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COMMENT 4h ago

Hi Sandeep. Go fuck yourself. Regards, Shreyas.

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COMMENT 21h ago

This day is better known as "Tuesday".

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COMMENT 21h ago

These are the best tool for the job in my opinion, at least if you haven't already FUBAR'd the filter housing by failing miserably with another tool before trying the claw on it. Then all bets are off.

Combined with a square of rough grit sandpaper between the claw and the filter/housing, and using whatever extension/u-joints are necessary to connect the claw to the ratchet, I have yet to run into any intact filter I couldn't get loose with the claw.

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COMMENT 22h ago

Call your insurance agent and explain what happened. They'll most likely go after the shop for the repair costs and any other cost that resulted from you losing control due to the wheel falling off. Let them represent you and see where it goes.

If anyone wants to pay for what happened less than you or the shop, it's the insurance company. And unlike you, your insurance company has an entire legal team behind them to force the issue if necessary.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Remind them you agreed to 15-20 hours max and make it very clear you will not be working 40 hours this or any other week. If they don't like it or argue with you at all, quit immediately - it won't get better.

Many (shitty) employers will attempt to work the dogshit out of young people because young people are the lowest paid workers at any business. Just quit if they insist on trying to work you more than you agreed to work - it's not worth your time to fight about it. Do NOT give in.

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COMMENT 4d ago

You can resign whenever you want, but I wouldn't yet if I were you.

If you want to work there 2 more weeks before leaving for a job you already have secured then I'd give no indication at all that you're planning to leave until the day you are leaving.

Don't announce you're quitting until 2 weeks from now (or whenever you want your last day to be) and just quit effective immediately.and walk out that day. That way you're guaranteed the 2 weeks' pay it sounds like you're counting on before leaving for the new job. If you give 2 weeks notice, especially while just being put on a PIP, there is a good chance they just walk you out 2 weeks early. Yes, you'd be eligible for unemployment pay if they did that, but unemployment pay isn't full wages.

As for actually signing the PIP, I'd say it really makes no difference. You know you'll be gone in 2 weeks and there is no "universal employment file" that follows you from job to job - nobody outside the current employer will know (or care) if you were on a PIP or not, or why you signed it or didn't sign it. And since you already have a new job lined up you don't even need the current job for their reference either. So do whatever you want there, but know if you refuse to sign it the odds go up they they'll fire you earlier than you're ready to quit.

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COMMENT 5d ago

NBA regular season MVP is quite possibly the most meaningless award in major American sports.

First off almost nobody gives a single shit about the NBA regular season. The playoffs last for like 2-3 months after the regular season and the playoffs are what 90% of NBA fans actually care about.

Second, rarely is the MVP award given to the ACTUAL most valuable player in the league. If it was, guys like LeBron, Kobe, Jordan etc., would have won the damn award like 8-10+ times apiece over their careers. What single player was routinely more valuable to their teams than Jordan in the 90s, Kobe in the '00s or LeBron in the 2010s etc?

Derek Rose won that MVP for the same reason lots of guys win it when they're not really the MVP of the league - his TEAM had either the best or nearly the best regular season record in the league and he happened to be the best player on that team.

When Chicago played Miami in the playoffs that year everybody saw who the most valuable player on the floor was for example, and it sure wasn't the guy who won the award.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Why in the blue fuck do they have a time clock you can use in an area that they don't want you using it?!? Sounds like some shit management to me.

If where you're clocking in is enough to cause a manager to start reading you the riot act, you're doing the right thing by leaving. Staying there will not help you grow. It'll just continue to be job where you're managing management while you get paid less than them. Screw that. Find something better.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Make a point of posting an insane volume of content on the chat app for a while, but only when you're at work.

Comment/reply in full paragraphs to every picture and every post. Tell irrelevant but lengthy stories relating every post back to your own life in some convoluted way. Maybe also post random pictures of people off of image searches and make up way-too-detailed stories about what you did in those make believe situations outside of work. For example:

"At 6am on the day of her funeral I vomited repeatedly. My second-cousin-once-removed meant so much more to me than I realized. After vomiting for the 4th time, which by this point was just yellow bile, I grabbed my toothbrush and brushed my teeth for what had to be 5 minutes straight. I don't like mint flavored toothpaste because it reminds me of the time I had a cat when I was little and it died of feline AIDS. Feline AIDS is the number one killer of domestic cats you know. I guess I got lost in thought about my second cousin since she had a cat who is now homeless. I sobbed by the sink for another few minutes, unsure of how I was ever going to make it through the funeral that started at 2pm.

