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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:49 AM

I don't have a problem engaging joke accounts, because, you know...<--------------It's something to respond to, something to have some fun with.I think "you're trying too hard" is supposed to mean that the humor sounds forced and not natural. But it seems to be the go-to move when someone feels picked on because they don't want to imagine that they are so easily mocked. Hollywood does it all the time.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:05 AM

View PostCindyLou, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 7:49 AM, said:

I think "you're trying too hard" is supposed to mean that the humor sounds forced and not natural.
I think it means that someone is picking nits and failing at being 'mean' about it.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

So 2 weeks from today will be be my last day at work. Due to very restrictive state laws enacted in January of 2010, the company has closed all but 14 of the orginal 98 stores in the state since then. We just closed 30 more to get down to 14 in late July. Thus, over 60 people, including 3 district managers like myself are being laid off. 16 weeks of severance will help ease the blow while I look for a new job though.I've known for more than a month now but the closer it gets the more real it becomes. Especiallyafter having the employee's that are local take my wife and me out for dinner last night. While I won't miss the job, after 8 + yrs I'm ready for a new challenge, I definitely will miss the people I've worked with over the years.I'm not sure why I wrote this other than the sickie thread seems an appropriate place somehow.It is rather liberating to write knowing that most if not all will ignore it. No pressure, you know? heh

View Postfrautotenkinder, on 22 May 2014 - 09:20 PM, said:

I am not comfortable with vaginas and lunch meats being in the same metaphor. Anything besides saying or implying that is an improvement.



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Fine...when god dies, I'll be ok with people being upset on facebook.


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

View PostTiltinagain, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 10:38 AM, said:

I'm not sure why I wrote this other than the sickie thread seems an appropriate place somehow.It is rather liberating to write knowing that most if not all will ignore it. No pressure, you know? heh
To be fair, that would be the case regardless of which thread you posted this in. I kid...maybe. I'm not sure who ignores whom these days.16 weeks is pretty awesome. Good luck enjoying it as much as possible while still finding a new job. It's a delicate balance.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:36 PM

View PostSBriand, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 11:47 AM, said:

Joke account? More like a faggot account.AMIRITE?I wasn't really trying that hard.Hey Randy, your Bengals look awesome.
Yeah, we showed you guys! Ha, and you all tried so hard to take away our title as the worst football team ever, pshaww. Losers! WE GET ANDREW LUCK, WE GET ANDREW LUCK. Just kidding, the mark of being the best at losing is avoiding drafting great players, we'll win some meaningless games at the end of the season to come in 2nd to last.And really, your defensive tackles are good, but we really made them look spectacular!

View PostTiltinagain, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 2:38 PM, said:

So 2 weeks from today will be be my last day at work. Due to very restrictive state laws enacted in January of 2010, the company has closed all but 14 of the orginal 98 stores in the state since then. We just closed 30 more to get down to 14 in late July. Thus, over 60 people, including 3 district managers like myself are being laid off. 16 weeks of severance will help ease the blow while I look for a new job though.I've known for more than a month now but the closer it gets the more real it becomes. Especiallyafter having the employee's that are local take my wife and me out for dinner last night. While I won't miss the job, after 8 + yrs I'm ready for a new challenge, I definitely will miss the people I've worked with over the years.I'm not sure why I wrote this other than the sickie thread seems an appropriate place somehow.It is rather liberating to write knowing that most if not all will ignore it. No pressure, you know? heh
Well, sorry to hear that. I don't know what you do but my wife who is very talented and tons of degrees and experience took a year to find work and that was because her old company hired her back. ON the bright side, you can watch the all the TV shows that you've missed over the years as you lay around and wallow in misery.And the most spectacular one is The Glee Project!! Tell me you guys are watching this, right?!
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

Just who was that masked drunk bastard?Yeah joke account that I can't remember right now, Im usually the joke. The moral of the story is not to fight natural talentI'm about to mow the lawn... Just about to place the coolers around the property for pit stopsTwitpicsforeveryone!

