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Old 11-24-2022, 03:43 AM   #4361
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He is also Jade Cargill's personal internal massager. That's pretty exhausting work as well.
Christ, this is all I need. She's tryin'a murder Bow Wow, I don't need her on my sh*t too, dawg.

New job definitely goes overboard trying to make me feel appreciated more than any I've ever had. I'm not a mark, I get that a ton of it is because they need people and it's a demanding job. But it still feels nice to have people commend you for doing things, check to see if you're doing okay, even just making sure people take breaks and whatnot. Basically, all the bare minimum stuff I ever had to fight out loud for at any other job they do here as a matter of course.

My immediate supervisor is aware of my neck issue so it's possible they may try and rotate some of the work so I'm not stuck doing anything too damaging for an extended period of time. Today for example I was 90% on the forklift, which I love to do and while it does put some strain on my neck it's not anywhere near as bad as reaching up overhead with stuff in my hands, which was most of the last few days. Considering how hard it's been for them to find dependable people it seems like they'd rather work with and around someone's limitations rather than get rid of them outright, so that works in my favor.

The best thing about it is the stability; they've been around for almost 40 years and some of the people there have been there almost 30. So as long as you're not a chronic f*ck-up you basically have the job as long as you can handle it. Pays well and takes a lot to actually get fired. It's hard, though. Although days like today it makes the day go by super-fast, there's so much going on that like you blink and it's over.

Anyways, I'm paid to stay home the next two days, which is nice. I get 9 paid holidays, I forget how many personal days, and two weeks paid vacation which is mandatory. Some places just cut you a "bonus" check if you never take the two weeks off and just work all year instead, but this place is super concerned about people burning out so they are absolutely insistent on people making the most of their days off. That's pretty cool.
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Old 11-27-2022, 02:23 PM   #4362
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Excluding the unobtainable BttS... 2003 DVD collection complete. And just under 3 months of hunting down copies. A Goodwill listed a copy of H.A.T.E. on eBay this morning that wasn't so outrageously costly, and guess I spotted it first.

So, yeah, if one of you guys want that copy that's currently listed for $752, it's all yours. lol (Why does that one keep increasing in price?? It was $708 when I started collecting these and have watched it continue to go up.)

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Old 12-01-2022, 11:54 PM   #4363
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Getting more settled in at the new job. Some days are pretty painful but others are way more laid back, it's almost never the same thing two days in a row. And the rough days are less rough now that I'm more used to it. Some days are pretty fun, and everybody on my shift gets along at least. I'm always hearing horror stories about the 7am-3:30pm shift but I don't really deal with those people.

Supposedly, they want to put me in a Lab Tech position, and they started training me on that on Wednesday. I'd still be doing all the stuff I already do but I'd ALSO be doing that, and a little less of the other stuff. Like my buddy works in the lab and he does a little of everything but on days like today all he does is lab work, none of the other stuff. They're shorthanded in that department and it's a huge part of the job, so they want to move me there as soon as possible, which could be a few months but it's interesting that it's even on the table. It'd come with a small pay raise, too.

I'm a little surprised they're so high on me right out of the gate, but whatever. It's a big job but I've never cashed bigger checks in my life.
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Old 12-02-2022, 01:29 AM   #4364
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Getting more settled in at the new job. Some days are pretty painful but others are way more laid back, it's almost never the same thing two days in a row. And the rough days are less rough now that I'm more used to it. Some days are pretty fun, and everybody on my shift gets along at least. I'm always hearing horror stories about the 7am-3:30pm shift but I don't really deal with those people.

Supposedly, they want to put me in a Lab Tech position, and they started training me on that on Wednesday. I'd still be doing all the stuff I already do but I'd ALSO be doing that, and a little less of the other stuff. Like my buddy works in the lab and he does a little of everything but on days like today all he does is lab work, none of the other stuff. They're shorthanded in that department and it's a huge part of the job, so they want to move me there as soon as possible, which could be a few months but it's interesting that it's even on the table. It'd come with a small pay raise, too.

