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Forum: Social Studies 22 October 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Lainie
I wonder if we say "in the car" because we used...

I wonder if we say "in the car" because we used to describe passengers as being in a carriage, while the driver was on the carriage.
Forum: Rantidote 22 October 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 87,705
Posted By Lainie
Wring a towel out in cold water, wrap it around...

Wring a towel out in cold water, wrap it around the bottle, put it in the freezer that way. The water will conduct the cold better than air.
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 October 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Lainie
That's not how hymens work.

That's not how hymens work.
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,882
Posted By Lainie
Yes, exactly. Like I said, she's trying to help....

Yes, exactly. Like I said, she's trying to help. But after the "a job is better than no job comment," I'm just going to try to keep her at arm's reach.
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,882
Posted By Lainie
To be fair to my manager, she is expected to...

To be fair to my manager, she is expected to help/support me in my job search -- again, because it's in my employer's interest for her to do so. But boundaries and conflict of interest aside, she's...
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By Lainie
I'm guessing the garage was not approved for...

I'm guessing the garage was not approved for (human) occupancy.
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,882
Posted By Lainie
You noticed that, huh? Me too. Not...

You noticed that, huh? Me too.



Not required, but if I apply, receive an offer, and turn it down, I lose my severance.



Because she's overstepping boundaries in an attempt to "help" me....
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 32,990
Posted By Lainie
I saw a pretty blue Porsche Carrera.

I saw a pretty blue Porsche Carrera.
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,882
Posted By Lainie
They've already eliminated my job effective...

They've already eliminated my job effective 12/30. It's in the company's best interest, and thus her best interests, that I get a "suitable"* internal job offer ASAP, so they won't have to pay me 8...
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,882
Posted By Lainie
Maybe not such a little thing: when I was in the...

Maybe not such a little thing: when I was in the office Tuesday, my boss was trying to get me to reconsider my decision not to apply for a certain job, and she actually said something about any job...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 October 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 159,427
Posted By Lainie
Look at the little baby teeth!!

Look at the little baby teeth!!
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
A very rural center of the world, then. :) It...

A very rural center of the world, then. :) It made for a beautiful drive.
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,216
Posted By Lainie
As angry was I was (am?) about some of the...

As angry was I was (am?) about some of the details around my job being eliminated, I am very grateful for the way my employer handles layoffs. They're basically paying me to jobhunt between now and...
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,216
Posted By Lainie
At one former employer management called everyone...

At one former employer management called everyone into a meeting, told them that there would be layoffs and that they would meet with each of us individually re: our status. Then they sent us back to...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
On our way to Philadelphia last week, my daughter...

On our way to Philadelphia last week, my daughter and I stopped for dinner in the middle of nowhere*, and were hoping for some stargazing, but unfortunately the cloud cover was too thick.

*There's...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
Yes, I will be. I'm still hoping I'll find a job...

Yes, I will be. I'm still hoping I'll find a job before 12/30, though.

The packet they gave me also indicates that you can retire at age 52 if your job is eliminated. That would give me access to...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
I have no idea. I've only been laid off one other...

I have no idea. I've only been laid off one other time, and I don't remember whether I signed anything or not. There are more terms and conditions around this severance, though, because they're...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 16 October 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 282,019
Posted By Lainie
So many squirmies! Marmie really stands out.

So many squirmies! Marmie really stands out.
Forum: Rantidote 16 October 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,216
Posted By Lainie
I shouldn't have to tell someone educated in the...

I shouldn't have to tell someone educated in the US that Abraham Lincoln did not own slaves. And yes, they were raised in the south.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 16 October 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 159,427
Posted By Lainie
I love her so much. <3

I love her so much. <3
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
I didn't make it to the second round of...

I didn't make it to the second round of interviews for that job. Good practice to interview, though. On to the next one (not that I have one scheduled yet).

Met today with the HR rep and my boss...
Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,920
Posted By Lainie
I should also mention that this was the basement...

I should also mention that this was the basement of a house built around 1910. It was partially dirt-floored (not the part with the "bathroom"), and the stairs were steep and poorly lit.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 103,589
Posted By Lainie
You need to make sure they pay you. That...

You need to make sure they pay you.

That may sound obvious, but some people are oddly passive about that. Some guy on my bus was told by his contracting firm that his pay for a week he'd already...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,739
Posted By Lainie
And the President is in no way part of the civil...

And the President is in no way part of the civil service. No elected or appointed official is. The whole point of the US civil service is to have a (theoretically) apolitical hiring system.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,739
Posted By Lainie
i don't know if the function is different. The...

i don't know if the function is different. The Cabinet advises the President; also, each cabinet member is the top administrator in their respective department.
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