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Old 01-31-2014, 06:37 PM   #1486
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

I'll throw one in this thread because I haven't ranted about anything in a while.....

This might sound trivial or what not, but like others have pointed out, this is all we have sort of while not much stuff is going on football wise.

A couple of guys from the office frequent a McDonald's down the road from the plant. At least three times over the past week, they've come back with this item wrong, this burger missing cheese, no fries, etc.... I laugh privately to myself because most fast food places around here there's a good chance your order is going to get F'd up...

Now I know the cardinal rule is that you always should check the bag before you leave...whatever.. My gripe is that things are so bad with the industry that customers have to check behind the people who are being paid to do it correctly.. My other gripe is that they don't say anything about it to a manager or someone at the store (But they probably wouldn't give a shit anyway, and might sabotage your food the next time they see you). A lack of dining options where i work might explain some of it....but CMON MAN!!

Missing the days where you could go through the drive through and not have to worry about it. The good ole days are gone my friends....
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:05 PM   #1487
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I'll throw one in this thread because I haven't ranted about anything in a while.....

This might sound trivial or what not, but like others have pointed out, this is all we have sort of while not much stuff is going on football wise.

A couple of guys from the office frequent a McDonald's down the road from the plant. At least three times over the past week, they've come back with this item wrong, this burger missing cheese, no fries, etc.... I laugh privately to myself because most fast food places around here there's a good chance your order is going to get F'd up...

Now I know the cardinal rule is that you always should check the bag before you leave...whatever.. My gripe is that things are so bad with the industry that customers have to check behind the people who are being paid to do it correctly.. My other gripe is that they don't say anything about it to a manager or someone at the store (But they probably wouldn't give a shit anyway, and might sabotage your food the next time they see you). A lack of dining options where i work might explain some of it....but CMON MAN!!

Missing the days where you could go through the drive through and not have to worry about it. The good ole days are gone my friends....
Well for what it's worth, (yes my diet is awful not the point of the response), I eat McD's for breakfast when I drive in at 930 and Wendy's when I go home around 10. Lunch is a mix from 7-11 salads, to papa john single pizza's. I have good service every morning, and evening. Since most of the drive ladies know me, we joke and usually everyone's happy. I think most of the time how you are treated by the people serving the food is a lot more reflective of (generic) you, then it is of them.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:37 PM   #1488
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I'll throw one in this thread because I haven't ranted about anything in a while.....

This might sound trivial or what not, but like others have pointed out, this is all we have sort of while not much stuff is going on football wise.

A couple of guys from the office frequent a McDonald's down the road from the plant. At least three times over the past week, they've come back with this item wrong, this burger missing cheese, no fries, etc.... I laugh privately to myself because most fast food places around here there's a good chance your order is going to get F'd up...

Now I know the cardinal rule is that you always should check the bag before you leave...whatever.. My gripe is that things are so bad with the industry that customers have to check behind the people who are being paid to do it correctly.. My other gripe is that they don't say anything about it to a manager or someone at the store (But they probably wouldn't give a shit anyway, and might sabotage your food the next time they see you). A lack of dining options where i work might explain some of it....but CMON MAN!!

Missing the days where you could go through the drive through and not have to worry about it. The good ole days are gone my friends....
Maybe your office mates' orders were correct but they made an excuse to go back because they wanted more heroin:
Heroin In The Drive-Thru? McDonald's Employee Busted : The Two-Way : NPR
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Biased people and hypocrites. I am a transplant from California, I have adopted the Redskins as my second favorite team as I have been a 49er fan for 40 years. I belong to the 49er Webzone, sick of all the crying over there about how
the referees screw over the 49ers all the time. No one ever mentions missed calls that help the 49ers, just the times the opponents get away with something. All the latest complaining about the Seahawks and their drug use got me to join over here. Either this place is dead in the off season or has way less active members than they do.
A lot of people go into hibernation during the off-season, myself included. I tend to disappear between February and July. But we have a ton of members, we've been known to overload the server at times.

