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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    A curse on people who come into work sick

    Told a guy last week he needed to go home because he was coughing up a storm

    Who is coughing up a storm today? Its meee

    You should go home.

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Im at home in a giant fuzzy bathrobe in bed with a heated blanket

    Im still shivering and uncomfortable but I can pretend I'm luxuriating!

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Order the Jimmy John's sandwich 'the veggie' for my work lunch. Start eating and notice it seems a little bland? Check inside and there's no avocado spread. I did ask them to hold the may since I hate mayo, but they must have accidentally held the avocado, too. No biggie, I call them back to let them know. Teenage-sounding girl on the phone tells me they don't put avocado spread on the veggie anymore.

    Me: Ah, you sure, it says that it has it on the website?
    Her: Yeah we haven't done that for a while.

    - a beat or two while I think this over -

    Me: May I talk to a manager, please?
    Her: Well, he's talking with a customer right now.
    Me: Erm, but I'm a customer too, though?
    Her: Well he's going to be a bit, do you want to wait?
    Me: Yes.

    So manager comes on and OF COURSE they include avocado spread on this sandwich. I even checked on the website to see if there was a way to 'add' avocado spread and there isn't because it's already on the sandwich (you can change the amount or remove it, but you can't just add it). But seriously teenage girl, did you really think JJ's was going to sell a Turkey Tom without turkey and still charge $5 for it?! I mean sure, they sort of do this with unwiches, but the central protein of the meal being missing tends to be something people notice!

    I wonder how many Veggie sandwiches she's made for unsuspecting people without the avocado.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    It is very nice for Kaiser to have an e-Visit appointment option so I can just get a general diagnosis at home. And, if need be, a doctor's note I hope.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Also I got a promotion since the last time I posted in this thread? It's a new team and the amount of stuff I have to do is low, so I'm using this opportunity to clear out a ticket queue I've always wanted to clear but my previous boss told me not to (because it belongs to another department). YOU AIN'T MY BOSS NOW, BRUV.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I've had itchy eyes all day and my brother said maybe it's hayfever, at which I scoffed derisively because it's freaking February. Only to learn that there is such a thing as winter hayfever, and the full hayfever 'season' runs from January to November. 11 months of the year is not a season! This is bullshit.

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  • Ashaman42Ashaman42 Registered User regular
    I've had itchy eyes and sneezing the last few days too. I thought maybe I'd kicked up some dust getting stuff down from the loft but I think it might have started before then. I do get awful hayfever in the spring and summer so maybe it's getting worse.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Yeah this is about the time of year my hayfever tends to ramp up really bad. I think the only reason it hasn't yet is because (for Dallas) it's been unseasonably cold.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I did that personality test.
    Openness to experience:
    60 out of 100

    Gapingness for exploits:
    75 out of 100

    Speculumity for speculation:
    80 out of 100

    Extraversion:
    2 out of 100

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    Annoyed at my job.

    First last year I was told I was going to be trained for a promotion, but then stuff happened which necessitated that spot being filled up faster than expected and they gave it to another co worker. When I talked to my supervisor about it, it was because I didn't take enough initiative..even though I wasn't told that was the plan.

    Now I been training new 3 new people off and on, while doing my daily duties even though there's two other team members who could be assisting. It's generally cause I know the systems best and have an okay handle on my work stuff.

    Finally, and shittiest, is that we transitioned to unlimited time off, as long as it was approved by management, and now they're saying that it's capped at 120 hours, aka 15 days.

    3 weeks for sick and vacation time isn't the worst, but fuck that. We can't accrue extra time, I won't be able to cash it out if I leave the company, etc.

    I have a big vacation in March, but afterwards I think I'm going to start job searching.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I Spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Annoyed at my job.

    First last year I was told I was going to be trained for a promotion, but then stuff happened which necessitated that spot being filled up faster than expected and they gave it to another co worker. When I talked to my supervisor about it, it was because I didn't take enough initiative..even though I wasn't told that was the plan.

    Now I been training new 3 new people off and on, while doing my daily duties even though there's two other team members who could be assisting. It's generally cause I know the systems best and have an okay handle on my work stuff.

    Finally, and shittiest, is that we transitioned to unlimited time off, as long as it was approved by management, and now they're saying that it's capped at 120 hours, aka 15 days.

    3 weeks for sick and vacation time isn't the worst, but fuck that. We can't accrue extra time, I won't be able to cash it out if I leave the company, etc.

    I have a big vacation in March, but afterwards I think I'm going to start job searching.

    Yea it's not really unlimited if it's limited. It's just a shitty way to get around paying out PTO if your state or country forces the issue.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Yea, my first thought it CA based? I know you have to pay out PTO there when somebody leaves....unless they have unlimited PTO.

    Seems like an overly complicated method of wage theft really.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    The 538 is really scant on questions

    I answered ‘somewhat agree’ to having negative/depressive thoughts and it gave me 95% on anxiety and depression which is hmm and not really accurate at all.

    Oh, and guess what? I have STILL NOT HEARD BACK FROM OUR PAYROLL COMPANY! What the actual fuck.

