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Administration graciously gave vaccinated freedom from masks and distancing   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

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WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-14

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

I'd try and keep my distance from those because I could picture a steady plume of virus entrained in billions of droplets streaming from their nose into the air (and everything else in their snot) with every exhalation.

Even if you've been vaccinated?

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-14

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

But I see "One Delta Ten Tango" (1D10T) types

I've always heard it "One Dot 10 Types"...

But the meaning is essentially the same!

Delta Tango sounds military if you ask me.

FWIW

  • Edited June 14, 2021 2:31 am  by  WALTER784
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-14

Is it reckless if most are vaccinated and don’t have the virus?

Oh, mostly because it's not Covid I'm worried about with those kind. One interesting bonus that came out in the statistics this past year is influenza cases free-fell to a record low, because the measures to try and slow the spread of Covid had the knock-on effect of halting all sorts of other seasonal endemic diseases that mutate frequently.

Trying to remember if this is the thread or another one where I said something about people aren't sitting on their butt watching Jerry Springer but are re-evaluating the crappy low paid dead-end job they were laid off from, and have some breathing room to look for something a lot better, so the worst managed industries that treat people as expendable commodities are the ones that can't fill positions with more serfs.

Instead most of the former serfs have been learning new skills and going for better positions in other industries where they don't have to put up with Karens and Kevins all the time - notably food service and retail. And I found the article. The trick is right click, save link as, and you can view the whole thing even though it tries to hide all but the first paragraph behind a paywall. Worst case I have the HTML on the local HD that views fine with Firefox.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/forget-going-back-to-the-officepeople-are-just-quitting-instead-11623576602

...“People are seeing the world differently,” says Steve Cadigan, a talent consultant who led human resources at LinkedIn during its early years. “It’s going to take time for people to think through, ‘How do I unattach where I’m at and reattach to something new?’ We’re going to see a massive shift in the next few years. ...

... “I don’t believe in fate or destiny, but the job description lined up to my résumé almost exactly,” he said. With a click, he applied. Within days, the 33-year-old had an offer with a higher base salary than he had requested plus a quarterly incentive bonus. ...

Only about 45% are vaccinated in Texas and the numbers suggest it's about topped out. So that means 55% still aren't, so there's a lot of opportunity for continue spread because of lack of herd immunity.

Then I worry about new mutations that can break through vaccinations because there's too many who believe the vaccine causes autism or inserts a tracking device, or various other delusions that 30 years ago I would only have expected to hear from paranoid schizophrenics who are off their meds.

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-14

Food servers and store sales people are one of the most abused employee groups at work because customers have no patience.

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-14

There are so many conspiracies!  That vaccination number is unusually low.

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Food servers and store sales people are one of the most abused employee groups at work because customers have no patience.

Exactly. And those who were unemployed during the lockdowns, have had a chance to re-evaluate, "where do I want to be 10 years from now?" and decided to get off of the hamster wheel. Many of them left the industry, never to return, because they had their tolerance of Karens and Kevins, did their tour of duty in Hell, and spent the past year looking hard for anything better.

And the industry will have a huge problem recruiting employees because finally the most abused people have been given options for maybe the first time in their lives.

So like that line from Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take it anymore"

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-15

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

One interesting bonus that came out in the statistics this past year is influenza cases free-fell to a record low, because the measures to try and slow the spread of Covid had the knock-on effect of halting all sorts of other seasonal endemic diseases that mutate frequently.

Yes, that phenomenon has been reported in numerous countries around the world. The extra steps many are talking to prevent spread of COVID have also prevented the spread of many other influenza and other viruses that used to peak at certain times of the year. Likewise, in mid 2020, hospitals had just started to get over the 100% capacity mark as COVID numbers started to drop, but then there were many other people who wanted to get diagnosed for other diseases, but were afraid to go to hospitals because they feared that they might get COVID in those hospitals, so then you have the undetected percentages as well. Now these undetected numbers may also have helped reduce the actual number of other influenza types as well.

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

The trick is right click, save link as, and you can view the whole thing even though it tries to hide all but the first paragraph behind a paywall. Worst case I have the HTML on the local HD that views fine with Firefox.

Yes, and with Firefox, you can save just the single page viewed or you can save the full page with all the linked images as well... that will include saving all the javacripts and other encoded pages not to mention the 1 pixel tracking images as well.

Also, if you use Firefox, you can hit ^U [CTRL + U] and view the raw HTML page too showing all the hidden coding. And if you use Thunderbird, when you're looking at an E-mail, if you hit ^U [CTRL + U], it will show you the full E-mail headers to see who the original source is and all the intermediary sites that E-mail traversed to get to you inbox as well. Those are just tricks of the trade.

And if you use a networking tool called Wireshark, you can capture all packets of not just that one page, but all other communications which are going on in the background while you're viewing that page as well. Some related to the page you're viewing while others are entirely non-related to the page you're viewing. (i.e. your Antivirus goes out to search for the latest updates, your firewall software looks for the latest sites which should be blocked, etc.) And thus you don't have to right-click and save the page as the entire conversation is captured in the Wireshark file.

When I started teleworking from home last year, I received an unbelievable amount of requests to help troubleshoot people's home networks as they kept getting cut off from the corporate VPN. Problem was all caused by corporate... pre-pandemic, there were only about 120 ~ 150 people who had VPN connectivity and so they purchased 200 licenses. But post pandemic, when everybody was sent home, they had over 600 people trying to use those 200 licenses. Before they could get the number of licenses increased, they needed to do something to allow more people to access so they set a timer on the VPN session to cut off after 1 hour... that would allow somebody else to login. But it also cut that one previously connected person off and now he was stuck in the waiting queue! (* CHUCKLE *) After about a week and a half of getting budget approval for the additional 400 licenses, they still had the one hour cut off set and that was causing unintended problems as well, so they removed the one hour cutoff and finally people stopped complaining about not being about not being able to connect to VPN to do their work.

Ahhhh... but the hassles you have to put up with unprepared companies! (* CHUCKLE *)

As for the applications for new jobs with better pay... yes... if you have the skills, you get all kinds of offers.

I've always had headhunters calling me asking if I wanted to quit my job and move elsewhere. I moved 7 times over the past 35 years, but they were all for higher pay and better positions. And that was all pre-pandemic. So as for these post pandemic people, perhaps the pandemic has made them think about looking for better jobs.

If you have the necessary skills, there is usually an employer interested in hiring you. But if you don't make it known and they don't know about it... then you're stuck in the middle in the mud! (* CHUCKLE *)

So yes, places like LinkedIn and others are a good way to make yourself known to others.

I retired this past March and thus don't really plan on working anywhere else unless it's some really "One of those offers you just cannot pass up" deals.

FWIW

YWN666

From: YWN666 

Jun-15

Who could have ever imagined that the hardest part of this pandemic was convincing people to save their own lives?  We should be calling it a "stupidemic"

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