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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9450 on: July 18, 2015, 08:07:03 AM »
On the other ends of the world even Chinese try to emit less CO2. m(

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9451 on: July 18, 2015, 02:23:28 PM »
Cloth isn't allowed in my building

How is cloth not allowed?

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, but when I priced it out, I figured it would be about a wash for the first child and you'd start coming out ahead with your second and any subsequent children.

Yes, fitted cloth diapers only win with the second child, because they cost a whole lot more than you would expect.

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« Reply #9452 on: July 18, 2015, 02:29:31 PM »
Painfully witnessed in person at work: some guy completely flunked his in-person interview for a technical lead position. There had been two separate phone screens before hand, where the person appeared very knowledgeable and competent, whereas this guy was rambling platitudes and offering no specifics whatsoever when prompted.

We are now thinking that this guy paid an experienced professional to take the phone screen for him, somehow hoping that he could BS his way through the rest of the interview process. This company operates in an industry where background checks are notoriously thorough, so I don't know how he could possibly think that he could get away with this. Mind blown.

Yep. Mind blown. We had a fellow interview for "welder" at a factory I worked at. He interviewed well but when the lead welder went back into the shop later that afternoon - this guy was back there trying to weld and WITHOUT A HELMET!!! Didn't seem to think there was any need for a helmet didn't seem to know what a helmet did for you except perhaps th sparks off of your face. Fired on the spot.

I assume everyone here knows what welding is. If not I recommend watching any of the You Tube videos from a user called "WeldingTips and Tricks".

My mother was semi-famous in her ability to 'interview well'.  She would do one thing for a while, decide she wanted to do something completely different, and try to interview for the job.  This was before the Internet, so there wasn't really any searching for stuff online.  She once interviewed at a company for a welding position on a Friday.  She got the offer on the spot, starting on Monday.  Now, my dad was a true, "Jack of all Trades" and a master of several.  When she got home and told my dad at dinner, I literally heard him say, "Okay then, I have till Sunday night to teach you how to weld."  She had that job for 5 or 6 months, and they even offered her a lower management position, but she was already tired of the hot work; so she next got a job as a nurse at a retirement home.  She was never fired from any job, and her resume is a dozen pages long.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9453 on: July 18, 2015, 11:03:17 PM »
Painfully witnessed in person at work: some guy completely flunked his in-person interview for a technical lead position. There had been two separate phone screens before hand, where the person appeared very knowledgeable and competent, whereas this guy was rambling platitudes and offering no specifics whatsoever when prompted.

We are now thinking that this guy paid an experienced professional to take the phone screen for him, somehow hoping that he could BS his way through the rest of the interview process. This company operates in an industry where background checks are notoriously thorough, so I don't know how he could possibly think that he could get away with this. Mind blown.

Yep. Mind blown. We had a fellow interview for "welder" at a factory I worked at. He interviewed well but when the lead welder went back into the shop later that afternoon - this guy was back there trying to weld and WITHOUT A HELMET!!! Didn't seem to think there was any need for a helmet didn't seem to know what a helmet did for you except perhaps th sparks off of your face. Fired on the spot.

I assume everyone here knows what welding is. If not I recommend watching any of the You Tube videos from a user called "WeldingTips and Tricks".

My mother was semi-famous in her ability to 'interview well'.  She would do one thing for a while, decide she wanted to do something completely different, and try to interview for the job.  This was before the Internet, so there wasn't really any searching for stuff online.  She once interviewed at a company for a welding position on a Friday.  She got the offer on the spot, starting on Monday.  Now, my dad was a true, "Jack of all Trades" and a master of several.  When she got home and told my dad at dinner, I literally heard him say, "Okay then, I have till Sunday night to teach you how to weld."  She had that job for 5 or 6 months, and they even offered her a lower management position, but she was already tired of the hot work; so she next got a job as a nurse at a retirement home.  She was never fired from any job, and her resume is a dozen pages long.

Your parents seem like fun people to learn from.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9454 on: July 20, 2015, 08:00:02 AM »
I told my coworker who also has a newborn about the Prime Day diaper and wipes deal.

"Oh, we use Honest diapers. They aren't that expensive."

I looked them up. $80/month. Diapering my daughter costs less than half that.

What do diapers normally cost? I have no clue.

It varies. Preemie diapers are 45 cents each, which was so expensive that i resorted to just folding down newborn diapers for the first month of my daughter's life. When I was using newborn Pampers, they cost me about 22 cents each and I had no good alternative because they made the tiniest newborn diapers on the market.

If you go buy a full-priced "jumbo" of Pampers (one of the premium brands) at CVS it'll run you about $11 for 25 diapers and a single package of wipes runs you $3-4. My daughter uses about 250 diapers a month, but she also flips her lid if she's wet or dirty, so I change her more than average. Drugstore diapers bought at retail are about the most expensive way to diaper. Personally, I am for a penny and a half per wipe or less, and under 15 cents a diaper. That's pretty easy to manage without going nuts. I usually use Amazon's house brand of wipes, which they are constantly putting on sale, but I used some Pampers ones when they were closing those out too. Luvs (made by Pampers, it's their cheapie line) purchased via Amazon Mom by the case are the cheapest way to buy diapers retail normally. The Huggies Prime Day deal was very good, and I know some people do well couponing. I buy a lot of my diapers via the community list serv, because people will sell partial cases when their child outgrows the size.

