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  • PacificstarPacificstar Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Vice organized a couple years ago. That's shitty for him and that sort of treatment is exactly what pushed them to that. :(

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Man I can't count on people for shit around here. I get swamped and ask somebody on the back shift to take care of a thing I didn't get to knowing full and goddamned well I'm just gonna have to come in and do it myself the next day.

    I don't know why I even bother to ask.

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    VACATION.

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Had my first technical interview for this internal job. I don't think I did well. :( But I do have two more to go.

    Practice is always good, and now you know what they're looking for if this attempt doesn't pan out.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

    Yeah and he fucking left the company back in 2008 due to "creative differences."

    Might as well fucking tell me not to buy a Ford because did you know Henry Ford was a huge anti-Semite? It has no bearing on the company today.

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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
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

    Yeah and he fucking left the company back in 2008 due to "creative differences."

    Might as well fucking tell me not to buy a Ford because did you know Henry Ford was a huge anti-Semite? It has no bearing on the company today.

    It was Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's friendship and their roadtrips lead to a rebirth of the Klan outside of the south as well as a bunch of other things

  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    edited May 14
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

    Yeah and he fucking left the company back in 2008 due to "creative differences."

    Might as well fucking tell me not to buy a Ford because did you know Henry Ford was a huge anti-Semite? It has no bearing on the company today.

    He was noted as being an open white supremacist for at least 5 years before that (NYT called him a white supremacist in 2003). I don't have a great view of the other founders who put up with and covered for him for that entire time, much less the founder who was his childhood friend who put up with it for much longer than that.

    It's not "Hey don't buy this"
    It's "Hey, maybe be suspicious of Vice's claims to be an active leftist organization when they sheltered and built their media around a guy who was known to be a white supremacist right up until it became a larger liability due to his open tirades against Obama".

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Are there people who think Vice is a leftist organization? Or is that just in the sense that hard right conservatives refer to anything left of right-leaning-centrism as “socialism”?

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited May 14
    I didn't intend the linking of a Vice article to be a promotion of Vice as a somehow virtuous company, anymore than posting from the Washington Post should be considered my approbation of Jeff "fuck my employees" Bezos.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Hell, even current affairs, which I would have called a good leftist news source a few years back, the founder fired the writing staff when they tried to unionize because to him a socialist magazine needed to actually be a hierarchy with him specifically in control.

    And Bitch just shuttered over financial troubles.

    Thinking about it I have no idea if there’s a major leftist news vehicle in the us now?

  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Are there people who think Vice is a leftist organization? Or is that just in the sense that hard right conservatives refer to anything left of right-leaning-centrism as “socialism”?

    They try to position themselves as somewhat left-of-liberal with their article, video, and podcast selection, but generally the management/organization has proven to be lacking in practicing what their journalists preach.
    Cambiata wrote: »
    I didn't intend the linking of a Vice article to be a promotion of Vice as a somehow virtuous company, anymore than posting from the Washington Post should be considered my approbation of Jeff "fuck my employees" Bezos.

    I don't think anyone took it as such. My comment was more a commentary on Vice's hypocrisy as an organization.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    This weekend continues to be shit.

    I've hit the point in my new post where things are going wrong that I've never encountered so I'm having to figure stuff out on my own, on the weekend, with no support. My troubleshooter is useless and 9 times out of 10 I already know the problem and just point to the thing I can't fix and say "do this" and he does it. I'm the one actually troubleshooting.

    In this case it's just a clogged drain. I just can't clear the fucking clog. I'm about ready to find whoever designed this drain (and whole drain assembly) and kick their dicks into paste. This is absolutely bullshit. Who puts 2 or 3 ninety degree angles into a drain pipe that is in close proximity to borax soap, a thing that is famously clumpy and turns into a chunky sludge when thrown into water? I've got nothing that will snake through these bends. I just found the big ass air compressor and I'm gonna see if I can at least hit it with enough air to dislodge it. The little speed air compressor didn't do shit.

    I'm tired of having to do everything on my own.

    Edit: fuck you, clog, meet big air compressor, bitch

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

    Yeah and he fucking left the company back in 2008 due to "creative differences."

