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  1. #40201
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    I posted this in the Evo thread (but could have posted it here):

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    It's not just Evo. I ordered a jacket for my daughter direct from Marmot 8 days ago. A few minutes later, discovered that my ex had also ordered the jacket, so I tried to cancel the order maybe 10 minutes after ordering. Since it was a Sunday, I couldn't call, but sent an email asking to cancel the order. On Monday, I called and was on hold for 35 minutes. Finally got a live person, someone from India it seems, and they told me that the order can only be canceled in the first 30 minutes, after that it is in their shipping queue and cannot be canceled. Of course, there was no way to cancel within 30 minutes since it was a Sunday, but... Anyway, he tells me that the only option I have is to refuse the shipment/return it upon receipt. Which seems horribly inefficient but whatever.

    Here it is now, 7 days after that phone call to India, and the order that couldn't be canceled because it was in their shipping queue is still "processing" with no additional info. And I never received a response to my email from 8 days ago either.
    It finally shipped, but FedEX won't allow me to cancel the shipment. Instead, I must allow them to ship the package from Nevada to here, then give it back to them. According to their website, I might be able to skip that step by putting a note on my door for the delivery person, but I have no confidence that will actually work.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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  2. #40202
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    more money than brains
    Story of my life…and most of the time I haven’t had much money.

    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    The constant barage of spam from Palisades telling me how excited I should be about the base to base gondola.
    Pretty much any email from a ski area or pass vendor that doesn’t specifically address the current conditions.

  3. #40203
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    you’re a lot smarter than Danno - that guy’s fkn dum
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  4. #40204
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    Shit that annoys me at times are QR codes on every menu.

    I get it for printing cost savings and having to wipe down a menu from children spittle, but I don't really like carrying my phone with me when I go out to a restaurant, just give me the paper menu and I'll be happy. [Luddite out]

  5. #40205
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    Employers using antiquated technology for job applications.

    No, I’m not going to provide you with a nicely formatted resume and then type all of that information into your little text boxes.

    You are showing me that your company does not value efficiency and time management. Goodbye.

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    ^I'm told it's so they can search easily for attractive buzz words or phrases, or something.

  7. #40207
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    Sure. But as a software guy, if you want to use 2007 era software to attract talent, you’re not going to succeed very well. Says too much about the organization and it’s lack of solution forward products.

  8. #40208
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    Grocery store Sushi. It has become a game of them seeing just how incredibly thin and meagre-ly they can slice the fish before customers say this is bullshit.
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

  9. #40209
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    Employers using antiquated technology for job applications.

    No, I’m not going to provide you with a nicely formatted resume and then type all of that information into your little text boxes.

    You are showing me that your company does not value efficiency and time management. Goodbye.
    Yes. This
    Upload your résumé

    Fuck the fill in the box forms


    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Grocery store Sushi. It has become a game of them seeing just how incredibly thin and meagre-ly they can slice the fish before customers say this is bullshit.
    You lost me at grocery store sushi

  10. #40210
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    You lost me at grocery store sushi
    I’ll eat sushi from Nugget or Wegman’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    Sure. But as a software guy, if you want to use 2007 era software to attract talent, you’re not going to succeed very well. Says too much about the organization and it’s lack of solution forward products.
    I'm not defending this crap. It's annoying and seemingly irrelevant. I was job searching months ago and ended up ignoring anyone who went with this approach. (maybe it worked for them?!)

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    Hiring systems and job requirements pre-2020 were designed to weed out the chaff by being intentionally difficult or choosy so as to winnow the pool.

    Not surprised that some HRs haven’t figured out that if they want to hire people they should make it easier. It’s sort of the equivalent of the business that posts some semi-nasty job job requiring “no whining”, “pride in your job,” or whatever other bullshit they thing their staff should deal with. Smart job seekers are using it as a screen to avoid bad companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnew_guy View Post
    Hiring systems and job requirements pre-2020 were designed to weed out the chaff by being intentionally difficult or choosy so as to winnow the pool.

