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2023.05.30 22:29 AggressiveAd8587 If I’m hiring you as a manager, I would much rather hear from your (former) employees than your boss.
The relationship between a manager and employee is what can make or break a business. If I were ever in the position to hire a new manager to manage a team of employees, the first thing I would want to do is hear opinions from the employees you have managed at previous managing position jobs (if they have the experience). This is probably the biggest indication that the manager will be good and successful.
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2023.05.30 22:28 Safe_Perspective_227 Al-Anon feels really isolating.
Went to my first Al-Anon meeting last week. After the introductory stuff, the main focus of the meeting was 'only paying attention to yourself' and it lost me immediately. The other members were all primarily older women whose husbands/partners/exes/etc. were alcoholics. They could very easily talk about how they could distance themselves from the problem and only work on themselves, and how it was redundant to think about the alcoholic and what the alcoholic is doing. Instead of feeling comforted, I felt extremely angry and upset because I do not have that luxury.
As a college student with a shitty job that wouldn't even pay rent, I am stuck. I am stuck with my alcoholic father, and I do not have the privilege of just 'focusing on myself'. For my own survival, I need to think about if my dad will get drunk and be violent, if he will accidentally leave the stove on and risk a house fire, if he will bring dangerous people back to our house, if he will attempt to break my belongings.
People who choose to be around alcoholics can change their decisions - I do not even have the option of a decision. I respect these people and understand why they need a support system, but the situation left me feeling absolutely helpless.
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2023.05.30 22:27 EnvironmentalBox3461 WIBTA if I decide to verbally fire my psychiatrist for doing a bad job?
Now I wanna say that I’m aware of a few things because people will bring these up; I know that psychiatrists can’t read minds, can’t read the future, can’t make correct predictions about their patients reactions to medications, and it’s not their job or common practice to list every single medication side effect.
I wanted to increase my mood stabilizer from 100mg to 200mg to help with bad mood swings. I didn’t do research because obviously I assumed my psych would have good recommendations. But She jumped me up immediately to 200mg without even suggesting that we gradually increase it, which is a common way to increase the very intense medication I’m on.
I would have preferred for her to at least suggest a gradual increase because almost all patients taking this medication experience intense side effects, but I don’t even think she knows anything about the medications she’s putting me on. (Btw these meds were prescribed to me before the company she works under randomly switched me under her care because my previous psych quit without telling us)
She’s also had to literally google my complaints about side effects and constantly disrespects and undermines my complaints by cutting me off and literally telling me that I’m wrong.
I’m aware that it’s my responsibility to research side effects but she’s incompetent at her job, doesn’t take me seriously because I’m young, and has repeatedly ignored what I’ve had to say. She also never writes down what I tell her, and therefore ignored the cross effect between my mood stabilizer and my birth control (the birth control can make the stabilizer less effective and vice versa)
A couple people have said that I should just speak to her boss or whoever manages the company and put in a complaint. Others have said I should tell her directly that I’m disappointed in her execution and that she should have taken more responsibility for correctly increasing my medication. WIBTA if I directly fire her and express (politely and professionally of course) that she did all of this wrong and is disrespectful?
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2023.05.30 22:26 Constant_Knee9852 AITA for breaking a promise and choosing to not say anything to my sister?
Basically I (F19) decided early last year (2022) that I wanted to move across the country to be with my long distance boyfriend (M20). I would fly out to see him every other month and would stay for about a week or two. A little backstory with him and I: my sister was friends with him for about a year before I met him.
When I did meet him, it was at that same sisters wedding (he was the best man and I was the maid of honor). Then we dated for about a month and then broke up. We then became a situation ship and eventually got back together late 2021. We have now been together for a year and a half.
Anyways, when we made the decision that I should move out there, I told my sister out of pure excitement. I told her that I was going to move into his house with his parents (his parents were super ok with it. Then on the same phone call with my sister, she told me that his parents were toxic towards one another and that I had to promise that I wouldn't live in that house. Initially, I didn't want to make the promise without knowing the parents (I had met them before and they're very sweet people and I like to know both sides before I side with one person) but I ended up making the promise.
Told my bf and we were coming up with plans to rent a place until we could afford a house. The plan was that I would leave my home state on my birthday. But things came up with my family and I had to leave early by 3 months. Thus, I moved into my bfs parents house, breaking the promise I made with my sister.
This is when things took a turn for the worst. My sister started telling lies about me to her husbands parents (who are friends with my bfs parents). She told them things like that I had said really rude things about my mom, that I told her she needed to go to the gym, etc. just hella rude stuff that would never come out of my mouth. She also told everyone that I Would never make it as an engineer (my dream job). It's been 7 months now and I haven't said a word to her and through her lies, she has turned my immediate family in my home state against me. My little brother even told me that I wasn't his family anymore.
So AITA? (Also it turns out that my bfs parents ar the sweetest most caring people ever and have shown 0 signs of toxicity)
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2023.05.30 22:26 SuellioAlmeida 50 Sim Racing Mistakes From Beginner to Pro Levels
This is the ULTIMATE Sim Racing Mistakes List. If you want to become the best racing driver you can be, this is for you. If you just want to have fun and don’t care about your sim racing performance, then skip it without going to the comment sections saying "I just wanna have fun" lol. Some things are just not going to be easy to solve so get ready to get out of your comfort zone.
Ready? Ok, let’s go.
1- DO NOT use the ideal racing line! This completely fucks up your vision technique and you create terrible habits. Train your eyes and learn how to scan the track!
2- Do NOT use Driving Assists! Should I really explain this one?
3- Do NOT use the Chase camera. Onboard cameras like hood, bumper or cockpit view will be much better for performance and precision.
4- Look forward! Try to aim where you want your car to go. Scan the track, don’t just keep looking right in front of your hood. Your eyes have to be looking to the next target every second. Ever heard of Guitar Hero? The good players look at the notes as high as possible, as soon as they show up on the screen!