It costs me about $35/month to keep my daughter in diapers and wipes, all told. Cloth isn't allowed in my building, but when I priced it out, I figured it would be about a wash for the first child and you'd start coming out ahead with your second and any subsequent children.

I buy a box of ~150 pampers from Sam's, runs about .22-27cents per diaper (depending on size).  Wipes - I tend to wait until there is a sale and buy 2-3 cases of wipes (each case is usually 8 packages of 150-200).  Last wipes sale was 3 cases from Target @ $15/each, plus $10 gift card back.  I guess a penny a wipe, but probably a bit less since I sale shop for those.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9455 on: July 20, 2015, 08:53:49 AM »
I told my coworker who also has a newborn about the Prime Day diaper and wipes deal.

"Oh, we use Honest diapers. They aren't that expensive."

I looked them up. $80/month. Diapering my daughter costs less than half that.

What do diapers normally cost? I have no clue.

It varies. Preemie diapers are 45 cents each, which was so expensive that i resorted to just folding down newborn diapers for the first month of my daughter's life. When I was using newborn Pampers, they cost me about 22 cents each and I had no good alternative because they made the tiniest newborn diapers on the market.

If you go buy a full-priced "jumbo" of Pampers (one of the premium brands) at CVS it'll run you about $11 for 25 diapers and a single package of wipes runs you $3-4. My daughter uses about 250 diapers a month, but she also flips her lid if she's wet or dirty, so I change her more than average. Drugstore diapers bought at retail are about the most expensive way to diaper. Personally, I am for a penny and a half per wipe or less, and under 15 cents a diaper. That's pretty easy to manage without going nuts. I usually use Amazon's house brand of wipes, which they are constantly putting on sale, but I used some Pampers ones when they were closing those out too. Luvs (made by Pampers, it's their cheapie line) purchased via Amazon Mom by the case are the cheapest way to buy diapers retail normally. The Huggies Prime Day deal was very good, and I know some people do well couponing. I buy a lot of my diapers via the community list serv, because people will sell partial cases when their child outgrows the size.

It costs me about $35/month to keep my daughter in diapers and wipes, all told. Cloth isn't allowed in my building, but when I priced it out, I figured it would be about a wash for the first child and you'd start coming out ahead with your second and any subsequent children.

I buy a box of ~150 pampers from Sam's, runs about .22-27cents per diaper (depending on size).  Wipes - I tend to wait until there is a sale and buy 2-3 cases of wipes (each case is usually 8 packages of 150-200).  Last wipes sale was 3 cases from Target @ $15/each, plus $10 gift card back.  I guess a penny a wipe, but probably a bit less since I sale shop for those.

I thought diapers were about the most overstated cost thing in having a kid.  Bought a box at Sams every 3-6 weeks over the first 18 months of my daughter's life (goes down after that) and a box was ~$36. 

What was expensive was formula (my daughter was big, and we needed to supplement what my wife could produce) at ~$35 a can that last about a week (target brand, I think?) and daycare, which started at about $1500/mo and goes down from there (we're down to about ~$900-1k/mo), before the tax savings (writeoff and dependant care savings account).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9456 on: July 20, 2015, 09:47:38 AM »
I told my coworker who also has a newborn about the Prime Day diaper and wipes deal.

"Oh, we use Honest diapers. They aren't that expensive."

I looked them up. $80/month. Diapering my daughter costs less than half that.

What do diapers normally cost? I have no clue.

It varies. Preemie diapers are 45 cents each, which was so expensive that i resorted to just folding down newborn diapers for the first month of my daughter's life. When I was using newborn Pampers, they cost me about 22 cents each and I had no good alternative because they made the tiniest newborn diapers on the market.

If you go buy a full-priced "jumbo" of Pampers (one of the premium brands) at CVS it'll run you about $11 for 25 diapers and a single package of wipes runs you $3-4. My daughter uses about 250 diapers a month, but she also flips her lid if she's wet or dirty, so I change her more than average. Drugstore diapers bought at retail are about the most expensive way to diaper. Personally, I am for a penny and a half per wipe or less, and under 15 cents a diaper. That's pretty easy to manage without going nuts. I usually use Amazon's house brand of wipes, which they are constantly putting on sale, but I used some Pampers ones when they were closing those out too. Luvs (made by Pampers, it's their cheapie line) purchased via Amazon Mom by the case are the cheapest way to buy diapers retail normally. The Huggies Prime Day deal was very good, and I know some people do well couponing. I buy a lot of my diapers via the community list serv, because people will sell partial cases when their child outgrows the size.

It costs me about $35/month to keep my daughter in diapers and wipes, all told. Cloth isn't allowed in my building, but when I priced it out, I figured it would be about a wash for the first child and you'd start coming out ahead with your second and any subsequent children.

I buy a box of ~150 pampers from Sam's, runs about .22-27cents per diaper (depending on size).  Wipes - I tend to wait until there is a sale and buy 2-3 cases of wipes (each case is usually 8 packages of 150-200).  Last wipes sale was 3 cases from Target @ $15/each, plus $10 gift card back.  I guess a penny a wipe, but probably a bit less since I sale shop for those.

