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Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


jim truds posted:

Yeah, I am working on getting out and I think my boss knows. She at least said she would not be suprised if I was.

Don't let teh cat out of the bag until you are definitely in the clear and have a signed acceptance letter from a new position. My old boss (last day was today) said that I could be replaced in a day and I am not special or essential to run the company in one of her rages. I just so happened to get a formal offer a few days later, and adding to the resignation letter "I give you your 1 days' notice plus two weeks for recruitment and training time" made it all the much sweeter. Especially since they still have no replacement.

It is affecting productivity.

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evol262
Nov 30, 2010
#!/usr/bin/perl

Lord Dudeguy posted:

E-911 services.

Lync 2010 - "Set up your locations and MAGIC"
Sonus SBCs - "MAGIC and then we forward it to AT&T and MAGIC"
AT&T - "MAGIC and your 911 call has the right address."

Call all three vendors, "What's this MAGIC? How's it work?"
Vendors: "THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE CUSTOMER WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES DONE TO YOU-"

I'm so close to completing this PBX -> Lync conversion I can taste it. I just wish the vendors didn't suck so massively.

It's not "MAGIC". It's "arcane system that you don't need to worry about and we don't want to explain to you".

What actually happens is that you register phone numbers, and they go into a database that says "here's this phone number, here's their address, here's the closest public safety center, and here's the phone number that'll get them to an operator". When you dial 911, you get looked up in that database, and that phone number is called. That's it.

It's not at all standardized, requires cooperating with local monopolies who can keep it in whatever idiotic format they want, and has a lot of other problems that would require explaining the entire system to you if they didn't say "magic".

Don't let this stop your migration. Your PBX provider already basically does this. You just take it for granted.

Daylen Drazzi
Mar 10, 2007

Why do I root for Notre Dame? Because I like pain, and disappointment, and anguish. Notre Dame Football has destroyed more dreams than the Irish Potato Famine, and that is the kind of suffering I can get behind.

Humphreys posted:

Don't let teh cat out of the bag until you are definitely in the clear and have a signed acceptance letter from a new position. My old boss (last day was today) said that I could be replaced in a day and I am not special or essential to run the company in one of her rages. I just so happened to get a formal offer a few days later, and adding to the resignation letter "I give you your 1 days' notice plus two weeks for recruitment and training time" made it all the much sweeter. Especially since they still have no replacement.

It is affecting productivity.

Oh that sweet sweet sense of delicious irony. I guess the boss woman didn't realize that it can be a two-way street and an employer can be replaced as well. Whistle "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" on your way out the door.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Dilbert As gently caress posted:

I love it, my manager who assigned me to do an SAP upgrade about 3 weeks ago came back to me today to tell me "Dilbert I wasn't telling you do it, I just thought you would want to do it."

I specifically took the day off prior too the date requested off just so I didn't get dragged into something. Lowe and behold I am now informed that it is assumed I want to work on my days I request off.

There's a lot of vindication in this post.

But also progress because you actually sound mad about it rather than saying "And it'll be good experience!"

YOU GO DAF!

Helushune
Oct 5, 2011



Simpleboo posted:

It makes me cry when suddenly IT rooms and whatnot become storage for the rest of the company

The athletic department uses one of the rooms we have a rack in as storage. It's great because there's several 650lb+ canvas mats in front of the rack door (despite a sign saying not to put anything in front of it) so we can't get inside.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


Fellow Americans, coming in to work sick is not a badge of honor. Nobody is going to steal your job if you stay home.

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



Inspector_666 posted:

There's a lot of vindication in this post.

But also progress because you actually sound mad about it rather than saying "And it'll be good experience!"

YOU GO DAF!

How is there vindication? He still did it and his boss rewarded him with a "well that's weird but I guess you love work so much that you came in on the day you specifically booked off to do it".

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


EAT THE EGGS RICOLA posted:

How is there vindication? He still did it and his boss rewarded him with a "well that's weird but I guess you love work so much that you came in on the day you specifically booked off to do it".

I meant vindication for all of us for saying "Hey if you keep doing things for free people will just expect you to work for free all the time!" for so long.

Gweenz posted:

Fellow Americans, coming in to work sick is not a badge of honor. Nobody is going to steal your job if you stay home.

That's on your company to fix. I used to get paid hourly with no sick day allowance, so if I could drive there, I was coming in for the day. Now I'm salaried, but my sick days and vacation days come from the same pool, so I'm probably still going to come in unless I'm bedridden.

