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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1100 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 #1101 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 #1102 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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1103 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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1104 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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1105 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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1106 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.

Love it...

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1107 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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1108 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!
                         :-)

LOL

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1109 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.

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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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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1110 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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LOL

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1111 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 #1112 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 #1113 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 #1114 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 #1115 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 #1116 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 #1117 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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4e6-QtDRkI

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1118 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 #1119 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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« Reply #1120 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 #1121 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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« Reply #1122 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 #1123 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 #1124 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 #1125 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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« Reply #1126 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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« Reply #1127 on: June 11, 2016, 01:26:19 AM »
Last night I dreamed I had an epic FU story. I dreamed I was running an art project at my old school with all the people I was at school with, which was a lot like one I am doing in real life. It was awful and they were all mean to me and eventually in a crowded room of them, I just yelled, "I QUIT!" and stormed out. They all laughed and said I'd be back but I just kept on walking and got on the bus and then for some reason took a train to Spain. That's where the director of the project (who I do actually really like) caught up with me and begged me to come back and I said "Not for a million pounds!" And he offered two million and I said OK. So I went back and did crafts with the school bullies for a week and got paid 2m. Then I woke up and the triumphant feeling when I yelled "I QUIT!" remained and I had to check in with myself that I had not in fact quit anything.

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« Reply #1128 on: June 11, 2016, 07:02:03 AM »
Last night I dreamed I had an epic FU story. I dreamed I was running an art project at my old school with all the people I was at school with, which was a lot like one I am doing in real life. It was awful and they were all mean to me and eventually in a crowded room of them, I just yelled, "I QUIT!" and stormed out. They all laughed and said I'd be back but I just kept on walking and got on the bus and then for some reason took a train to Spain. That's where the director of the project (who I do actually really like) caught up with me and begged me to come back and I said "Not for a million pounds!" And he offered two million and I said OK. So I went back and did crafts with the school bullies for a week and got paid 2m. Then I woke up and the triumphant feeling when I yelled "I QUIT!" remained and I had to check in with myself that I had not in fact quit anything.

Based on your name, maybe you are having a hard time differentiating between real life and sleep.  Are you SURE you didn't quit yesterday?

Great story just the same. 

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« Reply #1129 on: June 11, 2016, 08:13:49 AM »

Usenet!  Noobs

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« Reply #1130 on: July 29, 2016, 11:02:54 PM »

Usenet!  Noobs

Anyone remember FidoNet?

FidoNet is where we told the Usenet Noobs to go back to.

Pshaw! Remember the Kermit protocol for dial-up? Or Gopher? Or Mosaic?

Heck, I can still read a Vernier caliper, although my slide rule skills were never great and have almost vanished (I'm not so old that I actually needed to use one, but my father taught me how). Interestingly, Vernier scales are still around.

Mostly I just wanted to bump this thread so more awesome stories would be posted. This thread almost deserves to be a sticky. I managed to avoid having an Epic FU Money Story, which is a good thing I guess, but I can't get enough of other people's stories.
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« Reply #1131 on: July 30, 2016, 05:03:08 AM »

Usenet!  Noobs

Anyone remember FidoNet?

FidoNet is where we told the Usenet Noobs to go back to.

Pshaw! Remember the Kermit protocol for dial-up? Or Gopher? Or Mosaic?

Heck, I can still read a Vernier caliper, although my slide rule skills were never great and have almost vanished (I'm not so old that I actually needed to use one, but my father taught me how). Interestingly, Vernier scales are still around.

Mostly I just wanted to bump this thread so more awesome stories would be posted. This thread almost deserves to be a sticky. I managed to avoid having an Epic FU Money Story, which is a good thing I guess, but I can't get enough of other people's stories.
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I own two sets of Vernier callipers, one manual set that are a bit out of calibration so there for looks only, and a newer digital set (yep, with a screen that gives me a measurement to one decimal place of a millimetre, plenty of accuracy for what I need!). I'm not sure how these are old-fashioned. Or is that just me?

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« Reply #1132 on: July 30, 2016, 06:28:09 AM »

I own two sets of Vernier callipers, one manual set that are a bit out of calibration so there for looks only, and a newer digital set (yep, with a screen that gives me a measurement to one decimal place of a millimetre, plenty of accuracy for what I need!). I'm not sure how these are old-fashioned. Or is that just me?

Damn, we are all dating ourselves!

