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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:51 am

    going by the experience of my uni peers I'd probably have taken up a permanent position as a skeleton in a Transcaucasian ditch by now

    that or sitting in the Uzbek Supreme Assembly
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:06 am

    Bruegel wrote:my fourth year dissertation was on russian nationalism in the former soviet republics.

    i honestly underestimated how big of a force this would be for some of the older generation who were born during the height of Russian global influence. i also don't think i understood what a deep force that language-based nationalism is in the former Eastern Bloc. i have been quick to dismiss the notion that languages that are mutually intelligible can divide peoples minds so strongly, but will have to adjust my thinking for the future. looking it up, the schism of the East Slavic languages happened a lot longer ago than i thought. i would honestly read that dissertation if it was still available somewhere.

    i guess if Montenegrins think they have their own language than anyone can.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:54 am

    jasperness wrote:
    Bruegel wrote:my fourth year dissertation was on russian nationalism in the former soviet republics.
    i would honestly read that dissertation if it was still available somewhere.
    must be on a floppy somewhere in my parents house  

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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by DBaggins on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:50 pm

    My entire area got downgraded from level 3 development support. Answering phones and taking tickets while still doing our jobs and oncall. My title is the same but we're called the l1 service desk. About to take a job that pays 90k yet I'm service desk lol
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:59 pm

    doesn't sound too much like the blues, T.O.

    how in the world is some company in Tennessee throwing around 90k to someone whose job function involves "taking tickets"?

    keep getting them checks bro
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:17 pm

    Co-worker who shares a wall with me is having roof problems and cannot stop talking on the phone and with other co-workers about them. I would not mind this much but she pronounces "roof" like it rhymes with "woof" and every time I hear it I wish I were deaf.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by yancy on Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:52 pm

    I say "roof" like "woof." Pretty sure I used to say it like "boo," but moving from the south to the Chicago area changed me. My great aunt from Tennessee has the most extreme booth/tooth/roof O-accent I've ever heard. Sounds very country.

    Still can't get onboard with my wife's pronunciation of root (rhymes with foot).
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:21 pm

    Is this a midwestern thing? Do you also call the front step a "stoop"?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Soma on Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:52 pm

    yancy wrote: My great aunt from Tennessee has the most extreme booth/tooth/roof O-accent I've ever heard. Sounds very country.

    Wait, these words have different o sounds in standard American-English?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by yancy on Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:05 pm

    Depends on where you live.
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    Post by reuben on Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:05 pm

    Not in my standard American English.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:36 pm

    reuben wrote: she pronounces "roof" like it rhymes with "woof"
    I'm still uncertain how she's pronouncing it.

    My co-worker has been up in arms lately about people pronouncing "crayon" with one syllable.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:24 am

    Duff... wrote:
    reuben wrote: she pronounces "roof" like it rhymes with "woof"
    I'm still uncertain how she's pronouncing it.

    My co-worker has been up in arms lately about people pronouncing "crayon" with one syllable.
    http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/staticmaps/q_25.html choice "b"
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:52 pm

    I listened to Workingman's Dead on the way to work, this morning.


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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:48 pm

    OMG I had to listen in on an internal call and this chick said "Strategy Initiative" like 30 fucking times.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:31 pm

    Had some soul sucking management training today. You know, the kind where all people are placed into 4 different buckets and only respond to a handful of motivators that are backed by research so obviously indisputable.

    Don't think the Veep liked my feedback when I said this is my kryptonite.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:22 am

    I've been in NYC for less than 24 hours and am already sick of the smell & all these people. Gonna be running to the airport on Friday.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by undo on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:03 pm

    Does someone here work in a blood bank or in some kind of public health job? I remember someone posting about it on the old board.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:13 pm

    Nick wrote:I've been in NYC for less than 24 hours and am already sick of the smell & all these people. Gonna be running to the airport on Friday.

    Lets get lunch Nick.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:14 pm

    undo wrote:Does someone here work in a blood bank or in some kind of public health job? I remember someone posting about it on the old board.
    I think this was James D?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by undo on Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:59 am

    what happened to him
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:19 am

    C-poots wrote:
    Nick wrote:I've been in NYC for less than 24 hours and am already sick of the smell & all these people. Gonna be running to the airport on Friday.

    Lets get lunch Nick.

    Next time I am in New York I'd be happy to. On my way to the airport now!
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:48 pm

    Having to spend the day working on my bi-yearly self evaluation & then do my peer / direct report evals.

    Only listening to Earth on Spotify and chomping on toothpicks are getting me through this day.

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