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108836 No. 108836 ID: 4fbdeb
>Be me a couple weeks ago
>Boss wants me to take a look at his wife's car
>Yeah OK.
>It's a 2010 Dodge Caliber
>ohboyherewego.jpg
>Water pump is weeping
>Radiator cap is puking all over the place
>Oh and he wants an oil change too
>Look it over
>Engine has a timing chain, not a belt
>Water pump is run by the serpentine belt
>It's way better than '90s Chryslers
>The Germans actually improved Chrysler
>Surprised.png

>Drive it over to my house
>Wow it shifts smoothly
>Get to work on this thing
>Oil change was done in 15 minutes
>Time to do cooling system maintenance
>Where the fuck is the radiator drain
>Where the fuck is the block drain
>There is neither a rad drain or block drain on this car
>YUP there's the German influence.
>Have to pull lower rad hose to drain everything
>Have to take out battery box to get to lower rad hose
>Lower rad hose is ~4" above bottom of radiator
>Oh, and there's the Chrysler heritage, too.
>Ok, the rad is getting pulled.
>There's no way to pull the rad without disconnecting A/C lines
>FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK
>Do water pump change
>Went surprisingly OK after the plastic mudguard came off

>Can't figure out how the serpentine belt goes back on
>There's no diagram under the hood
>Gargle it and find diagram
>Turns out I missed a pulley when I drew my own diagram
>whoops
>Get belt on properly
>Draw a the diagram on the inside of the mudguard and slap it back together
>Fill cooling system up with water
>Stick the battery in the hole where the battery box is supposed to be
>Run it a few minutes
>Drain water
>Fill with antifreeze
>It is what it is.

>Give everything else a look over
>brake juice is good, rad juice full, steering juice full, engine slippy juice full, tranny juice...
>...
>There's no transmission dipstick
>There's writing on the cap that I can't quite make out
>Highlight it with paint pen
>pic related
>oh goddammit

Overall I give it a 4/10. Not terribad but not so good either
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>> No. 110895 ID: c01760
>>110893
No, but I did peek into a Communist Party meeting hall in Italy once. They had a lot of red furniture. "Oh, yeah. Real original. A+ interior design."
>> No. 110896 ID: d64ad6
  >>110895
If you want to work with fabrics and interior design, then don't bother with Eye-tie commies, you want to join the Durham Light Infantry.
Monty Python Sketch - Episode 30 https://youtu.be/JEJuGEFAYLU
>> No. 110899 ID: 5bf26c
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110899
> day 1 of WV job
> drive 6 hours from DC area to damn near Kentucky

> day 2
> 0700 safety meeting for all personnel
> meet safety guy for site specific training
> meet environmental guy for training
> meet some other asshole for some other training
> called out to fix another site
> 1.5 away, arrive
> "Hey man I'm [name], we're ordering lunch, you want jalapenos your calzone?"
> I like this
> update some firmware
> bullshit with site guys (Good ol' West Virginia boys) for like 3 hours
> new best friends with "Woodsey"

> subsequent days meet "Yankee", "Cowboy", and "Junior" (or "June" for short)

> job going pretty well, doing 12+ hour days
> have trainee to deal with
> he's not bad, but still a drag when you have to answer questions constantly, and can't let him work unsupervised, else he fucks something up
> construction guy asks, "Hey, y'all hiring?"

> day 7 (?)
> noob starting to piss me off
> fucking raining
> standing in rain for safety meeting
> "Now.... what's... the.... purpose... of.... safety?" (People in West Virginia talk SLOW.)
> FFFFUUUUUCCCKKKKK are you fucking kidding me???
> fuck everybody and this fucking place
> raining like fuck
> 3-4 inches of mud everywhere
> mud getting tracked into turbine building
> I've got mud on the headliner of my truck
> all of my tools and bags are muddy

> get through that shit, things start to go ok
> going ok
> day...?
> working hard, good progress
> using laser alignment tool to align turbine to driven equipment
> yelling at each other to pull, push, stop, go, and shut the fuck up
> "Hey, y'all hiring?"

