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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:14:24 am »
I am aware that you can't get goat milk from a male. My point was, why buy males when you could become a goat cheese lunatic?

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:03:07 pm »
You could solve that sad goat problem by becoming one of those crazy people who make goat cheese and soap and so on out of goat milk, couldn't you?

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:49:03 am »
My work here is done.  ;D

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:34:11 pm »
How many goats now?

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:51:18 pm »
You don't have to be going anywhere in particular with that.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:30:19 pm »
Being able to come OUT of panic mode is so crucial. Initially, once she freaked out she couldn't come down. We'd literally just have to go home and try again later.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:03:49 pm »
Momo has the flight response problem too but when the animal's only 15 pounds, that's more likely to kill her than to kill me. It's definitely tough though. You can desensitize them to a million different things and still you'll really never know what tiny object or occurrence or sound they're suddenly going to decide counts as a major emergency.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:57:37 pm »
Awww, sorry man. That's a good long run but it's never long enough.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:10:40 pm »
The bright side of all this is now you understand why it's all suddenly happening, because of the civil service rules thing. All the non-bright-sides, like how somehow this wasn't clear to you when you were hired, well, no use crying over spilt milk. The thing to do now is stop expecting the rules to make logical sense, stop wasting energy obsessing over whether something is your fault, and figure out how to work the system.

Have you thought about trying to write down the coherent thoughts that turn to mush when you are talking face to face, and sending them in an email?

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:59:07 am »
I feel like "Show initiative" is, like, always a trick question. I have had more than one job where they hated it when I "showed initiative." It's definitely not always a positive. And if like you said, everything was fine at your yearly review and something else changed that isn't about you and they're looking for a way to say that now you are a problem, "show initiative" is a good one to pick on because it's so amorphous, there's no way to define the right degree of it or whether you are showing it about what they think are the right things.


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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:48:09 pm »
Ugh. Sorry. But better to find this out now instead of them dragging it out even longer.
And I think it's not worth it to keep beating your head against something that you're not good at (say, math) and trying to fit your round peg into their square hole, rather than finding a place that appreciates what you are good at. If there's one thing my work experience has demonstrated, it's that you can be exactly the same person with exactly the same skills and personality in two different places and in one you're a problem while in the other you're god's gift to the organization.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:49:54 am »
How are there two bosses saying such different things? Not sure how playing Good Boss Bad Boss is a useful strategy. Is one more important/influential than the other?

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:49:59 pm »
peak 2018: A moment of excitement at discovering that Eric Idle is on Twitter, instantly dashed when it turns out he's tweeting almost exclusively about the shitstorms that are the current British and US political situations.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:49:01 pm »
Will they let you use that information for your own purposes? Like if you wanted to do a blog or a podcast or write articles or offer tours - something creative of your own?

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:56:28 pm »
Ooo, I vote for the historical data, although I don't know how that works as a career move.  The mapping app sounds like a better idea from that perspective and making stuff accessible to the public is a noble goal. But surely you could do a little history as a side project?

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