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@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Lol today needs to end asap so that I can start over tomorrow

@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.


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#1 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:31 PM

Soo..... My boss has the schedule set up to where no one is allowed to request PTO for 3 and a half months because some girl is going to be on maternity leave. Isn't it illegal for her to take our Paid time off away for over 3 months? She's doing this to everyone in the office not just me.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:33 PM

I don't think your job is required to give you PTO.  It may be a contract violation, but I don't think it is illegal.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

You can check your local laws on the issue, but the US and most states within have no guaranteed PTO requirements.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

I mean, it should be, but...


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:48 PM

It doesn't sound like she's "taking it away", so much as she's refusing to grant use of it. IE, no vacations for anyone until this other person returns from maternity leave.  However, if your PTO follows similar rules as mine, you should still me accruing it as you've always done.

 

I think there's a distinction to be made in that.  As far as "legality"...probably not illegal, though you could argue with higher management whether it violates any parts of your employment contract.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

That is illegal for not giving anyone to have their leave within 3 months?



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:40 PM

So basically she's just screwing us, but nothing illegal is being done....

Well fuck.

Edited by Kayeon, 12 June 2018 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

So my next question is, if you guys were in this situation would you start looking for another job or would you tough it out for 3 and a half months?
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:29 PM

So my next question is, if you guys were in this situation would you start looking for another job or would you tough it out for 3 and a half months?


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#10 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

I'd say limited. I've only really had two other jobs my entire life and they never did this so it's all new to me.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM

Sounds like the place is pretty chronically understaffed if one maternity leave can cause a time off block of three months. That being said, three months is hardly that long a timescale all things considered. That's about what I deal with yearly when the holiday season rolls around. One of the "perks" of the working world.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:03 AM

At the newspaper I'm with? 

 

Deadlines are deadlines, period. We're so short-handed that if you're scheduled to do something you've got to get it done unless you've arranged for someone to cover for you. 

 

In a worst-case scenario those of us on stringer or reporter duty can be covering multiple events in a single day, while as a courier I've had to do parts of someone else's route on top of my own route. My blown knee? I was an hour into my route one night when I went to take a step, only to find that the ground wasn't underneath my foot like it was supposed to be; my knee buckled under the impact of my landing, but since the other couriers were already in the middle of their routes and my kin were all asleep, I had to deal with it. Three hours later, I was limping so badly that all but the most oblivious of people noticed.  

 

Even the editorial staff will log into the cloud and get things dealt with while they're ostensibly on vacation, or else they'll have to hustle to get everything done well ahead of time so that they can go ahead and go. 

 

I myself try to keep a collection of one-off columns (that is, columns not tied to current events or other columns) and "retro" movie reviews handy as fail-safes in case something happens on my end. 

 

So yeah - it's the working world. 



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:54 AM

...I don't think that has anything to do with this.

 

In any case, do you have an employee handbook?  That usually outlines the options for PTO and how it can be handled.  I've run into time off blackouts, but never for as long as 14 weeks.  Like, three at most.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

About the only thing they can't do is stop you from calling in sick, but they can require you to provide a Dr's note to prove you weren't BS'ing. And they can still use it against you if it happens too frequently. About the only legal protection is if you file an official FMLA request, at which point they're not allowed to do anything about it. But depending on what state you live in there's a good chance it has right-to-work laws which means you can be fired for pretty much any other reason and it doesn't matter.

 

I haven't had vacation in about three years, and any additional "days off" are just swapped with one of the other pilots so we can make sure the plane is always covered. It's just the nature of the business. 

 

And yeah, PTO black-out dates are common practice in most businesses. You can't use them over holidays, or during certain specific times of year. I do agree it's a little odd that your company is so short-staffed that one person going on leave locks the place down, but even that isn't that unusual.

 

Your company should have a couple of posters hung up somewhere (usually the break room), which spells out the federal and state law specific to you. If it's not on that poster, they can do what they want.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

Went through similar shit at Indiana University. Not maternity leaves but stuff like rolling out important new software so no one could take PTO for months at a time. It sucked.

 

Basically if you're in a right to work state especially it's all legal. Also legal is hanging on just long enough to draw unemployment and then getting fired because you tell your boss exactly what you think of them, loudly, in front of everyone. Just a thought.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:29 AM

Yeah, but that makes future employment that much more difficult. "Disagreements with management" can be a red flag that lingers.
 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:50 PM

Unless you bring it up yourself, "disagreements with management" is not something prospective employers would ever know about you.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:58 AM

So my next question is, if you guys were in this situation would you start looking for another job or would you tough it out for 3 and a half months?

 

None of us can tell you that.  I certainly wouldn't quite MY job because that happened.  But then you probably wouldn't be asking the question if there weren't other things about your job that had you close to wanting to quit.

 

Lots of jobs just get 5-10 days off a year.  So voluntarily going 3 months at a time without taking off is pretty normal.  May I presume that you wouldn't have brought all of this up if it weren't because there is something specific that you want to take off for in the next 3 months?  Where I work, we schedule our PTO for the next year in November and December.  It isn't impossible to schedule it later, but it is likely to be impossible to get the days you want off later, because there are rules about how many can be gone at a time.  Sometimes someone gets crunched by that when they find something they want to do and cannot get the time off for it.  In the years before I got on permanent day shift, I missed weddings, parties, a concert I wanted to attend, holiday get-togethers and such.  None of those were worth quitting my job over because I had the job where I wanted to stay.

 

I don't recall knowing anything about you that you haven't shared in this thread.  This may not be the job where you want to stick for your career.  I don't know how old you are or what you're doing or what you'd like to be doing.  But with all that said, I believe if you haven't found a job where you want to stay for your career you should be spending some of your free time thinking about where and what that job would be and planning how you would be able to get there.  Even if it weren't for the maternity leave.





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