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NOTHING but VENTS -- Vent all You Want Without Replies.

Posted by Shannara
member, 1383 posts
"Hugs for the Hugs God!"
- Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 16:15
  • msg #975

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Fudge anyone who ever puts their morals and decency aside for a paycheck. Fudge anyone who says that the ends justifies the means as an excuse to do evil and corrupt things.

How in the heck can the greater good be good if it is composed entirely of evils!?!?!?

member, 130 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 01:21
  • msg #976

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I'm normally a fairly calm guy.
I'm normally able to fall with the punches -- ok
I can generally take criticism for what "I" do, and what "I" can control just fine.

I'm getting to the point where I've wanted to just physically rip people's head off over the last few weeks.
I'm doing the job of 3 different positions at the moment thanks to staffing.
On top off that I've been given a task to take care of accounts for several other departments because they have not done it.
I have 3 trainees that I'm the only person currently qualified to train at the moment.
It has been over 2 weeks with no day off thanks to various issues.

I'm getting pulled aside because the computer says I'm taking over 4 hours to write a schedule due to the # of alterations I do (each alteration is worth so many minuets). I can write the thing in roughly 45 - 75 min, and I've done it in front of you.

Well Mr. smartypants computer. If you would have scheduled a require bookkeeper on those days I wouldn't be altering anything! That is your fault not mine!
Well Mr Smartypants computer. I do not need 2 people in that department across the noon hour traffic/work load should show that. If it were coded properly I wouldn't be needing to alter it.
Well Mr Smartypants computer I do not have enough staff to grant 1/2 hour lunches so I have to reduce shifts to 4 hour block. If it were coded properly for our store's foot Traffic I wouldn't be making an Alteration.
Well Mr. smartypants computer if you could look into the future and schedule the two employees who work other places to only be on their day off/days they can do a short shift--- you guessed it I wouldn't be making an alteration.
Hey Mr. smartypants computer if you could get my scheduled rotation right, instead of deleting it or getting messed up on the 5 week months, I WOULDN'T BE ALTERING IT grrrrrrrr

And Mr. Store owner, when I tell you that you have 20 minuets because I'M coverage for lunches and breaks don't hold me 45 and bitch at me for not having coverage on the floor!!!!!
I'm not given enough scheduled hours to have people standing around "just in case"
you want 300 hours. I've got them for you IF YOU LET ME DO MY JOB!


If I'm going to be "Talked to" because of another manger acting like a jerk, well talk to them. If it was busy, why didn't they call for help? If it was busy and they were off the clock, Why didn't they call for help AND why were they working off the clock in the first place? Lastly WHY IS IT MY FAULT THEY ARE ACTING LIKE A JERK IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS? THEY are a manager and should know better. THEY are not part of my department. THE reason why the incident happened in the first place is because I told you that you had 20 min until I had to be down on the floor!!!

It has been over an hour and my face is still burning.
moderator, 15756 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 14:58

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

You were our friend for eleven years.  An endless source of happiness, comfort and companionship.  Now you are gone, and nothing will ever fill that space.

Hunt well Skugga.
This message was last edited by the user at 15:28, Thu 04 July 2019.
member, 67 posts
I've Been Touched By
His Noodly Appendage
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 00:08
  • msg #978

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

The reason I posted was to ask if anyone else had had the same experience. It said so in the post title, and in the first line, and again in the last line. I was not looking for answers. Solidarity, not solutions.

I especially was not looking for, "Do this thing you already said you did in the OP," "Just let your husband do it," or "I don't think that's a problem because it doesn't bother me."

I know I have a female-sounding username. In retrospect, I should have picked something neutral like my last name or ElonIsJesus4949. That does not mean my question is not valid. It does not mean I am incapable of handling it without my husband's assistance. It does not mean your condescending language is permissible. It especially does not mean you're allowed to whine about my politely responding to the sole helpful, non-condescending poster and ignoring the rest of you trolls and your useless, juvenile responses.

