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    Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Work thread, my rage is almost all consuming. I'm living your Machiavelli nightmare.

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    Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Robot Girl Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    Man job hunting sure does suck. I think I've exhausted every position my degree makes me qualified for... and applied for some which were shots in the dark. At this rate I'm gonna have to look at real basic level 1 tech support stuff. Ugh.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    So from what I'm gathering the owner and owner's brother were basically trying to sell and run

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    El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    It sounds like new owner is the one who is being hoodwinked.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    That really sucks, man. Not something you could turn around and start your own business in I guess?

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    El Skid wrote: »
    It sounds like new owner is the one who is being hoodwinked.

    Probably that and putting Anon on the line in front of the new owner for not doing due diligence and they'll be long gone, no givsies backsies.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I’m so glad not to be interfacing with customers any more. Our store manager had to kick out a customer after the customer threatened to run the manager over, swore at everyone in the store, then remained calling all the other stores in the parking lot. Over a $12 vape battery that wasn’t as high a wattage as he wanted.

    Also, I just received a vacation request from a budtender:

    “Dates Off Requested: August 30/31-Sept 3/4 (Video game con)
    Comments: Leaving for PAX Thurs Aug 30 and coming home Sept 3, the 4th I’ll need for sleep because who sleeps when there are games to play!”

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    How long is everyone's average commute?

    ~90 minutes, one way

    I take public transportation across a major body of water

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Janson wrote: »
    I’m so glad not to be interfacing with customers any more. Our store manager had to kick out a customer after the customer threatened to run the manager over, swore at everyone in the store, then remained calling all the other stores in the parking lot. Over a $12 vape battery that wasn’t as high a wattage as he wanted.

    Also, I just received a vacation request from a budtender:

    “Dates Off Requested: August 30/31-Sept 3/4 (Video game con)
    Comments: Leaving for PAX Thurs Aug 30 and coming home Sept 3, the 4th I’ll need for sleep because who sleeps when there are games to play!”

    oh shit maybe they post here

    bowen on
    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    I’m so glad not to be interfacing with customers any more. Our store manager had to kick out a customer after the customer threatened to run the manager over, swore at everyone in the store, then remained calling all the other stores in the parking lot. Over a $12 vape battery that wasn’t as high a wattage as he wanted.

    Also, I just received a vacation request from a budtender:

    “Dates Off Requested: August 30/31-Sept 3/4 (Video game con)
    Comments: Leaving for PAX Thurs Aug 30 and coming home Sept 3, the 4th I’ll need for sleep because who sleeps when there are games to play!”

    My office, on the other hand, is basically a ghost town during PAX. On average around 15 of the 25 regulars in the office are off for it, and another 5 are working it.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Hi if you’re the budtender reading this I thought it was a pretty awesome request, I loved the explanation! Thanks!

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Janson works with Bizarro Stormy: confirmed.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Budzarro Stormy

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Bizarro Smokey

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Budzarro Stormy's not here, man

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Backpacks on the subway are just the worst. Either you're wearing it, and you're in somebody's way. Or it's off, and generally by your feet, and you can't easily move out of the way when somebody needs to get by you. Sometimes people will hold it and not be in the way... I mean, I assume people do that, but I've never actually seen it.
    I'm one to talk, though, since I've been taking my daughter on the subway recently, and we not only have her backpack, but her scooter as well. She's 4, and everything is small. But I totally worry less about other people than her.

    We judge others by their actions but ourselves by our intentions.

    This country's subway infrastructure is pretty much all old and badly outdated for how many people now rely on it. Everyone's cranky, everyone wishes there was more space, everyone has varying levels of stuff they need to haul to and from work. We're all just trying to get by. For every time you've had a run-in/collision/been whacked by a backpack and thought "what an ass," you've almost certainly done something that inconvenienced or annoyed someone else without thinking about it, so let's all just chill and accept that commuting is miserable and no one is carrying a backpack just to make your life shitty.

    I get that

    I also always take my backpack off if the subway is crowded and people who don't and take up a whole extra person's space with their possessions are self-centered jerks

    Both of these things can be true

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    mightyjongyomightyjongyo Sour Crrm East Bay, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2018
    bowen wrote: »
    El Skid wrote: »
    It sounds like new owner is the one who is being hoodwinked.

