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  1. Ah, reread your post and see that they gave the...

    Ah, reread your post and see that they gave the flights up. I stand corrected, sometimes my speed reading goes way too fast :|(

    Took the test and was rated 4 Earths.
  2. "Greener than thou" Interesting, Tradd, that...

    "Greener than thou"

    Interesting, Tradd, that your old "friends" took it to that level. All well and good to be more environmentally friendly but to take to that level is just nuts and outing...
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    Years ago I had to let go someone on their second...

    Years ago I had to let go someone on their second day. They were hired with all job requirements being explicitly laid out. By the second day, she was arguing over the job responsibilities, and...
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    We have LED lanterns plus some battery operated...

    We have LED lanterns plus some battery operated string lights that I can move around and they have a nice effect which might cheer me up when I get grumpy over the outage.

    Another thing I did was...
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    Unfortunately yes and 3 generations of that...

    Unfortunately yes and 3 generations of that thinking in DH's family. MIL, SIL and niece. I was/am the "oddball" who worked, they assumed that it was DH that wasn't making enough and reflected...
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    The risks IMHO seem to center on one being...

    The risks IMHO seem to center on one being supported and having kids.

    Knew a few couples with no kids in the mix and both in decent careers so there wasn't as much handwringing from others about...
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    This was 30 years ago but yes, I did walk off a...

    This was 30 years ago but yes, I did walk off a job. I was 3 weeks into a new job and 1. still knew nothing about what I was hired to do, 2. the boss was too busy to train me as most days she didn't...
  8. Thread: Job hunt

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    Years ago I was let go from a job where I had a...

    Years ago I was let go from a job where I had a good case for wrongful termination according to a few people, including an attorney and HR professional. BUT as the HR manager pointed out that even if...
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    Yep. One of our other offices decided to...

    Yep. One of our other offices decided to consolidate locations and use this hoteling concept which was a pre-Covid decision. It became a problem post-Covid when the company decided there should be...
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    I went paperless after working from home during...

    I went paperless after working from home during the pandemic. Threw out most papers when I got back in the office but maintained a few files.

    Now just was informed that our office is...
  11. Have to agree that's not something to tell unless...

    Have to agree that's not something to tell unless there is some verifiable truth to it. Even then, it might not be believed.

    Regarding it's not hard to find Austrians with Jewish background that...
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    I know I am chiming in late but yes, it has...

    I know I am chiming in late but yes, it has happened to me. And in fact, right now DH is scratching his head over a friend who relocated out of town, he has reached out and...crickets.

    One story:...
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    DH and I have managed to avoid Covid so far, both...

    DH and I have managed to avoid Covid so far, both of us are fully vaccinated and boosted.

    But....had a close call at Christmas. Saw sister, BIL and nephews on Christmas Day, got a text 4 days...
  14. Thread: May Purge

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    DH is finally purging a lot of stuff, quite the...

    DH is finally purging a lot of stuff, quite the accomplishment considering he can be quite the packrat being raised in a packrat family.

    In other purging news, got rid of 3 books, one old picture...
  15. Thread: April Purge

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    Thank you! I found I had a lot of clothes taking...

    Thank you! I found I had a lot of clothes taking up space in extra drawers that I completely forgot about. And hadn't worn in years.
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    Yep, had this happen to me by an ex who stalked...

    Yep, had this happen to me by an ex who stalked me but IRL as this predated Facebook. Some saw through it, other's didn't.

    Sorry to hear this is happening to you, Tradd, but good to hear that...
  17. Thread: April Purge

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    Been regularly purging things but finally decided...

    Been regularly purging things but finally decided to document here the most recent items:

    Last week taken to Goodwill:
    15 tops
    1 suit
    4 shirts
    5 pairs of pants
    2 scarves
    1 glass vase
    2 bath...
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    Years ago, my boss wrote them to get me excused...

    Years ago, my boss wrote them to get me excused due to a critical project going on but they would only reschedule in 6 months. Guess that still hasn't changed.

    I hope you can get them to...
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    In my early working days, when working retail /...

    In my early working days, when working retail / restaurant, those were times when I got called in.

    My last couple jobs didn't involve being on call, however there were a couple of project...
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    A few years ago, I did something similar. Mostly...

    A few years ago, I did something similar. Mostly vacation photos still have to finish going through personal / family photos but at this point I whittled it down to 2 small boxes. I hope by the...
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    Last fall, DH got called to jury duty during the...

    Last fall, DH got called to jury duty during the time we would be on vacation. The county will allow you to postpone for this sort of reason only once. In our county you are called for a week...
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    @Tradd, just saw this post. Served at 26th and...

    @Tradd, just saw this post. Served at 26th and Cal years ago on a murder case. It wasn't that great then but today? No way would I go there tbh. One good thing about moving out of Cook county...
  23. Maybe a bit late to this but yeah, that's been my...

    Maybe a bit late to this but yeah, that's been my experience. Not literally showing up on my doorstep, but have had a few guys develop a crush on me after I was married, become very attentive and...
  24. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    This reminds me of back in my retail days, the...

    This reminds me of back in my retail days, the store manager actually told us before opening for the day that "the customer is always right" maxim was a variable of something else but didn't...
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    Just before Christmas, I was notified of a close...

    Just before Christmas, I was notified of a close Covid exposure at work and to get tested. The drug store home test I used was negative but was still advised to to get a PCR test to be sure because...
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