5- Don’t get right away in a race without practicing! Learn the track and be consistent before racing to make sure you improve as a driver in the future and prevent getting bad habits!
6- Don’t turn graphics up if you can’t keep your FPS high! High FPS is essential, and if you’re stuck with 60hz, turn V-Sync off to minimize input lag.
7- Don’t get used to a wrong posture just because you started with it first and it feels natural! Make sure your seating position is proper to prevent getting hurt in the future!
8- You’re not making sure you’re using ALL the track. When I say ALL the track, I mean AAAAAALL the track. To the centimeter! You may think you are but you are NOT. Align the white lines or grass to something in cockpit view to improve your track usage consistency.
9- STOP changing your line or angle expecting the car to behave exactly the same way! Find a line, align the car with the entry kerb or something and DO THAT lap after lap!
10- STOP Braking Randomly! Find braking references to the meter and brake there lap after lap!
11- Stop holding your breath while driving into corners! This makes you tense up more than necessary and your driving will be worse. Try to breathe normally while driving. Depending on how bad your habit of tensing up is, you should be slower for a few days until you get used to it.
12- Stop releasing the brakes quickly from full pressure to zero! You’re just popping up the front tires and understeering terribly, and you’re losing many seconds per lap because of this. Learn how to trail brake!
12 - STOP STRANGLING THE STEERING WHEEL! You’ll hurt yourself and have a much less fun experience driving. Instead, use the Light Hands Technique and feel what the car wants from you.
13- Stop doing blind laps! Just doing 500 laps without analyzing your driving is the easiest way to become a terrible driver. If you only believe in talent and nothing else, you might be creating bad habits that you’ll carry forever in your driving. FIND THE INEFFICIENCIES!
14- Stop applying the brakes too slowly. There are places to be smooth, but brake application should not be slow. You should take no more than half a second between initial application and peak pressure.
15- You’re using the wrong settings because you were lazy to research the right ones! Take some time to make sure everything is perfect, and that includes steering range, linearity of the pedals, deadzones, calibration, force feedback!
16- You’re using the wrong Field of View. Use a FOV Calculator and find your ideal one. You can increase it a bit, like 10% more, but keep it close to the ideal to be more precise, even if it feels a little bit too slow!
17- Stop keeping the steering fixed while turning into the corner! You should only keep the steering fixed if your speed is fixed, and this is very rare in motor racing! You should almost always increase your steering on corner entry and decrease your steering on corner exit, continuously!
18- KEEP THE HEEL OFF THE PLATE WHILE BRAKING! Unless you’re driving with an extremely light brake pedal, you should feel the pressure on the ball of your foot, and it should naturally lift your heel just a little bit!
19- STOP turning in with 100% brakes and relying on ABS. Learn how to control the brakes with finesse. Drive cars with ABS as if they didn’t have them.
20 -Stop looking directly at other cars while racing! Your peripheral vision is good enough to know they’re there. Keep looking for useful places on the track to know where you are.
21- Stop giving way too much space when fighting for position. This makes your pass actually more dangerous as you will most likely run wide on the exit and hit your fellow competitor.
22- DO NOT downshift randomly! Pay attention to the timing of your downshifts, they’ll play an essential role in the car balance on all stages of the corner, and have an impact even on exit, of course!
23- Stop practicing if you’re tired! If you’re plateauing and not improving at all, don’t let the frustration consume you. Take a break, watch a team mate driving, get up, stretch, have some sleep!
24- Don’t turn in fast while trail braking. Your front tires don’t have infinite grip! If you’re braking, turn-in slowly. If you’re coasting, changing direction, or accelerating, turn in fast.
25- Do not drive alone all the time! Try to compare your driving with teammates, help them improve and let them help you improve. This is a win-win for everyone.
26- If you go off-track, PLEASE don’t try to desperately come back on track. If you keep turning too much back to the inside, you’ll spin right away!
27- Stop releasing the brakes in a High Downforce car consistently! You should release it slowly on a straight line as you lose downforce, but then more quickly as you turn in, so your braking trace should have TWO lines, the second one being steeper!
28- Stop releasing the brakes too much on a straight line in a low downforce car! You should keep your brakes fairly flat on the same pressure, so release no more than 10% in that phase! Start actually releasing the brakes only when you start turning in!
29- Stop driving the same way in cambered or off-cambered corners! If there’s more grip, you should force the car more, if there’s a hill, or a crest, or off-camber, you should ask for less rotation, less deceleration, less acceleration!
30- Don’t coast. Having no brakes and no throttle should be a rare situation. For 99% of the cars, you should be trailbraking until you get back on power to get proper rotation and be able to brake later.
31- Stop driving purely through understeer. This means you’re not properly using the rear grip and carrying less speed through all corners. Rotate that thing!
32- Stop relying only on steering to rotate the car! Make sure you’re also consciously using engine braking and trail braking as tools for rotation!
33- Please don’t change your line if you’re the slower car in a multiclass being overtaken by a faster class. Let them do the job and prevent crashes!
34- Don’t forget to practice your pit entries! This can save previous seconds and penalties in endurance events!
35- Stop being under the limit for the sake of consistency. You’re in a simulator, if you’re practicing, abuse the car as much as possible. You’ll learn when sliding. You will NOT learn when not sliding.
36- Stop getting on half-throttle and understeering like a pig mid corner. Find the traction limit and stay there, so you keep the rotation where it was before!
37- Stop trying to gain rotation on throttle! This is one of the most dangerous ways to spin. You’re probably doing it because the car is understeering on entry and you’re compensating that. What about making the car rotate more on entry in the first place?
38- Do not turn in slowly in flat-out corners! You should turn in slowly if you’re braking, but much more quickly when accelerating!
39- Stop changing the car setup to solve your bad habits. Try to correct the balance of the car through driving inputs before you make changes. This will help you be more liked by your teammates in endurance events.