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


Gweenz posted:

Fellow Americans, coming in to work sick is not a badge of honor. Nobody is going to steal your job if you stay home.

Regardless of the truth of that, if you're paid hourly and live paycheck to paycheck, you literally cannot afford to stay home sick.

As far as salaried employees go, there's generally a limited number of sick days, after which you get to show up or get written up / fired.

There is a vanishingly small number of employers which think that sick employees staying home and not sicking up the workplace is a good idea, but good luck on getting in there.

Lord Dudeguy
Sep 17, 2006
[Insert good English here]

evol262 posted:

It's not "MAGIC". It's "arcane system that you don't need to worry about and we don't want to explain to you".

What actually happens is that you register phone numbers, and they go into a database that says "here's this phone number, here's their address, here's the closest public safety center, and here's the phone number that'll get them to an operator". When you dial 911, you get looked up in that database, and that phone number is called. That's it.

It's not at all standardized, requires cooperating with local monopolies who can keep it in whatever idiotic format they want, and has a lot of other problems that would require explaining the entire system to you if they didn't say "magic".

Don't let this stop your migration. Your PBX provider already basically does this. You just take it for granted.

Oh my God you may be saving me tons of money in alcohol if so.

So basically the SIP provider supplies the address of every DID we get? We don't have a PBX Provider (if I'm interpreting you correctly). AT&T runs our SIP Trunk, we own two Session Border Controllers that act as go-between for Lync and the SIP Trunk.

If I can put it out of my mind I'll be so happy.

TWBalls
Apr 16, 2003
My medication never lies

Caged posted:

Holy poo poo I wish that was an option for me. Whenever I'm around that part of the US I make sure to visit an In-n-Out at least once.
They're pretty good, though I prefer Fuddruckers. They close at 10PM though, so In-n-Out was the best option.

mattfl posted:

gently caress Nuance and gently caress Powerscribe. When I was doing PASC admin crap for 9 imaging centers powerscribe was a very large amount of my tickets. I've heard the newest version is a major upgrade over the previous versions but never got to see it implemented.
Yeah, the Rad. Dir. said that he was getting mad that it seemed like he was having to restart services every other day. Finally, it stopped communicating on the network altogether. They sent a tech to replace the motherboard. The tech somehow botched that. He blames it on the fact that they didn't send a CPU extraction tool so that he could easily swap the processor from the bad motherboard to the new one. After he screwed that up (This processor has a flaw ), the Rad. Dir. had him make the test server the temporary production server. He fumbled his way through that. I just heard that they didn't get out of here until 2AM.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



Caged posted:

Holy poo poo I wish that was an option for me. Whenever I'm around that part of the US I make sure to visit an In-n-Out at least once.

I never understood the appeal. I mean they're not bad, they're just not "OMG I HAVE TO GET ONE OF THESE".

TWBalls
Apr 16, 2003
My medication never lies

Paladine_PSoT posted:

I never understood the appeal. I mean they're not bad, they're just not "OMG I HAVE TO GET ONE OF THESE".

Well, compared to most fast food joints, they're amazing. But compared to other Burger joints? Yeah, they're okay. Fuddruckers or The Habit are easily better.

evol262
Nov 30, 2010
#!/usr/bin/perl

Lord Dudeguy posted:

Oh my God you may be saving me tons of money in alcohol if so.

So basically the SIP provider supplies the address of every DID we get? We don't have a PBX Provider (if I'm interpreting you correctly). AT&T runs our SIP Trunk, we own two Session Border Controllers that act as go-between for Lync and the SIP Trunk.

If I can put it out of my mind I'll be so happy.
The SIP provider provides the address of every DID you get if they following the law, yeah. The FCC seems to have a reasonably good page explaining the obligations of your provider (AT&T in your case). Your obligation is only to give them an address.

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

Gweenz posted:

Fellow Americans, coming in to work sick is not a badge of honor. Nobody is going to steal your job if you stay home.

I get a whole 13 days a year that is for both sick time and vacation. If I do not feel dead I am drat well coming in and getting everyone else sick too. Tell US companies to stop having poo poo benefits that encourage you to come in sick.

Oddhair
Mar 21, 2004



Lord Dudeguy posted:

E-911 services.

Lync 2010 - "Set up your locations and MAGIC"
Sonus SBCs - "MAGIC and then we forward it to AT&T and MAGIC"
AT&T - "MAGIC and your 911 call has the right address."

