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Shadeux
Shadeux GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/6/23 4:11 p.m.

In reply to DarkMonohue :

You have a way with words.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/7/23 12:17 p.m.

My wife has a part time job with a global company. She's been there for about 4 months. There is a supervisor position available for which she is extremely qualified for and would be a terrific fit. 

They have a policy that you cannot apply for another job for either 9 or 12 months (I forget which). 

What a bullE36 M3 policy to have. She's applying for other jobs, and she'll get one soon. But I told her to hand in her resignation and then apply for the supervisor position. My hope is that she resigns, applies, gets the offer, and then she can turn them down. Because that is some bullE36 M3. 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
12/8/23 9:21 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

That policy probably only applies to employees. Was she an employee when she applied for the job she has now?

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/8/23 9:33 a.m.
Peabody said:

In reply to mtn :

That policy probably only applies to employees. Was she an employee when she applied for the job she has now?

Obviously it only applies to employees. It is a policy in their employee handbook. Who else could it apply to?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/8/23 10:51 a.m.

Got a text last night from a stranger. A friend, someone who had nannied my two oldest kids when they were very young, who since chose a life of homelessness (I had thought) had been taken in by a family for the past three years. She always had mental illness. She committed suicide Tuesday.

 

This one:

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/xj-cooling-system/89243/page1/

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/stupid-jeep/37692/page1/

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/how-to-house-a-homeless-friend/130386/page1/

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/xk-neutral-safety-switch/124155/page1/

 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
12/8/23 10:54 a.m.

Binary taxi drivers. 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
12/8/23 10:55 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

It's not obvious, it could apply to anybody. But since she was not an employee when she applied for her current job it shouldn't apply to her

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/8/23 10:56 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

There are a couple of companies that only allow outside people to apply for one job every 12 months, as crazy as that is. I know some, like porsche, only let you apply to one at a time and you have to wait to be rejected before applying again, which is more reasonable.

slefain
slefain UltimaDork
12/8/23 11:04 a.m.

Just spent half the morning going down a rabbit hole of picking a trampoline for the kids Christmas present. I had no idea it was this complicated, or that there was this much cheap crap to weed through.

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
12/8/23 12:00 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

Just wait until you try to put it together. 

In fairness I only built one of the small 3 foot ones, but its still in the top 5 most PITA things I've ever done over a decade later. 

CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/8/23 12:36 p.m.
Karacticus said:
Beer Baron said:

"I think it's really important that we take care of this one issue..."

Okay. Well, I'm currently focused on this other task that has a very hard deadline of Wednesday. If we want me to change what I'm focused on, the owner can give me direction to cancel things that are already scheduled for this week.

 

Can't you just spread you're priorities more evenly? angry

"If everything is the highest priority, nothing is actually a priority"

Me

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
12/8/23 12:41 p.m.
slefain said:

Just spent half the morning going down a rabbit hole of picking a trampoline for the kids Christmas present. I had no idea it was this complicated, or that there was this much cheap crap to weed through.

I went through that two years ago, and eventually decided on one that looked good and had very good reviews, but was a little more than I wanted to spend. When it didn't arrive when it was supposed to I filed for a refund so I could go with something else. The refund came almost immediately, and the trampoline followed shortly after. 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
12/8/23 1:37 p.m.

Microsoft.   'Nuff said... angry

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/8/23 1:58 p.m.

You get paid well because you're supposed to be able to think ahead and not just take the easy route whenever you run into trouble. You seem to forget that on a regular basis.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/8/23 6:20 p.m.

In reply to tuna55 :

Damn. I remember that. I'm sorry, buddy.

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
12/8/23 6:26 p.m.

In reply to Tuna

Yeah, sorry for your loss.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
12/8/23 8:16 p.m.

Half of the berkeleying Christmas stories I read to the little VCH's make me have to choke back tears while I'm trying to read them.  What the hell.  I remember them every year, and every year I read them, and am struggling not to cry. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/8/23 8:36 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

I recently tried to read "I'll love you forever" to my daughter. I was a sobbing mess by the end of it. It's a hard book either way but if you know it's background, it's harder, and if you know mine, you'd be astounded that I sort of made it to the end. 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
12/8/23 8:45 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

Then you should watch A Christmas Story with them. No crying in that classic. 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
12/8/23 8:46 p.m.

A traveling rant.  Hotels say they have Netflix. But they do IF you have a subscription. So they don't, really. 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
12/8/23 9:56 p.m.
mtn said:

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

I recently tried to read "I'll love you forever" to my daughter. I was a sobbing mess by the end of it. It's a hard book either way but if you know it's background, it's harder, and if you know mine, you'd be astounded that I sort of made it to the end. 

Eh, I can't either. My kids point it out in the store; there's the book, there's the book...

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
12/8/23 9:59 p.m.
mtn said:

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

I recently tried to read "I'll love you forever" to my daughter. I was a sobbing mess by the end of it. It's a hard book either way but if you know it's background, it's harder, and if you know mine, you'd be astounded that I sort of made it to the end. 

Some of them are really dumb.  Like "The Candles" by Hans Christian Anderson.  It's a story about 2 candles.  Inanimate objects given sentience.  Every year I read it.  Every year I cry.  

https://talesandbedtimestories.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-candles-hans-christian-andersen.html

 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/9/23 12:13 a.m.

Autocross tomorrow, Martin Sports Car Club. No points, so I'm leaving the Miata home and driving my civic. 
I finished prepping the car and put away the jack and stands after changing to the autocross tires. I decided to add a little oil, and dropped the cap to the oil fill behind the engine. It didn't hit the ground. 
I had to pull out the jack again, and all four jackstands, jack the car up again so I could get under it.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/9/23 6:02 a.m.

Hate it break it to you dude, but this ain't the first time I've been a punching bag. In fact, I accel at it. Make yourself feel better. This is why I exist.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
12/9/23 8:07 p.m.

Washing machine has not been fully draining all the time lately.  Got it apart, and cleaned the trap to see if that was the problem.  Getting it back together took freaking forever, because the vent tube connection is jammed up close to the side of the machine, and partially behind the drain assembly.  Had to try multiple wrenches multiple times.  Even the spring clip wrench didn't work.  If I ever have to do that job again, I may just use a hole saw and drill a hole in the machine to get extra access.

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