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Old 06-29-20, 12:16 PM
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My 2016 cowboy photo is going to be Adventure Cycling Association's

newsletter photo of the week next week. I steered clear of those critters.

Will you autograph my copy?
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For $25 I will.
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So I'm pretty blown away right now. And not in a good way.

Wife had been working at a flower shop pre-COVID, but when everything was shut down she went back to being a nanny.

That gig is probably going to be winding down here fairly soon, and an ex-coworker from aforementioned flower shop clued her in on an opening in the office of the law firm she currently works at. Wife applied, and has an interview scheduled for this afternoon.

She wasn't really planning on going back to the floral shop once things opened up anyways since she constantly experienced being promised things that never happened, really miserable pay, and 40-50 hour work weeks. She was really great at that job but it was just soul sucking, so this looks like a great opportunity - decent pay, regular hours, weekends off, etc.

Turns out the owner of the flower shop found out that my wife has an interview at this law firm, and over the weekend stopped by to tell the person who was going to interview her not to hire her because she's going to come back to work at the flower shop. Which is an absolute lie. She never discussed going back to work there.

What. The. Actual. ****
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
So I'm pretty blown away right now. And not in a good way.

Wife had been working at a flower shop pre-COVID, but when everything was shut down she went back to being a nanny.

That gig is probably going to be winding down here fairly soon, and an ex-coworker from aforementioned flower shop clued her in on an opening in the office of the law firm she currently works at. Wife applied, and has an interview scheduled for this afternoon.

She wasn't really planning on going back to the floral shop once things opened up anyways since she constantly experienced being promised things that never happened, really miserable pay, and 40-50 hour work weeks. She was really great at that job but it was just soul sucking, so this looks like a great opportunity - decent pay, regular hours, weekends off, etc.

Turns out the owner of the flower shop found out that my wife has an interview at this law firm, and over the weekend stopped by to tell the person who was going to interview her not to hire her because she's going to come back to work at the flower shop. Which is an absolute lie. She never discussed going back to work there.

What. The. Actual. ****
How did the flower person know and how did our wife find out?
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How did the flower person know and how did your wife find out?
Not sure exactly, but one of wife's best friends still works at the flower shop so she may have said something, and another old floral coworker of hers is known to be quite the gossip.

Potential future coworker at law firm (ex flower shop coworker) told my wife about it today.
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Look forward to hearing what you think of them.

....but this wifi person is going to eventually log in and wonder why people are tagging him/her.

Oh, and Addix. Axxis sounds a little... wrong side of WWII, if you know what I mean.
Crap, that is funny. Anyway, the tires are sweet riding tires, very compliant ride feel which an old person like me appreciates. I rode them 38 miles but it was all light headwind so I can't speak on performance, just the road feel which was very nice.
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What. The. Actual. ****
Well that about sums it up. Damn. Sorry man. Hopefully they roll their eyes at the flower shop owner and hire her!
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If you want to see/hear financial weirdness, Planet Money just did a podcast on Hertz which is preparing to go bankrupt. The stock fell to $0.40/share and theoretically should go to zero in the near future but for some reason, individual investors started buying it up and drove the price up to $4+ in a short time. People who bought at $0.40/ a share made a bundle in just a few weeks. It's currently trading at $1.42 and should be trading at near zero. Nobody can figure out why it happened or is still happening.
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Since we're in the picture sharing mood today, I took this today. Lucky for Abe, his monument is still standing.


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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
So I'm pretty blown away right now. And not in a good way.

Wife had been working at a flower shop pre-COVID, but when everything was shut down she went back to being a nanny.

That gig is probably going to be winding down here fairly soon, and an ex-coworker from aforementioned flower shop clued her in on an opening in the office of the law firm she currently works at. Wife applied, and has an interview scheduled for this afternoon.

She wasn't really planning on going back to the floral shop once things opened up anyways since she constantly experienced being promised things that never happened, really miserable pay, and 40-50 hour work weeks. She was really great at that job but it was just soul sucking, so this looks like a great opportunity - decent pay, regular hours, weekends off, etc.

Turns out the owner of the flower shop found out that my wife has an interview at this law firm, and over the weekend stopped by to tell the person who was going to interview her not to hire her because she's going to come back to work at the flower shop. Which is an absolute lie. She never discussed going back to work there.

