Best on 2017-01-11

Orangutan gives pregnant woman's belly a kiss

I see you trapped in there baby. Do you see me trapped in here?

My salute to Calvin and Hobbes, my husband thinks I need therapy [OC]

My salute to Calvin and Hobbes, my husband thinks I need therapy [OC]

Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

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I beat GTA IV without dying, getting busted, or failing a mission.

I beat GTA IV without dying, getting busted, or failing a mission.

Fun fact: in your playthrough of GTA IV, you have personally committed exactly one hundred more murders than the total amount that actually happened in New York City during GTA IV's release year.

A New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter missing at sea for more than a month have landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km (1,241.7 miles) Tasman Sea.

A New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter missing at sea for more than a month have landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km (1,241.7 miles) Tasman Sea.
A New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter missing at sea for more than a month have landed ...

It's a really sad story, in my opinion. The story told in this article is not at all the one portrayed in the New Zealand media.

The father is not spoken of that well even by his friends and is estranged from both his own family (including his older children from previous relationships, his grandchild, and his parents) and from his ex-wife.

This article has more info about the trip

Essentially in 2015 the family yacht sank in Vanuatu during a cyclone and they were lucky to survive, this was the final straw in the marriage (officials had advised evacuation but the family stayed on board their boat). During the military evacuation of Vanuatu the father left with the Australian military instead of the New Zealand military, I gather, taking their daughter. He hid in small Australian towns and the mother had to hire a private investigator to track them down.

As for this particular sailing, it's not the cute story the Reuters article portrayed. They had never "planned a short journey from Kawhia to the Bay of Islands," the father filed a false journey report and then left for Australia (you can see the map of the filed journey vs the real one in this article). New Zealand used a lot of resources on a massive air and sea search for this man and his child because of that report.

I feel very sorry for the mother, who lives in New Zealand, but went to Switzerland to visit her sick mother and learnt that her daughter was missing, feared drowned.

Not job hopping hurts a career, not the other way around

Not job hopping hurts a career, not the other way around

Get hired, totally motivated, see a good future. 1 year on and you're doing more than asked and you can almost smell that promotion/schedule/raise that's been dangled in front of you the whole time. This is it. 6 months later you've heard the "reasons" that right now the company can't give you what you want. Disillusioned other opportunities start to entice you. You find a job paying more, with better hours or that you believe will actually promote you. You give your 2 weeks. 10 days later company makes offer to keep you.

Since this has happened to me many times and I've choosen to stay and leave at this point with different companies here's what happens next.

You stay but you still feel disillusioned by the whole thing. What is your value? You're not treated like you earned what you got, more lile NOW you must earn what you got.

You leave and this happens again at the next company. The job you took looked enticing but you were comparing it to an employer who squeezed you as hard as they could with lies. You start to notice this pattern repeat itself again.

Try one of these subthreads