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    I just gave two weeks notice and was told no, like it was an option. He then asked me to let them have more than two weeks. I even agreed to it at first but then realized that I would then have to wait another month for insurance. Fuck that.
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    Thanks, I was actually pretty shocked by the offer that came through, it was much more than I expected. It's pretty exciting, and a fifteen minute commute, it's like a dream come true. And I don't have to fake a pee test, whoot.
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    Thanks, I was actually pretty shocked by the offer that came through, it was much more than I expected. It's pretty exciting, and a fifteen minute commute, it's like a dream come true. And I don't have to fake a pee test, whoot.
    That's great!
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    I missed a call earlier today because I was in a meeting. A voice message was left, it ended with....

    ....thanks love you bye.

    Thank you Microsoft speech technology, it was a great laugh.

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    I missed a call earlier today because I was in a meeting. A voice message was left, it ended with....

    ....thanks love you bye.

    Thank you Microsoft speech technology, it was a great laugh.
    I accidentally said "love you" to someone at the end of a business call, just purely out of habit, and managed to stammer "ummm sorry" before he hung up. * Face palm.
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    I used to work at a hobby store called Victory Station. i answered the phone so constantly 6 days a week for several years that i would find myself answering the phone at my house as "Hello, Victory Station!" every once in a while on pure reflex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I used to work at a hobby store called Victory Station. i answered the phone so constantly 6 days a week for several years that i would find myself answering the phone at my house as "Hello, Victory Station!" every once in a while on pure reflex.
    When I worked in an office every day, I would sometimes dial 9 first to make an outgoing call on my home phone.
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    I interviewed for another team yesterday. It would be a lateral move, but more room for growth and i'd be switching from salary to hourly (haven't been hourly in years) so though there's no base salary change, i would be making more money in OT since it's a much busier dept.
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    Good luck! I hope you get it.

    I have the worst case of short timers ever. Every hour that I sit here at my current job I am thinking I could be sitting at the other and making more money. It's going to be a long two weeks. I was planning on giving 10 full working days of notice, but I am thinking that leaving next Friday might have to be good enough.
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    I don't whistle at my desk but I do when I'm walking around. Not always but sometimes.

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    why yes i would

    Quote Originally Posted by marooko View Post
    I missed a call earlier today because I was in a meeting. A voice message was left, it ended with....

    ....thanks love you bye.

    Thank you Microsoft speech technology, it was a great laugh.
    i've not used this technology, but i find that businesses that do never understand any of my voicemails and ask me to repeat everything when they could have just listened to the voicemail and started resolving my issue without talking to me. i'm pretty good about speaking slowly and clearly and including all important information, such as reference numbers or stating what my specific issue is. i hate this technology. it doesn't work and just creates a whole new level of confusion.
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    I don't rely on the text at all. Her voice message was easy to understand and I listened to it immediately after reading the message text. I just found it funny as hell how it was so off. Apparently my name translates to "love you". Haha!

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    I work at a video game company, and Mastodon came to our studio for a tour yesterday. They gave us free CDs and signed posters and I was able to meet them and hero worship them like a giddy little girl. I was then reprimanded for leaving confidential content up on my screen when they were walking through my area -_____-.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roboticwaltz View Post
    I work at a video game company, and Mastodon came to our studio for a tour yesterday. They gave us free CDs and signed posters and I was able to meet them and hero worship them like a giddy little girl. I was then reprimanded for leaving confidential content up on my screen when they were walking through my area -_____-.
    Im curious as to what type of information (other than "confidential") you left up
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    Basically, I didn't turn my TV off so it was essentially a still-frame of the game I'm working on. I guess it's a good thing Mastodon doesn't write for IGN.
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    is it better to place verbs at the beginning or end of sentences/phrases? i constantly get into discussions with my manager because i start project tasks with verbs. "compile documentation, create business plan, determine cutover strategy". my boss prefers the verbs at the end of the sentence. i think it's awkward, wordy, and reads funny. but i'm no expert in grammar and can't find any evidence to support my claim. any advice?
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    is it better to place verbs at the beginning or end of sentences/phrases? i constantly get into discussions with my manager because i start project tasks with verbs. "compile documentation, create business plan, determine cutover strategy". my boss prefers the verbs at the end of the sentence. i think it's awkward, wordy, and reads funny. but i'm no expert in grammar and can't find any evidence to support my claim. any advice?
    ...seriously?
    I don't even know where to start. The simple answer to your question: Typically, proper verb placement in a full complete sentence comes after the subject. I'll leave it at that because your question is...baffling.

