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Offline Neil Obstat

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Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:39:11 PM »
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    A California mother has paid the ultimate professional price for her commitment to her son and husband's baseball passion: She was forced to give up her job.

    Petaluma California Little Leaguer Cole Tomei — APPetaluma California Little Leaguer Cole Tomei — AP

    As reported by the Santa Rose Press-Democrat, Billie Ann Tomei, the mother of Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League star Cole Tomei and wife of the team's coach, Trevor, was fired for taking her vacation time to cheer on her family during the team's appearance in the San Bernardino region. Billie Ann had been serving as an office manager for a CPA, and with her boss out of town, he refused to let her leave the office even though she had accrued enough vacation time to take the trip.

    "He wouldn't let me take time off," Tomei told the Press-Democrat. "He told me, 'If you go, write yourself your last check.' So I wrote myself my last check."

    What the elder Tomei saw was a run for the ages, culminating in a trip to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. Once there, the Petaluma youngsters pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in recent baseball history, scoring 10 runs within their final three outs of regulation to force extra innings in the U.S. championship game before eventually falling to Goodlettsville, Tenn.

    The team's run ended with a third-place finish at the event thanks to a 12-4 victory against Panama in the tournament's consolation game on Sunday.

    If there were any concerns that Billie Ann Tomei might regret walking away from her job for a baseball tournament, those were answered by her actions on Aug. 19. Tomei's mother made the trip to Pennsylvania from California to cheer on Cole but was to return home on the 19th. Billie Ann flew with her so that she wouldn't have to fly alone, then immediately turned around and flew back to Philadelphia. When she landed, Tomei was told that there weren't any rental cars available.
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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 11:05:09 PM »
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  • Read this elsewhere today:

    "Do you really want to hinder women from being as worthwhile as men in the workplace?"

    They are always talking about man going forth to wield power, to carve his own way, to stamp his individuality on the world, to command and to be obeyed.  This may be true of a certain class, but the ordinary man who typifies and constitutes the millions that make up our civilization is no more free for the higher culture than his wife is.  Indeed, he is not so free.  Of the two sexes the woman is in the more powerful position.

    For the average woman is at the head of something with which she can do as she likes; the average man has to obey orders and do nothing else.  He has to put one dull brick on another dull brick, and do no nothing else; he has to add one dull figure to another dull figure, and do nothing else.  The woman's world is a small one, perhaps, but she can alter it.  The woman can tell the tradesman with whom she deals some realistic things about himself.  The clerk who does this to the manager generally gets the sack.  Above all... the woman does work which is in some small degree creative and individual.  She can put the flowers or the furniture in fancy arrangements of her own.  I fear the bricklayer cannot put the bricks in fancy arrangements of his own, without disaster to himself and others.  If the woman is only putting a patch into a carpet, she can choose the thing with regard to color.  I fear it would not do for the office boy dispatching a parcel to choose his stamps with a view to color; to prefer the tender mauve of the sixpenny to the crude scarlet of the penny stamp. A woman cooking may not always cook artistically; still she can cook artistically.  She can introduce a personal and imperceptible alteration in the composition of a soup.  The clerk is not encouraged to introduce a personal and imperceptible alteration into the figures of a ledger...

    ~ G.K.Chesterton, Common Sense 101. April 1906

    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...


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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 10:30:41 AM »
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  • great Chesterton quote......not "allowed" :rolleyes: to say more, apparently, as this involves a mother and a child.....
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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 11:33:29 AM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici
    Read this elsewhere today:

    "Do you really want to hinder women from being as worthwhile as men in the workplace?"

    They are always talking about man going forth to wield power, to carve his own way, to stamp his individuality on the world, to command and to be obeyed.  This may be true of a certain class, but the ordinary man who typifies and constitutes the millions that make up our civilization is no more free for the higher culture than his wife is.  Indeed, he is not so free.  Of the two sexes the woman is in the more powerful position.

