The Not Happy Thread

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  1. Cave Troll

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    I was not implying that at all. Just sharing some strange and useless info is all.
    I have heard my fair share of war-zone stories, cause my brother in-law is a
    medic in the Army, so I can understand where you're coming from.
    It takes a special kind of strange to enjoy those types of things in that fashion.
     
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  2. John-Wayne

    John-Wayne Madman with a pen in hand Contributor

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    There are times I wish I could draw.. at lest sketch... got some cool imagery in my head but no way of putting it to paper. :( .

    Speaking of which, I need a cover for KoA. :p
     
  3. Cave Troll

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    John-Wayne Madman with a pen in hand Contributor

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    Oh, insomnia... You're like an annoying online presence, trying to be noticed, seeking your moment of "iconoclasm" (as if such a thing can be found in digital form). I ignore you and ignore you and yet there you are.
     
  6. Link the Writer

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    Venting time! :D

    Just got a lot on my mind:

    • Morning routine thrown out of whack.

    • Hole exploding.

    • Nothing to do at the office so I’m bored as ****.

    • The only other person in the lab might be called over to help Panama City due to Michael (unlikely, though) so that’s worrisome, having the run the whole thing myself.

    • I think I’m drinking too much again. Sure, two beers and a glass of wine over the course of a week isn’t that big of a deal, but it kind of is to me. D:
     
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    On that note, I'm off to bed "To sleep – perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub…" Here's hoping...
     
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    Sometimes a quick rub can help one get to sleep. Just sayin'...
     
  9. Cave Troll

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    I feel ya on the insomnia front.
     
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    I had to use Night Nurse to get a decent kip last night, my cold has overall been much more manageable but I have been drowsy as all hell.

    Didn't have much of a choice though, the damn bug kept me up the other night, I get sick when I haven't gotten enough sleep.
     
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    Today I have to go to an airport (ewww!), get on a plane (aargh!), and go to California (BLECHH!) There's a meeting regarding selling my partner's house tomorrow that will be a complete waste of time, I bet,

    At least it's a short trip. I'm coming back here late Saturday. I will be back home, comfortably esconced in my Washington squirrel nest (a drey, for those of you who aren't squirrels) on Sunday watching football.
     
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    Tried to go to sleep last night at 12.45am, only to be kept awake for the next 3 hours because my neighbours smoke alarm kept going off! How long does it take to remove a fucking battery?! :bigmad:
    I eventually crashed at 4.45am from utter exhaustion, and awoke to my phone's alarm at 8.45am. Within minutes of that...guess what I heard going off AGAIN!?! :supermad:
     
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  13. 8Bit Bob

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    Dang Microsoft...

    Their most recent Windows 10 update completely tanked the audio for tons of people, myself included. I literally spent hours trying to figure out what the heck was going on before I realized it wasn't just me. I'm currently downloading Dell's audio drivers to install instead of Microsoft's. This better work... :dry:
     
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    Alright it worked, but I guess Dell's audio drivers just aren't as good as Microsoft's because the audio quality isn't as good as it used to be :meh:

    Here's to hoping Microsoft rolls out an update to fix this soon.
     
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    :superidea:Always a happier way to travel. :superidea:
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    I think I know what this means, but I don't think what I think it means means what you mean it to mean.
     
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    I'm normally okay on the insomnia front but with this damn wound if I roll in my sleep I wake in pain. I can only sleep in one position and I'm stiff and sore because of holding my body in that position all night. I hope the infection clears so they can stitch it closed next week. My writing productivity has tanked horribly due to this damn thing and the pills, which leave me in a dazed fog.
     
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    Hang in there bud. :)
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  19. Iain Aschendale

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    As @Wreybies might say, that font and font color against that background is giving me Forrest Whitaker eye....
     
  20. Cave Troll

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    I are amateur at this thing, and still learning how to get the color of font right. :)
     
  21. NoGoodNobu

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    I'm hourly, non exempt employee.

    Yesterday evening (but not for the first time) I was told it is imperative to continually try to contact our senior attorney/owner-runner of the firm nonstop so that we could get clearance to say important risk disclosure stuff to a VIP client. She is notorious for not returning my calls, texts, emails, skypes, WeChats, et cetera.

    So my official hours end at 6:00P.M. so I ask my supervisor (who is giving me the instruction of continually attempting to contact said attorney) how long I should stay for overtime and at what point do I cease attempting contact.

    She says by 10:00PM. But then goes on to say that I should go home and be off the clock, and that she can input my overtime based on a compilation of the length of the attempted calls and/or written communications.

    So basically every half an hour, I should be making phone calls. And my overtime will be the compilation of approximately minute twenty-seconds of trying to get her to pick up. That's only 10m 40s of overtime but that's my whole evening gone because I can't do anything that distracts from or doesn't allow for regular interruptions for phone calls.

    The thing is: if I staid after work, I have plenty of other case work I could be accomplishing while also regularly placing calls.

    But I understand they don't want to be responsible for paying me so high in overtime. But I don't want to be bartering my night away for ten minutes (time & a half) of extra pay.

    And then I got in trouble this morning for a phone call said attorney set up herself several hours BEFORE my scheduled work hours. Like a good girl, upon waking up I sent the attorney a reminder of her promise to call the third party. I then promptly started my daily preparations for work (shower, food, making sure my animals are cared for, whathaveyou).

    I then see that I was instructed by the attorney after my reminder for me to facilitate a conference call and be on it—which I hadn't done because I was getting ready for work.

    I then rushed about trying to get a hold of both attorney and third party but no one was responding to me. I semi-assumed they contacted each other without me.

    I then was chastised by said attorney for not being prepared for or doing the above when it wasn't my call nor my work hours nor was I instructed PRIOR to do any of the above.

    Bleh.
     
  22. Iain Aschendale

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    That sucks. When I worked 9-1-1, there was a period when we were required to call in five and half hours prior to our shift to see if we'd be needed to work the half shift of overtime that started four hours before our shift. So if you start at 7am*, you have to call in at 0130 to see if you'll be needed at 0300. With no extra compensation if you're not and you've just fucked up your sleep schedule.

    Still, I think you might have a case to fight that if you felt like trying, and I understand why you wouldn't. Umm, hang in there it'll all get better someday (I hope)?

    *they thought it was okay because it only applied to the midnight shift people who started at 11pm, and it was reasonable to make us call at 1630 because we'd probably be awake anyway, right? Well, when you live your life 2300-0700, 1630 is the middle of the night, a 24 hour agency should understand that. Work can suck.
     
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    The new girl didn't show up today and the phones are swamped. It's just me for an hour. -.-

    To add on:

    I'm in a bad mood.

    This day can't end quick enough.
     
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