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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Some time in the not too distant future there's going to be a mass default on student loans and the economy's going to crater in a way we haven't seen since 1930. I can feel it in my bones.

    If I could organize all folks currently repaying student loans to just stop this month I would.

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
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    We're getting back less in taxes this year now that we're married. Sounds like bullshit to me.

    I got a form in the mail that says one of my student loans has been forgiven, and was forgiven in march of last year. It has severely lowered the tax return Dream and I were expecting. It put us in the red for state taxes.

    My student loan servicer has seemingly not charged me in any way differently this past year. Indicating that either that loan wasn't actually forgiven, or they have been charging me for a loan that no longer exists. I have some calls to make, and possibly an industry to just fuckin declare war on at this point.

    Literally every time in my life that I think I'm about to get a leg up student loans pop up to fuck my entire life back into the ground.

    So can I chalk this up to "Fuck Trump"?

    Nope, fuck student loans, and every company that lives off of them. They, by their implementation are predatory. There's literally no way out of my hole that isn't painful. This is exactly how things would have played out before that farce of a tax bill. I actually have to be kinda thankful my return this year was looking to be more sizeable otherwise I'd owe the federal government a ton of money now.

    I meant can I use it for my situation specifically.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    I was having a shitty day at work today but came back from lunch to find that the obnoxiously loud co-worker who I, and another co-worker, reported last week for racist comments got her ass fired while I was eating so that put some pep in my step

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Well they told me the decision shouldn't take long, but I haven't head anything either way yet. Which I guess is a good thing, since I didn't receive an auto "No thanks".

    Now I get to worry for awhile!

  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
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    Kaplar wrote: »
    We're getting back less in taxes this year now that we're married. Sounds like bullshit to me.

    I got a form in the mail that says one of my student loans has been forgiven, and was forgiven in march of last year. It has severely lowered the tax return Dream and I were expecting. It put us in the red for state taxes.

    My student loan servicer has seemingly not charged me in any way differently this past year. Indicating that either that loan wasn't actually forgiven, or they have been charging me for a loan that no longer exists. I have some calls to make, and possibly an industry to just fuckin declare war on at this point.

    Literally every time in my life that I think I'm about to get a leg up student loans pop up to fuck my entire life back into the ground.

    So can I chalk this up to "Fuck Trump"?

    Nope, fuck student loans, and every company that lives off of them. They, by their implementation are predatory. There's literally no way out of my hole that isn't painful. This is exactly how things would have played out before that farce of a tax bill. I actually have to be kinda thankful my return this year was looking to be more sizeable otherwise I'd owe the federal government a ton of money now.

    I meant can I use it for my situation specifically.

    Ah sorry no just meant be commiserating over tax returns ending up less than expected really. Frickin blows when your return is way less than expected. Especially when it seems like the cause might be bullshit.

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  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy RESIST. Registered User regular
    My work intersects with hardware often, and so there are meetings were either I or someone else has to talk about some of the surface mount parts that have ball-grid array connectors.

    I’m way past the age where I shouldn’t giggle/snicker when someone says “ball-to-ball short”, and yet...

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    My work intersects with hardware often, and so there are meetings were either I or someone else has to talk about some of the surface mount parts that have ball-grid array connectors.

    I’m way past the age where I shouldn’t giggle/snicker when someone says “ball-to-ball short”, and yet...

    For a bit of amusement, consider that the technical terms for basically every plug is "male" and "female", and the obvious way to remember which is which.

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    I was thinking the other day “what if some millennial thought male and female were derived from plugs/sockets and generalized to humans and animals based on their superficial similarity sometime after the development of the power grid” and I just had a private little laugh at the very idea.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    When do we stop making fun of millennials and move on to the next generation? Do they have a catchy name too?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    When do we stop making fun of millennials and move on to the next generation? Do they have a catchy name too?

    It takes a bit after the generation hits adulthood that people coin a term for it.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Generation Floss.

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    Generation Z is the current placeholder, although there's no strong frontrunner for an actual name yet. I tend to think that Digital Natives is the most useful one so far, since they're the first generation to be born after the relatively widespread civilian adoption of the internet.

    It's probably going to be something dumb like fucking iGen, though, because of course it will.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I like Gen Z because it works with my pet theory that 'Millenials' is actually a pan-generational term. All Gen Y are millenials, but not all millenials are Gen Y.

