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Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Meh, outside cakes are too sweet for me.

Besides I find it an affront to use artificial flavorings, which I can taste in commercially made banana cakes.

Do it with REAL bananas. Believe me, no flavorings involved.

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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

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Ok, I really didn't see that coming.

And THAT too.

*gets dressed with a sigh*

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The Game Hamster wrote:

I drink tea and coffee!!

I drink tea and coffee hot.
I drink tea and coffee cold...
What does that make me??

Edit I feel like this should rhyme,
But I just don't have any time...

I drink tea and coffee in the pot

9 days old!

FIFY

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Evil Kjeldorn wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Heretic! Repent from your sins! Drink the heavenly tea instead of ghastly coffee!

For me it's more like I wouldn't be able to taste the difference between English Breakfast Tea, Irish breakfast tea and Scottish breakfast Tea.

Pfffff…

Ahahahahahhahahahahaha!

hahaha…

ha...

*Wipes eyes*

*Sips coffee*

Wanna know what tea is? Its hippie-fuel.

Hey, I'll tell you I know people from fairy land who drink tea...

And I'm not a hippie!


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Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Meh, outside cakes are too sweet for me.

Besides I find it an affront to use artificial flavorings, which I can taste in commercially made banana cakes.

Do it with REAL bananas. Believe me, no flavorings involved.

** spoiler omitted **

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

** spoiler omitted **

Ok, I really didn't see that coming.

And THAT too.

*gets dressed with a sigh*

there is no emoticon that can properly relate my happiness over this post.


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DeathQuaker wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
DeathQuaker wrote:
*rudely threadbombs the cool kids' clubhouse to recruit pirates*
hey you.

Hey me!

(Honestly I was going to try to converse more, and I enjoy reading your banter, but y'all move way too fast for me. Plus, this Forum is Way Too Long.)

you are always welcome here, whether or not you bring captain crunch french toast.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Moorluck wrote:

I love when I finally get caught up on this thread, I forgot how much I missed it.

How is everyone today?

awake, clothed, upright, and at work.

Asking me for anything more is folly. Unless it relates to abscondi-cave activities, mind.

My day is the opposite, I've gotten inventory done and all my expenses for the month totaled and sent in, so I've nothing to do today but answer the phone and goof off.


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Moorluck wrote:

I love when I finally get caught up on this thread, I forgot how much I missed it.

How is everyone today?

Sweaty and filthy!

So, a typical Friday. :-)

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captain yesterday wrote:
Moorluck wrote:

I love when I finally get caught up on this thread, I forgot how much I missed it.

How is everyone today?

Sweaty and filthy!

So, a typical Friday. :-)

Beats being sweaty and filthy and broke though. ;)


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The Game Hamster wrote:

THIS IS AMAZING

GUYS I'M IN A VIDEO GAME!

I love everything about him.


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My department just instituted a no overtime policy, so I had to leave at 10:30 this morning, and that's after making concious efforts to cut back my hours throughout the rest of the week. Otherwise I would have had to leave early yesterday afternoon.


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I'm definitely on the tea side of the coffee-tea debate, but as I only like it cold and sweetened the tea aficionados tend to consider me a heretic anyway.

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Vanykrye wrote:
My department just instituted a no overtime policy, so I had to leave at 10:30 this morning, and that's after making concious efforts to cut back my hours throughout the rest of the week. Otherwise I would have had to leave early yesterday afternoon.

Long weekend FTW?

Losing the extra cash sucks though.

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Orthos wrote:
I'm definitely on the tea side of the coffee-tea debate, but as I only like it cold and sweetened the tea aficionados tend to consider me a heretic anyway.

Sweet tea is further proof that everything before 1776 was a mistake. ;)


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It's still really weird to me to see how other businesses are so tightly restrictive of overtime when it's such a casual norm at my current job.


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Thanks for the deck, Mort! Will be grinding to 20 tonight. :)


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I'm done cutting the caps, I think I earned an early lunch.


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Orthos wrote:
It's still really weird to me to see how other businesses are so tightly restrictive of overtime when it's such a casual norm at my current job.

I once worked for a place that wrote me up for having three minutes of OT.


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Not the current job though, the skies the limit for how much I want to work in a week.

Unfortunately, the weather has other ideas.


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Some negativity:

I'm angry and depressed about the this week's big political development. Won't mention specifics, but if you've been listening to the news since Wednesday you probably know what I'm talking about. Trying to keep it out of my head because there's nothing I can do about it, it's pure awful with zero silver lining, and it'll just get me down more to dwell on it.