40- Don’t increase the brake pressure mid-corner too much! Although in some cases, you have to do it to compensate for a mistake on corner entry, trying to gain rotation on the brakes mid-corner should be avoided. Use it as a sign that you made something wrong on turn-in. The perfect line has your brake trace going DOWN and only DOWN all the way to the apex.
41- Applying the brakes too fast while coming from another corner. If you start braking as fast as if you were in a straight line but with the car completely unloaded on one side, you’ll instantly lock up the unloaded side or get into ABS and unsettle the car.
42- DO NOT go straight in between compound corners! If you’re sacrificing the line of a corner to improve the next one, use the lateral grip in every inch in between to improve your exit speeds!
43- Stop using the throttle on corner entry! Only a few cars with open-differential require maintenance throttle to control the balance. In most cars, braking and accelerating are like asking them to do opposite things at the same time. And the result is a lazy and unresponsive car.
44- Do NOT turn the steering linearly on corner entry in Low Downforce cars. If the car is low downforce, it’ll have V-shaped lines, which means your steering trace should be progressive and exponential, not linear.
45- Stop relaxing and hesitating after turn-in oversteer, which makes you under the limit for a fraction of a second before you turn-in again mid-corner. Try to make micro-corrections on entry but immediately come back to using the rears, so you keep them busy at all stages of the corner!
46- Stop correcting oversteer with Active Countersteer, where you’re actively turning towards the outside. Let the force feedback do the correction for you!
47- Stop braking the same way in elevation changes! If the track is going up into a compression, sometimes you can brake up to 20% more, and if the track is going over a hill, sometimes you should brake even 50% less!
48- Stop doing the same lines in double-apexes in cars with different downforce levels! If the car is high-downforce, the distance between the apexes should be smaller, and if the car is low-downforce, the distance should be much bigger!
49- When accelerating, make sure you time the speed of the first vertical application to the traction limit from corner to corner. If the corner tends to be oversteery on exit, apply it a little bit slower, like over three tenths of a second, but if the corner tends to be understeery on exit, apply the throttle more quickly, like over one tenth of a second, to keep the car rotating!
50- When correcting oversteer on entry, focus on inducing understeer with the brake release by letting the rotation of the car be a trigger for your brake release. This will make sure your front tires are busy and optimal at all times while you manage the rear tires and oversteer with your pedal release!
If you want to be a good driver, write down the ones that you identified with, then put them to practice. You won’t magically improve, so get your shit together and be disciplined.
A bit of advertising on my coaching work: I have complete and detailed lessons ready to go on my online course, The Motor Racing Checklist. They cover all of these tips in-depth. The course has 1750 participants so far with incredible feedback from drivers of all levels. I’m also writing a book version of The Motor Racing Checklist that is being developed for years and is in its final publishing process with the editor.
If you have any question, leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible!
Remember to have fun on track ;)
Suellio Almeida Racing Driver, Coach, Content Creator
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2023.05.30 22:25 Flendarp Took this job cause I was desperate for work
I took this job because I was fired from my last one (for stupid reasons that happened over a year prior) and was desperate for work. Huge paycut. I supervise 2 direct reports who have serious issues with authority. My boss is a micromanager, and the 3 of them are constantly arguing with me stuck in the middle. I'm so sick of this. I'm not going to be using this place on my resume. When I find my new job should I give my 2 weeks notice or just say I quit effective immediately the next time one of these stupid fights comes up?
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2023.05.30 22:23 picklemyginger [June 4] Hire-bombing: Stand-up Job Interviews - 8pm - Nothing Fancy
Comedians get grilled by HR in Toronto's most awkwardly hilarious job interviews!
If you've ever had a bad, awkward, painful, or funny job interview, this is the show for you! Five comics have been called in by our evil HR manager on the strength of their (very truthful) résumés to interview for the most coveted gig in comedy--one that pays! Who gets hired? That's for you to decide!
Featuring: George Burgess, Sebastian D. Chow, Ross Hammond, Charlotte Davie, and Freddy Jan Headliner: Liam Kelly HR: Dan Donnelly
Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hire-bombing-stand-up-job-interviews-tickets-643177018777?aff=reddit
Sunday, June 4 - 8pm Nothing Fancy 276 Augusta Ave., Toronto
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2023.05.30 22:22 9ZHC4MKQn7sq Do your thoughts move faster than you're able to put them into words?
When it comes to trying to solve a problem or explaining my side in an argument or debate, I tend to come up with a solution or come up with my arguments quicker than those around me, but people always misunderstand where I'm coming from because I do such a shit job at explaining my train of thought.
It's hard to explain, but, basically, when I'm put in the "zone", my brain moves really fast. My thoughts gather a lot of detail in a short period of time, and I come up with a detailed conclusion that would require some time to explain in complete detail. When I leave the "zone" and my thoughts start moving at regular speed again, all I'm left with is knowing the logic to my conclusion but feeling hazy about the thought processes I'd gone through to get to it, which is why, most of the time, when I try to explain my thoughts to others, I do such a shit job (unless I'm willing to sit in awkward silence for about a minute or two and replay my "zoned" thoughts in normal time and then explain, step by step, how I got to the conclusion that I did).
If I had to give an analogy, it's like regular thinking is to writing by hand, as "zoned" thinking is to typing really fast on a computer; for the person who's writing a paragraph by hand, the person who's typing would write multiple paragraphs within the same period of time. But when I'm asked to explain the paragraphs I'd typed to the person who's hand writing, I'm only immediately able to explain the final, conclusion paragraph. If I'd have to explain the body paragraphs, I'd have to actually sit down in silence and "read" through them, so to speak. I hope that makes sense lol
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2023.05.30 22:21 __SinglePlayer__ I am about to finish my Bachelor in Computer Science and need your advice about where to go from here?
