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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by yancy on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:56 pm

    Yeah, my bonus got hammered too, although not quite as hard. You forgot to add #firstworldproblems.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by vIv on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:29 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


     Science! Science! Science! Science! Science! Science! Science! Science! 

    Oh man. This track.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:06 pm

    Janitor tasked with refreshing the toilet paper pushed on the stahl door I was using just now. Saw it was locked and rolled 2 new rolls under the door. Much respect. Dude is not giving a fuck.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:08 pm

    thanks to coworker hijinks while i was last away from the office for several days, now joining the ranks of things on my wall (willie nelson, lou reed, slash, a baby picture of me, a blackhawks playoff towel, a souvenir US flag, a small pacific rim poster) are gigantic posters of 1) Justin Bieber and 2) One Direction

    they are on the wall behind me, hence i am not constantly staring at them, so i see no immediate reason to take them down. i do tend to forget they are there until someone is giving a new hire a tour and they see them for the first time.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by coyote on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:42 am

    I've been working close to 70 hours a week this whole winter and I'm not even on the "overtime desired list." Being forced to work over 40. With a newborn at home. Good money but quite a dark situation at hand, and not sustainable for good. Giddy and can't sleep due to the impending blizzard to hit tonight.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:32 am

    just gave someone their review. he awkwardly makes small talk throughout most of it, bringing up the family dog he's been living with for the last 2 months. on multiple occasions, the dog was referenced as "it" by him while I kept trying to deduce whether it was male or female and looking for indicators on which to use. i left the review and the conversation convinced he has no idea what the sex of the dog he's been watching is.
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    Post by zappo on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:01 pm

    Fire him.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:06 pm

    i need someone who is adequate and unambitious in his role. he is perfect for it.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:48 pm

    I interviewed a girl the other day and asked her what she is interested in outside the workplace.

    Her answer was, "Well, I am obsessed with my dog!" I felt myself slump down in the chair and was all kill me now if she is ever in the same office.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:54 pm

    Nick do you ever share your passion for messageboarding with coworkers?
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    Post by Nick on Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:03 pm

    Yea I told one dude the other day I racked up thousands of posts on the Sound Opinions Message Board after he brought up some article by Greg Kot.

    I work with people that regularly donate to Kickstarter projects so bringing up elite boarding as a hobby ain't no thang to be embarrassed about.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Ted Falconi on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:19 pm

    CEO got shitcanned today. It was presented to us as "As of 9am today Rob decided to step down." But there's just no way. He spent an hour and a half yesterday reaming my boss out about some insignificant bullshit. Doesn't sound like a guy who's going to call in the next morning and quit.

    IT guy told me he was begging via text to give him access to his email for a few minutes.

    I assume that it's written into these guy's contracts that when they're fired, the company has to say they quit.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by coyote on Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:49 pm

    Ted I thought you owned a small business in the city? Didn't know you worked for the man
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:13 am

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:just gave someone their review
    just over half way through 15 of these. i'll put together an edited highlights post at some point. having a lot of fun with them.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by yancy on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:52 pm

    It's both amazing and terrifying that multiple people on this board are other people's bosses/supervisors/whatever.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Ted Falconi on Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:34 pm

    coyote wrote:Ted I thought you owned a small business in the city?  Didn't know you worked for the man

    I did for 11 years, but closed in July 2012.
    I'd always done other things - temp jobs, worked the Census in 2010, freelance artwork - and this one 4 week temp assignment kept getting extended and finally they offered me a permanent job, so I took it. Then they kept giving me raises and promotions, and it was getting harder and harder to make any money running the store, so we shut it down.

    Wrote up 2 reviews today, btw.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:21 am

    the other day in a review i wrote this terrible line, "the only constant we have is change."

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    Post by reuben on Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:55 pm

    In next year's review for this guy you should write "the more things change the more they stay the same" just to mess his mind up.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:51 am

    Ever have that thing where someone is talking really loudly at you so you raise your voice to answer her and then she huffs off mad at you because you "yelled"?
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:08 pm

    that's a default power move in my household. my parents always escalate "discussions" into loud back and forths until someone gets accused of "yelling" and then takes up a super defensive posture.

    it takes an embarrassing lack of self-awareness to pull off the move.
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    Post by reuben on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:55 pm

    I'm a quiet guy by nature, so any time I raise my voice a little bit people think I'm yelling. If I actually yelled they'd probably call the cops.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:13 am

    reuben wrote:I'm a quiet guy by nature, so any time I raise my voice a little bit people think I'm yelling.  If I actually yelled they'd probably call the cops.

    yes, this. although it means when you do actually yell people get in order.
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    Post by yancy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:23 pm

    jasperness wrote:that's a default power move in my household. my parents always escalate "discussions" into loud back and forths until someone gets accused of "yelling" and then takes up a super defensive posture.

    it takes an embarrassing lack of self-awareness to pull off the move.
    aka "u mad"
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    Post by Bruegel on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 am

    my fourth year dissertation was on russian nationalism in the former soviet republics. would probably be very busy right now if had taken a different career path.


    the EC (who we monitor for) have sounded me out about a secondment but fuck moving to Brussels indefinitely. my gf is not ready to become an elite booze widow quite yet.
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    Post by Bruegel on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:38 am

    spent an hour on the phone to a mate from uni last night discussing Transnistria for an article he is doing for the Beeb.

    I was going to do a year placement there if had chosen to go the MA/PhD route (rather than the junky drop-out route). I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't like to see what I'd be doing now if I had carried on my studies but I certainly don't regret my chosen path.

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