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    Post by WP64 on Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:38 am

    I just submitted an application that I have been working on for the past week for a really competitive position in New York City. This is an unexpected change of course for me, but I really hope that I at least advance into the next couple of stages of the process.

    Wish me luck! iwantsomeofthat
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:57 am

    Late to the party, but good luck man. Applications are the fucking worst. I hope that you at least get your foot in the door for an interview.
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    Post by C-poots on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:57 pm

    Going to stay with Levi's until end of March when we get bonuses and then moving back to NYC. Should be making enough money with the photography gigs and have enough saved that a move without a job should be fine for a few months if it comes to that.
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    Post by WP64 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:52 pm

    Thanks for the well wishes. It already didn't work out tho!

    Fortunately, I am not as bummed as I thought I would be. It would have been cool to get an interview, but I always knew there was a very outside chance of it. Now I am full speed ahead on my plan to move to Italy. It's probably for the best.
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    Post by C-poots on Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:22 pm

    I just purchased all that is necessary to build a small product photography studio so I'll be trying to pick up clients for this soon. Only thing is I took more responsibility at the office and committed to a more regular photo submission schedule for the Chronicle as well so I doubt I'm going to have a start-to-finish free day for the next 6 months or so. Good/bad
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    Post by Nick on Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:57 pm

    I have an important client visiting today and they want to get a drink later tonight at the Trump Hotel.

    There are hundreds of places in Chicago - thousands of places - and they pick the Trump fucking Hotel.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:39 pm

    You should go to the bathroom during your time there, take a gigantic shit, and don’t flush. Then later, leave the place with at least one stolen pint glass.
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    Post by zappo on Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:50 pm

    zappo wrote:After downing two bottles of wine at Tango Sur, on Friday, Andy T stopped off at some bar in the Trump Tower. He enjoyed a $22 cocktail or two and then went to the restroom to piss. He had to cut the cheese, though, and he wound up spray-farting his lobster boxers (his favorites) with "liquid poo." He went into a stall, took off his pants, removed his boxers, wiped his ass with those boxers, put back on his pants, threw away his shitty drawers in the little receptacle beneath the paper towel dispenser, and "free-balled it the rest of the night, dude."
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    Post by techno raj on Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:23 pm

    Petty vandalism may be satisfying in the moment, but some poor custodial worker is going to have to deal with any ensuing mess.

    If you really want to stick it to Trump, match the bar tab (or some multiplier thereof) in a donation to Trans Lifeline or a similar org.
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    Post by Nick on Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:38 pm

    Guys her family has a long standing Halloween tradition... they go to fucking Napa Valley.

    Whatever I’m on a late train home listening to the wonderful music of Low. Get to wake up in a few hours and do it all over again.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:21 am

    raj gibson wrote:Petty vandalism may be satisfying in the moment, but some poor custodial worker is going to have to deal with any ensuing mess.

    If you really want to stick it to Trump, match the bar tab (or some multiplier thereof) in a donation to Trans Lifeline or a similar org.

    Damn. I hate that you’re right re. vandalism, but I am sticking to my suggestion to do all the stealing from that monster and his enterprise.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:11 pm

    It's OK for some nitwit to suggest Trump fucking Tower in Chicago but it would be outrageous to object. Fucking clients man.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:30 pm

    Wish me luck... this is gonna be a stressful week.
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    Post by reuben on Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm

    Steamroll ‘em, Ned!
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    Post by WP64 on Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:26 am

    Good luck Ned!!

    My company decided to fuck me over and find some insane loophole to avoid paying me a $350 bonus that I absolutely earned and am fully deserving of. Even my direct supervisor is appalled by it. It ended with me telling the management, through the vessel of HR, that they can get stuffed and should definitely hire new people because I am no longer going to work weekends and overtime to cover for the fact that they are perpetually understaffed. I don't even care about the $350, but I am a man of principle and will not accept this flagrant robbery. Fuck em.
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    Post by jesus jones on Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:43 am

    sometimes i wonder if i'll ever make enough money from music to quit my restaurant jobs. it's really weird going from playing shows to hundreds of people in a huge room to asking some banker guy if he wants his cup of soup out first
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    Post by Nick on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm

    Carved out a great 20 minute opening this morning to take a dump and of course someone was using the handicap stahl.
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    Post by quip on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:37 pm

    i had to wear a borrowed cubs jersey for our company's sales kickoff event last tuesday. people would come up to me and start talking baseball and i would nod along politely but really have no idea what they were talking about.
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    Post by Nick on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:12 pm

    Co-worker sent me a Slack this evening: “Have you ever listened to Greta Van Fleet?”

    I haven’t responded.
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    Post by WP64 on Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 am

    I'm cracking up right now thinking about that.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:44 am

    Somebody in the office just said “yo la tengo.”
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    Post by jesus jones on Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:08 am

    jesus jones wrote:sometimes i wonder if i'll ever make enough money from music to quit my restaurant jobs. it's really weird going from playing shows to hundreds of people in a huge room to asking some banker guy if he wants his cup of soup out first
    lol how could i possibly think this would be an outcome i can look forward to in 2019+
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    Post by Nick on Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:33 am

    5 of my Slack channels at work are littered with GIFs from The Office.

    If it wouldn’t alienate me I’d type, “Show sucked, wasn’t funny, stop this.”
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    Post by WP64 on Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:41 am

    Is it common in offices for people to communicate primarily through Gchats and e-mails and basically avoid any face-to-face interaction. Because that was the vibe in the office that I was working in and it was really fucking awkward. There would be people working in the cubicle next to me that would send me a gchat rather than just standing up and asking me something directly. I hated it so much.

    I hate the idea of a Slack channel filled with recycled GIFs from a stupid American sitcom. It's makes me cringe.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:28 pm

    WP64 wrote:Is it common in offices for people to communicate primarily through Gchats and e-mails and basically avoid any face-to-face interaction. Because that was the vibe in the office that I was working in and it was really fucking awkward. There would be people working in the cubicle next to me that would send me a gchat rather than just standing up and asking me something directly. I hated it so much.

    I hate the idea of a Slack channel filled with recycled GIFs from a stupid American sitcom. It's makes me cringe.

    Given my proximity to Silicon Valley, I can speak with authority when I say that at least half of techy office workers would prefer this.

    On some level I understand have a communication protocol. It's very annoying when people tap you on the shoulder all fucking day to cut into your workflow and ask some dumb question. 

    Slack is a massive, massive cultural thing. Slack channels for non-work conversations get DEEP. Discussions over who posts good content and who is an egotistical spammer. People fucking love chatting!

    jesus jones wrote:
    jesus jones wrote:sometimes i wonder if i'll ever make enough money from music to quit my restaurant jobs. it's really weird going from playing shows to hundreds of people in a huge room to asking some banker guy if he wants his cup of soup out first
    lol how could i possibly think this would be an outcome i can look forward to in 2019+

    this is how i feel about even trying to be a writer and why i haven't

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