thavoice

On Mar 5, 2021:

posted by brutus161

When I started at my current company three years ago, I took a very low salary (and lower position) to get my foot in the door. After retiring from the Navy, companies did not want to give me a chance in my new chosen field (HR). In the three years since being hired, I have been promoted to Director and my salary has more than doubled (and next year's raise has already been negotiated). It was a risk I took because I believed in myself. The risk paid off. 

Why do you think that is this case? Age?  Your love of Seaman (ha ha)?

Most I believe would want to hire a vet, however I did get discriminated against as a Reservist.  Had them tell me straight up they would not have hired me if they knew I would need all the time off, even though it is the law.   

On Mar 4, 2021:

thavoice repped a post in "Vacation Time!!!!" at 09:36 am

Time off >>> money

thavoice replied to "Vacation Time!!!!" at 09:32 am

The value of vacation time I think can be priceless. I see people every year not taking their's, and forfeiting it or just getting paid.

I wise friend of mine once said "when you are on your death bed, no one every says 'I wish I worked more'.

So I make sure I am taking mine, even if I would get it paid out.   



When I worked for UPS 'back in the day' even as a part timer we started with 2 weeks vacation.


One was an 'option week' where you could work it, and still get paid that vacation time so it was double pay for a week.

I did that once. $$ was good, but not having that time off sucks and I would never do it again.


I guess if ya get an enormous amount of vacation time one could 'justify' taking the pay and not time off, and some financially need to do so, but man I am not about to give up my vacation time just to earn some extra jangle.


What say you?

thavoice replied to "Vacation Time!!!!" at 09:20 am
posted by bigorangebuck22

21 vacation days. Use or get paid out at the end of the vacation "year" which is June 1 to May 31.  Can be used in half day increments. 

3 paid personal days, Use or get paid out at end of calendar year. Can be used in half day increments. 

11 to 13 paid holidays depending on how the calendar falls. Most of this is Christmas Eve thru New Years Day.

No sick days.

More often than not I just extend weekends rather than taking a week and going somewhere. I use a combination of the above to take 2 to 3 weeks off at the end of the year. 

Same. I generally take them for long weekends instead of a full week.    Usually the only time I take a full week is when we head to Lake James in Indiana. last year was canned due to them not renting due to the Rona, and this year i will be out of the state for a month and that conflicts which sorta sucks!

I have been using more comp time than anything recently as that seems to run out quicker and cannot be rolled over.


My sick hours are out of control.   Think I get like 4 hours per pay period and they add up very quickly.  Makes it easy to actually take care of my self and go to the Dr and such.   


On Mar 3, 2021:

thavoice replied to "Vacation Time!!!!" at 10:58 am
posted by Automatik

My company's vaca system sucks. You start at zero and accrue each month....I think 1.2 days/month. 

The key is to not use much in year one, then you're banking for the future. My current balance is around 16 days. We get a lot of holidays and summer Fridays so I don't bitch that much.


Going to Isla Mujeres end of June. 

That is how mine is, it goes by pay period. I get 6 hours of vaca each pay period.

Good thing is I get all the extra federal holidays off like Columbus, Presidents, Veterans, etc.  Each month they pick a Friday to have off as well, usually in conjunction with another holiday on a Monday so there is at least one 3 day, often times 4 day, weekend each month

On Mar 2, 2021:

thavoice created thread "Vacation Time!!!!" at 07:30 pm

Summer is approaching.


How many hours does everyone get for vacation per year?

Do you have any "use or lose" hours?

How many total accrued?

Going anywhere cool?


1. 19 days/year.

2.  10 "use or lose" days for this year. I want to build into years with at least 120 "use or lose" hours.

3.  22 total days accrued.    

4.   Dont think I am going anywhere cool.   Do have a month work trip to Louisiana that takes a full month away from home so my  days will be used likely locally.




thavoice replied to "Random TV Thread" at 01:11 pm

Anyone catching the The Foods That Made America?


It is in season three, started a few weeks ago.


Very interesting. This season they have done McDonalds, BUrger King, Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Reese's, Hershey's, etc.

Sunday night, History.

I took a job, my current one, knowing I was going to be forfeiting a $20,000 bonus I was due to receive from my part time job.


