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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon


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2019 Allspark March Madness


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#1 LiamA

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:34 AM

I didn't notice but was there a March Madness contest for this year.



#2 SoS

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:29 PM

The staff in charge of this year's Allspark March Mayhem have been working on a cool iteration that's a departure from previous years, which as a result have caused some delays. I've pointed them to this thread so those involved can best answer on when it will be launched/unveiled.

 

Thanks for the inquiry.

 

 

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#3 LiamA

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:44 PM

Thanks for that info.



#4 Copper Bezel

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:46 AM

Yeah, we're moving to May and trying a new format, hoping to give it a little something new this time. Sorry for the late response. = o


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#5 Kalidor

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

Yeah, as they said above it's a project but went a bit off the rails as we usually try to switch it up each year. I'm not even sure that there was much demand for it if I'm being completely honest. We were putting up some pretty huge prizes and it still seemed like it really wasn't taking off.

 

Our tentative plan now is to scratch out the March and change it to May and do it that way. Our hope, in the end, is that it will be a more interactive experience and we're still excited about doing it. We felt it would be better to delay it as a bigger event than try to moosh it together just to meet an imaginary deadline as a parody of a sports event that not a large percentage of people in nerd hobbies are that vested in. 



#6 Ms Virion

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 03:57 PM

So we're doing May-hem, eh?



#7 Kalidor

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:56 PM

It may be May-May-Hem lead by Mixmaster.... Maybe

 

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#8 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:08 AM

I always have fun playing this if only because I don't get to fill out any other brackets ever. (Basketball is for lame teenagers.) (Well, technically, I guess Wheelchair Basketball would be for lame teenagers, but still.) 

 

I just assumed whoever ran the thing didn't have the time to do it this year. 

 

 

Not that anyone asked, but I do prefer when it's entirely Transformers-based. I didn't much enjoy the one with all the other random characters thrown in. 

 

Anyway, looking forward to the May version! 



#9 Destron D-69

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

only 15 days! 



#10 Magnusblitz

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:12 AM

Yeah, as they said above it's a project but went a bit off the rails as we usually try to switch it up each year. I'm not even sure that there was much demand for it if I'm being completely honest. We were putting up some pretty huge prizes and it still seemed like it really wasn't taking off.

 

Our tentative plan now is to scratch out the March and change it to May and do it that way. Our hope, in the end, is that it will be a more interactive experience and we're still excited about doing it. We felt it would be better to delay it as a bigger event than try to moosh it together just to meet an imaginary deadline as a parody of a sports event that not a large percentage of people in nerd hobbies are that vested in. 

 

I have always wondered why it hadn't caught on, and I figure maybe it's just because too many people think "oh bracket = sports thing." The contests on GameFAQs were always huge and basically the same thing. Maybe part of it is because it's a lot easier to get people to vote when there's just a small poll on the front page with a picture instead of several different threads (in their own forum where people might not go) all at once?



#11 Gizmoboy

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:36 PM

If all goes well, we should have something up about this in the coming days.



#12 Destron D-69

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:16 PM

did I miss the announcement? 



#13 Kalidor

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:22 PM

Nope. Just something that never materialized unfortunately. Maybe next year. 



#14 Wheelimus

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:30 PM

Nope. Just something that never materialized unfortunately. Maybe next year. 

 

Also maybe late this year. :)

 

Stay tuned for more details.



#15 Destron D-69

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 06:44 AM

New Years Eve Marchness! 





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