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So many characters I want to play so little time.


VixieMoondew wrote:
Internet came back, so I get to hold onto my personal time!

Great news. What was it, a local service outage?


John Napier 698 wrote:
VixieMoondew wrote:
Internet came back, so I get to hold onto my personal time!
Great news. What was it, a local service outage?

More or less, yep!


Oh, I hate those. Earlier this year, my provider was doing line maintenance and neglected to tell anyone about it. A phone call or text would have been nice.


I had a tough week so I need all the hugs. :(


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Selene Spires wrote:
I had a tough week so I need all the hugs. :(

You can have one migraine-suffering hug?

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*hugs Selene. Offers hugs to everyone else that wants or needs them*

Scarab Sages

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My week was...is...well, shared hugs are more hugs...
*hugs*


Selene Spires wrote:
I had a tough week so I need all the hugs. :(

*HUG*


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loads hug hug gun, fires


Good morning, everyone.


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..mornin'.

Sleeping with migraine is no-go, so laying in bed for eight hours is not very restful.

*gets buried under a wave of hugs from Freehold's rapid-fire hug-gun*


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Yeah, migraines are the worst. The headache I had last week (or so), almost made me want to curl up in a corner and throw in the towel. One of the things that stopped me was me thinking about how sad everyone would be if I wasn't around anymore. Besides, I know how much pain suicide causes, and I don't want to inflict that pain on my Paizo family. So, I have to endure it.

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*hugs Selene*

*hugs John*

I hope you have a good weekend at the very least.

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone else that wants or needs some*


Thanks, Rysky. I hope so too.


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*gives all the hugs to Selene*

and, since hugs are an infinite resource, shares more hugs with everyone else.


Thanks Crystal.


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I am so way behind in reading this thread, but I'd like to belatedly thank everyone for the well wishes, and also hope for the best for all those who are going through similar circumstances.


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And the BBC just announced (Twitter video clip) the actor who will be portraying the next regeneration of The Doctor...

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Woot!

Also good to see you back around, Amby ^w^

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


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*will accept some positive because the work-nights are eatin' his spirit-stuff!*

Good to see you back, Amb, and wow, goodness, a *REDACTED* Doctor.

FREAKIN' B***** TIME!


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I am so way behind in reading this thread, but I'd like to belatedly thank everyone for the well wishes, and also hope for the best for all those who are going through similar circumstances.

Thanks, Amby.


Sends good feelings and distribute hugs all around in honour of Sunday and in prevision of the coming week


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
And the BBC just announced (Twitter video clip) the actor who will be portraying the next regeneration of The Doctor...

I could not see seem to find the news....so what is it?


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From the io9 site
xxxxx First Comments as Doctor Who's New Doctor
spoilered; don't hover on link if you don't want to know

Scarab Sages

*Still feeling a bit like I botched a saving throw from my cold and a Pyelonephritis (and the unavoidable antibiotics) - but it is getting better*
Have a great day / night / morning everybody!
*avoids hugs to spare me from pain and you from infection*
*waves and smiles*


*offering a great place fro smiles, hugs, conversation, companionship, gaming and merrymaking*
*hot and cold beverages*

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And we're back to Monday, hope everyone has a good week.

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


Good morning, everyone.


Morning and good feelings over coffee provided by campfirer Elemental, John.


Thanks, Klorox. :)

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Every time I scroll past the Pathfinder Society forum, I keep reading that one thread titled "please no more nerfs" as "please no more terfs."

And every time I'm just like, "yeah, same."


Good morning, everyone. I had another bout of insomnia last night. I'll try to make it through the day without crashing.


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Sale here, except for me the morning is already nearly done with, and I feel I might crash any moment.


mechaPoet wrote:

Every time I scroll past the Pathfinder Society forum, I keep reading that one thread titled "please no more nerfs" as "please no more terfs."

And every time I'm just like, "yeah, same."

Yeah, I get that too. I blame the fonts. :)


I've just been abroad (spent a fortnight in Majorca, twas delightful) and I met some French people who do and have lived in America for 20 or so years and just go married.

they were in Majorca for 4 days (long weekend) before getting back to life. Apparently their friends in America insisted it was the honeymoon and basically never take vacations. The guy said vacation was a dirty word and then when his wife walked over and heard him say vacation she said laughed and said it was an unspoken word in America.

Apparently its just work work work, till people burn out and are miserable and no-one ever holidays?

Is this true? I've realized now it seems to be a running joke in American tv shows that no-one ever takes a vacation.

I'm suddenly very curious and saw you guys talking about vacation or lack their of a couple pages back, figured you'd be the people to ask?


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No more TERFs! I'll drink to that :D

Durgon, it depends on where you work, but it's definitely A Thing™. There's definitely a work culture here; nobody wants to take all of their vacation days because we all have to prove our commitment to the company or capitalism might suddenly decide to kill us. I'm lucky to work at a place that is very strong on "taking care of their own," so I've grown out of worrying overmuch about actually using the majority of my vacation days... although it took me a couple of years to stop worrying every time I got a sniffle.

Obviously, for the rich? Completely different story.

