1. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Welcome to Halforums!

    At Halforums, we value everyone's input. Please feel free to post without having to create an account. You will have to complete a few more steps than a full member and have to put up with this annoying notice on every page. If you want to join, click Register and start talking!

    Already a member? Login Now!
    Dismiss Notice

[Rant] Minor Rant III: For a Few Hollers More

Discussion in 'General' started by Gusto, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

    Messages:
    15,517
    Trophy Points:
    1,644
    Location:
    Tejas
    Books:
    0
    Every time I see a sketchy government decision I say, "I guess somebody's brother in law needed a job."
     
  2. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

    Messages:
    29,522
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Other Fourth Coast, USA
    Books:
    0
    It's all about dem transaction fees.

    --Patrick
     
  3. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,889
    Media:
    7
    Albums:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Omaha
    Books:
    3
    I have this incredible knack of "discovering" bands right after they finished playing a concert in my home town. Earlier this year it was Thrice. I discovered their music in December and they were in Omaha at a small venue (not sold out with a meet & greet after) in November.

    Today someone told me about a Pink Floyd tribute band called Brit Floyd. Holy fucking shit these guys are fucking AMAZING! And they were in town Saturday. I was doing nothing and could have gone. FUCK!

     
    • Hugs Hugs x 2
  4. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

    Messages:
    14,510
    Trophy Points:
    1,494
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Books:
    0
    Hurm. The photography studio hired for Mud Hero posted their pics. There's an option to search by your number (17451 for me), but that only gives me less than half a dozen pictures, and only for one event. I know for certain they took more of me because I heard the camera make snapping noises or the photographer gave me a nod a thumbs up.

    If anyone wants to help scour the pictures, here's the link.
     
  5. drifter

    drifter Porkchop Express

    Messages:
    4,615
    Trophy Points:
    944
    Books:
    5
    I think these might be you
    http://photos.mudhero.com/photo/100102-100082-1000554646/none/275
    http://photos.mudhero.com/photo/100102-100082-1000554647/none/275
    http://photos.mudhero.com/photo/100102-100082-1000554648/none/275
    http://photos.mudhero.com/photo/100102-100082-1000554649/none/275
     
  6. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

    Messages:
    13,177
    Trophy Points:
    1,494
    Location:
    Behind the eyes of a *really* realistic android
    Books:
    0
    Yesterday was a regional holiday. I had the day off, because, well fuck you guys it's in my contract. Our subcontractors are Dutch and Walloon, so they don't have the day off, obviously. So now I'm back in the office and there's a mountain of issues and problems and miscommunications and I'm sitting here going URGH GOD WHY CANT YOU GUYS BEHAVE.

    Seriously, I've been here less than 6 months. I don't consider my job all that essential or even useful. Yet on days I'm not here things go right down to shit. How did they do things before I got here?!
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 5
  7. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

    Messages:
    14,510
    Trophy Points:
    1,494
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Books:
    0
  8. Gared

    Gared One Of Us

    Messages:
    3,576
    Trophy Points:
    444
    Location:
    Frederickson, WA
    Books:
    0
    I am so fucking stressed right now. The appraisal report is due back any day (and no later than Friday), and all of the financial paperwork has been submitted to underwriting for a final review. This deal could close within two weeks. Or it could still go completely tits up for any number of reasons. Or for no apparent reason. Right now, my responsibilities basically consist of not spending money, paying any bill that shows up immediately, and occasionally making dinner. Unless I have to run an errand - all of which I do as early in the morning as possible - I spend most of my time at least mildly medicated sedated, and I'm still not sure if I'm going to survive to the end of this deal.

    Edit: Feeling slightly better, one of the concerns we've had is that my wife's job hasn't felt terribly stable to her due to some re-orgs being done in her direct chain of command and her boss seeming to be hanging some info over her head that she was worried was the dissolution of her department. Turns out her boss' deal was entirely personal and my wife's job is in no way in danger currently.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
    • Hugs Hugs x 3
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
  9. bhamv3

    bhamv3 .

    Messages:
    9,183
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Books:
    0
    We get a subtitling translation case. To produce translated subtitles, it is necessary to transcribe the spoken audio of the video first. The video includes the line "... this injection works similarly to a depo shot..."

    The transcriber, who is presumably male, wrote down "depot shot".

    The translator, having found nothing wrong with the idea of a "depot shot", translates it into a Chinese sentence that would probably be back-translated as "this injection works as well as a warehouse full of injections".

    Client gets mad.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  10. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

    Messages:
    13,177
    Trophy Points:
    1,494
    Location:
    Behind the eyes of a *really* realistic android
    Books:
    0
    So....Our billing is (mostly) done based on a n excel sheet we have lying around (everyone in accounting can now have a heart attack), which my boss supposedly (can you feel where I'm going with this?) kept up to date. He's now asked me to slowly take it over and start updating it myself.
    So he sent me the version of June and asked me to update it with clients that started up in July.
    ...Except there's not a single client in there that started after mid-March.
    So I asked him if he sent me the April version instead othe June version by mistake.
    Nope.
    We haven't billed a single client who's been started up since mid-March. Considering we mostly work temporary jobs in construction, so there's a constant coming and going of short-term clients, that's....over 20% of our cash flow.
    Yeah, ummmm....Sure I can fix this. But this shouldn't have frickin' happened. FFS, does nobody check these things? Some of our clients are going to get "surprise" bills for 4 or 5 months of service in one go. They'll be really happy about that.

