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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7150 on: March 04, 2015, 11:50:21 AM »

I still don't get the exercise thing, she does 6ish miles in the morning, an afternoon walk, AND an hour of free running ball time when I get home from work.  Vet in the past has though separation anxiety, but there's not really much we can do about it.

So the dog gets about 3-4 hours of exercise a day? This is a breed that is genetically designed to run for about 12 hours a day (non-continuous) and up to 100 miles a day. While pulling a sled.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7151 on: March 04, 2015, 11:54:36 AM »

I still don't get the exercise thing, she does 6ish miles in the morning, an afternoon walk, AND an hour of free running ball time when I get home from work.  Vet in the past has though separation anxiety, but there's not really much we can do about it.

So the dog gets about 3-4 hours of exercise a day? This is a breed that is genetically designed to run for about 12 hours a day (non-continuous) and up to 100 miles a day. While pulling a sled.

She's not a pure bred, she's a mutt, their best guess is husky and german shepard.

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« Reply #7152 on: March 04, 2015, 12:23:07 PM »
When I was a kid one of my friends got a dog that was some kind of wolf/malmute mix (wolf side was dominant).  It was a tall, slender, and excited fur factory and acted like a bratty teenager - except when around visitors.  The dog spent too much time inside and never got enough attention.  It wasn't necessarily neglected, but it was a very social creature with an independent streak.  It never got aggressive, but knew how to push the parent's buttons.  They were just not the kind of family I would have expected to own a dog, let alone that breed.  They would have been better off with a smaller breed that just sits around and doesn't disturb anything.

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« Reply #7153 on: March 04, 2015, 12:40:00 PM »
+1  I was more concentrating on not punching him in the face.  He's ground zero for me, routinely tries to smack my ass or do an "accidental" tit grab at every office function

I'm sorry what?? That is sexual harassment AND assault and should be reported. You're likely not the only person he is doing this to and someone needs to speak up to put a stop to his behavior.

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« Reply #7154 on: March 04, 2015, 12:43:01 PM »
+1  I was more concentrating on not punching him in the face.  He's ground zero for me, routinely tries to smack my ass or do an "accidental" tit grab at every office function

I'm sorry what?? That is sexual harassment AND assault and should be reported. You're likely not the only person he is doing this to and someone needs to speak up to put a stop to his behavior.

He has been reported, it's done nothing....it's a part of my toxic vampire squid job (I have an entire thread running on my contemplation of telling them all to go fuck themselves), I'm one of only 2 females in the company, and the other one is a MUCH older VP. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7155 on: March 04, 2015, 12:44:08 PM »
+1  I was more concentrating on not punching him in the face.  He's ground zero for me, routinely tries to smack my ass or do an "accidental" tit grab at every office function

I'm sorry what?? That is sexual harassment AND assault and should be reported. You're likely not the only person he is doing this to and someone needs to speak up to put a stop to his behavior.

You can report to the local authorities.

He has been reported, it's done nothing....it's a part of my toxic vampire squid job (I have an entire thread running on my contemplation of telling them all to go fuck themselves), I'm one of only 2 females in the company, and the other one is a MUCH older VP.

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« Reply #7156 on: March 04, 2015, 12:45:41 PM »
You can report to the local authorities.

Or knee him in the groin every time he does it until he stops, and dare anyone to say anything negative to you

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7157 on: March 04, 2015, 12:48:55 PM »
Here is what OSHA has to say on the matter, if you'd prefer to report it to them.
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« Reply #7158 on: March 04, 2015, 12:56:49 PM »
+1  I was more concentrating on not punching him in the face.  He's ground zero for me, routinely tries to smack my ass or do an "accidental" tit grab at every office function

I'm sorry what?? That is sexual harassment AND assault and should be reported. You're likely not the only person he is doing this to and someone needs to speak up to put a stop to his behavior.

You can report to the local authorities.

He has been reported, it's done nothing....it's a part of my toxic vampire squid job (I have an entire thread running on my contemplation of telling them all to go fuck themselves), I'm one of only 2 females in the company, and the other one is a MUCH older VP.