I'm a little surprised they're so high on me right out of the gate, but whatever. It's a big job but I've never cashed bigger checks in my life.
It sounds like they're just happy they finally someone that's actually happy to be there. Keep it up and soon you'll become indispensable to the company, which is always a good thing.
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Old 12-02-2022, 01:57 AM   #4365
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Getting more settled in at the new job. Some days are pretty painful but others are way more laid back, it's almost never the same thing two days in a row. And the rough days are less rough now that I'm more used to it. Some days are pretty fun, and everybody on my shift gets along at least. I'm always hearing horror stories about the 7am-3:30pm shift but I don't really deal with those people.

Supposedly, they want to put me in a Lab Tech position, and they started training me on that on Wednesday. I'd still be doing all the stuff I already do but I'd ALSO be doing that, and a little less of the other stuff. Like my buddy works in the lab and he does a little of everything but on days like today all he does is lab work, none of the other stuff. They're shorthanded in that department and it's a huge part of the job, so they want to move me there as soon as possible, which could be a few months but it's interesting that it's even on the table. It'd come with a small pay raise, too.

I'm a little surprised they're so high on me right out of the gate, but whatever. It's a big job but I've never cashed bigger checks in my life.
Ride it. That's awesome, man. But be firm with them about what you're willing/able to do, within the confines of what the others are, too. I suspect you're like a huge positive personality on the job that infuses others and they would see that as a big added value.
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Old 12-02-2022, 02:33 AM   #4366
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I mean, there's other happy people there. I think "Happy + Competent" is the tricky formula. Also, Life Experience is important.

Example: They hired a 19-year old on the same day as me. Hard worker, good enough guy so far. But lots of "generational" things are gonna work against him. Like he'll "forget" to put his work boots on before coming into the building even though it's mandatory. And he keeps getting caught on his cell phone by the boss; now, we ALL do it, but for one thing there's a wisdom in knowing how to pick your spots which the kid clearly hasn't figured out yet. But worse is how he sort of griped to us after getting a reprimand, like "I don't really get the big deal..." Uhhhh, there's giant machines and sh*t everywhere and people zipping around on forklifts, there's danger around every turn if you're not alert, thus you "can't" have people goofing on their phones. Again, we ALL sneak a quick scroll but 1. Know When/Where to get away with it, and 2. The "why" of it all shouldn't need explaining, it's common sense.

So I mean, obviously if they're gonna bump someone up to a better position it's not gonna be that one, at least not yet.

One thing is some people openly turn down stuff like the Lab Tech part or the Machine Operator job because they don't want the responsibility. I kinda get that; I was like "The f*ck they want me to do lab work for?" It never came up in the interview and I never indicated any interest - not that I'm AGAINST it, mind you - so it's more of the company saying, "We need this job done and you seem like you'd be able to do it." I'm fine learning it if they wanna teach me; some of the other guys are just "Nah, I can't be bothered". Which is fine, that's their prerogative. Me, I'm fine learning a skill that comes with more cash plus fewer hours stacking boxes.

I mean it's not a terribly complicated job, I think some people just can't handle the workload. It's definitely work, I'm sure most people would hate it. But I mean, it's a lot of money and all you gotta do is show up on time and do what's asked. I'd hoped that by 40 I could kind of stop having to sweat for a living but eh, it's whatever.

And at least it's a job with upward mobility, which none of my other jobs had. Everything always had a very low ceiling, with this at least I can hang around and move slightly forward. And raises based on performance and tenure are built in, too. More money was always a "Don't Even Ask" at EVERY job I ever had; I been here three weeks and already they supposedly want to move me up. Can't lie, feels nice. I had to fight for every scrap of appreciation I got at my other jobs.
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Old 12-02-2022, 04:16 AM   #4367
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getting the third check in for my senior seminar paper in on school website. I spent 9 hours straight on it. very tired and have to work tomorrow
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Close to frozen hands in the low 40s, but the Christmas lights are up. Would have waited for tomorrow when it's a little "warmer," but of course that includes rain... So at least the outside is done and will work on shifting the inside decorations tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2022, 02:48 PM   #4369
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Yay... a package in tracking finally scanned and updated after 4 days of silence. Glad to see they have not lost my TMNT H.A.T.E. DVD and hope it gets here unscathed and functioning.


