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Old Jan 24, 2024, 12:36 am
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Thank you for the reminder to keep being immensely grateful for stumbling into the role/career I have - I'll keep my location unpredictability/theoretical employment instability over all that nonsense thank you very much.
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Old Jan 24, 2024, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by songsc
And is this the norm or anomaly?
At this point, I've heard tell from other colleagues in IT that it's all over the place and everyone does it in their own chaotic, dysfunctional ways. I've had people straight up locked out of their Slack, etc before being officially notified on their personal emails of the call to officially find out they're being canned. I've seen people laid off on all days of the week, gone is the reliability of being leery of last minute HR meetings on Mondays/Fridays.

For example, if your org is a publicly traded company that has an upcoming earnings call and you get an HR meeting on your calendar in the days leading up to said call? Magic eight ball says "Outlook not good.'

Anyway, this is a grim topic and so, for a little bit of positivity - for those of us with a job that pays the bills, let us be thankful. For those that are affected, make the most of your time off, keep your chin up and prep yourself for the next gig. Through all of this, remember one thing - you are not your job. You have an identity outside of work, what you do for money is only a small facet of who you are as a person and a relatively newer one in your life, at that. Losing it doesn't make you less of a person, how you handle it reflects on who you are. Be strong, enjoy everyday and strive to be happy.
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Old Jan 24, 2024, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by SidK
At this point, I've heard tell from other colleagues in IT that it's all over the place and everyone does it in their own chaotic, dysfunctional ways. I've had people straight up locked out of their Slack, etc before being officially notified on their personal emails of the call to officially find out they're being canned. I've seen people laid off on all days of the week, gone is the reliability of being leery of last minute HR meetings on Mondays/Fridays.

For example, if your org is a publicly traded company that has an upcoming earnings call and you get an HR meeting on your calendar in the days leading up to said call? Magic eight ball says "Outlook not good.'

Anyway, this is a grim topic and so, for a little bit of positivity - for those of us with a job that pays the bills, let us be thankful. For those that are affected, make the most of your time off, keep your chin up and prep yourself for the next gig. Through all of this, remember one thing - you are not your job. You have an identity outside of work, what you do for money is only a small facet of who you are as a person and a relatively newer one in your life, at that. Losing it doesn't make you less of a person, how you handle it reflects on who you are. Be strong, enjoy everyday and strive to be happy.
Thank you. Post of the week. Definitely post of the year-to-date.
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Old Jan 25, 2024, 2:05 pm
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"Unprofessional" Me?

Irreverent, maybe.

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Old Jan 25, 2024, 4:32 pm
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That sucks. Been there - luckily nothing came of it in the end. Hope you can put it behind you now and focus on more important things.
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Old Jan 26, 2024, 6:10 pm
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Just road up in the elevator which a bunch of the Leafs. They are staying on my floor.

If somone wants an edge in over/under, let me know and maybe unnamed conspirators will start knocking on their doors at odd hours. I'm sure we can work something out.
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Old Jan 26, 2024, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Just road up in the elevator which a bunch of the Leafs. They are staying on my floor.

If somone wants an edge in over/under, let me know and maybe unnamed conspirators will start knocking on their doors at odd hours. I'm sure we can work something out.
Can't be too many hotels that NHL players use in the 'peg. ;-)
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Old Jan 28, 2024, 7:14 pm
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My 49ers are really stressing me out right now
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Old Jan 28, 2024, 7:22 pm
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My 49ers are really stressing me out right now
I'm trying to stream it on AC from over the Pacific ocean, so it is a bit stuttery. But good game so far, feeling the 49ers have turned a corner and are going to win.
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Old Jan 28, 2024, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by RatherBeInYOW
I'm trying to stream it on AC from over the Pacific ocean, so it is a bit stuttery. But good game so far, feeling the 49ers have turned a corner and are going to win.
Theyre absolutely doing much better on both sides of the ball. A pair of 4th down stops in the 2nd half have solidified their lead for now.
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Old Jan 28, 2024, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ffsim
Theyre absolutely doing much better on both sides of the ball. A pair of 4th down stops in the 2nd half have solidified their lead for now.
See I told you! ;-)
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Old Jan 28, 2024, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by RatherBeInYOW
See I told you! ;-)
You nailed it!

Now onto the revenge match against the Chiefs
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Old Jan 30, 2024, 9:57 pm
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I'm home for the next 5-6 weeks, anyone ready for a YOW Winter-DO?

It might be -12 that day, it might be +5, you'll just have to show up and see!
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Old Jan 30, 2024, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary
I'm home for the next 5-6 weeks, anyone ready for a YOW Winter-DO?

It might be -12 that day, it might be +5, you'll just have to show up and see!
So I was actually chatting with recreationaltimetraveller about a YOW trip.

And I have two FP credits expiring Feb 13. Better to use them than pay the extension...
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Old Jan 30, 2024, 10:37 pm
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I vote for either of the first 2 weekends of March for YOW Do! I know, I know, doesn't meet the cow's needs. I'm just throwing it out there.
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