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Postby Psyclone » 16 Sep 2016, 14:23

I'm covered in bruises from hanging lights all day yesterday and my calves are jelly from standing in the genie lift to do so. It's no one's fault but my own that I didn't ask someone to take over, but I wish the lighting designer had finished the plot sooner so we weren't scrambling like this.

(Also I didn't realize that the caulk in the gaps in the proscenium hadn't dried fully and accidentally dragged an instrument through it, but thankfully it was just on the barrel and I got it off easily enough. Still another trip up and down, though.)
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 17 Sep 2016, 11:47

My job is on the tills at a supermarket. It gives me back pain. It has done for 5 months since I started, and now it's really unpleasant whilst working.

I told my line manager and he told me to tell personal.

I told personal and they asked me what they wanted to do about it.

I don't know.

Asking for fewer hours a week (12 hr contract; I do 33 hrs at the moment) might help, or they might say no.

At the moment I am really unhappy. I have 23 days until an Osteopath appointment.

I'm pretty pissed off at the lack of help being given to me, since I really need help.
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Postby MinniChi » 17 Sep 2016, 17:00

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:My job is on the tills at a supermarket. It gives me back pain. It has done for 5 months since I started, and now it's really unpleasant whilst working.

I told my line manager and he told me to tell personal.

I told personal and they asked me what they wanted to do about it.

I don't know.

Asking for fewer hours a week (12 hr contract; I do 33 hrs at the moment) might help, or they might say no.

At the moment I am really unhappy. I have 23 days until an Osteopath appointment.

I'm pretty pissed off at the lack of help being given to me, since I really need help.


I know restaurant kitchens have some Mats for the guys on line to stand on to help with back/knee pain (huge in the industry). If you don't have any, perhaps see if they can pick one up for your till?
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 18 Sep 2016, 01:02

The part cause of the pain is how far I have to lean over for work at the till (how tall I am). Those mats would make it more comfortable to stand, but would they just make me even taller?
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Postby Dutch guy » 18 Sep 2016, 01:50

See if personell can give you an exemption to allow you to sit down during work. Possibly one of those half seated saddle chairs. This should help to reduce your work heigt a bit and gives you support. Be sure to mention the height problem! Its a contributing factor that shows WHY you are getting the backpain.
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Postby Bebop Man » 18 Sep 2016, 08:05

Do you need a prescription for painkillers or some other form of back pain medicine?
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 18 Sep 2016, 08:48

Dutch guy wrote:See if personell can give you an exemption to allow you to sit down during work. Possibly one of those half seated saddle chairs. This should help to reduce your work heigt a bit and gives you support. Be sure to mention the height problem! Its a contributing factor that shows WHY you are getting the backpain.


There are chairs, which I try to use. But the twisting side to side on the chairs does hurt. Some also have short backs and some have tall. The tall backed ones are better. The padding on the cushion feels thing.

It does affect my customer interaction. I do keep face and retain professionalism, but I won't always be able to keep on top of it. It does affect my ability to concentrate and accuracy.
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I'd rather not have to take painkillers to keep working. If my back is hurting from work I should not be doing so much of it. I take painkillers to get my by, but it's for the near future. It's not a solution.
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Postby MinniChi » 22 Sep 2016, 13:09

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:The part cause of the pain is how far I have to lean over for work at the till (how tall I am). Those mats would make it more comfortable to stand, but would they just make me even taller?


I know when I was pregnant I had really bad back pain from standing too long. The mats helped with my knee pain and a little bit with my back pain. Chairs really helped. Perhaps you could persuade them to invest in a swivel chair?
It really helps if you have doctor documentation that the back pain is an issue and certain chairs, or seated duties would help alleviate it.
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Postby MotorWaffle » 29 Sep 2016, 17:45

To a particular three semi-acquaintances I've recently had to block on Facebook:

My problem with you, personally, as singular people, being a dick to me, personally, as a singular person, is not tantamount to me claiming institutional oppression of my group as a whole, nor does does the perception of that claim give you the right to ramp up your dicketry just so prove some kind of maladjusted point.

