Author Topic: Pet Peeves  (Read 89400 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 47604
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1725 on: May 30, 2021, 11:32:38 AM »
Dog Instagrams, but really only the captions written from the perspective of the dog and refer to the owners as mommy and daddy.
LOL

?s=19

Offline stunted

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 3730
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1726 on: June 11, 2021, 03:51:40 AM »
When you guys ask someone to do something and they can’t, do you guys try to convince or are just like “ah cool next time”? I used to be more like the first but now am the second. Figure 10% of the time you might change their mind, but 100% you annoy them. Just know someone like this and it’s super annoy

Offline puniraptor

  • Tastemaker
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 21157
  • nostalgic reason
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1727 on: July 02, 2021, 12:46:12 AM »
tell me what your blank blank blank is without telling me your blank blank blank

posts pictures of blank blank blank

Offline puniraptor

  • Tastemaker
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 21157
  • nostalgic reason
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1728 on: July 04, 2021, 05:05:33 AM »
Putting any old pile of bullshit on a platter and calling it charcuterie

Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk


Offline WillieWatanabe

  • PCKK7DC Survivor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *******
  • Posts: 18270
  • We'll always have Salt Lake
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1729 on: July 04, 2021, 09:21:51 PM »
recent development as a new parent: Fireworks after 7pm   :curse:
Sometimes I think of the Book of Job and how God likes to really eff with people.
- chunkles

Offline Sandstone Outcropping

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 3714
  • a punk who rarely ever took advice
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1730 on: July 05, 2021, 09:16:26 AM »
recent development as a new parent: Fireworks after 7pm   :curse:
xpost to "signs of getting old thread."

They keep the kids awake. They terrify my dog. Even as a younger adult, I used to have huge enthusiasm for them. I'm losing all interest.

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 47604
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1731 on: July 12, 2021, 04:01:07 PM »
back in the days of field trips, having to fill out MULTIPLE permission slips all with the exact same information.

Also, why don't the health insurance fields ever match up with what's on my actual card? Like, why can't there be universal language here?

Offline Sandstone Outcropping

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 3714
  • a punk who rarely ever took advice
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1732 on: July 12, 2021, 05:10:31 PM »
Have we covered various forms of corporate-speak (for lack of a better term) in this thread? For example:

"We are introducing new workflows" translates to "we are going screw up the process that has been working perfectly well for you and make your job more painful and tedious"

"I will loop them in" = "I might talk to the person I manage who is effing that thing up for you and make them stop"

"does Employee X 'feel empowered to ask questions'"? = "do you think this person knows when they have no idea how to do a vital function of their job?"

Also, recognizing people who are coerced into extra work (because of inadequate staffing) as "great team members" or any kind of "family" stuff if it doesn't refer to an actual family member.

I'll post more examples as I come across them.

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 13278
  • Distinguished Scholar/Gentleman
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1733 on: July 12, 2021, 06:03:15 PM »
Anytime any of you complain about your jobs. I guarantee mine is way more soul sucking, and I'm feeling Silky Johnson-esque at the moment.

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 47604
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1734 on: July 12, 2021, 06:33:25 PM »
Have we covered various forms of corporate-speak (for lack of a better term) in this thread? For example:

"We are introducing new workflows" translates to "we are going screw up the process that has been working perfectly well for you and make your job more painful and tedious"

"I will loop them in" = "I might talk to the person I manage who is effing that thing up for you and make them stop"

"does Employee X 'feel empowered to ask questions'"? = "do you think this person knows when they have no idea how to do a vital function of their job?"

Also, recognizing people who are coerced into extra work (because of inadequate staffing) as "great team members" or any kind of "family" stuff if it doesn't refer to an actual family member.

I'll post more examples as I come across them.

circle back
take this offline
pinging someone (I think I mentioned this)

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 13278
  • Distinguished Scholar/Gentleman
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1735 on: July 12, 2021, 07:39:29 PM »
Instead of "huddle" (shudders) I say tête-à-tête.

Offline pissclams

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 43260
  • (worst non-premium poster at goEMAW.com)
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1736 on: July 12, 2021, 08:05:12 PM »
when a meeting wraps up early and the organizer says, “well it looks like i’m going to give you five minutes back!”

I hate that.  first of all, eff you.  it’s my time and always will be.  and it takes some serious balls for someone to think in their mind that I gave them anything.  i’m there at their crap meeting because i can be.  if I needed those five minutes, I wouldn’t need dickheads to give them to me.  and my blood boils when I hear that crap.


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

New warning: Don't get in a fight with someone who doesn't even need to bother to buy ink.

Offline ben ji

  • Senior Moderator
  • PCKK7DC Survivor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *******
  • Posts: 9369
  • Alot of people dont hit on an 18
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1737 on: July 13, 2021, 03:03:09 PM »
There is a group of people at my office who will send out "super star shoutout" emails about once a week, something like "Shout out to John for dropping what he was doing to help me resolve an issue for an important customer!"

Then 3-4 people reply all saying "Way to go John!" "Team Player!"

Sometimes they even do it on LinkedIn

Offline IPA4Me

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 5813
  • El Guapo
    • View Profile
    • Life Advice
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1738 on: July 13, 2021, 08:00:27 PM »
New manager started that crap in our company. Bleh.

Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk


Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 47604
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1739 on: July 13, 2021, 10:40:58 PM »
Every week in his staff meeting my boss asks his reports for recognition of people who did well that week but then sends them a personal note (without the whole world copied). I like it.

Offline 420seriouscat69

  • Don't get zapped! #zap
  • Wackycat
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 60221
  • #FireBradHill!
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1740 on: July 14, 2021, 07:52:33 AM »
I think recognition is important.  :dunno:

Offline IPA4Me

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 5813
  • El Guapo
    • View Profile
    • Life Advice
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1741 on: July 14, 2021, 09:19:44 AM »
It is important but it's not necessary to jack off a new team member each week for doing their job.

Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk


Offline kstate4life

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 525
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1742 on: July 14, 2021, 09:20:33 AM »
Recognition with money is more important.

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 47604
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1743 on: July 16, 2021, 08:58:06 AM »
When a reporter on Twitter changes jobs and calls it "personal news". That's work news! Having a baby or buying a car or getting married is personal news!




When I think about it I kind of get that it's different from news news but still