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  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="wonkoTheSane"]All in all the US seems quite a bad place to work? Or is it just a case of the small percentage who have bad employers shout the loudest making all employers seem bad?[/quote] It depends. There is what the law says a firm must do and there is what a firm needs to do in order to retain talent. I mean it can ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-24-2014
  • Re: For security purposes only

    If they only use it to deal with if the account gets hacked and not for two factor authentication then mash on your num pad till it's full. Though then the account is lost if they then turn on two factor I suppose.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-16-2014
  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="dhromed"][quote user="locallunatic"][quote user="dhromed"]So.... you're going to work the rets of the week for free, or am I sorely misunderstanding your arrangement?[/quote] In the US if you are salaried it is rare to be paid for overtime. If you need to work the weekend to meet a deadline then you ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-16-2014
  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="dhromed"]So.... you're going to work the rets of the week for free, or am I sorely misunderstanding your arrangement?[/quote] In the US if you are salaried it is rare to be paid for overtime. If you need to work the weekend to meet a deadline then you work the weekend (or choose to miss the deadline).
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-16-2014
  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="dhromed"]I've seen this picture where Fox News put sarcastiquotes around the word "poor" because the supposedly poor family in the picture owned a refrigerator. How dare these poor people! Clearly they are wealthy and not poor! They got a fridge! I only see clown pictures like that for Fox News.[/quote] Keep ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-12-2014
  • Re: Read Only SQL Table

    [quote user="LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet"]A better solution would be to accept the insert/edit/delete, and then silently undo it.[/quote] As I can't hit you over the internet, where are you located?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-11-2014
  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="Nagesh"][quote user="FrostCat"][quote user="alegr"][quote user="da Doctah"]ut if work makes people happy[/quote]No. Work makes you free.[/quote] Work makes you free sounds better in the original German.[/quote]Work does not set you free. It is tying you to your desk. Think about ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-09-2014
  • Re: A Modest Proposal

    [quote user="Nagesh"] I think Jeff Atwood wrote that on his blog. [quote user="mikeTheLiar"]I don't care to belong to any club that would have me as a member.[/quote][/quote] It is a famous quote (that often goes without attribution).
    Posted to The I-Hate-Oracle Club (Forum) by locallunatic on 06-06-2014
  • Re: Finaly a Front page WTF worthy of the title

    [quote user="HighlyPaidContractor"]I can't actually use the new forums.  I lurk here at work, and work enforces IE8 only. I just get a big yellow bar that says my browser is too old.[/quote] If you force IE to lie about what it is then things may brokenly show (well more brokenly show than if you could use a modern ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 05-30-2014
  • Re: Oh, those engineers - always overestimating

    [quote user="dhromed"][quote user="locallunatic"]I don't think actual time is tracked for anything[/quote]wha [/quote] It's recorded, but I don't know if it is possible for the shity internal tool to report totals that were entered. They aren't used in officially evaluating people (though if someone regularly ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by locallunatic on 05-30-2014
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