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Old 04-28-2018, 02:44 PM   #3701
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Yea iím kinda done with talking about the S stuff or trying to explain my anxiety, clearly you guys have never experienced it before. It isnt some rational thing, itís completely real in your head when itís happening


Yes, it is. Luckily, my mechanisms for dealing with it almost always work. But yeah, it feels entirely real when youíre in it.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:46 PM   #3702
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I am the same way..... Due to the age difference I can sometimes better control that, or DGAF more often. But this coexistence of anxiety and confidence is also very me.



J, don't get upset at people. They like you. Everything ElD writes here is in the spirit of really liking you.


I think that is 90-95 per cent true.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:00 PM   #3703
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wow my friend told me kate just got into berkeley as a ME major.

really impressed and happy for her. i tutored her heavily in math for 3 years and had more than 1 convo with her about how she should consider switching majors because i didnt think she was cut out for it. guess i was wrong
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:13 PM   #3704
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Do not ask to do your schoolwork on the secure work laptop. Your reasoning is poor, and the request is unprofessional. Doubly so given their security concerns.
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This sounds like a smaller company than I've worked at so maybe they're more flexible on this kind of stuff, but my experience has always been that company-issued computers are for business purposes only.
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Chop, you are right but i think your read is way off, the refrigerator only has beer in it, people seem to come and go in to work as they please, and the attire is like barely above flip-flops and sweatpants. I donít think this is what youíre picturing
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Eh, in a real way the milk carton job had far more responsibility and jmakin took that responsibility quite seriously. Other than wearing dockers and not cursing or spitting as much, I'm not sure how the standards are higher in a professional corporate environment than on a milk carton.
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Yeah for my initial impression things are far more laid-back here
A bit of a grunch and clip job here, and it appears j is probably on the right path anyway, but -

Something common to many, many early stage tech companies is that while the atmosphere is generally casual, the things that matter matter. By that I mean it wouldn't be abnormal for a place with flexible hours, cold brew on tap, a fridge full of beer, and lax dress codes that also will give a stern talking to if you leave your desk without locking out your computer.

These companies are usually at the stage of "let's all have a good time as long as we agree that the work itself is serious and well executed." Frequently this means happy employees because the hard work is something they think is valuable and they share some core set of beliefs.

Idk what I'm trying to say beyond "Don't conflate superficial laid-back for a lack of seriousness about the actual work."

I'd personally probably also say to someone something like "hey while I was catching up on everything shared with me I saw that I was shared on a folder full of resumes. I'm not sure if we want those to be permanently shared with the whole team or if they should be sequestered so only people in the hiring processes can see each candidate's information." But idk.

Sounds like things are going pretty great, though!

You'll pick up OSX in like 15 minutes, and shouldn't worry that you need more exposure.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:19 AM   #3705
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having trouble this week balancing everything. Behind on school, feel behind on work. I told my boss last week I'd be out most of this week due to a heavy load and everything falling on the same week. He approached me monday and said I could go home if I am behind on school. I said I'm not really behind, just a heavy week. He seemed like he understood. I'm going in tomorrow though to catch up on what I missed this week.

the COO emailed me at 1AM wednesday morning asking for my time sheets by 4pm. Of course I didn't see it, so he texts me kind of sounding upset at 11pm last night. i apologized, read the email, filled it out and sent it back.

have a midterm today i'm not ready for. Flubbed a quiz this week, flubbed my lab, flubbed my hw assignment this past weekend. Flubbed my project for this week. I think I got an A on one of my partnered projects I turned in this week that's 40% of my grade. That partner did not contribute one single thing to the project but I kind of like it that way. One thing that bugs me is he's not really apologetic about it. I help him in another class we're both taking too, lol. I don't care that much but he could at least pretend to help.

after this week it should settle down. My therapist is very worried. I told her i can handle it. The good thing is that even though my grades from this week are likely to all be atrocious, I've received 100% on every assignment so far so I have wiggle room.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:33 AM   #3706
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oh yea and S is completely off the rails again but that's to be expected
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:40 AM   #3707
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jbabs,

That is indeed to be expected
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:47 PM   #3708
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My****ING car decided it was gonna break down at chevron when i was 30 mins away from my midterm

Had to abandon it babs style, luckily it was in a space. It wont start, tried jumping, just makes a whirring sound and the headlights go out. Hopefully just a battery and not a solenoid or something.

