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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:21 am

Benjamin Haines wrote:^^ Kain, it sounds like your girlfriend should talk to a lawyer about that.


Not worth it. It's $500, so a lawyer would cost more than that.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Henry88 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:45 pm

and a good day went bad when i fell down the steps of our deck and twisted my ankle and dear me did it hurt for the first 30 minutes.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:11 pm

not so much for myself, but just a crazy thing I saw. Went to lunch yesterday and was driving on a freeway overpass, and saw some guy straddling the chain link fence, looking like he was contemplating if he should jump or not. It was odd because nobody else was there, but then as the signal turned green several police arrived on site. I went through a drive through and on my way back to work had to pass the same overpass. Of course traffic was all backed up, but it appears they got the guy off the fence (or at least I assume so, since the freeway below had normal traffic flow). I mean I have no idea why this guy was up there, or how bad he was hurting, but nothing NO situation is worth taking your own life, ever.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:34 am

Well YouTube has just pulled in a new low. My ad revenue has been steadily decreasing daily for the last month despite obtaining over 100 new subscribers in that time and putting out many videos. Last month I was at $79 in revenue and now I'm at $41. Turns out it's all thanks to YouTube's new Premium service. People pay them a monthly subscription to watch videos without commercials and that's it. YouTube gets their money so they can watch commercials ad free and we don't make a cent because there are no ads playing on our videos. -_-
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:23 pm

Damn, I just found out that one of my former customers from when I worked at Best Buy died this morning. I only got to talk to him a few times since I left, and he never returned the message I sent him a couple of week's ago. That sucks. He would have been 50 next year.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:19 am

I just got my first Copyright Strike because YouTube doesn't understand what the flying "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" a panel at an anime convention is. -_- I "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" hate how "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" they are when it comes to these things. Do these people even watch the videos they give strikes to? It's got people on screen talking about what they are going to show, it's got voices all around a big room, there's a projector, and there's a giant screen, DUH, it must be a recording from a presentation. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. So now I had waste my time typing up an entire explanation on what a panel is and how my video is covered under Fair Use because they are too dumb to understand.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:02 pm

Today has just been really "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!". I got called into the office over an incident I wasn't really involved with. Then just had a long day at work. Finally the worst part of the day happened when I checked my phone to see a text message from my sister telling me my mother's puppy was in an accident and didn't survive. She was only 8 months old. So I rushed home from work and found my mom crying and stuff and then I started to sob.

"OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" this month, "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" this entire year.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby EricDent » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:00 am

Not sure what to do anymore.
I got a talking to about my "attitude" and lack of "customer service".
Excuse me for being a bit grumpy after closing the night before & having to come in at 9 AM.
Not eating properly, and then everything goes to hell (and nobody wants to help).

So I literally exploded and said some choice words very loudly that customers heard.
Been working at this place for 7 years, and have been doing this stuff for well over 20 years by now.
I didn't get fired, just asked if I wanted to keep my job position.

Not sure what else I could do in the store.
Been a cashier, a merchandiser, a salesperson, and now a telephone operator.

I don't mind getting the items that people order through our store pickup system, but trying to deal with completely stupid people on the phone grinds my gears.
I'm like why is it that I have a crappy job, when I can figure out stuff that people that make (most likely) 10x greater $ can't?
Not to mention certain departments in our store never want to answer the phone.

Receiving might be an option if it wasn't so darn hot/cold back there (there's no AC/Heat in that area.

Not sure where to even start thinking about where else to try to get a job.
Most places only seem to want part-time & even though the pay might be slightly better, I need at least $1100 a month to afford living. I live with my parents who I pay rent to, plus car payment, student loan, and so forth.

I seem to keep falling into this pattern, where I work someplace for a while, and my so called "lack" of interest/customer service seems to rear its head.
I guess maybe I think these people are wasting my time, but I do try to help them.
Sure I might not seem happy about my job, but quite honestly anybody who is happy in retail has to be on some serious drugs...
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:33 am

Clopening is the worst. I used to do it every Monday night/Tuesday morning since I was the one who would set up the new releases.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:42 am

EricDent wrote:I seem to keep falling into this pattern, where I work someplace for a while, and my so called "lack" of interest/customer service seems to rear its head.
I guess maybe I think these people are wasting my time, but I do try to help them.
Sure I might not seem happy about my job, but quite honestly anybody who is happy in retail has to be on some serious drugs...


