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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2020
     
    a_lion:that's true, and we are very small so there's no room for promotions, but also she'd be taking us from 0 to...stuff, which some people might value? i know at her current job, she is doing more setting up conference rooms n shit than she expected, wants to be doing all farming, which is what she'd do with us...


    so we interviewed this lady yesterday and in person she was great and all our concerns disappeared, and i was eager to hire her. then we interviewed a local guy (who also can only interview nights and weekends, wtf people) and he has a lot more local knowledge, and just superb local connections, but mega sucks at communications, so i offered it to her, aaand i've got an email saying thx but unless there's wiggle room in the salary, nah. frig. this is a position i supervise and it earns the same damn salary as i do, so...uh, no. so now i have to convince myself to be glad we're getting the guy who will be, admittedly, wildly useful, but can't communicate an idea without 72 "obviously"s and some vague non-answer words that don't address the question.That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2020
     
    might be a good opportunity for that guy to learn some communication skillz tho"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2020
     
    yeah, gonna talk to my boss about what sort of trainings we could send him to.That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2020
     
    That would obviously do him some good.
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    These kind of situations are often blessings in disguise, we've had offers rejected multiple times only to find someone who's better in the end anyway.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
     
    "hey come on in but also gonna pay for you to join toastmasters" sounds awkwarddd but something like thatThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
     
    Maybe he becomes a bad communicator when nervous? This has definitely happened to me in interviews.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2020
     
    he was so enthused, i dunno if he could even feel nerves, but we'll see once he gets started i guessThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    That sounds like something that can be ironed out if he's willing.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2020 edited
     
    Also TODAY I LOLED, but I made it through almost my entire spin class yesterday without noticing that I forgot to put the riser block under my front wheel. The coach has us use one because trainers keep the rear wheel slightly off the ground, which I guess puts excess pressure on your junk from being pointed downward unless corrected by a riser block. So I grabbed my block just in time for the last interval, and the coach was like, “I thought you were trying a new method of (male) birth control”.
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    Aw who doesn't like a little pressure on their junk?

    But yeah my trainer is v uncomfortable without the riser block. Not that I ever use my trainer.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2020
     
    I prefer rollers to trainers but I prefer actual riding to both.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorkossmonaut
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2020
     
    i just stack a few phone books under the front tire
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2020 edited
     
    Finally figured out unemployment a few weeks ago and it still floors me that the state of massachusetts determined I should get $218 per week BEFORE 15% tax withholding. In Boston in the year 2020. Literally would never come close to covering rent, let alone food or anything else. That's how bad we've been fucking over the few people who even manage to jump through all the hoops to get UI after losing a job and aren't getting the extra pandemic amount. Amazing"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    what the fuck how do they even calculate something that lowDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    I guess it's a percentage of whatever you usually make, but there's no floor?!?!!?! I was making more than minimum too. Tbh that's something that shouldn't be income-based, it should be a flat amount you can actually live on. And there's so many restrictions and extra busy work you normally have to do. Shit's fucked. Can't imagine how much worse it is elsewhere"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Both times I was on unemployment (the perils of nonprofit life), the rate was 50% of my salary. But there really ought to be a floor.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Two Hundred and Eighteen Fucking Dollars Before Tax. Just incredible"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020 edited
     
    Did you mean that some people aren’t getting the extra $600/week from the CARES act? But yeah, the amount they calculated for me is pretty low too. I’m definitely hoping that the extra $600 gets extended past July, otherwise things are going to be pretty tight.
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    when I filled out the forms it seemed to be pretty clear that if you weren't laid off specifically because of the pandemic you couldn't expect the extra $600. I don't know what they're doing for people who might have lost their jobs earlier but now can't possibly look for work

    Honestly, I feel like the immediate extra $600 happened because if a whole bunch of people who hadn't navigated UI before saw what people got on it there would be way more riots"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Oh okay. The way I got in was they created a special category for independent contractors and gig workers who have no gigs because of the pandemic. In normal life if I don’t get any gigs I can’t get unemployment obviously. If the pandemic is keeping you from getting new work, it seems like there’s got to be a way to get the $600, and they would backdate the payments to when it started. Sorry that sucks. If I come across any info I’ll let you know.
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2020
     
    Just to be clear I'm all set and am getting the extra pandemic amount, I'm just fucking floored that's how bad things are normally"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2020 edited
     
    Oh good, that would have been pretty shitty to have to clamor for the extra amount.
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    oooh glad to hear that, dang.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2020
     
    I was stunned to find out that I had to pay tax on unemployment. Like, what?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    seriously that's some shit right thereDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2020
     
    that's Reagan's fault. Anyone up to go piss on his grave?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries