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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, yeah, vent away, that's why we're here. Wink I get the same feeling as Sky though...want to go make somebody treat you fairly.

Grateful for my job where we really are seen as not only valuable, but crucial elements of the businesses success. We've thrown away big budget clients because they abused staff, stuff like that.

And while we don't have a OHS budget, I could probably get whatever if I needed it and asked for it.

This seems to be more a rhomboid issue though...think it's typing / mouse that's exacerbating it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently, I read a book (a work of memoir) where one family member's behavior towards the others was consistently foolish and harmful.
In book club, we discussed the mystery of why the rest of the family members found it impossible to stick to their limits with her.
One comment was, "When someone would attempt to thwart her will, she was willing to take CRAZY to a WHOLE new level!"

I get the impression that there are elements at Sorus' workplace (possibly people who are on a horizontal level with her, or even below the level she is at in the official hierarchy) who are just "willing to take CRAZY to a whole new level" if crossed!
Shocked amirite?

Sky wrote:
I kinda want to pushback for you.
One time a family member was working too many hours which were way-too-energy-draining at a tutoring centre.
And so we kept joking, "Do we need to plan an intervention for you?"

So one day we did something (a little) like that.
It was his birthday.
So his two brothers + me + 2-YO child showed up at his workplace at the time when he was officially supposed to be done.
We said it was his birthday, (true) so we were coming to meet him because we were going to out to eat at a restaurant. (true)
And we did.
It was at a Burger King* that shared the same parking lot!

deer- I love that you have 2 teachers-in-training!
Also, ummm, sorry that I didn't say much when you had worries of cancer.
But at least I get to rejoice with you & everyone else that the tests came back saying, "Nay."


Over here, I'm really excited. Even though we're not traveling this Thanksgiving, I am excited about MULTIPLE things.
Our Chinese church is doing a Thanksgiving party as usual.
Usually I've been grouchy that the possibility of "Thanksgiving with family" is disrupted to go to this event.

But this year I'm very excited about the speaker.
I read his book a couple years ago, so I am like, "THAT GUY is coming to speak at our TINY church plant? Whaaaa?!?!?"
And at the other church that we basically stopped going to... (because it was too much) someone invited us to help put up Christmas decorations!
(My thought is, "Yay, someone noticed we'd stopped going, and came up with a SANE way to attempt to re-connect us.")

And I had an appointment with my oncologist yesterday, and we just had a great conversation about everyday life things... which of course made me delighted she was willing to allow time for that because HELLO she's a DOCTOR. She is so kind and has been good to me.
And my mind was flooded with thoughts of how much kindness was poured out on me 5 years ago when I had breast cancer. (The beginnings of dealing with it were about this time of the year.) So thankful.


* A fast food chain. They are probably second to McDonald's here in the U.S. for burger, but I doubt they've spread as much internationally.

I think Khaliban just scrolled through most of this post, whadda you guys think?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww 🥰 thats great you have such a wonderful doctor Linna ♥️ Such a boon to have a doctor thats personable and genuinely interested in you.

Im confused you have a speaker attending a party 🥳 or is a church plant something like a conference?

Im unaccustomed to this particular lingo.

Soooo glad we have you Linna and Deer with us ♥️ And both are healthy.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday again damnit. And this week will no doubt be mad, because all of our clients will realise that if they want to market Black Friday promotions, they should have been getting stuff to us at least a week ago, and will panic.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday shall be no better I fear. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyweir wrote:
Im confused you have a speaker attending a party 🥳 or is a church plant something like a conference?

Im unaccustomed to this particular lingo.
Oh. Yeah! that's right...
church plant = a small group of people is trying to start a small church somewhere, (often with the support of some larger church) generally renting a building from a school or borrowing space in a more established church's building. (for 1 day a week)

that is really boring-sounding, but, basically two things about our church plant are...
* Since it's so small, you don't know whether you're going to have 30 people or 50 people on a given weekend. That's a huge variation. The smallest Sunday school class size I've had this year was 3 kids, and the largest was like a dozen. otoh, I think bigger churches have a problem like this more often than I'd expect.
* A large percentage of the people who come on Sundays aren't already Christians; they're coming to learn about the faith because they think "there might be something there," or because someone pointed them toward the church, or they want to meet other immigrant families.

