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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #945 on: June 30, 2016, 07:37:56 am »
I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

Roger is so not meant to prepare food that the universe warps probability so things always burst into flames.

Could have happened to anybody, really.

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« Reply #946 on: June 30, 2016, 09:33:36 am »
I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

I don't recommend it.  2 kitchen fires, a notch out of my ear, a skillet through the (closed) window, and I failed spectacularly at toast.

What genius let you near a skillet? Those fucking things are just designed to burn everything around them anyway so giving one to you was just asking for that.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #947 on: June 30, 2016, 01:13:10 pm »
I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

I don't recommend it.  2 kitchen fires, a notch out of my ear, a skillet through the (closed) window, and I failed spectacularly at toast.

 :lulz:

I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

Roger is so not meant to prepare food that the universe warps probability so things always burst into flames.

Could have happened to anybody, really.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #948 on: June 30, 2016, 05:05:10 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #949 on: June 30, 2016, 05:21:56 pm »
So.

A week or so, my boss tells me I'm off probation, with the official letter due today.  Last Thursday, he demands - based on one janitor's (Debra) griping - that I fire the lady I just hired out of the kitchen (Tonya).  There's old HR stuff there, and so he wants me to fire her so he isn't The Guy in a labor board/legal issue.  Roger didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday and I don't find myself inclined to fire a single mother of three because Debra had a feud with Tonya's mother (who died YEARS ago), so I decline to fire her.  (There are no grounds to fire her except that her change of jobs restarted her probationary period, even though she's been there for 7 years, and you can fire someone on probation for any reason or no reason at all.)

So today, my paperwork says my probation is being extended until October 31st.  which just happens to be the last day of the fiscal year.  Nobody before has had their probation extended (they have either been let go or taken off of probation), and in my 20 years of doing this kind of work, I have never seen any one survive an extended probation.

Results:
1.  My career is toast.  May as well just accept it.
2.  Because of that, the promotion I was arranging for Debra based on her seniority isn't going to happen, because I now very tragically lack the juice to make it happen.
3.  There will be butthurt about that, and about a whole lot more.
4.  Looking for a new job, while I still have this one (which all depends on how long it takes for the boss to "suggest" getting rid of Tonya again, whereupon I will refuse and then my probation will end as I am found to be unsuitable for the job anyway.)

This all sucks, because I love the place, but I can't work for a weasel.

What in the seven levels of fuckery is this shitmongering? That place is so....YOU. I wish petty bullshit had no place at work, but it's where it breeds the most. I'm assuming Arizona is a right to work state as well.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #950 on: June 30, 2016, 05:31:10 pm »
Speaking on the job front, I already lost my first grown-up job without being fully hired.  :horrormirth:

The project did not have the funding for the museum archivist they wanted to hire, so the position got dumped. They're still hiring a project archivist, but they want someone with a Masters of Library Science and some ungodly amount of experience with archiving and digitizing, in addition to an ungodly amount of practiced library shit in order to create the archival system,  which I do not have, because that's not my degree. My job was going to be condition reports, scanning, re-archiving in acid-free paper, and basically making sure that the librarian doesn't ruin 100 year old photos and plates. It's not that I don't trust a librarian with artifacts, because they typically have comparable training, it's that they're going to give this poor schmuck a massive workload. But, such is the world of museums: you can't do jack shit without money. "It's gotta get done, but we don't have the grants to get it done properly."

I'll just go work with Cain, too.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #951 on: June 30, 2016, 06:41:03 pm »
It's fun.  You can sit in an office for 12 and 1/2 hours a day, and look at paperwork filled in by people who think formatting, punctuation and spelling are optional extras.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #952 on: June 30, 2016, 07:25:41 pm »
Oh yeah, that wouldn't give Suu an embolism, at all.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #953 on: June 30, 2016, 07:48:04 pm »
I want to see that Discordian food truck happen, friends.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #954 on: June 30, 2016, 08:07:25 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #955 on: June 30, 2016, 08:30:32 pm »
It's fun.  You can sit in an office for 12 and 1/2 hours a day, and look at paperwork filled in by people who think formatting, punctuation and spelling are optional extras.

Almost thought you worked where I did. Replace "paperwork" with "Emails and Request tickets" and you've got my job to a T.
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« Reply #956 on: June 30, 2016, 09:58:46 pm »
It's fun.  You can sit in an office for 12 and 1/2 hours a day, and look at paperwork filled in by people who think formatting, punctuation and spelling are optional extras.

Almost thought you worked where I did. Replace "paperwork" with "Emails and Request tickets" and you've got my job to a T.

We also have to deal with 150+ foreign students, complaining about pretty much everything under the sun.

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« Reply #957 on: June 30, 2016, 11:06:49 pm »
It's fun.  You can sit in an office for 12 and 1/2 hours a day, and look at paperwork filled in by people who think formatting, punctuation and spelling are optional extras.

Almost thought you worked where I did. Replace "paperwork" with "Emails and Request tickets" and you've got my job to a T.

We also have to deal with 150+ foreign students, complaining about pretty much everything under the sun.

Try 1000+ foreign, 1st generation Call Center associates, mostly from India.

Contrary to the stereotype, the level 1 associates in India are not all computer technical geniuses. Most of them don't know how to login to the computer for the first few months. Not that that's their fault or anything. They are a developing country. ANYWAYS, language barriers are FUN.

(Also, I think our call quality monitoring department decided to fuck with us by making it mandatory to pronounce and use the caller's name in every call to make it more personal.)
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #958 on: June 30, 2016, 11:15:33 pm »
Oh yeah, that wouldn't give Suu an embolism, at all.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #959 on: July 01, 2016, 01:33:02 am »
Oh yeah, that wouldn't give Suu an embolism, at all.

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I actually had this vision of Cain, Roger, and I, as some sort of beat cops around the dormitories. Armed only with bad ideas, and paracord.

And a wheelbarrow full of bricks.
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