I unfortunately learned this one the hard way. Next time, tell him very loudly to not touch you.  Write it down, what he did, your response, and report him again.  Do this EVERY SIGNLE TIME.  If nothing happens then you will have a sexual harassment suit with documentation. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7159 on: March 04, 2015, 12:58:10 PM »
If nothing is happening when you report to your HR, if he actually touches you (and really even if he doesn't, you still could)- I'd report to police. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7160 on: March 04, 2015, 01:13:14 PM »
We're getting off topic lol

To answer, we don't have an HR department.  I kindly informed him after the last time that I carry a concealed 9mm or .45 on me at all times and explained how good of a shot I am.  We'll see if he does it again.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7161 on: March 04, 2015, 01:22:18 PM »

I still don't get the exercise thing, she does 6ish miles in the morning, an afternoon walk, AND an hour of free running ball time when I get home from work.  Vet in the past has though separation anxiety, but there's not really much we can do about it.

So the dog gets about 3-4 hours of exercise a day? This is a breed that is genetically designed to run for about 12 hours a day (non-continuous) and up to 100 miles a day. While pulling a sled.

3-4 hours of exercise is plenty to make most huskies and malamutes behave and not tear everything up. Unless you honestly think that there is no husky/mal anywhere in the US, that isn't pulling a sled all day, that behaves.

Also, 100 miles is not 100 km, and 100km is at the upper range of what those dogs can do.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7162 on: March 04, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »
Overheard at work: talking about home appliances...

CW1: Oh, a few months ago our refrigerator broke. We had to throw out EVERYTHING. It must have been $300-$400 worth of food.

CW2: Wait, don't you have a second fridge?

CW1: Well yeah, but that one is also pretty full. There wasn't much we could fit in there.

....

Is it normal to assume people have 2 fridges? Is it normal to have $300 worth of items in thee fridge? What planet am I from?

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« Reply #7163 on: March 04, 2015, 02:40:33 PM »
My poster child un mustachian co worker quit.  On her way out she told me this job is offering her 20k a year more and "now maybe we won't be living hand to mouth", she told me 3 weeks ago their household income is 225k according to their taxes.  225k....and they were living hand to mouth.  In her next sentence she talked about the new Volvo she wanted, when she' going to be using the Metro to go work.  Oh, and it's JUST her and her husband and a dog...no kids.

On a second note, one of our salesguys is here in the office today (he's stationed in another state), I hate this guy beyond all level of hatred that is normal.  No one in the office really likes him and our CEO calls him the man child behind his back.

Man Child (MC) to me:  Guess what?!?!  I'm buying a house, a pit bull, and an engagement ring this year!

Me:  Congrats on the house and fiance, you excited?

MC:  Well, it's a lot of responsibility, I'm not sure if I'm ready, but I close next week, sold all my toys for the down payment (yay?) so I guess I have to be.

Me:  If you aren't ready, then why are you buying?

MC:  Well, I figured it's time to be more responsible (he's 37), but really I can't keep ANYTHING for a long time, I've had 10 cars in the last 3 years, 4 motorcycles and a boat.  Plus I don't know how to fix anything so that can get costly.  Plus it's going to run me 700 bucks a month for my condo fees.

Me:  Yea, it can, you have to be prepared for it.  But a house doesn't make you an automatic adult ya know (and thinking holy shit 700 a month in condo fees!)

MC:  Yea, that's why I'm getting engaged!

Me:  Wait, you're getting married so that people will think you more of an adult?  Do you love her?

MC:  Well, she puts up with my shit, isn't that what marriage is about?

Me:  It's a part of it, but what about all the other parts like you putting up with her shit, or you not whoring around on her (he routinely does this), or what happens if she gets ill, or fat or whatever, are you still going to want to be with her?  You need to decide that or your divorce is going to be insane!

MC:  Meh, I'll figure the divorce part out later if she does pull those things, I'm broke so it's not like she'll get anything anyway

Me:  You know that pitbull is going to cost you in the way of homeowners insurance right?