I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

And then AOL opened the floodgates and the unwashed hordes poured in ;-)

PS: Primm/Chaplin, I still have my slide rule and vernier calipers.
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« Reply #1133 on: July 30, 2016, 06:56:42 AM »
Last night I dreamed I had an epic FU story. I dreamed I was running an art project at my old school with all the people I was at school with, which was a lot like one I am doing in real life. It was awful and they were all mean to me and eventually in a crowded room of them, I just yelled, "I QUIT!" and stormed out. They all laughed and said I'd be back but I just kept on walking and got on the bus and then for some reason took a train to Spain. That's where the director of the project (who I do actually really like) caught up with me and begged me to come back and I said "Not for a million pounds!" And he offered two million and I said OK. So I went back and did crafts with the school bullies for a week and got paid 2m. Then I woke up and the triumphant feeling when I yelled "I QUIT!" remained and I had to check in with myself that I had not in fact quit anything.

Based on your name, maybe you are having a hard time differentiating between real life and sleep.  Are you SURE you didn't quit yesterday?

Great story just the same. 

radram

I LOLd when you said OK to 2 mill. I would too.

The rest of the foamers, get a room (or start your own thread).
« Last Edit: July 30, 2016, 06:59:46 AM by Rollin »

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« Reply #1134 on: July 30, 2016, 07:25:02 AM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

Me: Since 1985, when I was the Systems Manager at a major university. My boss was the former head of DARPA.

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« Reply #1135 on: July 30, 2016, 07:52:13 AM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

Me: Since 1985, when I was the Systems Manager at a major university. My boss was the former head of DARPA.

Pretty cool epic FU story there!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1136 on: July 30, 2016, 03:17:53 PM »
What a great thread.  I'm blessed to work with great co workers (I don't have a problem with any of them) in a very laid back office.  Boss is very easy to work for, lets you do your thing and offers guidance.  Pay is decent, maybe on the lower side but I'm ok with that.

So, I don't have any great FU stories, but since this thread is in a bit of rut for stories, I'll offer a firing story that I was involved in.

Background: worker in question was lady in her mid fifties, morbidly obese and no one really liked working with her.  Terribly negative attitude, and last straw was something she said to a customer I think.  I didn't regularly work with her, much less for her, but in all my dealings she just rubbed me the wrong way.

I came in one morning and my boss called me in to his office.  I have root access to all of our production servers and databases, so he wanted me to cut her access and logins at the exact moment they fired her on the phone.  There was something...incredibly satisfying about the coordination and timing involved.  Cherry on top was that she was a shitty employee.  She was apparently "shocked" we would cut her off like that. 

Anyway, let this teach you folks with terrible attitudes to have some FU money ready in case you get "blind sided" one morning ;)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1137 on: July 30, 2016, 05:52:30 PM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

And then AOL opened the floodgates and the unwashed hordes poured in ;-)

This is known as Eternal September.  :D
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« Reply #1138 on: July 30, 2016, 06:16:16 PM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

And then AOL opened the floodgates and the unwashed hordes poured in ;-)

This is known as Eternal September.  :D

+1. Was going to post that, but hey someone else did!


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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1139 on: July 31, 2016, 07:40:54 AM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

And then AOL opened the floodgates and the unwashed hordes poured in ;-)

This is known as Eternal September.  :D

I was there, man! It just never ended! You couldn't educate them!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1140 on: July 31, 2016, 05:44:27 PM »

This is known as Eternal September.  :D

WHOA!   Reb, I didn't recognize your avatar. 

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1141 on: August 01, 2016, 07:13:50 AM »
Looks different without the sunnies, eh?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1142 on: August 01, 2016, 07:16:50 AM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

And then AOL opened the floodgates and the unwashed hordes poured in ;-)

This is known as Eternal September.  :D

We used to call them "A**holes On Line" ...

ARS, did not recognize that picture.... I like the one with the shades...

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1143 on: August 01, 2016, 07:40:24 AM »
I've been on the Internet since 1988, about 5 years before the web. We knew most of the posters on Usenet.

Me: Since 1985, when I was the Systems Manager at a major university. My boss was the former head of DARPA.

Pretty cool epic FU story there!

Since I derailed this thread, i will try to get it back on track  ;-). Here's my FU story.

