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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:38 pm

So I just got fired. Kind of feeling like shit now. I was in this job for over a year and really loved it. It wasn't anyone's fault tho (except maybe the government), because the company was doing badly financially.

Now I'm lying on the couch trying to muster the strength to look for jobs again.

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Post by Spacedaisy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:45 pm

Oh DDL! I'm so sorry, that is the worst!

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Post by juliets » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:33 pm

Oh wow DDL, I am so sorry. It's terrible to loose a job you love. I know you'll be back on your feet in no time though.
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Post by Ricochet » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:38 pm

That's a total bummer, DDL. I hope you'll be able to find a quick solution, especially with all the uncertainty flowing through the country, stay positive.
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks guys. Just needed to vent it.

Right now I have literally 99 problems because I intend to move back to my hometown but that means moving out and transporting my stuff.

Then after that, spam my CV.

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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:21 pm

Or pray that I get hired to that public job in the civil aviaton agency. Some day.

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Post by juliets » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:29 pm

DDL how soon are you moving?
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:47 pm

Already did. Well sort of. I just went to my parents' house nearly immediately, and now I'm slowly bringing things back with my dad.

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Post by MovingPictures07 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:35 pm

Oh man, that really sucks! I'm sorry to hear it, bud. I know you were really enjoying it.

I know you can find another new awesome position though, with your determination and skillset. Best of luck.

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Post by Epignosis » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:37 am

If anybody knows what it is like to lose a beloved job and struggle for it for a long time after, it's me. I empathize with you, DDL.

The best advice I can give is to realize immediately that any time in the gutter is temporary. If variance can work against us, it will work for us too.

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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks, guys.

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Post by Epignosis » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:52 pm

Two words that frequently serve as a preface in the educational field are actually a warning that whatever follows is probably bullshit.

"Research says"

Yesterday a woman from the state came into my classroom along with two women from the county to observe what we were doing. I had just played the audio to chapter one of The Great Gatsby because I have found success letting students read along to a recording, especially if the sentence structure and vocabulary is more complex (as is the case with this novel).

The woman from the state told me, "Research says that when students listen to the literature, they're not actually reading."

Bullshit, says I, but I politely explained that we don't listen to everything. We use audio maybe five or six times all semester, and on a couple of occasions, I personally read to my students. The rationale behind this, I went on to explain, was that many students were never read to as children, and they have no foundational skills with respect to cadence or inflection or tone. Hearing a professional articulate the words as they follow along accomplishes a few things; namely, it models proper reading, and it gets them to "buy in" to the plot of a novel they otherwise might have dismissed due to the length (yes, to our students, The Great Gatsby might as well be The Holy Bible).

In front of my students, this woman from the state said, "Well, research says that if they don't have it by now, they never will."

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I'm sorry. The fuck did you just say to me? In front of my students?

If what you just said is true, then what the hell am I doing? What the hell are my students doing? We all might as well cash it in and go find jobs moving boxes somewhere. Oh, and make sure you cancel those adult literacy programs.

Fuck outta my classroom, and take your shitty "research" with you.

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Post by juliets » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:34 am

Wow I can't believe someone who sees themselves as an educator basically said your students were a lost cause IN FRONT OF THEM. That is just completely inappropriate. Is there anyone you can complain to? I mean really, that is bad, bad, bad.
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:05 pm

You forget the point of schools is not to educate people, it's to invest in the workers of the future. If you are spending more money than the optimal to educate them, you are not making your money's worth when those people start working in the future.

Also forcing students to read books by themselves is a good way to separate the talented ones from the ones who should actually be moving boxes. Because capitalist society doesn't need a full population of literate people anyway.

And this kind of verbal abuse is also a way to prepare students for the verbal abuse they will be used to in their adult lives, as well as separate the ones who can take verbal abuse and still succeed, from the ones who cannot work adapt to a corporate world, and therefore should be, again, moving boxes.

(sarcasm, but sadly a lot of people believe in those)

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Post by G-Man » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:25 am

You know how you can tell when a kid is really sick? When she throws up in her crib overnight and, rather than crying out for mommy or daddy, she just lays down in it and goes back to sleep. :huh: It took three baths Sunday morning just to make the smell go away.

