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

Urgh. With the change from TNT to FedEx, my job title's being updated.
Fair enough.
The colleagues from Second line and us are bieng merged into one team.
Fair enough.
The second liners are Senior specialists, first line are regular specialists.
Fair enough.
Oh, except for me, 'cause I'm the latest addition, so I'm suddenly associate specialist, ranking below everybody else.
Err, what?
I get that management wanted to use some objective measure to put is in three categories, but I've been here over a year and I can show black-on-white from their own reports that I do about 1/3d of all work here, which, given that there are 7 of us, is more than anyone else. Equating "experience" with "knowledge" or "quality of work" is simply false - might as well use our shoe size.

I know it's a bit petty - I'll still get the same pay check and I can probably move up in 5 or 6 months - but my motivation to work hard or help my colleagues - many of whom are already coming to me for assistance and explanations - is pretty low right now. If they're al lrated higher, hey, do your own damn job - you supposedly know better than I how to do it.
 
Urgh. With the change from TNT to FedEx, my job title's being updated.
Fair enough.
The colleagues from Second line and us are bieng merged into one team.
Fair enough.
The second liners are Senior specialists, first line are regular specialists.
Fair enough.
Oh, except for me, 'cause I'm the latest addition, so I'm suddenly associate specialist, ranking below everybody else.
Err, what?
I get that management wanted to use some objective measure to put is in three categories, but I've been here over a year and I can show black-on-white from their own reports that I do about 1/3d of all work here, which, given that there are 7 of us, is more than anyone else. Equating "experience" with "knowledge" or "quality of work" is simply false - might as well use our shoe size.

I know it's a bit petty - I'll still get the same pay check and I can probably move up in 5 or 6 months - but my motivation to work hard or help my colleagues - many of whom are already coming to me for assistance and explanations - is pretty low right now. If they're al lrated higher, hey, do your own damn job - you supposedly know better than I how to do it.
That was super frustrating when I started my current job. I had considerable experience external to our group and it didn’t count on paper. Omg it was frustrating to report to people who knew so much less.
 
My cousin and his wife thought the middle of my street...in South Jersey...full of pine needles...AT MIDNIGHT was a PERFECT time and place to practice flame dancing, RIGHT after my family Christmas party...and I thought HOSTING a Christmas party was stressful!
 
I had my 2nd surgery, this time on the other leg, and it did NOT go smoothly like last time. If this were the first leg, I'd be scared to go back. And I have a pretty high pain threshold (or so I'm told).

Two fun things happened this time. 1) There was a nerve wrapped around part of my vein, and the doctor wasnt able to see it. So when he went to remove that part of the vein and thought it was all numbed up, NO, IT WASN'T AND I COULD FEEL HIM SLICING INTO MY LEG AND IT HURT. So there was a quick pumping more numbing stuff into that part of my leg. I hate local anesthesia.

2) Part of the vein around my calf (where there's a lot less meat, I guess)didn't want to come out, so the doctor had to pull really hard and even with anesthesia, it hurt to the point where I started to cry out. It's not a good feeling to begin with, but it hurt like a motherfucker.

Now the anesthesia is starting to wear off and it already feels worse than last time. I'm glad the first one was pretty trouble-free. But I just want to cry and I can't because Li'l Z is sitting next to me and I don't want to scare him. Thank god this is over.
 
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So on my first day back at work after my week-long graduation trip in the UK, I get to deal with a client who's upset we didn't use "industry standard terminology" in our translation. No, mister client, we did in fact use industry-standard terminology, the terms you're coming up with are just the terms YOU GUYS use internally in your organization. There was no way for us to know them in advance if you didn't provide them beforehand, and getting angry at us for using the "wrong" terms is a bit rich now, isn't it.

I hate people.
 
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Have to leave for work at 6am today (about 5min from now), won't get home tonight until after 9p.

EDIT: Oh hey, looks like there’s a Winter storm advisory scheduled to roll in around 7p, too. Yaaaayy...

--Patrick
 
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I had to make an 11 part series of videos to teach a dummy dummy dum how to work a simple machine at work. That's not a rant, I got to hear my voice. My proper Ontario accent is gone :(
 
I had to make an 11 part series of videos to teach a dummy dummy dum how to work a simple machine at work. That's not a rant, I got to hear my voice. My proper Ontario accent is gone :(
Is this something you could reclaim by watching videos with the proper accent on YouTube?
 
