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44 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

I think from what you've said that there are cluster...s

Well, it is day one.  Tomorrow will be the interesting day.  I have no idea what I'm facing for deliveries (I knew the incorrect addresses up front due to being the one that split the orders), and don't have anywhere near the time to sit down and go over things with the software guys.  What will definitely make it extra interesting is warehouse was short a person today for picking. 

 

All in all though, like I told my boss, I only saw half the issues I was expecting today, and I made sure the software guys heard it too, because it means they did a lot of work in the background leading up to the launch. 

 

Some of the drivers are neutral about the routing software... I'm mostly positive, but holding out full on opinion until about six weeks in, when the day one problems are more or less entirely gone, and it's had time to adapt to various things.  It would be a lot smarter if it had had traffic data properly fed in, as well as driver habits and/or preferences (through machine learning, and watching the past 2-3 months of our GPS) for example. 

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6 hours ago, sumbloke said:
9 hours ago, Erifnogard said:

It has rained enough in the last week that I am having serious concerns that the alligators are going to be washed out to sea. 

Care to send some Down Under? We could use the help putting out our bushfires...

Thanks, the delivery just arrived.

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8 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

I've been seeing some new birds at the feeders the last week or so.

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They're a bit of a darker grey than this picture shows, but the shape and white belly are the same, so I am assuming them to be Dark Eyed Juncos.

Aren’t those the birds @buglips*the*goblin likes to defend?

 

 

2 hours ago, strawhat said:

 

There are seven holes in my hands and inner elbow that attest to that.  Six sticks between two nurses and one from the anesthesiologist. 

 

It's not actually the stick that's the worst part, it's when they DIG AROUND trying to get the vein.

Preach it. Preach it brother Strawhat..!

 

I did OK today though. One stick. One pint jettisoned** overboard. It only took about 12 minutes from the stabetty stick to being wrapped up with the elastic gauze. Which I am still wearing. 

 

 

**Jettisoned is probably the wrong word.... more like offloaded @paintybeard would know. Jettison is for when you don’t want whatever is leaving. 

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17 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Thing I learned today :

 

Griffonage: a careless scrawl or illegible handwriting.

 

I feel compelled to work this into every day conversation.  Wonder if I have a prescription to fill sometime soon.

 

I wonder if I should be proud that I can now claim a word to describe my handwriting ::D:

 

 

25 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

Thanks, the delivery just arrived.

 

I wish to make a complaint to management, only one of 5 clouds ordered has arrived

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Well first time with my next med med.  This one is going to be a ride.

 

Instrictions;  take on an empty stomach.  Take anti-nausea med half hour before taking med.  Do not eat for additional hour after taking med.  Do not take other. Meds with this med.  Strong implication that damage to stomach lining is possible if the pill is exposed to stomach acids

 

Looks like I will be taking the pill at o'dark thirty so I can take my thyroid meds in the normal morning.

 

What Fun!  Oh well, beats the alternative,  see you all in the funny papers!

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13 hours ago, Corsair said:

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I resemble that remark :rolleyes:

 

10 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

 

Two words: electric blanket

 

In fact, I am currently under an electric blanket. 
 

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59 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

Well first time with my next med med.  This one is going to be a ride.

 

Instrictions;  take on an empty stomach.  Take anti-nausea med half hour before taking med.  Do not eat for additional hour after taking med.  Do not take other. Meds with this med.  Strong implication that damage to stomach lining is possible if the pill is exposed to stomach acids

 

Looks like I will be taking the pill at o'dark thirty so I can take my thyroid meds in the normal morning.

 

What Fun!  Oh well, beats the alternative,  see you all in the funny papers!

 

I remember the first gen Hep C pills were oil-soluble only so in order for the pills to work you needed to be on a >90% fat diet for the entire duration. Not even keto is that brutal :zombie:

 

My mother had a similar schedule to yours with her osteoporosis meds. She chose to wake up at 3am to take her meds then sit there and be mad about it until 530am when the coffee maker informed her it was 'morning'. I recommend not being pointlessly mad about it as being pointlessly mad was a factor in her ditching that medication.

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In other news, people at work are mad as hell and I understand why.

