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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I have been struggling with that my whole life, I’m left handed. Curiously, I have better luck cutting with my L.H. Scissors using my right hand!
    I'm a leftie too but I guess I'm ambidextrous with scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken feathers View Post
    Moved to a new house last fall and had to get a new stove gas stove and get it converted to run on LP. Today I got a whiff of propane today when I was cleaning the stovetop...
    The leak is coming from the stoves regulator. Had an appliance repair guy check it out too and he says the thing(s) to do is contact Samsung to see if they can send out a tech to fix. Unlikely where I live. Or, have them to send a replacement regulator for him to install and have them comp me.

    Repairman said the regulator is supposed to breathe, but shouldn't be emitting gas and that he's only had to replace one stove regulator in 15 years.

    Scouring reddit shows that others recently have had the same experience with ranges from various manufactures.

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    Years of trying to make a lateral move into a different side of the industry, FINALLY landed a good interview that resulted in an offer, was asked to start onboarding... just to be met with THE most bullshit contract I've ever seen in my life. Riddled with overly broad non-compete clauses, paragraphs and paragraphs saying they can decide to not pay for basically any reason they feel like, and pages of litigation/arbitration crap. Seriously egregious contract that only a moran would go along with. Kicked it back to HR and higher ups with my redlined version... crickets. F U lawyers that came up with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Years of trying to make a lateral move into a different side of the industry, FINALLY landed a good interview that resulted in an offer, was asked to start onboarding... just to be met with THE most bullshit contract I've ever seen in my life. Riddled with overly broad non-compete clauses, paragraphs and paragraphs saying they can decide to not pay for basically any reason they feel like, and pages of litigation/arbitration crap. Seriously egregious contract that only a moran would go along with. Kicked it back to HR and higher ups with my redlined version... crickets. F U lawyers that came up with this one.
    Run. If you still have good job then stay put and bide your time. It's a good market in which to be seeking work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken feathers View Post
    The leak is coming from the stoves regulator. Had an appliance repair guy check it out too and he says the thing(s) to do is contact Samsung to see if they can send out a tech to fix. Unlikely where I live. Or, have them to send a replacement regulator for him to install and have them comp me.

    Repairman said the regulator is supposed to breathe, but shouldn't be emitting gas and that he's only had to replace one stove regulator in 15 years.

    Scouring reddit shows that others recently have had the same experience with ranges from various manufactures.
    The “plumbing is plumbing” advice cracked me up. Our plumbers came from 65 miles away, because the one local plumber that we could get to come just stared at our system.
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    So it annoys me that “you just can’t get good help these days”.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by halliday View Post
    Run. If you still have good job then stay put and bide your time.
    Oh definitely. The contract alone is full of red flags. And what's hilarious is that a LARGE component of my line of work is literally contract negotiation. Am I being tested by them? Haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by halliday View Post
    It's a good market in which to be seeking work.
    That's what I keep hearing, BUT my job searching has proved difficult. My field has suffered serious wage stagnation, lots of old timers have retired, which really has left a large hole in the talent pool. There are not all that many who do what I do, and I keep seeing companies posting the same jobs over and over again. Couple interviews ago with a different company where the recruiter told me just how unrealistically low the salary would be, I point blank asked her why their budget wasn't larger for the position? She told me that it's because the applicant pool has become so competitive. Well, I call bullshit. I think it's that companies don't want to pay what it takes to get the talent, and then complain that "people don't want to work." Or they have a RIDICULOUS laundry list of requirements (of which I actually do fill like 90% of). I have all the relevant experience. It's just sliding over into a different aspect of the industry. Then they'll be like "Must have 10-15 years experience in XYZ" for a pretty new field not even out of its infancy yet, let alone even commercially developed!!! Yeah, good luck with that one, guys. I think part of the problem is clueless recruiters/HR people playing gatekeeper for jobs they don't have the slightest goddam clue about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    The “plumbing is plumbing” advice cracked me up. Our plumbers came from 65 miles away, because the one local plumber that we could get to come just stared at our system....
    So it annoys me that “you just can’t get good help these days”.
    That IS annoying. I used to complain about that all the time here, when the people whose very professions are what you need help with, are unable to help, forcing us to figure things out for ourselves. Always a nice victory when we did, but still annoying. Especially when they'd want to charge you a trip fee and hours for NOT solving the problem. Hell, sometimes making it even worse! On the plus side, living in some places in MT forced me to become REALLY handy around the house! Sometimes if you want something done right, you gotta just do it yourself. Still super annoying though, so I feel your pain. It's like "WTF am I even paying you for?! This is literally your job! Figure it out FFS!"