Take off! he needs to spend more time with the Coleman and some back bacon, eh? Get a bit hosed, eh?
 
Work rant:

Something literally died in our office. I smelled it Friday and maintenance came in to collect it today. So gross.

Sort of work rant:

The local French university took my money for a day time course. While on the phone, I stressed that I can’t do a night course right now for health reasons.

So, I register and a day or two later, the class is cancelled for low enrollment. He must of known when he took my money. This leaves me with the option of a night class at the level I’m meant to be at according to them, a day class at a way lower level (he’s pushing this) or a day class at a higher level.

When they originally assessed me, they took me having trouble remembering my last vacation as not knowing past tenses. I went to the class they put me in and I learned nothing new. The teacher was great though. I went back at the next level, but missed too many classes due to my fall and related injuries. If I’m off work on WCB, I’m not going to class either. There was nothing new on the syllabus in this class either.

I’m cranky and don’t want to waste time in a class that I won’t learn in
 
I forgot to take my purse out of the car yesterday because my daughter was having an anxiety attack. This is generally not a big deal because I keep my car in the garage anyways. The problem is my keys are always in my purse because lolpockets and I don't need to take them out to unlock the car or start it anyways. The *problem* is that my husband also keeps my extra car key in his pocket, and will sometimes accidentally brush his butt against my car door while going past to get to his car (he has to go all the way around to get to his driver side door because his car is just barely short enough to fit in the garage), and thus my keys are locked in my car and I only noticed 20 minutes before I have to pick up my son from school. Thankfully my husband's job is flexible enough that he can leave work to get him then come unlock my car, hence why it's only a minor rant.
 
Electronic keys are a mistake for that exact reason.
But being able to not take them out of my purse means I don't chronically set them down some place dumb and lose them. So it's not a bad trade off.
 
Hmmm, our Honda won't let us lock the door with auto-lock or by the fob if the other key is in the vehicle. I can force it by using the lock button on the door handle, but we can't accidentally lock keys in.
 
Hmmm, our Honda won't let us lock the door with auto-lock or by the fob if the other key is in the vehicle. I can force it by using the lock button on the door handle, but we can't accidentally lock keys in.
I can't lock my keys in the car manually because my car will beep at me and unlock, but it will lock if it senses the other key is outside.
 
I would say relay attacks would be a big reason too, they are up to 1000 ft in range and only a couple of bucks in hardware now.
 
No, electronic keys are a mistake because of this reason.

—Patrick
If there is one thing I have learned from raising teenagers, it is that the only semi-effective method of taking things away is to keep it on your person at all times, because if they are going to disobey you, they *will* find it anyways.
 

Dave

Staff member
The other day my keyfob stopped working. I'm standing by the car repeatedly pushing the button and the doors just won't unlock. I started cussing and ranting because I wasn't going to be able to get to work on time. My wife said..."You're holding the key. Just use the fucking key."

It had not occurred to me.
 
My car turns on the panic alarm when I unlock it with the key. It's incredibly annoying.

Car alarms were also an invention that shouldn't exist.
 
It's been snowing all week here. The city shuts down because there is no way to budget effectively for snow removal for 3-4 days of snow once every few years and luckily I'm at a job now where I can work from home when needed. So yay I can still work and not fall behind. Boo I still have to work.

Also, the only day I've had to actually go into the office this week...was my birthday...
 
It's finally happened, my hot female supervisor is leaving the company. Officially speaking, she's just going on a six month sabbatical, but the feeling I get from her is that she doesn't intend to come back.

Oh, and I get to take over half of her responsibilities. Yay...
 

Dave

Staff member
It's going to get down to -2 F tonight in Omaha with snow up to 3-5 inches, followed by sleet & icy rain, followed by MORE snow. And at 9:30 PM tonight our furnace stopped working.

It's going to be a cold night.
 

Dave

Staff member
It only got down into the upper 50’s in the house. Cold but tolerable. Furnace guy is coming over about 8:30 or 9.
 
It's finally happened, my hot female supervisor is leaving the company. Officially speaking, she's just going on a six month sabbatical, but the feeling I get from her is that she doesn't intend to come back.

Oh, and I get to take over half of her responsibilities. Yay...
Top half or bottom half?
 
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