Sucked at the time but I knew I would make up for it in 2 years at the current position so it was worth it in the end.

thavoice replied to "MLB Pre Season 2021" at 01:04 pm
posted by Ironman92

I love it on Bobby Bonilla day there is the select few who say BB screwed up by taking that sort of payout........

If he did everything perfectly, invested it correctly, yeah maybe but the guarantee of $$ he received all those years is what I and most likely would have taken!


thavoice repped a post in "MLB Pre Season 2021" at 01:02 pm

thavoice replied to "2021 NFL Offseason" at 01:01 pm
posted by Laley23

But if an odd choice, imo. Unless he never actually said he wanted a contender, and that was media driven.


Concur.

I bet once all the info comes out, this was his most lucrative offer of guaranteed money.

On Feb 13, 2021:

thavoice replied to "2021 NFL Offseason" at 07:44 pm
posted by BR1986FB

A lot of "boo hooing" by Bills and Steeler fans that Stefanski got selected over McDermott for COY and Aaron Donald was picked over TJ Watt for DPOY. Both that were selected were more deserving.

Bunch of idiots.

As fans, who GAF about individual awards?

I sure as hell dont.   

thavoice replied to "How many states have you been to?" at 07:33 pm
posted by Laley23

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Alaska, North Carolina, Florida, California, Colorado, Arizona...that might be it. 

Connecticut I did 6 and 6, but was home for 2 days between them. Minnesota was in Minneapolis for 12 straight days for the SB, so just short. 


Mostly work or some vacations?


Mine have all been for work purposes.

thavoice repped a post in "How many states have you been to?" at 07:32 pm
posted by thavoice

To make it more significant, how many states have OCers spent at least two continuous weeks in?

California:  Three times. 

Ohio of course.....

Georgia: Twice.

North Carolina.

Texas:  Twice.

New Jersey.

Wisconsin.

Lousiana: Second time will be this summer.

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Alaska, North Carolina, Florida, California, Colorado, Arizona...that might be it. 

Connecticut I did 6 and 6, but was home for 2 days between them. Minnesota was in Minneapolis for 12 straight days for the SB, so just short. 


thavoice replied to "How many states have you been to?" at 07:22 pm

To make it more significant, how many states have OCers spent at least two continuous weeks in?

California:  Three times. 

Ohio of course.....

Georgia: Twice.

North Carolina.

Texas:  Twice.

New Jersey.

Wisconsin.

Louisiana: Second time will be this summer.

While not states, also three African nations.

On Jan 22, 2021:

thavoice replied to "Car buying...learn me" at 05:00 pm
posted by Automatik

What trim? 

One thing that kinda puts me off is only 270hp. But I can deal with that considering the rock solid reliability.

I don’t really plan to off-road, but I do want a trim that allows it if I want. Mostly will be used for snowboarding days and road trips. 


I have no idea really.  Whatever one I got assigned on any given day.

On Jan 15, 2021:

thavoice replied to "2021 NFL Playoff Thread" at 03:32 pm
posted by friendfromlowry

What is this guy talking about? I don’t give a shit about either team but GTFO. Juju has been a douche all season. Do most Steeler fans even like him anymore? Why does seemingly every WR on this team turn into a crazy asshole.

Edit: I don’t think my picture is showing up but it’s of Claypool’s quote today about the browns being classless 

As a steelers fan I would let juju walk. He is a FA, and more into his brand than being a teammate.    What he wants and what he worth and what the steelers can and will pay are very far a part.  
Claypool is a turd by what he is saying.  Ya got beat.  Live with it.  

thavoice replied to "2021 NFL Playoff Thread" at 03:29 pm

Maybe SD didnt want to pony up the $$ like Urban was wanting.........

thavoice replied to "2021 NFL Offseason" at 03:28 pm
posted by BR1986FB

I hear this a lot. Not to mention some of the issues he's had with the diva WR's/culture. Have to wonder if that stuff would happen on Cowher's watch.

A players coach is what he is considered, and that generally means the inmates run the asylum.


I havent called for MT's head, until now.   I believe his voice is just not resonating any longer in the organization and the franchise needs to move on.    

thavoice replied to "Impressed with the Biden Administration ......." at 03:26 pm

One thing that is refreshing, albeit not as entertaining as Trump, is that we will finally have someone who speaks like an adult while addressing the nation.



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