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The airing of grievances..

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Vinayaka, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Vinayaka

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    Happy Festivus to all ... This thread is dedicated to the airing of grievances over the last year.

    I've disappointed that nobody has made any decent challenge to the front-runner in post count. Hurry up, somebody.
     
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  2. Revoltingest

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    As I just said....
    I've been very disappointed in all of you this past year.
    And 2020 looks to be no improvement!
     
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  3. KAT-KAT

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    I've had two smartphones stop working well for me.
     
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  4. Vinayaka

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    I'm disappointed that you still call them smart phones. Wouldn't dumbphones be more appropriate, given the reality you describe?
     
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  5. SigurdReginson

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    well, after being hired into a new position, one co-worker quit upon my first day of training. I just finished my training, and my other co-worker gave her two weeks notice yesterday. What once was a 3 person job is now a one person job from a total green horn. This is going to be an interesting month.
     
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  6. Unveiled Artist

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    Right on time, I guess. I just started working for our county newspaper. Some small chunk change. I like to write but don't have a passion for it as I wish I had. So, I send in my stories, of course the editor edits the mess out of them. Then I did another assignment and got the guys name wrong even though I spoke to him by phone and person. A month ago I went to a jail resource fair. Even though there were over twenty vendors there, the ones I listed in the article my editor said they only have one out of all of them on the list. So, it's my word against the jail officer (guess who won?)

    I love school but I'm paying THEM instead of the other way around. My other job is boring. I went to a networking event assignment last night and got a contact number who said she knew me from my other college. I'm not good with resumes given I have barely anything worth mentioning on it.

    I have language issues even though I notice all my career choices: teaching (at catholic charities), public speaking (toastmasters), my school essays, this local paper, RF-mind as well add-but I suck at it!

    I tried a retail job and didn't last two weeks. So, I'm waiting for the "I don't think this is a right fit for you" gig. The lady I networked with listed positions like marketing, administrative, etc. If she can help me with my resume, that would be grateful.

    Given all the multitasking involved, language issues, number issues even, I just give up.

    There!

    That's my grievance.
     
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  7. ideogenous_mover

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    good luck... I been doing a two person job the last month, and have trying to train someone who's fairly green in some ways to help me. I'm not used to taking the lead role, usually I'm the one asking questions here or there. The trainee shows promise though, he can work hard. Kind of hoping to train this guy so he's better than me actually, so he can take the lead bit, but I don't know if that's a realistic short term goal
     
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  8. dybmh

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    Good help is hard to find...
     
  9. Shadow Wolf

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    The one who squirted his sperm into my mom to make me is a moronic idiot who is stupid, gullible, imbecile who goes and basically cheats on his wife, my mom, to tell a Russian hacker "love you love you love you my queen" and cry and whine to her when he's having a bad day, and shower her with gifts and money. I never actually moved on from the first time he was getting too comfortable with other women and walked out, and I decided to attempt to have a relationship with him when he visited me earlier this year. The whole time he was here, he wouldn't shut the **** up about his facebook *****. He even sent money my mom gave to him for us to to go to a restaurant, movie, or whatever to his fantasy girl.
    He's not in phone as dad anymore.
     
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  10. Howard Is

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    After terminating a relationship with a sado-narcissist (seriously) this time last year, I was plunged into what may be terminal isolation. They can do that...

    My only remaining friend was an ex I left five years ago. I was with her for almost twenty years, helping raise her daughters and then grandchildren ( and two cats).

    The ex pocket dialled me two weeks ago. I heard her assassinate my character to a woman she had met the previous day. It was jaw dropping.

    So I am now effectively in solitary confinement. Each day I wake up and it’s like a very bad trip. I feel like I’m losing my mind. This is the most difficult trial I have ever endured.

    I haven’t had a conversation in months. The silence is like nonstop punches to the head.
    My brain automatically seeks for a sense of connection, being a social animal, and constantly gets the nauseating shock that there isn’t one.

    Well, there’s RF.

    Whether that is enough to sustain me, I’m not sure. I need some conversation like a dehydrated man needs water.

    This year, I will either become entirely self-sufficient and adapted to terminal isolation, or...
     
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  11. ideogenous_mover

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    you know I think american and maybe the greater western culture is having a serious debate with itself on how social we should be... seems like there have been endless articles in the past decade that fall into either of these two camps: that you should learn to enjoy yourself, or that being alone is unhealthy. I kind of feel like a serious debate between these two camps hasn't even occurred yet in the culture

    that said, I'm not really doing too much better... in the midwest right now it's the time of year when everyone is inside till May... I work 3rd shift and only see a half hour of sunlight a day.

    A good friendship would be nice, but I feel like I'm need of new friends... seems like I get to a point where I wear out friendship, I don't have anything new to say to them unless I only talk to them once every two months.. Never found anyone I really gel with completely either in this life.. ah well
     
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  12. anna b.

    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    I'm sorry if this comes across as prying, but do you live in a remote area with little opportunity for contact? Or is it the situation of living in the city but having the sense of being alone in a large crowd?
    I'm hoping you find those connections and have those conversations one day very soon.
     
  13. Howard Is

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    We are The Lonely Generation. There are many millions of single resident dwellings in the western world now. This is, historically, a very recent development.

    Figures recently released in Australia show that in 2006, Australians claimed an average of 6.4 close friends. The number is now 3.9. This is the influence of social media.
    85% of Australians report suffering from loneliness.

    Facebook is bad psychosurgery. Social media is NOT a blessing.

    There are other effects being studied and reported.
    In the real world, people are far more likely to drop a friend than negotiate difficulties and misunderstandings. This is largely because they are unaccustomed to dealing with more than tweet-sized input. “WALL OF TEXT !” And because it is so easy and painless to simply unfriend someone.

    Digital technology is making humanity stupid and antisocial.
     
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    It is really disappointing that you turn to our ilk for conversation.
    I'd tell you to get a life, but....you know.....I ain't one to talk.
     
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  15. Howard Is

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    I live in the city. After being prey to clinically narcissistic women for decades, I don’t trust friendship, even less, love. That is to say - I don’t trust my own judgement, considering how disastrous my relationships have been, and because apparently I am a sitting duck for narcissists. I have spent a lot of time examining that, including with the help of a psychologist at one stage.
    I make no attempt to socialise now.

    By clinically narcissistic I mean NPD. Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
     
  16. Alone

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    Wow, that is shocking, I wish there was something I could do to help you but however I'm just an educated homeless guy my deepest sympathies though hopefully things get better!
     
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    Oops I meant to say uneducated LOL
     
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  18. Howard Is

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    I don’t spend a huge amount of time here. I do have a life, simple as it is. It’s just that there is no-one else in it.

    ‘Our ilk’. Hmmm...
     
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    You have a life, eh.
    I should get one.
     
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  20. Howard Is

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    I’ll sell you mine.
     
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