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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #500 on: July 16, 2019, 03:34:57 PM »
Passwords for everything

I have a password for my Windows/Outlook account, a different password (and username) for time reporting software, and a different password to access a Medicaid & Medicare database. They expire at different intervals, have different requirements, and can't be saved on software or written down due to strict requirements (could access SS numbers and medical records).

I forgot one today and had to call a number to get it reset.

Yes +1!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_fatigue

Unfortunately work isn't even half of the problem.  I've got sooo many things that need a login. 

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« Reply #501 on: July 16, 2019, 03:51:33 PM »
Courtesy flush is the way to go until you can FIRE. Ahem, drop, flush, then clean up and flush again. Wastes water, preserves dignity.

Have I mentioned I love the Japanese? One reason is because they always have a strange technical solution to a sociological problem. Meet Otohime here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilets_in_Japan#The_Sound_Princess

A white noise machine does nothing for smell, though, which I understood to be the main issue Dicey was referring to. Otohime sound great (ha) for those who are embarrassed by the sounds!

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #502 on: July 16, 2019, 04:06:09 PM »
Passwords for everything

I have a password for my Windows/Outlook account, a different password (and username) for time reporting software, and a different password to access a Medicaid & Medicare database. They expire at different intervals, have different requirements, and can't be saved on software or written down due to strict requirements (could access SS numbers and medical records).

I forgot one today and had to call a number to get it reset.
Yes +1!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_fatigue

Unfortunately work isn't even half of the problem.  I've got sooo many things that need a login.

This is a solved problem with a password manager

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #503 on: July 26, 2019, 09:28:03 AM »
Yesterday someone cooked fish in the microwave. It made the entire office gross and disgusting.

I can still smell it today.

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« Reply #504 on: July 26, 2019, 10:47:12 AM »
I am tired of listening some of my coworkers having their endless chat about something irrelevant bullshaite.

I know WAY more about my co-worker's medical and dental issues, and that of her husband, than I should. Good lord. How on earth does she ever get work done?

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #505 on: July 26, 2019, 12:44:19 PM »
I work in an open workspace which I know a lot of people hate but for the most part I don't actually have a problem with it- I just put on headphones with some music and I'm good to go. The exception to this is that about a quarter of the people on my floor are fucking children who shoot NERF guns at each other. I've started confiscating any darts that land near me, which I'm keeping in a bag to eventually take to goodwill. 

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #506 on: July 26, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »
I just really don't like my profession much. I am thankful for it and enjoy serving appreciative clients, but I don't go to bed at night dreaming about debits and credits or changes to the tax code. It is a means to an end.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #507 on: July 26, 2019, 01:53:13 PM »
I was sitting next to a co-worker in a meeting yesterday who had the ABSOLUTE WORST BREATH IMAGINABLE.  This isn't the first time I got a whiff of this person's breath, and OMIGOD I could not wait to get home and rinse my mouth with mouthwash and brush my teeth!

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« Reply #508 on: July 26, 2019, 02:58:25 PM »
I am tired of listening some of my coworkers having their endless chat about something irrelevant bullshaite.

I know WAY more about my co-worker's medical and dental issues, and that of her husband, than I should. Good lord. How on earth does she ever get work done?

OH GOD now she is talking in detail about her dog's diarrhea and raw food diet.... where are my headphones?!

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« Reply #509 on: July 26, 2019, 03:31:05 PM »
I work in an open workspace which I know a lot of people hate but for the most part I don't actually have a problem with it- I just put on headphones with some music and I'm good to go. The exception to this is that about a quarter of the people on my floor are fucking children who shoot NERF guns at each other. I've started confiscating any darts that land near me, which I'm keeping in a bag to eventually take to goodwill.

Whaaaat! They actually allow this?

I just really don't like my profession much. I am thankful for it and enjoy serving appreciative clients, but I don't go to bed at night dreaming about debits and credits or changes to the tax code. It is a means to an end.

Sounds like we are in the same line of work.

