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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1100 on: May 25, 2016, 06:48:08 AM »
Unnfortunately I signed a non compete contract with her.  Does anyone know how enforceable those are?  I can't help but think sending that text to her client list would sway their impression of her. 
This was my post FIRE gig.  I started 6 months ago but I was her longest employee.  I got tired of training new people and thought I'd make a few suggestions.  It was just fun money for me but I felt I had to say something for the other workers and couldn't stand bending my principles anymore.

Not sure outside the US but generally in the US noncompetes are unenforecable if you aren't an executive.  Noncom in return for $1M of stock grants?  Probably enforceable.  Noncom for a $50k/yr job?  Unenforceable.  Basically they cannot make you unable to earn a living.

IANAL, etc.

Whoa, hold on there.  Cannot Wait!, if you are looking for guidance on non-compete law, you really need to consult an attorney familiar with your state's (or other country?) laws because the laws vary greatly by state.  Many states won't dishonor an entire non-compete just because a portion is unenforceable, but will actually "blue pencil" the clause to put greater limits to turn it into an enforceable clause.  The examples that Chris22 wrote, while well-intentioned, represents a pretty common misconception/over-generalization about this area of law.  Although, he is correct on this part: "Basically they cannot make you unable to earn a living."  Definitely consult an attorney if this is an issue you want to understand accurately for your situation.

Absolutely consult an attorney who has experience in this area.  I love enforcing non-competes, and could enforce a well-written one against someone who made $50k under the right circumstances. And in many states, the courts will just adjust the terms of an otherwise unenforceable non-compete to make it unenforceable ("blue penciling").

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1101 on: May 25, 2016, 06:58:35 AM »
Thanks LouLou!
This was just a small time gig.  Turns out I don't *need* the money as much as I thought and am really enjoying not working at all.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1102 on: May 26, 2016, 10:14:34 AM »
Binge read the whole thread.  Sad stories, but WONDERFULLY entertaining.  Thank you all.

I have a few stories.  Will post one now, a few more to follow.  The only one I would categorize as an FU will be posted as some other time.

I was given incredible opportunities in my lifetime.  We took advantage of most of them, leading to me being FIRE with 2 FIRE dates.  The first date was the last day of school last year.  My second date was the FIRST day teachers were to report back.  I wasn't there :)

Got a degree in Computer Science in the early 90's, but went to work for my Grandfather in the family manufacturing business to see if that was the career I wanted.  I did not.  I did enjoy making things, but it was a little boring, and there were some issues with management(Uncle, cousin) I did not want to deal with for the rest of my life.  In short, I did not trust them and therefore did not want to be their partner.


After 3 1/2 years, I left to pursue a career using my degree.  So my first FU was not that at all.  It was simply living below our means in order to walk away from a very lucrative company simply because I did not want to stay.  My dad is still there to this day (at 75), HATING it, and destroying his body in order to deal with it(or NOT deal with it).  He can afford to leave anytime he wants to, but won't.

That led to my next FU story, which will be forthcoming.

Anyone else with a family related FU story?





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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1103 on: May 27, 2016, 07:35:44 AM »
a complete negative micromanagement ass biscuit

I'm saving this to share the next time my friend complains about her boss.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1104 on: May 28, 2016, 05:23:25 AM »
a complete negative micromanagement ass biscuit

I'm saving this to share the next time my friend complains about her boss.

I'm saving this so I can use the phrase
"Complete negative micromanagement ass biscuit"  some day in conversation.  😄

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1105 on: May 28, 2016, 07:34:56 PM »
Holy cow, this is fantastic.
A teacher trying to get ahead and help others do the same.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1106 on: May 30, 2016, 08:58:04 PM »
I love this thread :)
I don't have a great story, but definitely want to make sure we have enough FU money on hand that we could, should the need arise

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1107 on: June 02, 2016, 03:42:52 AM »
My story is an in-progress story.

Currently I'm working for a job that I really like and have a good team but we have a 'supervisory' manager from another company that has the most combative and rude management style that I have ever experienced. I can't say that every day is an epic FU Money Story what I do have is the confidence that if I were fired I would be fine and my wife is a-ok with us making a dramatic change at any moment.

