work

That loathesome thing you do in order to feed your children / thing under the bed.

If you're a Google software engineer, never transfer to Eng Prod.

If you're being offered a job at Google, avoid being hired into an Eng Prod role.

It is a lie.

The main role inside End Prod is SETI or Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure. You will be told that you will be working on tools and infrastructure for SWE's to write and run tests. The reality is that you often will simply end up maintaining integration environments constantly trying to catch them up to what's actually already running in production.

You will be told that you need to write sample tests to validate that the infrastructure you've set up is working (fair enough), but then your "customer" team will be busy and you'll just continue to write more and more tests.

In other words, you're cheaper, easier-to-get headcount to throw annoying code and infrastructure maintenance tasks at.

You have been warned.

posted to work by Stevie, Shadow of the Hungry (1 comment)

My Work Crush

confession

Engaged but totally crushing on a coworker...Uhhh the urges! He recently spoke of having the same type of feelings (Happy Dance on inside) ! Currently day dreaming of the things...all the things:)

posted to work by Aubrey, Butcher of the Forgotten Lands (6 comments)

Stinky Days

confession

Thanks to all the corned beef and cabbage I ate for St. Patrick's Day, I crop dusted the shit out of the office today. My co-workers didn't know what hit them. The stick and escaped my ass all morning was what hell must smell like.

The stench just hung in the air. People gagged and complained that something was wrong with the air / heat. It took everything I had to not burst out laughing.

Hahaha breathe my stink BITCHES!!!

posted to work by Frankie, Sniper of the Forgotten Lands (4 comments)

Why is it that people I'm supposed to be nice to at OTHER companies, get mad at me when I point out to them that they didn't do their job. Yeah, I know what your job is. I understand the time and follow up it takes. I do it for my company. But I can't do you your job for you. YOU have to do it! Because I get it, I gave you WAY more information than you should possibly need. That way, you have options. So, don't do the bare minimum and ignore everything I gave you. Even better, don't call me and tell me how you're too lazy to do your job and it's all my fault!

posted to work by Shiki, Administrator of Light (3 comments)

Hope Menard is the most worthless human being on the planet. She is so stupid that her brain would die of loneliness if it had one intelegent thought.

posted to work by Adrian, Merchant of the Poor (2 comments)

Ok, so I work in an office that is in a different city from most of my coworkers....actually all of them. Haha. But our work is for the same company, so there are times that I may question things. So lately I have noticed that when I email a question, for example: "did you post that bill we discussed last week?", they will answer with something like "Yes. I didn't get to it last week because of......(fill in whatever). Thanks for asking though". So my question is....what does that "Thanks for asking though" imply???? I wouldn't even question it, but I noticed that 2 people up there have recently started adding that to the end of their emails. Am I reading too much into it, or is that their way of telling me to quit bugging them?? Let me add here that I am NEVER rude to them when I ask anything. I will almost always say "there is no hurry for this, but just wanted to make sure it didn't get missed". Thoughts?

posted to work by Dakota, Assassin of Good (5 comments)

Marston has paid her debt to society and reporters like Elizabeth Dinan keep running the same nonsense articles over and over proving her obsession with Marston. The civil case is a default judgement that was received as a trickery move by the Susan Blake camp. Blake claimed that every item in Marstons home belonged to her. This was not factual and was a blatant criminal civil filing by Susan Blake. What nanny moves into a fully furnished home and then claims all of the belongings, clothing, Etc., all belong to her, the nanny?!! This is NOT the first time Susan Blake has done this sort of thing, her history of law suits and legal filings against others goes from Key West Florida, New Jersey, CT and across the Seacoast. Susan Blake is not a victim, she is an opportunist. She was fired from Ramie Marston's employment because she is a drunk and drove drunk twice with her two young children. Blake was also arrested for stalking Marston and found with illegal narcotics. Of Course Reporter Dinan can't report these facts. Nor does Dinan report how Marston won her appeal in Federal Court, has worked hard to rebuild her life and tries to make amends. Yet Dinan loves to harass Marston. Dinan and Blake are kindred spirits. Both cut from the same cloth. Additionally, Marston was never charged with identity theft. That was more of Dinan's lies. If anyone is a sociopath, it would be Elizabeth Dinan and Susan Jane Blake. They have no remorse. They believe their own lies and they purposely target and harm others. If you know Ramie Marston, you would know she is none of those things. Stop Lyin Whining Dinan and let's start a campaign to "STOP LYING WHINING DINAN"!!!!

posted to work by Ash, Paladin of the craft table (0 comments)

Today, I found out that I have absolutely no business being in a classroom. We recently had a benchmark to gauge where the students are at this point in the year. I teach math. I had a 45% failure rate out of the 33 students I currently teach. I am at fault because I have no anchor charts, I am not doing enough to get them ready for the STAAR test in May. Also, several people have reported to my administrator that the kids they have from my class during tutoring groups, know nothing about math strategies. Then, I also find out that the regional person who comes in to observe my class on a review day with no warning, has informed my administrator that I "went on and on" about how I had just gotten my administrator certificate (which I have not), how the lesson was basically a "sit and get" type of lesson, that I was not receptive to her suggestions.

