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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

there is an automated toll booth on my daily commute that for whatever reason, fails to detect my windshield device thingy (we call it Sunpass) around 10-15 times a year. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
it does, however, manage to take a picture of my car and license plate, and send me an unpaid toll ticket in the mail.

this pisses me off because i have to waste time, plus pay an admin fee on top of the toll. it is super inconvenient to take a different route, and even worse to use the manned booths to pay every day. so basically i think i'm fucked out of an extra $50-100 a year in these fucking fees (i don't mind, of course, paying the toll)

i've already asked multiple times why (a) they don't fix the goddamn thing, or (b) they have my Sunpass and credit card on file, why not automatically debit it....but i'm sure you know how that went. the thought has crossed my mind that perhaps they deliberately arent fixing the goddamned booth so they can collect extra revenue, but city governments can't be that dishonest, can they? rotflmao.gif

this would make me crazy. there must be a way to fix this.

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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

i try to not get a tax refund every year. the idea of giving the government an interest-free loan......

lol I LOVE REFUNDZ!!!!
post #40742 of 65687
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Still at work. Probably will be for a few more hours. Oh well, the taxpayers are kindly providing me with overtime while I eat pizza and wait for dismissal. laugh.gif

oh hai there. glad you are conne-ing settling into your new job. smile.gif
post #40743 of 65687
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Frog, STBY. Dues, baby, dues. Also, why I dropped out of the Fortune world. Fuck living out of a suitcase.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Eh, as an entitled gen-yer myself, I don't think that sounds too entitled. I mean...that's not the shit you signed up for. Consultants seem to sign on to a pretty standard deal. The deal is that you are never going to have any weeknights at home (so don't get a pet and good luck keeping up with dusting the place)--you're flying home late thursday night in time to go to bed or you're out friday morning. You still have to work on friday, but when you are done, you are home (whether that be 5PM, 7PM or 9PM). Part of the deal is that in exchange for travelling 50 weeks a year, your friday-sunday evenings are when you get to see your wife or your friends or your girlfriend; you might still have to work on saturday, but you will be in town and it probably won't go too late.

Flying late and getting back home at midnight is is pretty shitty (hope you enjoy airport dinners)...it's not like they are paying you more even though they took away a third of your nights at home (and a full half of the "good" nights).

edit: for instance, if I suddenly started having to do weekly travel, I would be none too happy. I didn't sign up for that shit and if you're not going to pay me more to do it, there is going to be a problem.

I'd like to think after 1.5 years on the job, countless lunch orders for my managers, printing, stapling, setting up meetings, staying late till my superiors leave, and whatever hell there is, I've done my fair share to NOT deserve this expectation to stay till Friday after work. Not saying I've paid all my dues yet, but damn, this is uncalled for.

In the end, though, it all works out because I can stay at home with my parents over the week and weekend (client site is closer to my parents' place than our HQ) and all my best buddies are in Boston and NYC, so I'm going to be hitting up NYC again this weekend (free happy hour at a bar that my friend's GF won, apparently, so kinda excited to check that out). Plus, the company pays me when I don't stay at hotels, which is a very nice benefit. I'll be saving soooo much money by doing this. Maybe this will mitigate my massive stock losses with Apple redface.gif

In fact, I wouldn't mind just living with my parents for a month or so and not having to fly back. The only issue with that is the VP at my Dallas office would flip a shit about why I'm never coming back; he'd probably talk to my project manager and I want to avoid that at all costs, so I'll be flying back every other week.

The entire month of December was nice, not having to travel and all. It was really refreshing to feel like you've settled down in one place. Last week marks my 1 year anniversary of flying every week for work and I'm surprisingly not burnt out to the core, but I am starting to tire of it. Fancy hotels, steak dinners, miles, all that shit don't matter. I just want to stay in one place and sleep in my own bed.

Anyway, I'm setting in motion the wheels to move on to a different job. We'll see what prospects await me in the Big Apple devil.gif.
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I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.
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^^ Glad to hear it!
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.
Wonderful, really good news! Congrats!
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The number of mediocre indie bands is staggering. So many are unoffensive, but that still equates to being useless. If there were a way to consolidate the middling talents of 500 mediocre bands in order to make one or two great bands that could actually put together a string of albums that can be listened to in their entirety, it would really be a good thing. I'm so sick of digging through all these repetitive jangle pop/neo-psychedelic/ songs that are all nearly carbon copies of each other.
post #40748 of 65687
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.

