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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I ordered myself to get company tires repaired because fuck making someone else wait for a repair truck.

    Just gonna rack up them hours and fume at dude who brought back flat tires

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

    right here

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  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

    hey yeah hi I can provide feedback

    "uh, she's Australian I think? right? likes huge dogs?"

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Hair Control - MORE EFFORT NEEDED

    Staying In The Same Dang Country - POOR ATTEMPT

    Feeding Dogues Things That Aren't Food - SHOWING IMPROVEMENT

    Killing Humanity With Robits - VERY POOR, SEE ME AFTER CLASS

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

    right here

    I'm technically a scientist, hook me up.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

    hey yeah hi I can provide feedback

    "uh, she's Australian I think? right? likes huge dogs?"

    “I’m like eighty percent sure her plans for the robot singularity are at least five years out from now “

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    We have hydraulic hand trucks at work for moving crates and pallets of stuff. They are really maneuverable and now I've got the hang of them I can move stuff around with style.

    I've also been getting into Elite Dangerous lately. Which might explain why I've started making spaceship noises when parking pallets.

    Watch out for thargoid interdiction.

    Gabriel_Pitt on
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  • FFFF Once Upon a Time In OaklandRegistered User regular
    EDU continues to crumble under the pandemic. We've been given our budgets and required goals that cut our budgets so far that it's leaving departments no option but to lay off 1 (maybe 2) staff at minimum.

    I've been told that one of my staff (I manage 6) will be laid off, but I will not be told whom or why they were picked. This is all being done "to absolve me" from having to face the decision, have the rest of my staff angry at me. Except, I know my director, I know what they look at re: job performance, and how they make decisions, and I know they're looking at 2 specific people. Neither would be my choice if it was up to me.

    So I know who it will be anyway, but now have to pretend like I don't, and I'm not even allowed to prepare them for the inevitable. This sucks.

    Huh...
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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    @Brovid Hasselsmof how are the hands?

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i am in a twitter fight with a straight white guy abut how he thinks we should treat trump supporters with care and respect and not hate them or we're no better then they are and gonna be honest it is not one of the high points of my life

    Well don't stop now just when you have nothing to gain by continuing!

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I have to come up with six people outside my team who can give me performance feedback for my annual review

    Problem is I started this job right at lockdown and I'm not sure I've even met six people outside my team.
    Gonna be great.

    hey yeah hi I can provide feedback

    "uh, she's Australian I think? right? likes huge dogs?"

    “I’m like eighty percent sure her plans for the robot singularity are at least five years out from now “

    And I think that, if she really applied herself, she could get that down by 10 percent with a minimal increase in human suffering.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    FF wrote: »
    EDU continues to crumble under the pandemic. We've been given our budgets and required goals that cut our budgets so far that it's leaving departments no option but to lay off 1 (maybe 2) staff at minimum.

    I've been told that one of my staff (I manage 6) will be laid off, but I will not be told whom or why they were picked. This is all being done "to absolve me" from having to face the decision, have the rest of my staff angry at me. Except, I know my director, I know what they look at re: job performance, and how they make decisions, and I know they're looking at 2 specific people. Neither would be my choice if it was up to me.

    So I know who it will be anyway, but now have to pretend like I don't, and I'm not even allowed to prepare them for the inevitable. This sucks.

    Not having input from you about which of your direct reports will be laid off is tremendously ass backwards

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    expendable wrote: »
    I don't get the "they fucked on a boat" thing.

    It's from a very old thread from Help & Advice about someone discovering their SO cheating on them with a mutual friend. I can't find the thread off hand due to the search function on this forum being really inaccurate.

    Oh. Yes. I have a vague recollection of that now. Perhaps I shall also aspire to find the thread later.

    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
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    It's easily findable in the awesome posts forum archive.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Received an email from our local JAG with this subject: ** FREE NEW SURFACE PRO LAPTOPS AVAILABLE** FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

    Followed by "Now that I have your attention"

    I'm angry she lied to us but much angrier at myself for falling for it.

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    Quid wrote: »
    Received an email from our local JAG with this subject: ** FREE NEW SURFACE PRO LAPTOPS AVAILABLE** FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

    Followed by "Now that I have your attention"

    I'm angry she lied to us but much angrier at myself for falling for it.

    I include pictures of (mostly) my cats in emails I send out to all staff. I know JAG is all lawyers and stuff but there are ways to do this without being soulless.

    #notalllawyers

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    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
  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    A local gardening group donated 200 daffodil and tulip bulbs to the library, and planned to come out and have a planting day.

    Every single volunteer has sensibly withdrawn their labor offer, citing covid concerns.

