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General / Boner Joe Owes Me Money
« on: December 22, 2011, 11:26:49 PM »


Edit 02-06-12: This matter is resolved and the site is demolished.

General / Plane Crash & Deaths at Gene's Air Show
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:28:43 PM »
He called in about this like 2 weeks ago.


General / Ian on trial live
« on: September 29, 2010, 10:25:25 AM »
for "trespassing" at jail

General / Video: Ian Arrested
« on: July 19, 2010, 12:19:03 AM »
I removed the original, short video. If you want to see the footage. It starts at the 2:00 mark of the following video:


General / I'm Not Paid Enough (I think?)
« on: August 21, 2009, 12:01:32 AM »
I've been with a small manufacturing business for coming up on 4 years. I am mostly the sole operator of the machines I run. I have one "supervisor" that also knows them, but I am more proficient and usually the only one running them. I put "supervisor" in quotes, because while she is my superior in title, she asks me about scheduling orders, the status of orders, and even what my hours are going to be each week.

Throughout a normal day I am:
- producing product
- designing proofs to go out to customers
- watching internal inventory and sending out orders for new inventory if we run low
- taking in orders from the sales department and scheduling them to run
- occasionally dealing with complex data files from customers

In addition to "every day" activities, I also can
- cover in various other departments (I will be doing shipping tomorrow actually, as someone is out)
- cover simple IT duties for work PCs
- design VB scripts for excel and other internal applications
- taken customer phone calls related to tech support of systems we sell and support

I have no doubt that I could "race" anybody in the building on the machines I run, and beat them in time producing an order. I learn new things extremely quickly, and develop quicker ways to use the machines we have. I constantly show dedication in staying late or arriving early when schedules get tight. I guess my one issue is, as you probably guessed, that while I use my skills to handle probably $500,000 worth of orders a year, I do it for $10.50/hr. The money you pay simple machine operators. The money you pay overnight janitors. I do manager's work for floor worker's pay. I know for a fact I am respected by all my superiors up to the company president, as they offer me great responsibility. The respect just does not translate into pay it seems.

One final twist: They are soon to be hiring a "lead supervisor" of the department in the coming months, though I am not qualified based on their arbitrary rules of "2 years supervising multiple employees" and "5 years in industrial or graphics arts experience." (Which strangely almost matches my current supervisor perfectly. You would think they might already have someone in mind....). I could still suggest they consider me though.

Anyway, should I:

A. STFU and do my job? I don't deserve anything more. In fact, I should be feel blessed to have such a flexible position.
B. Ask for consideration for a higher supervisor position, which will mean running more BS numbers through Excel for the president to look at?
C. Plan to keep my position, but make a case for a higher pay based on my value to the company?

I do not depend on this job for paycheck to paycheck living, so I am willing to rock the boat more than most there would. I just want to rock it in the right way when I do. I knew you were the people to turn to for help.

General / I Was Called 20 Times...
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:20:29 AM »
... from a blocked caller ID last night at 2:30am. I answered the first 3 times, and the sound on the other end was best described as crunching. Immediately reminded me of a horse eating oats for some reason. Anyway, after the third time I put my phone to silent and didn't answer, but it rang 17 more times before stopping.

Then once more at 4:07am

wtf? Am I paranoid to think it's a disgruntled cop on his night shift fucking with me? Possibly in relation to this: http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=950

Whatever it is, creepy.

The Polling Pit / Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:19:51 PM »
Sure, people intentionally pad their post counts with spam, but I feel like those people should be dealt with individually rather than hurting everyone. And Karma (being able to rate people up or down) is nothing but a market reputation solution. You can tell at a glance whether a poster is likely to be well versed in what he's saying, or talking out his ass. Bring back both I say.

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