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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop
Old 06-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #21
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

Actually, now that I think of it, the thing I miss least are the people. Of 60 people, I miss my best buddy, Judi, and my best friend Tony. The rest, ahh, not much.

But I do miss the James Bond type briefings. Doors were closed, clearances were checked, briefing co-ordinator asked the General for permission to start. And charts with lots of cloak and dagger stuff were shown.

I do miss that part.
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop
Old 06-10-2006, 08:27 PM   #22
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

Don't miss it one bit. I really don't care what is the latest issue in the big multi-year oil projects since I left about 6 weeks ago. Not even sure I miss the people much either, although I really did enjoy the company of the members of my team in particular. We got along very well.

I remind myself each morning as I liesurely get up why I worked my buns off for so many years just so I can now get up every morning whenever I want.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:00 PM   #23
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I do miss some people, and I stay in touch with several from my last couple of jobs. But I don't miss the work, the new directions, the new visions, the mistakes and misleading statements, the layoffs and reorgs. In my second to last company, where I worked for 8.5 years, I had 7 managers, 3 promotions, 6 cubicles and 2 offices, in 5 buildings. My last company, where I worked for 7.5 years (last 3 as a part-time telecommuter), I had 2 managers, 1 promotion, 4 cubicles , 1 office, 1 kitchen converted into an office(!), and 1 home office, in 5 buildings--and my house. Kind of amusing, if you ignore the wasted effort
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:32 AM   #24
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OAP, I hope you're staying in touch with your two friends there.


I wonder just how many people stay in jobs because of the people they work with or because they don't want to be "out of the loop"?
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What loop? There was a loop?
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:43 AM   #26
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Outtahere,
I do stay in touch with both via email. She is married (darn it) and think Racquel Welsh looks and Grace Kelly style. We swore she never wore the same outfit twice in 8 years of working together. Sexy and elegant. What a combo.

She and I had a little thing where we would share whatever we brought for lunch or breakfast. She'd come by my office and we'd share a snack. Great fun. Lot's of teasing, lots.

I miss those times, mucho.

As for Tony, not nearly as sexy. He was an ex-Marine, door gunner from the Vietnam war. He and I were the only "front" office people who worked on Saturday morning. He's stop at my office with his breakfast from the chow hall and we'd chat for an hour. I'd keep reminding him his breakfast was getting cold.

He told me recently in an email that he really enjoyed those chats. I'm a bit irreverent and what we said on those Saturday chats couldn't be repeated on Monday when everyone else showed up. Great fun.

So I do miss that.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:03 AM   #27
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

OAP, I assume you meant that you miss being in the loop, not that you miss being out of the loop.

I'm curious as to whether most of you

1. Noticed, but were too nice/felt no need to say anything.

or

2. Didn't notice, because you knew right away what OAP wanted to say.

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Old 06-11-2006, 11:17 AM   #28
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I was being to nice. I noticed right away.
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

And while you may think you are out of the loop, is the loop ever really through with you? From Letterman:

Top Ten Signs The Government Is Spying On You


10. Post office wall has several photos of you sleeping

9. Your houseplant occasionally sneezes

8. Domino's keeps delivering to unmarked van parked across the street

7. Birthday card from your mom has several words blacked out

6. You get nominated for "Outstanding Lead Performance in an NSA Surveillance Video"

5. Your dishwasher functions are "Wash," "Rinse" and "Record"

4. Local news only reporting things that happen in your living room

3. Every time you say goodbye on the phone, you hear a strange voice say, "Roger that, Chico"

2. You googled a recipe for humus and the FBI raided your house

1. Suddenly you discover there's an antenna bolted to your ass

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Indexter: I were an editor--me notice alright, easy as cake, piece of pie.

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Old 06-11-2006, 03:28 PM   #31
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Indexter:

I didn't even notice the "error" in OAP's subject title because I knew right away what he meant.

And in answer to the original question if I "miss being out of the loop", the answer is most definitely "no". When I talk to my former coworkers, they will talk about stuff going on at the office. I will listen and find some of it interesting or amusing, but I can take it or leave it. Most of the time, we talk about other stuff, like vacation plans, top news of the day, what's going on with the family, jokes, etc. Also, most of my closer friends are people who have nothing to do with my former workplace.

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Old 06-11-2006, 05:13 PM   #32
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

You know I miss smoking dope too, but the baggage that came along with it was just too much.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:03 PM   #33
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I miss smoking dope also. Hey what's stopping me?

Here is something that was a private joke in our office, this pertained to a very ambitious employee who could do no wrong. Got all the attention and favors.

Our One Perfect Worker
1 Ms S, a staff member, can always be found at lunch time
2 hard at work in her cubicle. She works independently, without
3 eating soup and smoozing with the bosses. Ms S. never
4 thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and she always
5 finishes given assignments on time. Often she takes extended
6 measures to complete her work, sometimes skipping soup
7 breaks. Ms S is a self-confident individual who has absolutely no
8 vanity in spite of her high accomplishments and profound
9 knowledge in her field. I firmly believe that she can be
10 classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
11 dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Ms S be
12 promoted to operations management, and a proposal will be
13 executed as soon as possible.

Addendum:

This back climbing, blindly ambitious, management favorite was
standing over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you
earlier today. Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:57 AM   #34
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Re: Anyone miss being outside the loop

i dint read this whole thread, but doesnt the OP mean he/she misses being "IN the loop", instead of "Out of it", which I assume he/she is now..



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