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Old November 10 2013, 10:38 PM   #4096
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I pass this place all the time and finally decided to take a picture. I figured everyone here would appreciate it. It's just too bad it's closed.



Oops. Just realized an important part of the picture was cropped out.

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Old November 11 2013, 12:33 AM   #4097
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I wish I could visit NYC in the wintertime. I'd love to see the city at Christmas!
You know, you don't have to wait for a MLB game to visit NYC. You could just go!

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This is awesome...someone made a Super Mario Bros. map of my neighborhood! The "CALL YOUR MOM" is a bit of graffiti on top of a building next to the train entrance. I live near the taco.

That's really cool!
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Old November 11 2013, 01:12 AM   #4098
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I wish I could visit NYC in the wintertime. I'd love to see the city at Christmas!
You know, you don't have to wait for a MLB game to visit NYC. You could just go!
I have to carefully ration my vacation time.

But since after next year is over, I'll have all the ballparks seen, I'll have more time to REALLY 'spare'.
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Old November 11 2013, 01:46 AM   #4099
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I wish I could visit NYC in the wintertime. I'd love to see the city at Christmas!
You know, you don't have to wait for a MLB game to visit NYC. You could just go!
I have to carefully ration my vacation time. I only get four weeks a year.
"Only?"

I'm in a med-senior role at my company, and my total PTO allowance for 2014 will be all of thirteen days (a one-day increase over this current year). Getting a month of paid vacation is a pretty sweet perk.
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Old November 11 2013, 01:54 AM   #4100
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I get NO paid anything--sick time or vacation. I'm considered a full-time temp, so I get nothing but a pay check.

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Old November 11 2013, 02:21 AM   #4101
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Yeah, I've had only one job that gave me four weeks annual leave, and that was in my 20's. I was in for a rude awakening when I went elsewhere.
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Old November 11 2013, 02:36 AM   #4102
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I get NO paid anything--sick time or vacation. I'm considered a full-time temp, so I get nothing but a pay check.
Ugh.

Do you at least get vacation pay worked into your cheque? When I had a similar position there was 4.5% vacation pay included. I tried to keep that in a separate account to save for an actual vacation, but cost of living rarely allowed that to happen.

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Yeah, I've had only one job that gave me four weeks annual leave, and that was in my 20's. I was in for a rude awakening when I went elsewhere.
Much as there are days when I really don't like my job, I'm so grateful for my time off I continue to stay. Former co-workers have left, and they experienced your rude awakening. They have since told me they wish they had stuck it out.

There's just nothing easy about this working for a living gig is there?
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Old November 11 2013, 03:26 AM   #4103
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Shit.

I'm sorry I ever said anything. I certainly didn't mean to piss anyone off!
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Old November 11 2013, 06:27 AM   #4104
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I don't think anyone is pissed off...its just a conversational tangent!
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Old November 11 2013, 02:04 PM   #4105
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It's a good tangent. Jobs are not all about the pay. My sister has a job that doesn't pay a whole hell of a lot, but they do give her some paid sick days a year, a drug plan, and paid vacation time - not sure how much time - and she has repeatedly said that those benefits more than make up for an extra couple of bucks an hour. I always told my kids to look at the whole package when going for a job.
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Old November 11 2013, 05:55 PM   #4106
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I don't think anyone is pissed off...its just a conversational tangent!
Exactly.

Although I would've loved to have had those four weeks' leave forever, overall I ended up happier working elsewhere. Right now I wish I could work!
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Old November 11 2013, 08:11 PM   #4107
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I am currently at 4 weeks of leave per year. I started off with three and then after 8 years of service they give you an extra week. I'll get bumped up to 5 weeks of leave after 18 years of service and 6 weeks after 28 years of service. The only way for me to increase my leave is if I take leave in lieu of pay for overtime.




Anyway, back on topic. I've been browsing through photos from my trip to Tuscany a few years ago and thought I'd share this one again. For some reason I really like it.

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Old November 11 2013, 09:20 PM   #4108
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Timby wrote: View Post
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You know, you don't have to wait for a MLB game to visit NYC. You could just go!
I have to carefully ration my vacation time. I only get four weeks a year.
"Only?"
Technically I get about 7 weeks, but as a teacher, those times are fixed beyond my control.
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Old November 11 2013, 10:33 PM   #4109
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In honor of Veterans Day, some pics of me when I was in the US Air Force.







Pic from when I graduated from Basic Training.
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Old November 11 2013, 10:41 PM   #4110
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If you've answered this before I've since forgotten - were you stationed with American NATO forces over in Europe?
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