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    ^^^ Yeah, this one issue with our system was the one thing I just couldn’t figure out. (Sometimes not hot enough water.) It turns out that it was an intermittently stuck check valve and undersized relay that was overheating.
    But yeah, I’ve fixed replaced - icemaker, temp sensor on the solar panel, freezer not freezing, and one induction stovetop. Of course that’s not including normal man stuff like replacing 5 faucets and a cartridge, trailer hitch with all the sensors and lighting, hidden wiring on a couple wall mounted TV’s with sound systems etc. etc. etc.
    The thing is, I don’t wanna do this shit, I just wanna go work or play and pay somebody to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    The “plumbing is plumbing” advice cracked me up. Our plumbers came from 65 miles away, because the one local plumber that we could get to come just stared at our system.
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    So it annoys me that “you just can’t get good help these days”.
    If anybody has been watching this old house--the mechanical room is bigger than my living room and the piping is more complicated than a nuclear submarine. Ground source heat pump, hydronic and ducted heating, blah blah blah. Has to be costing more than my house. I can only imagine the scene 20 years from now when something breaks and the plumber or HVAC tells them he can't fix it, or even find the problem. That show went to shit a long time ago--houses for the 0.1%.

    More sad than annoying--they're putting an enormous amount of work into accessibility for a kid with muscular dystrophy for whom the owners have a very unrealistic view of his future.

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    The even scoped a larger mechanical room for that project and still ran out of room. I’d like to know the budget on that remodel. Some serious money. “Ask this old house” generally has more realistic projects. I think the next episode is in the Bay Area so I’ll be interested to see if they have to navigate the nimby land mines in the planning dept bureaucracy in esseff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    The “plumbing is plumbing” advice cracked me up. Our plumbers came from 65 miles away, because the one local plumber that we could get to come just stared at our system.
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    So it annoys me that “you just can’t get good help these days”.
    What is that? A little NG condensing boiler with a HW storage tank? Do you have radiant heat/heated slabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveshello View Post
    What is that? A little NG condensing boiler with a HW storage tank? Do you have radiant heat/heated slabs?
    The Buderus is a heat exchanger to get heat from solar panels. The Rinnai is the propane tankless heater that tops off or supplements the system when needed. On the right is a line of check valves w/ controllers for the 6 separate radiant heat locations. The idea was, (especially in summer). the Rinnai wouldn’t kick on that much because the solar panel would provide most of the heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Years of trying to make a lateral move into a different side of the industry, FINALLY landed a good interview that resulted in an offer, was asked to start onboarding... just to be met with THE most bullshit contract I've ever seen in my life. Riddled with overly broad non-compete clauses, paragraphs and paragraphs saying they can decide to not pay for basically any reason they feel like, and pages of litigation/arbitration crap. Seriously egregious contract that only a moran would go along with. Kicked it back to HR and higher ups with my redlined version... crickets. F U lawyers that came up with this one.
    That sucks but non competes are pretty porous. I've had a few hires and friends go up against them and they never held water. Have an attorney in your state evaluate it.

    That said, Oakley once sued a hire (when I was at Smith) and simply threw dollar after dollar just to be the pricks that they are, even though the person was a relatively low level employee. They finally gave up. But Smith footed the bill, so the employee was never really effected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    That sucks but non competes are pretty porous. I've had a few hires and friends go up against them and they never held water. Have an attorney in your state evaluate it.

    That said, Oakley once sued a hire (when I was at Smith) and simply threw dollar after dollar just to be the pricks that they are, even though the person was a relatively low level employee. They finally gave up. But Smith footed the bill, so the employee was never really effected.
    Thanks for the insight! This one is SO stacked against the worker that I'd be an idiot to agree to it as is. I finally heard back from the hiring manager saying they're going to hold firm to it and not open to my redlining. Perhaps this is common practice these days, but I wasn't too stoked to see a bunch of arbitration clauses paired with a lengthy class action waiver.

    They told me today that they have an excellent track record of none of this being an issue and always paying people, to which I responded asking what prevents it from happening in the future though? I'm annoyed by it all, because this job was EXACTLY what I needed as a gateway to get my career down the road I've been trying to. I've applied for many hundreds of positions over the years, have interviewed a handful of times, but never have been able to land anything just yet. It's certainly not for lack of experience though. Very frustrating. I'd elaborate as to the why, but I'm trying to be more positive these days. Just had to vent about this one is all. Haha. I'll bust through one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Thanks for the insight! This one is SO stacked against the worker that I'd be an idiot to agree to it as is. I finally heard back from the hiring manager saying they're going to hold firm to it and not open to my redlining. Perhaps this is common practice these days, but I wasn't too stoked to see a bunch of arbitration clauses paired with a lengthy class action waiver.

    They told me today that they have an excellent track record of none of this being an issue and always paying people, to which I responded asking what prevents it from happening in the future though? I'm annoyed by it all, because this job was EXACTLY what I needed as a gateway to get my career down the road I've been trying to. I've applied for many hundreds of positions over the years, have interviewed a handful of times, but never have been able to land anything just yet. It's certainly not for lack of experience though. Very frustrating. I'd elaborate as to the why, but I'm trying to be more positive these days. Just had to vent about this one is all. Haha. I'll bust through one of these days.
    In Utah the people got so fed up with the "no compete" portions of contracts we nuked it from orbit in 2017.

    https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0081.html

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    i just made plans to do some classic on Wednesday night. after a solid week of single digit lows, i look at the forecast and NOPE, going to be freezing or above.