I don't know you personally but, based on your post and what you posted on the previous page earlier this year, it seems clear that you genuinely aren't interested in customer service. I can't blame you there because I've worked in retail and it's not fun. Customers can be idiots and it's mind-boggling how often they can't figure out simple things on their own. For a retail job to be a meaningful experience that ultimately leads to something better, it demands a level of professional investment even if there's no personal interest behind it. Your particular job may not make you happy but you can take pride in just the fact that you have a job, and you can make that what motivates you. Take that motivation and put it into your job performance, basically pretend that you like the job when really you just like being an exemplary worker. Because really, at the end of the day that's what's going to lead you to a better job that you genuinely like. Your bosses don't actually care about whether you personally care about serving the customers, as long as you perform the job like you care. It's called job performance but it might as well be called job acting. It's all about results.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:11 am

Well now...

My dad called me an hour ago to tell me my cousin died from a drug overdose on Monday. Also, my grandma has been extremely sick and may not see the end of the year. Oh, and my aunt has been quite sick to and the death of my cousin hasn't helped. My step-grandma has also been quite sick to. Now granted, my two grandmas are 90 and 88, so that is to be expected, but damn, to be told all of this at one time.

Not sure how I feel about my cousin right now. I mean, it sucks, especially since we were close when we were kids, but we kind of drift apart and I haven't seen him in 20 years.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:01 pm

I managed to snag a pair of the limited edition Vegeta sneakers that came out through Adidas and my 3-year old drew all over them in Sharpie.

If you hear of a Texas man who offed his kids, that was me.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:I managed to snag a pair of the limited edition Vegeta sneakers that came out through Adidas and my 3-year old drew all over them in Sharpie.

If you hear of a Texas man who offed his kids, that was me.


I know it is infuriating now, but in about 10 years or so, you'll look back and laugh, or cry, or ...put the little scamp to work trying to make amends 8) .

At any rate, in the area of expensive things my kids ruined when they were little...thankfully not much, not to say there weren't moments of chaos, because there certainly were. I think the PS2 falling from 6 feet on top of a TV on to the floor was the worst. It survived somehow, but I'm sure it's life was shortened, as it ceased to work not long after that. Pretty sure one of my sons friends was mostly responsible for ending our Wii...I can't prove it, but with old tech it seems hardly worth the effort. Oh, just remembered my son broke a towel rack in the restroom at my aunt/uncles house during a family gathering one time, because, of course, it looked fun to hang on. This of course was a part of the family that I always try to put my best face on for...Man that was tough.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:25 pm

The UPS man didn’t even try to deliver my new laptop yesterday like he was supposed to. He just slapped the “attempted delivery” notice on the door and ran. My wife was home ready to sign for the package and when she realized what happened she tried to track him down. But by the time UPS returned her calls (an hour later...) they said he was too far away to come back. Now I have to wait until Monday afternoon (three extra days) before I can go out of my way to drive to them and pick up my package. >:-|

I know it’s not really that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I’ve been waiting to buy that new laptop for YEARS and I had very specific plans to do a quick project this weekend so I could do something special with the kids early next week and now I’m gonna be in a time crunch to get it done in time. Stupid UPS. >:-|
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby DannyBeane » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:40 pm

Life sucks and I'm a 33 year old loser.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 pm

This isn't a "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" moment for me, but I'm just posting it because one of my friends work just voted to go on strike (King Soopers), which he is upset about for obvious reasons on his personal side. Of course, the biggest shocker is KS' lawyer's comment when he walked into the negotiation room the other day. He walked to the table, said, "I don't understand what the issue is. You only work 40 hours a week, so you don't deserve a livable wage," and then he walked out. Naturally, the heads of King Soopers are flabbergasted that 92% of the employees voted to go on strike.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:55 pm

Ugh, labor lawyers and the upper management who hire them are absolute scum. The worst of the worst when it comes to your average group of daily law-abiding* citizens. I work in a unionized industry and we recently finished a very bitter, years-long battle for a new contract. The tricks management and their lawyers used should be criminal, but they were allowed to get away with ludicrous behavior towards their employees. I feel your friend's pain.

*we all know many of them are actually highly likely guilty of numerous white collar crimes, but they're not as bad as, say, rampant war criminals commiting genocide or something. They just use the legal system to ruin people's lives financially for their own gain.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:04 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:Ugh, labor lawyers and the upper management who hire them are absolute scum. The worst of the worst when it comes to your average group of daily law-abiding* citizens. I work in a unionized industry and we recently finished a very bitter, years-long battle for a new contract. The tricks management and their lawyers used should be criminal, but they were allowed to get away with ludicrous behavior towards their employees. I feel your friend's pain.