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Postby MinniChi » 03 Oct 2016, 12:20

My computer appears to have died. My hubby will take a look when he gets home, but I have no idea what is wrong with it. It makes a growly/grumbly noise when I hit the power button and won't turn on.

I am very upset by this turn of events. Especially since my husband is terrible at sharing his computer, and all our pictures are on my tower with no other backup. Luckily the past 3 years are backed up on google drive, but I still need my computer for other things.
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Postby Jamfalcon » 03 Oct 2016, 14:42

I'm not a computer expert so I can't offer advice about the problem, but if it's not the hard drive that failed, you should at the very least be able to get your pictures and other files off of that.

Still stinks though, sorry. =/
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Postby MinniChi » 04 Oct 2016, 05:14

My husband thinks my motherboard failed. I'm hoping we can cobble a computer together for me to use, but my tower is not as old as the extra towers we have, so he's thinking there may be a compatibility issue.
On top of this my wallet is missing so I can't log in to my cra account to check on my ei status and their phone line is extremely useless.
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Postby JustAName » 07 Oct 2016, 01:11

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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 07 Oct 2016, 08:38

Applying for individual projects for the third year of my degree. The project I put as my first choice had no other competition, so I thought I'd be fine.

Unfortunately, the academic in question had more projects than he could productively handle so he had to cut it down to three. My project got cut, so nothing doing for me. Worse, the other four projects on my shortlist were all taken by somebody else, so I was left to hunt through a much reduced list.

I've ended up securing a numerical/FE analysis project, so that's fine. It's a chance to mess around with some software in an unusual fashion, and is a great self-improvement opportunity in terms of the potential learning experience. In that respect, all's well that ends well.

But I'll be honest, I don't want to just improve. I've had a year working a job I was continually frustrated by in the name of 'improving my employability', and frankly I'm not sure I need much more than I've already got. I'd prefer a proper technical challenge with real-world connections, something I can actually enjoy getting stuck into. Right now, it just feels like I've lost.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 09 Oct 2016, 03:39

My home broadband has been out since Wednesday. An BT engineer was at my flat today and figured out that the fault is between my flat and the street. Unfortunately to access my building's telecommunications cabinet requires the 24 hours notice to the building management so I get to look forward to trying to get three different groups of people (EE, [my broadband provider], BT Openreach and my building manager) on the same page.
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Postby MinniChi » 24 Oct 2016, 15:01

When I picked my older son up at school today I was told he had one of his grade A meltdowns (think toddler tantrum to the power of 3 in a 7 year old). He's in grade 2. I don't get many details as this meltdown occurred with his drama teacher, not his homeroom teacher.

We sit down to dinner with a friend of mine and she nicely asks him about his day. It is then I learn he hit one of his teachers. My 7 year old son HIT a teacher. Because she was bothering him.

I am horrified. This is honestly the first instance of him hitting anyone, let alone an adult.

I am so lost in how to deal with this. The school has helped a bit by setting him up with a play therapist. And yes we are waiting on appointments with specialists, but we live in Toronto, Canada and they have atrocious wait times for specialists of any kind.
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Postby leapy » 02 Nov 2016, 18:19

So a few weeks agao I applied for a Christmas driving job at Argos, a department store (sort of) here in the UK. They were offering significantly more hours than my current (under)employer and a slightly higher wage, at least untill Christmas.

This is a job I can do easily. Hell, it's essentally the same job I've been doing since I left university in May and for about 4 years before I went to univerity. Show up to people's houses or places of employment at the appointed time, give them their order (be it starch disks or plastic tat) simple pleasentries or witty banter as required and on to the next customer. Easy, no?

No.

There's a fucking personality test involved. I loath these things with a passion, mostly because every time I've gone for a job and one of these things has been involved this is the hurdle I've fallen at. But for some reason I'm optimistic and I waste a good half hour answering their inane "questions" and sent it off, along with my CV which at the very least should get a response.

