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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 5:27 PM

The Thankful For List

Since I will probably be offline for the long weekend in t- 45 minutes:

1) My children and my husband. They drive me nuts but I would be lost without them.

2) My extended family: Same.

3) A job that I actually mostly enjoy, [more]

Fri Nov 21

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impolite replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 9:26 AM

Re: The house

All I know is, it's not that cold here in AZ, and already I can feel the difference these new windows are making. OK, that's all I've got. I thought it was somewhat interesting.

Our new windows (and door to the deck) are fabulous as [more]

Wed Nov 19

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:00 AM

Re: Black Thursday/Friday

My head was in a similar place at her age. I was a telephone operator then, and I liked working Thanksgiving to get time and a half plus 8 hours instead of just getting paid 8 hours taking it off. Now, I'm in a salaried job and just have [more]

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 9:44 AM

Re: Black Thursday/Friday

I will also note that tons of people travel on T-day, and no one is offended that gas station/convenience stores (the small side of retail) are open...or that those people should get to spend the holidays with their families.


I won't
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Mon Nov 10

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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 1:34 PM

Update-ish on New Employee

Coworker had a chat with him about *why* we were getting frustrated (read: it annoys us to have to repeat ourselves) in the overall sense. He seemed to understand our "this is how you improve from here" suggestions, so I guess just fingers [more]

Sat Nov 8

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 8:02 PM

Re: On another note

When I need to share a document, I usually just PDF it,

If you do this with excel files, I hate you.


I snorted out loud at this.

While I hate getting pdf files I want to manipulate, our company PDFs most outgoing [more]

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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 8:00 PM

You know you have been married a while

When you get an unexpected night of babysitting and spend it getting an early dinner, picking up one of your vehicles from getting the tires balanced and rotated, and then get excited about what dessert you might pick up at the store before [more]

Fri Nov 7

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:04 PM

Re: On another note

I'm shopping for a new computer, and have decided to buy a Surface Pro 3. I'm trying to decide how much memory I need, and went to Best Buy at noon to look at the Surface Pro's. I was talking it out with a youngster who was the salesperson and [more]

Thu Nov 6

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:52 PM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

So while you may not be his manager, per se, you are/will be in a supervisory or senior position to him, in addition to currently being his appointed trainer.

Correct. Again, though, that might not be clear to him, so I’ll add [more]

Wed Nov 5

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 5:10 PM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

Think real hard and ask yourself, is this any different from typical IT people?

Well, no. Probably not. There's not enough of us (IT) here for any of us to have the luxury of typical, though.

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:42 PM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

Along this...what were you assigned to teach him? Was it specified? Hard skills? Soft skills? Both? Do both you and he both view the goals of the training the same way? Has anyone explained to him that he is there to be mentored for all processes [more]

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:17 PM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

Is it possible he's all whiny and wants to do things his way because he doesn't understand the hierarchy? You are not equal co-workers in this interaction. The student is not above the teacher.


Ooooohhhhhh maybe. I'll have to [more]

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:56 AM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

I am so going to use that one.

I did award points for creativity.

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:55 AM

Re: New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

Please document your interactions with him.

It sounds like a paper trail documenting what he is supposed to be doing could come in handy in the future.


Yeah, I think this is a good idea. For instance the email I had sent [more]

Tue Nov 4

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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 1:18 PM

New Employee: as also discussed at dinner

New employee has a really hard time understanding when something is done. Dead. Should be on the recycle pile. Toast. Paperweight.

Most recent example (there have been several) is a piece of equipment that Coworker and I declared dead two [more]

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impolite replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:26 AM

Re: Signs of splitting up

peace & does it not count if it is an anniversary thing?
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I think we can probably allow passes for anniversaries and birthdays, AS LONG AS the message is less than three non-run-on sentences long in total.

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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 10:32 AM

Mondays are for Mommy (and dianakalts)

Last night’s Mondays are for Mommy was dinner with dianakalt!

It was fabulous. You (yes YOU) were discussed, a picture was sent to Sync, and much laughter was laughed.

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Mon Nov 3

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impolite replied to the Penguin Place board. 11:11 AM

Re: TPOD - 02 Nov 2014

I was totally coming here to post this too!! Isn't it the cutest thing?!

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Thu Oct 30

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impolite posted to the Imp This Ride board. 9:27 AM

Books that are effed up

Audition

Ryu¯ Murakami


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Wed Oct 29

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impolite posted to the Penguin Place board. 9:39 AM

How are you today

How did work go, you feeling better, energy back up?

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