> site bosses provide lunch so we don't have to drive 45 minutes to get something
> catered sandwiches and chili (good!)
> make your own sandwich, white bread, deli meat, and miracle whip (bad)
> chili dogs (heartburn city)
> fucking mc donalds double cheese burgers (fuck)
> next day, blow up the toilet in the construction trailer
> politely complain about lunch
> coworkers never want to eat site lunch again, I assure them things will be good for a bit now that we've complained
> fried chicken (ugh)
> lasagna from the local Italian place (good!)
> another thing that was decent
> subway (blah)
> fried chicken again
> antacids for dessert

> eating shit every lunch, try to get something good for dinner
> gone through whole panera and texas roadhouse salad menu
> tried all the protein bars at the gas station
> most taste like peanut butter horse cum

> send noob to go work with some lesser techs so he can have some perspective about how great we are

> meetings
> they insist on us going to all their meetings
> between the 0700 safety meeting, the 0715 toolbox meeting, and 1200 construction meeting, we're at like an hour of just meetings
> in addition to our own company shit like daily reports and daily safety paperwork
> losing 10% of our day to bullshit

> site boss (think Boss Hog from Dukes of Hazard) summons all his peasants to his grand table to hear status updates
> he's fat and has little dog that's fat
> he's at the head of the table, dog jumps on his lap to attend meeting too
> meeting of 15+ people devolves into 2 people arguing and pointing fingers about strobe light locations
> meeting runs long, dog lays head on table and starts to go to sleep
> the only part of the meeting that applies to us is what we tell them

> mon-sun was 87 hours
> today, day 15 straight
> going ok, getting tired and testy at this point
> salad last night and horse cum bar this morning, still hungry
> site boss asks us to come to the 1700 production meeting too
> triggered
> rant and bitch all morning
> poor coworker endures my shitty mood
> he's bitching too
> chili dogs for lunch
> mood improves some now that I'm not hangry
> have genius idea: do bullshit company paperwork and emails during bullshit site meetings
> coworker: "Nice dude. You just turned a shit sandwich into a Sriracha shit sandwich."
> eat some more Tums to suppress chili dog riot in stomach

We've been asked 4 times if we were hiring or how to get a job with our company. With construction guys all around, toiling away quietly, you tend to forget they're there. Then there's all these California kids working on the cool shit in the middle of the room, we must be their main source of entertainment.

And then my webpage customer has been asking me for some work.

> working from shitty hotel internet connection
> remote desktop to dev server
> around 2000 every cousin fucker in the in hotel is trying to download animal porn
> connection drops
> pull out phone, set to mobile hot spot
> connection drastically improves

> get gaming laptop as payment for doing webpage work
> latest model was out of stock, order one with prev gen Intel processor
> shows up yesterday
> unbox, hit power button
> nothing
> let charge, nothing
> call tech support, hard reset, nothing
> Dead On Arrival
> webpage customer sets up return and orders new laptop
> current version laptop with current gen intel processor is available, customer orders that one for me
> should arrive friday

> taking the weekend off, that's for damn sure

And that's not the half of it. Doesn't even mention the cable falling out of the cable tray, the snake, the hub cap, Scruffy, or the bolt-morons.

> on way home today
> stop at Chipotle
> cute girl behind counter
> order quickly and proficiently
> middle food scooper guy impressed
> say "See? I got this."
> cutie: "Quick: What's your favorite animal?"
> me: "Cats obviously. They're nature's perfect killing machines. We're lucky that they're only 10 pounds."
> cutie draws cat and heart on my order while I pay
> not so bad
>> No. 110900 ID: 19518e
>>110899
> make your own sandwich, white bread, deli meat, and miracle whip (bad)
Why miracle whip tho

>cats
Best animal.
>> No. 110902 ID: f91a22
>>110221
God dammit. Where the fuck did all that money go? I'm giving the rest to the landlord. It'll pay rent until February and be someplace I can't fuck with it.
>> No. 110924 ID: 6ef9f1
I'm going in to give my two weeks to one of the bars I work at.
For close to three weeks they've had me only work sunday and monday.

There's an upstairs bar there that I used to get shifts at. Last saturday I ended up covering for someone, was upstairs for the first time in three weeks.