    For the average woman is at the head of something with which she can do as she likes; the average man has to obey orders and do nothing else.  He has to put one dull brick on another dull brick, and do no nothing else; he has to add one dull figure to another dull figure, and do nothing else.  The woman's world is a small one, perhaps, but she can alter it.  The woman can tell the tradesman with whom she deals some realistic things about himself.  The clerk who does this to the manager generally gets the sack.  Above all... the woman does work which is in some small degree creative and individual.  She can put the flowers or the furniture in fancy arrangements of her own.  I fear the bricklayer cannot put the bricks in fancy arrangements of his own, without disaster to himself and others.  If the woman is only putting a patch into a carpet, she can choose the thing with regard to color.  I fear it would not do for the office boy dispatching a parcel to choose his stamps with a view to color; to prefer the tender mauve of the sixpenny to the crude scarlet of the penny stamp. A woman cooking may not always cook artistically; still she can cook artistically.  She can introduce a personal and imperceptible alteration in the composition of a soup.  The clerk is not encouraged to introduce a personal and imperceptible alteration into the figures of a ledger...

    ~ G.K.Chesterton, Common Sense 101. April 1906



    Indeed! Add to that the homeschooling mother, who has a wide sway when it comes to how to educate her children. She can design the lesson plan, choose which materials she thinks will best suit her purposes, and try out different teaching methods, without having to worry about meeting a certain preconceived idea of how education 'ought' to be done (as is the case with a salaried teacher). Plus, she can enjoy watching her children grow intellectually and morally! I must say, I envy the woman most in this regard.

    Instead, I have to be a wage slave. :sad: (Yes, I know, I could be self-employed, but that's very unlikely in my field of work).

    If only women knew how lucky they were...
    "The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age."--G. K. Chesterton

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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 11:53:19 AM »
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  • me neither, if i could make a good earning, from home even better, would have already left this vacant and rotting cesspool-perhaps Malta, or Costa Rica, belize....somewhere primarily Catholic, decent services, warm and civilized....... :sad:

    recent turn of events, making that more unlikely..... :cry:
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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 02:20:50 PM »
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  • Quote from: lefebvre_fan
    Indeed! Add to that the homeschooling mother, who has a wide sway when it comes to how to educate her children. She can design the lesson plan, choose which materials she thinks will best suit her purposes, and try out different teaching methods, without having to worry about meeting a certain preconceived idea of how education 'ought' to be done (as is the case with a salaried teacher). Plus, she can enjoy watching her children grow intellectually and morally! I must say, I envy the woman most in this regard.

    Instead, I have to be a wage slave. :sad: (Yes, I know, I could be self-employed, but that's very unlikely in my field of work).

    If only women knew how lucky they were...


    I recently responded to a person making small talk who asked why we homeschool with, "I like to be in control."  :smirk:
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
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    Indeed! Add to that the homeschooling mother, who has a wide sway when it comes to how to educate her children. She can design the lesson plan, choose which materials she thinks will best suit her purposes, and try out different teaching methods, without having to worry about meeting a certain preconceived idea of how education 'ought' to be done (as is the case with a salaried teacher). Plus, she can enjoy watching her children grow intellectually and morally! I must say, I envy the woman most in this regard.

    Instead, I have to be a wage slave. :sad: (Yes, I know, I could be self-employed, but that's very unlikely in my field of work).

    If only women knew how lucky they were...


    I recently responded to a person making small talk who asked why we homeschool with, "I like to be in control."  :smirk:


    what??? you in control??? you anti-stater terrorist  :shocked: :laugh2: :laugh1: :applause:
    Proud "European American" and prouder, still, Catholic

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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 05:42:49 AM »
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  • good for her :applause: :applause: :applause: :jumping2: :jumping2: :jumping2: :applause: :applause:


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    Mother loses her job to cheer son and husband
    « Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 11:19:07 AM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici

    I recently responded to a person making small talk who asked why we homeschool with, "I like to be in control."  :smirk:


     :applause:

     

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