Daughter has severe allergies so we've been going with the "natural" stuff. Tried cloth diapering but when the baby goes nuclear, we have no idea how to clean the diaper....

Honest Diapers and Waterwipes. After taxes...about 53cents/diaper and 7cents/wipe.

Minimum two wipes per shit, so 67 cents everytime she goes #2.

About 4 shits a day, and another 4 changes on top of that...so...$4.8/day in diapers+wipes....about $150/month.

FML.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9457 on: July 20, 2015, 09:56:49 AM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9458 on: July 20, 2015, 11:07:35 AM »

Yeah, that happens. Have you tried Swaddlers sensitive? They're much cheaper. The preemie ones they sell to hospitals are the Swaddlers sensitive and we used them. They are really nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Pampers-Swaddlers-Sensitive-Diapers-Economy/dp/B00DFFT9S6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437408080&sr=8-1&keywords=swaddlers+sensitive

http://www.amazon.com/Pampers-Sensitive-Wipes-Box-Count/dp/B005DLCJX2/ref=pd_sim_121_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0X36QBCPFYXXJ0V04EWR

These might work too:

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Elements-Wipes-Unscented-Flip-Top/dp/B00OPH8HYA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1437408161&sr=1-3&keywords=amazon+elements+baby+wipes
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Thanks for the recommendations; I'll do some research.

We recently tried regular Swaddlers as our daughter seems to be outgrowing the allergies a little bit and we wanted something thinner (Honest diapers are pretty thick)...no noticeable rashes or anything have developed...so far so good.

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9459 on: July 20, 2015, 11:12:28 AM »
Painfully witnessed in person at work: some guy completely flunked his in-person interview for a technical lead position. There had been two separate phone screens before hand, where the person appeared very knowledgeable and competent, whereas this guy was rambling platitudes and offering no specifics whatsoever when prompted.

We are now thinking that this guy paid an experienced professional to take the phone screen for him, somehow hoping that he could BS his way through the rest of the interview process. This company operates in an industry where background checks are notoriously thorough, so I don't know how he could possibly think that he could get away with this. Mind blown.

Yep. Mind blown. We had a fellow interview for "welder" at a factory I worked at. He interviewed well but when the lead welder went back into the shop later that afternoon - this guy was back there trying to weld and WITHOUT A HELMET!!! Didn't seem to think there was any need for a helmet didn't seem to know what a helmet did for you except perhaps th sparks off of your face. Fired on the spot.

I assume everyone here knows what welding is. If not I recommend watching any of the You Tube videos from a user called "WeldingTips and Tricks".

My mother was semi-famous in her ability to 'interview well'.  She would do one thing for a while, decide she wanted to do something completely different, and try to interview for the job.  This was before the Internet, so there wasn't really any searching for stuff online.  She once interviewed at a company for a welding position on a Friday.  She got the offer on the spot, starting on Monday.  Now, my dad was a true, "Jack of all Trades" and a master of several.  When she got home and told my dad at dinner, I literally heard him say, "Okay then, I have till Sunday night to teach you how to weld."  She had that job for 5 or 6 months, and they even offered her a lower management position, but she was already tired of the hot work; so she next got a job as a nurse at a retirement home.  She was never fired from any job, and her resume is a dozen pages long.

Can she write a book? She probably has some awesome stories.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9460 on: July 20, 2015, 12:29:45 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9461 on: July 20, 2015, 12:33:07 PM »
On the other ends of the world even Chinese try to emit less CO2. m(
Are you serious?
Are you?

How about now?

But wait, there's more.

Dang. I had no idea. Thanks for the links!

When China wants to get something done, just stand out of their way and watch with awe. I had a professor tell about Shanghai wanting to add more greenery to the city. So instead of just planting some trees, the city leaders went to another region and bought an entire forest, chopped down the trees, and transported them to Shanghai and replanted them. BOOM!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9462 on: July 20, 2015, 12:57:27 PM »
A 26 year old co-worker just "bought" a new car, financed 100% with negative equity rolled into it from her trade-in.

She was proud of the way she handled the salesman when they started to "get confusing" about her trade-in amount. She described her conversation as "Look, I don't care what you do with the trade-in value or the price of the car, do whatever you have to do, but my payment needs to be less than what I'm paying now."

Oy.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9463 on: July 20, 2015, 01:17:53 PM »
Painfully witnessed in person at work: some guy completely flunked his in-person interview for a technical lead position. There had been two separate phone screens before hand, where the person appeared very knowledgeable and competent, whereas this guy was rambling platitudes and offering no specifics whatsoever when prompted.

We are now thinking that this guy paid an experienced professional to take the phone screen for him, somehow hoping that he could BS his way through the rest of the interview process. This company operates in an industry where background checks are notoriously thorough, so I don't know how he could possibly think that he could get away with this. Mind blown.

Yep. Mind blown. We had a fellow interview for "welder" at a factory I worked at. He interviewed well but when the lead welder went back into the shop later that afternoon - this guy was back there trying to weld and WITHOUT A HELMET!!! Didn't seem to think there was any need for a helmet didn't seem to know what a helmet did for you except perhaps th sparks off of your face. Fired on the spot.