    Probably that and putting Anon on the line in front of the new owner for not doing due diligence and they'll be long gone, no givsies backsies.

    What I don't get (and I'm probably being dumb here) is like - why show Anon now? Wouldn't it make more sense to hide it until Anon agrees?

    I still agree with Bowen, it just feels like a dumb way to go about it.

    like who would be shown that and then go "yep, no, this looks terribad, let's do it anyway"

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    El Skid wrote: »
    It sounds like new owner is the one who is being hoodwinked.

    Probably that and putting Anon on the line in front of the new owner for not doing due diligence and they'll be long gone, no givsies backsies.

    What I don't get (and I'm probably being dumb here) is like - why show Anon now? Wouldn't it make more sense to hide it until Anon agrees?

    I still agree with Bowen, it just feels like a dumb way to go about it.

    like who would be shown that and then go "yep, no, this looks up and up, let's do it anyway"

    The ol' dunning–kruger because the dude owns the business he probably thinks he's a real smart cookie instead of just lucky.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    20ish minute commute for me, though I can realistically work from home any time.

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    35 mins for me through the city centre, fortunately in my job I can see if they're any acidents on the roads so can plan accordingly.

    I like to get to work about 20 minutes early to sit in my car and enjoy the peace and quiet of our car park which is in a pine forest.

    SharpyVII on
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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I'm going to be getting the tram to work everyday soon and I love the tram - I am excited to travel by it again, and to live near the canal and wave to the locals that live on the water and work somewhere cool. I am so ready for it!

    I'm imagining a Elle Woods-esque montage set to a jaunty tune and it's great.

    Well now I know what I'm listening to on my first day, thanks Snick!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UUKVPC4Fq4

    ok but listen to this too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47D8ZJUMI8k

    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    DivideByZeroDivideByZero Social Justice Blackguard Registered User regular
    Hi job thread

    My department of five has been down a person since my director quit a year ago and his workload was dropped onto me and another guy. We've been drowning ever since.

    That other guy and another person just put in their notice and will be gone by the end of the month. Number of interviews conducted to replace them in the last two weeks: one

    Now today one of my two remaining coworkers just got his dumb ass fired at the worst conceivable time. PORN: Still not appropriate on company workstations.

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    First they came for the Muslims, and we said NOT TODAY, MOTHERFUCKERS
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    KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    Huh. I never knew porn was so verboten. I've had a bunch of jobs where they allowed porn. The usual rules were no porn on the production network, but whatever you want on the user network is good to go. And we'd set the users up.with thin clients that we'd just reset every day.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2018
    Huh. I never knew porn was so verboten. I've had a bunch of jobs where they allowed porn. The usual rules were no porn on the production network, but whatever you want on the user network is good to go. And we'd set the users up.with thin clients that we'd just reset every day.

    ... wow. That's blowing my mind.

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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Madican wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Solution: Don't live in a city so crowded it requires a subway. Too many people.

    Alternative solution: Live in Japan. The number of men I saw with long wallets sticking out of their back pocket, or women with purses tucked under their army, behind them with a wallet sticking out of the purse, with 100% confidence that nothing would be stolen boggled my American mind.

    It's like when my poor Japanese teaching co-worker got her wallet stolen in Japan, I asked out it happened. "Well I was at Starbucks and I left my wallet on the table to mark that it was occupied while I went to the restroom and when I came back it was GONE!" Said with genuine shock and surprise at this outcome.

    I am too big to live in Japan. I'd take up the space of two regular sized Japanese people on those trains that they pack into like sardines, and then I'd feel bad.

    It's okay, no one will want to sit next to you on public transport anyway because you look different.
    :(

    Honestly while I was originally one of those people gungho to someday visit Japan, the knowledge of how pervasive its xenophobia is overrode all of that original desire.

    I’m sure it’s there, but also I’ve never been treated better anywhere on earth. If they just call me a stupid foreigner behind my back I’m cool with it.
    On top of that, it’s a pretty ungenerous take on a nation full of people.

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    lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2018

    https://ig.me/2hncNds28vagBzd

    this is what my coworkers sent me for my birthday.

