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[#] Fri Oct 15 2021 14:18:06 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Hah! I wonder if there is a legal way to work that question into a job interview. :) 

 

Fri Oct 15 2021 11:19:09 MST from TheDave

The best part is that by letting the social justice people identify themselves as a preference for where they want to work I can avoid hiring them.

 

Thu Oct 07 2021 17:12:58 MSTfrom ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Oh you want social justice? That is extra... 

I kinda like that. 



 



[#] Fri Oct 15 2021 21:38:47 MST from TheDave

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Fri Oct 15 2021 14:18:06 MSTfrom ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Hah! I wonder if there is a legal way to work that question into a job interview. :) 

Political affiliation is only a protected status in DC.  



[#] Sat Oct 16 2021 11:59:04 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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You can really fire someone or ask them their political affiliation in an interview? 

 



[#] Mon Oct 25 2021 21:45:19 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Well... the deal that I couldn't talk about officially fell through today. It had started out at near a 2.8 million net... then dropped to a 1.7 million net... and I would have made due with a $700k net. 

At this point - it looks like we'll try again next year, maybe. 

But I did get another $20/hr gig - and that will help. Heh. At least I'll have spending money. 


On the other hand, I went to an F1 race this weekend that had a total cost of over $20k for 5 days - and Verstappen kicked Hamilton's ass... so, life isn't all that bad. 

 

Maybe next year I can do it wearing a real Rolex instead of a fake. 






[#] Fri Oct 29 2021 02:46:14 MST from TheDave

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Sat Oct 16 2021 11:59:04 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

You can really fire someone or ask them their political affiliation in an interview? 

As far as I know, you can.  I could be wrong.  I plan to put a morality clause into our hiring process that would allow us to fire anyone who threatens physical harm or tries to get someone fired because of their beliefs.  The CEO is on board.

People who try to cancel others have no place in my company.



[#] Sat Oct 30 2021 12:37:06 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I feel like it might be safer to just leave the employment terms "at will" and fire anyone discovered at doing that without cause. 

 

Fri Oct 29 2021 02:46:14 MST from TheDave

 

Sat Oct 16 2021 11:59:04 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

You can really fire someone or ask them their political affiliation in an interview? 

As far as I know, you can.  I could be wrong.  I plan to put a morality clause into our hiring process that would allow us to fire anyone who threatens physical harm or tries to get someone fired because of their beliefs.  The CEO is on board.

People who try to cancel others have no place in my company.



 



[#] Mon Nov 01 2021 00:10:52 MST from TheDave

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Sat Oct 30 2021 12:37:06 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I feel like it might be safer to just leave the employment terms "at will" and fire anyone discovered at doing that without cause. 

 

Fri Oct 29 2021 02:46:14 MST from TheDave

 

Sat Oct 16 2021 11:59:04 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

You can really fire someone or ask them their political affiliation in an interview? 

As far as I know, you can.  I could be wrong.  I plan to put a morality clause into our hiring process that would allow us to fire anyone who threatens physical harm or tries to get someone fired because of their beliefs.  The CEO is on board.

People who try to cancel others have no place in my company.



 



Entirely possible that you're right, except then places like CA let them sue over it and then you're in court for dumb shit.  If you explicitly state in in the contract they can't pretend they didn't know it wasn't okay.



[#] Tue Nov 02 2021 15:52:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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So, picked up part time, temporary work. Pays $18 where the last job paid $21. Remote work, so I don't have to wake up as early, I don't put mileage on my car, I don't have gas expenses, and the commute home at the end of the shift is instantaneous. I won't ever have to pack 75 pound chains in 115 degree heat in a warehouse with only swamp coolers. That is on top of the 1 week gig that paid a half a month's salary. 

And I suspect that once I establish my ability - they're probably going to offer me permanent work even once the backlog clears out. They know I'm way over qualified... 

 

 



[#] Fri Nov 12 2021 20:36:00 MST from TheDave

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Tue Nov 02 2021 15:52:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

So, picked up part time, temporary work. Pays $18 where the last job paid $21. Remote work, so I don't have to wake up as early, I don't put mileage on my car, I don't have gas expenses, and the commute home at the end of the shift is instantaneous. I won't ever have to pack 75 pound chains in 115 degree heat in a warehouse with only swamp coolers. That is on top of the 1 week gig that paid a half a month's salary. 

And I suspect that once I establish my ability - they're probably going to offer me permanent work even once the backlog clears out. They know I'm way over qualified... 

 

Awesome.  Sounds like a step up to me.  I'm thinking about looking for something else because my stress is through the roof but it would probably be really stupid of me to jump ship now.

We got a new consultant who gave me WAY more power than I ever expected and I'm getting a lot of pushback when I merely suggest things, so part of me wants to say "Okay then, fuck me for asking your opinion, I'll just not ask anymore" but I really don't want to burn bridges either.  Also we're out of money and getting pushback on the idea of bringing on some commission-only sales people frankly baffles me.  How the fuck do we get more customers with no up front cost if we don't have commission only sales people?  And why would you want to cap their salary?  That's how you get shitty salespeople.



[#] Sun Nov 14 2021 19:53:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I think so. Getting to work at home - and doing knowledge work - is absolutely a bonus. The income is marginal, but not significantly different than I was making - and it gives me spending money. 

It does suck being empowered to make suggestions but not being empowered to actualize them. You're absolutely right - if you can't afford to pay a salesperson - you're going to have to find one that will work for a cut of the sales he or she makes. I don't see any way around that. 

 

Fri Nov 12 2021 20:36:00 MST from TheDave

 

Tue Nov 02 2021 15:52:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

So, picked up part time, temporary work. Pays $18 where the last job paid $21. Remote work, so I don't have to wake up as early, I don't put mileage on my car, I don't have gas expenses, and the commute home at the end of the shift is instantaneous. I won't ever have to pack 75 pound chains in 115 degree heat in a warehouse with only swamp coolers. That is on top of the 1 week gig that paid a half a month's salary. 

