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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153315 on: August 29, 2020, 10:21:51 am »

So... those are Kelvin or Celsius degrees? Hahahaha

Being serious, is really impressive.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153316 on: August 30, 2020, 04:03:11 pm »

Pulled in for second "yearly" review in four months. Both of which were to fail me. Many, many people have told me they've never had a "yearly" review.

This one:
My organisation is poor in the warehouse. Their evidence: One day in which there were two deliveries and I had everything organised non-conventionally so I wouldn't have to leave product outside.

I do not talk to managers or do well with team work. Their evidence: I didn't ask a manager to advise me on aforementioned day. This, of course, ignores the fact that I didn't ask a manager because there was only one thing to do which is what I did.

As for the team work thing, they presented zero evidence. Probably because there is none. I get on with everyone. In the morning, I help the produce department get their delivery in - despite it being a different department. I help the small, old cleaning lady get her rubbish to the bins. I check in breads and bring them out on to the shop floor. I tell BWS when there's a cage waiting for them. I help other staff members with anything which isn't them being lazy. Like, every Sunday I help a fella tidy up his aisle because the managers always give him most of the work. I talk to everyone and, in the previous "yearly" review, I was complimented on being incredibly well-liked by the other staff members.

The "What are your comments concerning this assessment?" space on my form was concise and biting. The manager actually paled. This is the problem with doing whatever they ask meekly on the shop floor. They expect, just because I know that my job is to do whatever nonsense they tell me, that I'll lie down for this kind of crap. I will not. I argued every step of the way, and the manager became increasingly disturbed looking.

Didn't stop him from telling me I could lose my job, while insisting I should "Take pride in my workplace." Mate, with little vipers like you in charge, that's not happening.

I suspect internal politics - the store manager just came back from maternity leave the previous day - or a grudge carried over from my younger brother, who they literally hounded out of the shop.
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« Reply #153317 on: August 30, 2020, 04:16:59 pm »

Pulled in for second "yearly" review in four months. Both of which were to fail me. Many, many people have told me they've never had a "yearly" review.

This one:
My organisation is poor in the warehouse. Their evidence: One day in which there were two deliveries and I had everything organised non-conventionally so I wouldn't have to leave product outside.

I do not talk to managers or do well with team work. Their evidence: I didn't ask a manager to advise me on aforementioned day. This, of course, ignores the fact that I didn't ask a manager because there was only one thing to do which is what I did.

As for the team work thing, they presented zero evidence. Probably because there is none. I get on with everyone. In the morning, I help the produce department get their delivery in - despite it being a different department. I help the small, old cleaning lady get her rubbish to the bins. I check in breads and bring them out on to the shop floor. I tell BWS when there's a cage waiting for them. I help other staff members with anything which isn't them being lazy. Like, every Sunday I help a fella tidy up his aisle because the managers always give him most of the work. I talk to everyone and, in the previous "yearly" review, I was complimented on being incredibly well-liked by the other staff members.

The "What are your comments concerning this assessment?" space on my form was concise and biting. The manager actually paled. This is the problem with doing whatever they ask meekly on the shop floor. They expect, just because I know that my job is to do whatever nonsense they tell me, that I'll lie down for this kind of crap. I will not. I argued every step of the way, and the manager became increasingly disturbed looking.

Didn't stop him from telling me I could lose my job, while insisting I should "Take pride in my workplace." Mate, with little vipers like you in charge, that's not happening.

I suspect internal politics - the store manager just came back from maternity leave the previous day - or a grudge carried over from my younger brother, who they literally hounded out of the shop.

Sounds like it's time to find a new one; if they're going to end up getting rid of you, you should at least be prepared.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153318 on: August 30, 2020, 04:22:18 pm »

Yep, I'm already looking into a shop transfer. But I'm also not going to take it lying down. This is the same crap they pulled on my brother.
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« Reply #153319 on: August 30, 2020, 04:54:35 pm »

Pulled in for second "yearly" review in four months. Both of which were to fail me. Many, many people have told me they've never had a "yearly" review.

This one:
My organisation is poor in the warehouse. Their evidence: One day in which there were two deliveries and I had everything organised non-conventionally so I wouldn't have to leave product outside.

I do not talk to managers or do well with team work. Their evidence: I didn't ask a manager to advise me on aforementioned day. This, of course, ignores the fact that I didn't ask a manager because there was only one thing to do which is what I did.

As for the team work thing, they presented zero evidence. Probably because there is none. I get on with everyone. In the morning, I help the produce department get their delivery in - despite it being a different department. I help the small, old cleaning lady get her rubbish to the bins. I check in breads and bring them out on to the shop floor. I tell BWS when there's a cage waiting for them. I help other staff members with anything which isn't them being lazy. Like, every Sunday I help a fella tidy up his aisle because the managers always give him most of the work. I talk to everyone and, in the previous "yearly" review, I was complimented on being incredibly well-liked by the other staff members.

