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Old 12-18-2014, 07:40 PM   #21381
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^ Priceless.



Unrelated: my daily driver makes 4,250 HP and 63,000 ft/lbs. I'm pretty sure that puts me in the #2 spot behind SamNavy.
Bet it handles like it's on rails, too.
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So, today was the company holiday meal. Texas BBQ, with pulled pork & chicken, beef brisket and all the typical sides. They also passed out the holiday gift, which this year was a zippered fleece jacket. Individually wrapped and everything.

To be a wise ***, I took a $100 bill I just happened to have in my wallet, and stuck it inside the package. I pretended to be surprised when I opened the wrapping paper. I sold it well enough to have a couple of guys notice, whereupon I showed the $100 plainly visible inside the clear protective cover.

Apparently, some of the more gullible people here bought it. I was told that a select few even got their panties in a bunch because of it. Particularly our "holier than thou" diamond machinists, who deserve to be brought down a peg or two.
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Our company lunch / raffle was today too.

I was one of the 3 people who picked the prizes to give away in the raffle. $400 worth of **** for 35 people(10 items, good odds).
I ended up getting one of the prizes which i already own. (i selected it because i liked it) No one would trade with me so now i have two of them.
Someone got a set of wireless headphones and then bitched and complained about them being cheap.
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Bet it handles like it's on rails, too.
Bravo.
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Our company lunch was yesterday as well.

The day before they laid off 10% of the workforce.
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I ended up getting one of the prizes which i already own. (i selected it because i liked it) No one would trade with me so now i have two of them.
So, what was it? Why is there no for sale ad posted?
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Our company lunch was yesterday as well.

The day before they laid off 10% of the workforce.
Serious question: was it the 10% that needed to be laid off?

During the latter years of my tenure with the Harris Corporation, layoffs became an annual tradition. It really surprised me, however, when towards the end I started looking at the lists and thinking "wow, those were actually good cuts to make!"
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Serious question: was it the 10% that needed to be laid off?

During the latter years of my tenure with the Harris Corporation, layoffs became an annual tradition. It really surprised me, however, when towards the end I started looking at the lists and thinking "wow, those were actually good cuts to make!"
Some yes, some no.

But we need OPEC to cut back on their production and bring the price of oil back up so our business (and state) doesn't continue to suffer. As you can imagine along with producing oil/NG, there are a lot of other jobs tied to that industry in OK.
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We just do the $20 white elephant game at our party. Almost everyone brings liquor for the last couple of years.
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My work gave me a solar powered dancing Elf.

I..... work in a cubicle. No window seat.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:27 PM   #21390
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Some yes, some no.

But we need OPEC to cut back on their production and bring the price of oil back up so our business (and state) doesn't continue to suffer. As you can imagine along with producing oil/NG, there are a lot of other jobs tied to that industry in OK.
Oil prices will go back up, give it a little bit of time, and for Russia to be put in their place. Overall cheap oil is good for the economy, it might temporarily hurt some sectors, but it will help out millions of other people.

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My work gave me a solar powered dancing Elf.

I..... work in a cubicle. No window seat.
You should come in early one day and set it up in someone's cube who is next to a window and just leave it there.
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Very polite robber.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater
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Some yes, some no.

But we need OPEC to cut back on their production and bring the price of oil back up so our business (and state) doesn't continue to suffer.
I'm about $25k long in energy sector securities, so I feel your pain. Back when gasoline was nearing $5 a gallon, I used to laugh every time I heard someone bitch about it. Now I suppose karma is ******* with me.

Of course, as shuiend (and OK Go) have pointed out, this too shall pass.
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My work gave me a solar powered dancing Elf.

I..... work in a cubicle. No window seat.
Here is a toy. You can't play with it. Get back to work.
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I like the part where they shot him 29 times... All for good measure.

Police Gun Down Unarmed Teen With Epilepsy, Now They Are Banning His Memorial
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I like the part where they shot him 29 times... All for good measure.

Police Gun Down Unarmed Teen With Epilepsy, Now They Are Banning His Memorial
Disclaimer: the following may sound heartless.

Having read the whole article, it sounds to me like the police did the poor bastard a favor.
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So, what was it? Why is there no for sale ad posted?
FiiO headphone amp.

I like it.
I don't mind having two.
I may re-gift it.
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I like the part where they shot him 29 times... All for good measure.

Police Gun Down Unarmed Teen With Epilepsy, Now They Are Banning His Memorial
Very level-headed reporting there.
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Disclaimer: the following may sound heartless.

Having read the whole article, it sounds to me like the police did the poor bastard a favor.
Its true but its not their decision to make.
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FiiO headphone amp.

I like it.
I don't mind having two.
I may re-gift it.

Heyyyyyyyy good buddy.

Could use something for work to power my AKG M80 MKii cans.
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Heyyyyyyyy good buddy.

Could use something for work to power my AKG M80 MKii cans.
I'll be honest, they're the $50 ones or whatever on amazon. Not even really worth the shipping.
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