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« Reply #510 on: July 26, 2019, 05:24:08 PM »
I work in an open workspace which I know a lot of people hate but for the most part I don't actually have a problem with it- I just put on headphones with some music and I'm good to go. The exception to this is that about a quarter of the people on my floor are fucking children who shoot NERF guns at each other. I've started confiscating any darts that land near me, which I'm keeping in a bag to eventually take to goodwill.
Be sure to hide them where they'll never find them, or smuggle them out steadily so there is no stockpile. Personally, I'd hasten the process by checking around for errant darts before, during, and after work. Asshats.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #511 on: July 27, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
How DARE anyone have fun at work to keep themselves sane!  Jeez y'all are crotchety.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #512 on: July 29, 2019, 10:38:30 AM »
I have a new petty reason.....I've been flagged for audit for a travel expense from 6 weeks ago..they want a detailed receipt for a meal that was under the limit where a receipt is required, so of course I don't have one.....but it was a spendy day, so I'm over the undocumented daily limit....don't tell me to review the expense policy when what you're flagging me for isn't in the flippin' expense policy.   I'm hoping this was just some stupid automated email, that once I say I don't have the receipt for the $14 meal, the 'problem' will go away......
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 08:11:37 AM by bluebelle »

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #513 on: July 30, 2019, 08:17:59 PM »
The SITTING. The constant SITTING. I hate it! I make sure I get up and walk around once an hour at least, even if it's just to go to the ladies' (I drink lots of coffee and water just to have the excuse, honestly), and on days that I can take a lunch break and it's not miserable out I make sure to get in a lunchtime walk, but I'm getting increasingly creaky and stiff.

I've considered requesting a standing desk but I don't think my company would pay for it, and honestly, the problem is being stationary, not just sitting. The ability to move around whenever I want is worth so much to me.

Having a standing desk makes it much easier to move/wiggle around, even though you aren't walking. I do lots of stretches and other weird stuff.

Source: Am standing desk wiggler.

I have a standing desk and it is great for my back issues.
However, I notice that I get interrupted much more frequently now.   By standing, my head pokes above the munchkin office walls and people can see me.
This leads to more of them wandering into my office to talk about issues which, if they had half a brain, they could deal with themselves.

I find I need to keep a low profile in order to be able to actually accomplish my work assignments.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #514 on: July 30, 2019, 11:34:13 PM »
Every month we have a "optional" (lol) birthday celebration in the lobby, everyone's birthday that month is on the wall.  Everyone sings the happy birthday song in a tune of about 3.6 roentgen (not great not terrible)

The terrible part is when we get to "Happy Birthday dear _name_" people start randomly vomiting all the names out and it devolves into nearly everyone laughing like its so cute we cant fit 3-10 peoples name in the song properly.

Its been almost a decade, its not funny the 100th time. Just sing it "dear everyone" for Christ's sake.  I will enjoy not being forced into "optional" birthday celebrations.

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« Reply #515 on: July 30, 2019, 11:53:44 PM »
Snip...  Everyone sings the happy birthday song in a tune of about 3.6 roentgen (not great not terrible).. Snip....

OMG. I've never heard of / never nightmared a tune in a key of roentgen (a measure of radioactivity dose).

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« Reply #516 on: July 31, 2019, 10:24:52 AM »
Yeah, could be a fairly dangerous song...


The SITTING. The constant SITTING. I hate it! I make sure I get up and walk around once an hour at least, even if it's just to go to the ladies' (I drink lots of coffee and water just to have the excuse, honestly), and on days that I can take a lunch break and it's not miserable out I make sure to get in a lunchtime walk, but I'm getting increasingly creaky and stiff.

I've considered requesting a standing desk but I don't think my company would pay for it, and honestly, the problem is being stationary, not just sitting. The ability to move around whenever I want is worth so much to me.

Having a standing desk makes it much easier to move/wiggle around, even though you aren't walking. I do lots of stretches and other weird stuff.

Source: Am standing desk wiggler.

I have a standing desk and it is great for my back issues.
However, I notice that I get interrupted much more frequently now.   By standing, my head pokes above the munchkin office walls and people can see me.
This leads to more of them wandering into my office to talk about issues which, if they had half a brain, they could deal with themselves.

I find I need to keep a low profile in order to be able to actually accomplish my work assignments.

I got a motored up/down desk (whats the word in english?) at home after I moved this month. The most expensive item I bought!

It already served me good in the week I have it, albeit not for standing, because I have injured my foot. But it was awesome how easy I could plug in/out cables from the computers by just moving the table upwards and then bend from my chair!
With a normal desk you need to crawl, with this one I can keep sitting :D

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #517 on: August 02, 2019, 01:44:08 PM »
As part of my job I triage and assign service requests for technical equipment. (If I can’t fix it, I’ll find you someone who can.)  I enjoy absurdities, but enough is enough.  All situations described below happened TODAY BEFORE LUNCH.

