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#7361 HemiBeers

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:40 PM

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My past came back and bit me today....during a job interview, when I was about to be handed the job.  

The guy started asking me about my entire work history - IN GREAT DETAIL - and one incident from ten years ago came up.  We spent the next 30 minutes talking about it.  I went home without a job offer.  :rage:

He ultimately called me back and offered me the job, which I accepted.  I will now have to go to work everyday knowing that I won't be fully trusted.....or at least until I earn his trust, which won't be a problem.
Care to describe the incident?

A cowardly store manager, who had a personal problem with me.  
A couple of Hershey’s Kisses in the trash compactor.  I was singled out from everyone else and fired.  
Had to go to court to get my unemployment compensation.  A slam-dunk decision in my favor.  
But now, if I ever have to list my job history in full, I have to worry about that BS incident from over ten years ago.
But if you explain it as 'I got fired for a couple hershey's kisses in the trash compactor', I think any reasonable person would give you a pass on that.

I think everyone should get fired at least once. It's a learning experience if nothing else.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

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Shopping for new bathtub, etc. . . . finally decided to work on our 1970's Brady Bunch bathroom with the blue tub and blue sink!  Tooooo much to look at online . . . .eyes bulging out . . . .first world problem . . . . :banghead:

Sorry, bc, but improving your house can be a bit of a trip, too!  Plus, blue is my soul color...Posted Image
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ORFie, if only !!  I'd keep that color blue.  It's this color-  at least the blue toilet broke a few years back so we're back to white on that!  :lol:
  
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Sounds like my childhood home that my dad built around 1959. Two main bathrooms...one was ALL seafoam green (tub, toilet, sink and tile) and the other ALL hot pink.

Funny thing is, I work in an old building built around that time and the men's room has the same seafoam green tile.

Back to your current dilemma, ever consider resurfacing the tub/shower white and replacing other stuff? Old tubs can be a nightmare to yank out.


Yeah, we have a few guy's names that are supposed to come soon and give us a a quote for getting that sucker out of there!  I have thought a lot about getting it resurfaced but I don't know anyone that's actually done it to ask them how long it lasts.  Estimates very so widely and it is the most heavily used bathroom. I think it's going to be $$$ whatever we do!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Tent sizes and layouts!  

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by 'tent sizes' are you referring to the brides maids dresses?

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:43 PM

View Postblueschica, on 16 February 2018 - 04:06 PM, said:

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Shopping for new bathtub, etc. . . . finally decided to work on our 1970's Brady Bunch bathroom with the blue tub and blue sink!  Tooooo much to look at online . . . .eyes bulging out . . . .first world problem . . . . :banghead:

Sorry, bc, but improving your house can be a bit of a trip, too!  Plus, blue is my soul color...Posted Image
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ORFie, if only !!  I'd keep that color blue.  It's this color-  at least the blue toilet broke a few years back so we're back to white on that!  :lol:
  
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Sounds like my childhood home that my dad built around 1959. Two main bathrooms...one was ALL seafoam green (tub, toilet, sink and tile) and the other ALL hot pink.

Funny thing is, I work in an old building built around that time and the men's room has the same seafoam green tile.

Back to your current dilemma, ever consider resurfacing the tub/shower white and replacing other stuff? Old tubs can be a nightmare to yank out.


Yeah, we have a few guy's names that are supposed to come soon and give us a a quote for getting that sucker out of there!  I have thought a lot about getting it resurfaced but I don't know anyone that's actually done it to ask them how long it lasts.  Estimates very so widely and it is the most heavily used bathroom. I think it's going to be $$$ whatever we do!
I've never done it myself, but I would think the resurfacing liquid or paint they roll on would be crap and not last. Other places put an entire 'shell' over the existing tub, so that might be more promising. It might be best to treat it like a bad tooth and just yank the sucker out. You never know what damage lies underneath that would need fixing as well.

Or do what I would do and just move. :P

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

Apprently, I can’t even post an acronym of KYS to a Trump troll without getting Facebook jail.  f**k Mark Zuckerberg and these “free speech but only for us and not you” hypocrites.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:25 PM

Someone(s) in my extended family are really worrying me (is the nicest way to put it!)  I don't understand deciding to leave a good job when both people are in their 50's and think another company will just step in and pick them up at their current pay and benefit levels. And they can't retire early, they still have high school kids and a mortgage.  I thought that when you were unhappy with a job, you tried to find another one before you left your current one.  :(   :(

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

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Someone(s) in my extended family are really worrying me (is the nicest way to put it!)  I don't understand deciding to leave a good job when both people are in their 50's and think another company will just step in and pick them up at their current pay and benefit levels. And they can't retire early, they still have high school kids and a mortgage.  I thought that when you were unhappy with a job, you tried to find another one before you left your current one.  :(   :(

Maybe the hate of that job had been piling up for years to the point where it couldn’t be taken anymore?

