The Bird's Dipole.

Formerly known as "The Ward" -- now Anakha56 and rustypup's playground. Abandon all hope, all ye who enter.
Forum rules
The global forum rules are found here.

NOTE: posts in this section are not counted towards your total.
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

I am going to have to rinse my hands in disinfectant again before I answer that.....

Grammar Nazi with a Rusty-esque prerspective on lie.......er marketing? :P :oops:

As incredible as this may sound, as of today, I have been employed [by ELCB] for 13 years. :shock:
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
doo_much
Registered User
Posts: 26022
Joined: 13 May 2004, 02:00
Location: Getting there...
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by doo_much »

13 years?

That's a lifetime! :thumbup:
MOOD - Thirsty

A surprising amount of modern pseudoscience is coming out of the environmental sector. Perhaps it should not be so surprising given that environmentalism is political rather than scientific.
Timothy Casey
User avatar
hamin_aus
Forum Moderator
Posts: 18358
Joined: 28 Aug 2003, 02:00
Processor: Intel i7 3770K
Motherboard: GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
Graphics card: EVGA GTX680 SC
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws
Location: Where beer does flow and men chunder
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by hamin_aus »

StarPhoenix wrote:
StarPhoenix wrote:I have been employed [by ELCB] for 13 years. :shock:
StarPhoenix wrote:"Junior Administration Assistant"
....for 13 years....
Only two more to go until you get promoted to "Administration Assistant"
Then just another 15 until "Senior Administration Assistant"
Then 15-20 more to make "Administrator"

If you live to 140 you'll have it in the bag :lol:
Image
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

Congrats SP! That's a great achievement, real staying power! :-)

Lol hammy :-)
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

Definitely - my longest time with any one company (besides my own) was 18 months :D
Image
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

What company did you have Tribbs?
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

If we are supposed to be living every day as if it is our last, then what why are we at work? :P
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
doo_much
Registered User
Posts: 26022
Joined: 13 May 2004, 02:00
Location: Getting there...
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by doo_much »

+1 a lot


And yet we do it.

Uncertainty rules our world(s)...
MOOD - Thirsty

A surprising amount of modern pseudoscience is coming out of the environmental sector. Perhaps it should not be so surprising given that environmentalism is political rather than scientific.
Timothy Casey
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

GDI_Lord wrote:What company did you have Tribbs?
You mean still have :D Empirical Presentations - or Empirical (for short)
Image
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

What do you guys do?
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

Lots of things but mainly we provide solutions to radio stations. -commercial, community, in store and student. We also create databases and do end user pc training
Image
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

Tribble wrote:Lots of things but mainly we provide solutions to radio stations. -commercial, community, in store and student. We also create databases and do end user pc training
They also rent out tor....er...interrogation facilities. An extensive dungeon was discovered during the digging of the foundations, and it seemed shame not to turn it into a money spinner. There's nothing quite the ambiance of a dank, mysterious, and uncharted medieval dungeon. :whistling:
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

Yes - though that is not common knowledge :D But you are more than welcome to come and see it - and perhaps try a few of the "items"
Image
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

SP works in an insane asylum Tribbs, what items could your office POSSIBLY have that they don't have there?

*pause*

No, wait, don't answer that.
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

:-) you remembered GDI
Image
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

It took me a while but I got it...
Tribble wrote:Yes - I remember those lashes....... <drool>
So we finally meet, SP! (You also look like a bit of a shorty like me:- )
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

:P He is still taller than the cat!
Image
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

Yay! The company financial year year-end backslapping is done and dusted!

Am I grateful for these two days away from work!
Fish, fruit salad, and nuts were on offer at our Financial Year End Function, but there were two aspects of the CEO's speech that troubled me. He stated that those who only worked for ELCB to collect a payslip should be working elsewhere, and that he wanted to turn the
yearly function into a Day of Thanksgiving to the majority's imaginary invisible friend. [Without whom, some say, ELCB would go out of business. What utter tosh, and an insult to those who put in ridiculous hours to bring in work, I say!] The company has become increasingly religiose, with staff meetings preceded by prayers. This is where I exercise my right to leave the room.
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
KALSTER
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5439
Joined: 12 Oct 2008, 02:08

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by KALSTER »

What do they say when you leave the room? Awfully brave of you.
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Intel i5 2500; AsRock Z77 Extreme 4; Asus GTX580; 4x 2GB DDR3 1333; Intel 520 240GB SSD + 2x WD 3TB + 2TB Samsung; Samsung 22X DVD/RW; 23" LG W2343T-PF; Huntkey 700W
User avatar
hamin_aus
Forum Moderator
Posts: 18358
Joined: 28 Aug 2003, 02:00
Processor: Intel i7 3770K
Motherboard: GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
Graphics card: EVGA GTX680 SC
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws
Location: Where beer does flow and men chunder
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by hamin_aus »

KALSTER wrote:Awfully brave of you.
What he said.