I'm also mad at myself. I should have known better to ask a question on forums that have a history of answering "My car won't move when it's in reverse" with "Have you tried putting it in reverse?"


On a similar note, I do not appreciate your lecturing me on the inefficiency and environmentally irresponsibility of internal-combustion engines and how electric vehicles are better in every single way when I have JUST STEPPED OUT of my electric vehicle. I already drank the kool-aid, bucko. Now get off my lawn.
12th Doctor
member, 109 posts
Laugh Hard. Run Fast.
Be kind.
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 15:01
  • msg #979

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Looks like racists are bent because Disney has cast a dark-skinned girl to play Ariel in the upcoming live-action "Little Mermaid." You know, mermaids. Those fictional characters that don't actually exist, so you don't have any actual point of reference as to their melanin content.
member, 1446 posts
"Hugs for the Hugs God!"
- Warhammer Fluffy-K
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 00:28
  • msg #980

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I just LOVE how every wedding I go to ends up being a chaotic mess and everyone just expects me to save the day because I saved the one before. “Oh you fixed x’s wedding can you help with mine?”

NO I just want to drink and dance not coordinate caterers and DJZS
member, 1456 posts
"Hugs for the Hugs God!"
- Warhammer Fluffy-K
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 01:16
  • msg #981

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Why do drivers think that when I put a turn signal on to change lanes that is a great time to suddenly accelerate and try and pass me on the side I am turning.

Farging iceholes I'm in front of you! I am going faster than you! This isn't a race you bass tartlets. Hanging out in my blindspot as we suddenly drag race down the highway is not the point of driving and if I just follow through and cut over, if my car hits you, you're going to be farging liable because you're behind me.

If someone ahead of you signals to switch lanes and you're not about to pass them that very second you slow the farg down and let them in.

(all credit to Johnny Dangerously for the creative writing)
This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 04:24, Sun 14 July 2019.
member, 7138 posts
Gaming for over 30
years, and counting!
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 09:59
  • msg #982

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Y'know...I wasn't going to do this tonight...but where it's past 2:30 AM and I'm STILL at the movie theater on a night I don't normally go in at all...

So, backstory, just to get you up to speed.  I work at a discount theater, I'm the guy who downloads all the hard drives into our servers, and takes the schedule they prepare and programs it into the system so everything runs automatically and the managers, hopefully, never need to come upstairs between opening and closing.  For the past...oh, two months and change, we had a weird software glitch pop up, and we couldn't download any new trailers, at all...every time we tried, we'd get an error message that popped up.  It didn't affect any of our movie drives, just the ones with the trailers.  And, being a discount theater, it was no big deal...I mean, we're just starting to show stuff that came out in early October, so not getting the latest movie trailers for a few weeks wasn't a problem for anyone besides me, and for me, it was just an inconvenience.  But I got ahold of the dealer for our projection gear and let them know it was a problem...

And nothing happened.  A couple of weeks went by, and I contacted them again.  "Oh, crap...I forgot you had told us about that.  I should be able to get up there sometime this week and take care of it, I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem."  Well...nobody showed up, still a problem the next week.  And the week after that.

Got a text this morning that they had been in, the problem should be I said I'd come in to check on it.  And it turns out, the problem is only KIND OF solved.  Yes, I can now download stuff off the movie trailer drives...but if I try to do more than one trailer at a time, the server freaks out a little bit and starts failing downloads on me (actually rebooted on me earlier this evening.  Luckily, it can do that while movies are running without screwing up the playback...)  So, I'm sitting here, downloading EACH AND EVERY trailer that we've missed for the past two months, one at a time.  And I'd be done, but I've also been trying to do a little props shopping for a show I'm I get sucked down the rabbit hole of eBay or Amazon for a few minutes, and then realize, "Oh, yeah!  Next trailer, come on, stick with the program here!"  I'm going on six hours, which included the trial and error time of finding out that I couldn't just go through and select all the trailers, like normal (because I did it twice and only got a handful of trailers each then I tried just doing five at a time, and only got the first one...)  Plus, I have rehearsal in the morning...

