Funny thing about black and white. You mix it together and you get gray. And it doesn't matter how much white you try and put back in, you're never gonna get anything but gray.

Lilah ,'Destiny'

Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

JenP - Dec 02, 2022 5:58:20 am PST #18942 of 20374

Oh, wow, yeah, I hope your boss can get you the bump. That's a whole lot to suddenly have to rearrange.

msbelle - Dec 02, 2022 6:22:25 am PST #18943 of 20374
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Sophia, that absolutely sucks balls.

I am hourly and also cannot work overtime without prior approval, but we do not click in and out, so me working my hours is all on the honor system. And if I work overtime by error or guilt without expecting comp time that can happen too.

Office staff being on punch clicks makes zero sense to me.

msbelle - Dec 02, 2022 6:23:18 am PST #18944 of 20374
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Day 2 of hearing may get called off as the parties started discus settlement again.

Please please please.

JenP - Dec 02, 2022 6:25:01 am PST #18945 of 20374

Fingers crossed.

msbelle - Dec 02, 2022 7:09:18 am PST #18946 of 20374
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Hearing cancelled!! Woohoo!

Jesse - Dec 02, 2022 7:22:12 am PST #18947 of 20374
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.


Ugh, Sophia, that sounds so counter-productive. I hope you can get that salary bump and not punch an actual time clock!

Palm Springs for December sounds very nice, meara!

I am trying to decide how much time to dedicate to trying to see Princess Kate, and I think the answer is 10 minutes. I'll walk by when I can but not wait around.

lisah - Dec 02, 2022 7:55:24 am PST #18948 of 20374
Punishingly Intricate

That is so inane, Sophia! I’m glad to hear your boss sounds supportive. Hope this works out for you.

I’m jealous of a month in Palm Springs!!!

Jesse - Dec 02, 2022 8:59:15 am PST #18949 of 20374
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

So apparently I did see her in the car -- I thought it couldn't be her in the front of the first car, but someone said it was. I saw a white woman with long hair in the Princess's motorcade, at least.

-t - Dec 02, 2022 9:50:21 am PST #18950 of 20374
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Good job, Jesse!

I hated that when I was last hourly, Sophia - clocking out for lunch complicated everything, it was customary to stand by the time clock waiting for it to be exactly a half hour so you could clock back in exactly on time, and people would do the same thing at the end of the day to hit 8 hours exactly, but I did not. If I was under 40 hours for the week they wanted me to use my vacation time to make up the difference (which I finally convinced my supervisor we really did not have to do, they could just pay me for the 39.75 hours or whatever it was). We had a physical timeclock at the time although I believe we went to virtual when everyone was WFH under lockdown but I was salaried again at that point and just, you know, working constantly. I'm glad to hear your boss is in your corner, Sophia, and I hope the powers that be show some sense.

The whole thing where it's made out to be the worker's responsibility to work exactly to time makes me so mad. It costs them extra if they require too much work from you, but that is somehow your fault for doing too much work! Argh!

JenP - Dec 02, 2022 10:22:43 am PST #18951 of 20374

Yay for no court.

Actual time clocking is just... such a pain. Ugh, when I was in retail, I mean, I guess it more or less made sense for that, actually, but people (including me) were constantly forgetting to clock in (on the computer) before they started, only realizing it when they couldn't use the register. I'm starting to give myself agita just writing about those days!

I was always making adjustments to people's hours for minute increments. I guess I could've been more of a hardass, but... I am not, and retail is hard enough without an asshole manager.

Intense work week M-Th this week, so today is a pleasant shift. I'm sending out holiday card emails (slowly - don't panic if you don't get yours until tonight!), making food, about to get blood drawn (routine), hoping to get the tree up.

Also, it is cold.