I was working in one of the big Wall St. firms as a consultant in 2005 when my contract ended (no worries, I had been there longer than a lot of employees). One of my previous colleagues offered me a job at another big bank/securities firm, so I accepted and she ended up becoming my manager.

The first few  months were good. Was discovering that the code was written by people who should never be allowed near code. It was so bad, so I started working on it. I started making a big difference (very few people who can pick up C++ programs where the code base is un-commented and large in size) and was appreciated by all of the other folks I worked with.

My manager who was really cool in the beginning, appreciating my work had a 180 degree change in her attitude.
It almost felt like her primary job function at this time was to make my life miserable. A month or two after I started getting the treatment, I talked to DW and told her I could not take it any more. Later on, thru common friends, I found out that she was going thru a messy divorce and I guess I was the nearest male she could vent her frustration on.

At this time, we had zero mortgage, no debts, enough FU money in the bank and a my DW had a pretty stable job. So, with DW's blessing, I handed in my two weeks notice. It was like kicking a wasps nest. I got called by other managers offering me a job. The Managing Director called me in and asked me to take back the resignation. I was burnt out, that I did not take back my resignation.

The next couple of months were wonderful. Slept late, studied and did not put in any job applications. Finally got a job after the two month break.

The power of FU money is awesome.
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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1144 on: August 01, 2016, 10:41:44 AM »
My manager who was really cool in the beginning, appreciating my work had a 180 degree change in her attitude.
It almost felt like her primary job function at this time was to make my life miserable. A month or two after I started getting the treatment, I talked to DW and told her I could not take it any more. Later on, thru common friends, I found out that she was going thru a messy divorce and I guess I was the nearest male she could vent her frustration on.
. . .
The next couple of months were wonderful. Slept late, studied and did not put in any job applications. Finally got a job after the two month break.

The power of FU money is awesome.

Cowboy, I can totally relate to that scenario -- my biggest advocate became the biggest bully.  Like you said, "It almost felt like her primary job function at this time was to make my life miserable."  In her case, she felt forced to come back to work after a one-year personal leave because her husband had just been unexpectedly laid off from his job.  And this happened just days after she had formally resigned from the firm after she got into a negotiations-fight with them over hours and title.  Had to come back with her tail between her legs, and she was none too happy that I had continued to advance in the year she was gone, therefore "threatening" her position.  Fast forward a couple years, and I'm now on "summer vacation," enjoying the good life like you did.  I loved your story.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1145 on: August 01, 2016, 03:02:18 PM »
My manager who was really cool in the beginning, appreciating my work had a 180 degree change in her attitude.
It almost felt like her primary job function at this time was to make my life miserable. A month or two after I started getting the treatment, I talked to DW and told her I could not take it any more. Later on, thru common friends, I found out that she was going thru a messy divorce and I guess I was the nearest male she could vent her frustration on.
. . .
The next couple of months were wonderful. Slept late, studied and did not put in any job applications. Finally got a job after the two month break.

The power of FU money is awesome.

Cowboy, I can totally relate to that scenario -- my biggest advocate became the biggest bully.  Like you said, "It almost felt like her primary job function at this time was to make my life miserable."  In her case, she felt forced to come back to work after a one-year personal leave because her husband had just been unexpectedly laid off from his job.  And this happened just days after she had formally resigned from the firm after she got into a negotiations-fight with them over hours and title.  Had to come back with her tail between her legs, and she was none too happy that I had continued to advance in the year she was gone, therefore "threatening" her position.  Fast forward a couple years, and I'm now on "summer vacation," enjoying the good life like you did.  I loved your story.

Thanks LeRainDrop. Loved your story too.

How wonderful that walk away from the office was! I left at 3pm, when the streets of midtown NYC only had tourists and I walked all the way to Penn Station. Few butterflies in my stomach, but a huge load off my shoulders.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1146 on: August 18, 2016, 11:22:05 PM »
Few butterflies in my stomach, but a huge load off my shoulders.
Yep, exactly.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1147 on: August 19, 2016, 11:47:05 AM »
Was forwarded this email yesterday from an engineer at our company who had finally had enough. I looked up the people he refers to and it's all legit. Pretty epic way to walk if you ask me! Names changed to protect the innocent.

"Date:        08/01/2016 06:02 AM
Subject:        Letter of Resignation (and so much more)



To whom it may concern:

First the formal part...

