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It's a good [job] thread, Elmo

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  • Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    It is becoming increasingly obvious that those of us still at work won't be able to get anything done due to the ever growing number of people on vacation.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I think on Christmas Eve none of my attorneys will be in the office. I know at least two of them are definitely out.

  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Shitshow Update: I am now eating french bread pizza and watching MST3K. Everything continues to burn.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    It is becoming increasingly obvious that those of us still at work won't be able to get anything done due to the ever growing number of people on vacation.

    Yep every email I'm sending out is getting a canned "Out of Office" response

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Shitshow Update: I am now eating french bread pizza and watching MST3K. Everything continues to burn.

    Play that fiddle, Nero

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  • MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Pixflare Registered User regular
    I'm working Christmas Eve afternoon shift, which I asked for, then night shifts 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of Christmas. Which honestly is fine, as I'm on the other side of the country from family and friends. Since I'm here to work, it's fine with me to take some shit shifts so people with their lives here can have the holiday off and not be forced to work.

    Also, night shift with holiday pay is some nice money.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    Skeith wrote: »
    Moridin889 wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Moridin889 wrote: »
    Does anyone have any experience with This is Alice?

    Seems to be a way to get your tax benefits for certain things now instead of at tax time, but I feel it is may just be a tech startup stealing all of your information.

    They ask for the bank login and password for your account. Not a account number, but like to actually hop on to your account and monitor purchases.

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    The problem is that HR at work sent this out through the company, and apparently it's an official company benefit thing ow

    My dude, whoever proposed this as a good idea is genuinely an idiot, because this reads like the laziest phishing scam I've ever heard of.

    Yeah, even if it's 100% "legitimate" all it does is slide the bar all the way over from malice to incompetence. If a for real 3rd party entity needs your login info some combination of they and your bank are Doing It Wrong.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    My boss got another promotion. A few months ago she went from being in charge of the department, to being in charge of 3 departments, and now shes the VP of our section, being second in command of like 6 departments now.

    Its great and she deserves it for moments like this:

    Me to a retail manager: Hey this money transfer looks fishy, did you talk to the client and confirm all the info and find out who the payee is and the purpose for it?

    Manager: They have a lot of money with us and make a lot of deposits.

    Me: Thats...thats not what I asked.

    Manager: Well why would I follow procedures and process when lots of money?

    My boss: Tell him to dunk his head. No wait, I'll tell him.

    She did, in nicer words.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    It is becoming increasingly obvious that those of us still at work won't be able to get anything done due to the ever growing number of people on vacation.

    Granted, I actually have a reason to be at work over holidays nowadays as we’re a retail company open 365 days a year (although I’m still taking Tues and Weds off myself), but this aggravated me SO much at my last, useless company. No work needed doing, nothing was urgent, but we still had to be at work because the boss wanted asses on chairs.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Also it’s been raining heavily, big fat drops for the past 24 hours, and my poor assistant woke up to a leak in his roof.

    Meanwhile I wanted coffee so I walked next door to the drive-through coffee stand. They accept walk-ups from my company since we’re only 100 ft away. When I got back our security burst into laughing at what a drowned rat I look...

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Work continues 24/7 365 at the hospital supply chain

    Completing daily duties becomes increasingly challenging at holiday times, as our suppliers do close for the holidays and some shifts in the hospital do drop to skeleton crews

    And some managers insist on having conversions done, on a Friday, when there's no enough staff to do it properly

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    I'm kinda in a similar boat myself. I work for a major travel expense tracking company and my current work involves tracking missing credit card expense transactions that haven't flowed into our system. This typically involves escalating a research request via a giant email chain with the customer to the their card's issuing bank asking what's going on.

    None of these requests ever get resolved the same day and tomorrow I'm off until the 2nd of January. I could take additional cases but...nah. I'd like to keep my case load as small as possible for the poor souls of our skeleton crew not taking time off next week aside from christmas or new years.

  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    All the teachers are theoretically in the building today, though no students are.

    I don't feel particularly motivated, but thus far I have fully inventoried one of the labs still outstanding on my list, including updating all the computers in said lab.

    I still have two outstanding labs and a bunch of miscellaneous rooms and offices to do, but at least I've gotten something done so far today while everybody else sits around and pretends to work/slips out after they've had some kind of meaningful interaction with the admin.

