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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #120 on: April 27, 2015, 02:30:15 PM »
Forgot to post this yesterday:

I was out with my gf Saturday night, and we were standing in line to get into a restaurant. She had to make a phone call, and I thought that would be a great time to check to see if one of my posts on the Bore had gotten any replies. I was reading the GAF thread and saw the link to Broseidon's thread calling out the mods for not banning GAF pedos. So I started reading that thread and chuckling. I didn't notice my gf was finished with her call, and she looked over at my phone screen. Due to the shadiness of the avatars in that thread, I quickly turned the screen off. Anyway, the rest of the night she was mad at me and thought I was hiding something from her, like texting another girl or whatever. When I finally got around to explaining that thread and the context, she was mad that it took me so long to answer.

Fucking forums.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #121 on: April 27, 2015, 04:19:51 PM »
hey guys here's an actual struggle for you: my job bumped up my pay but took away medical coverage and all but two sick or personal days. can someone break down to my simple ass how badly I lost today?
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #122 on: April 27, 2015, 04:36:20 PM »
Time to become a robot.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #123 on: April 27, 2015, 04:38:52 PM »
I didn't want today to be my cheat day but my friend who's a trained chef left me fresh baked goods and I'll be assed if I let those not remain fresh.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #124 on: April 27, 2015, 04:46:53 PM »
hey guys here's an actual struggle for you: my job bumped up my pay but took away medical coverage and all but two sick or personal days. can someone break down to my simple ass how badly I lost today?

Wrecked.

Thank Obama if you see him.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #125 on: April 27, 2015, 04:48:50 PM »
:fbm pay aside, I really liked my job. I don't wanna look for a new one, but the dream is dead  :gloomy
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #126 on: April 27, 2015, 04:49:56 PM »
hey guys here's an actual struggle for you: my job bumped up my pay but took away medical coverage and all but two sick or personal days. can someone break down to my simple ass how badly I lost today?

If your raise isn't equal to the cost of your coverage and the earnings you would have been entitled to while sick/vacationing you got smoked.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #127 on: April 27, 2015, 04:59:09 PM »
Yeah go look for an Obamacare exchange plan, figure out the cost of that, and do what Karakland said.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #128 on: April 27, 2015, 05:01:23 PM »
hey guys here's an actual struggle for you: my job bumped up my pay but took away medical coverage and all but two sick or personal days. can someone break down to my simple ass how badly I lost today?

Yes, but I'll need to know numbers. Increased amount of pay, cost of health insurance, how many personal days you had previously, and your rate of pay/day.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #129 on: April 27, 2015, 05:05:11 PM »
let's just say my pay was...low, and now it's a little less low. I had a pretty good amount of vacation days; dunno the exact amount but it was a few weeks. I don't know the exact cost of my coverage, but I'm figuring a few extra thousand a year doesn't make up for it.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #130 on: April 27, 2015, 05:06:55 PM »
let's just say my pay was...low, and now it's a little less low. I had a pretty good amount of vacation days; dunno the exact amount but it was a few weeks. I don't know the exact cost of my coverage, but I'm figuring a few extra thousand a year doesn't make up for it.

Almost certainly not; an average Silver plan on the exchanges runs $300ish/month, minus any subsidies you qualify for, which will probably be low to non-existent I'm guessing.

Re: your vacation days, see if you still have any left from your previous arrangement. I think they'd have to pay those out or still let you use them.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #131 on: April 27, 2015, 05:19:45 PM »
yeah I'll get paid out for my old vacation days which is cool, but in the future it'll just mean that getting sick = losing money
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #132 on: April 27, 2015, 05:22:13 PM »
yeah I'll get paid out for my old vacation days which is cool, but in the future it'll just mean that getting sick = losing money

Yeah, it sucks. Also you will lose money going on vacation, etc. I live that struggle as an independent contractor. :-/
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #133 on: April 27, 2015, 06:03:37 PM »
From the limited knowledge I have, it doesn't seem accurate to use an unsubsidized premium figure for the purposes of determining how screwed Jimbo got.

:expert

HOWEVER, it is worth factoring in the cost of the time it will take to get insurance, deal with any billing hiccups, and finding any new doctors / specialists.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #134 on: April 27, 2015, 06:09:02 PM »
From the limited knowledge I have, it doesn't seem accurate to use an unsubsidized premium figure for the purposes of determining how screwed Jimbo got.

:expert

HOWEVER, it is worth factoring in the cost of the time it will take to get insurance, deal with any billing hiccups, and finding any new doctors / specialists.

Sadly I think Jumbo is gonna have to factor his wife's income in, so he's probably screwed on subsidies. Get divorced, buddy! (half serious)
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #135 on: April 27, 2015, 06:09:59 PM »
I was watching College Women's Softball at lunch, which is already a triple-threat of struggle (watching college sports, watching women's sports, watching softball), when this girl came up to bat that was straight up named Nychole, like that was a real name.

I googled Nychole, and the first hit is a pornstar and the second hit is her.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #136 on: April 27, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
WCWS :noah :lawd

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #137 on: April 27, 2015, 06:37:56 PM »
Mechanic finished working on my (outdated) race bike and made adjustments to it for comfort instead of performance. Now I'm going to have to remove like 2 screws and switch around 3 spacers to undo the damage. :goty

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #138 on: April 27, 2015, 06:42:10 PM »
From the limited knowledge I have, it doesn't seem accurate to use an unsubsidized premium figure for the purposes of determining how screwed Jimbo got.

Offloading your employees' healthcare costs to the taxpayers :lawd

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #139 on: April 27, 2015, 07:51:25 PM »
It's not even 11AM and I've racked up two Ls. First, The Joker by The Steve Miller Band started blaring at work, and naturally everyone had to sing along/repeat my name.
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Later my mom showed up. I had off handedly mentioned I wasn't getting much sleep to her, weeks ago. Well she showed up and gave me a packet of sleepy time tea. Only the front desk people saw her but I'm sure everyone will know the story by the end of the day.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #140 on: April 27, 2015, 08:12:42 PM »
Coli servers are straight  :trash

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #141 on: April 27, 2015, 10:04:21 PM »
yeah I'll get paid out for my old vacation days which is cool, but in the future it'll just mean that getting sick = losing money

Damn bro.... That sucks balls.

Can the wifey get insurance through the university? We switched to their high deductible with HSA plan this year and so far so good. Then the kid needed stitches and I'm waiting around to find out if we need to file bankruptcy or not. Their regular plans are stupidly expensive but cover quite a bit with low deductibles.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #142 on: April 27, 2015, 10:12:58 PM »
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #143 on: April 27, 2015, 10:28:38 PM »
yeah I'll get paid out for my old vacation days which is cool, but in the future it'll just mean that getting sick = losing money

Damn bro.... That sucks balls.

Can the wifey get insurance through the university? We switched to their high deductible with HSA plan this year and so far so good. Then the kid needed stitches and I'm waiting around to find out if we need to file bankruptcy or not. Their regular plans are stupidly expensive but cover quite a bit with low deductibles.

dunno gonna have her look into it tomorrow. I know the regular plan was  unaffordable but we'll check that one out
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #144 on: April 28, 2015, 03:57:07 AM »
I'm becoming far too adept at / desensitized to self injecting medication.

On the plus side, heroin will be nbd after benji-kun destroys the state and I can buy it at the druggist. :cody

e: Being an erythropoietin junkie will also be nbd when I start doping to win charity fondos. :phil
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #145 on: April 28, 2015, 02:12:34 PM »
For lunch I ate a sandwich with bologna, American cheese, and mayo.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #146 on: April 28, 2015, 02:40:54 PM »
I was greeted with a "good afternoon" at 11:30 am. :goty

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #147 on: April 28, 2015, 02:49:44 PM »
For lunch I ate a sandwich with bologna, American cheese, and mayo.

sounds like success to me
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #148 on: April 28, 2015, 02:51:41 PM »
mayo is gross
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #149 on: April 28, 2015, 03:10:51 PM »
I was greeted with a "good afternoon" at 11:30 am. :goty

One of my great anxieties in life is when someone walks into my office at 11:59 am. 


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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PM »
Gotta do my taxes tonight.  :goty

Should get a decent return, though  :phil

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #151 on: April 28, 2015, 03:25:37 PM »
Wasn't the deadline like the 15th?  ???
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #152 on: April 28, 2015, 03:39:02 PM »
I was greeted with a "good afternoon" at 11:30 am. :goty

One of my great anxieties in life is when someone walks into my office at 11:59 am.

I have several contingency plans for just this hypothetical. :whew

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #153 on: April 28, 2015, 03:40:12 PM »
Wasn't the deadline like the 15th?  ???
We aren't all in America.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #154 on: April 28, 2015, 04:05:29 PM »
yet
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #155 on: April 28, 2015, 05:26:03 PM »
Washing machine's circuit board is busted, to replace it will cost me almost as much as a new washer.

:piss Whirlpool :piss2

Any recommendations for a top-loader for ~$600?

Same thing that happened to my $800 Bosch. They said it was $500 to replace the board. It lasted 1 year and 6 weeks.

Mowed the lawn for the first time this season.  :shaq2

Damn man, what did you end up getting in its place? I went with a front-loading Samsung, cost $700. Also did the 5 year extended warranty plan just in case :gloomy
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2015, 05:30:26 PM »
For a second I misread Takuan's name and thought Tauntaun was back :fbm

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #157 on: April 28, 2015, 06:30:49 PM »
Wasn't the deadline like the 15th?  ???
We aren't all in America.

So are you in one of our territories, or a territory-to-be?

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #158 on: April 28, 2015, 11:23:20 PM »
yeah I'll get paid out for my old vacation days which is cool, but in the future it'll just mean that getting sick = losing money

Damn bro.... That sucks balls.

Can the wifey get insurance through the university? We switched to their high deductible with HSA plan this year and so far so good. Then the kid needed stitches and I'm waiting around to find out if we need to file bankruptcy or not. Their regular plans are stupidly expensive but cover quite a bit with low deductibles.

dunno gonna have her look into it tomorrow. I know the regular plan was  unaffordable but we'll check that one out

We were used to paying around $200/paycheck for insurance before, so we kept it about the same. When we switched to the high deductible, it was under $100 for the insurance (I wanna say $65ish?), and we put the remaining $100+ or whatever into the HSA. The amount we put into the HSA over the course of the year plus the amt work puts in for us ends up covering the deductible plus $500.

We'll probably still get fucked over.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #159 on: April 28, 2015, 11:29:44 PM »
Holy hell. $200 per paycheck?
I pay >$500 per paycheck in my insurance premiums.

Yeah my deducitble is $150 and copays $10. But nearly $1,200 a month in insurance brehs  :tocry
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #160 on: April 28, 2015, 11:37:37 PM »
My deductible is like $3K and I have no copay option, as in I pay it all out of pocket until I hit my deductible, praying the doctor has mercy on my soul. Once I hit my deductible, I still owe like 20%.

We pay into our HSA to cover as much of the out of pocket expenses as possible, hoping there's something leftover at the end of the year. But kids and ER visits and all that. We would've been golden when it was just the two of us though.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #161 on: April 29, 2015, 12:13:44 AM »
Found out one of our crappy products is getting 3 times the marketing budget as our best one.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #162 on: April 29, 2015, 01:36:24 AM »
Can't recline on this seat
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #163 on: April 29, 2015, 02:27:35 AM »
My deductible is like $3K and I have no copay option, as in I pay it all out of pocket until I hit my deductible, praying the doctor has mercy on my soul. Once I hit my deductible, I still owe like 20%.

We pay into our HSA to cover as much of the out of pocket expenses as possible, hoping there's something leftover at the end of the year. But kids and ER visits and all that. We would've been golden when it was just the two of us though.

It doesn't really sound like an HSA is best for you, sorry if I missed the why, but why are you using one?

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2015, 07:03:55 AM »
 After sleeping 14 hours last night, I am entirely unable to sleep from jetlag tonight. I have been trying to sleep actively for the last four hours. It's  5 AM.  :maf

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2015, 07:39:25 AM »
My deductible is like $3K and I have no copay option, as in I pay it all out of pocket until I hit my deductible, praying the doctor has mercy on my soul. Once I hit my deductible, I still owe like 20%.

