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Summer Hours.

mcpmcp Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Social Entropy++
This is an entirely new concept to me.

My boss spoke with HR, and got us summer hours until September 4th. A modified version of summer hours from what I gather, because we can't have our department empty for half a day, but great none the less. For the next three months, I get every other Friday off. All I have to do is come in 30 minutes early M-Th that week.

I'm pretty excited about this.

How many of you get this summer hours thing? Alternatively, talk about why your job is cool and/or what you have planned this summer.

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Our office gave everyone the day off so we could have a BBQ, they paid for all the food and activities and we all still got a normal days pay + the pay for the holiday we would have been working.

  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Our office gave everyone the day off so we could have a BBQ, they paid for all the food and activities and we all still got a normal days pay + the pay for the holiday we would have been working.

    You get your time approved to go to your own companies' convention yet?

    3ds Code 0619-3710-2995
  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    My job is cool because I've been pretty much sitting in my new office browsing the internet all day with the door closed.

    We don't do the summer hours thing, which sounds very agreeable right about now, but last month we got to do a tour of a local brewery who scolded us on the value of buying local and fighting the man, all while getting us very, very intoxicated. It was damn good beer to boot.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I've been spending my day doing qualitative reviews of dialogue and cinematics for Mass Effect 2.

    Days like today, I love my job.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The company I am with is working with a consultant who used to be with one of our competitors. He canceled a meeting late Friday because he thought we got summer fridays.

    In reality we are in an insane build schedule (we are launching weekly builds until September for a major eCommerce platform) which means lots of overtime. We looked at him and shrugged. "Well, they let us leave early on saturdays".

  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Where I work, we don't even have windows.

  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Grath wrote: »
    Our office gave everyone the day off so we could have a BBQ, they paid for all the food and activities and we all still got a normal days pay + the pay for the holiday we would have been working.

    You get your time approved to go to your own companies' convention yet?

    yup!

    8 nights in Cali.

  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You in Edmonton as well vsove? Or kicking it at EA Vancouver?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Then on July 15th I've got to wake up at 2AM to push out a massive build that I'm one of the leads on.


    And I still have to stay until 5PM, depending on how it goes.

    That's gonna be fun.

  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    vsove wrote: »
    I've been spending my day doing qualitative reviews of dialogue and cinematics for Mass Effect 2.

    Days like today, I love my job.

    can you guys make sure the gameplay isn't awful this time

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I work for the City of Edmonton and spend my days testing water quality on the North Sask. It's a fucking job.

    Also, dead bodies.

    “Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    that type of time thing is really common in the oilfield.

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dead bodies or poor water quality? Correlation?

    “Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The only places I can think of with "summer hours" are places that serve the public

    Are you a waiter, mcp?

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Do you have a dead body story? You are doing yourself a disservice by not telling it.

    ?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    We found the woman's body. The one by Dawson Bridge on the east side of the city. It was washed up on the bank, close to where they do the dragon boat racing.

    “Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    You in Edmonton as well vsove? Or kicking it at EA Vancouver?

    I'm up in Edmonton. QA inside BioWare and QA pretty much everywhere else in the industry are completely different beasts. Were I at Vancouver, my job would be pretty much grunt work. Whereas here, I get to file bugs like 'in this shot, the camera tracks the vehicle as it's landing. Right now, the shot includes the vehicle, a girder and the sky - a suggestion would be to make it 'busier' since it's currently a little bland.'

    And they listen to me! It's great.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    AMP'd wrote: »
    The only places I can think of with "summer hours" are places that serve the public

    Are you a waiter, mcp?
    Nah.

    Systems Admin.

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    One time, when I was doing build verification for Sonic Chronicles, I got to take my DS out onto the balcony in the middle of summer. It was great.

    Now my office has windows that look into an atrium. That is itself poorly lit. I miss natural light.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That's quite awesome vsove. I was thinking about applying there if my time ever begins to run short at my current job. Plan C is leaving town, as there isn't really a lot of work in the city for animators outside of BioWare and Aquilla.

