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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Konabumm, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Good Fing Morning Monkeys!

    Today is my last day of work for the week :thumb: It's going to be nice to spend some time around the house.

    It’s raining cats and dogs here in Maryland.

    No Kid and No RM Shirt. I hope when I return I'll have both!

    For those that I don't talk to before Turkey Day, have a great Holiday and enjoy the time with your family!
     

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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Morning monkey butts...

    late day at work yesterday.. then right to the gym.. chest and tri's good workout... I have noticed strength improvement already....
    Rumors have it my new frame shipped out the 17th..anyday now..anyday!!!!!!!!

    sorry to hear you didnt get your shirt yet.. i'd complain!!! but then again who listens anyway..
     
  3. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    morning monkeys. Signed the check last night, and now I own the new audi. Pick it up tomorrow on my way to VT. Bringing the board with me to do a little riding hopefully while I'm up there. Have a great turkey day everybody.
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    'Morning. I worked a long day yesterday too....worked 13 hours, got out at 8:00. Eh, it's all part of the job.

    I did get some nice news yesterday...I've been doing the work of two people because my boss has been on extended sick leave. To compensate for my effort, "they" are giving me a supplemental pay increase (looks like about 6% at this point). WOO HOO! Plus, I get my annual merit increase in March (probably another 5%). So, I got 10% less than a year ago, and I am looking at another 10% this year. :thumb:
     
  5. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    IAB, that's awesome. corporate shackles at my prison of choice pretty much sets the std raise @ 4% which is pitiful really, i think.

    didn't do much last night. worked until about 7, got home and ate dinner, read some mags. excitement.

    tonight am gonna see john cale, which should be good.

    edit - i am digging this drag-n-drop feature of the new board (and the bold non-bold for topics read). nice work RM!
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    My company gives seemingly large raises 4-10% but they drag the review process out to 14-18 month spans so it is more like 3-7%. Tricky penny pinching back stabbing bastards they are.
     
  7. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Good new, glad to hear you are getting some extra cash!
     
  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Thanks, man. I'm psyched. It's weird....it's like my bosses are afraid I'm going to quit and they are trying to keep me happy.

    Our review process definitely drags out. However, the increases have a strict deadline every year. The reviews and increases, although they are tied together, are handled as two seperate things. You don't not get notified of your increase during your review.
     
  9. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    :thumb:
     
  10. Greyhound

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    Dang....haven't had a raise in three years. My job is teh suck.
     
  11. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Morning. Nothing exciting to report. Stopped by the LBS last night to drop off the new bike for some last minute stuff. Should be picking it up tomorrow and will get pics up as soon as they're ready. Today is my last day before Turkey Day as well. Looking forward to the time off. My company has an avg. raise of 3%-4%. I got 4% last year and am hoping for the same this year. My review is right around the first of the year. We do get a Xmas bonus as well, which for me, should be around $1k this year. Always helpful for paying off those xmas bills. That all being said, I hate my job and sent my resume out for another position last night. We'll see what happens...
     
  12. Trainwreck

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    Good morning!

    Finally made it to the store last night to do the Thanksgiving shopping. As I was picking through the remaining 11-13 lb. turkeys, the butcher came out of the back with two 20 lb. birds. There were at least a dozen people eyeing them. In a move of desperation I was able to quickly throw a block on the butcher, recover the fumble on one of the turkeys as it bounced down the aisle and sprint to the checkout for a touchdown. Score! :thumb:
     
  13. Shyrmp

    Shyrmp Nekkid Girl Gone Wild

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    Good Morning Monkies!

    The man in brown dropped this off yesterday :D


    and I'll get to test my new shoes in Phoenix during the Thanksgiving weekend. :)


    Other than that not much going on...just working and waiting for the holiday weekend to start.

    Have a good day everyone! :)
     
  14. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    lol very nice... I love the man in brown.. i am waitng for something soon too!!!
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Wow, slow GMT this morning!

    Congrats on the raise, IAB. Sounds like they're taking care of you.

    I got a 22% raise last week - my fourth week on the job here :thumb:. Was pretty psyched when she told me about it on Thursday.

    My girlfriend's mom is down visiting so we're going out to eat a lot and generally having a nice week. Her brother and dad arrive tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
     
  16. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Morning folks.

    Congrats, IAB. Raises are always a nice bit of news.

    Heading down to spend the night with Beth before the holiday, then back here to deal with my insane family. What a thrill.
     
  17. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    :eek: Damn that's sweet.
     
  18. TreeSaw

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    Good morning monkeys! I am still sick...although I am feeling a little better than yesterday. Went to the Dr. and he did a strep test as my throat was quite red and swollen...waiting to hear those results. He also noticed a lot of wheezing in my chest, but didn't hear fluid in my lungs (no pnemonia). Unfortunately, he didn't want to prescribe anything as I am 7+ months pregnant so his recommendation was rest, lots of fluids and using a vaporizer. I still have no appetite whatsoever which isn't good for the little peanut. I am forcing myself to eat 3 meals a day, which is weird as I was eating 5-6 smaller ones. I just hope I get well fast.

    Just found out that a meeting I had all set up (months ago) for tomorrow was bumped to a smaller conference room without any of the overhead options that we need. I hate when someone in administration doesn't plan ahead and bumps us at the last minute...totally ruins the multimedia presentation I was planning on using throughout the meeting :mumble: So now, not only am I sick, at home and supposed to be resting, butI have to totally re-plan a 5 hour meeting. (rant over)

    On a much happier note, my father made the baby a beautiful cradle and delivered it to my house last night. He's quite handy and was VERY proud of it. I can't wait to take a picture of her in it and send it to him :D
     
  19. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Wish Brown would drop off one of these for me....my current one is fried! :dead:

     
  20. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I'm working out the plans for T-day travel. Prob will head to my parents in NH. Looks like it will be just the dog and I making the trip. My girlfriend runs the animal shelter here, and holidays off are not really an option. Someone needs to feed / de-turd the creatures.
     
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    Locke is also handy and will build you an island cradle.....


    God that was such an obscure joke.
     
  22. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Not at all. The man is handy with a knife and the cradle came out beautifully. :thumb:
     
  23. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    LOL! I hadn't even thought about it until you posted that pic. Don't think my father would get it as I don't be believe he watches Lost. ;)