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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 02:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

El Jeffe – May 23, 2008 11:32AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
can you at least proxy around to some pron to take your mind off of it?

El Jeffe – June 04, 2008 11:37AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Okay. I've about had it. I don't want to walk in the door another day.
What can I do?
I am about to explode.

Cloudscout – June 04, 2008 12:07PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Take your travelers checks to another resort.

El Jeffe – June 04, 2008 12:12PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'm afraid my currency has been devalued. (afraid... not sure)

Madaracs – June 04, 2008 12:15PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I am a meat popsicle.

rino – June 04, 2008 03:56PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Ugh -- seriously? I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm not unhappy but I really want to be doing something completely different. After 10 years at a job, even though it's changed every 3 years, I'm tired. Plus, sitting at a desk all day and commuting is causing atrophy despite my exercise.

El Jeffe – June 05, 2008 07:06AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
and hair loss?

rino – June 05, 2008 07:57AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Very funny.

If you must -- my hair was thinning a bit in my mid 20s! At 29 in the heat of a sweltering Chicago summer where I had to work outside(!) I started cutting it very short. Have kept it that way ever since. But yes. I'm a cue ball and damn comfortable too.

El Jeffe – June 05, 2008 12:03PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
speaking of sun and hair. A guy at work got a sunburn and his eyebrow came back ghost-white.

rino – June 05, 2008 03:34PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
He only has one?

btw: it hurts to have your head sunburned.

El Jeffe – June 05, 2008 05:45PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
just one had this bunny-fur-white change to it.

Dave Loudin – June 06, 2008 07:18AM Reply Quote
Quote
rino
btw: it hurts to have your head sunburned.

Boy, howdy, don't I know! Being extremely low on noggin follicles, I have to keep reminding myself to wear a hat in the sun. I'm well into the second scalp peel of the season, just for watching a softball game.

Cloudscout – June 06, 2008 09:22AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I have to remember to put something under my bike helmet when I ride or I get the hole pattern from the helmet burned onto my scalp.

Cloudscout – June 06, 2008 09:43AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
My experiments with commuting has reached comical proportions at the office. Here's an email exchange this afternoon:

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From: Humberto
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 12:58 PM
To: Engineers
Subject: WFH

I will be WFH for the rest of the day. it would NOT be fun to walk back home when the winds pick up even more later today.

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From: Sparby
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 1:18 PM
To: Engineers
Subject: RE: WFH

Just get a skateboard and a big sail.

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From: Brian
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 1:26 PM
To: Engineers
Subject: RE: WFH

Don't ever take Sparby's advice on alternative methods of transportation...

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From: Dirk
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 1:27 PM
To: Engineers
Subject: RE: WFH

If his roller skates had regenerative braking, he could *totally* recharge his laptop on the way home...

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From: Sparby
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 1:32 PM
To: Engineers
Subject: RE: WFH

Psh.

Everybody knows that regenerative braking for rollerblades is a fool's endeavor.

What you need to do is make a hat with a stirling engine built in so you can harness the excess heat your body generates from all that exercise.

You could _SO_ power your iPod off of that.

El Jeffe – June 11, 2008 12:46AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
work is really sucking. I just know cuts are coming and I will be out. I've never had my body feel like it's in panic mode for a sustained weeks-long period.

johnny k – June 11, 2008 06:52AM Reply Quote
Have you been looking for the next thing? You've been sounding stressed for a while now... if you're let go, it could be a blessing in disguise. Hope you find a better situation.

ddt – June 11, 2008 07:11AM Reply Quote
sorry to hear, bill. take care of yourself -- stress can do bad things.

ddt

stan adams – June 11, 2008 07:23AM Reply Quote
In the past I was in the "cuts are coming" shit-chute and I know how stressful it is. I have managed to get better positions. My skills are pretty good and I mostly know what gets people hired, though that doesn't help get over the "why the hell doesn't EVERYBODY want ME" feeling that come in the days following interviews with no feedback...

In the event that they do cut you loose:

#1 Take maximum advantage of the time and monetary advantages afforded by not having to go to work. Assuming there is some severance payment it can be a nice opportunity to try managing funds in a different way than having paychecks.

#2 Physical things tend to do wonders to keep one's mind from craziness. Walking is free as are a lot of other things that you take for granted when you are on the "up at 5AM' schedule of work.

#3 Community colleges have lots of really cheap courses, some of which are really good. The instructors sometimes even have connections that are useful for new jobs, and being in any kind of classroom kind of gives me a useful perspective on what I do and what it worth learning.

John Willoughby – June 11, 2008 09:37AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Well, I'll have a boss again soon. I left the big casino video slots job I had held for four years in 2006, and tried working for a company more in start-up mode. It had a lot of good points, but it had a lot of things that came to piss me off, too. I'm going back to programming some form of casino game at the same company I left in 2006 at the end of the month. It will be tedious work, but larger paychecks, better benefits, and annual bonuses equal to ten percent of my wage will ease my pain.

stan adams – June 11, 2008 09:43AM Reply Quote
...and more opportunity to embed secret codes so that you can secretly allow the machines to give distant relatives huge payoffs...

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