Alphum
 member, 1 post
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 01:59
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Anyone wanna chat?
Yaztromo
 supporter, 334 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 03:18
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I really hate when stupid companies do mean, nasty things just to pinch some cents from their employees just for the very sake of it! The little that they earn this way will never compensate the big self harm they do by upsetting and demotivating their most loyal and value producing employees! This will only help the hateful careers of some despicable corporate climber hidden in some central corporate office, that can claim s/he earnt the company so much money with that mean action...
tibiotarsus
 member, 138 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 02:25
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Sometimes I feel I am more like a collection of scar tissue than a person.
MalaeDezeld
 member, 120 posts
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 01:30
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I can't delete an account because, at some point, they confuse my free plan (that came from before they acquired the initial website) for something that should be treating like an auto-renew billing contract.
chatterbeast
 member, 38 posts
 Md, USA
 GMT -4
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 07:21
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Take a break from this site for several years. Ahhh the memories

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facemaker329
 member, 7222 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 05:30
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
These are definitely First World problems...but man, they're starting to stack up.  Had the water shut off in one of the buildings I work in at my primary job because a drain pipe that runs RIGHT under the center of the stage collapsed, and right now their solution is to keep a sump pump down there running and turn off the water...no timetable for when they're going to fix it.

That happened last week.  Today, the water heater in the other building I work in decided that it had reached the end of its useful life...I walked into the laundry room, turned on the lights...and noticed that half the floor had standing water on it. I nursed it along through two loads of laundry, then shut off the water and the power to it (it's an electric model, not gas) and drained it.  Between what had initially leaked out and what I had to keep mopping up while doing the laundry, I soaked up 15 gallons of water, with a string mop...

I don't want to know what's next.  Hopefully, nothing, because this year's already been weird enough...
Harley Quinn
 member, 27 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 01:10
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
You know how when you go to delete a game here you have to check off ďI have given all my players due notice.ď?

There is a certain GM (I wonít publicly shame him) on this site that just deletes without any notification. Didnít post a message about it, didnít PM, didnít rmail, nothing.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 371 posts
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 05:12
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
THAT company really messed my life!
I had four to choose from and you never know what would happen if I picked another, but I really think they deceived me during interviews! They should have told me what they were like when I asked, interviews are two way exercises and both the candidate and the company are really supposed to tell the truth!
Lauriebear
 member, 66 posts
 There is no truth. There
 is only perception
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 02:56
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Had my cousins GF staying with us for a few days...turned into weeks which turned into months!!!  Didnít chip in for a drawn thing!  Then said I HAD TOO MANY RULES as she left!!!

Good riddance!!!
Silverlock
 member, 114 posts
Sun 9 Aug 2020
at 22:39
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I'm just trying to hang onto this wretched job for a few more years.  I really didn't think I'd be at a supposedly professional establishment that somehow, despite having three bosses 'in charge' of scheduling, there's no schedule for me or the other nine flunkies.  No rise in pay since 2018 yet plenty of extra work to be done; only every other weekend off and no overtime, ever, no matter what, yet plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth should work not be completed as the bosses expect.  I'm not living, I'm existing like a beast of burden.  And now, long after the Covid-19 has washed over the area we are in, we are given active-viral tests every two weeks, symptoms or not.  I'm too old to find another job, and too broken to be able to get one anyway, but they seem determined to drive me into the ground.  And then, to top it off, the boss who had been told, in writing, that a piece of equipment was broken three months ago and this boss never ordered replacement parts, this boss decides it must be MY fault...
V_V
 member, 924 posts
 Farewell. Tom,
 nuric, and dear J. -Fin
Mon 10 Aug 2020
at 10:01
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I can't express my sadness, loss, and overwhelming shame. I feel like I was asking for a chance to be something more, than I am IRL, to be powerful, able, and important. Instead, through my characters I was made to feel worse. Stupid, impotent and trivial.

I really wish I hadn't started this, but I did. I feel so lost, asking for direction, but only receiving a bitter lesson time and time again. I feel like Samwise in Mordor, only to realize I'm just half way. I still need to find my way home, and I don't...
borderline_dnd
 member, 407 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 03:50
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
First time that I met a High Maintenance GM. Something you just need to walk away after they remove the entire party from the game.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1027 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 03:59
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
My wife's exhusband.  All the stuff he has done, lies he has spread, the gaslighting if their daughter, accusations he has made against me, my sons, my nephews.  He is so lucky I am not ready to go to prison.  Yet.
Brianna
 member, 2223 posts
Thu 13 Aug 2020
at 20:49
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Karhald
 member, 1 post
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 20:02
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Exhausted.

