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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1365 on: August 02, 2016, 06:47:53 pm »
After 10 years in this business I am finally saying goodbye to table humpers, arm fondlers, leg patters, and other assorted gross and creepy dudes.

I'm one month in my new lease at a chiro and going to very carefully run my 3rd Groupon and no more questions as to whether I offer "service to other areas". If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

It's such a relief to me to know that you won't have to deal with any more pervs!
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1366 on: August 02, 2016, 06:50:43 pm »
After looking through some reviews of the Leasing Company my girlfriend and I are renting our apartment from, I've determined that the next year is gonna be one expensive, shitty ride.  :lulz:

Not fixing hot water heaters and furnaces for weeks during the winter is actually the least shitty thing they do.  :lulz:

That kind of shit is rampant around here, too. It's miserable; we're in a housing state of emergency because there isn't enough of it, so landlords essentially charge whatever they want and do whatever they want. It's bullshit.

Oh yeah, the extra charges reported (Like an undocumented 100 dollar charge to get in the apartment on move in day) are insane. But that's the part I'm gonna be less upset about.

This particular leasing company is known for buying elderly homes and apartments marketed to elderly people and then bulldozing them 30 days later to replace them with more expensive apartments. That's right. 30 days (Might be 60, but still) to get the fuck out.

I'm considering documenting everything they do and handing it over to a Law Firm to have a field day with. They're big enough now, they can be held accountable for serious shit. And there's plenty of people who would be willing to testify against them, just on the Google Reviews page  :lulz:

Unfortunately, I think I'm partially to blame, as I read the lease agreement, made note of the vague semantics, and still decided to sign it. I honestly wouldn't be too surprised if the agreement allowed for all the shit they did. They market mostly to college students who live around UC, so the naivety of tweens (including me) is probably how they get away with it.

I'm wearing one of my tiaras, and a thong with a metal heart on it. I'll still fly, I'll still comply to their shit because I'm too lazy to fight the power and go to jail, but the least I could do is let them see a heart over my ass crack in the back room.


We need more people like this.

This is the future they deserve  :lulz:
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« Reply #1367 on: August 02, 2016, 06:50:51 pm »
If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

What's the requirement to work in a shop up there? CO requires registration/card carrying which authorizes you to check/verify ID's and also sell. I only know this as I was recently looking for some part time gig on the weekends for some extra travel money and there were like 4 shops all hiring part time bud tenders near Boulder.

There are no requirements aside from lack of drug convictions, I think. Some are looking to form a union, but so far it's open season.
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« Reply #1368 on: August 02, 2016, 06:52:32 pm »
After 10 years in this business I am finally saying goodbye to table humpers, arm fondlers, leg patters, and other assorted gross and creepy dudes.

I'm one month in my new lease at a chiro and going to very carefully run my 3rd Groupon and no more questions as to whether I offer "service to other areas". If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

I'd buy from you.

Daww, thanks. This is gonna be the start of a peaceful career. I'm hoping it will pay my way through a chemistry degree.
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« Reply #1369 on: August 02, 2016, 06:58:26 pm »
If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

What's the requirement to work in a shop up there? CO requires registration/card carrying which authorizes you to check/verify ID's and also sell. I only know this as I was recently looking for some part time gig on the weekends for some extra travel money and there were like 4 shops all hiring part time bud tenders near Boulder.

You just have to be over 21.

The state is working on a class and servers license, much like is required for serving alcohol, but they haven't gotten around to it yet and it'll probably be a while. Once they do, it is likely to be modeled very closely after the alcohol server's license, so a two hour (or online) class that costs about $15, a short test, and a $20 fee for a permit that lasts 5 years.
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« Reply #1370 on: August 02, 2016, 08:16:14 pm »
Hm, that was odd.

Just had a meeting with my department head.  We have a deep-seated, finely tuned mutual loathing for each other, though because I am a gentleman (and because he is a spineless sack of shit) it's all done via nice smiles, compliments and completely fucking up each other's paperwork.  The meeting was meant to be a informal "catch-up", allowing concerns (from me) to be aired, questions asked etc.

So I didn't exactly go in with high expectations.

And while I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch, it does seem my repeated emails about the stupidity of the "Prevent" counter-terrorism program material has finally sunk in, and he's willing to do something about it (namely, have me provide the materials and training instead. +1 to counter-terrorism consultant CV building).  And beyond that, he also seems to share my concerns that Brexit is probably going to tank the whole company if we don't play it smart, and was apparently sufficiently impressed with my off-the-cuff spiel on the issue to want to bring it up with the Principal and even central management.  This may get me in with the lobbying team and allow me to network with the Mayoral office as well (given the Mayor's stated opinion on Brexit).

