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[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 10:59:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I just completed some technical docs/design that my boss loved so much that he sent it to *his* boss to brag on me for the quality of my work and willingness to help out other teams. From there it went up to the CEO. I am a very happy nerd today.

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 11:40:05 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Congrats IG. Recognition is sometimes rare so it is awesome when it happens.

[#] Tue Sep 17 2019 08:28:58 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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Congratulations Ignatius.
This story is so rare that I suspect you are making it up. Too good to be beliveable :)

[#] Tue Sep 17 2019 15:07:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If you knew the history it would be even more interesting and perhaps unbelievable.
I've been with this company since 2001 when it was a startup. We got acquired in 2012 and I was placed under a really shitty manager for about two years, and was literally two hours away from accepting a job elsewhere when our CTO pulled me out of that space to be one of a few people chosen to be part of a new engineering team. Two years later we got acquired again, and I basically now have my dream job as a data center architect.

Most of the time I get to self-select for the projects I'm interested in working on, I design stuff and other people go and build it, and I almost NEVER EVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH END USERS.

[#] Wed Sep 18 2019 10:26:52 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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Most of the time I get to self-select for the projects I'm interested

in working on, I design stuff and other people go and build it, and I

almost NEVER EVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH END USERS.



Not having to deal with end users sounds like heaven. The only thing it lacks in order to become real heaven is bourbon, firearms, knives and horses.

[#] Wed Sep 18 2019 11:24:12 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Moreover, you don't have to deal with that shitty boss. Heh.

Gratz on the recognition, though. That's very nice!

[#] Wed Sep 18 2019 13:32:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That particular boss became "not my problem" in 2014, "recognized as unpopular" in 2016, and "no longer with the company" in 2019.

I recognize him as one of the three major bullies I have had in my adult life. The other was Curly, and the third requires a story too long and irrelevant to tell here. In all cases I emerged in a better place in the end, and the bully ended up exited from the scene in one way or another.

Bourbon/firearms/knives/horses sounds like my kind of fun ... but maybe not all at the same time, and not in the workplace.

[#] Wed Sep 18 2019 19:23:12 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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2019-09-18 13:32 from IGnatius T Foobar
That particular boss became "not my problem" in 2014, "recognized as

unpopular" in 2016, and "no longer with the company" in 2019.

I recognize him as one of the three major bullies I have had in my

adult life. The other was Curly, and the third requires a story too

long and irrelevant to tell here. In all cases I emerged in a better

place in the end, and the bully ended up exited from the scene in one

way or another.

Bourbon/firearms/knives/horses sounds like my kind of fun ... but

maybe not all at the same time, and not in the workplace.



I have noticed that the best way to take revenge on a bully is to be more successful than him. So if you are progressing in your career and your enemies are fading away in the dust you are doing great.

People who holds a position in the middle of the command chain is a pain in the ass because they control the information the upper management gets... they can easily tell them that you are making trouble and the upper management will be more likely to believe them than you. However, my experience is that competent managers (they exist, actually, in some places) will end up realizing what the drill is and get real troublemakers kicked.

I usually have bourbon when I am all alone because I don't want to get drunk in public (and my tolerance to alcohol is so bad that a single glass will kick me down). I always have a knife on me when doing horsework because there is always some idiot that gets a horse entangled by the neck with a rope, and a good knife is a total life saver. Horses, I would have them everywhere, all day, everyhour :P See, if I had horses small enough around I would let them into my house lol. Actually, once tried to enter my house searching for me and it was kindda fun.


[#] Sat Sep 21 2019 11:44:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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From what I've heard, small ponies are now permitted on airplanes as service animals (or "emotional support animals" for the snowflakes). But I'd rather see you try to fit a full size quarter horse into an overhead bin.

[#] Sun Sep 22 2019 08:02:04 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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2019-09-21 11:44 from IGnatius T Foobar
From what I've heard, small ponies are now permitted on airplanes as

service animals (or "emotional support animals" for the snowflakes).

But I'd rather see you try to fit a full size quarter horse into an

overhead bin.



Hmmm... that is ugly. Closed spaces are no place for a horse.

Full disclosure. It is no secret that I have a bad emotional dependence on my horses. When I am on a job trip (which is quite often) I miss the horses of my native village SO MUCH. I have my workspaces full of horse pictures, horse callendars and figurines. Everytime they ask me to deploy a set of workstations, I set horse backgrounds and horse screensavers (actually a great way for people to know who is the admin who set the computer hahaha).

I am every bit as much a horse freak as you can imagine. Worse than that.

Well, there is no way I would try to load a service horse in an airplane. That is just cruel. I can totally understand having some dependency on your pet but come on, find another way to make the trip if you cannot be a week without it.

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