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Rant & Rave Thread

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Joel Raymond, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Kubla Kahn

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    Rant- Super cute girl from my work that I was angling to ask out walked off the job today. Since she lives over an hour out in the middle of no where Ill likely just never see her again. Facebook creeping has drawn a blank.
     
  2. scotchcrotch

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    Rave- The cunt suing me for OT cut her settlement in half today from her initial demand before mediation.

    I told my attorney we’re not settling for a dime and will see this through.
     
  3. sisterkathlouise

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    Belated Rave!!: Not breast cancer! Woo!

    Comparably very small rant: Still need surgery

    ???: I can't decide whether my side boob looks more like a weird picture of a nebula or like a toddler's yellow and purple tie-dye project.

    bodies are stupid
     
  4. E. Tuffmen

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    RANT:
    My current job is without a doubt the shittiest, most stressful, chaotic job I've ever had. The last staffing coordinator lied about applicants thus leaving us chronically short, and her assistant allowed everyone to pretty much make up their own schedule and work split shifts and odd hours. One CNA calls in late daily. Supposed to be there at 7? Nahh, I'll show up at 11. Supposed to be in a 6? Nahh, I'll show up at 6:30. There are no consequences because they worry they will just quit and leave us even shorter.

    One resident, who has been there for 6 months, bellows and screams her head off all day and all night, refuses meds, and calls everyone that goes in her room to help a lazy motherfucking son of a bitch and tells them to get the fuck out. The other residents hate her because of the constant yelling and her ridiculously loud TV. If you try to lower it she just curses and screams even more. One night while I was trying to apply her Ativan gel, she scratched me and I had two long gashes on the underside of my arm for weeks. We can't even give her a roommate because that would just be cruel. One night I had to practically beg the on call doctor to let me give her a shot of Ativan because she was kicking and scratching me and the CNAs when we tried to prevent her from getting up to self-transfer, which she absolutely cannot do; and then she would only order 0.5 ml. We all laughed when I got off the phone and my supervisor said, "Be generous." The vials come in 1 ml doses, so I gave her "a little extra."

    The final straw was the other night when demon lady was bellowing her head off louder and harder than I ever heard, the CNA mentioned above showed up an hour late, pissing off and stressing out the other two CNAs trying to put 32 residents to bed, and the call bells and bath bells were beeping and buzzing like mad. Underneath all this insanity I hear a faint, scratchy, distressed "Aaaaaaahhh! Ahhhhhh!" I knew exactly what resident it was, but there was so much going on I couldn't process it all. She's a really sweet lady, and I assumed she was just in pain from being lifted into bed so I just didn’t prioritize it. Here I am in all this chaos working like hell trying to finish pulling and crushing the meds I was working on so I could get down the hall and check on demon when sweet lady's roommate pokes her head out the door and yells, "Sweet lady is on the floor!"

    I dump the meds in the medicine cup, put them in the top drawer of the cart, lock it and run down. When I look in the room I see that sweet lady had somehow fallen face forward out of her wheelchair which is now on top of her. Her arm is twisted under her and her hand is pinned under the foot pedal and she’s screaming in pain. Mind you, this lady had been screaming like that for a couple of minutes, so she must have been like that for a bit. I couldn’t get her up right away because I had to assess her and put her on a Hoyer lift pad to get her up. One of the CNAs tilted the wheelchair back just enough to so I could free her hand and as I turn her, I see blood all over her and the floor from the multiple skin tears she has just acquired. Her hand is swelling up and, of course she is wearing multiple rings, on which I had to use KY jelly to get off.

    When I got home that night I went into my office and actually burst into tears. I’m a fucking 49 year old man and I was weeping from intense job stress. This is not what I wanted for my life. I did not sleep much that night and when I woke up the next morning I called my Director of Nursing and told her I was done. She was understandably upset but she talked me off the ledge and asked me to come in early to talk. The upshot is a small:

    RAVE: I was finally given the Baylor shift I wanted. It’s a really easy shift that amounts to me being a baby sitter. I will only have to be there on weekends and will get paid full time, but you know, after writing all this down and thinking about it, it doesn’t seem like much of a rave after all. It’s like this everywhere and as an LPN there are not many options. At least I will be off during the week so I can focus on my writing and try to come up with something else to do.
     
  5. sharkhead nachos

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    Rave: My wife is leaving her retail job in the 'hood. Now, she will an office manager, working regular hours with NO Saturdays and getting all the normal holidays off. It will be a pretty substantial cut in pay but sales have been bad the past several months and her coworkers are stressing about their future as well. My wife saw an opportunity to move along before it gets really bad.
    This new job will be a steady salary plus a little commision but the salary is enough to pay the bills. Now, we will be able to do normal weekend things and it will allow us to take a lot more mini-vacations to visit friends and family.

    EXCEPT...

