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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Yay

    They're friends again, beef squashed

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    DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Why

    Why did I do that

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Request: Please install widget on the wall somewhere. Location yet to be determined.

    Rejection: Please determine location, then resubmit request

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I found out the hard way today that I inherited my father's disposition toward portobello mushrooms.

    i.e. they make me violently ill

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Request: Please install widget on the wall somewhere. Location yet to be determined.

    Rejection: Please determine location, then resubmit request

    Instructions unclear, mounted wall to widget.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Welp

    took a benadryl

    Up after 4 hours, maybe 3.5

    Special project requires i be bathed an on the road by 1900 our time

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Request: Please install widget on the wall somewhere. Location yet to be determined.

    Rejection: Please determine location, then resubmit request

    Instructions unclear, mounted wall to widget.

    > take yon flask

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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
    More inventory chaos
    I did not have to go to work but I had to go to the store and the rumored visit was happening so the pigeon that hangs out in pets/garden inside the store was scene by a member of district to which the store manager fumbled though excuses about. I saw other members of management being confronted with what is that and why?
    So hopefully the ivory tower falls

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    My counterpart did 20 minutes of work out of 8 hours.

    Did this for two nights

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    PacificstarPacificstar Registered User regular
    My counterpart did 20 minutes of work out of 8 hours.

    Did this for two nights

    gonna blow them up?

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Thing is they handle a bit of the work, so instead of me thinking a great deal, its just me thinking a lot.


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    expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Me: You know, the way we do this particular process is antiquated and kinda dumb and very insecure. We should make this particular change. Hey boss, why is it this way?

    Boss: Well way back in the dinosaur times it was setup this way to make this other team happy. Former team member is on that team now, if you want to talk to them about it.

    Me: Hey Former Team Member, I want to change this process in this way to make it not stupid. I was told that at the dawn of time it was setup the way it is now to make your team happy and not break your toys. Is that still a thing?

    Former Team Member: Oh god no, we are now doing this thing in this other better way. You absolutely should update that process.

    Me: Done and done.

    Me: Oh shit, I just gave myself a shit ton of work in a short amount of time suddenly because process is happening tomorrow.

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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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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    It's amazing how motivating it can be to allowed to fix the problems that having been taking a belt sander to your ability to just do your fucking job for years.

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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Today I introduced Bat vs. Knife to my team at lunch, and after work two colleagues and I went out for drinks ("just one" said the same person who ended up going for seconds) and had a long conversation ranking our coworkers in terms of how comfortable we'd be changing clothes in front of them in a hotel room.

    I've had some weird conversations today.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Whelp, I do belive I found my next Playlist for work

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    What service is this? Sounds fun as hell

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Whelp, I do belive I found my next Playlist for work

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    What service is this? Sounds fun as hell

    That is Spotify and here is the list

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2wfEnWzxXQ1dHZywTunQb4?si=B08kA0mLTPC_G4ILhTp6hg&pi=5Q9FqHMRSgOFc

    Honestly it wasn't too bad until the last like 40 minutes. The drop off in quality was...abrupt

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited July 11
    I cooked a wonderful breakfast for myself but cannot be bothered to shower and leave for work due to this summer headache

    I have called out.

    Kinda related, family moved the ibuprophen to the opposite end of the kitchen so I spent the past few hours searching for precious pain pills in the wrong area

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited July 11
    Well, job offer get! It's actually from the department that I interviewed with two full weeks after the other one (which as of literally yesterday was like, we're still working on picking a candidate sorry!)

    Only bad news is, they want to start me at the school's minimum rate for the position's level. I expected this but was hoping for a bump - I'm not sure if there's any wiggle room so I need to email HR I think before giving a verbal acceptance.

    I'll probably accept either way, it's the smart move in the long term, but in the short term it's gonna mean lean days for a while.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Filled out survey for subordinate at the new job which meets their long term goals.

    Sad there wasn't a box where I could say, "I'm shooting myself in the foot and missing out on a rockstar. Double their offer pay!"

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Well, job offer get! It's actually from the department that I interviewed with two full weeks after the other one (which as of literally yesterday was like, we're still working on picking a candidate sorry!)

    Only bad news is, they want to start me at the school's minimum rate for the position's level. I expected this but was hoping for a bump - I'm not sure if there's any wiggle room so I need to email HR I think before giving a verbal acceptance.

    I'll probably accept either way, it's the smart move in the long term, but in the short term it's gonna mean lean days for a while.

    Definitely counter with whatever rate you were hoping for.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Yeah, that's definitely the smart move but man I just hate that whole process (which every company counts on, obviously)

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    It took me a long time to learn that you can, in fact, ask for what you're worth. When I look back and try and add up what it cost me to be too meek to just fuckn say "I'll need at least £x000 to accept" I feel pretty sad and crushed.

    Don't do that to poor Future Houk :(

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I've never been able to bargain like that. Public service the rates are what they are and HR determines what rate you're in based on clear criteria, like degrees, and you start at the bottom of that rate if you're new to state otherwise it's a 5% increase from current salary up to cap for promotional positions.

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    The Irish guy at my work is teaching me pro-republican slogans to mutter at standup meetings.

    Sometimes this job is OK!

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    I went back and double-checked and the job posting does say pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience just like a typical company position, so I feel like there should be some flexibility there in this case. Will definitely need to feel it out a bit more before committing

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    edited July 11
    Madican wrote: »
    I've never been able to bargain like that. Public service the rates are what they are and HR determines what rate you're in based on clear criteria, like degrees, and you start at the bottom of that rate if you're new to state otherwise it's a 5% increase from current salary up to cap for promotional positions.