    Purple or red wax is the definition of annoying and I’m annoyed.

    haven’t taken the skinnies out since early december? fuck this “winter”
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Thanks for the insight! This one is SO stacked against the worker that I'd be an idiot to agree to it as is. I finally heard back from the hiring manager saying they're going to hold firm to it and not open to my redlining. Perhaps this is common practice these days, but I wasn't too stoked to see a bunch of arbitration clauses paired with a lengthy class action waiver.

    They told me today that they have an excellent track record of none of this being an issue and always paying people, to which I responded asking what prevents it from happening in the future though? I'm annoyed by it all, because this job was EXACTLY what I needed as a gateway to get my career down the road I've been trying to. I've applied for many hundreds of positions over the years, have interviewed a handful of times, but never have been able to land anything just yet. It's certainly not for lack of experience though. Very frustrating. I'd elaborate as to the why, but I'm trying to be more positive these days. Just had to vent about this one is all. Haha. I'll bust through one of these days.
    Sometimes you have to take a less than ideal position as a stepping stone to something better down the road. I've been there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    i just made plans to do some classic on Wednesday night. after a solid week of single digit lows, i look at the forecast and NOPE, going to be freezing or above.

    Purple or red wax is the definition of annoying and I’m annoyed.

    haven’t taken the skinnies out since early december? fuck this “winter”
    Purple klister would like an invite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Thanks for the insight! This one is SO stacked against the worker that I'd be an idiot to agree to it as is. I finally heard back from the hiring manager saying they're going to hold firm to it and not open to my redlining. Perhaps this is common practice these days, but I wasn't too stoked to see a bunch of arbitration clauses paired with a lengthy class action waiver.

    They told me today that they have an excellent track record of none of this being an issue and always paying people, to which I responded asking what prevents it from happening in the future though? I'm annoyed by it all, because this job was EXACTLY what I needed as a gateway to get my career down the road I've been trying to. I've applied for many hundreds of positions over the years, have interviewed a handful of times, but never have been able to land anything just yet. It's certainly not for lack of experience though. Very frustrating. I'd elaborate as to the why, but I'm trying to be more positive these days. Just had to vent about this one is all. Haha. I'll bust through one of these days.
    Aren't you just about old enough to be retired?? You should start thinking about just retiring... careers are fool's errand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Purple klister would like an invite.
    Klister is beyond annoying. Although I once employed it to good benefit--took a first date XC in the Chiricahuas (is the s okay?), it was icy and she was having trouble controlling on the downhill and was quite frightended. The klister slowed her down to manageable, ie she was basically walking downhill. My expert management of the situation earned me an invite up to her apartment, not usual for me on first dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Klister is beyond annoying. Although I once employed it to good benefit--took a first date XC in the Chiricahuas (is the s okay?), it was icy and she was having trouble controlling on the downhill and was quite frightended. The klister slowed her down to manageable, ie she was basically walking downhill. My expert management of the situation earned me an invite up to her apartment, not usual for me on first dates.
    Ha! User name checks out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Sometimes you have to take a less than ideal position as a stepping stone to something better down the road. I've been there....
    I hear ya. And I'm tempted, but the terms are too whack for not great pay. I'll post up some of the terms later when I get a chance. You'll see what I'm saying. It's nuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Aren't you just about old enough to be retired?? You should start thinking about just retiring... careers are fool's errand.

    Haha. I wish! Life repeatedly kicking many of us squarely in the ballz has taken away any dream of an earlyish retirement. So I'm having to shift gears and figure my crap out. Current field has suffered severe wage stagnation for years and hasn't remotely kept up with inflation. True for many, so nothing unique. On that note, it's also hilarious seeing companies whining about "labor shortages" whilst also paying like garbage, eliminating benefits AND utilizing over-bearing ATS systems and insane hiring practices, even for entry level minimum wage type jobs. One thing that's been making the rounds lately is some guy who was just trying to get a job as a dishwasher at an Olive Garden and they're making him go through some long, overwinded bullshit AI bot interview process. WTF, corporate America?! See: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/man-j...110000427.html

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    Here's one only the office drones will understand, and it's also one of those that really shouldn't be annoying, but is for some reason: when people send out too many out of office notifications and to too many people. I got one today from someone who's going to be offline for two hours because she's getting her furnace repaired. I don't even know who this person is or why I'd care if she's in or out of the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Here's one only the office drones will understand, and it's also one of those that really shouldn't be annoying, but is for some reason: when people send out too many out of office notifications and to too many people. I got one today from someone who's going to be offline for two hours because she's getting her furnace repaired. I don't even know who this person is or why I'd care if she's in or out of the office.
    I just hate the overly descriptive ones that try to address every possible scenario:

    I will be out of the office until March 1, overseas for the first day, traveling remotely with limited email access for two days, and reachable at the hotel California after that.i don’t know if the hotel California has free WiFi so please excuse any delay in my response because Verizon coverage there is spotty per Yelp reviews.

    If this is in regards to the Fisher Account, please contact Paul Allen at blah blah blah. If this is about business cards, send an email to Dorsia@bizcards.com. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1, and if it’s your money and you need it now, dial 877-CASH-NOW.

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