Monster Community Pool – 9/17/2015

The collaborative space across the hall is currently blasting “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac.

Good on them.

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21 Responses to Monster Community Pool – 9/17/2015

  1. flanny says:

    Breaking News: Kid Rock got summoned to jury duty three miles or so from my childhood home. This is the same courthouse where Al Pacino filmed parts of the Jack Kevorkian HBO movie. I also think I once saw real Jack Kevorkian driving down a road that leads from that courthouse. It’s like I grew up in Hollywood!

  2. artdorkgirl says:

    Big Splash??? That’s in Tulsa! It’s also where I lost my nephew for the worst 5 minutes of my life. Did you know that apparently every blond 5 year old has the same hair and wears red swim trunks??

  3. martinmegz says:

    NBC News is giving out free ice cream across the street from my office today, so I’m enjoying a scoop of rocky road as I type. The other choice was vanilla, which is not really a choice at all.

    If you could only eat one flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be? I pick coffee, no hesitation.

    • flanny says:

      Soft serve chocolate in a cake cone with rainbow sprinkles!!!!!

      However, here in the upper midwest we have blue moon ice cream which is just basically super sweet flavored and neon blue, and that’s my sentimental favorite. I would be sad if I never had it again, but I don’t know if I would ONLY want to eat it.

    • hotspur says:

      If I only get one flavor, I go vanilla because it’s a universal donor. It’s like if you can only get one blood-type of person donating to you for the rest of your life, you sure as heck are not going to pick B-negative, even if B-neg is super interesting on its own. (Unless you are B-neg, which is where this analogy gets imperfect.) Vanilla goes with pie, waffles, bananas — you name it. Vanilla FTW.

    • Sota says:

      Christmas Chimney Sweep! Its a seasonal flavor at Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs FL. Peppermint stick ice cream with crushed oreos in it. I loooove it. Although I do appreciate it more since it’s seasonal, if I could eat it year round I may not feel the same.

    • Kate says:

      Americone Dream is my current favorite. I love the broken up cones in there. I could go for some right now.🍦🍦

  4. collin0truckasaurus says:

    Hey guys remember how I was complaining that my boss was being weirdly undermining and taking credit for my stuff and I thought it was mostly in my head but still annoying? I just got out of a meeting where we were introducing ourselves and what we do and he was right before me and he literally said my job title as one of the things he does. I was so amazed during the meeting but had to focus on the conversation, but now that I’m thinking about it, I’m so angry I could go to his boss and say “I don’t want to report to him anymore.” (such a lame threat, I know). I called Mr. Truck and he talked me down but man, what a thing to do!

    • artdorkgirl says:

      This is terrible, but I think you have to address this with your higher ups. He’s trying for some sort of power play for reasons that are unknown, but you have to assert yourself and make sure that he’s called out on it. Ideally, you could go to him very calmly and get to the bottom of it, but never let anyone steal your work. It’s a slippery slope, but you’ve got to force yourself to do it. Maybe practice in front of an actual baby before you talk to the adult sized one. (there’s someone who’s still riding my work as his own because I didn’t stand up for myself. but I’m not bitter. Hell, no!)

    • old man fatima says:

      You need to either go to his higher ups or talk it out with him, but you can’t let him take credit for your work. What happens when you try to negotiate a raise or apply for a promotion and they’re like “You haven’t done any of this, this is Boss’ work”? You need to get ahead of that asap.

      • collin0truckasaurus says:

        Thanks everyone! Thankfully, his boss was also in that meeting and was quick to kind of temper the situation saying “Yeah, [boss] started the [job title] and now Truck does it” and it was really fine. It’s just like this giant last thing on top of everything else that’s going crazy. I just need to talk to him and see if it’s a conscious thing or what. Because there was also something else that I tried to help with yesterday and he was sort of like “i guess so, but we don’t really need your help” and then my friend said that he had suggested I help before that and my boss was like “nah.” I would just chalk this up to his thinking I don’t do good work, but I know that’s not the case. I actually think this will make a promotion negotiation easier, but I have to work pretty hard on phrasing it correctly.

        • hotspur says:

          It sounds like he’s afraid you’re too good at your job and worried he won’t get any as much when you’re involved. These situations are so uncomfortable; every job I’ve ever had, my priority is always “What’s the best way to get things done?” and that is just not everyone’s priority. I’m glad Big Boss is aware to some extent of what Little Boss is up to; unfortunately, you need to stay on that (gracefully) and make sure Big Boss doesn’t forget. It’s so irritating! Why can’t we just show up and solve problems? Why are there always these personality types hellbent on creating problems?

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