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Old 10-31-2019, 02:38 PM
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I get grumpy when people schedule a meeting with me and then don’t show up. So rude!
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:59 PM
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Thirteen hour workdays? Jeebus.
Many of the departments in our hospital have gone to all 12-hour shifts.

Those mistakes med students make because they're running on too little sleep? Well, now it'll be life-threatening mistakes made by your RN, your RT, your CMA, your LPN, your FUBAR.

And no one knows why they switched from three eight-hour shifts to two twelve-hours, but I have my suspicions. The admins have always resented that there's a half hour of "hand off" between shifts, where you brief the next shift on crucial problems and patients.

So you may get compromised care (and don't expect a lot of attentiveness during that twelfth hour), but hey, at least the bosses aren't paying for your caregivers to talk to each other.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:27 AM
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Yesterday a customer called to say I had charged her credit card twice. I told her to bring in both receipts and the manager will take the second charge off. She responds "I only have one receipt, but the bill on the Internet says it went through twice. I know you can fix it on the phone and I want it done now.:

At that point, with the steam coming out of my ears, I had the sense to get the manager to the phone and let her handle it. Only one problem with this person's complaint. There's one way I could do that. Even the manager asked "How?" I couldn't do it with our system.. Plain and simple.

I don't care what anyone says about me as long as it's the truth. But if you really want to see me go off, lie about me. That's the #1 on my list of "things that make me go off."
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:47 AM
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Betcha she saw the pending "authorization request" on her account, then separately the actual invoice taking her money out of her account.

It can kinda look like a double charge, I guess, but the auth request always stays pending.

Does that help?
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:53 AM
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Sometimes there actually is a double charge, but the first one gets returned. When the three lines are for the same amount it means someone screwed up a batch job and reversed it.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:33 AM
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I once had a charge go through twice. It was at a grocery store, for something like $87.18, and the charges had time stamps just a minute apart. As I pointed out to the credit card people, what were the odds that I could amass two cart loads of groceries that added up to the exact same amount and get the second one rung up in less than a minute?
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:57 PM
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Got a bonus, nearly half went to income tax.
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:43 PM
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Got a bonus, nearly half went to income tax.
My next check will have what is officially called stability pay, but we call senility pay. The top of the year scale is $1200. Sounds great! Last year it worked out to $460 after taxes.
They used to issue it as a separate check, guaranteeing more for us. Changed it about five years ago.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:14 AM
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It’s going to be a fun day! I’m working on a small piece of a very big project. One of my coworkers has decided that it should be done a different way, so I have to meet with him and my supervisor (just the two of them, not anyone else on the team that’s working in this project). This is going to suck.

This is the same coworker who, in an earlier phase of this project, half-assed the sections that were assigned to him and didn’t get it done on time. So now he’s being a jerk about part of the project that he’s not even working on. He didn’t bother to find out anything about what needs to be done, and his idea for how it should be done just wouldn’t work. We’re supposed to be collaborative and work as a team, but I guess some people are exempt from that.

I’m sure that this is going to result in my supervisor making a huge mess out of everything, like she usually does. We need to get some other things done before we can do the next part of this project, so now we’re having a meeting that will make things worse instead of getting some actual work done. I’m used to my supervisor not valuing (or even paying attention to) my input, but I’m so very tired of it.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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It's Feeding Season at work, when everyone is expected to pick a day to bring a food item to share. I try my damnedest to not sit around at work snacking all day; usually, this is pretty easy, because I have no desire to eat heavy dips or meaty things at 8:30 in the morning. Today, one person brought his signature spring rolls, which are a favorite of mine but not something I want to eat at this time of day.

I've had a parade of people come by my office this morning demanding to know why I didn't get a spring roll. I've worked here for over 12 years; these people know (by my repeated explanations multiple times per year) that I eat breakfast before coming to work. Geez.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:29 AM
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Well, quit eating breakfast before work for a few days!
Free food is the *best* food.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:55 AM
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Not in my case. I'm the kind of person who, if unable to eat breakfast within half an hour of getting up, WILL bite.