The first call this morning was from someone who didn’t want to give their name, but had a few questions about whether a “craft project” they “just invented” would be detectable using certain equipment (it would).  As vague as their description of the craft project was, I could immediately imagine three unique and illegal uses for this item (probably more), so I asked a few questions. An entertaining ten minutes later the caller wanted to know if they can drive to my facility to test their prototype.  No, but thanks for playing.

A customer requested 20 identical replacement parts.  I checked their history, they have one machine and they ordered 10 of the same item earlier in 2019.  This is technically a consumable part, but even with heavy use you should get several YEARS service out of each replacement. I spelled out the math for them, but they’d rather pay multiple “small” bills for parts, than one “big” service bill that will cost less and should last longer than the 30 parts combined. Thank you very much.

A different customer called saying “I don’t want a service ticket” which usually means they want service, they just don’t want to pay for it.  Many questions on my part later, I’m pretty sure their equipment is infected with ransomware (they insisted is not, probably because its highly unprofessional to allow this type of equipment to be connected/operated in a way that would make it susceptible to attack), their IT provider was refusing to help them, their “cyber insurance” company was refusing to pay out, and could we just get them back up and running?  I checked their payment history and offered to send a quote for services.  Thanks, but no thanks.

A salesperson (one of ours) demanded immediate onsite service for a low priority issue.  I explained politely and professionally why the customer would have to wait until early next week for service (finite resources already assigned, order of operations, basic laws of physics, etc.).  Eleven increasingly angry emails from this salesperson later (really, I counted), each looping in additional staff members until the whole office was watching the salesperson melt down, we publicly established: 1) The salesperson didn’t want to admit to the customer that they promised themselves into a corner. 2) The salesperson wanted me to cold call the customer to cover for him right up until the moment it dawned on him it would make him look bad (I had to spell that revelation out for him).  3) One of the multiple staff members watching from the sidelines established that the salesperson had provided a bad number for the contact.  When asked for a second number, the salesperson provided a phone number that was also bad.  When asked for a third number, the salesperson went silent.  I’ll have someone drive by early next week to see if the salesperson provided a correct address (customer has multiple easily confused facilities).  If the customer really needed service that badly, I'm confident they would have called direct by now.

Stupid people keep me employed.  I’ve had enough of stupid people for today.

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« Reply #518 on: August 02, 2019, 02:04:35 PM »
You should have been SheWhoWalksOutAtLunch today

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #519 on: August 04, 2019, 02:12:58 AM »
@SheWhoWalksAtLunch you really earned your salary today! I really feel for you- it's hard enough to handle unreasonable customers but it's a lot harder to deal with people nominally on your own team like that salesman :-(

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« Reply #520 on: August 04, 2019, 12:18:05 PM »
Yeah, could be a fairly dangerous song...


The SITTING. The constant SITTING. I hate it! I make sure I get up and walk around once an hour at least, even if it's just to go to the ladies' (I drink lots of coffee and water just to have the excuse, honestly), and on days that I can take a lunch break and it's not miserable out I make sure to get in a lunchtime walk, but I'm getting increasingly creaky and stiff.

I've considered requesting a standing desk but I don't think my company would pay for it, and honestly, the problem is being stationary, not just sitting. The ability to move around whenever I want is worth so much to me.

Having a standing desk makes it much easier to move/wiggle around, even though you aren't walking. I do lots of stretches and other weird stuff.

Source: Am standing desk wiggler.

I have a standing desk and it is great for my back issues.
However, I notice that I get interrupted much more frequently now.   By standing, my head pokes above the munchkin office walls and people can see me.
This leads to more of them wandering into my office to talk about issues which, if they had half a brain, they could deal with themselves.

I find I need to keep a low profile in order to be able to actually accomplish my work assignments.

I got a motored up/down desk (whats the word in english?) at home after I moved this month. The most expensive item I bought!

It already served me good in the week I have it, albeit not for standing, because I have injured my foot. But it was awesome how easy I could plug in/out cables from the computers by just moving the table upwards and then bend from my chair!
With a normal desk you need to crawl, with this one I can keep sitting :D

You just reminded me of the very least favourite part of my job and it happens every day. In my company we use 4-person corner desks. Our desktops are right in the middle, on the floor.

Every single working day I start off by getting on my knees and crawling on the floor to turn on my computer. My desk is facing the hallway and I am the only woman in the office. So every single morning I start off by sitting on my hands and knees with my butt just about sticking out from under the desk in full view of everyone who walks by. The men at my workplace aren't the type to make lewd comments thankfully but it still feels very awkward. I always make sure my skirts are long enough that I can put my knees on the seam.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #521 on: August 04, 2019, 12:33:18 PM »
I can't stand the annual corporate performance review or buying new socks for work.

