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Old 05-17-2006, 08:45 AM   #41
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There is no know case of anyone's last words being: "I wish I had spent more time at the office."

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Old 05-17-2006, 01:26 PM   #42
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I would hope it would be something like...

That guy was the greatest adult film star. So many films with so many different beautiful women.

What a guy !
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:38 PM   #43
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I plan on leaving behind a big, steaming pile...

Of paperwork...
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:54 PM   #44
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Nobody is indispensable, especially at Megacorp. It may be annoying for some folks that you are not there no more but they get over it within a week. One of the best advice a former supervisor gave me is that nobody should ever think that the company 'owes' you either. You got your paycheck for services rendered - that is it. Hopefully they will still need you the week after. At one of my employers, I was consistently a key employee until a new manager moved in and kicked me out with most other useful people. Indispensable is all in the eye of the beholder.

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One of the best advice a former supervisor gave me is that nobody should ever think that the company 'owes' you either.
So very true Vicky! The most bitter/resentful/obcessed with hate for their former company people I have ever met are those that think they were "owed" something they didn't get before they retired.
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One of the best advice a former supervisor gave me is that nobody should ever think that the company 'owes' you either. You got your paycheck for services rendered - that is it. Hopefully they will still need you the week after. Indispensable is all in the eye of the beholder.
Our concerned care & nurturing development by a large soul-less corporation?

Say, can I interest anyone in a career with the U.S. Navy?

It'll teach us all a lot about critical thinking, self-reliance, and preventive healthcare!
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That's one way to kill a thread, Nords. It's not a job, it's and adventure.

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That's one way to kill a thread, Nords.* It's not a job, it's an adventure.* *
I liked "Take the sub way to work"...
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I do too, and I've never heard it before. Thanks.

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I do too, and I've never heard it before.* Thanks.
Building #39 on Ford Island, where I worked for my final 4+ years, was built in the 1920s as a Navy aircraft hangar/maintenance shop. It was strafed several times on December 7th 1941.

It was remodeled extensively over the years and we never knew what we'd find when we went into a room (arsenic, lead, asbestos). Ripping out one wall produced several 1942 pennies, another wall surprised enough rodents to fill a Stephen King novel. That "sub way" poster was inside a wall that had been built in the 1970s and was featuring the (relatively new) STURGEON-class submarine.
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