MC:  Oh, I didn't know a dog could change your rates!  Would it effect me getting another car loan too?  My broker told me to not get a car loan until after I closed for some reason, not sure why

Me *blink* *blink*, oh crap I forgot this meeting I have to go to...cya!

I love how you take this guy's answers literally. His responses are very cliché and what you would expect from this type of guy. Sounds like a proper geezer to me.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7164 on: March 04, 2015, 02:56:14 PM »
We're getting off topic lol

To answer, we don't have an HR department.  I kindly informed him after the last time that I carry a concealed 9mm or .45 on me at all times and explained how good of a shot I am.  We'll see if he does it again.

I, a random internet stranger, demand a follow up to this. :) I'm sorry you have to deal with that, that shit sucks. I'm sure you could find some Mustachians around those parts who'd be willing to go to war for you (even though it sounds like you are doing that already).


I still don't get the exercise thing, she does 6ish miles in the morning, an afternoon walk, AND an hour of free running ball time when I get home from work.  Vet in the past has though separation anxiety, but there's not really much we can do about it.

So the dog gets about 3-4 hours of exercise a day? This is a breed that is genetically designed to run for about 12 hours a day (non-continuous) and up to 100 miles a day. While pulling a sled.

3-4 hours of exercise is plenty to make most huskies and malamutes behave and not tear everything up. Unless you honestly think that there is no husky/mal anywhere in the US, that isn't pulling a sled all day, that behaves.

Also, 100 miles is not 100 km, and 100km is at the upper range of what those dogs can do.

He he. I'd highly suggest dog skiing. You don't have skis, but the dogs have a harness. One in each hand, a snowy road, and happiness :). Also, from my experience, dogs who habitually chew usually have some type of nutritional deficit. Granted, my GSD cut way back on chewing random things once I figured out his diet. He will still chew when he is bored, but not nearly as much, and not if he has something tastier around (like an injured chicken [:(] or a beef shoulder).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7165 on: March 04, 2015, 03:00:48 PM »
A week or so before Valentine's day CW comes over freaking out about how they did a dry run of their taxes and probably have to pay $11,000 because they messed up their withholdings.

At that point I felt bad because $11k IS alot of money to have in liquid savings for most people. At one point though "we made more than we ever have last year" came out of her mouth and I still tried not to judge because it would be unusual to have that much in savings. She's an admin asst so probably makes $50k. Let's assume her husband makes a similar or slightly more amount.

The week after Valentine's she comes in showing off her new Coach purse and says something like, her husband loves to buy things and leave the surprises around the house for her. And talked about the spa trip she took on valentine's which I think was a present she got from him for Christmas.

I suddenly don't feel bad for her tax situation.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7166 on: March 04, 2015, 03:01:38 PM »


I love how you take this guy's answers literally. His responses are very cliché and what you would expect from this type of guy. Sounds like a proper geezer to me.

No, he was being literal....this guy is about as stupid of a human being as I have ever met, we can't even send him to client sites because we've had complaints about his lack of intelligence.  There is a whole lotta office politics surrounding why he is currently employed.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7167 on: March 04, 2015, 03:07:37 PM »
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The week after Valentine's she comes in showing off her new Coach purse and says something like, her husband loves to buy things and leave the surprises around the house for her. And talked about the spa trip she took on valentine's which I think was a present she got from him for Christmas.

I suddenly don't feel bad for her tax situation.

I've seen this in a few places the last month or so with tax season where people have honestly said (or tv/radio ads implore you to) spend your tax refund while it's burning a hole in your pocket lest you save it or :::gasp::: spend it on something you actually need.  It was somewhere here in the "Anti" section where someone just had to blow their refund on toys otherwise they'd have to spend the money on an appliance that was about to break.

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« Reply #7168 on: March 04, 2015, 03:15:32 PM »
Is it normal to assume people have 2 fridges? Is it normal to have $300 worth of items in thee fridge? What planet am I from?
We almost certainly have >$300 of food in our fridge--our weekly grocery budget is about $225, and there is food that stays in the freezer some times for a few weeks.