I hate that I have to pay money, for fancy looking shoes and clothing, to go to work, to make more money.

I also hate wearing shoes. And socks. And clothes, generally.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #522 on: August 04, 2019, 03:10:43 PM »
I have to buy a parking permit to park at my job for SIX HUNDRED dollars each year.  And every year I say I'm not doing it, I'll just park farther away where I don't need a permit and ride my bike in, but then I change my mind because I remember I have meetings all over the city that I have to get to (in a timely manner) and I don't have time to bike to my car and then get to the meeting.  EVERY year I get so pissed about PAYING to park at work!  Yeah, that's my "petty" reason. 

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #523 on: August 04, 2019, 07:00:17 PM »
I can't stand the annual corporate performance review or buying new socks for work.

I hate that I have to pay money, for fancy looking shoes and clothing, to go to work, to make more money.

I also hate wearing shoes. And socks. And clothes, generally.

I agree with this.  I go barefoot as much as I can, and when retired, I will be barefoot almost always.  Unless it gets too cold.

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« Reply #524 on: August 05, 2019, 09:12:21 AM »
I can't stand the annual corporate performance review or buying new socks for work.

I hate that I have to pay money, for fancy looking shoes and clothing, to go to work, to make more money.

I also hate wearing shoes. And socks. And clothes, generally.

I agree with this.  I go barefoot as much as I can, and when retired, I will be barefoot almost always.  Unless it gets too cold.

I agree with all of this. Also, how much time, money, and effort I spend on grooming items so that I look presentable/do not offend people at work. I had this thought this morning while I was putting my deodorant on, of all things! I thought, if I were FIREd right now I'd have my hair in a messy ponytail, I may or may not have showered, I certainly would not be concerned if my odor is offensive to others, and I'd be barefoot in my garden!

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« Reply #525 on: August 05, 2019, 09:17:36 AM »
I can't stand the annual corporate performance review or buying new socks for work.

I hate that I have to pay money, for fancy looking shoes and clothing, to go to work, to make more money.

I also hate wearing shoes. And socks. And clothes, generally.

I agree with this.  I go barefoot as much as I can, and when retired, I will be barefoot almost always.  Unless it gets too cold.

I agree with all of this. Also, how much time, money, and effort I spend on grooming items so that I look presentable/do not offend people at work. I had this thought this morning while I was putting my deodorant on, of all things! I thought, if I were FIREd right now I'd have my hair in a messy ponytail, I may or may not have showered, I certainly would not be concerned if my odor is offensive to others, and I'd be barefoot in my garden!

I prefer to wear hiking clothes and a buff on my hair whenever I have a day free. My boss once said that I could wear a buff if I feel the need for it. That is nice, but I don't consider that very appropriate.

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« Reply #526 on: August 05, 2019, 09:24:18 AM »
I have so many things to do in September that I don't really have the time to work. And I don't want to go to the yearly 2 day meeting in a hotel. That night I have a free mushroom course that I would prefer to go to.
I'm not sure what happens if I don't go, do I need to work these days?

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« Reply #527 on: August 05, 2019, 10:46:53 AM »
I have so many things to do in September that I don't really have the time to work.

That is how my August is. I am SO swamped right now - and what kills me is that I don't have anything at all to do at work. Yet, other people are on vacation so I can't take time off as we need "coverage."
This is stupid - I need to cook and do some home canning and take care of the garden and I have a big event coming up for my side hustle in 2 weeks that I need to prepare for, and instead I'm in a cubicle farting around on the Internet and trying to look busy because I am literally just waiting for work to come in.

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« Reply #528 on: August 05, 2019, 10:55:00 AM »
I was putting my deodorant on, of all things! I thought, if I were FIREd right now I'd have my hair in a messy ponytail,

There are deodorants (and even more perfums) that stink worse than most people.

Also I think I like messy Ponytails.

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« Reply #529 on: August 05, 2019, 11:31:01 AM »
I read the entire thread in one sitting (slow day at work) and could not agree with this more:

unfortunately specific to my occupation, but so i never have to hear another IT leader say “shift left” ever again in my life.

The thing is, I don't even work in IT. Not even close. But in my company, being able to use IT terms in non-IT settings is a prerequisite for management, so here we are. I need to shift this work left, that work right, even though none of it is actually shiftable unless you have a time machine. I need to create an MVP rather than something that's actually going to work. I need to document my assets and work on BLUE cards but not PURPLE cards.

