Morning Free Association 3/30/16

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Wow. Great. Yeah.

A Habs friend of mine needled me about Bruins fans having to root for the Habs against the Wings last night. At least they don’t play anyone we care about for the remainder of the season. As far as upcoming Bruins games, it’s looking like it’s all gonna come down to that April 7 game against the Wings.

Ah, but the upcoming opponent Hawks will be without Keith for at least the immediate future after he slashed a guy in the head last night. Given Keith’s suspension history and the viciousness of the slash, we may see a suspension that extends into the playoffs. Corey Crawford remains out with a head injury, so the Bruins have the opportunity to face a backup goaltender. Oh wait, that’s bad.

All 30 nominees for the Masterton Trophy have been announced.

Has Jimmy Vesey already decided on the Bruins? Can he sing?

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UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

For those of you that picked the “over”:

Chicago's Duncan Keith has been offered an in person hearing for high-sticking on Minnesota's Charlie Coyle.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 30, 2016

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

He pulled a Duncan Do-not.

phonymahoney
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DunCan’t

phonymahoney
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Quiet in here today.
tumbleweed
ghost

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I feel like a rudderless ship today. I have been wandering around all morning and have nothing done.

phonymahoney
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That’s my workhusband. He’s either at 100000% or -50%

carvinbass18
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I was really busy for about 4 hours this morning, but now that my printer is done, I keep asking my supervisor what he wants me to work on next, he just looks at me like a confused puppy, then walks away. So I guess I’m doing nothing?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Break things to fix?

phonymahoney
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I’m eating lunch in someone’s office who got evicted to the other building so they could make his office a conference room. Now it’s a room with a table and a pile of samples. Thinking I’ll crack some open. That kind of month.

Camera Upload

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

comment image

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Manufacturing: WE’RE OUT OF THIS ITEM! OMG! WE NEED MORE! YESTERDAY!
Me: First, why did you wait until you were out? Second, I have you 100 back in December. You already used them all.
Manufacturing: [blank stare] Let me check the cabinet. Oh look, we still have at least half of that left. Thanks!
Me:
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carvinbass18
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Why is engineering responsible for manufacturing having stock? Shouldn’t purchasing / planning cover that?

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Certain items are…complicated. I could write a fucking novel (maybe even a modern epic) on this. So I’ll just respond with this:
http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/7-31-2015/jX8KS1.gif

carvinbass18
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aww I can’t see it

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

at least you were able to successfully stop something from being blown way out of proportion..and at least they went to someone smart that knew how to look into the issue and fix it the best way possible.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

This is a rare occurrence. Almost on par with spotting a unicorn.

Satan 81's Sister
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Good god I am bored out of my mind at work today.

phonymahoney
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I am the opposite. Come help me do some billbacks. Thanks.

Satan 81's Sister
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I’ll pick up some OK beer on my way there.

phonymahoney
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Excellent. It’s pretty OK.

carvinbass18
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jealous. My PM is all over my ass today to get me to get this printer done. "No, I'm purposely fucking around to not get it done, leave me alone!"

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Gotta love it…we have the same issues here… “THIS IS A VERY HOT ITEM WE NEED TO HAVE PROGRESS MEETINGS AND IM GOING TO BOTHER YOU ALL THE TIME AND TRY TO ADD NEW BODIES TO IT THAT NEED TRAINING TO SLOW YOU DOWN BUT ITLL GO FASTER BECAUSE MORE PEOPLE = MORE WORK DONE”…how about …no meetings…stop breaking my concentration…and STOP ADDING PEOPLE THAT WILL JUST MAKE MISTAKES AND DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR AND LET ME DO THIS.

carvinbass18
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YES THANK THE FUCKING CHRIST! Bodies /= faster time! I then have to show them what to do and it takes time AWAY from me. I’ve been here 9 years preaching that, you’d think someone would fucking learn by now.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

They never do…wanna know why?…because assigning people to impact items shows upper management that they are “doing their job” as resource managers. It is basically to remove heat from their backs. It generally stems from a failure of knowing the limitations of your employees.