No one had cleaned anything. Removed over a gallon of water from one of the fridges. wiped some kind of black mold out of another. Wiped white mold off the shelves that glasses go rim down on. took glasses that had lipstick on them out of the clean glasswear area.
>> No. 110930 ID: 6ef9f1
Measured tonight. Came out to almost exactly a gallon and a half.
>> No. 110931 ID: 276182
>>110930
Disgraceful. Good on you.
>> No. 110933 ID: 5bf26c
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110933
>>110924
> Removed over a gallon of water from one of the fridges.

I don't quite understand this one. Like bottles? Condensation on the bottom?

> some kind of black mold out of another. Wiped white mold off the shelves that glasses go rim down on.

Eewwwwww.

>>110899
> work 17 days in a row, 12+ hour days
> tell site mini-boss we're taking the weekend off
> SMB: "Who said you could have a day off?"
> Me: "I did. I'm gonna start stabbing motherfuckers pretty soon."
> SMB nods in understanding

> take weekend off
> new gaming laptop
> i7 kaby lake, 1060 video card, 120hz g-sync panel
> uninstall anti-virus and bloat ware
> install new drivers
> let windows update for a while
> pull 500gb SSD out of old laptop, put in HDD caddy in place of optical drive
> configure windows firewall to block outgoing, except for certain programs
> use veracrypt to encrypt all disks
> copy over old 1TB drive to new 1TB drive
> get Steam and Origin going
> get battlefield 1 and elite dangerous working
> go 56-2 in the attack plane on the new russian maps
> gather some meta-alloys and upgrade my frame shift drive
> eat some chipotle

Fucking good weekend.
>> No. 110957 ID: 785a00
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110957
>be me
>operating car crusher all day (pic related)
>hook up dodge caravan
>these things fucking suck to crush
>crush a-pillars forward, pull car forward with winch
>start to crush above the front doors
>roof is separating from the body, thats why the caravan fucking sucks to crush, roof gets jammed up on the sides of the plates that come down
>continue anyway, nothing I can do until its all the way through and I can flatten it more with the loader
>pull it through more with the winch
>start to crush above the sliding doors
>ROOF RACK OUT OF NOWHERE LAUNCHES OFF CARAVAN
>hits me in the face, big cut on cheek.
>my favorite safety glasses are fucked
At least I had my safety glasses on, or I'd probably have lost my left eye
>> No. 110960 ID: 6ef9f1
>>110933
Not sure where it comes from. Could be condensation.

You end up with a swamp in the bottom of the fridge.
>> No. 110981 ID: 475f8e
Well, my supervisor has move me into a semi-permanent post at a Social Security administration office. For the most part, I was doing duties at a federal office building and with a shitton of other people.

Not sure how I should feel. The office itself is in a great neighborhood, but at the same time, it's still a Social Security office.
>> No. 110982 ID: 19518e
>be at work
>old lathe up in storage brought down because suddenly busy
>we clean it up a little bit, plug it in and see if it works
>WROGRGRLLOGLRBOLRBOLRGLRGORGBWLEOLOBRLOBLOG
>not kidding it sounded like a brick in a drying machine holy fuck
>pull skirt off gearbox
>belt pulley is loose on shaft
>holy fuck it's a 20mm hole belt pulley on a 3/4" shaft
>[sad unsurprised sigh]
>3/16th key chowdered up both keyways, obviously
>put belt pulley in bigger lathe, bore it out to 1.125"
>put bored out pulley aside
>put bar stock in lathe, turn outside to 1.126"
>turn inside to 0.751"
>oh good we have a broach and guide, pleasant surprise for once!
>let's find a press
>all presses set up running jobs
>no arbor presses
>fuck
>welp
>[prayers to machine spirit intensify]
>put part in lathe chuck
>broach it on the lathe by pushing on the broach with tailstock quill

It all worked out but it was weird.

>>110957
Glad it didn't fuck you up, crushing is one of those things that's way more dangerous than it can seem at first blush.
>> No. 110985 ID: 19518e
>>110983
>0.003 over six inches
That's not so bad honestly, you might be able jack the bed around to tweak it out. This old tony has a vid on it IIRC, bed leveling or something.
>> No. 110989 ID: 19518e
>>110988
Probably means you're stuck sanding them in. Bad feel, man.

