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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:59 pm 
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Dropscone! Oh my goodness. I am glad you're ok!! Are you still ok? That is a really scary thing to happen.

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I'm okay! I have to admit I've put a few bits of furniture in front of doors just to be on the safe side, and I'll be getting some new window locks fitted tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:02 pm 
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I am so glad you're doing okay! It sounds really scary!

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Dropscone!! Holy shiitake! So glad you are okay!


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That is terrifying, Dropscone! Did they take anything?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:45 pm 
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Dropscone, yikes, that is so scary! You just survived one of my many fears in life! I'm so glad nothing bad happened to you. Stay safe!

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i set down a coffee mug like every morning for tea for the boyfriend. this morning it fell & the handle broke off....wth!? i blame lack of sleep & hope it's not bad luck or something.

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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
Oh my, your yesterday sounds like mine. I came in Monday morning to an internet shortage and literally spent two solid hours on the phone between our IT guy (offsite) and the phone/internet company, with colleagues sticking their heads in to ask questions and get updates because that is super helpful and speeds it right along.

Oh, man, this reminds me of the days when our dictation and transcription system used to go down at the hospital and everyone and their brother would jam up the phone line, calling me to report it was down (yeah, thanks, I know--fifty other people already told me), when is it coming back up, what is the progress, etc. Jesus Christ, quit calling me people, THE COMPUTER FIXIT GUY CAN'T GET THROUGH. This was in the days before cellphones though so when someone was on your one line, folks calling in would get a busy signal and only one call could be taken at a time. Not fun. Bunglers further bungling up the works.

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Dropscone! Terrifying!

I am happy to be buying groceries and cooking when I get done with work today. It's been ages. (Seriously, I don't think I've bought groceries since before crimbus.)

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The scene of crime bloke just came and dusted the window. Apparently the burglar was wearing wooly gloves, so no fingerprints to be had. I feel a bit jumpy today, but not too bad. I'll be glad when there's extra security on the window though.

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I finally logged into the PPK at my new job. There ain't a job out there that can keep me from PPKing all day! Hi guys!

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How are you settling in?

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Dropscone, that's so frightening! We were broken into twice last year, but were out of the apartment both times. While I was fine at first, the trauma of the experience eventually caught up with me. I ended up seeing a therapist for a while to work through it. I hope you have someone you can talk to about this. Take care of yourself!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:58 pm 
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It's weird. I'm not sure yet.
Working where I did before, it was this little microcosm within a large company - for good and for bad. The bad was the obvious, that people got away with so much shiitake (like harassment) because there was really no one to be accountable to, but good in the sense that you were protected from the glaringly cold corporate environment. I feel a bit weird here, everyone is SO suit-and-tie, and my job is not creative anymore. I already miss that.

And I really feel like I've gone down a notch. I was laid off, and now I've come back and am being trained by someone who has only been here as long as I've been gone for. During a training session, the trainer came in and said, "Um, paprikapapaya should be teaching this since she taught me everything I know!" (about an internal media database system). So it feels kinda hurty that instead of being in a position where I'm still doing that, I'm sort of...a data entry monkey. I used to be really respected for being really good at design, photography, and data archiving, and now I'm in a position where my new peers are fresh out of college grads and this is their first job.

I am glad to have a job, though. Just lots of feelings on these first few days back at my old company.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Do you still have to see that guy who was an incredible jerk, paprikapapaya?

Glad the trainer spoke up for your skills. Hopefully there will be a chance for promotion once you've settled in?

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No! I do not! He's over at the other office building. I'm probably going over there next week to see my former colleagues, which will be awfully weird but I feel like I want to do that.
My intermediate-term goal is to grow my skills to bring me back to my original role (graphic designer and photographer for the company) with an even heftier skillset.

Also, I just read about what happened to you, dropscone! what the fizzle?!?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:56 pm 
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
Oh my, your yesterday sounds like mine. I came in Monday morning to an internet shortage and literally spent two solid hours on the phone between our IT guy (offsite) and the phone/internet company, with colleagues sticking their heads in to ask questions and get updates because that is super helpful and speeds it right along.

