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Old 09-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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How does everyone deal with work issues?

Sometimes I stress myself out at work.The company does crap that makes me so damn mad sometimes.A new company took over & there very different.The guy in charge is a pita.Soon he will be gone & the guy who was the boss will be back in charge.I like the guys i work with & were like family.Weve been together for a very long time.Sometimes I want to jump ship on them just to screw em.They would be missing me then since Im one of there top guys.Sorry to rant,just a bit frazzled at the moment.

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I am self employed so I avoid those types of problems. Do what I want when I want. But I hear ya. Been there done that left that.

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Same boat here, recently bought and sometimes feels like we are the redhead step child.
Rolling with it right now but keeping my eyes open just in case. Also trying to figure how to start my own business.
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And I do want to add Im happy I do have a job that still pays well,(not as good as before ) but still good.Its just all the b.s. that goes along with it.Somedays I think Im going to lose it,breathe,breathe.
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There was a blowhard guy brought into my job a few years ago. He was a real jerk and made it miserable for everybody. Always said he was here to save the place.
He dropped a couple of N bombs in my presense, and long story short, was fired a few months back.
It's better now. There are still a couple of people I'm not crazy about, but they don't come around my area much and for the most part the rest of us all get along great.
Going on 18 years at my job and love it overall. I'm at the point where if I feel I'm being done wrong, I let it be known. It's a county job though, I'm not in the private sector where you can probably be screwed over more easily..
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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Same boat here, recently bought and sometimes feels like we are the redhead step child.
Rolling with it right now but keeping my eyes open just in case. Also trying to figure how to start my own business.
My company was bought out almost 5 years ago, and we are definitely the red-headed step child ... still, 5 years later.

It takes a good decade before two very different company cultures are finally integrated seamlessly.

Not much you can do about it other than a) wait out the storm or b) find another job. You could also throw in c) "win the lottery and give everyone the finger", but I have a better chance of ascending to the CEO position than that, me thinks.
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I work in IT and many of the requests are absurd and frankly, counter productive. I like to take a step back, remind myself this is not my company and I get paid the same regardless of being productive with my ideas or counterproductive with theirs. Its irritating because many things I know I'll be redoing in 3 months when its proven to fail because taking my word for it is silly, its not like I know anything about PCs/Servers/Networks/Firewalls/Etc. Just remember, I'm here for the money.
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Sometimes ya just gotta kick back,roll a fatty Relax,and say .uck-it i'm getting paid.Let the people with power earn their $$$.I'd just wouldn't take any .hit!In one ear out the other and show me the money!
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Oh, most days my boss drives me CRAZY! He makes me do things that should have been thought out better, has me backtrack all the time, and never has anything ready when I come in in the mornings. He typically has some nutso political rant he's on from the media (or from something not being on the news), tries to take breaks all the time, and even makes me drive my jeep most days. He is frequently listening to music on job sites, makes me buy him lunch, and sometimes he doesn't even call in when he doesn't come to work. If it weren't for me, I swear nothing would get done.

Oh yea, I'm self employed...
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Guess I just have to let it roll off my back.Its just frustrating
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Oh, most days my boss drives me CRAZY! He makes me do things that should have been thought out better, has me backtrack all the time, and never has anything ready when I come in in the mornings. He typically has some nutso political rant he's on from the media (or from something not being on the news), tries to take breaks all the time, and even makes me drive my jeep most days. He is frequently listening to music on job sites, makes me buy him lunch, and sometimes he doesn't even call in when he doesn't come to work. If it weren't for me, I swear nothing would get done.

Oh yea, I'm self employed...
He sounds like a real jerk.
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He sounds like a real jerk.
Hey! I resemble those remarks!

(Clever, I know, but Mr. Twain said it first )

Keep on keepin'. It'll cycle back to the fun squad sooner or later.
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Hey! I resemble those remarks!

(Clever, I know, but Mr. Twain said it first )

Keep on keepin'. It'll cycle back to the fun squad sooner or later.
Lol,maybe he will give you a pay increase
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It really is a cycle. Good, bad, real bad, recovery, everything is going your wag, oh my goodness I love life, this can't get any better, something has to be wrong, something is wrong, damn it, bad, real bad etc...
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Lol,maybe he will give you a pay increase
Maybe... though truth be told the only way I would ever take a different job is if it were a guberment one. And them benefits sure do sound nice... 18 sick days, 21 personal days, 12 holidays, retirement, vision, dental, health, etc..... sure would beat not making a dime on Labor Day and still being on-call.

But I do love it. I work in a forest on the Ap Trail, what more could I want?
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Maybe... though truth be told the only way I would ever take a different job is if it were a guberment one. And them benefits sure do sound nice... 18 sick days, 21 personal days, 12 holidays, retirement, vision, dental, health, etc..... sure would beat not making a dime on Labor Day and still being on-call.