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

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Someone(s) in my extended family are really worrying me (is the nicest way to put it!)  I don't understand deciding to leave a good job when both people are in their 50's and think another company will just step in and pick them up at their current pay and benefit levels. And they can't retire early, they still have high school kids and a mortgage.  I thought that when you were unhappy with a job, you tried to find another one before you left your current one.  :(   :(

Maybe the hate of that job had been piling up for years to the point where it couldn’t be taken anymore?

I did exactly that five years ago.  It was such a hostile work environment that I walked out.  Best decision that I have ever made.  My physical/mental health was on the edge of a cliff.    

I moved in with my mother (who needed my help quite often anyway) and spent five months looking for a job.  The job that I found was GREAT.  :sundog:

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:09 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 06 March 2018 - 08:05 PM, said:

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Someone(s) in my extended family are really worrying me (is the nicest way to put it!)  I don't understand deciding to leave a good job when both people are in their 50's and think another company will just step in and pick them up at their current pay and benefit levels. And they can't retire early, they still have high school kids and a mortgage.  I thought that when you were unhappy with a job, you tried to find another one before you left your current one.  :(   :(

Maybe the hate of that job had been piling up for years to the point where it couldn’t be taken anymore?

I did exactly that five years ago.  It was such a hostile work environment that I walked out.  Best decision that I have ever made.  My physical/mental health was on the edge of a cliff.

I moved in with my mother (who needed my help quite often anyway) and spent five months looking for a job.  The job that I found was GREAT.  :sundog:
Thank you, PM and JB. I think I'm probably over thinking this. I'm sure they will land right side up but a sister worries. :o

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:38 PM

View Postblueschica, on 06 March 2018 - 09:09 PM, said:

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Someone(s) in my extended family are really worrying me (is the nicest way to put it!)  I don't understand deciding to leave a good job when both people are in their 50's and think another company will just step in and pick them up at their current pay and benefit levels. And they can't retire early, they still have high school kids and a mortgage.  I thought that when you were unhappy with a job, you tried to find another one before you left your current one.  :(   :(

Maybe the hate of that job had been piling up for years to the point where it couldn’t be taken anymore?

I did exactly that five years ago.  It was such a hostile work environment that I walked out.  Best decision that I have ever made.  My physical/mental health was on the edge of a cliff.

I moved in with my mother (who needed my help quite often anyway) and spent five months looking for a job.  The job that I found was GREAT.  :sundog:

Thank you, PM and JB. I think I'm probably over thinking this. I'm sure they will land right side up but a sister worries. :o

You could very well be right about the situation.  Quitting a job without having a new job is not a recommended strategy.   It should always be done as a last resort.  

In my case, I have no dependents.  All I have is myself, so that gave me the freedom and opportunity to quit.  I consider myself very lucky.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:05 AM

For some strange reason both of the "smart" keys to my car don't work, despite changing the batteries in both of them, so I can't start my car.  Tomorrow I need to have the car towed to the dealership and get this mess fixed. Today I'll just chill out in the house.  Thank God I didn't get stranded somewhere!

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:11 PM

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For some strange reason both of the "smart" keys to my car don't work, despite changing the batteries in both of them, so I can't start my car.  Tomorrow I need to have the car towed to the dealership and get this mess fixed. Today I'll just chill out in the house.  Thank God I didn't get stranded somewhere!

Good luck with your problem, PJ!
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:33 AM

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For some strange reason both of the "smart" keys to my car don't work, despite changing the batteries in both of them, so I can't start my car.  Tomorrow I need to have the car towed to the dealership and get this mess fixed. Today I'll just chill out in the house.  Thank God I didn't get stranded somewhere!

Good luck with your problem, PJ!
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DOH, helps to read the owners manual.  Found out there's a socket hidden in the console that you can plug the smart key into to start the car.  Problem solved, back on the road.  Next week I'm going to start looking for a new, and possibly final, vehicle.   Starting with Subaru, likely a Forester or Outback.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

View Postpjbear05, on 14 March 2018 - 07:33 AM, said:

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 13 March 2018 - 10:11 PM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 11 March 2018 - 10:05 AM, said:

For some strange reason both of the "smart" keys to my car don't work, despite changing the batteries in both of them, so I can't start my car.  Tomorrow I need to have the car towed to the dealership and get this mess fixed. Today I'll just chill out in the house.  Thank God I didn't get stranded somewhere!

Good luck with your problem, PJ!
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DOH, helps to read the owners manual.  Found out there's a socket hidden in the console that you can plug the smart key into to start the car.  Problem solved, back on the road.  Next week I'm going to start looking for a new, and possibly final, vehicle.   Starting with Subaru, likely a Forester or Outback.

