The VENT Thread

Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:29 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:You should watch the last episode of BBC America Planet Earth. It's pretty insane.

That said, some of the ways urbanization has effected the planet are semi-cool. See: peregrine falcon watching on my lunch break.


Semi-cool until you remember that we're basically in the middle of a mass extinction event.

That said, I need to watch Planet Earth 2 still.


I have to make working in Manhattan tolerable in some way so I have to forget a lot.

The reality is morose but the fast track of evolution some predators are on is so insane that you can't help but marvel at it.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby starrydreamer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:21 am

Somnambulist wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:You should watch the last episode of BBC America Planet Earth. It's pretty insane.

That said, some of the ways urbanization has effected the planet are semi-cool. See: peregrine falcon watching on my lunch break.


Semi-cool until you remember that we're basically in the middle of a mass extinction event.

That said, I need to watch Planet Earth 2 still.


I have to make working in Manhattan tolerable in some way so I have to forget a lot.

The reality is morose but the fast track of evolution some predators are on is so insane that you can't help but marvel at it.


:lol: I worked in Manhattan for a few years, so I understand.

But yeah, it's interesting to see how species are adapting.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 pm

I'm not sure I hate anything more than bad management.

Except 3 day migraines.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:50 pm

The two things may be one. The bad management brings on the three-day migraine?
Nice thing about being retired; I don't have to deal with lousy managers anymore. :P ;)
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby peeptoad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:51 am

Somnambulist wrote:I'm not sure I hate anything more than bad management.


Agreed. It's the prime reason (among several) that I am looking for other work. And it's not just bad... it's also corrupt, egotistical, and belligerent. Grrrr.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:48 am

peeptoad wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:I'm not sure I hate anything more than bad management.


Agreed. It's the prime reason (among several) that I am looking for other work. And it's not just bad... it's also corrupt, egotistical, and belligerent. Grrrr.


Im flirting pretty heavily with the idea of getting a master's in Industrial Organizational Psych just so I can study bad management and then make it better. But school. Ugh.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Insane Crazy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:08 am

Somnambulist wrote:
peeptoad wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:I'm not sure I hate anything more than bad management.


Agreed. It's the prime reason (among several) that I am looking for other work. And it's not just bad... it's also corrupt, egotistical, and belligerent. Grrrr.


Im flirting pretty heavily with the idea of getting a master's in Industrial Organizational Psych just so I can study bad management and then make it better. But school. Ugh.

Yo! That'd be so cool! Do iiit.

But school. Ugh.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby peeptoad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 am

School ugh is right, lol.
I'm toying with using the formerly unused degree I got 25 years ago and becoming a fine artist living out of a ditch. No wait, maybe that would be worse with the current administration... :roll:
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:52 pm

peeptoad wrote:School ugh is right, lol.
I'm toying with using the formerly unused degree I got 25 years ago and becoming a fine artist living out of a ditch. No wait, maybe that would be worse with the current administration... :roll:


Or about the same. Yikes. As long as your art is cheap I'm willing to pledge. :D

My job is not well managed but they leave me alone to do my own thing. I'm off a bunch of days this week for doctors appointments. I waited four hours yesterday. A wait normally doesn't bother me because I'll read and I get it, stuff happens. But 4 hours? The clock management was just bad. The girl admitted to triple booking and I don't know how the doctor didn't kill her.

My boyfriend waits tables at a nice place and honestly, I can't believe the amount of money he takes home sometimes. At the really nice places in NYC these people bring home in a day or two what it takes me two weeks to make. I wish I didn't have RBF and liked people more. I think about going back to school but then I think about everything I'd have to give up (sleeping 8 hours a day, cutting back at the gym, reading for fun less, liking my life) and I become bristled.

May God be listening and may we all hit the super on Derby day.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Tessablue » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:12 pm

Well, this is a great year for hitting a life-changing Derby super! That's my current life plan as well, unless peep and I get a ditch community going. Literally had one of my committee members yesterday say "you're awesome and you deserve a great job, but that doesn't mean you'll get one." This has all been so worth it...

Although honestly, as much as I have complained, grad school isn't a terrible deal so long as you end up in a good environment. I had an awesome PI who gave me a lot of freedom, and I got to travel the world basically for free while making discoveries that helped people. Not sure if that all balanced out the total lack of income/ job security/ worker's rights/ sleep/ mental well-being, compounded by crushing pressure and expectations... but it wasn't all bad. Would be nice if I could actually get a job out of it, though. No way in hell am I doing a postdoc, I'm not going to go through all of that again but with MORE pressure.

I hope everyone here finds a job that makes them happy (and also pays well).
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