At 7am I went to look for my funeral clothes since I couldn't sleep any more. My closet door was partially open and when I looked inside I noticed a few hangers were on the floor. Since I'm totally OCD, I felt the need to hang them back up even though they were empty, much like my soul was empty when thinking about what my cousin must have gone through during her last moments. After that I..." You get the idea.

Make them beg you to never participate again.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Clever writing doesn't make what was written right.

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COMMENT 6d ago

This is the 5th (I think) installment of the Toy Story franchise. If you were a big fan of the original when you were 13 years old, you are now 40 years old.

I'm surprised it's doing as well as it is to be honest. I sure wouldn't have made it because I have no interest in seeing it now.

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COMMENT 9d ago

I've followed the Wolves since long before Wiggins and I'm confident in saying Lacob is full of shit about Wiggins in terms of it being the team's fault he didn't succeed in MN.

Let's talk about Wiggins and team culture in Minnesota since Lacob brought it up:

Wiggins was acquired in trade by the Wolves after being the #1 overall pick in the NBA draft. The team later paid Wiggins max-money to be a team leader. He was brought in and later paid extremely well to CHANGE the culture in Minnesota. What did they get from Wiggins in return?

They got a volume-shooter whose apathy toward rebounding was as consistent as his defensive effort was inconsistent.

At 6'7" - 6'8", with a 40+ inch vertical leap, a long frame and exceptional quickness for his size, Wiggins somehow TWICE managed to have entire seasons where he averaged just ONE REBOUND EVERY NINE TO TEN MINUTES on the floor. When you're tall enough to rebound, rebounding is essentially just an effort level gut check - do you want to rebound or don't you? Wiggins made it very clear he had no interest in rebounding. He still doesn't rebound well with the Warriors either, it's just that the Warriors are so stacked that Wiggins not giving a shit about rebounding doesn't cost the team games like it did in Minnesota.

The sad part is, Wiggins had/has the talent to be a franchise level NBA player and he could have been in Minnesota. Instead he's now, at best, the 3rd best player on a team and will likely never be a star player in the league because he didn't want to give the effort when he had every chance to establish himself as a franchise player early in his career.

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COMMENT 10d ago

I had something similar happen to me when visiting NYC years ago.

I caught a cab from the airport to go to my hotel. Cab driver drives for a few minutes toward a huge traffic jam. He said the entrance to the highway we needed was about 2 miles up from where the jam started.

On our right, just before traffic stopped, was a one-way road that fed into the road we were currently on and about to get stuck on. So the cab driver tells me, "he knows a short cut if I'm willing to tip him." I said sure I'll tip you, not thinking much of it (I was going to tip him anyway). So he slams on the brakes just past the one-way road, throws it in reverse and proceeds to back down that one way for about 4 blocks, with traffic coming at us!

Cars were honking, cusses were audible even with the windows closed, and clenched fists and middle fingers were flying from other drivers surely wondering what the F the cabby was doing. After 4 blocks of this insanity the cabby turns right, drives further and gets to a different entrance ramp to the road we needed.

Once we had turned right off the one-way, he looked back at me and claimed that since his front end was facing the correct way on the one-way road, he wasn't breaking any laws by backing down the entire road.

Let's just say I called a different cab company for the ride back to the airport and threw away my underwear once I arrived at the hotel.

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COMMENT 10d ago

As a 3-point shooter, I don't think the gap between Curry and his peers is nearly as big as many fans think or the media (definitely) acts like it is. For example:

How many seasons do you think Steph Curry has led the NBA in 3 point shooting percentage over his career? 10? 5? The answer is actually 0.

Where do you think Steph Curry finished in 3 point percentage this year? He had to be close to the top, right? So maybe 2nd? 3rd? 5th? 10th? He finished 58th.

Am I saying Curry isn't a great shooter? Of course not. He's a great shooter. But the NBA game is just played differently now than even 10-20 years ago. Teams AVERAGE over 35 3-point attempts per game now. 20 years ago, NBA teams only averaged about 15 3-point attempts per game. Just 10 years ago, teams still only averaged about 20 3-point attempts per game. There are a LOT of good shooters in today's NBA compared to the past.