I was reading in another forum someone talking about how his experience working in Spain was that "Spaniards are extremely rigid about eating at the predefined times," and I was thinking "well, DUH, not our fault if other people don't take their meals seriously " I just left a project on account of "superboss was one of those people who want things done exactly they way they want them, while not knowing what is it they want;" that explanation is true and it is what I tell foreigners. But I'm not sure if foreigners can understand the sheer horror in my relatives' voices when I explain that "every day at lunchtime, just as everybody is standing up to go to the cafeteria, he'll pick one or two targets and spend about one hour treating them to whatever thoughts cross his mind". "AT LUNCHTIME???!!! "

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A young man works in my lab. He is about 25, not long out of school, still lives with his parents and this is his first real job. He is college-educated and appears reasonably intelligent. He does a decent job when he feels like it but has told me and other supervisors that he doesn't need training because he already knows everything. (On the occasion he said this to me, a board-certified PhD with 20 years in the field, I explained to him what the Dunning-Krueger effect was and informed him he was on the wrong side of it). He has recently started showing an attitude problem and doing a half-assed job including leaving one day with his work undone. When his immediate supervisor asked for an explanation, he told her that his job was boring, he didn't like it and he didn't feel like doing it with any effort anymore. Also he objects to having to do overtime (the occasional necessity of which was explained in the original job interview). But if we paid him more money, he would step up his game.

So according to his logic, if he does a shitty job, I should pay him more.

Kid, that is NOT how the world works. Here's how it works. It is not my job to make you happy. It is my job to get the work out. You step up your game and do your job according to expectations or get written up. You get written up enough times, you get fired. There is a line of people, including many of your co-workers in other departments, who would love your job. You are replaceable. Apparently this is one of the things you don't know. But you may well learn.

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Old 12-13-2019, 01:27 PM
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My god, these people are exhausting.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:00 PM
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One hour into a long meeting, and we haven’t gotten anything done. I need to find work I can do at home, alone.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:46 PM
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Well, quit eating breakfast before work for a few days!
Free food is the *best* food.
XD Free or not, there's no way I'm touching the plate of mystery meat blend that's been sitting on the counter unrefrigerated for three hours.

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"every day at lunchtime, just as everybody is standing up to go to the cafeteria, he'll pick one or two targets and spend about one hour treating them to whatever thoughts cross his mind". "AT LUNCHTIME???!!! "
Sounds like my supervisor...I've learned to not take any issues to him after 11:15 AM, or I'll wind up stuck in his office for an hour discussing things that are completely irrelevant to what I went in to discuss.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:54 PM
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A young man works in my lab. He is about 25, not long out of school, still lives with his parents and this is his first real job. He is college-educated and appears reasonably intelligent. He does a decent job when he feels like it but has told me and other supervisors that he doesn't need training because he already knows everything. (On the occasion he said this to me, a board-certified PhD with 20 years in the field, I explained to him what the Dunning-Krueger effect was and informed him he was on the wrong side of it). He has recently started showing an attitude problem and doing a half-assed job including leaving one day with his work undone. When his immediate supervisor asked for an explanation, he told her that his job was boring, he didn't like it and he didn't feel like doing it with any effort anymore. Also he objects to having to do overtime (the occasional necessity of which was explained in the original job interview). But if we paid him more money, he would step up his game.

So according to his logic, if he does a shitty job, I should pay him more.

Kid, that is NOT how the world works. Here's how it works. It is not my job to make you happy. It is my job to get the work out. You step up your game and do your job according to expectations or get written up. You get written up enough times, you get fired. There is a line of people, including many of your co-workers in other departments, who would love your job. You are replaceable. Apparently this is one of the things you don't know. But you may well learn.

I'm genuinely curious why the conversation did not end with, "Kid, here's how the world works: you're fired."
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:04 AM
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[QUOTE=Monty;22026321]I'm genuinely curious why the conversation did not end with, "Kid, here's how the world works: you're fired."[/QUOTE

Firing people is rarely done on the spot unless they are stealing or threatening someone. A performance issue usually gets a chance to improve before the person is let go. I'd prefer him to knock off the attitude and do his job as I know he is capable of doing. I'll give him a chance to do so but he's now on strike 2.
He had this conversation with his immediate supervisor who reports to me. She did tell him he was expected to do his job properly and wasn't getting a raise for poor performance.
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:32 PM
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To me, telling the boss they will not do the job they were hired to do looks like egregious enough behavior to be shown the door.
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One hour into a long meeting, and we haven’t gotten anything done. I need to find work I can do at home, alone.
I perfected the art of balancing a folder so no one but me could see what I was writing... and getting SO much done during meetings. Doodling, writing... started a second career as a sketch artist and worked on a screenplay. All while glancing up occasionally and nodding so I looked like I was paying attention. Once I even read a comic book just to see if I could do it.

Seriously, if I HAD been listening in all those meetings I'd have done myself or someone else harm just to relieve the tedium...

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Old 12-16-2019, 07:07 PM
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So apparently this year Christmas Eve will be a business-as-usual day instead of a paid corporate holiday, but HR is offering free gift wrapping services?