We pay into our HSA to cover as much of the out of pocket expenses as possible, hoping there's something leftover at the end of the year. But kids and ER visits and all that. We would've been golden when it was just the two of us though.

It doesn't really sound like an HSA is best for you, sorry if I missed the why, but why are you using one?

Because its better than the alternative. $750+/paycheck and we'd still have a few grand of out of pocket a year.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2015, 02:20:31 PM »
That's a shitty situation, sorry.

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2015, 04:03:07 PM »
was gonna come in here and complain about the minor inconvenience of having run out of nice tea and having to dip into the mediocre tea, but all this talk about how you are bled to death by insurance payments makes me seem well petty now doesn't it.  :beli


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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #168 on: April 29, 2015, 04:57:19 PM »
Accidentally bought the wrong kind of candy from the dollar store, like a little old blind women. Now instead of having childhood memories of



I'm stuck with a big bag of shit candies.  Fuck this gay earth. 
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #169 on: April 29, 2015, 07:14:24 PM »
I needed to abbreviate "Ireland" and instead of using IE I used Eire. :snoop

It's a good thing no Ulster Scots will see this. :whew

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #170 on: April 29, 2015, 07:23:26 PM »
They're busy fuming over crossword puzzles.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #171 on: April 29, 2015, 09:57:05 PM »
I feel like the following is a true struggle

My debit card had a temporary ban placed on it the other day because of "suspicious activity."  Said suspicious activity?  Two charges to porn websites based on Canada  :-\ :-\ :-\

Having to be vague with the bank about those charges = true struggle

Paying for porn = the truest of struggles
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #172 on: April 29, 2015, 10:08:24 PM »
Paying for porn  :Creepy Stalker

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #173 on: April 29, 2015, 10:17:41 PM »
Better than arguing with your card issuer about a TER subscription. :-\

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #174 on: April 29, 2015, 10:28:24 PM »
Paying for porn  :Creepy Stalker

He wants to support his sister I bet.  True brotherly love. 

Also is a pornsite based on Canada a Canadian themed porn site?  Maple Syrup fetishism is well worth the price of entry. 
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #175 on: April 29, 2015, 10:30:16 PM »
Also I spent all day trying to get the first fucking example two work from the opengl super bible 5th edition.  It won't fucking run and the issue is a segfault deep in the books custom helper library.   Fucking shitnits I'm pissy over this.   
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #176 on: April 29, 2015, 11:41:51 PM »
So I was not aware that L.A. is a stupid ass city where there are multiple of exactly the same address.

So I take uber into the class I'm teaching and put in 1234 Blvd into Uber.

Uber says "there's your building." as we pull up and it's a meat packing plant. I'm like that can't be the place. I show them the website for the class and they're like "Oh! That's 1234 Blvd in El Segundo, you put in 1234 Blvd in Manhattan Beach."

I was expecting it to be like most cities where there's only one 1234 Blvd. So the uber turns around and takes me to where I'm supposed to go.
It came out to $33. No problem.
I took in uber today to the same place and made sure to put in the right city. It came to 4 bucks.

Now I'm going to have to explain to my company how I'm an idiot when they say "You took an uber to the same place and one day it was $33 and the next it was $4. Why?"

They wont care, but they'll laugh and laugh and laugh :snoop
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #177 on: April 29, 2015, 11:52:15 PM »
Manhattan Beach and El Segundo are two different cities. :yeshrug

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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #178 on: April 30, 2015, 12:17:51 AM »
Yeah but in the civilized Nor Cal there's only 1234 Blvd between Sunnyvale, SF, South San fran and San Mateo.

I mean it was literally exactly the same street just 5 miles difference.
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Re: minor inconviences that are not struggles
« Reply #179 on: April 30, 2015, 12:47:05 AM »
Im with Karakand on this, though you are awesome, Puppy.

For future reference, many cities also have a Main Street, but they are not connected. :teehee

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