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Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, May 5, 2011.

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  1. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    That kind of reminds me of those damn flying missions in GTA: San Andreas. I quit the game because of them.
     
  3. Merlanni

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    NFL pre-season is about to start.

    At least for those who care. For the others, it still is.
     
  4. The Shaman Gems: 28/31
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    I'm waiting for my official one-month termination notice. My boss has told me that as a gesture I can skip showing up that last month and will get paid regardless. The question is - can I trust him? He and the HR of the company say it's not a problem. My father says that until I have it written on paper, I can't count on it.
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Don't count on it until it's written on paper :)
     
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    Listen to your father. Unless it's in writing, it doesn't exist.
     
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    Thanks. I raised the issue with the HR team, and they said since it's an informal offer I won't get a document. However, about an hour later, I got an email from my boss basically stating that as per our talk I can take the 30 days after my official notification off, and I will be paid regardless. I guess that is something and don't intend to press the issue further. BTW, I've yet to actually get the official notice - he's been too busy to sign it, I am told :) .
     
  8. Deathmage

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    Snow weekend! Estimated 30, and then 50cm. Uni will probably be closed for two days. I've got all my books here and ready to do some hardcore studying.

    My life sure is boring!
     
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    Shaman, get a printout of that e-mail, just to be on the safe side.

    As for me, I am about to have a meeting with HR next month for a new position I applied for. Cross your fingers for me. Everybody keeps telling me it's a done deal but as far as I am concerned the deal is only done when the new contract is signed. In my company circumstances can and do change quickly; management is a shark pool.
     
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    Heh, good luck. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone here can keep their fingers crossed all month, though - give us an exact date and time :) .
     
  11. Ragusa

    Ragusa Eternal Halfling Paladin Veteran

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    But why? It will be a training for your typing skills just as effective as singing with marbles in your mouth is effective training against stammering! :bigeyes:

    But that said, the day is September 13.
     
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    Not really familiar with your circumstances Shaman, but generally this kind of thing is a bullsh*t flag - needless complications offered as explanation for something that should be routine. It's like saying he peed his pants because he was too busy to go to the toilet. :heh:
     
  13. Montresor

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    OK, enough is enough! Whoever stole Denmark's summer and replaced it with the monsoon please fess up and give it back! I'm really tired of rain! :nolike:
     
  14. Ragusa

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    It was me, and I am going to keep all that sun for myself, you røde pølser munching Danes, you :p
     
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    Shaman, Rags, good luck with the HR.

    @Shaman: I don't want to risk an unjustified accusation but it does look kinda so-so, as in, the excuse doesn't sound too credible, though it's possible, I've been too busy to fill in an invoice for a client desirous to pay, wouldn't have believed if I haven't experienced it.

    Congrats!

    Reminds me of my interpreting practice. ;)
     
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    Well, I'm expecting it today. Either way, until it comes I'm going to work like nothing's ever happened.

    Edit: Got it, though it doesn't speak very well that the first form they gave me was for a different position - and I only saw it as I was walking out with a signed copy. Ugh.

    Anyway, 2 hours later I got the right one (dated from the 10th, but that was already agreed on), signed it, and it's official. Now I need to coordinate with the folks in Manila just when I should be coming for work. They told me they already fixed their schedule as if I were no longer working. Well, I'll be here for a few days more, at least - after that I think I'll just print out that email and go home. I've spoken to my boss again and told him that since I am on the list until then, if there's some problem they can just give me a call to come.
     
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  17. Ragusa

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    What a pleasant morning.
     
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    Been a long time. Nice to see so many of the same folks here. I hope that you are all well and have been.
     
  19. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Hey Jack! Where ya been? :)
     
  20. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Hey Jack, welcome back. Long time no ... err ... type.
     
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