    While this is understandable and even laudable, this has rapidly devolved from a donation of free beer to a donation of free kittens, as we have already taken delivery of the bulbs.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Everyone gets to take bulbs home?
    At least daffodils don’t tend to last as long as kittens. Fewer vet bills, too.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    It's easily findable in the awesome posts forum archive.

    You mean the Chatlog? I don't even see how to get to the Awesome Posts archive anymore.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Everyone gets to take bulbs home?
    At least daffodils don’t tend to last as long as kittens. Fewer vet bills, too.

    but no snugglin'

    kittens win

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    expendable wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Received an email from our local JAG with this subject: ** FREE NEW SURFACE PRO LAPTOPS AVAILABLE** FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

    Followed by "Now that I have your attention"

    I'm angry she lied to us but much angrier at myself for falling for it.

    I include pictures of (mostly) my cats in emails I send out to all staff. I know JAG is all lawyers and stuff but there are ways to do this without being soulless.

    #notalllawyers

    This wasn't even legal related. It was Chief stuff that the local mess is trying to wrangle volunteers for. Never trust emails from a Chief.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Brovid Hasselsmof how are the hands?

    Weird. Lefty is still stiff and sore in the mornings, and righty is a bit as well, though less so. I've also got a lot more clicking going on when I open and close my hands than I used to. I think I might have tendonitis? Google seems to suggest it's that or arthritis and I don't think arthritis is likely. But it's not like it's unbearable or anything.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Tendonitis is super likely and the good news is that it’s fixable but the bad news is that it usually requires rest. I’ve always found sports tape does wonders but that’s been for leg stuff, I dunno if you can sports tape your hands, plus it does restrict your movement.

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  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Icing also will help with tendonitis.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Huzzah, 12 hours, troubles, and getting shit done

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Icing also will help with tendonitis.

    put frosting on all your tendons, i agree

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Icing my hands seems risky in this day and age. Then someone might mistake them for cake.

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  • 3clips33clips3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    But smof, don't you see? You're already cake.

    Always was.

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    It's easily findable in the awesome posts forum archive.

    Awesome Posts forum is no longer accessible. Hasn't been for some time. It's possible this is the old link: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/vanilla/discussion/8957 but the thread was pre-december 2006 and was either archived in a no-longer accessible forum or lost in one of the many migrations.

    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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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    "Hey, we need to upgrade this UI That we've been putting off for a couple years."

    "Is testing done? Almost? Cool."

    "Howabout Monday, if all testing checks out by EOD Thursday? Yes? Cool."

    God I love it when I have good, quick meetings. Lots of follow-up paperwork, but still. I'm also glad I had the foresight to put in the change request early (before I had this meeting) so that we can get the ball rolling ASAP.

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    Ugh

    People need to do a thing. My office says "let's continue to do A because that will leave the least amount of hiccups for X Y Z reasons". The other office says "no that's unacceptable you will HARM the program for Q R S reasons let's do B instead". Back and forth about it, try to get data, try to make a good recommendation that lines up with their request, end up no dice and just acquiesce anyway. We receive approval for B. Two weeks ago. They now say "this is unacceptable for X Y Z reasons".

    We, literally, tried to tell you that, but you wouldn't listen. And now it's actually too late, so for at least the next week or two you're stuck with B and that's the fact of the matter.

    Guess we'll see how this inevitably blows up.

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Icing my hands seems risky in this day and age. Then someone might mistake them for cake.

    The real cake was inside you all along, smof.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Tendonitis is super likely and the good news is that it’s fixable but the bad news is that it usually requires rest. I’ve always found sports tape does wonders but that’s been for leg stuff, I dunno if you can sports tape your hands, plus it does restrict your movement.

    @Brovid Hasselsmof I have a good taping routine for tendon support and some good links for cheap places to get good tape from if you need it

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    So I've just experienced my first headhunting/unsolicited recruitment attempt through LinkedIn and I'm not quite sure what to do because I am very happy in my current job. My gut (and cursory internet research) says I should respond and at least have a conversation with the recruiter, for nothing more than to establish that networking relationship. Anyone have any advice/experience they can share?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    eh
    only if it's a) a company you might genuinely be interested in, and b) looks like an actual good faith attempt at recruitment and not just someone casting a wide net and seeing what they can scoop up

    Talking to the recruiter certainly won't harm you at all but it might well be a massive waste of your time, in my experience it's rare that linkedin-based headhunters qualify as useful members of society.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    My advice would be sack that e-mail off and use that time to make yourself a nice cup of tea

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Icing my hands seems risky in this day and age. Then someone might mistake them for cake.

    The real cake was inside you all along, smof.

    Often, yes

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Thanks for the advice Tynic & Solar.

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