    Not surprised that some HRs haven’t figured out that if they want to hire people they should make it easier. It’s sort of the equivalent of the business that posts some semi-nasty job job requiring “no whining”, “pride in your job,” or whatever other bullshit they thing their staff should deal with. Smart job seekers are using it as a screen to avoid bad companies.
    This more or less. Our HR system (govt) uses that confounded ‘questionnaire’ that copies the resume/CV. It sucks but HR always think they are Dog’s gift and are slow to adapt to new tools and hiring situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Yes. This
    Upload your résumé

    Fuck the fill in the box forms




    You lost me at grocery store sushi
    Seeing as any other sushi outing here is gonna run a few hundred, I'll occasionally get my fix from Albies or Whole Grocer. Or roll our own.
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Seeing as any other sushi outing here is gonna run a few hundred, I'll occasionally get my fix from Albies or Whole Grocer. Or roll our own.
    Not sure where you live, but I definitely have my cheap $20 sushi takeout spot and my $1-200 sushi spot here. That’s the only way I can keep it reasonable.

    I’ve done grocery sushi before but never had good experiences. It’s the rice, not the fish, that gets me.

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    I had some excellent $32/person all you can eat sushi in LV the other day. Although the menu was a QR code on the opposite corner of the table from me, which I had to keep rescanning because of my fucked up ad-ridden QR scanner and the fucked up menu--I gave up and let my kid order. I don't know shit about sushi anyway.
    Costco near us in Sacramento has some decent sushi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    you’re a lot smarter than Danno - that guy’s fkn dum
    Is that a teleski off call out?

    That could be a first.

    The rules would have to be unique and involve puzzles and shit, like spelling, and LSAT's, and mouth breathing.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

  18. #40218
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermoon View Post
    Not sure where you live, but I definitely have my cheap $20 sushi takeout spot and my $1-200 sushi spot here. That’s the only way I can keep it reasonable.

    I’ve done grocery sushi before but never had good experiences. It’s the rice, not the fish, that gets me.
    The rice at the Allbies is actually excellent when you hit it right. The Sushi people are from Burma, of all places. If you wonder where I live, think of the absolutely most expensive tourist place/ski town you can think of.
    Ain’t no ‘cheap’ takeout Sushi here, really.
    Except the grocery store.
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    Shit that annoys me at times are QR codes on every menu.

    I get it for printing cost savings and having to wipe down a menu from children spittle, but I don't really like carrying my phone with me when I go out to a restaurant, just give me the paper menu and I'll be happy. [Luddite out]
    Serious question: what if you don't have a phone? Will they not take your order? /don'tgetaroundmuchanymore
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnew_guy View Post
    Hiring systems and job requirements pre-2020 were designed to weed out the chaff by being intentionally difficult or choosy so as to winnow the pool.

    Not surprised that some HRs haven’t figured out that if they want to hire people they should make it easier. It’s sort of the equivalent of the business that posts some semi-nasty job job requiring “no whining”, “pride in your job,” or whatever other bullshit they thing their staff should deal with. Smart job seekers are using it as a screen to avoid bad companies.
    The last job interview I had was a couple years ago, right before covid. I made it to the in-person round. I sat at the end of a long conference table of high ranking dept heads at least a dozen stories up. They knew my credentials, but couldn't believe that I really wanted the job. When I convinced them why, all they could ask was how I could manage, sort, organize, and track all of my work by myself.

    I told them that I wrote the software myself, flipped my laptop around, showed my workflow while they all crouched over and looked at my screens partitioned, including my interview notes and progress notes as it was going.

    I asked them about certain legal normative positions they held- they deferred to oblique answers. Then I asked if they had anything else for me because I had a long drive home.

    They never even bothered to call back, or e-mail. Then a buddy of mine became the head AG, no shit, we actually started an entire law review together from the seed. I never did apply again. I think that is the last time I actually saw Danno. We may have gone for a beer afterwards. I didn't track that. The whole point of that job was so that I could be free to just think and write, and not track shit. I guess that backfired, and thus TRG is stuck with me.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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    well ..... now we're all annoyed.

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    https://nypost.com/2022/08/16/i-only...cal-condition/

    Pfffh. She is the real hero we all need half of.

    Or, 1.5 of? Or 2. I used to be a high school math teacher, but it all goes to shit in that zone. I also had an avatar for over a decade that just said, tits or gtfo. Those were the days man. Those were the days.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Is that a teleski off call out?

    That could be a first.

    The rules would have to be unique and involve puzzles and shit, like spelling, and LSAT's, and mouth breathing.
    I’ll still out tele the both of you.
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    as long as I don’t have to ski Lemonboy’s scary shizz
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    I’ll still out tele the both of you.
    I’d seriously consider crossing the poutine curtain to see that TGR downhill.

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