Sometimes shit like this makes me want to bring an old/chinese lathe just because it can turn straight.
>> No. 110992 ID: 85023b
It is going to be a slow shift.
>> No. 111022 ID: 6ef9f1
Over a thousand people coming to work tomorrow for an event.
>> No. 111038 ID: 6ef9f1
One of the temps at the event: I ended up in LA hitchhiking on my way to pick peyote in AZ and never left.
>> No. 111044 ID: 1e38a7
Yesterday, as I'm dealing with a group of customers, the store manager slapped me on the back of the head. "Don't be an ass." I have no idea what she's talking about. Later, as we're in the back, she demands to know "why do you use that accent!?" Again, no idea what she means, and I tell her so. "You have an accent you only use with black people."
>> No. 111048 ID: 8c18eb
  >>111044
Many people take on the accents and mannerisms of those around us. When we see politicians do this, we often denounce them as phony poseurs, but this may not be intentional, as it was with Kurt Russel in the 1980 movie Used Cars when trying to sell to certain ethnic types.

Zelig - Woody Allen (1983) https://youtu.be/NCqjCQdYgRk
Zelig is a 1983 mockumentary film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Mia Farrow. Allen plays Leonard Zelig, a nondescript enigma who, out of his desire to fit in and be liked, takes on the characteristics of strong personalities around him. The film, presented as a documentary, recounts his intense period of celebrity in the 1920s and includes analyses from contemporary intellectuals.
>> No. 111052 ID: 241b9d
It is indeed quite normal to start copying someone's accent. It does various things, like increasing empathy etc.

Of course, you should be careful that you don't take it too far, because then it'll be seen as if you're making fun of them.
>> No. 111076 ID: 5bf26c
  >>111044
The BBC had a pretty good podcast about Identity. For part of it, they talked to an actress who felt American, British, Irish or Caribbean depending on who she was talking to.

Podcast (MP3)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nzsw2

They have a video clip for the part I was thinking of, but I can't view because I don't have Flash Player installed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03prc90

I've been working in West "By the Grace of God" Virginia for the last 6 weeks and I've noticed my vocabulary slipping a little. No accent or anything, but saying stuff like "We was..." instead of "We were...". I haven't inadvertently used "Y'all" yet, so there's still hope.
>> No. 111077 ID: 5bf26c
>>110957
Dude, glad you're ok. I'm gay for safety when it comes to glasses, gloves, pants, and shoes. Hard hats can fuck off, though I'd have at least one gash in the top of my dome-piece if I didn't have my hat on. Type 2 hard hats are even worse. They're "side impact" hats, so basically you take the normal hardhat, make it Dark-Helmet large, then put an Igloo cooler worth of foam inside. Hot, heavy, the suspension digs into my head on the sides.
>> No. 111079 ID: 5bf26c
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111079
>>110899
> just finished day 36
> had 4 days off
> one because I had a fucking mental breakdown

> day 24-29
> mechanical contractor installed a couple tons of pipes onto our centrifugal pumps without us being there
> no idea if they moved or misaligned critical components
> we're pissed
> contractor is like "lol idk"
> Mon - Thu 14.5 hour days
> site bosses are pissed because shit is behind schedule
> a week of hate and discontent
> tired, frustrated, pissed off, Subway and Taco Bell for lunch
> coworker and I are installing a shaft, heavy, awkward, standing with legs 3' apart on 2 different surfaces
> making mistakes, forget to put the gaskets in
> have to take shaft out
> gasket compound from hell
> step down, scrape my ass on a pipe
> lose my shit
.
> go out to truck
.
.
> fucking break down
.
.
.
.
.
> go back and finish up
> maximum frustration
> lose shit again
> coworker: Seriously dude, do you need a day off?
> me: .... .... .... yeah....

> take day off, don't even think about the job, play fallout

> regain shit enough to go back to work

Things have gotten better since. We've had a pretty pleasant and productive couple of days.

