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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #885 on: July 23, 2019, 06:31:41 pm »
It went from “you seem perfect!” And fighting to get me interested to calling my supervisor on the carpet for letting me do that and telling me to leave. I guess a customer complained to a client about it. Good thing I didn’t say shit about being trans.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #886 on: July 23, 2019, 06:37:49 pm »
Oh well, stuff that begins like that could end MUCH worse... Sorry to hear anyway.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #887 on: July 23, 2019, 06:40:07 pm »
Honestly, I suspect the whole thing was an act to get a couple of days of free work out of you.
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« Reply #888 on: July 23, 2019, 06:43:54 pm »
Honestly, I suspect the whole thing was an act to get a couple of days of free work out of you.

If that’s the case, they got one day. Just one. And one sale that I won’t get paid for because they didn’t teach me Meridian before I got canned. Plus two phone calls and three warm leads. So it is a pretty believable suggestion.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #889 on: July 23, 2019, 08:11:06 pm »
Great news: work is so goddamned easy to find these days that I just went and put out 20 applications all over again, and this time eyeballed the job requirements for “polished/professional appearance”. Cut those ones right out and still have a massive selection.

I’ll never be a suit. I’m not built for it on any level — for one thing, customers tend not to fucking hate me on principle. And if I end up somewhere else that expects you in a monkey suit with a buzz cut and no piercings or tattoos, I expect I’ll repeat this whole mess.

I got a debt collections agency that wants me and just applied to ten tech support jobs on top of that. Even got some interest for a nice paying secretary job. Part time, but still good pay. These last jokers just lost out, and I condemn them to huddle fearfully in a ditch downwind of the eternal tire fire. Such is my power.
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“Ever watch that famous war movie? That’s how it’ll be.”
“Which one?”
“The one where everybody dies.”
— Blood Standard, Laird Barron

Remember the fall of Yin Tu.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #890 on: July 24, 2019, 04:21:56 pm »
I'm wondering why we continue to employ our sales people.  "Hey, station needs thing, sell them thing"  "I'll put it in their next contract."  "They need it now or they can't do thing on air" 

"Fine I'll write something up."

Could just replace them with a web page.  WTF is wrong with them.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #891 on: July 24, 2019, 04:51:51 pm »
Up sales and convincing the uncertain.

You can sell anything via webpage, but it’s a lot harder to create a problem that only you can solve, and which conveniently you can solve right now for the low low price of your dignity, a cost that will only come due years and years from now when you realize how badly you let yourself be manipulated.

From the customer end, it opens an opportunity to wrangle deals and price cuts out of the seller. Everyone gains from having human sales people in the loop, so long as they’re verifiably sociopathic.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #892 on: July 24, 2019, 06:29:52 pm »
I'm not saying any salesperson, just ours, they don't seem to like it when support gives them leads.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #893 on: July 24, 2019, 06:45:13 pm »
Ah, my mistake. Yeah, they’re defective. It sounds like you should return them to the manufacturer.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #894 on: July 24, 2019, 06:49:50 pm »
Your salespeople would get on well with our purchasers, they hate ordering anything out of schedule. I learnt to avoid talking to them about parts after spending 45mins arguing that the part shown in the parts list, and on the production drawing was the correct part. I had to get a statement from the manufacturer that it was the right part number before he'd order it.


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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #895 on: July 25, 2019, 02:21:25 pm »
The bots are hammering this place hard today. Must have turned down near to 10 of them.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #896 on: July 25, 2019, 02:45:38 pm »
Yep, I have banned a few russian domains because they all seem to be coming from there
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #897 on: July 25, 2019, 02:54:21 pm »
Yeah, I had three try to activate at once, all from the same IP. Hopefully that'll slow things down.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #898 on: July 25, 2019, 10:44:23 pm »
Not ready to have my meltdown (good kind) yet but watch this space.

Short story: life is weird and I might be working a dream job for more money than I ever could have hoped for from any place I applied for. Might. I don’t want to get out of hand here.* There’s hype to be had, I must admit...but...

Note: I didn't say “any other place”. I didn’t apply to this one. They didn’t have open applications on the sites I was trawling.

Also note: This is historically how I’ve gotten every job I’ve ever had: I’ve never applied to and then gotten a job.



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“Ever watch that famous war movie? That’s how it’ll be.”
“Which one?”
“The one where everybody dies.”
— Blood Standard, Laird Barron

Remember the fall of Yin Tu.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #899 on: July 26, 2019, 02:37:26 am »
Yeah, I had three try to activate at once, all from the same IP. Hopefully that'll slow things down.

I've got a couple of dodgy looking ones in queue right now and I don't know enough to know if they're bots.  You mind taking a look?
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