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All In A Day's Work / resigning for my job
« Last post by gepetto on Today at 08:58:15 PM »
I'm going to give my notice at one of my jobs, as the other employer has offered me full time hours at a higher rate of pay.

The job I'm leaving started out well.  Recently the boss hired someone who makes working there very unpleasant. One of my colleagues described him as "shockingly unprofessional." To complicate things I work in a trade that isn't practiced by a lot of people, so it may be hard for him to find a replacement.  My two bosses know each other and sometimes refer customers to one another. 

I'm grateful to the boss I'm leaving. I learned a lot about my trade. The boss has two other part-time employees besides me.  One of them has no knowledge of what I do, the other is well past retirement age, and (I think) is working under the table for a few dollars an hour.  I feel guilty about leaving but I know it's in my best interest.  I haven't the faintest idea how to word my notice. 
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by gramma dishes on Today at 08:28:00 PM »
... I turned to see what was going on and saw a woman sitting in the chair, lighting a cigarette!

Tiffany said to her, "Please don't smoke in my doorway!"  The woman looked up at her, kind of shrugged, and said, "Close your door!"

:-o

 :o Indeed!  Would love to have seen smoker's expression if tech made her stand, took her chair inside and closed the door.

Please, Mrs. Deb.  Tell us that's exactly what did happen!   ;D
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Techno-quette / Re: S/O "He gets that from his dad"
« Last post by gmatoy on Today at 08:11:59 PM »
Someone once told me that my daughter 'must have got her brains from T's side of the family'.  I said that must be right as my family still had theirs...

Please, please, please tell me that I can borrow that!
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For myself, I would say it was not at all rude, but my circumstances play into that. 

I live 15 miles from the office where I work.  Right now, that means I work 45-75 minutes from home.  (Yes.  75 minutes to drive 15 miles.)  *Maybe* 30 if I leave exceptionally early or traffic is exceptionally light. 

For me, a location in "nearby city" (25-40 miles from home, depending on the location) can be on the order of 30-45 minutes away, or it can be 90-120 minutes away, depending on whether you are driving over a weekend or a weekday, and on whether you are going with or against the commute traffic. 

And that's if there's nothing exceptional happening to impact traffic. 

I limit my commitments in "other city" to a time when I can make them without a negatively charged drive first.  If I determine the drive will be more negatively charged than originally anticipated, I may cancel my plans. 

But then, I'm volatile emotionally, and (as much as possible) I don't set my friends up to see me when I expect I will have become frustrated or angry.  They won't enjoy the time with me if I go into it wanting/needing to vent. 





Oh I totally understand where you are coming from.  I live 5 miles away from my office with 3 turns to get there and it can still take me 30-40 minutes to get there in rush hour traffic.

Last week when the Vice President was in town it took me 2 hours to get home. 
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by Otterpop on Today at 07:37:32 PM »
Since I have a jar of coconut oil in my bathroom (I use it on my skin) I decided to give the oil pulling thing a shot.  My coconut oil is pretty much always solid, but I figured since it takes less than a second to turn to liquid on my skin it would quickly change in my mouth.  Not sure how long it would have taken because I made it less than 10 seconds before I started gagging and running for the toilet.  Apparently oil pulling is not for me!
I tossed my cookies too when I tried it solid (probably should have mentioned that, sorry  :-[). That's why I warmed it up and added just enough sunflower oil to keep it liquid. It doesn't bother me that way as long as I only use a teaspoon at a time.

Thank you for the heads up.  I was going to dig out a spoonful and try it.  Instead add sunflower oil, warm a little and avoid gagging.
This is why you should finish reading a thread before heading for the stash of coconut oil!

*Slooshing away as I type [hey, I'm a woman, I can multitask 8)]*

I'm desperate enough about my post nasal drip (and the gag reflex it triggers...  and then the vomitting) that I'll try anything.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by Otterpop on Today at 07:26:51 PM »
I was at the nail salon this afternoon, sitting with my back to the door.  It was a beautiful day and the door was propped open with a chair.

Halfway through my manicure the nail tech (Tiffany) jumped up and rushed over to the door.  I turned to see what was going on and saw a woman sitting in the chair, lighting a cigarette!

Tiffany said to her, "Please don't smoke in my doorway!"  The woman looked up at her, kind of shrugged, and said, "Close your door!"

:-o

 :o Indeed!  Would love to have seen smoker's expression if tech made her stand, took her chair inside and closed the door.
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Life...in general / Re: Rude to reschedule due to traffic conditions?
« Last post by Cleargleam on Today at 07:17:19 PM »
For myself, I would say it was not at all rude, but my circumstances play into that. 

I live 15 miles from the office where I work.  Right now, that means I work 45-75 minutes from home.  (Yes.  75 minutes to drive 15 miles.)  *Maybe* 30 if I leave exceptionally early or traffic is exceptionally light. 

For me, a location in "nearby city" (25-40 miles from home, depending on the location) can be on the order of 30-45 minutes away, or it can be 90-120 minutes away, depending on whether you are driving over a weekend or a weekday, and on whether you are going with or against the commute traffic. 

And that's if there's nothing exceptional happening to impact traffic. 

I limit my commitments in "other city" to a time when I can make them without a negatively charged drive first.  If I determine the drive will be more negatively charged than originally anticipated, I may cancel my plans. 

But then, I'm volatile emotionally, and (as much as possible) I don't set my friends up to see me when I expect I will have become frustrated or angry.  They won't enjoy the time with me if I go into it wanting/needing to vent. 



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Teachers are people, and nobody wants to wear their "job hat" 24/7.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by mrs_deb on Today at 06:48:12 PM »
I was at the nail salon this afternoon, sitting with my back to the door.  It was a beautiful day and the door was propped open with a chair.

Halfway through my manicure the nail tech (Tiffany) jumped up and rushed over to the door.  I turned to see what was going on and saw a woman sitting in the chair, lighting a cigarette!

Tiffany said to her, "Please don't smoke in my doorway!"  The woman looked up at her, kind of shrugged, and said, "Close your door!"

:-o
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Last post by Sirius on Today at 05:50:01 PM »
In the #$@%$ middle of the night I got a message from my own cellphone's number.  When I saw that I just deleted it, as I know I didn't call myself, so someone's probably spoofed the number. 
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