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AGJM: The owner of our company is always injecting himself into operations at work, and yet he doesn't know the specific processes that any individual department goes through to accomplish their jobs. So I often ask myself, how can this man be telling people what to do and/or how to do something, if he's unfamiliar with the specifics?

I know this is somewhat vague without giving specific examples, but the fact remains that he micromanages from this standpoint and as a result creates more internal red-tape than currently exist and still expecting the same, if not more, work gets accomplished in the same 8 hour day.

It's infuriating. But as others have pointed out, it's life and life is unfair. Now I know you don't have the capability to simply leave like I (theoretically) can with my job (quit), but where would that leave me? Jobless and risking the welfare of the rest of my family. With the economic outlook throughout the US (worldwide for that matter), I don't think it would be wise for me to be without work. I am in essence shackled to the job. I don't generally talk about personal things like I'm about to do next, but it might give you a little insight:

I have a son who is in his 20s. My son is severely autistic. He doesn't speak, is still in diapers and he has no fine motor skills. As a result, there are a great many things he cannot do for himself, nor can he express anything. If he is ill, we need to be able to figure these things out without any verbal input from him. Since he turned 18, we are no longer considered his parents, rather he is a ward of the state, and we are simply his guardians.

This puts me in more of a bind about simply walking away from a job.

I'm not saying, "look dude, I've got more problems than you", nor am I saying that I want or need other's sympathy (which is why I've never expressed some of these things publicly). All I'm saying is that we all have things that we must do whether we like them or not, and we need to simply deal with them as best as we can. As a Christian you should probably remember this:

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[b] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[c] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

So try not to seek revenge or retaliation against your teacher, rather take the apples you have and try to make applesauce.

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Rant: I can't seem to find nice, inexpensive black-and-white striped socks anywhere. And my favourite textile/fashion brand's online shop has outrageously high shipping costs, 5.90€ for delivering the order to the closest retailer, 9.90€ for home delivery. It's almost double the regular costs.

It's Pyro ... he's hiking up the prices on all things sock related ;)

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^ Remember: PAIN is weakness leaving the body :lol:

 

I wish

 

After shoulder surgery on Thursday - Tramadol and Paracetamol aren't touching it ... although I do seem to be tripping a bit.  

 

Could be a weird abstract coming on  :rainbow:

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If that is true EER - PAIN is weakness leaving the body, then some of us should be strong as an ox. :) Love the thought & I will try to keep that in mind. 

 

RANT: Anyone get the number of that truck? Man, I so hate being sick. Lawn to mow, car to wash, housework, washing...it just sits & laughs at me coz at the mo all I can do is breathe. Ultimatum to body: get better by morning or you are going to do all those things anyway!

 

AGJM saga: kicking against the goads. Lovely thoughts expressed by Jim & Red Beard. Makes me pleased to still be a teacher. Even more pleased that I teach adults & that I am in Australia... ;)

 

Welshy, that is awful. I dunno what'd be worse - the trippy feeling or the pain. I hope things improve for you.

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Welshy & Barbieq25 : I only use that flippant comment in relation to exercise induced pain. I meet a lot of people who suffer real pain. It's no joke.

Hope both of you are feeling better soon!

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Welshy & Barbieq25 : I only use that flippant comment in relation to exercise induced pain. I meet a lot of people who suffer real pain. It's no joke.

Hope both of you are feeling better soon!

Isn't it a Marine's quote?  

Edit:

I've been sick for a week, and I started feeling better yesterday, and I was better for most of today.

I think I'm getting sick again, now, though.  

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I bought "Scary Monsters" by David Bowie on LP at an e-auction a long while ago. Well, it arrived a few days ago and I picked it up today. The seller had said it was in VG+ condition, and it seemed to be fine. When I listened to it though, it was terrible! It skips every 4-5 seconds or so and the quality is exceptionally poor... Very frustrating. Waste of time and money.

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EER, I know :) Having started walking the dog & using muscles again, it is a lovely thought to hold on to.

 

Kemaru, how very disappointing.