 

The site director has decided we've been wearing jeans and t-shirts far too long. Our managers in their short-shorts are disgraceful. Hawaiian shirts are for dorks and we, sir, are not dorks. We are federal workers, we work, nay, we represent the Internal Revenue Service and we will look like it, dang it, no matter how much this really shouldn't be an issue and our salaries are NOT enough to buy suits for everyday wear anyway.

 

Not even "the dress code will be enforced". No, this is actually different. This is "people getting the union involved" different. The dress code is being entirely changed from "shorts of this length are fine, no bare shoulders or bellies, please keep the holes in your t-shirt to a minimum" to "guess WHUT it's suits or gtfo, show me your TIE".

 

I mean, I've been looking for an excuse to get back into crossdressing because I'm a tiny lady with huge [ahem] "tracts of land" and wearing men's clothes like that plays with people's expectations in ways that amuse me. But I want to acquire men's dress shirts, vests, and awesome suspenders on my own time under my own volition and not because I'm required to this weekend in order to keep my job :angry:

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23 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

In other news, people at work are mad as hell and I understand why.

 

The site director has decided we've been wearing jeans and t-shirts far too long. Our managers in their short-shorts are disgraceful. Hawaiian shirts are for dorks and we, sir, are not dorks. We are federal workers, we work, nay, we represent the Internal Revenue Service and we will look like it, dang it, no matter how much this really shouldn't be an issue and our salaries are NOT enough to buy suits for everyday wear anyway.

 

Not even "the dress code will be enforced". No, this is actually different. This is "people getting the union involved" different. The dress code is being entirely changed from "shorts of this length are fine, no bare shoulders or bellies, please keep the holes in your t-shirt to a minimum" to "guess WHUT it's suits or gtfo, show me your TIE".

 

I mean, I've been looking for an excuse to get back into crossdressing because I'm a tiny lady with huge [ahem] "tracts of land" and wearing men's clothes like that plays with people's expectations in ways that amuse me. But I want to acquire men's dress shirts, vests, and awesome suspenders on my own time under my own volition and not because I'm required to this weekend in order to keep my job :angry:

 

I don't really know how to react to that. But I felt it deserved a reaction.

 

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3 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

I wish to make a complaint to management, only one of 5 clouds ordered has arrived

we've now had 3 clouds of rain turn up...so the complaint with management still stands!

 

(aka we've had 60% of the predicted rainfall)

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

In other news, people at work are mad as hell and I understand why.

 

The site director has decided we've been wearing jeans and t-shirts far too long. Our managers in their short-shorts are disgraceful. Hawaiian shirts are for dorks and we, sir, are not dorks. We are federal workers, we work, nay, we represent the Internal Revenue Service and we will look like it, dang it, no matter how much this really shouldn't be an issue and our salaries are NOT enough to buy suits for everyday wear anyway.

 

Not even "the dress code will be enforced". No, this is actually different. This is "people getting the union involved" different. The dress code is being entirely changed from "shorts of this length are fine, no bare shoulders or bellies, please keep the holes in your t-shirt to a minimum" to "guess WHUT it's suits or gtfo, show me your TIE".

 

I mean, I've been looking for an excuse to get back into crossdressing because I'm a tiny lady with huge [ahem] "tracts of land" and wearing men's clothes like that plays with people's expectations in ways that amuse me. But I want to acquire men's dress shirts, vests, and awesome suspenders on my own time under my own volition and not because I'm required to this weekend in order to keep my job :angry:

 

My brother has been shopping for new clothes. He has been checking out Goodwill used clothing stores. He has discovered that a Goodwill store near him is a “feeder store.”  This one has a three colors tagging system where every Tuesday one color is gathered up and sent to other stores. 

 

They do this because they get a lot of last year’s wardrobes in from Doctors who are coping with “middle aged spread” by buying new clothes. He keeps telling me about the nice duds he is getting for a song. 

 

You need to find a used clothing or Goodwill store in a posh neighborhood, someplace where Lawyers, Doctors, and CEO’s ditch the duds they don’t want anymore. 

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4 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

In other news, people at work are mad as hell and I understand why.

 

The site director has decided we've been wearing jeans and t-shirts far too long. Our managers in their short-shorts are disgraceful. Hawaiian shirts are for dorks and we, sir, are not dorks. We are federal workers, we work, nay, we represent the Internal Revenue Service and we will look like it, dang it, no matter how much this really shouldn't be an issue and our salaries are NOT enough to buy suits for everyday wear anyway.

