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LZ, I hope that goes well. You've had to personally send out several problematic employees, it'd suck to have to lose one of the good ones! Though I guess everyone has to move on sometime. If they end up still going, I hope their replacement is also stellar!
Dang it! Every time I think about time travel, I can't help but telling one of my favorite jokes ever:
The bartender says "We don't serve your kind here."
A time-traveler walks into a bar.
To welcome the *new* lady in the office
So...apparently the "finance" department went out to lunch today to welcome to the lady in the office....except for payroll, accounts receivable, the directors of finance(both), and the financial analyst. But it's okay, safety and HR got invited, but not IT either.
Yes, I am working on exactly that
@LZ: Isn't there a way that you could get your company to give him a counter offer? Maybe you could convince the company to offer a higher pay rate and more vacation time. Losing a good employee will cost the company much more than it will to try to keep him.
He's going to work at the VA. He'll be getting better pay, better benefits, and a better retirement package
@LZ: Did your star employee give a reason why he/she is leaving?
@GM, in your mega mansion purchased with monies that you invested from since before you were born? ;) (not often you get a chance to make a time machine joke!)
@LZ: I wish it were Friday...but sadly it's not, and I don't know where I will put that time machine when I finally get my hands on it.
One of my star employees gave notice yesterday. I'm hoping to convince him to stay today
Morning, all! Is it Friday yet?
@Geist, that guy getting out of office can't come soon enough! But, at the same time, I don't want those cockroaches to slither back into the shadows, they're much easier to step on when they are exposed and in the light... ;)
Congrats GM. Another wee one to spoil. Lucky you. That is what I like about kids. I can spoil them and then send them back home.
On a much happier note...found out that I will be having another niece or nephew early next year. My brother and sister-in-law were over for dinner last night, and my nephew was wearing a shirt that said "No 1 Big Brother" on it...nobody realized it until mid-way through dinner(about an hour and a half after they had gotten there).
@BaKhan: I'm hoping that once Trump is out of office, they will crawl back into the shadows. I doubt it since Trump will keep stirring the pot even out of the White House.
@Geist, well I guess it is heartening to see that those scum bags didn't have more support. Honestly, wasn't expecting to hear that, and I'm thankful. Two dozen is better than two hundred, and hopefully those numbers will continue to drop. It can't happen soon enough imho.
@GM: I couldn't agree with you more but for all the hubbub that they were spouting, only a few came to my town. They high tailed it back out of D.C. when they were finished. Must have escaped them that D.C. is a rather liberal city and 98% voted for Hilary in the election.
@Geist: That's still about 2 dozen more than should be allowed to gather in one place.
There was suppose to be a demonstration yesterday by some white supremacist but only about 2 dozen showed up compared to several hundred counter protesters who were going to meet them.I ended up taking an alternative route to my pt job so that I could avoid the whole she-bang. Turned out I didn't need to do that.
This is interesting. We're showing our exchange student from central Tokyo the county fair, and today was mostly animal shows. She's never been around or so close to so many animals, it was an experience for her for sure!
Well...I think I figured out why I could almost never find employee files for people that got rehired...a shit ton of files were literally just placed at the back of their respective starting letter. I pulled over 100 files out of the filing cabinet that were just thrown anywhere.
Looks like my days next week are going to be spent re-doing all that filing...hooray. -.-
Looks like we have one of those in my area.
We have Marble Slab Creamery...not sure of they are owned by Stone Creamery, or even affiliated. But when I googled Stone Creamery, nothing came up for them in the city that I saw.
@GM: Do you guys have a Stone Creamery in Calgary? I like some of their ice cream. They had a birthday cake flavored one that was so good. I like watching them mix up the topping that you choose on the cold slab.
I don't like ice cream with hot peppers/spicy stuff. (It exist, believe me)
@Geist: My go-to when I have the choice, is Mint Chocolate Chip. Or Mint Oreo if I'm getting a DQ blizzard(other than yesterday because supposedly they don't have that...which is literally just mint flavouring they use for their slushy drinks in a regular old oreo blizzard - so I call BS on it)
@GM: I don't know if I have a favorite ice cream. Depends on the shop and what they are selling. Thomas Sweet in Georgetown has a Swiss Chocolate Malt that is oh so good. The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray Virginia has a chocolate custard that is so silky smooth, I just have to order the large cone when I am attending their Art on the Avenue festival. Ben & Jerry's had a flavor called "Dilbert's Totally Nuts" that was so darn good, I could eat the pint in one sitting. They don't make that flavor anymore. :-(
@Geist: After a quick search...looks like it's just licorice flavoured, which I know isn't for everyone./
@GM: Never heard of tiger ice cream and now that you described it, I'll pass. I'm not a fan of licorice flavored anything. I don't even like the red Twizzlers they sell at the movies.
