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    But thatís the best argument in favor of PTO, at...

    But thatís the best argument in favor of PTO, at least as I have always administered it. I care little - outside of a friendly/concerned interest in your wellbeing as a hooman - why you need a day...
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    Whatís the difference between payout on vacation or payout on lay-off? They couldíve just laid everybody off a week earlier and saved a week of benefit expense.

    The thing with the accrual is that...
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    Isnít that just called being on ďsalaryĒ?
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    And itís all subtle bullshit. You earn nothing and are owed nothing and your work/life balance is 100% predicated on intangibles like company culture and workload. At least with PTO and a normally...
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    Well sure. Sorta. You recognize the expense when itís earned by the employee and you accrue for it in a payable for future payout. Similar to if you put money into your checking account the bank then...
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    Depends on your policy and state law. I wouldnít...

    Depends on your policy and state law. I wouldnít call it ďdebtĒ.... but you do need to accrue for it and since itís an earned benefit itís typically paid at termination. Vacation and sick time are...
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    Have you tried greasing her?

    Have you tried greasing her?
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    I deal with a department who unthreads...

    I deal with a department who unthreads communication. Iíll be helping them set up a project and have a dozen or so clarifying questions. Theyíll go into a huddle for a week and come back with a Brand...
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    Itís just math. Run the numbers with a 4 year...

    Itís just math. Run the numbers with a 4 year payment and see if it still makes sense. Though.... not sure it makes sense to pay a loan off early if the interest rate is that low.
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    My boss is convinced that the virus has mutated...

    My boss is convinced that the virus has mutated to be less lethal. I donít see this widely reported, but I donít watch Fox News. Any basis to this?
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    Am I the only one who is terrified that Trump...

    Am I the only one who is terrified that Trump will become synonymous with ďletís start living, partying, socializing againĒ and if things donít get phenomenally, horribly bad weíre going to have 4...
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    What is it with people holding the bottom of...

    What is it with people holding the bottom of their phone up to their mouth to talk on it while driving? Maybe Iím not so annoyed as much as confused.... like.... why is that better? Often, these...
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    Iíd like for people not to take/mess with my...

    Iíd like for people not to take/mess with my things. But Iíd like to not get into a physical altercation with people who probably arenít playing with a full deck even more. If I could pay a couple...
  14. Best thing Iíve seen today. 100% doing that,...

    Best thing Iíve seen today.

    100% doing that, next opportunity I have.
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    Goddamn fireworks. My dogs are all wigged out and...

    Goddamn fireworks. My dogs are all wigged out and panting heavy and beside themselves so the neighbor can blow up $80 out on the street.

    This is a stupid fucking tradition.
  16. You guys arenít giving me anything I can sell to...

    You guys arenít giving me anything I can sell to my girlfriend. Sheís resistant to replacing her cute little SUV with a minivan or full size van. She seems to think that since all the kids and 2 of...
  17. Another What Car Thread: Big-ish SUV's (or Minivan?)

    2 adults. 3 kids. 3 50+ pound dogs.

    Go.

    ETA: I think the rare-ish occasions that we all need to go somewhere together, taking two fairly economical vehicles is the best answer.
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    [emoji849]

    Ok.

    At the low end, over 100k dead in 4 months. Itís not the fucking flu.
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    Things That Amuse You

    Somebody local makes cute little signs for the front of houses. With last names surrounded by trees and flowers and shit on a nicely stained plank of wood.

    Except theyíre confused by apostrophes....
  20. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Doggie stoke

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    Sheíd like to have a frank discussion about the off-brand treats Iíve been buying lately.
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    Itís a lot of cash, but it isnít all that wild. ...

    Itís a lot of cash, but it isnít all that wild.

    Give your FI a heads up that youíre bringing it in for deposit. They can be ready for you and count it in an office. Have a clean story about the...
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    Public, half joking call outs are working well so...

    Public, half joking call outs are working well so far without too much of a culture shock. I just got a new person from that group, though, so need to correct her too.

    Most meetings are zoom or...
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    People being late to meetings. We have a new...

    People being late to meetings.

    We have a new group of folk from an acquisition, and apparently their culture didnít prioritize timeliness. Pretty much a given that theyíll be a few minutes late...
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    36.8% sounds like a failure of planning.

    36.8% sounds like a failure of planning.
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    These ones must have done a stint on tatooine,...

    These ones must have done a stint on tatooine, because they make sounds that sound exactly like jawas.