Of course, we have a family of 8.  And we *do* have two fridges, although one of them we use almost exclusively for its freezer...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7169 on: March 04, 2015, 04:44:46 PM »
Overheard at work: talking about home appliances...

CW1: Oh, a few months ago our refrigerator broke. We had to throw out EVERYTHING. It must have been $300-$400 worth of food.

CW2: Wait, don't you have a second fridge?

CW1: Well yeah, but that one is also pretty full. There wasn't much we could fit in there.

....

Is it normal to assume people have 2 fridges? Is it normal to have $300 worth of items in thee fridge? What planet am I from?

To be fair, $300 is only like three 4lb lobsters.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7170 on: March 04, 2015, 08:24:35 PM »
Overheard at work: talking about home appliances...

CW1: Oh, a few months ago our refrigerator broke. We had to throw out EVERYTHING. It must have been $300-$400 worth of food.

CW2: Wait, don't you have a second fridge?

CW1: Well yeah, but that one is also pretty full. There wasn't much we could fit in there.

....

Is it normal to assume people have 2 fridges? Is it normal to have $300 worth of items in thee fridge? What planet am I from?

Our fridge took a shit and started freezing everything.  I was pissed about losing about $50 worth of food, but luckily we have an unused wine cooler that we were able to transfer some of the food to.  I think if *everything* in the fridge + attached freezer got too warm and spoiled, we'd be out about $100.  And having two fridges full of food is insane unless you've got a huge family.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7171 on: March 05, 2015, 08:31:27 AM »
My poster child un mustachian co worker quit.  On her way out she told me this job is offering her 20k a year more and "now maybe we won't be living hand to mouth", she told me 3 weeks ago their household income is 225k according to their taxes.  225k....and they were living hand to mouth.  In her next sentence she talked about the new Volvo she wanted, when she' going to be using the Metro to go work.  Oh, and it's JUST her and her husband and a dog...no kids.

On a second note, one of our salesguys is here in the office today (he's stationed in another state), I hate this guy beyond all level of hatred that is normal.  No one in the office really likes him and our CEO calls him the man child behind his back.

Man Child (MC) to me:  Guess what?!?!  I'm buying a house, a pit bull, and an engagement ring this year!

Me:  Congrats on the house and fiance, you excited?

MC:  Well, it's a lot of responsibility, I'm not sure if I'm ready, but I close next week, sold all my toys for the down payment (yay?) so I guess I have to be.

Me:  If you aren't ready, then why are you buying?

MC:  Well, I figured it's time to be more responsible (he's 37), but really I can't keep ANYTHING for a long time, I've had 10 cars in the last 3 years, 4 motorcycles and a boat.  Plus I don't know how to fix anything so that can get costly.  Plus it's going to run me 700 bucks a month for my condo fees.

Me:  Yea, it can, you have to be prepared for it.  But a house doesn't make you an automatic adult ya know (and thinking holy shit 700 a month in condo fees!)

MC:  Yea, that's why I'm getting engaged!

Me:  Wait, you're getting married so that people will think you more of an adult?  Do you love her?

MC:  Well, she puts up with my shit, isn't that what marriage is about?

Me:  It's a part of it, but what about all the other parts like you putting up with her shit, or you not whoring around on her (he routinely does this), or what happens if she gets ill, or fat or whatever, are you still going to want to be with her?  You need to decide that or your divorce is going to be insane!

MC:  Meh, I'll figure the divorce part out later if she does pull those things, I'm broke so it's not like she'll get anything anyway

Me:  You know that pitbull is going to cost you in the way of homeowners insurance right?

MC:  Oh, I didn't know a dog could change your rates!  Would it effect me getting another car loan too?  My broker told me to not get a car loan until after I closed for some reason, not sure why

Me *blink* *blink*, oh crap I forgot this meeting I have to go to...cya!

I really, really hope that he doesn't have children.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7172 on: March 05, 2015, 09:22:22 AM »

I still don't get the exercise thing, she does 6ish miles in the morning, an afternoon walk, AND an hour of free running ball time when I get home from work.  Vet in the past has though separation anxiety, but there's not really much we can do about it.