Maybe not anymore, Matty's paying for the grade A++ servers.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:09 PM   #1490
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This fucking clothes emporium and their 'old people repellent' lighting:



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And don't get me started on timekeeping in a corporate environment:

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:33 PM   #1492
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Since there is open membership and anyone can wander in here please tell me how the Warpath selects members?
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:18 AM   #1493
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Well for what it's worth, (yes my diet is awful not the point of the response), I eat McD's for breakfast when I drive in at 930 and Wendy's when I go home around 10. Lunch is a mix from 7-11 salads, to papa john single pizza's. I have good service every morning, and evening. Since most of the drive ladies know me, we joke and usually everyone's happy. I think most of the time how you are treated by the people serving the food is a lot more reflective of (generic) you, then it is of them.
You've got a good point there. Regarding our office guys, these particular folks are the nicest guys in the world. like salt of the earth type people...but i guess you never know what happens when people's backs are turned.....
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:27 AM   #1494
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Since there is open membership and anyone can wander in here please tell me how the Warpath selects members?
Not quite how it goes.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:34 PM   #1495
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Since there is open membership and anyone can wander in here please tell me how the Warpath selects members?
You've been around long enough to see people come and go and I'm sure you have ideas about why some folks go.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #1496
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

fed gov't employees.

i get to rep a good bit of them and I am always shocked at how over-paid they are for clocking 40 hour work weeks with pension and benefits.

then they come in and you meet them and they are fat, lazy and can not speak properly ..... but drive multiple high end vehicles while the rest of us bust hump 50-60 hours a week with no pension and have to contribute to health ins for half the pay.

i dont hate the individual federal employee (except when they complain), i hate the fed govt system for their employees.
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This fucking clothes emporium and their 'old people repellent' lighting:



Cog chewed to a nub. FACT!
People over age 16 shouldn't be wearing their shirts anyway.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:47 PM   #1498
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fed gov't employees.

i get to rep a good bit of them and I am always shocked at how over-paid they are for clocking 40 hour work weeks with pension and benefits.

then they come in and you meet them and they are fat, lazy and can not speak properly ..... but drive multiple high end vehicles while the rest of us bust hump 50-60 hours a week with no pension and have to contribute to health ins for half the pay.

i dont hate the individual federal employee (except when they complain), i hate the fed govt system for their employees.
You can't paint all government employees with the same brush, whether it be city, county, state or federal. Took me decades to figure it out, first the average citizen usually only interacts with the lowest government employees.
The jobs that require no or minimal special skills or education past high school or a Ged. Examples would be, federal procurement officers, ATF, FBI, Border Patrol, IRS agents, Postal workers on a federal level, DMV clerks, DOT workers, State Patrol on a state level, police, sheriffs, building inspectors, health inspectors, on a city and county level. The preceding group are usually paid 2-3 times what they would earn for their job skills and education in the private sector.

If you go to what I would call mid or upper mid level government jobs they start to even out pay wise with the private sector, jobs that require 4 year degrees plus experience, master's degrees and PHD's. These people make a little more or the same than private sector, usually with good benefits. Science and Technology researchers, college professors, university deans, medical doctors and psychologists working in county, state and federal facilities. The problem is most people never interact with these people so their opinion of government workers is formed by their experiences with the lower level employees, see above.

Top level, mostly way underpaid. You could equate senators, governors, and the President as CEO's of varied sized corporations. The average governor made $133K, Senator $174k and the president $400K. In 2011 a total of 485 CEO's made over $1 million according to Forbes.

For the record as a whole I think most lower level government employees
need either fired or big pay cuts. To me it is the same as giving welfare to an able bodied person if you are paying $30 an hour for a government job that needs equivalent skills and education to working the snack bar at the movie theater.
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^^ BuffaloBob pretty much hits it on the head in terms of my experience. I would suggest that most government attorneys, for example, are paid substantially less than there private counterparts at every level with the gap biggest at the County level and smallest at the Federal level. Lots of reasons for this and, while others may, you won't find me complaining about that particular issue. Lots of trade-offs, but suffice to say, many 4th or 5th year associates at larger firms make substantially more than I do.
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Just a quick google search to show some of the disparity:


More Baltimore first year lawyer salaries:

McGwire Woods LLP: $145,000
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.: $140,000
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP: $140,000
Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office: $52,800
Baltimore City Public Defender's Office: $52,949
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