I informed my administrator that A. The woman had asked me if I had my master's degree and I responded with not yet, She then asked what it was in, I told her it was educational administration and that I had just recently passed my principal exam a few months ago. B. The woman had some really good suggestions and I had thought that we'd had a good conversation about all the things she wanted to talk about. I guess not.

My administrator already does not care for me at all, even though we have a good working relationship and can get along. (i.e. she doesn't bother me and I don't bother her)

I just feel like I have failed at everything I want to accomplish and I feel like I will never get away from this place and that administrator now because I know that she probably believes that woman's lies. I feel like my administrator is constantly out to get me in whatever way she can and this is just the latest thing. Now, I have to go and observe in other teacher's rooms, they will come in and teach lessons for me so I can see "how it's done", I have been sent several links to some anchor charts that I am expected to re-create for my class and hang them on the wall. Why is my fault?

I am a horrible person, I am a horrible teacher and I will never escape to be able to do anything else.

posted to work by Addison, Dark Queen of Time (10 comments)

Stop using your "angry" voice when you are "developing my managerial skills" - you idiot! Are you teaching me to use my ANGRY voice when I have to extrapolate information from an engineer to produce marketing materials? I mean have you ever tried talking to an engineer and getting a straight answer? (Eye roll.) You want me to be more assertive? How about you jump off a very tall bridge? How's that for assertive? I hope you choke on your lunch dummy.

posted to work by Aubrey, Magician of the Hungry (5 comments)

I witnessed my boss making an obvious mistake. Instead of correcting her I decided to let her fall on her face for it. Karma you are delicious!

posted to work by Brett, CTO of Good (1 comment)

Is it me?.

confession

Maybe its me or maybe its the work colleagues, but looks like we will never be on the same page. I stand out too much and Im not like them at all. I have nothing interesting to share and nothing in common to communicate. I'm just like someone who people knows to be kind, happy and helpful. But hey, do any of them know this? That I like to help and do work because I am bored and not because of money. That I am super hyper by nature but once someone bullies me, I retreat and become a living shell. I crave the company of friends and my heart burns when Im alone and everyone is in a group talking animatedly. It sucks, I wanna choose death. Sadly, I cant even jump down from a building as a coward because I like life. Its fun to do everything I want. But is it so wrong to be naive? Is it so wrong to be innocent? Why does someone like me, who hardly hurts a soul ends up being shunned like some kid with AIDS? Do I become a bitch? Do I continue to change jobs every month to escape the loneliness? I have no idea.

posted to work by Peyton, Monk of Evil (0 comments)

I am a 55 year old very qualified very experienced worker. 10 years ago I had a really bad car accident which took me almost 8 years to recover from. But I persevered worked out, exercised, stayed positive and now I consider myself fitter then I was before my accident. And I want to start work again but while I was recovering from my accident A lot of companies I worked for as a casual contractor have now got a HR dept. So I ring the receptionist to inquire about work I get the standard answer "email us your resume and we will get back to you if we need you". So you do the right thing email of your resume but you don't get a reply from the HR dept acknowledging that they have received your resume nothing. They are that busy that as they receive and hopefully read your resume they can't push a button and send a standard reply acknowledging they have received your email. Now I can do this but apparently the idiots at HR can't. So I ring the front desk again they give me the send your resume in and well contact you if we need you. I have never been employed directly by HR as a result of emailing my resume in. But I have been employed so how does this happen? By word of mouth!!!!!! someone will asked the HR dept to employ me directly and they will give me a call and they always ask for my resume and I always reply "you have a copy of my resume" they say they haven’t got a copy of my resume on file! So this means they either never received a copy of my resume or they bin them without even reading them. Another thing I notice about HR is most of your HR people have no formal qualifications or there qualifications are in another unrelated field. One HR lady I deal with all the time has a diploma in event management. No industry experience at all. My other pet hate about HR departments in Australia is they are infested with Kiwi's. Most mining, marine and construction HR departments are full of KIWIS, I hate Kiwis they are convinced they are far better workers then Australians and if you get a kiwi in the HR dept they only employ other kiwis. They are the most corrupt group of people on the planet. I work with a lot of kiwis and they just endlessly waffle shit about how good they are. They get a scaffolders ticket in New Zealand from the local tafe get a job with their farno in Australia then they will spend all there spare time telling you how good they are and how lazy Aussies are I miss the good old days when the boss would give you a ring and you would front up to work the next day with your bag packed It seems to be getting worse not better.

posted to work by Dana, Thief of Darkness (0 comments)

Lay offs..

rant

So like Kaiser Permanente has all these Thrive ads and ads about hiring veterans, but they lay-off tons of people every year. Some of the people have been with the company for years. I think they have too much member money to play with, so they can spend a ton of money on recruitment irresponsibly and advertsing and travel. Their employees fly all pver the place and stay at expensive resorts.

posted to work by Harper, Knight of Wild Parties (0 comments)

