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ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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I forgot it is labor day weekend and i showed up to my watch and its a mess.


Also quick update on this, we found a life-raft in our AOR at the beginning of September and we correlated that it came from that FV

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ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Currently working on hour number 6 on a case and it seems it will go for 6 more hours.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Jesus christ this case

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

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gently caress, dude.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Imagine if you will you are a small boat crew that has been working for 6 hours straight because its labor day weekend and people are hosed up and bullshit. You finally get on scene to a case that will take at least 4-6 more hours to finish because its more than 30 NM away AND its a complicated tow because the Vessel rudder is stuck hard to one side.

Also imagine the owner of said vessel acting like a petulant spoiled child, constantly tells you how to do your job, screams at you on channel 16 and screams expletives, slurs and falsehoods at you.

By the time i left the watch floor they still had 2 more hours on that tow.

gently caress that guy

McNally
Sep 12, 2007

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ElMaligno posted:

Imagine if you will you are a small boat crew that has been working for 6 hours straight because its labor day weekend and people are hosed up and bullshit. You finally get on scene to a case that will take at least 4-6 more hours to finish because its more than 30 NM away AND its a complicated tow because the Vessel rudder is stuck hard to one side.

Also imagine the owner of said vessel acting like a petulant spoiled child, constantly tells you how to do your job, screams at you on channel 16 and screams expletives, slurs and falsehoods at you.

By the time i left the watch floor they still had 2 more hours on that tow.

gently caress that guy

Please tell me he can be charged with something.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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McNally posted:

Please tell me he can be charged with something.

Potentially an FCC channel 16 violation, which i will bring it up to my command.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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ElMaligno posted:

Potentially an FCC channel 16 violation, which i will bring it up to my command.

Whatís the guys deal? Fishing vessel?

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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nwin posted:

Whatís the guys deal? Fishing vessel?

fishing vessel guy, sailing a sailing vessel solo.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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ElMaligno posted:

fishing vessel guy, sailing a sailing vessel solo.

Awesome. Hopefully he fails his post sar boarding or gets belligerent.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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I was so loving busy last night and it was so goddam smoky you can call me a pit-roasted chorizo

Edit: I loved the poo poo out of last night

ElMaligno fucked around with this message at 13:04 on Sep 8, 2020

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


Wooooo toxic gas leak blown way out of proportion. 5 hours later hey can you ask the guys to stay late to wrap up?

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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sounds like a CDO got too micromanagy.

Speaking of CDOs, Royce Heckerndorn. Hard motherfucking BMCM Surfman and Sector San Francisco CDO just lost his battle against cancer. He has been the only legit good CDO that knew his poo poo and wasnt a motherfucker micromanager .

Rest in piss.

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


ElMaligno posted:

sounds like a CDO got too micromanagy.

Speaking of CDOs, Royce Heckerndorn. Hard motherfucking BMCM Surfman and Sector San Francisco CDO just lost his battle against cancer. He has been the only legit good CDO that knew his poo poo and wasnt a motherfucker micromanager .

Rest in piss.

drat Royce was good people. gently caress cancer.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Sector emailed a COVID survey.

My TL;DR to them was "poo poo is hosed up and bullshit, nothing you can do about it except to stress about mental health. Also earthquakes are still happening in Puerto Rico. Also things are not magically get better once midnight rings on 31 December"

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


Lol partial quarantine. One dude may have Covid. We made a gym. Shits about to get real dumb cause the command is freaking out but at the same time not following their own plan. Its 3 ring circus time.





nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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Sweet-I can retire from the coast guard now. Well, at least Iím eligible. Selected for O-4 so Iíve got sanctuary to stay until 20.

nwin fucked around with this message at 22:38 on Sep 25, 2020

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


nwin posted:

Sweet-I can retire from the coast guard now.

Come back as a civvie

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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Eason the Fifth posted:

Come back as a civvie

Eh...if the location is right I probably wouldnít mind a gs13 gig somewhere. Now that the weight is off my shoulders regarding the promotion weíll see if I stay past 20 or not.

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


nwin posted:

Eh...if the location is right I probably wouldn’t mind a gs13 gig somewhere. Now that the weight is off my shoulders regarding the promotion we’ll see if I stay past 20 or not.

Show me the way.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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Melthir posted:

Show me the way.

Heh Iím only eligible to stay in until 20-I can see that I worded that kinda hosed up. I was selected for lcdr so i lm guaranteed retirement now. Iíve still got 5.5 years left.

krispykremessuck
Jul 22, 2005

unlike most veterans and SA members $10 is not a meaningful expenditure for me

I'm gonna have me a swag Bar-B-Q

nwin posted:

Heh Iím only eligible to stay in until 20-I can see that I worded that kinda hosed up. I was selected for lcdr so i lm guaranteed retirement now. Iíve still got 5.5 years left.

Imo do the math on whether itís more worth it to buy back your service once you pin on / and go for long civ career (because itís not hard to hit 15 or even SES w/ an o career behind you) vice retiring if you have good prospects civil service wise.

Itís not always a straightforward answer because you lose some poo poo if you take the retirement upfront. 15 years is a little late to make that call but at the same time if youíre shooting for gs15 or higher as the ending state of your career youíre in it for the long game

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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krispykremessuck posted:

Imo do the math on whether itís more worth it to buy back your service once you pin on / and go for long civ career (because itís not hard to hit 15 or even SES w/ an o career behind you) vice retiring if you have good prospects civil service wise.

