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Old 01-24-2019, 12:42 PM   #339651
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Winter Olympics here in 2010 started off with a guy dying on the track, I think in luge? Flew off the track on a bad corner into a post.

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Old 01-24-2019, 12:45 PM   #339652
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I was buddies with a couple o bobsled chicks who needed someone to push when they were learning the track at lake placid. Bobsled has 2 man and 4 man sleds. Women are only allowed 2 man sleds and bobsled used to be men only.

No one wanted to push for rookie women cuz crashing fukkin a hurts and rookie drivers learning a new track on bobsled will crash (not might) . But cuz I have never bin 1 to leave a woman wanting did more than my share of pushing. Two man sled goes pretty quick and it is rock and roll as hell. I have been in the back for multiple crashes and I promise they hurt a lot. What else hurts is sitting being bent over (to be more aerodynamic) and going through insane turn pressures and the compression on your spine. When the sled goes over you need to try and stay in it. I have gotten flung out and the friction burns suck. Also u can get decapitated if u are not tucked in which has happened

Luge - this is the one where they are laying on their back. Dude died in the 2010 games doing this

skeleton - my sport - on stomach, 1 man. Chin 1 inch off ice. This one is fuct and imo should be re banned from the games. Was banned for decades cuz was considered too dangerous. This was the original sliding sport. This one is controlled chaos. unlike luge where u can put the sled exactly where u want it the runners are rounded and the less control u have the faster u go. So if u miss a turn you are leading with your head and your ass gits knocked out cuz u hit the roof. Every one on the team had multiple concussions, and many are having serious issues as we are getting older. There have been several greusome injuries on this one
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:04 PM   #339653
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Meanwhile, I'm all psyched up to hit the bunny slopes at Mt. Charleston with a bunch of fellow nerds.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:14 PM   #339654
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I'm taking off this Monday to hit a local hill with the wife. We used to do annual ski / chalet trips but haven't done that in a while, it's probably been 2 or 3 years since I've actually gotten on skiis.

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Old 01-24-2019, 01:15 PM   #339655
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es2 - recreatin is recreatin. Jest getting out there and enjoying the day is ossum imo

also realized i didnt anwser deadfishes q. Most tracks are around 80 mph tracks (park city, lake placid, calgary in north america). Some are a bit faster. pretty sure vancouver is one of the faster ones closing in at 90 mph (built after i retired).
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:18 PM   #339656
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es2 - recreatin is recreatin. Jest getting out there and enjoying the day is ossum imo

also realized i didnt anwser deadfishes q. Most tracks are around 80 mph tracks (park city, lake placid, calgary in north america). Some are a bit faster. pretty sure vancouver is one of the faster ones closing in at 90 mph (built after i retired).
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:23 PM   #339657
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Don - trying to get into this trial which is a massive time sink...so unsure at this point
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:24 PM   #339658
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:36 PM   #339659
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #339660
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Welp, I might have to add miami to my list of haters itt.

I think I have to quit my current job without giving 2 weeks. Interesting.

Cliffs are new job wanted feb 4th start. I negotiated march 4th start. Bonus pays march 1st check.

I had planned on giving 2 weeks feb 18th but have been advised by several peers to not do that. Im 90% certain I'd be fine but at the same time why risk 10%.

There is no vacation payout, 401k is not vested. Anything else Im risking by quitting no notice? (Besides torching a reference and being an ass)
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:19 PM   #339661
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Is the downside worth the 10% chance of having problems? Even if you have problems getting your bonus, you can probably overcome them, though it would require some ass-pain.

To me, it's not worth burning the bridge for an EV of $500 (10% chance of having problems, 50% chance of problems being unsolvable if they occur).
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:33 PM   #339662
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I wouldn't worry about getting a reference if I worked someplace for less then 1 year. (And most places will only confirm employment and salary anyway.) I presume you have other people that you can ask for a personal reference...