What. The. Actual. ****
That's ****ed up but, from a practical perspective, what weight does that really carry? Carry through with the interview and consider it an endorsement that the (slightly deranged) ex-employer that would like to retain her services.
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Old 06-29-20, 01:07 PM
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Well that about sums it up. Damn. Sorry man. Hopefully they roll their eyes at the flower shop owner and hire her!
Yup.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
If you want to see/hear financial weirdness, Planet Money just did a podcast on Hertz which is preparing to go bankrupt. The stock fell to $0.40/share and theoretically should go to zero in the near future but for some reason, individual investors started buying it up and drove the price up to $4+ in a short time. People who bought at $0.40/ a share made a bundle in just a few weeks. It's currently trading at $1.42 and should be trading at near zero. Nobody can figure out why it happened or is still happening.
Investors covering short sales?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well that about sums it up. Damn. Sorry man. Hopefully they roll their eyes at the flower shop owner and hire her!
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That's ****ed up but, from a practical perspective, what weight does that really carry? Carry through with the interview and consider it an endorsement that the (slightly deranged) ex-employer that would like to retain her services.
My worry was that this guy is fairly well connected in the Rockford area. He and a lot of other business owners like to do favors for one another.

Thankfully it seems like the law firm employee was quite taken aback by the whole thing.

So yeah, in a way it's quite the endorsement of my lovely wife that he felt like that's the only way to keep her as an employee, but he'd have a lot better time actually, you know, paying a living wage and following through when he makes a promise.

But that's crazy, right?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
So I'm pretty blown away right now. And not in a good way.

Wife had been working at a flower shop pre-COVID, but when everything was shut down she went back to being a nanny.

That gig is probably going to be winding down here fairly soon, and an ex-coworker from aforementioned flower shop clued her in on an opening in the office of the law firm she currently works at. Wife applied, and has an interview scheduled for this afternoon.

She wasn't really planning on going back to the floral shop once things opened up anyways since she constantly experienced being promised things that never happened, really miserable pay, and 40-50 hour work weeks. She was really great at that job but it was just soul sucking, so this looks like a great opportunity - decent pay, regular hours, weekends off, etc.

Turns out the owner of the flower shop found out that my wife has an interview at this law firm, and over the weekend stopped by to tell the person who was going to interview her not to hire her because she's going to come back to work at the flower shop. Which is an absolute lie. She never discussed going back to work there.

What. The. Actual. ****
Sounds like one of those small town America places where there's only one florist and one law firm and everybody knows everybody else and combine that with the fact people talk and so this kind of stuff is the result. Sucks.

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Sounds like one of those small town America places where there's only one florist and one law firm and everybody knows everybody else and combine that with the fact people talk and so this kind of stuff is the result. Sucks.

Give me anonymity anytime.
Rockford is definitely one of those big little towns.
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In happier news, my hubs are out for delivery
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If you want to see/hear financial weirdness, Planet Money just did a podcast on Hertz which is preparing to go bankrupt. The stock fell to $0.40/share and theoretically should go to zero in the near future but for some reason, individual investors started buying it up and drove the price up to $4+ in a short time. People who bought at $0.40/ a share made a bundle in just a few weeks. It's currently trading at $1.42 and should be trading at near zero. Nobody can figure out why it happened or is still happening.
During my last gasps in the stock market, in early May, I saw that happen on several occasions. Not on anything I owned. The apparent feeling then was that, at a price this low, what could go wrong? And it's a good question.
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So I'm pretty blown away right now. And not in a good way.

Wife had been working at a flower shop pre-COVID, but when everything was shut down she went back to being a nanny.

That gig is probably going to be winding down here fairly soon, and an ex-coworker from aforementioned flower shop clued her in on an opening in the office of the law firm she currently works at. Wife applied, and has an interview scheduled for this afternoon.

She wasn't really planning on going back to the floral shop once things opened up anyways since she constantly experienced being promised things that never happened, really miserable pay, and 40-50 hour work weeks. She was really great at that job but it was just soul sucking, so this looks like a great opportunity - decent pay, regular hours, weekends off, etc.

Turns out the owner of the flower shop found out that my wife has an interview at this law firm, and over the weekend stopped by to tell the person who was going to interview her not to hire her because she's going to come back to work at the flower shop. Which is an absolute lie. She never discussed going back to work there.

What. The. Actual. ****

Thats bull ****. I am sorry that happened.
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My worry was that this guy is fairly well connected in the Rockford area. He and a lot of other business owners like to do favors for one another.

Thankfully it seems like the law firm employee was quite taken aback by the whole thing.

So yeah, in a way it's quite the endorsement of my lovely wife that he felt like that's the only way to keep her as an employee, but he'd have a lot better time actually, you know, paying a living wage and following through when he makes a promise.

But that's crazy, right?
That would require someone sticking to their word and not being a bad actor, which seems to not happen much these days.
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Thats bull ****. I am sorry that happened.
Thanks. She's about to start, hopefully this will just be a weird anecdote here in a few days.

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That would require someone sticking to their word and not being a bad actor, which seems to not happen much these days.
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We have been here for 19 years.

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I wasn't expecting gunmetal but I'll take it

Nice! That's reminiscent of the old Ultegra "Ice Grey".
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Thanks. She's about to start, hopefully this will just be a weird anecdote here in a few days.



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