lol @ Shayney.
I always say, "Lemme inspectah deck for you ol' dirty bastards."
An employee that asks a bunch of questions about our disability insurance makes me nervous. Not as nervous as an employee that asked me a bunch of questions about maternity leave on her first day of work.
I do remember being asked very directly years ago (and I'm reasonably sure it was illegal even then, and this was at an attorney service, ahaha!) whether I was planning on having kids. I said no, got the position, and then became pregnant with twins 5 mos later. I did stay on the job until a month before they were born, though. And I did come back. Eventually.
2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
"let's be straight about this - do you expect other humans to drop outta your hoo ha or what?"
8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl
"Give me an example of a time in your professional experiencs where something unexpected occurred. How did you react? In the future, if you had more of a personal surprise, how would you weigh your career in the very important decisions you might have to make?”
oh how i hate one of my projects
idiot: when you canceled the meeting series, did you cancel it or put an end date, i can't see it on my calendar.
me: i canceled it, which removes it from the calendar
idiot: please don't do that in the future, i wanted to see how many hours we spent on the project
me: you can see a listing of all the meeting minutes on sharepoint. i normally do not end the series because those old meetings eat up space for people in their outlook and then they can't receive emails. i can do this for you going forward though
idiot: please do, i need to see how much time we spent on the project
me: well you can look at all the minutes and multiply that by one hour
idiot: i know, but i want an easier way
me: *takes 30 seconds to count the minutes listed on sharepoint, which is much faster than flipping through one's outlook calendar* we had 16 meetings, so that's 16 hours
idiot: *no response*
One of our estimators bid a job but missed a few parts that were needed. I called him and asked if he wanted to do a change order for additional parts. He said he would send me a billing sheet to include the additional parts, the billing sheet he sent was less than the original proposal. So I called him on it and asked if that was his intention. Of course it wasn't, and somehow I am the stupid one for even asking him the question.