So my coworker who I have worked with for over 10 years has retired. Yesterday was her last day, and it took everything in me to not cry until I left work. So not only am I super sad she is leaving, but I also have to take over her workload. So I am a anxious about that. I"ll be here mostly by myself now too, which also sucks.

posted to work by Josh, Herald of the Unimaginable Terror (2 comments)

Is anyone else totally disgusted at the greed of this company? They tell us they can't afford bonuses but in the breath all the managers are bragging what a record month December was.

posted to work by Peyton, Trollop of the craft table (1 comment)

Cake guru.

rant

Wow what a nightmare on cake street! This woman is truly awful! To top it all off she doesn't know how to bake so she uses cake mix! Actually the only thing that she makes from scratch is her flourless chocolate. The cake guru has two locations one in oshkosh wisconsin and another in appleton wisconsin. No baking is done in appleton all baking is done in oshkosh, if you can call it baking! The cake guru uses cake mix and ready made frosting and fillings that come out of buckets. So basically her stuff just looks good as she is a decorator not a high quality baker. Tune in next week to find out more awful dirty on how old the cake gurus products really are! Baked fresh, I don't think so!

posted to work by Addison, Clown of Generosity (4 comments)

I find it hilarious that its okay for a work place to just up and fire people because they missed a day of work. Particularly if they are scheduled for 10 minutes before they are supposed to come in. I could understand if it was brought to them in a question, like "hey can you work for us tonight?" No. It was more of a "hey youre working tonight". I was out of town on Sunday and got this message from work saying that I worked a night shift even though I had requested it off so i could go out of town to visit a friend who is poor medical health. They put me on the schedule and when i said i couldnt work, took me off the schedule completely. It completely irritates me because now I'm out of a job and have no way of paying my bills. All this without a two week notice or whatever they should be required to give when releasing an employee for no good reason what so ever. Rant done.

posted to work by Josh, Funeral Director of the Hungry (1 comment)

this is a test to see if this is really anonymous and nobody can see who posted it

posted to work by Addison, Warrior of the Forgotten Lands (2 comments)

Do not work for them. It is a horrible place. Nepotism everywhere. The mean girls dictacte who gets hired. Amber Teague, Alix Mire and Jim Smolik are the absolute worst. They need to be taken down a peg. Walk around like they own everyone and everything. Also Maria Avila, nasty person who is supposed to manager the administrative staff, but yet hides from client phone calls and is consistently rude to the receptionist. Not to be trusted.

posted to work by Bobbie, Summoner of the IT department (0 comments)

Ok I am really getting tired of wasting time filling out applications and sending resumes for jobs online and never get any replies. It feels like they are just going into the internets black hole and never being seen by anyone. went to a jobfair and it was another waste of time. Every place i went to said to apply online. I could have stayed home and done that. WTF

posted to work by Harper, Fashionista of the Forgotten Lands (2 comments)

Starting New

advice

So I'm all set to make a quiet get away and vanish from my current life. Any suggestions on where to go if your looking for a simple life out of big metro areas?

posted to work by Taylor, Rockstar of the craft table (3 comments)

I QUIT!!!.

