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In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

15 July 2019 - 06:59 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 15 July 2019 - 02:44 PM, said:

This is ridiculous. You guys need to be sharing your lives with me. I know it's summer, but COME ON!


My 1/2 boss (Dean of Education) was unexpectedly fired this morning. Apparently she got into a fight with the president and he canned her. This will dramatically affect me, but I have no idea how at this point. I'm hopeful that whoever replaces her will leave me alone, but you never know. They haven't even announced it yet, and it's going to cause a major stir.

What's going on with everyone else?

-John

Got into Vegas Sunday around 5:30 and was in the room at the Bellagio by 6:30 thanks to online check in. Online registration for hotel rooms is a huge plus. The line was ridiculously long when we got there which was kind of odd considering the airport was dead. No line for cabs. After dropping off the luggage we ran over to CVS to pick up a case of water and some snacks. Then met up with friends for dinner, a few drinks and a little gamboool.
Hit the pool Monday morning until about 2ish then up to the room for a little afternoon delight and a nap before picking up a drink out in front of caeser's then walked around until getting good and buzzed at the pbr rock bar (blondie rode the bull) next to planet hollywood. Several drinks and dinner there before heading back to Bellagio for drinks and games.
Tuesday I went and did a little shopping. Picked myself up a Hamilton jazzmaster. Got the traditional straight razor shave. Ate at Prime Steakhouse in Bellagio. Craftsteak and GR Steak are miles ahead of this place. Heck, even Gallagher's was a better steak and better experience. Really overpriced and spotty service for the price point.
Wednesday more pool time then cirque show "O" that night.

My manager texted me today (still had the day off) to tell me he put in his notice. I'm not enthused about this. Yeah, I'm probably the front runner for his job but I don't know if I want it. We will have a huge back fill problem down the line to keep up with the daily work and his boss is the weakest leader in our exec team. Having a buffer between him and I on some things was very advantageous. I have a feeling I will get frustrated in relatively short order. We'll see what happens.


View PostNapa_Don, on 15 July 2019 - 06:10 PM, said:

I'm working what feels like a million hours a week and am unable to get caught up while trying to do a bunch of work to my house and still keep some sort of social life.

It's...not going great.

As a single person home owner the most valuable lesson I've learned is to get over the bullshit pride of "doing it myself" for a lot of homeowner tasks. I knew pretty much right away that I was going to be able to keep up the yard or keep the inside clean but not both. At least not without having next to no down time on the weekends or evenings. So I hired a lawn service right out the gate. As I get busier at work and traveling I've also hired someone to clean my house on a one off basis here and there. You're time is valuable. Hire some shit out.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

05 July 2019 - 07:23 PM

View PostEssay21, on 05 July 2019 - 07:01 PM, said:

yeah, it's amazing. i mean it's expensive for vegas, but the 600 dollars more it costs versus bally's or planet hollywood is worth it for me as i don't take any other vacations. and even if i did it's just so damn nice.

I stayed there for free back in '08 when everybody was cancelling vegas conferences and shit, that was pretty sweet. Still get offers for $109 per so make sure you get a players card even if you're only gonna play poker.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

05 July 2019 - 07:20 PM

Yeah the Wynn was really nice when I stayed there. I'm hoping one of these times I can stay at Aria.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

05 July 2019 - 05:33 PM

I was the highest ranking person in my department to be in the office, or even working from home, today. I left about 3:30 because I put in 10 hours Tuesday, 10.5 on Wednesday, and 2 yesterday even though it was a holiday. Couple all that with the fact I'm on vacation until the 16th and there was no way I was putting in a full day today.

Heading to Vegas Sunday afternoon for 4 nights. Staying at the Bellagio again so blondie gets the chance to stay there. This go around we're meeting up with a good friend of mine from high school and his wife so that should be fun. Been hitting hitorstand.net quite a bit to brush up.

In Topic: Essay's Top Ten

03 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

If mic work, ring presence, and main stream appeal are criteria then where is Rowdy Roddy Piper? I mean, he jumped to movies before any of the other wrestlers tried it AND his starring vehicle is one of the most referenced and imitated sci fi cult hits of all time.