“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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Neda, stay with me!

#81542 Mar 1, 2013
I'm RACE and I am the most interesting man in the world!

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#81543 Mar 1, 2013
Hi, RIcky. Angela here. Nice to meet you. HOpe you enjoy us and stick around.

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#81544 Mar 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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All the sequestration means is the government will only spend 2.4 trillion over the next ten years instead of 2.5 trillion.
(And for those of you uninformed, the spending cuts aren't technically "cuts." It's just a decrease in spending increases. Understand?)
Speaking of being uninformed, you seem to top the charts.

The sequestration means they are going to cut our pay. It means across the board cuts to certain departments because the politicians won't come up with a budget, and this was the moronic deal they made a year and a half ago, everyone believing the other side would make concessions before it came to this. Reducing my pay by 20%- that's one day's pay out of five, since I doubt your ability to do such complicated math - is in fact, a cut. That is not a "decrease in increases". We haven't had cost of living increases in years, so there is no increase there to decrease. But hey, why waste time telling you, right? You would obviously know far more about it than I do.

I don't get involved with the endless back-and-forth babbling that many of you thrive on here, and this will be my last post on the subject. So feel free to come back with whatever ignorant comments you wish about how this doesn't really affect anyone or your irrelevant opinion on how much anyone should be earning. I won't be responding. I'll be busy talking to my people who are barely making it paycheck-to-paycheck right now, about how to continue making their mortgage payments if the politicians don't fix it.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81545 Mar 1, 2013
Hi-
My name is PEllen . Close your eyes and think of Jessica Rabbit... plus about 40 years. That's me.

I make bad puns and jokes and am often after people to play nice.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#81546 Mar 1, 2013
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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Speaking of being uninformed, you seem to top the charts.
The sequestration means they are going to cut our pay. It means across the board cuts to certain departments because the politicians won't come up with a budget, and this was the moronic deal they made a year and a half ago, everyone believing the other side would make concessions before it came to this. Reducing my pay by 20%- that's one day's pay out of five, since I doubt your ability to do such complicated math - is in fact, a cut. That is not a "decrease in increases". We haven't had cost of living increases in years, so there is no increase there to decrease. But hey, why waste time telling you, right? You would obviously know far more about it than I do.
I don't get involved with the endless back-and-forth babbling that many of you thrive on here, and this will be my last post on the subject. So feel free to come back with whatever ignorant comments you wish about how this doesn't really affect anyone or your irrelevant opinion on how much anyone should be earning. I won't be responding. I'll be busy talking to my people who are barely making it paycheck-to-paycheck right now, about how to continue making their mortgage payments if the politicians don't fix it.
Your pay is not being "cut!" So you have to take a one day a week furlogh for a couple months. BOO FRIGGIN HOO! Welcome to the rest of the working people! I'm laid off one WEEK of every month. Overtime has vanished. AND MY TAXES INCREASED! I WISH I was only taking a 20% pay cut. I'm taking what amounts close to a 40-45% paycut. We all have to make do with pay cuts and having less money, but the government refuses to do so. You people voted for this. You people wanted this. Go cry me a freakin river.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81547 Mar 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Your pay is not being "cut!" So you have to take a one day a week furlogh for a couple months. BOO FRIGGIN HOO! Welcome to the rest of the working people! I'm laid off one WEEK of every month. Overtime has vanished. AND MY TAXES INCREASED! I WISH I was only taking a 20% pay cut. I'm taking what amounts close to a 40-45% paycut. We all have to make do with pay cuts and having less money, but the government refuses to do so. You people voted for this. You people wanted this. Go cry me a freakin river.
I don't think she said she would get a day off with no pay. A pay cut is working the same number of days for less pay. A furlough is taking time off without pay. You voted for "this" also. Deal.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#81548 Mar 1, 2013
so, hubby just took one for the team and talked to his mom about the arrangements for tomorrow... among random topics over an hour, he had to tell her taht no, i was on a call on ANOTHER phone, not htis one (OY!!), and listen to her rant and rave about not being invited to her grandson-in-law's 30 b-day party (get over it,no family was invited!)... and, yet again, she's sworn off ever talking to my SIL/her daughter; this time b/c MIL sent an email to her meant for hubby and put in there "and of course, don't tell SIL." Sorry, this one is squarely MIL's fault. they soooo badly need family counseling, but MIL won't do it b/c she doesnt seem to think that she's done, said or at fault for anything.(they try swearing off communicating with each other every few years, and yet someone keeps calling the ohter and the other keeps answering the GD phone.)

