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July 14, 2017

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Muffinz0rz 3 days ago#1
Can't wait til I get a boss who is roughly my age range and is a liberal SJW so I can say I need mental health days to stay home from work
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Antifar 3 days ago#2
I don't know what you're angry about here
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Mental health days are a good thing. Labour conditions already work against the average worker, and most people are overworked and burned out.
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TheVipaGTS 3 days ago#4
Why is taking time off so you don't burn yourself out by overworking a bad thing? I swear you guys will complain about anything..."back in my day WE WORKED UNTIL WE PASSED OUT 7 days a week LIKE MEN"...No TC, you didn't...
ThyCorndog 3 days ago#5
true, who cares about mental health. everyone should be a miserable cog
Romulox28 3 days ago#6
TheVipaGTS posted...
Why is taking time off so you don't burn yourself out by overworking a bad thing? I swear you guys will complain about anything..."back in my day WE WORKED UNTIL WE PASSED OUT 7 days a week LIKE MEN"...No TC, you didn't...

furthermore people actually do this a lot of the time, especially when their PTO and sick days are from two separate pools. i think millennials are just the first group to be open about it. 

ive done this before, especially when im under a lot of stress or deadlines at work and i need a long weekend or even just a random day in the middle of the week to unplug from my work PC and relax / focus on what's important
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I definitely took a mental health day last holiday season. I was barely getting any sleep, working overtime, and was sick more days than not between sept-dec. That 3 day weekend was amazing.
TC must work retail where paid time off is just a dream lol
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Bio1590 3 days ago#9
When you've been working on the same project for the last 5 months and made very little progress at some point you just need a break.
I dunno. I don't really have an issue with it as a thing, but I know a chick that has to take a "mental health day" every two weeks and all she does is work part time at retail.


Makes it seem like a joke with her.
Mernardi 3 days ago#11
I need a mental health day today :(
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Muffinz0rz 3 days ago#12
I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.
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TheVipaGTS 3 days ago#13
Meh, even retail needs a break sometimes...any monotonous task done repetitively can eventually wear someone down....
TheVipaGTS 3 days ago#14
Muffinz0rz posted...
It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space.

"safe space"....oh you're just one of those....
eston 3 days ago#15
Now that I have a family, mental health days are the only days I get completely to myself with no wife or kid
ThyCorndog 3 days ago#16
Muffinz0rz posted...
I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.

that's literally 100% on you and whoever brainwashed you into thinking that's what it means
Bio1590 3 days ago#17
Muffinz0rz posted...
I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.

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MutantJohn 3 days ago#18
Lol TC confirmed trolling.
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Zanzenburger 3 days ago#19
Muffinz0rz posted...
The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy,

That's your problem. You're making a mental health day sound like something it is not. A mental health day is just that, a day to give your brain a break. It's just another way of saying you're sleeping in and messing around all day. But it's for a purpose. It's so you don't overwork yourself today.

They just have a term for it now. It legitimizes the need to relax as an intentional part of having a work/life balance and not just because someone is lazy. That fear of being called "lazy" is why so many people don't use their paid leave in America and why as a country we are overworked, overstressed, and get sick so much.
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Antifar 3 days ago#20
My mom is 50 and was in tears about her job the other night. It's okay to have emotions.
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its funny because having to deal with this overly sensitive pc culture we have nowadays where everyone gets offended all the time makes 'mental health days' even more necessary.
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MutantJohn 3 days ago#22
I'm starting to think TC may not be the one with a "real" job. Maybe he just stands in a WalMart for 40 hours a week while smoking weed out back and maybe putting some s*** on shelves.
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Twinmold 3 days ago#23
I'm sure your corporate overlords are drinking cocktails to their propaganda campaign that makes time off a symbol of laziness.
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Muffinz0rz posted...
I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.

You sound like a child trying too hard to be an adult
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TC needs to get a job where people actually earn sick leave and PTO. Mental health days are just vacations. So long as you have the hours you can take as many mental health days as you need. Ditto on sick days so long as you don't stay out sick for more than a couple days. Then a doctor's note is required. Oh and bear in mind sick days are primarily there to make sure you get to keep your job after a week of being laid out with the flu, so don't reckless.
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Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#26
ThyCorndog posted...
Muffinz0rz posted...
I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.

that's literally 100% on you and whoever brainwashed you into thinking that's what it means

The expression just sounds like a veiled attempt at providing a legitimate reason for taking a day off. I'm not denying that relaxation isn't a good enough reason to take a day, but just admit that you're taking the day off to be lazy. There's nothing wrong with that (assuming you have PTO/sick days remaining). Calling it a mental health day is just a flimsy defense because it sounds better than saying "I want a day off to do nothing" to your boss.

Ignoramuses posted...
Blah blah blah I disagree with TC so I'm going straight to insults and calling him an unemployed manchild instead of actually bothering to provide legitimate disagreements

I do work 9-5 at a pretty monotonous job. As I've said, I don't mind taking a day off to f*** around. But I have the stones to say that that's what I'm doing.
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DelianSK 2 days ago#27
The phrase "mental health day" has been around forever. My mom uses it and she's almost 65.
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drunkmuggle 2 days ago#28
lol you are not a very intelligent person is what I gather from everything you've posted
eston 2 days ago#29
Relient_K 2 days ago#30
I get 32 paid days off a year currently. It's great.
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So basically this topic is TC is b****ing about a phrase he neither understands or knows where it comes from. 

He wrongly associated the word with liberals and safe spaces and got triggered. lmao
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SK8T3R215 2 days ago#32
I just call it using vacation days since you can't carry them forward.
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Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#34
DelianSK posted...
The phrase "mental health day" has been around forever. My mom uses it and she's almost 65.

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drunkmuggle posted...
lol you are not a very intelligent person is what I gather from everything you've posted

So instead of insulting, which does nothing in the year of 2017 where the internet has been around for decades and everyone (except tumblr) is immune to such insults, why not actually tell me your thoughts on the subject? Otherwise just flinging around insults does nothing but show that you have nothing of value to say.

eston posted...
So basically TC is whining because people use a term he doesn't get

I clearly get the term, otherwise my topic would've been something like "What's a mental health day?"