I will try to keep this short enough and yet provide all the information needed. Firstly, some basic information about me - I am 23 years old and live in Croatia (Europe). Currently, I am on my last year of undergraduate studies for Computer Science. Since I am about to finish my studies in 2 weeks, I will be at the point where I can finally decide "what next", since this step of my life will be over.
I will provide all kind of different and seemingly disconnected information in this post, just in order to present my character as accurate as possible.
There are things I do like, things I do not like, and things I hate about my current path. Firstly, I love to code - but I hate things such as web development. Instead, I like algorithms, AI, statistics, things that make me think and solve the problems. I love math as well. I also like physics, enjoyed it a lot in high school, but ended up in software industry due to better job opportunities.
If we talk about things related to coding/software, I seem to find interest in things related to data. It just amazes me that data is everywhere, like in every machine, in speech, on the Internet, and all that data can be very useful if used correctly. I like to read and learn about how to store data, how to extract meaningful information, how to use and process that data and so on. Well, since this is the case - I had this idea of having a Master in Data Science - and so far this seems to be the most probable choice, since it is the "most realistic one".
If we talk about other things related to computers, I think cybersecurity is interesting (but am scared that actual work in the industry is far different and more boring than in the movies). I also like to read about neuroscience & psychology (I know this is kind of unrelated). As for Data Science - there are two options: stay in Croatia or move to Vienna - this is something I believe to be a good opportunity - it is Uni that is not hard to get in, has okay reputation (not good not terrible), city is nice, courses seem to be flexible, there are a lot of students and young people in general & I love Austrian culture. So yeah, seems fine! Salary should be good as well once I graduate.
If I talk about my long term job sometimes in the future, here is the thing that bothers me. I would HATE to work in a place where I can not be creative, learn and generally move forward, and just work my thing alone for 8 hours a day sitting on a chair and looking at the screen. Hell no. I want something more adventurous, something where I can be creative, create new things, do the research and so on.
What I would absolutely LOVE one day (the sooner the better) is to have my own company. I just have no idea where to start. The reason I want this is not financial - at least not in the first place. I am aware that I need to take care of finances to make things work and also to have some money to pay the bills, but I really want more than that. The reason why I would like to have a company is not to "become a billionaire", but instead to build something from scratch, to help others, to develop, to hire people, to learn, to grow, and to do something great for humanity. For example, if I could get into gambling industry, I would probably deny that - since I do not believe this is very helpful to society. I also like to play with numbers, so probably thinking about business strategies would make me very happy.
Also, I am fully aware that creating a company is not just "fun" and "easy money", but really about hard work, putting in the time and effort and comiting long term to it. But to me, it seems like much more enjoyable journey than working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week job.
If you asked me about any specific industry I would love to work in, I am not sure. However, there is one particular "general idea" (note, just an idea, I have no business plan and this is something I should think about if I decide to make this happen) is to have a platform/company that is related to "investigative journalism".Why?
Reason #1: I love the thrill, I always get a rush of adrenaline when thinking about something dangerous. It is almost as it makes me feel alive. Discovering affairs, getting insider information and so on, you get the point...
Reason #2: Data. Did I say I like data? Yes. Well isn't big part of journalism about data? I would like to work with it.
Reason #3: Transparency. I feel like information people get is very limited. People go out and vote. They decide to support one side or another politically. They go to wars. Lose lives. And I feel like all those people deserve to know more about what is going on, about things that might not be available to the public right now. (this is "helping the humanity part")
Reason #4: Art. I love creativity. I like, for example, photography, videography, and editing. I love how free you are to express yourself on various topics, how you can create something amazing and send a message in this way.
Reason #5: I do believe that there are no high quality media houses in this part of the world. There are many journalists who write about bullshit topics or just never go in depth with the research. It is about quantity and not quality, and I do want to have different business strategy. Also, I do think that this part of the world (south-east Europe is politically very interesting, and yet it lacks media coverage, everything is very biased and researched only on the surface levels)
Cons #1: I know nothing about journalism.
Cons #2: I have no idea where to start.
Cons #3: I have no money to invest. But I have the time and desire.
About some other hobbies, I like to travel, to read, I love motorsport sport, spending time in nature, watching documentaries, hiking, gym, art, philosophy, politics, reading about investigations/crimes, martial arts, and more. I am just mentioning this for no reason other to just not forget about those. I am aware that career can not be related to everything.Where do I go from here?
So far, I feel like I'd be best to go to that DS Master, work part time to make a living, and in free time work on my company and do my best to make things work. When I happen to have some extra time, I will enjoy my other hobbies, friends and so on, but this will not be career related.This way, if the company fails, I will still have a degree and be able to find a decent job. If it succeed, I will be the happiest person alive.
Edit: I also find joy in things like micro mechanics, like watches, and similar. But whatever, this is more of a small interest of mine than something I would make a career of.
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2023.05.30 22:21 n4jm4 wth do i do now
COVID ended my twenty year tech career. I haven't found anything real or stable since then. Hiring teams will make up any damn reason to pass. I feel invisible.
I've applied to hundreds of jobs for a year and a half now. I am experienced, qualified, independent, resourceful, and I have an extensive online portfolio.
I don't even ask for the industry average in pay. What the fuck more can I do to make myself employable? I don't expect anything to magically change this week or the next. I just keep waking up every day in hell.
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2023.05.30 22:20 Ramza_Claus OF COURSE Human Resources works "for the company". Why do people go around sharing this like it's some top secret insider info???
I see it so often. Advice from the internet warning employees that HR isn't your friend or HR is "for the company".
Like, yeah, of course HR is there to help the company be more profitable and compliant. That's literally every employee's job. Why do you think a factory hires a guy to work the assembly line? Why do you think McDonald's hires a kid to run the Drive Thru? Why do you think a bank hires a branch manager? Why do you think H&R Block hires tax preparers?