Also, my new favorite quote. That could be slapped onto a lot of things these days. lol

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Not having to work with an a-hole supervisor.

It sucks a bit that I got canned, but the reduced hours and having to deal with someone that has a big chip up his butt, is just a bit too much.
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So at my new job, if you recommend someone to be hired and it works out, you get a $500 "recruiter bonus" after a few weeks.

Today my buddy who got me the job called me into the lab and gave me half his bonus in an envelope.

There really are some good ones out there.
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Old 12-06-2022, 11:17 AM   #4372
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So at my new job, if you recommend someone to be hired and it works out, you get a $500 "recruiter bonus" after a few weeks.

Today my buddy who got me the job called me into the lab and gave me half his bonus in an envelope.

There really are some good ones out there.
That is fantastic. I've both seen and experienced "referral hire bonuses" several times in my life and I've never seen anyone do that. Not once.
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Old 12-07-2022, 04:46 PM   #4373
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So at my new job, if you recommend someone to be hired and it works out, you get a $500 "recruiter bonus" after a few weeks.

Today my buddy who got me the job called me into the lab and gave me half his bonus in an envelope.

There really are some good ones out there.
Aw, that's awesome. And nice that they give that much. (Think it's only $100 for mine.)


Happy maker.... Was Monday, been off of here a couple days with late work days, but my TMNT Against H.A.T.E. DVD finally showed up, and perfect working copy, so my thanks to whoever gave it to the Goodwill in Seattle instead of selling it themselves. Normally I'd feel that $32 is a bit much for an old used DVD, but far better and not one you hesitate on, so was definitely doable and the money goes to charity so that's a plus.

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Old 12-12-2022, 06:28 PM   #4374
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Been too busy to post.

Company Christmas party was great. I got a nice cash bonus and won a $75 Outback Steakhouse gift card in a raffle.

Got most of my Christmas shopping done with plenty left over to have fun with.

Present to myself came today, a region-modded PS2 Slim. So I can finally dig into my stack of PS2 games again. Ordered a few import games to play but they haven't arrived yet. Hopefully it'll work as advertised.
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Old 12-13-2022, 09:04 AM   #4375
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Been too busy to post.

Company Christmas party was great. I got a nice cash bonus and won a $75 Outback Steakhouse gift card in a raffle.

Got most of my Christmas shopping done with plenty left over to have fun with.

Present to myself came today, a region-modded PS2 Slim. So I can finally dig into my stack of PS2 games again. Ordered a few import games to play but they haven't arrived yet. Hopefully it'll work as advertised.
Just make sure to not get drunk and leave your title behind at the steakhouse.
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Man I forgot you guys actually have to buy Christmas presents for a whole bunch of people every year. How much do you guys spend? Thank god I don't have to do it. I can't imagine buying gifts for like 10+ people in your family every year.
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Actually I only gotta buy for my wife, myself, and her parents. Her dad usually doesn't want anything and her Mom always just wants like Yankee Candle stuff or jigsaw puzzles. Wife is like me, video games and action figures and DVDs. I usually get her like 15-20 things and it's usually only a few hundred bucks. Figure most of the action figures are around $25 each and the games between $10-40 so I do okay.
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Well, it's only 5 family members for me, plus a friend I exchange with, and we don't go overboard.

Only catch for me is 3 of them also have December birthdays, so have get gifts for that, too... There used to be 7 birthdays thrown on top of the holidays between Nov 1st through Jan 11th, so technically it could be worse and that doesn't include anyone on my dad's side since we're not close like that.

If it was 10+ people to shop for... that would really have to be scaled down.

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Got my 1-month Performance Review and they said they're extremely pleased.

If they're happy then I'm happy.
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I bought my little nephew a teddy bear, which was only $5 and I got it from Wal-Mart. But he loves that thing. He takes it with him to the daycare, sleeps with it, and even pretends to feed it!

And just recently, he took it with him to see Santa Claus at the mall. The picture of him hugging that bear while sitting on Santa’s lap melted my heart.
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