DUDE!!! this is amazing news!!! so happy to hear that you were able to make that happen. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #40749 of 65687
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

got mine last friday. also saw the new tax ass raping for 2013.

ffffuuuu.gif just about sums it up, as an understatement.

Attended a tax seminar about how the new taxes will affect me. It's a good thing I am a pacifist or I would have fucking murdered everybody in the room.
post #40750 of 65687
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.

Congrats, Bis.
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I have to pay 50 dollars to the bank just to get the paperwork to give to my accountant (whom I will then also pay)
post #40752 of 65687
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

got mine last friday. also saw the new tax ass raping for 2013.

ffffuuuu.gif just about sums it up, as an understatement.

Attended a tax seminar about how the new taxes will affect me. It's a good thing I am a pacifist or I would have fucking murdered everybody in the room.

Exploit the loopholes!!!
post #40753 of 65687
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Frog, STBY. Dues, baby, dues. Also, why I dropped out of the Fortune world. Fuck living out of a suitcase.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Eh, as an entitled gen-yer myself, I don't think that sounds too entitled. I mean...that's not the shit you signed up for. Consultants seem to sign on to a pretty standard deal. The deal is that you are never going to have any weeknights at home (so don't get a pet and good luck keeping up with dusting the place)--you're flying home late thursday night in time to go to bed or you're out friday morning. You still have to work on friday, but when you are done, you are home (whether that be 5PM, 7PM or 9PM). Part of the deal is that in exchange for travelling 50 weeks a year, your friday-sunday evenings are when you get to see your wife or your friends or your girlfriend; you might still have to work on saturday, but you will be in town and it probably won't go too late.

Flying late and getting back home at midnight is is pretty shitty (hope you enjoy airport dinners)...it's not like they are paying you more even though they took away a third of your nights at home (and a full half of the "good" nights).

edit: for instance, if I suddenly started having to do weekly travel, I would be none too happy. I didn't sign up for that shit and if you're not going to pay me more to do it, there is going to be a problem.

I'd like to think after 1.5 years on the job, countless lunch orders for my managers, printing, stapling, setting up meetings, staying late till my superiors leave, and whatever hell there is, I've done my fair share to NOT deserve this expectation to stay till Friday after work. Not saying I've paid all my dues yet, but damn, this is uncalled for.

In the end, though, it all works out because I can stay at home with my parents over the week and weekend (client site is closer to my parents' place than our HQ) and all my best buddies are in Boston and NYC, so I'm going to be hitting up NYC again this weekend (free happy hour at a bar that my friend's GF won, apparently, so kinda excited to check that out). Plus, the company pays me when I don't stay at hotels, which is a very nice benefit. I'll be saving soooo much money by doing this. Maybe this will mitigate my massive stock losses with Apple redface.gif

In fact, I wouldn't mind just living with my parents for a month or so and not having to fly back. The only issue with that is the VP at my Dallas office would flip a shit about why I'm never coming back; he'd probably talk to my project manager and I want to avoid that at all costs, so I'll be flying back every other week.

The entire month of December was nice, not having to travel and all. It was really refreshing to feel like you've settled down in one place. Last week marks my 1 year anniversary of flying every week for work and I'm surprisingly not burnt out to the core, but I am starting to tire of it. Fancy hotels, steak dinners, miles, all that shit don't matter. I just want to stay in one place and sleep in my own bed.

Anyway, I'm setting in motion the wheels to move on to a different job. We'll see what prospects await me in the Big Apple devil.gif.

Congrats man, we should have a meat up before you leave.
post #40754 of 65687
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.

Congrats man. Really happy for you that at least something's working out.
post #40755 of 65687
I recently found out that a recent ex is going to have to have open heart surgery. (Not her first, unfortunately.) Our relationship ended with a lot of anger, but I obviously still care a lot about her and her well being.
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