SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 314 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 16:08
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
What I love are the friends of mine who applied for (and received) food stamps, and then revel in it because it enables them to use all of the money they would normally spend on food (they were not in any way, shape, or form going hungry, but they do live on disability/VA benefits) on booze. And they drink a lot, so they're legit spending a month's worth of what could be buying normal-but-not-high dollar food on booze.

Good job, guys. Good job. So glad you have that extraneous cash to buy liquor.
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 194 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 16:17
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1621):

It's good that you're on disability if that's what you need. I honestly wish it didn't have to be that way and I appreciate that you'd rather be getting the satisfaction of working.

I think you and I and a number of people can agree that abuse of the system is a problem in this regard. But though these people are a problem I personally see them as a distraction from the major issue, that there is enough to help everyone who needs help if there is the will to do it, but there are people with a vested interest in setting people who don't have enough against other people who also don't have enough but are seen to be offending some sensibility or another.
ittybittybat
 member, 10 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 16:20
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
I am well aware the system needs to change. I think Welfare should be a short term, get you back on your feet type thing for when life kicks you in the teeth. There may be some cases that warrant long term coverage but those should be verified. I also think that if you are collecting Welfare then you should be required to work for the state in some fashion while on it even if it is just sweeping the streets or tending the children of others on welfare so they can sweep the streets.

The person I am talking about is third gen. Welfare and a walking baby factory (there, I gave away their gender) She has 8 children from 6 different fathers and has not been married to a single one of them. For her each child is just an added dollar sign on her welfare check and food stamps.  She could work if she was so inclined but she refuses and she has found Doctors that are willing to sign off on her being disabled. She has BRAGGED about this fact while drunk.

I got my first job when I was 8 years old working for a farmer and I have worked ever since. I served in the Air Force, learned two good trades and never asked for a handout.
Shannara
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 frolic!
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 16:38
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
A gentle reminder that this is the place to vent, not discuss political topics and related opinions.  Please don't nudge it further in that direction.
kitty05w
 member, 1 post
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 19:18
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
Hey, since this is a venting thread I'd like to vent my experiences if that's ok. I am a woman with autism and several physical disability that I rather not say.  I am on disability and work long hours at a part time job and I can barely make ends meet and an constantly stressed over whether I will be able to pay rent on time. It's not even like I want to be on disability but the way it works would actually take away money if I decided to get a second job. It already takes 50% of every dollar. I get crap from all sides and then I get people calling me a human leech.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1335 posts
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Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 20:32
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
In reply to kitty05w (msg # 1626):

I need a Like button for your post.
rastashana
 member, 7 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 22:10
Why is it wrong to kill human leaches
In reply to kitty05w (msg # 1626):

The difference between you and the leaches is that you do try and work what you can do. Majority rather get free things than to lift one finger.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 359 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 01:10
Am I tired or depressed?
As the pandemic wears on, I'm finding it harder to keep motivated.  While I love the games I run and participate on here, I just couldn't get up the motivation to update them during a recent vacation.  I didn't go anywhere, as is the norm nowadays, though I had an isolated family member come into town to visit. Unfortunately we could only meet outside at opposite ends of a porch, or inside while being masked, so that wasn't nearly as much contact as we used to have.  We've pretty much decided that no one is getting together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, as we'd be stuck all being masked and well-separated, and eating together at once table is far too dangerous for a family meal (there are at least four members of my family who are in various danger zones for the virus).  We're basically going to be doing Zoom holidays.  It is not what we wanted, but it's going to have to happen.

But also this week of vacation should have been the time that I was able to finish more writing projects. Yet, I really couldn't. Hubby has been furloughed/unemployed since March, so he was always wanting to watch TV/movies or go out for a car ride or a walk or something of the sort.  I really have difficulty trying to carve out writing time when he's wandering into my office to distract himself every twenty minutes, calling me over to look at this or that, bringing the cat in, or any other distraction.  I few times I finally co-opted our one TV so I could at least see some of my own shows, but then he just stayed in the room reading or playing video games.  It seems petty, but that's kind of distracting to me.

