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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Steve Championship, Jul 17, 2015.
This is why you should always hire people as contractors first.
They all are. My wife started as a contractor and they moved her to the company after 9 months. A lot of people she works with have been contract for like 15 years because they don’t need the benefits and get a higher hourly pay through the contractor so they just stay with them. She just got 2 of her friends that were on contract for 6 and 8 years on because she told them how they’re missing out on bonuses and that type of stuff. Working as a contract employee isn’t a bad thing
Hoo boy I have some incompetent coworkers and with being bought it’s like lord of the flies watching them climb all over each other for fear they will be downsized.
Attends all pointless Salesforce meetings geared toward user experience improvement, but does not improve the user experience. Group attendance has been about 50%.
Receive email this morning about it being urgent we all try our best to attend our last session today.
Set my status to DND to work on a client proposal.
I will probably hear from 2-3 managers about this.
My company started utilizing a social media type site called Yammer. Idk if other places use this dogshit. Anyways, I've never been on it but I get emails from them like, "Things you might have missed this week" etc.
Just clicked on one and it was a 5 paragraph post from someone I don't know about how she has 3 kids and the youngest has been a handful and full of problems.
What. The. Fuck. Who thought this whole thing was a good idea?
My previous employer was a large international firm and the company wide page was a mix of Hindu stuff from the people in India, prayer requests from single women in Kansas, weird religion shit, hardcore political fights, and extreme bashing of corporate leadership.
My current employer’s US division is based out of Texas so naturally our divisions page is called “We the People” and the group photo is the Declaration of Independence
Had this at a previous company. We’d get on it just to see all the thirsty dudes commenting on every single pic that female employees would take of themselves working.
We have it. It’s awful and I don’t use it outside of getting the SPAM emails.
I will say one of my co workers once made the mistake of telling me he didn’t get the emails so I’ve forwarded every one to him for like 3 years now.
For whatever reason there’s not too many people in the office today so it’s fairly quiet.
It’s not even 8:00am and I think this one lady is on her 4th stop to tell someone about the traffic jam on the way into work and asking them what route they came in on.
My workplace had some social media site that was basically Facebook for work that they pushed several years back. No one used it and I haven't heard or thought about it since the initial launch. No telling how much our upper management paid for it.
I started my job last year and we have it. Seemed like something I hoped I’d never have to use. Thankfully besides the random update emails I’ve never opened it but your post has me curious.
Is this where we bitch about how employers that often let you expense monthly things, if you're remote, like internet make it so fucking challenging? I moved and had to set up new internet service and because of that it runs from like the middle of the starting month to the middle of the next month, it's not neatly from like July 1st through 31st. It's been so fucking annoying how I have to match the date on the start of the service but that also isn't the date I that gets charged for auto-draft.
Honestly I shouldn't bitch since I'm grateful my employer covers all of our internet costs, but I'm getting close to not bothering with getting it expensed since it takes several days of back and forth each time.
My company took the position that it's a "privilege" to work from home and makes it a pain to expense anything related to it. I had to file a tax return by paper (several hundred pages) recently and needed to replace the toner and paper for the printer that they bought for me during Covid for this exact purpose. I had to get IT approval over like $70.
Put in my two weeks this week though so hopefully my new company doesn't make it such an arduous process.
That's fucking stupid as shit, it almost sounds like something they're doing to gently force everyone to return to office.
found all the whiny and entitled millennials we’ve been hearing about forever
it takes multiple days of time while I’m being paid to be reimbursed for the internet that I use to shitpost on tmb.com
I feel like I’m stealing if I expensed that shit since they pay me to work as little as possible currently.
Giving interest free loans to your job so you can do work for them and all you have to do is fill out paper work and get approval to get your money back. What's the problem guys?
you’re assuming any of us are actually working
How do we feel about having a toothbrush at work
You do you.
it's fine to have and use. only way it should be noticed though is if you see someone carrying it to the bathroom. walking around brushing your teeth or doing it in an office kitchen or something is psychotic behavior.
yeah agree on the second part
Can I expense my toothbrush?
Used to work with a guy who would brush and floss everyday in the bathroom after lunch.
I just eat it. Too much hassle.
I’m always a bit surprised when I see someone brushing in the bathroom at work, but it 100% makes sense. I’m a morning/evening brusher, but imagine many people brush after every meal.
Whenever I’m in an office setting I use floss picks at my desk when nobody is around me or out in my car
I've seen people that do that take a handful of water from the bathroom faucet to rinse out their mouth. Pretty disgusting.
I precisely don't do this with my cell phone bill since it's so cheap, but internet is a little more.
I have a toothbrush and denture adhesive handy at all times :(
I’m really lazy.
I started brushing after every meal when I realized I'll be WFH 4eva.
My Mexican dentist recommended it and they can't lie.
An under the radar weird workplace habit is washing your face in the work bathroom.
I know there is disagreement on cutting fingernails in the office, but strangest thing I ever came across from a work hygiene standpoint was finding toenail clippings in front of the toilet. Someone had sat on the toilet in the office bathroom, removed their shoes and socks, and cut their toenails. This was in a card access only office, so had to be an employee or vendor with access.
Has anyone clarified which model of toothbrush we're talking about here?
From the Worldle group chat today
I had to go in to the “office” today to get fingerprinted for a new project. It’s just temp desks in an open space now. Some guy is on the phone and just said, “I’m sure I’m not the only retard who has done that.”
It’s really confusing when your boss uses the term ‘direct report’ incorrectly. They seem to think that a direct report is the supervisor. Sending emails which give direction without names or job titles, but instead use you and incorrectly ‘direct report’.
“You request time off and your direct report will address with the timekeeper.”
“direct report will notify you which day is considered holiday premium pay”
“If your direct report approves your vacation request, you may then notify the rest of the team”
I tried gently pointing out their misuse of the term but the response was offering to fix a typo where they said “director report” instead of “direct report”.
fuck that - I’d quit
So they've been with the company forever and can't be fired is what you're saying...
They just called me because they were confused why I wasn’t understanding the direction. I said you’re calling the supervisor the direct report and I think it would be the employee instead. They laughed and said, “oh! No, you’ve got it wrong. My boss is my direct report. Hopefully that clears things up!”
They’re actually relatively new with us but management turnover is wild here, and none of us want to deal with that bullshit, so they’re getting promoted. Soon they will be my direct report’s direct report [sic], so hopefully I won’t have to quit.
Its...just they are objectively so wrong.
yes, and every monthly sales meeting my boss has to look at us all and say, ‘sorry, I know none of you want to deal with this shit but we are being pressured by those at the top to post your wins!’
it’s his way of saying the brass at the top need to jerk off to those products we distribute. I think most of managing, for so many companies, is finding creative ways to justify your job and finding employees who can be the buffer between them having to get yelled at by the boots on the ground, crowd.
I love our quarterly town halls. Profits are up! 5 minutes later: we really need to work on cutting costs. Every. Fucking. Time.
How else is the CEO supposed to buy another summer home??