> today
> bringing natural gas into station
> should not be in our building
> working like everything is cool
> hear rapid fluttering noise like someone blowing across a piece of paper
> building gas detection goes off
> don't smell anything (natural gas doesn't actually smell, the smell is added)
> gas sensors read 10% Low Explosive Limit (LEL)
> 15% LEL
> 20% LEL
> Me: GAS GAS GAS! EVERYONE OUT!
> construction workers shuffle out, annoyed
> go around to back, site guys dicking with valves that weren't sealing properly
> bumped valve open to adjust "close" stop
> that quick burp dumped gas into the building from the unhooked piping from one of the units
> thanks for letting us know, jackasses

> stop, take time out, come up with a plan
> clear people out of the building
> put up danger tape across entrances
> go out back while they dick with valves
> go back inside to check pressures
> construction workers just carrying on, using pipe threading machine
> Me: GET OUT!

> go back outside for a bit
> come back in
> engineer douche just blows through the red danger tape
> was about to take the tape down, so I firmly explain what the point of danger tape

> previously
> energizing high voltage shit
> danger taped building
> have to physically grab people to prevent them from going in

Fucking dumbasses.

Other than that, the job is going pretty well. I'll be very glad when it's over.
>> No. 111091 ID: 85023b
>>111079
> Me: GAS GAS GAS! EVERYONE OUT!
> construction workers shuffle out, annoyed
I am sprinting at that point. FFS we've all had fire drills since elementary school. Why isn't this ingrained?
Back in college, I remember a fire alarm going off one class. As conditioned, I immediately get up, leave my shit at my desk, and calmly but quickly move to the door. I make it to the door way when I realize every other person has remained at their seat. I look at them. They look at me.
>"GO!"
They finally stand up. I didn't stay to see who started collecting their belongings like a dumbass. I can imagine how much more urgently one should respond to the man running and screaming "Fucking gas you dumb fucks!"
>> No. 111093 ID: 63e44c
  >>111091

>> Me: GAS GAS GAS! EVERYONE OUT!
>I am drifting at that point.
>> No. 111095 ID: 5bf26c
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111095
>>111093
I love you guys.

>>111079
> today, day 37
> tell mechanical contractor to unbolt the fucked up piping
> 30 inch diameter pipe held in with 20 studs on each side
> they can't pull the bolts out, they're bound up
> 20 lb sledge hammer, alignment tools, all kinds of shit
> I go work on other shit
> go to lunch
> come back to see a mobile truck crane thing hooked to strap on pipe, trying to pull it into alignment
> reach the point in my life where I need a word stronger than fuck
> pull out phone, take pictures, walk out, let coworker handle it

Oh, couple more nicknames to add. "Trash bear", "Big Chew", "Tiny", "Sweaty Ball Breath", "Bon Jovi" and "Peckerhead". (Pecker = dick)

From across the room, "HEY PECKERHEAD!". I laugh every time.

> this morning
> my boss's boss (B2) calls a mandatory safety stand down after lunch (call in meeting)
> submit a safety incident report for the snake we found in the pit around the package
> BB sends out a group email 13 minutes later with my snakey pictures calling it halloween themed
> submit second safety report for getting gassed yesterday
> B2 replies and copies his boss, B3
> later, call in to the meeting
> bunch of accidents across the company, cranes breaking and dropping engines, people douching themselves in chemicals, two guys who got into a fist fight, the usual stuff, a motorcyclist rear ending my coworker because the biker was texting
> go down the roster, talk about safety events that happened to us
> they specifically ask us to talk about getting gassed
> wrapping up meeting, have B3 call in to talk to us
> he's at the corporate HQ of the customer we're working for
> he saw our safety incident report, turned his laptop around and showed it to the customer's big bosses
> the first they'd heard of it
> they called down to our site to grill the site guys
> oh fuck they're going to be pissed
> get back to site, the site guys tell us all about the shit storm we started
> talk to boss hog, he says what they were doing was normal operation, and was no danger
> I'm about fly off the chain about it being really fucking serious
> he takes a phone call, I decide it's better not to murder the old man
> roll out
>> No. 111096 ID: df12a0
Applied to DHS.
In-processing seems to be going well.
>> No. 111116 ID: 278cbe
  >>111095
>reach the point in my life where I need a word stronger than fuck
Ur welcome.
>> No. 111146 ID: c60044
>>110812
Started the government job on the 2nd.