    HUGE, GIGANTIC, MOTHERFUCKING RANT: My ex-wife calls me last night and asks if I'm driving, standing, or sitting....yeah, we all know this isn't going to be good.
    She informs me that they (her, her husband, their daughter, and my son) are moving to TAIWAN. Something about her husband's job relocating him, huge opportunity for them, great learning experience for the kids, blah blahblah blah fucking blah. She literally talked non-stop for 20 minutes (I timed it) before I could get a word in edgewise, telling me about how fast everything was moving, what details she had and which ones she's waiting on and how my son is actually looking forward to it.
    It'll be 18 months in Taiwan then 18 more in China. After that, they may move back to Louisiana... "may"
    My son will be 20 years old this year, and I'm sure i've mentioned he's autistic (on the mild end of the spectrum) so ultimately, if he doesn't like it, he can decide after 6 months if he wants to leave them behind and come live with me to stay. If he decides to leave them in Asia, there is no going back until they are done with those 3 years and they move somewhere permanent. I need to add that we divorced when he was 2, so for the past 18 years the longest he's ever lived with me is 3 weeks at a time. Either way, this is going to be a huge adjustment - looking at a clock to see when we can call/skype or even just texting. 7 years ago I could pick him up to go out to eat, or the movies, or visit any time I wanted. Then they moved to Houston and I either had to wait for them to come in to visit or plan a long weekend to go see him (which wasn't very cost effective). Now they will fly in 3 times a year and I'll get to seem him a couple of weeks each time they do. OR, he may hate it and end up living with me permanently.
    And here, we thought my wife's middle child, who got married last year, now moving 4 hours away was going to be a big adjustment.

    Rave: The wife's youngest, my step-son, proposed to his girlfriend - she said yes - and they are planning the wedding to happen in about 2 years. He also applied for and got his first "adult" job as a Process Operator at a refinery/chemical plant here locally. That's big as it's regarded as a good place to work, with great benefits, they treat their employees well, and they have wonderful retirement plans... this is also the same company that is relocating the ex-wife and family.

    Rave: Everyone else is happy and healthy. Right now, even though I'm personally sad and upset about my son being on the other side of the world, I'm trying to remain positive and look at the big picture.

    Rave: We are making real progress moving back to the house that flooded in 2016. We're even making small improvements because my wife still knows people that know people from her days selling real estate, so she finds contractors that do good work that are not expensive.
     
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  6. bewildered

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    Rant/Rave:
    Really having a hard time with deciding whether this move is a good thing or not. Housing on the other end is goddamn expensive and insurance/health costs would be more, too. There are so many moving parts right now and the offer letter expires Monday. I think el hubs will make a counter offer and cross his fingers that they accept.
    The kicker is that this company is expanding and hiring a bunch of people in the now/near future. This may or may not last. He told a work friend about it who applied, and because this work friend has a lot more experience and certs, he qualified for a higher up/more specialized job and got an offer for literally more than double what el hubs did. We need to find out how much they actually give promotions when you acquire certs and bust your ass to master your job, because it might suck for a couple years but be fine after that. We are also only budgeting on his number because my income is a giant question mark.

    This is the opportunity we've been waiting for but the housing situation makes this really difficult in the here and now.

    Also kinda green-eyed jealous rant, but hub's buddy's sister in law (group of people we associate with) who has a house here in town is moving back permanently because she is retiring from Google at age 35. She was doing some kind of cloud management and retired 2 steps below VP. What in the goddamn hell. Her house is paid off, she has accepted a part time teaching position at the local university, and is thinking about opening a coffee shop. Just fucking blows my mind, all that she has accomplished.

    It just makes me think even more that we need to go. It's time to do some stuff.
     
  7. Nettdata

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    RANT: I take off for 10 days in the morning, and my fucking cat brought a chipmunk into the house. It's now hidden in some corner of my room. I hope this works itself out before I leave.
     
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    RAVE: Pellet gun technology.

    BONUS RAVE: Got to exert my dominance over my 2 cats. "Hunters" indeed.
     
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    RANT: Flew out to BC for work and a nice fishing trip. 150 hectare forest fire at our lake. Might cause a bit of a change of plans.
     
  10. Fiveslide

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    Rave: I won a gas grill through one of those contests you get in the mail from a local business, in this case it was from a large car dealership. You scratch the little box like a lotto ticket and see if you're a winner.

    Rant: Same contest last year I would have won $10,000 if I hadn't been out of town and unable to check my mail before the deadline. My wife called and tried all kinds of begging to get them to pay up, no luck. This grill is a reminder of that shitty day about a year ago.
     
  11. Rush-O-Matic

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    Rant: Dammit. Spent 20 minutes making the perfect smoothie with the last of the yogurt and fresh fruit. Just dumped it all over the counter, cabinet and floor. Ate crappy leftovers instead.
     
  12. scotchcrotch

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    Rave- Idiot plaintiff is threatening to sue her attorney now as he advised her not to take our original, much higher offer.

    Her case is imploding before her eyes and I’m going to make sure she doesn’t see a dime.
     
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    Rant: Count is up to 3 nervous shits for the day. There's definitely time for one more.
     
  14. $100T2

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    My parents just moved from 3000 miles away to 15 minutes away.
     
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    Rave: He signed. We're moving to Oregon.
     
  16. sisterkathlouise

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    Rave: En route to Venice, going on an Adriatic road trip with boyfriend through Italy and Croatia and Slovenia. He has a ring for me in his carry on.

    Less rave: Frankfurt airport smells oddly like ikea cinnamon rolls at 5 am, but not in a good way. Now it’s 7am and the smell of coffee has mercifully taken over. I am deliriously tired.

    ???: Am I going to have to start calling boyfriend something else if he finally puts a ring on it?
     
  17. $100T2

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    For those who repped me:

    It's 98% rant, 2% rave. They are driving me nuts. Also, them moving this close to "help with the kids" would have helped TEN YEARS AGO when they were 4 and 5 1/2.

    They are 70 and 71, and bought a 2600+ square foot, two story (plus basement) house.