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KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,900|5435|949

i wanted to make a gif out of it, but i never got around to it. That guy was a real piece of work too. Had a head like a cathode TV. Real blockhead...literally.

He would have a fancy excel spreadsheet up on his monitor at all times to make it look like he was doing work, but he would really be reading taiwanese novels or sleeping.

He also was a "club promoter" at a pretty iconic club in LA. It was basically him trying to sell bottle service to his facebook circle so that he could get in the club for free. He told my ex how he was basically a loner in college and after,  but when he started going to clubs and drinking it "turned him into a social guy". Felt a little bad, but he was such a shithead that my sympathy could only extend so far.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+431|2523
Congratulations on the Brooklyn Dodgers winning the world series.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,715|4909|eXtreme to the maX

uziq wrote:

i am not a fan of her at all. but denigrating and dismissing women from the off-set because of they are 'crazy' or because of some superficial aspect is a deeply conservative (small c) and time-worn tradition. i mean, you're electing a hardline christian to the supreme court, a woman whose legal opinions and rulings betoken decades of slideback on civil rights issues ... and your criticism is of her practiced pose to a camera? ok.
Pretty sure I've been even-handed in calling people crazy - its nothing to with her being a woman - calm down.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,715|4909|eXtreme to the maX

RTHKI wrote:

Or you could do what an IT guy at my last job did when he accidentally sent out a spreadsheet with a lot of confidential info on the second tab to his entire company.

Manually reset everyone's password, login to their account, and delete the email.
Someone complained about an IT guy at Ford, shortly after porn was mysteriously found on his computer.

(It wasn't me)
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+431|2523
Back when I was a car technician two of the desk guys openly looked at porn on their work computers. Completely disgusting. One of the guys later went to jail for molesting his step daughter while the other one is a Republican who supported Trump.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,900|5435|949

I've found myself in a battle against the CFO of one of our business units for some decisions I made around employee compensation during COVID. I've told the CEO of the whole group that this is the hill I'm willing to stake my employment here on. I have a feeling this will lead to one of two disparate outcomes- I'm either going to get fired or promoted.

as you probably expected, I am fighting on behalf of my (and other) employees for what I know is the right thing to do. What boggles my mind is we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. I will write off as a loss more than that amount this month in a separate transaction, and no one will bat an eye at that. But compensating employees for time we required them to take off is a big no no, to the point where they are trying to force me to get employees to pay it back!

We are a multi-billion dollar company with healthy profit margins. I refuse to let my company treat employees like pawns, and am willing to lose my job over it.

I'm going to go home and drink one or 4 glasses of wine to decompress. I expect to get a lot of calls on Line today, so I might as well prepare myself.
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+635|5094|Washington St.
Good luck dude
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+431|2523

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

I've found myself in a battle against the CFO of one of our business units for some decisions I made around employee compensation during COVID. I've told the CEO of the whole group that this is the hill I'm willing to stake my employment here on. I have a feeling this will lead to one of two disparate outcomes- I'm either going to get fired or promoted.

as you probably expected, I am fighting on behalf of my (and other) employees for what I know is the right thing to do. What boggles my mind is we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. I will write off as a loss more than that amount this month in a separate transaction, and no one will bat an eye at that. But compensating employees for time we required them to take off is a big no no, to the point where they are trying to force me to get employees to pay it back!

We are a multi-billion dollar company with healthy profit margins. I refuse to let my company treat employees like pawns, and am willing to lose my job over it.

I'm going to go home and drink one or 4 glasses of wine to decompress. I expect to get a lot of calls on Line today, so I might as well prepare myself.
https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/000/030/218/UMjHM9Q.jpg
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,754|5496
All the best, again, Ken. You’re a rl mod if I ever saw one.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+431|2523

SuperJail Warden wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

The Republican campaign for governor here has blamed the spot fires on BLM, antifa, communists and liberal agitators. He's the small town sheriff that went over the court's head and refused to enforce a voter-approved gun law, later comparing it to Rosa Parks and speeding tickets or whatever, and got an award from CSPOA (see Sheriff Mack) for it.

I'm kind of disappointed that the Republicans rolled out a gadfly, because even though I voted for Inslee last time I don't really want him again.
I like that Amy Comey Barret is a MILF from a Catholic cult but I wish she cared about worker's rights.
https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/aef8601/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1400x787+0+0/resize/840x472!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F7c%2Ff4%2F351ddebffb0c9f276ec09b69ea2e%2Fla-1530893939-01rjqhi48w-snap-image
Since posting about the looks of political women upsets Uzique I wanted to share my newest discovery on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Politically_NSFW/top/

A lot of it is thirsty republicans obsessing over "whore AOC".
https://i.imgur.com/WsTwe0D.jpg
https://i.redd.it/xgrtvj1n4dh41.png
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+295|5579|Moscow, Russia
Mad props, Ken.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,715|4909|eXtreme to the maX

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

I've found myself in a battle against the CFO of one of our business units for some decisions I made around employee compensation during COVID. I've told the CEO of the whole group that this is the hill I'm willing to stake my employment here on. I have a feeling this will lead to one of two disparate outcomes- I'm either going to get fired or promoted.

as you probably expected, I am fighting on behalf of my (and other) employees for what I know is the right thing to do. What boggles my mind is we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. I will write off as a loss more than that amount this month in a separate transaction, and no one will bat an eye at that. But compensating employees for time we required them to take off is a big no no, to the point where they are trying to force me to get employees to pay it back!