I assume everyone here knows what welding is. If not I recommend watching any of the You Tube videos from a user called "WeldingTips and Tricks".

My mother was semi-famous in her ability to 'interview well'.  She would do one thing for a while, decide she wanted to do something completely different, and try to interview for the job.  This was before the Internet, so there wasn't really any searching for stuff online.  She once interviewed at a company for a welding position on a Friday.  She got the offer on the spot, starting on Monday.  Now, my dad was a true, "Jack of all Trades" and a master of several.  When she got home and told my dad at dinner, I literally heard him say, "Okay then, I have till Sunday night to teach you how to weld."  She had that job for 5 or 6 months, and they even offered her a lower management position, but she was already tired of the hot work; so she next got a job as a nurse at a retirement home.  She was never fired from any job, and her resume is a dozen pages long.

Can she write a book? She probably has some awesome stories.

As noted above, she is unlikely to finish the book.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9464 on: July 20, 2015, 02:55:00 PM »

Yeah, that happens. Have you tried Swaddlers sensitive? They're much cheaper. The preemie ones they sell to hospitals are the Swaddlers sensitive and we used them. They are really nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Pampers-Swaddlers-Sensitive-Diapers-Economy/dp/B00DFFT9S6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437408080&sr=8-1&keywords=swaddlers+sensitive

http://www.amazon.com/Pampers-Sensitive-Wipes-Box-Count/dp/B005DLCJX2/ref=pd_sim_121_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0X36QBCPFYXXJ0V04EWR

These might work too:

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Elements-Wipes-Unscented-Flip-Top/dp/B00OPH8HYA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1437408161&sr=1-3&keywords=amazon+elements+baby+wipes

Thanks for the recommendations; I'll do some research.

We recently tried regular Swaddlers as our daughter seems to be outgrowing the allergies a little bit and we wanted something thinner (Honest diapers are pretty thick)...no noticeable rashes or anything have developed...so far so good.

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.
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You can make your own wipes and choose your ingredients.  Saw a roll of nice thick paper towels in half (so you have two halves about the size of a roll of toilet paper each).  In the meantime, take a large container with a lid (rubber maid makes nice ones) and stir together two cups of water, and two tablespoons each of baby shampoo and lotion (you choose the brand, whatever works for your baby's bum).  Don't shake it, just stir!   Push the half paper towel roll down into the liquid, put the lid on, and let it sit for a couple of hours.  Pull out the center cardboard tube and pull the wipes from the center.  Leave the lid on when not using. 

Fast, cheap and good.  We did this initially to save money, but found that our son had far fewer skin problems than some of our friends' kids, and I preferred the smell of our lotion of choice to the chemically smell of commercial wipes.   

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9465 on: July 20, 2015, 03:06:09 PM »
When China wants to get something done, just stand out of their way and watch with awe. I had a professor tell about Shanghai wanting to add more greenery to the city. So instead of just planting some trees, the city leaders went to another region and bought an entire forest, chopped down the trees, and transported them to Shanghai and replanted them. BOOM!
How do you replant a tree that was chopped down? Dug up maybe?

Anyway... yeah, they're impressive as hell. The downside is, that great power for focused action can just as easily be used for disastrous ends. Pros and cons, as always.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9466 on: July 20, 2015, 03:19:31 PM »
When China wants to get something done, just stand out of their way and watch with awe. I had a professor tell about Shanghai wanting to add more greenery to the city. So instead of just planting some trees, the city leaders went to another region and bought an entire forest, chopped down the trees, and transported them to Shanghai and replanted them. BOOM!
How do you replant a tree that was chopped down? Dug up maybe?

Anyway... yeah, they're impressive as hell. The downside is, that great power for focused action can just as easily be used for disastrous ends. Pros and cons, as always.

Yeah, my professor didn't know anything about trees, I assume that he meant dug up.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9467 on: July 20, 2015, 03:31:45 PM »
I make my own wipes to use after biking to work. I made a mixture of shampoo and lotion and keep it at work. I also have another container that I fill with two cups of hot water and two tablespoons of the lotion mixture. I then press one paper towel at a time into the container until it is full. Use the good paper towels. I only need one per day and have gotten years out of the original mixture.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9468 on: July 20, 2015, 06:11:47 PM »
A superannuation company hosted a free lunch and Q&A (i.e. recruiting drive) at my office last week.

I had to bite my tongue when my boss asked: "So, ballpark figure, how much do we need to have in super for retirement?"

He's 54 with two young children.

After the presentation I sent him a link to MMM's Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post.

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« Reply #9469 on: July 20, 2015, 07:55:15 PM »
Forgot to add above:

One of my husband's colleagues recently moved in with his girlfriend. For the colleague's 30th, the girlfriend gave him an all-expenses-paid island holiday.

(At the time I felt a bit inferior. We don't spend that kind of money on birthdays. Does that make me a bad wife???)

Found out last night she just admitted to $30k in credit card debt.

I just ran some numbers on an online calculator and texted my husband to say if she busts her arse to pay it off in two years, she will still be paying more in CC payments than we pay in rent. At minimum payments of $490/month, it would take 22 years...