The battery is at least 3 years old so it’s lived past its prime already. Cant take it in til saturday or sunday and even then i dont really have time. Have to pay 60 bucks right now to get it towed a block to my house. **** this week has sucked so bad. My life is falling apart

Actually, the battery might even be 4 years old. It’s a brand new engine so i cant imagine anything too horrible is wrong with it. The engines only got ~8000 miles but the rest of the car is 6 years old.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:26 PM   #3709
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I have never been so ****ING pissed off in my life. Here's the post I made on my community's FB page with over 30k members (city population of ~80k):

I tagged the company in the post as well.

Consumer Alert:
"Rapid Towing" address:
**CLIFFS AT BOTTOM OF POST**
So, I'm still pretty angry but I will try to clearly explain why you should NOT use this tow service.
My car wouldn't start at chevron this morning. I had to leave for school to take a midterm, so I left it there til this afternoon. Anyway, I was in a rush, having had a long night of studying and I just wanted to get my car home so I could go to bed, so I called the closest tow company to me. Usually, I always always always use ____ towing located in _____. I used to be a "frequent flyer" with my old piece of crap ford focus and they were always quick, professional, and cheap.
So I fudged up and called "Rapid" towing. Maybe it was the name that enticed me. I should have known first off that I should have avoided this company - it took the receptionist several minutes to find the chevron was at. In my sleep-deprived, frazzled mind, I didn't get a quote. I will admit this was my mistake - but the standard hookup fee for any tow company is between 60-80 dollars and a few dollars per mile and didn't think I'd be liable to get scammed, it's a nice area and there's little tolerance around here for that bullcrap.
I should note I only needed to go half a block.
I could have pushed it in the amount of time it took the guy to get there. They said 30 mins, it took him over an hour. They were down.the.street. I know a lot of times drivers may have an issue or something come up and they get delayed, that's happened to me before so I was willing to cut them slack.
He shows up finally and asks me if I'm mark. I'm chris. He asks if I need a tow, i said yes. He was unkempt and had stains all over his shirt and his pants were sagging down to halfway down his knees.
Then I asked how much it was. He says "umm... basic hookup is $140."
I really tried to stay calm but I struggled. I said get out of here. How do you explain that when every single tow company in the area is $50-80. I understand you cant do anything about it but I'm not paying that.
"Well, I have to charge you a $50 cancellation then."
That's when I lost it. I said nope, and I'm just gonna dispute the charge anyway, so have a good day I guess and thanks for taking over an hour. He got defensive and said he didn't and i showed him my phone call times. Then he asked how much I'd be willing to pay - I said $70. This is standard and I know that he knows that.
He goes in his truck to talk to his "boss," takes about 15 minutes and then just leaves like a wuss rather than telling me to my face he wouldnt do it.
I called the company and was redirected to a manager. He condescendingly tried to tell me that "That was the price maybe 10 years ago sir." I just laughed and said you know as well as I do what the prices are and what you're doing and you should be ashamed of yourself taking advantage of people that are desperate. Go F yourself and have a crappy day, and I'm taking your ass to small claims and wasting as much of your time as humanly possible if you try to charge me that cancellation fee.
He said he would waive it and said I'd get nowhere in life. Lol. yea. ok dude. you're running a legal scam.
********CLIFFS******
- "Rapid" towing is a scam that tries to charge twice as much as the going rate as local companies
- Will charge you a $50 cancellation fee if you decide not to do it
- Unprofessional, taking over an hour to get there when quoted 30 minutes (____ takes about 15-20 mins)
- Idiotic staff


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If anyone from that company sees this post, kindly go fudge yourself, you embarrassing waste of a human being.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #3710
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What I actually said to the manager or whoever I talked to:

"hello, one of your drivers just took off on me."

him:

"What seems to be the problem?"

"I think you know what the problem is, and I know you cannot help me at this point, but I just wanted to tell you to go F*UCK yourself, you take advantage of people that are desperate."

Then he actually tried to argue with me.

"Our prices are fair sir"

me:

"Get the **** out of here, I've been using tow companies for years, the going rate is $50-70 for hookup and you ****ing know it. Don't even try to lie to me right now."

"maybe ten years ago sir, maybe you should check your facts."


Then i ****ing LOST my mind.

