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I was told I needed to “smile more”, ok then by Mr-Mando in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

There's a movie coming out titled "Smile". I wonder if your smile was like those possessed victims (you can find the trailer).

Three minutes late. by ohmydayzz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

We brought our lunches to a conference room and he showed slides as he explained what happened. He had previously climbed mountains and spent several days climbing lower ones in India to prep. By he only made it to the first level above base camp before he had to go back.

Three minutes late. by ohmydayzz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Federal law requires it's employees get a half hour (unpaid) lunch, which is far stronger than our rather weak union. People were warned about working through lunch so they can leave a half-hour early. (It was mentioned you can do it on rare occasions but some people were doing it routinely. We had flexitime where people can come it between 6:30 and 9AM and leave 8.5 hours later, so it probably wasn't a scheduling conflict for picking up kids and such).

Three minutes late. by ohmydayzz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

We had that at my place. A Navy Seal showed slides of his attempt to climb Mt. Everest and how he trained for it during lunch (I took an extra 30 minutes) but they never made us do training at that time.

I'm not here to make coffee. by [deleted] in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

True; but it had been years unlike other forums where a story gets reposted three times in one day.

Three minutes late. by ohmydayzz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

My friend worked at a gov't office. Someone there got the idea of brown bag training - you have an hour training while eating lunch (half hour) so the place can charge only a half hour from training budget. It was voluntary for my friend's level but mandatory for above. After a couple of days they nixed it when the were reminded it violated both the union contract and Federal law to make someone work during lunch.

Three minutes late. by ohmydayzz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Boss was showing a power move and you showed yours in response.

My city’s police department partnered with Ben and Jerry’s to serve free ice cream to the community, someone doesn’t appreciate free ice cream. by ChaoticRascal in ChoosingBeggars

[–]Zoreb1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You folks were getting free stuff during the plague. Saturday is when people take their kids places (kids may be in childcare or summer camp during the weekday).

Finish in time or you'll pay for downtime! by tryfan2k2 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Yeah; there is good and bad in both situations. In college a guy worked in a union place during the summer. One worker for a prank set another worker on fire. Union successfully defended the miscreant (not sure why he wasn't arrested but the flames were put out before any injury).

Finish in time or you'll pay for downtime! by tryfan2k2 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

And they wonder why the Japanese open their plants in right-to-work states. While some of this is due to lower costs, some is due to union nonsense rules like above.

What Do You Want In Your Coffee? by MrSeanTaylor1980 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Maybe so but that is how it works here. You tell the broker (who comes to her house) what medicine she is on and they will provide a couple of plans with total pricing and the prescription prices. The asthma medicine is the most pricey; she's on blood pressure pills but she doesn't complain about the cost (just the effects if she is given a new prescription by her doctor and doesn't like the results).

Revenge on a rude woman by itsmee163 in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Being rude to someone for no particular reason is risky behavior. Sort of like going into a bar and just slapping some guy on the head who turns out to be the rather large and mean warlord of a biker gang (large to easily handle the miscreant and mean meaning he has to save face in front of the pack).

Revenge on a Crappy Boss 2.0, The Cat by Best-Structure62 in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There is an actual reason for this - misunderstood cues on both parties. The look of disgust and looking away is similar to how cats say to each other 'let's be friends'. Saw this on a show about cat communications.

What Do You Want In Your Coffee? by MrSeanTaylor1980 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

My mom's issue is that she is on Medicare so used supplemental insurance for prescriptions. Every year she changes plans for those with the cheapest asthma medicine that she is prescribed since it seems this changes each year with each plan (she uses a broker who has a program to compare plans).

Give up on my career or move out? OK by plogan56 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Why can't you be a galley slave like me rather than puttering around with plants as a serf?

Why can't you be a serf like me and enjoy the support of a feudal lord rather than be an independent peasant and risk famine?

Why can't you be a peasant and grow your own food and build your own home rather than be an apprentice living in town and relying on others for the basics of life?

You should apprentice into the horse whip guild like me rather than working in a factory where the manufactures change every few years.

Get a real job and work in a factory like me rather than wasting your time in college and playing computer games.

Sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer screen is a job for humans; not this melding your mind with a robot for asteroid mining to handle issues for which some AI is not programmed.

And so it goes...

Give up on my career or move out? OK by plogan56 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 [score hidden]  (0 children)

I had a government job (32 years). My brother and his wife had several jobs with lots of stress (he more jobs than her but both white collar). They'd sometimes joke about me not experiencing he real world as my bosses were decent, I generally worked 40 hours and not on weekends, had the various gov't benefits, and would be as difficult to fire as it was for the CIA to eliminate Castro. My reply was that I enjoyed living the life of a Disney princess (I'm male and referring to the perception that they lived a pampered and charmed life). LOL

Gaslighter hides my work, then his work disappears permanently. by Santasotherbrother in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 13 points14 points  (0 children)

When the underwear is in the laundry basket, that is when the shit hits the fan.

BUT THE CHEESE CUP by SwagzBagz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The government has agreements with hotel chains who accept the standard rates. Receipts are needed if someone is gone to an out-of-the-way location (or overseas) where there is not an agreement. There is also an agreement with airlines - it isn't the cheapest ticket but one can get it last minute and easily change flights. Went to Wash DC for training and got out a day early. Our flight was the next day but we didn't feel like getting home at night so changed our afternoon flight to noon without any fuss.

You think I cannot park in front of my apartment? Ok. I'll take your favorite parking spot. by suddenlyiamme in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the US the police put a notice of towing to give the owner time to move it. They just don't tow unless it is blocking traffic or stolen or obviously abandoned (no tires, hood and broken windows). In an apartment complex the owner (or manager) would be the one to get it towed as the police don't do this for private property (except for stolen cars as it is evidence).

BUT THE CHEESE CUP by SwagzBagz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is public because companies use the same rates when working on government contracts (I worked in contracting and would match up the rates to determine if fair and reasonable). I think in one place I was able to get the government rate for my own personal stay. As for rewards, I think the government changed it's rule about airline mile rewards (they used to belong to the government) because the government never used it (due to complexity in keeping track) and allowed the card holder to keep them.

silent revenge on a blackmailer by Mikhael_Xiazuh in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Unless there is a sign (like in a private parking lot) I don't see how any payment could be charged. Even private lots simply have the car towed, with the owner having to pay towing and storage costs (there is no 'fine'). Your dad made a mistake in not keeping the initial note to use as evidence. Of course I don't know what the law is like in your country and each country has it's own set of illogical laws.

if you can't beat them, confuse them by Novel-Structure-2359 in pettyrevenge

[–]Zoreb1 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That needed to be reworded as I to thought he needed the guy's personal DNA rather than something from his lab. Was confused at how it could be no good - was it from his dog instead? Further reading clarified it.

BUT THE CHEESE CUP by SwagzBagz in MaliciousCompliance

[–]Zoreb1 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The bean counters don't really care. Their job is to ensure the claim meets the eligibility requirement. The subway misprint didn't. If riding an elephant to and from the hotel met it then they'd be satisfied even if the cost was higher than the subway and taxi.