    For someone who gives other people hell for sending a report 2 minutes late, he sure isn't all that punctual himself.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 4
  11. Gared

    Gared One Of Us

    Messages:
    3,576
    Trophy Points:
    444
    Location:
    Frederickson, WA
    Books:
    0
    Well, our appraisal report is in and the property appraised slightly above our offer, so that's good. It is contingent upon some repairs, but we already knew about them (though we thought some of them had already been addressed before the appraisal was due to be done, so that was a bit of a shock). At this point, the deal is more likely to go through than it is to fail, but we do still have to get the seller to agree to the repairs, get the re-appraisal scheduled, and etc.; hopefully before the 4th when our rate lock expires (it's not gonna happen). Our agent is going over the list of conditions with the seller's agent today, but we probably won't hear anything back until Sunday, because the seller lives in the UK. So why is this over here, instead of in a more positive thread? Our agent is not sounding terribly positive... or hopeful. We have an additional month to close the deal in since we had to go to a month-to-month lease, and I'm not sure she knows that, but she did not sound like she expected this to go through smoothly. And I'm waiting to hear from her today to see how the meeting went and what kind of a feel she got from the seller's agent before I divulge just how fraught her tone was to my wife. Oh, and I seem to be developing a tendon injury in my right elbow, just by typing. But, whatever. Memory Loss™ kicks ass.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 2
  12. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

    Messages:
    29,522
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Other Fourth Coast, USA
    Books:
    0
    Bought a $5 lottery ticket.
    Won $5.
    meh.png

    --Patrick
     
    • Like Like x 5
  13. bhamv3

    bhamv3 .

    Messages:
    9,183
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Books:
    0
    For crapping out loud, stop piling more work on me, I'm already performing miracles for the company, asking me to do more in less time is exactly the kind of situation that leads to angry client feedback.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 2
  14. Ravenpoe

    Ravenpoe Forum God

    Messages:
    16,684
    Trophy Points:
    1,644
    Location:
    America's wang
    Books:
    0
    "We asked for a technical document translation, but what we got back just said 'fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck' over and over again."
     
  15. bhamv3

    bhamv3 .

    Messages:
    9,183
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Books:
    0
    "Based on my best judgment at the time, that was the most accurate rendering of what I understood from your source text."
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  16. Gared

    Gared One Of Us

    Messages:
    3,576
    Trophy Points:
    444
    Location:
    Frederickson, WA
    Books:
    0
    Well, we're still stressing about this house deal, but now my wife and I are getting ticked off too. This entire thing is hanging on the existence of this ridiculous, unpermitted, plywood sided storage shed that someone tacked on to the back of the garage at some point. It would cost all of about $50 to tear it apart and haul the remains away. The back of the garage and side of the house "inside" the storage shed both have exterior siding, have been painted recently, and are thoroughly up to code. The shed adds no value to the property (according to the appraiser, the home inspector, and even the seller's agent), removing it wouldn't decrease the value of the property, and actually, since no loan will appraise out without it being removed, if the seller doesn't get rid of the damn thing he'll only ever be able to sell to a cash buyer; and cash buyers in Port Orford aren't buying 1971 homes that look exactly like manufactured homes from the outside, have the same layout inside as a manufactured home, but just happen to be stick built - they're buying the 1930s millworker cabins and restoring those. Hopefully the seller is feeling a bit more reasonable this week than he was two weeks ago when his agent first asked for permission to take the shed down (first time on our deal, apparently this thing has been a sticking point before), and he wouldn't hear of it because "what if the deal doesn't go through?" Well, now the main thing that would cause this deal not to go through is that stupid shed! What could possibly be so important about a 50 sqft plywood-walled shed? Who the hell is buried under it?!
     
  17. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

    Messages:
    15,517
    Trophy Points:
    1,644
    Location:
    Tejas
    Books:
    0
    You may want to include the cost of ground penetrating radar to the closing fees.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  18. HCGLNS

    HCGLNS Grumpier than most.

    Messages:
    9,447
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Napping somewhere inappropriate.
    Books:
    18
    Why? Why would you read 007 and type it into two separate fields as OO7 and then 007? Why?
     
