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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 08:30 AM
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My dwarf boss. I've got nothing against little people but this chap is a perfect example of the Napoleon complex in the way he barks orders and puts staff down just to flaunt his position.

He's still annoyed since last month's review when he asked where I saw myself in five years time. Before I could answer he asked if I wanted his position and my immediate response (without thinking) was "No I want a position that means something, one with potential to grow and be a good leader" which clearly hurt his sense of pride. It also doesn't help that the team looks to me for the go ahead whenever he introduces one of his new ideas.

Honestly I never set out to compete against him. I was more than willing to work alongside him in taking the office forward but his rotten attitude goes against all of that.

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An employee who always finds ways to make things not her problem. We work on tricky difficult stuff and in general everyone does their best to help everyone else. This one employee though seems to look for reasons that someone else's mistake means that she can't do any work until they fix it.
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I share an office with a coworker. I love her, she is the sweetest girl but she is always sick. I must have a fairly good immune system because I never catch anything. This week she has bronchitis and she's been hacking and coughing. When she blows her nose it's a loud, long, honking snort noise. I'm pretty good at tuning stuff out but I was about to lose it yesterday. So glad I'm not at work today.
Preferably with music piping into your ears?! I sit next to a very busy stairwell, so I use headphones all the time especially in the morning.

I don't have many pet peeves but I'd say it drives me bonkers with people that somehow think it's not disruptive to talk on their cell phones around everyone (& they pace the floor while they do it). Take it somewhere more private please!!!

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.......still trying to find a way to fly an airliner from home......
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I don't have many pet peeves but I'd say it drives me bonkers with people that somehow think it's not disruptive to talk on their cell phones around everyone (& they pace the floor while they do it). Take it somewhere more private please!!!
I agree, but PLEASE not as private as the bathroom. There was this one chick who visited our building to argue her case. So she wasn't an employee. But I was trying to pee (I have pee fright in public bathrooms I seal up like Fort Knox!) and she was talking on her cell phone in the bathroom. I almost asked her to take it outside but I didn't want to get in trouble.

Do y'all think it's bad manners to talk on a cell phone while in the bathroom, or am I just being a cranky *****?
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I agree, but PLEASE not as private as the bathroom. There was this one chick who visited our building to argue her case. So she wasn't an employee. But I was trying to pee (I have pee fright in public bathrooms I seal up like Fort Knox!) and she was talking on her cell phone in the bathroom. I almost asked her to take it outside but I didn't want to get in trouble.

Do y'all think it's bad manners to talk on a cell phone while in the bathroom, or am I just being a cranky *****?
Bad manners, for sure.

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Because we inherited the Python code from our European operations...
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Because we inherited the Python code from our European operations...
Say no more lol.Was the original design for the Ark still with it.
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Having design simulations​ take hours on my phenomenal workstation because someone thought it's a good idea to do vector calculus in Python.
If you can, use multiprocessing or Dask for faster python. The python notebooks are reminiscent of visualizations in Mathematica, and could be excellent for communicating technical results to students/management/whoever. Just a thought.

Matlab, python, and R are all interpreted languages, so you might be frustrated whichever you use, if your performance benchmark is a compiled language like C. But remember, what you would gain in performance in C, you would lose in increased teaching effort (it's harder for people to pick up C than high-level alternatives).

With a little work, your biggest pet peeve can be the 40-hr week... oh yeah, and the vector calc! Sorry, no recommendations on that front.

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We use Anaconda so it's not simple to unravel. My workstation has two six core Xeon processors and it takes 1/2 of one core at best... Yikes.

In case anyone is wondering... We shoot very high definition video making computer models of the user interaction, and as the users move their hand to operate the device controls it's all 3d space. We also use eye tracking to see what the users look at when they operate the device.

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I have two co workers that sit directly behind me and all they do is talk talk talk all day. You are at work WORK. And one more, one of those girls eats chips very loudly. I have start to count how many times she chews before swallowing! And I have clench my hands so my mouth stays closed


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I have two co workers that sit directly behind me and all they do is talk talk talk all day. You are at work WORK. And one more, one of those girls eats chips very loudly. I have start to count how many times she chews before swallowing! And I have clench my hands so my mouth stays closed


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Eesh I would probably throw a stapler at the loud eater. Obnoxious mouth noises are torture for me.

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All the extra things I have to do. My shift is from 9pm-7am. Well no one does meetings, training, range qualifications, court during those times which means I get to spend my sleep time or days off having those things occur. Yes I get compensated for this in overtime but I would much rather have the time off for sleep or spend time with my kids and GF. Working mids sucks.
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I have two co workers that sit directly behind me and all they do is talk talk talk all day. You are at work WORK. And one more, one of those girls eats chips very loudly. I have start to count how many times she chews before swallowing! And I have clench my hands so my mouth stays closed


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Ow...mouth noises...ugh. Fingernails on a blackboard for me, they make me feel homicidal!! Lol!

I actually reached the point where I called out a co-worker on her loud chewing. Drove me up the f'n wall and I just couldn't take it anymore.
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