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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: Today at 07:11:58 am
I have made my decision after sleeping on it and I'm going to make the unpopular decision of pulling the plug and then get started on the job search as soon as I get back home.

As long as you can squeeze in an application or two between baseball games, I'm sure it'll be alright.

How about I look for jobs during baseball games?  I can do that, too.

I'm impressed.

lol
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: Today at 07:08:18 am
I have made my decision after sleeping on it and I'm going to make the unpopular decision of pulling the plug and then get started on the job search as soon as I get back home.

As long as you can squeeze in an application or two between baseball games, I'm sure it'll be alright.

How about I look for jobs during baseball games?  I can do that, too.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: Today at 06:59:46 am
What on earth is a "3 days notice"? You're supposed give at least two week's notice.

Expect to be escorted out of the building again, Jeff.

A 3 days notice is what they request.  They don't require a full 2 weeks.  This was explained to us the first day.

I have made my decision after sleeping on it and I'm going to make the unpopular decision of pulling the plug and then get started on the job search as soon as I get back home.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 09:54:59 pm
Basically, folks, I am listening to all of your concerns and I am mulling over all of my options right now.  You guys are bringing up valid arguments and I've spent the past little while trying to talk myself into hanging onto the job and at least trying to look in the evenings and do what has been discussed here.  I'm also mulling over my options if I take my parents' advice to quit, figuring out what my first moves would be.  I have already found one job fair I can go to anytime this week Tuesday-Friday.  Then again, if I held onto this job, at least I would have a paycheck coming in.  It is money in the bank for now and I can get on the phones and do the best I can.  There are pros and cons to both decisions.  The cons of hanging onto this job is I might potentially miss out on some opportunities just by not being available to interview at a moment's notice.  The cons of quitting is that I run the risk of being out of a job for quite some time.  The pros of hanging onto this job is the aforementioned paycheck, but also that some employers prefer someone who already is working as opposed to someone who is sitting at home during the day looking.  The pros of quitting now is I can go all-in on the job search immediately once I get home.  I have a big decision to make.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 09:03:00 pm
You know what guys, I don't have to listen to this crap anymore.  I'm going back to politics for a while.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 08:43:35 pm
The honest truth:  I have not been fired.  However, I will go into work in the morning and turn in my 3-days notice, under the full readiness that they may walk me out.  The thing with giving my notice is to be courteous.  I will go in and be prepared to stay all day, if that's what they want.  I am prepared for whatever happens.

The fact is I can't look for a job effectively when I'm working 8-5 with a 30-minute lunch, have no access to my cell phone while I'm on the floor itself.  Yes, I can call them back during lunch, but it's likely their lunch hour, as well.  The policies for phone use is different on the floor side-jacking or taking calls than it is in the classroom.  I look for most jobs online, but the employers generally call me to set up an interview.  I also go out and look for jobs, which is not obsolete.  Ever heard of temp agencies?   I basically don't want my hands tied while trying to play ball, if you will.

Yes, Inks, I know exactly what I'm doing.  You are free to question that, but you will not change my mind.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 08:33:18 pm
I'm only doing this after consulting with my parents and letting her take stock of her financial situation.

Who's "her" in that sentence?  Whose financial situation has to do with your quitting?  Your parents?


Her means Mom.  She controls the checkbook.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 08:15:12 pm
Gee whiz, guys, calm down and take a chill pill.  I'm only doing this after consulting with my parents and letting her take stock of her financial situation.  I'm alright, and hopefully, I will get a better job soon.  Only I know all the intricacies of my situation.  You guys are free to have your opinions and voice them, but I know what I'm doing.  This may come as a surprise, but I do have a strong head on my shoulders and I am very cognizant of what's going on around me.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 05:34:13 pm
Team Cody all the way, BushOK.

Not a bad pick.  I'm on Team Donny.  After him, I've got Jocasta and then Christine.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 05:33:09 pm
I don't know Bushie's height, someone of his weight would likely need to eat over 3,000 calories per day to maintain current weight. He's probably not being honest in his count.

I did the (approximate) math awhile back: it was closer to 4,000. Which means that he should be losing a whole lot more than 1 pound per week if he's cutting out nearly 2,000 calories/day.

I am 5'7 1/2 officially (I record it as 5' 8" on paperwork).

I am staying primarily between 2,000 and 2,300 kcal a day.  I am losing on average about 1-2 pounds a week.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 05:20:27 pm
Here's an update for you:  After talking to Mom and Dad just now, I'm going to turn in my 3 days' notice first thing tomorrow and get started looking for a job full time.  This job is just not worth it hindering me in my job search.  They'll continue to support me in the mean time.  I am going to look primarily for non-call center jobs, but I'm going to keep my options open.  I'm going to go to church this evening here in a few minutes and then watch Big Brother, then I'll start the job search just after 20:00 tonight.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Control of the Senate might not be settled on November 5 on: July 27, 2014, 02:34:52 pm
This is a very plausible scenario.  A couple super close elections that could be crucial to the Republican's hopes of taking control.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 09:55:59 pm
And what was her reason for being about done? For a couple who was almost engaged twice, this is not normal behavior... you do realize that, right?

You do realize is not normal to continually interrogate a fellow man about his breakup when it's none of your damn business, right?
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 09:44:31 pm
there is a chance that maybe bushie just wasnt that into allison?

He writes "As a matter of fact, I brought it up to her at 13:00 today and she agreed to it."

So yeah, he dumped her, just like last time.


Any time he avoids an issue like this, it's usually because he knows he's severely in the wrong.  If he at least has a justification for what he did, he'll engage in debate, but when he repeatedly ignores questions, it's usually a sign that he did something worse than normal.

But, I haven't avoided the questions today.  So, you cannot accuse me of being in the wrong here when you don't know the whole story.  You cannot always assume I'm wrong.

