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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Duff... on Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:44 am

    Nick wrote:Got dressed down at work today for being vocal about my disdain for marketers - many companies we work with - running Martin Luther King Jr Day sales.

    Apparently saying I have nothing but contempt for these people is frowned upon.

    Tell those bitches Duff...'s got your back.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:28 am

    C-poots wrote:Hey Nick, is your company looking for "Data Scientists" or anything similar to that role's responsibilities? I've got still-not-workingman's-blues

    I will check this morning when I get in. There is a chance we might be. Our offices are in Chicago, NYC & San Fran.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:27 pm

    Looks like we have a Data Warehouse Architect position open in the Tampa office. Analyst positions in San Fran, Chicago & Tampa.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:44 pm

    You want to PM me the Analyst for SF or Chicago opening?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:55 pm

    C-poots wrote:You want to PM me the Analyst for SF or Chicago opening?

    Just sent it!

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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:49 am

    new dweeb at work asked if he could put some music on. no probs, i said.

    he played this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_of_Science

    simultaneously one of the most excruciating and hilarious listening experiences of my life

    straight lost it watching him earnestly mouth the words to an autotuned Attenborough
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:12 pm

    Bruegel wrote:dweeb

    Best word. Thank you.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:23 pm

    Bruegel wrote:new dweeb at work asked if he could put some music on. no probs, i said.

    he played this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_of_Science

    simultaneously one of the most excruciating and hilarious listening experiences of my life

    straight lost it watching him earnestly mouth the words to an autotuned Attenborough
    I'm listening to some of this stuff right now and can't believe it. This is next level comedy material that I need to be throwing on now in funny ass situations.

    I feel like I sort of know that sort of dweeb. Just reading through some of the YouTube comments on these videos is painful. A bunch of science bros talking about how "we need to explore the universe because, hey, after all man, the stars are talking to us." I have never and hopefully will never think that the stars are talking to me without the assistance of some really powerful hallucinogenic substances.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:19 pm

    Nick wrote:
    C-poots wrote:You want to PM me the Analyst for SF or Chicago opening?

    Just sent it!


    PM me that opening as well when you get a chance, Nick

    i earnestly need to do a better job of seeing what opportunities are out there in the "private sector"
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:53 pm

    3 More interviews + "data-tests" this week and a networking call for a job in Chicago. Wish me luck bros.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by techno raj on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:03 pm

    Do you wear a different suit for each interview? Do you wear a suit for a networking call?

    Good luck.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:35 pm

    all interviews are preliminary and for jobs located on the other side of the country so they are all phone interviews.

    So yes, different suits for each.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:56 pm

    I wore boots today and someone turned the heat too high and now my feet smell terrible.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:24 am

    a few nights ago at work we had an IT meltdown which necessitated me contacting the developer in France. we couldn't do anything until he fixed the problem so I told everybody to chill out for a bit.

    it turned out that he was actually in London, in a hotel just around the corner so he came into the office....without telling me.

    the scene he walked in on:

    mad Danny was doing keepie-ups with his top off (Danny looks like a reject from 90's pop sensations East 17)

    a tiny Sri Lankan girl was rolling an improbably large bifta at her desk

    the three animals who do our scanning were snorting lines, drinking whisky and shouting at each other whilst playing cards

    big gay ray was asleep on the couch

    and this was blaring out of the stereo:




    i told him we run a tight ship.

    he was a bit confused but didn't seem bothered by any of it.

    i'm coming round on the French.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:58 am

    keepie-ups and bifta?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:49 pm

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:keepie-ups and bifta?

    juggling a soccer ball with the feet

    a spliff
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:05 pm

    Holy fuck.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Soma on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:01 pm

    Bruegel wrote:
    a tiny Sri Lankan girl was rolling an improbably large bifta at her desk

    I've got the horn.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by monotony on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:58 pm

    dude where do you work and how does one obtain gainful employ there
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:15 am

    Man, that is not at all how Cision did things.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:26 am

    10+ years of delivering results has afforded me a degree of autonomy.

    that said, its pretty tame these days compared to the pre-digital bacchanalia that predominated when I first did nights 14 years ago.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:16 pm

    Bruegel wrote:a tiny Sri Lankan girl was rolling an improbably large bifta at her desk

    lemme get her mobile number
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:17 pm

    Soma wrote:
    Bruegel wrote:
    a tiny Sri Lankan girl was rolling an improbably large bifta at her desk

    I've got the horn.

    god damnit
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:56 am

    Bruegel wrote:that said, its pretty tame these days compared to the pre-digital bacchanalia that predominated when I first did nights 14 years ago.
    I barely understand what you're saying here but I am pretty confident it is one of the finer posts this board has ever seen.

    Pozz'd. And just pozzing all of your shit this morning just because you're putting me in a really good mood despite my current lack of sleep.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 pm

    I had $5k taken out of my year end bonus from taxes.

    Fuck the US. No wonder I'm anti-American, anti-capitalism and will never vote again.

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