Minor victory thread

The Dilbert Principle is that your manager has probably never been particular good at anything, and yet wind up in charge, despite being a liability at literally everything.
The Dilbert PHB always struck me as someone who got the position by being "bold" and "confident" and making decisions quickly, never mind whether they were good decisions or not.

--Patrick
 

GasBandit

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I read the book, the dilbert principle, 20 or so years ago. The exact phrasing of it is "The least competent employees are promoted to where they can do the least damage."
 
My son got up and got ready for school before I even got out of bed, which is something he hasn't done since 9th grade. :D
 
My son got up and got ready for school before I even got out of bed, which is something he hasn't done since 9th grade. :D
Is there a girlfriend he wants to canoodle with before class involved? And even if not, will his denials be entertaining for you to watch?
 
Is there a girlfriend he wants to canoodle with before class involved? And even if not, will his denials be entertaining for you to watch?
No, he has no interest in that kind of thing, and any affection like that makes him really uncomfortable. (He has autism)
 
No, he has no interest in that kind of thing, and any affection like that makes him really uncomfortable. (He has autism)
*sighs* I commiserate. That was me back in the day. Even now I don't like to be touched be people I don't know VERY well.
 
I read the book, the dilbert principle, 20 or so years ago. The exact phrasing of it is "The least competent employees are promoted to where they can do the least damage."
That is totally how it works where I work. Except when the person is totally hideous.
 
Ah, thank *insert deity of your choice here*. It's after the 29th August. I should never see another advert, or receive another email or text message about bloody PPI ever again.
 
I had whined that we were having to cancel our Disney trip. Well, it's back on. Wife received a work bonus and it's enough to finish out the trip payments.
 
Accidentally took a picture of my feet today. Socks'n'Crocks still looks great!
 
First round of car repairs didn't eat all of my bank account! There's room for splurging on face stuffing over my weekend! Like that local legend Italian place I've never tried.

I've still got right front end work to get done, but if the car can't start, it can't move, and if it can't move, then suspension work is irrelevant.
 
$75.

That was all the repairs were for the car.

It only needed a front end alignment. No damage to the steering or suspension linkages.

This is only a minor victory because a.) I still don't know who the ##### was that hit me, and b.) the front bumper cover and fender are still damaged, but not to make the car undriveable.
 
You know, I wasn't sure how you'd look without the beard, but charming. Quite festive, even.
 

GasBandit

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The new house now has internet. Gigabit even. but man it was way more of a struggle to get here than it needed to be.
 

GasBandit

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I just passed my CTS exam. I am now an Avixa Certified Technology Specialist.

(The CTS is the go-to cert for the A/V industry. If you fix computers, you get an A+ certification. If you're a net admin, you get your MCSE. If you're in A/V, you get the CTS).

It's an automatic raise, and I've impressed a lot of people by passing it so soon after getting into the industry.
 
I just passed my CTS exam. I am now an Avixa Certified Technology Specialist.

(The CTS is the go-to cert for the A/V industry. If you fix computers, you get an A+ certification. If you're a net admin, you get your MCSE. If you're in A/V, you get the CTS).

It's an automatic raise, and I've impressed a lot of people by passing it so soon after getting into the industry.
"Hell, I've been connecting AV equipment since the 70's..."
 

GasBandit

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"Hell, I've been connecting AV equipment since the 70's..."
Only about a quarter of the test was actually on practical know-how (which, btw, included such bugbears as HDCP and digital signal processing, things that DEFINITELY were not a thing in the 70s), the rest of it was basically industry professional standards, terminology, best practices, and rudimentary administrative/bookkeeping (with a little bit of math thrown in for things like viewable distances, angles, and V=IR type calculations). IE, I should basically be capable of being a passable one-man shop for professional A/V solutions now, if I wanted to be.
 
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