    I took the week off from work to explicitly avoid people doing nice things or anything for me in or around my birthday.

    And so, they sent me this. A dozen gourmet donuts.

    The box won't fit in my fridge, and I don't have any room in my freezer. I don't go back to work until Monday. And there is no way I'm letting my 2.5 year old anywhere near that amount of sugar.

    I'm super touched and astounded and shocked and amazed that anybody would think of doing something nice like this for me.

    But there's a part of me that's also... annoyed? I guess?

    What am I supposed to do with a dozen sugar-overloaded donuts?

    Anybody want to come over for a spot of tea?

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Solution: Don't live in a city so crowded it requires a subway. Too many people.

    Alternative solution: Live in Japan. The number of men I saw with long wallets sticking out of their back pocket, or women with purses tucked under their army, behind them with a wallet sticking out of the purse, with 100% confidence that nothing would be stolen boggled my American mind.

    It's like when my poor Japanese teaching co-worker got her wallet stolen in Japan, I asked out it happened. "Well I was at Starbucks and I left my wallet on the table to mark that it was occupied while I went to the restroom and when I came back it was GONE!" Said with genuine shock and surprise at this outcome.

    I am too big to live in Japan. I'd take up the space of two regular sized Japanese people on those trains that they pack into like sardines, and then I'd feel bad.

    It's okay, no one will want to sit next to you on public transport anyway because you look different.
    :(

    Honestly while I was originally one of those people gungho to someday visit Japan, the knowledge of how pervasive its xenophobia is overrode all of that original desire.

    I’m sure it’s there, but also I’ve never been treated better anywhere on earth. If they just call me a stupid foreigner behind my back I’m cool with it.
    On top of that, it’s a pretty ungenerous take on a nation full of people.

    Japan as like, a collective, cohesive, culture is pretty racist and xenophobic (usually in a very microaggression kind of way, rarely in an explicitly overt way, as it's not really an explicitly overt culture) . It is also a nation peopled by rad individuals who your life will only be better for having known and shared time with. I think it's always important to keep both of these things in mind.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    https://ig.me/2hncNds28vagBzd

    this is what my coworkers sent me for my birthday.

    I took the week off from work to explicitly avoid people doing nice things or anything for me in or around my birthday.

    And so, they sent me this. A dozen gourmet donuts.

    The box won't fit in my fridge, and I don't have any room in my freezer. I don't go back to work until Monday. And there is no way I'm letting my 2.5 year old anywhere near that amount of sugar.

    I'm super touched and astounded and shocked and amazed that anybody would think of doing something nice like this for me.

    But there's a part of me that's also... annoyed? I guess?

    What am I supposed to do with a dozen sugar-overloaded donuts?

    Anybody want to come over for a spot of tea?

    Yo you can always count on me to knock out some donuts.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    You do what you do with any gift. You accept the gift, thank it for its service, and then recognize that in being gifted to you it has fulfilled its purpose.

    Then you scarf those donuts until they go stale, and then you make donut bread pudding with the remains.

    GDdCWMm.jpg
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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Huh. I never knew porn was so verboten. I've had a bunch of jobs where they allowed porn. The usual rules were no porn on the production network, but whatever you want on the user network is good to go. And we'd set the users up.with thin clients that we'd just reset every day.

    Wait a minute.

    What?

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    You do what you do with any gift. You accept the gift, thank it for its service, and then recognize that in being gifted to you it has fulfilled its purpose.

    Then you scarf those donuts until they go stale, and then you make donut bread pudding with the remains.

    well, judging from the one that I just ate.

    They're already stale.

    Or at the very least, not very good donuts at all.

    Dunkin Donuts has better donuts.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Huh. I never knew porn was so verboten. I've had a bunch of jobs where they allowed porn. The usual rules were no porn on the production network, but whatever you want on the user network is good to go. And we'd set the users up.with thin clients that we'd just reset every day.

    Wait a minute.

    What?

    Yeah I uh

    I've never heard of any company being like "Hey yeah just look at porn when you want, it's cool!"

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Well maybe I'm not getting a new job. See I took tuition assistance last semester and the rule is that if you leave or are terminated from the company within 2 years you have to pay it back. Not a problem except they want it in a lump sum, and most people I know don't have $4,000 just sitting around.

