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Offline Goddess

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« Reply #255 on: October 01, 2018, 10:09:17 am »
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The second is that I don't have anything specific to complain about. I'm not sure how annoyed I'm actually should actually be.  I can't go to my boss and say "his jokes are stale" or "I have a vague sense that he doesn't respect me, even though he hasn't actually said anything concrete."

Those kind of men are dinosaurs in the workplace.  Hopefully they go extinct soon.
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« Reply #256 on: October 01, 2018, 06:56:40 pm »
Those kind of men are dinosaurs in the workplace.  Hopefully they go extinct soon.

I'm 20+ years older than anyone in my department.  I attribute this to my need for continuous punishment and not finding an easier career.

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« Reply #257 on: October 02, 2018, 01:11:37 am »
"Good morning, young lady!"

 ...

"Whatcha working on?"
(brief summary of my task list)
"The correct answer was: 'same ****, different day.'  HA! HA!"
(blank look)



STALE

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"I can't connect to the network. Why can't I connect to the network?"

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"I can't connect to the network printer. Why can't I connect to the network printer?"

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(cheerful whistling.)

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(cell phone, ringing away on desk, unattended.)

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"Is the wifi down? I can't connect to the wifi. Did somebody forget to pay the electrical bill?"

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"OH HI, HONEY!  I'm here at work! WORKING! That's right! ... Yeah! Remember Tom? I talked to Tom today! He said I should have stayed retired! HA! HA!"



 OLD PEOPLE

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I feel like there must be a tired office humor bingo card that I should have at my desk. If he says "Working hard, or hardly working?" or "Is this a safety meeting? Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt?" I am going to throw my arms in the air and shout "BINGO!!!"


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« Reply #258 on: October 02, 2018, 05:56:11 am »
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Is this a safety meeting? Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt?"

That's a new one.

Yesterday one of my workmates said he wanted just me to talk in our meetings because I'm "interesting".  It's a compliment but this is really the young'ns need for war stories.  I worked with generation 1 of IT people.  I worked with punch cards.  That's what they want.

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« Reply #259 on: October 02, 2018, 06:38:40 am »
Get in shape now. Do lots of core strengthening. Toddlers are hard and you're going to need stamina, old man.

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« Reply #260 on: October 02, 2018, 06:46:18 am »
Get in shape now. Do lots of core strengthening. Toddlers are hard and you're going to need stamina, old man.

I hear you, but there are two of us.  I will be returning to the gym after the baby but I have excellent energy for my age.

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« Reply #261 on: October 02, 2018, 09:43:47 am »
That's a new one.

No.  It's not.

Yesterday one of my workmates said he wanted just me to talk in our meetings because I'm "interesting".  It's a compliment but this is really the young'ns need for war stories.  I worked with generation 1 of IT people.  I worked with punch cards.  That's what they want.

Yikes! You ARE old!

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« Reply #262 on: October 03, 2018, 01:27:52 am »
I've been off work for a year and a half other than a couple of small clients.  The pregnancy wasn't easy and then I've been home with baby.

I threw my resume out to four places and landed three.  First one didn't really interest me but the other two are really F-ING amazing.  Two completely different industries and  two different aspects of accounting. 

Neither of them gets to ride helicopters though no matter how much CPA Canada may portray that in their commercials.

I'm so excited.
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« Reply #263 on: October 03, 2018, 01:33:42 am »
Granddaughter is now homeless, has a bed in an emergency shelter, but wanders during the day in a town where she doesn't know anyone.  Some of this is a result of her own choices, and some is the result of things she has no control over.   It just breaks my heart.

Oh no, dia, I'm so sorry to hear that!   :'(

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« Reply #264 on: October 03, 2018, 01:34:56 am »
With baby 6 weeks away [...]


Ha, looks like our babies are gonna have very close birthdays.  Mine's gonna be 1 in about 6 weeks.

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« Reply #265 on: October 03, 2018, 06:53:42 am »
I've been off work for a year and a half other than a couple of small clients.  The pregnancy wasn't easy and then I've been home with baby.

I threw my resume out to four places and landed three.  First one didn't really interest me but the other two are really F-ING amazing.  Two completely different industries and  two different aspects of accounting. 

Neither of them gets to ride helicopters though no matter how much CPA Canada may portray that in their commercials.

I'm so excited.

Wow - back to work so soon ?  What about the 1 year old ?   Are you gonna take 'em with you in your chopper ?

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« Reply #266 on: October 03, 2018, 07:57:22 am »

I threw my resume out to four places and landed three.  First one didn't really interest me but the other two are really F-ING amazing.  Two completely different industries and  two different aspects of accounting. 

Neither of them gets to ride helicopters though no matter how much CPA Canada may portray that in their commercials.

I'm so excited.

I am happy for you, having a job that you are excited about is awesome.
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« Reply #267 on: October 03, 2018, 01:11:12 pm »
Neither of them gets to ride helicopters though no matter how much CPA Canada may portray that in their commercials.

Do you at least get to wear a cape?
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« Reply #268 on: October 03, 2018, 11:46:36 pm »
I'm surprised to hear that the CPA lifestyle isn't as action-packed as the commercials make it seem.

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« Reply #269 on: October 04, 2018, 06:36:03 am »
Ok - what are your work environments like ?

I am with about 12 people in a large, bright, quiet open area... 80s office cubicle decor but we are seated at two looong tables with lots of space.  26th floor with nice view of uptown...  I spend most of my time listening to music on Sirius XM and almost no time on here.