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What do you want to be when you grow up? [Job Thread]

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    My review went really well! :D
    This has been the best week!

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    Idiot Coworker likes to drop this gem quite often

    "Are you signing in from an iPhone or a smart pad?"

    Besides the fact that iPhones are not the only kind of smart phone, a smart pad?

    No, I'm using a stupid pad. Does that make a difference?

    WORDS MATTER, DUMMY

    Ugh. That would annoy me so much but I would probably never actually try to correct him because my level of intensity would be disproportionate to the severity of the problem.

    I'm waging my own little private war against people who call all smartphones and tablets by their Apple Corporation equivalent's brand-name.

    There are a few of us who just IM each other whenever we hear this and we're like "OMG SHE SAID IT AGAIN"

    I've told my immediate leaders/trainers

    I dunno what else I can do

    Because I'm gonna yell at her one of these days and get my ass fired

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    SliderSlider Registered User regular
    Horror story.

    Working for TSA and being called into the "closet" to witness a more thorough pat down.

    The worst part is when the passenger looks me in the eyes while his private area is being felt up.

    Slightly embarrassing.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Damn straight. He should have his eyes submissively downcast like the peon he is.

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    I always asked if they were enjoying it. or if they wanted me to hum a love song. something to get them in the mood.

    not a lot of humor in the TSA.

    easysig2.jpg
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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I'm imagining Sheri's Idiot Coworker, Smart Hero's Idiot Son, and my New Guy combining to make the Biggest Idiot Ever.

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    LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    You can add my Ghost Hunter On The Side co-worker to that Voltron of misery.

    Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night.
    STEAM | GW2: Thalys
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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I'm imagining Sheri's Idiot Coworker, Smart Hero's Idiot Son, and my New Guy combining to make the Biggest Idiot Ever.

    I want to Awesome this, but in reverse

    How do I do that

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Just imagine some bumbling racist guy who can't figure out a thing and also sits around falling asleep on the job!

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I've started applying for other jobs. I'd sort of forgotten what a giant pain in the ass that is. I've just reached the point of realizing I was staying put for the sake of dumb loyalty to the product I support and out of comfort in the people I work with. I'm going to look around now while studying for attempt two at the actuarial exams.

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    lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    it's only slowly setting in that... i don't have to fill out any more job applications.

    and I have an office to go to on monday.

    where I'll have a desk. with drawers. that i can put things like my protein powder and a tea-for-one and stuff into.

    i am so going to start crying again. lol.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Leaving for NYC tomorrow. Blizzard hitting NYC tomorrow. Going to be in NYC from Feb 8-17.

    ...not sure I have room to pack boots.

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Buy a pair when you get there.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    I will never not awesome a post that contains ahava's tears. They keep me young.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Another day, another rejection e-mail. It seems that the only way to get employment in a lab is to already have it.

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    SliderSlider Registered User regular
    My friend works in a lab-like environment.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Whoooops

    I guess I was too harsh with the idiot who had potentially screwed up all of the pricing in our ERP system for all of our customers.


    Thankfully, the damage he did was quickly fixed, but that was a scary fifteen minutes with every CSR guy coming to me going 'Dan no matter what item I put on an order it comes to the exact same price.'


    Apparently I was a little too snappy at him when he fucked it up.


    Which really, he should not be doing work that involves being careful, considering that he's on Vicodin post-dental work.


    As I was going to one of our back offices the owner passed me and asked "Hey Dan, why's everything $337?"

    I was a bit brusque with him cause I was on my way out the door when I said "You should ask X"

    Which makes me think X pulled a whole 'A duuuur I dunno what I did but Dan sure seems mad a duuur'


    But if he had fucked it up, guess who they would have gone to to fix it?


    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    what makes you think you were too harsh on the guy?

    I can't really tell from your post

    (not sure if you want to elaborate or not)

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    He stomped on his dick a lot.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    I was pretty short and rude with him when I was asking around, since there's one a couple people who have access to making those changes, and he was the only one in it when the thing happened.

    He used to be a 'salesman' really, a glorified delivery guy who did weekly deliveries across Florida and did a lousy job of it, so now we're bringing him back in the office to do 'marketing'


    He's the motherfucker who made those Excel catalogs.


    When I found out he was the one who made the change, he's not familiar enough with the tools he used to make the change, so he didn't even know what he did, so I was in a panic because I wasn't sure if he'd actually overwritten all the customer's special pricing or not.

