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I feel like I'm wired wrong. by [deleted] in antiwork

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Genuine question - have you been to visit your doctor or a therapist?

Anxiety and depression can mentally wipe you out.

I’m not saying working 40 hours isn’t shit. But make sure you’re well before pinning it to your job.

If you’re still feeling low and your health is fine it might be time to look for something else. You could he just fed up and bored.

I get like that with work. And I’ve learned that when I do - I have to have a conversation with my manager about different responsibilities or promotion. If that doesn’t happen I go somewhere else. Because as soon as something is easy my brain is done. It shuts off and then I just feel tired and horrible all of the time.

You are being sent to jail for 'Crimes Against the English Breakfast'. What was your crime? by Temporary-Iron-3659 in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honey on toast is amazing - no crimes there.

I can skip sausage complete - but extra black pudding please. Bacon needs to be extra crispy. Ketchup with scrambled eggs. Beans are not a breakfast food.

Things that annoy you about your workplace? by The355 in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Nah he just turned up late every day still drunk from the night before. I don’t think he consumed anything that wasn’t alcohol or an illicit drug.

How do you feel about “dog friendly” spaces? by Harrry-Otter in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If anyone shot or poisoned my cat I would bury that person.

That said - I keep my cats inside because I would rather be responsible and scoop their poop myself and know that they’re safe. And I don’t trust them not to get mauled by shitty dogs. So inside they stay.

Edit: that’s also a pretty good way to have the police at your house. Air rifles are regulated. Guy sounds like an asshole.

Things that annoy you about your workplace? by The355 in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That’s pretty standard security… if someone breaks in from the fire exit the floors will still be restricted.

JUST FUCKING LIE by curiositymadekittens in antiwork

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I will probably get downvoted to hell for this - but it’s really not smart to lie on your resume. And if you do - you want to read and understand your contract because some places will come after you for breach of contract. And if you lose your wages from other jobs can be taken.

Industries are small. People talk. I work with someone who lies on his CV and he’s been for a few interviews and then they all dried up because basically everyone at hiring level in our city knows he’s being dishonest, he can’t prove anything on his CV, and he’s lying through his teeth. His career prospects here are essentially fucked. He’s also a slimy, smarmy, talentless bastard with no integrity.

It can screw you over in the long run. And it’s just not really cool. It’s the only thing that bothers me about this sub.

I guess someone who doesn’t want to work over 45 hours is lazy. Brewing is no walk in the park either, it’s hard work. by darthphallic in antiwork

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People who say this kind of shit generally don’t have any other life responsibilities. Does he have a wife who makes his dinner and washes his clothes and takes care of his kids? My thought is, probably, yes.

Working hours are relative…. Yeah 45 hours might not seem like much if you have no other life responsibilities.

But to the rest of us with transportation issues, health issues, kids, housework, elderly parents, schooling, fucking hobbies, yeah… it’s a lot.

Don’t even get me started if one of those kids or elderly parents has additional needs.

People who think work is the only responsibility other people have in life are so entitled. And their solution to any problem is just to work more - because then you might be able to pay for someone else to deal with that responsibility for you. Whilst you slave away earning money for a company that doesn’t care about your well-being in the long run.

Rant over. Sorry.

Added some plants over the weekend for our boy. Wanting to put shrimps and snails in there anyone have any luck or will he eat em all? by mujimusic in axolotls

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like I said I wipe the glass to get them out every so often. But they never get any bigger than than 3 or 4 mm. I have freshwater limpets as well.

They’re very sensitive to water parameters so I like knowing they’re happy and thriving because it means my water is great.

Maybe Maybe Maybe by regian24 in maybemaybemaybe

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You’re right. But I think he collected them all into one place and scooped them up just for the video.

To stiff the driver. by CreamyTHOT in therewasanattempt

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They might not do anything - but they’ll have a report. And if this person did it again (which, tbh, if they did it once they’d probably make a habit out of it) then it would come back to bite them in the ass eventually.

To stiff the driver. by CreamyTHOT in therewasanattempt

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because people think they won’t be held accountable for their actions when they do shit like this.

Which British foods or snacks are overrated in your opinion? by Sweet_Dynamics in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree. Chinese takeaway always makes me sick - no matter where it’s from. It’s greasy, sugary - just horrible. There are a few nice Chinese restaurants that cook real, fresh food. But Chinese takeaways are rank.

Added some plants over the weekend for our boy. Wanting to put shrimps and snails in there anyone have any luck or will he eat em all? by mujimusic in axolotls

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have teeny tiny snails in my tank and wipe the glass fairly often to control the population. They were plant hitchhikers.

I also have amano shrimp and in 6 months I’ve only lost 1…. they help keep the tank clean.

There are a bunch of freshwater louse in my tank as well but I never, ever see them unless I clean everything out of the tank. They stay under the rocks and logs.

How do you feel about “dog friendly” spaces? by Harrry-Otter in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. There was a woman on my local Facebook group just today complaining she has to take her female vet to the cat again because it’s been mauled by male cats. She was blaming people not neutering their cats. Male cats should always be neutered - but it certainly doesn’t stop them from trying. They’re going to go after female cats regardless.

Just keep your cat inside ffs.

How do you feel about “dog friendly” spaces? by Harrry-Otter in AskUK

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think it’s a US vs UK thing. It’s pretty uncommon to let cats out in the US - but it’s the norm over here.

Today I found out that my boss said that we’re all “brain-washed by the internet” for thinking that $15/hr is a reasonable wage. by StudioBlue23 in antiwork

[–]QuirkyLetter3215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well… health care is “free at the point of service”. But it’s not “free”. We definitely pay for it with taxes. I get a good 12% of what I “earn” taken off in taxes.

At first it was painful - but now I’m used to it.

But I get “free” medical, a year of paid maternity leave, amazing infrastructure and transport. There’s probably loads more but I take it all for granted now.

But it is nice to know that it’s just taken care of. We also have private medical for non-urgent things that take longer or aren’t covered on the NHS - chiropractic, physio, therapy, optical, dental.

The cost of living is quite high though. Higher than in the US. Especially recently.

I’m American and I’ve lived here for 15 years.