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19th Apr '16 7:02:31 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Episodes like "Conflict Resolution" show that Toby's efforts have ''some'' effect.
20th Dec '15 12:44:36 PM Erzengel
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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.

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** Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in "Hollow Pursuits, Pursuits", where [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
28th Nov '15 11:36:19 AM nombretomado
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* The staff in the hospital in ''{{Scrubs}}'' spends a lot of time abusing eachother verbally and physically, usually but not always sparing their boss. Dr. Cox even punched Dr. Kelso, Chief of Medicine, in the face once.

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* The staff in the hospital in ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' spends a lot of time abusing eachother each other verbally and physically, usually but not always sparing their boss. Dr. Cox even punched Dr. Kelso, Chief of Medicine, in the face once.



** Kelso also seems to think that the most effective way to maintain a stable employee environment is to make him the central figure of everybody's hatred. The effectiveness of this is... debateable.

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** Kelso also seems to think that the most effective way to maintain a stable employee environment is to make him the central figure of everybody's hatred. The effectiveness of this is... debateable.debatable.
23rd Nov '15 9:43:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/NeilLaBute's ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' portrays two HeManWomanHater office workers who curse, swindle and manipulate their way through the movie, with most of the story revolving around their romancing and dumping a female coworker to prove that they can. While the movie's point is that HumansAreBastards, none of the numerous victims ever seem to turn to any higher authorities than these two mid-level, temporary managers. While one of them might be enough of a ManipulativeBastard to get out of trouble, the other [[UnwittingPawn most definitely isn't]], and the issue never comes up either way.

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* Creator/NeilLaBute's ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' portrays two HeManWomanHater office workers who curse, swindle and manipulate their way through the movie, with most of the story revolving around their romancing and dumping a female coworker to prove that they can. While the movie's point is that HumansAreBastards, none of the numerous victims ever seem to turn to any higher authorities than these two mid-level, temporary managers. While one of them might be enough of a ManipulativeBastard to get out of trouble, the other [[UnwittingPawn most definitely isn't]], and the issue never comes up either way.
22nd Nov '15 4:48:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', [=McCoy=]'s constantly abuses verbally Spock as a "green blooded bastard", among many other terms of endearment, all to Captain Kirk's amusement. There's some justification in the show being written in TheSixties (later Trek series reserved such blatant FantasticRacism for {{Aesop}} purposes), and in that Spock never seems anything less than amused by the insults (and gives as good as he gets), though its setting in a Utopian future aboard a military vessel makes Kirk and the crew's tacit approval of such behavior all the more baffling. And then it turns into an actual fight in "Day of the Dove," with [=McCoy=] smearing Spock, Spock getting angry and coldly announcing his dislike of the whole human race, tensions rise, Kirk gets in the middle pointing out loudly that [[HalfHumanHybrid Spock's half human]]...which, despite being the only thing that wasn't technically an insult, is the line-crossing that makes him realize something is very wrong here, and then they start tracking down the latest [[EmotionBomb emotion-manipulating]] MonsterOfTheWeek.
** [=McCoy=] appears to be slightly outside normal chain-of-command concerns as Chief Medical Officer, too, and Starfleet is pretty relaxed and ''technically'' nonmilitary at this point in history. It comes up once that they have no fraternization regs, and trust that to the discretion of the officers involved. (Kirk having mega-discretion here, interestingly, is how it gets brought up.)

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/StarTrek'', [=McCoy=]'s constantly abuses verbally Spock as a "green blooded bastard", among many other terms of endearment, all to Captain Kirk's amusement. There's some justification in the show being written in TheSixties (later Trek series reserved such blatant FantasticRacism for {{Aesop}} purposes), and in that Spock never seems anything less than amused by the insults (and gives as good as he gets), though its setting in a Utopian future aboard a military vessel makes Kirk and the crew's tacit approval of such behavior all the more baffling. And then it turns into an actual fight in "Day of the Dove," with [=McCoy=] smearing Spock, Spock getting angry and coldly announcing his dislike of the whole human race, tensions rise, Kirk gets in the middle pointing out loudly that [[HalfHumanHybrid Spock's half human]]...which, despite being the only thing that wasn't technically an insult, is the line-crossing that makes him realize something is very wrong here, and then they start tracking down the latest [[EmotionBomb emotion-manipulating]] MonsterOfTheWeek.
** [=McCoy=] appears to be slightly outside normal chain-of-command concerns as Chief Medical Officer, too, and Starfleet is pretty relaxed and ''technically'' nonmilitary at this point in history. It comes up once that they have no fraternization regs, and trust that to the discretion of the officers involved. (Kirk having mega-discretion here, interestingly, is how it gets brought up.)
MonsterOfTheWeek.
22nd Nov '15 4:45:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Averted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in ''Hollow Pursuits'', where LaForge reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
** Subverted in a specific episode of Next Generation, ''Silicon Avatar.'' When a specialist arrives on the Enterprise, she's judgmental and hateful of Data, later turning out to be looking for an excuse to get him disassembled. Picard intentionally assigns them together to work on research, against Troi's wishes. When asked why, he explains that if her personal views are going to be a problem he "needs to know now," implying if it turned out to be needed, the specialist would be either relieved of duty or closely supervised.

