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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby degre » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:32 pm

Flex wrote:I decided to see how far I could fly on the Goblin Glider. Pretty darn far is the result.

Couple of days while I was still 88 a friend called me to help him in dread wastes, I was questing on Kofa Peek, got on the glider and went straight over the steppes into the wastes, quite impressive.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:19 pm

Flex wrote:I decided to see how far I could fly on the Goblin Glider. Pretty darn far is the result.


Back in Wrath, I took a running start (with a ground mount) off the top of the pillars at the Temple of Storms in the Stormpeaks, and levitated my priest all the way to Wyrmrest Temple. ^^
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Amirya » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:31 am

Levantine wrote:One of my guildmates now thinks I'm a 7 year old girl using a voice changer. All I could think was haha, a seven year old was your best healer through cataclysm and will probably be one of your best dps through pandaland.

I missed this!

So somehow, between last expansion and this, you and I were dating, and now you're a 7 year old girl.

But I swear you said you were 18!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:54 am

not dating, just friends with lots of benefits iirc

but it fits that he is now a 7 yr old girl, he would fit in the house with the rest of us now!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:03 am

bldavis wrote:not dating, just friends with lots of benefits iirc

but it fits that he is now a 7 yr old girl, he would fit in the house with the rest of us now!


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Amirya » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:16 am

I just want to know who said that about Levie!

Mostly so I can /point and /laugh

(Also, I remembered yesterday how much fun it is to troll bldavis. "Why no, I don't know what the Princess Bride movie thing is.")
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Invisusira » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:17 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby masterpoobaa » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:48 pm

Holy Carp profession leveling!

Enchanting: 525 to 600 in 15mins using 75% of the matts I had collected in the past week through questing, and 1000g worth of Shards from the AH.
JC: 525 to 595 in 10mins. Just got to do the daily research for the next few days to ding.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:06 pm

Invisusira wrote:/imgsnip

To be fair, most of those are just bread crumbs to the various rep dailies.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Levantine » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Big exam that I was semi concerned about for one of my subjects is multiple choice. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ded.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:56 am

See the Justice Point thingie.

See my 4000 Justice/Honor point stock, fresh from vacation.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:32 am

I was told today that we are going to start looking at a new server, desktops, and a securty system that we install here. They said:

"You can install all that, and make it work right?"

LULZ.

Yes. The Web / Graphic Designer that you hired who is able to keep a server running, and do minor maintenance can totally single handedly do all this...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:37 am

Ask them if they're capable of giving you a raise.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:38 am

Nikachelle wrote:Ask them if they're capable of giving you a raise.


My heart just stopped.

What's a raise?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:40 am

Shoju wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:Ask them if they're capable of giving you a raise.


My heart just stopped.

What's a raise?

Kind of my point, unfortunately. :( If they want you to do all that, the least they can do is line your pockets a bit more.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:28 am

Nikachelle wrote:
Shoju wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:Ask them if they're capable of giving you a raise.


My heart just stopped.

What's a raise?

Kind of my point, unfortunately. :( If they want you to do all that, the least they can do is line your pockets a bit more.


Yeah, I wish they would/could. Hell, I'd be happy with them saying "We will give you the 3.5 hours a week you need to meet Full Time so that you can have Benefits and Paid Time Off.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Cogglamp » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:58 am

Which is in a sense, a raise. You have some leverage, my advice would be to use it. The worst they can do is say no.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:41 am

Cogglamp wrote:Which is in a sense, a raise. You have some leverage, my advice would be to use it. The worst they can do is say no.


Only one way he'll get a raise and a full time gig. Have a job offer in the pocket, go talk to the boss and be prepared to accept the other offer on the spot. They won't miss him until he's gone, and have no idea how much he is doing, or what it should cost.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Cogglamp » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:54 am

I'm going to have to disagree with Dolly Parton, Bob.

"You're correct, X gets the square! Thanks for playing Hollywood Squares."

You can go at it tactfully. Realizing that businesses are still struggling, you can point out that you're doing the work of 1.5 or 2 or 2.5 but you're committed to the job and success of the company.

Get an idea of how much it would cost to have another part time person be paid or outside consultant to do that task and then do a calculation on how much you can save the company by keeping it in house. The savings would be the annualized cost less the requested annual increase in pay or benefits. You could state that you'd be willing to set up an LLC and do the work as a consultant (and get paid as one) so that you're helping them with payroll taxes as the consultant fees aren't attributed to payroll.

Do the cost calculation for them. I'm not going to give someone a raise because they ask for it. I'm going to give someone a raise who shows me why they deserve it.

You're probably not going to get both full time and a raise so you can bargain for one or the other.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:52 pm

Cogglamp wrote:I'm going to have to disagree with Dolly Parton, Bob.