Then came the 103.7 degree fever Sunday afternoon and all the crying, loss-of-appetite, and clinginess that comes with it. Children's Motrin, fluids, and time helped the fever go down.

This morning greeted us with bright red, splotchy marks all over her little body. Thankfully, they didn't itch, so all she had to focus on was the rebound 103.5 degree fever.

According to the pediatrician we saw today, it's Erythema multiforme minor, likely a result of her body fighting off fifth disease. The rash and fever come at the final week of infection. It'll get worse by mid-week, when she'll likely have swollen hands and feet, but hopefully all will be back to normal by the weekend.

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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:05 am

Well those antibodies aren't gonna develop themselves.

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Post by juliets » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:15 pm

G-Man you say the doctor said this is probably a reaction to her fighting off "fifth" disease. Did you mean Lyme disease? Or is there a such thing as fifth disease that I've never heard of?
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Post by G-Man » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Nope, it's actually called fifth disease. They don't even capitalize the name. It's literally the fifth disease in a list of six families of viruses and bacteria that cause childhood rashes but apparently nobody decided to give it a fancy name:

1. Measles
2. Scarlet Fever
3. Rubella
4. Duke's Disease
5. fifth disease
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Post by juliets » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:06 am

Very interesting G-Man. Learn something new every day.
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Post by Epignosis » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:14 am

G-Man wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Nope, it's actually called fifth disease. They don't even capitalize the name. It's literally the fifth disease in a list of six families of viruses and bacteria that cause childhood rashes but apparently nobody decided to give it a fancy name:

1. Measles
2. Scarlet Fever
3. Rubella
4. Duke's Disease
5. erythema infectiosum
6. Roseola
Fixed.

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Post by G-Man » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:20 am

Epignosis wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:14 am
G-Man wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Nope, it's actually called fifth disease. They don't even capitalize the name. It's literally the fifth disease in a list of six families of viruses and bacteria that cause childhood rashes but apparently nobody decided to give it a fancy name:

1. Measles
2. Scarlet Fever
3. Rubella
4. Duke's Disease
5. erythema infectiosum
6. Roseola
Fixed.
Yep, I came across that technical name as well. Makes it sound like a cute Harry Potter spell.
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Post by Epignosis » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 pm

It does. :haha:

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Post by G-Man » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:31 pm

As if working late and feeling stressed out over switching accounting platforms, credit card processors, and payroll servicers all at the same time, now this:

Three of our employees got to talking about how many long weeks they've worked this year and got curious. They asked me which of them had worked more hours this year so far. I told them we have three ways to track it- by hours paid for, hours worked, and billable hours. I told them where they all stood in relation to each other in each category. They said they were just curious and wanted to know between the three of them.

Ten minutes ago I got a call from one of our owners. Apparently one or more of those employees didn't keep it between the three of them. I don't know the full extent of what all they told others about or whom they told, but it's become a mess for the bosses to handle. I realize now why I shouldn't have shared even the round-about answers that I gave them. It's a performance metric and should remain internal.

I've officially been told that if I do that again I will be fired. The boss said "I'm not saying that I'm going to do it this time." But he also didn't say he wasn't going to fire me this time. I can't imagine they would fire me given all the responsibilities I juggle and the current transitions we're undergoing but this is the owner who is a hot-head. I've never been chewed out in five and a half years at my job. Looks like that streak will end this afternoon.
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:47 pm

Live and learn.

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Post by Sloonei » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:32 pm

My favorite professor from college kept ignoring me when I asked him if I could use him as a reference on my grad school applications. I took four classes with him in my time there. I did great in all of them and he seemed to enjoy having me as a student. I was distraught and also short one reference with one of my deadlines coming up in less than a month. In desperation I decided to shoot him one last email. Just as I was about to click "send" I remembered a thing he said once about emails intended for him regularly ending up in the wrong place because the school's faculty page had the wrong address listed for him. Sure enough, when I pulled up his personal directory page instead, an entirely different email address was listed there. :stare:
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Post by dunya » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:32 pm

^ awwww *hugs* sloonster. I've done that before and actually called up the professor and been upset kinda, and then he told me, "Dunia, how many times have I told you I spell Lasse with one s in my email address" (I typed it with two s's) and I was like ok sorry, gonna crawl back under that rock.

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