TheBiggerWiggle posted...
So basically this topic is TC is b****ing about a phrase he neither understands or knows where it comes from. 

He wrongly associated the word with liberals and safe spaces and got triggered. lmao

As mentioned, I do understand it. As for "where it comes from," well, nobody can definitively say they know where it comes from, so that's a moot point.

Hard to imagine that the SJW community hasn't co-opted this expression since they're the ones who need safe spaces, a.k.a their own houses, because they are feeling too much anxiety and depression to work a normal 9-5 job.
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TC, most of your posts center around complaining over Sjws and what you think they think about something. Maybe you *do* need mental health days. To get your mental health evaluated. And I don't mean that as an insult: you seem far more easily triggered than most whiny liberals I've met, and maybe there's a neurological reason for it.
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eston 2 days ago#36
Your topic is based around misinterpreting the term, so either you get it and are playing dumb, or you don't get it and actually are dumb
Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#37
That_Happened posted...
TC, most of your posts center around complaining over Sjws and what you think they think about something

Such as? I've been on CE for like a week.

That_Happened posted...
Maybe you *do* need mental health days. To get your mental health evaluated. And I don't mean that as an insult: you seem far more easily triggered than most whiny liberals I've met, and maybe there's a neurological reason for it.

I do take mental health days, but I don't call them that. I email my boss and say hey I'm gonna take Friday off because I enjoy the occasional three-day weekend. What exactly do you feel the issue is? Asking a question? Should everyone be sent to therapy because they have questions? Why not arrest them instead? The thought police really need to get in gear, otherwise people will stop being complacent sheeple.

eston posted...
Your topic is based around misinterpreting the term, so either you get it and are playing dumb, or you don't get it and actually are dumb

Or, option C.) I understand the issue and think it's unnecessary and a thinly-veiled attempt at trying to seem less lazy when taking days off work to relax.
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mario2000 2 days ago#38
if you don't like it then don't use it

problem solved
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I do take mental health days, but I don't call them that.


Many people don't. The business calls them mental health days, but most people just do like you and say "I'm taking a day off to be with my kids" or "I'm using one of my mental health days to start that to do list I've been putting off."

I email my boss and say hey I'm gonna take Friday off because I enjoy the occasional three-day weekend. What exactly do you feel the issue is? Asking a question? Should everyone be sent to therapy because they have questions? Why not arrest them instead? The thought police really need to get in gear, otherwise people will stop being complacent sheeple.


There it is again. You have this really weird trait where you take something and run with it to extremes. It's like you're an overly dramatic teen. I really think you should talk to somebody.
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eston 2 days ago#40
Muffinz0rz posted...
eston posted...
Your topic is based around misinterpreting the term, so either you get it and are playing dumb, or you don't get it and actually are dumb

Or, option C.) I understand the issue and think it's unnecessary and a thinly-veiled attempt at trying to seem less lazy when taking days off work to relax.

There is no option C. You are clearly misinterpreting the term, and continuing to do so in this very post. If this confuses you, then I think that answers whether or not you're intentionally playing dumb.
Medz2017 2 days ago#41
The amount of stress the average high school student has is the same amount that would get someone diagnosed as insane and sent to the loony bin in the 1950s.
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It's healthy to not have mental health days and call them something like vacation or personal time. Gotta get a strong mind and strong minds need to push through feeling like crap sometimes. The crap turns into dust that turns into grit
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I think they should do it for school goers. Of all the stress I get from work, I still say school was worse. Plus they load them down with homework every single day it seems like... give them a break or two. Sheesh.
Don't get me wrong, there's day where I've felt like a complete stress sundae with the anxiety cherry on top. I just suffer through it and hope somebody makes me laugh. I'm not saying that other people can do it like that, I don't even like doing it. 
I think if they were medically diagnosed and really needed the day to recuperate, fine. I think otherwise a lot of people would probably end up taking advantage of it.
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ImAMarvel 2 days ago#44
TC is one of "those" people
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Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#45
That_Happened posted...
"I'm using one of my mental health days to start that to do list I've been putting off."

That's not a mental health day. That's taking a day off to do some things around the house (or whatever). Saying you're taking a mental health day to do more work is just bass-ackwards.

That_Happened posted...
There it is again. You have this really weird trait where you take something and run with it to extremes. It's like you're an overly dramatic teen. I really think you should talk to somebody.

So, I should see a therapist because I have quality brain processing capabilities? Sounds like a good thing to me. Explains how I was able to get through a top 5 private high school and 4 years of college with virtually no effort and maximum time dedicated to socialization and free time. I think you're the one who needs help; you sound like you see things that are good and try to destroy them because they're too good for your what people expect from you, and you know you'll never meet them.

eston posted...
There is no option C. You are clearly misinterpreting the term, and continuing to do so in this very post. If this confuses you, then I think that answers whether or not you're intentionally playing dumb.

Okay, we're clearly going to keep talking in circles if you continue to insist that I don't understand the term. It's just going to turn into a "Yes I get it!" -- "No you don't!" -- "Yes I do!" -- No you don't!"

Rather than just saying NO NO NO over and over, without any substance, why not provide an explanation as to what I seem to be missing? Oh, right, because it's easier to say no you're wrong over and over instead of actually constructing legitimate points and valuable discussion topics.

Unsugarized_Foo posted...
It's healthy to not have mental health days and call them something like vacation or personal time. Gotta get a strong mind and strong minds need to push through feeling like crap sometimes. The crap turns into dust that turns into grit

This. 

"Mental health day" is designed to be a fallback, not a go-to (if that makes sense). Once you begin using it, it becomes easier and easier to use as a crutch, and thus you'll stop being taken seriously or given important projects because management doesn't want you flaking out on it.

ProbablySkye posted...
I think they should do it for school goers. Of all the stress I get from work, I still say school was worse. Plus they load them down with homework every single day it seems like... give them a break or two. Sheesh.
Don't get me wrong, there's day where I've felt like a complete stress sundae with the anxiety cherry on top. I just suffer through it and hope somebody makes me laugh. I'm not saying that other people can do it like that, I don't even like doing it. 
I think if they were medically diagnosed and really needed the day to recuperate, fine. I think otherwise a lot of people would probably end up taking advantage of it.

