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Yvonne Renee
Made it to Tahoe! Loving the new car. =)
Yay! Have fun. Post pics. :) - Tamara J. B.
Have a wonderful, relaxing (maybe) time there. - Anne Bouey
So far I haven't taken any photos since 5 kids are keeping us on our toes. Luke I suspect is not asleep downstairs. Guess I won't stay up reading after all. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Shannon - GlassMistress
My birthday is this month and I admit it, I kinda love my birthday...always have. Unfortunately I am not surrounded by like minded people. MAN isn't into such things and to top it off since I met him 14 years ago the week around my birthday has always been his (he attends an annual LARP and has since long before he met me). My mom is pressing me
...gift ideas. Here they are: - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want a cake ... Cupcake would do. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want a gift wrapped in wrapping paper instead of a Home Depot bag. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like a day off ... Totally off. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like some time with MAN, no ipad, no NANOWRIMO project. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like a couple of 'honey do' things done. Totally done, cleaned up after, finished. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Seems simple to me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Have you given MAN this list? For anytime this month? - Anne Bouey
The 'honey do' things, yes. The wrapping paper and cake are beyond him, as is 'no ipad'. Day off is a work thing and won't happen b/c I'm taking a day to cater the LARP, though I may do nothing the following day since he'll still be at the LARP. I have to pick up and serve that night. Much of it is on me and I'm just being whiny 🐹 - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steven Perez
Lazy Sunday commencing. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Rest well, my old friend. May you find all the bacon, butter and cheese you can eat, and all the tennis balls you can chase on the other side. Isaac 6/1/02-11/6/14.
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I'm so sorry, Bren. - Corinne L
I'm sorry, Bren **hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
<3 - Kristin from iPhone
so sorry, bren. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
:( - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm sorry, Bren. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm very sorry, Bren. - bentley
*hugs* - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
(((Bren))) - Jenny H. from Android
So very sad, so very sorry. :( - Janet from BuddyFeed
Sorry, Bren. - Stephan from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Be well - WarLord
So sorry, Bren. I said goodbye to my 17 years old cat just three days ago, I know how you feel. Hugs. - Tricia McMillan from Android
such a sweet face - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I love this picture. - bentley
:* - TaS
love and hugs to you and yours, doll. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Isaac was my first dog. He'd been with me since he was 8 weeks old. He was uniquely awesome. I'll miss him. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Aw, I'm sorry Bren. - Anika
Thanks for the kindness, everyone. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
I'm so sorry. :( - The First NoeLB
;_; - ani
I'm sorry, Bren. :( Rest in Peace lil man. <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Aw, I'm sorry Bren. Goodbye Good Dog <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. - http://bunnzies.tumblr.com/post...
Good morning, FriendFeed.
Lab work and shopping are done. Lazy Saturday turned out to be more action-packed that I initially suspected. Now for some light reading. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good afternoon, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez
Jed
I am so goddamned angry and sad today. It's been a year and 8 months since I had a steady job. Everything feels broken. I feel isolated and tired all the time. I honestly just want to give up today. I won't, but fuck, I feel like it.
*hugs* Very challenging time for you. - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. =( I was in the same situation back in 2002 (a sucky time to find a job) so I feel for you. hugs - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Thank you. I appreciate it. :) I have just looked back at my job life since 2002 and only being able to substitute teach with a few side jobs, despite applying everywhere. I know this sentiments makes some people on here bristle, but sometimes I wonder if I would just been better off not going to college or, at least, not pursued any of the Master degrees. Education and learning are... more... - Jed
As much as I'm a proponent of education, the cost-to-reward is just not there for so many people right now - especially with all of the debt coupled with the job market. I know so many people in a similar position to yours, and it just sucks - you're all talented, smart, hard-working people who just need a good break and it just keeps not happening. - Jennifer Dittrich
Back then, my journey was rather odd and organic. I worked as a manager in IT consulting, then nothing. After licking my wounds for a while, I decided to get a job in retail for something I was going to spend my money on anyway. This turned out to be a scrapbook store. From there I worked my way up to manager (because I'm an over-achiever) and then got a job at a much larger art supply... more... - Yvonne Renee
Jennifer: Thank you, I appreciate that. :) - Jed
Yvonne: I appreciate it. I can't even seem to land mediocre jobs, but I know what you're saying and I do appreciate what you're saying. :) - Jed
Mahdi
11 Fun Facts About Avocados - http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9744...
11 Fun Facts About Avocados
She forgot to mention Avacados are rich in vitamin e as well. - ؛ patrick
My fantasy is to move someplace tropical and plant an avocado tree. - Ken Morley
I have planted two avocados and one jack fruit from the seed and several pineapples. They are more than 6 months old. I hope I can see the fruits soon :) - Mahdi
Ken, you only need to go as far as San Diego County. :) - Anne Bouey
Steven Perez
Good afternoon, FriendFeed. - http://bunnzies.tumblr.com/post...
Good afternoon, FriendFeed.
Busy bunneh is hella busy today. The boss is in town, so no time to even eat. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good afternoon, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Good afternoon, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Steve C Team Marina
Dang it why are all the good toys 3 years and up. I want to get them now. For the boy. Totally for the boy. I swear.