Found another place to rent a room on Craigslist. The brothers I moved in with are easy-going, but I swear I don't think they have any dishes. I've mostly been grabbing sandwiches from the Blimpie in the nearby Sunoco, so not like I'm much better than that. I did end up signing a lease when renting a room in Cincinnati, and that guy hasn't found a new tenant to take my place, so I could be paying two rents through December. Not going to tell Cincy guy to shove it, because the guy I'm renting from now wanted contact info for the last two landlords I've had, which might be a common practice. Also listed his contact info on the security clearance form. And I'm mostly a nice guy, so whatever.

I really like the group of people I'm working with. However, government is as government does, and I just got my access card last Tuesday. And then the process for getting me an account and a networked computer was able to begin. All development work is conducted on separate desktops with no internet access, which allows us to install whatever programs we want, but obviously is a massive hindrance otherwise. And the networked machines will wipe the hard drive if you put a flash drive in them. Trying to set up my development machine to dual boot Debian with 14 DVDs has so far not gone well.

During my work in and after school, I came up with what I think is a neat new graph theory algorithm, and if I can find a way to connect it to the work being conducted in my group, I can pursue it further as a 10% project, and hopefully get help on putting a paper together from someone who knows what they're doing. Once I'm set up with an account, I'll be able to start looking up papers without spending $25 a pop, which will definitely help.

In terms of the work I was actually hired to do, I was given a massive slide show in a pdf to read through, which I've barely covered a third of so far. Hopefully, I'll be able to stream music through my networked machine, once I've got that, which should hopefully keep me from being distracted by every conversation that happens around me. I have been warned that streaming media can be throttled, though, so maybe I'm doomed.
>> No. 111152 ID: 881523
>>111146
> I'll be able to start looking up papers without spending $25 a pop
https://sci-hub.io/ is your friend in this regard. It uses various institutional proxies to gain access to papers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub
>> No. 111153 ID: 35802d
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111153
>finally got confirmation that I got the fucking job
>starting in a little over 2 weeks
>started a crash diet today in conjunction with exercise
>tfw there is no record of my health problems

First thing I'm going to do is probably get my eyes checked right after the probationary period is over, then get lasik. Going to hyperjew everything I can out of the state.
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111207
>>110761
thanks

Now if I can find where I wrote down the code somewhere :)

meanwhile at my fucked up company

>new engineer running numerous [R] scripts
>runs out of ram
>IT puts more ram in her PC: from 4 to 8GB!!! woo!!!
>weeks go by, project is done
>IT comes back
>ASSHAT IT GUY FUCKING REMOVES THE 4 GB STICK OF RAM BECAUSE "it's needed elsewhere"

I'm starting to think staying here would be a good idea just to see how fucked up it can get.
>> No. 111208 ID: 9315da
>>111207
and just so there is no confusion, the company is profitable, it's just run like a circus.
>> No. 111226 ID: c60044
>>111146
I asked the IT lady about my account on Monday, 10/23, and she found that the ticket she had created for me to get an account had been closed without her being emailed. Someone in whatever department evidently thought that creating accounts wasn't their job. Thankfully, I had an account and a networked computer on 10/25, and my computer actually on the network the next day.

It turns out that the local technical library has direct access to full articles from only a rather limited number of publications, and a librarian had to put in an interlibrary loan request -- for a pdf document -- last Tuesday. And that has yet to bear fruit. By contrast, https://sci-hub.io/ gave me what I was looking for, immediately. So, thank you, THWG. >>111152 Doing it any other way was still going to be an incredible pain in the ass.

Having network access has also enabled me to go through some online training and start dealing with health insurance, retirement plans, and whatnot else. And so, the giant slideshow sits neglected.

By turning down the quality of YouTube videos as low as it would go, I have so far successfully streamed music through my networked machine while working. Even with it set up that way, I'm just on the edge of being throttled. If I'm listening to music and open a Wikipedia article or something, the music will often crack up as the webpage loads. I've been looking at switching to a cell phone carrier with better service where I work, so I could hopefully stream music that way. I'm waffling between getting a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active or waiting to get my hands on an LG V30, though.
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111227
My boss' boss asked me to become the company's lead IT Infrastructure Architect.
Hierarchically, it's a promotion which would put me on the level of my current team lead, but the job description is rather vague. In essence, I'm already doing most of what the job would entail, but would likely pull me away from the operational tasks. While it means less repetitive work, I'd also loose touch with some of the technical aspects.