rant

I QUIT! No sudden movements. I’m a bit punchy… My stuff keeps malfunctioning and nobody cares not even the people that you think SHOULD care. I grew up without a father which was great except for when he visited and THAT was torture. I wish the little shit would stay away but Christmas doesn’t come early. I mean, it’s hard enough being a kid; but parenting your parents, well - that’s Jujitsu; a tall order for any kid let alone starting at four.
I’m just another face in the crowd, a number. Maybe even less than that. I think I qualify for loser of the year (I don’t want your pity – just a place to vent) I’m stating the facts as they appear by the way people treat me…
I look up to Al Bundy. Why? You say – Well, Al has a job, a family, irritating neighbours BUT they know his name, have been to his house, know his family and be-friend him. Sort of… I’ve had a couple – drinks that is. I know I should probably find the nearest confessional but there aren’t any around here and the ‘Priest’ is probably too busy! Where was I? Oh, stuff malfunctioning. I came home after quitting my ‘job’ – you know the one as a temp where I’m treated with contempt, belittled, overlooked, paid less than everyone else to do twice the job to prove myself, never getting the job and only half the credit EXCEPT for those dogooders that grew a conscience in a Petri dish in lab class who feel the need to muster up praise so they can feel good about themselves and keep their title as dogooder of the year. The last couple of days I came home to find garbage sitting in a bag at the end of my driveway. Needless to say and in addition to everything else (I’ll tell you later) that happened I was a little ticked-off to find more garbage. The first day I kicked said trash into the middle of the street. I mean it’s one thing to deal with people’s garbage at work while smiling and saying yes please and thank you but it’s a whole other animal to come home and deal with it! This is later: as I said - I came home saw more garbage then lost it! You could say I took the family’ car, chased the van I saw parked in front of my house (who just happened to pull away as I arrived) and confronted them. Like I said, no sudden movements = I’m a bit punchy and tired of being polite. Its highly overrated and places you lower on the food chain. I know because a couple of days ago. I was at work – you remember the temp job I quit? I had NOTHING to do all day (I HATE pretending to be busy). So against my better judgement I asked if there was anything I could do to help. Well, I got an answer. Did I mention the answer came at 4:30PM and I leave at 5? Did I mention they wanted the ‘work’ to be completed that day? Did I mention the work was to copy files from a website portal which would only allow you to click on each link to download said content into files I had to create (and copy the same naming/file convention) as the originals??? Well after three hours of unscheduled overtime in addition to my eight hour day I thought I should probably call it a day. I sent a couple of email messages, put my coat on and only after going to the washroom discovered I’d forgotten my boots inside the office. This is where being a temp gets interesting. You see, I don’t have an access pass to get back into the office where my boots are (did I mention it’s winter?) I walked around to the elevator banks and heard some stirring so I walked to the door and saw the cleaning lady. I knocked on the door and asked her to let me in. She politely replied she could not let me in and that I had to go to security. I asked her again and realized in short order I wasn’t getting anywhere. So, I went to security. After all, they would escort me to my desk, I would retrieve my boots and all would be right in the world minus 3hours of my evening given over to overtime not to mention the 90 minute commute. Okay, so I was taking one for the team. (Wait a minute, this wasn’t the first time and I suspect not the last)… Hmmm…
I went to the security desk told them of my dilemma and hoped they could help me out. Well, they were willing to help – I just didn’t realize it would cost me a pint of blood and some of my dignity! Let me explain. In order to get back into the office they wanted me to provide them with my employee badge. A reasonable request except at THIS office temps don’t get employee badges, just the unwanted work, degrading assignments, and all the overtime you can handle! But no badge. Okay, don’t panic… Be reasonable, if security escorts me up to the suite and follows me to my desk to see I’m only retrieving MY boots that should be okay right? NOT! In order for me to get my boots I have to provide my driver’s license from which they record my name, address, d.o.b. and other incidentals but don’t let that trouble you – that’s procedure which MUST be followed when an employee (I use that term loosely) wants to get their boots from the office – because said “employee” is working overtime (which they’re so anxious to do on no notice). Did I mention security advised they were taking the information in case something went missing– just to reiterate – they were escorting me up to the office… Ah, the life of a temp.
Al’s, job at the shoe store is starting to look better and better – after all he MUST get some sort of a discount on shoes!

While there may be a number of you who can relate there are still others who will write unkind things – don’t bother wasting your time – I’m sure I’ve heard it all before which is the very reason for this blog! Until next time.

Former O.T. Temp. of 8 YEARS!!! :)

posted to work by Addison, Sous Chef of Time (0 comments)

In 2010 I was charged with a misdemeanor. My crime was forgery on a controlled substance prescription. This was my first time and only time so far dealing with the court system. I had to complete 6 months probation and pay 1,500 in fines that I worked off. I did all of this on time my probation officer told me after five years the charge would be expunged. Five years has passed and it is still there hanging above my head holding me back. I have a family to provide for and at the age of 26 it is time to grow up. I am a stay at home mom and that is what is holding me back from getting my charge expunged.....MONEY! I swear money is evil. Just fuck it is how I feel but I know I have to figure this mess out and get myself successful. I love to take care of patients and I hope one day I can have my dream job. I didn't expect to hear no from my possible employer. I feel very discouraged and depressed. I have to find the light somehow and get myself back up. The job was everything I have ever wanted and it is killing me that I can't obtain it because of a stupid mistake. Something that at the time I should have thought you idiot don't do it. I have no justification other than being stupid for why I went through with forging a prescription. I honestly feel horrible for what I did and I have been paying for it since.

posted to work by Dana, Secretary of the Satisfied (4 comments)

I am 24 female with Minimal work experience and long gaps between jobs. I have been out of work for 6 months now since I was fired and I'm always really nervous. My interviews are not easy. All of my jobs haven't been good. I was always lost and didn't know what to do a lot of the time because my training would never go well. And when I would ask for help, they would blow me off and get mad at me. My relationships with supervisors and co-workers never seemed to click well. And I'm a nice girl. I'm diligent and polite and always on time. Just nobody gives me the chance. My laptop is broken and my only internet access is the library where I get only 1 hour of internet use a day for necessary online apps. I am.on the bus so It takes a lot of my time to actually go to places in person. I have a phone I can.call places I have applied at to check on my apps or whatever. But with all this said, do you think.it's possible for me to find a job in 14 days if I try to apply every day?

posted to work by Ash, Pirate of Generosity (4 comments)

since the first day I seen her I thought she was beautiful i mean besides having a nice body, she has this great smile that makes putting up with the shit at work worth it lol. she's the first female I've felt something towards for a while and we're pretty close in age but it just sucks everytime me and her are working together or she passes by I get tongue tied. she's an easy person to talk to but i just can't manage to get a good convo going unless im high haha im such a chicken shit. but hopefully one of these days I'll be able to take her out and show her how she deserves to be treated. wish me luck? hehe

posted to work by Dana, Rockstar of the Satisfied (3 comments)

It's the thank yous that are never said

The praise that's never given

The hard work that's ignored

The mistakes that are always the first to be pointed out

The frustration of feeling like I don't belong here anymore

The anger at seeing others surpass me

And what's sad

Is that even if I did hear those thank yous, that praise, the acknowledgement

I'd reject it anyway.