So the dog gets about 3-4 hours of exercise a day? This is a breed that is genetically designed to run for about 12 hours a day (non-continuous) and up to 100 miles a day. While pulling a sled.

3-4 hours of exercise is plenty to make most huskies and malamutes behave and not tear everything up. Unless you honestly think that there is no husky/mal anywhere in the US, that isn't pulling a sled all day, that behaves.

Also, 100 miles is not 100 km, and 100km is at the upper range of what those dogs can do.

Well, to be fair they'll do 100 mile days in the Iditarod, but there are a lot of breaks and support built into the race.  That's probably pushing the dogs pretty hard though.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7173 on: March 05, 2015, 01:50:12 PM »
We adoped a mix-breed dog (looks like a hound dog, and genetic test done years later came up as terrier, coonhound, German Shepard). He was pretty much out of control the first year we got him (he was about a year old). Took him for walks 2-3 times a day. But he was constantly barking, would jump or tunnel under our 6 foot fence and run away, also in the evening would tear back and forth the length of our house barking and jumping on us. I was really ready to re-home him. I think it was the 2nd dog trainer we talked to said, you really need to be exercising him more. And we are like, we take him for walks multiple times a day. And she was like, no, I'm talking about an hour in the morning, an hour in the evening, walks are not going to cut it. Also suggested other activities he could do. But we didn't follow advice so we put up with a crazy dog for a couple more years until we did work it in more. My one regret is that we didn't get him into scent trials, this dog's nose is so good he sniffed out a rat from over 50 feet away who was hiding, does the same for possums and outside cats (we don't let him chase them), he would have really made a good working dog.   
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7174 on: March 05, 2015, 01:53:36 PM »
My son rescued a husky/shepherd mix when he was 1 1/2 years old. He never destroyed a thing. A fast paced 1 hour walk a day worked great with some trips to the dog park.  Now we have him at 9 & either a 30 min walk or dog park will work great.  He can't do both anymore.  If we want to go for an hour it can't be hot. I didn't realize these breeds could be destructive.  He is a sweet heart of a dog but when an off leash pit charged me my big old guy took total care of me.  I was surprised at how vicious he got.  He got bit numerous times & had to sleep for the next 2 days but he went from being on his back with the pit on his throat to throwing the pit in the air & getting on his throat.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7175 on: March 05, 2015, 02:21:35 PM »
We adoped a mix-breed dog (looks like a hound dog, and genetic test done years later came up as terrier, coonhound, German Shepard). He was pretty much out of control the first year we got him (he was about a year old). Took him for walks 2-3 times a day. But he was constantly barking, would jump or tunnel under our 6 foot fence and run away, also in the evening would tear back and forth the length of our house barking and jumping on us. I was really ready to re-home him. I think it was the 2nd dog trainer we talked to said, you really need to be exercising him more. And we are like, we take him for walks multiple times a day. And she was like, no, I'm talking about an hour in the morning, an hour in the evening, walks are not going to cut it. Also suggested other activities he could do. But we didn't follow advice so we put up with a crazy dog for a couple more years until we did work it in more. My one regret is that we didn't get him into scent trials, this dog's nose is so good he sniffed out a rat from over 50 feet away who was hiding, does the same for possums and outside cats (we don't let him chase them), he would have really made a good working dog.   

