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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    I'm taking a week off starting in precisely two weeks. I don't have any plans, but my AVL was about to cap at 240 hours accrual. This isn't as effective an assault on my vacation bank as it would be without my 16 hours of annual floating holiday, and it doesn't touch my 200+ hours of sick leave.

    I know these numbers seem really piddly to workers in civilized countries, but here in America it's worth doing a respectful Public Service Dance every morning of my upcoming week of sloth.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I Spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I could totally go for a week of sloth. I had a day of sloth today and it wasn't enough.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    My work only gives sick days because it's required by AZ law. And I think it's a whopping 24 hours a year.

  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Today at work we had a "safety meeting" which consisted entirely of watching youtube videos of idiots driving high end sports cars and crashing.

    I am now able to operate a nuclear plant safely.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    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.

    $10 says patient 0 will be all like "heh, didn't see me going home sick like a bitch when I had the flu."

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  • Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    On the one hand, I accrue lots of PTO and have lots of PTO and my job does not pay it out

    On the other hand, I can't trust these folks to tend the shop without me having loads of catchup work that I don't want to do. And then I don't get free food.

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    They cash out at the end of the fiscal year what PTO you have above 40 hours

    The week they did this the managers made fun of how they had to pay me over 280 hours for the time I did not take because I was being told we need you to cover for blank or some other person

  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    So today, there was employee drug testing that needed to be done. I was to monitor this. Before the urine sample is to be left, bluant (some blue liquid, which in this case was Ty-D-Bol) has to be added to the toilet to ensure that no one is cheating by adding extra liquid. Because the regular bottle is kinda messy to work with for a squirt each time, I had transferred the liquid to a regular spray bottle, for a quick and efficient squirt each time.

    Now, there had not been drug testing for several months. Ty-D-Bol though shouldn't go bad, and it was a regular ol' squirt bottle. At no point did I even think, "What could go wrong?" because it's just assumed that a squeeze or two of the trigger will make it work just like all the other times before.

    This all being said, I present a dramatic recreation of the events:





    Tl;dr employee drug testing is bullshit.

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Submitted project proposal for class. I wrote it, others read and we made some changes. No one noticed that I accidentally typed "I" once when I wrote a sentence.

    TA returns feedback. First of three things: "You switch between we and I a lot, which says one of two things: you're copy-pasting from another assignment, in which case make sure to cite yourself; or only one person is doing the work -- did the other three read over the submission?"

    Like damn dude. He makes it seem like I wrote "I" a lot but it was literally once, chill.

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Talking to one of my classmates has me kind of agreeing with something my dad said to me: it's not really appropriate to have graduate student TAs for graduate level classes

    One of the group members on this project is the TA for one of my other classes and grades my work

    Nice guy, but still kinda weird

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I took the 538 quiz. Didn't screenshot my results, but I scored very close to 100 on agreeableness and openness to experience, high on the negativity one, and zero or very low on both extraversion and conscientiousness.

    Which is kind of interesting, because while I've always been an introvert, I'm not that introverted; and I've always been told I'm conscientious and reliable. Except my life has been ever so slowly but steadily falling apart for roughly the past decade. I'm always expending just a tiny bit more energy than I can recover, day by day, week by week, and that shit builds up. I feel like I've been asymptotically approaching a complete breakdown for years, even with antidepressants and therapy.

    I recently got diagnosed with ADHD (through sheer luck after stumbling across a Tumblr post, of all things), which explains an awful lot and gives me some hope of a way forward. But in the meantime, I'm nowhere near as reliable as I used to be, in any sphere of life; and I've been perpetually exhausted for at least the last three years (which means precious little energy for dealing with people).

    Might be interesting to take the quiz again later, once medication and ADD-targeted therapy have had time to (hopefully) start helping, and see if my results change the way I think they will.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Was this the thread where we talked about being to young to get old?

    I just leaned forward at my desk and now I have a pain below and under my shoulder blade...

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Have you checked to make sure you weren't just stabbed by an assassin?

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I hate having multiple things pop up that are urgent right when you get in to work and a couple of them need troubleshooting because they don't work right.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Have you checked to make sure you weren't just stabbed by an assassin?

    It really feels like it. Breathing deeply hurts and I can feel it in my teeth.

    Already made a doctor's appointment for later today. Luckily he's literally 2 minutes away from my workplace.

  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Me and my wife have been stressing out for a few days after my wife saw her manager had meetings with her HR about her job position.

    Her manager was also quite quiet for a few days so we were worried it was bad news about her contract.

    Turns out HR had advertised my wife's maternity cover as a full time permanent job by accident and someone had applied. So her manager was unhappy with HR because it was a lot of faff to sort out.

    Now we can relax ha.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I've never been happier to be at work today. No teachers, admins, or students, just catching up on stuff/working on project(s). And home life lately has gone very south.

  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Possible dump of snow tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    My wife finished her training as a library circ desk person. I'm pretty excited for her to be included in the library club!

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it: "Hey, I'm really glad you finished your circ training. Because now you can" *flex muscles* "check this out."