posted to work by Taylor, Musician of the Homeless (2 comments)

So I am in a multinational making chemicals and we have a re-org. In a very high profile department responsible for engineering. Now with a really cool team people from all walks of life scattered from around the globe, then the powers to be hires an dumb ass that works for HR to run engineering. Has no clue what to do, how to present at industry conferences (requirement) and expects training in physics and basic engineering. Some ass with 6 years experience in HR runs a place directly into hell, has some online course from an online university and the folks with 25 and 30 years experience start walking out the f'n door - I am just pissed I cant retire early! Shit......

posted to work by Aubrey, Farmer of the Unimaginable Terror (1 comment)

So recently my boss decided to promote me and I have been really quiet about it but somehow word got around about my promotion and two co-workers seem to be really bothered by it. One of them is a guy who says I don't deserve the promotion but ignores me most of the time anyway. The other is a female who has been complaining about me to my boss but I still got promoted me anyway.

She's been accusing me of not doing my job but 90% of the time I'm working with our boss and I'm always busy doing something. Once she complained that I had more hours than her but he then explained to her he gave me more hours because I work harder. Recently I have been driving for the company so I haven't been around as often but I'm busy doing deliveries and customer service while also training for my new position. Today she finally confronted me and told me that she needs me to do customer service because I'm not doing my job and the only reason she says this is because she's "busy" changing price labels and doesn't like doing customer service.

Meanwhile I have to answer phone calls to clients, do deliveries (Since I'm the only one who can drive for the company) AND customer service which I always have been doing, so for her to accuse me of not doing my job just pissed me off. Half the time I even passed her aisle she was on her cell phone almost 100% of the time when she could have easily finished in about a half hour but takes her entire shift because she hides in the break room or away from customers just to use her phone.

Today she also got into an argument with literally the only customer she helped that day and I had to step in and diffuse the situation and calm the customer down because she was giving him an attitude. I also neglected to mention that she ONLY does price changes because she's not able to lift anything heavy so realistically she only does 20% of her entire position since we're tasked with cleaning, stocking up new merchandise, customer service, changing labels and for me, driving for the company. She used to be nice but lately she's been shady around me ever since the promotion and she's been trying to boss me around NOW that I've been promoted by my boss, another store's boss and the district manager. So to say I didn't deserve it when 3 higher ups agreed to promote me is a bit unfair when I've done everything I can only because it's my job and I take pride in my work.

posted to work by Josh, Shadow of the Lonely (1 comment)

I'm writing here today in search for some kind of advice because I feel like I am stuck in a dead end with no way out.

To start off, I am a 22 year old unemployed female who graduated from college in May of this year with a bachelor's degree in History and Criminal Justice. My dream was to work for the government as a law enforcement officer.

Before I graduated, I started searching for jobs and realized that a majority of the jobs I found were located in far away states like Texas, Arizona, Washington, etc (I live in the north east part of the US). This alone was a problem because I did not have enough money to travel to those locations, find somewhere to stay during the time that was required for the training, pay for the training course that was required, and living expenses. I knew that asking my parents to lend me money would be impossible because my mother is unemployed (due to health issues) and my father's paycheck barely covers our living expenses. So I decided that I would save up for these kinds of jobs or find something else that is closer to where I live.

This leads to my second problem because, since I have graduated, I have been unable to save enough money or find another job. Since my junior year at college I have been working in a fast food restaurant earning minimum wage and tips. After two and half years of dealing with customers who believe they are gods and should be treated like one or who lie about stuff just to get free food, I left the company. At first I was happy that I would no longer have to work in that kind of business and was optimistic that I would eventually find something better.

During my spare time I focused on finding something related to my field of study and would even apply for positions such as a secretary, receptionist, and even as an intern. After never receiving any calls back and with my money running out to pay my bills, I started searching for a minimum wage job.

After two months of applying to numerous places with a very open availability, i have yet to hear from anyone. I have called to ask about my application and the typical response I get is "We're going to keep your application on file in case we need someone". In some applications I would leave out that I have a bachelor's degree because I feel that some locations do not want to hire over qualified people. This has led to problem #3, depression, because after filling countless applications and never receiving a call from anyone makes me feel like "what's the point of trying if no one is going to give me a chance?"

A vicious cycle has started because some days I feel really optimistic and go job hunting only to immediately feel like crap when I can't find anything, never receive a call back, or don't have the experience that is required. But how am I ever going to get experience for something when no one will hire me even as an intern?!?! I have graduated with a 3.7 GPA and various honors, I am a very quick learner, I have an easy and outgoing personality, and a very reliable person; but no one knows that because I don't even get called in for an interview.

I know that finding a job in your career takes time and effort but what really frustrates me is that I can't even find a simply minimum wage paying job. At this point I am starting to get desperate because I no longer have money to pay my bills and my father doesn't have enough money to help me out (if he does help me I know that he will not have enough money to pay something else such as the rent, the electricity bill, or the cable, phone, and Internet).