As to the bonus, if it is considered part of your salary, and you've already been given a performance review, then it is almost certainly a violation of labor law to refuse to pay you your bonus.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:44 PM   #339663
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As to the bonus, if it is considered part of your salary, and you've already been given a performance review, then it is almost certainly a violation of labor law to refuse to pay you your bonus.
I wish you were around for the first part of this. This has been my prior experience also (last company I left March, bonus paid june, i got a check. This was known, hr guided me through the process)

Here it clearly states in our handbook must be employed eff march 1st for prior period payout. This is for calendar 18. Which seems bizarre to me. Alot of research turned up the analysis that I'm fine as long as I give 2 weeks and last day is effective day.

However, we are at-will and my manager has an ego. Most give their 2 weeks march 1st.

This is $10k. As lapi says I wont really have a ref anyway. I think I'm doing it. Sick.

I've never done this. I gave petsmart a 2 week notice lol.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:47 PM   #339664
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Company is starting a new wellness program. It is slightly dystopic.

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Old 01-24-2019, 02:54 PM   #339665
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Welp... the company can say whatever it wants in the employee handbook. State labor law is what will matter.

If it really is so bad for you to just buck up and perform for 45 days, it might be worth your time to spend a little $$$ to consult with a lawyer. Perhaps just call the state board and ask if they have someone that can give you an opinion.

For $10k, IMA just put on a happy face and count the days. YMMV.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:04 PM   #339666
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For $10k, IMA just put on a happy face and count the days. YMMV.
boom. this.


just go full millennial and don't show up for work day after check clears. completely ghost them. you already are torching the reference, might as well go out in epic fashion.

edit: take your vacation time, then just don't show back up. gotta squeeze every dollar out of this.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:05 PM   #339667
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If you give your two week notice they are well within their rights to terminate you immediately. If you have a big bonus soon after itís even probably in their best interest to do so.

Iím assuming you donít have an employment contract and are employed at-will.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:09 PM   #339668
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Welp... the company can say whatever it wants in the employee handbook. State labor law is what will matter.

If it really is so bad for you to just buck up and perform for 45 days, it might be worth your time to spend a little $$$ to consult with a lawyer. Perhaps just call the state board and ask if they have someone that can give you an opinion.

For $10k, IMA just put on a happy face and count the days. YMMV.
I 100% agree with bolded. Question is whether I want to even go through with that mess.

Labor lawyer is good idea, I will make a few calls.

To be clear, you are saying quit cold turkey on 1st?

I dont really care about reference. Humble brag, but I'm set. Squid knows. Really I'd just hate to screw my team like this. But I mean 2 weeks hardly takes away the screwing anyway.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:12 PM   #339669
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Heh johnny.

To show you guys that this stuff really does bother me...I have 3 weeks unused vacation. It doesnt pay out. I dont intend to take a single day, and havent yet this year.

Im really trying to be fair here. I just want what Im owed. (2018 performance is 2018 performance)
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:14 PM   #339670
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Really I'd just hate to screw my team like this. But I mean 2 weeks hardly takes away the screwing anyway.
just rub some money on you titties and you'll feel better.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:17 PM   #339671
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Heh johnny.

To show you guys that this stuff really does bother me...I have 3 weeks unused vacation. It doesnt pay out. I dont intend to take a single day, and havent yet this year.

Im really trying to be fair here. I just want what Im owed. (2018 performance is 2018 performance)
how is the vacation accrued?

1st of year -> everyone gets x weeks

or

accrue through work?

either way, you're owed that vacation, but if its the latter, you're def owed that vaca and i wouldn't think twice of using it before i peaced out.

i gotta say man, you have some weird ass moral rules. like you're thinking of bailing no notice, but feel bad about using vaca. you're all over the map man!
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:19 PM   #339672
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Obvious answer here: take pto right after your bonus while starting a new job and just fake your death.

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Old 01-24-2019, 03:19 PM   #339673
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No not feel bad about taking vacay. Bad about screwing team. Jan-early feb is year end close, feb-early march is building 11+1 fcst. It is a very heavy time and few take vacation jan-march.
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #339674
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Ava is just a very dutiful foot soldier in the cause of capitalism.

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Old 01-24-2019, 03:22 PM   #339675
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Lapi, it is the first way. Ive never had it lile this before.

11t, I like it. Keep the ideas flowing guys.

Mrs Ava said I should mass email this

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