  • webguy20webguy20 I Spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Is the unlimited PTO and "Cap" noted in the employee handbook? This kind of shit has to be well documented to be able to stand up in court.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Fucking lol at the person who thinks that 15 days is the same as unlimited time off

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    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Not only is that not unlimited, it's not even generous.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Only fifteen? That’s not unlimited.

    24 is unlimited. Can’t go any higher than 24.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Not only is that not unlimited, it's not even generous.

    all the american's now go "bwuh?!"

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    On the handbook it's listed as "DTO" for Determined Timed Off, meaning anytime it has to be approved by mgnt.

    And yeah, 100% of it is just so they don't have to pay any time off when anyone leaves/gets laid off.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Unlimited time off should come with minimum vacation stipulations that the employee must take, and a minimum vacation allowance that must be paid out at the end of the year or the end of employment.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Unlimited time off should come with minimum vacation stipulations that the employee must take, and a minimum vacation allowance that must be paid out at the end of the year or the end of employment.

    Whoa, slow down there socialist Steve.
    Look at this guy, interested in the well being of the laborers.

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps Easy Breezy Registered User regular
    I'm beginning to feel the onset of a cold because people, coworkers and customers alike, are completely incapable of properly covering their mouths when they cough, or, better yet, they cough directly into their hands and go around touching shit

    Like, for fucks sake

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    I knew a guy that worked for a company that had unlimited vacation time, and after 4 years you had a required 6 week sabbatical.

    I don't know how the unlimited vacation time worked in practice, but 6 weeks off paid sounds pretty nice.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I posted a picture of a potato festival to our lab group chat and one of my colleagues replied "Dammit, [tynic], now I have to go home and jerk off"
    ... i think he's forgotten our head of department is on that chat.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    They recently made our call-in policy more lax, so I've been determined to make use of it (I was definitely one of those people who would come into work sick, out of fear of being perceived as 'lazy' or 'abusing the system' by my peers.)

    It's hard to unlearn those attitudes though. I'll call in, then feel terrible for the entire day because I probably could have gone to work.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Your colleague was being very inappropriate, Tynic.

    Nobody needs to go home and jerk off when there's a perfectly good pod available.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    mcp wrote: »
    I knew a guy that worked for a company that had unlimited vacation time, and after 4 years you had a required 6 week sabbatical.

    I don't know how the unlimited vacation time worked in practice, but 6 weeks off paid sounds pretty nice.

    In the UK financial industry (maybe it's everywhere, I don't know) you have to take a certain amount of holiday each year and something like two weeks of it has to be consecutive. The reason for this is that two weeks is long enough for any of your fucking schemes to unravel if you're not there to tend to them, so it discourages malfeasance.

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    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    mcp wrote: »
    I knew a guy that worked for a company that had unlimited vacation time, and after 4 years you had a required 6 week sabbatical.

    I don't know how the unlimited vacation time worked in practice, but 6 weeks off paid sounds pretty nice.

    In the UK financial industry (maybe it's everywhere, I don't know) you have to take a certain amount of holiday each year and something like two weeks of it has to be consecutive. The reason for this is that two weeks is long enough for any of your fucking schemes to unravel if you're not there to tend to them, so it discourages malfeasance.
    Man, I never thought of that.

    Yeah, this place is a big investment research / management company.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Yeah that is a ridiculously inappropriate thing to write in your work chat.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Yeah the proper business nomenclature is "I've gotta go collate some documents."

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    They almost never check it, so he's probably safe.
    ... I guess the kind thing to do would be to remind him so he can delete it before they see it.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    One time at a company I worked at (not this one) an employee posted an AIDs joke in main chat, and I posted a grimace smiley in response. When they got their HR write-up, it included the sentence "Another employee (Patrick) responded by posting a grimace smiley, a reaction that scales roughly to a regular employee throwing their desk out of a window".

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    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    For a split second I thought you meant the purple McDonalds character.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I Spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Two weeks gone really is a good number, at any job. after a week someone usually has to pick up the absent workers slack and if there is any bullshit it becomes readily apparent.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    At the beginning of the year my boss flat out told me that I should take a week in February because things were going to get crazy and he couldn't be sure if/when time would be approved further down the line. Was kind of nice to get the heads up, so I'm off the rest of this week and Monday - Mexican wine country bound am I.

    I should look into the PTO cap laws etc as a person living in CA but whose work is in AZ.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    We get 29 a year (USA) here and we burn almost that much just on daycare off weeks

  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    For a split second I thought you meant the purple McDonalds character.

    That’s when you know shit is REALLY bad

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    "Nothing can kill the Grimace."

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    We get 29 a year (USA) here and we burn almost that much just on daycare off weeks

    We would be royally fucked without grandparents around

  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    I've gotten ~20 PTO days, or 10 PTO 10 sick everywhere I've worked....but also, everywhere I've worked has been rather lax on the "you can ONLY take this many days per year". In reality, they seem to treat it as unlimited PTO...which honestly always seems like the best option for everybody. "Are you a responsible adult? Do you get your work done? Cool. Take whatever time you need."

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