This is an underrated point. Schools are the ones that are stealing childhoods and grinding kids into the ground with work. I even saw some article about how summer school should be more prominent. Like damn, let kids have a childhood. College and the real world will surely rob them of their innocence soon enough. It's one thing to miss turning in a worksheet on time because you were fried, but it's a totally different animal to miss work and mess up something for a company.

ImAMarvel posted...
TC is one of "those" people

Elaborate?
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Muffinz0rz posted...
That's not a mental health day. That's taking a day off to do some things around the house (or whatever). Saying you're taking a mental health day to do more work is just bass-ackwards.

Um when you're an adult and have responsibilities around the home, getting those things done can definitely be beneficial to your mental health. It feels phenomenal to do work that I enjoy (handywork, gardening, etc) rather than the job I get paid to do, and when those things are done it's a very calming feeling.

Not everyone takes a mental health day to be a sloth and play video games all day. At this point I'm just going to assume you're a teenager.
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Cocytus 2 days ago#47
Antifar posted...
I don't know what you're angry about here
Cocytus posted...
Antifar posted...
I don't know what you're angry about here

Figments of his imagination apparently.
Were_Wyrm  awake to mic2 days ago#49
I've been trying to use sick days because I was sick of working for years, glad its finally catching on.
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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    So, I should see a therapist because I have quality brain processing capabilities?

    Muffinz0rz posted...
    Schools are the ones that are stealing childhoods

    Muffinz0rz posted...
    College and the real world will surely rob them of their innocence soon enough.
    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#52
    That_Happened posted...
    Um when you're an adult and have responsibilities around the home, getting those things done can definitely be beneficial to your mental health. It feels phenomenal to do work that I enjoy (handywork, gardening, etc) rather than the job I get paid to do, and when those things are done it's a very calming feeling.

    >work that I enjoy
    >work
    >enjoy

    Pick one

    If you're doing something you enjoy, it's not work. Even if it's your 9-5 job. That may be your "job," but it's not "work" if you enjoy it.

    That_Happened posted...
    Not everyone takes a mental health day to be a sloth and play video games all day.

    I never said it had to be video games. I was simply using video games as an example of what one's desired free-time activity might be. For me, it's video games. For someone else, it's reading. Or golfing. Or a myriad of other things. 

    That_Happened posted...
    At this point I'm just going to assume you're a teenager.

    You're welcome to assume what you want, but all I can say is that you're wrong. But hey, your response is just going to be "no, you're a teenager because I said so even though I have no way of knowing," so I'm just not going to bother.

    shockthemonkey posted...
    TC is the most easily confused person on this board. Maybe he's still young and he's having a boring summer vacation. Definitely doesn't seem like he's finished maturing.

    Classic baseless accusation with no substance.

    Schools are the ones that are stealing childhoods

    You know, cherry-picking is really an effective way to make yourself look like you know what you're doing, when you really don't. See, for those who may not have seen where you're pulling this from, it implies to said reader that I'm trying to abolish school altogether. I mean, why not? School robs children of their childhoods, so why not get rid of it altogether? Oh, wait, of course that doesn't make sense, but then again, that's not what I said. Hence, the cherry-picking. But, hey, it's not like you addressed the point I was actually making or anything, so why would anyone expect to take you seriously?

    College and the real world will surely rob them of their innocence soon enough.

    I fail to see what's wrong with this. The youthful innocence of a child is gone, and the real world is to blame.
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    Evidence: this topic

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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#54
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Evidence: this topic

    Nailed it

    Why not elaborate? What's wrong with the topic? You can keep thinking you "nailed it," but until you provide actual evidence within the topic, then just saying "this topic" means nothing.
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#56
    shockthemonkey posted...
    It's ok if it doesn't make sense to you.

    Translation: You have nothing to back yourself up.

    Thanks for playing.
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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    >work that I enjoy
    >work
    >enjoy

    Pick one

    If you're doing something you enjoy, it's not work. Even if it's your 9-5 job. That may be your "job," but it's not "work" if you enjoy it.

    Amazing.
    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#59
    shockthemonkey posted...
    I won.

    Irony is you thinking you won, and then the next post is actually me winning because he can't figure out what to say
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#61
    shockthemonkey posted...
    That's not ironic. You lose.

    >Can't think of any better trolling than simple "I win you lose" bait.

    1/10, not original, needs more content
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    Perascamin 2 days ago#62
    Bio1590 posted...
    When you've been working on the same project for the last 5 months and made very little progress at some point you just need a break.

    If you've worked on something for 5 months and made little progress you should be f***ing fired.
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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    That's not ironic. You lose.

    >Can't think of any better trolling than simple "I win you lose" bait.

    1/10, not original, needs more content

    It's been as effective as your long rants with considerably less stupidity.
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    Perascamin posted...
    Bio1590 posted...
    When you've been working on the same project for the last 5 months and made very little progress at some point you just need a break.

    If you've worked on something for 5 months and made little progress you should be f***ing fired.


    with how much time he spends on CE and obsessing over certain users, it would be a no brainer
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    I get 32 paid days off a year currently. It's great.

    The hell.....where do you work?
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    Perascamin 2 days ago#66
    I have a different question. Why call it a mental health day in the first place? If you say mental health, it's instantly associated with something like depression...Something that cannot be fixed in one day. To use such a term in place of "hey, I'm gonna spend some time with my family tomorrow" makes someone sound like a complete wuss.
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    Perascamin posted...
    I have a different question. Why call it a mental health day in the first place? If you say mental health, it's instantly associated with something like depression...Something that cannot be fixed in one day. To use such a term in place of "hey, I'm gonna spend some time with my family tomorrow" makes someone sound like a complete wuss.

    Everyone else can understand the meaning just fine, why are you and tc struggling?
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#68
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    That's not ironic. You lose.

    >Can't think of any better trolling than simple "I win you lose" bait.