My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong. *note* 95% of the time everything is completely unfounded. Within my first 6 months I was threatened to be fired over 30 times - I stopped counting. After the third or fourth threatening I said, 'Yes, by all means. After you do that we can go out and have a few drinks. However this this and this is wrong and I'm very busy." He attempted a few more times to try and scare me in to place before realizing that I had no fear. Now, while he still threatens to fire he's also decided that he likes me and is trying to get me promoted within my own company or brought over to his company.

Having enough money to comfortably walk away at any time has just turned the constant idiocy in to a laughing matter. Unfortunately my coworkers are not in the same position so they feel much more stress and anxiety. While this manager does make days longer and harder to get my work done I'm able to speak my mind and do my damn job all because of epic FU money and the confidence that it has brought.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1108 on: June 02, 2016, 06:07:01 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1109 on: June 02, 2016, 07:33:13 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong. *note* 95% of the time everything is completely unfounded. Within my first 6 months I was threatened to be fired over 30 times - I stopped counting. After the third or fourth threatening I said, 'Yes, by all means. After you do that we can go out and have a few drinks. However this this and this is wrong and I'm very busy." He attempted a few more times to try and scare me in to place before realizing that I had no fear. Now, while he still threatens to fire he's also decided that he likes me and is trying to get me promoted within my own company or brought over to his company.
The word "bully" comes to mind--as soon as you stood your ground, things turned around.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1110 on: June 02, 2016, 07:38:08 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1111 on: June 02, 2016, 08:00:11 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)
(SW dev here) Are you kidding me!?  Tabs are *way* better than spaces! :)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1112 on: June 02, 2016, 08:09:32 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Or just seen the most recent episode of Silicon Valley. :-p

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1113 on: June 02, 2016, 08:57:20 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)
(SW dev here) Are you kidding me!?  Tabs are *way* better than spaces! :)

I prefer a pre-checkin formatting script, but we never got around to it at my last company...we were spending too much time debating the proper amount of spacing around operators, when to camel case, and other such important stuff.  That's OK, though, because we only spent about 100 engineer-years on the project and then had it canceled, only to be replaced by another project with essentially the same specs, except the main controller was replaced by another part "produced" by a company we bought.  Which was OK except the owner of the company was friends with management at my company - they went to college together or something.  And that the part wasn't done yet.  So last I heard they were off developing a simulation environment because there was no hardware.  I really don't know anymore...I left in February.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1114 on: June 02, 2016, 03:02:56 PM »

I prefer a pre-checkin formatting script, but we never got around to it at my last company...we were spending too much time debating the proper amount of spacing around operators, when to camel case, and other such important stuff.  That's OK, though, because we only spent about 100 engineer-years on the project and then had it canceled, only to be replaced by another project with essentially the same specs, except the main controller was replaced by another part "produced" by a company we bought.  Which was OK except the owner of the company was friends with management at my company - they went to college together or something.  And that the part wasn't done yet.  So last I heard they were off developing a simulation environment because there was no hardware.  I really don't know anymore...I left in February.

Set up something like GNU Indent with a check out and check in settings.  Check out code and get it the way you want.  Check in and it goes back to the "standard" with no problems.  Takes about an hour to setup and everyone is happy...unless they are looking over your shoulder.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1115 on: June 02, 2016, 05:35:58 PM »
^ Yup.  My general point is that the organization I was in preferred to debate and argue more than solve the problem and move on with life.  TBH, I probably contributed to that culture myself at times.  Anyway, no longer my problem since 2/19/16.
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« Reply #1116 on: June 02, 2016, 06:53:34 PM »
^ Yup.  My general point is that the organization I was in preferred to debate and argue more than solve the problem and move on with life.  TBH, I probably contributed to that culture myself at times.  Anyway, no longer my problem since 2/19/16.

I think it's possible I am working for that very same company ;)

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« Reply #1117 on: June 02, 2016, 08:18:57 PM »
^ Yup.  My general point is that the organization I was in preferred to debate and argue more than solve the problem and move on with life.  TBH, I probably contributed to that culture myself at times.  Anyway, no longer my problem since 2/19/16.

