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Dell said return to the office or else—nearly half of workers chose “or else” - Workers stayed remote even when told they could no longer be promoted.
  • A few jobs back, my employer promoted me once within a year of starting from a new college graduate position to a junior position, then strung me along for three years with "you're just not quite ready for a mid level position but you will be. Any day now!" This was all in spite of me doing the work of a senior position within the company for the last two years.

    So I got a job at a different employer and went from a junior position to a senior position, like magic, nearly doubling my total income in the process. My coworker did the same, hopping from a senior position to a management position at my current employer. I've increasingly observed how corporate United States is painfully stupid and inefficient and it continues to boggle my mind

  • A cool guide of commonly believed myths
  • I feel that. There's a lot of smug superiority online in general, where people seem to think that someone being incorrect about something is an invitation to insult them, and where the harder you insult them, the better. It's sad. I blame television to some extent. TV shows and movies love to portray tough conversations ending with some sort of hard but true emotional jab that snaps the other person into understanding. Total bullshit, that rarely works in real life.

    I've taken to politely calling them out and questioning the rationale behind their behavior. That's what someone did to me about twenty years back and it helped me get my ass in line. I'm hoping it'll do the same for a few of them. As the least, I know who to block if their response is just as nasty. My block list is long but my time here is much more peaceful!

  • A cool guide of commonly believed myths
  • Let's talk this out. Not the biochemistry aspect, but the smuggery.

    Was their post smug? Yes. Factually incorrect? Also yes - I'm a microbiologist, I took my share of biochem courses.

    Your response was equally smug as well as condescending. Their comment was wrong but innocent in its intent. Yours, conversely, intended to disparage their comment and them as a person.

    What do you intend to gain here? Not with the correction - that is valid, but it's entirely possible to correct without being smug, condescending, and denigrating. What do you think that adds to the conversation that a simple, polite correction would lack?

  • catgirl rule
  • They always, ALWAYS find a spot with textiles.

    We have hard floors throughout and two rugs, one in the bathroom and another in the dining room. The dogs puke on the dining room rug and the cats alternate between it and the bathroom rug. Only rarely does someone spew on the actual floor and even then I think it's because they couldn't make it to a rug in time.

  • UK’s richest family on trial in Switzerland for human trafficking, confiscating staff passports, paying as little as £7/day
  • Little Grandpa story time:

    Ponies are generally nicer than horses, but I was raised believing ponies were angry, vicious little assholes. My father was bucked off of a pony in his twenties, causing him to break a rib and paralyze half of his diaphragm. Being the actual asshole in this story, he never stopped to think that maybe he was too heavy and too drunk for a pony, so he spread pony hate throughout his life. I want angry ponies as I dislike my father and on a primal level think they'd keep me safe from people like him, like two pissy, grass eating charms to protect against narcissists.

  • UK’s richest family on trial in Switzerland for human trafficking, confiscating staff passports, paying as little as £7/day
  • But how else will they get a bigger house? Nicer, larger yacht? More private jets?

    Like, I kinda understand the "more more more!" mentality. As my income has gone up over the years, there's always something more my monkey brain tells me I should want. A nicer, more comfortable car. A new video card. Two angry ponies. You know how it is. I tell it to shut up because I have more than enough already.

    I'm not a sociopath, though, so at no point has my monkey brain told me to enslave others so I can have nicer stuff.

  • Right-to-Work Laws don't mean your employer can fire you at any time for any reason (US Law)
  • I appreciate the intent but this is just what happens when you put yourself out on the Internet. Hell, on an old account I made a post about how to use a waffle sandwich maker with cheddar biscuit mix and it was 10% downvoted. I think it's some combination of valid (if unstated) criticism, accidental downvotes, and some people just being assholes.

    I don't care, I'm just trying to provide what I think is useful information. If people have a problem but don't speak up about it, I can't do anything so I'm not going to worry about it. As another poster mentioned below, they're welcome to a full refund. I'll even triple it. Triple refund!

  • Right-to-Work Laws don't mean your employer can fire you at any time for any reason (US Law)

    >"I live in a right-to-work state, so my employer can shitcan me for any reason". > > -Linus K. Lemming

    Sorry friends, that's at-will employment, *and you still can't be terminated for any reasons that are protected by law, but we're not here to discuss that. Right-to-work laws mean one thing: that non-union employees cannot be required to contribute to the cost of union representation.

    The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 prohibits "closed shops", where union membership is a condition of employment; however, union represented positions can still be required to contribute to the cost of that representation. Right-to-work laws prohibit that requirement, allowing employees in union represented positions who choose not to join the union to also choose whether or not they contribute to the union's costs, i.e., if they pay dues or not.

    I see this mistake frequently and thought folks might want to know the correct information so they don't unintentionally perpetuate it.

    Edit: updated to include link to info about at-will employment.

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    Wells Fargo fires employees for utilising down time.
  • Right to work laws have nothing to do with at-will employment, which it what you're describing. Right to work laws prevent unions from collecting dues from non-union members. That's all.

    Before anyone jumps on and says right to work laws prevent union shops from requiring membership in a union as a condition of employment, that was the Taft-Hartley act of 1947.

  • Amazing app ideas
  • Gary M. Zalewski is listed as the inventor. He is listed on 99 patents, several of which are related to increasing advertising proliferation and penetration. He's basically a driver of enshittification. My favorite was "System and method for taking control of a system during a commercial break". Can't have the plebs changing channels!

    I looked him up on LinkedIn and he looks exactly like you'd imagine. Fuck you, Gary. Fuck you.

  • Steam DLC unlocker SmokeAPI is now being blocked by Valve and could result in a VAC ban or locked account.
  • Agreed. The only time I was suspended was because I filed a charge back for an incomplete, buggy game that was sold as finished. It took so long to even get running that I was just over the refund time limit and they refused to make an exception. There was some verbiage about being banned if I continued to do charge backs. I just stopped using Steam.

  • Customer service
  • I had a co-worker who bought into the NFT scam hard. He even had a virtual room on his phone to display his multi-thousand dollar "investments". He collected all his favorite Avengers or some shite.

    Guess how much they're worth now.

  • Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/12310804

    > Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30 > > Hey all! I've been having an issue I can't figure out. Suddenly, I realized I'm in the heart of Linux users! I can ask here! I'm a total noob, so please be gentle. > > I installed Xubuntu and got everything but the touchscreen working properly. The touchscreen works but the cursor is consistently off a bit, with the least error in the center of the screen and increasing as it moves to the sides. I've tried running xinput_calibrator but it doesn't help. I attempted to run libinput.calibrate-touchscreen but keep getting a "is a Wayland compositor running?" error message. > > Any suggestions?

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    Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30

    Hey all! I've been having an issue I can't figure out. Suddenly, I realized I'm in the heart of Linux users! I can ask here! I'm a total noob, so please be gentle.

    I installed Xubuntu and got everything but the touchscreen working properly. The touchscreen works but the cursor is consistently off a bit, with the least error in the center of the screen and increasing as it moves to the sides. I've tried running xinput_calibrator but it doesn't help. I attempted to run libinput.calibrate-touchscreen but keep getting a "is a Wayland compositor running?" error message.

    Any suggestions?

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