    I've been in public for my whole career, and it depends on the agency and position. It's barely even bargaining, it's just "hey based on my experience/what I'm currently paid at other agency I think I'm more at step C/3 than A/1" whatever.

    Place like yours, which I've been in, they'll say "lol take step A or fuck off."

    Othe places will say "sure step C sounds great!" and then you wish you had asked for D.

    If you're starting at a new place you won't know until you ask.

    Edit: to clarify I'm not trying to discount your experience, just hoping that's not the case at Houk's place.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    about to go get lunch, get a slack ping "hey we're putting [hardware] together and have some questions if you have time for a quick zoom right this minute"
    me "yeah ok, send me an invite"
    wait
    wait
    nothing

    me: "... but I was about to go get lunch"
    them: "sorry sorry we just need five minutes"
    meL "Yeah that's fine but you need to actually get on zoom if you want to zoom about it???"

    finally got an invite

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Are they deserving of a Tom Cardy song

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Well, job offer get! It's actually from the department that I interviewed with two full weeks after the other one (which as of literally yesterday was like, we're still working on picking a candidate sorry!)

    Only bad news is, they want to start me at the school's minimum rate for the position's level. I expected this but was hoping for a bump - I'm not sure if there's any wiggle room so I need to email HR I think before giving a verbal acceptance.

    I'll probably accept either way, it's the smart move in the long term, but in the short term it's gonna mean lean days for a while.

    There is almost certainly wiggle room, just a question of how much (and you'll know because once you're in you'll have access to the payscales lmao)

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Pellaeon wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    I've never been able to bargain like that. Public service the rates are what they are and HR determines what rate you're in based on clear criteria, like degrees, and you start at the bottom of that rate if you're new to state otherwise it's a 5% increase from current salary up to cap for promotional positions.

    I've been in public for my whole career, and it depends on the agency and position. It's barely even bargaining, it's just "hey based on my experience/what I'm currently paid at other agency I think I'm more at step C/3 than A/1" whatever.

    Place like yours, which I've been in, they'll say "lol take step A or fuck off."

    Othe places will say "sure step C sounds great!" and then you wish you had asked for D.

    If you're starting at a new place you won't know until you ask.

    Edit: to clarify I'm not trying to discount your experience, just hoping that's not the case at Houk's place.

    Yeah for my federal position they offered me the bottom of the grade, I replied with my experience and said I think I'm more middle of the grade based on these qualifications, they countered with an offer at the top of the grade instead ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    Department relocated to a new location. They decided to invite other departments on the floor to a "meet and greet" lunch social today.

    As someone who is in the office every day I could have told them that the other departments in the office days are Tuesday and Wednesday, but I wasn't part of the planning. So instead we're basically having a meet and greet with ourselves.

    Lulz

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Jokerman wrote: »
    The Irish guy at my work is teaching me pro-republican slogans to mutter at standup meetings.

    Sometimes this job is OK!

    oh the cool kinda republican

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    You ever start a video meeting with a jolt of surprise because you'd momentarily forgotten what you look like

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 11
    tynic wrote: »
    You ever start a video meeting with a jolt of surprise because you'd momentarily forgotten what you look like
    This except my voice.

    When watching training recordings.

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    You ever start a video meeting with a jolt of surprise because you'd momentarily forgotten what you look like

    I make it a habit to make weird faces if I'm the first to join so people joining are like "wtf" then refuse to acknowledge I'm doing anything weird if they ever call it out. I view eroding people's faith in their own sanity as a key everyday task.

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    DaimarDaimar A Million Feet Tall of Awesome Registered User regular
    Here at Gaslighting LLC, you're not just employees, you're dysfunctional family members.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    The job I applied for that I really really want closes applications this week, so hopefully I get another shot next week.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    You ever start a video meeting with a jolt of surprise because you'd momentarily forgotten what you look like

    I make it a habit to make weird faces if I'm the first to join so people joining are like "wtf" then refuse to acknowledge I'm doing anything weird if they ever call it out. I view eroding people's faith in their own sanity as a key everyday task.

    I usually have a background that looks like a bear trying to eat me but I always act like there's nothing there, it's just the shelves behind me.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    (I also don't like it when my webcam is on during a recording, as I will be completely distracted by whatever it is I am doing in the recording later)

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Well, job offer get! It's actually from the department that I interviewed with two full weeks after the other one (which as of literally yesterday was like, we're still working on picking a candidate sorry!)

    Only bad news is, they want to start me at the school's minimum rate for the position's level. I expected this but was hoping for a bump - I'm not sure if there's any wiggle room so I need to email HR I think before giving a verbal acceptance.

    I'll probably accept either way, it's the smart move in the long term, but in the short term it's gonna mean lean days for a while.

    There is almost certainly wiggle room, just a question of how much (and you'll know because once you're in you'll have access to the payscales lmao)

    that's one nice thing about this particular school, their pay grade minimums, averages, and maximums are published and updated every year so it's all freely accessible. and the swings are pretty wide. like at my pay grade there's a $24k difference between the min and max. so yeah, hoping there's some wiggle room there! the hiring manager was just pretty brusque with his offer (I get the impression this is just how he is) so I was a little cowed in the moment. but I'm gonna follow up with him tomorrow and see what's what.

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