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Old 01-22-2022, 02:09 PM   #8561
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It's isn't recent, it's been known for a lone time.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:18 PM   #8562
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It's isn't recent, it's been known for a lone time.
It's news to me.

I love the 2 reactions tho.

"oh this is old news"
"WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT"
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:26 PM   #8563
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Itís definitely not my thing, but what happens between consenting adultsÖ
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:32 PM   #8564
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What’s a little bit of poop on the face, neck and chest between friends?

Certainly better than a stranger’s poop.
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:17 PM   #8565
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When did starting meetings at 10 after the hour become a thing?

Sometimes I'll do that purposely... for example if I know what someones prior meeting is (and that it habitually goes 5-10mins late), then I may do that. Also if I see that someone has ~2hours of straight meetings (or more) prior to mine... I'll give a little leeway for snack/bio break. Sometimes I'll do it because I only want to talk to them for what should be 5-10mins and so it slots in nicely between lets say a 10am finish and their next 1030am start. In yonder days of yore when legend had it people had physical meetings in multistory office towers... people needed time to navigate their way.


That said... It ticks me off how some office cultures are HABITUALLY late for ALL meetings. Typically not for any good reason. In the days of the office they would only leave their office/cubicle at the appointed start time and slowly stroll to the meeting room. I owned more than a few meetings where if they came in 10mins past I'd wrap up the meeting within 2-3 mins.


Also I have one senior fella I work with a lot... GREAT guy, great info, truly has a heart of gold and is passionate about his work and helps drive for results. Except... often... goes off on tangents which, whilst interesting, are misplaced for the meeting. Hard dealing with that too... They just have zero self-perception / emotional intelligence about office and meeting courtesy. yeah, and they're the reason for meetings going ~5-10mins longer than planned.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:38 PM   #8566
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There is a childrens entertainer named blippi.

its been recently exposed that he has a tape somewhere online of him pooping on his friend.
another to say not recently exposed. it's been known for years.

it wasn't a casual poop on a buddy thing, but on stage as before he hit on the goldmine of kids entertainment, he tried to be a shock comic.
he had his legal team work hard to bury it as much as he could.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:43 PM   #8567
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Can’t wait till djflames asks me about the oilers. Especially with the battle of Alberta tonight. I haven’t watched a game in months and not watching tonight.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:30 PM   #8568
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:16 PM   #8569
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I really really try not to have back to back meetings. When I accept a meeting say 10-11am, I immediately block 9:30-10:00 and 11:00-11:30 on my calendar. That's how I go on Calgary Puck

I like to do the opposite. If I have a meeting booked 10:00-11:00 with someone that tends to go long, I like to book something else at 11:00. Then 11:00 rolls around and I say "sorry, I have to leave, I have another meeting now."
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:06 PM   #8570
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I really really try not to have back to back meetings. When I accept a meeting say 10-11am, I immediately block 9:30-10:00 and 11:00-11:30 on my calendar. That's how I go on Calgary Puck
This is genius.
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:49 PM   #8571
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This is genius.
This is based on an old usenet joke:

Slow day: didn't have much to do, so spent three hours on Calgary Puck.
Busy day: managed to work in three hours of Calgary Puck.
Bad day: barely squeezed in three hours of Calgary Puck.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:08 PM   #8572
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In terms of meeting etiquette, my biggest pet peeve is waiting around for the people who do show up late.

"Hey there 10 people who arrived on time, let's give X and Y a few more minutes and then we'll get started"

Okay...so you are wasting 10 people's time who showed up on time, to wait for one or two stragglers? If I'm running the meeting I'll always start on time and let the people join late have to catch-up. I'm sure some people will say I'm being inconsiderate, but I really don't see it that way.
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The meeting starts when the meeting starts. There are many legit reasons to be late, that's fine, just understand that you missed something because of it
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:13 PM   #8574
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In terms of meeting etiquette, my biggest pet peeve is waiting around for the people who do show up late.