    Which would mean restoring a snapshot backup of our database from whenever it was last accurate, which would mean any orders or actions taken in the system since the snapshot, like printed orders, picking tickets for the warehouse, manufacturing orders linked to sales orders, purchase orders written by the purchasing dept, etc, would all have to be re-done.


    I mostly just don't like the guy so I probably sounded pretty harsh when I told him to immediately log out of the system and not touch it until he knows what he's doing.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    I can definitely understand how you would react that way when his mistakes essentially become Your Problem. Especially with something as critical as making every single item register as the same price.

    If I were you I wouldn't beat myself up too much over the angry reaction.

    as long as you didn't have a fullblown meltdown

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Told HR that they have a legal requirement to supply me safety equipment yesterday after they told me to buy it, I also forwarded them the national health and safety act and pointed out which page.

    Lets see how this goes!

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Well, the owner emailed me this evening

    "Have you cooled down a little? If it was easy everyone would do it"

    Which aggravates me for two reasons

    One, he should fucking give a damn if someone fucks up something like that that effects his business. At minimum we had about 15-20 minutes of downtime from the CSR department entering in orders while I figured out what the hell the guy did and fixed it. It could have been a hell of a lot worse if we'd had to have restored a backup instead, or even worse, had to re-enter these special customer pricing records by hand (which we wouldn't have done because I would have found a means to import them, but I digress)

    Two, he's right, it's not an easy job, so why the hell would you give it to an idiot like that guy. And it means my job is difficult, but I can almost bet the guy makes more than me due to his 'promotion' to this new position, which pisses me off because I've yet to get a raise my boss keeps telling I'll get, when I know my predecessor made $20k more than I did, and didn't do half as much around there to improve operations (not entirely his fault)

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Slider wrote: »
    My friend works in a lab-like environment.

    You know I probably shouldn't complain too much, not yet anyway. I keep all my cover letters and I've got a folder for the ones for which I've received rejections. There's only four in there at the moment, not counting the one where the funding for the job suddenly dried up so they didn't hire anyone. It just feels like more.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    I tried to stand up for my rights at a job once.... it didn't go over well

    Basically they "forgot" to pay me on the next pay day after I stuck up for myself

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    In any case, I've locked down security on the tool he uses so he at least can't make that same mistake again, and he'll have limited access to some of the more advanced functions until I'm comfortable with his ability to use it correctly.

    I'll also be putting together some documentation tomorrow, I suppose to show them how to do it.

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Told HR that they have a legal requirement to supply me safety equipment yesterday after they told me to buy it, I also forwarded them the national health and safety act and pointed out which page.

    Lets see how this goes!

    What's the equipment?

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

    bit.ly/2XQM1ke
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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Niall I believe in you.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    In any case, I've locked down security on the tool he uses so he at least can't make that same mistake again, and he'll have limited access to some of the more advanced functions until I'm comfortable with his ability to use it correctly.

    I'll also be putting together some documentation tomorrow, I suppose to show them how to do it.

    Yeah I was gonna say - sounds like you need some kind of access control to that shit

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    You will be the one to usher in the new zombie plague virus.

    Cause I'm sure as fuck not going to be killed by an American super virus.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    2 things interesting have happened over the past few days here

    The company has ordered a plant wide mandate of no more cussing in the plant. Telling a bunch of grizzly old steel mill workers they can't say "fuck" when something goes wrong is like telling a fish it can't swim. Nobody knows how they are going to punish people if they are caught cussing or if they are even able to. But it's been fun to test the limits so far

    haha oh man, i bet this is going to go over real well

    sounds exactly like a rule some stupid bean counter who probably never actually worked on the floor of the plant would come up with

    Or a response to a legit complaint

    Nothin wrong with trying to make a place decent

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Sheri wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I'm imagining Sheri's Idiot Coworker, Smart Hero's Idiot Son, and my New Guy combining to make the Biggest Idiot Ever.

    I want to Awesome this, but in reverse

    How do I do that

    Idiot Son was going on the guy next to my office about how 'awful and terrible his iPad is, it really just belongs in the garbage, I don't even use the thing anymore'

    Only to have my boss text me that same night asking me what Idiot Son's email password was because he couldn't get it to work on his iPad.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Told HR that they have a legal requirement to supply me safety equipment yesterday after they told me to buy it, I also forwarded them the national health and safety act and pointed out which page.

    Lets see how this goes!

    What's the equipment?

    Boots

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    I was the only person in the office today. Working on my own, its surprisingly stress free and i got a lot done. Still no word on if im driving Hank Scorpio's car across the country or not though, oh well. Maybe next week.