4 weeks later I get an email back telling me I failed the personality test, no mention of my CV or relevent work experience. What really rankles is that I KNOW that my application was never looked at by a human. I was rejected for a temp job that I could do in my sleep because my personality doesn't fit in box.
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 03 Nov 2016, 07:34

I've been told yet again that if I vote third-party, I'm helping Trump get elected. And yet again, I've been told that my third-party vote helps get Hillary elected. Yesterday was the first time I heard both in the same day, and I am just sick of it at this point.

Two options at this point:

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2. Shut your fupping pie hole and stop perpetuating the Ralph Nader Myth.
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Postby empath » 11 Nov 2016, 15:58

That particular little headache that forms just over your eye when you try to do something to help others with a problem that you, yourself, don't have...

...and then your attempt gets shit all over and deliberately counteracted by a belligerent troll, whom also doesn't have the problem and thinks 'If I don't have the problem, no other member of the species has the problem and thus shouldn't get helped for that so-called problem'.

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Postby betsytheripper » 13 Nov 2016, 12:57

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A POLITE DISCUSSION ABOUT DIFFERING OPINIONS AND BEING ABRASIVE AND TRUCULENT ABOUT DIFFERING OPINIONS.

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Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Nov 2016, 19:06

When you build a new computer then realise you don't have the right cable to connect your monitor to your desktop.
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 14 Nov 2016, 15:18

You can buy saving stamps in a store with a credit card, qualify for cash back and spend those stamps. You can be a right arse hole because this is legal and you can get away with it. You absolute arse twat poop smuggler fish face.
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Postby ReilaOda » 14 Nov 2016, 20:27

Absolutely fracking exhausted but loving every second of the work. Looks like I'm going to run until I burn out.

On one hand I love the work, on the other I am legitimately starting to feel the physical effects of exhaustion and am not feeling to great after a rest.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 16 Nov 2016, 13:13

Warning for crass language I fucking guess...

Fuck a shitting dickwhistle. Fuck all this emotional bullcrap that seemingly can't cope with the tiniest motherfucking deviation to some fucking inner teenager's idea of a way this fucking 'should' go. Fuck my mind's inability to focus on anything other than the fucking superfluous when the rest of my fucking brain is screaming blue fucking murder about what's fucking evident. Fuck these fucking self-absorbed douchebags who just straight up don't give a fucking shite about doing something fucking meaningful and real and just fucking care about wanking off their own fucking egos. Fuck all this fucking stupid-ass jazz with people being unwilling to fucking step outside their motherfucking bubble headspace. Fuck people ignoring what's important in favour of what gets the rat to push the fucking lever.

Fuck the fact that there's nobody else who cares about this shit. Fuck the fact I've got nobody to fucking talk to about it. Fuck it. Get me a bottle of shitty whisky and a stomach pump.
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Postby Sieg Reyu » 18 Nov 2016, 11:15

My pseudonym is Ix wrote:Warning for crass language I fucking guess...

Fuck a shitting dickwhistle. Fuck all this emotional bullcrap that seemingly can't cope with the tiniest motherfucking deviation to some fucking inner teenager's idea of a way this fucking 'should' go. Fuck my mind's inability to focus on anything other than the fucking superfluous when the rest of my fucking brain is screaming blue fucking murder about what's fucking evident. Fuck these fucking self-absorbed douchebags who just straight up don't give a fucking shite about doing something fucking meaningful and real and just fucking care about wanking off their own fucking egos. Fuck all this fucking stupid-ass jazz with people being unwilling to fucking step outside their motherfucking bubble headspace. Fuck people ignoring what's important in favour of what gets the rat to push the fucking lever.

Fuck the fact that there's nobody else who cares about this shit. Fuck the fact I've got nobody to fucking talk to about it. Fuck it. Get me a bottle of shitty whisky and a stomach pump.
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