We are a multi-billion dollar company with healthy profit margins. I refuse to let my company treat employees like pawns, and am willing to lose my job over it.

I'm going to go home and drink one or 4 glasses of wine to decompress. I expect to get a lot of calls on Line today, so I might as well prepare myself.
Good luck Ken.

While I'd be happy for your online persona to be slowly torn to shreds by a thousand angry weasels I'm sure IRL you're actually OK.

Maybe now is a good time to reflect on the wise words of Henry Ford

"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous"

Although thats a knife which cuts both ways.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2020-10-29 02:02:24)

Epstein didn't kill himself
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,715|4909|eXtreme to the maX

SuperJail Warden wrote:

I am surprised they had email when you went to college in the 80's.
By 'email' I mean we used to put punched cards in pigeonholes, then queue up at the reader to see what they said.

Most of the time it was 'syntax error line 1'
Epstein didn't kill himself
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,867|5575|USA

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

I've found myself in a battle against the CFO of one of our business units for some decisions I made around employee compensation during COVID. I've told the CEO of the whole group that this is the hill I'm willing to stake my employment here on. I have a feeling this will lead to one of two disparate outcomes- I'm either going to get fired or promoted.

as you probably expected, I am fighting on behalf of my (and other) employees for what I know is the right thing to do. What boggles my mind is we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. I will write off as a loss more than that amount this month in a separate transaction, and no one will bat an eye at that. But compensating employees for time we required them to take off is a big no no, to the point where they are trying to force me to get employees to pay it back!

We are a multi-billion dollar company with healthy profit margins. I refuse to let my company treat employees like pawns, and am willing to lose my job over it.

I'm going to go home and drink one or 4 glasses of wine to decompress. I expect to get a lot of calls on Line today, so I might as well prepare myself.
Is there anything you can do like submit to the press if you do get fired, or are you bound by non-disclosures?
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,900|5435|949

No need. Someone talked some sense into the CFO and I was told that it was all a big misunderstanding.

I think they were worried because I threatened to quit, which after this I probably will.

I should be happy I got my way but this whole ordeal has made me very bitter about the way we are being treated.
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,754|5496
I’ve been in a similar situation Ken. Not in the context of covid, but as a manager standing up for my coworkers to corrupt administration. I decided to quit and the institution closed down within another 6 months. Wasn’t a good feeling in any part of it. But I got the chance to go to Kuwait as a result of my decision.
uziq
Member
+379|2255

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

No need. Someone talked some sense into the CFO and I was told that it was all a big misunderstanding.

I think they were worried because I threatened to quit, which after this I probably will.

I should be happy I got my way but this whole ordeal has made me very bitter about the way we are being treated.
it’s a bit like in intimate relationships. once one of the party threatens to quit or raises the spectre of separation, it doesn’t tend to go away.

you’re right that you’ll either get a promotion or leave on your own terms. it’s a weird sort of bargaining. i left my last publishing house after a dispute like that which dragged on for about 3-4 months of moaning and acrimony.
Dauntless
Admin
+2,237|5545|London

Well done Ken, at least they came around in the end, whatever the reason.

Fight the power.
https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,900|5435|949

uziq wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

No need. Someone talked some sense into the CFO and I was told that it was all a big misunderstanding.

I think they were worried because I threatened to quit, which after this I probably will.

I should be happy I got my way but this whole ordeal has made me very bitter about the way we are being treated.
it’s a bit like in intimate relationships. once one of the party threatens to quit or raises the spectre of separation, it doesn’t tend to go away.

you’re right that you’ll either get a promotion or leave on your own terms. it’s a weird sort of bargaining. i left my last publishing house after a dispute like that which dragged on for about 3-4 months of moaning and acrimony.
I have to fight constantly for things, but I think in those cases it's more a byproduct of being a satellite office in another country and having an HR team that is unwilling or unable to question why policies are put in place. We are kind of treated like a red-headed stepchild. These are healthy arguments in my opinion, and I've had more than one senior-level person tell me they appreciate my candor and willingness to challenge the status quo.

But yeah, I don't see myself here in my current role much longer. I think it's the healthy decision to make.
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+295|5579|Moscow, Russia
imo, you should not be fighting that fight alone, ken, using only your personal reputation and standing within the company - a limited resource.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,715|4909|eXtreme to the maX

uziq wrote:

it’s a bit like in intimate relationships. once one of the party threatens to quit or raises the spectre of separation, it doesn’t tend to go away.

you’re right that you’ll either get a promotion or leave on your own terms. it’s a weird sort of bargaining. i left my last publishing house after a dispute like that which dragged on for about 3-4 months of moaning and acrimony.
Idealists tend to get used and become bitter, thats work for you.

Most people who threaten to quit usually do within six months whatever they're offered, most companies know this.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2020-10-30 06:02:41)

Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+431|2523
Finished work, crawled into bed, the home phone rings. My car's warranty is expired. I just want a nap.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,700|5540|Oxferd Ohire
why even answer a home phone
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Larssen
Member
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I just got relegated to the spam filter in a subreddit and my posts hidden by mods because I at length called out racist behaviour, what a wonderful website.

Last edited by Larssen (2020-10-30 12:30:12)

uziq
Member
+379|2255
arguing here with 4 assholes is pointless enough. you want to educate people on reddit? jesus go jerk-off.

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