    I love this job, too bad it does not have much upward mobility, but i love this job.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Told HR that they have a legal requirement to supply me safety equipment yesterday after they told me to buy it, I also forwarded them the national health and safety act and pointed out which page.

    Lets see how this goes!

    What's the equipment?

    Just ppe.

    They told me they supplied everything bar safety boots.

    Then I bought safety boots.

    The numbers told me to check out the oh&s act and to me it seems pretty cut and dry.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Usagi wrote: »
    Al_wat wrote: »
    2 things interesting have happened over the past few days here

    The company has ordered a plant wide mandate of no more cussing in the plant. Telling a bunch of grizzly old steel mill workers they can't say "fuck" when something goes wrong is like telling a fish it can't swim. Nobody knows how they are going to punish people if they are caught cussing or if they are even able to. But it's been fun to test the limits so far

    haha oh man, i bet this is going to go over real well

    sounds exactly like a rule some stupid bean counter who probably never actually worked on the floor of the plant would come up with

    Or a response to a legit complaint

    Nothin wrong with trying to make a place decent

    Word. But at the same time I have to imagine the uproar that would happen here if they told the pressmen they can't swear anymore.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Usagi wrote: »
    Al_wat wrote: »
    2 things interesting have happened over the past few days here

    The company has ordered a plant wide mandate of no more cussing in the plant. Telling a bunch of grizzly old steel mill workers they can't say "fuck" when something goes wrong is like telling a fish it can't swim. Nobody knows how they are going to punish people if they are caught cussing or if they are even able to. But it's been fun to test the limits so far

    haha oh man, i bet this is going to go over real well

    sounds exactly like a rule some stupid bean counter who probably never actually worked on the floor of the plant would come up with

    Or a response to a legit complaint

    Nothin wrong with trying to make a place decent

    its a steel mill

    a steel mill

    I can understand wanting to have Politically Correct Speech in an office environment, or somewhere where people interact with customers or clients

    but on the floor of a steel mill? Come on

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    I'm looking forward to when we have to write people up for porn when I start going through their email history starting next week.


    And my looking forward to I mean it'll be a waste of my time trying to make these fucking savages anything but.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Well, the owner emailed me this evening

    "Have you cooled down a little? If it was easy everyone would do it"

    Which aggravates me for two reasons

    One, he should fucking give a damn if someone fucks up something like that that effects his business. At minimum we had about 15-20 minutes of downtime from the CSR department entering in orders while I figured out what the hell the guy did and fixed it. It could have been a hell of a lot worse if we'd had to have restored a backup instead, or even worse, had to re-enter these special customer pricing records by hand (which we wouldn't have done because I would have found a means to import them, but I digress)

    Two, he's right, it's not an easy job, so why the hell would you give it to an idiot like that guy. And it means my job is difficult, but I can almost bet the guy makes more than me due to his 'promotion' to this new position, which pisses me off because I've yet to get a raise my boss keeps telling I'll get, when I know my predecessor made $20k more than I did, and didn't do half as much around there to improve operations (not entirely his fault)

    Honestly, tell your boss that it was a big fuckup and the guy should have happened and that it was actually really lucky that there only was fifteen minutes if downtime.

    He is probably only seeing this as "only" fifteen minutes of downtime. Whereas you are seeing it as a collosal fuckup in all respects.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Blake T wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Well, the owner emailed me this evening

    "Have you cooled down a little? If it was easy everyone would do it"

    Which aggravates me for two reasons

    One, he should fucking give a damn if someone fucks up something like that that effects his business. At minimum we had about 15-20 minutes of downtime from the CSR department entering in orders while I figured out what the hell the guy did and fixed it. It could have been a hell of a lot worse if we'd had to have restored a backup instead, or even worse, had to re-enter these special customer pricing records by hand (which we wouldn't have done because I would have found a means to import them, but I digress)

    Two, he's right, it's not an easy job, so why the hell would you give it to an idiot like that guy. And it means my job is difficult, but I can almost bet the guy makes more than me due to his 'promotion' to this new position, which pisses me off because I've yet to get a raise my boss keeps telling I'll get, when I know my predecessor made $20k more than I did, and didn't do half as much around there to improve operations (not entirely his fault)

    Honestly, tell your boss that it was a big fuckup and the guy should have happened and that it was actually really lucky that there only was fifteen minutes if downtime.

    He is probably only seeing this as "only" fifteen minutes of downtime. Whereas you are seeing it as a collosal fuckup in all respects.

    My boss understood after I explained it to him, and understood that we really had just dodged a bullet and understood why I was upset.

    It's the owner, who don't computer good.

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