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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7060 on: September 29, 2017, 03:39:22 PM »
WTF is the point of me coming all the way to my furthest school after exams? Why do I have to spend money to come babysit them? Guess I'm watching the first 45 minutes of Spiderman: Homecoming a lot today.

It's a hard life.

The horror of fulfilling your contract and being paid decent money to sit around watching TV for 8 hours.

All those billions of people farming, digging, mining, chopping, fixing, serving, and hauling are laughing at you for having such a terrible job that abuses you in such a fashion.

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was the ranting thread, not the "DM please tell me your opinion" thread. Perhaps this thread should be shut down because our lives are better than a countless amount of people.

Fair enough. I'm angry because the Chateau LeBlanc 1968 my school served me was supposed to be slightly chilled, but mine was distinctly room temperature.

What are we? Animals?

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« Reply #7061 on: September 29, 2017, 06:42:07 PM »
WTF is the point of me coming all the way to my furthest school after exams? Why do I have to spend money to come babysit them? Guess I'm watching the first 45 minutes of Spiderman: Homecoming a lot today.

It's a hard life.

The horror of fulfilling your contract and being paid decent money to sit around watching TV for 8 hours.

All those billions of people farming, digging, mining, chopping, fixing, serving, and hauling are laughing at you for having such a terrible job that abuses you in such a fashion.

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was the ranting thread, not the "DM please tell me your opinion" thread. Perhaps this thread should be shut down because our lives are better than a countless amount of people.

Fair enough. I'm angry because the Chateau LeBlanc 1968 my school served me was supposed to be slightly chilled, but mine was distinctly room temperature.

What are we? Animals?

That doesn't sound like a real story. This thread is for things in daily life that bother us that we want to vent about. Not sure if you got that message .  :wink:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7062 on: September 29, 2017, 07:28:51 PM »
On minimum wages in Canada:

My socialist cousin (who I love, don't get me wrong, he's a great guy) recently linked to an article on Facebook that stated with minimum wage at $15/h, and the average rent in Toronto is $2000/month, so poverty.

Does one expect to live an AVERAGE life (in Toronto) at MINIMUM wage (for the province)? Should shop owners in Timmins pay thier high school part-time help enough for a flat at Yonge and Bloor?

It is really hard to have a serious discussion when rediculous numbers are presented like this.

I'm curious how minimum wage would be in Timmins if it was adjusted with productivity. Understandably it is more expensive to live at Yonge and Bloor (poor choice), but maybe the minimum in Timmins should be raised from its current provincial level.

Businesses are of course looking to cut costs, but maybe they should be nudged to pay employees more reasonably.

I think I support an age-based minimum wage. The high school student is always cited as why the minimum can't be raised, so cap the high school minimum at 80% the full minimum, or something less than the 18/19+ amount.

I think there are countries that do something like that, but I do not know how effective age-adjusted rates are.
There is an age based minimum wage in Ontario. When I was there 2 years ago, student min wage was about 9$ and minimum was around 12$. Also take into account that food, especially fruits and vegetables in bigger cities is less. If you go up to Haliburton it's like 10$ for a bag of potatoes that would cost 4$ in the GTA. Since Ontario's big they charge out the butt for shipping products outside of Southern Ontario. My family has a cottage up north and it's crazy expensive if you want produce in the middle of nowhere, so that cost of living is higher while housing is cheaper.

I had no idea one was already in existence.

https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act/minimum-wage

Here's the link with an increase kicking in on October 1st of this year.

10.90 for students and 11.60 for general. The previous rates were 20 cents less and were in effect for a year prior. Quite a small amount divides the two. Maybe freeze the student rate for a year or two and increase the general rate. I think a 20 cent increase per year is too little. I think I'd like a 20 cent increase twice a year or a fifty cent increase once a year for at least two years.

I think Toronto is relatively expensive, but if we could avoid a New York or San Francisco situation, that'd be great.

Addition: Yesterday I saw a ten-pound bag of thin-skinned potatoes for $1.40 at Wal-Mart. Speaking to the affordability of staples.
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Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7063 on: September 30, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
President Donald Trump's new tax plan may result in the richest getting richer and the middle class eventually seeing a slight tax increase, a study released Friday found.

