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Random Rants: --... ---.. Don't expect others to convert it for you.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    Strange, I thought you were spineless. :smug:
     
  2. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    I have an interview coming up. I know it should be a rave, but I’m nervous as crap.
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    Don't be spineless like me, CivG. You can do it.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Hm, i had the misfortune to read an article on the Oedipal Complex, supposedly peer-reviewed, where Odysseus is called "Odyssey".
    I have to assume the writer thought they were being very clever, trying to use the clause, only that they used the wrong clause. The correct would be... Odysseus (Odysseys) /facepalm :)
     
  5. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Have a couple of questions ready for the interviewer. Bring a copy of your resume with you. Be on time, actually get there 10 minutes early. Dress nicely in a manner suited for the job you are trying to get. If your hands get cold and clammy, go to the rest room just before the interview and wash them under hot water to warm them up. Smile. Breathe. And don't be afraid to pause and think before answering a hard question. make sure that you get the name and contact info for the interviewer so you can send them a thank you note as a follow up. In that note, tell them that after the interview you are very interested in working with them and helping the company succeed.
     
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  6. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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    :old: Remember. while they are interviewing you, you are interviewing them.
    You do not yet know if you want the job.

    ...and do what Birdjaguar said.
     
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  7. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    All good advice. I'll re-emphasize this bit with an anecdote. My first job in high school was bagging groceries at a grocery store. Workers had to wear a tie. The boss took interviews every Tuesday. It was a known thing that he wanted you to come to the interview in a tie. I did. He hired me, and put me to work that day, in part because I was already properly dressed!
     
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  8. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Is it though? Yesterday I reheated some pork medallions (pork tenderloin cooked with white wine vinegar) and some rice I made the previous Sunday and it tasted perfectly fine. It had been in my fridge in a sealed Tupperware container. I wouldn't go much more than a week, but for sealed and refrigerated food, I've never had any problems with a week.
     
  9. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    The bit about washing one's hands with hot water is a tip I'd never heard or read of before. Nice.
     
  10. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    Despite making under $20k I'm paying the government taxes instead of getting a return...
     
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  11. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    That's really messed up
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    This is what I felt when a certain Canadian started posting raves about paying taxes.
     
  13. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    Taxes pay for society. You should want to pay taxes.
     
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  14. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Really? I'm with hobbs, that's messed up. I'm earning [an amount larger than that] and I got $32 back from the feds.
     
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  15. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    This is probably partially my fault since I accidentally paperworked myself as "head of household" on my W-2 for my primary job. However, I added on the two-month side-job where I made 15% of my annual and paid in 40% of my federal taxes and my 'tax due' amount doubled... ugh.

    side-rant: adding in my student loans would decrease my tax debt by about $25-30, however turbotax wants me to pay $60 to file my taxes if I do that.
     
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  16. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Fixed that for you. I don't have a lot of patience with people who rant and complain about paying the school portion of property taxes when they either have no children or their children are grown and out of the system (or not yet in it). My take on it is that it's an investment in what will hopefully be a better-functioning society, and I point out to these complainers that the kids they're helping now just might grow up to be the doctor, nurse, cop, or firefighter who will one day save their lives.

    But taxation should be reasonable. There are far too many people in Canada who get out of paying taxes because they found a loophole or they have "Right Honourable" in front of their names, while others get hit with unreasonably high amounts.

    Gotta say I'm not amused by the "leech on society" remark from a few posts ago. Even some homeless people do volunteer work that helps society.
     
  17. aimeeandbeatles

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    I accidentally flooded the bathroom while taking a shower.
     
  18. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    I've taken from society more than I've contributed. I'm objectively a leech. What some random homeless people get up to is irrelevant to me.
     
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  19. Takhisis

    Takhisis daria dance party

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    You mean you're metaphorically a leech. Because if you're a real leech then you have no right to call me spineless with a straight face. ;)
     
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  20. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Proper societies use tax dollars to take care of those who have trouble doing so on their own and to support the general welfare. I pay a bunch and don't mind doing so.
     
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