The one thing I really crave is time alone in my own house.  The only alone time I get nowadays during my drives to and from work.  I am on a nocturnal schedule, but Hubby doesn't go to bed until after midnight, so my brain is usually not really up for writing at 2am.  I would prefer to write during the early evening, a little bit after I get up (assuming I don't work that day), but Hubby usually wants to go "do stuff".

After some discussion with my sister, who's in a similar situation, I'm going to ask Hubby to just leave for 3-4 hours at least one day a week.  I need quiet time that I know will not be interrupted.  I want to be able to write without being even benevolently bugged. I want to be able to go get/make food from places I know he doesn't like and eat them without compromise, pouts, or judgment. I just... want some time to myself...
rastashana
 member, 8 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 14:01
Am I tired or depressed?
In reply to Isida KepTukari (msg # 1629):

Introverts unite! Or in this case, separate!

You don't require as much social interaction as he does, you enjoy the alone time and quiet, not being distracted. Question is does he really understand this? Asking him to go out one day a week without you... sounds ok but maybe you should be upfront. Its not depressed, its tired and weary because you dont want or like as much social interaction as he does. And forgive me for not understanding but he's not working, you are so you are paying the bills and going for a drive and wasting gas sounds like wasting money.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 360 posts
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Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 14:56
Am I tired or depressed?
Hubby has been getting unemployment or his place of work has been paying him through a grant (depending on the week), so we aren't losing money, at least.

It's just right now there's a mismatch in our level of activities because I'm going out (to work) and he isn't, so he's seizing on every opportunity for something to do together to vary his routine when he gets bored.  So yes, we need to establish some new pandemic routines before I tie him to his armchair and boot him down the block.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1337 posts
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Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 15:59
Re: Am I tired or depressed?
Isida KepTukari:
  So yes, we need to establish some new pandemic routines before I tie him to his armchair and boot him down the block.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Still giggling over that line.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 380 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 19:09
Am I tired or depressed?
In reply to Isida KepTukari (msg # 1629):

I'm on a similar situation (with work from home on top of it) and I hoped I could progress many projects during these months in isolation, but actually my progress is slower than ever. A bit like your sister, I asked to have some quiet time, for example on one day during the week end, but it didn't work much. I simply can't focus.
Well... less progress on hobby projects and more hugging!

This message was last edited by the user at 19:10, Fri 28 Aug.

rastashana
 member, 9 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 03:39
Re: Am I tired or depressed?
Isida KepTukari:
So yes, we need to establish some new pandemic routines before I tie him to his armchair and boot him down the block.


I giggled at that. But its good he's still getting some form of pay. Yea he might not even realize he's doing it.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 361 posts
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Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 03:27
Poor planning on your part...
For the most part my place of work has kept the rate of infections down quite low (though they should have implemented a stronger mask policy months earlier).  However, there have been some infections or confirmed cases of exposure, and when that happens it can wipe out half a work group because everyone that person is in contact with has to be quarantined as well.

That recently happened on one of the more important, busier machines in my department. So now the supervisor for that area keeps trying to (temporarily) yank people out of my group to fill in over there if they are even marginally qualified.  Even if it's only to move supplies around with trucks (which still takes being current on the truck, and knowing where things are and where they go).

I only have one guy in my group who is currently certified over there, and he no longer works over there for a reason (hates it). He does not want to be retrained on jobs over there, because that means they'll keep yanking him back there more and more when people call off.  (This machine had quite a few call-offs before the pandemic, and now it's just gotten worse, not even counting the quarantined folks.)  Now this supervisor wants to get my people cross-trained on using the truck or working in other positions over there so he can pull them from my line at need to fill in his gaps.