The last time i flew out on business travel i almost quit because we got a new resource manager who did not trust my own estimate that i could get the job done as i needed. granted i cut it close, but the only reason it was that close was because she failed to deliver a resource i requested as an imperative need.

Basically came down to the following..they flew me out for 40 days to support a task. During that time i did not have priority to complete the task meaning i got time either during lunch or between the hours of 10 pm -2 am. The engineer who was my floor support put in his two weeks notice and the new manager pissed him off so much he left a week early (day two of me being there)….during that time i requested a new engineer who had the power to sign off on documentation. Instead she gave me an intern which did not have the signing power. I finally got one on day 30 of 40. On day 37 I finished. If i had that resource on day 7 i would have been done on day 20. But the Manager decided that i was the one to be held accountable and demanded i stay past day 40 till the work was done while she went on vacation days 31-34 which was the time period that would need her to sign off as approver of the project. If i was not done on day 40 i was going to hand in my resignation and fly home anyways.

Sorry for the rant…but …it needed to be said. lol

carvinbass18
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Sounds like your resource manager is a blubbering moron.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

My best comparison i can give is Hillary Clinton. Doesn’t care how she gets there or who she ruins to do so she just wants to climb the chain of power and somehow it happens against the overall knowledge by anyone that has experienced how she runs things is “how is she not fired yet”.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

My best comparison i can give is Hillary Clinton Donald Trump. Doesn’t care how she gets there or who she ruins to do so she just wants to climb the chain of power and somehow it happens against the overall knowledge by anyone that has experienced how she runs things is “how is she not fired yet”.

FTFY

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

What is your job description?

Satan 81's Sister
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Administrative assistant at a financial office. Just a slow day and not much going on.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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phonymahoney
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Good morning, pals…

BULLET POINTS, FOR MY PLEASURE:

  • On coffee #2 already. Tired.
  • Do the Bruins not know they’re in a playoff race? I don’t think the Bruins know they’re in a playoff race.
  • I did not really enjoy the swim class. Only six more!
  • OR WILL I?
  • March is almost over, thank recently-risen Jesus.
  • risen

  • I saw some shitting on Sweeney’s drafting last night – I actually think that the surefire, “correct” pick Sweeney made is the most disappointing so far. Zboril really isn’t having a great year, and from what I’ve read, his head is often not in games at all. Senyshyn was the “way off the board” pick, and he’s been pretty fucking excellent this season. Also, he scored TWENTY-SEVEN (27) goals last year while playing on the fourth line with zero special teams time – I don’t think that’s a terrible pick at all. Bitches be trippin’. Carlo and especially Lauzon are good D picks, and Gabrielle is having one hell of a year for himself in the WHL. I’ll stop babbling now.
  • Blergh. Much to do and little motivation to do it.
  • Someone please come and build this spreadsheet. I’m all set.
  • Enjoy a conversation from this morning:

    Coworker pal: Well, my new gym is in Medford and I’m not too sure about it. It took me half an hour to get here this morning.
    Me: How long did it take you to get here from the one in Everett?
    Coworker: Half an hour.

    huh
    *crickets*

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    They call me the kind of the spread sheets.
    I got them printed on my bed sheets.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    We have a joke between us where all us engineers actually have the title of “Glorified Paper Pushers.” I sadly am a lowly Glorified Paper Pusher as they will not make me Senior Glorified Paper Pusher due to being a contractor. I just hope my lead gets promoted to Principle Glorified Paper Pusher cause he just had a baby and deserves it.

    phonymahoney
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    rap battle

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Ill build your spread sheet if you come help me pack things into boxes for me while im away.

    carvinbass18
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    Game Recap: The Devils Inside

    GH’s recap is up smile

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Morning all! Stupid dumb Bruins not winning stupid dumb games.

    carvinbass18
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    pretty much sums it up

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Morning All! Fuck you, Kincaid! This guy couldn’t stop a beach ball until last night. WTF?

    Too much lumberjacking yesterday, extra advil today.

    On tap is coffee with bourbon and ibuprofen.

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