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I tried to tell them... but, they don't listen.

 

BTW, they're not even replacing me with an employee.  All the new people are contractors.  They get 3 in India for the cost of 1 here.

 

I'm sure someone higher up than me will get a big fat bonus while I'm out looking for a job.

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I here ya. It seems employees or going away replaced by contract workers. This seems to be the trend nowadays, no wonder all our personal information is constantly being compromised. Can anything really be secure anymore with unknown sources watching over the information?

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While testing my WebP FileType I discovered that the metadata saving code has never worked due to a .NET Framework issue.

 

Because the framework cannot natively marshal a structure containing variable length arrays, the C++ code would read garbage instead of the correct metadata.

I have no idea why that never caused a crash. 😕

 

Fortunately, this issue is relatively easy to fix by using a custom marshaler.

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On 5/11/2019 at 3:45 PM, BoltBait said:

 

You're not the only one. :( 

 

I recently found out that my job is being outsourced to India.

 

I have 3 weeks to find another job at Intel or I'll be forced to retire.  AND, in the mean time, I have to train my replacement who barely speaks English and can't program themselves out of a wet paper bag... :mad:

 

(I've had 1 interview, but no luck so far finding another position... because for every job I apply for, I'm up against 100 other people that were cut at the same time as me.  Seriously, Intel just cut 28% of their IT department, worldwide.  And, they'll probably do it again next year once everyone over in India is trained.)

 

Oh my gosh that's awful, I'm so sorry 😥! This stuff never works out well for the company doing the outsourcing, either. It just pulls them further in the direction of trying to penny pinch on everything. Employees are assets to be invested in, not cost centers to be optimized 😠

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I get the feeling people are avoiding me....

 

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Welcome to the club...

 

I'm actually in pre-retirement right now, I like to call it practicing for retirement. I should be officially retired by the end of the year depending on how things pan out.

 

You may have to lower your standards and get a job elsewhere. Good luck on your journey.

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@BoltBait and @dipstick, they're fools for letting you go!

 

@DragonsLion has spent most of the week in the hospital. He's been having blackouts and the doctors thought he'd developed absence seizures, but the only things showing up on the tests are a slight brainwave abnormality and a teeny cluster of blood vessels hanging out in his brain. So, they still have no idea. Bleargh.

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Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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@LionsDragon feel whatever you need to feel...he's the one who lost out on having a relationship with his daughter.  <3

 

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16 hours ago, LionsDragon said:

*Ponders* What am I supposed to feel upon learning that my permanently-estranged father has died?

 

@LionsDragon It is what it is and you do not need to feel any guilt if you don't feel emotion over his passing.  This happened with my mother, with whom I had no closeness to during her life.  The only time I feel bad about it, it when it's Mother's Day and I just can't feel anything at all.  Just numb.  As I said, it is what it is.

 

Love your new signature BTW :)

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21 hours ago, welshblue said:

@LionsDragon ...it's OK to feel a glut of emotions/ thoughts even if they're bad; just the same as feeling grief ... and on the flip side it's OK not to feel anything at all. 

I was vilified by my siblings for  feeling nothing at all when my father died.  Just a shrug of the shoulder.  Remember you're entitled to feel and think whatever you want.  Be it grief and sadness or total detachment.  Nobody can judge.  Feel what's right for you 

 

Speaking personally I've found the hardest thing is there's no answers for past behaviour.  

 

<hug>

 

 

The one good thing I can say about my sister is that she's feeling about as much as I am, so no chance of being yelled at.

 

And...that's it, really. I think you hit right on it. I will never know why he made the choices that he did.

 

*hug*

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8 hours ago, Pixey said:

 

@LionsDragon It is what it is and you do not need to feel any guilt if you don't feel emotion over his passing.  This happened with my mother, with whom I had no closeness to during her life.  The only time I feel bad about it, it when it's Mother's Day and I just can't feel anything at all.  Just numb.  As I said, it is what it is.

 

Love your new signature BTW :)

 

Yeah, Father's Day has always been a, "..Huh?" for me. I celebrate it for my FIL now, but always need to be reminded.

 

Thank you! :)

 

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Yes, echoing the thoughts of Welshy, Pixey & Lynxster. I cried when my father died because there are no more opportunities for to answer for his behaviours. I cried because I didn't get to have the father I & my siblings deserved (my brothers got a slightly better deal but I don't hold that against them). I often see on FB how much people miss their dads. I wish I could miss mine. In saying that I cried, I cried for me, not him.  I remember I did some artworks around that time. It helped me to come to grips with the fact that it will now always be what it was. I spoke to a work colleague who experienced a similar thing. We agreed that you can grieve for something you never had. I hope that helps you. 

 

How is your hubby doing? 

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:25 AM, barbieq25 said:

 We agreed that you can grieve for something you never had. I hope that helps you. 

 

How is your hubby doing? 

 

Yes...it helps quite a lot actually. Thank you. :)

 

No more blackouts so far, stents removed from the last batch of kidney stones, and currently napping. It's been a rough week.

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