I was hoping that someone could give me some advice to help me deal with this situation because I am honestly starting to give up. I know that I'm still young and have many years ahead of me but what makes me worry is if I can't find anything right now, what kind of future do I expect for myself?

posted to work by Addison, Observer of Good (4 comments)

Being "Busy" is screwing up my life. I'm pulled from one appointment to the next, joylessly seeking a sense of self-worth in some cases, like my Italian lessons, or my workouts - and in some cases, trying to fill up my work day in order to fulfill the unspoken expectation that I work hard. This is stupid. I'm not some kind of machine - and this life is making me old, tired, grumpy and absent. I spend 95% of my time wishing I wouldn't have to do what I am doing - and even then - I'm (at the same time) wishing I could get something ELSE done at the same time - which is ALSO something I wish I didn't have to do. I've been doing it for so long, that when I do have time - I have forgotten what it is I would do with it - I often sit around, anxious, or I turn on the TV - mostly I start scanning Facebook, over and over again. I make appointments with friends and family like I do for meetings - and by the time I get to them - I feel about the same about them as I would for meetings also. I want to advance my career - but I couldn't tell you exactly why. I'd like more money - but only because I have a feeling that with more money, I'd be more free. My goal would be to earn enough so that I would never have to work again - but of course - that will not happen working for a company like I do today. A career advance would only mean I'd have to appear even busier - more useless meetings and emails and travel. I don't really believe the top managers are very busy - but then again, neither am I. I, like them, spend most of my time feigning busy-ness (business?) - only they have a bit more leeway to do it and fewer people looking over their shoulder. Nothing about one of those jobs - or really ANY job I could aspire to in this company is something I'd want to do. I just don't really see the point of any of the higher jobs. I can understand why being in support might be useful for someone - or being a programmer might help someone out - but a job in sales - pushing people to buy stuff so that we can all work more and be busier to make more stuff that no one needs - I just don't get it. I could, I suppose, just check out. People do it. They sell everything and live out of a van, surfing all the time or something. I'm attracted to the idea but something about who I am wants to be useful - maybe I want to be important - I don't know, but even if I did do it, I'm not sure I'm well-equipped to just slag off. In practical terms, I don't really know how to do it. I can barely make ends meet with an extremely high-paying job! How would I get by with nothing? I'm not living the high-life as is. I guess its possible to do it, I just don't know how. Never learned. I wouldn't even know how to start - and if I did - its a bit late to break the news to my wife and kids - who kind of like the life they are living. Who am I to make their choices for them?

posted to work by Andy, Magician of Evil (6 comments)

at the end of the day what's the difference really?

There's a person in front of me judging me. It's not like I felt all powerful when I was younger and the interviewer was a little older or even a lot older than me.

He or she was the one with a job - and I was the one hoping to get one.

Maybe people who are used to being on the power side of the equation will feel some difference. No reason I should.

posted to work by Peyton, Squire of the craft table (1 comment)

I have joined this team not long ago at GS but this is not what I have signed up for. I have been lied to! We are in a bad situation that just got worse and will get get like hell for sure. 2 of our guy left to MIS for 250 and 3 weeks of PTO. Others are looking. Soundphysicians is offering jobs for new docs for 200 and a week of PTO. We hired 11 new docs this year, a third of all. Our night docs do 1 on 1 off. Everywhere else it is 1 on and 2 off. Why are we so abused? And why do we let this happen? Sound is achieving this via exploiting the docs on visas because they cannot leave. What can we do to stop this?

posted to work by Brett, Lover of the Lonely (2 comments)

sigh......

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In the first project I made the mistake of crying to the manager about leaving my house to relocate to a hotel because my permanent relocation to another state is delaying. In the second, I was pressured to write business documents, blocked access to knowledge about the products being described in the documents, sent instead to ask questions of knowledgeable people , couldn't formulate the questions well, was booted. In the third, was requested to keep track of submissions of work from individuals daily, was told by those guys they need a,b,c,d and are waiting on it, and fuckoff btw. I understood this, the manager didn't, reasoning that progress must be made and something must already have been achieved. In the progress meeting asked people to submit their work online on the designated area, the Director was once of them, got booted off. The delicacies of today's working env. demand me to think about 3 minutes before speaking. I timed this. I first write what about to say then check it, its audience and manner , normally transform it into a little speech saying why im saying this, the purpose, my understanding and then change it all to a question or suggestion. Im not built for this crap.

posted to work by Dakota, Elementalist of the Satisfied (2 comments)

Team,.....

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Honest question about last team meating: what is going on here? This is not what I signed up for. Moving swing to 3 PM then to 5 PM within 2 weeks to help swing. In order to not to have holdovers. Then swing says its not gonna help. Then it turn out there never were holdovers. And it makes everyone stay longer.This is crazy. Is David this stupid or crazy? Just too afraid to ask in person. if this is not for you please don't reply.

posted to work by Andy, Clown of Musclebeasts (1 comment)

I hate u!!

