" Relating to an early stage in evolutionary development primeval."
Tasseography, otherwise known as tasseomancy or tassology, is the art of tea leaf reading. "Tasse" or "tass" is an Arab root, meaning small cup or goblet.
Tea leaf reading is an ancient practice interpreting patterns made by tea leaves in the cup. In addition to the reading of tea leaves, the tradition of tasseography includes the reading of coffee grounds and wine sediments.
Although tasseography is commonly associated with Gypsy fortunetellers, the tradition of tea leaf reading arises independently from Asia, the Middle East and Ancient Greece. Modern tasseography has also been associated with the Scottish, Irish and cultures throughout Eastern Europe.
The significance of the ubiquitous, cross cultural and historical pervasiveness of tea, coffee and sediment reading may be related to the primal human desire for understanding the self...........SNIP
In a Justine Hunter column, in the Globe and Mail, entitled Clark questioned about secrecy in Boessenkool misconduct, there's a few too many inconsistencies that need answering, directly, by Premier Christy Clark.
Since when does "misconduct" by one of her political appointees, involving a female subordinate, deserve special treatment, basically via an In-Camera process that the Premier said she followed as set out by the public service agency?
The Premier says that there was an investigation done by the public service agency which handles interviews with the two parties and witnesses, and then offer advices on the Premier’s options. What?!
The Premier's options?
May the public see those options, just to determine if she went down the right path, because denial track has failed so far?
Ms. Clark left with Mr. Boessenkool for a trade mission to China the day after the incident and spoke with him about it soon after. “I had a number of conversations with Ken as the details came to light,” she said Tuesday.- Justine Hunter - Globe and Mail link above
What about the reason as to why Mr. Boessenkool felt that there was a need to tender his resignation, but waited two weeks, while he went off on a international trade trip (China) with the Premier one day after the incident? The Premier says that she had a number of conversations with Ken, we bet she did, but wasn't that the responsibility of the third party public service agency, who would then advise the Premier?
When was this China trade trip planned? Was Mr. Boessenkool booked for the flight as well, or was it a just a spur of the moment decision? Has anyone done an FOI?
The Premier said: “I am bound to respect the privacy of the individuals involved in this.” - Christy Clark
Sounds like she only spoke to one person, what about the other person, may we call her, a victim?
We're all for protecting the privacy rights of victims, especially children, but those involved in this incident, were mature adults, both working for the BC Government. What it sounds like, thus far, is that the victim should have been interviewed by the RCMP, not a public service agency.
Why oh why, do we have the odd feeling that what we are looking at, is another BC Rail look-alike investigation? The Chief of Staff, who has the status of a Deputy Minister to the Premier, who has all other Deputy Ministers reporting to him, takes flight, instead of standing his ground.
Statutory Authority: Public Service, ss. 14 and 15Effective February 15, 2012,a) the Schedule to OIC 71/2011 is amended by adding:Kenneth Jan Boessenkool, Chief of Staff, Premier, andMichael McDonald, Principal Secretary, Premierb) Kenneth Jan Boessenkool, Chief of Staff, Office of the Premier is declared to have the status of a deputy minister.c) Michael McDonald, Principal Secretary, Office of the Premier is declared to have the status of a deputy minister.
Statutory Authority: Public Service, s. 15Various appointments to the Office of the Premier are made. Ministerial Assistant and Executive Assistant appointments to the office of the Minister are made.
Interpretation Guidelines Manual Index15 (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint persons the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers(a) will be acting in a confidential capacity to the Lieutenant Governor, Executive Council or a member of the Executive Council, or(b) will be appointed to a position that requires special professional, technical or administrative qualifications.(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) (a) or (b) may be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on terms and conditions, including remuneration, authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or set out in the regulations.(3) This Act, other than subsections (1) and (2) and sections 21 and 25 (3), does not apply to a person appointed under this section.
Examples of “just cause” for termination
The degree of employee misconduct which gives an employer just cause for termination depends on the facts of each case. One thing to be considered is whether the employee behaved in a manner that was not consistent with the continuation of employment.
Sometimes a single act of misconduct may constitute just cause. The misconduct must be serious, deliberate and intentional, and fundamentally breach the employment contract.