Mark Richt has heart attack - OK

I've been enjoying Coach Richt on the ACC Network - I think he's been doing a nice job.
Sounds like he's OK - in recovery.

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He must've been watching our game......

(I know, but someone was going to....)
With seriousness, I hope that he recovers well and quickly.

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Love Richt. Best of luck in his recovery

I plan to be at work this week."

Not a doctor, but this seems unnecessarily ambitious. I've always liked him and think he's been great on the ACCN so far. Here's to a speedy recovery

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Welcome to America where we work to survive and look down on anyone who takes time off for things like health or family.

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I got asked at the firehouse why I needed two whole days off when my first and second kids were born ( yes that meant I really had 6 and 8 days off per kid) but it happens all the time across the board. Sports figures who miss a game for the birth of their kid are called out. Lack of family leave at many companies especially for men.

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This thread is a hell of a stretch over a guy who could clearly take the time off if he felt like it. He's not being forced to go to work. But yeah, your opinion about some socio-political stance you happen to dislike is totes appropriate here.

How about we talk sports instead?

Could he? He misses a few weeks of studio time and ratings change for the better and they say well maybe the dynamics work better without him. Or he just has had pushed into him over and over again that work comes before all else.
Also this isn't at all political and I'm not sure how one can view it that way. Are human rights political?

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A human right?

Is there anything more political than creating an all new right that must be enforced by the power of the state?

Rights arn't written by the wind or handed down from Mt. Olympus.

They are a social construct that we agree on collectively. There really is no such thing as a "human right", because so many humans don't share in them.

Is that political? Perhaps. Because if people don't stand up for them they won't exist.

I don't disagree with any of that. Hell, I don't even disagree that it would be nice to have worked for an employer when I had kids that could pay those sorts of benefits on top of the salary and benefits I generally command.

But money doesn't grow on trees, and thus far, our social contract includes the concept that an employee's total compensation may include any number of benefits, but said benefits must be accounted for and (in private industry at least) be affordable to the employer. So unless an employee is willing to have some amount of his/her wages set aside to cover when that employee is absent from work, what is the only other remedy to have this "right" practiced?

I especially agree with this part, which is my beef:

Is that political? Perhaps. Because if people don't stand up for them they won't exist.

This isn't the forum to "stand up for rights", particularly "rights" that as you point out may not be shared by others, but ones people may have passionate opinions about, and very particularly about such "rights" whose only practical enforcement requires legislative activity.

Joe was very clear on the desire to not have a board that would balkanize into spiteful exchanges, but rather encourage a sense of community.

There are tons of places where such activism is encouraged. Thus far, with rare exception, this isn't one of them and I'd like to see it remain that way.

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Probably toe'ing the rules line here, but I totally agree. We are one of only a few countries as advanced as ours who are this old school and aggressive about overworking, and shaming any suggestion of working less. Though, I do think things are starting to trend in the right direction here.

Agreed. And people wonder why drug and alcohol addiction is so rampant and mental health is such an issue. We very much live in a pay to play society, and if you don't push yourself harder to keep up, you will be trampled on. Fast-paced modern society is crazy.

The other thing mentioned above is paternity leave, which is extremely important in the case of bonding with a child. The child bonds with the mother through he heart beat and hearing her voice all the time while in utero, but not as much as with the father. The time a father can spend with a child in the early stages is very important and a lot of times ignored.

Does a couple of paid leave days off really have a different effect as taking vacation or personal days?

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I can tell you with 100% assurance that my 6 weeks of PTO for paternity leave had a massive positive impact on the relationship between my wife, myself, and my kid when we had our first a couple years ago. I couldn't imagine my wife having to deal with all that on her own, she needed me around for both mental and physical support. And then I still had my full allotment of vacation for the rest of the year so we could continue life as normal, or at least as much as possible.

Contrast that to my wife, who had to work a bunch of overtime while pregnant in order to save up enough PTO through the state where she only had to take a few weeks of unpaid leave before going back, and even then, its still taken her 2 years of further working her ass off to get back to where she was before. And now the state just announced 8 weeks of PTO maternity leave effective immediately for her kind of role, which is going to make the next child far easier to handle.

To answer your question. Yes, it absolutely does make a massive difference. For the better.

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I agree with all of this ^^^ and I also get 8 weeks paid through the state.

My wife got 8 weeks (2 bonus weeks due to C-section) and on what would have been the last Sunday of her originally scheduled 6 weeks off, she looked at me and said: "If I didn't have a C-section and you didn't get paternity leave, Savannah would be starting day care tomorrow."

I can't fathom starting a 6 week old at day care and a lot of people have to start them even sooner than that. Having an exclusive 6-8 weeks apiece and 4 months at home total I really feel was important for everyone involved.

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Kudos if you have a job that allows you that kind of leave. In my industry there's no way to give 6-8 weeks for paternity leave, nothing would get done.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Works in every other nation on earth.

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Every nation? Don't think so.

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Time to throw the political penalty flag here. You are bringing capitalism into the discussion.

Looks like some people agree with you here, but I disagree that working too hard is worse for your mental health than being under-employed.

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Well, I can't say I saw the turn the replies took coming when I originally posted this...

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

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Damn. Glad he's ok. Like his presence on the ACC network. Witty. Hope recovery goes smoothly.

I'm only saying this because he's ok, buuuuut...

Mark Richt has lost control of his heart.

Leg. I wanted to, but I couldn't.

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I considered taking a sick day today because I'm tired from celebrating too much Saturday night and I still have no voice. And here's Mark Richt about to go back to work a few days after a heart attack. What a trooper, but I hope he takes his time and only comes back when he's fully recovered.

See discussion above....

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Edit: At least, he's taking things in stride.

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I wonder if this is an indication of why he chose to leave coaching somewhat abruptly. Hope he heals quickly, I enjoy him far more in studio than on the Miami sideline.

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