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post #39106 of 61952
When I got my new work computer, I lost access to a local version of our time entry software. In order to have to purchase less user licenses, I would have to use the time entry software as a published application on Citrix. Not a huge deal--I have to log in and click on it instead of just running it on my computer, but otherwise it ran pretty much like a normal program.

Now they have removed it from the list of published applications. Apparently some users had problems (I saw them too but they were minor for non-dumb people...things like not automatically opening in the home screen so you have to click the button for the home screen)...

Now I have to log into citrix, load up a full citrix desktop, log in to that, then go find the time software in the start menu, log into that, and then enter my time. I used to think it didn't make any sense to have my admin enter my time for me since it would take as long to type it out in an email to her as it would to just type it into the software...but now I am seriously reconsidering it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

MrG - i have that linked to my savings account, not a card. but as far as i know, they do charge a fee when that happens.

A small fee is better than a large fee! It sounds like froggy is going to deal with a real bounce ("returned check") rather than just an overdraft frown.gif
post #39107 of 61952
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

MrG - i have that linked to my savings account, not a card. but as far as i know, they do charge a fee when that happens.

Yeah, I think savings was an option, too. I don't remember why I decided on using a credit card, but I know there was some reason it was a better idea. I'm 95% certain my bank doesn't charge if I end up overdrafting this way. At the very least, it's a hell of a lot cheaper than overdraft fees.
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careful! i know a guy who shocked himself across the room, messing with a chandelier.

You also know a guy who doesn't know how to operate a breaker.
post #39108 of 61952
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

careful! i know a guy who shocked himself across the room, messing with a chandelier.

You also know a guy who doesn't know how to operate a breaker.

Exactly - that's the one part of this operation that I'm confident I know how to do.
post #39109 of 61952
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Mrs. A. broke the dimmer switch on our bedroom chandelier just as we were going to bed - it still dims, but doesn't turn off completely. Time for me to learn some basic electrical repair!

Unscrew the bulbs.
post #39110 of 61952
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i think i am getting sick. so is the wife, and the baby has been sick all week.
Sucks warm healthy thoughts energy coming your way.

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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Two seniors at the high school I attended died last night after a 22 year old drunk driver hit their car on a highway. My sister is a sophomore and knew one of the kids pretty well; she's really upset. What a fucking tragedy. The were both athletes with outstanding grades. I don't try to imagine how their parents feel, because it's upsetting.
What a loss for the kids who died and the guy who killed them. Three lives ruined.

Terrible loss and so sorry it is a part of your world Conne. Thoughts are with you and yours as well as the families of those lost so tragically.
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how did a canuker rip the gimp suit?
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teenage kid in the front of our friday's trail ride group fell off a ridge almost 15 feet high. kid was being a kid, didn't see the turn until it was too late. when I got there his dad (who was with us) and some guys were tying a splint and we eventually brought them out. lucky for him all he got was a broken wrist, but still that was pretty terrifying.

Wouldn't you like to know and thank the Gods the accident wasn't much worse!
post #39111 of 61952
I definitely love living in an urban neighborhood, but one disadvantage is that I can't take a walk without passing people with clipboards wanting my money for this or that. Not only do they want money, but they want me to commit on the spot to regular monthly donations. There's no way in hell I'm going to agree to that.

I did give the person a one-time donation today. She said "We recommend a donation of X." I said "I am not going to give you X." But I did give her a pretty good sum of money.
post #39112 of 61952
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Why wouldn't you sell a share of something? Trading fees are less than $100...
In the future, learn to keep a cash buffer that will pay at least 1 month's rent+utilities+CC. Hell--start charging yourself an overdraft fee if you ever drop below that (move your "fee" into savings or donate it to a charity..or send it to me) if it will keep you in line.

Yeah.. I mean I do make a conscious effort to regulate my cash flows and I've done well up until this one point in maintaining a 'safe' balance in cash.