Itís not always a straightforward answer because you lose some poo poo if you take the retirement upfront. 15 years is a little late to make that call but at the same time if youíre shooting for gs15 or higher as the ending state of your career youíre in it for the long game

Iím going to do the 20 and get the pension/insurance. Thatís not even a question at this point. The main thing will be if I stay in past 20. Kids will be 7 and 5 when I hit 20 and Iíd like to not move them around a ton, but I should have just gotten looked at for CDR, so if I make that it could definitely be worth sticking around for another 3 years. Iíd be completely fine shutting my brain off and getting a 13 position somewhere for a while after that.

Who knows what will happen-right now Iím just glad that Iíve got tenure and I feel like Iím playing with house money for a while instead of always drumming poo poo up for the next promotion. This next LT OER is going to be a loving snooze fest though.

krispykremessuck
Jul 22, 2005

unlike most veterans and SA members $10 is not a meaningful expenditure for me

I'm gonna have me a swag Bar-B-Q

nwin posted:

Iím going to do the 20 and get the pension/insurance. Thatís not even a question at this point. The main thing will be if I stay in past 20. Kids will be 7 and 5 when I hit 20 and Iíd like to not move them around a ton, but I should have just gotten looked at for CDR, so if I make that it could definitely be worth sticking around for another 3 years. Iíd be completely fine shutting my brain off and getting a 13 position somewhere for a while after that.

Who knows what will happen-right now Iím just glad that Iíve got tenure and I feel like Iím playing with house money for a while instead of always drumming poo poo up for the next promotion. This next LT OER is going to be a loving snooze fest though.

Oh yeah I forgot you had kids. That changes the math p significantly on its own. Glad youíre still making it

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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krispykremessuck posted:

Oh yeah I forgot you had kids. That changes the math p significantly on its own. Glad youíre still making it

Thanks man-what are you doing now?

krispykremessuck
Jul 22, 2005

unlike most veterans and SA members $10 is not a meaningful expenditure for me

I'm gonna have me a swag Bar-B-Q

nwin posted:

Thanks man-what are you doing now?

Program / avail / financial management stuff. I also for some reason spaced that you had commissioned at first which is another thing that changes the math on that a lot.

Imo for the passive audience if youíre at 10ish years (enlisted)and hating your life itís worth considering jumping ship now if you have a good shot at starting around the 11/12 range. Leave works different if you retire from the mil and itís gonna be a real slap on the balls/vulva if you get out and only earn 1 day/month for the first three years, and buyback for creditable service works differently for retirees too

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Any of you guys have experience with tuition assistance?

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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ElMaligno posted:

Any of you guys have experience with tuition assistance?

Yes

McNally
Sep 12, 2007

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ElMaligno posted:

Any of you guys have experience with tuition assistance?

Yes, but not in the last decade.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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I'm thinking of getting a masters degree, specifically in Systems Engineering and I may as well start while I'm still in.

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

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ElMaligno posted:

I'm thinking of getting a masters degree, specifically in Systems Engineering and I may as well start while I'm still in.

So whatís your question? I believe TA will still pay up to$250/credit hour up to a certain amount per year. Also look into the CGMA supplemental education grant which will cover other costs like books/supplies each year (another $500 a year I think). Your eso should be able to fill in the blanks.

If you can get a degree you like from a university you want to go to while maintaining your job performance, then go for it.

My main pause against people getting a degree is when they think itís more than it might be worth. Getting an MBA from American Military University is not going to open any doors to become a premier investment banker. However, some people get really offended when I tell them that. If you want to check a box for OCS or something, then go for whatever school you want with whatever degree program you want. Just realize youíre limiting yourself to those options (ie, donít be pissed off when you decided to get a degree in basket weaving to check a box and apply for OCS, but then you changed your mind and are angry because no civilian jobs want to hire you).

Systems engineering? I couldnít tell you anything about that. To start Iíd make sure your bachelors degree lines up well and you donít have to take a bunch of prerequisites. One girl I knew was a LTJG with an English degree and wanted to get into an engineering program. Schools looked at her transcripts and told her sheíd need to take a ton of math before they would accept her into the engineer program.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Arizona state university has an Online masters of Systems Engineer, its more about being a manager of engineers than an engineer if that makes sense.

I have a Chemistry degree with a piss poor GPA of 2.70, I may as well try to get in and use the tuition assistance now instead of using my education benefits later.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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I got told i am not a good fit for their engineering program so back to square one. also knocking my ambitions a couple pegs and looking for teaching degrees

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

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Have you taken a GMAT or whatever engineering programs want? Good scores on that, plus a conversation about how as a longtime veteran you're not the same immature person you were as an undergrad student X years ago (the longer the better), might help get past that GPA. Some schools are also more military friendly than others (without being degree mills).

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Godholio posted:

Have you taken a GMAT or whatever engineering programs want? Good scores on that, plus a conversation about how as a longtime veteran you're not the same immature person you were as an undergrad student X years ago (the longer the better), might help get past that GPA. Some schools are also more military friendly than others (without being degree mills).

They straight up went "Naw" and it absolutely killed any momentum I had towards getting that degree.

on the more positive side i had a long conversation with the wife with what i could study

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


Whelp diverting to Florida getting ready for possible hurricane response.

Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


loving broke rear end boat.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



see, there's your problem - you shouldn't have cracked that.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

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Melthir posted:

loving broke rear end boat.



someone didnt apply the proper lube.


in other news my marks/evaluations are better this time around.

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Melthir
Dec 29, 2009

I need to go scrap some money together cause my avatar is just sad.


Whelp, I got to go buy some new poo poo. Got pulled aside last night and told im sitting at #12 for MKC on the November test.

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