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#3765943 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 13 February 2018 - 11:46 AM

I canít wait for your 8th man to set the school record for 3PT%.

#3765916 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 12 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

So I’m mostly through the “one on one” manager tools podcasts. I am doing monthly meetings with my boss currently. I broached the idea of going weekly and shorter duration today, and we are giving it a shot. I don’t have any direct reports, so this is pretty much the only way for me to try it out.

My boss seemed amused more than anything. Told me I need a hobby, if this is my after hours listening (not in a shitty way).

#3765881 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 12 February 2018 - 05:33 AM

Oh, I ended up pairing up with a girl dressed as ďUSAĒ on Saturday night to form the North American coalition. We came in 3rd overall out of 9 teams. It was fun. I donít know how it ended up points wise but we got robbed in one event because the rules were unclear. Basically, you had a pile of hexagonal nuts and then you had to use a skewer to stack them as high as you could in a minute. A few teams had gone before us and the highest recorded score so far was 5 and so I got 6 on my first attempt but knocked it down going for 7 and wasnít able to do any better. My teammate got 3. Then weíre told it only counts if it lasts until the end of the minute (which was not in the rules because I would have just stopped at 6 or at the very least been a lot more careful going for 7) so my 6 was DQíd and I had to go again and didnít do better than 3.

We had a medal ceremony where the medals were shot bottles of booze with bronze (it was actually copper but close enough), silver, and gold.

Got a lot of laughs with my ďsorreyĒ bit to the point where everyone was eventually saying it. The events took about an hour and then it just devolved into our normal party of taking turns playing YouTube videos on the tv while having a dance party until 3:30 am. It was a fun time.

#3765880 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 12 February 2018 - 05:26 AM

Yeah, that sounds like a lot and I have questions about how useful it would be in a non-production environment.

One thing Iím trying to get better at is not using my mouse when working in excel. Keyboard shortcuts are just so much faster and a lot more impressive when people see you working.

#3765864 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 11 February 2018 - 05:51 PM

In the past I would just keep a very brief journal of projects and stuff and it worked because I was never that busy. For the most part reviews were always a joke and didnít need much effort on my part. Maybe half an hour of putting pen to paper and bitching about how stupid this all is.

This new job though since Iím always working on five different things (and have got the same feedback you have about never actually finishing projects) Iíve been keeping a mostly daily journal of what I worked on and another spreadsheet of quote unquote projects with statuses, updates, timelines, needs and the such. Itís very uncomplicated and has really been for my own benefit and I didnít really tell anybody thatís what I do but my boss mentioned heíd like us to get some more formalized tracking system down so I guess Iíll have to make it presentable.

#3765860 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 11 February 2018 - 04:17 PM

Did some work on my annual review tonight. Itís another four months away, but my boss made some offhand comments last week about me being bogged down in too many projects, not finishing anything... clearly feedback Iím going to hear in my review.

I went through my calendar and sent emails going back to July and documented all the big initiatives I worked on. Having done this exercise, I feel really good about this upcoming review season. I am going to start doing this on a monthly basis to capture it all while itís still fresh.

I have done some version of this review each year for the last few years. Itís probably overkill compared to what everyone else does, but I donít miss any details, and the ROI on it is probably the highest of anything I work on.

How does everyone else do it?

#3765819 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 10 February 2018 - 06:36 PM


#3765815 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 10 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

Huh, thatís weird. I had a good day with Iowa State beating OU. Some friends are hosting an Olympics party tonight. Inexplicably, none of the events involve alcohol other than drinking for drinkingís sake. I will be representing Canada. Going jeans with a long sleeve chambray shirt (HI RON), with a cutoff flannel shirt over it and suspenders. Bought a case of Labatt Blue to drink.

#3765809 I Called In Sick Today

Posted MisterB on 10 February 2018 - 07:11 AM

Today is Beanís And Icewaterís 47th Birthday.

Happy Birthday!

#3765906 Essay's Top Ten

Posted RodReynolds on 12 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Please don't mention my name in this terrible thread.

#3765856 Essay's Top Ten

Posted BigDMcGee on 11 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

View PostEssay21, on 11 February 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

That's a demerit for you McGee. You'll be the first one permanently banned from the greatest thread in forum history. Hope you're proud.

How are you gonna ban me from the Krablar thread?

#3765850 Essay's Top Ten

Posted BigDMcGee on 11 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

View PostRon_Mexico, on 11 February 2018 - 06:29 AM, said:

I gotta hand it to you Essay, this top 10 list idea is a real content producer

My colon is the same caliber of content producer

#3765802 Essay's Top Ten

Posted Untilted on 09 February 2018 - 04:45 PM

Pelican Brief is a guilty pleasure of mine. I thought he was top ten worthy

#3765765 Essay's Top Ten

Posted GOCUBSGO on 08 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

It's probably an unpopular opinion, but I enjoyed American Gangster. It would crack my top 10, albeit rather low.

I also think Deja Vu is underrated, although probably not top 10 worthy.

#3765758 Essay's Top Ten

Posted BigDMcGee on 08 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

I didn't make any commentary, I was just expressing surprise. I know you like historical drama's, and Washington's performance was nominated for an Oscar, and I know you follow oscar nominated movies closely. Geez, seems like an overreaction to me, buddy.