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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:25 pm

I’m in a holding pattern, because if my current supervisor - who is the ideal candidate - is actually put into that role, I’ll continue doing what I’m doing. If they bring in somebody external, I’m gone.
I was in that until last week when they confirmed him in the role. So I'm happy

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:40 am

Only 180 unread e-mails on my first day back. That's surprisingly low.

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Postby mikey » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:01 am

I was at 427. I was pleasantly surprised...and I've only been kind of hassled since my return...maybe I will take more time off...

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:06 am

427? JFC, that's ctrl-a, delete territory.

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Postby MR25 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:11 am

That sounds more like mostly spam than anything, for a 2 week period.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:17 am

I consider a good portion of the e-mail I receive internally to be spam.

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Postby MR25 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:20 am

I also guess I dont get enough emails for things to be considered spam outside of auto-emails and things sent to the whole University.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:21 am

I heard a new corporate-speak buzzword today.

"Upskilling"

You know. Training. Was spotted by a state government friend of mine in California.

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Postby nocera » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:26 am

I would love to do some upskilling but my company has cut the upskill budget the last three years. Then they'll go ahead and reorg and backfill those roles with upskilled upstarts out of college who have the necessary upskill but zero experience thus less overhead.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:26 am

I have never heard that phrase, and it sounds stupid.

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Postby eddy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am

I have never heard that phrase, and it sounds stupid.
Correct. I can't imagine the amount of money someone makes who came up with this. It sounds a lot like what's happened at the University I work at over the last few years. Unreal what these higher ups come up with. The time wasting is staggering. I'm 40 **** years old, I don't need to spend numerous days a year with other professionals doing elementary school building exercises. Leave me be so I can do my work.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:33 am

My previous employer rebrands everything to the point that nobody knows what anything is.

"Hey, I heard soandso is down, what's going on?"

"WTF is soandso?"

"[actual name of application]"

"Why didn't you just **** say that?"

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:43 am

My company loves buzzwords and can't say I've never heard upskilling.... I'm sure it's coming though haha.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:50 pm

I have never heard that phrase, and it sounds stupid.
it sounds as stupid as upcycling. I cringe everytime I see that sht on Facebook.

You upcycled a pallet? I believe the word you are looking for is repurposed.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:56 pm

My boss's last day is tomorrow, and management has yet to actually acknowledge it publicly. I guess we're supposed to pretend that it's not happening? This is our the exec over our group handles things, whereas other execs inform people, wish them well, etc. What a massive **** NTP66 she is.

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Postby King Colby » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:01 pm

Anyone who would casually use the term "upskilling" is very clearly full of ****

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Postby pens9192 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:09 pm

I see that word and just see Skrillex or Skrillings. Hmm my mind is elsewhere..

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:29 pm

My boss's last day is tomorrow, and management has yet to actually acknowledge it publicly. I guess we're supposed to pretend that it's not happening? This is our the exec over our group handles things, whereas other execs inform people, wish them well, etc. What a massive **** NTP66 she is.
My boss’s boss just turned in his resignation. This makes 3 senior directors - two of which were fired, 2 managers, and three senior engineers that have left since she took charge. And every single one of them started looking for jobs because of her.

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Postby count2infinity » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:33 pm

Just got word today that I'll have my first patent issued here within the next few months as it's been accepted by the patent office. I'm an inventor, yo.
My patent has been issued as of today. 10,881,986. Kinda cool. I hope I get a plaque or something.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:33 pm

Sorry, they stopped giving out plaques after the first 10,881,985 patents.

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Postby CBear3 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:37 pm

Congrats! My father has four, to my 1 lowly design patent. Didn't bother to get that one plaqued up.

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Postby eddy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:40 pm

Just got word today that I'll have my first patent issued here within the next few months as it's been accepted by the patent office. I'm an inventor, yo.
My patent has been issued as of today. 10,881,986. Kinda cool. I hope I get a plaque or something.
Well done!

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Postby eddy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:46 pm

Just got word today that I'll have my first patent issued here within the next few months as it's been accepted by the patent office. I'm an inventor, yo.
My patent has been issued as of today. 10,881,986. Kinda cool. I hope I get a plaque or something.
Well done!
Wait, I take that back until I find out what was patented...

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:46 pm

Just got word today that I'll have my first patent issued here within the next few months as it's been accepted by the patent office. I'm an inventor, yo.
My patent has been issued as of today. 10,881,986. Kinda cool. I hope I get a plaque or something.
:thumb:

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:55 pm

Very cool!

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