The thing is, this is a union shop, so there are procedures for that kind of thing. You have to get people in order of seniority (or in this case, reverse order), you can't just yank them from my group because it's convenient. And we used to have everyone under the same umbrella, so that cross-training was normal.  The company changed that some 8-9 years ago and stuck us in these isolated groups for "efficiency" or "focus" or something. So now no one's cross-trained except if they recently moved groups, and this supervisor (who has been here long enough that this is still "new") is whining about it.

Sorry, not sorry, dude. You told us to stop cross-training.  We did.  No takesie-backsies.
OceanLake
 supporter, 1127 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 07:06
Poor planning on your part...
Call in Dibert's manager to the rescue.
OceanLake
 supporter, 1128 posts
Mon 21 Sep 2020
at 03:36
Poor planning on your part...
I make a post. I scan it. I post. Later, I see it—with its typo(s).
Isida KepTukari
 member, 362 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Mon 21 Sep 2020
at 08:15
Poor planning on your part...
My editing capability increases 1000% percent after posting too...
CrazyIvan777
 member, 305 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2020
at 15:38
Poor planning on your part...
I love my cat so dearly.
But last night he knocked my most expensive meds off my desk and right into his water dish.
::sigh::
ShadoPrism
 member, 1346 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 30 Sep 2020
at 23:33
Poor planning on your part...
I kind of wish I had that problem Ivan.
My latest meds, which was for helping reduce inflamation in my legs, caused me to have a minor TIA type stroke earlier this week.
Now I got a 24-7 head ache and can't see very well out of one eye.
I am Not taking any more of that med, let me tell you.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 306 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 14:52
Poor planning on your part...
Yeah, be careful! Have a friend who spent approximately 5 of the last 7 days going in and out of the ER, had a cancer scare, and then was eventually diagnosed with toxicity coming from a medicine he's been on for a couple of years now. He's finally home, but a lot of the damage is seemingly irreversible.
cheezeoflegends
 member, 20 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 05:30
Poor planning on your part...
I am reminded of how I have to take somewhat large amounts of ibuprofen to treat a brain swelling condition I have that can lead to migraines and seizures. Scary, but in my case fairly easily treated.

Downside is I am on so much painkillers a side effect is I rarely notice minor injuries until they wear off.
cheezeoflegends
 member, 21 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2020
at 17:15
Poor planning on your part...

This message was deleted by the user at 18:03, Sat 03 Oct.

cheezeoflegends
 member, 23 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2020
at 04:52
I guess I can't complain too much?
I work in frozen/dairy, mostly frozen, for a grocery chain.

Recently while I was off they not only repaired all the lights in the storage freezer they almost tripled the number in there, going from dim from only a couple working lights (seriously I sometimes needed a flashlight in the back to read boxes) to being one of the best lit places in the store. This also entailed clearing all the residual ice on the ceiling and floor and they fixed some aging stuff while they were at it. It's great...

But dairy needed a small renovation more. Half the doors we use to stock from behind some of the shelves don't even open and one doesn't close and falls off if you open it the rest of the way wrong.

Plus four freezers on the sales floor have had failing seals since spring and weren't fixed.

:(

The storage freezer's really nice to work in though I guess.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:54, Sat 10 Oct.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1348 posts
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 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 10 Oct 2020
at 12:44
I guess I can't complain too much?
In reply to cheezeoflegends (msg # 1644):

Seen that happening here at our local Publix. Customer side nice, new and Shiney - other side, what other side. The customers can't see it, so it's not important. - Corperate Mind is something of a Mystery. Mostly in where they Keep their Minds.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 339 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2020
at 18:43
Password retrieval? Yeah, right.
Look here, jerks trying to jack my username on another site...

You know it isn't yours. It's never been yours. It's been mine for almost two decades now. Stop trying to retrieve your "forgotten" password for an account you never had. That's like calling the locksmith to get into a house that isn't yours, jerks.

I swear, at least once every 6 months I get a password retrieval email that I didn't trigger. At least.