I considered selling a share but the funds from trading activity don't settle until 4-6 days so it'd be moot. The only way to get the funds immediately available for withdrawal is through a wire transfer, so I actually called up my dad to ask him to wire me money for rent (lol.. I felt so ashamed making that phone call) but it was such a ridiculous process that resulted in my having to play phone tag between two financial institutions, both of which made me transfer through three departments with 5 minute hold times. MOST.FRUSTRATING.EXPERIENCE.EVER.

Mind you, I was racing against time because the lady at my leasing office said that checks typically clear before Noon (central time), and I was on the phone with my banks trying to get a wire set up before that time and it just wasn't going anywhere.

So, I just gave up and then I got the idea of using my brokerage account's margin lending, so I called them up and I borrowed against my brokerage account to transfer the funds to my checkings accounts. So now I have a margin balance for rent that's going to incur like.. $1 of interest.

WIN!

The only real problem, now, is whether my apartment's company actually tried to deposit my check just yet. The funds just got transferred to my checkings account 15 minutes ago, so if they attempted to deposit it before that.. well, I'll still get hit with the bounce penalty fee and all of this time and effort will have been for nothing.. but crossing my fingers at this point hoping that they still haven't attempted to deposit it.

LESSON LEARNED JESUS CHRIST NEVER AGAIN.
post #39113 of 61952
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

My rent check is going to bounce this month -- how embarrassing ...
I totally fucked up my cash flows this month and now I'm just barely short on cash after all my bills and credit card expenses were paid for. Definitely not going to liquidate any of my stocks to pay for this so I guess I'll have to suck it up and get hit with the bounce fees.
Dammit!

See how much better it would be if you were lactose intolerant?
post #39114 of 61952
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

You also know a guy who doesn't know how to operate a breaker.

i know a lot of guys
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Originally Posted by Lady Canuker View Post

Sucks warm healthy thoughts energy coming your way.

thanks. smile.gif
post #39115 of 61952
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Mrs. A. broke the dimmer switch on our bedroom chandelier just as we were going to bed - it still dims, but doesn't turn off completely. Time for me to learn some basic electrical repair!

Unscrew the bulbs.

Give a man a fish...
post #39116 of 61952
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I considered selling a share but the funds from trading activity don't settle until 4-6 days so it'd be moot. The only way to get the funds immediately available for withdrawal is through a wire transfer, so I actually called up my dad to ask him to wire me money for rent (lol.. I felt so ashamed making that phone call) but it was such a ridiculous process that resulted in my having to play phone tag between two financial institutions, both of which made me transfer through three departments with 5 minute hold times. MOST.FRUSTRATING.EXPERIENCE.EVER.

Go to bank. Use ATM outside bank to take a cash advance from your CC. Walk inside bank and deposit cash (to make sure the amount is available immediately). Pay off credit card balance as soon as paycheck hits,

Cash advance interest rates are obscene, but they don't really matter much on a 1-day timeframe.

Keep coming back with excuses, I'll keep hitting back with solutions icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #39117 of 61952
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Go to bank. Use ATM outside bank to take a cash advance from your CC. Walk inside bank and deposit cash (to make sure the amount is available immediately). Pay off credit card balance as soon as paycheck hits,
Cash advance interest rates are obscene, but they don't really matter much on a 1-day timeframe.
Keep coming back with excuses, I'll keep hitting back with solutions icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks for the assistance sir but I resolved the situation on my own completely icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Company hasn't tried to deposit my check yet and the funds are sitting safely in my checkings account, waiting to be withdrawn.

Just incurred a margin balance in my brokerage account for my rent and it'll be paid off on Thursday. According to my calculations, the interest I'll have to pay for that is $0.067.

Completely avoided the bounce penalty fee -- WIN.

I feel so sleazy after having gone through all this... but now I'm starting to realize how freaking cheap it is to buy securities on margin... devil.gif
post #39118 of 61952
Am I the only one who thinks this whole exercise was the perfect illustration of why people dog consultants for overcomplicating the simplest tasks?
post #39119 of 61952
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Am I the only one who thinks this whole exercise was the perfect illustration of why people dog consultants for overcomplicating the simplest tasks?

glad you enjoyed our services. your bill will be forthcoming in the mail.
post #39120 of 61952
lol touche
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