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929 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Jan 2021 at 4:10 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-19 11:08:24 AM  
3 votes:
I had a phone interview yesterday while i was on my jobsite, right next to my boss so I'm getting a kick...

/he's not too happy with me
 
2021-01-19 10:41:26 AM  
3 votes:

jayphat: xanadian: jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.

Or...

You can be a "junior engineer" with a contractor where you're worked 55 70 80 ??? hours a week for shiat pay coz you're working your way up the ladder.  

The place I worked for didn't give cash bonuses at Xmas.  We usually got a small ham and a coffee cup with the company logo on it.

F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.

What's a Christmas bonus?


I work for a local city government. There are no bonuses, and no renegotiation of pay, unless you can prove you're in a different job tier or something. I'm at step 6 of 7 in my pay scale, so in a year, I'll be maxed out anyway. 4 more years until I'm eligible for the pension, but even 2 months after I started (little more than a year ago), I knew I wouldn't last here. I was actively looking to leave, and then COVID.

I do a whole lot of nothing, which is nice, but this whole place is just begging to be let back into the office. Seriously, its 100 people in this dept who hate working from home and can't wait to waste time in the office. One group even tried to have a potluck in November, during a pandemic. Because yup, that's the time I want to be sharing food!
 
2021-01-19 10:01:21 AM  
3 votes:

xanadian: F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2021-01-19 11:16:58 AM  
2 votes:

The_Sponge: jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.

I used to work I finance at Boeing, and during recent history, they basically wanted us to work Amazon-like hours, but not get paid with Amazon-like salaries.

The whole company has turned into a joke.

A friend/former co-worker is still there, and she can't wait to get a job somewhere else.


Boeing owes the USA $150,000,000,000,000,000 they've stolen and wasted failing at everything they do. Crappy work, shoddy engineering. We could cure the hunger problem here in the USA if we STOP GIVING BOEING FAILURE MONEY.
 
2021-01-19 1:29:52 PM  
1 vote:

psilocyberguy: Boeing owes the USA $150,000,000,000,000,000 they've stolen and wasted failing at everything they do. Crappy work, shoddy engineering. We could cure the hunger problem here in the USA if we STOP GIVING BOEING FAILURE MONEY.


No, we can't do that, because we invented airplanes, and we lead the way, and we have the best airplanes in the world, and nobody can beat us at AIRPLANES. What about the ECONOMY?

What a farce. How do you guys like it now that it's right out in the open that humans and quality of life aren't as important as just keeping our big businesses going?
Well, you liked it just fine until now, while you were spending all that money from some bullshiat job where you sold everything and never worried about tomorrow.
 
2021-01-19 10:24:44 AM  
1 vote:

jayphat: xanadian: jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.

Or...

You can be a "junior engineer" with a contractor where you're worked 55 70 80 ??? hours a week for shiat pay coz you're working your way up the ladder.  

The place I worked for didn't give cash bonuses at Xmas.  We usually got a small ham and a coffee cup with the company logo on it.

F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.

What's a Christmas bonus?


Heh, I've literally gotten a Christmas bonus twice in my life.  The first one was from the owner of a grocery store I worked at in High School, he was a Muslim, the other was from a factory I worked at, owned by an old Jewish guy.
 
2021-01-19 10:07:18 AM  
1 vote:

xanadian: jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.

Or...

You can be a "junior engineer" with a contractor where you're worked 55 70 80 ??? hours a week for shiat pay coz you're working your way up the ladder.  

The place I worked for didn't give cash bonuses at Xmas.  We usually got a small ham and a coffee cup with the company logo on it.

F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.


What's a Christmas bonus?
 
2021-01-19 10:01:22 AM  
1 vote:

xanadian: jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.

Or...

You can be a "junior engineer" with a contractor where you're worked 55 70 80 ??? hours a week for shiat pay coz you're working your way up the ladder.  

The place I worked for didn't give cash bonuses at Xmas.  We usually got a small ham and a coffee cup with the company logo on it.

F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.


You just reminded me.....

For the non-union employees, Boeing recently told them that annual pay raises are going away, and they Weill receive limited stock with a three year vesting period.  Yeesh.
 
2021-01-19 9:58:07 AM  
1 vote:

jayphat: snoopy2zero: If you have a family and don't like what you do but it keeps your family fed and what not ? Then let your job be a job and live your life outside of those 40 hours.

My mom cleaned houses and my dad worked at a power plant. Neither liked what they did but they knew it provided a good life for our family and because their jobs were just jobs they used every bit of vacation/sick days they could and enjoyed fanily time and had hobbies and interests outside of work.

The problem becomes when that 40 hours becomes 55 and you can't see your family PLUS you can't find something equivalent that pays as well. I call it the senior status paradox. You're a senior employee with a company, which means you're at the top of the pay scale, and they know you have no other options so they try to fark you over on your workload knowing you can't go anywhere else.


Or...

You can be a "junior engineer" with a contractor where you're worked 55 70 80 ??? hours a week for shiat pay coz you're working your way up the ladder.  

The place I worked for didn't give cash bonuses at Xmas.  We usually got a small ham and a coffee cup with the company logo on it.

F*ck that place with a rusty cactus.
 
2021-01-19 9:39:39 AM  
1 vote:
I stuck it out until they laid me off.
 
2021-01-19 9:26:21 AM  
1 vote:
There are always options. You may not like any of them, but they are options nonetheless.
 
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