I think it's possible I am working for that very same company ;)

You, me, and Dilbert.  It's a pandemic I think.  There was a book I started reading once the thesis of which was that all business organizations are inherently messed up simply as a result of their objectives.  Not sure I totally agree, but I can see how it is easier for most places to be yucky.

If you PM me where you work, I'll confirm or deny ;-)
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1118 on: June 03, 2016, 05:43:50 AM »

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1119 on: June 03, 2016, 07:10:58 AM »
Between April of last year until about two months ago, I was extremely frustrated at work and looking for another job (which would require moving where I live). If I had been offered any of the jobs for which I applied, I would have accepted it with no hesitation.

Unfortunately, after months of a frustrating job search, usually driving at least two hours each way to interviews/tests and taking vacation time to do so, I decided that I would no longer actively look for another job. I also decided not to move from where I current live and leave my current job, before accepting another position. As you did, I decided to allow my Stash to continue to grow instead of possibly using it to cover expenses while looking for a job.

Coming to these decisions has made a huge difference. I have not fully returned to my pre-April 2015 state of being extremely happy with my situation - but I am nonetheless happy, regardless of what my managers have or have not done, are or are not doing, and will or will not do.

I do what I need to do to maintain a healthy state of mind - such as freely speak my mind or flatly refuse to do certain tasks. The worst-case scenario, as far as I can tell, would be my current employer firing me (or laying me off, or whatever you choose to call it), with a contract-required notice of two months. As that's a fairly attractive option from my point of view, if that happens, I'd simply say something like "Great. Thank you.", leave the office, tell my landlord I'm exercising the clause in my lease that allows me to cancel it with two months' notice, and start looking for a new job and a new place to live.

I actually joke with colleagues that happy jlajr can be just as annoying as frustrated jlajr, and that I suspect that they have started putting happy pills in my lunch. :)

Well, freely speaking my mind and flatly refusing to do certain tasks has, in fact, resulted in my employer terminating my employment.

When I decided that I would no longer actively look for another job and realized that my employer terminating my employment would be a fairly attractive option from my point of view, I kind of forgot to think about what I would do after my employer terminated my employment. I guess I should do that now.

With two months notice, I'll have some time to do just that.

(Don't say, Wow, two months notice? That's amazing., just yet. The other side of the coin is that if I had resigned, I would have been required to give my employer two months notice as well.)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1120 on: June 03, 2016, 07:15:18 AM »
Between April of last year until about two months ago, I was extremely frustrated at work and looking for another job (which would require moving where I live). If I had been offered any of the jobs for which I applied, I would have accepted it with no hesitation.

Unfortunately, after months of a frustrating job search, usually driving at least two hours each way to interviews/tests and taking vacation time to do so, I decided that I would no longer actively look for another job. I also decided not to move from where I current live and leave my current job, before accepting another position. As you did, I decided to allow my Stash to continue to grow instead of possibly using it to cover expenses while looking for a job.

Coming to these decisions has made a huge difference. I have not fully returned to my pre-April 2015 state of being extremely happy with my situation - but I am nonetheless happy, regardless of what my managers have or have not done, are or are not doing, and will or will not do.

I do what I need to do to maintain a healthy state of mind - such as freely speak my mind or flatly refuse to do certain tasks. The worst-case scenario, as far as I can tell, would be my current employer firing me (or laying me off, or whatever you choose to call it), with a contract-required notice of two months. As that's a fairly attractive option from my point of view, if that happens, I'd simply say something like "Great. Thank you.", leave the office, tell my landlord I'm exercising the clause in my lease that allows me to cancel it with two months' notice, and start looking for a new job and a new place to live.

I actually joke with colleagues that happy jlajr can be just as annoying as frustrated jlajr, and that I suspect that they have started putting happy pills in my lunch. :)

Well, freely speaking my mind and flatly refusing to do certain tasks has, in fact, resulted in my employer terminating my employment.

When I decided that I would no longer actively look for another job and realized that my employer terminating my employment would be a fairly attractive option from my point of view, I kind of forgot to think about what I would do after my employer terminated my employment. I guess I should do that now.