I kinda want to slap the service tech.  I mean, I even left the drive available so he could test it out once he fixed it.  He put it in the machine, made sure it could read the drive, apparently (which it was doing before...)  But he didn't try downloading anything from the drive, or else he would have discovered that there's still a problem.

I LOVE it when my job is complicated by someone else doing shoddy work on their job.  I mean, it's job security...I've been told repeatedly that I could just about burn down the theater and I'd still have a job, simply because nobody else wants to do what I'm doing, but I actually kind of enjoy it, most of the time.  Nights like tonight?  Not so much...I'm running on sheer bull-headedness right now...I'm gonna get these stupid trailers into the system if it keeps me awake all night...
member, 714 posts
Mon 23 Dec 2019
at 08:24
  • [deleted]
  • msg #983

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

This message was deleted by the user at 08:30, Mon 23 Dec 2019.
member, 7181 posts
Gaming for over 30
years, and counting!
Sat 22 Feb 2020
at 01:29
  • msg #984

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Freakin' scammers...

I spent an hour and a half bouncing messages back and forth with a guy I barely even know who wanted to send me money to go buy him some gift cards from Walmart.  Initially, he said it was urgent...when I told him it would be at LEAST 2 hours before I could get there, he said 'Okay...'  At that point, I started pushing for answers, because his reaction didn't sound very urgent to me...

By the time I got all the details, it had turned into buying $400 worth of eBay gift cards, in $50 denominations, which he was going to send to the "Community Social Help Commission" in New York to pay for the delivery of a prize they said he'd won.  The next half hour was spent trying to explain that said Commission doesn't even exist, according to Google; that legitimate places do NOT ask for eBay gift cards as payment; that, if the offer was legitimate, there is no reason they would charge him a delivery fee when they could simply deduct any expense from his prize; and finally, there was no way in whatever Infernal region you care to reference that I was going to help him flush $400 down the toilet.  And he still sounds like he's determined to do it.

I mean, scamming ANYONE is bad enough...but if you're gonna go that route, develop at least some minuscule modicum of decency and rip off people who can afford it.  This guy's got next to nothing...

UPDATE:  Turns out it was not him that I was bouncing messages with.  Someone apparently got the password to his FB account and hit up a LOT of people with the offer.  So, I despise the scammers even more, but at least I feel better about the guy in question.
This message was last edited by the user at 03:01, Thu 27 Feb 2020.
member, 106 posts
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 02:43
  • msg #985

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

And....again, I have to explain to people who make three times as much money at their job than me, who have 1/3 my education and nothing near my experience, that WATER, yes, the wet stuff, freezes when it gets cold.  Every year, about this time, where we are located on the planet Earth, water freezes when it is winter.  Yet this is a shock to them, every year.  And to top it off, the same people are 'supervising' me.
member, 2210 posts
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 12:47
  • [deleted]
  • msg #986

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

This message was deleted by the user at 12:48, Sat 29 Feb 2020.
member, 1 post
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 01:59
  • msg #987

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Anyone wanna chat?
supporter, 334 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 03:18
  • msg #988

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I really hate when stupid companies do mean, nasty things just to pinch some cents from their employees just for the very sake of it! The little that they earn this way will never compensate the big self harm they do by upsetting and demotivating their most loyal and value producing employees! This will only help the hateful careers of some despicable corporate climber hidden in some central corporate office, that can claim s/he earnt the company so much money with that mean action...
member, 138 posts
Hopepunk with a shovel
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 02:25
  • msg #989

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Sometimes I feel I am more like a collection of scar tissue than a person.
member, 120 posts
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 01:30
  • msg #990

