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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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I think Stuart would be kinda nice, but they got that nuke plant.
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<quoted text>Funny. I think your area is one of the place I'd like to retire to if we were to move. Gonna hit Clearwater bech for Memorial Day.

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RACE wrote:
I think Stuart would be kinda nice, but they got that nuke plant.
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In a different context, someone has described Englewood as a drinking town with a fishing problem .... and a helluva a lot of snowbirds

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No managing people(I hated managing people when I did), just systems.
My supervisor approached me today and said he might be taking a job elsewhere in a few weeks. Wanted to know if I'd be willing to be his replacement. Said sure, even though I won't be making much more money, at least not at firs, but I'll at least beef up my resume a bit. Meh, we'll see what happens, not gonna get too worked up right now. Good luck to ya, sexy.

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Ever since the middle ages, there is a yearly Christmas market in Nurnberg, where the best wood carvers come with ornaments to sell.....alway's wanted to see that.....Unlimited funds would mean almost any option....
it was nice... cold, but nice to see. hubby & i have often wondered if anyone works in munich, as we often see a ton of people in the main square, and they look like they "belong there" in munich (i.e., not tourists gawking). add a couple hundred stalls and a few thousand more people, and it got me a bit twitchy from all the chaos and claustrophobia inducing "stuff"... but i am glad to ahve seen it at least once.

a better trip was towards teh south, to Garmisch. They had some major ski competitions there. very picturesque.

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it was nice... cold, but nice to see. hubby & i have often wondered if anyone works in munich, as we often see a ton of people in the main square, and they look like they "belong there" in munich (i.e., not tourists gawking). add a couple hundred stalls and a few thousand more people, and it got me a bit twitchy from all the chaos and claustrophobia inducing "stuff"... but i am glad to ahve seen it at least once.
a better trip was towards teh south, to Garmisch. They had some major ski competitions there. very picturesque.
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Wife and i spent a month around there, years ago with eurail passes....you see the german's standing, having beers at the train stations, even in the morning...little pick-me-up, before work...lol...my favorite of all Gerrmany is, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the walled in city....just incredible and also Fussen and the Mad King Ludwig's castles and Heidelberg.....sorry, i really liked Germany.....

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My supervisor approached me today and said he might be taking a job elsewhere in a few weeks. Wanted to know if I'd be willing to be his replacement. Said sure, even though I won't be making much more money, at least not at firs, but I'll at least beef up my resume a bit. Meh, we'll see what happens, not gonna get too worked up right now. Good luck to ya, sexy.
Good luck to you as well. Managing other people is a talent and temperament that I don't have. I like to be responsible for myself. I hated having to keep track of what other people are doing and be responsible for the possible shortcomings of others(not that I had to deal with any bad people).

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You think that bad, try keeping track of all the idiots running around in my head.
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<quoted text>Good luck to you as well. Managing other people is a talent and temperament that I don't have. I like to be responsible for myself. I hated having to keep track of what other people are doing and be responsible for the possible shortcomings of others(not that I had to deal with any bad people).
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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Funny. I think your area is one of the place I'd like to retire to if we were to move. Gonna hit Clearwater bech for Memorial Day.
We'll chill up some pina coladas for ya...the gulf needs to warm up a few more degrees but the weather is stylin right now!

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck to you as well. Managing other people is a talent and temperament that I don't have. I like to be responsible for myself. I hated having to keep track of what other people are doing and be responsible for the possible shortcomings of others(not that I had to deal with any bad people).
Same here. too much of the time, it's glorified babysitting.

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And folks, THIS is why I don't run marathons. That shit'll kill ya.

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And folks, THIS is why I don't run marathons. That shit'll kill ya.
Ha!

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Same here. too much of the time, it's glorified babysitting.
True story. It's my least favorite part of my job: playing mommy to grown adults who sometimes act like kindergartners.

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True story. It's my least favorite part of my job: playing mommy to grown adults who sometimes act like kindergartners.
I have a friend who's a manager/supervisor of a department of unionized office workers. She started out as a union worker as well, but has been promoted into management. The crap she has to deal with is outrageous. Because the union has earned certain job protections (which I usually support), the trade-offs are things like strick break/lunch times, no unplanned days off, etc. And she has to deal with people coming back late from lunch, etc. Everything has to get written up or she'll hear whining about how unfair things are if so-and-so didn't get written up for coming back 5 minutes late last week.

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*strict

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edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>My supervisor approached me today and said he might be taking a job elsewhere in a few weeks. Wanted to know if I'd be willing to be his replacement. Said sure, even though I won't be making much more money, at least not at firs, but I'll at least beef up my resume a bit. Meh, we'll see what happens, not gonna get too worked up right now.
Thats encouraging.

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Sadly, at one time the unions were developed to protect workers.....but now, the pendalum has swung the other way....John Stossel once did this segment about how powerfull the Washington DC Teacher's Union had become....where, if there even was an awful, horridly untalented teacher, they could'nt ever be fired....the union just, would'nt allow it.....

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Look at the Chicago public school teachers union. They're the highest paid teachers in the nation, and their school system is broken. Do they have the children's best interests at heart, or their own?

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WOW!
This guy's story is incredible.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/16/17...
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Deputy Dog wrote:
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We'll chill up some pina coladas for ya...the gulf needs to warm up a few more degrees but the weather is stylin right now!
I agree - it's not so bad this time of year!
I was down by St Pete Beach last night... still seems like there are a lot of vacationers around, even though spring break is over!

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