I rescued a lab that was like this. There are some dogs that walking is exercise (like my old beagles who would lay down and require getting carried after just over a mile), and some dogs where no amount of walking would work. My lab was the latter. I did 30 minutes in the morning and over an hour in the evening at a pace that I had trouble keeping up and she would still need to have some ball throwing time. I started taking her to a very large playground and put her off leash, she would put down a couple miles worth of sprints in short time. Hill sprints, hide and sneak, fetch drills. 45 minutes a day and there were 0 issues. I ended up re-homing her to a lady that owned a farm and said she (the dog) would do a running check of the entire property every day without fail, on top of jogging with her (the lady) daily. Some dogs just need a LOT more than a person can keep up with.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7176 on: March 05, 2015, 02:23:16 PM »
I hated this dog when we first got him, he was so crazy. But now he's around 7, 8 years old, and everyone says what a good dog he is. He is friendly with all other dogs, never initiates anything. But there was a couple times a dog went after him, he will defend himself and not back down. He is really good with our 2 kids, so much so if I pick up up my youngest daughter he will bark at me. Though he does want to chase outside cats he understands not to mess with our family cat. He has turned into a really good family dog (though I could do with less barking). We are from NC, and a couple people have thought he might be plotthound, but he has medium-length hair on his back, he is definitely not a full breed anything.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7177 on: March 05, 2015, 03:10:38 PM »
CW was telling me about the new online services she has been using lately since she feels she has no time.  The first one is for meals.  So you get a recipe and everything you need to make the meal shipped to you for $12 a person.  She is getting three meals a week for 4 people.  My mouth hung open while I did the math and then completely lost track when she started telling me about a online personal stylist service that she is also using. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7178 on: March 05, 2015, 08:21:03 PM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

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« Reply #7179 on: March 05, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

I work at the pound, you insensitive Clod!

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« Reply #7180 on: March 05, 2015, 09:33:12 PM »
Coworker spent around $300 on chocolates over vacation. He gave some as gifts, put a tin in the office (I ate two!), and of course kept some for himself. That's REALLY generous, and also strikes me as a bit too much.

Maybe I'm just too much of a stingy grouch to react to that information with gratitude. But, you know, I did eat two. And they were yum.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7181 on: March 06, 2015, 06:07:17 AM »
This thread derails all the time - chill.

No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

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« Reply #7182 on: March 06, 2015, 06:59:03 AM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

My work lets you bring your dog with you if it is small and well behaved.  So no huskies.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7183 on: March 06, 2015, 07:08:13 AM »
CW was telling me about the new online services she has been using lately since she feels she has no time.  The first one is for meals.  So you get a recipe and everything you need to make the meal shipped to you for $12 a person.  She is getting three meals a week for 4 people.  My mouth hung open while I did the math and then completely lost track when she started telling me about a online personal stylist service that she is also using.

I have a co-worker who could be the same person.  In addition, this person has been struggling with a huge underwater mortgage....and takes expensive tropical vacations.  Makes my head explode.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7184 on: March 06, 2015, 07:11:52 AM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

My work lets you bring your dog with you if it is small and well behaved.  So no huskies.

ugh I want a job like this!! I don't know if our smaller dog would be considered small enough though, she's like 30 pounds.

my mom works for a sportsmen's conservation group and people are allowed to bring their dogs in, they're all hunting dogs, like German shorthair pointers and stuff. so cool and I am so jealous!!!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7185 on: March 06, 2015, 07:24:44 AM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

My work lets you bring your dog with you if it is small and well behaved.  So no huskies.

Half my reason for wanting to start my own company is so that I can bring a Great Dane into the office every day.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7186 on: March 06, 2015, 08:41:10 AM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

My work lets you bring your dog with you if it is small and well behaved.  So no huskies.

Half my reason for wanting to start my own company is so that I can bring a Great Dane into the office every day.


My big boy would pee on himself (and thus, my office floor) in fear. He's rather used to his accustomed environment ...


Our little girl (all 150 pounds of her) would not be afraid, but she'd have to Meet. All. The. New. Friends. Right. NOW. and she'd surely knock some people over in her greetings.


...unless either of them perceived or mispercieved a threat to me. That could get ugly fast.


So, Danes in home office, yep. Danes in office office, not so much.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7187 on: March 06, 2015, 09:08:55 AM »
ugh I want a job like this!! I don't know if our smaller dog would be considered small enough though, she's like 30 pounds.


Mines 35# and she comes with me on days I have to take her to the vet (which is next door, so it saves a trip home and back).

