Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, If I just work late, I never take a cab home. When a lot of food and drink is involved the situation changes.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    In foo's line of work, the company pays for your car if you work late, because they can bill it to the client.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In that case, it's totally valid.
     


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    even though my company will pay for cars, I never take them.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't you work like 5 hours a day? :devil:
     


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    ^^^^^^ this.

    I love driving in NYC.

    First of all, I'm a kid from a small town in Canada and look at me ... driving in NYC. I get a kick out of that.

    Secondly, I instinctively understand how to drive here - enter the flow, keep moving forward and never hesitate. I also drive a truck dedicated to fishing so pretty much am immune to caring about the occasional ding.

    And I love yelling at people.

    "Hey! Wassamatta for you?!"
    "Wassamatta for me? Wassamatta for you?!"

    Can't do that in the back of a limo.

    lefty
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    only on good days
     


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    Often, but not always. It comes out of our group's own expenses if the project is not attached to an engaged client.

    Nobody would do my job without a guaranteed car ride home. I can't remember the last time I took the subway home from work--it happens maybe a handful of times in an entire year.
     


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    i can think of nothing more embarrasing than rolling up to my destination in a limo. I'd seriously just have the driver let me out around the corner and I'd walk the rest of the way.
     


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    There is a time limit, right? That is, you have to be there past a certain hour to qualify for the free ride. Usually 9 pm.

    I thought your hours were "humane" by industry standards?
     


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    I took a Town Car to a management meeting near Times Square the other day and got surrounded by hecklers. It was actually a little scary. Hoodlums were all up in my grill.
     


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    They are humane by industry standards, but that doesn't say much, and it's gotten much worse versus the last time we spoke about it. I've been pulling 100+ hour weeks the past month or so.

    Anyway, the rule for our team is 8pm to qualify for a driver. Lenient, but academic. It might as well be midnight. Still, nobody is going to care if you're able to slip out and take a car at 7:30 one night after you've been working until 2am every night the past 10 days.
     
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    I experienced one thing more embarrassing than this. My cousin was getting married and for his bachelor's party he ordered one of those huge party buses with strippers in it and booze. He called me and told me to meet him at this bar. I get to the bar and I am waiting there quietly having a drink. I didn't know he had the bus at this point, but this huge spacecraft of a bus pulls up, and a bunch of regulars were saying, "Fuck I seriously home a party isn't coming off of that bus and into here." Sure enough my cousin and his drunk asshole friends pour out and come up to me screaming and yelling and acting totally belligerent. I would have loved to have taken a limo ride home at that point.
     


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    Gotta pay the bills. I've been working similar hours the last month. There is something very zen about it in all honesty. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you have to. Work is very fulfilling when it is a huge triumph over adversity.
     


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    Our new analysts are still getting used to the hours. My advice to them was to reach deep into their souls, find the tiny, stubborn ray of hope that they will ever be out of the office before 1:00am over the next two years, and smote it with their Excel-hardened fists.
     
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