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Author Topic: Shit [Units of Time]  (Read 17986 times)

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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #100 on: October 11, 2011, 08:43:55 PM »

because of how efficient and agile corporations are compared to governments.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2011, 08:54:25 PM »

What if the people who don't meet the mystery absolute requirement are even worse?
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #102 on: October 11, 2011, 08:56:55 PM »

In my experience job interviews are as often done by the person managing the position they're hiring for as random HR goons. So it's not just looking good in a suit, but looking good in a suit is not to be overlooked.

Knowing the answers to questions you're likely to be asked is the best thing to practice. Describe yourself in 60 seconds, where do you see yourself in five years, etc.

Don't take a job outside your field just to make ends meet, and don't take any non-contract job if you won't stay for at least six months. And if you have to be a Whopper-flopper, don't mention it on your resume.  It will bring only pain.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #103 on: October 11, 2011, 11:07:48 PM »

The rules are deeply entrenched in corporate bureaucracy, and HR literally won't/can't hire people who don't fit the rigidly defined mode.  Also, Japan.  Not that the same bullshit isn't as deeply entrenched into American sloths like IBM and Microsoft - hell, they're the model for this bullshit.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2011, 01:54:12 AM »

My current employer hired me for my smile. Not even kidding. She's pretty vain, however, so it makes sense.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2011, 11:48:45 AM »

So 272 days (8 months, 29 days) from when I quit my last job, I have finally gotten an offer for work again.  Just waiting for them to send the document for me to sign and fax back.  Had I not gotten this offer, I would have had to move back in with my parents by Friday.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2011, 04:59:23 PM »

KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED, MAX.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2011, 09:29:56 PM »

Apparently in the year 2020 we are all going to be employed. So stop worrying! You've got ten years to get ready for THE MONEY TRAIN WOOT WOOOT!
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #108 on: October 31, 2011, 12:04:24 PM »

Been a bit of a crazy month.  GF's been having some pretty serious allergy/asthma issues (we think brought on by the horrifying dust storms we had this past summer).  Multiple trips to urgent care, a trip to the ER, a call to the paramedics, and multiple misdiagnoses and prescriptions that made the problem worse later, she's seen a couple specialists who seem to know what the fuck they're talking about and who said we needed to rip out all the carpet in our house.

So we spent the weekend moving furniture out of all the bedrooms.  It's just like moving, except instead of loading up a truck you just put shit on your back porch and in your kitchen!

We should hopefully be able to start moving our shit back in tonight.  If the amount of time it took to get it out is any indication, that'll take about two days (of course, given that it's no longer a weekend, that will likely stretch out a bit).  Then there's new furniture to built (replacing shelves with drawers, etc., to reduce the amount of shit we have sitting out and collecting dust).

And then company coming on Friday!
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2011, 07:45:50 PM »

The latest!

We've reached a point where the eight hours I spend at work are the LEAST stressful part of my day.

Well, not including sleeping.  Which I will be doing in my grandparents' guest bed tonight.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #110 on: October 31, 2011, 08:07:08 PM »

See now I'm out here in that famed California temperance (even at night) and what is probably the best air quality in SoCal (which might not be saying much) and I haven't seen a single goddam trick-or-treater.  Not a single one.

What are kids doing out there in a duststorm when they're too lazy to beg for candy here?

...wait, I answered my own question, n/m.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2011, 06:52:29 AM »

The only dust storm last night was inside my house.

If that was unclear it was probably because I wrote that post mostly in-between beers, trick-or-treaters, and choking dust.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #112 on: November 01, 2011, 08:03:17 AM »

Yeah, the dust storms only roll through like once or twice a year.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #113 on: November 01, 2011, 08:47:50 AM »

Well, we had that no-seriously-I-am-not-using-the-word-gratuitously epic one in June, and then one that was smaller but still pretty atypically large.  We've had a handful of little ones since that are more like the ones we get in a typical year (except without any rain in-between); is that just my part of town?
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #114 on: November 01, 2011, 09:26:18 AM »

Nov 1: A massive fog cloud descends on Rancho Santa Margarita, carrying the dust off the mountain with it.  Visibility is reduced to less than a quarter mile.

When you practice witchcraft you don't just dabble, do you Thaddeus?
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #115 on: November 01, 2011, 10:16:12 PM »

I did... something. To my lower back. I don't know what I did. But I regret it.

God damn it.

Typing in and of itself is proving almost too difficult. Because of the pain.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #116 on: November 01, 2011, 11:06:49 PM »

Slipped disk? Maybe simply a persistent nerve pinch or cramp? How long ago did it start?
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2011, 05:34:06 AM »

Looks like I'm gonna be spending a few days in a hospital. During a week when I've got 3 tests to take.

Which means I'm probably going to be dropping out of school, because I've already missed quite a lot of classes anyway.

Not like it matters. A BS in math wouldn't get me anywhere anyway.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life.

Fuck.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #118 on: November 02, 2011, 07:14:59 AM »

Professors tend to be pretty sympathetic to that kind of thing, and even if they're not, if you've got a record that you've been in the hospital, that's pretty good grounds to appeal to the dean.

If you have to file for an Incomplete and finish the class over break, it's better than dropping out.
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Re: Shit [Units of Time]
« Reply #119 on: November 02, 2011, 07:17:30 AM »

There are ways to deal with this, but if you're in the hospital you may need to employ a go-between to get the initial stuff started.

I'm actually guessing his hospitalization fees are the more pressing issue...
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