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PEllen

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>By the way, I have no clue what you are talking about. Nevr heard of any such thing and 6 pages into a google search and everything is about actual fruit flies. No IT relation.
Most of us are pretty non-communicative about what we do in real life. I genraly knew you were in IT. I was referring to industry groups or associations where people who have similar interets get together for profesional reasons. Future FruitFly Farmers sounded less ...stuffy.
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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>They have not even said out loud that there would be layoffs. Its well understood by both parties, but the 2 reps from new owners gave very non-committal answers. Only thing they said was that they are taking 30 days to assess what we have vs what functions they could consolidate and come up with a game plan. But no word on a time frame for implementing their transition plan
If you are interested in staying, then now is the time to research their hierarchy and suck up to managers a couple levels abouve you. In my old shop, they kept the real senior guys presumably because it would have been too expensive to pay their severance package, but made them sufficiently uncomfortable that several quit within a year. we knew who would be taking over our functional unit. At least two guys made sure their accomplishments and involvement with current important projects were very well publicized. They were retained. Two of them are still there.

I have a niche skill. The new people had niche people on staff so I was automatically redundant. From what I have heard from my buddies who stayed, the corporate culture change was sufficiently dramatic that I probably dodged a bullet even though I did not think so at the time.

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
2/2/13
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2/4/13
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2/5/13
In a relationship with Gertrud Higgins
gag

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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She's got her shiatt on lockdown so I can't see if she has changed her status to match.

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>2/2/13

2/4/13
Mister Tonka wrote, "More fb posting from old classmate.
Had the most amazing weekend with the most beautiful and amazing woman EVER Gertrude Higgins... Aaaaaahhhhh. Heads in the clouds and I don't wanna come down missing her already!!!"

2/5/13
In a relationship with Gertrud Higgins
And this dude is your age?*barf*

Some people should not be allowed on FB.

One of my friends just called out her aunts on FB for not informing her that her paternal grandmother died (her father died last fall). She went on about how they are deplorable human beings and she hopes that when they die God forgives them for all of the evil that they do because she probably won't. There was a lot more. To top it off, she tagged everyone in her family.

Someone complained to FB and the post was pulled. She got more upset and reposted it after yelling about freedom of speech.

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>She's got her shiatt on lockdown so I can't see if she has changed her status to match.
The whole thing is pathetic. It was like what3 days from first date to "in a relationship?" Dude is freaky scary "special."

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
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And this dude is your age?*barf*
Some people should not be allowed on FB.
One of my friends just called out her aunts on FB for not informing her that her paternal grandmother died (her father died last fall). She went on about how they are deplorable human beings and she hopes that when they die God forgives them for all of the evil that they do because she probably won't. There was a lot more. To top it off, she tagged everyone in her family.
Someone complained to FB and the post was pulled. She got more upset and reposted it after yelling about freedom of speech.
Wow.

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Feb 7, 2013
 

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
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And this dude is your age?*barf*
Some people should not be allowed on FB.
One of my friends just called out her aunts on FB for not informing her that her paternal grandmother died (her father died last fall). She went on about how they are deplorable human beings and she hopes that when they die God forgives them for all of the evil that they do because she probably won't. There was a lot more. To top it off, she tagged everyone in her family.
Someone complained to FB and the post was pulled. She got more upset and reposted it after yelling about freedom of speech.
My friend's mom -- a very sweet, kind person -- is my FB friend. She has some crazy relatives, especially a couple of sisters who are total whackjobs who use FB to bully and bitch at people. When they start picking at friend's mom, I totally lay into them. Friend will be calling me at 10:30 p.m. "Ha! Darlene is foaming at the mouth over what you said to her! My mom loves what you posted!"

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
2/2/13
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2/4/13
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2/5/13
In a relationship with Gertrud Higgins
Ha!

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Feb 7, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>My friend's mom -- a very sweet, kind person -- is my FB friend. She has some crazy relatives, especially a couple of sisters who are total whackjobs who use FB to bully and bitch at people. When they start picking at friend's mom, I totally lay into them. Friend will be calling me at 10:30 p.m. "Ha! Darlene is foaming at the mouth over what you said to her! My mom loves what you posted!"
I love it!

I am FB friends with a friend's brother. We haven't met IRL, but I have spoken with him on the phone a few times (he is one of my poll clerks). He is a smartass and likes to talk smack about my football teams. I have gotten in some rather heated (for me) discussions with him and his friends, both on his wall and mine. My husband and father think it is the strangest thing that a virtual stranger gets me so riled up during football games.

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Ha! Do they know about us?
Jess in NJ wrote:
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I love it!
I am FB friends with a friend's brother. We haven't met IRL, but I have spoken with him on the phone a few times (he is one of my poll clerks). He is a smartass and likes to talk smack about my football teams. I have gotten in some rather heated (for me) discussions with him and his friends, both on his wall and mine. My husband and father think it is the strangest thing that a virtual stranger gets me so riled up during football games.

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#79817
Feb 7, 2013
 
this is chilling...
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/07/oba...

and no, its not tinfoil hat stuff either.

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Feb 7, 2013
 

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for all you folk who think I am wonky and paranoid about carrying while on my property....
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21009...

Toj

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for all you folk who think I am wonky and paranoid about carrying while on my property....
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21009...
So how elderly are you?

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Feb 7, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>Ha! Do they know about us?
He tolerates you guys :) when I am away from here too long, my husband asks me to get back on Topix to sort things out in my head so I stop bugging him.

I don't usually laugh or yell out loud when I am on Topix. This guy knows how to push my buttons. You'd like him, though. He's a very conservative Giants fan.

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#79821
Feb 7, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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So how elderly are you?
Not that I think Race is normal for walking around his house carrying, but what does elderly/not elderly have to do with anything? Bullets is bullets. No age discrimination.

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#79822
Feb 7, 2013
 
I get offers to join AARP. But what does that have to do with anything? It was a crime committed on a person in their own home (and even NY stipulated that a person on their porch is in their home)
Toj wrote:
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So how elderly are you?

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#79823
Feb 7, 2013
 
So, I guess its all your fault! ;)
Jess in NJ wrote:
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You'd like him, though. He's a very conservative Giants fan.

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