The same reason they all hire HR personnel. To help the company make money. Why is this considered insider pro-tip, top-secret info? Do you honestly believe a company is going to hire a whole team of people to work AGAINST the profitability of the business???
EVERY employee is there for the company. If you're not helping the business earn money, then expect to get fired. HR is no different.
Finally, most people don't even know what HR does. Payroll, employment, onboarding, recruiting, training, talent management, staffing, benefits, retirement and yes, lining things up before firing people. We do that too. But that's like a small part of our work. I've worked in HR for years, and most of work has been regulatory compliance (occupational safety) and training and development.
Furthermore, HR usually doesn't fire anyone. How it usually works: Manager calls HR and says "I have this shitty employee and I want him gone" and then HR says "okay, did you write him up, suspend him, etc?" And the manager says "no, I just wanna fire him" and then HR says "you can do that if you wanna but it's gonna cost the company money when he collects unemployment after you wrongfully terminate him". When it comes to firing, we are advisory, not operational (for the most part).
I dunno, man. I'm just sick of seeing all these "tips" and anecdotes about HR. Go into an HR office and you'll see paper pushers just sending benefits packages to the insurance company, submitting I-9s for new hires, going to job fairs, making training packets for compliance issues, prepping for regulatory inspections, etc. It's not some shady room where we sit there looking for ways to fire innocent people who dare to challenge the system or whatever.
Now, please, share your dumb anecdotes about that time your cousin got fired after talking to HR or whatever.
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2023.05.30 22:20 VoyZan Client refuses to pay, lies about the payment, falsely argues that the job is not completed, hides behind personal issues - what can I do?
I'm a software engineer and freelancer who charges by the hour. I recently encountered a challenging situation with a client who doesn't want to pay my invoice. I would greatly appreciate some advice on how to proceed.
- Should I consider hiring a lawyer at this stage, or are there alternative options I should explore?
- Are there any recommended ways to assert my right to receive payment without resorting to legal action immediately?
- What would be the standard procedure in handling a client who refuses to pay, while also making false claims about the completion of work?
- Are there any best practices or strategies I should consider when dealing with a client who has expressed financial difficulties?
- Would letting him know the failure to pay is considered a breach of contract and I intend to take legal action be a good idea to force the payment? Or should I stay away from making such claims?
Here's a breakdown of the situation:
- I signed a contract with this client, clearly stating that the scope of my work would be defined by the client as we progressed. No deliverables were stated, it's an open-type contracting work.
- The contract is between the client, who is a resident in New York, and my limited company in the UK.
- My payment is based on the hours I log, which are diligently tracked and shared with the client along with the invoice.
- Initially, the client reached out to me for emergency fixes on his system over a weekend, which I promptly accepted even though I don't usually work weekends.
- I successfully executed the fixes and got the client's system back online within a couple of days.
- Subsequently, the client requested additional changes to the system, which I carried out as per his instructions.
- During the process, I discovered that the client's system was not properly set up and suggested a fresh upgrade, which the client agreed to.
- It's important to note that I sought and received confirmation from the client at each stage of the process, ensuring that we were aligned on the tasks to be performed.
- The client expressed satisfaction with my work multiple times.
- Upon completion of all the work, I sent the client an invoice for the agreed-upon amount, which was due within two weeks. The invoice is for several thousand dollars.
- At this point the client declined my offer to address some remaining issues, saying that having seen the invoice he realised he spent too much on me already.
- It has now been a month since I sent the invoice, and the client has not fulfilled his payment obligation.
- Furthermore, the client falsely claimed to have already made the payment, which is not true.
- It's worth mentioning that all the assigned tasks were completed successfully; however, due to the nature of the system, it requires further work to achieve a more stable state. I've offered to carry out this work, the client refused.
- He recently got into discussions with me, stating that I didn't do my job properly since the service is not fully functional - due to the issues further uncovered, that he did not want me to continue working on.
- Based on all that he refused to pay, saying that he contracted me to create a functioning system for him, and that I promised I'd deliver such. Neither of these things are true, never - both in our conversations or in the contract - have there been any definition of deliverables or promises made regarding what would be delivered. Note once again, that all the tasks he assigned to me were completed successfully - I have written proof of all of this.
- The client now claims personal financial difficulties and has proposed paying in small installments. To date, only about 1/4th of the invoice has been paid. There is no indication as to how long it may take him.
Any guidance or personal experiences that you can share would be immensely helpful. Thank you in advance for your support and advice!
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2023.05.30 22:20 zaken 2 weeks post surgery
Previous post: https://www.reddit.com/valvereplacement/comments/1363zn2/surgery_in_2_weeks/
Bio: male, early 30s, bicuspid aortic valve, severe aortic regurgitation, severe 6.9cm LVEDD, 3.5cm mild ascending aorta aneurysm, no symptoms other than a significant heart murmur and a visible bounding pulse in my neck. I had the David procedure done, which is an open heart surgery where they repair the aortic valve and replace the aorta root with a synthetic graft. The native valve is placed inside the graft. Day before surgery:
I spent the day hanging out with my wife and daughter. My parents also flew in the night before to help take care of my kid while my wife and I would be in the hospital. I'm quite fortunate to have had essentially no anxiety leading up to the day. From my point of view, I didn't really have to do much of anything so there was nothing to be anxious about :) I tend to only get anxious before a performance or presentation or things like that where I'm responsible for executing something.
Before bed, I washed with the special antibacterial soap and we changed the bed sheets, pillow cases, and my PJs. Chugged a good liter of water before going to bed. Day of surgery
: Woke up at 4:30am. Showered again with the special antibacterial soap. Said bye to my parents and drove with my wife to the hospital for 6am check-in. The surgery itself would start at 8am. They called my up at around 7am to start prep. I hugged my wife in the waiting area and followed the nurse into the pre-op area where they shaved my chest and legs, wiped me down with some antiseptic wipes, and placed an IV. I waited for about 30 minutes once I was prepped, mostly browsing reddit on my phone and sending funny faces to my wife since I was wearing a dorky shower cap thing, before a team of 2 anesthesiologists came and confirmed all the details about the procedure. They wheeled me off into the OR. The last thing I remember is an anesthesiologist apologizing for all the "stickers" (ECG electrodes I think?) they were putting on me. I have no memory of them starting the anesthesia itself (like the mask or IV; no memory of counting down from 5 or anything like that).