I've always viewed my career path as rather simplistic:
Option 1: deep specialization. And this is the path I've taken so far. I started as an IT Infrastructure guy, but grew into being a data center guy with strong specialization in virtualization technologies. I've been doing it for over a decade now & I'm clearly good at it.
Option 2: management. This is the path I've avoided so far, since it tends to distance you from the technical aspects which still interest me. In the long term, it probably can't be avoided. But even in a technical team, planning and people management is a whole different ballgame than what I've been doing so far.

My plan was to specialize until I'm older and then migrate into management. Seems like there's now a different path to consider. Not sure where that would put me in my career path.
Choices, choices, choices,...

>>111226

It seems highly likely that in such an environment, streaming would be against the company policy. So bring an MP3 player or smartphone, you schmuck.

>>111207

That policy probably was put in place because people would use temporary projects to get permanent upgrades. Sounds retarded, but there's some logic to it.
It's highly likely that the engineer's manager could've asked for a permanent upgrade but didn't because it would have come out of his budget instead of IT's.
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>>111207
I'm surprised that someone doing real computer work has been issued only 4 gigs in 2017 to begin with. I haven't used a computer with less than 8 gigs since 2010 I think.
>> No. 111232 ID: df12a0
>it would have come out of his budget instead of IT's
While logical/reasonable, I hate that shit because generally the requesting department doesn't have the budget for any sort of upgrades, but IT can't just let it go because they're in the same boat, and it'd make no sense to upgrade everyone else's shit when your own techs can't get the same upgrades in order to facilitate assistance when the need arises.
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>>111232
Let's not forget that 4 gigs of RAM will run you right around $40, about what an employee in this position makes in a little over an hour. So, if keeping the RAM indefinitely saves this employee two hours of time at any point, the company is already ahead.
>> No. 111251 ID: 672e4e
Got another raise this week. Foreman has been quietly unhappy with what the suits gave me after my review, considering the work I do. Well, there was a little shake in the department last month and we have a new general supervisor for the department. Well...Foreman wasted no time going to work on him and got me another, bigger, bump starting this month. I'm going to end the year $3.75 over where I started, about a 20 percent raise. Not too bad for a guy with no education and no serious vocational skills.

I think they're desperate to keep me. Department is having a hard time holding onto employees and a harder time finding people who both are willing to do the work here for what they pay and also are smart enough to do the job and have the work ethic to do it. Fuckin millenials.
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See you guys in a few months.
>> No. 111263 ID: 8c968b
>>111262
>>111262
???
>> No. 111264 ID: 22bdbb
>>111263
see
>>111153
>> No. 111265 ID: 8c968b
It should take only like a week to recover from LASIK.
>> No. 111266 ID: f2172d
>>111265

I was able to drive to work the morning after Lasik without issues.
>> No. 111291 ID: 514b87
>>111264
It's better than I thought. I'm bunking with a retired marine sergeant and we both love the food. The pt is really sucks but in a good way. It's mostly boring as fucking he'll but we both have a lot to laugh about.

In our class of 100, 35 have already quit. A guy in his 40s stood up during morning pt and yelled "I'm too old for this shit" and walked out. Everyone thought it was hilarious, the DI thought it was funny too and made the rest of us do monkeyfuckers

All in all a preddy good time.
>> No. 111327 ID: ab097e
  My employer gives all their employees a turkey for thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I only learned this the day before turkey day; The in-laws had already purchased a turkey. So my bird has just been sitting in our walk-in. I'm going to take it home today, carve the whole thing raw, toss it in the slow cooker, and make some pulled turkey. Any advice?
>> No. 111336 ID: 3c3076
>>111327
Only managed to fit the breast in my slow cooker. Legs and wings are in the fridge. I mixed it with apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, molasses, salt, cayenne powder, and chili powder. Turned out pretty good.
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Today was fun, sadly this was my only endmill and it had a bit of a chunk off one of the flutes so I couldn't go fast.
>> No. 111376 ID: ab48a1
The marine shot a 99 on the ar15 at 100 yards and 50/50 shots with the glock17 At the 25 yard course and he got 22/50 shots in the center ring.

Its been a super fun week. Next we get gassed and I'll get to use the gas gun
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