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22 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Ok, I've been at work for 2 and a half hours; I've been to a meeting  and resolved a paperwork SNAFU, that seems like enough effort for a Tuesday. Can I go home now?

 

Well... I don't pay you, and I don't have to pay your bills, and honestly none of the consequences of giving you advice will affect me at all, so... yes.  Yes, you can go home.  

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5 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:
28 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Ok, I've been at work for 2 and a half hours; I've been to a meeting  and resolved a paperwork SNAFU, that seems like enough effort for a Tuesday. Can I go home now?

 

Well... I don't pay you, and I don't have to pay your bills, and honestly none of the consequences of giving you advice will affect me at all, so... yes.  Yes, you can go home.  

Have you made a fresh paperwork bungle to be resolved at tomorrow’s meeting? If no, maybe get that done first?

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I'm about ready to tell the service manager to go broccoli himself. 

He's getting upset that they're having to ship certain parts from their office because I don't have any stock, yet for the last 5+ years, whenever I order said parts for my inventory, they can't spare any of their stock to ship to me. 

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Ok, I've been at work for 2 and a half hours; I've been to a meeting  and resolved a paperwork SNAFU, that seems like enough effort for a Tuesday. Can I go home now?

Sure, you can probably stay there indefinitely until you find a new job...

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

The meeting and the paperwork were 2 separate events, and no I didn't. 

 

I may be good at it, but I hate paperwork; I'm not going to create more of it to deal with.

 

You just need to have the right attitude.  Think of it as filling out a character sheet.  Just like when I had to do data entry so I pretended it was a text-based vidya game.  I like to imagine the entry about being eaten by grue still gets migrated because nobody who knows what it is has seen it yet.  

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7 hours ago, TGP said:

Here is a picture of knife #2:

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With that you might even scare the delivery driver into opening the package for you.  I like a box knife for opening boxes at the door (so cardboard and packing materials can go straight into recycle with the junk mail).  They come in pretty colors that make them hard to lose. 

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And the small yellow on costs about a buck so they are easy to replace when DH "borrows" one. 

 

3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

where they understaff and overwork their employees to squeeze that last penny out.

 

Standard procedure nearly everywhere these days, even at jobs way above what W*** is paying. 

 

 

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So my son got to his first real Naval Duty station on Saturday. He's stationed on a submarine out of Bangor WA.   He's a CSSSR (Culinary Specialist, Submarine, Seaman Recruit, for those that don't know) and has been telling me about his barracks "room".  His room is basically a 2 bedroom apartment that he has to share with a member of the submarine's other crew, whom are currently out on patrol right now. 

So this kid, as an E1 with less than a year in has been assigned nicer quarters than I had, even as an E6, and he only has to share it with his roommate in the brief overlap between crew swap outs. 

I don't know if it has always been this way for submariners, or if I just served way too long ago. 

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4 hours ago, kristof65 said:

So my son got to his first real Naval Duty station on Saturday. He's stationed on a submarine out of Bangor WA.   He's a CSSSR (Culinary Specialist, Submarine, Seaman Recruit, for those that don't know) and has been telling me about his barracks "room".  His room is basically a 2 bedroom apartment that he has to share with a member of the submarine's other crew, whom are currently out on patrol right now. 

So this kid, as an E1 with less than a year in has been assigned nicer quarters than I had, even as an E6, and he only has to share it with his roommate in the brief overlap between crew swap outs. 

I don't know if it has always been this way for submariners, or if I just served way too long ago. 

See below.

 

4 hours ago, TGP said:

I think they’ve been quietly upgrading quartering standards @kristof65 

Not quite.

 

If I had to guess, I'd say that Kristof's son is on a 'boomer', or ballistic missile submarine. (No need to verify or not, I understand operational security). A ballistic missile submarine is the one that's going to sneak into somewhere it shouldn't be and launch a whole lot of nuclear missiles, if so ordered. An example of this would be the submarine Red October from the book/movie The Hunt for Red October. The Navy rotates crews on boomers to prevent fatigue.

 

The other type of submarine is a fast attack; these are the ones most people think of when someone says 'submarine'. These are the ones that are going to fight other submarines and hunt enemy shipping. To continue with the same example as above, the USS DALLAS is a fast attack submarine. Fast attack crews don't get switched out like boomer crews do. Don't ask me why, I'm not in charge of that kind of thing.

 

As for how nice the room was, maybe the Navy is finally taking a hint from the Air Force and trying to take better care of their people? That 'barracks' sounds an awful lot like the one I was in when I was on temporary duty at Kessler Air Force base as an E4.

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I don't want to see another pie for a whole year...groan. I ate a whole one myself, baked 9 little pot pies for an international fundraiser and made a cherry pie. I still love pies, but I don't want to have anything to do with them for a while. If the little pies aren't all gone tomorrow, they will have to go in the freezer at work. 

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