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Author Topic: [Poi~] Poi is once again permitted (Happy thread)  (Read 7613261 times)

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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170055 on: March 28, 2016, 07:10:13 pm »

Going to be working 60-hour workweeks for a while
Ye gods that's insane
That's about my normal....for 40 hours' pay.  :-[

Salaried jobs are a trap, boys and girls. Get that hourly dosh while you can.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170056 on: March 28, 2016, 07:39:50 pm »

Going to be working 60-hour workweeks for a while
Ye gods that's insane
That's about my normal....for 40 hours' pay.  :-[

Salaried jobs are a trap, boys and girls. Get that hourly dosh while you can.

Same.  Its been almost a year since I became salaried, and over a year since I wasn't regularly working at least 50 hours a week.  I'm still making more than I would have on my hourly pay with overtime, though.  I made sure to calculate that when I was negotiating the position and be straight about "This doesn't make sense for me unless I make more than this."
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170057 on: March 28, 2016, 08:18:34 pm »

I take it then that over in America the unions aren't as powerful?

That or they're less caring.

Most businesses don't have any union involvement and will immediately fire anyone who talks about organization.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170058 on: March 28, 2016, 08:20:52 pm »

We've had a history of literal massacres when it comes to unions. We're... Not very pro-union over here.

Anyway, I like the new humble monthly bundle. I keep the games I want, and gift the other ones away to make someone else's day! I like being able to give things to people, it feels good.

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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170059 on: March 28, 2016, 08:27:23 pm »

On the flip-side, my limited experience with labor unions in the US hasn't been much better; they were more interested in collecting membership dues than actually representing their members in any capacity. This includes the employer that wounded me badly enough that I nearly lost a finger, because they were running the equipment far faster than intended. I guess the union did save the job of the guy who repeatedly drove a Hi-Lo drunk, and nearly skewered several people one time though... so there's always that?

Granted, this might not have been an actual union, but just some company-controlled "union" program, given that membership wasn't even an option with that employer. I wouldn't put it past them.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170060 on: March 28, 2016, 08:43:18 pm »

I take it then that over in America the unions aren't as powerful?

That or they're less caring.
bwahahahaha

oh you're serious. I'm sorry.

There are basically are no unions in the US for professional white-collar jobs. And even if there were, I live in a "right to work" state, which means no union shops. And on top of that, the company I work for is headquartered in California...which should count for something, because they sorta have to obey California labor laws, but only to a certain degree when it comes to out-of-state workers.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170061 on: March 28, 2016, 09:06:30 pm »

NZ has unions, but hardly anyone joins them because they don't do anything that isn't already enforced by the government.

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There was a piece of sirloin steak in the fridge for some reason, which I fried up for lunch along with a couple of eggs. It is delicious.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170062 on: March 28, 2016, 10:04:29 pm »

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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170063 on: March 28, 2016, 10:12:19 pm »

Honestly, it's not that insane. I'm young, happily single, no kids, I live very close to a public transportation hub, and I'm in good health now. If I can pull down some more money to help make up the last two years of underemployment and get into a better job track than the one I'm in, I'm sure as hell going to take that opportunity. Right now I'm in an entry-level hell-hole where I can't really get to any kind of work that's going to be interesting in the long term.

Yeah, I'd be able to shoulder these hours for a pretty long time without buckling, if I didn't have to balance it with family.  Definitely not long-term sustainable for anyone, though, unless they're doing something they really enjoy.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170064 on: March 28, 2016, 10:28:03 pm »

Pfft. TFW you need to write a ~5k word paper but put it off until 6 hours before the deadline to start finding relevant articles, then nail it anyways.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170065 on: March 28, 2016, 10:56:48 pm »

Honestly, it's not that insane.
Probably. It seems really alien to me though.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170066 on: March 28, 2016, 10:59:38 pm »

Pfft. TFW you need to write a ~5k word paper but put it off until 6 hours before the deadline to start finding relevant articles, then nail it anyways.
Oh geez, don't.  I don't want examples of that working please no.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170067 on: March 28, 2016, 11:02:01 pm »

That sounds like a holy grail of happiness and I probably shouldn't be encouraged to put things off in order to experience it.

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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170068 on: March 28, 2016, 11:02:49 pm »

Pfft. TFW you need to write a ~5k word paper but put it off until 6 hours before the deadline to start finding relevant articles, then nail it anyways.
Oh geez, don't.  I don't want examples of that working please no.
I mean I basically chained myself to my computer with a coffee maker and bowl of chocolate within reach and didn't waste a single second, so I'm not saying it's a good idea. It just works for me.
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Re: [bunbunbun] UPRPR club hop and flop station (Happy thread)
« Reply #170069 on: March 28, 2016, 11:06:01 pm »

Pfft. TFW you need to write a ~5k word paper but put it off until 6 hours before the deadline to start finding relevant articles, then nail it anyways.
Oh geez, don't.  I don't want examples of that working please no.
I mean I basically chained myself to my computer with a coffee maker and bowl of chocolate within reach and didn't waste a single second, so I'm not saying it's a good idea. It just works for me.

I eventually got to a point where I did this with every paper, and it didn't even make me nervous.  And I always got good grades on papers.
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In the land of twilight, under the moon
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