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Old 04-05-2013, 04:25 AM   #201
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I will not miss this dumb job when I make my escape.
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Ithis dumb job is helping you on your way to ER.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #202
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Hmmm. No reason a hiking boot can't look all spiffy. We did that all the time back in... boot camp.

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #203
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to be one of the dancing monkeys on a panel discussion so that the brain dead automatons who are in the role of officers can pretend they are thinking
Do I detect some dissatisfaction with your job?
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Well, I got several stares and managed to head off comments with a lame excuse. Damn, am I glad that is over.
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Well, I got several stares and managed to head off comments with a lame excuse. Damn, am I glad that is over.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #206
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It would have been great if you could have had them play "these boots are made for walkin'" as you left the conference room....
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #207
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One of my favorite parts of my job is walking into the board room or executive suite to talk about something with the CEO, COO, CFO, General Counsel, etc, having thick red clay mud on my steel toe boots.
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One of my favorite parts of my job is walking into the board room or executive suite to talk about something with the CEO, COO, CFO, General Counsel, etc, having thick red clay mud on my steel toe boots.
Back home those were called "clod hoppers"...
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It would have been great if you could have had them play "these boots are made for walkin'" as you left the conference room....
LOL....a dramatic ER!
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Traveling while ill. I arrived on my trip this week with the tail end of a nasty cold that had sidelined me for the better part of a week. Last night I got hit with a stomach virus that is going around my destination (coworker, his wife, and all 4 kids got hit with it a day before I did). Now I am laying in the hotel room with my head pounding and feeling like I am about to burst into flame (fever) and wondering how it is going to go when I try to get home tomorrow.
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That is terrible, brew. Try to keep fluids on board and get as much rest as you can. Good luck getting home and hopefully you won't give it to your family when you arrive.
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I actually liked my job (well, mostly). It was the "add-on" aspects that were a drag (status reports, e-mail, presentations, teleconferences, etc). I guess the sales visitations were the worst. Field employees were charged with giving pep talks to people who already had been given the sales positions.
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Worst part - du jour....

Having gone through a corporate split up, that required changing email systems, then an acquisition by a much big company, then a divestiture of my division to a much smaller company... I'm in email hell.

We're taking 10 steps backwards to Outlook mail. And the porting tools are not happy with me or my computer. 3 random resets, 40 (literally) crashes of outlook, as I try to run the google app sync tool. I've wasted an entire day and am now looking at literally printing hard copies of some key emails I am at risk of losing forever.

I hate this. I've wasted an entire day trying to troubleshoot it.
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Worse part of my j*b is that it's no longer the job it used to be, I'm in a dying industry, Newspapers, and I'm too old and making too much to leave it and start over. Where it used to be exciting and vibrant, now it's.... Well I can't think of a good word to describe it now, how about gray.
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Hmmm. No reason a hiking boot can't look all spiffy. We did that all the time back in... boot camp.

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Basic Training . Brings back a lot of memories. I spit shined mine's and I also melted my kiwi straight into my boots for that nice shine before chow time.
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Traveling while ill. I arrived on my trip this week with the tail end of a nasty cold that had sidelined me for the better part of a week. Last night I got hit with a stomach virus that is going around my destination (coworker, his wife, and all 4 kids got hit with it a day before I did). Now I am laying in the hotel room with my head pounding and feeling like I am about to burst into flame (fever) and wondering how it is going to go when I try to get home tomorrow.
That is the worst! I prescribe Tylenol and lots of fluids. Avoid alcohol. If you are still really sick tomorrow (especially with a GI tract that has a mind of its own) consider staying put and calling the hotel physician. There is no journey more miserable than one where you need the bathroom constantly. It's not fair to other travelers either.
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That is the worst! I prescribe Tylenol and lots of fluids. Avoid alcohol. If you are still really sick tomorrow (especially with a GI tract that has a mind of its own) consider staying put and calling the hotel physician. There is no journey more miserable than one where you need the bathroom constantly. It's not fair to other travelers either.
I made it home after a delayed flight last night. Still not quite right, but the worst is over. Hopefully I recover over the weekend.
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Worst part was the management. It was local gubment and they were so freaking stoopid that it was nearly impossible to maintian my sanity.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:56 PM   #219
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There was a time I could not believe they paid me to do my job because I loved it so much.
That gave way to thinking it was a great job.
Then it was a good job.
Then it was just a job.

International travel, arbitrary deadlines that had nothing to do with the amount of work being done and listening to senior management pep rallies became the things I disliked the most.

I stopped going to the mandatory pep rallies about 8 years ago. Just dial in remotely and set the phone down. Technically you attended. During the last one I actually attended, the president was giving an "Ask not what your company can do for you, but rather what you can do for your company" type of speech. Followed by the "we need to tighten our belts again this year" speech.

So I started thinking. A decade before that meeting, when our current owners bought us they seemed to take great delight in telling us we were "at will employees". They did this almost every time they sent out a company wide email. They were a foreign company and this idea seemed like a shiny new toy to them. At this point I realized, I was an at will employee that was losing the will. So I buried myself in my work to avoid becoming one of the "Working Dead" and now I see something new on the horizon.
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