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21 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I let my manager know that I might not be able to make it to work tonight with five and a half hours warning before my shift started. At three hours before my shift I confirmed that I wouldn't be able to make it in. 

 

And she she told me to find a replacement. While I'm trying to talk to doctors, talk to relatives, figure out what's going on with my dad, I have to flippin call my coworkers to bed them to cover my shift. 

 

I literally broke down in tears in the ER parking lot because I was so stressed. 

 

Yeah, I'm gonna be writing an angry email to my union rep.

 

Give 'em heck!  

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It seems tonight is unusually active for brain weasels. I hope everyone is able to smite them.

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Sorry, I might have brought them. I had a wicked case last night. It got so bad I had to break out the olives.

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Yeah my own kicked in a few hours ago, I'm set on moving and will be scouting out sites over the next few days, but the idea of leaving certain people behind is difficult. It's part of why I stayed at my last job so long. Right now the things I've been planning and hoping for still seem unreal, but once I'm on the bus I think it'll kick in that it's finally actually happening.

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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

...And she she told me to find a replacement...I have to flippin call my coworkers to bed them to cover my shift. 

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Yeah, I'm gonna be writing an angry email to my union rep.

 

She compelled you to do her job.

 

At the very minimum you should ask for whatever they pay her for the three hours you spent trying to arrange for someone to cover your shift. 

 

Legit grievance. 

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10 hours ago, Grayfax said:

I remember the Azure Shard book.  Can't say I would own a shirt with it on it. 

Oh that tee shirt isn't about the book, it's about the old SSI AD&D games from the late 80s-early 90s.

 

Specifically, the Gold Box edition of Curse of the Azure Bonds.

 

Seeing system requirements on modern games today, the idea that mainstream games could run on a C64 is making my brain hurt. And I used C64s back then too!

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11 hours ago, knarthex said:

So 

I went back to my bad place....

Feeling really terrible about things...

Like I let everyone I care for down...

Really hope I can claw my way back...

Feeling like the brain weasels have won...

 

11 hours ago, Crowley said:

They only win when you stop fighting. This post suggests you're not done. Everyone you care for knows your human... (or drow... close enough). We all fail, elf up, and let others down. If they care as much as you do, they'll forgive you, and help you fight those <redacted> brain weasels. 

David is absolutely 100% right; I can't think of any better way to put it.

 

The corpsman (medic) on my first ship had this on the wall in his office, and it seems appropriate:

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So, don't give up, keep kicking the brain weasel's arses, we're here for you!

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8 hours ago, redambrosia said:

So it doesn't look like there's any brain bleeding or broken bones. But my dad's sodium is way low, so they're going to keep him overnight while they correct that. He's super unhappy about that, but the alternatives are worse. 

 

Could be worse, could be better. :shrug & sigh:

 

Hugs!!!

 

Hope it will all turn out ok!

 

8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Online friends are real friends. 

 

A few years ago I would have laughed at this.

After a few years on this forum I know it is TRUE!!!

 

11 hours ago, knarthex said:

So 

I went back to my bad place....

Feeling really terrible about things...

Like I let everyone I care for down...

Really hope I can claw my way back...

Feeling like the brain weasels have won...

 

Keep fighting George!

Don't give up!

We're here for you!

And if needed, get some professional help.

 

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@Knochensack Great restoration of that toy car!

 

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9 hours ago, redambrosia said:

:hugs: you're an awesome person and we love you! Don't give up. The brain weasels are just a-holes of the first order! When in doubt, bite their heads off! :angry:

It's what Ozzy would do!::D:

 

8 hours ago, redambrosia said:

So it doesn't look like there's any brain bleeding or broken bones. But my dad's sodium is way low, so they're going to keep him overnight while they correct that. He's super unhappy about that, but the alternatives are worse. 

 

Could be worse, could be better. :shrug & sigh:

I'm glad to hear the relatively good news.

 

 

Also, I'm very sorry to hear about the work situation; that's just a bunch of BS!:grr:

 

6 hours ago, Cyradis said:

*sends hugs to @redambrosia* Your manager sounds like a real broccoli-face. 

Agreed.

 

Maybe I'm just old and foolish, but I would have thought that the words 'My FATHER is in the hospital' would/should have been enough to get the message across that 'I have much more important things on my plate right now, your business can burn to the ground for all I care'.

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Welp, Irma has reached our house.

 

It's 19 degrees (C), overcast, light sprinkles coming from the east.

 

I may take a walk to the local bookstore later this morning for some much anticipated new releases.

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1 minute ago, Pingo said:

Welp, Irma has reached our house.

 

It's 19 degrees (C), overcast, light sprinkles coming from the east.

 

I may take a walk to the local bookstore later this morning for some much anticipated new releases.

 

You ARE safe, aren't you?

Seeing the footage of Irma's journey makes me shiver..

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5 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

You ARE safe, aren't you?

Seeing the footage of Irma's journey makes me shiver..

 

I am more than a thousand miles from the damaged areas. This is just the farthest edge of the last remnants of a fading circulating weather system finally reaching my part of the country.

 

But I am sorry.  I should not be flip about something that has harmed so many people.

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It's ok @Pingo I wasn't aware of the distance..

 

Pfff

Just a few more hours at work.

I really wished I was at at home already.

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11 hours ago, Marvin said:

Started (re) watching the Evangelion rebuild tonight, still running through the first right now, and I read that in Shinji's voice.

 

Clearly there is only one solution.

 

Oh I see what you did there. Have fun ;-D - Though I have to say: I really didn't impress me that much. Movies weren't soo good. Maybe I am just to old to enjoy EVA or too weird ...

 

10 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Currently sitting in the ER because my dad fell and hit his head. They're doing "just in case" ex rays and ct scans. Have been here since 3:30 :mellow:

7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I let my manager know that I might not be able to make it to work tonight with five and a half hours warning before my shift started. At three hours before my shift I confirmed that I wouldn't be able to make it in. 

 

And she she told me to find a replacement. While I'm trying to talk to doctors, talk to relatives, figure out what's going on with my dad, I have to flippin call my coworkers to bed them to cover my shift. 

 

I literally broke down in tears in the ER parking lot because I was so stressed. 

 

Yeah, I'm gonna be writing an angry email to my union rep.

 

What a bit**. Man. I absolutely know that feeling and I am very sorry to hear about it. Such kind of behaviour clearly shows an absolute lack of empathy and bad attitude. It makes me really angry. Make that email gonna hit hard.

 

Feel hugged and much strength for you during this time!

 

 

8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Online friends are real friends. 

 

Well - my experiences say - NO. If someone is a friend is a question of attitude, not the medium.

 

31 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Knochensack Great restoration of that toy car!

 

Thank you!

 

11 hours ago, knarthex said:

So 

I went back to my bad place....

Feeling really terrible about things...

Like I let everyone I care for down...

Really hope I can claw my way back...

Feeling like the brain weasels have won...

 

Gnaaar. I am just through this kind of situation and I can understand your feelings to the deepest of my hearts. Much strength for your and keep fighting!

 

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Well, after getting everything done that I needed to, I managed to paint a little before calling it a night.

 

Sadly not looking forward to going to Canada this weekend. 

 

A neighbor had a great line, "it's a vacation when it's you and your spouse. It's a trip when it's the family."

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