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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    I haven't had ingrown toenails since I got out of my Basic shit stompers. Only time in my life was those goddamn $8 military boots.

  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Ok. Going to urgent care Sunday morning to see what they can do. I think my copay is only like $25 anyway.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I haven't had ingrown toenails since I got out of my Basic shit stompers. Only time in my life was those goddamn $8 military boots.

    the crazy thing about the shitty boots they gave us in navy basic is that like...they understand the value of good footwear, because they gave us good running shoes

    but no, the boots you wear for twelve hours a day? here, have some garbage that destroys your feet!

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    When I arrived at Army boot, I had good running shoes, because my dad had already been in for over ten years and picked them out for me.

    They made me throw them away as "contraband", issued me a lien against my first Army paycheck, and made me buy shittier running shoes from the compound store.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I've worked places where they straight up won't pay holiday pay if you called out sick the scheduled work day before or after
    Shorty wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I haven't had ingrown toenails since I got out of my Basic shit stompers. Only time in my life was those goddamn $8 military boots.

    the crazy thing about the shitty boots they gave us in navy basic is that like...they understand the value of good footwear, because they gave us good running shoes

    but no, the boots you wear for twelve hours a day? here, have some garbage that destroys your feet!

    Is that part of the whole "you need to get acclimated to suffering" thing, or...?

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    my first navy paycheck was for about twenty dollars

    the other 1200 or so was for clothes, including the boots that gave every single person in my division blisters

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    my first navy paycheck was for about twenty dollars

    the other 1200 or so was for clothes, including the boots that gave every single person in my division blisters

    I had to have my ankle/shin lanced because of infection from blisters from those things!

    I'm not trying to one-up Shorty the military is or at least used to be that shitty.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    my first navy paycheck was for about twenty dollars

    the other 1200 or so was for clothes, including the boots that gave every single person in my division blisters

    Yeah same. They also charged me $50 for a phone card I never saw. A fucking phone card! In 2003!

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    The military making its troops pay for their own uniforms is utter horseshit.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist rugged, weathered Registered User regular
    ... it's not boot camp unless you get jungle rot?

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    The military making its troops pay for their own uniforms is utter horseshit.

    Yeah what the fuck? And then not even allowing you to buy actually good versions of things?

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    It's a wonderful start to a three-day weekend when you come down with something viral. Thankfully my immune system is pretty damn good, one of the few things I'm proud about myself, so there's no fever or mental fog. Just a sore throat, earache, and post-nasal drip. It'll probably clear up in a day or two. But this does mean I won't be able to visit my parents like we'd been planning, since anything I catch is much worse for them. Better to just quarantine myself until it's over.

  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    The military making its troops pay for their own uniforms is utter horseshit.

    Yeah what the fuck? And then not even allowing you to buy actually good versions of things?

    Boot camp is kind of weird in general. Long run you get a clothing allowance to replace uniform items or buy new ones. I think the first one kicks in about 2 years in (and then you get it each following year)? Or maybe it goes full rate in 2 years? I can't recall.

    Weaver wrote: »
    When I arrived at Army boot, I had good running shoes, because my dad had already been in for over ten years and picked them out for me.

    They made me throw them away as "contraband", issued me a lien against my first Army paycheck, and made me buy shittier running shoes from the compound store.

    You didn't get to put your civvies aside in a box to retrieve later? Holy shit Army is pretty fucked.

    Like barring any dangerous things, everything you brought with you to boot camp got put in a box you got given back to you after you graduate.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Radiation wrote: »
    The military making its troops pay for their own uniforms is utter horseshit.

    Yeah what the fuck? And then not even allowing you to buy actually good versions of things?

    Boot camp is kind of weird in general. Long run you get a clothing allowance to replace uniform items or buy new ones. I think the first one kicks in about 2 years in (and then you get it each following year)? Or maybe it goes full rate in 2 years? I can't recall.

    Weaver wrote: »
    When I arrived at Army boot, I had good running shoes, because my dad had already been in for over ten years and picked them out for me.

    They made me throw them away as "contraband", issued me a lien against my first Army paycheck, and made me buy shittier running shoes from the compound store.

    You didn't get to put your civvies aside in a box to retrieve later? Holy shit Army is pretty fucked.

    Like barring any dangerous things, everything you brought with you to boot camp got put in a box you got given back to you after you graduate.

    I got my pants and shirt back that I was wearing, but I'd lost 35lbs and had to hold my pants up.

