[ RadSafe ] We're from the government and we're here to help...
prestwic at mcmaster.ca
Fri Nov 20 14:19:36 CST 2009
Make that we are from Enron or Lehman brothers and we are here to help ourselves.
Edmond Baratta wrote:
> The better one was "We are from the Government and we are here to help
> Ed Baratta
> edmond0033 at comcast.net
> From: "Maury Siskel" <maurysis at peoplepc.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:11 PM
> To: "Cary Renquist" <cary.renquist at ezag.com>
> Cc: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] We're from the government and we're here to help...
> > His comments reminded me of The Test to Identify Your Best Friend --
> > take your significant other and your dog out to the car and place them
> > both in the trunk. Return an hour later, open the trunk, and see who's the
> > happiest to see you
> > Best,
> > Maury&Dog
> > ======================
> > Cary Renquist wrote:
> >>The NRC dating service? - Fedline - The Federal Times Blog - federal
> >>news, government operations, agency management, pay & benefits
> >>The NRC dating service?
> >>November 17th, 2009 | HR Management Uncategorized | Posted by Steve
> >>LoseySteve Steve Losey Name: Steve Losey
> >>It seems like everybody's got a new idea for attracting new talent to
> >>the federal government these days. But Jim McDermott, chief human
> >>capital officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, thinks he's found
> >>a foolproof way to convince young engineers to come to his agency: Find
> >>them dates.
> >>"There are incentives, and then there are incentives," McDermott told a
> >>crowd of human resources officials at the HCMF Conference in Arlington,
> >>Va., earlier today. "When we're hiring, we say, 'Is there a significant
> >>other in the picture?' If there's no significant other, I tell them, 'We
> >>can help.' "
> >>McDermott said his unorthodox recruitment pitch works because while
> >>nuclear engineers may know how to split atoms, they're not quite so
> >>adept on the dating front:
> >>"Now, engineers study a lot in college," McDermott said. "They neglect
> >>very important extracurricular activities. My girls went to school with
> >>engineers, [and] they said, 'Dad, they don't know how to dance, they
> >>don't know how to dress, they don't even know how to talk.' "
> >>Engineers may not necessarily become better dancers by taking a job at
> >>NRC, but McDermott said they can meet other single engineers (who
> >>probably won't roll their eyes at Star Trek or lectures on reactor
> >>cooling systems). McDermott said NRC's dating scheme - which he jokingly
> >>called "NRC Harmony," after the eHarmony online dating service - has so
> >>far resulted in about eight or nine weddings.
> >>McDermott's comments made me think of the sitcom Big Bang Theory, which
> >>features hopelessly nerdy theoretical physicists and their often-failed
> >>efforts to find romance. McDermott said he's seen bits of the show,
> >>which hit close to home: "I thought I was watching something on the
> >>Cary Renquist
> >>cary.renquist at ezag.com
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