"Don't even try to be condescending to me you ****ing moron, you know exactly what you're doing and you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself. I just wanted to tell you to go **** yourself, and if you try to charge me that fee i swear to ****ing christ i am going to make your life a living hell"

"I have decided to waive the fee sir, but you are not going to go far in life with that language."

me:

"GOOD. **** YOU."

hang up


I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever been this triggered.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #3711
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It's been over an hour and I'm still shaking. i really don't think I've ever been this angry. This isn't good, I need to get control of myself.

i'm gonna take a nap and try to tackle the rest of my assignments and try to crush it at work tomorrow. I feel like I'm spiraling a little bit.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:46 PM   #3712
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I have always been able to redirect my anger into energy to get **** done but i don't think this is "good" anger for me, I almost shroom cried on the way walking back to my house. Things are just so difficult right now.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:50 PM   #3713
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Tow companies are easiest the lowest of the low, but you didn't get a price when you called?
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:55 PM   #3714
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i said in my original post that that was a mistake i made and one i don't usually make. I've dealt with multiple tow companies in the area, and they're always pretty fair. It's a really nice area.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:06 PM   #3715
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I think i def need to speak to my therapist about my anger, I haven't had a real blowup in over a year so we have never really talked about it. Stress induces it for sure. Fatigue does as well.

I controlled myself enough to not do anything embarrassing but I was solidly out of control for several minutes. The shaking for over an hour after it happened really worries me too. I think I'm overextending my limits and idk what to really do about it.

I am the type of person that will forgo sleep, food, personal sanity to accomplish what I need to accomplish, but what if i reached the point where that isn't enough and I just break down completely and fail school and get fired?

i dont think there's a realistic possibility of that happening but my therapist's worry last week concerned me and this blowup is definitely a sign of something.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:09 PM   #3716
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Go to bed J.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:10 PM   #3717
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Rich people are often suckers too. Tow companies do suck hard but mostly that's around towing from parking lots or for police and charging insane fees.. Prices varying a lot for towing or just about anything aren't that unusual. Not asking for the price is no great sin. Either just paying it or rejecting it and getting someone else are no big deal.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:14 PM   #3718
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If you'd asked for the price they'd quote you something low and then when the driver got there he'd explain he was going to have to change you more because reasons.
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Even though I don't use it often, I feel AAA is a bargain.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:18 PM   #3720
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If you'd asked for the price they'd quote you something low and then when the driver got there he'd explain he was going to have to change you more because reasons.
yes - 100% i feel this is true.

to everyone else,

mostly what contributed to my rage was the absurd amount of time it took them to get there and then the cancellation fee if you decide not to do it. That's the scam part - the cancellation fee. That's what set me over the edge.

To a gullible or desperate sucker without fight in them, they'd just take the hit. I even half considered it for a second before my rage at the situation kicked in. I don't give a ****ing **** about 150 bucks - it's not much to me right now.

it's the ****ing principle of the thing. If it had been even $100 dollars i would have maybe said one thing about it, but then just relented. It's just over the top ridiculous and blatant.
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Rich people are often suckers too. Tow companies do suck hard but mostly that's around towing from parking lots or for police and charging insane fees.. Prices varying a lot for towing or just about anything aren't that unusual. Not asking for the price is no great sin. Either just paying it or rejecting it and getting someone else are no big deal.
i called every company i could find in my area and the highest was $80 hookup fee.

this company has multiple addresses listed when you try to search them, so i think they've got some type of google ad scam going on.

the area code i called was a local area code but registered in yorba linda.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:22 PM   #3722
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i just want to reiterate i've had to use towing companies maybe 1 dozen times with probably half a dozen companies, i have NEVER heard of a hookup fee of more than $100
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:24 PM   #3723
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One time it cost me $300 to be towed a few miles in Santa Monica. It was a utility truck, but still.
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One time it cost me $300 to be towed a few miles in Santa Monica. It was a utility truck, but still.
Iím pretty sure flatbeds sometimes cost more - but i have additional experience with this because of how often iíve dealt with tow companies at the milk carton. If you count that experience, probably at least 50-100 times.

Anything more than $100 is flat out extortion.

But like i said, itís the cancellation fee that got to me.

The fact he was so quick to waive it tells me itís either a scam or my anger was so overwhelming he caved, but I wonít flatter myself and say itís probably the former.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:31 PM   #3725
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Noone else needs to tell me i should've gotten a quote, i know this already and i was tired and overwhelmed and ****ed up.
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