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  • SnowbearSnowbear Registered User regular
    Has anyone tried using Cliftonstengths/Strengthsfinder? Got recommended it by some other people I work with. But is seems a lot like Meyers Briggs and other personality tests and those have come under some scrutiny lately as to their efficacy

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    I once had an ingrown toenail for 3 years

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I had an ingrown toenal and now I have a rectangular toenail.

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Snowbear wrote: »
    Has anyone tried using Cliftonstengths/Strengthsfinder? Got recommended it by some other people I work with. But is seems a lot like Meyers Briggs and other personality tests and those have come under some scrutiny lately as to their efficacy

    Eh, it's ok. All those tools are mostly meant to kick off team conversations to make people more empathetic and understanding of different work styles/preferences so the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts.
    I haven't found any to be materially better than another.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Snowbear wrote: »
    Has anyone tried using Cliftonstengths/Strengthsfinder? Got recommended it by some other people I work with. But is seems a lot like Meyers Briggs and other personality tests and those have come under some scrutiny lately as to their efficacy

    We did it at work recently. I found it more useful than Myers-Briggs or True Colors, which are the other personality tests I've taken. It seems geared specifically toward how you approach work, rather than trying to capture your personality in all facets of your life, which makes it read a lot less like a horoscope. It's harder to read someone else's strength that you scored low on and think "yeah, I could see that in me." If other people at work are recommending it to you, it can be a valuable shorthand for quickly communicating how various members of a team are likely to tackle the topic at hand, and who might be best suited for various tasks.

    For example, one of my librarians pegged the dial on the strength of Wooing, which is basically the ability to treat casual work acquaintances like someone who saved your life in the war, deeply feel the wants and needs of others, and convince them of your point of view using charisma rather than facts. She is deeply interested in talking to anyone about anything, which is a wildly valuable skill in the library world. We are all a bunch of introverts who get along best with people who are fictional, dead, or both. Our baseline assumption is that everyone hates talking to strangers as much as we do, and so as the boss I'm likely to take a bunch of meetings I don't want to thinking that I'm sparing my colleagues the trauma. But Woo loves that shit! Once we know that, we can sic Woo on every potential community partner who darkens our doorstep, confident in the knowledge that both parties are coming out ahead.

    By contrast, my top five strengths are Learner, Input, Ideation, Strategic, and Intellection, which add up to a wildly unbalanced and borderline pathological tendency for absorbing, analyzing, synthesizing, and connecting facts and data, and then brainstorming weird lateral conclusions. So everyone I work with knows they can say "Hey, fucko, we got a bunch of numbers here. Go do spreadsheets at them and come back with a story" and I'll be happy as a clam making graphs for the rest of the afternoon. Alternatively, they know to ask someone else to plan the big going away party for Sharon, because I also have the delicate social sensibilities of a clam.

    I mean, it's still trying to boil down a whole entire human being into five facets, which is always going to be an extremely rough draft, and I would be appalled if I ever had a boss who judged me on my Strengthsfinder results over my actual daily actions. But if you've got the opportunity, and especially if your coworkers are already in on it, I think it's a pretty good tool for self-reflection and communication.

    If you're interested in what the actual results look like, here's what the dossier looks like for the Learner strength:
    SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

    People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to
    continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

    YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

    What makes you stand out?
    Driven by your talents, you are a rational thinker. That is, you exhibit good judgment and exercise
    sound reasoning. These thought processes serve you well whenever you set out to acquire true
    knowledge and/or gain a skill. You school yourself by reading, investigating, examining, experiencing,
    or receiving instruction in a subject. By nature, you yearn to increase your knowledge by being kept in
    the information loop. This explains why you gravitate to people who converse about ideas at a deeper
    and more thoughtful level than most individuals are capable of doing. “Making small talk” — that is,
    engaging in idle conversation — probably seems like a waste of time to you. It’s very likely that you
    have little difficulty giving intense effort to projects, problems, or opportunities that capture and keep
    your attention. Because of your strengths, you enjoy reflecting on what you already know and on what
    you want to know. Your concentration leads you to major and minor discoveries. You need ample
    quiet time to critically examine new information, theories, concepts, or philosophies. Wherever you go
    and whatever you do, your mind is seldom at rest. You consider what you have observed. You pose
    never-before-asked questions. Thinking deeply about things is a necessity for you. It is not a luxury. It
    is not an option. Chances are good that you concentrate for extended periods of time. This is one
    reason why you ultimately master skills and grasp concepts.

