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My office continually overworks its staff and then wonders why morale is so low

My office continually overworks its staff and then wonders why morale is so low

Delayed pay equals delayed work. I had a boss once say that my check wouldn't be processed and ready until Monday (I was suppose to get paid on Friday). I said I was "sick" faked a cough, and that I would be feeling better on Monday and left. This was at a BBQ joint when I was 18.

I had the owner calling me on Saturday saying my check was ready and I could get a couple racks of ribs to take home if I came in and worked that evening.

How delayed is the pay? I know in MA that withholding pay can result in a judgement of 3x the owed pay + expenses.

Just happened to me in MA. Under payed for 6 months. The process to actually get to court is lengthy. You need to file a complaint with AG. They review it and decide within 90 days if you have the right to action (sue). Then when you get the right of action letter you proceed to small claims court. Which is another 60 days out. I got paid when I forwarded my right to action letter to the company. I assume I could still pursue damages, but I'm not sure I would prevail. The process took about 3 months. I also left the company. If you stay you are legally protected from reprisals. But let's be honest. There's not a piece of paper in the world that can truly keep you safe.

Yeah. I loved that place. The "manager" was an ass, but the owner was super nice. So I didn't mind going back and working my normal shift if the check was ready.

And yes, I took two slabs of ribs, a pint of baked beans, and a pint of Mac and cheese home for a family dinner that night. The sides were getting thrown out so I put them into To-go containers instead of the trash.

My wife and I were the only ones dancing and singing along with "I can make your hands clap" while our children aggressively rolled their eyes at us

My wife and I were the only ones dancing and singing along with "I can make your hands clap" while our children aggressively rolled their eyes at us

Embarrassing your kids is part of the job. I always tell my daughter there is no way I could ever embarrass her as much as my dad did me. And I couldn't, even if that was my sole goal in life. She never knew my dad :/

The best part about becoming an adult is when you hit that point of not giving a shit if you are considered cool or popular. So liberating.

Honestly, I think it's a good thing that kids suddenly develop awareness of the perceptions of others. An adult stops caring about others think? Great, they dance more, laugh more, have more for fun etc. A kid that doesn't care about what others think? Terrible, they don't shower, interrupt others, don't brush their teeth, blow their noses on things they shouldn't etc. It's not a great system, but I feel like savagery of middle school is an important part in turning a kid into someone that doesn't live in a van down by the river living off of government cheese.

I did that right about the time my son entered middle school. I told him, "Unfortunately for you, I'm hitting the age where I don't care what people think just as you start to care desperately what people think." We got through it with no major incidents, though.

I'm normally good with money, but lately my finances have been suffering because of this. I feel pathetic.

I'm normally good with money, but lately my finances have been suffering because of this. I feel pathetic.

Switch to buying your needed items online. It's cheaper and you get almost as a big a kick from it. I get shaving soap, toiletries, clothes... everything I can, I buy online.

I used mini milestones when my anxiety and depression was real bad, so I understand. I'm still mad lonely though so If you need an ear/eye Pm me we can talk tracking number tracking apps.

Not to mention you have more variety so you can try out different things. I love buying soaps, shave soaps, aftershaves, etc. online. Of course now I've taken to making my own soap and it seems silly to pay $4 for a bar of soap when I have 30 practice bars sitting around.

Write actual paper and pen letters to one another. Pen pals solve both problems, no? You get to expect mail frequently and you get a social connection. Just a thought....

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MRW I learn that the CEO of the Girl Scouts makes half a million dollars a year

MRW I learn that the CEO of the Girl Scouts makes half a million dollars a year

Although I feel like half a million is not as much in the grand scheme of things. But wtf do I know

I was curious so I looked it up.

Boy Scouts has 2.7 million members

Girl Scouts has 1.8 million members

2.7 vs 1.8 doesn't quite make up for the triple salary, but BS actually seems to make a shit ton more money though.

CEO of Boy Scouts gets paid $1.6 million. Something something wage gap?