    Also I need to get a letter from my work's HR department saying its OK for me to work at the new place since both companies work together, but it turns out I need to get it from the VP or President of the company which involves an interview with them over the phone beforehand seeing if they are ok with it.

    Lots of dumb hoops

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    Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    El Skid wrote: »
    It sounds like new owner is the one who is being hoodwinked.

    Probably that and putting Anon on the line in front of the new owner for not doing due diligence and they'll be long gone, no givsies backsies.

    What I don't get (and I'm probably being dumb here) is like - why show Anon now? Wouldn't it make more sense to hide it until Anon agrees?

    I still agree with Bowen, it just feels like a dumb way to go about it.

    like who would be shown that and then go "yep, no, this looks terribad, let's do it anyway"

    So nothings been "revealed", it's just me connecting the dots. I was directed to empty the shelves and limit the POs, lower the inventory. The goal "was" to zero out, as the season ended, and build up a more structured inventory in the off season. The business is not situated to fill orders, without experienced hands doing the most efficient work possible. We cut production staff, and didn't hire, to create shop specialists and pay them accordingly.

    Like, he tells New Owner, "oh, it only takes 3-4 weeks to get these parts ready." He neglects to mention that's with an on staff metal worker who needs no oversight and has welded ten thousand of these parts previously. A new welder is not going to be able to bang out 10 parts an hour. He's going to probably do 4. So now it's 5-6 weeks, and that's with all the subs having availability. Plus we have none of the constituent steel on the shelf.

    In the last six months, stainless steel has gained nearly 50%. The list goes on and on.

    Today I had a bit of a heated discussion with Old Owner about this, and he kept trying to say we're set for success and there's nothing to worry about, but offered no evidence. He offered no defense when I flat out said: "You've emptied the shelves and taken all the liquid. We have nearly, if not, six figures of resources to buy for next year alone! How is that success?"

    At one point he said: "Well, you abandoned me last year to move out east with your wife." Which was when it all went white for a moment, and I told him I was getting too emotional, and he needed to leave while I finished my work.

    I apologize for the drama work thread. It all just seems so silly. Plus there's the massive emotional betrayal, that stings.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    No need to apologize, that guy is a dickhead.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Christ. That's borderline fraudulent.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I bet this new owner would be very interested in finding that information out.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    I bet this new owner would be very interested in finding that information out.

    Yeah, I req'd a meeting as soon as I get in tomorrow. Gonna go for a walk by the river and have a little chat.

    I've resolved myself to a few things:

    1. I'm going to stay. There's a line in the sand, and it's very close to my feet, but I'm going to stay. New Owner didn't ask to get swindled, and if I left with Old Owner and his brother there would literally be no one who could do the work (which is nearly every order), or train new hires. It is also my modus operandi to try and do The Right Thing, which is ensuring this business doesn't collapse because of something I could stop.

    2. I make fairly good money, so... Make hay while the sun shines.

    3. When I run through the list of required operations and processes to build the every order I've seen this year, I know it. I may not know why, or know if it's the best way, but I do know all of the current production SOP. This tells me that it's going to be a while before I legit have to shrug and go: "you're gonna have to give me a day to find out."

    4. There's five other guys who do need the job they have. I'm going to try to get them raises for this bullshit and make sure they have those jobs for as long as I'm there.

    5. I'm not going to work more than 40. No matter what happens, or how much it piles up, I'm not giving this place a minute extra of my time any more. I foolishly gave Old Owner hours and hours, guess I had to learn that lesson the hard way.

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    KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Huh. I never knew porn was so verboten. I've had a bunch of jobs where they allowed porn. The usual rules were no porn on the production network, but whatever you want on the user network is good to go. And we'd set the users up.with thin clients that we'd just reset every day.

    Wait a minute.

    What?

    Prop trading firms used to be pretty lax about stuff. At the futures trading shop all the grain floor traders and clerks would have their 5 am meeting at the strip club and get breakfast before showing up on the floor. As long as the traders made enough to cover their margin and expenses and make a profit, they were left alone.

    Firms have gotten a lot better about it, but that may be because all the small trading shops are closing down.

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