    EDIT: I think your question is more centered on format/style for project tasks and presentation, not verb placements in sentences. So in that case, make your boss happy. Work/life is better that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    is it better to place verbs at the beginning or end of sentences/phrases? i constantly get into discussions with my manager because i start project tasks with verbs. "compile documentation, create business plan, determine cutover strategy". my boss prefers the verbs at the end of the sentence. i think it's awkward, wordy, and reads funny. but i'm no expert in grammar and can't find any evidence to support my claim. any advice?
    So, he wants you to say things like, "documentation to be compiled"?
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    So, he wants you to say things like, "documentation to be compiled"?
    actually, she wants everything in the past tense, even if we haven't completed the task yet. so it would be "documentation compiled".

    i know it's a silly question, but when you're reading project plans that go on for dozens of pages, it's really annoying for the first word of every sentence to be "documentation compiled, documentation reviewed, documentation edited, documentation approved". seems easier to me to put the verb first, but that's just me. yes, i make my boss happy, but every single person i interact with that provides me with tasks formats them the same way i do, so i have to change them around.
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    I suggest you go for more of a yoda aesthetic. "documentation compile. business plan create. cutover strategy determine."

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    Verbiage dispute settled.

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    My CEO just sent out an email saying they have a "contigency plan" if we decide to participate in a "work stoppage." Also if we don't have a "competitive cost structure," we may lose customers, revenue, and jobs. Shit just got real. My union and employer have been negotiating since August; our contract expired in October. When will this end? It sounds like he is daring us to go on strike and then he will fire us all.
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    that's what it sounds like to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    actually, she wants everything in the past tense, even if we haven't completed the task yet. so it would be "documentation compiled".

    i know it's a silly question, but when you're reading project plans that go on for dozens of pages, it's really annoying for the first word of every sentence to be "documentation compiled, documentation reviewed, documentation edited, documentation approved". seems easier to me to put the verb first, but that's just me. yes, i make my boss happy, but every single person i interact with that provides me with tasks formats them the same way i do, so i have to change them around.
    yes, it seems extremely counterproductive to have a huge lists of tasks wherein the same subject is repeated for a huge list of tasks.
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    moved my desk today and not unpacking. i'm hoping to hear some good news on a move to a new team by early next week. Fingers crossed everybody, woohoo.
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    i'm all for team lunches that let us get out of the office, even if we have to pay for lunch, and take a longer lunch than normal. but i hate when they become shopping excursions. i don't want to go to the $9.99 shoe store. i hate crappy shoes and just want to get out of the office!!!

    also, it's been super slow this week and i already took my final for my last week of my current class and even filed my taxes. ugh, i'm so bored and won't get any work until the end of the day when i have meetings. i probably shouldn't complain about that, but i like being busy.
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    we just had stuff catered in today for all the hard work we've been doing this week. I think it was a trick to get people to work thru their lunch. I left to go to the post office.
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    That's what I would do.
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    My CEO just sent out an email saying they have a "contigency plan" if we decide to participate in a "work stoppage." Also if we don't have a "competitive cost structure," we may lose customers, revenue, and jobs. Shit just got real. My union and employer have been negotiating since August; our contract expired in October. When will this end? It sounds like he is daring us to go on strike and then he will fire us all.
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    I took a job making less than I had been making with the promise of a review in thirty days... Two months later and no review, I got offered another job making more somewhere else and have two days left at the last place and never want to go back to work for the last company again. I am tempted to just give the last company a big fuck you in the face and take two days off. Bad idea?
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