This is at an insurance company. They're making some actuaries go Agile. It's utter madness.

My petty reason for seeking FIRE? I believe that insurance is insurance; it's boring, and it's supposed to be boring. Boring is good for insurance! But, no, management wants to make stuff exciting, so they make comparisons to Google and Amazon and freaking DOMINOS in the pursuit of "innovation". You wanna know what kind of "innovation" would be "transformative" in the insurance industry? Predicting exactly how and when climate change is going to destroy everything. Go shift THAT left.

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« Reply #530 on: August 05, 2019, 12:13:12 PM »
I was putting my deodorant on, of all things! I thought, if I were FIREd right now I'd have my hair in a messy ponytail,

There are deodorants (and even more perfums) that stink worse than most people.

Also I think I like messy Ponytails.

This is true, so why is BO less socially acceptable than whatever the guy walking to the train in front of me bathed in this morning? Yuck!

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« Reply #531 on: August 05, 2019, 12:28:03 PM »
I read the entire thread in one sitting (slow day at work) and could not agree with this more:

unfortunately specific to my occupation, but so i never have to hear another IT leader say “shift left” ever again in my life.

The thing is, I don't even work in IT. Not even close. But in my company, being able to use IT terms in non-IT settings is a prerequisite for management, so here we are. I need to shift this work left, that work right, even though none of it is actually shiftable unless you have a time machine. I need to create an MVP rather than something that's actually going to work. I need to document my assets and work on BLUE cards but not PURPLE cards.

This is at an insurance company. They're making some actuaries go Agile. It's utter madness.

My petty reason for seeking FIRE? I believe that insurance is insurance; it's boring, and it's supposed to be boring. Boring is good for insurance! But, no, management wants to make stuff exciting, so they make comparisons to Google and Amazon and freaking DOMINOS in the pursuit of "innovation". You wanna know what kind of "innovation" would be "transformative" in the insurance industry? Predicting exactly how and when climate change is going to destroy everything. Go shift THAT left.

This is priceless.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #532 on: August 05, 2019, 12:45:36 PM »
I keep reasonable hygiene habits, not because I have go to to the office every day, but because I don't want to be dirty and smelly.


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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #533 on: August 05, 2019, 06:41:48 PM »
When I was on vacation a girl walked by me in the park that obviously didn't believe in bathing or deodorant.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #534 on: August 06, 2019, 02:28:37 AM »
This is at an insurance company. They're making some actuaries go Agile. It's utter madness.

My petty reason for seeking FIRE? I believe that insurance is insurance; it's boring, and it's supposed to be boring. Boring is good for insurance! But, no, management wants to make stuff exciting, so they make comparisons to Google and Amazon and freaking DOMINOS in the pursuit of "innovation". You wanna know what kind of "innovation" would be "transformative" in the insurance industry? Predicting exactly how and when climate change is going to destroy everything. Go shift THAT left.

This is ridiculous but, unfortunately, IT envy is spreading. A friend who works in pharmaceuticals says that they are adopting agile too. Mind you drug development happens on the timescale of years!

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« Reply #535 on: August 06, 2019, 06:01:25 AM »
Agile ... what a crock of sh$t.
We have that and it is a hoot to watch the lemmings all run around doing their scrum meetings, etc.

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« Reply #536 on: August 06, 2019, 06:07:58 AM »
My most petty reason:

I want to nap with the dog in the afternoons ....and drink hot tea slowly in the morning after I putter around the garden. Lol. I am 30s going on 80s in my own head.

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« Reply #537 on: August 06, 2019, 06:41:23 AM »
Agile is the worst.  A complete destroyer of productivity.

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« Reply #538 on: August 06, 2019, 07:06:34 AM »
Agile is the worst.  A complete destroyer of productivity.

This is absolutely true.

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« Reply #539 on: August 06, 2019, 09:21:55 AM »
Agile ... what a crock of sh$t.
We have that and it is a hoot to watch the lemmings all run around doing their scrum meetings, etc.
When I was first involved with Agile development, it actually served a need1 and was an improvement. It was also appropriate for the project/product. Now, you get bastardized pseudo-Agile that checks off management's boxes but otherwise just wastes everyone's time.

1Specifically, keeping Marketing in line. We had a particularly flighty/anyway-the-wind-blows Marketing guy in charge of our product, and the Agile estimation process was a way to compensate for his frequent changes in direction, while also forcing him to acknowledge and deal with the inevitable tradeoffs (tasks that would drop out of the project schedule if we worked on his latest "must-have" idea instead).