Oh, man, this reminds me of the days when our dictation and transcription system used to go down at the hospital and everyone and their brother would jam up the phone line, calling me to report it was down (yeah, thanks, I know--fifty other people already told me), when is it coming back up, what is the progress, etc. Jesus Christ, quit calling me people, THE COMPUTER FIXIT GUY CAN'T GET THROUGH. This was in the days before cellphones though so when someone was on your one line, folks calling in would get a busy signal and only one call could be taken at a time. Not fun. Bunglers further bungling up the works.

Yeah, I said in my email about the printer that I would let people know when it was back up, but I still had people coming by asking me if it was fixed. And every other damn person had to talk to me about how we need to get a new printer, when are we getting a new printer, blah blah blah.

The update to my story, btw, is that the engineer who said he'd be back the next day never showed up. Apparently the part that was in stock wasn't, so they couldn't fix it until today. But luckily the Ricoh specialist decided that we should have a new machine, so hopefully that'll happen soon.

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paprikapapaya wrote:
It's weird. I'm not sure yet.
Working where I did before, it was this little microcosm within a large company - for good and for bad. The bad was the obvious, that people got away with so much shiitake (like harassment) because there was really no one to be accountable to, but good in the sense that you were protected from the glaringly cold corporate environment. I feel a bit weird here, everyone is SO suit-and-tie, and my job is not creative anymore. I already miss that.

And I really feel like I've gone down a notch. I was laid off, and now I've come back and am being trained by someone who has only been here as long as I've been gone for. During a training session, the trainer came in and said, "Um, paprikapapaya should be teaching this since she taught me everything I know!" (about an internal media database system). So it feels kinda hurty that instead of being in a position where I'm still doing that, I'm sort of...a data entry monkey. I used to be really respected for being really good at design, photography, and data archiving, and now I'm in a position where my new peers are fresh out of college grads and this is their first job.

I am glad to have a job, though. Just lots of feelings on these first few days back at my old company.


Just remember that you can still be applying to more creative jobs that you'd like more. This is a just an 'in the meantime' thing, gal!

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Dropscone! so many hugs. It'll be ok now!

I am in such a mood. It took two hours to get home from work because my train got stuck on the teensy little flimsy bridge track over the Schuylkill river for more than 40 minutes, with pretty much no word on when it would end. And it was a standing room only train. So I'm trying not to vomit the entire time, doing meditative calming chants (in my head) and breathing that I learned for claustrophobia (not that you need a phobia to freak out in such a situation), and then my boyfriend is like "you shouldn't worry, that doesn't accomplish anything." THANKS! Helpful!

Actually, my morning commute may have been even worse - a man near me was clipping his nails! ugh so gross!

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Today Unicorn is picking up some dog food for me since I forgot I was low before my surgery. Such a sweetie. Tonight we're going to take the ace bandage off and check out what's underneath for the first time. They said I could take it off to shower (bandages underneath are mostly waterproof apparently), and they said when I re-did the ace bandage it could be a lit looser if I liked. I'm looking forward to that because I feel like a good amount of my discomfort is in how tight this ace wrap is. However I'm still too scared to shower yet. I'm afraid the 'waterproof' bandages won't prove so waterproof.

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A little late, but congrats on the chop Mars! I hope everything heals up nicely.

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Mars, you sound like a mummy right now! I totally understand being afraid of showering even though they said it is ok. I hope you are more loosely bandaged and feeling a bit more comfortable now.

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There is renovation going on in my building, so we don't have a bathroom or running water in the flat right now (we can shower and pee in another building, and fetch water at the bottom of the stairwell). I'm taking the kid with me and going to my parents' place for four days. I'll be studying, he'll be playing with grandma, I'm thinking it will be great.

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Actually, my morning commute may have been even worse - a man near me was clipping his nails! ugh so gross!

eww! what is wrong with people??

Wait toenails or fingernails?? Fingernails wouldn't bother me as much as toenails, that shiitake is not ok in public!

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