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I hate female boss!! Female boss....so petty, picky, nosey, bossy and never admit mistakes when they make wrong decision!! Working with them equal stress.

posted to work by Blaine, Developer of the Hungry (9 comments)

Is there next life after death? Why do people say such thing like next life or reincarnation? Does reincarnation really exist after death?

posted to work by Charlie, Guardian of the Wildlands (5 comments)

Angry!!!..

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Phra Phrom, Nara doesnt want to pass the message to Minhyuk and ask him to read my private message in their brother's facebook account. Minhyuk doesnt want to login his elder brother's facebook to read my private message meant for Minhyuk. Minhyuk still wants to continue to avoid me, run away from me, and hide from me and he doesnt want to face me ,keep in contact with me, contact me, go online in the internet to talk to me and send me message.

posted to work by Peyton, Observer of Musclebeasts (2 comments)

Right basically I have a project for uni and want to get people's confessions about their ex's, just message me with your confessions or secrets! Never got to say that special thing to that certain someone! Message me all your thoughts and I will create an anonymous project out of it!! I have 3 days so please help out a student in need!!

posted to work by Bobbie, Fashionista of the Idealistic (4 comments)

Every morning I wake up and go to work as a caretaker in London. I move to England 4 years ago. I feel raped every time I'm working because I'm doing a job that requires the intelligence of a monkey. Aside I'm studying a Bachelors degree in Computing Science and trying to get a job in IT.

I feel to tired when I finish work to apply for those jobs and I also have the time constraints implicit in almost full time studying (currently 90 credits of 120 per year).

I spent today's morning an entire hour to try to unblock a bin chute, without the right tools, just to end up giving up and calling my manager to inform him on it. Tomorrow the entire building will be a shithole...welll....it is already, it will just be a worse shithole than it is.

Council estates are like zoos, only ANIMALS live on them. People with absolutely no decency, with drug problems, violence problems and FAKE mental problems. They are just LAAAAAAAAAAAAZY and incredibly filthy.

My work-colleague is the council's bitch, he's so scared of losing his job that he does everything they ask him to do, he has no awareness of employment rights, ACCAs or CAB. Everyday he puts himself on risk by not following basic health and safety procedures just to satisfy their never ending demands. And what's worse, he sees it as normal...which is not. This happens a lot in this city, people in their jobs live in a bubble, they have no idea of their options, posibilities and rights. Specially in this sort of job.

I am working on this because I needed the money quickly and London is a trap. Once you're in, you quickly lose your savings and become a slave. You're then forced to take the QUICKEST shittiest job or become homeless because you can't pay the rent.

The tube is incredibly expensive and inefficient, your life-work balance is inexistent because whatever you do you've got to be extremely lucky to manage to find a job in which you don't lose 2 hours in daily commute. You work 8 hours per day + 2 hours commute. You give up 10 hours worth of your daily life just to finish exhausted and go to sleep for the next day. Like a bloody hamster in a wheel.

All the jobs are in zone 1, all the affordable housing possibilities are in zone 3 or further away. I can't leave because I'm economically ruined by the expensive train fare + rent + food. Nor I can do it considering all the computing jobs are in this city. It feels like I'm a donkey with a stick and a carrot to work for....one that I'll never reach. That's London for most of Londoners, a dream....from which you'll never wake up and if you do, you can't afford to leave the nightmare.

I took the decision of coming to England 4 years plus ago, not because of money since i was better off in my country, but because of the language. Every day I wish the visa waiver program with the US extends to some sort of Free Movement agreement of the sorts we've got in the EU....I wouldn't hesitate then in moving to Silicon Valley, not even for a second.

England offers me the language, but that's it. Everything else I'm worse off. Unfortunately as a future computer scientist, I cannot afford to give up the language, knowing English is the very most important skill for any IT job.

And even if I wanted to do a runner...I can't. I'm ruined, I'm jailed in a prison called London where every penny is destined to survival and there's never anything left for a savings account.

I strongly encourage everybody to take any other choice. strong London is not for poor nor middle classes.

posted to work by Addison, Garçon of Justice (5 comments)

I cannot stand a unclassy girl. Don't get me wrong I talk crap sometimes and I curse here and there but I am not no loud mouth rude bully bitch who hates on another female becasue she pronounces her words right or because she keeps to herself and minds her own god damn business. I do not go to work to be in a clique. I go to work to make money. I can't help I am pretty and I can't help you think that I think I am better than you, I hold myself to a certain standard and bitches don't like that I am diffrent and on a way other level.......I don't like how serious they take theirselves I've always been me I GUESS I KNOW MYSELF. I get this life shit these bitches don't get it

posted to work by Max, Clown of the Satisfied (2 comments)

My current job is being phased out and management has not shared anything about the future. About a year ago they mentioned at a meeting for us all to start looking for jobs. Although it's a large company and we are all most likely going to be moved, there's no guarantee that we all will keep the same pay. I took their advice and started looking. I applied for a job that's more in line with my education and I've never actually had a shot at doing what I went to school for. The problem is, the job I applied for is only part-time and the pay starts off a bit lower than I'm accustomed to. It does have the potential to make much more than I currently do though, over time.What makes it so tough is, if I got that new job it could be beneficial in the long run because it's for a school district and they have excellent benefits packages. So, do I pass up this new opportunity to do what I'm trained for? Or should I stick with whatever my current job leaves me with? I'm almost certain that they'll try and say that they did all they could but will have this lower paying position to offer me.