    1/10, not original, needs more content

    It's been as effective as your long rants with considerably less stupidity.

    >Writing someone off as a troll because you can't think of a good response

    0/10 Just admit you're in over your head and leave with what's left of your dignity.

    ShadowElite86 posted...
    Relient_K posted...
    I get 32 paid days off a year currently. It's great.

    The hell.....where do you work?

    This really isn't that much. Using my job as an example, which is a typical 9-5 corporate job where I haven't been for all that long (since being at a company for a long time often leads to more PTO), I get 3 weeks of straight PTO. That's about average for an entry-level first time employee at a new company. That's 15 days, since weekends don't count. Next is "float holidays" or sick days. There are typically a set number of those per year. For me, it's 5, which counts for an additional week. That's 20 days. And finally, holidays. Using my company as an example, we get 8 paid, recognized holidays, where we are paid for the day off. So 15 + 5 + 8 = 28 paid days off a year.

    I'm willing to bet that Relient_K has been at his company longer and/or it offers better PTO for new employees. My guess is that he gets 4 weeks of PTO, which would be 33 paid days at my company (if you include the sick days and recognized holidays), but doesn't offer Presidents Day off (not every company does or has to).

    tl;dr: 32 really isn't that much when you think about it.

    shockthemonkey posted...
    Perascamin posted...
    I have a different question. Why call it a mental health day in the first place? If you say mental health, it's instantly associated with something like depression...Something that cannot be fixed in one day. To use such a term in place of "hey, I'm gonna spend some time with my family tomorrow" makes someone sound like a complete wuss.

    Everyone else can understand the meaning just fine, why are you and tc struggling?

    If it's so easy, why haven't you explained it yet? Oh, yeah, because it's easier to just say "you're wrong" and move on.
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    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.
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    eston 2 days ago#70
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant
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    Perascamin posted...
    I have a different question. Why call it a mental health day in the first place? If you say mental health, it's instantly associated with something like depression...Something that cannot be fixed in one day. To use such a term in place of "hey, I'm gonna spend some time with my family tomorrow" makes someone sound like a complete wuss.

    Because mental health is not associated only with depression. That's something you're assuming. Stress plays a huge role in mental health, and "mental health days" are largely intended to relieve stress.
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#72
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.
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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.

    Your objections have been stupid and have been ignoring what everyone is telling you. 

    Which is why you lose.
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#75
    Kavatar posted...
    Because mental health is not associated only with depression. That's something you're assuming.

    That's the problem. My issue is with the name. I've indicated in the topic that I have no problem with taking the day off to relieve stress. But calling it a "mental health day" makes it sound like someone needs to go home for a therapy appointment and to meditate or some s*** like that, when in reality, one is just going home to do whatever they want.

    Both days refer to the same thing and accomplish the same thing -- to go home and relax and relieve stress. But people who call it a "mental health day" are trying to glorify it and make it seem like they have to take the day off or their head will explode.

    shockthemonkey posted...
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.

    Your objections have been stupid and have been ignoring what everyone is telling you. 

    Which is why you lose.

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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#76
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.

    Your objections have been stupid and have been ignoring what everyone is telling you. 

    Which is why you lose.

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    eston 2 days ago#77
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.

    I'm not seeing how that makes you less wrong
    Everyone else understands that mental health day means "day to chill and decompress" except for you. Why is that everyone else's fault?
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#79
    eston posted...
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    There's an entire first page of people explaining it. I'm mocking you because you're still confused. Try to follow along.

    eston posted...
    Nobody wants to explain something to you for the 50th time only to have you argue anyway. At this point you're just being willfully ignorant

    I've objected to every single post. Nobody's followed up. It's not like I'm sitting here and not reading any posts. You can see I've replied to every single one that raises any questions.

    I'm not seeing how that makes you less wrong

    Because nobody is saying what's wrong. Like sparky here, people are just saying "you're wrong because I said so" and not saying exactly what's wrong.
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    You're wrong to think that "mental health day" means something that it doesn't.

    Do you understand yet?
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#81
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Everyone else understands that mental health day means "day to chill and decompress" except for you. Why is that everyone else's fault?

    I never said that wasn't what it meant. I know what it means. My problem is with the name. It makes people seem like they genuinely have an illness or something. Which can happen, of course, but people use it as an excuse to make it seem like they're working on their psyche.
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    eston 2 days ago#83
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Everyone else understands that mental health day means "day to chill and decompress" except for you. Why is that everyone else's fault?

    I never said that wasn't what it meant. I know what it means. My problem is with the name. It makes people seem like they genuinely have an illness or something. Which can happen, of course, but people use it as an excuse to make it seem like they're working on their psyche.

    It only seems this way to you though, because you choose to make up your own definition to a common phrase that everyone else already gets
    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#84
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Your poor understanding of the phrase "mental health" is no one else's fault but your own.

    Muffinz0rz posted...
    I never said that wasn't what it meant. I know what it means. My problem is with the name. It makes people seem like they genuinely have an illness or something. Which can happen, of course, but people use it as an excuse to make it seem like they're working on their psyche.

    eston posted...
    It only seems this way to you though, because you choose to make up your own definition to a common phrase that everyone else already gets

    Perascamin posted...
    If you say mental health, it's instantly associated with something like depression...Something that cannot be fixed in one day. To use such a term in place of "hey, I'm gonna spend some time with my family tomorrow" makes someone sound like a complete wuss.
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#87
    shockthemonkey posted...
    You have in no way replied to what I said with any defense for your own pointless refusal to understand a basic phrase.

    You have in no way replied to what I said in response to your piss-poor attempt at trolling, so there's no real point in bothering.

    The Great Muta 22 posted...
    What's the TCs problem with meditation and yoga?

    I have no problem with meditation and yoga. But that doesn't take an 8 hour workday to do.
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    lmao how is he still confused?
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    eston posted...
    It only seems this way to you though, because you choose to make up your own definition to a common phrase that everyone else already gets

    Yup. The majority of people understand what a mental health day is and don't make a big issue out of the verbiage. It's just the occasional derp that turns "mental health" into "you f***ing wuss!" and "school day" into "stealing the childhood of the innocent."
    Asherlee10 2 days ago#90
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    shockthemonkey posted...
    Everyone else understands that mental health day means "day to chill and decompress" except for you. Why is that everyone else's fault?