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    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Had to leave early, since my son's school didn't have aftercare today .
    Now I'm out for two weeks. This'll be fun. No classes, so I don't have to worry about much. But I'm sure something will come up that I'll just have to ignore

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I’m making so many minor errors today. I keep catching them, but I also keep making them...

    It sounds as if upper management isn’t going to be in on Monday so I told my assistant he and I can both work from home. We can accomplish everything we need to from home and it saves us a trip into the office!

    LaOsElvenshaeCalicastopgapSorce
  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Also it’s been raining heavily, big fat drops for the past 24 hours, and my poor assistant woke up to a leak in his roof.

    Meanwhile I wanted coffee so I walked next door to the drive-through coffee stand. They accept walk-ups from my company since we’re only 100 ft away. When I got back our security burst into laughing at what a drowned rat I look...

    This rain is crazy! I just got to Leavenworth, it was pouring heavy all the way from Ballard until I got high enough in the pass that it turned to snow and now it's raining here on the other side of the mountains.

    Also I only saw one car in a snowbank and only nearly got hit by one WSDOT plow that drifted into my lane on the downside of Steven's Pass.

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Managers kicked in and bought the office a barbecue platter from a place called Woody's for lunch. I am now full of pork rib, brisket, potato salad, and beans. Most of us also have dinner for tonight covered with the leftovers

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Lab 2 out of 3 has been fully inventoried and updated today.

    One lab left, and a bunch of random rooms and offices...but only 59 minutes left until I'm off for two weeks.

    Yeah, I'm not going to get anything productive done for the rest of the day. Guess I'll investigate and see if there's anybody else left in the building?

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
    Steam
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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    FRIDAX ACTIVATE: Form of, no work till January!

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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    The remaining work days until the new year will be from home and we've been told to not do too much of anything, so it's... kinda... Fridaxionary? Not entirely Fridax but a close facsimile.

    And boy this was a long year. We were talking about January 2019 and no one in the department could actually remember anything we'd done then. I'm very ready for this year to be over.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Work let me go home nearly 1.5 hours early without spending time and it's not even the actual holidays yet. Just have Monday to go through the motions then I'm off until the 30th, "work" two days, then another holiday before everything goes back to normal.

    And then PAX South two weeks after that.

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Job opened up for the city that is the exact position I want to get. But I don't graduate till May. I'm gonna apply, and put in my cover letter I graduate in May, but what are the chances they actually give me an offer?

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Job opened up for the city that is the exact position I want to get. But I don't graduate till May. I'm gonna apply, and put in my cover letter I graduate in May, but what are the chances they actually give me an offer?

    5 months is pretty fast for municipal onboarding.

    Whippy wrote: »
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    Sometimes I sell my stuff on Ebay
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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Job opened up for the city that is the exact position I want to get. But I don't graduate till May. I'm gonna apply, and put in my cover letter I graduate in May, but what are the chances they actually give me an offer?

    5 months is pretty fast for municipal onboarding.

    It's also an entry level position that's either bachelor's + 2 years or masters, which I'll have plus a year of experience since I'll have been an RA for my professor for a whole year

    Elvenshae
  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I tried to work from home sick again today but my dispatcher, who is supposed to be starting his vacation today, made me feel guilty because he went in and worked half a day when nobody else was in the office except like 2 people. So I dragged myself in by 11 and worked until 5. yay

    And now I'm on call all weekend because I swapped with one of the other guys for last weekend off. yay

    And next week we only have Wednesday off. yay

    And the following week also just 1 day but I forget which. yay

    Can't wait till my vacation/PAX

  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Just had to send out an email containing responses to like... 80 different people. Whew, how nervewracking, considering I had to split it to to emails with plaintiff's counsel and defense counsel and the documents produced were slightly different for each side (basically plaintiff's side got unredacted documents and defense got redacted), so I had to double and triple check that I was sending the right thing to the right people and ugh, ughhh

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Some more jobs opened up with another department at the city that I would be suitable for. Business process consultant/specialist, in which I would...improve processes using six sigma? I guess? Very ambiguous job description, but I will have a master's degree with specific training in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.

