I realize that these comments are about three years old, but I've just learned of Dr. Asa, and one of the comments here was one to which I simply must respond.
The comment comes from Sam Cynic on 09/25/2010 at 8:45 PM, who stated, "As more becomes known we'll all know about the good Dr. But until such time I'll withhold my opinion."
Sam, you posted the words "But until such time I'll withhold my opinion" at the end of a ridiculously long post filled with your opinions that even included a local pastor whom, as I understand it, has nothing to do with this matter.
If this is what it sounds like when you "withhold (your) opinion," then heaven help us all when you choose to issue one.
I meant to write, "There are some jobs, like the one Bob Sellers had, where doing your best and hard work aren't always enough."
Sorry for the oversight.
Sorry, I meant to say, "There are some jobs, like the one Bob Sellers had, where doing your best and hard work aren't always enough."
Please forgive the error.
I realize I am coming very late to the story here, and it's doubtful anyone is still monitoring this conversation, but I'd like to respond just the same.
First, based upon the piece Bob Sellers wrote in Huffington Post, he needs to stick to on-air news reading, because writing is not within his skill set. If someone writes using such poor grammar, that person certainly doesn't need to attempt writing professionally.
As for his work on WSMV, I found him to be lacking in charisma, but didn't think he was necessarily bad at his job. I don't think the difficulty in following the beloved Dan Miller played any role in how people gauged Sellers' success in his job. I truly believe he was judged on his own merits. Bob Sellers wasn't offensive, he was just bland and uninspiring in his role as anchor.
I most wanted to comment on this issue about someone's right to work in Tennessee. No employee or government should be in a position to tell a company how it should handle its human resources. Outside of hiring and firing restrictions when it comes to unlawful discriminatory practices, a company should be able to determine its own staff based upon its own needs.
If I start a business with my own money and hire my staff, then it is my right to determine what employees I want, and if I choose that a certain employee isn't working out, then it is my right to terminate that employee. That is the way it is, and that is the way it should be. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.
To respond to "Commentator," yes - a company "can fire you for any reason, any time, just because it benefits our bottom line, or because we feel like it." This is America, friend. Letting employees go because a company needs to be on stronger financial ground ("it benefits our bottom line") is one of the most common reasons for laying off staff. Would you suggest businesses be forced to continue to keep all staff employed once they are hired regardless of the financial health of the company? Then, the company can go bankrupt and everyone will be out of a job.
No one is entitled to a job. That is a big problem with society today: so many people think they are entitled to or owed things. So many people think some larger authority should protect all areas of their lives so they can live the nice, comfortable lives they think they are due.
If you want to have a job where you are sure the boss won't let you go at his or her will, start your own business. Otherwise, do your best, work hard, and you almost always will be able to stay in your job, although that isn't a guarantee.
There are some jobs, like the one Bob Sellers had, where doing your best and hard work isn't always enough. Sellers knew that going in; it's the nature of the industry in which he has chosen to work. If he continues to publicly chastise his employers when they decide they "want to go in a different direction," then he's going to find it hard to find people who are willing to hire him in the first place.
The reason these folks liked this song, people, is because this is the sound of Christian music in many churches. Scientologists are NOT Christians, but let me put it this way: this is the sound of faith-based music today. As for the lyrics to the song, Christians believe that the love of Christ is the epitome of "radical" love. Jesus was a radical. In His day, He came in with a message of love and grace that was in complete opposition of the religious leaders and directly opposed them so they killed Him. That's pretty radical. Christians sing about radical love all of the time, using those exact terms. For Jazz or any of you to think this song would offend only reflects how long it has been since any of you have been around a progressive church, or your total ignorance of what they are about. I'm not talking about the loud, ugly people on TV or who involve themselves in the political process, I'm talking about the people in your neighborhood church who are just regular people trying to get along in life, were raised in the 60s, 70s and 80s on rock music and use it in their worship now. It's not your grandma's church anymore. Maybe you should check it out. By the way, I loved this song and loved the protest this kid did when those hate mongers claiming to be Christians came to Nashville. Well done, kid.
If you want to get the book - BookMan/BookWoman is selling the book for 20 percent off. It is in Hillsboro Village (the bookstore), right around the corner from the theater.
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