A blink of an eye later, I had teleported to the ICU and woke up with a breathing tube, 3 chest tubes, a Foley cather, and like 3-4 more IVs and arterial lines that I had no memory of (left wrist, right wrist, right elbow, right side of the neck, possibly left elbow? Can't recall). It was slightly uncomfortable but absolutely no pain at all. The most uncomfortable thing was that the breathing machine seemed to have its own cadence for breathing and I wanted to breath my own way. I asked them to remove it but the ICU nurse said it was still too early and they wanted to wait another couple of hours. I was still pretty out of it and I'm pretty sure I was falling asleep here and there. My wife told me that the surgeon had come by and said the surgery went very well, and they were able to repair my valve. There was still some mild regurgitation remaining apparently, but nothing to worry about.
That evening, they removed the breathing tube and I had a bit more awareness. The anesthesia was wearing off and I was starting to feel pain in my lungs, which turned out to be from the chest tubes. Initially it wasn't too bad but over the next couple of days it got quite painful if I ever tried to take a deep breath. So I was taking quite shallow breaths and didn't really want to use the incentive spirometer
Woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in my right lung and summoned my nurse, who administered dilaudid through my IV and it quickly got better. Day 2:
I was surprised to learn that the pain meds weren't scheduled, and they would only administer them if I asked for it. I was approved for 650mg Tylenol every 6 hours, 10mg oxycodone every 6 hours, and some amount (can't recall) of dilaudid and gabapentin. My recommendation would be to set some timers to ask for the pain meds on a regular cadence to avoid it getting out of hand. My right lung was by far the worst, spiking up to 7-8 on the pain scale whenever I took a deep breath, and holding at 3-4 during shallow breaths. No real pain anywhere else, including the incision.
One of the medicines they administered twice was a day was a Heparin shot, which reduces blood clots. It has to be administered subcutaneously which I found to be quite painful, and I grew to look forward the least to this medication. They also had me on metoprolol for blood pressure.
Around mid-day, they removed the Foley catheter which I would miss -- it was quite nice not to have to worry about urination. They had me get up for the first time, drink some chicken broth, and get weighed. I had gained 16lbs in fluids (160lbs -> 176lbs) so they started me on lasix to eliminate some of that. A PT guy came and had me walk to the neighboring unit and back (about 1 minute of walking) and told me to start practicing my incentive spirometer. I wasn't able to get it any higher than 500 before my right lung would start to hurt.
Soon after, they said I was ready to move out of the ICU. A transport person came, helped me into a wheel chair, and wheeled me off. I settled into the new room. Someone came to take some chest X rays with a mobile X ray machine. It shows I had a mild pneumothorax in my right lung; maybe that was why it was painful. They didn't seem concerned about it and said it would hurt less once the chest tubes came out. Day 3:
One of the chest tubes seemed to be done draining, so they came to remove it. It honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. They had me exhale and hum while they pulled it out in one go. Took about 3 seconds and felt funny, but no pain. My right lung pain immediately got better. I was suddenly able to breath a lot deeper than before and was getting my incentive spirometer up to 1000.
After this point, I never really experienced much pain ever again. Except for the god damn Heparin shots.
I kept drinking chicken broth and apple juice as my only source of calories, and the lasix were in full effect at this point so I was getting up every couple of hours to pee. I was something like 168lbs at this point (lost 8lbs of fluids).
I did 3 walks around the nurse station. About 5 minutes each. Had my first bowel movement somewhere around here. By evening time, my doctor cleared me for a regular diet and I ordered a bunch of fruits and a barley soup.
Getting in and out of bed was a chore -- I had to get help from a nurse every time. It took a good 5 minutes to organize all the tubes every time. Day 4:
The other 2 chest tubes came out, and also the pacing wires. Again no pain, just feels strange and ticklish. Easily tolerable. I suddenly had a ton more freedom. Without the chest tubes, I no longer needed the nurse to get in and out of bed. Tried to get in a couple of longer 10 minute walks, but it was definitely a lot harder. My heart rate would go up to 130 and I would need to go back to bed and lie down to get it back under 100.
I also noticed that sitting upright in a chair and eating food would also spike my heart rate, up into the 120s. I would be a little bit out of breath after eating and would need to lie down.
At mid day, they wheeled me off to get my first post-op echocardiogram. The echo results were very surprising: it showed mild-to-moderate
regurgitation, and a completely normal LV size -- 4.5cm LVEDD. My surgeon's PA came by to talk about it, and said that the surgeon disagrees with the echo tech's interpretation of the images and would still classify it as mild regurgitation. More importantly, during surgery when direct visual inspection is possible, it apparently looked quite good. They think once the lasix fully drain me of all the excess fluid, there will be less regurgitation. I asked if it's really possible for the LV to shrink so dramatically in just 4 days (6.9cm to 4.5cm) and she said yep, and in fact it's a sign that the valve is working well. I think I wont really find closure on this until my next echo which is probably many months away so I'm putting it out of mind.
They did say they would switch me from metoprolol to hydralazine, which also reduces blood pressure but has the side effect of increasing the heart rate. Apparently a faster heart rate would be good in my situation to help the valve heal (I guess because faster heart rate = lower volume of blood that is pumped?).
To my surprise, the PA said they were going to discharge me ahead of schedule since I met all the necessary criteria. My blood pressure was pretty steady at around 120/80. I was a bit conflicted since it felt safe at the hospital, but I also did not want any more god damn Heparin shots so I agreed to go home.
