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The Twinkies and Lime Jello Complaint Thread—Now With More Squirrels!
Posted: 29 November 2012 11:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 331 ]
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Oh, yuck.  I’m sorry you had such a terrible day.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 332 ]
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lordvicore - 29 November 2012 06:13 PM

This seems like it should work well…

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 333 ]
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SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:37 PM

Oh, yuck.  I’m sorry you had such a terrible day.

...as of late, they seem to occur with some regularity.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 334 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 29 November 2012 11:48 PM
SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:37 PM

Oh, yuck.  I’m sorry you had such a terrible day.

...as of late, they seem to occur with some regularity.

I guess it’s really hard to replace a job in graphic arts in this economy?

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 335 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 29 November 2012 11:29 PM

...OK , ever have one of those days when you wondered why you ever bothered to get out of bed?

...well I did today. 

Stared off fairly benign save for the bus being a few minutes late but still made my connection. Didn’t win Wednesday’s Megabucks draw, but that’s pretty normal considering the astronomical odds.

About mid morning however things began to go south. My supervisor has been on vacation sonce before the holiday and will not return until next week. Hence I must manage not only my accounting duties, but also the on floor operations for our major client as well. So under just a bit of excess pressure than usual. Now add to this having to close the monthly accounting for both my primary client and the digital print department and the “pressure cooker” effect begins to kick in.

So out of the blue, a special and sizable print job is dropped in my lap by one of our major clients. It is not a simple “reprint” using art we already have on file, but, an entirely new job with new artwork. It only gets “better from here as the client’s rep sends an email with the art attached, but gives absolutely no details or specs for the job, then takes an extended holiday so he cannot be reached to field any questions I have.  Nobody else at the client’s offices is able to help either, so the project, which apparently needs to be completed by month’s end (Friday), sits on hold for several days.

Enter my DP manager, who begins ride me about this as he “expects” that I should know what I am doing (when in truth I have no idea since I never handled a project like this before). I try to tell him that I have pretty much been blindsided by this, yet he becomes more insistent, raising his voice and becoming even more demanding. Of course this escalates until I finally throw up my hands and pull up the initial email which gives absolutely no details or instructions about how this project is to be handled. The last time a revision to this product was made (a couple years ago) it was handled by the one supervisor (mentioned above) who is currently on vacation.

So basically I pretty much feel I was hung out to dry, not intentionally, but more by circumstance. However, apparently I’m “supposed” to “know” how to coordinate the project, while at the same time making sure that, daily orders are being processed and shipped on schedule, related jobs/tasks are completed, and all while at the same time compiling tracking and billing data for the month end close which all needs to be turned in next Monday.

As if that wasn’t enough, after I left for the evening, the bus that I take from my workplace to the transit station didn’t show up, forcing several of us to stand there in the icy cold rain (no shelter at the stop) for over twenty five minutes.  I finally gave up and started walking.

...and wouldn’t you know it, when I was between bus stops, that was when the bus finally went by.  So ended up cold wet and disgusted, finally getting home more than a half hour later than usual (having missed all my other connections), after a day I would rather like to forget about.


...and I’m all out of hot cocoa.


...really hoping one of the number lines I purchased for the Saturday Megabucks draw will come through for me. I really need a break.,

Sucks big time, art needs detailed brief or too much time gets wasted *sigh* is the same all over then, impossible tasks with improbable deadlines, as in you need an improbability drive to get there smile

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Posted: 30 November 2012 01:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 336 ]
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Well that sucketh big time…

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Posted: 30 November 2012 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 337 ]
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My cab is late, should have walked home.  That is my complaint.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 02:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 338 ]
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SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:49 PM
Kyoto Kid - 29 November 2012 11:48 PM
SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:37 PM

Oh, yuck.  I’m sorry you had such a terrible day.

...as of late, they seem to occur with some regularity.

I guess it’s really hard to replace a job in graphic arts in this economy?

...where I live we are lagging woefully behind the rest of the nation in the so called “economic recovery”.  Part of it has to do with the fact there is no real solid industrial base here.  Oregon was originally known for one thing, Timber. When that went belly up, nothing really replaced it. Oh there were the “Silicon Forest” days back in the 90s, but after the dot com bubble went *pop*, most of the related tech jobs evaporated.

What manufacturing sector jobs that we still had were eventually farmed out overseas.  This left primarily low paying “at will” service industry occupations (like where I work) and high-end professional positions that require extensive education, advanced degrees, and good connections.  Heck, what I used to do now requires a 6 year degree in the field just to get a foot in the door.  So economically we are left with two diametric extremes and almost no “middle ground”.