    Might as well fucking tell me not to buy a Ford because did you know Henry Ford was a huge anti-Semite? It has no bearing on the company today.

    He was noted as being an open white supremacist for at least 5 years before that (NYT called him a white supremacist in 2003). I don't have a great view of the other founders who put up with and covered for him for that entire time, much less the founder who was his childhood friend who put up with it for much longer than that.

    It's not "Hey don't buy this"
    It's "Hey, maybe be suspicious of Vice's claims to be an active leftist organization when they sheltered and built their media around a guy who was known to be a white supremacist right up until it became a larger liability due to his open tirades against Obama".

    The Vice media brand has been sold multiple times since the Obama administration, so again, what fucking bearing do the founders, who have all exited the company more than a decade ago, have on the current state of the reporting that the Vice outlets do?

    Austin Walker founded Waypoint for Vice Media, and having been a listener to Waypoint Radio since its inception, I have a pretty good idea about a myriad of ways that the upper eschalons of the company is fucked up and doesn't understand what they ostensibly are in charge of, but being run a some sort of psyop never came up in the conversations.

    I can not stress to you any more plainly than this:
    If you question the sincerity or intentions of the journalists and editors currently working at Vice because of the people who founded it, you are being a silly goose of the highest order.


    The journalists and editors working at Vice Media are absolutely left of center. They absolutely slant further left than MSM outlets like CNN or NBC.

    I have no interest in debating with you whether they qualify as an "active leftist organization" because that could mean fucking anything based on how you want to define each of those words.

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  • BullheadBullhead Registered User regular
    chromdom wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    chromdom wrote: »
    chromdom wrote: »
    Got an email this morning saying layoffs are coming. (I'm reasonably confident our team won't be cut down. Not 100%, but reasonably sure)
    Also got en email for our stay healthy program, encouraging, among other things, managing stress.

    Not a great look there, bosses.

    So much for being safe!

    :/

    I prefer think of it more as :( Got let go, 2 months severance (which ain't bad), and they don't want their monitor back from my WFH setup.
    Still, I'd rather be employed.
    Anyone need a logistics/hazmat transport sme?

    @chromdom Not sure what exactly you dud (or want to do) but I work for a tech company in transportation, might be something we have that would fit (we're based in Tampa but work remote all over the country). PM me if interested in further details!

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »

    A close friend worked at Vice for more than a year as their primary Podcast producer. During that time they severely underpaid him (shorted him hours), forced him into mandatory overtime, and were generally abusive. Vice is one of the more hypocritical organizations out there.

    Reminder that VICE was founded by three people, one of which was right-wing neo-fascist Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes.

    Yeah and he fucking left the company back in 2008 due to "creative differences."

    Might as well fucking tell me not to buy a Ford because did you know Henry Ford was a huge anti-Semite? It has no bearing on the company today.

    He was noted as being an open white supremacist for at least 5 years before that (NYT called him a white supremacist in 2003). I don't have a great view of the other founders who put up with and covered for him for that entire time, much less the founder who was his childhood friend who put up with it for much longer than that.

    It's not "Hey don't buy this"
    It's "Hey, maybe be suspicious of Vice's claims to be an active leftist organization when they sheltered and built their media around a guy who was known to be a white supremacist right up until it became a larger liability due to his open tirades against Obama".

    The Vice media brand has been sold multiple times since the Obama administration, so again, what fucking bearing do the founders, who have all exited the company more than a decade ago, have on the current state of the reporting that the Vice outlets do?
    Only Gavin McInnes has left the company.

    Shane Smith, the guy who was childhood friends with Gavin, was CEO up until 2018, and is currently Executive Chairman.

    Suroosh Alvi is still a film maker and journalist with Vice Media.

    I can not stress to you any more plainly than this:
    If you question the sincerity or intentions of the journalists and editors currently working at Vice because of the people who founded it, you are being a silly goose of the highest order.


    I think I've been pretty clear that I'm talking about the management. But if not I'll just state it flat out again.

    VICE journalists are largely left-of-center to left-of-liberal.

    VICE management and as a company has often failed to follow through with any of that. Fairly recently have accusations of unfair wages and sexual harassment brought against them.

    I am talking about how the company poses itself as being politically left through it's media, but generally acts like any other company.