Call all three vendors, "What's this MAGIC? How's it work?"
Vendors: "THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE CUSTOMER WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES DONE TO YOU-"

I'm so close to completing this PBX -> Lync conversion I can taste it. I just wish the vendors didn't suck so massively.

I'm learning Lync 2013 deployment yada yada, mainly to get our org to Gold Partner status, so I have at least a little insight into the way Lync does it. You have both physical and network sites, and for network sites you can define subnets. This is important in the Lync world, because in many cases there is no phone, so it's critical in these days of hotdesking that if someone moves, it's not their phone number on which their location is determined, rather their location information as defined in your Lync config. The basic way to do this in Lync is via their local subnet, but E911 can be provided for home workers as well. The basic flow of E911 configuration is to create a PSTN usage and a voice route for the emergency call, Create a user location policy with E911 enabled, Enter the local Emergency services number and pattern match regex, assign the PSTN usage to the location policy, then add that location policy to the appropriate network sites. One thing to understand is the relationships between voice policies, voice routes and PSTN usages has arbitrary numbers of connections between them. They are integrated together very tightly, and even understanding why these decisions were made doesn't help much with understanding the order in which to make these changes or how they work. When a user makes a call, the voice policy is queried about whether (and why) the user has the right to call %recipient%, the appropriate PSTN usage is looked at to see if it's been assigned a voice route that has the right to call the location/site where %recipient% is.

(Almost all of this is from memory, and I'm lots of studying away from either of the certs, so I'm sorry if I got any of it wrong, but the this is close.

Oddhair fucked around with this message at Dec 6, 2013 around 19:48

Lord Dudeguy
Sep 17, 2006
[Insert good English here]

Oddhair posted:

I'm learning Lync 2013 deployment yada yada...

I think where I'm getting hosed is that we're sticking with Pool Dial Plans "(.*)" that basically let anything that isn't owned by Lync out to the SBCs. We don't restrict dialing for anyone, so location/user policies are not deployed.

We've only got 3 SIP trunks and 1 SBA, but 30-something locations (non-SBA locations have a POTS fax line as an emergency backup in case of power/link failure).

I took MCITP Lync 2010 training, but it only barely glanced at E911 as "Yes you need to build this but good luck with that."

:fake edit: AT&T just got back to me. evol262 has it right. When we port numbers to the trunk(s), we supply address info for each number. If that person isn't where the address is, it's up to the person to verbally correct the automated info that the PSAP sees. For my non-direct-dial numbers, I'll just convert their Caller ID to a number with the correct address.

door.jar
Mar 17, 2010


EoRaptor posted:

Did it just recently appear? Because seriously unplug it right now and see who complains, before it becomes a much bigger problem down the line.

If no one responds to the email asking who it belongs to by Monday I'm pulling a drive. Hope it isn't in RAID 0!

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


Volmarias posted:

Regardless of the truth of that, if you're paid hourly and live paycheck to paycheck, you literally cannot afford to stay home sick.

As far as salaried employees go, there's generally a limited number of sick days, after which you get to show up or get written up / fired.

There is a vanishingly small number of employers which think that sick employees staying home and not sicking up the workplace is a good idea, but good luck on getting in there.

People could, oh I don't know, start standing up for themselves? Stop working for lovely bosses? Stop buying a bunch of useless consumer products so they wouldn't have to work so many hours or be so dependent on their jobs? Find alternate means of income? Have a financial buffer so they can afford to take days off?

By going into work sick you are loving EVERYONE ELSE OVER and blaming it on the boss, the company, or the loving economy isn't going to cut it, sorry. The reason I bring this up in the first place is because I am going to client's offices and they are all sick. I have to touch their goddamn keyboards and I can't exactly put on a gas mask or wear rubber gloves lest I insult the poo poo out of them. Now *I* am sick. At the moment while I am in school part time I am hourly, I pay for school and a mortgage, but I sure as hell am going to call in sick.

Khisanth Magus posted:

I get a whole 13 days a year that is for both sick time and vacation. If I do not feel dead I am drat well coming in and getting everyone else sick too. Tell US companies to stop having poo poo benefits that encourage you to come in sick.

Tell your own company? I don't have a problem telling mine, and if I did, I wouldn't be working there.