And it seems to be the only thing the news wants to talk about. So I can't listen to the news, like I usually do on quiet Fridays. :( Ah well, in a couple of hours it'll be time for Science Friday on NPR, which oughtta be a nice reprieve.


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Vanykrye wrote:
My department just instituted a no overtime policy, so I had to leave at 10:30 this morning, and that's after making concious efforts to cut back my hours throughout the rest of the week. Otherwise I would have had to leave early yesterday afternoon.

Well. F!@%.


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Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:


To say I mislike potlucks is akin to saying (gran insert jokes here).

Please don't insert anything into gran. Thank you.
I was going to insert fun into you. I swear. Nothing but fun.
I don't trust you. "Fun" is probably your nickname for your gentleman's sausage.
gentleman's sausage? Like sage sausage?
As in your wedding tackle.
is that like your best man or something?
Your John Thomas.
i know a mark thomas, but not a john thomas, nor do I own one in any sense.

Limey, you've got to tell him. I can't.


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Vanykrye wrote:
My department just instituted a no overtime policy, so I had to leave at 10:30 this morning, and that's after making concious efforts to cut back my hours throughout the rest of the week. Otherwise I would have had to leave early yesterday afternoon.

Gods, we have to keep fighting SO hard to stay salaried. Shiro (and a whole slew of public websites) make it clear: If you required a formal education to do what you do, you should be salaried. Shiro makes it even easier: "If you're likely to be thinking about solutions to problems at your job during your off hours, you should be salaried."

Unfortunately, thanks to a multitude of corporate abuses (can you say, "Working software engineers 80+ hours a week because they were salaried?"), there's a huge push to make all employees hourly. But HR is still two decades behind, so salaried employees get much better benefits than hourly; for example, my infinite vacation time is only available to salaried employees.

So every year our VP tries to make us all hourly, and every year we all threaten to quit, and every year she says, "What's the issue? You'd get the same salary and you'd get overtime!"
And we say, "When the benefits for hourly employees even remotely approach the benefits for salaried employees, you can talk to us about it."


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Currently 90 degrees with a heat index of 101, and I'm working with black caps in full sun.

Yay!?!


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My job is 24/7 365.
I have no overtime...
Though a lot of it admittedly just being available if any one calls...


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Yeah, I just went from near unlimited OT to none without authorization. That's not stopping anyone from calling or emailing me with issues though.


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Hmm... My post shouldn't be construed as a complaint.
If I didn't want the job I wouldn't be doing it, and I knew the "time schedule" going in, it was more of an acknowledgement that I do not share in overtime issues.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
My department just instituted a no overtime policy, so I had to leave at 10:30 this morning, and that's after making concious efforts to cut back my hours throughout the rest of the week. Otherwise I would have had to leave early yesterday afternoon.

Gods, we have to keep fighting SO hard to stay salaried. Shiro (and a whole slew of public websites) make it clear: If you required a formal education to do what you do, you should be salaried. Shiro makes it even easier: "If you're likely to be thinking about solutions to problems at your job during your off hours, you should be salaried."

Unfortunately, thanks to a multitude of corporate abuses (can you say, "Working software engineers 80+ hours a week because they were salaried?"), there's a huge push to make all employees hourly. But HR is still two decades behind, so salaried employees get much better benefits than hourly; for example, my infinite vacation time is only available to salaried employees.

So every year our VP tries to make us all hourly, and every year we all threaten to quit, and every year she says, "What's the issue? You'd get the same salary and you'd get overtime!"
And we say, "When the benefits for hourly employees even remotely approach the benefits for salaried employees, you can talk to us about it."

as an old acquaintance of mine once said, "it's the benefits, stupid".


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Yup, it's hot out.


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I'm hourly with great benefits and OT, but as I understand it my hourly rate is on the low side for the energy industry.


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Coworker: Did you get a sauna in the last ten years, I don't remember you being so resilient to the heat.

Me: Five years at Toys R Us changes you.


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I'm hourly with OT, my pay rate is pretty competitive for my line of work.


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Hi, everyone.


