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13 Jul 2020 22:12 #311999 by san il defanso
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Unfortunately we had to make the call to not go back to the US for the time being. Not sure when we'll be able to go back, but it's been delayed indefinitely.

We're all really disappointed. It was the "right" decision, but it really sucks.
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13 Jul 2020 22:29 #312003 by Shellhead
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Thanks to a certain orange President, a U.S. passport will not get you into many countries these days.

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13 Jul 2020 22:37 #312004 by san il defanso
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Oh we're in another country. Our visas even got renewed without any real issues (aside from the covid-related backlog), but we would not be able to re-enter if we were to leave.

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13 Jul 2020 23:06 #312007 by Sagrilarus
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Yeah, we Americans are going to be pariahs for a while. Traveling by plane is risky right now. I was concerned for you when you indicated you'd be doing it for such a long trip.

Apparently elections have consequences.
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14 Jul 2020 06:45 #312013 by san il defanso
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The long trip, our inability to come back here (where our stuff and lives really are right now), and the general higher risk of being in the US all played into our decision.

As disappointed as we are, I think it's even rougher on my family, who were all really holding on to it as an anchor. My sister and her family are in a particularly Trumpy part of the country and neither of them really missed any work at all, or did for very little time. My parents moved just before lockdown, so they haven't even had a chance to build a life at all in their new location. Plus this summer is my parents' 40th anniversary, and we had a getaway planned. As much as we are grieving the loss, our families are taking it worse.

It's all just terrible. It's really shot my will to do much else besides exist at this point, though at least when I do that I am with my family and we are still safe and healthy.

I just wish people cared about other people more.
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14 Jul 2020 17:46 #312042 by ubarose
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@Nate
I am so sorry you had to make that difficult decision. I feel that the most difficult thing to bear right now is being separated from family. I am so envious of people who live closets most of their family members.
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11 Aug 2020 16:31 #312991 by ubarose
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Work whine incoming:

I just spent 4 weeks coding an on-line(intranet) shared calendar because people can't figure out how to use the Outlook shared calendar functionality. It is the stupidest thing ever. So if you are taking time off, you now need to enter it in 3 places. Payroll/HR app, Outlook shared calendar for your team and scheduling meetings, and this ugly online shared calendar for dummies.
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11 Aug 2020 17:08 #312992 by Sagrilarus
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This is one of those things where I start with the phrase, "you pay me by the hour, and if this is where you want me to focus my efforts I'll do it."

I was asked to create a conference room reservation system, for one conference room shared by 12 people in three rooms. "Have you considered a clipboard?" followed the first phrase when I was asked to do that.
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11 Aug 2020 17:16 #312993 by Msample
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ubarose wrote: Work whine incoming:

I just spent 4 weeks coding an on-line(intranet) shared calendar because people can't figure out how to use the Outlook shared calendar functionality. It is the stupidest thing ever. So if you are taking time off, you now need to enter it in 3 places. Payroll/HR app, Outlook shared calendar for your team and scheduling meetings, and this ugly online shared calendar for dummies.


The same idiots who can’t use Outlook will soon be just as confused by whatever you came up with to replace it with.
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11 Aug 2020 17:50 #312995 by ubarose
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Sagrilarus wrote: This is one of those things where I start with the phrase, "you pay me by the hour, and if this is where you want me to focus my efforts I'll do it."

I was asked to create a conference room reservation system, for one conference room shared by 12 people in three rooms. "Have you considered a clipboard?" followed the first phrase when I was asked to do that.


You can actually do this in Outlook too.

I have a similar attitude. I get paid the same whether I’m writing code or sweeping the floor. And sweeping the floor is easier.

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11 Aug 2020 17:53 #312996 by ubarose
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Msample wrote:

ubarose wrote: Work whine incoming:

I just spent 4 weeks coding an on-line(intranet) shared calendar because people can't figure out how to use the Outlook shared calendar functionality. It is the stupidest thing ever. So if you are taking time off, you now need to enter it in 3 places. Payroll/HR app, Outlook shared calendar for your team and scheduling meetings, and this ugly online shared calendar for dummies.


The same idiots who can’t use Outlook will soon be just as confused by whatever you came up with to replace it with.


We did as much as we could to make it as idiot proof as possible. So mostly it’s a ton of code behind the scenes to prevent stupidity.
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12 Aug 2020 19:35 #313024 by birdman37
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ubarose wrote: We did as much as we could to make it as idiot proof as possible. So mostly it’s a ton of code behind the scenes to prevent stupidity.

User stupidity is like the tide. It will rise to overcome the most robust of sanity checks.
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