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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I did a tooon today. Finally did a bunch of dockets. Of course in the process of doing them I also noticed a few that I hadn't set reminders, etc for, so my list is... only marginally smaller. Still, I'm getting them done, at least.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    My last day at work was on Monday. I was planning on taking this week off to do things around the house that I never do because I don't make time. Unfortunately, I've got some kind of evil lung illness that just isn't getting better. Regardless of the terrible American Health Treatment and Money Milking System we have, I'm not covered by insurance because they have to mail out the COBRA shit, and that takes forever. Also, the new insurance doesn't kick in until I start the job. The real bane of my existence is that I'm so very slowly getting better. It's taking weeks, and I still get drained going down the stairs.

    Even though I've got my offer letter signed saying I'd be starting next Monday, is it wise to ask to move that out? I don't care about the pay, I just want to rest. Computer work is lazy enough as it is, but it's exhausting talking to people, and I want to nap. I also don't want to bring the plague with me to the new place. Like, "hello, thanks for hiring me! fuck you here's the lung plague!"

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Also I got a call from a collections agency today because we owe a lot of money to insurance because of all the doctor's visits and even though I have 'good' insurance and over half my paycheck goes to pay for it I still owe over a goddamn grand to those bloodsucking vultures

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I did a tooon today.

    stay out of Toontown, harry

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited January 4
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Boy it is real fuckin demoralizing to receive an email notifying us that the banking center employees who work at the branch literally 30 seconds up the road get to go home early because the roads are horrible

    But us lowly call center peons have to stay for another 3 hours even though we are literally on the same street and the roads are just going to get worse

    If it helps any this is an indication that their work is completely dispensable whereas you are not

    Those brick and mortar bank jobs are going to rapidly get eliminated over the next few years...

    Edit: my job is to build out technology and capability to reduce the need for people to ever go into bank branches...

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Also I got a call from a collections agency today because we owe a lot of money to insurance because of all the doctor's visits and even though I have 'good' insurance and over half my paycheck goes to pay for it I still owe over a goddamn grand to those bloodsucking vultures

    Good luck to them ever trying to collect.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Next week will be my first full week of Monday through Friday.

    I really hope I don't hate it!

    Just gotta remember that this job doesn't give me nightmares.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Next week will be my first full week of Monday through Friday.

    I really hope I don't hate it!

    Just gotta remember that this job doesn't give me nightmares.

    Well look at fancy pants "no nightmares" job over here.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited January 4
    Yes.

    Look at me

    No, wait, this is weird.

    Stop that!

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Some dumb pile of shit dumped a huge heap of soaking wet coins covered in sand, grit, and cement powder in the coinstar machine today.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Some dumb pile of shit dumped a huge heap of soaking wet coins covered in sand, grit, and cement powder in the coinstar machine today.

    Did it take 10% of the sand?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Better than taking a dump in it which happens here

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Yes.

    Look at me

    No, wait, this is weird.

    Stop that!

    I’m staring at you AND licking my lips.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Oh what's that? You need to pay your son's tuition, only he never gave you access to his account? Sorry, he'll need to initiate that. You want the steps? The steps, for you, are, "ask your student to grant you access. If they require assistance, they can contact us."

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    "Please describe this student's capacity and motivation to pursue training in an MD/PhD program and potential for a physician-scientist career."

    well if I'm being totally honest, zero, zero, and zero.
    This is a difficult reference to write.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    my community college placement exam mini bullshit personality test said I wasn't motivated enough for college because I answered "not at all" on all the questions asking how anxious I was about grades and tests

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Yes.

    Look at me

    No, wait, this is weird.

    Stop that!

    I’m staring at you AND licking my lips.

    Okay go ahead and do that, from your ivory tower.

    Enjoy it.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    "Please describe this student's capacity and motivation to pursue training in an MD/PhD program and potential for a physician-scientist career."

    well if I'm being totally honest, zero, zero, and zero.
    This is a difficult reference to write.

    Fortunately I have mastered the art of the 'soft reference', where you talk about anything except their academic ability and technical skills. If the recipients can't read between the lines, they deserve what they get.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    So, some stuff happened at work today. I do not yet know if it's good or bad, I'll have to wait and see what results.
    Basically my direct supervisor noticed I had a pattern of sick leave, calling out around the same time of month for the past couple of months, and called me into the office to talk. Not in the sense of "Hey this guy's a habitual offender and I should set him straight," but rather in the sense of "Wait, this is not normal for him, something's up."

    Long story short my dissatisfaction with the job and the depression accompanying it came out, along with how I felt that the work I was doing was absolutely pointless and why. I even revealed the fact I've only been looking busy every day while spending the majority of my time in my own head because there simply was not enough work for me to actually work on during the day without having it all completed in record time and leaving my desk clear, which had just earned me my exile twice. I have a really hard time talking about myself in this sort of context but it's like if someone asks me a question I somehow circumvent the normal block because it's in the context of providing an answer? I don't know.

    Anyway, supervisor was supportive and said they'd look into seeing about giving me some more detailed projects involving Excel and data projections for budgets in the past couple of years, which is very much up my alley and I can spend hours tinkering with things in Excel not noticing the time. They also said they'd contact the FMLA coordinator to get in touch with me and see about filing for it, which would then let me take a day or two off when I felt I needed it for the mental health without incurring potential disciplinary measures. So I think I'll talk with the coordinator when they get in touch with me and see about getting on that, because yeah there are some days when I just can't do anything at all because I feel like I'm the verge of some sort of breakdown.