    I think you're being a bit of a goose and taking the least charitable version of everything I say here, and taking personal offense to pretty mild criticism of "Individuals can be good allies, but companies are suspect allies at best".

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 14
    You've changed your criticism of Vice every time I've responded to you.

    Please don't pretend that your initial post was saying "Individuals can be good allies, but companies are suspect allies at best" when it was literally casting shade on a company as a whole because of an individual.

    Edit: But this is the Job thread, upon inspection. Let's leave this tangent be.

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    And this is why you don't talk politics or religion at work. ;)

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  • DaimarDaimar A Million Feet Tall of Awesome Registered User regular
    Heffling wrote: »
    And this is why you don't talk politics or religion at work. ;)

    I'd like to include sports in that as well, but then some people would never speak, which would be terrific.

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  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    Daimar wrote: »
    Heffling wrote: »
    And this is why you don't talk politics or religion at work. ;)

    I'd like to include sports in that as well, but then some people would never speak, which would be terrific.

    Yeah how would all the "Roll tide" folks greet each other anymore? As best I can tell they've forgotten how to say hello.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Yoo got myself a proper job interview for next week. It's an internal/B2B tech support role which is nice, but apparently they also want someone who can do Apple support, which is...not something I have any real experience with. So I guess I'll spend the rest of the weekend watching youtube vids about iOS to try and talk my way into the job.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I am going to the showlands of the puget sound region tonight. But I am reminding myself that at least I am not in Spokane.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    This last work week was goddamn exhausting, teaching students and trying to make sure student equipment/lab stuff didn't implode. And I capped it off by, for some fucking reason, scheduling a job interview at the end of Friday.
    Fortunately I'm not too concerned about actually getting the job, which takes the pressure off.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Apparently German hotels provide sparkling wine with their breakfast. Americans are doing it so wrong.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    Apparently German hotels provide sparkling wine with their breakfast. Americans are doing it so wrong.

    Add it to the list.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    "Sektfrühstück" (literally sparkling wine breakfast) is a thing. It's basically a boozy brunch.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Not to be that guy but sounds like Mimosas? Which imo I’d rather have over sparkling wine myself.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    I'm sure there's orange juice, you can use it to make your own mimosa!

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Mimosas are great, but they’re not just slinging up mimosas at every 2 star hotel in the states.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I don't think you get sparkling wine at a 2star hotel in Germany either. More of a 4 or 5 star thing, I think

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  • stopgapstopgap Registered User regular
    Teardrop thread. I had to work on a Sunday to get a presentation together for perspective clients. I do not like not feeling like an expert in my field. Now that I've had a recent job change. The imposter syndrome is strong. Wish me luck on Monday please.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    I can't believe I'm going to wake up tomorrow and go to work five days in a row, this is a goddamn outrage.

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    Save tonight and fight the break of dawn.

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I can't believe I'm going to wake up tomorrow and go to work five days in a row, this is a goddamn outrage.

    Fuck, man. Someone should make a law or something.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I am finally pooping normally...............and cousin tested positive for covid, cousin at a family event I did not attend......but family living with me did.

    I really, really wanted to go to the sports bar tonight, then the arcade.

  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy Technical Debt Janitor he/himRegistered User regular
    I am finally pooping normally...............and cousin tested positive for covid, cousin at a family event I did not attend......but family living with me did.

    I really, really wanted to go to the sports bar tonight, then the arcade.

    Congrats on the poopin'.

    Condolences for the possible COVID exposure.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I don't think you get sparkling wine at a 2star hotel in Germany either. More of a 4 or 5 star thing, I think

    I'm not gonna let a little thing like facts get in the way of my hyperbole!

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    My coworker is going to have to do a small presentation about our work to a group of 40 others in the organization. He just sent me his rough outline and it's just such a boring and long thing that's going to hit on too many subjects. He will have no images or anything. The stakes are very low and he is 60. I really am not going to interfere, but it does take some willpower.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    Wow, I have a data analyst/senior data analyst position open that we opened up about a week ago. In 3 days we have over 650 applications. So for those of you thinking you may have gotten looked past - try to connect with people via linkedin etc. as it will be more of a guarantee you at least get looked at.
    EDIT: it was only 3 days.

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