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Old 12-17-2019, 08:09 AM
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I perfected the art of balancing a folder so no one but me could see what I was writing... and getting SO much done during meetings. Doodling, writing... started a second career as a sketch artist and worked on a screenplay. All while glancing up occasionally and nodding so I looked like I was paying attention. Once I even read a comic book just to see if I could do it.

Seriously, if I HAD been listening in all those meetings I'd have done myself or someone else harm just to relieve the tedium...


I wish I could do this, but my coworker are very nosy! I can sometimes get away with checking out Twitter on the laptop if I sit in the right place where no one can see the screen.
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One of my dear darling co-workers is working her last day of the year before she goes on vacation, and has pretty much decided she's not doing any work today. She's currently having a very loud speakerphone conversation regarding Verizon and Apple watches, occasionally bellowing for passers-by to offer their opinions.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:44 AM
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I work as a discount store cashier, and one of our holiday temps has decided she only has to work when she feels like it. Last night I told her to open and she just walked away. I told the manager, and now said temp is mad at me for doing so.

Look, sweetie, you are here to work. Particularly this time of year. I explained to you that if there are more than three people on my line, you open yours. I shouldn't have to tell you to do so, and you don't walk away when I tell you to open.

And people wonder why they can't keep a job.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:09 PM
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Happy Fucking New Year! I just my new policy my company settled on where instead of operating the call center with a skeleton crew on holiday and let people bid for shifts they just fully staff everything business as usual and then randomly start letting people go home at random times because there are few if any calls coming and no other work to do. Everyone loves not being able to make any kind of plans. This is a great company to work for, not at all a total shitshow.

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My next check will have what is officially called stability pay, but we call senility pay. The top of the year scale is $1200. Sounds great! Last year it worked out to $460 after taxes.
They used to issue it as a separate check, guaranteeing more for us. Changed it about five years ago.
Assholes.
Income taxes are figured on your total income for the year, whether it is paid weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or an annual dividend check. And the withholdings taken from each check are also totaled at the end of the year, and used to compute how much refund you get (or additional tax you owe).

So it doesn't matter what is on individual checks; in the end it is the whole year totals that determine the tax amount. You pay the same tax no matter what.
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Income taxes are figured on your total income for the year, whether it is paid weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or an annual dividend check. And the withholdings taken from each check are also totaled at the end of the year, and used to compute how much refund you get (or additional tax you owe).

So it doesn't matter what is on individual checks; in the end it is the whole year totals that determine the tax amount. You pay the same tax no matter what.
You are of course correct that, in the end, it makes no difference to the total tax bill.

It can affect the immediate take-home pay though. Certain deductions may not happen on a bonus check (401k contributions for instance), and my company would do a straight 20% Federal income tax withholding.
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Happy Fucking New Year! I just my new policy my company settled on where instead of operating the call center with a skeleton crew on holiday and let people bid for shifts they just fully staff everything business as usual and then randomly start letting people go home at random times because there are few if any calls coming and no other work to do. Everyone loves not being able to make any kind of plans. This is a great company to work for, not at all a total shitshow.
Good grief! Where I worked you had to bid into working a holiday; if you wanted the day off, you simply didn't bid. Management always warned people might get assigned the day but never had to evoke it -- with double time and a half, there generally were plenty of people bidding, to the point where not all bidders would be successful.

On the other hand, at one point about a half dozen of us top agents were cross-trained on taking Canadian calls. The Toronto desk was perpetually understaffed and the idea was if their queue filled, we'd start catching the overflow. Ordinary days this meant 10 to 25% of our calls were Canadian.

Then came Independence Day. All six of us had bid for working that day and wound up taking about thirty calls as compared to the non-cross-trained agents getting about eight. We went en masse to management, pointed out the discrepancy, and asked we be taken off of the Canadian queue for future holidays. "No can do," they said. "No further bids," we shot back.

After that, the only holidays we worked were the ones we had in common with our northern cousins: Christmas and New Year.
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I got to leave at 2PM; my entire department got a grand total of 2 calls, on of which was me testing the line. Our client is closed, all our vendors are closed, and so is almost every doctor's office and hospital insurance verification office in the country. Also forget to take my new Kindle Paperwhite to work.

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My husband is a regional truck driver - meaning he comes home every night. Yesterday he had a THREE different deliveries to companies that were CLOSED!

He called back to the yard after the first one, and was told to just bring it back. He came back to the yard being unable to make the other two deliveries, as well as unable to make a return load - because he didn't have room on his truck.