  19. Tress

    Tress Always Late

    Messages:
    4,924
    Trophy Points:
    944
    Location:
    Sunny California
    Books:
    3
    You are getting more work because of the miracles you keep pulling off. Every job/boss I've ever known will identify the best and brightest they have working for them, and then mercilessly exploit them to a breaking point by giving them more and more work to do. It won't stop until you fail, quit, or tell them no.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

    Messages:
    13,177
    Trophy Points:
    1,494
    Location:
    Behind the eyes of a *really* realistic android
    Books:
    0
    Who the F doesn't show up for a contract sighning and doesn't even bother to inform anyone or cancel?
    I take a day off, go to the agency to sign the lease for my apartment, and the would-be tenant simply...doesn't show up? Dude, you're the one who was in such a hurry and wanted in ASAP this motnh right now OMG but you don't show up? And don't even bother to let anyone know, or answer your phone? I'm tempted to keep looking for a new tenant, you know.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 2
  21. blotsfan

    blotsfan Upper Crust

    Messages:
    5,437
    Trophy Points:
    994
    Books:
    0
    I 100% would after he pulled a move like that. Unless there was a death in the family or something of that nature, there no excuse to not even call.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  22. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

    Messages:
    9,478
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Where winners live
    Books:
    0
    Yep. No call no show is a deal breaker.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  23. CrimsonSoul

    CrimsonSoul Push button, recieve sexy!

    Messages:
    3,145
    Trophy Points:
    444
    Books:
    0
    My job can do some bullshit to me sometimes. I'm not a manager, but I have all the responsibility and power of management and none of the pay. I use to work 4 12s then they changed me to 5 10s so that I could be there all weekday. I work straight nights btw. Well the crews usually fall asleep when they get done working (and that's ok as long as they don't get caught by a different company). Well at 4AM is when the managers for the other company come to work, so I go into the break room and turn on the lights, and they stay on until I leave at 4:45. I got a text at 5:20 asking my why they were sleeping in the other room because they got caught with the lights off. Like WTF people, I can't control what the other people do AFTER I leave. if you want me there to watch them the whole time then pay me to work 12 hours, if you don't want me there for 12s then don't tell me it's my fault when they do shit after you tell me I have to leave.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 5
  24. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler One Of Us

    Messages:
    4,850
    Trophy Points:
    1,344
    Location:
    Lovettsville, VA
    Books:
    0
    day 2 of my 5 day vacation.
    I've already logged 20 work hours.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 6
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
  25. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

    Messages:
    9,478
    Trophy Points:
    1,394
    Location:
    Where winners live
    Books:
    0
    That should all count as overtime.
     
  26. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler One Of Us

    Messages:
    4,850
    Trophy Points:
    1,344
    Location:
    Lovettsville, VA
    Books:
    0
    Nope..it only counts as "well, you don't spend as much PTO as you otherwise would've."

    I'm salary. I don't get overtime for anything
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • Hugs Hugs x 1
  27. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler One Of Us

    Messages:
    4,850
    Trophy Points:
    1,344
    Location:
    Lovettsville, VA
    Books:
    0
    Before you guys get to feeling too sorry for me, they do adequately compensate me for the bullshit :)
     
  28. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

    Messages:
    3,498
    Trophy Points:
    944
    Books:
    0
    And this is why you need that secretary.
     
  29. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler One Of Us

    Messages:
    4,850
    Trophy Points:
    1,344
    Location:
    Lovettsville, VA
    Books:
    0
    Show Spoiler

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! x 1
  30. Eriol

    Eriol One Of Us

    Messages:
    2,840
    Trophy Points:
    442
    Location:
    Hammonds Plains, NS
    Books:
    0
    Proofread people!!! You claim you're so much better than the unwashed masses? Well get your shit together then on simple shit: Hawaii is making plans for a North Korean missile attack. Tourism officials are not pleased
    WEST people. Those are the WEST-most inhabited Hawaiian islands.

    Grrrr.

    Simple shit people. This is the kind of thing the editors are supposed to fire you for because it just makes the whole organization look stupid. Which it did, and then other organizations re-print it (virtually, but still) without checking it themselves either.

    Not professional.



    (Any discussions about N. Korean missiles and related though should probably go into Politics somewhere)
     
  31. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

    Messages:
    48,745
    Media:
    21
    Albums:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Yeehawbutts, Texas
    Books:
    0
    I think I'm gonna have to fire Underling #2. He's not doing work he's given. What a hassle.
     
    • Hugs Hugs x 5
  32. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

    Messages:
    29,522
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Other Fourth Coast, USA
    Books:
    0
    Just don't infringe on any of his liberties. Is he a scrivener, by chance?

    --Patrick
     
  33. Officer_Charon

    Officer_Charon Hall Monitor

    Messages:
    6,715
    Trophy Points:
    994
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    Books:
    0
    Is this the bellend that you've been complaining about in here before? The one you gave a Come to Jesus talk to?
     
  34. Squidleybits

    Squidleybits Pika Pika Choo Choo!

    Messages:
    4,806
    Trophy Points:
    1,344
    Books:
    0
    @GasBandit are you sure we don't work together and the radio station isn't just code for our office to protect what we really do?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
  35. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

    Messages:
    48,745
    Media:
    21
    Albums:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1,844
    Location:
    Yeehawbutts, Texas
    Books:
    0
    No, that was a different guy. He's seemed to get better after that.