    I never said that wasn't what it meant. I know what it means. My problem is with the name. It makes people seem like they genuinely have an illness or something. Which can happen, of course, but people use it as an excuse to make it seem like they're working on their psyche.


    That seems like that is YOUR problem, not everyone else's. Colloquially, "taking a mental health day" means you're just taking a break but you aren't physically ill, going on a vacation, or there is something terribly wrong. It just means you're taking a break.
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    I4NRulez 2 days ago#91
    If you've ever worked at a real company they have so many options to avoid employee burnout.

    This topic is dumb and you should feel bad.
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    VGAddict90 2 days ago#92
    I think TC is slow.
    VGAddict90 posted...
    I think TC is slow.

    You're just saying that because he can't grasp simple concepts.
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    Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#94
    shockthemonkey posted...
    lmao how is he still confused?

    You realize you're playing the part of the guy who, when challenged, looks around the room and tries to make sure people are watching, rather than actually paying attention to the present discussion. So, until you respond to my points, you will not be responded to in return.

    That_Happened posted...
    Yup. The majority of people understand what a mental health day is and don't make a big issue out of the verbiage. It's just the occasional derp that turns "mental health" into "you f***ing wuss!" and "school day" into "stealing the childhood of the innocent."

    I'm not being dense here. The verbiage can be misleading, especially in today's day and age of everyone and their mother suffering from some sort of depression/anxiety/etc. But, like sparky here, you still haven't replied to my points (as outlined in post #52 - your post in #58 doesn't count). Let me give you an example as to why it's not farfetch'd to link "mental health" and "depression" or other mental illnesses:

    The month of May is known as "Mental Health Awareness Month." That's right, since 1949, we have had an entire month dedicated to mental health awareness. If you look, the description is:

    Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Additionally, Mental Health Awareness Month strives to reduce the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses. The month came about by presidential proclamation.[7]


    So, since 1949, it's not uncommon to think of actual mental illnesses when someone says "mental health day." The implication is that one is taking the day off to work on these diseases. 

    But if you want to keep missing the point, which lies with the verbiage, and instead stick with the easy way out, then go for it. I'll rest easy knowing that you have nothing of value to say.

    Asherlee10 posted...
    Colloquially, "taking a mental health day" means you're just taking a break but you aren't physically ill, going on a vacation, or there is something terribly wrong. It just means you're taking a break.

    Yes. That's called a day off. There's no reason to drag "mental health" into it. 

    I4NRulez posted...
    If you've ever worked at a real company they have so many options to avoid employee burnout.

    Yeah, it's called PTO and sick days.

    shockthemonkey posted...
    VGAddict90 posted...
    I think TC is slow.

    You're just saying that because he can't grasp simple concepts.

    No, by all means, continue with the insults. It is easier than actively participating in the discussion like an intelligent human.
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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    I have no problem with taking the day off to relieve stress

    Is relieving stress good for your mental health? Yes, it is.

    Muffinz0rz posted...
    people who call it a "mental health day" are trying to glorify it and make it seem like they have to take the day off or their head will explode.

    No they are not.

    shockthemonkey posted...
    Everyone else understands that mental health day means "day to chill and decompress" except for you


    eston posted...
    you choose to make up your own definition to a common phrase that everyone else already gets

    These

    Muffinz0rz posted...
    It makes people seem like they genuinely have an illness or something.

    No, it doesn't. When people use the phrase, they just mean "a day to chill and relieve stress. They do not pretend it's some unbearable pain they have to relieve. Your issue with the term is 100% a connotation that you've personally attributed to it, when everyone else understands just what it means.
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    "I don't understand what 'mental health' means" is not an intelligent viewpoint. So what intelligent human should I speak to about this? Even most dumb humans can grasp such a simple concept. All of the intelligent humans already understand.

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    Muffinz0rz posted...
    I'm not being dense here. The verbiage can be misleading, especially


    ...if you're stupid, trolling, or purposely missing the point. Or all three.
    Asherlee10 2 days ago#99
    Muffinz0rz posted...
    Yes. That's called a day off. There's no reason to drag "mental health" into it.


    People VERY often take time off when they are not sick or on vacation in order to not burn out. That is WHY it's called a Mental Health Day. It means you are taking a break to promote good mental health.

    Not a hard concept to grasp.
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    TC is either stupid or trolling. The phrase has been explained to him multiple times in multiple ways at this point. If he can't understand it now he never will. 

    I do wish TC would give us some perspective on what he actually does though. Why is he so willfully ignorant?
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      TheBiggerWiggle posted...
      TC is either stupid or trolling. The phrase has been explained to him multiple times in multiple ways at this point. If he can't understand it now he never will.


      "I totally understand what it means. But some people might get confused. They might! Because like everyone knows, May is mental health awareness month. It's on the tip of everyone's tongue each year. It's all Americans talk about in May. They throw parties and have parades..."
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      Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#102
      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      Is relieving stress good for your mental health? Yes, it is.

      I know you're new to this topic, but I've covered this. I have no problem taking a day off to release stress and thus help your mental state. My issue lies with the verbiage.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      No they are not.

      Yes, they are. They won't own up to the fact that they just want a day off to relax. Which, again, is totally fine, but they're trying to glorify it because it sounds better than saying "I just want a day off to dick around" to their boss.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      These

      I'm not giving definitions to anything. I'm just commenting on an already existing term.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      No, it doesn't. When people use the phrase, they just mean "a day to chill and relieve stress. They do not pretend it's some unbearable pain they have to relieve. Your issue with the term is 100% a connotation that you've personally attributed to it, when everyone else understands just what it means.

      I've never claimed not to know what it means. I'm just saying it has connotations that pertain to common mental health issues like depression, anxiety, etc., which are ever-present these days. It's not asinine to argue that.

      shockthemonkey posted...
      "I don't understand what 'mental health' means"

      I never said this. Try again.