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

Gweenz posted:

People could, oh I don't know, start standing up for themselves? Stop working for lovely bosses? Stop buying a bunch of useless consumer products so they wouldn't have to work so many hours or be so dependent on their jobs? Find alternate means of income? Have a financial buffer so they can afford to take days off?

By going into work sick you are loving EVERYONE ELSE OVER and blaming it on the boss, the company, or the loving economy isn't going to cut it, sorry. The reason I bring this up in the first place is because I am going to client's offices and they are all sick. I have to touch their goddamn keyboards and I can't exactly put on a gas mask or wear rubber gloves lest I insult the poo poo out of them. Now *I* am sick. At the moment while I am in school part time I am hourly, I pay for school and a mortgage, but I sure as hell am going to call in sick.


Tell your own company? I don't have a problem telling mine, and if I did, I wouldn't be working there.

You apparently haven't worked in the corporate world much.

Guess what? The companies/corporations that you work for generally know drat well that the benefits are poo poo. Hell, we had a big all-employee survey here about stuff and the main feedback is that the benefits, both medical and other benefits, are pure poo poo. Guess what they are doing about it? Diddly squat, other than "looking into it"(aka pretend we might do something and hope you forget).

Do you want to know why they know the benefits are poo poo and can get away with it? Because 1) Finding a new job isn't exactly easy in today's economy, so they have you a bit trapped there, and 2) They know that you know that the benefits aren't likely to be a whole lot better anywhere else you go. I'd love to have better benefits. I left my old job to work here due to a $20k pay raise, knowing that I would not have as good of benefits, which sucked but my wife and I could no longer live on the poo poo pay I got at my old job. Plus I was supposed to get better medical insurance, but I was lied to about that, which still pisses me off.

People with poo poo benefits work for 1 of 2 places: small companies that can't afford to give you significant time off, as every employee is important, or big corporations that don't give a poo poo.

I'd personally love to get a job at the local university: double my vacation days here, a separate sick day pool larger than my vacation/sick pool here, and about double the number of holidays at approximately the same pay level as I get here, but those jobs are hotly contested for good reason.

TWBalls
Apr 16, 2003
My medication never lies

My loving boss has been coming in sick these past 3 days. I can hear him hacking up a lung in his office. I've been working long hours and haven't been sleeping too well this week, so I'm sure my immune system isn't the greatest at the moment, so I'm going to be pissed if I get sick. I think I'm going to go into his office after hours and spray the gently caress out of everything with Lysol.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


Khisanth Magus posted:

You apparently haven't worked in the corporate world much.

Guess what? The companies/corporations that you work for generally know drat well that the benefits are poo poo. Hell, we had a big all-employee survey here about stuff and the main feedback is that the benefits, both medical and other benefits, are pure poo poo. Guess what they are doing about it? Diddly squat, other than "looking into it"(aka pretend we might do something and hope you forget).

Do you want to know why they know the benefits are poo poo and can get away with it? Because 1) Finding a new job isn't exactly easy in today's economy, so they have you a bit trapped there, and 2) They know that you know that the benefits aren't likely to be a whole lot better anywhere else you go. I'd love to have better benefits. I left my old job to work here due to a $20k pay raise, knowing that I would not have as good of benefits, which sucked but my wife and I could no longer live on the poo poo pay I got at my old job. Plus I was supposed to get better medical insurance, but I was lied to about that, which still pisses me off.

People with poo poo benefits work for 1 of 2 places: small companies that can't afford to give you significant time off, as every employee is important, or big corporations that don't give a poo poo.

I'd personally love to get a job at the local university: double my vacation days here, a separate sick day pool larger than my vacation/sick pool here, and about double the number of holidays at approximately the same pay level as I get here, but those jobs are hotly contested for good reason.

I have worked for corporations, mom and pops, and franchises, in various industries. You are making it seem like there is no solution. What is amazing to me is that so many people are willing to bitch about their current working conditions but are unwilling to do anything about it. Stop being so dependent on your "career", in the ways I listed in my previous post, and suddenly all the power is taken away from your boss. You don't need him you only think you do. If corporations are so evil, stop working for them. Start your own business. I work in one of the worst towns in the state for IT jobs, but I would ditch my job IN A HEARTBEAT if they did not treat me like a human, or understand simple poo poo like coming in to work sick is both non-productive and a health risk for your fellow employees, risking further losses in production. Would losing my job and that income suck? Yes, but there are levels of existence that I am prepared to withstand in order to remain human.