So that birthday present doesn't look so hot after all.

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« Reply #9470 on: July 20, 2015, 07:57:40 PM »
So that birthday present doesn't look so hot after all.

Yeah, I wonder how often that happens. I think this happens to quite a few people that seem to have more fun than I do.

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« Reply #9471 on: July 20, 2015, 10:55:17 PM »
So that birthday present doesn't look so hot after all.

Yeah, I wonder how often that happens. I think this happens to quite a few people that seem to have more fun than I do.

Makes it awkward for him, too. He had been raving about how much she earns, how they were going to buy a house... not with that hanging over her head.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9472 on: July 21, 2015, 01:40:46 AM »

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.

Genuine question about all these 'homemade wipes' recipes - why can't you just use soap and water? I can understand wipes when out and about, but surely people are at home for many many changes a day.

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« Reply #9473 on: July 21, 2015, 01:50:52 AM »

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.

Genuine question about all these 'homemade wipes' recipes - why can't you just use soap and water? I can understand wipes when out and about, but surely people are at home for many many changes a day.

Just use a baby bidet.  You'll never go back.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9474 on: July 21, 2015, 04:19:35 AM »
So that birthday present doesn't look so hot after all.

Yeah, I wonder how often that happens. I think this happens to quite a few people that seem to have more fun than I do.

Yeah, we have a young couple in our neighborhood that are always travelling to some Caribbean island.  They both make decent salaries, but I'm convinced they're living paycheck to paycheck.  That or they come from money.  Either way, they're having more fun than me!?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9475 on: July 21, 2015, 05:25:15 AM »
You can use a flannel with water/baby shampoo mix (soap may be too harsh for baby skin). Wipes are good as the skin dries pretty quick (so the baby doesn't get a rash). With a flannel you would either need a drying flannel, or to wait/wave the baby around until it was dry for powder/cream as needed. Then you have a lot of dirty flannels to wash. Wipes are super convenient.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9476 on: July 21, 2015, 08:19:14 AM »
I'm interning at a fortune 500 company for the summer.

When I first started, I'd get invited to go out to lunch every Friday. I politely declined but probably alienated myself a little bit from the other young engineers. In the cafeteria where I eat my packed lunch, there are a couple people that I see every day. I wonder if they are also mustachians. About 170 people work at my location so someone else has to know about this forum right?

Here is one from today:

Unfortunately, I missed the beginning of the conversation so I only caught the end.

Coworker 1: "Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to rely on my 401L"
Coworker 2: "What's a 401L?"
Coworker 1: "401 lottery"

Other things that make me irk:
-Going out to lunch every day
-hour long commutes
-fancy pants cars in the parking lot
-nobody bikes to work even though we have shower and are centered in a low cost of living nice middle class community

To be fair, I have a 30 minute commute but that's only because I'm temporarily staying with family for my 12 week internship. My rent costs are $0.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9477 on: July 21, 2015, 08:29:09 AM »
I'm interning at a fortune 500 company for the summer.


I dislike being "that guy," but I applaud you having a good idea about your finances at your age. I totally don't mean to be patronizing.

One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

Let me give you an example, I was in Chicago for work a few months ago. I didn't want to go out for drinks with another exhibitor, but did so, and while over drinks I mentioned wanting to move a particular product line. That exhibitor lit up because she had a customer looking for the exact thing. Due to paying $10 for drinks (after tax and tip), I got a business source that bought about $3000 the next day, not a bad ROI. Of course, this is just one an example that worked out. If I always got this return, I would live in that bar.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9478 on: July 21, 2015, 08:43:57 AM »

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.

Genuine question about all these 'homemade wipes' recipes - why can't you just use soap and water? I can understand wipes when out and about, but surely people are at home for many many changes a day.

You probably could, but babies are small, wiggly and slippery when wet. I would rather not hold one over a sink or tub for cleaning. I used to shower with my baby and I've had to stop as she gets more mobile because I'm concerned about dropping her.

But you clean the baby with wipes whilst they are lying down - why not use cotton wool and water or a flannel in a similar way? Surely you wouldn't have to give them a bath everytime, or wipes wouldn't work? (I'm clueless about babies though, so thanks for your responses)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9479 on: July 21, 2015, 08:52:05 AM »

Oh, I misunderstood. When you said soap and water, I assumed you meant holding the baby under a faucet, which is just asking for trouble. You can absolutely moisten flannel with soapy water and clean the baby that way. My coop rules forbid washing diapers in the communal laundry machines, so I assume that goes for wipes as well. As it is, wipes cost us about a dollar a week, and I'm really okay with spending the money.

