• 02:56:26 am on January 12, 2006 | 7

    I am blogging this because Bart called this “my best idea of the week?, which I personally found offensive.  Speaking of being offensive, Bart tasked me to devise a way of dealing with verbal transgressions at work (e.g. talk in our predominantly male working environment can at times be offensive).  Our peccadilloes are not exceedingly hostile, but can create bad culture if we are not aware.  So, I proposed that we create a PayPal “tip jar? and fine people $20 per offensive (as deemed by a jury of our not-so-diverse but punitive peers) comment.  The idea is that we then channel that money into charities or organizations specifically targeting whatever group might have been marginalized.  So, make a fat joke and you just made a $20 donation to  Make a joke that marginalizes women, well you just donated $20 to  Naturally, this is not a substitute for creating a comfortable, non-hostile and diverse workplace.  However, it does help to create a culture of accountability (financial and social) and channels some of the bad karma created into a small economic vehicle for social change.



  • jakedahan 4:04 am on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    Hmm, that seems a little harsh :-\ but hey if yall wouldnt mind donating to Jake’s fund of computers, feel free 😉

  • Ian McKellar 5:43 am on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    Now I can be insensitive and offensive for the ‘right reasons’.

  • Lloyd D Budd 6:16 am on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    Of course, any participation in this is voluntary, and donation is not a substitute for appropriate behavior.

    Stick in the mud,

  • Administrator 7:43 am on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    Of course, serial offenders will have to face the wrath of Bart and Fredo. Or perhaps we can have those cards that they give you at coffee shops: 10 offenses and your 11th one is free of charge and comes with a free exit interview!

  • bart 8:16 am on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    so what’s the email address of that Paypal acct? I need to make a little deposit, I’m afraid.

  • Jon Marston 10:04 pm on January 12, 2006 | # | Reply

    I went to catholic high school with Geoff. It’s truly inspiring to see how he’s matured in the years since.
    Any chance we’ll see a list of infractions and the matching charity posted on line? I’m just curious to see if any of you like to drop the “mother-f” bomb and where that money would end up.

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