*we all know many of them are actually highly likely guilty of numerous white collar crimes, but they're not as bad as, say, rampant war criminals commiting genocide or something. They just use the legal system to ruin people's lives financially for their own gain.


Yep. Hell, teachers in Denver Public Schools had gone on strike a few week's ago due to the assnine school board. What's worse is the district was offering anyone that subs in other school districts and instant sub position to cover the teachers that were on strike, which I thought was down right insulting and would diminish the entire point of what the teachers were fighting for.

Man, the 1% is going to be so screwed if the 99% even rise up against them.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm

Yeah, people who cross a picket line (literally or figuratively) in order to do the work of people legitimately on strike are called "scabs" for a reason. They're the worst of the worst and undermine their entire profession for their own personal short term gain (which is effectively shooting themselves in the foot for long-term prosperity).

But that's she whole point of management trying to find scabs. They WANT to undermine the efforts of the labor.

Not gonna get into the 99/1% stuff as I doubt we agree on a lot of that and it would probably violate the no politics rule.

In my experience unions create as many problems as they solve, but sometimes the problems they solve are so important that they become a necessary evil. And fighting for a fair wage is definitely one of those times.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:34 pm

This post isn't about me, but friends of mine lost their 6 year old daughter to a car accident yesterday. :(
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:44 pm

I know it means little coming from a total stranger, but my sincerest condolences to your friends. Losing a child, especially so young, is the most painful experience I could ever imagine. I hope and pray they can find the comfort they need right now. :cry:
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby UltraDada72 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:55 am

canofhumdingers wrote:The UPS man didn’t even try to deliver my new laptop yesterday like he was supposed to. He just slapped the “attempted delivery” notice on the door and ran. My wife was home ready to sign for the package and when she realized what happened she tried to track him down. But by the time UPS returned her calls (an hour later...) they said he was too far away to come back. Now I have to wait until Monday afternoon (three extra days) before I can go out of my way to drive to them and pick up my package. >:-|

I know it’s not really that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I’ve been waiting to buy that new laptop for YEARS and I had very specific plans to do a quick project this weekend so I could do something special with the kids early next week and now I’m gonna be in a time crunch to get it done in time. Stupid UPS. >:-|


Ugh, this is so annoying when this type of stuff happens. The bottom line is that your wife wasted several hours waiting for the package to arrive and the delivery person was too lazy to bother knocking on the damn door. I've hardly received items via UPS before so I'm not sure if this is normal for them. I know that with DHL Express, my experiences have been similarly bad that I will no longer purchase anything from any business that uses them as a delivery courier.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:40 pm

Not to make too much light of people's legitimate concerns, and tramatic events, but this bit of news i think might LITERALLY fit this thread. Just got this email from our receptionist regarding the management of the office building i work in:

“So I believe you have been aware the of the struggles we have been having in the 1st floor Women’s restroom at your building. For about 2 weeks now 1-3 times a day the restroom downstairs keeps getting intentionally clogged with huge wads of seat covers. We have had to call out the day porter to come and clear this each time. In order to help narrow down the culprit of this nuisance we are going to have to separate the 1st floor and 2nd floor restrooms for the time being. We are changing the code to the restrooms downstairs and this code is only going to be shared with the 1st floor tenant. At that same time we are having our engineer place locking hardware on the upstairs restrooms and we will only be providing you with keys for your employees to use. Please inform your employees that going forward they can only use the upstairs restrooms and the 1st floor tenant will no longer be coming upstairs to use your restrooms.


So I've been working for this company for 10 years now, 9 of which have been in the current building. There are 2 floors. It is part of a complex of 5 total buildings, which can be walked to about 500 feet apart from each other. There are one set of restrooms on each floor. Needless to say, they are used quite often which at times has necessitated the need to go downstairs, and sometimes even walk to another building to use their facilities. In the past year though, 1st floor restrooms have been locked down with a key code (to prevent transients from using the shower), which I understand, but all employees still had access.

Now because of some sloppy, irresponsible, gross person, we are all being punished. Also, not to sound chauvinistic, but I'm a man, and I've seen some really gross...stuff...shall we say, in the men's restroom. I complain, and it gets reported, but nothing like this has ever happened...I guess I really have to make sure I do my *business* at home before going to work, because for me, sometimes..when you gotta go, you gotta go...waiting for an open stall really isn't something I'm a fan of.
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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

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Re: The Sh*tty Day thread

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:24 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:Notre Dame!!!! :cry: :cry:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/notre-dame ... 00-10aac3a


I saw this late when I was at work. God damn, I think it's still going too. WTF?

And then of course the internet has to be the internet and make memes out of it.
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