Can't wait for MIL to start digging aobut hte estate. that will be interesting.

On the upshot, even though tomorrow's my mom's birthday, she's telling everyone that my gramma's last gift to her was having all her family together again. It will probably be the last time all of us cousins & our aunts will be tother in one place.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81549 Mar 1, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
so, hubby just took one for the team and talked to his mom about the arrangements for tomorrow... among random topics over an hour, he had to tell her taht no, i was on a call on ANOTHER phone, not htis one (OY!!), and listen to her rant and rave about not being invited to her grandson-in-law's 30 b-day party (get over it,no family was invited!)... and, yet again, she's sworn off ever talking to my SIL/her daughter; this time b/c MIL sent an email to her meant for hubby and put in there "and of course, don't tell SIL." Sorry, this one is squarely MIL's fault. they soooo badly need family counseling, but MIL won't do it b/c she doesnt seem to think that she's done, said or at fault for anything.(they try swearing off communicating with each other every few years, and yet someone keeps calling the ohter and the other keeps answering the GD phone.)
Can't wait for MIL to start digging aobut hte estate. that will be interesting.
On the upshot, even though tomorrow's my mom's birthday, she's telling everyone that my gramma's last gift to her was having all her family together again. It will probably be the last time all of us cousins & our aunts will be tother in one place.
Your mother in law will start digging about your grandmother's estate?They aren't related are they?

Even for her that crosses an awful lot of boundaries.

Will your MIL be at your grandmother's funeral/wake/lunch?

Since: Jan 10

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#81550 Mar 1, 2013
Wait, so grandma is mad that 30yo grandson is having a birthday party and she's not invited? She doesn't get that it's for friends and most likely drinking? And not wanting your grandma there?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81551 Mar 1, 2013
Geez, Sub. What are we, some kind of AA meeting?

I'm squishymama and I'm a topix addict.

And my name pretty much says it all.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#81552 Mar 1, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I don't think she said she would get a day off with no pay. A pay cut is working the same number of days for less pay. A furlough is taking time off without pay. You voted for "this" also. Deal.


Number one, I did not vote for this, my guy didn't win. I tried warning you people, but no one wants to listen. So now you all get to sleep in the bed you made. And I have to sleep in the bed you made.

Number two, she is not taking a 20% pay cut, her base pay remains the same, she's just working 20% less hours.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81553 Mar 1, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I don't think she said she would get a day off with no pay. A pay cut is working the same number of days for less pay. A furlough is taking time off without pay. You voted for "this" also. Deal.
Same difference. Each week you get 20% less money to live on. With a furlough you also get the day off.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81554 Mar 1, 2013
Hi Ricky! Most of the regs call me Jamwow (not to be confused with Snooki's BFF, Jwoww). I recently got out of a very long relationship, so I ramble sadly a lot lately. Also, I have friends with drama so I vent about that a lot too. But I'm actually really awesome... I promise.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

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#81555 Mar 1, 2013
Hee,hee. It is starting to sound like an AA meeting. Not that I'd know what those meetings sound like.

I forgot to confess my sins.

I've become a Topix junkie.

Okay. I said it.

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#81556 Mar 1, 2013
Remember when the internet was new and in every "chat" room there'd be a round of "asl?"

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#81557 Mar 1, 2013
I'm covering the front desk for someone and it reeks of ASS up here today.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81558 Mar 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Number one, I did not vote for this, my guy didn't win. I tried warning you people, but no one wants to listen. So now you all get to sleep in the bed you made. And I have to sleep in the bed you made.
Number two, she is not taking a 20% pay cut, her base pay remains the same, she's just working 20% less hours.
I reread her posts. Nowhere that I saw did it say she was working less hours. Kept referring to a pay cut. That means same hours, less $$. Your laid off week should qualify you for unemployment. At least that's something.

You voted for congressmen didn't you? They share the blame and your bed.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#81559 Mar 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'm covering the front desk for someone and it reeks of ASS up here today.
Gross. Spray the chair with something.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81560 Mar 1, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I reread her posts. Nowhere that I saw did it say she was working less hours. Kept referring to a pay cut. That means same hours, less $$. Your laid off week should qualify you for unemployment. At least that's something.
You voted for congressmen didn't you? They share the blame and your bed.
At least he is not in Jesse Jr's District

“No. 1 Stunna”

Since: Aug 08

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#81561 Mar 1, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Gross. Spray the chair with something.
I think she already did and that's why it smells.

<runs>

Still not done with my project, but I need a quick break.

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