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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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  • Re: Hardly Working in the [Job] Thread

    so, our company has been officially purchased. again. This is an Aussie company that is trying to become like the Unilever of ISPs for both countries.

    To celebrate, they got us all little stuffed animals! I got a little stuffed wombat! It's made a home right by my keyboard.

    To also Celebrate (?) there will be a significant restructuring happening! We're fairly sure that my direct manager and his boss are likely in danger for their jobs, but our positions are currently safe. Although there is talk of merging all of the provisioning teams together into one big thing across all 3 of our major brands here in NZ. Which could be, interesting. It makes sense, but it's interesting.

    Of course this is all the hearsay that we picked up on, and eavesdropped from the big announcement meeting that they had at the office today. Which we, the employees, were not invited to. Only managers and Team Leaders were invited. Of course they had the meeting in the big open space behind where my department sits, so we could hear most of it. But still, kind of rude to be like "hey! we're likely to be changing the entire way that you're going to be working eventually, but you don't need to know any of the details!"

    But, what we did overhear was that there's now going to be 7 weeks paid (by the company) maternity leave (or Primary caregiver leave) added onto the 16 paid weeks that the government provides. And 2 weeks paid for the paternal (secondary caregiver) leave as well. So for me, that's 23 paid weeks of maternity leave, although the majority of that is at a reduced income rate, but still! That's almost half a year! How bloody awesome is that!
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  • Re: Ask Tube

    @tynic It's in the kids thread! but not on facebook! :) Thanks!
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  • Re: Ask Tube

    before here I posted on the Sluggy Freelance forums. You had to introduce yourself with a haiku!

    Granted that was like 12ish years ago and a lot's changed. haven't been back there in a while....


    Tube/Mods

    How do you feel, if you really give it any thought at all, that by the work that you do with this forum you've introduced/encouraged several long distance relationships, which have become marriages, and have ultimately led to new life? Without PA, I'd never have met Ecco, I'd never have moved to NZ, we'd have never gotten married, and we would not at this stage be expecting our first child. So, thanks for setting up this place to make that all possible. You, and the work you all do, have had a real and lasting impression on my life.
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  • Re: Hey you, I saw that. Put it back! [Kids]

    So, um, tomorrow is the first ultrasound! I'm approximately 6 weeks along!

    So I guess @ecco the dolphin and I really belong in this thread now!

    We've only told our immediate family and it's nowhere close to Facebook official yet, but you guys are close enough to family that I wanted t let you all know now.

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  • Re: Ask Tube

    @Darmak that Republic of Tea black with Rose petals is just plain amazing and I love it.

    I'm a big fan of Russian Caravan during winter, but I'm not drinking any black teas at the moment, trying t avoid caffeine.

    But I have this Milky Oolong tea that I got from T2 and it's just. It smells like vanilla caramel and it tastes just amazing.

    I love Oolong tea.
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