In an initial analysis of the nine-page framework for tax reform, the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution's Tax Policy Center found that Americans among the top 1% of earners would see the bulk of the plan's benefits, while lower- and middle-class Americans — even most upper-class people — would see few benefits.


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-tax-plan-just-got-180000645.html

The analysis also estimates the plan would increase the federal deficit by $2.4 trillion in the first decade after its implementation.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7064 on: October 01, 2017, 01:58:57 PM »
Bought a corn dog. They dumped sugar all over it  >:(

Never again.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7065 on: October 03, 2017, 02:38:52 AM »
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hello

hope you get disemboweled, dismembered, and beheaded mate.

Anyone else getting this kind of thing? Bro needs to get laid. Poor grammar, too.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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« Reply #7066 on: October 03, 2017, 11:37:50 AM »
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hello

hope you get disemboweled, dismembered, and beheaded mate.

Anyone else getting this kind of thing? Bro needs to get laid. Poor grammar, too.
Could be IP address fishing.
Would recommend to the rest of y'all to not open any messages from this sender.

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« Reply #7067 on: October 03, 2017, 12:13:47 PM »
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hello

hope you get disemboweled, dismembered, and beheaded mate.

Anyone else getting this kind of thing? Bro needs to get laid. Poor grammar, too.
Could be IP address fishing.
Would recommend to the rest of y'all to not open any messages from this sender.

Tis used to happen on Dave's all the time.  It usually happened after a user made a negative (but usually accurate) comment about Korea.  Most people thought it was a level 5 DeMartino type (Gyopo who has the honour of defending Korea against any slight).  Think of it as a badge of honour!

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« Reply #7068 on: October 03, 2017, 01:02:15 PM »
Looks like some peeps are finally taking advantage of the 3 private messages available for no-posters. 

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« Reply #7069 on: October 03, 2017, 09:47:00 PM »
Alright, thanks for the heads up.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7070 on: October 04, 2017, 01:35:20 AM »
The Vegas shooting from the taxi driver's perspective - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNiRr763gJA
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7071 on: October 04, 2017, 11:22:02 AM »
Rant: Banned poster maximmm returned under the name unknown21. :cry:

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« Reply #7072 on: October 04, 2017, 03:49:09 PM »
Is there anything more soul sucking than filling out an on-line application for a large corporation?

First, you need to register for the site.  One that I looked at today required a 12 character password.

Then, even if you import your shit in from Linkedin, you need to go through every box and reformat it.

If they are using it as weed-out, I think they are weeding out people who value their time.


ARRRGGGG!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7073 on: October 12, 2017, 07:45:49 AM »
"Aren't you cold!?"

It's that time of year again.  >:(

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« Reply #7074 on: October 12, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
"Aren't you cold!?"

It's that time of year again.  >:(


I actually was pretty cold this morning which was a startle given that the other day was hot as summer hahaha

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« Reply #7075 on: October 12, 2017, 08:13:23 AM »
Aaalllright, the rant thread ~! Good for the sou~l!

I feel like I need to bitch about something, but the only thing I can spit out atm is I don't want to teach my 2nd graders today. It's rainy, and they're going to be moody.

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« Reply #7076 on: October 12, 2017, 08:18:46 AM »
After a long Chuseok, no more holidays until winter break? That’s just depressing!

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« Reply #7077 on: October 12, 2017, 08:46:46 AM »
After a long Chuseok, no more holidays until winter break? That’s just depressing!

If it makes you feel slightly better, December has exams so chances are very high that some classes will be cancelled.

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« Reply #7078 on: October 12, 2017, 08:51:43 AM »
After a long Chuseok, no more holidays until winter break? That’s just depressing!

November 16th is 수능?

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« Reply #7079 on: October 12, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
After a long Chuseok, no more holidays until winter break? That’s just depressing!

If it makes you feel slightly better, December has exams so chances are very high that some classes will be cancelled.

Heck, I only have classes one day next week due to midterms.  Basically another holiday for me, albeit deskwarming but 'ey.