You may be doing a fine job of ostracizing yourself at work.
No need to leave the room and draw negative attention to yourself when you can just sit quietly thru it and think of how silly they all look.

Nothing wrong with a little lie by omission when it could be your freakin job at stake - your principles don't pay the bills after all.

ELCB sounds like the its run by the ANC youth league. Start polishing up your CV
Image
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

KALSTER wrote:What do they say when you leave the room? Awfully brave of you.
Nothing. They have their eyes closed, and are too busy communing with their deity of choice to notice.
I also try to do so discretely, that is to say, I don't have a Sam Harris lecture playing at full volume on my cellphone while I am doing it.

Or so it seems.
I have still not been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on the grounds that I am an atheist.

I may be wrong, but we supposedly live in a secular democracy. I wonder whether our constitution allows for freedom FROM religion?

@jamin: Perhaps.....if I were really good at deception.

I don't think that one's employer can make attending religious ceremonies mandatory.

If I gave anyone the impression that I make a point of telling anyone at work that I think that their understanding reality is tenuous, I don't, and typically do not respond when someone tries to preach at me, or says that they will continue to try to convert me.

/This would not be the fist time that I have been subjected to harassment in the workplace. It was nasty, but those responsible were told not to interfere with me or my medical treatment.
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
User avatar
hamin_aus
Forum Moderator
Posts: 18358
Joined: 28 Aug 2003, 02:00
Processor: Intel i7 3770K
Motherboard: GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
Graphics card: EVGA GTX680 SC
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws
Location: Where beer does flow and men chunder
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by hamin_aus »

How were they interfering with your treatment?
Image
User avatar
StarPhoenix
B.Soc.Sci, M.SocSci [UPCF]
Posts: 17634
Joined: 11 Dec 2003, 02:00
Processor: Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Graphics card: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 1600
Location: East London
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by StarPhoenix »

hamin_aus wrote:How were they interfering with your treatment?
They were badgering me about my mental health, and taking it upon themselves to "counsel" me in such a way that it
made me feel worse. They were prying into my personal life, which is not there area of concern. The people who take care of me advised me to tell my boss to speak to them rather than to continue haranguing me. When I delivered this message, he rather curtly said that he does not report to them.


:roll:

This happened towards the end of last year. The move to the new building has also not been without its problems.
Having to bite my tongue about working in an open-office environment where some other staff are given free reign to talk as much as they like at whatever volume suits them-even calling out across the room sometimes.

/has fantasies involving exquisitely painful and lingering torture....... :twisted: :twisted:
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T.S. Elliot
GDI_Lord
Forum Administrator
Posts: 2663
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 02:00

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by GDI_Lord »

Hey SP
StarPhoenix wrote:He stated that those who only worked for ELCB to collect a payslip should be working elsewhere
Was he trying to say that he wanted people on board who had a passion for the company?
StarPhoenix wrote:that he wanted to turn the yearly function into a Day of Thanksgiving to the majority's imaginary invisible friend.
It's his company/he's at the wheel, so if they wanted to have a Yearly Firewalking and Pancake Day, I guess staff might be able to have input but it's his decision, isn't it? (I don't know the structure of the company.)
StarPhoenix wrote:with staff meetings preceded by prayers. This is where I exercise my right to leave the room.
That's perfectly fine. You're well within your right to do so. Might I suggest joining an organisation like Solidarity www.solidarity.co.za in case you need representation in any labour matters?
StarPhoenix wrote:
KALSTER wrote:What do they say when you leave the room? Awfully brave of you.
Nothing.
And they shouldn't.
StarPhoenix wrote:I may be wrong, but we supposedly live in a secular democracy. I wonder whether our constitution allows for freedom FROM religion?
No, we live in a democracy. And it's a democracy that guarantees freedom OF religion, which includes the freedom to be an atheist if one so chooses.
StarPhoenix wrote:I don't think that one's employer can make attending religious ceremonies mandatory.
Nope, certainly not.
StarPhoenix wrote:Having to bite my tongue about working in an open-office environment where some other staff are given free reign to talk as much as they like at whatever volume suits them-even calling out across the room sometimes.
Ja, that sucks. Depending on the type of work that you do, talk (and try to prove) to your boss about how much this is decreasing your productivity. Do you have a number of calls closed per month or maybe even proof from the doctors treating you that it is negatively affecting you as a person?
Important Thread: Yours in Christ's service,
User avatar
Tribble
Registered User
Posts: 88457
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 02:00
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU@3.50GHz
Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Memory: 16GB
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: StarPhoenix's Histrionics/Hissy Fit Thread

Post by Tribble »

You are brave to leave. I would just sit there and listen. As they need to respect your need not to believe - you have to respect theirs to believe. Besides - how long are these prayers?
Image
Post Reply