Now this could be a convoluted way of either getting me to shut up or go away, but he's had no problems in the past telling me to do just that.  Plus some of the names he mentioned in regards to the company suggested he was taking this seriously for once (and maybe saw the potential career benefits of using company resources effectively).  So I'm cautiously positive about this.

He also appears to be gunning for my immediate manager right now, and presumably wants to butter me up so I can deliver some goods on him.  I don't really care for their pissing match, but I'll work the conflict to my benefit if I can.

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« Reply #1371 on: August 02, 2016, 08:36:33 pm »
If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

What's the requirement to work in a shop up there? CO requires registration/card carrying which authorizes you to check/verify ID's and also sell. I only know this as I was recently looking for some part time gig on the weekends for some extra travel money and there were like 4 shops all hiring part time bud tenders near Boulder.

You just have to be over 21.

The state is working on a class and servers license, much like is required for serving alcohol, but they haven't gotten around to it yet and it'll probably be a while. Once they do, it is likely to be modeled very closely after the alcohol server's license, so a two hour (or online) class that costs about $15, a short test, and a $20 fee for a permit that lasts 5 years.

I think it was like that in y1 here. Now, even part time gigs just for weekend retail on the side require you to be "badged", whatever the hell that means ( http://boulder.craigslist.org/lab/5707898432.html )

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« Reply #1372 on: August 02, 2016, 09:34:31 pm »
Hm, that was odd.

Just had a meeting with my department head.  We have a deep-seated, finely tuned mutual loathing for each other, though because I am a gentleman (and because he is a spineless sack of shit) it's all done via nice smiles, compliments and completely fucking up each other's paperwork.  The meeting was meant to be a informal "catch-up", allowing concerns (from me) to be aired, questions asked etc.

So I didn't exactly go in with high expectations.

And while I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch, it does seem my repeated emails about the stupidity of the "Prevent" counter-terrorism program material has finally sunk in, and he's willing to do something about it (namely, have me provide the materials and training instead. +1 to counter-terrorism consultant CV building).  And beyond that, he also seems to share my concerns that Brexit is probably going to tank the whole company if we don't play it smart, and was apparently sufficiently impressed with my off-the-cuff spiel on the issue to want to bring it up with the Principal and even central management.  This may get me in with the lobbying team and allow me to network with the Mayoral office as well (given the Mayor's stated opinion on Brexit).

Now this could be a convoluted way of either getting me to shut up or go away, but he's had no problems in the past telling me to do just that.  Plus some of the names he mentioned in regards to the company suggested he was taking this seriously for once (and maybe saw the potential career benefits of using company resources effectively).  So I'm cautiously positive about this.

He also appears to be gunning for my immediate manager right now, and presumably wants to butter me up so I can deliver some goods on him.  I don't really care for their pissing match, but I'll work the conflict to my benefit if I can.

That is either VERY worthy of cautious optimism, or you've been taking crazy pills after all and this is just a hallucination. 

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1373 on: August 02, 2016, 09:36:38 pm »
Hm, that was odd.

Just had a meeting with my department head.  We have a deep-seated, finely tuned mutual loathing for each other, though because I am a gentleman (and because he is a spineless sack of shit) it's all done via nice smiles, compliments and completely fucking up each other's paperwork.  The meeting was meant to be a informal "catch-up", allowing concerns (from me) to be aired, questions asked etc.

So I didn't exactly go in with high expectations.

And while I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch, it does seem my repeated emails about the stupidity of the "Prevent" counter-terrorism program material has finally sunk in, and he's willing to do something about it (namely, have me provide the materials and training instead. +1 to counter-terrorism consultant CV building).  And beyond that, he also seems to share my concerns that Brexit is probably going to tank the whole company if we don't play it smart, and was apparently sufficiently impressed with my off-the-cuff spiel on the issue to want to bring it up with the Principal and even central management.  This may get me in with the lobbying team and allow me to network with the Mayoral office as well (given the Mayor's stated opinion on Brexit).

Now this could be a convoluted way of either getting me to shut up or go away, but he's had no problems in the past telling me to do just that.  Plus some of the names he mentioned in regards to the company suggested he was taking this seriously for once (and maybe saw the potential career benefits of using company resources effectively).  So I'm cautiously positive about this.