      That_Happened posted...
      ...if you're stupid, trolling, or purposely missing the point. Or all three.

      Way to just completely ignore the last time I addressed you.
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      Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#103
      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Yes. That's called a day off. There's no reason to drag "mental health" into it.


      People VERY often take time off when they are not sick or on vacation in order to not burn out. That is WHY it's called a Mental Health Day. It means you are taking a break to promote good mental health.

      Not a hard concept to grasp.

      Mental health day conjures the image of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, etc. I've never claimed to be against taking a day off to help one's psyche. But it's not the point I'm trying to make. The point is that calling something a "mental health day" implies an issue with that person's mental health, whereas a "day off to recharge" carries no such connotation.

      TheBiggerWiggle posted...
      The phrase has been explained to him multiple times in multiple ways at this point.

      I've countered every explanation with a retort of my own, and they've gone unanswered and ignored because people don't bother with practical discussions. CE deals only with insults.

      TheBiggerWiggle posted...
      I do wish TC would give us some perspective on what he actually does though. Why is he so willfully ignorant?

      Read the topic. I work a 9-5 job in a corporate office. It's pretty monotonous, but I have s*** to do and I get it done. Do I get stressed sometimes? Sure. Do I take a day off occasionally to recharge? Absolutely. But I don't try to guise my desired day off by subtly implying that I actually need one, rather than because I want one. That's the difference.
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      My issue lies with the verbiage.

      Unjustified.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      They won't own up to the fact that they just want a day off to relax

      Yes they do. When they tell their boss they want a day off for mental health, both they, and their boss, know that the purpose is to relieve stress. Neither party thinks it's anything more than that.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      I'm just saying it has connotations that pertain to common mental health issues like depression, anxiety, etc.,

      Yes, however, in this context mental health does not have those connotations. People asking for mental health days don't have those connotations in mind, bosses allowing mental health days do not have those connotations in mind.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Mental health day conjures the image of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, etc.

      It does not do so for those that ask for mental health days, nor for those that grant mental health day.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      I don't try to guise my desired day off by subtly implying that I actually need one, rather than because I want one.

      Neither do the vast majority of people that request mental health days. 

      You fail to understand that words have different connotations in different context. In the context of mental health days, those connotations do not apply. Once again, people asking for mental health days, and bosses that approve mental health days, all know that it is referring to a day to relieve stress. Neither party is trying to hide that, neither party is trying to beat around the bush, neither party is pretending it's a medical necessity, neither party is associating a mental health day with mental disorders such as clinical depression or anxiety. Both parties know exactly what the phrase means in that context, without associating the connotations that for some reason you just can't seem to separate from your idea of a mental health.
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      Muffinz0rz 2 days ago#106
      ShinyMasamuneZ posted...
      I don't see why 'mental health' needs to specifically refer to having some sort of disease like depression. Stress can lead to plenty of mental and physical health problems down the line and thus blowing off some steam is a perfectly valid way to preserve one's mental well-being. You don't have to be sick to live healthy.

      I never said I had a problem with people taking a day to blow off stress. It is perfectly valid. But calling it a "mental health day" implies that one is dealing with mental issues, hence my perfectly legitimate case brought up about "mental health awareness month" that everyone seems to be ignoring because they can't rebuff it.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      Unjustified.

      "I'm right and you're wrong because I said so"

      Don't just say s*** like this and not explain why. It earns you zero points and contributes nothing.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      Yes they do. When they tell their boss they want a day off for mental health, both they, and their boss, know that the purpose is to relieve stress. Neither party thinks it's anything more than that.

      It's not. But it's implied. That's the difference. It's need vs. want. In your example, you say "want" a day off. That does not imply an underlying mental issue, and therefore, shouldn't use the term, "mental health day." They should just say they want a day off to relax.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      Yes, however, in this context mental health does not have those connotations. People asking for mental health days don't have those connotations in mind, bosses allowing mental health days do not have those connotations in mind.

      Why not? Mental health awareness is an A-topic these days, especially among this particular generation of late teens through late 20s or so.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      It does not do so for those that ask for mental health days, nor for those that grant mental health day.

      Yeah, it does. I reiterate my point about "mental health awareness month" and its goal to raise awareness about mental health disorders.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      Neither do the vast majority of people that request mental health days. 

      You fail to understand that words have different connotations in different context. In the context of mental health days, those connotations do not apply. Once again, people asking for mental health days, and bosses that approve mental health days, all know that it is referring to a day to relieve stress. Neither party is trying to hide that, neither party is trying to beat around the bush, neither party is pretending it's a medical necessity, neither party is associating a mental health day with mental disorders such as clinical depression or anxiety. Both parties know exactly what the phrase means in that context, without associating the connotations that for some reason you just can't seem to separate from your idea of a mental health.

      I get that. I'm not denying that the goal is to relieve stress, and the boss hopefully doesn't either. Again, my issue lies with calling it a "mental health day" rather than "a day to relieve stress."
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      I4NRulez 2 days ago#107
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      But calling it a "mental health day" implies that one is dealing with mental issues


      Who says that they arent? I have an anxiety disorder and sometimes it takes an extra day of downtime for me to relax and get my bearings before going back to work.

      I use "mental health days" all the time
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      Error1355 2 days ago#108
      Error1355 posted...
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      calling it a "mental health day" implies that one is dealing with mental issues

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      But it's implied. That's the difference. It's need vs. want.

      You're still not grasping this. It. Is. Not. Implied.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      my perfectly legitimate case brought up about "mental health awareness month"

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      I reiterate my point about "mental health awareness month" and its goal to raise awareness about mental health disorders.

      It has been addressed. Mental health, in that context has a different meaning than it does in the phrase "mental health day." Like I said,

      DarkChozoGhost posted...

      Yes they do. When they tell their boss they want a day off for mental health, both they, and their boss, know that the purpose is to relieve stress. Neither party thinks it's anything more than that.