We live in a country that would not exist if people had not stood up for themselves. Now look at us. Stop being part of the problem, and start being part of the solution.

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



Because of my specific circumstances, I can afford to get fired for standing up for myself, so

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA posted:

Because of my specific circumstances, I can afford to get fired for standing up for myself, so

Exactly. I do not just have to worry about myself. I have a wife with severe health problems. We have lots of animals we care for almost as if they were our children. I do not have the option of doing something stupid like getting fired or even worse quitting and not even getting unemployment. Congrats on being single without a mortgage, car payments, high student loans, and other such burdens. Must be great for you. The rest of us don't have that option.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


Khisanth Magus posted:

Exactly. I do not just have to worry about myself. I have a wife with severe health problems. We have lots of animals we care for almost as if they were our children. I do not have the option of doing something stupid like getting fired or even worse quitting and not even getting unemployment. Congrats on being single without a mortgage, car payments, high student loans, and other such burdens. Must be great for you. The rest of us don't have that option.

Stop making assumptions about me. I am single but have a 17 year old son who lives 180 miles away, costing me a shitton of gas and time just to see him, not to mention child support. I already have said I have a mortgage, and car payments. I do not have student loans because I rolled that into my refinance on my house. I am very sorry to hear about your wife, but that should give you even more incentive to fight for yourself, and her.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


EAT THE EGGS RICOLA posted:

Because of my specific circumstances, I can afford to get fired for standing up for myself, so

I don't read this forum that often, but when I do, I notice you are easily the most negative person with nothing constructive to say. How do I ignore users on here?

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


e: never mind, this is stupid

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012



Gweenz posted:

Stop making assumptions about me. I am single but have a 17 year old son who lives 180 miles away, costing me a shitton of gas and time just to see him, not to mention child support. I already have said I have a mortgage, and car payments. I do not have student loans because I rolled that into my refinance on my house. I am very sorry to hear about your wife, but that should give you even more incentive to fight for yourself, and her.

I would recommend following your own advice and stop making assumptions about everyone. Your argument is really dumb and presumes everyone is in a situation where they can putting it all on the line.

Really the answer is unionize but that does bring its own risks for people. And people in IT are dumb.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


jim truds posted:

I would recommend following your own advice and stop making assumptions about everyone. Your argument is really dumb and presumes everyone is in a situation where they can putting it all on the line.

Really the answer is unionize but that does bring its own risks for people. And people in IT are dumb.

What assumptions have I made? I am under at least as much financial stress as anyone else, as I have said. According to the government I live at or below the poverty level. If my argument, which is only to say that everyone has options, is stupid then your argument is that everyone doesn't have options? Come on. Sheep mentality.

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



Gweenz posted:

What assumptions have I made? I am under at least as much financial stress as anyone else, as I have said. According to the government I live at or below the poverty level. If my argument, which is only to say that everyone has options, is stupid then your argument is that everyone doesn't have options? Come on. Sheep mentality.

Hey man, cheer up, stop being so negative.

Maybe if you quit your lovely job you wouldn't be so upset.

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.

Gweenz posted:

Stop being so dependent on your "career"

If corporations are so evil, stop working for them.

Stop being part of the problem, and start being part of the solution.

Gweenz posted:

I am very sorry to hear about your wife, but that should give you even more incentive to fight for yourself, and her.

Yes, because when you have a sick spouse is when you have all that extra energy to organize or unionize or change jobs (putting continuity of care at risk) or change careers or start your own business.

Go spout that sanctimonious drivel somewhere else.


Ultimately I agree with you in that I wish people wouldn't come to work sick, but they do and will continue to do so until it makes sense for them to not do so. When coworkers come in who are sick, I ask them to arrange to telecommute if possible or take a sick day because I consider it rude to come in sick. But if they come in sick there's really nothing I can do about it. In the mean time there's always Purell, vitamin C and green tea.

Agrikk fucked around with this message at Dec 6, 2013 around 23:28

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry

The contractors have been dry walling over the network jacks in the new HQ executive offices.

florida lan
Nov 7, 2011

tolko zhaesh, poshli ikh na X
ne umru ya, moi drug, nikogda!

Misogynist posted:

e: never mind, this is stupid

Yes, yes it is.

Pissing me off again: sendmail. Something gone wrong with trying to send mail? Spawn processes infinitely until you forkbomb the server!

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

Dick Trauma posted:

The contractors have been dry walling over the network jacks in the new HQ executive offices.

why would they do this. How can you be this stupid?