@BaKhan: 27c=80 degrees. Not bad. Try closer to 36c with a ton of humidity thrown in. That is more of a D.C. kinda summer. Truth be told, we haven't had too many of those days so far. Mostly, it's been raining cats and dogs for days at time. I had a book I was reading ruined because the rain got into my purse and messed the binding up.
@Geist: Pretty sure it's just a regular milkshake made with tiger ice cream(which I believe is orange and black licorice flavoured).
@BaKhan: Tiger milkshake? Never heard of it. What is it made out of?
Oh...and there is also a heat warning today from 4:21am to 8:21pm
@BaKhan: According to MSN weather, it's 28C right now...and supposed to get up to 36.
I took today off so I could get some stuff done around the house. Just finished mowing the lawn. It’s already so hot! Fells like at least 27c. At 10 in the morning! It’s gonna be a scorcher!
We have lots of dq’s and independent ice cream/ gelato shops too. Sadly most of them don’t cater to me. There are a few though! Hardest thing for me to find and one of my (controversial) favourites is a tiger ice cream milkshake. Oh god. I want one so bad right now!
@GM: You guys have a DQ? Nice! I know there are a few DQ's around the D.C. area, just not within public transportation. Now we got independent ice cream and gelato shops.
@Zem: That's what it's going to be like as I walk out of here on my last day(just need a new job...then it will be exactly 2-weeks from that date).
GM, this comic meme perfectly exemplifies yesterday for you, if not your entire life.
@Zem: Had....it didn't last long, even with my fan blowing. It's a hot one out there...and smoky due to some wildfires raging around this side of the country.
But at least you have ice cream!
Well...the only good news at work today is that they are buying everyone a DQ Blizzard...everything else about work today is dragging us deeper and deeper into the "Third party payroll service providers are complete idiots" void.
@LZ: Glad you had the preventative measures done so that you don't end up really sick later on. THIS is the reason why I don't like temping. I need my benefits, especially since I'll be 50 in less than a month.
As for attracting panhandlers, they seem to home in on me. The usual story is "I just got out of jail and I need subway/cab fare to get to the shelter/relative's home". Or "I need some money so that I can buy my baby some Pampers/formula". While I feel for those folks, I know that the city has services for families in need. Not so much for single people like me.
@LZ: In regards to your public transit story, I had a similar case of that where someone went down the entire train platform asking for money(they asked me and my aunt as we worked close together at that point) and when they got to the end, walked back to the other end and started over. My aunt had given him $0.25, and made a comment about it(and the other money people had given him that she noticed). He kind of scurried away after that.
LZ, somehow before reading, my brain thought it saw "outdoor" in your message, and then I read about a colonoscopy, and... needless to say, I was a bit confused about this new open-air colonoscopy clinic!
Though that's great news! I mean... not that they found a polyp, but that they found one. No, I mean not that you had one, but that it was found. You know what I mean! It was found before it caused real problems.
Also, wow, what, were you carrying a large knife and had your resting scowling face on hard that day or something? Twice could be a coincidence, but thrice is a pattern, you must have really given him a really scary first impression for him to avoid you like that!
Or looked poor yourself. I've always had the theory that if a panhandler or mugger saw my bank account, they'd give me their wallet instead.
Morning, all! I had the fun of my first-ever colonoscopy today. It's a good thing I didn't wait until the recommended age to get scoped, as they found a polyp. If I had waited until I was 50 (16 years from now), it probably would have been cancer.
Anyway, I think my favorite story of using public transit is when a really skinny guy asked everyone on the platform for the tram to Salt Lake City for money, except for me. Then, in Salt Lake, he asked everyone on the platform for the tram to the University of Utah for money, except for me. Then, on the way home, he was there on the platform, asking everyone for money, except for me! It kind of made me wish I had some just so I could give it to him and show him that I wouldn't stab him if he had asked me.