    I'm a Gen X'er, but I fit in far better with the Millenials, as do a lot of the folks at the head of Gen Z.

    So there's Millenials, but there's X, Y, and Z millenials.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Welp, got a phone call for a job offer!

    Except it's the Permanent Intermittent position that I very much do NOT want because there's way too many downsides. No more than 1500 hours a year, good luck getting that when I'd only work when I get called, the majority of the months I'd be working are November to April, and expect to not be working for months at a time during which I will not be getting paid. Yeah, no thank you.

    Kinda sucks to get that feeling of hope as you answer an unexpected then the person introduces themselves and that feeling craters into the floor instantly. Hoping that's not the only call I get, if not for a job offer then more interviews.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Close the clinic two hours early due to snowmaggedon!

    But so many people show up before close that we end up leaving at our usual time anyway. The roads suuuuucked getting home.

  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    edited February 12
    Customer at the bank invited me to a Mardi Gras party she's hosting at her house. We were just chatting for a while, taking care of what she needed to get done, and she brought up all the food she's going to be making for her friends and relatives coming from out of town to celebrate the holiday.

    Me: "Alright ma'am it looks like we're about done. I just have one question."
    Her: "What's that sweetheart?"
    Me(jokingly): "You got room for one more guest?"
    Her: "Oh absolutely! My door's always open for my friends. Come on by and grab yourself a plate!"

    People are alright sometimes.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Customer at the bank invited me to a Mardi Gras party she's hosting at her house. We were just chatting for a while, taking care of what she needed to get done, and she brought up all the food she's going to be making for her friends and relatives coming from out of town to celebrate the holiday.

    Me: "Alright ma'am it looks like we're about done. I just have one question."
    Her: "What's that sweetheart?"
    Me(jokingly): "You got room for one more guest?"
    Her: "Oh absolutely! My door's always open for my friends. Come on by and grab yourself a plate!"

    People are alright sometimes.

    "can I grab seventeen instead"

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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
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    I need to take another WorkKeys test which suuuuucks.

    Well, I don't need to but it would help. Its basically a work assessment test to show your competency in math, work documents and general readery I guess and some employers here require one with a certain score when submitting a resume.

    I actually took one three years ago when I applied for my current job but lost the results like a chump. Theres no database for these things so I have to take it again and pay a $56 fee. I'm not looking forward to it because I'm vvvvvv bad at math. Like, I have math anxiety or something and don't ever use anything more complex than basic multiplication in my day to day so I don't remember shit from school. I somehow lucked into an almost perfect score the first time and I have no idea if I can do it again. Luckily they have practice exams I can take. Plus, even if it's not required I can still slap it on a CV for extra points.

    I'm definitely looking for new jobs. My current work place feels like its falling apart at the moment. Spoilers for long ish rant.
    I've been in this new department for about 5 months now. After coming down "off the Hill" as they call it it's been kind of a culture shock. For being the same company, on the same campus it's basically a completely separate entity in they way things operate. We're a lot smaller and so we're a little more autonomous in how we go about making our product.

    Anyway, over Christmas they implemented several new, much larger machines that they had been planning to put in for I don't know how many years now, expecting to be able to drop down to two man crews and still make or exceed production numbers despite the many protestations of the actual employees who told them it would not work.

    Spoiler

    It's not working.

    And management is freaking the fuck out. Its not inspiring confidence and making for a very tumultuous work environment. Plus there was recently drama with a lot of people getting passed up for a newly created position who really should have gotten it over the person they gave it to. So now a solid 45% of our small team are pissed off and most likely looking to jump ship and management is... not handling it well. If what I've heard from some of my other coworkers is accurate there have been shouting matches. So if people start deucing out that would leave me, the new guy, right in the shit.

    This plant is the biggest one in the state I believe. We employ close to 1,500 people and more or less make up the backbone of the local economy. No hyperbole. The rumblings seem to indicate that things aren't going great for anybody at the moment. A new medical equipment production facility is being built right down the road with supposedly much better benefits and there's already been a meeting between my company and the new one basically saying "look, if you hire too many of our employees we could go under and the economy here would shit a brick. Please only take x number of our workers." We lost the head of our personnel department to them already and they aren't even up and running. Ill omens.

    Hey that sucks man, I hope that work stabilises for you and you ace that test

    Have you considered moving to the new plant yourself?