I think if they can comfortably sit under you desk, it's cool.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7188 on: March 06, 2015, 09:45:42 AM »
What do all you people with dogs do when you travel?  I'd love to get a small-medium dog (preferably something allowed in most apartments) when I have enough time to take care of it properly (ie retirement), but I'm worried it will hamper my freedom to travel. Is it easy to take them to other countries?  I'd guess no

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7189 on: March 06, 2015, 09:53:20 AM »
What do all you people with dogs do when you travel?  I'd love to get a small-medium dog (preferably something allowed in most apartments) when I have enough time to take care of it properly (ie retirement), but I'm worried it will hamper my freedom to travel. Is it easy to take them to other countries?  I'd guess no

Many airlines will let you carry dogs on board if they're in a carrying case.  My mom does this all the time flying from Canada to Florida.  She has a 3 lb Yorkshire Terrier though, it's pretty damned small and portable.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7190 on: March 06, 2015, 09:53:45 AM »
No one cares about your dogs. This is overheard at work thread...

My work lets you bring your dog with you if it is small and well behaved.  So no huskies.

Half my reason for wanting to start my own company is so that I can bring a Great Dane into the office every day.


My big boy would pee on himself (and thus, my office floor) in fear. He's rather used to his accustomed environment ...


Our little girl (all 150 pounds of her) would not be afraid, but she'd have to Meet. All. The. New. Friends. Right. NOW. and she'd surely knock some people over in her greetings.


...unless either of them perceived or mispercieved a threat to me. That could get ugly fast.


So, Danes in home office, yep. Danes in office office, not so much.

Valid points. And I suppose there are enough people who are scared of big dogs, that could also become an issue...

Sidenote: You're my hero for owning a pair of Danes. I've wanted a pair for years, but the timing and living/work situations have never been right. If my boss told me this afternoon that I didn't have to travel anymore... I'd be signing up to foster one tonight, and local breeder research would start tomorrow.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7191 on: March 06, 2015, 09:55:21 AM »
What do all you people with dogs do when you travel?  I'd love to get a small-medium dog (preferably something allowed in most apartments) when I have enough time to take care of it properly (ie retirement), but I'm worried it will hamper my freedom to travel. Is it easy to take them to other countries?  I'd guess no

Other countries- no. There is almost always going to be a quarantine period.

We either board the dog (it's $25 a day, and I feel so guilty because she was a shelter dog and I worry she thinks we are surrendering her to them), have a neighbor kid take care of her ($10 a day), arrange trade weeks with a neighbor (we take their dog for their week of vacation, they take ours for a week- no cost), or take her with us (if we are driving).

Having a pet definitely means sacrifice when traveling though, you have to arrange around them.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7192 on: March 06, 2015, 12:01:20 PM »
We either board the dog (it's $25 a day, and I feel so guilty because she was a shelter dog and I worry she thinks we are surrendering her to them), have a neighbor kid take care of her ($10 a day), arrange trade weeks with a neighbor (we take their dog for their week of vacation, they take ours for a week- no cost), or take her with us (if we are driving).

Having a pet definitely means sacrifice when traveling though, you have to arrange around them.
We're going on vacation next week and can't bring along our dog. A local place has had advertising about their boarding services and how much better they are than the place we've usually boarded him, so the wife decided she wanted to go and tour this place and see what she thought.

BIG mistake. She walked out of the place miserable and horrified that the place we had been boarding the dog (she had him for several years before we got married) was similar- she thought that it looked far too much like a shelter/pound and was really worried about how miserable she figured our dog would be if he had to stay there for a week. (why yes, this dog DOES have some attachment issues, how could you guess? :P). Thankfully I was able to get my younger brother to come out and house/pet-sit for the time we'll be gone...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7193 on: March 06, 2015, 12:17:38 PM »
The place we have boarded at (3 times when we couldn't arrange something else- we used to live somewhere that we didn't know/trust out neighbors) does look like a pound. But I was very happy with the people there.  Our dog doesn't socialize well except with a small subset of dogs, so the first time, she was always put out in the yard to play with just the caretaker, and no dogs.  The second time, the caretaker brought her OWN dog from home so Elsa could play with him, since no dogs being boarded met the profile she does well with (only boy dogs smaller than her. She is terrified of bigger boys, and gets very aggressive with other girls).

I am glad we found a place that does care for the dogs, but I still feel awful about it. 

