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Countdown to the next username change
RE: Countdown to the next username change
(October 18, 2021 at 10:04 pm)Foxaire Wrote:
(October 18, 2021 at 9:32 pm)brewer Wrote: Right, so you can work a second job. Early retirement, yeah buddy! Indubitably

If I work too much, I won't live long enough to enjoy retirement.  Tongue

You say that, but back in the '80s I used to work 60 hours a week, with a 9 month stint at 72 hours a week. I fully expected to die slumped over my desk, especially since my family has a penchant for dying at 58 or less years old, with few exceptions. I retired at 62, and I'm still kicking at 69. Don't sell yourself short, especially if you're not doing things that caused your predecessors to die sooner. In my family's case, it was tobacco.
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Good thing I start at my new job this weekend, because the old place just left me a message saying I was fired due to insubordination, but really they just butthurt that I gave my two weeks notice.
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(October 19, 2021 at 6:52 pm)Foxaire Wrote: Good thing I start at my new job this weekend, because the old place just left me a message saying I was fired due to insubordination, but really they just butthurt that I gave my two weeks notice.

Are they going to give you something in writing? If it were me I'd demand it along with their policy covering what constitutes insubordination and what they claim that you did (time/place/particulars).

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RE: Countdown to the next username change
(October 19, 2021 at 6:52 pm)Foxaire Wrote: Good thing I start at my new job this weekend, because the old place just left me a message saying I was fired due to insubordination, but really they just butthurt that I gave my two weeks notice.

You want them killed?
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(October 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: You want them killed?

Thanks for the offer, but they've been digging their own graves for a while now.
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RE: Countdown to the next username change
(October 19, 2021 at 6:52 pm)Foxaire Wrote: Good thing I start at my new job this weekend, because the old place just left me a message saying I was fired due to insubordination, but really they just butthurt that I gave my two weeks notice.

Good place to be leaving, it would seem. Like Mark says, get it in writing. I'd expect chapter and verse, because while ex-employers aren't supposed to give anything away except the fact that you were employed there, start date and end date, I've seen people call a new employer and murder the new-hire's reputation. When I heard about one instance where a guy I knew was a good worker had it happen to him, we talked to the hiring manager and HR. Since the guy had been a contractor at another part of our company and then hired in direct at our location, there should have been consequences for the bastard that made that call.  Dodgy  Of course, HR said nothing was going to be done, but then they're not supposed to tell about other people's employment or discipline status.
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Agree, Fox. Don't take that shit. This was the place where people were allowing folks to lay in soiled beds all night, yeah? Buncha shady shit.

Congrats on the new job though! Here's hoping this new place is better.

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Third twelve hour shift at the new place, and this facility is so much better. Literally, two-hundred percent better, as a proper facility should be. I have even met a few aides and nurses who used to work at my previous place of employment, and they agree that the place is a horrible dump. I feel bad for the residents stuck there, but I just couldn't stay there.
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(October 18, 2021 at 10:57 pm)Fireball Wrote:
(October 18, 2021 at 10:04 pm)Foxaire Wrote: If I work too much, I won't live long enough to enjoy retirement.  Tongue

You say that, but back in the '80s I used to work 60 hours a week, with a 9 month stint at 72 hours a week. I fully expected to die slumped over my desk, especially since my family has a penchant for dying at 58 or less years old, with few exceptions. I retired at 62, and I'm still kicking at 69. Don't sell yourself short, especially if you're not doing things that caused your predecessors to die sooner. In my family's case, it was tobacco.

Well done. A new form of super was introduced to the Federal public service in the late 80's. I immediately switched because I could access it as  pension, lump sum or a bit of both. Plus immediately doubled my contribution because the government matched them dollar-for-dollar . I thought the scheme was very generous.  Apparently so did some bean counters, the scheme was abolished after less than ten years. Those who had subscribed kept all benefits.

As fate would have it, I worked with a bloke who had written a couple of books on Commonwealth Super. I listened to him. As a direct result of his advice, I was able to' take a package' at age 51. That's officially involuntary redundancy, but it's not really. They just let people express unofficial interest when they need to lose a few bodies. That way no one is ever made redundant  involuntarily. It meant full super and for me, over a year's salary (tax free) on top. That was in March 1999, so as of now I've been retired for just over 22 years.   A few minutes ago I went outside and smelled some of my roses.

Oh, I hated overtime so seldom did any. Not mandatory at that time. My view was and is that regular, massive amounts of overtime indicates either incompetence or a staff shortage. In my experience it was always the latter. Not my problem. No job is  worth that aggravation imo. Of course in the Federal Public service it's very hard to sack anyone, or it was. Today everyone is on contract, so they don't need to fire anyone. They jus decline to renew their contract.
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(October 25, 2021 at 2:39 am)Oldandeasilyconfused Wrote:
(October 18, 2021 at 10:57 pm)Fireball Wrote: You say that, but back in the '80s I used to work 60 hours a week, with a 9 month stint at 72 hours a week. I fully expected to die slumped over my desk, especially since my family has a penchant for dying at 58 or less years old, with few exceptions. I retired at 62, and I'm still kicking at 69. Don't sell yourself short, especially if you're not doing things that caused your predecessors to die sooner. In my family's case, it was tobacco.

Well done. A new form of super was introduced to the Federal public service in the late 80's. I immediately switched because I could access it as  pension, lump sum or a bit of both. Plus immediately doubled my contribution because the government matched them dollar-for-dollar . I thought the scheme was very generous.  Apparently so did some bean counters, the scheme was abolished after less than ten years. Those who had subscribed kept all benefits.

As fate would have it, I worked with a bloke who had written a couple of books on Commonwealth Super. I listened to him. As a direct result of his advice, I was able to' take a package' at age 51. That's officially involuntary redundancy, but it's not really. They just let people express unofficial interest when they need to lose a few bodies. That way no one is ever made redundant  involuntarily. It meant full super and for me, over a year's salary (tax free) on top. That was in March 1999, so as of now I've been retired for just over 22 years.   A few minutes ago I went outside and smelled some of my roses.

Oh, I hated overtime so seldom did any. Not mandatory at that time. My view was and is that regular, massive amounts of overtime indicates either incompetence or a staff shortage. In my experience it was always the latter. Not my problem. No job is  worth that aggravation imo. Of course in the Federal Public service it's very hard to sack anyone, or it was. Today everyone is on contract, so they don't need to fire anyone. They jus decline to renew their contract.
I had stars in my eyes at the time and was looking to get promoted. All it got me was an additional 3% raise half way through the year. Big whoop. You did well!
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