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    looking back, hot topic was a lot of fun. i didn't fit the aesthetic, but i really believed in the company's mission and genuinely loved the products. the ceo at the time, betsy mclaughlin, was a total bad ass. we were flown to los angeles every october to train and prepare for the holiday season, but they made each trip fucking amazing. attended many private shows including marilyn manson, janelle monae, weezer, korn, alice cooper, bruno fucking mars in the corporate parking lot in the middle of the day ...

    the company changed drastically in 2011, the year i left. but, damn, i have a lot of really fond memories of that time.

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    it's weird, I worked all but one day between the 13th and 24th and had 2 of the next 4 days off or something, what the fuck

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    started working at starbucks. trained last week, started at the store i'll actually be at this week. today was my first opening shift. i've been awake since 3:45am (it is currently 5:45pm) and it feels so fucking weird. but i'm settling into the job pretty quickly (for having basically zero food service experience). don't want to do it forever, though. all my coworkers are in college or younger, except one 60-year-old woman (who's my favorite). no one believed me when i told them i'm 33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    started working at starbucks. trained last week, started at the store i'll actually be at this week. today was my first opening shift. i've been awake since 3:45am (it is currently 5:45pm) and it feels so fucking weird. but i'm settling into the job pretty quickly (for having basically zero food service experience). don't want to do it forever, though. all my coworkers are in college or younger, except one 60-year-old woman (who's my favorite). no one believed me when i told them i'm 33.
    It seems to me that this will be a good experience anyway. I also started as a secretary to have experience working with documents. 7 years have passed and I have my own small business, though not in New York but in Singapore)) All financial reports are now done by professionals - https://osome.com/sg/accounting-services-singapore/ And I'm learning to lead a small team (11 people). A little scary but very interesting)

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    My restaurant closed today. Fucking shit...

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    i worked my ass off yesterday (all 7 hours of my shift on bar (starbucks)), at least 4 of them solo, and while we were slower than normal, we weren't slow. i was also very clear with my store manager (who i adore) and our district manager (who was visiting the store) how i feel about the current situation, so they gave me the rest of the week off. i really appreciate it and i'm glad that sarah and i get to huddle up together at home, but she's working from home and i'm already feeling stir crazy, despite only being awake for about an hour and a half today. currently passing the time listening to "welcome oblivion" on vinyl. too on the nose?

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    starbucks has shut down many of their cafe stores in the US. drive-thrus are operating drive-thru only. my store doesn't even have mobile ordering on, so it's literally nothing but drive thru, which i'm sure is pissing off some people.

    they also gave all their partners the option to come in to work for scheduled shifts (and potentially get paid more per hour), or take a 30 day sabbatical but still get paid for whatever your normal scheduled shifts would be. i chose the latter. so i haven't been at work since last tuesday, and i won't be back until at least the middle of april. the idea is relieving but also a bit daunting.

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    I have my post-op appt tomorrow to give me the clearance to finally go back to work (been off since the 11th due to surgery). Being in local tv broadcasting, I have the "privilege" of having a moral and social obligation to provide news to people, so I expect my job to be going despite anything that happens. However, as an asthmatic it is a little concerning to put myself in direct contact with others. I'm going to see what kind of plan they have as far as getting some responsibilities able to be done from home (realistically, there's not a lot) and if I can be one of the first people on that list to try out. I work in Master Control so I'm pretty secluded from everyone, but there's all kinds of equipment that gets touched by several different people every day.

    I'm happy for the jobs people have that are setting things up from home and/or paying people to stay home. I really feel for those that don't have that luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo eighteen View Post
    ...I work in Master Control...


    sorry, i had to \_(ツ)_/

    yeah, i kind of feel like an asshole for being like "i'm gonna stay home and i'll still get paid" (i mean...not a lot, but i'm still getting paid a little) and it sucks that our capitalist bullshit society is set up in a way that so many people can't do that even though it's what everyone​ should be doing: staying home so no one else gets sick(er)

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    I wish I could stay home.

    But at least Governor Lardass seems to have calmed people down with his stay at home order, last night at work was like a really dead weekday

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    Trying to remotely set up people with work at home solutions that can barely log into a Windows account with less than 24 hours notice is less than ideal.

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    I work as a car mechanic but now the only car I work on is my own I also used to be a carpenter, all shelves, bedside tables and a kitchen table in my house are made by me with a tile saw as suggested on electrogardentools. I guess this quarantine is a great time to remember my old profession. I don't know how I handle this lockdown...
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    I work as a Resident Manager at a Condominium Complex. I have a crew of 5 and we mask up whenever we have to work in close quarters or enter a unit.....which is on an emergency basis only now, and I no longer allow residents into my office. Other than that it is business as usual. I live on property so technically I am working from home. Very grateful in these times to still have a job and my heart goes out to all of those who have lost theirs because of this.

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    Welp, I'm off work through at least the end of next pay period... I just reached a point where I couldn't do it anymore.
    I'm pretty sure my department's down somewhere around 15 people now.

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    I'm struggling.

    It's been a month at the new job, working remotely, which I'm very thankful for. It was agreed I'd on-board for the job I was originally hired for (1.) AND also help with some software implementation for the whole company (2.). As time has gone on, my responsibilities for 1. have increased, and the bandwidth requirements for 2. have also increased. I'm logging into the server remotely, and transferring gigs of data to the software drive to populate the projects. Meanwhile, I'm also receiving calls via internet for job 1. You can see the bandwidth problem here. I got an in-coming call and had to shut down a huge transfer because my home connection couldn't cope; I'm using ethernet of course.

    So I worked all of the previous week, and about 14-15 hrs over the weekend, and then again all this past week. I really like job 1., but job 2. is burning me out. My goal was to have 30 projects by the end of April, and I'll have 37 I think.... After that I have to go back to my boss and tell him the bandwidth problem prevents me from doing further work, and it's time to roll this out to the team.

    I'm just tired. Fried. It keeps me busy, so I'm not contemplating coronavirus or screaming my head off about Drump new cycles, but every day I'm just damn tired, and it's leading to a different direction of depression. I'm going to push through this weekend, and then that's it.

    The sad thing is that I'm crushing it with job 1. That supervisor is seriously impressed that I've learned/ handled everything remotely, on top of everything else for job 2. I guess I just need some rest. Not today though....guess I'll plug in and get going on this shit.

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    Monday: woo if you have an employee who was awesome and volunteered for an emergency position for the COVID thing here's the guidance on how to get them a bonus!

    Tuesday: This guidance has been rescinded.

    really.

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    So I mentioned in another thread about getting a locator job, paint and flags/utilities. Well I got it. Did two weeks training 3 online 2 in field first week, second in field. Used to be half days but Corona... i tested out Tuesday. On my own that afternoon and the last 3 days. Holy shit is it intense. Cable drops, fiber drops, gas and electric are pretty straight forward. I worked 2 10 hour, a 13 and a 12 days since being certified. It's like giving someone with a permit a job driving a semi. In theory it's straight forward but like anything people with experience make it look easy. I've spent 20 years in kitchens. Been the new guy many times. Only now I'm not only the "new guy" but a total fish. Every one I have met seems cool. They get it's a challenging thing being solo. That said, I like it if it is totally foriegn. Slopping mud caked boots is getting my legs a solid work out. I be crushing the 6k steps counter on my watch before noon most days.

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