Can't sleep. Always working. Kids never listen to me and are constantly demanding things. They're little, so that part's okay.

I'm new here, so also going to try and play with the forum tags.

<tr>TR</tr>


Spoiler text: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)
Spoiler text goes in here... simple enough, I guess.


Teletype what is this then?
facemaker329
 member, 7247 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 06:52
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I haven't come home from work this frustrated in years...and it's not necessarily any single thing, more like a series of little things that got massively compounded by a couple of big things tonight...

Without going into too much detail, I come from a background where if you've been told, "This is what we have to work with", you figure out how to do the job within those limitations.  We have a contractor who just never seems to get that.  We're in the middle of a project he's part of...he sent us plans for his part only a couple of days before we were supposed to start working on it.  Some of the equipment he wanted to 7se is no longer in good operational order...so he revised his plans to adjust for that.  I'm one of three guys working on this project...but I was never sent any of the paperwork for it.  He decided that he's borrowing equipment from another area that isn't using it (Covid considerations...), so we're not only having to put together his part of the project, we're having to dismantle another project so we can put his together...

And we figured we were on top of it.  We'd put everything together, his list was finished, we were moving on to the rest of the project...until tonight he announced that he wants to take another nine pieces of hardware from the dismantled project.  At this point, the space we're working in is starting to get stretched a bit thin...with everything else that's there, I'm starting to worry whether we've even got open outlets we can use for his new additions.  On top of that, for the last two days, I've had to borrow a boom lift from another department, drive it to where we need it (and the stupid thing has, basically, two speeds...Dead Slow and Frozen Molasses, so that's a time-consuming endeavor) to have it sit, unused, for several hours before I use it for two to five minutes and then drive it back...the round trip wastes at least half an hour of my day, and much more if Security is busy and can't come unlock gates for me.

And then, tonight, he tries to sound magnanimous about it..."I know you're working on a lot of other stuff, I don't want you to worry about this..."  Yeah, well,  WAAAY too late for that, because I'm the guy that's probably going to end up doing most of it, even though you say you want me to focus on the other stuff.  There's three of us there that can do what you're talking about...one of us is a contractor and already has a regular job before he comes to work with us (and he's in Vegas right now because of it), the other two of us have significant lists of projects that have to be done before his project becomes relevant.  I was going to spend today working on one of them and ended up constantly getting pulled into working on other stuff instead...so when am I supposed to get back to your new additions to your project?

You're the one with the big reputation...figure out how to do th he job with the tools on hand!  I can think of a dozen people who could make it happen without having to steal other equipment and massively revise plans...
ShadoPrism
 member, 1342 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 11:49
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Eur512
 member, 820 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 20:15
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies


Watching a game commit a weird form of self destruction:  resolving the issue tearing the players apart is a simple matter, but they all put Role Playing first and of course actually resolving the issue "isn't in character".  They don't want to end it, they just don't want to bend to keep things going.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 384 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 22:48
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
So bad when you find after some time that somebody that you really trusted lied to you!!!
Starchaser
 member, 739 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2020
at 09:05
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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rastashana
 member, 11 posts
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 12:29
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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facemaker329
 member, 7270 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 11 Nov 2020
at 08:17
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Nothing annoys in quite the same way as a software company that advertises free downloads of their product...not only in the site header but even in the copy of the description of the product...and then the first time you try to actually use it for the ONLY purpose for which you would download it, they require you to pay. I mean, if it's pay-to-play software, great, I've got nothing against that...everyone deserves to earn a little something at what they do.

But when the very first line of your self-published how-to on recovering accidentally deleted files says, "Download <productname> free and install..." and then says nothing about pay-to-use until you've scanned for the files and want to recover them...that's just grossly unethical.  I mean, at least your competitor's software had a footnote about not being able to recover located files with the free version...I'm still annoyed that they advertised it on a search for free software, but at least they were upfront about what the free version would do before you started running it.
Starchaser
 member, 774 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 10:05
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
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praguepride
 member, 1726 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 17:36
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I wish I listened to my own advice more. I have spent a lot of time learning persuasive techniques and communication workshops but the second someone challenges me I dump all that out the window and just naturally rattle off the top 10 list of worst things to do in an argument to actually change someone's mind.

/sigh.
Heath
 member, 2967 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 23:36
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Being American, I really don't like living in a foreign country during Thanksgiving, especially stuck here during the Pandemic. I miss the turkey and family gatherings.