      And you responded,

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Why not? Mental health awareness is an A-topic these days

      The reason "why not" is because the majority of the population has defined the phrase. Everyone agrees on what the phrase means, and everyone agrees that those connotation do not apply.
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      eston 2 days ago#111
      Darmik 2 days ago#112
      Oh god this is one of those "If I rant about this it makes me look smart right guys" kinda topics isn't it.
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      I have no problem with taking a personal day, but at least I have the stones to admit that I just want to sleep in and f*** around all day. It's silly to claim that one's psyche is so fragile that working a full-time job like an adult is so taxing and frying on the brain that I need to retreat to my safe space. The phrase "mental health day" conjures the image of someone genuinely focused on trying to fix their brain because a true job is too hard - someone sitting around and meditating all day, doing yoga/tai chi, etc. when it's nothing more than an excuse to be lazy, which, again, I have no problem doing it or with people who do it, but I can at least admit that I'm not actually "fixing" myself by taking a day off.


      Lmao it's literally just a figure of speech. How is taking a random personal day for no reason not the exact same thing as a 'mental health day'
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      chill02 1 day ago#115
      eston posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Beep Bep
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Mental health day conjures the image of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, etc. I've never claimed to be against taking a day off to help one's psyche. But it's not the point I'm trying to make. The point is that calling something a "mental health day" implies an issue with that person's mental health, whereas a "day off to recharge" carries no such connotation.


      Again, that's YOUR problem. You take time off to promote good mental health.
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#117
      I4NRulez posted...
      Who says that they arent? I have an anxiety disorder and sometimes it takes an extra day of downtime for me to relax and get my bearings before going back to work.

      I use "mental health days" all the time

      That is the appropriate time to use the term. When you genuinely need to work on your anxiety, you call it a mental health day.

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      You're still not grasping this. It. Is. Not. Implied.

      You're clearly not seeing it then. The implication is there, but you can't see it for some reason. This point will be just talked around in circles. "Yes it is" -- "No it isn't" -- "Yes it is" etc. etc. 

      DarkChozoGhost posted...
      The reason "why not" is because the majority of the population has defined the phrase. Everyone agrees on what the phrase means, and everyone agrees that those connotation do not apply.

      So, what, six people on a GameFAQs message board think something and suddenly "everyone" thinks the same thing? I think you need to expand your sample size, rather than just using six people to speak on behalf of "everyone."

      shockthemonkey posted...
      Just because you've responded to everyone doesn't mean your responses haven't been stupid.

      If they were stupid, then people would have no problem responding and rebuffing why it's so stupid. But since nobody seems to be able to do that, and instead chooses to stick with "you're stupid because I said so," then there's not really much I can do about that.

      thronedfire2 posted...
      Lmao it's literally just a figure of speech. How is taking a random personal day for no reason not the exact same thing as a 'mental health day'

      Because "mental health" implies someone dealing with a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or what have you. Think about it this way -- if you don't have a mental health disorder, then why would you take a "mental health day?" I mean, if everything is fine, then you have no reason to bother fixing what isn't broken.

      However, if you want to take a day off to decompress, then you call that just a regular day off because there is no connotation that you're trying to fix your brain; you just want a day off. At the end of the day, a "mental health day" or a "day off to dick around" are the exact same thing, but people use "mental health day" to make it seem like they need a day off, rather than they want a day off. That's the difference.

      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Mental health day conjures the image of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, etc. I've never claimed to be against taking a day off to help one's psyche. But it's not the point I'm trying to make. The point is that calling something a "mental health day" implies an issue with that person's mental health, whereas a "day off to recharge" carries no such connotation.


      Again, that's YOUR problem. You take time off to promote good mental health.

      No, I don't. I take time off because it's nice to have a 3-day weekend once in a while. You're approaching every person's reason for a day off like they're exactly the same, when of course they aren't. Some people genuinely have depression (or other disorders) that needs managing. Some people don't. Some people just want a day off to dick around. Thus, people in the second category shouldn't be saying they're taking a mental health day.
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      Error1355 1 day ago#118
      This is the most lazy attempt of trying to keep a pointless argument going I've seen in weeks.
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      Error1355 1 day ago#119
      oh uh I mean

      'beep bep'.
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      Wow, TC still going?
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      eston 1 day ago#122
      chill02 posted...
      eston posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Beep Bep
      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#123
      Error1355 posted...
      This is the most lazy attempt of trying to keep a pointless argument going I've seen in weeks.

      Not my fault that people stop replying when I rebuff their points.

      Feel free to throw down your own two cents if you like.
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      eston posted...
      chill02 posted...
      eston posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Beep Bep
      M_Live 1 day ago#125
      LysistrataMedea posted...
      Mental health days are a good thing. Labour conditions already work against the average worker, and most people are overworked and burned out.

      This times 100. I almost took one today, I have sick time that I can pretty much use whenever. Sometimes people can just stick it out like I did, sometimes you need a day to yourself to regain composure and that seems perfectly understandable.
      Error1355 posted...
      'beep bep'.
      I have trouble concentrating because I have 80HD.
      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#127
      That_Happened posted...
      eston posted...
      chill02 posted...
      eston posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Beep Bep

      Translation: "I have nothing of value to say so I will just type gibberish because it's easier than forming coherent thoughts"
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      Error1355 1 day ago#128
      Nah we're putting as much effort into our posts as you are yours.
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#129
      Error1355 posted...
      Nah we're putting as much effort into our posts as you are yours.

      Translation: "Your points are just too good for us to counter, so we're making white noise to make ourselves feel superior since we can't do it through logic and intelligent debate"
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      Next this guy is going to b**** that people use the term "sick days" to take a day off when they're *gasp* not actually sick. Might as well rename the things "f*** work" days.
      Error1355 posted...
      Nah we're putting as much effort into our posts as you are yours.


      Precisely.

      This is some Unfair-style of contrarian bulls*** arguing.
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      chill02 1 day ago#132
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Waaah
      Ave, true to Caesar.
      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#133
      PesticideDream posted...
      Next this guy is going to b**** that people use the term "sick days" to take a day off when they're *gasp* not actually sick. Might as well rename the things "f*** work" days.

      Yeah, I would. It's the same concept. 

