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post #1901 of 5968

I want to angrily flip the table and storm out on the world today.

 

So it would need to be a big table.

 

...Or find a place that has this arcade game:

 

post #1902 of 5968

The last 4 years I've managed a Rosetta Stone store. Last year during Xmas I had my only other 2 employees fink out on me. One couldn't find a babysitter even tho she was staying with retired parents. The other, a vet, went off his meds and wound up barricaded in his house with his phone turned off saying 'the giants were after him' . I wound up catching the flu and had to work my store solo thru the extended holiday mall hours.

In January RS closed all but 50 of their stores, with 2 week notice to employees and no severance offered.

Rosetta calls me in November to come back and work, as a sales associate, at a seasonal store in the same mall. Despite my bad feelings, I agreed to return. I know the job, have the work clothes, it's easy enuff to get to, and it'll give me something to do instead of sitting at home collecting unemployment (which is more than I'd be making working part time) and filling out job applications. Not having the responsibilities of a boss was going to be a nice change too.

One of the 2 other employees announces he's going away for 2 weeks to be with family for Xmas (why was he hired if he was going away for the time we really needed him here?)

The other has caught a cold and keeps calling in sick, leaving me to cover his shifts as well as mine.

And now I've caught a cold that's progressing from head cold to gurgling chest event, and there's no one to cover my shifts for a day or two so I can recuperate.

Should I just call in sick and leave it up to the current acting manager to work it out, or should I be  a professional and work despite being under the weather, risking the chance the cold will just get worse. ?

post #1903 of 5968

Call in sick.  it's a mall kiosk, you're not landing the space shuttle.  Go to urgent care and get some antibiotics too, this chest thing is sweeping the nation.

post #1904 of 5968
Call in sick. No company, ever, loves you back for going the extra mile.

Call in sick, look after yourself.
post #1905 of 5968
Yeah, seriously. Your employer can survive a day off, and you've only got the one body. Look after it.

Anyway, for me: I am really getting sick of the way all comedy seems to be moving to the same set of beats and gags these days. Even the comedic elements in non-comedies are starting to feel like they were extruded out of the same generic Laugh-O-Mat plant that Dreamworks, Sandler, and so many more are all buying from in bulk. I don't know exactly when this started, but I wish to hell it would stop.
post #1906 of 5968
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

Yeah, seriously. Your employer can survive a day off, and you've only got the one body. Look after it.
Anyway, for me: I am really getting sick of the way all comedy seems to be moving to the same set of beats and gags these days. Even the comedic elements in non-comedies are starting to feel like they were extruded out of the same generic Laugh-O-Mat plant that Dreamworks, Sandler, and so many more are all buying from in bulk. I don't know exactly when this started, but I wish to hell it would stop.

 


Tru Dat. And here I thought it was just me getting old (although I am), but I look at guys like Seth Rogan, and I say "yeah, likable presence, when is he going to say something funny?"

post #1907 of 5968

The Flu

 

Because of the economy, maintenance at most buildings are understaffed and the windows and fixtures are filthy.  All that ever gets cleaned are the floors and the tables.  Now everybody is sick.  It used to mean "going out" was a break from the germs in our stuffy homes and cars, but now there are germs everywhere.  It could be the super-flu is in all the horror films is here, it's just not killing us.

post #1908 of 5968

Christmas cards.

When you buy a box of cards these days, you can't just buy a box of, say 6 cards.   Oh no.

You gotta buy a box with 20 of the fuckers in it.

And with a relatively small circle of folks you send cards to, you tend to again send the same card design to a lot of people.

Repeatedly. You can only hope they don't remember getting it last year, or the year before. You take advantage of their age, mental state or possibly heavy drinking.

The good news is I only have 1 more of the design ( pictures of 3 sleigh bells and a stone--'Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell, rock.')

and no envelope for it.

 

 

[hoping Santa brings me some bright shiny rep points fer New Year's]

post #1909 of 5968
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post


Anyway, for me: I am really getting sick of the way all comedy seems to be moving to the same set of beats and gags these days. Even the comedic elements in non-comedies are starting to feel like they were extruded out of the same generic Laugh-O-Mat plant that Dreamworks, Sandler, and so many more are all buying from in bulk. I don't know exactly when this started, but I wish to hell it would stop.

 

Apologies in advance, I cannot help but pimp my self.