He got fussed at by his boss for not calling back to the yard about the other closures. My husband told him that maybe the dispatcher should have checked that the places were open! Turns out that his boss was the dispatcher, because the regular dispatchers were on vacation. The boss didn't say much after that.
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Good grief! Where I worked you had to bid into working a holiday; if you wanted the day off, you simply didn't bid.
How does one bid into working a holiday? Or any other shift for that matter. I've heard this mentioned a few times but never any specifics.
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How does one bid into working a holiday? Or any other shift for that matter. I've heard this mentioned a few times but never any specifics.
Where I work, a couple of weeks before the holiday, a sign-up sheet is posted. If youíre willing to work on any of three days (the holiday and the two days preceding). I donít usually sign it, but I usually work holidays anyway, because thatís my shift (days off Wednesday and Thursday). At the Post Office, we get paid for the holiday regardless, with double-time if we work.

Imagine my surprise when I showed up on Christmas Eve and learned that I was scheduled to have it off.

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Where I worked it was simply an email from the work force guys, "If you want X holiday off, reply to this message." The names would be submitted to management who in a week or so notify those who were deemed worthy. All this was five or six weeks before the holiday in question except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year would be handled in a bunch in early October. As I said yesterday, I never heard of anyone being drafted into working the holiday.

Starting in 2008 the company was subsumed into a major bank which meant we were supposed to get all Federal holidays off. For those holidays with a negligible retail impact, like MLK or Presidents' Day we would work while the 'real' bank employees got the day off. To make up for this we got Personal Leave days they did not. You had to ask for one ahead of time, like an ordinary vacation day, but if the hours were available you could put in a request as little as 48 hours before the day.
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At my current workplace we have the federal holidays off, plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

My previous workplace was a hospital, so one worked their regular schedules, but got time and a half pay. And if you wanted, say Christmas off you could trade with someone if you could fine a coworker who would take it for you. I always wanted Easter off, so I'd work Christmas for someone, as most folks cared more about it.
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I remember "buying duty" in the military over the big holidays. You'd pay someone to take your duty. It got pretty complicated if you happened to be on more than one duty roster.
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I just got asked If our company is set up to pay the duties, taxes, and transportation to company X who is responsible for the duties, who is responsible for the taxes and who is responsible for the transportation? then she asked where are they authorized to ship from? I asked "do we have customers who can only ship from one distribution center and not the other? She answered back "no".

I must be missing something in these questions. whoever said there is not such thing as a stupid question has never met some of the people i have worked with.
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At my current workplace we have the federal holidays off, plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

My previous workplace was a hospital, so one worked their regular schedules, but got time and a half pay. And if you wanted, say Christmas off you could trade with someone if you could fine a coworker who would take it for you. I always wanted Easter off, so I'd work Christmas for someone, as most folks cared more about it.
My company has Federal holidays plus NYE and Christmas eve plus usually three or so "floating holidays" so people can take MLJ day off if they wish. The powers that be have decided to give us Good Friday off instead of one of the floating Holidays. What the heck!? Since the rest of world is working that day, I will probably have to work from home anyway
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First day of 2020 at work, and already my coworker is making me unhappy. That’s a new record, I think. I don’t like when people think they can do my job better than I can. I would like very much to tell him to do it himself if he doesn’t like the way I do it. Next time he wants me to work on something, I’m going to be “too busy” to help.
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I donít like when people think they can do my job better than I can...
Worked for a Christian group right after college, and I was always surprised at the less-than-holy snark and pranks there.

One guy, whose office I hung out in (it was the official Tiki Rum 'N' Juice Bar, and decorated appropriately), had a huge hand-lettered sign:

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Someone decided to microwave tuna without a lid. Now there are flecks of tuna all over the inside of the thing.
I know who did it, she's done this sort of crap before. I'm going to wait until she's in a crowded room then berate her for it. Perhaps the public shame will drive the point home.
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Hey, someone put a container of gumdrops out by the coffee bar.

Shit, they're "spice" flavored.
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Got a bonus, nearly half went to income tax.
You will get some of it back when you file your return. The deduction is calculated as if you made that much money every paycheck. It will average out.
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Supervisor seems to have skipped performance evaluations...at least for me. I'm really not sure; I can't see traffic in and out of his office anymore from my current location. Also, I've seen no indication that they're trying to fill the vacant spot in my department (they typically start interviewing the week before someone departs; this individual has been gone since early November).

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Someone decided to microwave tuna without a lid. Now there are flecks of tuna all over the inside of the thing.
You didn't mention how you removed the unholy stench from the office. I can't stand air fresheners, but I personally hosed down the hallways around the break room the last time someone had the audacity to put seafood in the microwave. That was worse than the time someone decided to reheat some less-than-fresh chicken.
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Supervisor seems to have skipped performance evaluations...at least for me. I'm really not sure; I can't see traffic in and out of his office anymore from my current location. Also, I've seen no indication that they're trying to fill the vacant spot in my department (they typically start interviewing the week before someone departs; this individual has been gone since early November).