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Well, I personally prefer salaried because:

  • I don't have to track a stupid time card. I remember back at my first tech job when they started having us track our hours in 15-minute increments. At least 3 hours a week would be, "Tracking my stupid time card." At the rates we're paid, a stupid, stupid move by a corporate anal-ist.
  • My manager and I are simply,
    "NobodysHome, take care of this."
    "OK."
    There is no worry about whether it'll fill my week, or maximizing my time, or justifying anything. I do my job. I do it well. I don't have to justify whether or not I actually worked 40 hours in a week. Some weeks I do, many weeks I don't. Being salaried with a level of trust between myself and my manager, I get a wee bit of slack. Hourly doesn't cut you slack.
  • Overtime is one more way for management to hose you. "Oh, we need this project done ASAP, but we don't have the budget for OT, so please just get it done and we'll slip in some OT later once the budget allows it."
    Just try saying, "No," to that little ploy and learn what at-will employment means

  • I've just seen too many abuses of the hourly system in my particular line of work. As I mentioned, engineers got hosed by being salaried.

    You really need to choose which niche is better and fight for it.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Hi, everyone.

    Hi, John!


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    It's going to go above 90 degrees here today. While I'm not as great a fan of Winter like Freehold is, even I find this excessive. My ideal year-round temperature would be 65-75 with just enough rain to keep the plants well-watered. Temps above 80 with rain hard enough to cause flash-floods are not as much fun.


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    Went to pick up a mini bobcat, but there's no key.

    Now we wait for the guy with the key.


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:


    To say I mislike potlucks is akin to saying (gran insert jokes here).

    Please don't insert anything into gran. Thank you.
    I was going to insert fun into you. I swear. Nothing but fun.
    I don't trust you. "Fun" is probably your nickname for your gentleman's sausage.
    gentleman's sausage? Like sage sausage?
    As in your wedding tackle.
    is that like your best man or something?
    Your John Thomas.
    i know a mark thomas, but not a john thomas, nor do I own one in any sense.
    Limey, you've got to tell him. I can't.

    There's a Mighty Wyrm who lives in your pantses,

    His name is Li'l Freehold!
    And under certain circumstances,
    Not So Li'l Freehold!
    L I L
    F R E
    E E H
    O L D
    Under your underwear, danglin' free,
    Not So Li'l Freehold!


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    Moorluck wrote:
    Orthos wrote:
    I'm definitely on the tea side of the coffee-tea debate, but as I only like it cold and sweetened the tea aficionados tend to consider me a heretic anyway.
    Sweet tea is further proof that everything before 1776 was a mistake. ;)

    One way to improve the taste after fishing it out of Boston harbour, I suppose.


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    It is both VERY humorous and VERY sad to find out that there WAS a quality assurance team for Sonic Boom.


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    Yay for not dying!


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    I'm hourly with great benefits and OT, but as I understand it my hourly rate is on the low side for the energy industry.

    Same and same. I don't think anyone is salaried in our company.


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    Why am I so lethargic this afternoon?
    I feel tired and I haven't done anything physically exhausting today in the slightest...


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    The Game Hamster wrote:

    Why am I so lethargic this afternoon?

    I feel tired and I haven't done anything physically exhausting today in the slightest...

    That's probably why.

    Doing nothing can be surprisingly exhausting.

    Personally, I'm not feeling lethargic, despite 8 hours busting ass in the sun, which surprises even me.


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    I was thinking that may be it...
    but I have done things, just nothing physically taxing...
    I'm going to go for a walk here, after uploading my video for the week...


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    Drinkmorecoffee!


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    I actually drank what amounts to a triple mocha latte this morning.


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    It's Friday evening and I'm bored.


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    Thatwasthismorningwhathaveyoudranklately!


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    Vanykrye wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:

    You haven't experienced hell until you've been to a good old fashioned Midwestern potluck/barn dance.

    Someone will bring Lutefisk, and then insist that everyone HAS to try it (do not try it).

    And then the dance, my gosh, I have a notoriously terrible sense of smell, but even I can smell the stench of a large group of people that had just eaten lutefisk and are jostling around in a poorly ventilated barn.

    *shudder*

    That's very Wisconsin/Minnesota specific. Maybe extremely northern Iowa. Lutefisk just doesn't get served anywhere else in the US.

    Oy! Michigan has this unfortunate phenomena too! Mostly in the UP, but some in the northern part of the mitten as well. :P


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    The Game Hamster wrote:

    Two pages?!?

    That was one night!!
    Look, dude, I'm working on fiiiiiiive.

    Same. Picked the wrong two days to be busy with other stuff apparently >.<

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