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Rawr! wrote:
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I recently got a big credit increase, and now the challenge is not to use it, since I can't imagine how I'd pay off my cards if they were to max out,

"Max" out. Hee hee.

Groan...


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You walked into that one. Naked.


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Limeylongears wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
It's a bit chilly today, with a high of 57, but with the sun out, it's still quite nice. :-)

Chilly, he says.

Practically bloody tropical, I say.

SOMEONE who gets it!


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Cap'n Yesterday's Spring Fever wrote:

Gets out fan, begins blowing the warmth towards Limey, which, hilariously enough, must pass over Freehold.

And that's how you multitask.

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Freehold -why don't you just move to Alaska or something?

because I already live in the greatest city in the world.


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Pea Bear possibly has a broken finger, luckily her pediatrician hadn't left yet, so she's there. :-(


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That sucks, CY. :(
Hope she's okay and the finger isn't actually broken.


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Hopefully. :-)

She's had x-rays, now they wait...

Edit: the general took her, I just got update, I love mobile phones!


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Not broken - text from the general. :-)


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captain yesterday wrote:
Not broken - text from the general. :-)

Glad to hear her finger is not broken.


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In celebration of news from the leafy one (OK really more coincident to the news), it's a new monster


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Rawr! wrote:

In celebration of news from the leafy one (OK really more coincident to the news), it's a new monster

Sweet Revenge!


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Oh good! Morally-acceptable bacon production!


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Rawr! wrote:

In celebration of news from the leafy one (OK really more coincident to the news), it's a new monster

Tammy didn't even realize she could have her own Waddles!


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Bloody Australia. Even the water is dangerous.


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2 associates and a supervisor sacked (or transferred) in one week, all for separate issues. The boss is just about done with some of the problems we have. I don't even disagree with any of it so far. The supervisor couldn't go 5 minutes without picking a fight with somebody, one person wanted to be irresponsible with a cash drawer, and one just cannot be persuaded that the weekly schedule is not a suggestion.


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Yeah some of my younger workers have the same attitude (that the weekly schedule is merely a suggestion). Was there a thing for a certain group of parents to do everything they could to shelter their children from responsibility? If so they weren't doing their kids any favors as nobody is going to promote a person who can't be bothered to show up as scheduled. That is if they don't just fire them outright. I wonder if that is a part of the statistic showing a large number of children living at home after school is finished.


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Super nice today, 68 degrees and sunny. Today I begin to terrace the garden. :-)

Or maybe level out the blue stone patio in the front.

So many possibilities...

Dark Archive

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Tammy the Lich wrote:
Rawr! wrote:

In celebration of news from the leafy one (OK really more coincident to the news), it's a new monster

Tammy didn't even realize she could have her own Waddles!

You're welcome! I've got a million of 'em! Literally! We're running out of room in the barns here, and I'm working in eight dimensions!


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HOLY S#~+


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Well, any boss who can't give the same schedule to their employees every single week is kind of a dick, anyway. I don't care what the industry is, there's no excuse if you have sufficient numbers of workers to not offer consistency. I don't care if everyone else in the industry does it this way - it's stupid, wrong, and inconsiderate to your employees.

...and any job you lose for not bending over backwards to swap hours week after week after week is probably one that doesn't check your references, drug test, or even look at a resume, so it's not like it'll be hard to replace, anyway.

This isn't necessarily about Rosita's situation; I just was reminded of my days working in restaurants and retail long, long ago.


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Hear hear!


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Jedi Vulcan vs Sith Predator


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I still think I should be able to favorite with aliases. >:-(


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The Green Tea Gamer wrote:
Well, any boss who can't give the same schedule to their employees every single week is kind of a dick, anyway. I don't care what the industry is, there's no excuse if you have sufficient numbers of workers to not offer consistency. I don't care if everyone else in the industry does it this way - it's stupid, wrong, and inconsiderate to your employees.

Thing is, a lot of retail shifts suck, and I wouldn't want to do them consistently every single week. Especially as a weekend worker. With shifti g schedules, I get a Saturday or a Friday off every few weeks, and only have to open on Sinday half the time. I'd rather this than open every single Sunday, or never get a Saturday off. Also factors into hours needs. With three sackings, they need more of us. That means thirty hour weeks. With school, I can't do that consistently. So we and a few other guys are taking turns doing it for one week each, instead of one person getting slammed. If I could choose between a consistent weekly schedule and a shifting one, I'd keep the shifting one.

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...and any job you lose for not bending over backwards to swap hours week after week after week is probably one that doesn't check your references, drug test, or even look at a resume, so it's not like it'll be hard to replace, anyway.

Well, San Francisco does have a low wage labor shortage. Pretty much any retail takes some effort to replace (which makes three sackings all the more surprising). There is a good rationale for not drug testing, though. The rate of recreational drug use is sky high here, given our quasi-legalization of weed. If we actively drug tested, we'd lose good people like crazy, so we only drug test if the supervisors think the employee is high on shift. Corporate has basically decided on an informal Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.


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Aranna wrote:

Yeah some of my younger workers have the same attitude (that the weekly schedule is merely a suggestion). Was there a thing for a certain group of parents to do everything they could to shelter their children from responsibility? If so they weren't doing their kids any favors as nobody is going to promote a person who can't be bothered to show up as scheduled. That is if they don't just fire them outright. I wonder if that is a part of the statistic showing a large number of children living at home after school is finished.

Eh. Older generations have been calling newer generations lazy and irresponsible since before Plato, and everything I know about the 60s tells me we aren't really any different now in this regard.


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Why, back in my day you could get a nickel for a turnip. And motor carriages ran on Flubber. damn kids today and their new fangled smart belts. Why back in my day, kids worked fourteen hours for a turnip. Which was a nickel in those days....