    This will be a case of "apply, if interviewed use it to actually interview THEM about the job"

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Not exactly job related but this happened in a business (CVS) so it counts.

    I ran out to grab a few things last night, and while waiting in line this middle age-ish lady got in behind me.

    And like, as she walked up I heard her say "oh wow...!" to herself. I figured she was making an exclamation about the line (it was pretty backed up) and didn't think anything of it.

    But then, while standing in line for the next ~5 minutes she repeated her "oh wow" in the exact same low-but-amazed tone at least another half a dozen times. I stole a glance behind me and confirmed that she wasn't looking at/listening to her phone or talking to someone else. Just her, standing there, repeating "oh wow". It was really bizarre.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2019
    Ah, to still have that sense of childlike wonder at the world.

    I was also in a queue today, at the post office, behind a lady who didn't speak much English and was trying to send a giant 65lb box to France.

    I got involved because she'd written down all the weights of the items in kg, and the cashier had no clue how to convert, so I made her a cheat sheet. Which meant I got to hear what was IN the giant 65lb box to France.

    ... Spaghetti, Swiffer cloths, and nesquik.

    So definitely things that are worth spending $250 on shipping from Boston, and not something you could pick up at literally any French supermarket, no.

    tynic on
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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Not exactly job related but this happened in a business (CVS) so it counts.

    I ran out to grab a few things last night, and while waiting in line this middle age-ish lady got in behind me.

    And like, as she walked up I heard her say "oh wow...!" to herself. I figured she was making an exclamation about the line (it was pretty backed up) and didn't think anything of it.

    But then, while standing in line for the next ~5 minutes she repeated her "oh wow" in the exact same low-but-amazed tone at least another half a dozen times. I stole a glance behind me and confirmed that she wasn't looking at/listening to her phone or talking to someone else. Just her, standing there, repeating "oh wow". It was really bizarre.

    She really liked your ass, obviously.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Not exactly job related but this happened in a business (CVS) so it counts.

    I ran out to grab a few things last night, and while waiting in line this middle age-ish lady got in behind me.

    And like, as she walked up I heard her say "oh wow...!" to herself. I figured she was making an exclamation about the line (it was pretty backed up) and didn't think anything of it.

    But then, while standing in line for the next ~5 minutes she repeated her "oh wow" in the exact same low-but-amazed tone at least another half a dozen times. I stole a glance behind me and confirmed that she wasn't looking at/listening to her phone or talking to someone else. Just her, standing there, repeating "oh wow". It was really bizarre.

    She really liked your ass, obviously.

    i was wearing baggy basketball shorts and a too-big hoodie so this is functionally impossible

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Not exactly job related but this happened in a business (CVS) so it counts.

    I ran out to grab a few things last night, and while waiting in line this middle age-ish lady got in behind me.

    And like, as she walked up I heard her say "oh wow...!" to herself. I figured she was making an exclamation about the line (it was pretty backed up) and didn't think anything of it.

    But then, while standing in line for the next ~5 minutes she repeated her "oh wow" in the exact same low-but-amazed tone at least another half a dozen times. I stole a glance behind me and confirmed that she wasn't looking at/listening to her phone or talking to someone else. Just her, standing there, repeating "oh wow". It was really bizarre.

    She really liked your ass, obviously.

    i was wearing baggy basketball shorts and a too-big hoodie so this is functionally impossible

    Stop humble bragging

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Not your problem.

    Probably.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2019
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

    It probably depends on whether it went south due to incompetence or because you thought the task was easy but it turned out not to be.

    If you were just wrong about how hard the task would be then it’s called a “whoopsie”.

    If it really was easy then it’s called a “siiiigh”

    Or at least that’s what I would call em xD

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

    Dipshittery.

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  • OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

    A job

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

    Some favorites:

    Clusterfuck
    Shitshow
    Screwed the Pooch
    Fuckup
    Total Mess

    Edit: “You had one job...”

    All equal varying levels of fuckery and shenanigans.

    Thegreatcow on
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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    What were do you Americans used to describe passing an easy task to a subordinate and it turns into a rabid unicorn rodeo?

    "If you want the job done right, do it yourself"

    Orca
  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    FUBAR is Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.

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