gender power dynamic. I work in a social services organization in which women have been given preferential treatment for custody when they are clearly terrible parents because vagina. We have represented men in those circumstance. Now, it doesn't happen often but the gender bias is clear.

Since we have held @THERetroGamerNY  to the fire for being sexist/misogynist, I think it is only fair to expect the women on the board to be super careful right now when discussing men and gender. These are hot topics on any day but right now, especially, I think we as a group need to be careful about glib remarks and gender stereotypes, on ALL points of the gender spectrum, especially right now when another WW3 could break out on here.

I am not saying this to stifle debate, I just want us all to breathe and make sure our posts are not taking digs at gender for the sake of gender, even unintentionally.  Make sense?

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AliceInFundyland

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I appreciate the healthiness of this exchange. I continue to hope the op understands where we are all coming from and is making the posts from a place of constructiveness. 

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OnceUponATime

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I'm thinking the OP's celebration dance goes something like this

 

 

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THERetroGamerNY

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@nelliebelle1197 I have to say that you really make some bluntly honest posts that I really respect. Thank you.

Yes, even the ones that have taken me to task for dumb things I've said. I can accept true, honest criticism. This no-win no matter what I do crap isn't even worth my time.

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@crazydaffodil,

While I firmly believe that it is important to celebrate our successes, there is a fine line between celebrating and gloating.

Gloat:  If you gloat, you express great satisfaction at the misfortune of others.
If your team scores a big win, it would be better not to gloat.
Be happy for your win, but don't laugh at their loss.

I'll just park this here:

What will matter is not your success but your significance....Michael Josephson

Just sayin...

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iweartanktops

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9 minutes ago, J'Izzy said:

@crazydaffodil,

While I firmly believe that it is important to celebrate our successes, there is a fine line between celebrating and gloating.

Gloat:  If you gloat, you express great satisfaction at the misfortune of others.
If your team scores a big win, it would be better not to gloat.
Be happy for your win, but don't laugh at their loss.

I'll just park this here:

What will matter is not your success but your significance....Michael Josephson

Just sayin...

That's why football players get penalties for excessive celebration. 

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