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post #80011 of 85704
Reminds me of a final round interview I had with a would-be boss two years back.

She asked whether it would be a deal breaker for me if I hypothetically did not get promoted within 6 months of joining. I was perplexed as to why she asked me such a question as I don't think anyone goes into a job expecting to get promoted in half a year.

Irregardless, I told her that irregardless of timing, that someone should be promoted based on the merits of their work and whatnot; not based on arbitrary time constraints.

Anyway, she let out a huge sigh of relief and I ended up asking her why she lobbed such a question (we had a pretty good, informal relationship so I felt comfortable asking).

She said that she consistently dealt with people in my age group who demanded promotions every 6 months, regardless of performance.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? I hear about them all the time but I don't know anyone in my age cohort who reeks of such entitlement.

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post #80012 of 85704
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

So why does this 22-year-old think she deserves more than your greenfrog? That's what really matters: details.

Nope. WYHI? That's what matters.
post #80013 of 85704
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So why does this 22-year-old think she deserves more than your greenfrog? That's what really matters: details.

Because it is clearly not fair and she doesn't feel valued. Also, apparently she already got a raise within 3 months of being hired (granted it was a firm-wide raise I believe).

The ridiculous of thinking it odd that your supervisor makes more than you aside...this girl just finished college and has barely been working. If she didn't think the salary was fair, why the hell did she accept the job? Its not like she has been there for years and thinks she is being passed over for promotions...she is simply getting paid the amount she agreed to for the job she accepted.
post #80014 of 85704
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Nope. WYHI? That's what matters.

Wow. I thought you were deeper than that, Piob. Guess I was wrong.
post #80015 of 85704
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Wow. I thought you were deeper than that, Piob. Guess I was wrong.

If the answer is yes some definite depth could be involved.
post #80016 of 85704
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If the answer is yes some definite depth could be involved.

I got a 3.5-inch steel train ready to leave the station.
post #80017 of 85704
So we had a meeting about our internal comms and ways to improve them. We all basically agreed that email is usually not so good. One of our solutions was to use Slack. I'm still struggling to see how this is anything other than a new face for the same problem.
post #80018 of 85704
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WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? I hear about them all the time but I don't know anyone in my age cohort who reeks of such entitlement.

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Probably the same people who have net worth goals they need to meet!

Or maybe they're used to getting trophies just for showing up and, as an example, moving up a rank every month or two in their tae kwon do classes. I'm not surprised by anything any more.

I had a law student ask me if our firm (known for being a sweatshop) would get in the way of her 6pm yoga classes that were very meaningful to her. That same day another student wanted to make sure he could prioritize pro bono work because that was her true passion. So yeah, this generation has plenty of these people to go around.
Edited by UnFacconable - 1/26/16 at 2:06pm
post #80019 of 85704
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I got a 3.5-inch steel train ready to leave the station.

Whoa there Johnny Railroad… not all at once, you may hurt someone.
post #80020 of 85704
Grr found out my car was towed because it was on a "snow Emergency" route. $200 to get it out of impound, $250 ticket to pay within 30 days (or it doubles). I drive it maybe once a week so it didn't cross my mind to move it Thursday night before it started snowing (also because I rarely park on the street that is the snow emergency route). A quick web search indicates DC has towed 500+ cars for the very same reason. Not mad at them per se, more annoyed at the pointless expenditure
post #80021 of 85704
That sucks.

Half the cars parked on the street around here are completely entombed in snow from plows. I was driving past some dude trying to dig his car out of that compacted plow stuff and his shovel just disintegrated in his hands. His face had this perfect look of rage and despair.
post #80022 of 85704
You guys just wait until people start digging out their spots and then claiming them as personal property with abandoned lawn furniture

http://chicagodibs.tumblr.com/page/2
post #80023 of 85704
I've already seen a bunch of those. Would've been glad to move the junk and put my car there but couldn't be bothered. Fortunately, I came by a dug out parking space without impediments and nabbed it. My car is 15 years old so I'm not worried about it being keyed.
post #80024 of 85704
Fuck those people. fuck all of them until they are bloody with the legs of their dirty lawn chairs.

I mean, historically, it was something that was practiced on residential streets in less dense areas (and in a time with lower car ownership). These were streets where parking was *never* a problem. You could always park in front of your house without issue. The dibs chairs thus only served to protect a dug out spot, but would never prevent someone else from parking--they could simply dig out another spot on the street and be fine. If anything, it encouraged the street to get cleared up more quickly since everybody had to pitch in. Still don't really agree with it (especially the threat of vandalism in retribution), but it's not awful.

But now that shit happens on crowded streets in dense neighborhoods. You aren't just forcing someone to dig out a spot 10 feet over...you are completely preventing them from being able to park. Also, people have gotten lazy about it...they don't even do a good job digging the spot (or do it at all), they just use it to justify reserving a parking space for their SUV that can drive over the uncleared snow.
post #80025 of 85704
Windows 10 and not being able to install itunes or get any Office products working
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