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** Averted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Counselor Averted--Counselor Troi's job is basically an HR manager, although in true ''Star Trek'' tradition she [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything seems to be the only person in her department]]. On the command side there are a few references in the series to staffing issues that reach the level of disciplinary action being the job of the first officer, and Troi and Riker sometimes team up to deal with them. You can see this in ''Hollow Pursuits'', "Hollow Pursuits, where LaForge [=LaForge=] reports Barclay's holodeck addiction to Riker. Other times, inexplicably, it's just Troi, despite the fact she's not technically in the chain of command for anyone on the ship, at least not until season seven when she takes the bridge officer exam.
** Subverted in a specific episode of Next Generation, ''Silicon Avatar.'' episode, "Silicon Avatar". When a specialist arrives on the Enterprise, she's judgmental and hateful of Data, later turning out to be looking for an excuse to get him disassembled. Picard intentionally assigns them together to work on research, against Troi's wishes. When asked why, he explains that if her personal views are going to be a problem he "needs to know now," implying if it turned out to be needed, the specialist would be either relieved of duty or closely supervised.
23rd Sep '15 2:38:24 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Zigzagged in ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' for Shin-Ra Company They tolerate Cloud's desire to kill Sephiroth. But they force Cloud to take a vacation when he works too many hours without stop to avoid Cloud overworking himself. And Tseng holds an intervention on Cloud's DeathSeeker tendencies.

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* Zigzagged in ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' for the Shin-Ra Company Company. They tolerate Cloud's desire to kill Sephiroth. But Sephiroth, but they force Cloud to take a vacation when he works too many hours without stop to avoid Cloud overworking himself. And Tseng holds an intervention on Cloud's DeathSeeker tendencies.stop.
23rd Sep '15 2:35:58 PM HiddenWindshield
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If you're living in a television show, probably not, because in fiction there is NoSuchThingAsHR. Whether it's the CowboyCop decking a paper-pushing DeskJockey who orders him to [[TurnInYourBadge turn in his badge]], the crazy boss who's a firm believer in GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, or the office's resident PsychopathicManchild mail clerk, it seems that ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer.

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If you're living in a television show, probably not, because in fiction there is NoSuchThingAsHR.no such thing as H.R. Whether it's the CowboyCop decking a paper-pushing DeskJockey who orders him to [[TurnInYourBadge turn in his badge]], the crazy boss who's a firm believer in GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, or the office's resident PsychopathicManchild mail clerk, it seems that ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer.
10th Sep '15 2:04:25 PM molotov
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* In ''FanFic/RacerAndTheGeek'', royal bank security seems to vest an awful lot of confidence in their local bosses, who by and large have very broad authority over their subordinates. HR does not exist until the larger organizational levels are involved, although HR is viewed by the characters as a nebulous, somewhat dreaded entity whose primary purpose is to inconveniently shove employees around and act out the wishes of pencil pushers.
21st Jul '15 4:52:48 AM konekootome
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* Zigzagged in ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' for Shin-Ra Company They tolerate Cloud's desire to kill Sephiroth. But they force Cloud to take a vacation when he works too many hours without stop to avoid Cloud overworking himself. And Tseng holds an intervention on Cloud's DeathSeeker tendencies.
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* In Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes, employees at Iotech are subjected to memory rewrites, torture, human experimentation, gunfire, explosions, monstrous shadow monsters being released from the cells in the basement. No one ever gets in trouble for all this. Probably helps that the Supervisor has done worse.

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* In Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes, ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'', employees at Iotech are subjected to memory rewrites, torture, human experimentation, gunfire, explosions, monstrous shadow monsters being released from the cells in the basement. No one ever gets in trouble for all this. Probably helps that the Supervisor has done worse.
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