Dating policy sears
”) makes it quite clear that it’s a one-man operation – using their advanced VHS technology. A mere $399…followed, of course, by lifetime fees of only $19.99, but that’s just standard practice.But, hey, you also get a surprisingly expensive free totebag that says, “I love VD”!
Yeah, okay, there’s no point in pretending that there’s anything even remotely realistic about the concept of Adam spending all that time positioning Bill as a one-man Village People – and with “Macho Man” playing in the background, no less – without realizing that he’s positioning Bill as a player for the wrong team, as it were. Plus, the whole sequence is worth it just to see three things: The reveal of Calabasas’s “this could be you” customer. Adam’s crazed enthusiasm about scoring his first (un)paid, (not really) professional gig, which started great with his planned “Terminator” homage and shot into the realm of outstanding with the joke at the end about some other guy named Adam Goldberg…not officially Adam Goldberg, of course, because that would be wrong.In response to interrogatories and through the testimony of the department's human resources representative, Lilly explained that the process begins with the employee's performance evaluation from the previous year, which is determined by the shift supervisor with limited input from other members of management.The evaluation includes a number from one (lowest) to five, which is fed into a computer algorithm along with information about the employee's current salary level and the overall budget for raises.Given my age, there aren’t many pop culture reference made within “The Goldbergs” that I don’t have first-hand experience with, but this week’s episode provided a rare opportunity for me to get a feel for what it must be like for my daughter to watch the show from the outside looking in, because here’s the thing: neither I nor anyone I knew in the ‘80s ever so much as dabbled in video dating. Maybe their efforts were so embarrassing that they tried to keep them as far under wraps as possible.In fact, after seeing some of those real examples last night, I’m thinking that’s probably the most likely scenario.The district court granted summary judgment to Lilly and Barricks appeals.
Because Barricks cannot show that Lilly's stated reason for declining to give the raise-her performance-is a pretext for discrimination, we affirm the judgment of the district court. BACKGROUNDLilly employs a somewhat involved methodology to determine which employees in Barricks's department should receive raises (or “merit increases” as Lilly calls them).
And just to clarify, the “VD” stands for “video dating,” not “venereal disease,” and that’s a particularly good thing if you were planning to get treatment from John “The Love Doctor” Calabasas, since he doesn’t actually have a medical degree.
(He’s legally required to say that now.)We’re kept guessing for a few minutes in terms of which character is going to find themselves diving headlong into the video dating scene.
The computer produces for each employee a “range of allowable merit increases”-for instance, between $50 and $100 per month-from which the shift supervisor, the human resources manager, and the department head decide on a raise.
They begin with the range midpoint-$75 in the above example-and give exemplary employees raises toward the high end of the range, and weaker employees raises toward the low end, offsetting any dollar amounts above the midpoint with lower-than-midpoint raises.
I could be wrong, but I don’t believe “that’s my jam” was something that was said in the ‘80s. I’m so, so sorry.”Geoff: “Evy says I’m a natural leader!