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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 07:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

porruka (Admin) – February 16, 2016 12:34PM Reply Quote
New year. Same me. Proceed accordingly.
John Willoughby
Well, my company just unexpectedly fired its CEO. Fun ahead.

The gaming's afoot!

El Jeffe – February 16, 2016 04:41PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
we did that once, too. seriously was the undoing of OUR great company, imo.

ddt – February 25, 2016 06:36PM Reply Quote
Was talking w/ someone in an accelerator about freelance work (she has an idea for an app, and someone made some mockup screens, some Russian programmers are working on the back end, she doesn't know how the app would work for the user, but wants someone to do all the "finished" iOS, Android, and web screens). I said I could do that, and also work on the interaction design (currently she has no idea how all the features would fit together; for example, one of the mockups someone did for her has maybe 15 things a user could do on that one screen). She passed, because " I am going to hold off in going forward with your services for now. I am looking to get the website and app design up as soon as possible and not ready for the usability piece yet."

To me, this is like saying "I just want to get the article words on the page as soon as possible and am not ready for research, grammar, or diction."


ARL (Moderator) – February 25, 2016 07:34PM Reply Quote
To be fair, news Corp & Fox have got by doing that for years...

Cloudscout – February 25, 2016 08:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
How does everyone feel about employers starting their own PACs and soliciting employees to donate to those PACs, complete with payroll deduction programs?

ARL (Moderator) – February 25, 2016 08:08PM Reply Quote
Soliciting or forcing?

El Jeffe – February 25, 2016 08:50PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I would not like that PAC thing.

Cloudscout – February 25, 2016 09:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!

I may or may not know of another employer that has recently done something similar.

John Willoughby – February 25, 2016 11:06PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Not only are corporations people, they're assholes.

johnny k – February 26, 2016 12:19AM Reply Quote
Huh, if it's tied into payroll deductions, that could easily lead to your career being tied to corporate tithing.
I wonder if it's legal to give the employees extra money, and tell them they can designate the recipient of it among charities and PACs. Probably would be laundering.

dharlow – March 29, 2016 11:58PM Reply Quote
Ugh, had a very trusted and important employee today tell me they want to leave the company...

johnny k – March 30, 2016 12:42AM Reply Quote
Why, would be the question. Sounds like you might be able to still do something about it?
I have a great employee that is not afraid to tell me exactly what he thinks on occasion. It sucks to hear it sometimes, but he's telling me because he wants his situation to improve here.

dharlow – March 30, 2016 01:52AM Reply Quote
Well the person won't really tell me other than it is not because they are not happy, and that is very frustrating. Clearly there is something wrong.

Cloudscout – March 30, 2016 01:24PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
We just lost another very talented infrastructure engineer. That's three in the last 6 months. It's sad to watch. It doesn't have any direct impact on my work but it is frustrating because I believe in what we do and would like to see us hold on to quality people.

John Willoughby – April 06, 2016 11:16AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
That moment at work when you realize that, despite your project having been made "highest priority" by your boss, nobody has told the people providing the audio and video to you to prioritize it. So, I will have an empty shell up and running on my due date. On the plus side, I can make an empty shell pretty damn robust; it should fly through QA.

johnny k – April 06, 2016 02:11PM Reply Quote
I think a gaming machine I play through a bash shell would be pretty cool. Could write a script to lose money as quickly as possible, no fluff.

John Willoughby – April 06, 2016 05:36PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
One of my co-workers, speaking without reflection, proposed the idea of a gaming machine that you could start playing and then leave unattended to gamble away until your return (or, more likely, when it ran out of money).

That's all we need: remove whatever entertainment value that the games provide. Might as well buy lottery tickets.

El Jeffe – April 06, 2016 07:57PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
can I tag on?
Perhaps be able to "Pass Off" the display/interface to their iPhone while on-premise? They could dine and still play while virtually-tethered to it?

John Willoughby – April 06, 2016 08:25PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I'll pass that on to him. I think that the regulators would consider this online play, which would suggest that we wouldn't even need the casino machine and they could just play on the web.

dharlow – April 19, 2016 11:19PM Reply Quote
Another bitch by the boss, found out today the person leaving (as mentioned above) has been moonlighting with my direct competitor in the area of course totally against their employment agreement.

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