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  1. Iwritecode

    Job Thread

    I was the father of a 1-year old, working full time and taking college classes at night when I was 19. I didn't know what sleep was.
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    Job Thread

    I just saw an advertisement for a show on A&E called The Employables and it reminded me of this thread. My DVR is bursting at the seams right now but I want to try and catch up on it eventually. https://decider.com/2019/05/15/the-employables-stream-it-or-skip-it/
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    Job Thread

    Nobody that I know of typically does any kind of "sit down" type meal for lunch. At least not on a regular basis. At my old job there was a group of us that were essentially contract workers and got paid through a 3rd party. Hence why they were so strict on reporting hours. The guy that we reported our hours to took us out to Red Lobster once a year. That was basically the one time a year we got permission to go over on our lunch. At my current job the IT group (there are 6 of us) will go out every once in a while and it's not a big deal if we go a little over since we are all salary employees.
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    Job Thread

    Most of the time everyone brought their lunch and just ate in the lunchroom. There were a couple of restaurants close enough that we could run and get our food and get back within like 20 minutes or so. On special occasions (usually around Christmas) we would have food catered in from like Buona Beef or something similair. But like I said, I'm in a much, much better situation now.
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    Job Thread

    I think it was more the latter. They were all business, no fun there. If the boss walked by you had better be looking at the screen and typing. Not looking at your phone, not talking to your co-worker, not anything that wasn't "work-related", One of my co-workers got told that he couldn't make a bag of popcorn in the lunchroom and bring it too his desk because the smell would be "too distracting". The bathroom thing was just something that a lot of people did because most of us had at least an hour commute ahead of us. So about 10 minutes before 5, we'd head to the bathroom, then come back and start packing up to leave. Well I was staying late to make up some time and did my usual routine 10 minutes before I was ready to head out. Obviously that was a mistake. Cause you know if you are in the bathroom, you aren't working...
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    Job Thread

    My first job and my current job are pretty lenient on schedules. You can basically pick when you want to come in, work 8 hours (plus lunch) and then leave. We have a couple of guys that come in at 5 or 5:30 AM and another one that comes in about 8. We stay consistent with our schedules though. Unless something comes up, I'm in at the same time every day. If I have to come a little late or leave a little early, it's not a big deal. Now my previous job was the exact opposite. We didn't have time clocks but we had to sign in on a sheet of paper. Everyone started at 8AM, everyone took lunch between 12 and 1 and everyone left at 5PM. If you came in 10 minutes late, you better stay 10 minutes after. If you came in 30 minutes late, you either made up the time at lunch or you didn't get paid for those 30 minutes. I got yelled at once because I was staying late to make up some time and went to the bathroom. I was never so happy to finally get out of that place.
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    Automobile Thread

    I think different states do registrations costs differently. In Illinois it's a flat $101 for most vehicles. At least is was until they just voted to increase it by $50. I think electric vehicles are $250/year to make up for what they aren't paying in the gas taxes.
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    2019 MLB Catch All thread

    Yes they did. It was more than 2 years.
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    Apparently MLB front offices are interested in this guy now.
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    Cubs thread 2k19

    He's literally taking a screenshot and pasting it into the comment instead of simply hitting the quote button for some reason.
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    I'd wager that a majority of this board's members are millennials. The oldest of that generation are almost 40 now.
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    Passing a Runner after hitting a home run

    My wife hates this rule and constantly complains about it. My explanation is that every other recorded out in the game requires the ball to end up in somebody's glove. If the ball is laying out the ground or even hits the ground first, it can't be recorded as an out. I actually like the fact that it's still recorded as a strikeout though because it's still the 3rd strike in the AB.
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    **SPOILER THREAD * Avengers Endgame * SPOILER THREAD*

    Speaking of that ceremony... In case anyone else was wondering who that lone teenager standing off by himself was.
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    What Now?

    What now? I think we'll all pretty much do what we've been doing these last several years...
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    Ozuna climbs fence and holds on to try catch

    I've always heard that the rule is that as long as any part of the fielder's body is in the field of play when the catch is made, it counts. That's how we got this:
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    Let's not adopt Cub rituals, Sox fans

    Here'a another cringe-worthy article from 2011.
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    Let's not adopt Cub rituals, Sox fans

    This has been happening for years and not just in Chicago. Here's an example from 2013 in Pittsburgh. https://www.mlb.com/video/fan-throws-back-home-run-ball/c-27156081
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    Why was Matt Davidson Dropped?

    This thread was created one day too early.
  19. Honestly, the amount of coverage any team gets by a newspaper is almost irrelevant as the newspaper industry is slowing dying off. If you want coverage on a specific team, you can find it online. I think the last time I actually looked at a physical copy of our local Rockford newspaper, it was maybe 4 or 6 pages total. Front page, local news, world news, weather, sports, comics. Maybe a page devoted to each. 20 years ago it was easily double that.
  20. Probably because the Sky are a (to use baseball terms) a major league team and all the others with the exception of the Fire are minor league teams. I don't know about the print version of the paper, but they have a bunch of stories on the Fire on their website. https://chicago.suntimes.com/section/fire-soccer/ But I don't know that there's a whole lot of interest in MLS in the city compared to the 4 major sports.
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    College Cheating Scandal F.Huffman/L.Loughlin

    Neither one is ok.
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    College Cheating Scandal F.Huffman/L.Loughlin

    Maybe it's just me but paying people to take the kids ACT or SAT for them and bribing coaches to say the kids were athletes to get lower admission rates =/= donations.
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    DNA Testing

    I read an article once that this is one of those unexpected consequences that comes up during these tests. Suddenly unknown pregnancies and/or infidelities come to light that were previous unknown or unspoken.