"Hey there 10 people who arrived on time, let's give X and Y a few more minutes and then we'll get started"

Okay...so you are wasting 10 people's time who showed up on time, to wait for one or two stragglers? If I'm running the meeting I'll always start on time and let the people join late have to catch-up. I'm sure some people will say I'm being inconsiderate, but I really don't see it that way.
I’ll wait a bit if it’s a decision maker… but usually I’ll just start in with the introductions as needed, purpose of meeting/why they’re there, who is making decisions, maybe a brief safety/values moment, then dive into the agenda. Most late comers can bare to miss the intro stuff anyways.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:00 PM   #8575
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:11 AM   #8576
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Iíd rather die than face my job tomorrow. I curse younger me, damned fool.
Why and why?
Canít undo that
We generally try to make the best decisions we can, knowing what we do, at that moment in time. No point in belaboring the past. Sometimes we donít have a choice, or choose a less optimal one for whatever reasonÖ key is learn from it instead of bringing yourself down. Or being a grumpy crabby ďKarenĒ to those around you.
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:03 AM   #8577
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:44 AM   #8578
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I notice a couple good friends that really suffer mentally with their jobs every week. One over-eats as a result, another over-drinks. I am genuinely concerned for both because they appear to be getting more jaded in their outlook about things and people over time.

This kind of thing is exactly why I decided to change paths at 30 and go all in on a career that I always thought would be meaningful, but wrote off at a younger age when I opted for a type of job that would not pay me well and stress me out greatly probably due to a lack of self-belief and just not knowing myself yet.

Now, I'll be doing academic stuff later than most, but I'm fine financially in the meantime and can balance it with work. But honestly just working toward something where I know I can bring specific gifts/skills that are natural to me to the world in a professional setting and help people on a personal level is incredibly invigorating.

As a guy especially, it's really important to have a larger purpose/mission that's meaningful to you. Even if you're not where you want to be, just being on the way there makes you walk taller, and smile more and show more vitality in the world. It's everything.

That's why I'm encouraging my friends to look at alternatives that would excite them also, even if the transition would take time, and just getting them to survey the idea in their minds and brainstorm some practical steps that they could hypothetically take to get from where they are to there.

Seeing them light up and change their entire demeanour/body language just thinking out loud about it was great to witness. And doing that kind of "gentle directing" to help people is exactly what I want to do every day.
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Why and why?
Canít undo that
We generally try to make the best decisions we can, knowing what we do, at that moment in time. No point in belaboring the past. Sometimes we donít have a choice, or choose a less optimal one for whatever reasonÖ key is learn from it instead of bringing yourself down. Or being a grumpy crabby ďKarenĒ to those around you.
Like, itís one thing to accept the realization that you have missed your opportunity to ever do the things you used to desire. Itís another to have actively engaged in the behaviour that has trapped you in some sort of existential nightmare where you truly enjoy life maybe a couple of hours a day. And thatís a cold comfort when you spend that time irritated as #### that itís rinse and repeat day after day.
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Like, itís one thing to accept the realization that you have missed your opportunity to ever do the things you used to desire. Itís another to have actively engaged in the behaviour that has trapped you in some sort of existential nightmare where you truly enjoy life maybe a couple of hours a day. And thatís a cold comfort when you spend that time irritated as #### that itís rinse and repeat day after day.
We have ALL missed opportunities, made some poor choices (maybe stupid ones too), probably missed or messed up relationships, etc. woulda coulda shoulda.
Does beating oneself up endlessly help if youíre not able to critically identify what led to the bad choice and identify what you should do better next time.
Have a goal without a plan is just a wish.
So find a way to break outÖ and it might be as simple as changing how you react, or seek advice, or decide itís time to make a small change todayÖ and another next week.

The best time to have planted your tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.

And no, Iím not an eternal optimist and yes I do struggle with some things in life. Iíve had to pick myself up more than a few times.
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