This letter is to tender my resignation from XYZ as of 6:00 AM Monday August 1, 2016.  Before 6:00 AM I was an engineer for XYZ.  Based on today's work, I expect my health insurance to continue through the end of August 2016. 

Now for the fun part...

Why did I quit?  What would drive an engineering tech lead for an incredibly successful machine , (sold out for the year by the beginning of July!), to quit XYZ? 
 
I'll explain this, but I'll do so in a way that Millennials would understand.  How does one communicate to Millennials?  Why it's simple, through youtube videos, GIFs, and internet memes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtrLKGZZFg

As this move progresses, and more people begin to find other opportunities and say goodbye the only way they know how:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGJOqMHsDI

(BTW my middle finger extends especially high to Rob, Nicole, and Paul.  You were horrible to work with and relied on the shoulders of engineering to do your jobs for you and point out where you were absolutely worthless.)

The group will continue to spiral downhill and lose the people that actually do the work! Soon, Krishna, Klaus, and Tom this is who you'll be leading...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj563ViG7Qg

Krishna, in the future, it would be best to not cancel your all employee meetings because it's summer, people are on vacation, and you're SO busy moving.  You don't get bumped up two salary grades and get to do things like that... if you continue with a leadership style like that, you may have to take that hope of creating a crown jewel by taking one of your motivational emails and... well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O42K4EwVssQ

And Klaus, you're welcome for giving you the ABC which is saving sales.  Since you are only capable of listening to those that are yelling at you the loudest at any given time, here goes: YOU ONLY GOT THAT JOB BECAUSE YOU SPEAK GERMAN.  The reality is you're a horrible product manager.  You decided not to fund the ABC even though customers are buying them like crazy.  You also decided to send Rob to represent the ABC at the conference in Vegas rather than me to please your BFF Heiko.  Rob, a guy who didn't know how to look up a drawing until recently, over a tech lead who delivered you a machine on time, on cost, and on quality targets.



And Tom, so, yeah, well, you know, you're a guy from Cali-Iowa, who, you know, yeah, well



Only in a company like XYZ could a VP of a group losing millions of dollars a quarter still be allowed to continue on with his idea to move a huge group of employees, and only that company would think the plan would work and be successful.  Although I'm sure if you pull the critical OPACC levers and execute on your winning playbook everyone will be non-monetarily compensated for their hard work.

Finally to my colleagues (those of you below a salary grade XX), you can find a job that pays you as much as XYZ, who's benefits are just as good, and who's business cycle won't be like riding a roller-coaster.  I would gladly review anyone's resume and give you numerous websites for job hunting.  I can be reached at the email listed in the CC of this email.  I hope this email will give you something to laugh about and motivate you to look for other opportunities on an otherwise dismal day at the office.

For those frothing at the mouth and grinding your teeth, remember, I have brain cancer, and I'll probably be dead way before you.  (I thank whatever gods may be that I'll die in Wisconsin and not there.)
 
I'll think back at my time at XYZ as I play hockey with my kids on my backyard rink during the winter, sit on the beaches of Lake Michigan on a reasonably hot summer day, enjoy the great bands at Summerfest, and visit with my family (several times a year) that are only a car ride away.

I haven't felt this good since the first time I quit XYZ and was able to get out of town and back to Wisconsin.  (On a side note, the reason I'm giving such short notice is that the last time I quit, I was walked out and not paid for that time.  For those that find something in the future, keep this in mind.  You are nothing to XYZ, just a number.  They won't extend any courtesies to you.  They can fire you at any moment, so you have the right to walk out at any moment.)

"There is no point in looking back. Fuck no, not today, thank you kindly. My heart is filled with joy.  I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger:  A man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident." -Hunter S. Thompson

Pure Gonzo Engineering

And for those worried about that bridge behind me... well, there's an internet meme for that too...



(In this day and age, I conclude this email with the disclaimer that there is NO intention to communicate violence or destruction of property.  This is true for any statements, videos, meme, or gifs in this email.  The intent is to speak in metaphors for the sake of humor.  No actual violence or destruction of property is implied or intended.)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1148 on: August 19, 2016, 11:52:12 AM »
That... was... epic.

Does he actually have brain cancer? :(

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1149 on: August 19, 2016, 11:55:12 AM »
That I don't know, but since the rest of the letter seemed legit I would guess that he does. I realize this isn't your typical FU money story, although I like to think that he had a big enough 'stache that he can live out the rest of his days in comfort.