    QUESTIONS

    1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

    2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

    IDEAS FOR ACTION:

    Refine how you learn. For example, you might learn best by teaching; if so, seek out opportunities to
    present to others. You might learn best through quiet reflection; if so, find this quiet time.

    Develop ways to track the progress of your learning. If there are distinct levels or stages of learning
    within a discipline or skill, take a moment to celebrate your progression from one level to the next. If
    no such levels exist, create them for yourself (e.g., reading five books on the subject or making three
    presentations on the subject).

    Be a catalyst for change. Others might be intimidated by new rules, new skills, or new
    circumstances. Your willingness to soak up this newness can calm their fears and spur them to
    action. Take this responsibility seriously.

    Seek roles that require some form of technical competence. You will enjoy the process of acquiring
    and maintaining this expertise.

    As far as possible, shift your career toward a field with constantly changing technologies or
    regulations. You will be energized by the challenge of keeping up.

    Because you are not threatened by unfamiliar information, you might excel in a consulting role
    (either internal or external) in which you are paid to go into new situations and pick up new
    competencies or languages quickly.

    Research supports the link between learning and performance. When people have the opportunity to
    learn and grow, they are more productive and loyal. Look for ways to measure the degree to which
    you and others feel that your learning needs are being met, to create individualized learning
    milestones, and to reward achievements in learning.

    At work, take advantage of programs that subsidize your learning. Your organization may be willing
    to pay for part or all of your instructional coursework or for certifications. Ask your manager for
    information about scholarships and other educational opportunities.

    Honor your desire to learn. Take advantage of adult educational opportunities in your community.

    Discipline yourself to sign up for at least one new academic or adult learning course each year.

    Time disappears and your attention intensifies when you are immersed in studying or learning. Allow
    yourself to “follow the trail” by scheduling learning sessions during periods of time that will not be
    interrupted by pressing engagements.

    QUESTIONS

    1. Which of these action items speak to you? Highlight the actions that you are most likely to take.

    2. How will you commit to taking action? Write your own personalized action item that you will take in
    the next 30 days.

    Although for sheer utility at work, I still think the most valuable resource is this breakdown of what animal you are based on your Myers-Briggs indicator. It has led to such delightful phrases as "Brittany, you're the meerkat here. What do you think we should do about this?"

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    It is my theory that the nuts-and-bolts specific labels from all the different personality tests are worthless.

    BUT

    Making everyone think about themselves real hard for a day is helpful. Thus the exercise is worthwhile.

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  • FishmanFishman The most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia!" HAHAHAHAHAHAH-Registered User regular
    I did the strengths thing about 5ish years ago with the rest of my team.

    Pretty much as above. It was quite useful in terms of working out how we could work together and what everyone else liked to do in their work. For instance, I liked investigating and solving problems, understanding them, but not huge about the work of fixing them once I understood. Whereas the guy I usually worked with liked fixing problems without doing the investigation, which is why he always went of half cocked implementing fixes that didn't fix issues, because he didn't understand them first, whereas I'd spend 3 days understanding a problem that once solved I it would just start investigating something else and put off the fixing until 'when I had time'. We switched our work a little so I did more investigations then hand them of to him to implement solutions and were both a happier, more productive partnership.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    The military making its troops pay for their own uniforms is utter horseshit.

    Because of how tall and built I am they gave me a flight jumper and called it even saying it would take some time to find me a proper fatigues.

    I got to boot in a pair of shorts and shirt I got both of them back {I was given the heads up to take things that I would not care about losing} as for shoes the DI made fun of the shoes I wore because the Boot issue nor did the base have any in stock. I ruined those shoes in boot They drove me still in boot to the shoe store San Diego went halves on them {they told the clerk to get the cheapest quality ones}

    I knew back then it was a pain to get shoes in my size even now it's not as hard but still annoying.

    My boot check was $75 but my signing bonus was 3,500

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    I have five shifts unfilled today!

    Even worse
    On Wednesday I had scheduled 16 but only 13 showed up on a double truck Friday I had scheduled 17 only 14.5 {my Manager has the idea of only working some people now 5 hour shifts 5 days a week it doesn't help because he puts new and D list people on that shift} Yesterday sucked I think and am starting to feel the other support now gets more people to help him get done and look good because my bad days are better than his good days {an actual quote from the store manager}
    I was an idiot I stayed last night and did a chunk of pets 2 pallets of chemicals and a bunch in the baking isle
    It doesn't help I am getting the c and d list people on the double trucks and I am being told/encouraged to write them up which I say it doesn't help the situation. I am going to fire the worst person and if some of the people I need to talk to about their lack of eutheism.

