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  1. #5071
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    I just lost my job in a downsizing of the company. While I understand the reasons, it still sucks to get fired in spite of doing your job well.

    On the bright side I'm way more employable than I was when I started (from what I can tell particularly quality experience is sought after), and this might be a good moment to mice closer to my girlfriend, and to think about where I want to go in my career.
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  2. #5072
    Quote Originally Posted by Flixy View Post
    I just lost my job in a downsizing of the company. While I understand the reasons, it still sucks to get fired in spite of doing your job well.

    On the bright side I'm way more employable than I was when I started (from what I can tell particularly quality experience is sought after), and this might be a good moment to mice closer to my girlfriend, and to think about where I want to go in my career.
    If you want to move to Boston, we're setting up a cleanroom and manufacturing line for a medical device with very unusual specifications and methods... we can probably use a quality person.

    Sorry to hear about the job, that's really tough. But I can tell you that in this field you're eminently employable, especially with experience. You'll get snatched up in no time.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

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    Well, I was thinking more of Germany than Boston but never say never I do actually have experience with cleanroom (both working and validation etc) and with transferring processes from r&d to production, so if you're serious we can always talk
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  4. #5074
    I don't know if our timelines would work with yours (or, for that matter, if we could get a visa in a reasonable amount of time), but we do probably need someone with your skillset. As do about a hundred other companies in the Boston area. If you are actually interested in moving to the Commonwealth, send me a PM. It's almost certainly the best place in the world to do biotech or cutting-edge medical device work. And I am of the general opinion that all of the smart and capable people in the world should move to the US and make all of us rich.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

  5. #5075
    Hurricane Michael damaged my son's Job Corp location pretty severely. So that was a 10 hour drive to retrieve him and get back home. No ETA on when he can return and finish up his course plan.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Daughter is on the way to hospital after her school bus hit a red light runner.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  7. #5077
    Oof :/ sorry to hear this, hope she and you guys are doing all right.
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  8. #5078
    Looks to be fine. Annoyed that she is missing her field trip to the theater and that she expects to have a black eye on her birthday. But thinks it's cool she is on the TV and Facebook news.

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  9. #5079
    Glad to hear everything turned out (more or less) ok.
    Hope is the denial of reality

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    Glad she's fine, under the circumstances. I hope she (and the other kids) aren't too shaken from the crash.
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

  11. #5081
    A typical weekend in America. *sigh*

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018...squirrel-hill/
    Hope is the denial of reality

  12. #5082
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    A typical weekend in America. *sigh*

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018...squirrel-hill/
    That it's "typical" is so very sad.

    And it makes me feel bad to complain about the mundane things in life, as life goes on. Does sitting shiva apply to forums?

  13. #5083
    Well, the restaurant closed abruptly. There was a brief and strange skirmish with the local Police and Sheriff when staff showed up at the owner's request, but he was AWOL. They were 'escorted' into the kitchen to retrieve their personal property, but couldn't get paychecks for 2 weeks labor. Local TV news followed the story...and did a consumer report about what bankruptcy means to employees and consumers.

    Many people had scheduled special events last year, and paid large deposits in advance. One couple posted on Facebook about their upcoming wedding reception, and losing their $10,000 deposit...but not getting any answers from phone calls or emails. It's all just so damn sad.

  14. #5084
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    https://i.imgur.com/wRxrHXy.jpg

    Daughter is on the way to hospital after her school bus hit a red light runner.
    Got the first bill. Over $700 for a 4 mile ambulance ride, with 2 other kids, to the hospital. Who covers that? My car insurance! So there goes my rates.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Got the first bill. Over $700 for a 4 mile ambulance ride, with 2 other kids, to the hospital. Who covers that? My car insurance! So there goes my rates.
    How can your car insurance cover an accident your daughter had in another vehicle with another driver caused by another car?
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  16. #5086
    Quote Originally Posted by Flixy View Post
    How can your car insurance cover an accident your daughter had in another vehicle with another driver caused by another car?
    Cadillac plan.
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  17. #5087
    Florida follows something called No Fault. Your own insurance covers expenses regardless of fault, and its then up to them to recover losses. This was a vehicle related accident so the vehicle insurance of the household takes effect.

    Its an absolute pain in the ass that everyone hates.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  18. #5088
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Florida follows something called No Fault. Your own insurance covers expenses regardless of fault, and its then up to them to recover losses. This was a vehicle related accident so the vehicle insurance of the household takes effect.

    Its an absolute pain in the ass that everyone hates.
    I guess I'm confused - what happens if you don't own a vehicle and you don't have auto insurance?

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    And why is this not covered by the school bus insurance? I would get it if that insurance covers this and then claims bank from the responsible party. I just don't get why your car insurance is in there as your car is not related to this crash in any way.
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

  20. #5090
    We were given paperwork from the school, the bus insurance kicks in to cover anything that our insurance doesn't cover (unclear concerning deductible). Paperwork stresses that and even requires our insurance information so they can verify. No idea how it would go down if we didn't have a car, don't know if the offending driver's uninsured motorist kicks in, or the bus insurance kicks in first.

    like I said, the No Fault concept sucks balls.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    A couple of weeks ago for the first time in decades I decided to use a wallet. Yesterday I lost the damn thing. In stead of losing a card in one fine swoop I got rid of my driver's license, my ID, my main credit card and debit card. I think the wallet experiment has come to an end.
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  22. #5092
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    We were given paperwork from the school, the bus insurance kicks in to cover anything that our insurance doesn't cover (unclear concerning deductible). Paperwork stresses that and even requires our insurance information so they can verify. No idea how it would go down if we didn't have a car, don't know if the offending driver's uninsured motorist kicks in, or the bus insurance kicks in first.

    like I said, the No Fault concept sucks balls.
    You should re-check that under Florida Tort laws. Public school bus accidents aren't usually treated like any other vehicular accident, where the insurance policy holders fight out primary or secondary liability claims.

  23. #5093
    As far as I can tell, there is no way to keep Facebook from bombarding your news feed with fundraisers.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

  24. #5094
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  25. #5095
    Well, yes, but the ancestors need pictures of their newest descendants.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

  26. #5096
    You don't need Facebook to share photos

  27. #5097
    So my employer (the restaurant) declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They owed me wages before the official filing. Now I'm getting all sorts of documents in the mail, with legalese and fine print that's really confusing.

  28. #5098
    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    You don't need Facebook to share photos
    When the 90 yo great grandmother doesn't know how to use anything but Skype and Facebook apps, you kinda do.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

  29. #5099
    Quote Originally Posted by wiggin View Post
    When the 90 yo great grandmother doesn't know how to use anything but Skype and Facebook apps, you kinda do.
    Bullshit. She also knows how to use "snail mail", and might even prefer to get paper photos that she can touch -- and put in a photo album -- that she can keep on her coffee table and show to visitors. No smart phone needed. That's for your convenience, not hers.

  30. #5100
    Uh, no.
    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

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