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Luigi442wii
Posts: 113/113
Yep. We did really well

Shoulda said something earlier but better late than never
Rogue
Posts: 11658/11691
The England bashing was because a lot of people were tired of all the smugness from the "It's coming home!" Your boy still won best kicker.

Luigi442wii
Posts: 95/113
I'm still happy France won though. I'm literally 20 miles away from the ferry to go there ^^

Also people bashing England, we did so well and can do even better as we had a young squad^^
Rogue
Posts: 11656/11691
Rooted for Croatia in the World Cup this year. They made it all the way to the finals, which is the farthest they've ever made it and are the smallest country in the finals since Uruguay in 1950.

It also helps that I'm now Croatian by marriage.
Luigi442wii
Posts: 86/113
Originally posted by Rogue
I don't say it enough, but I really appreciate this place, Xeo, and I love that you keep it around.

Whenever I have a problem or want to vent about something I just feel like social media's too public a place. There's too many people who know me personally that I don't want to see me unload emotionally. Too much shit to hide there.

I can be myself here.

Well said. It's also nice to keep what seems to be the oldest surviving AB around still.
I love this place too even if I don't checked it in long time ^^
Xeoman
Posts: 11523/11582
It is a nice little hidden place. Wish more people were still around though.

Lately I'm thinking about logging out of FB on my PC at least, I will be too lazy to log back in (can't remember my password either so I'd have to look it up in my notepad file which is even more effort). So logging out will probably keep me from checking it. I've done this in the past with deleting bookmarks to break free from places. Just really burned out on the internet/social media in general lately. I'm failing to find any positives and I think the information overload, notifications (hearing lately how people think we're not wired for this), etc and all that is truly fucking my memory, happiness, focus, etc.
Rogue
Posts: 11591/11691
I don't say it enough, but I really appreciate this place, Xeo, and I love that you keep it around.

Whenever I have a problem or want to vent about something I just feel like social media's too public a place. There's too many people who know me personally that I don't want to see me unload emotionally. Too much shit to hide there.

I can be myself here.
Rogue
Posts: 11582/11691
Originally posted by Xeoman
Finally have a decent job I can just leave at the door when I clock out and not worry about a thing.

Honestly, envious.

I think because of the fact that people in my life outside of work blow me off so much, I've clung onto work friendships much more than I used to. We're freaking making all these plans to do stuff together.

I didn't used to be friends with anyone, outside of a couple guys who are now gone. It was delightful not being dragged into the drama.

Nowadays, I'm in the thick of it. Not sure what I did to some of the back-stabbers to make them so shitty toward me, but then again, I think it's just the fact that I socialize with people they hate.

I dunno. It's just that we spend 7.5 hours there a day, 37.5 hours a week. More time than I see my family sometimes.
Xeoman
Posts: 11516/11582
That's a mess of messes. I've been at jobs where I've seen others sleeping around among co-workers, while they have relationships/children outside of work, so it's pretty gross and disturbing. I'm also kind of shocked how many married couples I see at my current job. I personally wouldn't want to work with a significant other, you need some space! Keep your worlds apart!

It's funny I saw a meme recently, how work friendships tend to be more intense and emotionally draining. Looking back at CVS and some of my previous jobs, I think that's totally true. I'm glad things are more low key and quieter at my current data entry job thesedays. Finally have a decent job I can just leave at the door when I clock out and not worry about a thing.
Rogue
Posts: 11580/11691
It's a cross between the two, Xeo. We know it's happening, but we don't acknowledge it to each other, especially when they're around. It does get discussed, though.

Apparently the girl went to a new co-worker of ours to inform him of the whole situation, in that she's worried that our boss is just using her for sex and that he's not interested in more. She's been hanging on to this new co-worker, laughing just a bit too loudly when she's around him, pretty obviously trying to elicit a response from our boss. New co-worker has acknowledged that he feels like he's just a tool. Doesn't stop him from going along with it and giving her attention when she brushes passed him or play fights him all the time.

Seriously though, both she and our boss are married and have children. She's 23 or 24, I think, and admitted her son was a prom night conception. Our boss is 29 and has two kids, their pictures in frames in his office. My mom's known our boss from when he first started at the company, before he was married.