 

http://youtu.be/lCSmPrzCEsA

 

or

 

http://youtu.be/Mbc1oBH-_Ro

 

or, my favorite

 

http://youtu.be/NhjVdTQ2ALc

 

 

 

Yes, my roundabout point is that pimping yourself anywhere but the self-promotion thread is, in fact, tired shit.


Edited by neil spurn - 12/30/12 at 8:21pm
post #1910 of 5968

On Christmas Eve, just as it started snowing, my car's Traction Control and ABS went out.  It felt like I was driving through drying concrete and I couldn't stop for shit.  Took it to the dealer the day after Christmas.  They still have it.  Everyday there is a new excuse - yet every one of them could have been relayed to me sooner.  i.e., tech working on it is out on vacation today, parts truck is behind, etc.

 

So, I finally just got a rental.  I get a 2012 Chevy Malibu.  Let me tell anyone reading this: it is no wonder these people needed a bail out.  This is one of the ugliest, unsafe, poorly built pieces of shit hole I have ever had the displeasure of driving.  It makes my car seem like a Porsche and I dread every trip I have to take in it.  If I got into an accident, they'd find a pair jeans, Vans and a t-shirt in the bubbling pile of plastic.  Elitist bitching over.  Carry on.

post #1911 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

Call in sick. No company, ever, loves you back for going the extra mile.
Call in sick, look after yourself.

 

I think Steve is in the USA. You guys are gonna get him fired.

post #1912 of 5968

It's a lousy seasonal job for a company that laid me off 10 months ago, so you can imagine how much I give a shit.

But recent company word is they may re-open the store as a regular thing again with me at the helm, so I'm real glad I didn't sick-out.

Note: Airborne product don't really work to fend off/diminish colds. Mucinex does work to diminish head and chest congestion.

post #1913 of 5968
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

Note: Airborne product don't really work to fend off/diminish colds. Mucinex does work to diminish head and chest congestion.

 

Airborne actually only works if you take it prior to getting a cold, as a preventative measure.  Which means that you need the fucking box from  Primer to know when to use it. 

post #1914 of 5968

Or you take it before you go into an environment where you are likely to catch a cold: Schools, Commercial airliner, subways etc.

post #1915 of 5968

I haven't had a cold in over a year & a half. The secret? I don't put my hands anywhere near my mouth unless I've washed them.

post #1916 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

I haven't had a cold in over a year & a half. The secret? I don't put my hands anywhere near my mouth unless I've washed them.

 

I've actually found this to be true.  Ever since I started washing my hands obsessively--like, 5-6 times a day, in addition to any time I use the bathroom--I haven't gotten sick.

 

Also, tired shit?  Complaining about the boob thread.

post #1917 of 5968

Tired shit? Crippling shyness & impenetrable insecurity. It's in my bones & I can't think my way past it. My co-workers think I'm a dick or maybe weird. Dating is a no-win scenario. Bloody frustrating. I'm trapped in a Morrissey song...and I want out!

post #1918 of 5968

wow

y?

post #1919 of 5968
And you go home, you cry, and you want to die

(whee-ahhh . . . bompbomp bomp badaum badaum)
post #1920 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Kattrinnaa View Post

wow
y?

He got confused he killed a horse he can't help the way he feels!
post #1921 of 5968
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

Tired shit? Crippling shyness & impenetrable insecurity. It's in my bones & I can't think my way past it. My co-workers think I'm a dick or maybe weird. Dating is a no-win scenario. Bloody frustrating. I'm trapped in a Morrissey song...and I want out!

I am pretty shy in person so I know how you feel Art. However, you are one of my favorite people on Chud and it sucks that some people are likely not getting the pleasure to get to know you. Not like I know much of anything about you, but your humor and frankness on here make you highly desirable and remarkably bangable.
post #1922 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post
 I'm trapped in a Morrissey song...and I want out!

 

I think you may have just coined the greatest reality show ever.

 

Totally sympathize, though. I've always been incredibly shy by nature. The capacity for gregariousness I do have I scraped together through years of work, and it often fails me when I'm in an environment I don't click with. I'm pretty sure my co-workers think the same of me, but you know what? they're not the people you choose to have in your life, so fuck it. As long as it's not holding you back career-wise in areas you're passionate about, all you can do is shrug and get on with your day. Most likely they're the dicks anyway.

 

But us? We're smart, and know to respect the Art.

post #1923 of 5968

The word 'guesstimate'.