The "What are your comments concerning this assessment?" space on my form was concise and biting. The manager actually paled. This is the problem with doing whatever they ask meekly on the shop floor. They expect, just because I know that my job is to do whatever nonsense they tell me, that I'll lie down for this kind of crap. I will not. I argued every step of the way, and the manager became increasingly disturbed looking.

Didn't stop him from telling me I could lose my job, while insisting I should "Take pride in my workplace." Mate, with little vipers like you in charge, that's not happening.

I suspect internal politics - the store manager just came back from maternity leave the previous day - or a grudge carried over from my younger brother, who they literally hounded out of the shop.
Yeah, all this "reviews", "assessments" etc that are part of the corporate culture in the UK and Ireland are burocratic bullshit to dress up a justificatiom for whatever they wanted to do in the first place. (Which yes, its usually internal politics of some shade)

I've been there. They are , unfortunately, not rare. In fact I think that "officially" all workplaces have to hold one. And talking about your goals and objectives is supposed to be part of it (if it happens: remember that anything you say can be used against you)

My favorite part of my own situation (which was a year ago) was when I was pushed into doing extra hours (by assigning me duties in said hours), and THEN used that to say I was bad at managing time because I was putting in said extra hours. You know, one of those ridiculous situations where you dont know whether to laugh or cry because of how surreal it was.

Edited to correct typos that I made because I was raging while reading your account. I kind of flash-backed to my "review" last year

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The "What are your comments concerning this assessment?" space on my form was concise and biting. The manager actually paled. This is the problem with doing whatever they ask meekly on the shop floor. They expect, just because I know that my job is to do whatever nonsense they tell me, that I'll lie down for this kind of crap. I will not. I argued every step of the way, and the manager became increasingly disturbed looking
Well done. Your assessment is correct: they tend to mistake compliance with other stuff with being meek or desperate. This is the way to deal with this bullshit
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 05:05:30 pm by ChairmanPoo »
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153320 on: August 30, 2020, 07:08:43 pm »

There's two kinds of performance reviews: the one you make they don't read, the one they make whilst they sharpen their daggers

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« Reply #153321 on: August 30, 2020, 07:14:59 pm »

There's two kinds of performance reviews: the one you make they don't read, the one they make whilst they sharpen their daggers

There’s also the “we need to remind you who’s in charge” ones.
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« Reply #153322 on: August 30, 2020, 07:15:56 pm »

There’s also the “we need to remind you who’s in charge” ones.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153323 on: August 30, 2020, 07:17:18 pm »

He who has the gold makes the rules...
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« Reply #153324 on: August 31, 2020, 03:40:45 am »

There's two kinds of performance reviews: the one you make they don't read, the one they make whilst they sharpen their daggers
Yes, this sums up fairly well
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« Reply #153325 on: August 31, 2020, 11:36:34 am »

So I opted to buy my kid a desktop computer rather than tablet or laptop for school.

Holy crap, there are no* webcams anywhere.  And what webcams there are, have been all bought by scalpers "entrepreneurs" to be resold at ridiculous prices.

(*Well, there are some available, but I prefer to buy things where the spec sheet is in properly-translated English. I will even pay more for it if you put some care into your product!)
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« Reply #153326 on: August 31, 2020, 11:38:07 am »

Most webcams cannot reliably capture higher than 800x600 at 30fps ANYWAY, even TODAY, so I would suggest just hitting up Ebay.

Bazinga.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Computer-Camera-Rotatable-720P-HD-2-0-HD-Webcam-PC-Laptop-With-Microphone/303592047719?hash=item46af7f0467:g:xJ4AAOSwRzpe2Kmi

 
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« Reply #153327 on: August 31, 2020, 11:45:47 am »

Just buy an extra smartphone and hook that up to the pc for a quality camera
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« Reply #153328 on: August 31, 2020, 11:50:11 am »

$12.15? Seems legit!

Shipping from Asia alone should cost more than that, let alone the product itself. I'm all for a good deal, but I'm not about to give up honest commerce for it.


I'm actually half wondering if my computer can use our DSLR as a real-time input in video mode.
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« Reply #153329 on: August 31, 2020, 11:53:11 am »

Probably.  Webcams just use the VFW subsystem most of the time, or WIA any other time.

As long as the DSLR's realtime feed is either of those, the web conference soft would probably use it just fine.  The issue you will have, is that the feed will be too high resolution to effectively encode, and performance will be shit.

https://www.lightscameralive.com/blog/how-to-use-a-dslr-camera-to-make-your-live-video-magical

(also, that 12$ camera was not the cheapest one!  There was an older, less powerful camera that topped out at 640x480 for 9$.)
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