Jeff, you know what I mean. You answered the question of whether you'd bought her a ring yet. That's not the point of all this. You're ignoring substantive questions about the breakup--mainly, why did you decide to bring it up?

She told me that she was about done herself and probably would have dumped me by the end of next week.  I told her I cannot sit on pins and needles all week while she decides so I went ahead and called it off now which she agreed to. I told her I needed to focus on establishing myself in this job and she said she needed to focus on her health.

We'll still talk to each other every now and then and the possibility exists that we may get back together later this fall.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 09:21:25 pm
Oh, and I guess I should provide the first weight check of Season XVI.  I have now lost 6 pounds since July 13.  I have dropped from 292 to 286.  I continue to watch my calories and try to stay within 2,300 calories each day.

There is no reason you should be eating any more than 2,000 a day.

I use the myfitnesspal app on my iPhone to track my weight and food intake and it says to lose a pound a week, I need to stay under 2,300.  There are days I do stay under 2,000, maybe 2,100.  Today, I had just under 2,500 just because I had a big breakfast.  I had a light dinner tonight, so I tried to salvage what I could in my diet.

So instead of discussing this with your doctor or a nutritionist, you're using an iPhone app. And when the iPhone app told you to stay under 2,300 calories a day, you went ahead and had 2,500. This is really going well. You had a big breakfast because you chose to have a big breakfast. If you hadn't done that, you wouldn't have gone over your limit and had to "salvage" at the end of the day.

Did you not read anything else I said?  It was just one day.  Most days I'm well under 2,300.  You have no right to attack me over one day that wasn't that far over.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 08:28:11 pm
there is a chance that maybe bushie just wasnt that into allison?

He writes "As a matter of fact, I brought it up to her at 13:00 today and she agreed to it."

So yeah, he dumped her, just like last time.


Any time he avoids an issue like this, it's usually because he knows he's severely in the wrong.  If he at least has a justification for what he did, he'll engage in debate, but when he repeatedly ignores questions, it's usually a sign that he did something worse than normal.

But, I haven't avoided the questions today.  So, you cannot accuse me of being in the wrong here when you don't know the whole story.  You cannot always assume I'm wrong.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 08:13:01 pm
Oh, and I guess I should provide the first weight check of Season XVI.  I have now lost 6 pounds since July 13.  I have dropped from 292 to 286.  I continue to watch my calories and try to stay within 2,300 calories each day.

There is no reason you should be eating any more than 2,000 a day.

I use the myfitnesspal app on my iPhone to track my weight and food intake and it says to lose a pound a week, I need to stay under 2,300.  There are days I do stay under 2,000, maybe 2,100.  Today, I had just under 2,500 just because I had a big breakfast.  I had a light dinner tonight, so I tried to salvage what I could in my diet.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 07:40:33 pm
Why does Tulsa start their elementary schools two weeks before their high schools?

I'm not sure.  I know the elementary schools are on a continuous learning calendar while the high schools are on a traditional calendar.  This means the high schools will get out the third week of May while the elementary schools will finish up the first week of June.  Why the two different calendars? I don't know.  I guess it may be a trial program or something and that the high schools may follow suit into a continuous learning as well in the future.  Your guess is as good as mine.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 07:12:52 pm
It is very hard to believe that Oklahoma City Public Schools open their 2014-2015 school year one week from Monday on August 4, 2014.  Tulsa Public Elementary Schools start on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 while the middle and high schools begin on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 will mark one year since I started CAD at Metro Technology Centers South Bryant Campus.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 07:05:50 pm
Oh, and I guess I should provide the first weight check of Season XVI.  I have now lost 6 pounds since July 13.  I have dropped from 292 to 286.  I continue to watch my calories and try to stay within 2,300 calories each day.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 07:04:15 pm
It's a relaxing Saturday evening in progress. I've got one more baseball game to watch tonight - Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals. I will do my laundry after the game is over at 21:00 with the hopes of being in bed by 00:00. I will be going back to Lynn Lane Baptist Church tomorrow morning with Sunday School at 9:15 and the Morning Worship Service at 10:30. I am planning a Walmart run for tomorrow afternoon after church. I'm also getting excited about going back to work on Monday for Week 4!!

It's like she never even existed...

I'm just trying to move on and think about my life ahead of me.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 06:04:51 pm
It's a relaxing Saturday evening in progress. I've got one more baseball game to watch tonight - Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals.
How many baseball games have you watched today?

2
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 06:03:17 pm
It's a relaxing Saturday evening in progress. I've got one more baseball game to watch tonight - Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals. I will do my laundry after the game is over at 21:00 with the hopes of being in bed by 00:00. I will be going back to Lynn Lane Baptist Church tomorrow morning with Sunday School at 9:15 and the Morning Worship Service at 10:30. I am planning a Walmart run for tomorrow afternoon after church. I'm also getting excited about going back to work on Monday for Week 4!!

Do you have the washer and dryer at your place or do you have to go to a laundromat?

I have to drive down to the apartment complex's laundry room.  It's a 1/4 mile and I don't want to walk that far three times carrying a heavy clothes basket, then carrying clean clothes on hangers.  I find it much easier and efficient to drive than to walk.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 05:52:48 pm
It's a relaxing Saturday evening in progress. I've got one more baseball game to watch tonight - Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals. I will do my laundry after the game is over at 21:00 with the hopes of being in bed by 00:00. I will be going back to Lynn Lane Baptist Church tomorrow morning with Sunday School at 9:15 and the Morning Worship Service at 10:30. I am planning a Walmart run for tomorrow afternoon after church. I'm also getting excited about going back to work on Monday for Week 4!!
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 05:49:41 pm
I forget, did you get as far as buying an engagement ring this time?


No, thankfully.
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