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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:28 pm

My wife came home an hour early today. Said her boss put her on an action plan because she feels that my wife doesn't respect her and hurts her feelings. I couldn't imagine how incompetent of a manager you have to be to take your own employee to both of your managing director over hurt feelings and that your employee "doesn't stick up for you". Working from home for the past 3 months has shown me that she's an ineffective boss, communicator, leader.
Any examples?
I'm loosely interpreting here but, basically my wife wanted to make a policy about internal hiring (promotions) to be available for all employees to see. She's in HR, She's the generalist and her boss is the boss (obv). Her boss felt that giving internal employees a "jump" over external was favoritism and wanted to keep the policy private. All it does is outline the process so they know what to expect.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:42 pm

Oh, another time, a position was posted and her boss told her to "handle it" because she didn't feel that she should be involved in hiring a position at that (low of) a level. Which would be true, but, why bother putting it that way?

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Her boss sounds like a Canaan.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Pretty much

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Postby iamjs » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:41 am

annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm back to working from home again.

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Postby nocera » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:42 am

annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm back to working from home again.
:thumb: I've been home since March. My office was on phase 2 of a 4 phase return to office plan. That plan was just postponed indefinitely.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:39 pm

Same. I’m allowed to come in and do experiments when necessary, but I’m back home starting Monday.

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Postby iamjs » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:40 am

annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm back to working from home again.
:thumb: I've been home since March. My office was on phase 2 of a 4 phase return to office plan. That plan was just postponed indefinitely.
I was in office during the first shutdown since I was considered essential, but then they opened things up in June so we had split A/B teams. Split teams complied with the 50 people in one building standard that was put out.

When this latest update came out, our company seemed to make it a little more strict than the original stay-at-home order. So I had one person tell me to be there today (that was a different email that was sent after the WFH order) and another tell me it's work from home. I'm heading in right now and hopefully should have a better idea within a half hour or so.

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Postby blackjack68 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:38 pm

Well?

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:10 pm

My company had to lay 20 salary positions off. Oil and gas isn't a great market to be in, might be need to jump ship soon.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:12 pm

I know there are many sectors in oil and gas, but fuel prices here are bonkers. They were bumping up close to $2 again, and now are down to $1.80. Sam's/Murphy lower than that.

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Postby Faftorial » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:21 pm

I know there are many sectors in oil and gas, but fuel prices here are bonkers. They were bumping up close to $2 again, and now are down to $1.80. Sam's/Murphy lower than that.
SC always has the cheapest gas. Why is that? Low state gas taxes?

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:22 pm

Prices here in Pittsburgh never dropped that much. I think at the lowest by local BP station was down to maybe $2.20, and it's currently varying slightly between $2.45 and $2.49.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:46 pm

I know there are many sectors in oil and gas, but fuel prices here are bonkers. They were bumping up close to $2 again, and now are down to $1.80. Sam's/Murphy lower than that.
SC always has the cheapest gas. Why is that? Low state gas taxes?
Yes, the taxes were raised a few years ago but still among the lowest.

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Postby meow » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:06 am

I know there are many sectors in oil and gas, but fuel prices here are bonkers. They were bumping up close to $2 again, and now are down to $1.80. Sam's/Murphy lower than that.
SC always has the cheapest gas. Why is that? Low state gas taxes?
Yes, the taxes were raised a few years ago but still among the lowest.
I sneak over the border to SC for gas once in a while. And NC gas is super cheap compared to most other states, but SC is consistently 15 to 20 cents cheaper

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:24 am

Those stores on the state line on 321 are my go to when I'm on my way back down to the free state.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:42 am

Prices here in Pittsburgh never dropped that much. I think at the lowest by local BP station was down to maybe $2.20, and it's currently varying slightly between $2.45 and $2.49.
We had non-Sams Club prices almost break $2 when the shutdown first started. A few stations down the road from me were going around 2.05-2.09. Sam's got down to 1.89 at one point but has since jumped back up to 2.34.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:51 am

Well?
Oh yeah, so it turns out that I do have to be in the office.

By the looks of the the sign-in sheet, it's me, the VP, the one person whose team has to be online 24/7, and in a few hrs the lady who works the front desk, so it's four of us.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:20 am

I know there are many sectors in oil and gas, but fuel prices here are bonkers. They were bumping up close to $2 again, and now are down to $1.80. Sam's/Murphy lower than that.
here in metro ATL the retail price is around $1.95-$1.99. checking the OPIS wholesale price this morning we're at $1.20 per gallon. back in April I think we got as low as 60 cents per gallon.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:35 am

$2.40 in Beaver Falls, $1.99 across the state line in East Palestine, Ohio. I don't think it went below $2.20 here either.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:41 am

I wonder how long it will be before they can open up high rise office buildings. We have probably 10 floors in a 49 story tower in downtown Houston. Those elevators are always jammed 7-9 AM, 11 AM-1 PM, and 3-6 PM. You can take the stairs but that only works if you have a few floors to climb.

Between controlling spread and just employees generally being as or more successful in a WFH environment the big downtown skyscraper may never be the same.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:19 pm

The girl whose office is next to mine just got back from Myrtle Beach and doesn't feel the need to do the 14 day quarantine. Cool
Follow up. Last week another co-worker came back from Florida. She went home sick since Friday and hasn't been back yet. Great!

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:20 pm

I also coach baseball with her son who still lives with her and see him 3-4 days a week

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Postby obhave » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:54 am

If a company says they will get back to you at the "end of July", when is the best time to follow up? August?

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Postby mikey » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:15 am

First week of August...not the first Monday...

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