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  • wolverineTrumpet
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Maybe it's the way I present things. Maybe it's the way I hear things but...was just on a call with my manager and co-worker to go over specs for a large install that I am overseeing in our home office next week. My manager is on vacation next week. My co-worker will be with me. The week after - August 1-2, we are having a full team meeting. Four members of my team live out of state so they are flying in, will have two or three nights in a hotel. My co-worker was supposed to be on vacation but just said on the phone how she will be there for Monday and my manager said to her she and her husband should get a hotel in Boston. I asked "I can expense parking, right?" And she almost kinda rolled her eyes and then said yes. I can't really articulate it. Did she think I was being a bit of a whiny baby asking? Like, why are you even asking of course. It was weird. I said you just offered co-worker a night in a hotel in Boston. And we're flying in others. I think you can afford the $19 I pay to park.

    Also, I started the call mentioning how my mom is here because I have my oral surgery today, which I've been talking about FOR WEEKS - oh, that's today? And we were getting off the call - did a get "Good luck! I'm sure it will go well!" etc. Why, no, I didn't. Not sure why this crap bothers me so much. But it does.
    It's weird to me that if your co-worker is local your manager would tell her she can get a hotel. I don't know what to make of the reaction to expensing parking. I would think if coworker can get a hotel company can afford your parking.

    As for the other, I hope your mom's oral surgery went well. Don't read into people not saying anything about it. Most people think of oral surgery as minor. I don't wish people good luck going to the dentist, and it wasn't even your surgery.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Maybe it's the way I present things. Maybe it's the way I hear things but...was just on a call with my manager and co-worker to go over specs for a large install that I am overseeing in our home office next week. My manager is on vacation next week. My co-worker will be with me. The week after - August 1-2, we are having a full team meeting. Four members of my team live out of state so they are flying in, will have two or three nights in a hotel. My co-worker was supposed to be on vacation but just said on the phone how she will be there for Monday and my manager said to her she and her husband should get a hotel in Boston. I asked "I can expense parking, right?" And she almost kinda rolled her eyes and then said yes. I can't really articulate it. Did she think I was being a bit of a whiny baby asking? Like, why are you even asking of course. It was weird. I said you just offered co-worker a night in a hotel in Boston. And we're flying in others. I think you can afford the $19 I pay to park.

    Also, I started the call mentioning how my mom is here because I have my oral surgery today, which I've been talking about FOR WEEKS - oh, that's today? And we were getting off the call - did a get "Good luck! I'm sure it will go well!" etc. Why, no, I didn't. Not sure why this crap bothers me so much. But it does.
    Why is it really so shocking that "The Great Resignation" has continued to go on? Depending on the situation with my life, looking for a better job would be a pretty important thing for me in that position.

    It's kind of funny, too- with the huge shortage of workers- my SIL was recently fired because she was not willing to work without any kind of schedule and known location. It took her less than a week to find a new job that was even closer to home and even more of a normal work schedule. And the first company was doing the new "schedule" due to shortages.

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  • Scarlet
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    Maybe it's the way I present things. Maybe it's the way I hear things but...was just on a call with my manager and co-worker to go over specs for a large install that I am overseeing in our home office next week. My manager is on vacation next week. My co-worker will be with me. The week after - August 1-2, we are having a full team meeting. Four members of my team live out of state so they are flying in, will have two or three nights in a hotel. My co-worker was supposed to be on vacation but just said on the phone how she will be there for Monday and my manager said to her she and her husband should get a hotel in Boston. I asked "I can expense parking, right?" And she almost kinda rolled her eyes and then said yes. I can't really articulate it. Did she think I was being a bit of a whiny baby asking? Like, why are you even asking of course. It was weird. I said you just offered co-worker a night in a hotel in Boston. And we're flying in others. I think you can afford the $19 I pay to park.

    Also, I started the call mentioning how my mom is here because I have my oral surgery today, which I've been talking about FOR WEEKS - oh, that's today? And we were getting off the call - did a get "Good luck! I'm sure it will go well!" etc. Why, no, I didn't. Not sure why this crap bothers me so much. But it does.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post

    Good luck!



    And congrats to Mrs. Lynah!
    Thank you! If I don't get the job, oh well.

    Also, state licensing requirements say we need to have two people on staff at all times. And yet, I've been by myself on second shift often over the past couple weeks.

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  • Swansong
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    I had a job interview today for working with behavioral foster kids. These kids can be violent and often come from jail or problematic backgrounds.

    I hope I get it; it would be 32 hours a week with a definite pay increase. In the interview, they talked about putting me in a house with a lot of queer kids.
    Good luck!



    And congrats to Mrs. Lynah!

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    Brag time:

    I married way out of my league!
    Worked for me, too.

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  • burd
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    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    Brag time:

    My wife works at the same place I do. She’s been working as a first level “home room” manager in Systems Engineering. She recently decided that she’d like to give up the personnel management responsibilities and go back to a purely technical role. The default next stop after her management level would be T5 (T1 is college hire, T7 is the top). She went ahead and filled out an application with the Technical Review Board, chaired by our division VP of engineering, to become a T6 instead.

    She found out the results this week - after reviewing her credentials and hearing “testimony” from her current program leadership, they promoted her to a T7! Out of 20,000 employees in our Sector, there were only 131 T7s (now 132!) only about 5 of which are women. Not too shabby especially considering that she has spent 16 months out of the last 5 years on maternity leave and is a devoted mother of a 3 and 4 year old.

    I married way out of my league!
    Congrats to her, Lynah.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    I married way out of my league!
    It's the only way to marry! (clinks glasses together)

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  • LynahFan
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    Brag time:

    My wife works at the same place I do. She’s been working as a first level “home room” manager in Systems Engineering. She recently decided that she’d like to give up the personnel management responsibilities and go back to a purely technical role. The default next stop after her management level would be T5 (T1 is college hire, T7 is the top). She went ahead and filled out an application with the Technical Review Board, chaired by our division VP of engineering, to become a T6 instead.

    She found out the results this week - after reviewing her credentials and hearing “testimony” from her current program leadership, they promoted her to a T7! Out of 20,000 employees in our Sector, there were only 131 T7s (now 132!) only about 5 of which are women. Not too shabby especially considering that she has spent 16 months out of the last 5 years on maternity leave and is a devoted mother of a 3 and 4 year old.

    I married way out of my league!

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  • MissThundercat
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    I had a job interview today for working with behavioral foster kids. These kids can be violent and often come from jail or problematic backgrounds.

    I hope I get it; it would be 32 hours a week with a definite pay increase. In the interview, they talked about putting me in a house with a lot of queer kids.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Please tell me there were no survivors.
    The 'gators in the pond did. What you got against them?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    A live look at the economy...
    Please tell me there were no survivors.

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  • Slap Shot
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    A live look at the economy...

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  • MissThundercat
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    I'm going to watch as karma destroys my boss. Micromanaging and pressuring people to come in has driven my workplace to DGAF mode.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Some days I really love my job. Today is not one of those days.
    < virtual fist-bump >

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