 

My rant: It's Monday. I am dreading the thought of what lies ahead for this week at work. After a few weeks of putting up with people trivial interference, apathy, self-importance, & dizzying heights of stupidity, I just want to be left alone. I am now doing the job of three people. Imagine doing one-on-one assessments whilst teaching a class. In the appointments times, where is my lunch break?? No big deal - just that I am diabetic & need regular meal breaks. 

 

All that aside, I am glad to be alive, reasonably able bodied, have a roof over my head, food in the fridge & a job to keep it that way. 

 

Looking forward to getting on the pc for some artworks again :) I have withdrawal symptoms...

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I feel for you Barbie :( bet you are only getting 1 persons wage though.  

 
I ache all over after running my first marathon and will probably miss the gym this week which will make me a miserable sod,so apologies in advance.

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All that aside, I am glad to be alive, reasonably able bodied, have a roof over my head, food in the fridge & a job to keep it that way. 

And that is the most important thing barbieq25. Nice to see that you added that.

When things are looked at in perspective, a lot of things can seem so unimportant. 

My work throws every obstacle at me that I can think of, but I always look at the big picture and know that not only am I making a difference, I am also

looking after my family by giving them not only what they deserve, but also the best I can offer them :)

 

@Minners71 - my husband is also a miserable sod if he can't get to the gym (or even a football match) So I am used to that ;)

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woah something has happened to my gallery ... I only inserted some links to some old textures (which won't open) and the whole thing has gone berserk.   

Please tell me I won't have to re-do it all ... 

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Looks like there be some gremlins in this here forum. I can't recall who else said something similar. 

I wanted to update my sig but I don't want all my work to disappear. On the Fans forum when I tried to add new works the cursor would go haywire & it would delete older works. Maybe because one single thread can only hold so much? Admins/mods? 

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Rant: assessment assassin assembly line

 

I do understand the reason the censors had to be put though. Too bad :(

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... but you can still say arse ?  

 

@ BarbieQ' ... I guess it was time to re-arrange my gallery.  Will have to pay the devil child to do it.  Never realised I was so useless with wots left of my left hand 

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Methinks the snippy got into vino or something...classic, clas sic! Someone pick me up off the floor, I am helpless! Noticed it earlier but now have the time to look properly :D:P

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Pick you up off the floor and give you a glass of vino ?

 

I can understand if they're revamping security from bots ... the porn bot the other day ... well it was definitely a plug-in but not the sort you want to see here  :evillaugh:

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We had to upgrade the forum software to correct another error we were seeing. This caused the autocensor to go crazy.

We're working on it.

 

(And, by 'we', I mean pyrochild.)

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We updated the forum software to 3.4.0 a few days ago. This was to fix an issue with our moderators not having certain moderator powers.

However, the update broke other things. The profanity filter has become overly aggressive, matching within words even for words set to only match as whole words. It's also being weird for forums staff, who are normally exempted from the filter. For example, I can say < no swearing > but not class. This is more of an amusement than a real problem.

The more serious issue is that the update broke any custom bbcode tags that have URLs in them. Specifically, the thumb tag. It converts the URL to an HTML <a> tag before parsing the [ thumb ] tag into an <img>, producing invalid HTML. This should also be fixed in the next update. For now, I suggest not editing your galleries if you use the thumb tag and don't want to redo everything. Post new images in a new post and use the [ img ] tag. If you want thumbnails, you'll need to do something like this:

[ url=linktobigversion][ img]linktosmallversion[ /img][ /url]

I don't know when the next update will be, as it's still in beta. (Maybe this version should still be in beta... ;) )

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 I suggest not editing your galleries if you use the thumb tag and don't want to redo everything. 

 

... does this mean that since I edited and added a few thumbs this morning and my gallery went berserker that I'll have to re-post everything

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if the worst comes to the worst for us who have to ... there's far greater things going on out there to get stressed about.  Mine needs a sort out anyways

 

more important everything runs right here ... big thanks to all mods and admins for all the work you's do

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Pyrochild really gets the 'reps' for maintaining the forum & sorting out problems (I suspect most are mine). He worked hard trying to restore the missing function before upgrading to 3.4.0.

Things will bed down as the fine tuning continues.

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