posted on Apr, 27 2006 @ 10:17 AM
First of all - Thanks for the replies.
My wife and I both chose to spank our children as just one of many measures of punishment for wrong-doing. I can probably count on both hands how
many times we have spanked our youngest child in the course of his nine (9) years. In thinking back, it would be approximately the same for our older
son (16). It was never more than three strikes on their bottom and only using a hand. The withholding of priveledges was usually more profiecient
for general mis-behaviour than the spanking was, so we used that more. The times that it was warranted for us was the
laying-in-the-floor-screaming-in-the-middle-of-the-store episodes. From the number of spankings, you can tell that this did not happen often over the
And for 1.2 million, I would hope in the ring with Mike Tyson and let him give me a love bite on the ear.
I read that too, that it was "voluntary" as stated in the article. As a counter-point, I read on "insider" pharma board where drug reps can write
in anonomously about what is happening in/with their trade and many have remarked about the "degrading practices" of their companies making them
wear bunny suits or santa suits into the medical offices they visit on the appropriate holidays. While not on the same degradation level as spanking
an employee, these reps voice the opinion that, if they choose not to participate, their managers will freeze them out on sales support or even go to
the point of forcing them out of the company for not being a team player. It is all anecdotal evidence, and other reps on the board call them liars,
but the stories persist.
It is amazing to me when I watch the TV with the wife and view a program like "American Hot Rod". The management style there seems so badly applied
that I am surprised that they haven't had a revolt amongst the workers. Everything that goes wrong is someone else's fault, there seems to be
little pre-planning and the workers aren't treated equally.
I guess some never knew how to be good leaders and some don't care.