And we didn't get off scott- free the first time we left her with the neighbor, it ended up costing a lot more than boarding her. Again, I think she thought she was being abandoned and ended up having what the neighbor thought was seizures, $500 emergency vet bill better, when we got home, we found out the dog had been prescribed antacids.  So the second time we told the neighbor if she was acting weird, give her tums first, then go emergency vet route (which was fine- I'll pay pretty much anything for her).  But thankfully, I think Elsa is pretty secure that we are coming back for her now (keep in mind we had her for 6 years before this happened).  Possibly being left at the neighbor's was super hard because she could see our house, but not understand why we weren't coming to get her?  My dog is weird- but we can tell she has issues from her first owner.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7194 on: March 06, 2015, 01:21:48 PM »
My pup also gets to occasionally visit work! She usually just sleeps on top of my desk in front of my window (she is really small).

If you are planning on traveling a lot internationally for extended periods, I don't recommend dog ownership Dragoncar. I love my dog but man is she a pain when I want to go somewhere sometimes. If you are thinking you'll travel after you FIRE and that's at least 5+ years away, you could get a senior dog (ie already 9-10+ years old) from a rescue bc to put it bluntly, they most likely won't be around for too many more years.

Speaking from experience, it's not easy or cheap to move a dog overseas. Countries all have different regs so bouncing around would be nearly impossible and you can't always take trains or etc with them. Flying is getting more complicated and more expensive every year, as airlines keep raising the fees. I still sometimes fly domestically with my dog bc she can fly in-cabin, I would NEVER check my dog as a bag (which is allowed!!) because there have been many incidents of dogs dying(!!) when in the luggage compartment.

Boarding also has like a 1 week limit for me, it gets expensive quickly (25/day+) and I feel bad for my dog being alone, she gets sad, etc. The first time I boarded her, when I took her home she jumped on my bed, peed and then went in her kennel voluntarily and ignored me entirely for 3 days. It is better now but she still isn't thrilled with it, though sometimes mommy has to leave town for work and there's no choice :-(

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7195 on: March 06, 2015, 02:57:57 PM »
What do all you people with dogs do when you travel?  I'd love to get a small-medium dog (preferably something allowed in most apartments) when I have enough time to take care of it properly (ie retirement), but I'm worried it will hamper my freedom to travel. Is it easy to take them to other countries?  I'd guess no

Many airlines will let you carry dogs on board if they're in a carrying case.  My mom does this all the time flying from Canada to Florida.  She has a 3 lb Yorkshire Terrier though, it's pretty damned small and portable.

Our dog just LOVES my parents and so we sometimes leave him there, or for shorter trips we have a wonderful dog sitter that takes him into her home.  That, however, is the cost of a cheap hotel room every 24 hours ($45 a day).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7196 on: March 07, 2015, 08:49:18 PM »
We're still talking about dogs?

 I wanna go back to laughing at people who say stupid shit at work.   

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7197 on: March 07, 2015, 08:57:24 PM »
It's hardly hurting anything.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7198 on: March 07, 2015, 09:25:16 PM »
CW: "Hey man, you don't have any chow I could bum from you, do you?"
Me: [confused look]
CW: "They pulled my truck into the shop for repairs. I was going to cash a TChek [payday advance, essentially] and get something to eat, but I'm stuck here now with no money or food. I haven't eaten since 08:00 [was 15:00 at the time]"
Me: "That sucks, here you go [gives him some food]."

This happened at a trucking company. The other driver was relatively new. I was broke when I started too, but I quickly learned to keep ample food in the truck. It's shocking the number of drivers who eat every single meal at a truck stop or restaurant. Many are chronically broke, and abuse the payday advances we can get at truck stops.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #7199 on: March 07, 2015, 09:31:15 PM »
I'm 46 now. And when I turn 50 I won't HAVE to work at a place I hate (I can be choosy) and that miserable woman is partially responsible for that!

I think misery creates drive for something better... I can relate because my boss is an official nut case and I got to thinking, "I cannot work like this forever..." and so I found MMM and started investing what I already do well at saving. Thank you to someone making me miserable, right? No one ever wanted to better themselves when life is perfect.