 

It's not just a cutesy portmanteau, it's a completely unnecessary cutesy portmanteau. What do you think the word 'estimate' means?

post #1924 of 5968

Frankenstein is the man, not the monster. So tired of idiots fucking this up.

 

Fuck you, Army Of Frankensteins. Fuuuuuuuck yooooooooooooooooooooooou.

post #1925 of 5968
The Monster even has a name, Adam.
post #1926 of 5968
Adam's so much less scary sounding than Frankenstein.
post #1927 of 5968
Frahnk-in-schteen.
post #1928 of 5968
Also more scary sounding.
post #1929 of 5968

Frankenstein is the monster's last name, just like his creator's.

post #1930 of 5968
Adam Frankenstein.
post #1931 of 5968

Recruiters who tell you how great a fit you are for a job, then never ever respond to follow-up calls. Fuck Recruiters.

post #1932 of 5968

I live in a small town in Ohio called Steubenville. We are in the midst of a huge scandal involving rape and juveniles. We made national news.

 

Tired Shit: Fucking family from out of state constantly calling me, texting and facebooking me about this crap. I deactivated my Facebook. My wife is one of those media zombies who hangs on every post anonymousKY makes. And if you show disinterest in the hubub it means you condone rape. Fuck that tired shit and fuck Roseanne Barr, Nancy Grace and that silver haired bastard on CNN.

post #1933 of 5968
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

Frankenstein is the man, not the monster. So tired of idiots fucking this up.

Fuck you, Army Of Frankensteins. Fuuuuuuuck yooooooooooooooooooooooou.

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Originally Posted by Ryan S~ View Post

The Monster even has a name, Adam.

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Adam's so much less scary sounding than Frankenstein.

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Originally Posted by Ryan S~ View Post

Frahnk-in-schteen.

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Also more scary sounding.

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Originally Posted by Black_Dahlia View Post

Frankenstein is the monster's last name, just like his creator's.

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Adam Frankenstein.

Ahh, fuck me. If this was one post I'd rep it into infinity.

Thanks for starting my day with such a good laugh.
post #1934 of 5968

*Jabs fingers several times at the posts above* I hate you all. mad.gif

post #1935 of 5968

As part of a course that I'm enrolled on, I get access to an online resource (which has various pieces of information on it from mock exams to online versions of my study text). Unfortunately, I was locked out of it today and had to ring the customer service department of the company which oversees it. The call went like this:

 

DAVID: "Hi. You're speaking to David today. How can I help you?"

ME: "Hi David. I'm having some trouble with my EN-gage."

DAVID: "Can I take your email address?"

ME: (Gives email address)

DAVID: "Okay, I'm just going to put you on hold."

(Around three minutes pass before the phone is picked up again)

DAVID: "Hello?"

ME: "Hi."

DAVID: "How can I help you?"

ME: "Um, you put me on hold three minutes ago!"

DAVID: "Oh, right! Sorry about that. I'm going to have to call you back. What's your number?"

ME: "Is this a joke?"

DAVID: "I'm sorry?"

ME: "I asked if you're joking. Why do you need to call me back?"

DAVID: "I don't have the solution to the problem and have to look into it. If you give me your n-"

ME: "Oh, really? Well, tell me David - what's my problem?"

DAVID: "I'm sorry, sir?"

ME: "What problem will you be looking into exactly? I'd be interested ot know seeing as I haven't even told you what it is yet!"

DAVID: "....."

ME: "Is there a member of management I can speak to?"

DAVID: "I can help you."

ME: "No, David. You can't."

 

I hung up on him there and, even though I need to get this sorted out, I'm quite happy to leave it until Monday in case I get David on the phone again.

post #1936 of 5968

I hate that I have to do 10 hours of community service as part of a wank Sociology course this semester.

post #1937 of 5968

I did ten hours for a Social Studies class in high school. It ended up being really rewarding -- I went out to a local firehouse and reorganized the shed holding all the donations for kids/families, and got it all ready to be utilized. Got to scrub down the fire truck and do some odd jobs here and there, and afterwards they fed me tacos and tostadas, and I had a great time hanging out with them and shooting the shit.

post #1938 of 5968

Dickhead reply removed.

post #1939 of 5968

If you have to do volunteer work helping out at a library is painless. It's more fun if you live in a small town and get to see what weird books your neighbours have on hold though.