With two months notice, I'll have some time to do just that.

(Don't say, Wow, two months notice? That's amazing., just yet. The other side of the coin is that if I had resigned, I would have been required to give my employer two months notice as well.)

Well, congrats, I think?  Am I misremembering, or are you and your wife expecting a kid?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1121 on: June 03, 2016, 11:36:07 AM »
I prefer a pre-checkin formatting script...

You clearly reject a reality that is clear to others around you, and yet either lack the courage of your convictions to engage them in open debate, or else know you will lose on the merits. 

Which is to say that you sound like a tabs-man.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1122 on: June 03, 2016, 08:39:57 PM »
I prefer a pre-checkin formatting script...

You clearly reject a reality that is clear to others around you, and yet either lack the courage of your convictions to engage them in open debate, or else know you will lose on the merits. 

Which is to say that you sound like a tabs-man.

Wow.  False dichotomy, ad hominem, red herring, and prejudice.  You sound like you're trolling or forgot the /sarcasm tag.

If it matters to anyone, I don't care either way, I think it's a silly argument, and I think it's more productive to let people work the way they like and use technology to ease the interface with each other rather than have endless "religious" debates.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1123 on: June 03, 2016, 08:57:54 PM »
I did not forget the sarcasm tag.  It's more like I failed at not needing it.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1124 on: June 03, 2016, 08:59:38 PM »
OMG, I am not even a coder (which probably means my two cents means nothing), but spaces drive me crazy. Tabs are the ONLY way to go when formatting.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1125 on: June 03, 2016, 09:06:22 PM »
I did not forget the sarcasm tag.  It's more like I failed at not needing it.

OK.  Well anyway, I forgot to say in my last post that I was more impressed and amused than offended.  Tx.
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« Reply #1126 on: June 03, 2016, 11:15:35 PM »
Well, congrats, I think?  Am I misremembering, or are you and your wife expecting a kid?

Thank you, onlykelsey. I do feel congrats are in order. :)

On the other hand, I'm not married, so it is not me and my wife expecting a child.

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« Reply #1127 on: June 04, 2016, 05:46:09 AM »
Well, congrats, I think?  Am I misremembering, or are you and your wife expecting a kid?

Thank you, onlykelsey. I do feel congrats are in order. :)

On the other hand, I'm not married, so it is not me and my wife expecting a child.

Nonetheless, congratulations to you, jlajr!  That's exciting news that you will be a father!  Regarding your comments on the job loss, I hope you keep a very positive outlook on it.  Sounds like you stuck to your principles, did not compromise your beliefs at your employer's demand, and now have the opportunity to find a suitable replacement job that is a better match for you personally -- somewhere where their practices align with your own and they recognize the value in having an employee who speaks up.

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« Reply #1128 on: June 04, 2016, 09:41:36 PM »
Nonetheless, congratulations to you, jlajr!  That's exciting news that you will be a father!  Regarding your comments on the job loss, I hope you keep a very positive outlook on it.  Sounds like you stuck to your principles, did not compromise your beliefs at your employer's demand, and now have the opportunity to find a suitable replacement job that is a better match for you personally -- somewhere where their practices align with your own and they recognize the value in having an employee who speaks up.
Thank you, LeRainDrop.

Because I thought the team was managed well, and because I felt my salary was not as important to me as proper management, a little over two years ago:
  • I accepted a salary about 2/3 of what I had been earning.
  • I moved for the second time to work out of their office in the periphery of the country - which is a beautiful place to live and work but there are no other full-time, on-site jobs in my profession in the near vicinity, as far as I know.
So, yes, when they fired the manager who hired me and said it was for cost-cutting reasons - Hello, integrity gap! - and made other bone-headed decisions, yes, I was likely more sensitive than others, and more sensitive than I might have been if they were paying me my wider-Israeli-market worth.

Now having gone through similar situations at two successive companies, I'm fairly certain that my proper-management-is-more-important-than-money belief is out the window. Even if the team is managed well today, that could change at any time. What remains when that happens are the relationships with coworkers and how well the salary is achieving my other goals.

BTW I'm not married. It is not me and my wife expecting a child.

