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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:09 pm

    a surprise layoff today of the closest thing to what i'd call a work mentor leaves me a bit swimming in the ocean on my own. so i'll probably not get a good night's sleep for the next couple of weeks. bollocks. Evil or Very Mad
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    Post by Nick on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:46 am

    Rough way to start the year, man.
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    Post by DBaggins on Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:03 am

    Just started my new job and it was way oversold to me by the company. Took the job thinking I'd gain a shit ton of experience, but really it's just ultra repetitive memorization work. I can't really complain cause I'm making $20k more than my last job though.
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    Post by quip on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:20 pm

    what needs memorizing in this day and age?
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    Post by DBaggins on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:19 pm

    nothing it's all written down in the sharepoint site. None of these people understand anything about software or hardware, just memorization of where to find the information they need to fix shit. I just took an interview for a tier 2 help desk manager that pays more than this job.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:04 pm

    I'm pretty sure the IT guy at my job is an idiot. The next time he asks me if he can use the ladder, I'm going to ask him why can't he just stand on a chair.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:34 am

    umm, got promoted again this week. my life is weird.
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    Post by Duff... on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:11 am

    This thread seems wrong without Avec.
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    Post by yancy on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:00 pm

    If I was kmac's new boss I'd be very nervous.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:24 pm

    putting off going to the office right now to eat eggs & goat cheese & watch the Spurs v Grizzlies game

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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:20 pm

    Finished work at 730, went home to sleep (guitar riff)
    Woke up at 4 (drum kick)
    Left for work at 430 (guitar riff)
    Gotta get there by 5 (drum kick)
    Gonna drive to MI-chi-gan (guitar riff)
    I got halfway to work on the open highways when my phone rang it was the boss he said the meeting was cancelled I'm goin' back home...WHOOO-ah, I got the workingman's bluuueees! (Guitar riff & solo)
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    Post by zappo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:52 pm

    The last office at which I worked had some bathroom issues. Also, Yancy.

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    Post by zappo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:55 pm

    This needs to be something here at Yancy's Secret Garden. I don't know what, but something. This was posted because somebody was clogging all of the toilets with toilet paper, rendering the office smelly and its workers both ill-tempered and unable to relieve themselves.

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    Post by zappo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:56 pm

    I was just getting into Breaking Bad, at the time. Nobody even believed me that this was real.

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    Post by Ted Falconi on Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:11 pm

    Obnoxious co-worker has been yelling "Mikemikemikemike!  What day is it?" at me five times a day for the past 2 weeks.  I'd always answer "Uh, Thursday" or whatever day it was.  Finally yesterday he said "Come on, just play along!"  I told him I didn't know what he was talking about.  He told me about this Geico commercial with the camel, and played me the youtube.

    Today I told him "Stop doing that.  It's not funny.  I'm not offended or anything, it's just not actually funny".

    He's not going to stop though.  Maybe I'll report him to HR.
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    Post by C-poots on Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:35 pm

    I have some job interviews coming up. Been non-part-time unemployed this whole time. Wish me luck bros.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:52 am

    Ted Falconi wrote:He told me about this Geico commercial with the camel, and played me the youtube.


    well, this version is kinda funny
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:40 pm

    The commercials are fine. Funny, even.

    This guy loudly imitating it several times a day isn't.
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    Post by undo on Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:56 pm

    someone left this up on one of the computers here when I came in, not sure who but it was one of the two people who were here before me

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    Post by Nick on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:46 pm

    Dude who tops my list of "Co-worker Most Likely To Kill Us All In A Hail Of Gunfire" asked me to train with him for a triathlon. I told him a don't like swimming.

    He waited about 5 minutes and them sent me an IM saying "how about a marathon instead?" I told him I really am not in the mindset to do this and he responds "..."

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    Post by WP64 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:18 am

    If he ever asks again you should tell him that you only compete in IRONMAN events and do all your training alone, preferably in extreme climates.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:37 pm

    yesterday someone in a meeting said "yes, you completely kicked the nail in the head on that"
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    Post by reuben on Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:11 pm

    That's brilliant and I'm stealing it.
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    Post by Nick on Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:55 am

    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.
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    Post by C-poots on Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:26 am

    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

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