Things that ruin your day

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  1. Bruce Bowen

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    Firmware upgrade on a network switch. Pretty standard but I did it remotely and it didn’t come back online. Had to wait till someone got there to physically hook up to it so I could resolve it.
     
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  2. Celemo

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    wait...where'd he go?
     
  3. Kent Pavelka

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    I'm leader of an organization, and I love my organization, but work still sucks and I look forward to going home at the end of the day like everyone else.

    Here's some things that ruin my day:

    --earbuds going out in the middle of a bike ride
    --Having to smile and nod when coworkers bring up god in relation to real-ass problems because god is pretend
    --Needing to shit at work because there's no bidet like at home
    --resetting the router
     
  4. Bo Pelinis

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    I know it doesn’t make sense compared to market returns but that’s why I want to pay off my house as quickly as possible. If shit hit the fan I don’t want to owe anybody anything.
     
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  5. wes tegg

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    You lose one kid and EVERYONE LOSES THEIR MINDS.
     
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  6. BuckeyeRiot

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    Back in the olden times of hotswap drives and back up tapes I deleted an entire database then had to drive 3 hours to the store with a restored backup to reinstall on the server. Nothing like a 6 hour drive to sweat over having a job or not. And people noticed that shit believe you me.
     
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  7. Bruce Bowen

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    Seems to happen to everyone in this field at some point or another. Thankful I didn’t get canned but helped give me a push to start looking while I still have a job and there’s no pressure.
     
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  8. Redav

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    That's where the choosing to be gay part comes in
     
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  9. Owsley

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    We try to make at least a few extra mortgage payments per year as that’s our only current debt. Tax refunds always go to it, usually if we get a work bonus/raise it’ll go to it, that sort of thing. It kinda sucks, but whatever.
     
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  10. Jack Bauer

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    Most fun I ever had working was as an umpire for 9U to 12U travel baseball. Tossing those asshole coaches and parents to the parking lot when you inevitably encountered them was a phenomenal perk of the job.

    If I could make a decent living umpiring I’d probably do that. Or maintain the fields at the sports complex. Or work the zamboni at its ice rinks.
     
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  11. BuckeyeRiot

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    The best thing I learned that day, was what my boss said when I got back. “Mistakes happen, how you react after making one matters more. You’re reaction of telling us what happened and putting it the time/effort to fix it was what we look for.”. Now that I manage the department that’s my outlook and how I manage my people.
     
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  12. Redav

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    You get better returns on investments than you do on paying off your house early reeeee
     
  13. Bruce Bowen

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    My Dad did this on the side for a bit. Was hands down his favorite part as well. Doing a full tournament weekend could make some fucking bank.
     
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  14. Bruce Bowen

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    Yeah my biggest mistake was not telling someone immediately but my pride wanted to cover my ass before anyone noticed. I’ve always owned up to mistakes. Appreciate constructive criticism and do my best to improve. I’ve worked with guys who make excuse after excuse and they are the absolute worst.
     
  15. Jack Bauer

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    For sure. 20 years ago we were getting $50 for home plate and $35 for the field. I loved it when my partner cancelled so I could keep his cut too. It was a really fun way to earn money in HS/college.
     
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  16. BuckeyeRiot

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    I also recently deleted the script that runs 25% of our reporting with no viable back up. That was a fun day. I had that back about 5 minutes before I got an IM from my boss “So the report batch…”, haha.
     
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  17. Eathan Edwards

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    I understand this mentality, but I've run some companies that were by no means small - could be brought to their knees by the loss of one employee.

    Culture is everything - and the second you forget it, you find out very fast.
     
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  18. Lyrtch

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    the christianity and homosexuality is such nostalgia fuel

    back when people on this board would argue against gay marriage, and how social acceptance of gay people would lead to huge negative consequences, etc
     
  19. DUCKMOUTH

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  20. Dennis Reynolds

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    Did not read the thread so I am sorry if this has been posted.

    Waking up and knowing I need to shit then attempting to shit, but not really fully taking (or leaving in this case) said shit. Get in shower and the second I start to dry off the shit that was so shy minutes earlier decides that now is the time. Feel like I need to start the entire day over, but I don't have time to take another shower after the second shitting attempt. Overall, I have a nice life.
     
  21. Toast

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    People who always drive below the speed limit.
     
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  22. jbr

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    I watched my dad work 35 years in a white collar job, retire, get diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and have his life be worse than awful over the last ten years. He will die in the worst possible way by withering away mentally and physically sometime over then next 5 years.

    Makes a guy question the whole thing.
     
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  23. Redav

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    Yes you're still describing a transactional relationship. I don't understand your argument
     
  24. burnttatertot

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    When the dog walks into the house and has shit on her breath.
     
  25. portlandspartan

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    Possibly said already but…reading the Trump and Biden threads first thing in the morning.
     
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  26. The Banks

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    Are beer cans not recyclable in Tennessee/LA/Buffalo? What recycling facility accepts grocery bags and not aluminum cans?
     
  27. 20/20/20/20

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    I’m pretty sure it’s the plastic grocery bags that aren’t supposed to be in there.
     
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  28. bro

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    reading is hard for ol Banks
     
  29. TrustyPatches

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    Real talk I made this thread specifically to make fun of Nirvanas music
     
  30. dtx

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    Any time I hear this stupid fucking song

     
  31. Homo Erectus

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    I've never heard that song before. If it gets stuck in my head I'm going to murk your dusty ass
     
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  32. dtx

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    it fucking sucks

    listen to the stupid fucking lyrics
     
  33. Homo Erectus

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    I'd rather not
     
  34. Bruce Bowen

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    Enjoy it working out. Lyrics are not a factor on the workout playlist.
     
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  35. Eathan Edwards

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    Pretty much same - part of my waking up and getting ready playlist. No idea what the lyrics are aside from "astronaut in the ocean" - which may be entirely due to it being the name of the song.
     
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  36. dtx

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  37. Bruce Bowen

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    I also enjoy Vibing by him for same reason. Thumps.
     
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  38. Eathan Edwards

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    Had two friends/employees die from overdoses last night. Was at dinner and received phone calls letting me know.

    Also, Lauren (pornstar Dakota Skye) that I knew somewhat well overdosed.

    I'm just going to get blackout today and try to not think about it.
     
  39. Owsley

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    Sorry for your losses. Not knowing their situations, but coke cut with fentanyl has been a big problem here in recent months. Scary shit. Hang in there man and never feel like you can’t reach out or vent here.
     
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  40. Eathan Edwards

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    Thanks man. Honestly I can typically handle death pretty well - I can't handle the conversations with their family remotely well.
     
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  41. Thoros of Beer

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