posted to work by Bobbie, Master of the Unimaginable Terror (2 comments)

So I work in an office. A big office. Alone. I have coworkers, but most of them work out of our other office. There is one person that works one day a week with me,and another one for a half day per week. So I am here by myself most of my work week. You would think I have it made, right? No boss up my ass, and as long as I get my work done, I'm in good shape. Right? WRONG! The problem is, is that I don't have enough work to keep me busy. My boss knows this, but won't give me more to do. Another annoyance is that I am "out of sight, out of mind". Nobody communicates with me from the other office, and when I email or call them with something, they act like it's a big annoyance that I am calling. The only reason I am here is because they need me here to make the office not look empty. I would quit, but the other issue is, is I kind of need the money. Don't get me wrong! I am happy to have a job!! But I don't think people realize how working alone is so soul sucking.

posted to work by Yoko, Keeper of Musclebeasts (3 comments)

So I messed up at work today. Recently, about a week ago, I started working at a food place in my town, and I have made some pretty terrible mistakes. Sure MY manager understands that I am still a rookie and that this is my first job, but I am afraid that she will still fire me. Money has been short during my shifts, and I locked the screen so I couldn't do any transactions for a good 30 minutes. Man I feel like a stupid idiot. I am going to get fired. Be easy on me please.

posted to work by Andy, Barbarian of the IT department (3 comments)

you can either work for someone and add to thier riches or you can work for self???

what is better?

posted to work by Andy, Necromancer of the Forgotten Lands (4 comments)

My father ran one of the biggest Bank in the Country, my mother was a professor of Medicine, I was brought up in a big house with a big garden. We had gardeners and house stewards who cooked and cleaned and nannies who looked after us. I went to one of the best Universities, wore great designer clothes, we had three modern saloon cars and I was driven about in these chauffeured cars whenever I wanted. I went to one of the best schools, then to one of the best university and got a first class degree in Accountancy. I worked for a prestigious Accontancy firms in Town, earned good money, travelled and saw the world. I have just finished a Masters Degree. So what makes you think anything you say or write will bother me. Your father was a driver for British Rail, you grew up on an Estate and was drinking and smoking from 12, you can barely read and write your own langusge properly and was being fucked in friends dingy rooms at 16, some of your best friends that you hang arond with are all unmarried mothers at 15, Most of you live on Welfare and get bossed and pushed around by those useless langky lads, unambitious underachievers with zero prospects, all roaming around the same Estate as you, stabbing eachother and smoking pot. Prison next stop. What nonsense or rubbish can your kind say other than dogs vomit, Am I going to pay attention to trash or allow the shit of shit any space in my head. Your condition speaks for itself, don't blame me, fackoff and go get a little life, you piece of rotten garbage. Our worlds are different, as is our minds, your kind I employ to clean outside my house.

posted to work by Adrian, Chronographer of the IT department (5 comments)

I feel sad

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I have been feeling sad for a while now. at least for a year, I had this sinking feeling at the back of my heart. it isn't easy, to have such ambitions and yet not achieve it. life has been really tough, struggling every moment to get what I want, taking a step back and making countless sacrifices. my psychology is affected too. less confident , less willing to go out and meet people. the days aren't easy at all. I feel like crying every night, just that the tears won't flow out.

God I pray to you to give me strength to carry on. The grittiness to pull through such hard times. The courage to advance forward. at work, i feel as if i have been relegated to the bottom, being tasked with mindless work, attached to a junior. I feel so useless. Maybe this is the reason on why I am feeling so depressed. I have no opportunity to make an impression on my superior.

It's hard. Putting myself through such punishing schedule and not seeing me making progress. I just need to cry. After get the strength to grit on. I just have to push myself and learn as fast as I can.

posted to work by Max, Gunner of Arts and Crafts (3 comments)

I'm in middle school and you would imagine how hard it is to get a simple job to pass time, all of the damn jobs I find you've got to be 16 and older for! like what the heck, and being my parents are way to protective, so baby sitting and pet siting are out of the question completely. I just wanted a simple job to pass the time while getting some extra! IS IT THAT HARD TO ASK FOR! welp, just needed to get that off my chest, teehee

posted to work by Blaine, Janitor of the Hungry (0 comments)

topaz.ie..

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She said u are hilarious dickhead company where you boss somewhere residing in Portugal...:)*

posted to work by Taylor, Ranger of the Wildlands (1 comment)

All Check your land, the piece I sore you on on Boxing Day last year, Your security fence has been tampered with,

posted to work by Ash, Hero of the Rich (0 comments)

SPAM!!!!..

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Hi Fearless blogging moderators

Could you please block and delete and bloke SHOULD WE HAVE…. And all the GAYLE HARRIS posts as thy are obviously Spam?

Thanks the blogging community

posted to work by Taylor, Engineer of the Wildlands (5 comments)