To make matters worse, living costs here are heading towards San Francisco like levels fueled by almost unbridled upscale development and gentrification. For example, rents have soared during the last couple years to in some cases obscene levels, transit fares have recently seen the biggest single increase since the system went “public” back in the 70s, fees for basic services like water and rubbish collection have gone up (while in the case of the latter service was cut back to every two weeks). and almost every week prices at the market seem to go up and up and not just by a couple pence either.  So in their quest for making Portland the most “livable” and “green” city in the eyes of the rest of the nation, our city fathers have actually made it less so for many who live here.

...and about the only real “green” is what the developers (most of which are based out of state) are pocketing.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 02:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 339 ]
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Whoa TV says the past 24 hours was the hottest November evah. I guess it was warm for Spring. Summer starts tomorrow smile

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Posted: 30 November 2012 02:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 340 ]
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The gentrification thing has happened where we are as well, there is a new three story townhouse down the street on sale for two million bucks, seems an obscene price for what amounts to four and a half rooms.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 05:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 341 ]
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Simple and cool Blender tute using displacement maps made from depth maps for modelling   http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?273033-Sculpting-with-UVs-and-displacements

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Posted: 30 November 2012 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 342 ]
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finally got my medication and I slept better than the other night.  I did not want to wake up from my sleep this morning.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 343 ]
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ps1borg - 29 November 2012 07:50 PM

Chips for lunch
Not much that rhymes with chips
Just lips but lips are essential
If you got a bunch of chips for lunch

Would you like fries with that? smile

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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 344 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 29 November 2012 11:29 PM

...OK , ever have one of those days when you wondered why you ever bothered to get out of bed?

...well I did today. 

Stared off fairly benign save for the bus being a few minutes late but still made my connection. Didn’t win Wednesday’s Megabucks draw, but that’s pretty normal considering the astronomical odds.

About mid morning however things began to go south. My supervisor has been on vacation sonce before the holiday and will not return until next week. Hence I must manage not only my accounting duties, but also the on floor operations for our major client as well. So under just a bit of excess pressure than usual. Now add to this having to close the monthly accounting for both my primary client and the digital print department and the “pressure cooker” effect begins to kick in.

So out of the blue, a special and sizable print job is dropped in my lap by one of our major clients. It is not a simple “reprint” using art we already have on file, but, an entirely new job with new artwork. It only gets “better from here as the client’s rep sends an email with the art attached, but gives absolutely no details or specs for the job, then takes an extended holiday so he cannot be reached to field any questions I have.  Nobody else at the client’s offices is able to help either, so the project, which apparently needs to be completed by month’s end (Friday), sits on hold for several days.

Enter my DP manager, who begins ride me about this as he “expects” that I should know what I am doing (when in truth I have no idea since I never handled a project like this before). I try to tell him that I have pretty much been blindsided by this, yet he becomes more insistent, raising his voice and becoming even more demanding. Of course this escalates until I finally throw up my hands and pull up the initial email which gives absolutely no details or instructions about how this project is to be handled. The last time a revision to this product was made (a couple years ago) it was handled by the one supervisor (mentioned above) who is currently on vacation.

So basically I pretty much feel I was hung out to dry, not intentionally, but more by circumstance. However, apparently I’m “supposed” to “know” how to coordinate the project, while at the same time making sure that, daily orders are being processed and shipped on schedule, related jobs/tasks are completed, and all while at the same time compiling tracking and billing data for the month end close which all needs to be turned in next Monday.

As if that wasn’t enough, after I left for the evening, the bus that I take from my workplace to the transit station didn’t show up, forcing several of us to stand there in the icy cold rain (no shelter at the stop) for over twenty five minutes.  I finally gave up and started walking.

...and wouldn’t you know it, when I was between bus stops, that was when the bus finally went by.  So ended up cold wet and disgusted, finally getting home more than a half hour later than usual (having missed all my other connections), after a day I would rather like to forget about.


...and I’m all out of hot cocoa.


...really hoping one of the number lines I purchased for the Saturday Megabucks draw will come through for me. I really need a break.,

Always nice to have supervision so dim they don’t know how to do anything, and also think that those who actually accomplish the work know everything.  And that yelling at a problem will somehow yield a solution.
The DP manager doesn’t have pointy-hair by any chance?

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Posted: 30 November 2012 06:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 345 ]
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Hmm, flashbacks to the time I had an app on my PC that gave me a “Daily DIlbert”

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