Ah ha, I get you. Sounds like your rules wouldn't allow it, that's so annoying. I know from having friends with kids that wipes are surprisingly useful to have around though.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9480 on: July 21, 2015, 10:15:27 AM »
I dislike being "that guy," but I applaud you having a good idea about your finances at your age. I totally don't mean to be patronizing.
I second that. Good job.
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Let me give you an example, I was in Chicago for work a few months ago. I didn't want to go out for drinks with another exhibitor, but did so, and while over drinks I mentioned wanting to move a particular product line. That exhibitor lit up because she had a customer looking for the exact thing. Due to paying $10 for drinks (after tax and tip), I got a business source that bought about $3000 the next day, not a bad ROI. Of course, this is just one an example that worked out. If I always got this return, I would live in that bar.
I've drastically reduced spontaneously eating/drinking out for my own sake; DW and I maybe go 1-2x a month at this point. However, I still average once per week with a certain group of friends, which is easily justified by the pace of real estate leads I get from that group. Sadly, I haven't been able to execute a deal yet as a result, but even one small house a year would return several times what I spend, and I genuinely enjoy their company too.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9481 on: July 21, 2015, 10:47:43 AM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9482 on: July 21, 2015, 10:52:26 AM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9483 on: July 21, 2015, 11:14:17 AM »
A 26 year old co-worker just "bought" a new car, financed 100% with negative equity rolled into it from her trade-in.

She was proud of the way she handled the salesman when they started to "get confusing" about her trade-in amount. She described her conversation as "Look, I don't care what you do with the trade-in value or the price of the car, do whatever you have to do, but my payment needs to be less than what I'm paying now."

Oy.

I think we have similar coworkers. I didn't even know you could roll negative equity into a new loan, that was a weird conversation to have.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9484 on: July 21, 2015, 11:23:47 AM »

My issue with the alternatives for the wipes is how many chemicals they put in them, but 7 cents/wipe does hurt.

Genuine question about all these 'homemade wipes' recipes - why can't you just use soap and water? I can understand wipes when out and about, but surely people are at home for many many changes a day.

You probably could, but babies are small, wiggly and slippery when wet. I would rather not hold one over a sink or tub for cleaning. I used to shower with my baby and I've had to stop as she gets more mobile because I'm concerned about dropping her.

But you clean the baby with wipes whilst they are lying down - why not use cotton wool and water or a flannel in a similar way? Surely you wouldn't have to give them a bath everytime, or wipes wouldn't work? (I'm clueless about babies though, so thanks for your responses)

Oh, I misunderstood. When you said soap and water, I assumed you meant holding the baby under a faucet, which is just asking for trouble. You can absolutely moisten flannel with soapy water and clean the baby that way. My coop rules forbid washing diapers in the communal laundry machines, so I assume that goes for wipes as well. As it is, wipes cost us about a dollar a week, and I'm really okay with spending the money.
My older son's daycare did that, actually.  Has for 30-40 years.  Big industrial sink.  She just tucks the babies in her arm and runs them under the faucet.  Very "green" before green was a thing.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9485 on: July 21, 2015, 12:05:05 PM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

I'll have to agree with this as well. The importance of network (especially at temp position) is too important to miss. And once you have a few lunches under your belt you can always suggest lower cost place. As an intern you have a great excuse to say "oh you're going to X? Don't think my budget will fit that - what about Y?" Plus you never know when your CW will cover your lunch.  I've done unofficial lunches when interns just start where the junior engineers will split the bill to cover the interns (although this usually only occcurs the first time or two).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9486 on: July 21, 2015, 12:28:02 PM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

A trick that's worked for me is "Oh, I don't do Mexican, (Or whatever the most expensive place is) my stomach always reacts poorly to it let me know when you hit that Greek place (Or whatever the cheap place is), I just love it!" Using this technique, you are snubbing the restaurant, not the invitee and you are only going to the cheapest places. I have one boss who I have only ever seen join the guys for lunch at Subway - everywhere else "takes too long for his packed schedule."

"Casa Bonita? - I can't spend the whole afternoon on the can"......problem solved

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9487 on: July 21, 2015, 12:42:58 PM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

A trick that's worked for me is "Oh, I don't do Mexican, (Or whatever the most expensive place is) my stomach always reacts poorly to it let me know when you hit that Greek place (Or whatever the cheap place is), I just love it!" Using this technique, you are snubbing the restaurant, not the invitee and you are only going to the cheapest places. I have one boss who I have only ever seen join the guys for lunch at Subway - everywhere else "takes too long for his packed schedule."

"Casa Bonita? - I can't spend the whole afternoon on the can"......problem solved

I'm going to disagree on this. If you don't like a place or can't tolerate it, that's one thing, but I wouldn't say that you can't stomach Mexican. One lie leads to another and it's just too hard for me to keep up with them. You don't want to say that you can't handle Mexican and then a week later your supervisor sees you at a Mexican restaurant.

Also, no one likes that person that shoots down most places. If you find that people around you are sighing and saying, "Fine, where do you want to go," because you've shot down the places they've recommended, you can lose friends that way, or at least look bad to your colleagues.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9488 on: July 21, 2015, 03:09:16 PM »
Company provided lunch for everyone today, all of the drivers were told that yesterday so they wouldn't have to pack a lunch if they usually do. Needless to say one stupid employee that has been mentioned on this thread many times before was spotted on the gps system stopped at Togo's.

Guy spent $12 on a sandwich, chips, and a drink and then got back to the office where food was waiting... sandwiches, chips, and drinks from Togo's.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9489 on: July 22, 2015, 07:33:35 AM »
Company provided lunch for everyone today, all of the drivers were told that yesterday so they wouldn't have to pack a lunch if they usually do. Needless to say one stupid employee that has been mentioned on this thread many times before was spotted on the gps system stopped at Togo's.