    Commenting on this only gets me blank looks from my girlfriend, though, and seems...
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    I have starlings nesting in the eaves above my...

    I have starlings nesting in the eaves above my bedroom window. Those fuckers make some weird damn noises at 6:30am, from cat meows to chipmunk chirps.....

    They donít really annoy me that much,...
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    For every voice in favor of compliance thereís a...

    For every voice in favor of compliance thereís a voice against. None of the messaging is particularly attractive to own.

    My personal feelings about masks and distancing and wfh aside, I get...
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    If we were chasing money it wouldnít be a...

    If we were chasing money it wouldnít be a problem. Thereís no money in not following the exec order to the letter. The minute you stray the minute you start to inject risk into the situation, and...
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    Who's still working?

    Thatís not the kind of thing that would make it into minutes. Even if it did, we assess the cost/benefit of noncompliance all the time. Most good businesses do.

    Also, to be clear, the discussion...
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    Who's still working?

    Have to be pretty careful in those meetings, in that you allow for those viewpoints and protect all the egos and donít explicitly invalidate their news sources or run the risk of losing influence on...
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    Who's still working?

    I work for a regional FI with a strong retail focus. My side of the house does very well working from home, but because large segments are heading back to the office and because opinions vary over...
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    Getting pushed to spend more time in the office...

    Getting pushed to spend more time in the office right now. General push throughout the organization to start getting closer to normal. I donít really want to, though.... doesnít make sense. We still...
  33. Because you guys like the same ass? Seems an...

    Because you guys like the same ass?

    Seems an odd commonality to base a friendship on, but sure....
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    Sure. My point is that itís still a reasonable...

    Sure. My point is that itís still a reasonable request and well within an employerís rights, you donít need OSHA or a governorís order, and itís one that most would hardly question.

    This, though,...
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    Yes. Or a shirt with a collar because we think it...

    Yes. Or a shirt with a collar because we think it looks nicer.
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    If youíre in an office or otherwise distanced they arenít required. If youíre roaming about in customer-facing areas, working in proximity, or otherwise not maintaining distancing, they are. Not hard.
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    Isnít it? This is your mountain? The cause youíre...

    Isnít it? This is your mountain? The cause youíre going down for? Why on earth....?

    Hey, the state says we gotta and they renew our license to operate, so we gotta, so please do.
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    Getting significant mask pushback from staff....

    Getting significant mask pushback from staff. Very disheartening that some good people are willing to lose their job over this.
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    Haha. That was awesome! Proud moment, for sure.

    Haha. That was awesome!

    Proud moment, for sure.
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    Thatís what is maddening about the current...

    Thatís what is maddening about the current response. What we buy with the lockdown is time to plan and figure out how to re-engage safely. And we arenít. Weíre just waiting for a vaccine.
  41. Plus the empty beer can on his head that was the...

    Plus the empty beer can on his head that was the presumed target....
  42. Haha. ďHappinessĒ is good. I pay my alimony via...

    Haha. ďHappinessĒ is good. I pay my alimony via recurring bill pay, but Iím tempted to take it off and mail her checks just so I can do that. Good and healthy to remind yourself what youíre buying...
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    The knob is (virtually) in the middle of the...

    The knob is (virtually) in the middle of the display. Which way you spin depends on where the selections are in relation to the middle of the display.

    I have a friend who, whenever I mention that...
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    999 is the next page for me.

    999 is the next page for me.
  45. Part 2: Padded Room Special Collection Of Junk That More Than Likely Will Be NSFW

    Pretty sure being able to dial in historic powder days offsets all the other limitations of the DeLorean.
  46. Is vampirella another word for ass eater? Also,...

    Is vampirella another word for ass eater? Also, which one is the bottom in this circumstance?
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    Iím (trying to be) on a kick of grilled or...

    Iím (trying to be) on a kick of grilled or tempura shishito peppers, but none of the local grocery stores have carried them for weeks.
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    The new form is called a loan estimate. Replaced...

    The new form is called a loan estimate. Replaced the GFE a few years ago and itís actually pretty easy to read.

    Iíd get a reality check, for sure.
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    Neighbor kid frequently gets rides from what I...

    Neighbor kid frequently gets rides from what I assume are various family members. They roll up and start laying on the horn. Annoys me more since working from home...

    You donít have a cell phone?...
  50. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Not even on road trips? Seems a little draconian....

    Not even on road trips? Seems a little draconian.

    French fries.... thatís a different story.
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