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ihacka

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ihackas Bedtime Stories
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:11:49 pm »
Didn't want to lie and we're getting more forum traffic...

We all know I'm an **** and bad at typing and don't really want to write a story...so - only time I've ever been fired (more stories from this job, too...):

I used to work at a restaurant with many managers who shouldn't have been in their positions (poor foresight, poor oversight, poor emotional management...literally couldn't manage...).  I'd hurt a couple people's feelings during a management meeting (I'm the sous chef; IDGAF about what color the frilly **** on the table is...) when, after roughly 40 minutes of conversation, I said: "Is there literally anything relevant to my position that requires me here?  I don't care about **** flowers."   I got up and left because we had continuous service and it was a VERY high volume "fine" dining restaurant.

Couple weeks later, my Chef had given his notice and offered me another sous chef job; I had a conversation with the owner and told him I'd be giving my notice.  Couple days later, a retarded amount of events had been scheduled for a Sunday (my Chef refused to work Sunday, as did most of the cooks [some had second jobs but I know what they were really doing]).  I showed up to open for brunch, push that out (always a struggle with one cook) and am informed the PM dishwasher has called in.  I have literally zero say about how events are sold, scheduled, organized, accounted for...anything.  I'd also made up my mind to leave at this point, so I basically told the cook: "IDGAF, not my problem..."  They scheduled three events at the same time with no prior notice and no one scheduled to work (I did the schedule and was clutching at straws trying to get people to work).

Show up to work the next day, and here's the convo between him, my Chef, and myself:

Owner: I got an e-mail that you were mean to [redacted] and [redacted]
Me: Its not my responsibility to schedule for unplanned events or compensate for them if they overextend themselves.
Owner: I know you're giving me your notice but I'd prefer if you leave now.
Me: OK
Owner leaves office.
Chef: Do you have any questions?
Me: Do I leave now or do I have to finish my shift?
Chef: I don't know...I've never been fired before...I think you leave now...
Me:OK...well...cool...I guess I'm off for that Black Flag show, now...you still going?
Chef: **** yeah...I'll send you a text.


Not my best story but I thought it'd be easy to type...it wasn't...

Also, don't judge me.

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Re: ihackas Bedtime Stories
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 08:06:15 am »
Oooo  cool.  I'm old and have years of stories.
NASA story
I was contract network admin for a NASA project. The GOV type in charge of me was the pointy hair boss in Dilbert cartoon(read as clueless jerk).  We(me) had to propose puter things for each year's budget.  Under his plan, we changed from a 2 week turn around, from request, to paperwork out to procurement, to 257 days for a trackball one of the engineers wanted.  So, planning for budget input, I started a wish list.  Knowing this dimwit would lop off various items, I padded the list with cool goodies.  One was a video capture video card.($1700) knowing he would make us throw out some items, to make himself look tough.  This was a long time ago.
He was out of office for several days, and his tasks were covered by another Gov type.  Who hated him.  He came to me and asked if we needed anything.  I said we had a wish list we were just throwing goodies into.  He "understood", and asked for the whole unedited list.  Guess who got a vid card that we had no use for?  It went into a drawer for months.  Until there was a rocket launch failure.  Several recordings of the flight were available from ground and chase plane cameras.  But it was going to take days for their professional analysis.  This drove our engineers nuts.  What happened? Speculate  Speculate.
I got the recordings and loaded the vid card.  Using free image enhancing software I got from the NIH, I made a slide show of the break up of the rocket. Clearly showing two distinct exhaust plumes, not the one plume the engineers expected.  Passed it on in a colorful slideshow.   Engineers were delighted.  So much so, that they praised my contract bosses.  Who praised me with a $1,000 bonus and award.
Karma isn't always bad.  B-)
War is Deception.

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Re: ihackas Bedtime Stories
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 02:26:46 pm »
Did you take the graphics card back out and take it home?  $1k bonus sounds light for rocket surgery (or is it rocketopsy?).

Reminds me of working in a hotel and having a budget for small wares...only place I ever worked in where we didn't run out of pans, cambers, or lexans...

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Re: ihackas Bedtime Stories
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 03:19:01 pm »
I took the bonus and was happy.  Card went back in the drawer for another year or more. 
B-)
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