Guy spent $12 on a sandwich, chips, and a drink and then got back to the office where food was waiting... sandwiches, chips, and drinks from Togo's.

There's a guy at my work that does this every time - but on purpose.  If work brings in BBQ, he'll leave and go get the same thing but not have to 'deal with the rest of the workers'.  This guy is 65+ and still basically entry level, no one seems to like him for some reason.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9490 on: July 22, 2015, 08:15:26 AM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

A trick that's worked for me is "Oh, I don't do Mexican, (Or whatever the most expensive place is) my stomach always reacts poorly to it let me know when you hit that Greek place (Or whatever the cheap place is), I just love it!" Using this technique, you are snubbing the restaurant, not the invitee and you are only going to the cheapest places. I have one boss who I have only ever seen join the guys for lunch at Subway - everywhere else "takes too long for his packed schedule."

"Casa Bonita? - I can't spend the whole afternoon on the can"......problem solved

I'm going to disagree on this. If you don't like a place or can't tolerate it, that's one thing, but I wouldn't say that you can't stomach Mexican. One lie leads to another and it's just too hard for me to keep up with them. You don't want to say that you can't handle Mexican and then a week later your supervisor sees you at a Mexican restaurant.

Also, no one likes that person that shoots down most places. If you find that people around you are sighing and saying, "Fine, where do you want to go," because you've shot down the places they've recommended, you can lose friends that way, or at least look bad to your colleagues.

My solution for that is to always pack a lunch or just be willing to go out to my own place. It works well for me. The reason is that I'm just a particularly picky eater, but I think the situation still applies. Whenever people are talking about where to go out to lunch, they'll ask if I want to go; if I don't want to go, I just tell them thanks for the offer but I brought lunch, but if I do want to go I'll just throw my lunch in the fridge for the next day. There are some places where my coworkers know I'll never go, so they'll mention it as a courtesy so I know what they're doing but they don't expect me to join.

I agree that if you try to force everyone to go where you want to go every time you'll come off as annoying and no one will invite you, but in my experience no one is sour over just declining the invitation and doing your own thing. Just be polite, thank them for the invitation, and ask them to keep you in the loop in the future with the clause that you just might not go with them every time.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9491 on: July 22, 2015, 11:00:24 AM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

A trick that's worked for me is "Oh, I don't do Mexican, (Or whatever the most expensive place is) my stomach always reacts poorly to it let me know when you hit that Greek place (Or whatever the cheap place is), I just love it!" Using this technique, you are snubbing the restaurant, not the invitee and you are only going to the cheapest places. I have one boss who I have only ever seen join the guys for lunch at Subway - everywhere else "takes too long for his packed schedule."

"Casa Bonita? - I can't spend the whole afternoon on the can"......problem solved

I'm going to disagree on this. If you don't like a place or can't tolerate it, that's one thing, but I wouldn't say that you can't stomach Mexican. One lie leads to another and it's just too hard for me to keep up with them. You don't want to say that you can't handle Mexican and then a week later your supervisor sees you at a Mexican restaurant.

Also, no one likes that person that shoots down most places. If you find that people around you are sighing and saying, "Fine, where do you want to go," because you've shot down the places they've recommended, you can lose friends that way, or at least look bad to your colleagues.

My solution for that is to always pack a lunch or just be willing to go out to my own place. It works well for me. The reason is that I'm just a particularly picky eater, but I think the situation still applies. Whenever people are talking about where to go out to lunch, they'll ask if I want to go; if I don't want to go, I just tell them thanks for the offer but I brought lunch, but if I do want to go I'll just throw my lunch in the fridge for the next day. There are some places where my coworkers know I'll never go, so they'll mention it as a courtesy so I know what they're doing but they don't expect me to join.

I agree that if you try to force everyone to go where you want to go every time you'll come off as annoying and no one will invite you, but in my experience no one is sour over just declining the invitation and doing your own thing. Just be polite, thank them for the invitation, and ask them to keep you in the loop in the future with the clause that you just might not go with them every time.
I remember at my old company, my very sweet coworkers decided to take me to lunch for my birthday.

But the didn't let me pick the place.

I still remember, because they picked Chili's, which doesn't have a whole lot of healthy foods.

This was the year I turned 32, and I'd just lost over 50 pounds, mostly by NEVER EATING OUT.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9492 on: July 22, 2015, 11:10:42 AM »
So yesterday my office had a "going away" lunch for me since next week is my last week.  One of our members from another town in the state brought a bunch of fish that he had caught and did a big fish fry for everyone.  I'm vegan.

And this is one of the reasons I'm really, really glad to be leaving.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9493 on: July 22, 2015, 11:18:56 AM »
Company provided lunch for everyone today, all of the drivers were told that yesterday so they wouldn't have to pack a lunch if they usually do. Needless to say one stupid employee that has been mentioned on this thread many times before was spotted on the gps system stopped at Togo's.

Guy spent $12 on a sandwich, chips, and a drink and then got back to the office where food was waiting... sandwiches, chips, and drinks from Togo's.

There's a guy at my work that does this every time - but on purpose.  If work brings in BBQ, he'll leave and go get the same thing but not have to 'deal with the rest of the workers'.  This guy is 65+ and still basically entry level, no one seems to like him for some reason.