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« Reply #540 on: August 06, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
I hate Agile. Micromanagement dressed up as something fancy. However Agile is not a petty reason to FIRE. It’s up there in my top twenty very good reasons to FIRE.

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« Reply #541 on: August 06, 2019, 02:01:29 PM »
Agile ... what a crock of sh$t.
We have that and it is a hoot to watch the lemmings all run around doing their scrum meetings, etc.

If you have many meetings, you are not doing agile (right).
But I guess from the other comments that you all just know the bastardized controller-.guy based version that is named the same way.

The original agile's meaning was that you start with a small, working program uand build on that. I work in a company that does this. The product literally is never finished, but always improved.
There is software where this is the best approach. Then there is software where this is bullshit.

And then there is the variant made by management. The description in one search results goes like this: ...is a value-driven approach that enables Project Managers to deliver high-priority, high quality work.

 "high-priority, high quality work" is exactly where agile is not fit for.
Not to mention that you should never touch a company that has "value-driven type of work" in their description, or where the Project Manager is more important than the customer or worker.

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« Reply #542 on: August 07, 2019, 07:02:45 AM »
Not having to listen to people question why I'm skipping pizza/doughnuts in favor of healthy food choices.

That s**t got old a long time ago.

Yes. This. No shit, my boss will walk to my office to ask why I didn't want to eat the crappy food provided at our quarterly department meetings.

"You're missing out"

"Oh, ok."

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« Reply #543 on: August 07, 2019, 07:13:44 AM »
Not having to listen to people question why I'm skipping pizza/doughnuts in favor of healthy food choices.

That s**t got old a long time ago.

Yes. This. No shit, my boss will walk to my office to ask why I didn't want to eat the crappy food provided at our quarterly department meetings.

"You're missing out"

"Oh, ok."

This one definitely strikes a chord with me.

I'll have to go through this tomorrow. It never fails to be asked.

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« Reply #544 on: August 07, 2019, 07:32:07 AM »
Not having to listen to people question why I'm skipping pizza/doughnuts in favor of healthy food choices.

That s**t got old a long time ago.

Yes. This. No shit, my boss will walk to my office to ask why I didn't want to eat the crappy food provided at our quarterly department meetings.

"You're missing out"

"Oh, ok."

This one definitely strikes a chord with me.

I'll have to go through this tomorrow. It never fails to be asked.
+1
I'm FIREd and this is one of the things I seriously enjoy not having to deal with. I'm a chocolate 'addict' and it's so nice not to be confronted with brownies, cookies, and candy so often.

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« Reply #545 on: August 07, 2019, 07:47:54 AM »
"high-priority, high quality work" is exactly where agile is not fit for.

THIS. EXACTLY THIS.

You want to use agile on your latest app that aggregates all of the Housewives gossip? Great. Latest Google Maps competitor? Awesome.

Using Agile on software that rates and issues insurance policies, which are required by law to comply with very strict requirements that are changing constantly because insurance is regulated at the state level? For a Fortune 500 company where no downtime is acceptable?

Madness.

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« Reply #546 on: August 07, 2019, 07:55:42 AM »
Day drinking

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #547 on: August 07, 2019, 08:14:09 AM »
Not having to listen to people question why I'm skipping pizza/doughnuts in favor of healthy food choices.

That s**t got old a long time ago.

Yes. This. No shit, my boss will walk to my office to ask why I didn't want to eat the crappy food provided at our quarterly department meetings.

"You're missing out"

"Oh, ok."

This one definitely strikes a chord with me.

I'll have to go through this tomorrow. It never fails to be asked.

At my current office there's never vegetarian options when management provides a meal.  NEVER, and I've worked here almost three years.  How hard is it to order one cheese pizza? (last order 18 pizzas - all different - all containing meat).  And who puts sausage in mashed potatoes, bacon in green beans & pepperoni in green salad??(most recent holiday celebration)   I pack a lunch every day and pack extra on "free food" days.

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« Reply #548 on: August 07, 2019, 08:48:46 AM »
Day drinking

Recently discovered Tiki Bars and would like to have time to replicate these recipes at home.

Plus a beer with lunch would be nice.

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« Reply #549 on: August 07, 2019, 10:15:42 AM »
Being able to smile quizzically at my knucklehead of a coworker when he complains about how poor "we" are.   (He assumes that we're both making similar incomes.  We are not, and I think that with his poor work ethic he's soon heading toward having no income at all.)