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« Reply #1129 on: June 05, 2016, 12:52:35 AM »
I did not forget the sarcasm tag.  It's more like I failed at not needing it.

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« Reply #1130 on: June 05, 2016, 04:07:43 PM »
Nonetheless, congratulations to you, jlajr!  That's exciting news that you will be a father! 
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BTW I'm not married. It is not me and my wife expecting a child.

I have a feeling there are forum members that know something you haven't found out yet.
Let us know if it's a boy or a girl!
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« Reply #1131 on: June 05, 2016, 09:13:23 PM »
I have a feeling there are forum members that know something you haven't found out yet.
Let us know if it's a boy or a girl!
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« Reply #1132 on: June 06, 2016, 07:49:28 AM »
My story is an in-progress story.

Currently I'm working for a job that I really like and have a good team but we have a 'supervisory' manager from another company that has the most combative and rude management style that I have ever experienced. I can't say that every day is an epic FU Money Story what I do have is the confidence that if I were fired I would be fine and my wife is a-ok with us making a dramatic change at any moment.

My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong. *note* 95% of the time everything is completely unfounded. Within my first 6 months I was threatened to be fired over 30 times - I stopped counting. After the third or fourth threatening I said, 'Yes, by all means. After you do that we can go out and have a few drinks. However this this and this is wrong and I'm very busy." He attempted a few more times to try and scare me in to place before realizing that I had no fear. Now, while he still threatens to fire he's also decided that he likes me and is trying to get me promoted within my own company or brought over to his company.

Having enough money to comfortably walk away at any time has just turned the constant idiocy in to a laughing matter. Unfortunately my coworkers are not in the same position so they feel much more stress and anxiety. While this manager does make days longer and harder to get my work done I'm able to speak my mind and do my damn job all because of epic FU money and the confidence that it has brought.

EcoCanuck

Huh.  I wondered what had happened to my old boss...

Seriously - sounds just like someone for which I worked.  Came in with very little knowledge of the business, threatened lots of employees, and cleared house on those she didn't like.  I made it a practice to absolutely ignore her whenever possible.  The one time I was threatened, I think I just snorted and said something to the effect of, "Yeah, sure, good luck with that as your strategy."  The next thing I knew I was on the fast track for a promotion and most of my colleagues had been fired.  One guy had even been driven to a heart attack!  It was a very strange couple of years.   

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« Reply #1133 on: June 06, 2016, 03:49:03 PM »
I have a feeling there are forum members that know something you haven't found out yet.
Let us know if it's a boy or a girl!
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« Reply #1134 on: June 06, 2016, 05:24:22 PM »
Now having gone through similar situations at two successive companies, I'm fairly certain that my proper-management-is-more-important-than-money belief is out the window. Even if the team is managed well today, that could change at any time. What remains when that happens are the relationships with coworkers and how well the salary is achieving my other goals.

SwordGuy's Law of Management Ability:

"There are up to three layers of management above you that can impact your job on a daily basis.   Over a 5 year period of time, one of them is statistically certain to be horrible at their job."


SwordGuy's Pain Theory of Management:

When faced with a long term, ongoing problem, it's generally because those who cause the problem do not feel the pain of the situation.   The only way to fix the problem is to transfer the pain back to those who cause it.




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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1135 on: June 06, 2016, 09:07:28 PM »
JLAIII?

:)

The thought has never occurred to me. Leonard - and not even as a tribute to an ancestor or relative? I don't think so.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1136 on: June 06, 2016, 09:37:48 PM »
SwordGuy's Law of Management Ability:

"There are up to three layers of management above you that can impact your job on a daily basis.   Over a 5 year period of time, one of them is statistically certain to be horrible at their job."


SwordGuy's Pain Theory of Management:

When faced with a long term, ongoing problem, it's generally because those who cause the problem do not feel the pain of the situation.   The only way to fix the problem is to transfer the pain back to those who cause it.

Amen on both accounts, SwordGuy.

I think I was trying to transfer the pain back to those who caused it, including the HR department. It's possible the HR department was simply waiting for someone to report I had done something wrong. Probably didn't help that one of the things I had done was report HR's failures to the division president and vice president.