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Gee, I wonder why people don't like him.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9494 on: July 22, 2015, 11:30:39 AM »
So yesterday my office had a "going away" lunch for me since next week is my last week.  One of our members from another town in the state brought a bunch of fish that he had caught and did a big fish fry for everyone.  I'm vegan.

And this is one of the reasons I'm really, really glad to be leaving.

My first company did that for my "going away" lunch. We were supposed to all go out (on expense) to celebrate, but we were really busy, so my final lunch ended up being a working lunch, and the boss ordered in.  Ham sandwiches.

I don't eat pork.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9495 on: July 22, 2015, 11:37:43 AM »
"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat out, especially not at Chili's."

"Waah, waah, waah...I'm a vegan."

"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat pork."

There are literally millions of people starving all over the world...just f* eat it!

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9496 on: July 22, 2015, 11:40:40 AM »
So yesterday my office had a "going away" lunch for me since next week is my last week.  One of our members from another town in the state brought a bunch of fish that he had caught and did a big fish fry for everyone.  I'm vegan.

And this is one of the reasons I'm really, really glad to be leaving.

My first company did that for my "going away" lunch. We were supposed to all go out (on expense) to celebrate, but we were really busy, so my final lunch ended up being a working lunch, and the boss ordered in.  Ham sandwiches.

I don't eat pork.

In both of your cases, did they do that deliberately or was it an innocent mistake?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9497 on: July 22, 2015, 11:41:34 AM »
"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat out, especially not at Chili's."

"Waah, waah, waah...I'm a vegan."

"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat pork."

There are literally millions of people starving all over the world...just f* eat it!

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

I would advise that you grow up.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9498 on: July 22, 2015, 11:43:04 AM »
One thing about going out for lunches on Fridays, it may be an expense worth it. Occasionally I'll eat out even though I don't want to because the socializing and networking helps.

+1000

The whole point of an internship is to get a (better) job when you graduate.  You don't want to be labeled the "weird loner".  Every company loves the "team player" buzzword when they go to hire people, and I guarantee the young engineers you're working with will be asked at the end of the summer which interns are potential hires.  Who do you think they are going to recommend, assuming all of the interns are equally qualified?  Spend the $10 a week on the group lunch and consider it an investment in your future.  Even if this place doesn't pan out long term, these other young engineers will have friends at other places looking for entry level employees.

This.

And remember, it isn't a permanent thing. When you get a full time gig, every time for the first month or so that someone asks if you want to go to lunch, join them. Especially if they're a higher level than you. After a month, pull back on that to about once a month, or whatever you deem is the correct amount.

A trick that's worked for me is "Oh, I don't do Mexican, (Or whatever the most expensive place is) my stomach always reacts poorly to it let me know when you hit that Greek place (Or whatever the cheap place is), I just love it!" Using this technique, you are snubbing the restaurant, not the invitee and you are only going to the cheapest places. I have one boss who I have only ever seen join the guys for lunch at Subway - everywhere else "takes too long for his packed schedule."

"Casa Bonita? - I can't spend the whole afternoon on the can"......problem solved

I'm going to disagree on this. If you don't like a place or can't tolerate it, that's one thing, but I wouldn't say that you can't stomach Mexican. One lie leads to another and it's just too hard for me to keep up with them. You don't want to say that you can't handle Mexican and then a week later your supervisor sees you at a Mexican restaurant.

Also, no one likes that person that shoots down most places. If you find that people around you are sighing and saying, "Fine, where do you want to go," because you've shot down the places they've recommended, you can lose friends that way, or at least look bad to your colleagues.

My solution for that is to always pack a lunch or just be willing to go out to my own place. It works well for me. The reason is that I'm just a particularly picky eater, but I think the situation still applies. Whenever people are talking about where to go out to lunch, they'll ask if I want to go; if I don't want to go, I just tell them thanks for the offer but I brought lunch, but if I do want to go I'll just throw my lunch in the fridge for the next day. There are some places where my coworkers know I'll never go, so they'll mention it as a courtesy so I know what they're doing but they don't expect me to join.

I agree that if you try to force everyone to go where you want to go every time you'll come off as annoying and no one will invite you, but in my experience no one is sour over just declining the invitation and doing your own thing. Just be polite, thank them for the invitation, and ask them to keep you in the loop in the future with the clause that you just might not go with them every time.
I remember at my old company, my very sweet coworkers decided to take me to lunch for my birthday.

But the didn't let me pick the place.

I still remember, because they picked Chili's, which doesn't have a whole lot of healthy foods.

This was the year I turned 32, and I'd just lost over 50 pounds, mostly by NEVER EATING OUT.

Stolen from elsewhere, but... on your 32nd bday...


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9499 on: July 22, 2015, 11:46:31 AM »
"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat out, especially not at Chili's."

"Waah, waah, waah...I'm a vegan."

"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat pork."

There are literally millions of people starving all over the world...just f* eat it!

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

In response to the complaint about vegans, yes there are millions of starving people in the world and if more people ate fewer animal products, fewer crops would go to feeding animals for the meat and dairy industries, so there would be enough food for everyone in the world.