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  • Principal doesn’t want teachers sitting — so she threw out all desks

    10/19/2015 12:05:24 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A Bronx principal ordered her teachers to give up their desks last week, and had the furniture dumped at the curb — telling staff she doesn’t want them sitting in class. Donna Connelly, principal of PS 24, the Spuyten Duyvil School in Riverdale, also told teachers to empty their filing cabinets, which she then discarded. With class in session, teachers were told to push their desks and cabinets into the hallway. Custodians then hauled them outside and piled them like trash on the blacktop of a school across the street.
  • (April 30, 2013) Get your feet off the table Mr President! Obama's laid-back style revealed in photo

    09/02/2013 10:05:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2013
    The Resolute Desk (above) was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. It is considered a national treasure and icon of the presidency.
  • Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his desk (Please wash hands after touching)

    02/03/2010 9:53:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,489+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2/03/10 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his deskBy GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer Wednesday, February 3, 2010 18:51 PST BOSTON, (AP) - Republican Scott Brown may be taking over Democrat Edward Kennedy's Senate seat, but not his desk. An aide says Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is claiming the mahogany desk on the Senate floor used by Kennedy for nearly 47 years. Until now, Kerry has been seated at the desk once used by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the late senator's assassinated brother. Kennedy was partial to his own desk No. 83 because it had once been used by President John...
  • Obama Puts Feet Up on Museum Piece Desk

    06/11/2009 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies · 3,808+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-09 | Mike's America
    No class! No class! Obama puts his shoes up on the Resolute Desk as he speaks by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu June 8, 2009 [Official White House Photograph] In the Middle East, it's deemed offensive to show the soles of one's shows to a person and the fact that this is an official White House photograph, not a candid press shot, was thought to be a sign of disrespect. As Don Surber points out, the Israelis have a lot more to worry about from Obama than just this photograph. Obama appears ready to toss them under the...
  • Malia Obama Calls Dibs on Lincoln's Desk

    11/26/2008 10:58:00 PM PST · by Westlander · 121 replies · 4,069+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11-26-2008 | ABC News
    Malia Obama, the 10-year-old daughter of President-elect Obama, plans to make herself right at home in the White House and has already called dibs on using Abraham Lincoln's desk for her homework.
  • UPDATE: Video from Mt. Vernon Rally

    04/18/2008 5:45:14 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Mount Vernon News ^ | 4/18/2008 | unknown
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  • Earning your desk

    07/03/2007 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 1,266+ views
    Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period and there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, "Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?" And she said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them." They thought, "Well,...
  • Messy Desks Cost Workers Two Hours Of Lost Time A Week

    01/05/2007 1:38:30 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 27 replies · 811+ views
    citynews ^ | December 28, 2006
    Are you a slob? Forgive the question, but if the results of a new survey are any indication, your job could suffer if you answered 'yes'. Research conducted by giant business chain Office Depot indicates many of us lose time at our jobs searching for important work related items like papers, files or appointments. The poll suggests as many 34 percent of all employees have such messy desks and drawers that they waste up to 15 minutes a day or two hours a week hunting for that vital item that got buried in the clutter. And the majority who live...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...