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In Which I Am Helpful At Work

For the last few months, I have been on a bit of an odd schedule at work – they have me in the office from 2 PM until 11 PM Sunday through Thursday. This is actually a shift with a … Continue reading

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A Mascot’s Not Dead While His Name Is Still Spoken

So, we have a policy at work right now where everyone needs to use up a week of their vacation time by the end of July.  Nothing ominous there, no, not at all.  It couldn’t possibly be indicative of trying … Continue reading

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How to Derail a Meeting

I inadvertently started something beautiful and terrible at work today. I have a regular 8:30 meeting, which we have because someone got the idea that daily team meetings were a great idea. That person doesn’t attend the meetings, mind you. … Continue reading

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Math is a harsh mistress

Hmm, second work post in as many days.  Bad habit. Anyway.  This might be a bit mean-spirited, and I’ll apologize for that in advance.  I had an annoying day and my normal good spirits aren’t what they normally are. At … Continue reading

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So this is what motivation feels like.

My job involves a lot of use of WebEx, which is actually a pretty decent remote access package.  My only complaint about it – that it was really tedious to review recorded WebEx sessions – was wiped out when I … Continue reading

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About those TPS reports…

I don’t often talk about work, partially because honestly what I do is a little boring to most folks and partially because I work in technical support for an information security product, so I am under a ton of non-disclosure … Continue reading

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Exchange Rates Are Important

One of the derpier things about my current job is that, every year, I need to take mandatory ethics training, specifically on the topic of dealing with representatives of foreign governments. At my level, I can pretty much be sure … Continue reading

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