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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Alicia on Yesterday at 05:37:48 PM »
I want them to just release the new batch the news is talking about i have a ton of everything ready to evolve with lucky egg i just want the new Pokémon so i get new things. In news due any day now.
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Life...in general / Re: "No-host" gathering
« Last post by Psychopoesie on Yesterday at 05:37:16 PM »
I don't know. To me, it's pretty clear.  And especially considering the type of event.  I would never expect that a church group meeting to be a hosted event unless explicitly stated.  And "no host" means just that. "There is no one hosting (ie paying) for this event."  Now that you've sent out the meeting minutes, I think it would be awkward to go back and clarify that you aren't paying.  The first thing I would think is that it was directed at someone in particular and hidden in a group message.  I also don't think it's necessary to point out you are buying appetizers.  It's a nice thing to do that doesn't need saying ahead of time.  But, if you do want to send out a reminder and point out your appetizer plan, then you can always say something like "Just a reminder that our next meeting is a 'no host' event at X restaurant at Y time.  Reservations are under "NFPwife." Dinner averages between $15-$25 per person. Appetizers will be provided."

OP wasn't proposing to announce that she was paying for appetisers ahead of time. I agree that's a good approach.

She's also had one request for clarification on the who's paying point so at least one person didn't get what "no host" means.

While I'd expect OP would respond to that person specifically, it seems fair enough to reconfirm details, making the no host part clearer (without belabouring the point), when the agenda and reminder goes out before the meeting.

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Alicia on Yesterday at 05:35:57 PM »
Just saw a Mr Mime and Farfetched in the gym over the road. Have never seen those to catch, even on the search list. Wonder if they were hatched from eggs.
Theoretically you can only get mr mime in europe and farfetched in asia but that is based on reading blogs and the only person i know that has either has traveled abroad
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Life...in general / Re: Neighbor's Dog Left Outside All Day/Barking/Cold
« Last post by rose red on Yesterday at 05:35:31 PM »
Report.

It enrages me because pets are at people's mercy. Poor things can't defend themselves or report abuse so we need to do it for them when we witness bad owners.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by shortstuff on Yesterday at 05:26:21 PM »
I wish this would lead to Professional Darwinism, but it probably won't.

I work for a supplemental health insurance company (for those in the States, think of Aflac, but a competitor) as a claims examiner. My little unit consists of two co-workers and myself. Because we're so efficient at what we do, we're usually the only unit of all the claims units in my area to meet or exceed the expected turn around time.

To reward us for our sins, we often end up getting trained to help the other areas pick up their slack.

The current one we're help is something like 3 weeks behind. The reason why I wish it would end up in PD, is that one of the examiners of the unit we're helping tends to wander around and gab more than actually working. I have brought it up to my manager, but nothing has been done.

I have a few like that in my company  >:(  They are usually the ones loudly complaining that they work so hard, and are so busy
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Life...in general / Re: Neighbor's Dog Left Outside All Day/Barking/Cold
« Last post by lorelai on Yesterday at 05:17:45 PM »
Absolutely report. How sad for that poor dog.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: RIP Dave Brubeck
« Last post by Coralline on Yesterday at 05:14:59 PM »
As if 2016 isn't bad enough, it's bringing people back just to kill them off again!
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Life...in general / Re: Neighbor's Dog Left Outside All Day/Barking/Cold
« Last post by jpcher on Yesterday at 05:12:44 PM »
I'd report it. It would be best if you document times/days/temperatures, etc. before calling so that you have firm facts to back up your complaint.
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Life...in general / Neighbor's Dog Left Outside All Day/Barking/Cold
« Last post by gena264 on Yesterday at 05:07:06 PM »
The way my house is set up, I am able to see the backyard of people who live the next street over. They recently moved in and brought along a rather large dog. Their backyard is pretty small and the dog has no shelter or a place to lie down at all unless you count the small piece of pavement leading to the door inside..which is under the lower deck.

It is getting pretty cold where I live (about 15-20 degrees, and will get MUCH colder and snow) . This poor dog is never allowed in the house and barks constantly for at least 3 hours as soon as the owners get home from work and school. Again, he has NO dog house, no bed, no shelter at all in the small backyard. The only good thing is he is not tied up .

I have never met the neighbors as they live the next street over and their backyard is not directly behind mine (we don't share a fence). Should I report the dog being left outside in the cold? What would you all do?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Psychopoesie on Yesterday at 04:58:50 PM »
Just saw a Mr Mime and Farfetched in the gym over the road. Have never seen those to catch, even on the search list. Wonder if they were hatched from eggs.
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