At home, I had a wedge pillow but it was a royal PITA to get in and out of bed so I impulse ordered an power lift chair rental which they dropped off the next day. Day 5:
The lift chair arrived, which was amazing. I no longer needed help from my family to get in and out of a horizontal position. I did find that it was important to be horizontal to get my heart rate under control with the hydralazine. Lying completely flat, I was at 100 BPM. Sitting up would take me to 110. Eating would get me to 120 and walking would get me to 130. I would need to go lie down after eating or walking to catch my breath and get my heart rate down.
I went for my first outside walk, where I walked about 4 houses down and back (5 minutes).
I took my first shower sitting on a shower stool. I was very cold after -- probably another side effect of the hydralazine as well -- and struggled to warm back up in bed. I was shivering and was worried for a bit whether I had an infection, but my temperature was normal so I think I was just cold.
My appetite wasn't very good and didn't want to eat what my family had cooked for me. I preferred cold, sweet things and ate a lot of honey net cheerios with cold milk.
I filled my hydralazine in oxycodone prescription, and picked up some tylenol as well. I used the oxy once on day 5, and didn't find the need for it after. I was able to get by just fine with tylenol. Day 6-10:
More of the same. Appetite got a lot better and started eating normally. By day 10, I was able to slowly walk a good 15 minutes in one go, about .5 miles. Around this time I also stopped using the lift chair and was able to get in and out of bed solo without too much difficulty. I also no longer needed the shower stool. It was a bit of a regret to spend a bunch of money on the stool, wedge pillow, and lift chair only to use them for 3-4 days, but they did make those few days quite a bit easier so I'm convincing myself it was money well spent. Day 11-14:
Rapid improvement -- on day 14 I was able to walk 1 mile in 20 minutes, and did it 3 times that day. Heart rate is down to 90 at rest now, and eating doesn't really increase it much. I feel good enough to go back to work honestly (just a desk job, and can work from home). I was half thinking I should try jogging, but I have cardiac therapy starting in a couple of weeks so I'll save my energy for that.
I'm still on the hydralazine and tylenol. I have essentially no pain as long as I'm maintaining the sternal precautions. I'm considering stopping the tylenol to see how it goes.
All in all, I have to say it was a pretty smooth experience and wasn't that bad at all. It seems like it's not completely unlikely that I'll need another surgery in the far future, though hopefully it's at least 15-20 years away. But if it's going to be anything like this, then I really have nothing to worry about. My wife tore her ACL in a skiing accident a few years ago and I have to say the recovery from ACL reconstruction surgery was a lot harder than this!
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2023.05.30 22:20 dancer15 Do I Move Up or Over?
So I'm presently working at a hospital in the Medical Records department. I have a degree and a credential that relates to what I'm doing, but the field is large enough that I could be doing a lot of other things, too. My present position was kind of the most entry-level and a nice starting point when I was fresh out of college, though.
So I'm now 2 years into the position, and when I had started, my bosses told me to let them know if there was a job in a different department that I was interested in shadowing. They love me but are really great people and just genuinely want us to be happy. At the time I was content where I was, so I just filed it away for future thought.
Well, recently I've been thinking of ways to expand my degree, and I've been looking into Trauma Registry positions. So I asked my bosses if I could shadow that position at my hospital, and they set it all up for me. The shadowing went super well and I found the job to be incredibly interesting. My only complaint about my current job is that it's a little boring, even though I do different things every day, because I don't find it challenging.
The plan was to maybe take some more classes and work on a future plan of getting into trauma registry work if I liked it, but then the person I job shadowed with mentioned that they were hiring for another part-time position right now. She also mentioned that they set their own hours, so a lot of the part-time people also worked at other hospitals part-time because there's tons of flexibility.
So I was considering applying while keeping my current position, but then I realized that I would go insane if I tried to work 60 hours a week. It would also be tough to get all the hours in while I was training in the new position, as that flexibility wouldn't be there yet. I then thought maybe I could ask my bosses if I could drop to part-time in my current job and then just work the two part-time positions at the same hospital. This is something that they have done for other people before, so I thought it may work out for me.
However, my boss just offered me a small promotion last week. It's my same job duties with just a couple of extra things, and a slight bump in my wages. She apologized that she couldn't do more and let me know that as soon as a higher position in our department opened, she would be bumping me up to that one. I appreciate the pay raise of course, but it all kind of throws a wrench in my plans of asking to go part-time.
So my question is, do I forget about the trauma registry job and keep working my way up in my current department, or do I apply for the part-time position and hope that I can also keep my current job but at part-time hours? Knowing that I probably won't be working my way up in my current department any more as a part-time employee? Do I ask my current bosses about dropping to part-time before or after applying for the new position if I choose to do so? I have never had these kinds of options before, so I would appreciate a little advice!
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2023.05.30 22:18 No-Instruction2026 [NE] Is it fair to ask for my start date to be extended with a new employer?
I was offered a job last Thursday and was posed the question of whether I would like to start on the 12th or 19th. I said I would be fine with either, but it would depend on when I would be able to put my two week notice in for my current employer pending background check and all that come through fine and its confirmed that all my pre-employment obligations have been met. Personally, i'm not comfortable putting in my two weeks notice without that confirmation. (I have nothing to worry about, my record is sqeaky clean, but i know mistakes can happen)
They told me the process is pretty quick and put me down to start on 6/12 and I signed the written offer and filled out the background check items on friday. I got an email from the background check company that they completed the check. I emailed the talent acquisition manager and sent an email to the onboarding team for the confirmation that I'm good to start and no mistakes came back on my background check this morning. I'm getting told through automatic replys that I will hear back from them near the end of the week.
This makes me nervous as that does not allow me to give my employer a fair two week notice. My current employer has been good to me and I don't want to screw them over. How do I address this with the hiring team that I may need to start on the 19th to allow for a two week notice?