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Talking to one of my classmates has me kind of agreeing with something my dad said to me: it's not really appropriate to have graduate student TAs for graduate level classes

    One of the group members on this project is the TA for one of my other classes and grades my work

    Nice guy, but still kinda weird

    Most profs aren't there because they want to teach, unless the uni does a really good job recruiting for those people. Which they don't, because they want profs that pull in grants/outside money, and teaching time generally doesn't do that. Not arguing it's good, just that it's a top down issue, as well as bottom up in the fact that the people at the top of their field generally just want to do more of whatever that field is, not teach people about it.
    At least in our program it's like pulling teeth to get most profs to teach a single lecture, much less a class. Which I get, there is always the next grant deadline, and when it's your and others livelihoods, well, that is more important.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Some of the best learnin' I did in grad school was thanks to grad student TA's, and I mean that in the positive way.

  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Ohh ohh I just discovered the bowling alley in my town is looking for a Front Desk person part-time. I just applied via Indeed. God I hope they call me. I love bowling.

    EDIT: Should I call them as well? Or just wait to hear back.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Subject lectured me on how to do my job and began cursing when i did not appreciate the lecture, complaining about my attitude

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    my raise was about what i expected

    2.5%

    because i am "meets expectations" which is generally where i always am because i coast by on mediocrity

    and i guess my pay was already on the high end of the pay band for this role

    i need to stop being mediocre and be better

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    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.

    Screenshot it first, though ...

    You know ... reasons.

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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    I had to leave a meeting today to stop my finger bleeding after I'd cut it open on my beard.

    I may need to start using beard oil again.

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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    I had to leave a meeting today to stop my finger bleeding after I'd cut it open on my beard.

    I may need to start using beard oil again.

    or stop growing a sword beard?

    YOU'RE ALL BABIES.
    SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO WASTE.
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    JOKE'S ON YOU
    MY POTENTIAL IS ALREADY WASTED
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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Applied for that IT position. Feeling really unfulfilled in my current role. I was hired to do fraud work and I do maybe 2 hours of that a day and then 6 of data entry/office manager work. Today I'm printing and collating and stapling paperwork for my boss to have someone go through looking for stuff. Me? No no. I just get to print and organize it.

    Guy in our department put his two weeks in last week, he fully expected to start training me on stuff he does. Nope, they said they don't want me learning that kind of thing because its not where they want me.

    Yeah time to work in another department

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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Karl wrote: »
    David_T wrote: »
    I had to leave a meeting today to stop my finger bleeding after I'd cut it open on my beard.

    I may need to start using beard oil again.

    or stop growing a sword beard?

    Hmm. Yes, beard oil it is.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I searched all weekend for a trophy I could use for our video game tournament to no avail. Then I had the idea to ask one of our custodians. Turns out she had tons of old trophies and trophy parts stashed away and would regularly use them to make joke trophies to punk staff members.

    Now I have a 2006 dance trophy. I'm going to clean it up, take the plaque off the front, and glue a Mario Amiibo to the top!

    Winners will get to take their photo with the trophy and I'm going to make sign to keep next to it that lists all the winners.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    Karl wrote: »
    David_T wrote: »
    I had to leave a meeting today to stop my finger bleeding after I'd cut it open on my beard.

    I may need to start using beard oil again.

    or stop growing a sword beard?

    Hmm. Yes, beard oil it is.

    Oiling your sword beard seems like a good idea, you don't want it to get rusty. The cuts would be alot worse.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Purchase a scabbard for your sword beard

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Purchase a scabbard for your sword beard

    Like...a leather scarf?

    Oh, wait. Probably more like a Hannibal Lector mask?

  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Did taxes this weekend and it was good news / irritating AF news.

    Good : getting a bunch of money back! Awesome!

    Irritating AF : That was not supposed to happen at all. Money is very tight now and I spent a lot of time calculating and formulating last year to make sure I was taking home as much as possible. I was nervous I was going to be hit with a bill.

    So, hooray, but it really feels like we're at the mercy of the system and we just can't ever know how much we're going to get hit for.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Subject lectured me on how to do my job and began cursing when i did not appreciate the lecture, complaining about my attitude

    I'm assuming that said subject had just been told by you that he or she could not continue being where they were, doing what they were doing?

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it: "Hey, I'm really glad you finished your circ training. Because now you can" *flex muscles* "check this out."

    Update: Her eyes rolled so much.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Glad to hear everything went precisely according to plan.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I'm the only one in the household that is with wells fargo and I've only ever used my cell phone # with my account. Got a phone call from wells fargo on the house phone and I didn't answer because I couldn't find a phone but I'm worried some how they got the house # and called to schedule an interview for the other wells fargo position I applied for. Stressing me out.

    Also trying to figure out what to wear to the in person teller position interview this Friday with a wells fargo branch I've interviewed with before. I wanna go in with a polo and slacks but I feel like I should wear a button up shirt and tie.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    University president sacked. We have no one in a President or VP position left at the university now.

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