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I can't delete an account because, at some point, they confuse my free plan (that came from before they acquired the initial website) for something that should be treating like an auto-renew billing contract.
member, 38 posts
GMT -4
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 07:21
  • msg #991

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Take a break from this site for several years. Ahhh the memories
This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was insulting, at 13:54, Tue 28 Apr 2020.
member, 7222 posts
Gaming for over 30
years, and counting!
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 05:30
  • msg #992

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

These are definitely First World problems...but man, they're starting to stack up.  Had the water shut off in one of the buildings I work in at my primary job because a drain pipe that runs RIGHT under the center of the stage collapsed, and right now their solution is to keep a sump pump down there running and turn off the timetable for when they're going to fix it.

That happened last week.  Today, the water heater in the other building I work in decided that it had reached the end of its useful life...I walked into the laundry room, turned on the lights...and noticed that half the floor had standing water on it. I nursed it along through two loads of laundry, then shut off the water and the power to it (it's an electric model, not gas) and drained it.  Between what had initially leaked out and what I had to keep mopping up while doing the laundry, I soaked up 15 gallons of water, with a string mop...

I don't want to know what's next.  Hopefully, nothing, because this year's already been weird enough...
Harley Quinn
member, 27 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 01:10
  • msg #993

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

You know how when you go to delete a game here you have to check off “I have given all my players due notice.“?

There is a certain GM (I won’t publicly shame him) on this site that just deletes without any notification. Didn’t post a message about it, didn’t PM, didn’t rmail, nothing.
supporter, 371 posts
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 05:12
  • msg #994

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

THAT company really messed my life!
I had four to choose from and you never know what would happen if I picked another, but I really think they deceived me during interviews! They should have told me what they were like when I asked, interviews are two way exercises and both the candidate and the company are really supposed to tell the truth!
member, 66 posts
There is no truth. There
is only perception
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 02:56
  • msg #995

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

Had my cousins GF staying with us for a few days...turned into weeks which turned into months!!!  Didn’t chip in for a drawn thing!  Then said I HAD TOO MANY RULES as she left!!!

Good riddance!!!
member, 114 posts
Sun 9 Aug 2020
at 22:39
  • msg #996

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I'm just trying to hang onto this wretched job for a few more years.  I really didn't think I'd be at a supposedly professional establishment that somehow, despite having three bosses 'in charge' of scheduling, there's no schedule for me or the other nine flunkies.  No rise in pay since 2018 yet plenty of extra work to be done; only every other weekend off and no overtime, ever, no matter what, yet plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth should work not be completed as the bosses expect.  I'm not living, I'm existing like a beast of burden.  And now, long after the Covid-19 has washed over the area we are in, we are given active-viral tests every two weeks, symptoms or not.  I'm too old to find another job, and too broken to be able to get one anyway, but they seem determined to drive me into the ground.  And then, to top it off, the boss who had been told, in writing, that a piece of equipment was broken three months ago and this boss never ordered replacement parts, this boss decides it must be MY fault...
member, 924 posts
Farewell. Tom,
nuric, and dear J. -Fin
Mon 10 Aug 2020
at 10:01
  • msg #997

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

I can't express my sadness, loss, and overwhelming shame. I feel like I was asking for a chance to be something more, than I am IRL, to be powerful, able, and important. Instead, through my characters I was made to feel worse. Stupid, impotent and trivial.

I really wish I hadn't started this, but I did. I feel so lost, asking for direction, but only receiving a bitter lesson time and time again. I feel like Samwise in Mordor, only to realize I'm just half way. I still need to find my way home, and I don't...
member, 407 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 03:50
  • msg #998

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

First time that I met a High Maintenance GM. Something you just need to walk away after they remove the entire party from the game.
member, 1027 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 03:59
  • msg #999

Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

My wife's exhusband.  All the stuff he has done, lies he has spread, the gaslighting if their daughter, accusations he has made against me, my sons, my nephews.  He is so lucky I am not ready to go to prison.  Yet.
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