I don't see that salary as out of line. A CEO running a for profit of the size and scope of GSA, and doing so scandal free would easily be making ten times that. Yeah, you can live on a tenth of that salary but if you have the skill set to do the job and GSA only paid 50k their CEOs wouldn't stay long. 500k is enough for the CEO and his/her family to live very comfortably and take pride in representing a company that does good. It's enough to not be tempted by head hunters because you've got one kid in college, another about to start, and a third who needs braces. If the CEO is all about money they can go work for Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe selling rubbish made in China or dodgy investments or whatever.

Did not win the contest

Did not win the contest

Perfect meme execution

Took me about 3 months of listening to iHeartRadio to realize the 5 minute delay on stations. Tried to win so much stuff lol.

You can't see the waterless cup of noodles all burnt which is the entire point of the picture.

Has the microwave always been cut out of the meme. I think it's a pretty important part of the picture even though most people know its meaning anyways.

Or at least give me a small discount.

Or at least give me a small discount.

This is how you get people like my father who switches internet providers every 18 months.

Yes, because your loyal customers should have to play tricks and games to get the same price as a brand new customer.

Cable companies are scum of the earth.

I learned the trick to this from my coworkers at last job. When the promotion ends, you call the 800 number and push the buttons for canceling your service. That'll get you the people who are empowered to give you the promo again. When they ask If there is anything they can do to keep your business, tell them you want to keep the rate you had before.

If you talk to the regular sales people, they say no. But the "oh shit, they're canceling" people will say yes. At least its worked for me so far.

your father likely isn't a heavy internet user + American because if he was, very few places actually have competition as far as what you can actually get.

Go big or go home!

Go big or go home!

You should start that while you're waiting to board instead of waiting on board.

110% guaranteed you match with the sexy check-in desk attendant who is on her phone between passengers and then you're stuck on the plane going hundreds of miles away kicking yourself for missing your window.

OP only posting this to let other people do the same so he has higher chances to get matches.

I see what you did there.

It's an awkward flight when the wife swipes left

Scumbag Sears Canada

Scumbag Sears Canada

Sears and Kmart, the world's longest going out of business sale.

How's that legal?

It's bankruptcy protection. I haven't heard about the payments to executives and I'd like to see some supporting evidence prior to issuing a comment, but once a company declares bankruptcy all payments for outstanding debts is an issue for the bankruptcy trustees to solve and sears is no longer directly responsible for solving the issue.

Ok guys, you've completely run this business into the ground....here's some money so you won't leave us!

My friend explains his new g.f. doesn't let him watch sports and they've been watching a Say Yes to the Dress marathon.

My friend explains his new g.f. doesn't let him watch sports and they've been watching a Say Yes to the Dress marathon.

"Doesn't let" - bin that off straight away. She's not his mother.

If my wife "doesn't let" me watch something it's because we have 1 tv and she got to it first.

My girlfriend watches a lot of sports with me, so occasionally I agree to watch one of her reality shows with her. They are dreadful, but she watches a ton of hockey with me during the season, so I bite the bullet. Also she's a wonderful woman.

We have more than 1 tv, but only one cable box. And the PS4 is hooked up to the tv with the cable box.

This is a very non-issue in my household because the only must see tv for my wife is Teen Mom, and that's at the same time as my class. I'm also capable of not getting my way for an hour or two.

First day back to work in 6 weeks. We've taken turns taking care of the baby at night. Didn't realize what happened until my alarm clock went off.

First day back to work in 6 weeks. We've taken turns taking care of the baby at night. Didn't realize what happened until my alarm clock went off.

My wife would get up every time with our infant daughter. On the weekend nights I would help since I didn't have to be up at 5am. Twice I woke up around 2-3am with my wife crying next to me, and baby crying in the other room. I asked what was wrong and she said, , "I just can't get her to sleep and I didn't want to wake you and I tried everything and I'm going crazy and I feel bad that you're awake now and I don't know what to do!" I laughed a little, gave her a hug, and told her to wake me before she goes crazy next time and went to spend a couple hours with my baby before work so my wife could sleep.

She has always been(and wanted to be) a stay at home mom, sometimes it just gets overwhelming. You've got a good one there.

Except for that scumbag baby, that is.

You have a good thing going there.

What the heck with the negative comments, it's a person doing a nice deed for their significant other. What a sweetheart.

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