He also appears to be gunning for my immediate manager right now, and presumably wants to butter me up so I can deliver some goods on him.  I don't really care for their pissing match, but I'll work the conflict to my benefit if I can.

What's your immediate supervisor like?  If he's stupid, don't feed him/her to the beast too quickly.  My current boss is both malevolent AND intelligent, and it can get really bad.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1374 on: August 02, 2016, 09:39:53 pm »
Interesting thing:  Traffic is picking up on the stand-alone boards I am on (including PD, or at least that's how it seems) and dropping on FB.

Mostly, I think, because FB is now almost *entirely* shares, with no actual user-provided content, outside of dedicated pages that are made to be shared to death.
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« Reply #1375 on: August 02, 2016, 09:49:38 pm »
Interesting thing:  Traffic is picking up on the stand-alone boards I am on (including PD, or at least that's how it seems) and dropping on FB.

Mostly, I think, because FB is now almost *entirely* shares, with no actual user-provided content, outside of dedicated pages that are made to be shared to death.

I think the userbase has started to figure out that the thing facebook is best at (drunk pics and dramawhoring) are the exact opposite of what you want employers to see, and you can't talk about anything on their because Aunt Mildred is around and you'll get angry calls from your folks if she gets offended by your politics.

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« Reply #1376 on: August 02, 2016, 09:52:33 pm »
TSA Precheck and the DHS as a whole are the biggest fucking racket out there. I was told that if I used my DoD number as my Known Traveler ID, that I would be able to get Precheck for free.

Nope.

"No, sorry, Civilians don't count, and it's still random for active duty military unless they fly in uniform. If you want in, it's $85, and still random."

Fuck that shit you fascist scumbags, you aren't taking a dime of my money. I'm not paying $85 for a lottery ticket to see if I take off my shoes or not. Enjoy seeing all the weird shit I'm going to have in my carry-on tomorrow when I fly to Pennsic.

Paying for precheck is pretty much assured to make it useless.  Just means a terrorist needs to spend a little extra cash.

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« Reply #1377 on: August 02, 2016, 09:57:10 pm »
Interesting thing:  Traffic is picking up on the stand-alone boards I am on (including PD, or at least that's how it seems) and dropping on FB.

Mostly, I think, because FB is now almost *entirely* shares, with no actual user-provided content, outside of dedicated pages that are made to be shared to death.

I think the userbase has started to figure out that the thing facebook is best at (drunk pics and dramawhoring) are the exact opposite of what you want employers to see, and you can't talk about anything on their because Aunt Mildred is around and you'll get angry calls from your folks if she gets offended by your politics.

Especially given that you are supposed to use your real name. 
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- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1378 on: August 02, 2016, 10:16:05 pm »
Interesting thing:  Traffic is picking up on the stand-alone boards I am on (including PD, or at least that's how it seems) and dropping on FB.

Mostly, I think, because FB is now almost *entirely* shares, with no actual user-provided content, outside of dedicated pages that are made to be shared to death.

I think the userbase has started to figure out that the thing facebook is best at (drunk pics and dramawhoring) are the exact opposite of what you want employers to see, and you can't talk about anything on their because Aunt Mildred is around and you'll get angry calls from your folks if she gets offended by your politics.

Especially given that you are supposed to use your real name.

I can't believe I just used the wrong there. Also real name policies are the downfall of the internet.

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« Reply #1379 on: August 02, 2016, 10:49:45 pm »
Interesting thing:  Traffic is picking up on the stand-alone boards I am on (including PD, or at least that's how it seems) and dropping on FB.

Mostly, I think, because FB is now almost *entirely* shares, with no actual user-provided content, outside of dedicated pages that are made to be shared to death.

I think the userbase has started to figure out that the thing facebook is best at (drunk pics and dramawhoring) are the exact opposite of what you want employers to see, and you can't talk about anything on their because Aunt Mildred is around and you'll get angry calls from your folks if she gets offended by your politics.

Especially given that you are supposed to use your real name.

I can't believe I just used the wrong there. Also real name policies are the downfall of the internet.

I know, right?  Those bastards refused to take my word that my name is Hamish Howl when those neo-Nazis I was trolling ratted me out.

What is this country coming to, when a fine upstanding citizen like myself cannot be trusted to tell you his name?  I ask you.
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 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.