    Yeah I have. Problem is this town is major butts and there is nothing here. It's a black hole of small town bullshit. I really want to relocate but the problem I'm running into is the only thing I have any real qualifications for is manufacturing but very few of the other manufacturers in the areas I want to move to pay what I'm making now. I would need to be married or something to afford the cost of living raises while taking a pay cut.

    So I dunno. Not a lot of great employment options for me.

    Jump ship to that new place if the opportunity presents itself. Loyalty to a company is a terrible idea.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    I like Gen Z because it works with my pet theory that 'Millenials' is actually a pan-generational term. All Gen Y are millenials, but not all millenials are Gen Y.

    I'm a Gen X'er, but I fit in far better with the Millenials, as do a lot of the folks at the head of Gen Z.

    So there's Millenials, but there's X, Y, and Z millenials.

    Yeah, demography isn't an exact science since so that's likely fair. I personally would like to see a split set around "you can remember a time before the Internet was ubiquitous", but most of the current definitions I see usually put the end of the Millennial cohort around 2000 or so. I have coworkers now that were born in the late 90's and I have had to remind them that there was a time before the Internet.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I don't know what Gen Z is I can vaguely guess what Y is but I also think that is the start of what is also known as millennials

  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    My definition is: You're not a millennial if you think 1970 was 30 years ago, or 1940 was 60 years ago. Basically, you're a 20th century thinker. Even though I've spent most of my existence in the 21st century, I still do the head maths by subtracting the last two from a 100. "Oh, I don't need to count the years after 2000, there's not many of them". I'm still a 20th century thinker.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Generation Z is the current placeholder, although there's no strong frontrunner for an actual name yet. I tend to think that Digital Natives is the most useful one so far, since they're the first generation to be born after the relatively widespread civilian adoption of the internet.

    It's probably going to be something dumb like fucking iGen, though, because of course it will.

    The Water War generation

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Land walkers. For they will remember the time before man retreated to their refuge beneath the earth's surface

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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Man, the lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to stream I'm listening to on youtube is some really good background music to listen to as I work


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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    I used to be a part of the Pepsi Generation but we all fell victim to the Cola Wars.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I listen to lofi hip hop when I do homework all the time. Also when I play Apex Legends, its just really relaxing.

    Also I think its obvious, the new generation is "Gen Stream, slap that bell and hit subscribe, brought to you by Fortnite"

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Storming when I woke up this morning. So dark outside that it's basically still night. I wanted to stay in bed so badly.

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  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Had a Skype interview last week for an out of state position that went pretty well. Now they want me to come in for an in-person interview and I'm in the middle of moving out of my place and oh god why is good news making me feel a ton more stress.

  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Post a picture of your library to the account.

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

    How do you choose which 7 make the cut?

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

    I assume they don't challenge your kind because they don't want to be demolished.

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    What kind of nerd has read seven books

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

    It's the same reason nobody asks the crazy dude on the subway his opinion on reptilian aliens. They already know, because we won't shut up about it.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

    It's the same reason nobody asks the crazy dude on the subway his opinion on reptilian aliens. They already know, because we won't shut up about it.

    Today, we learned something about Jedoc.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    General observation. There is a book challenge going around educator twitter right now to post favorite books.

    No one ever challenges us librarians.

    Also not sure how posting 7 covers of books you love is a challenge?

    It's the same reason nobody asks the crazy dude on the subway his opinion on reptilian aliens. They already know, because we won't shut up about it.

    Today, we learned something about Jedoc.

    Jedoc speaks for all of us in his position on the Watcher council..

    Er. I mean, uh, as a member of the American Library Association. Yes. The ALA. Yes.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    Well that meeting could have gone better

    I opened with "our pipeline is pretty empty" and basically just caused a panic that I never managed to gain control of. People fled the meeting room twenty minutes later like they'd been set on fire.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Well that meeting could have gone better

    I opened with "our pipeline is pretty empty" and basically just caused a panic that I never managed to gain control of. People fled the meeting room twenty minutes later like they'd been set on fire.

    Obviously I'm speaking with no knowledge of what you or your organization do, but yeah... Variations of "I don't have enough work to do" in a professional setting are... fraught.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Home from work again today. The office isn't closed (they decided to do a later start rather than close altogether) but I'm feeling pretty crappy today so I just decided to stay home. Should be better by tomorrow, I think, plus it sounds like the roads are doing alright.

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