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2023.05.30 22:16 sugarfever831 Changed Spark Plugs at 72k Miles 2016 FRS
Deciding to post this on here just in case anyone is getting close to having to change their spark plugs. I started out by doing it without having to jack up the engine at all. I immediately got stuck when I couldn't pull out the plug on the coil packs. It was damn near impossible on all 4 coil packs. This is when I had to look up a video on how to jack up the engine to get more clearance. It was really straightforward. I place the car on 4 jack stands, removed skid plate, removed motor mount bolts, and jacked up the engine while placing a piece of wood on the floor jacks to distribute pressure better. This didn't really give me as much clearance as I had thought but it allowed me to pull out the coil packs without having to unclip them! I simply pulled them out and pushed them aside. The rest was honestly not bad at all. Once I got to this point it took about 20 minutes to finish the job. Let me know if you guys have any questions. This was my real first mechanic experience ever. I knew very little going into this.
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2023.05.30 22:15 Random_Junn Haven`t passed the resume screening since 3 months- Data Scientist(3+ years exp)
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2023.05.30 22:14 notyouravgbelle [NY] How to stand out to hiring managers?
Hello! Would anyone be willing to help a gal out? I have owned and operated a cleaning business for almost a decade. I wear all the hats- sales, appointment setting, client relations, marketing, hiring, training, etc. It has come to fruition that the work I do is actually causing physical issues due to recent medical complications. I am now on the hunt for (hopefully) a WFH job. I have been in the field for 9 years, and while teaching myself many things along the way (marketing, social media, etc), I have lacking skills in computers/programs. So I have two questions-
- What can I include in my resume that will help me stand out as someone who clearly is self-motivated, self-taught and ambitious?
- Are there any training programs one might recommend to help jog my memory/learn new skills in regards to software programs and such?
I know I do not look like an ideal candidate for a WFH job, but I desperately need one, and I’m willing to put in the extra hours to train myself and learn whatever I need to learn to help me get that job. I have sent in tons of resumes and applications. I received one response back for a quick video of me answering questions, but then was passed over for another more qualified candidate. So I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and down about what to do to help myself. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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2023.05.30 22:13 Brambletail Is it too late for a CS PhD?
Hello all, I have been in industry for 6 years now as a software engineer in the US and am doing well, but struggling to find meaning in the mundanity of it. I also managed to accepted into a top ranked PhD program in CS, and have been really excited to go for it, until recently. I am getting afraid I am too old to come out and get a good research job or professorship, as no one will hire someone in the mid 30s for an entry level research role. I am also afraid that I may never recover financially from the decision to walk away from a decent industry career. My entire life I wanted to achieve a PhD, but I am starting to doubt it is worth the cost to myself and my S.O., let alone any theoretical children we would have in the future.
Is having second thoughts normal? Has anyone else done something like this?
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2023.05.30 22:12 Icy-Objective2262 Would you still think a psychology degree was useless if you knew how to use it?
I am so tired of hearing how psychology degrees are useless due to the low paying jobs. Unfortunately, a degree in psychology often does not start to pay well enter you have been in the field for quite some time, whereas other fields you tend to see your ROI for education, almost immediately. I have a degree in psychology but I decided to take financial classes last year and found out they will be offering Psychology of Finance. However, I cannot help but to not understand why we do not learn about finances as psychology students. For example, there is a lot that goes into opening a private practice, but many therapists are unaware of how to even start the process.
So, I am curious what is something that you did not learn in a psychology class but think it would have been helpful to know to help further your career?
I am not sure about other countries, but in the United States, they do not take psychology as serious as it should be.
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2023.05.30 22:09 flyinggarbagetruck Leaving a job to make more money: what do I say in the interview?
Re: hiring managers
I have currently been at a digital marketing job for a major US brand for 18 months now and I enjoy what I do. I also think I am good at it. However, I would like to make more money given the rising cost of living. I just got a call back for a position at another company that would be a lateral move in terms of responsibilities but 15% more in annual salary.
I know that recommended responses for interviews when asking why you’re leaving your current company is the state how you feel like you have learned everything and want to expand your scope, etc. However, is it wrong for me to say I just want more money? When I talk about my experience and what the role entails, it’s quite obvious that I have done the job already so I wouldn’t be expanding my scope.
I could state that my company has been doing layoffs, and I’m concerned about the stability of my position (which is true to a certain extent). But I’m not sure what the hiring manager would take as a red flag. Also, I’ve had some drama with a leader at my current company, and just want to start at a new company on a blank slate.
Anyone with experience in hiring people aware of this situation?
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2023.05.30 22:08 Queasy-Flow-5797 72(t)SEPP question/help
Hello, my husband is 56, and is in upper management with a large company. Unfortunately it's retail and he works 7 days a week on salary. The stress is killing him he says. He has some health issues and wants to leave his job and take 401k distributions. He is still fully capable of working and plans to work after quitting his stressful job. He has worked for this company for 40 years (since age 16). He wouldn't fit in anywhere else. He could step down into an hourly "just show up and work, then go home and never have to think about work at home" job, but it would be at about a third of his current salary. In order to get his 401k to supplement, he has to leave his current company. My question is this-can he quit, be officially terminated, roll our 401k to our financial planner, and then be hired back by the same company a few weeks later as a peon?
Second question—my husband had a good chunk of money in a US Property fund in his 401k. We met with a financial planner that our company provides for us and she said it takes forever to get that money. Will 100% of our money need to be rolled to our financial planner (this one is local, not the one our employer provides), in order for him to be rehired? I realize this sounds like a dumb question. It’s things like this that keep me up at night worrying about this transition.
I would ask our financial planner, but unfortunately we couldn't get an appointment with him until June 7.
The company my husband works for is suffering because of labor shortage issues (which is why his job is so stressful) and there are some upcoming opportunities for him to step into a peon job with a month.
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