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Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting.

That was a hell of a nice try, though. He had to have known you would catch and counter it, I would think... or is he really stupid enough to think you'd let him get away with that?

Could be.  I did do it twice before, but that was literally because it was in the 3 month period I could be dismissed for no reason, and in the second case because I wanted my First Aid certificate updated that bad.

Plus this is the place that literally had someone work two 24 hour shifts on their own (not back to back) last month.  So...

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Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting. 

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: Yesterday at 12:38:22 am »
Well, at least Sorweel should come out of things OK.  Unless he literally runs into the No-God or goes on to kill Kelhus, that boy's unstoppable.

Or, if the theories are correct at least, he runs into Kelmonas.  The fan theory is that Kel's a narindar of Ajokli, and thus stands outside the sight of the gods, including Yatwer and her White Luck Warrior.  He sacrified that beetle as an offering, a murder done for no other reason than "because". 

Ajokli is the god of tricksters, thieves and assassins...a description that fits Kel to a t.  I also wonder if Ajokli can see the No-God and Consult..."He only seems such [the Fool] because he sees what the others do not see... What you do not see ... The blindness of the sighted".  Which also makes me wonder if there is a link between Ajokli and the Solitary God of the Cishaurim...the reference to the blindness of the sighted, the fact that the Psukhe is undetectable by other magi and even unknown to the Consult, and that the Cishaurim wage war against the followers of the Tusk.  Ajokli, via the nameless narindar in the White Luck Warrior notes that his cult alone is persecuted by the Tusk. 

I'm also somewhat amused by the many parallels one can draw between Ajokli, narindar and our favourite inscrutable trickster god, the Anticipation of Mephala himself, Vivec.  Narindar are holy assassins the gods send, but narindar of Ajokli are ritual assassins for whom the act is holy, and are asked to kill without reference to their own cares.  Of course, Vivec is the Tribunal replacement for Mephala, whom the Morag Tong assassins (and maybe the Dark Brotherhood, if the Night Mother is Mephala.  Of course, one reading of the 36 sermons suggests Vivec is in fact the Night Mother).  Assassins remove the act of emotion from murder, which in turn makes it an act of destruction...and destruction is another form of creation.  Murder and enlightenment, combined.

Incidentally, narindar = narinder = narendra = "lord of men" in Sanskrit.  Just putting that out there.

Now THERE'S some food for fucking thought.

The themes of sight and blindness are rampant in this series and especially in this trilogy. Khellus's children are constantly described as having inherited their father's sight to varying degrees. One of them had to be chained up because he could see deeply but lacked the dispassionate conditioning. Minor spoiler: Serwa in The Great Ordeal makes a statement to the effect of "light is our birthright."

The entire Dunyain philosophy revolves around the eponymous Darkness that comes before, and the Logos is the way to be able to "see" the origin of one's own thoughts. Plus, the Probablity Trance.

The Few have their own form of sight, and Mimara's Judging Eye represents a kind of sight that perhaps no other living person possesses, except perhaps Khellus during the Circumfixion. What little we know about Cishaurim sorcery revolves around themes of sight and blindness.

Then there was that guy in the cave, with the heart.

The various asides about how the Nonmen perceive the world comes to mind as well: they can't "see" two-dimensional images, so they sculpt. I forget if it was a character or in one of the pre-chapter quotes, but it's stated that Men fear and hate the darkness because it is ignorance made visible, while the Nonmen see it as holy.

The No-God is, apparently, invisible to Heaven. And, it seems, somehow invisible to itself ("WHAT DO YOU SEE?")

I don't have a real thesis here, but it will surprise me greatly if the conclusion of this series is not somehow related to sight and blindness.

Well, the gods are literally "the darkness that comes before".

The nonmen call themselves the jicn roi, the People of Dawn.

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Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

I'm pretty sure you're still employed as that place, useless as it is, would still grab keys and not be stupid enough to send a "you're done" email to your work email.

Right?

Well, they don't know which keys are a copy of my door's keys.  And to be honest, they probably would.

However, rampage of revenge has been postponed.  I'm training the new member of staff for the next three nights, so I don't have time to address my emails.  What a shame...

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Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

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Maybe it's all those white nationalists, afraid because it's the 21st century and there are black people and stuff, and everyone else is depressed because they have to put up with the aforementioned yahoos?

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Someone should really tell him Stefan Molyneux has the shitty Youtube philosophy market cornered already.

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Well, it's hard to make a living off of shitty poetry.

Or was he writing a novel?  I can never remember.

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Sadly, they'd probably not even realise there was another meaning.   They're not very bright.

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Well, I'd rather not lose it without having another one, and place to live, lined up.

But as I've said, if I do go down, I will take everyone with me.  It's mutually assured destruction...though someone should probably tell management that at some point.

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And I'm back to work tonight.  Time to see how my parting bureaucratic hand-grenade that I lobbed before I went on holiday fared (and if I still have a job).

Also it's a Saturday night and I am pretty sure I'm working alone.  After being away for two weeks, so I have no idea who any of our new residents are.  This should be fun.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: August 27, 2016, 01:17:50 pm »
Just a reminder, this is an American, supposedly supporting state sovereignty, telling British people ITT how they should have voted

 :lulz:

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And the rest of it's done now too.  I'll send it off tomorrow afternoon, 3 days ahead of the deadline.  Hopefully that way if there is any trouble (and there shouldn't be), it can be turned around and resolved quickly.

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Right, just need to write a cover letter, then I can send off this PhD application.

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I've considered setting fire to this building.  I mean, apart from the normal reasons.  I reckon it might actually be colder if I did that.

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