You didn't mention how you removed the unholy stench from the office. I can't stand air fresheners, but I personally hosed down the hallways around the break room the last time someone had the audacity to put seafood in the microwave. That was worse than the time someone decided to reheat some less-than-fresh chicken.


I’ve probably told the story here before about the time my horrible coworker burned fish in the microwave. I’ve never smelled anything so bad in my whole life. Our microwave is in an open area, so there was nothing to hold it back, and our hall reeked of burned fish. That coworker is gone, and I don’t miss her even a tiny little bit.
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Supervisor seems to have skipped performance evaluations...at least for me. I'm really not sure; I can't see traffic in and out of his office anymore from my current location. Also, I've seen no indication that they're trying to fill the vacant spot in my department (they typically start interviewing the week before someone departs; this individual has been gone since early November).





You didn't mention how you removed the unholy stench from the office. I can't stand air fresheners, but I personally hosed down the hallways around the break room the last time someone had the audacity to put seafood in the microwave. That was worse than the time someone decided to reheat some less-than-fresh chicken.


I’ve probably told the story here before about the time my horrible coworker burned fish in the microwave. I’ve never smelled anything so bad in my whole life. Our microwave is in an open area, so there was nothing to hold it back, and our hall reeked of burned fish. That coworker is gone, and I don’t miss her even a tiny little bit.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:27 PM
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Aw, come on. You must miss her a LITTLE bit, or you wouldn’t bring her up twice in a row.
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Supervisor seems to have skipped performance evaluations...at least for me. I'm really not sure; I can't see traffic in and out of his office anymore from my current location.
I once had a supervisor let my performance review slip for 8 weeks. When I pushed about it, I got a good review and a (slight) raise. He got rather indignant when I asked if the raise would be retroactive back to the date the review was due.

He tried to claim that couldn't be done, but as I was the senior analyst maintaining the Payroll/personnel system, that didn't fly -- I was able to tell him 3 ways of doing that, just off the top of my head.

I never did get paid for that.
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This is going to be my last workplace rant. I'm retiring on Friday. In two days. I should be sitting back now, keeping an eye on my replacement to make sure the transition is going well. Except, I have no replacement. The powers-that-be were going to force a co-worker to take the position (they have a history of that kind of behavior) and when she found out, she quit. They did not have a Plan B, though they did finally post the position last week.

After the lull of the holidays, I've been slammed all week. Issues have come up that I've never even seen in the four years I've had the job. So not the easing-out I was hoping for. But they are throwing a party Thursday afternoon so as long as I don't have to make a speech, that will be fun. And I've really appreciated all the kind words from my co-workers, many of whom I will miss.

Still, I'm going to set up my "out of the office forever" reply Friday at noon and turn off Outlook. I'm not going to get stuck dealing with some issue at the last minute. NOT MY PROBLEM ANYMORE.

And, yay! I'm retiring. No more workplace rants!
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Six months ago The Powers That Be at work decided to move my department into a newly erected giant portable building that was set up out in the parking lot near the main building.

It was up to me, the disabled guy, to point out that they set up the new building on top of the handicapped parking spaces. Maybe we should designate a few handicapped parking spaces in the remaining parking lit? And I tossed in a suggestion that maybe the handicapped ramp should be on the end of the building nearest the still existing parking lot and not the farthest point of the new building.

Six months later TPTB still don't seem to think this is a problem. However the EEOC does seem to think it is a problem.

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Old 01-09-2020, 09:50 AM
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This is going to be my last workplace rant. I'm retiring on Friday. In two days. I should be sitting back now, keeping an eye on my replacement to make sure the transition is going well. Except, I have no replacement. The powers-that-be were going to force a co-worker to take the position (they have a history of that kind of behavior) and when she found out, she quit. They did not have a Plan B, though they did finally post the position last week.

After the lull of the holidays, I've been slammed all week. Issues have come up that I've never even seen in the four years I've had the job. So not the easing-out I was hoping for. But they are throwing a party Thursday afternoon so as long as I don't have to make a speech, that will be fun. And I've really appreciated all the kind words from my co-workers, many of whom I will miss.

Still, I'm going to set up my "out of the office forever" reply Friday at noon and turn off Outlook. I'm not going to get stuck dealing with some issue at the last minute. NOT MY PROBLEM ANYMORE.

And, yay! I'm retiring. No more workplace rants!


May I suggest two options: 1. New phone number, or, $50 per hour, 3 hours minimum for when the inevitable phone call comes.

You know it will.
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