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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 20:44
by pcqgod
Sometimes my favorite three words in the world are "the case settled."

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:06
by Jeemo
Wee guy puked big time in the bathroom, which was nice.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:26
by harvey k-tel
Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now accutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:37
by sloopjohnc
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now acutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


I would definitely be looking. From going through a few of these upheavals, it would be my opinion that your job is under the radar compared to the woman you just mentioned who's organizing a catalog. The only fear in your position is if they would outsource your job, but you could still get it back in a contract or free lance position.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:42
by sloopjohnc
Jeemo wrote:
Six String wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Picking up wee guy from youth club type thing last night. Guy high on something was refused entry and took it out on my wing mirror. When I challenged him. I was met with a torrent of abuse and threats of violence. My mind flashed on the newspaper headline "Middle Aged Man Killed wearing Slippers" and decided he wasn't worth the bother. :-)


That's good. You live to run another day. I'm shocked at grown adults or maybe I should say adults who get in fist fights. I haven't hit someone since I was twelve years old. I'm glad you chose the nonviolent approach even though it might have been tempting to hurt him. I'd hate to see you lose your ability to foster children because of a Neanderthal. Maybe it wouldn't happen but that can't be a good thing in your situation.


It wouldn't have seen very positively if I'd got involved while the wee guy was with me.


Unless you decked him and did a little dance over the guy.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:46
by harvey k-tel
sloopjohnc wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now acutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


I would definitely be looking. From going through a few of these upheavals, it would be my opinion that your job is under the radar compared to the woman you just mentioned who's organizing a catalog. The only fear in your position is if they would outsource your job, but you could still get it back in a contract or free lance position.


I'm basically a full-time contractor, and have been for the past three years. I'm not on the payroll here.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:55
by sloopjohnc
Harvey K-Tel wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now acutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


I would definitely be looking. From going through a few of these upheavals, it would be my opinion that your job is under the radar compared to the woman you just mentioned who's organizing a catalog. The only fear in your position is if they would outsource your job, but you could still get it back in a contract or free lance position.


I'm basically a full-time contractor, and have been for the past three years. I'm not on the payroll here.


My bet would be you're good.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:57
by Minnie Cheddars
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now accutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


Bummer.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 23:20
by Jeemo
sloopjohnc wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Six String wrote:
That's good. You live to run another day. I'm shocked at grown adults or maybe I should say adults who get in fist fights. I haven't hit someone since I was twelve years old. I'm glad you chose the nonviolent approach even though it might have been tempting to hurt him. I'd hate to see you lose your ability to foster children because of a Neanderthal. Maybe it wouldn't happen but that can't be a good thing in your situation.


It wouldn't have seen very positively if I'd got involved while the wee guy was with me.


Unless you decked him and did a little dance over the guy.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 23:31
by Belle Lettre
Sounds a bit crappy, Harvey. Hope it's ok.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 06:47
by Six String
Yes, sorry for the situation you're in John. Ot wouldn't hurt to get tge old C.V. a once over or start sniffing around for a prospect. Any possibilities of you doing the reverse? Going from your company to one that serves your company? Or as someone suggested, leave with the understanding you would return as per diem, contract or whatever they call it in Toronto.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 13:43
by PresMuffley
This morning I changed the ribbon on an antique L.C. Smith & Bros. typewriter that I purchased a few weeks ago. Works great (though I still need to clean it):

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 14:47
by Dr Markus
Just got offered a job that is the same money, better hours but has nothing to do with what I've been doing for the past 3 years. They need a response asap, problem is I'm waiting to hear back about a job that is a promotion from my current job, better money but the hours aren't so great. I won't hear about this job until next week. Catch 22 muthafuckas.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 16:03
by Dr Markus
Got the job I wanted with a pay increase, go me!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 16:15
by LeBaron
Great news, congratulations!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 16:43
by souphound
Congrats Markus.

On this side of the pond, they're selling a limited number of $100 lottery (scratch) tickets for a draw on March 30, odds of winning $1mln are 1:25,000. Those are very good odds compared to the run of the mill draws in which the odds are 1:15,000,000 or so, depending on which one you choose. I bought one last night, on a whim. Scratched it and won a free ticket. Scratched the free ticket and won.....another free ticket which I haven't redeemed yet.

So my odds of winning a million are now at 1:8,333 or more. Woohoo.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 17:05
by Samoan
The Great Defector wrote:Got the job I wanted with a pay increase, go me!

Nice one, Markus!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 17:12
by Dr Markus
Cheers folks.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 17:41
by sloopjohnc
The Great Defector wrote:Got the job I wanted with a pay increase, go me!


They obviously didn't ask you any questions about basketball or the NBA.

;)

You go, girl.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 17:43
by Dr Markus
sloopjohnc wrote:
They obviously didn't ask you any questions about basketball or the NBA.

;)

You go, girl.


Oh no, you didn't!