And I suspect that once I establish my ability - they're probably going to offer me permanent work even once the backlog clears out. They know I'm way over qualified... 

 

Awesome.  Sounds like a step up to me.  I'm thinking about looking for something else because my stress is through the roof but it would probably be really stupid of me to jump ship now.

We got a new consultant who gave me WAY more power than I ever expected and I'm getting a lot of pushback when I merely suggest things, so part of me wants to say "Okay then, fuck me for asking your opinion, I'll just not ask anymore" but I really don't want to burn bridges either.  Also we're out of money and getting pushback on the idea of bringing on some commission-only sales people frankly baffles me.  How the fuck do we get more customers with no up front cost if we don't have commission only sales people?  And why would you want to cap their salary?  That's how you get shitty salespeople.



 



[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 21:07:39 MST from TheDave

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Sun Nov 14 2021 19:53:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I think so. Getting to work at home - and doing knowledge work - is absolutely a bonus. The income is marginal, but not significantly different than I was making - and it gives me spending money. 

It does suck being empowered to make suggestions but not being empowered to actualize them. You're absolutely right - if you can't afford to pay a salesperson - you're going to have to find one that will work for a cut of the sales he or she makes. I don't see any way around that. 

 

Fri Nov 12 2021 20:36:00 MST from TheDave

 

Tue Nov 02 2021 15:52:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

So, picked up part time, temporary work. Pays $18 where the last job paid $21. Remote work, so I don't have to wake up as early, I don't put mileage on my car, I don't have gas expenses, and the commute home at the end of the shift is instantaneous. I won't ever have to pack 75 pound chains in 115 degree heat in a warehouse with only swamp coolers. That is on top of the 1 week gig that paid a half a month's salary. 

And I suspect that once I establish my ability - they're probably going to offer me permanent work even once the backlog clears out. They know I'm way over qualified... 

 

Awesome.  Sounds like a step up to me.  I'm thinking about looking for something else because my stress is through the roof but it would probably be really stupid of me to jump ship now.

We got a new consultant who gave me WAY more power than I ever expected and I'm getting a lot of pushback when I merely suggest things, so part of me wants to say "Okay then, fuck me for asking your opinion, I'll just not ask anymore" but I really don't want to burn bridges either.  Also we're out of money and getting pushback on the idea of bringing on some commission-only sales people frankly baffles me.  How the fuck do we get more customers with no up front cost if we don't have commission only sales people?  And why would you want to cap their salary?  That's how you get shitty salespeople.



 



So I got fired lol

They decided that they didn't need me after all because all I do is run HR and Accounting and we don't have enough regular work for that to be worth it, and also the new girl can do my job in addition to all her stuff, and here's the door.

I predicted EVERY DAMN THING that happened to that company.  I'm Cassandra.  I can see the future and nobody believes me and then it happens and OH NO WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL US.

I'm worth my weight in gold and nobody likes seeing the future because they'd have to actually change anything.  Fuck em.



[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 17:47:04 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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My neighbor and I were talking about this over beers. How job offers always say, "Detail oriented problem solvers a plus..." 

But then when you start seeing details and trying to solve problems they tell you, "Don't rock the boat. We've been doing it this way for years without any problems. You should be more positive about the company and its policies and procedures." 

So... you DON'T want detail oriented problem solvers, you want mindless yes-men who will ignore the entire building burning down around them. You should have put that in the job offer. 


Mon Nov 29 2021 21:07:39 MST from TheDave

 

Sun Nov 14 2021 19:53:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I think so. Getting to work at home - and doing knowledge work - is absolutely a bonus. The income is marginal, but not significantly different than I was making - and it gives me spending money. 

It does suck being empowered to make suggestions but not being empowered to actualize them. You're absolutely right - if you can't afford to pay a salesperson - you're going to have to find one that will work for a cut of the sales he or she makes. I don't see any way around that. 

 

Fri Nov 12 2021 20:36:00 MST from TheDave

 

Tue Nov 02 2021 15:52:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

So, picked up part time, temporary work. Pays $18 where the last job paid $21. Remote work, so I don't have to wake up as early, I don't put mileage on my car, I don't have gas expenses, and the commute home at the end of the shift is instantaneous. I won't ever have to pack 75 pound chains in 115 degree heat in a warehouse with only swamp coolers. That is on top of the 1 week gig that paid a half a month's salary. 

And I suspect that once I establish my ability - they're probably going to offer me permanent work even once the backlog clears out. They know I'm way over qualified... 

 

Awesome.  Sounds like a step up to me.  I'm thinking about looking for something else because my stress is through the roof but it would probably be really stupid of me to jump ship now.

We got a new consultant who gave me WAY more power than I ever expected and I'm getting a lot of pushback when I merely suggest things, so part of me wants to say "Okay then, fuck me for asking your opinion, I'll just not ask anymore" but I really don't want to burn bridges either.  Also we're out of money and getting pushback on the idea of bringing on some commission-only sales people frankly baffles me.  How the fuck do we get more customers with no up front cost if we don't have commission only sales people?  And why would you want to cap their salary?  That's how you get shitty salespeople.



 



So I got fired lol

They decided that they didn't need me after all because all I do is run HR and Accounting and we don't have enough regular work for that to be worth it, and also the new girl can do my job in addition to all her stuff, and here's the door.

I predicted EVERY DAMN THING that happened to that company.  I'm Cassandra.  I can see the future and nobody believes me and then it happens and OH NO WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL US.

I'm worth my weight in gold and nobody likes seeing the future because they'd have to actually change anything.  Fuck em.