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Maybe they're not getting any lazier, but this is easily the wimpiest generation with the "oh please no free speech on campus, words hurt so dearly" movement.


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Why back in my day, you had to pay a turnip just to ask to go to the Bidderdoo, which is what we called John back then...


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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Maybe they're not getting any lazier, but this is easily the wimpiest generation with the "oh please no free speech on campus, words hurt so dearly" movement.

I think you'll find that most of us college kids don't really like those people, and they aren't so common as they are loud and attention grabbing. The media likes to sensationalize the stupid, attention grabbing bits and not cover the more reasonable fights most of us are picking.

And, again, 60s. I've seen no evidence that the Baby Boomers were any more or less sane with their protesting than us today.


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I was planning on a game today. Instead the general is driving the kids out to the grandparents house for the night.


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I'm sure we'll manage...


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I was about to say, you get the best game of all when the kids are gone!


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Indeed!


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I get your point about outliers, but the boomers weren't protesting something as foundational as the first amendment.


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This is good.


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I hope one of them isn't B#@!!~~ crazy, I'm pretty sure I haven't been misusing that one. :-)


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Redbeard the High Elder wrote:
I get your point about outliers, but the boomers weren't protesting something as foundational as the first amendment.

I'd question that, but that means specific examples and we're getting dangerously close to flaming bicycle territory as it is.


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Yes, sir! We're on standby mode.

Damn, why does the s&~! hit the fan when the boss is out...


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Aranna wrote:

Yeah some of my younger workers have the same attitude (that the weekly schedule is merely a suggestion). Was there a thing for a certain group of parents to do everything they could to shelter their children from responsibility? If so they weren't doing their kids any favors as nobody is going to promote a person who can't be bothered to show up as scheduled. That is if they don't just fire them outright. I wonder if that is a part of the statistic showing a large number of children living at home after school is finished.

I've posted it before and I'll post it again: Show up to work on time, do your job, and don't slack off, and you'll be the best employee your boss has ever had.

Sad, but true.

And now that I've been in the work force for 30+ years, I'll say that slackers have always existed, but a higher percentage of today's teens and early twentysomethings have the "I'm too good for this job" attitude. Yes, I have 50-year-old friends who are STILL like that. But having been on hiring committees for 20+ years now, I am definitely seeing more of the, "Who cares that there's a typo on my resume? It's the cell phone era! No one cares about spelling any more!" attitude and the like.

Not some fundamental paradigm shift, but if I had to throw numbers at the thing I'd say around 10-20% of my 1990's interviews had that, "You should be honored I'm considering working for you" attitude, and nowadays it's closer to 30%. Enough to notice. Not enough to scream that the sky (or flaming bikes) is falling...


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FHDM has a flaming bike
You can flaming ride it if you flaming well like
But you'll probably burn your bum
Unless you have asbestos pants on.


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THERE IS TAKOYAKI AT BONCHON

TAKOYAKI

AT

BONCHON

DEAR GOD WE ARE LIVING IN THE FUTURE


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NobodysHome wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Yeah some of my younger workers have the same attitude (that the weekly schedule is merely a suggestion). Was there a thing for a certain group of parents to do everything they could to shelter their children from responsibility? If so they weren't doing their kids any favors as nobody is going to promote a person who can't be bothered to show up as scheduled. That is if they don't just fire them outright. I wonder if that is a part of the statistic showing a large number of children living at home after school is finished.

I've posted it before and I'll post it again: Show up to work on time, do your job, and don't slack off, and you'll be the best employee your boss has ever had.

Sad, but true.

And now that I've been in the work force for 30+ years, I'll say that slackers have always existed, but a higher percentage of today's teens and early twentysomethings have the "I'm too good for this job" attitude. Yes, I have 50-year-old friends who are STILL like that. But having been on hiring committees for 20+ years now, I am definitely seeing more of the, "Who cares that there's a typo on my resume? It's the cell phone era! No one cares about spelling any more!" attitude and the like.

Not some fundamental paradigm shift, but if I had to throw numbers at the thing I'd say around 10-20% of my 1990's interviews had that, "You should be honored I'm considering working for you" attitude, and nowadays it's closer to 30%. Enough to notice. Not enough to scream that the sky (or flaming bikes) is falling...

rides around the thread

Okay, Freehold is in better shape. Thus isn't as agonizing as it could be.

Still.

HE ain't light.


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Get the recipe! If this is the future, society could fall at any time.

we must be prepared!!


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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Maybe they're not getting any lazier, but this is easily the wimpiest generation with the "oh please no free speech on campus, words hurt so dearly" movement.

Is that worse than the "oh no, someone said bad things about me, I must publicly murder him because I was hurt by his words" social attitude of the ages past?


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Yes sir, I realize absinthe doesn't make targeting easier. Yes sir, I realize ultimate power brings ultimate responsibility. No sir, I don't think we should've given you the remote targeting system for the weekend. I understand sir, an epic bike bonfire in the shape of Prince it is sir. No sir, you're crying!!


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DEEP IMPACT


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IT'S ON EVERY TV


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The top five bands as far as quantity of songs in my ITunes library.

1. Pearl Jam (162 songs)
2. Rancid (99)
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (96)
4. Sublime (96)
5. The Ziggens (94)

Flogging Molly, Tori Amos, and Bruce Springsteen are tied for 6th with 72 songs.


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This explains so much: in politics, in religion, and in forum debates, this little look at anti-vaccination concepts is... illuminating.

It also reveals just how much confirmation bias I have towards science-sounding groups that seem to know what they're talking about. :D

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