  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    edited February 2019

    NSFW

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Getting some real Galo Sengen vibes from the opening of that video

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Trying to find a parking ticket I had to pay during work hours. Going to deduct for taxes.

    Curious how I would deduct Uber and Lyft trips.

  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Unfortunately, commuting expenses are never deductible, regardless of whether they're made in a private vehicle, public transit, or an Uber. If you take a company car from one work site to another and it strands you further from home than your usual commute, you can try to hit up your employer for mileage reimbursement based on federal rates. This is an extremely common benefit, but not required by law for private employers. Based on most of the stories you've told about your employers, I'd say it's worth a shot to ask but wouldn't hold out much hope.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Oh nooooo, a picture of me is up on the company intranet

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Oh nooooo, a picture of me is up on the company intranet

    You should have your lawyer draft a DMCA takedown notice.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Friday I had to take a sawsall to my hull mold to make space for some bullshit.

    That was a major bummer man.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    You gotta keep your bullshit somewhere, man.

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps Easy Breezy Registered User regular
    So I guess there was a gas leak somewhere in our store yesterday, and because of that, the fire-department took a look around our backroom and didn't like that we had pallets of freight shoved in between the steel racks, which is where we put stuff when there's nowhere left to put it because our backroom's overfilled and a fucking mess most of the time. So they hit us with a fine, and now we have less room to put shit we unload off the trucks, thus making our job much more of a pain in the ass. Also, I'm fairly certain the fine is gonna affect our employee quarterly bonus, which is most likely already nonexistent since, a few weeks ago, our refrigeration system went down in the back and on the sales floor, so all the shit we had in the refrigerators and freezers had to be thrown out.

    Good times man, good times

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Friday I had to take a sawsall to my hull mold to make space for some bullshit.

    That was a major bummer man.

    On the other hand, any day in which you get to take a sawsall to something can’t be all bad ...

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    I have a bunch of thinking intensive work I need to get done today, so I turned off podcasts/music to focus on it, and I'm realizing how little in the past several years I've spent conscious in just quiet and it's making me physically shake.


    Now I'll spend an hour trying to find background music which doesn't draw my thoughts -_-

    Someone mentioned this earlier in the thread but I listen to this when I study all the time:


    I can't really express how useful this has been.
    Thank you!

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    They have a spotify playlist too, I think

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Friday I had to take a sawsall to my hull mold to make space for some bullshit.

    That was a major bummer man.

    On the other hand, any day in which you get to take a sawsall to something can’t be all bad ...

    Unless you have to take a sawzall to amputate something. I guess that's still better than having to use your teeth, but less than ideal for sure!

    Elvenshae
  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Can i just retire now please instead of in 30 years

    I am sick of working

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    @NightDragon - shit! That really sucks 😦

    The company I work for has positions open in our Vancouver studio. I would happily recommend you if you need somewhere to land!

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Snowbear wrote: »
    Has anyone tried using Cliftonstengths/Strengthsfinder? Got recommended it by some other people I work with. But is seems a lot like Meyers Briggs and other personality tests and those have come under some scrutiny lately as to their efficacy

    We did it at work recently. I found it more useful than Myers-Briggs or True Colors, which are the other personality tests I've taken. It seems geared specifically toward how you approach work, rather than trying to capture your personality in all facets of your life, which makes it read a lot less like a horoscope. It's harder to read someone else's strength that you scored low on and think "yeah, I could see that in me." If other people at work are recommending it to you, it can be a valuable shorthand for quickly communicating how various members of a team are likely to tackle the topic at hand, and who might be best suited for various tasks.
    ...

    Yeah, BBY HQ used to be super all about StrengthsFinder a few years ago. Some departments really took it to heart, though the department I started with basically said “take this quiz and put your results in your email signature. The end.”

    The most recent thing that has been going around here has been Enneagram; a 9-pointed Star where certain points link to others. Where Strengths Finder felt more “here’s what you are” Enneagram feels more “here’s what you actually are, and here’s what people think you are.”

    But to highlight a point in Jedoc’s post: sharing with coworkers and actually thinking about how to use their strengths is a big part that can easily get skipped, to everybody’s detriment. People can tend to focus on the personality test, and not enough thought is put into the “Send the Woo to meet the new client” part.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    FiveThirtyEight also just put one out that looks interesting and actually based on social sciences.
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/personality-quiz/

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