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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #825 on: June 15, 2016, 04:42:59 am »
The oranges on my orange tree are starting to go bad, so I have been juicing them and freezing it.  I have never done anything with frozen orange juice before, but I figure better to have it than not.  I filled all my ice cube trays (only 4) without making a dent in the oranges on the tree, but I figure if I keep doing it every day I can get maybe half the oranges before they go bad.  Fortunately I have a giant freezer to put the ice cubes in.

I was disappointed when I first moved here, eating the oranges, but they are not eating oranges they are juicing ones, and they make really outstanding juice.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #826 on: June 15, 2016, 12:11:06 pm »
I landed a paid internship that involves Python, pays more than my previous job, and has a beer fridge in the office.

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As someone whose workplace is mostly Python and a beer fridge, congrats. In my experience, it is exactly as sweet as it sounds.

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« Reply #827 on: June 15, 2016, 10:47:06 pm »
Yeah boy, corporate intelligence jobs.  Lets all dress up in moderately cheap suits and drink fancy coffee and pretend we're real spies n shit.

On the other hand, anything is better than this place.  At least those offices, assuming they're not stock photos, look air conditioned.

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« Reply #828 on: June 15, 2016, 11:07:26 pm »
Yeah boy, corporate intelligence jobs.  Lets all dress up in moderately cheap suits and drink fancy coffee and pretend we're real spies n shit.

On the other hand, anything is better than this place.  At least those offices, assuming they're not stock photos, look air conditioned.

Depends on the corporation, I suppose.
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« Reply #829 on: June 15, 2016, 11:11:10 pm »
I'm mostly looking at mid-sized and botique operations, due to the larger companies either having their own in-house specialists or contracting the entire workload out on someone else (ie; G4S or Blackwater).

Some of them have some...curiously specific requirements too, in comparison to the smaller firms.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #830 on: June 16, 2016, 01:00:48 am »
Thanks guys, I'm pretty excited about it.
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« Reply #831 on: June 16, 2016, 09:37:31 am »
I'm mostly looking at mid-sized and botique operations, due to the larger companies either having their own in-house specialists or contracting the entire workload out on someone else (ie; G4S or Blackwater).

Some of them have some...curiously specific requirements too, in comparison to the smaller firms.

Please call G4S. They're that much of a shitshow there's a reasonable chance you could be in charge of the entire thing within 5 years.

To be frank, I'd be disappointed if you weren't in control within 3.
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« Reply #832 on: June 17, 2016, 08:19:40 pm »
I think G4S, like any major crime organisation, usually want proof of your shitbaggery before letting you in.  Kinda like how you have to cap a guy before working for the mafia, they want 2 years with some dodgy third world private military force or whatever.

Also, I have confirmed my co-worker is attempting to gaslight me, after yet another incident.  I checked room keys against the fire register, found some missing keys.  Today, she tells me one of the rooms is occupied, that I must've made a mistake.  After she's gone, I check the fire list that was handed over to me yesterday.  She changed the room from empty to occupied (which it is, and should have initially been marked as) without telling me, trying to make me think I made some kind of error in judgement.

I must really be doing the meek houseparent/postgrad routine too well, if she thinks tricks like this are going to work.  On the other hand, it clearly isn't working, and I'd rather she waste time with failing strategies than switch to potentially successful ones.

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« Reply #833 on: June 18, 2016, 12:33:16 pm »
Well it's not like G4S are any good with checks so you could probably just bullshit that, if so inclined.

As for the co-worker, she sounds perfect for the place. A couple of handy pictures on your phone could be beneficial for future paperwork. Just for more fun on the way out. Is it some kind of relation/friend of existing management?
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« Reply #834 on: June 18, 2016, 04:58:20 pm »
Not that I'm aware of, though at least one person has voiced the suspicion they're some kind of plant in the office.  Her CV is bullshit though, I do know that much.

And yeah, photographic evidence was taken.  And as it turns out, she is keeping daily logs on everyone she is handing over to (foolishly, she is keeping that notebook in the office, which IMO tends to suggest she's not - unless this place is hiring bargain bin corporate spies, which is entirely possible).  Not just logs of information, assessments and appraisals of staff members, including myself. 

I also know, from that log, that a minor complaint I put in, confidentially with my own manager, was revealed to her (information about student rooms on handovers was incorrect, meaning I had to double check everything with our more extensive paperwork before actually doing it, which defeats the point of a handover.  It's not super-serious, but I asked her in an email just to take more care with the numbers, she never responded and kept making the same mistakes, so I bumped it up the chain like you do).

So maybe that's the point of her craziness.  She doesn't like the fact that she's trying to be all "I'm super efficient and look at me create useless reams of paperwork every single day because fuck the rainforest" and I'm all like "there isn't actually a 36F room in this building" and "stop losing master keys plz".

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #835 on: June 18, 2016, 08:00:53 pm »
Jebus.  Is this what it's like to actually adult?  You have to babysit backstabbing assholes all the time?
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« Reply #836 on: June 19, 2016, 01:31:40 am »
Pretty much.
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« Reply #837 on: June 19, 2016, 03:04:02 am »
Christ.


Also, Cain, do I have to watch ads in their entirety for you to get credit on your Youtube videos, or can I use the "Skip to Video" button?
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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« Reply #838 on: June 19, 2016, 03:13:31 am »
Not that I'm aware of, though at least one person has voiced the suspicion they're some kind of plant in the office.  Her CV is bullshit though, I do know that much.

And yeah, photographic evidence was taken.  And as it turns out, she is keeping daily logs on everyone she is handing over to (foolishly, she is keeping that notebook in the office, which IMO tends to suggest she's not - unless this place is hiring bargain bin corporate spies, which is entirely possible).  Not just logs of information, assessments and appraisals of staff members, including myself. 

I also know, from that log, that a minor complaint I put in, confidentially with my own manager, was revealed to her (information about student rooms on handovers was incorrect, meaning I had to double check everything with our more extensive paperwork before actually doing it, which defeats the point of a handover.  It's not super-serious, but I asked her in an email just to take more care with the numbers, she never responded and kept making the same mistakes, so I bumped it up the chain like you do).

So maybe that's the point of her craziness.  She doesn't like the fact that she's trying to be all "I'm super efficient and look at me create useless reams of paperwork every single day because fuck the rainforest" and I'm all like "there isn't actually a 36F room in this building" and "stop losing master keys plz".

The strongest possibility here is that one of your bosses has a big mouth and your co-worker is actually crazy.

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« Reply #839 on: June 19, 2016, 03:50:50 am »
Christ.


Also, Cain, do I have to watch ads in their entirety for you to get credit on your Youtube videos, or can I use the "Skip to Video" button?

K, so I feel like a dumbass because there doesn't appear to be any ads anymore, but you did have them at one point, so... question stands, I guess?
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in