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@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 December 2020 - 04:55 PM)

My old job made it ridiculously obtuse just putting in a request for vacation, gave me a hard time for daring to use my PTO, but also gave me a hard time for NOT using my PTO. That they didn't want me to use anyway.

@  Otaku : (30 December 2020 - 03:57 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I'm assuming it is the kind of job where they get in trouble if you don't use your vacation time, but where it is (at best) inconvenient when you do.  Though there's always room for some, most, or all of management to just be jerks. ;)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 December 2020 - 07:40 AM)

My old job got mad if you took vacation, then would get mad if you didnt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:02 PM)

Have no choice but to be off, though. Because of COVID I've hardly taken any vacation all year, and they don't like us carrying over more than a few days (technically we're not supposed to carry any over, but our manager is kinda easygoing). So I had to burn through most of my 4 weeks vacation in Oct,Nov and Dec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:00 PM)

I didn't really celebrate Christmas at all this year, as I live alone and can't work from home, and so I'm keeping my distance from family/friends


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#1 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

I have no useful wisdom to offer. All I have is spite, sarcasm, and fire.

Edited by TheMightyMollusk, 22 April 2019 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Dammit. When's my turn? 

 

Where do you live?

 

Why do you live?

 

What's your favorite sausage?
 

Why would we expect wisdom from you? 

 

Why do you expect we don't expect sarcasm, spite, or fire?

 

Where do you get all the damned flamethrowers?

 

Why do I keep thinking you're former staff?

 

What's your favorite novel?

 

What's your least favorite?

 

How was your day?

 

Do you like pasta?


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?

 


#3 Destron D-69

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

I suspect ... shenanigans



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

Why does Destron suspect shenanigans? 


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 Destron D-69

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

likely because I've seen this kind of reverse psychology used before... O-o? or was I only led to believe i had...

 

*tinfoil hat*



#6 Copper Bezel

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

Why are none of Destron's posts questions?


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?

 


#7 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

Dammit. When's my turn? 
 
Where do you live?
 
Why do you live?
 
What's your favorite sausage?
 
Why would we expect wisdom from you? 
 
Why do you expect we don't expect sarcasm, spite, or fire?
 
Where do you get all the damned flamethrowers?
 
Why do I keep thinking you're former staff?
 
What's your favorite novel?
 
What's your least favorite?
 
How was your day?
 
Do you like pasta?


No time soon. BACK OF THE LINE!

We all live in a yellow submarine.

Because I'm not San.

Pepperoni. Technically it IS a sausage.

Because I know all and see all. I just can't remember it all at once.

Because I'm using hypnovision to convince you otherwise.

Taco Bell.

Because for some reason you think I'm a responsible adult when I've clearly demonstrated otherwise.

I'm still partial to David Eddings. Favorite is probably the Elenium (which is technically a trilogy, but it HAS been printed together as one book, so I'm counting it).

Game of Thrones. It's well written but I just couldn't bring myself to give a crap.

Went to work, managed enough restraint to not stuff anyone into the compactor, came home, sat on my ass. So, same as usual.

I'm half Italian. Of COURSE I like pasta.

#8 Destron D-69

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

My posts are attempting to follower the rules



#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

Trying something new, then.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

perhaps... we'll see how it goes.

 

It might be a neat twist for a few minutes



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

Why do you like to set me on fire and almost nobody else?



#12 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

Hazing.

:::sets Verity on fire:::

#13 Copper Bezel

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

That's weird. I'm newer here.

 

Erm.


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?

 


#14 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Burning brony smell makes me hungry.

:::freezes Copper in a block of ice:::

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Do you enjoy awful 80s pop music?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Do you consider this a question even though I use a period instead of a question mark.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Dude, we're getting closer to my one year anniversery. You can stop the hazing.



#18 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:14 PM

Do you enjoy awful 80s pop music?

You'd have to give me some specific examples here.

Please don't.

Do you consider this a question even though I use a period instead of a question mark.

42.

Dude, we're getting closer to my one year anniversery. You can stop the hazing.

You're hazed when I SAYS you're hazed. Now back into the fire.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:25 PM

Come on, TMM. You gotta admit, I'm not as annoying as I once was.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

I'm not sure that matters. He hazes people for jives and giggles...don't matter how long you've been here.
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