"You're correct, X gets the square! Thanks for playing Hollywood Squares."

You can go at it tactfully. Realizing that businesses are still struggling, you can point out that you're doing the work of 1.5 or 2 or 2.5 but you're committed to the job and success of the company.

Get an idea of how much it would cost to have another part time person be paid or outside consultant to do that task and then do a calculation on how much you can save the company by keeping it in house. The savings would be the annualized cost less the requested annual increase in pay or benefits. You could state that you'd be willing to set up an LLC and do the work as a consultant (and get paid as one) so that you're helping them with payroll taxes as the consultant fees aren't attributed to payroll.

Do the cost calculation for them. I'm not going to give someone a raise because they ask for it. I'm going to give someone a raise who shows me why they deserve it.

You're probably not going to get both full time and a raise so you can bargain for one or the other.


The big problem is, I don't know if anyone would care about the cost. I'm here, and do the job, and I think Hal's right, it would have to be the threat of me actually moving on that motivates them. They know the job market sucks, and they know that's why I'm still here. This was supposed to just be a resume building 1 yr contract gig after graduating. Then the 08 economy dive hit, and I've been here since.

I'm
The Graphic Designer
The Web Designer
The Web Admin
The Social Media Guy
The IT Technical Support
The Network guy
The Internet / Phone Order Sales Rep
The Shipping Department
The Security Guy

And I do it all in 36.5 hours a week. If I had even a part time Aide, things would be a million times better. I leave work every day, with projects that I have to finish the next day, or things that get tabled for a slow day, or my white board filled with an ever changing list of things to get done in order. Caught up is not a word I'm familiar with.

The biggest problem is, the owner is an older gentleman. He made his money in a brick and mortar store. They didn't have ONE computer until 2003. When I started here in early 2008, they had 3 computers. I still get a hand written paycheck every week. We have ~20-25 employees. This place is old school, and very resistant to change. I'm slowly trying to modernize the company, but there is much resistance.

We have ~12 computers, an older Dell File Sharing Server (with some basic policies to make my life easier), and a DVR based Security Camera system. We operate our own web site for sales, eBay, we have a twitter (often neglected, since our clientele isn't the... 'twitter type', Facebook, and we're growing. The site went live end of summer 08, and every year we have doubled our online sales. This year, If we can finish strong, we could actually hit 2.5x what we did last year, which would be great.

I know that my time with the company is coming to a close. I'm at the upper end of what I can make, they are resistant to make me a full time employee, and that's the way it is. My wife graduated, and has a job, and I'm looking for jobs, but I've been picky so far. I do enjoy some of the things that my job allows me. The Creative Freedom when I get to flex my creative muscle is fun.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Hehe, Blizzard really messed up Justice gear this time round. Now they're htofixing all 450 Justice gear, and all the 464 Honor gear, so that they're both all ilevel 458, because people were just ignoring Justice gear and converting JP to Honor for the higher ilevel items.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Zalaria » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:27 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Hehe, Blizzard really messed up Justice gear this time round. Now they're htofixing all 450 Justice gear, and all the 464 Honor gear, so that they're both all ilevel 458, because people were just ignoring Justice gear and converting JP to Honor for the higher ilevel items.


Not to mention that before the other hotfix (yesterday?) by the time you had the rep and JP to buy JP gear, you didn't need them because you were already doing heroics!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:02 am

Today's Amusement is fun.

We have a selection of old Head lights for cars. We have so many of them (close to 1000) that we have been selling them in the store for $1.00.

They don't sell fast, so I've started putting them on Ebay. Well, at $1 on ebay, you come close to breaking even if not losing money on a sale, so I priced them at $4, and they start to sell pretty steady. A dozen to two dozen a week, marching out the door. Not bad for an item that is meant for classic 70's muscle cars.

Well, a couple of classic car places have caught on that we are selling them, and they've started buying them in larger quantities off of eBay. 10 here, a dozen here. So I ask the guys if they can sort out the rest of the inventory so I know just how much of each brand we have left.

They finish up, come down, and say We have x of this, and x of that, and then we have 2 of this one we didn't know about, and 7 of this one. We won't bother having you take the time on those, we'll just put them on the floor.

While they are standing there, I look up the one brand (with qty 7) and find that it is an original AC Delco Headlight that fits things like Camaro's, Firebirds, Trans Ams from 1970 - 1981. These things are selling online for close to $200 a set.

That's right. $100 a bulb, and we were going to put them on the shelf for a buck. They are all safely in my office. They will be listed today.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:16 am

Watched Sha of Anger get dropped from 50% to 0 in 1 second. ES > MC = 160mil final burst.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:19 pm

Fenrìr wrote:Watched Sha of Anger get dropped from 50% to 0 in 1 second. ES > MC = 160mil final burst.

MC?
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