    For the time being however, I am perfectly content where I am.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    we have summer hours at the IT job I just stopped working at to take some classes

    people who opt in work 10 hours M-Th and get fridays off

    which I really like because an extra 2 hours at work means basically nothing but an extra day off is awesome

  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    we have summer hours at the IT job I just stopped working at to take some classes

    people who opt in work 10 hours M-Th and get fridays off

    which I really like because an extra 2 hours at work means basically nothing but an extra day off is awesome
    yeah, the 30 minutes I come in early will probably be spent having coffee and browsing the forums anyway.

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I can take a regular day off every two weeks in exchange for eight 9 hour days and one 8 hour day per two week period

    I don't do that though because it'd mess up my production.

    Today I got yelled at for wearing a t-shirt. Apparently starting today casual Friday only applies from the waist down.

  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Schools are out, so aside from running summer camp I'm going to be more free to do more work and work longer hours during the summer than during the year.

    yay for salary?

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I applied at another temp agency today

    got a lot of numbers to call on Monday, and I'll probably still apply at 3-4 more agencies too

  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I try really hard to work a 9/80 (every other Friday off) but recently have had to come in on the 'off' Fridays to get everything done

    it's pretty awesome if you can swing it, makes it easier to get stuff done and if you travel its one less day of vacation spent

    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Everyday is casual Friday where I work.

    I wear jeans everyday.

    We're allowed to drink alcohol at our desks too.

    But, you're not suppose to get hammered.

    I remember one day a few years ago, I went back into editorial to do something and a couple of the editors were doing shots of tequila at their desk. That was pretty funny.

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I suppose the problem with being a stodgy bureaucrat is that if you are anything else people will complain about the squandering of their tax dollars.

    Oh well~

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Tomorrow's gonna be rad. We're going to hit up a used bookstore and Urban Ore in Berkeley.

  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Summer hours, huh? Never heard of that.

    My summer hours have so far been spent learning Latin and working on my dissertation. But that's also going to be what my autumn and winter hours look like, so.

  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Normal hours: 8am-5pm M-F
    Summer hours: 8:30am-4:30pm M-F

    And we still get paid that extra hour! Weee.

    Not like it matters much I suppose.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    mcp wrote: »
    Everyday is casual Friday where I work.

    I wear jeans everyday.

    We're allowed to drink alcohol at our desks too.

    But, you're not suppose to get hammered.

    I remember one day a few years ago, I went back into editorial to do something and a couple of the editors were doing shots of tequila at their desk. That was pretty funny.

    is your company hiring?

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm partially responsible for making the work schedule for lifeguards here

    We have 18, EIGHTEEN fucking lifeguards on the payroll

    It is nearly impossible to give everyone the hours they want without having 6 people on the beach standing around with their thumbs up their asses because we don't actually need them that day

    So I have people complaining that they only work 2 days in a week and one of the girls isn't even showing up on her days and I'm trying to get in touch with the boss to tell him he hired too many fucking people, well no I guess we can't just fire them now if they haven't done anything wrong and fuck it

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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    there's really no dress code at my job. i wear shorts daily, and sometimes on especially hot days i'll wear t-shirt with the sleeves cut off.

    also, i have 124 vacation hours accrued, but i refuse to take them because they pay out when i leave (which will be in September for school).

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    at work today some fucking scum was talking about stealing power tools as a self sustaining business on the side

  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I have a shit load of frequent flyer miles that I apparently can't do anything with because they're for fucking Australia

  • Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I've been working 9-3 at my regular job, which I guess can be considered summer hours since I usually work like, 12-9.


    But I'm also interning at a newspaper from 5-10, so I basically am working all day anyways.


    Also, I'm pumped because I have almost double the vacation hours/personal time built up than what I thought I had. I hate my job though. Retail pharmacy is terrible.

  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i wear whatever the fuck i want to work, that's another cool thing about my job, plus they give bonuses all the time, every 3 months, at christmas and they gave us a bonus in march just for being awesome.

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    dave give me your job

    also: your soul

    your sweet, sweet soul

  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    anjin you're welcome to apply and move to ireland, or apply and move to austin or irvine

    do it

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