You DON'T read the owners manual?  C'MON, man! don't you know those people who BELIEVE in conspiracies ARE RIGHT a lot of the time these days?  Unless an owner buys a Chilton's manual for their vehicles these days, You can't even work on your car, or do regular upkeep work on it.  This is the way they keep you spending your money on THEM to fix 'em.  I like Subaru also.  "a WHOOP DE DOO for my SUBARU!"  remember that Discount Tire commercial?
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:49 PM

Lets just say a certain YouTuber who calls himself "the most honest person on YouTube" wouldn't know honesty if it gave him an uppercut to the f***ing jaw.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 16 February 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 18 January 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:


View PostOldRUSHfan, on 18 January 2018 - 11:44 AM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 17 January 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

Shopping for new bathtub, etc. . . . finally decided to work on our 1970's Brady Bunch bathroom with the blue tub and blue sink!  Tooooo much to look at online . . . .eyes bulging out . . . .first world problem . . . . :banghead:

Sorry, bc, but improving your house can be a bit of a trip, too!  Plus, blue is my soul color...Posted Image
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ORFie, if only !!  I'd keep that color blue.  It's this color-  at least the blue toilet broke a few years back so we're back to white on that!  :lol:
  
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Sounds like my childhood home that my dad built around 1959. Two main bathrooms...one was ALL seafoam green (tub, toilet, sink and tile) and the other ALL hot pink.

Funny thing is, I work in an old building built around that time and the men's room has the same seafoam green tile.

Back to your current dilemma, ever consider resurfacing the tub/shower white and replacing other stuff? Old tubs can be a nightmare to yank out.

:lol: I too have the light blue toilet/tub combo in my 1978 bathroom! :lol:

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:08 PM

Our bathroom renovation is getting complicated and pricey.  There is only one correct way to do it and someone else is being dismissive of it-"That will look really ugly."  That is no help!

We are not talking about decorating here.  We are talking about that there is no access to the shower valve and pipes for our main bathroom. One time the shower valve did start leaking and we had to pay to have the tile carefully removed so they had access, and then have it all put back.  Now we want to do a surround instead of tile and you just can't have no access to your pipes. :banghead:  There is going to have to be an access put in and that means taking out the weird plywood built in vanity in the little bathroom that backs up to the big bathroom. And replacing it with a littler vanity so there is room on the wall for an access panel.  Which half of the house thinks is unnecessary ??


What is wrong with this- Posted Image.   and covering it with something like this-  Posted Image

I guess the plumber is going to talk the other half of the house into it!  :banghead:

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 14 March 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 16 February 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 18 January 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 18 January 2018 - 11:44 AM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 17 January 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

Shopping for new bathtub, etc. . . . finally decided to work on our 1970's Brady Bunch bathroom with the blue tub and blue sink!  Tooooo much to look at online . . . .eyes bulging out . . . .first world problem . . . . :banghead:

Sorry, bc, but improving your house can be a bit of a trip, too!  Plus, blue is my soul color...Posted Image
Posted Image

ORFie, if only !!  I'd keep that color blue.  It's this color-  at least the blue toilet broke a few years back so we're back to white on that!  :lol:
  
  Posted Image


Sounds like my childhood home that my dad built around 1959. Two main bathrooms...one was ALL seafoam green (tub, toilet, sink and tile) and the other ALL hot pink.

Funny thing is, I work in an old building built around that time and the men's room has the same seafoam green tile.

Back to your current dilemma, ever consider resurfacing the tub/shower white and replacing other stuff? Old tubs can be a nightmare to yank out.

:lol: I too have the light blue toilet/tub combo in my 1978 bathroom! :lol:
  We also have an avocado green sink and shower in the little bathroom!  :lol:  I couldn't stand the green toilet anymore so that was at least replaced with a white one!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

I have one bathroom and if it doesn't work - that is trouble! The hidden panel with cover up doesn't seem so bad. If my husband has to access the pipes, he has to go into the master bedroom closet, where the is a 11 by 17 hole in the wall.  Cannot see the hole straight on, but if you turn to the right - TaDaa!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

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View Postblueschica, on 17 January 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

Shopping for new bathtub, etc. . . . finally decided to work on our 1970's Brady Bunch bathroom with the blue tub and blue sink!  Tooooo much to look at online . . . .eyes bulging out . . . .first world problem . . . . :banghead:

Sorry, bc, but improving your house can be a bit of a trip, too!  Plus, blue is my soul color...Posted Image
Posted Image

ORFie, if only !!  I'd keep that color blue.  It's this color-  at least the blue toilet broke a few years back so we're back to white on that!  :lol:
  
  Posted Image


Sounds like my childhood home that my dad built around 1959. Two main bathrooms...one was ALL seafoam green (tub, toilet, sink and tile) and the other ALL hot pink.

Funny thing is, I work in an old building built around that time and the men's room has the same seafoam green tile.

Back to your current dilemma, ever consider resurfacing the tub/shower white and replacing other stuff? Old tubs can be a nightmare to yank out.

:lol: I too have the light blue toilet/tub combo in my 1978 bathroom! :lol:
  We also have an avocado green sink and shower in the little bathroom!  :lol:  I couldn't stand the green toilet anymore so that was at least replaced with a white one!

oooof! Avocado green toilet combo. Holy cow wow, that wins it all :lol: :notworthy:




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