It's so weird how we get into our little world and forget it's got its own vocab.

Anyway, my church does parties for holidays; they have a predictable rhythm: potluck, and then singing songs and someone speaking and then a program of that's basically a talent show.

Sometimes I feel really purposeful, welcoming someone, or... there was one Chinese New Year that someone gave me a giant bag of candy "to help the kids feel comfortable" and let me tell you I was VERY happy with the role of GIVING each kid a couple pieces of candy and organizing activities for them.
The times when I don't feel really purposeful are much less fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid-way through the week and the time is piling up... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This time of year, when there's not a lot of wildlife biology work to be done (because it's not the breeding season for many animals where I live), I make my way in live doing banquet events, or serving food to people in a holiday setting.
Tomorrow being Thanksgiving Day in the United States, that means I'm going to be working at a local casino restaurant serving a lot of gambling guests their holiday meal. It will mean eight hours of some incredible physical hustling, with lots of heavy trays to carry, but the money's good (especially the tips), so I can't turn it down. I'm headed to bed now, in preparation for a very busy day! Snooze
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, you'd think it was like a holiday or something...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, you'd think it was like a holiday or something...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my own holidays are nigh for that matter. Might be a bit thin on the ground for a while, since I have a lot to do to prepare for a month's leave. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any fun plans?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. Can't really go away, because the GF won't put the cats in anywhere, but that suits me fine. It's not a holiday unless you don't have to do anything.

So much work though... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to reward myself for being half way to my weight loss goal. Whereas before I would have rewarded myself by having a cheat day, this time, to honor myself fitting in to size 12s (!) for the first time in over three dacades, I went with something which will last longer.

I have no plans on where this could be worn. But seeing myself in it took my breath away. And for the price I found it for, I jumped on it!

I don't know if you'll be able to see my pictures if you're not on Facebook, but my settings are set to public.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, congrats Menolly, looking good. Very Happy

Been raining relentlessly here for over a week thank gods, although it's not in all the right places.

Work insane, what with going on leave on Friday...can't wait. But so much to do...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Work insane

Ditto. But I don't go on leave until Friday 20th - I'll see if I can get away with not working on the 2 working days before Christmas.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad Saturday's compulsory overtime is cancelled, I've caught a chill and feel very tired and shivery. Friday still to go.

What a week! Helped a poor young girl who got knocked down by a car outside work. The bus always arrives at the stop with only a minutes to spare and we all rush across the road, regardless of traffic. This was an accident waiting to happen, and it did.
Everyone just stood and stared. Only me an another work collegue, and the woman who owned the car came to her assistance.
Felt very sad all that day.

We almost beat the world record last week, for the amount of processed unit goods in one week. Though in the history of the company no centre in Europe had ever processed 1.6 million goods. Which I'm told is outstanding. Beaten by a measly 100k by a centre somewhere in the US.
We will be getting t-shirts in January with 'Euro Champions - 1.6M' or something like that printed on them. I'm so exicted I can hardly wait. I can add it to all the other t-shirts they hand out from time to time.

Only hope this chill dissapates, or I'll be having Lemsips and Covonia cough syrup for Christmas dinner.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly wrote:
I don't know if you'll be able to see my pictures if you're not on Facebook, but my settings are set to public.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156857387926365&id=560391364
Yep, yep. Can totally see it while not logged in to FB!
The dress is beautiful, and you look great!

One of my most replayed-in-my-mind regrets is not buying a beautiful, "princessey" dress I found in a thrift or consignment store.
I also didn't know where I'd wear it, but I still wish I'd gotten it.

Luke! So glad you helped her.
Sorry to hear your day was sorrowful.
Between "anyone could see this was an accident waiting to happen" and the uncaring attitude of most passers-by, it sounds like.

Right now, I'm having a kind of boring day wondering how to get myself motivated about a few projects. (Projects that I think would be awesome, mind you!)

Had some beautiful adventures earlier inn the week when
A. A student who was a major Geography Bee champion back in H.S. called me back. I'm hoping to put him in touch with some middle schoolers from his old school. <Eeyore voice...> But it might not work out... </Eeyore>
B. One of my own tutoring students surprised me by expressing that she world like tutoring over the break.

Anyway, tortoises out y'all.
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