I'm quite a piece of work, I tell ya.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1137 on: June 07, 2016, 06:18:30 PM »
My sister worked at a drug store in high school. The manager pissed her off one day, and after telling him to F-off, she walked down the aisles and just scooped all kinds of items off the shelves, onto the floor, with her arms. Surprisingly, they didn't call the cops.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1138 on: June 08, 2016, 08:54:38 AM »
My sister worked at a drug store in high school. The manager pissed her off one day, and after telling him to F-off, she walked down the aisles and just scooped all kinds of items off the shelves, onto the floor, with her arms. Surprisingly, they didn't call the cops.

That is vandalism.  They should have called the cops.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1139 on: June 08, 2016, 10:04:36 AM »
My sister worked at a drug store in high school. The manager pissed her off one day, and after telling him to F-off, she walked down the aisles and just scooped all kinds of items off the shelves, onto the floor, with her arms. Surprisingly, they didn't call the cops.

That's... not great. No real inconvenience to the manger, high risk of getting arrested for vandalism, and, best-case scenario, she just created a hell of a lot of work for other low-paid schlubs still stuck working with the manager.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1140 on: June 08, 2016, 04:05:08 PM »
My sister worked at a drug store in high school. The manager pissed her off one day, and after telling him to F-off, she walked down the aisles and just scooped all kinds of items off the shelves, onto the floor, with her arms. Surprisingly, they didn't call the cops.

I knew this sounded familiar!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1141 on: June 08, 2016, 07:09:12 PM »
I'm sure she didn't care at the time. BTW, I am a cop (wasn't then though).

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1142 on: June 09, 2016, 08:58:44 AM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1143 on: June 09, 2016, 01:54:33 PM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.


Argh!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1144 on: June 10, 2016, 12:27:35 PM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.

 I'll bet 1/2 the people on this group don't know what a Usenet newsgroup is.
I frequent several everyday, but I have read them long enough to see many that were
useful, are no longer as busy as they used to be. Still some to enjoy though.

And I don't know the tabs/spaces distinction!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1145 on: June 10, 2016, 12:40:50 PM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.

 I'll bet 1/2 the people on this group don't know what a Usenet newsgroup is.
I frequent several everyday, but I have read them long enough to see many that were
useful, are no longer as busy as they used to be. Still some to enjoy though.

And I don't know the tabs/spaces distinction!

I didn't know they were still a thing!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1146 on: June 10, 2016, 12:54:49 PM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.

 I'll bet 1/2 the people on this group don't know what a Usenet newsgroup is.
I frequent several everyday, but I have read them long enough to see many that were
useful, are no longer as busy as they used to be. Still some to enjoy though.

And I don't know the tabs/spaces distinction!

I didn't know they were still a thing!

If you're working in Word or similar, tabs. Because it looks more professional. If you're talking about programming - I neither know, nor care, and I really wish you'd post some funny FU stories instead.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1147 on: June 10, 2016, 06:40:04 PM »
My entire team is constantly berated and told we are doing things wrong and the smalllllest little thing becomes an hour to two hour long tirade on why everything we do is always wrong.
Tabs vs. spaces?

Spaces, never tabs!

(You must be a software developer to understand this one)

Tabs, never spaces!

You must know how to create Usenet newsgroups to understand this one.

 I'll bet 1/2 the people on this group don't know what a Usenet newsgroup is.
I frequent several everyday, but I have read them long enough to see many that were
useful, are no longer as busy as they used to be. Still some to enjoy though.

And I don't know the tabs/spaces distinction!

Usenet!  Noobs

Anyone remember FidoNet?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1148 on: June 10, 2016, 08:19:23 PM »
If you're working in Word or similar, tabs. Because it looks more professional. If you're talking about programming - I neither know, nor care, and I really wish you'd post some funny FU stories instead.

For the love of god, yes please to epic FU money stories.  Foamy tab spaces need not apply.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1149 on: June 10, 2016, 08:36:33 PM »
Anyone hear of the programming language whitespace?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitespace_%28programming_language%29

Why can't we all just get along?


+1 for more stories.


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