 

I'm tired of hearing people worrying about impending blizzards or freezing rain. Ya that's winter in Canada for you, snow tires and "turn into the skid" are all you need to know generally.

post #1940 of 5968

Random customer service complaints #5632 and #5633, respectively.

 

- Fed-ex used to have a bunch of self service drop boxes around here, but now there's only one left in town, with a 6:30 p.m. pick up time.  Had to ship something overnight today, got to the box at 5:30... pick up has already happened.  Fuck you, Fed-ex.

 

- CVS.  Called in a prescription on Saturday.  Nothing unusual, just an albuterol inhaler.  Go in to pick it up yesterday, and am informed that they're out of stock, but will have it filled by today.  Go in today, and the lady informs me they have no record of me, or the prescription ever existing in their system.  I've been going there for years.  Thankfully an old friend works there now, and was able to sort things out, said they gave them to someone else, and hopefully will have more in stock tomorrow.  Think I'll call first before going in tomorrow.

post #1941 of 5968

Does anyone know of a good crippling virus that I can download/upload to my work laptop to screw it up?

I'm getting let go for the second time in 34 months by my job---after 32 months as shop manager they close my branch with many others as downsizing, ask me to come back and work seasonal till 15Th of Jan, and now they've decided to keep it open, are not hiring me back as manager even tho they never said they had any problem with me or my performance.

Any 'virus' would not effect the

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Rosetta Stone

main computers, I'm looking to make useless the one laptop we use as our main point of sale/web connection. PM me.

I'm not joking, and will delete any history associated with this action.

post #1942 of 5968

It has probably been said, but fuck Crocs in their little croc faces.

 

OH and anyone who types 'prolly' instead of probably.

post #1943 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Chief Hallorhan View Post

It has probably been said, but fuck Crocs in their little croc faces.

 

Phew! Never worn them, never have.

 


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Hallorhan View Post

 

OH and anyone who types 'prolly' instead of probably.

 

 

Uh oh!

post #1944 of 5968
Co-workers who go on vacation in January.

Also, people who call their vacation a "vacay." Christ on his throne.
post #1945 of 5968
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Hallorhan View Post

It has probably been said, but fuck Crocs in their little croc faces.

 

 

All that being said...they are sooooooooo comfortable. I refuse to wear them out of the house, but when I get home and am still running around the house, I put them on. I made the same crack as you Chief, but then my dad gave me a pair.

post #1946 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Co-workers who go on vacation in January.

Also, people who call their vacation a "vacay." Christ on his throne.

 

Why? Jealousy?  I used to every year for five years straight.  My wife worked for a company that gave their employees and spouses a weekend trip to Mexico.  It was awesome.  Also, my birthday is this month.  I typically take a long weekend to fuck around and play video games and chill.  I also avoid any big deal being made of my birthday in the process.

post #1947 of 5968
Self Check-Out aisles.

Waiting in line, I was told by the floor manager at Ralph's that I didn't have to wait, I could use the self check line. I looked at the cashier, an older woman, looked back at the man and said, "No. I don't wish to help you put her out of a job, that's crazy," and just turned my back to him. When my turn came, she thanked me with a big beaming smile.

I walked into a Fresh And Easy (it's for people who are intimidated by Trader Joe's), only one employee on the floor overseeing a whole store full of the damn things. I walked out after apologizing to her.

I want to gut those insidious fucking things.
post #1948 of 5968

Busting your ass at school and work but not getting anywhere in the end. Wondering how people can go about their day without thinking the slightest bit about the world around them. And finally, wondering if you would be a little happier if you were a little dumber and didn't think so much.
 

post #1949 of 5968
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Originally Posted by bigbrother View Post

Wondering how people can go about their day without thinking the slightest bit about the world around them. 
 

 

 

If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

post #1950 of 5968
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Originally Posted by Turingmachine75 View Post

Self Check-Out aisles.

Waiting in line, I was told by the floor manager at Ralph's that I didn't have to wait, I could use the self check line. I looked at the cashier, an older woman, looked back at the man and said, "No. I don't wish to help you put her out of a job, that's crazy," and just turned my back to him. When my turn came, she thanked me with a big beaming smile.

I walked into a Fresh And Easy (it's for people who are intimidated by Trader Joe's), only one employee on the floor overseeing a whole store full of the damn things. I walked out after apologizing to her.

I want to gut those insidious fucking things.

 

Don't worry, Tesco may be selling off all the Fresh and Easys.

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