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*can't vacay, work will spontaneously combust*

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


Before I became ill, I was paid two weeks of Vacation Pay each year. I took it, and kept working anyway. The extra money was always welcome.

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Not to mention that the federal minimum guaranteed time off for maternal leave in America is fewer weeks than the federal limit on how old puppies have to be before you sell them...


Yeah, something very wrong with that. Don't mind me. Trying hard to keep a clear head while waiting for the Gameplay thread for the PbP I signed up for to emerge. And, writing down some details for my next programming project.


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Apparently its just work work work, till people burn out and are miserable and no-one ever holidays?

Is this true? I've realized now it seems to be a running joke in American tv shows that no-one ever takes a vacation.

I'm suddenly very curious and saw you guys talking about vacation or lack their of a couple pages back, figured you'd be the people to ask?

Much like Rysky said above, most workplaces are run on such a razor-thin level of personnel (to 'save costs', of course) that any sort of illness of coworker/training of coworker/death in family of coworker/accident on the job/transfers from location/transfers to location/etc can upset the already not-working hours dynamic.

I've been joking lately that our team at my workplace is at 'broken skeleton crew' status for about a month, and we may be about to transcend that, with a co-worker who has an illness they're going to the doctor for (as a 2xdifferent cancer survivor they CAN'T take any risks) and a manager who is on vacation.

In addition, we *used* to be allowed to 'work through' our vacations -- until Corporate realized "Oh, crap, they're earning a WEEK of OVERTIME!". HERESY!!

So now it becomes a race to get vacation time that's actually viable, and seniority IS a thing, and if one needs a physical/mental health day it is highly and strongly discouraged because of lack of coverage.

When we actually *do* get to vacation, because we only get a week or so (typically) the first two or three days are burnt up on logistics of getting to/from/etc (except for the dreaded 'staycation' of staying home and doing nothing) as are the two or three days on the backside of it, so there really isn't a lot of 'down time'.

But a proper 'holiday' like most civilized nation-states have?

"BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA! You so funny!"

...also, if one has to go on the unpaid leave for something like a medical emergency or such (The Family Medical and Leave Act, or FMLA) then one's entirety of personal 'paid time off' has to be exhausted *first* before the unpaid time off can begin.

So yes, folks may have to take *vacation* for a life-saving surgery, or because they broke their leg and it's not healing right...


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:


Apparently its just work work work, till people burn out and are miserable and no-one ever holidays?

Is this true? I've realized now it seems to be a running joke in American tv shows that no-one ever takes a vacation.

I'm suddenly very curious and saw you guys talking about vacation or lack their of a couple pages back, figured you'd be the people to ask?

Much like Rysky said above, most workplaces are run on such a razor-thin level of personnel (to 'save costs', of course) that any sort of illness of coworker/training of coworker/death in family of coworker/accident on the job/transfers from location/transfers to location/etc can upset the already not-working hours dynamic.

I've been joking lately that our team at my workplace is at 'broken skeleton crew' status for about a month, and we may be about to transcend that, with a co-worker who has an illness they're going to the doctor for (as a 2xdifferent cancer survivor they CAN'T take any risks) and a manager who is on vacation.

In addition, we *used* to be allowed to 'work through' our vacations -- until Corporate realized "Oh, crap, they're earning a WEEK of OVERTIME!". HERESY!!

So now it becomes a race to get vacation time that's actually viable, and seniority IS a thing, and if one needs a physical/mental health day it is highly and strongly discouraged because of lack of coverage.

When we actually *do* get to vacation, because we only get a week or so (typically) the first two or three days are burnt up on logistics of getting to/from/etc (except for the dreaded 'staycation' of staying home and doing nothing) as are the two or three days on the backside of it, so there really isn't a lot of 'down time'.

But a proper 'holiday' like most civilized nation-states have?

"BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA! You so funny!"

...also, if one has to go on the unpaid leave for something like a medical emergency or such (The Family Medical and Leave...

yup...


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I second Wei Ji's statement. So many people working themselves into an early grave because of a lack of personnel. Further, I don't think my supervisor was pleased with me when I decided to go to the ER without his permission.


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Yep. The modern American career is basically terrible. A few of us (self included) are lucky and work at good companies, but that's far from standard. And honestly, the "good company" I work at might not even be up to European standards, but for the States? Amazing.

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Seeing as how this has drifted from LGBT related to about US work practices regarding vacation and medical leave I suggest we let the conversation drop or be moved to another forum, as politics are still not being hosted on the Paizo forums.

(don't know how the Roobit spotting algorithm works or if this counts but if felt like politics so i figured I'd post this as heads'up)


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Why droids can not be Security Guards. Courtesy of NobodysHome. :D


In fairness, most AI in video games completely fails to check the water for intruders, so I'm considering this a victory for programming.


Rysky wrote:

Seeing as how this has drifted from LGBT related to about US work practices regarding vacation and medical leave I suggest we let the conversation drop or be moved to another forum, as politics are still not being hosted on the Paizo forums.

(don't know how the Roobit spotting algorithm works or if this counts but if felt like politics so i figured I'd post this as heads'up)

Better safe than sorry. :)

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