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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:54 PM
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My request for Christmas vacation time was denied.
I get to spend Christmas in the city alone all because of this bullshit job. Good times. :thumbsup:

x(
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:58 PM
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1. I'm so sorry
:(

Is there anyone who would be willing to cover for you so you could go home?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:15 PM
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6. I doubt it.
My supervisor is going to see what she can do to make my schedule work so I can get home for at least a few days, she's great, but the operations managers are complete jagoffs, so it's a struggle.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:05 PM
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2. One way to look at it, you still have a job. 500,000 unemployed in November.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:18 PM
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8. That speaks volumes as to how shitty the entire system is.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:19 PM
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9. Yes it does, been looking since April.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:20 PM
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10. Good luck, dude.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:11 PM
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3. That really sucks.
:(

Is it a job that absolutely has to be done on Christmas day? Is there nobody who would volunteer to work that day? x(
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:17 PM
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7. It's a big company, I'm just one of a faceless crowd, more or less.
There will be hours between calls on Christmas Day and probably a half hour or more on other days. It won't be busy at all, so me not being there wouldn't be a problem, but again, i'm just one of a faaceless crowd, so they don't care about making me work.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:11 PM
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4. How much longer do you have to go in college?
And how far away is your family? You're in Canada, right?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:14 PM
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5. For this semester? I'm done after next week.
And they're about a 4 hour drive away. My dad is back and forth between the city and home a lot, so I was gonna go in with him and stay for a week. And yeah, I'm in Canada.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:20 PM
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11. My dear primate1...
The dirty bastards!

I'm so sorry...

I hope you're getting holiday OT, but given the situation, I doubt they'd do that either...

:hug:

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:22 PM
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12. No, I'll definitely get holiday OT, so that's good I guess.
But I'd much rather go home and see all my friends and family.

At this point I'm seriously considering quitting.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:25 PM
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13. Hey, I know a GREAT way to get back at them...
Give me a free upgrade to the maximum cable internet speed and a few of the premium channels?

That will show those bastards...

:rofl:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:26 PM
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14. Hahaha, if I had access to such rate codes...
:P
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:27 PM
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15. Sounds like you need to do some detective work...
:P
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:28 PM
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16. Nah, my system account just doesn't have the permissions.
I deal with rate codes a lot, so if I had access, I'd know, haha.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:31 PM
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17. I need to find the comcast employee
with a Can Do attitude.

:rofl:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:33 PM
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18. Haha, good luck.
All of our souls have been sucked dry by this unholy corporation.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:42 PM
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21. Thats all the motivation you should need
to help me out.

:)
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:33 PM
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19. That sucks
Halifax is bullshit.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:34 PM
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20. I'm in St. John's, fool.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:02 PM
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23. At any rate, you live in Labrador
Just because I'm an American doesn't mean I'm a fool. :eyes:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:05 PM
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24. Hahaha.
Newfoundland, fool! :P
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:11 PM
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25. Same dif.
:eyes:

I'm going to nip into North Beach and Hollywood tomorrow. Can I pick up anything for you?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:13 PM
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27. Two distinct parts of the same province, yo.
And nah, I think I'm good, haha.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:11 PM
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29. Province?
Are you FRENCH now? :shrug:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:20 PM
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30. I speak a tiny bit of it.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:31 PM
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32. Here's all the French I know:
Je deteste les grenoilles.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:50 PM
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22. Um...



Just kidding. I feel you pain but in reverse. I just started a new job, I get holidays off but no pay.

Glad I'm working at all in this economy tho..
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:11 PM
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26. what city is that? EOM
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:13 PM by pitohui
ok, i just peeked at your profile so my evil plan to make you suffer w. xmas dinner w. us old folks ain't gonna fly
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:14 PM
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28. Haha, no such luck.
:P
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:27 PM
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31. My daughter is doing 8 or 12 hours Christmas Morning
She is a "part-time" CNA at the moment.

Her boy, my grandson, will be 5 months old, and mommy, who is practicing attachment parenting will be at work. (hella commas!!!)

She is rather pissed. It will be no bonus pay since she is a part-timer. I told her to expect that on special days when full timers get more than normal.

Hey! You are never alone. You got DU!

:hug:
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