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:42 PM

View PostShakeZuma, on Saturday, August 13th, 2011, 12:44 AM, said:

SO.... anyways, we were in the huddle house
An intro like this should be accompanied by banjo music, I reckon.

View Postbrvheart, on Saturday, August 13th, 2011, 1:10 AM, said:

I'm not dead. Love you guys.
I was three days away from calling for help. I'm on a business trip right now. In Tampa, Florida. Embassy Suites---free breakfast buffet, oh yeah. All about the perks.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

View Postspeedz99, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 11:50 AM, said:

To be fair, that would be the case regardless of which thread you posted this in. I kid...maybe. I'm not sure who ignores whom these days.16 weeks is pretty awesome. Good luck enjoying it as much as possible while still finding a new job. It's a delicate balance.
Thanks. I'm hoping not to have too much time off to enjoy. The ironic part is that they've kept me so busy with store closures, traveling etc... that I haven't had as much time to really focus on finding a new job as I would have liked. Clearly that's about to change though...

View PostRoll the Bones, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 1:36 PM, said:

Well, sorry to hear that. I don't know what you do but my wife who is very talented and tons of degrees and experience took a year to find work and that was because her old company hired her back. ON the bright side, you can watch the all the TV shows that you've missed over the years as you lay around and wallow in misery.And the most spectacular one is The Glee Project!! Tell me you guys are watching this, right?!
Thanks Randy. Currently I'm a district manager for a payday loan/check cashing company. I've done everything from car sales, to retail management to owning my own cellular phone store business. Despite the economy, I'm not too worried about finding something else. Though I don't expect to find a district manager level position and will more than likely have to start down a step or two and prove myself to move back up with a new company. Which I'm fine with.One of my friends/co-workers was laid off last year in the first round of closures. She lived off her severance and unemployment until getting a new job just in the last couple of weeks. But she didn't really start looking for something until about a month before she get a new job.That's great for your wife and a possibility for me but I'm really ready to move on to something different. After more than 8 years I'm a little burned out on this business anyway.

View Postfrautotenkinder, on 22 May 2014 - 09:20 PM, said:

I am not comfortable with vaginas and lunch meats being in the same metaphor. Anything besides saying or implying that is an improvement.



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Fine...when god dies, I'll be ok with people being upset on facebook.


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:51 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 4:42 PM, said:

I'm on a business trip right now. In Tampa, Florida. Embassy Suites---free breakfast buffet, oh yeah. All about the perks.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:54 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 5:51 PM, said:

GAWD WE GET IT YOU HAVE A BETTER JOB THAN ME AND EVEN MORE-SO SHAKE!
see, mine was not a real brag post but yours WAS (subtly).It was my sincere hope after passing the bar in just 2 tries to never set foot in Tampa again.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 2:42 PM, said:

An intro like this should be accompanied by banjo music, I reckon.I was three days away from calling for help. I'm on a business trip right now. In Tampa, Florida. Embassy Suites---free breakfast buffet, oh yeah. All about the perks.
Free happy hour drinks too I think. Embassy Suites is (are?) still a dump.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

View PostDawson Leery, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 6:29 PM, said:

Free happy hour drinks too I think. Embassy Suites is (are?) still a dump.
oh, it's splendidly crappy but it was better than my other options. I'm not making enough use of my living room area though.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:52 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 4:54 PM, said:

see, mine was not a real brag post but yours WAS (subtly).It was my sincere hope after passing the bar in just 2 tries to never set foot in Tampa again.
No, yours was a very slight humble brag and mine was a joke at Shakes, and to a lesser extent my own, expense as you probably tipped the valet an amount equal to my last paycheck, and so it's a brag akin to the ole "that's like winning a gold medal at the special olympics" analogy. Glad I had to explain this, too. Because that makes it super funny. Also, still less than three you. Unrelated, last week I ended up having drinks with my buddy's older sister, brother-in-law and another couple last week that really made me hate myself. They (aside from my buddy) are in their lower 30's and were bragging about their new jobs at the "most prestigious law firm in Des Moines" and "as a new writer with Fox Sports" and "oh we were at Lollapolooza" and "a mutual acquaintance of ours played a rock show on our old buildings roof after our wedding" and I felt so inadequate. "Oh, how chic of you to be on the rooftop of your Des Moines, IOWA apartment building thats probably six stories high. Last week I drink the majority of a twelve pack of light beer out of the cutoff end of a whiffle bat, how's that for cultured, bitches"