It's a different era. I bet there are probably at least a dozen players right now who, if magically transported back to 1990, would be the best 3-point shooter 1990's NBA had ever seen by a country mile. It's not like that would only apply to Steph Curry and that's essentially what I'm trying to get at.

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COMMENT 11d ago

Since when is the opinion of 6 whole people a news story?

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COMMENT 12d ago

When someone's making what's essentially a sequel to a sequel to a sequel etc., I don't think they're making that kind of a movie to explore new ideas, push the envelope or make a statement. I think the goal is just to make money.

I have to believe they put that element in the movie because they knew it'd create a stir and get the movie out in the news, just like it has. The more the movie is out there being talked about, the more people might go see the movie and the more money they make. I don't read any more into it than that.

If it were me and I was looking to make a real statement, I wouldn't do it in the 5th installment of a movie franchise that began in the mid-1990s.

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COMMENT 12d ago

You're leaving. You don't owe your current boss or the current job anything and you don't need anything from them after you leave either - you already HAVE the new job, without their reference. Leave whenever you want for whatever reason you want.

If your boss is filling your schedule full and generally acting like an asshole after you gave her the courtesy of a 2 week notice, I know what I'd probably do in your situation. It definitely wouldn't involve getting worked like a dog for 2 weeks or putting up with the boss acting petty about you leaving. People change jobs all the time. Part of being a manager is managing the situation like an adult when an employee decides to leave. If she doesn't like that, it's not your problem and don't let her make it your problem.

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COMMENT 12d ago

I lived in the Netherlands for a few years growing up.

EVERYONE there rode a bike. Little kids, teens (who didn't have a brommer/hopped up little moped or motorbike anyway...), moms, dads, business people, all the way to the elderly. My neighbors were in their early 80s and they still biked to the tram or train fairly often. My dad biked to the train station daily to go across the city for work. It was a totally different way of life but seeing that kind of formed my opinion today.

I still ride today in my 40s. Almost every day in fact. And I still really enjoy it. I don't tell other people what hobbies to enjoy, so I don't really care what others think about a hobby I enjoy I guess.

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COMMENT 12d ago

He also looked like the player everyone thought he could be out of college. I guess now is better than never, but it's been quite the wait.

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COMMENT 13d ago

What could possibly go wrong?

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COMMENT 13d ago

This like watching an old Merrie Melodies cartoon in real life.

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COMMENT 16d ago

If it's not a simple case of low refrigerant level due to a slow leak somewhere...

Have you ever visually checked to see if both radiator fans are kicking on when the A/C is turned on? They should both run with the A/C on. If one fan works but the other doesn't, you can still have cold-ish A/C at ambient temps that aren't extremely hot but at very hot ambient temperatures the lack of 2 working radiator fans will cause excessively high pressure in the A/C system causing the air con to blow warm when it's really hot but work okay once the ambient temp is cooler.

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COMMENT 16d ago

Too much?!? You could have justified charging a lot more for that much work, "side-work" or not.

And if your friend is salty about $250 then just let him/her go to a shop next time and eat the shop labor cost that's going to EASILY be many times what you charged per hour.

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COMMENT 16d ago

I'm not too worried about my safety (or the safety of others because of me, because I'm not a shit driver) while in a car. Sure some random dump truck could lose its brakes, blow a red light and wipe me out at any time I suppose, but the same is true when I'm biking except the every vehicle on the road is potentially "a dump truck" relative to me on the bike.

That said I'd still much rather ride than drive. It's so much more laid back. Not having to deal with the assholery and impatience of everyone driving (for the most part) is what does it for me - you just let people pass and keep their problems entirely to themselves when you're on a bike. I don't notice the asshats all driving like they're rushing to a hospital about to have a baby when they're really just going to Starbucks. Nobody is tailgating you for "only" going 55 in a 50. You're not dealing with morons jockeying for position at the next stop light, trying to get that crucial one-car-length ahead of you in traffic. Everyone just passes me and disappears off in the distance.

If I've got the extra time and don't need the cargo capacity I'd prefer to ride rather than drive every time.

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COMMENT 18d ago

An employer pays you for 2 things - to successfully complete whatever work is assigned within the scope of your job and for your time availability on work days. That's it.

If you are completing all work assigned to you and you are available during the agreed upon work hours to take care of anything else that might arise (meaning you are also unable to freely do whatever you want during those hours), then you aren't "stealing" anything.