      Asherlee10 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Nah we're putting as much effort into our posts as you are yours.


      Precisely.

      This is some Unfair-style of contrarian bulls*** arguing.

      "Unfair"

      Lmao I can't even

      You and your homies have the exact same platform as I do. What possible advantage could I have that makes this unfair?
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      lmao
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#135
      shockthemonkey posted...
      lmao

      You're really sad, man. Seriously, just leave with your tail tucked between your legs like a good boy.
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      "Unfair"

      Lmao I can't even

      You and your homies have the exact same platform as I do. What possible advantage could I have that makes this unfair?


      The user, Unfair. Genius.
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#137
      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      "Unfair"

      Lmao I can't even

      You and your homies have the exact same platform as I do. What possible advantage could I have that makes this unfair?


      The user, Unfair. Genius.

      Ah.

      Well, since you were clearly using it as an insult, it really doesn't change the fact that you have nothing to contribute.
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      chill02 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Waaah
      I have trouble concentrating because I have 80HD.
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      "Unfair"

      Lmao I can't even

      You and your homies have the exact same platform as I do. What possible advantage could I have that makes this unfair?


      The user, Unfair. Genius.

      Ah.

      Well, since you were clearly using it as an insult, it really doesn't change the fact that you have nothing to contribute.


      I don't think you know what an insult is. Not surprising since you can't seem to grasp the simple concepts presented to you in this topic.
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#140
      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Asherlee10 posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      "Unfair"

      Lmao I can't even

      You and your homies have the exact same platform as I do. What possible advantage could I have that makes this unfair?


      The user, Unfair. Genius.

      Ah.

      Well, since you were clearly using it as an insult, it really doesn't change the fact that you have nothing to contribute.


      I don't think you know what an insult is. Not surprising since you can't seem to grasp the simple concepts presented to you in this topic.

      Look at the quote you used below:

      Asherlee10 posted...
      Error1355 posted...
      Nah we're putting as much effort into our posts as you are yours.


      Precisely.

      This is some Unfair-style of contrarian bulls*** arguing.


      A.) You tacked it onto a point with which you clearly agree, by "precisely." Error is trying to put me down by saying all I'm saying is "beep beep." 

      B.) You clearly disagree with me, so it's not farfetch'd to assume that, when you bring up a user, as well as "contrarian bulls***," it's obvious you're in disagreement and insulting my argument, rather than being an adult and building your own argument.

      Tell me what I'm missing. Tell me what I can't grasp. Be a grown-up and present your case, rather than taking the easy way out by saying "you're wrong" and nothing else.
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      A.) You tacked it onto a point with which you clearly agree, by "precisely." Error is trying to put me down by saying all I'm saying is "beep beep."


      You're just reaching. I said "precisely" to the remark that you are not providing any effort in your rebuttal. If you think that's an insult, you're wrong. It's criticism.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      B.) You clearly disagree with me, so it's not farfetch'd to assume that, when you bring up a user, as well as "contrarian bulls***," it's obvious you're in disagreement and insulting my argument, rather than being an adult and building your own argument.


      Again, is a criticism, not an insult. I don't have to insult you to break apart your weak argument. It was easy enough in about 3 sentences.
      "Opinions should be a result of a thought, not a substitute for it."
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      Tell me what I'm missing. Tell me what I can't grasp. Be a grown-up and present your case, rather than taking the easy way out by saying "you're wrong" and nothing else.


      You've been told at least 15 times in this topic in a variety of ways. It's now on YOU. The only one not being a 'grown-up' here is you by refusing to accept anything that doesn't confirm your own belief set.
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      Muffinz0rz posted...
      shockthemonkey posted...
      lmao

      You're really sad, man. Seriously, just leave with your tail tucked between your legs like a good boy.

      I think you need a mental health day
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      shockthemonkey posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      shockthemonkey posted...
      lmao

      You're really sad, man. Seriously, just leave with your tail tucked between your legs like a good boy.

      I think you need a mental health day


      Sounds like it.
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      eston 1 day ago#146
      shockthemonkey posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      shockthemonkey posted...
      lmao

      You're really sad, man. Seriously, just leave with your tail tucked between your legs like a good boy.

      I think you need a mental health day

      Are you saying he's depressed or something? I don't understand what you mean
      eston posted...
      shockthemonkey posted...
      Muffinz0rz posted...
      shockthemonkey posted...
      lmao

      You're really sad, man. Seriously, just leave with your tail tucked between your legs like a good boy.

      I think you need a mental health day

      Are you saying he's depressed or something? I don't understand what you mean

      Hmmmm yes I can see how that might be confusing
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      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#148
      Asherlee10 posted...
      You're just reaching. I said "precisely" to the remark that you are not providing any effort in your rebuttal. If you think that's an insult, you're wrong. It's criticism.

      It's pretty impressive that I'm not putting any effort into my rebuttals, and yet they're still so good that nobody can figure out how to actually rebuff them, so they just stick with "beep beep" or just don't reply. Either way, a low-effort rebuttal > no rebuttal at all, which is what's happening with most of the people here.

      Asherlee10 posted...
      Again, is a criticism, not an insult. I don't have to insult you to break apart your weak argument. It was easy enough in about 3 sentences.

      You haven't broken apart my argument. Try again. Use specifics. Point me to specific post numbers in which you did such a thing.

      Asherlee10 posted...
      You've been told at least 15 times in this topic in a variety of ways.

      Find me one post that I didn't successfully rebuff.
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      I think Darmik's post is fitting for your post #148.

      Darmik posted...
      Oh god this is one of those "If I rant about this it makes me look smart right guys" kinda topics isn't it.
      "Opinions should be a result of a thought, not a substitute for it."
      Muffinz0rz 1 day ago#150
      Asherlee10 posted...
      I think Darmik's post is fitting for your post #148.

      Darmik posted...
      Oh god this is one of those "If I rant about this it makes me look smart right guys" kinda topics isn't it.

      Muffinz0rz posted...
      You haven't broken apart my argument. Try again.


      You think that Darmik post has done literally anything to my argument? Of course not. Keep trying though, I'm here until 5.
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