 

Not even "the dress code will be enforced". No, this is actually different. This is "people getting the union involved" different. The dress code is being entirely changed from "shorts of this length are fine, no bare shoulders or bellies, please keep the holes in your t-shirt to a minimum" to "guess WHUT it's suits or gtfo, show me your TIE".

 

I mean, I've been looking for an excuse to get back into crossdressing because I'm a tiny lady with huge [ahem] "tracts of land" and wearing men's clothes like that plays with people's expectations in ways that amuse me. But I want to acquire men's dress shirts, vests, and awesome suspenders on my own time under my own volition and not because I'm required to this weekend in order to keep my job :angry:

 

I second TGP's statement that a thrift store in a nice neighborhood is the way to go. But would like to advise a healthy dose of malicious compliance. Sure, you can find some nice, newer clothes at goodwill. But have you ever considered what else you can find there? For instance (if you're looking to go the suit route): plaid shirt, wide 70s tie, off color pants, and a tweed jacket. Totally doable from a thrift store and sounds like it would comply with your new dress code requirements! Good luck.

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4 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

I remember the first gen Hep C pills were oil-soluble only so in order for the pills to work you needed to be on a >90% fat diet for the entire duration. Not even keto is that brutal :zombie:

 

My mother had a similar schedule to yours with her osteoporosis meds. She chose to wake up at 3am to take her meds then sit there and be mad about it until 530am when the coffee maker informed her it was 'morning'. I recommend not being pointlessly mad about it as being pointlessly mad was a factor in her ditching that medication.

 

I'm not bitter about it at all and, being male and over 50, getting up at o'dark thirty is not a real issue.  I normally get up at least once in the night.  I very long ago made the decision that I liked living more than I liked being comfortable.  That doesn't mean I won't arrive for comfort, it just means I'm willing to sacrifice quite a bit and happily to continue breathing.  So here I am waiting the half hour so I can take my meds and crawl back to beds ::P:. Seriously though depending on the side effects I may have to move when I take the pill.  The fatigue cycle on this one can be pretty heavy and if it hits in the early half i will have to move it to pre-bedtime   it's just easier not to snack if I'm sleeping :rolleyes:

 

For your work issues, I remember a similar incident when I worked for DOE. 'We are professionals and we are going to look that way was the line at the time.  We were all baby engineers at the time with little free cash and a funeral suit in the back closet so it was annoying.  We went the eyesore route.  We verified the requirements and exploited loopholes until management got sick of it and returned to 'normal business wear'.  I was into garish ties and cheap fabric.  Jack and others chose oversize, a group of us also chose  high water pants and white socks.  I remember some of the truly horrifying ties I wore (the 70s are an excellent resource but there was one I had the looked like somone gave a three year old neon markers and told them to color the print on the tie.

 

If your work group is willing to work together you can make the policy setters question their sanity but you need to work together.  Hate to say it but individuals get made into examples, groups usually succeed in making their point.  It also usually worth finding out which nimrod is responsible.  There's usually only 1 or 2 and the rest of the policy makers are just following because it's easier.  Once found, those fellows get every greasy pat on the shoulder, every dumped bottle of white out and every accidental stumble with a permanent marker on their Armani suits in the office.

 

Good luck and i hope policy changes soon!  Time to go back to bed!

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7 hours ago, sumbloke said:
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17 hours ago, Erifnogard said:

It has rained enough in the last week that I am having serious concerns that the alligators are going to be washed out to sea. 

Care to send some Down Under? We could use the help putting out our bushfires...

Thanks, the delivery just arrived

The smaller one is named Snappy and the mean one is Chompy.  Not sure how much experience they have fighting fires but they seemed willing enough when I shoved them in the box.  Well, they didn't manage to bite me anyway.

7 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:
7 hours ago, sumbloke said:

Thanks, the delivery just arrived.

 

I wish to make a complaint to management, only one of 5 clouds ordered has arrived

Clouds? 

 

There might have been a tiny misunderstanding on my part.  starts leafing through Australian regulations on importation looking for any mention of alligators

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