I'd considered my boss a friend at some point, but I've been trying to distance myself from him, particularly because the girl's been acting a bit jealous. I gave him a bottle of Game of Thrones beer since I know he likes it and he wanted to keep it with his figures, and a couple days later she got him a Christmas-themed flask, which she displayed in the same place where I put the bottle on his desk.

At the end of the day, I'd sometimes come and hang out in his office and talk, but now the girl's ALWAYS there. The previously mentioned new male co-worker remarked to me that he feels like he's cock-blocking when he's in there to hang out. He says he made this comment out loud once and the girl went, "Yeah, you kinda are."

I think in all of this, I just feel disappointment toward my boss. I thought he'd be better than this.

Add to this that our case manager is ALSO dating a co-worker, one I'd previously considered a friend. At least in their case, neither one is cheating on someone else.

The complaint regarding this pairing is that she's definitely changed since starting to date him. It was our co-worker, Jean's, birthday and she wanted us all to go out for it. The case manager's girlfriend, who WAS best friends with Jean, kept saying that where Jean wanted to go for her birthday was too far away and convinced other co-workers to back out of going. The location was switched to a place around the corner from our center. The two couples showed up LATE to the dinner, sat on one end of the table, and barely socialized with anybody else, even though part of the celebration was actually for the boss' girlfriend. The guys, who normally hang out and talk, were seated further away with the girlfriends between them and the rest of us. After dinner when we walked outside and started talking, the girlfriends had already began walking to the car, demanding, "Let's gooooo already!" to our boss and case manager. It was awkward.


In the end, what's concerning are backstabbing co-workers who'd want to take advantage of the situation and complain to HR or someone higher up to try to screw with our boss. He's REALLY lenient with a lot of the bullshit that goes down at our center among staff, and this gets interpreted as weakness. I like our boss. I don't want to see this center go down because of this series of obviously poor life choices.
Xeoman
Posts: 11514/11582
Happily pretending or awkwardly trying to ignore it? Sounds like a nasty situation...
Rogue
Posts: 11575/11691
My boss is dating one of my co-workers. Both of them are married. Everyone's been pretending it's not happening.

Some of my co-workers are shitty people who want to exploit this.
Xeoman
Posts: 11472/11582
Yeah, a shame I can't find an email anywhere. I guess he just wanted to move onto other things.
Rogue
Posts: 11523/11691
Originally posted by Xeoman
VGFreak877 just turned 40! I just googled around for his name and he hasn't been on AB's in years. Hope he's doing well thesedays.

I've thought about him several times over the years. I seriously can't believe we've been at this as long as we have. Definitely not complaining.
Xeoman
Posts: 11471/11582
VGFreak877 just turned 40! I just googled around for his name and he hasn't been on AB's in years. Hope he's doing well thesedays.
Luigi442wii
Posts: 50/113
Haha x')
Edge isn't too bad of a browser if you look past the fact that there aren't many extensions. Microsoft actually started making half-decent browsers with IE 8, improved upon it with 9, and then excelled in 10 and 11 IMO. Even a friend who hates IE admits IE11 is alright.
Xeoman
Posts: 11466/11582
A major reason why I stick with Winamp, haha.

Yeah I've been with Firefox since the beginning... it's a bit hilarious I'm using version 55. It got kind of silly.
Luigi442wii
Posts: 48/113
Firefox has had memory leak issues since like version 12 or so

And WinAMP is cool for the plugins, I use it for this
Xeoman
Posts: 11465/11582
I like using Firefox, even though it's still got a ton of issues. One of the newer updates was supposed to finally address the memory hogging problem and split it into multiple processes like Chrome, but it didn't really do much. Got all my bookmarks, two adblockers, etc, on FF though so I just like sticking with it. But I have Chrome too for things.

I still use Winamp too...
Luigi442wii
Posts: 43/113
Lol, that's because of extensions. Firefox literally copies whatever Chrome does nowadays and now they're taking away normal FF extensions for web extensions to annoy everyone even more.
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