    So. If things work out then the job might improve a bit, which would hopefully help to stave off those mental days. If not, then I'll have more work that gets done in a flash and nothing actually changes. Or worst case scenario is everything gets worse in some way I don't foresee but have convinced myself is possible in some form or fashion.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    I'm sure there are people who've spent more on clash of clans than I've spent on pc parts and games over the past 5 years.

    I know of a person who bought literally everything in League Of Legends. Then their account got banned.

    So they made a new account.

    And bought everything again.

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  • chromdomchromdom Working on having a better attitude Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    Hey @Madican awesoming that doesn't seem quite right, but glad to see that someone is looking out for you and hopefully letting you both get help and continue your job.
    So :bro: ?

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Stomach pains since yesterday so I'm calling in today. New year means I have my allotment of sick days back, but I have no doubt my coworkers and managers are going to get pissed.

  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    "Please describe this student's capacity and motivation to pursue training in an MD/PhD program and potential for a physician-scientist career."

    well if I'm being totally honest, zero, zero, and zero.
    This is a difficult reference to write.

    Fortunately I have mastered the art of the 'soft reference', where you talk about anything except their academic ability and technical skills. If the recipients can't read between the lines, they deserve what they get.

    In all seriousness, why agree to write this reference? It doesn't sound like a co worker you'll see again, it sounds like a mediocre undergrad.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Have any of you ever came back from vacation and just absolutely hate your job to the point where you'd rather fuck off to the wilderness than keep working?

    I am really wanting to just like sail around the world or go live in the mountains rather than sit here designing software and writing code.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 4
    tynic wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    "Please describe this student's capacity and motivation to pursue training in an MD/PhD program and potential for a physician-scientist career."

    well if I'm being totally honest, zero, zero, and zero.
    This is a difficult reference to write.

    Fortunately I have mastered the art of the 'soft reference', where you talk about anything except their academic ability and technical skills. If the recipients can't read between the lines, they deserve what they get.

    In all seriousness, why agree to write this reference? It doesn't sound like a co worker you'll see again, it sounds like a mediocre undergrad.

    It is. But there's complicated reasons.

    Edit: I guess the short version is I said I was happy to write references for her as needed, never dreaming that she would veer wildly outside her previous interests and established skill set when cashing in that favor. She's a good kid, and I'm happy to recommend her in a general sense, but this is not a program I think she'll be good at. OTOH it's not my job to scupper her chances just because I don't think she's up to it. And she doesn't have a lot of people she can call on. So i wrote a positive reference without lying, and if that gets her in then I wish her well.

    Fortunately this initial application just let's her into a preview session, so hopefully it will all come out in the wash.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Library Update:

    They installed a fire sprinkler system in my library over the break. My ceiling now looks like a bad patchwork quilt. Still better than most of the school right now.

    I drilled the hole in the cabinet that the TV will sit on once I get the stand. Moved the soft furniture around into some test arrangements. Construction guys broke one of the legs on one of my arm chairs over the break so that is out of commission.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Have any of you ever came back from vacation and just absolutely hate your job to the point where you'd rather fuck off to the wilderness than keep working?

    I am really wanting to just like sail around the world or go live in the mountains rather than sit here designing software and writing code.

    Yes.

    I also feel like it's vitally important to do such things while still on the younger side of life. Both for capabilities sake and safety. But that just makes it harder.

    Work feels like I'm living for someone else, because it's not what I want to do with my precious time.

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    A contractor turned up forty minutes early for a meeting at our place. Why, why would they do that?

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Guys I need to share this Craigslist ad and I'm sharing it here because I discovered it at work. This is by far the creepiest thing I've ever naturally stumbled across on Craigslist.


    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/zip/d/los-angeles-few-faces-with-human-hair/6786537657.html

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  • SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    A lady in the office this morning just called her bank to check her balance with her phone on speaker phone. She didn't want us to hear the balance though, so she covered up the speaker with her hand when it got to the balance. So now she doesn't know her balance either.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    it feels like there should be an easy solution to that problem but I don't quite know what it is

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    it feels like there should be an easy solution to that problem but I don't quite know what it is

    I think if you set your phone on the desk and cover it with a coffee can, and you press your ear to the coffee can...

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Just got an instrument up and running and it appears to work fine. It's a day-long process to prepare the samples, which I did yesterday. Analyzing them today and everything seems to look good.
    So glad.. didn't want to have to try to troubleshoot. And I've got another set prepping right now, so if I had done something wrong, I'd have to redo yesterday and today's samples.
    Now to get somebody else trained so I don't spend all of my time doing this...

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    it feels like there should be an easy solution to that problem but I don't quite know what it is

    What’s so funny is that instead of thinking “take the phone off speaker” like you meant, my job has me conditioned to go “I bet we could build an option to text it to her if she wants”

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited January 4
    What bank, in the year of our lord 2019 doesn't have online banking?

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    In other news, I think these blue light filtering glasses I got to help with eye strain at work actually are helping! I like these because they're slightly tinted but not enough to make colors muddy or difficult to see. I can definitely tell the difference when I have them off though!

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    What bank, in the year of our lord 2019 doesn't have online banking?

    More apt question is, "What person in 2019 doesn't use online banking?"

    Answer: "The person that holds their hand over the speaker phone to protect sensitive information."

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    According to a study of our checking account customers from last year, 29% of them don’t actively use OLB.

    A lot of those also don’t actively use the account (or forgot they have it), but still banker jesus wept

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Yes.

    Look at me

    No, wait, this is weird.

    Stop that!

    I’m staring at you AND licking my lips.

    And I'm having a smoke

    And shes calling a cab

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Stomach pains since yesterday so I'm calling in today. New year means I have my allotment of sick days back, but I have no doubt my coworkers and managers are going to get pissed.

    Looks like I wasn't wrong!

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