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


EAT THE EGGS RICOLA posted:

Hey man, cheer up, stop being so negative.

Maybe if you quit your lovely job you wouldn't be so upset.



I think you need to go back and reread everything I have said. To paraphrase, I like my job. The reason I am pissed is that I have to go to clients offices where they think they have to come in sick or something bad will happen to them. So therefore, I get sick. When my coworkers come in sick I tell them to go home. If I wasn't able to call in sick, I would quit post haste because that would mean my boss is a shitbird and too stupid to understand that sickness is non-productive.

If you are in fact being positive then I take back what I said earlier about ignoring you, and apologize.

pixaal
Jan 8, 2004

All ice cream is now for all beings, no matter how many legs.

Toilet Rascal

Gweenz posted:

I don't read this forum that often, but when I do, I notice you are easily the most negative person with nothing constructive to say. How do I ignore users on here?

You see to be overly negative about everything in your posts, this thread is all about bitching about stuff in IT. I'm sure most people exaggerate some things, or rarely run into a situation that they need to bitch about, the thread is great for that. Other people bitch about how lovely their jobs are, but they either get payed or have some other aspect of the job they enjoy. I doubt anyone is staying in their job if they are miserable and NOT looking for a better place.

Besides its now the weekend, this thread is now about beer and not work. I picked up some Stone IPA for tonight.

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

Gweenz posted:

I think you need to go back and reread everything I have said. To paraphrase, I like my job. The reason I am pissed is that I have to go to clients offices where they think they have to come in sick or something bad will happen to them. So therefore, I get sick. When my coworkers come in sick I tell them to go home. If I wasn't able to call in sick, I would quit post haste because that would mean my boss is a shitbird and too stupid to understand that sickness is non-productive.

If you are in fact being positive then I take back what I said earlier about ignoring you, and apologize.

I should so follow your advice. I will quit Monday. Then I can default on all my loans over the next month, sell all my possessions to just pay for food for my wife and I... well, until I have to have her hospitalized because we can't pay for her meds anymore. Oh, I will probably lose my clearance due to financial situation and the odds of ever being granted it again with that kind of history is pretty small, so any future jobs requiring that will be out. I will also get the pleasure of the medical bills for the aforementioned hospitalization of my wife as I will no longer have insurance.

You know what, I've changed my mind, I probably shouldn't follow the worst advice I've ever read. And will no longer be responding about this subject because you are pissing me off with your sanctimonious drivel.

Gweenz
Jan 26, 2011


pixaal posted:

You see to be overly negative about everything in your posts, this thread is all about bitching about stuff in IT. I'm sure most people exaggerate some things, or rarely run into a situation that they need to bitch about, the thread is great for that. Other people bitch about how lovely their jobs are, but they either get payed or have some other aspect of the job they enjoy. I doubt anyone is staying in their job if they are miserable and NOT looking for a better place.

Point taken. This has really gone off on a tangent and if my points are being taken as negative, or sanctimonious, then I am not making them well. I am actually a very empathetic person so when I see other people around me suffer it pisses me off and I want to do something about it. Since I can't control what other people do, I go and rant about it like an impotent jerk on a public forum.

Here's a positive: I resurrected a client's laptop today by baking the motherboard at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

GenericOverusedName
Nov 24, 2009

KUVA TEAM EPIC


Gweenz posted:

I think you need to go back and reread everything I have said. To paraphrase, I like my job. The reason I am pissed is that I have to go to clients offices where they think they have to come in sick or something bad will happen to them. So therefore, I get sick. When my coworkers come in sick I tell them to go home. If I wasn't able to call in sick, I would quit post haste because that would mean my boss is a shitbird and too stupid to understand that sickness is non-productive.

If you are in fact being positive then I take back what I said earlier about ignoring you, and apologize.

He is saying that you are being kind of a huge dick in this thread and jokingly suggests that you should quit your job because that is what you suggest people do if they are currently unhappy. So you should quit so you can stop being such a huge dick.

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SubjectVerbObject
Jul 27, 2009


Holy cow I can actually see the reports flying through cyberspace! Either that or I have been working too much OT. I will now attempt to derail this derail with a different derail.

Hmm, let's see, printers, no, too gloomy. Dell support? Not on a Friday. I know!

Booze chat.

Much OT which means I can afford good rum. Any advice? I know there is a thread in GWCC, but I want to know from the REAL drinkers.

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