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:07 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 5:51 PM, said:

GAWD WE GET IT YOU HAVE A BETTER JOB THAN ME AND EVEN MORE-SO SHAKE!
well hey you just watch it mister, I've got my mid year review tomorrow where I'm going to go over all my accomplishments and how many thousands of dollars I've saved the company so I can ask for a raise to be just 15 grand under average for my position so they can tell me to fuck off... you just watch me then!

View PostNapa_Don, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 7:52 PM, said:

"Oh, how chic of you to be on the rooftop of your Des Moines, IOWA apartment building thats probably six stories high. Last week I drink the majority of a twelve pack of light beer out of the cutoff end of a whiffle bat, how's that for cultured, bitches"
I enjoyed this.

View PostAmScray, on 30 August 2010 - 12:41 PM, said:

one cannot possibly ascribe themselves to the larger (D) philosophy without first being a poon

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:17 PM

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View PostSuitedAces21, on 20 August 2012 - 11:14 AM, said:

tilt you suck.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

titly suck a dick bitch

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:17 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 5:52 PM, said:

No, yours was a very slight humble brag and mine was a joke at Shakes, and to a lesser extent my own, expense as you probably tipped the valet an amount equal to my last paycheck, and so it's a brag akin to the ole "that's like winning a gold medal at the special olympics" analogy. Glad I had to explain this, too. Because that makes it super funny. Also, still less than three you. Unrelated, last week I ended up having drinks with my buddy's older sister, brother-in-law and another couple last week that really made me hate myself. They (aside from my buddy) are in their lower 30's and were bragging about their new jobs at the "most prestigious law firm in Des Moines" and "as a new writer with Fox Sports" and "oh we were at Lollapolooza" and "a mutual acquaintance of ours played a rock show on our old buildings roof after our wedding" and I felt so inadequate. "Oh, how chic of you to be on the rooftop of your Des Moines, IOWA apartment building thats probably six stories high. Last week I drink the majority of a twelve pack of light beer out of the cutoff end of a whiffle bat, how's that for cultured, bitches"
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:40 PM

also nobody ever answered me on whether or not it's a good idea to bring up market salaries for similar positions when bargaining for a raise.

View PostAmScray, on 30 August 2010 - 12:41 PM, said:

one cannot possibly ascribe themselves to the larger (D) philosophy without first being a poon

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:57 PM

View PostShakeZuma, on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 7:40 PM, said:

also nobody ever answered me on whether or not it's a good idea to bring up market salaries for similar positions when bargaining for a raise.
I think it's a fantastic idea. Also, try to use the f-word frequently.
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tilt you suck.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

titly suck a dick bitch

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:58 PM

I just finished my missing Sunny episode, and it was super great. I'm not really sure how a 6-8 year old had the catch phase stuck in his head though, since that episode was probably one of the more un-kid-friendly episodes that I've ever seen.
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View PostSuitedAces21, on 20 August 2012 - 11:14 AM, said:

tilt you suck.

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titly suck a dick bitch

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:18 PM

View Postvbnautilus, on Saturday, August 13th, 2011, 11:37 PM, said:

I mean, you're still pissing on his grave though, right?
Well, of course I am....I only get a conscience or have normal thoughts/feelings when im completely hammeredAs far as buzzed beans is concerned, the sorry **** can rot in ****in hell and smoke a turd with the devilI may even shit....In other news...I have no idea




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