But I do love it. I work in a forest on the Ap Trail, what more could I want?
Sounds nice.Do you mind me asking what you do?
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Sounds nice.Do you mind me asking what you do?
Not at all.

I work for a private property management company at a ski / golf / tennis resort. We maintain mostly vacation homes, 2nd homes, and rental properties. You rent a house for vacation: I'm the guy that sets the lockbox code and turns the lights on for ya; I'm the guy that answers the phone b/c the hot water doesn't work, the toilet clogged, the power went out, the t.v. doesn't work, you locked yourself out, etc, etc; I'm the guy that comes in after you and makes sure you didn't steal the t.v. and couch or punch holes in the walls. Or leave your dope for the next renters.
I fill in the gaps with carpentry, deck refinishing, painting, drywall, electrical, plumbing, ... whatever they need done. Sometimes I just wait for the Lowes guy to show up with a fridge and open a door. Essentially, I am a tradesman based off location, not trade, which is weird. But in this little dot on the map, it works. Mostly because it is retainer based; that is to say our clients pay us a retainer at the beginning of the year for a reduced service hour rate and emergency on call service as well as priority scheduling.
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Sounds like a good gig.Im jealous
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I get out of the office as much as poss and spend time on the projects where it all happens.
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Sounds like a good gig.Im jealous
I'll call you next time I have to dig up a burst shat pipe in November at a ski resort atop a mtn made out of hard stone. While renters watch.
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I'll call you next time I have to dig up a burst shat pipe in November at a ski resort atop a mtn made out of hard stone. While renters watch.
Um,I think I might have to call in sick that day
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Um,I think I might have to call in sick that day
Lol, I heard that.

Good with the bad, though. Same as you got goin... yesterday was a hole diggin' day for ya. They won't all be like those.
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Unfortunately, the only ones that survive in todays business, must have exceptional PR SKILLS. If you don't posses these skills, then you won't last long. It use to be basic Knowledge of the job requirements, was the number one, but today no way, because you must be politically correct in all of your statements to survive.
Yes, it is sickening...........because they want to turn everything into a racial or sexual issues..........and that just gives me a headache, so give me a Budweiser........
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Unfortunately, the only ones that survive in todays business, must have exceptional PR SKILLS. If you don't posses these skills, then you won't last long. It use to be basic Knowledge of the job requirements, was the number one, but today no way, because you must be politically correct in all of your statements to survive.
Yes, it is sickening...........because they want to turn everything into a racial or sexual issues..........and that just gives me a headache, so give me a Budweiser........
Sort-of. It's so they can keep you as seasonal and then find a reason not to keep employing you with no issues of wrongful termination or benifits, let alone unemployment. Ah, the 21st century corporate model......
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Yeah I have a sticker in my work area that says"driver carries no cash,Obama took it all" It was hinted to me I should prob take it down.Its still & will continue to hang there.
Wait until I hang my One Big Ass Mistake America sign
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Sort-of. It's so they can keep you as seasonal and then find a reason not to keep employing you with no issues of wrongful termination or benifits, let alone unemployment. Ah, the 21st century corporate model......
YEP, and because of Obama care, many are now going to become part time only. How are you going to feed your family on 29 hours of work a week, and to make it even worse, no insurance benefits. This has already started and it's not going to be a very pretty chain of events......
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Yeah I have a sticker in my work area that says"driver carries no cash,Obama took it all" It was hinted to me I should prob take it down.Its still & will continue to hang there.
Wait until I hang my One Big Ass Mistake America sign
Lol. While I don't ageee with belittleing the office of POTUS, he's certainly earned it.

And hey! You can be glad you don't have THAT job!

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YEP, and because of Obama care, many are now going to become part time only. How are you going to feed your family on 29 hours of work a week, and to make it even worse, no insurance benefits. This has already started and it's not going to be a very pretty chain of events......
A lady at Ms Blueridges workplace has just dropped to part time - if she is a full time employee, she no longer qualifies for her husbands insurance coverage as a family memeber. The earnings she makes full time vs part time would be outweighed by the increase in premiums from switching to the gawd awful mandatory minimum plan her boss offers. Derp....
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I'm from the government, and there is no help. I'm pissed a lot at my low-paid govt job but always thankful to at least have one...at least when we're not getting furloughed. But, I just rolled past the 64 semester-hour mark on my way to my BS in Computer Science, hopefully there will be a pot with at least a little gold in it when I get to the other side of the rainbow.
I don't know what Obamacare will be like for us, guess we'll find out in a few months.
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Sick leave is an awesome thing!!!!!!
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No matter what company you work for, they always do things that just drive you crazy or get you pissed off. It's that way all over the world. I spent 34 years with the same company.....some good years and some that sucked. What kept me sane was this constant thought: "I'm here for 8 hours today and they're paying me for 8. Whatever they have for me today, they're paying me.

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