Please reference today's Amazon deals on Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys - Steve C Team Marina
If you play with them Very Carefully they will still be good when he's ready. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You should test them out for a couple of years to make sure they're okay for him. - Kristin
^ Yes, all toys need to be thoroughly tested first. - Ken Morley
Go for it. You don't need an excuse. - Anne Bouey
He won't know they were gently used before he got them! I mean, we'll totally tell him, once he's old enough to understand, but you'll have a good few years of fun before then. - vicster: hon. canadian
Well, when he hits 18 months, he will be old enough for Duplo, which is just as much fun as the little Legos they will work with, when he is older. :) http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Du... - April Russo
Elena
Broken washer, dryer,& dishwasher, plus a small fortune in medical bills... Hey universe, you can stop harassing me now. I get it... I suck. Thx
Oh no! That sucks! - Yvonne Renee
Yvonne got it right. That sucks; you don't. - Anne Bouey
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Got a new haircut (went with bangs), blowdry and shoulder massage all in 20 minutes and all for $29. Yay!
It's now my new profile pic. My hair's not that light; it's the effect of the wood paneling in the room. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looks nice! - Anne Bouey
Stephen Mack
Damn.
Hmm? - Louis Gray
Senate. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Anne Bouey
no shit. ugh. - Big Joe Silence
It's going to be a good two years for Obama's veto pen collection. - Mark Trapp
What brand of pen is the official veto pen? Might be smart to buy some stock in the company, now. - April Russo
April: It surprised me how quickly Google auto-completed the search of "what brand pen does obama use" - Stephen Mack
That means it's a common search and perhaps a lot of people have had the same idea that I did. - April Russo
The official "Obama Pen": http://www.cross.com/Catalog... - April Russo
Jessie
So I don't know if I'll be able to vote today. I never received any election materials in the mail (other than my registration confirmation) despite being registered since last year, so I didn't know about early voting until it was over.
I work nearly an hour away from home so I'd have to leave work early to vote, and I already missed half a day of work yesterday because of Dominic's green card health exam. - Jessie
Kind of pissed off at Collin County right now. - Jessie
I should have just registered for an absentee ballot but with the wedding and everything else, that was not really a priority this year. - Jessie
Oh look, I can only get an absentee ballot if I'm disabled, over 65, in jail or out of the county for both the early voting period and the regular election. http://www.collincountytx.gov/electio... So that's not even an option. - Jessie
Quick get arrested! - Steve C Team Marina
The polling place closes that early?! - Anne Bouey
The polling stations close at 7pm and I rarely leave work before 6. - Jessie
I think employers are required to let you leave to vote without docking pay. - Soup in a TARDIS
Also, I think some states simply don't send election material. Georgia doesn't seem to and either MA didn't or I was still registered in CA when I lived there (I honestly can't remember). CA might be somewhat unique what with the whole sample ballot thing. They are with the size of their mail in voting. - Soup in a TARDIS
Dallas County is also not making it easy to find out where to vote: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairp... Not that this affects me since I can't vote there, I was just curious if there was a polling station at work. - Jessie
Excuse me. I TOTALLY thought that was federal law. Turns out it's state-by-state (which is stupid). TX makes the employer let you use work time to vote if the polls are not open 2 consecutive hours outside your shift. http://www.inc.com/news... - Spidra Webster
I thought it was federal law, too. Guess I'll have to see if I can leave work early. I might be able to get away with it since there's only two of us in the office who can vote, so it wouldn't be like a mass exodus. - Jessie
Did you make it? - Spidra Webster
I did! I finished just as they were calling the five-minute warning. :) - Jessie
Yay! - bentley
Whoo hoo! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Shannon - GlassMistress
Well! Guess who is the newest lampwork instructor at the local art studio?
Awesome! - Steve C Team Marina
Cool! - Anne Bouey
It does not come without drama. My friend K is the current instructor but she's been dropping the ball lately and the studio is reaching a 'moving on' point. I don't want to step on K's toes but I do want to teach so I've mentioned it a few times to her and passed on any grumblings from the studio to try to give her an opportunity to step up. Also, I've told the studio I want to teach... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
Tamara J. B.
Tomorrow, Marina goes back in the hospital. She'll be going back on the same medication that caused all the problems with her heart and the seizure. I'm extremely nervous about it but know that I don't have any more options for treatment. Everyone keeps telling me not to worry and it'll be fine or just relax. It feels so dismissive/ insensitive.
Yes, she'll be monitored and hooked up to the machines but still, it's my 4 month old baby, and given how scary last time was and all the errors on the hospitals behalf, what kind of mom would I be if I weren't nervous? I love my kid and I want her to be okay. And if this will be what shrinks the tumor so she can properly lift her neck and head, than I'll do it but it's still scary. . - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Katy S
**hugs** It sounds normal to be nervous about something that you've had that previous experience with. People prepare emotionally for scary things in different ways. - Jennifer Dittrich
ouch. so sorry about all of it. *bug hugs* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good grief, Mama! Why WOULDN'T you be nervous and scared? Of course, we all--and you especially--hope for the best outcome, but any time your child goes to hospital is a scary time. Deeeeeep breaths, Mama. Love you, if I need to go smack someone upside the head, let me know. - vicster: hon. canadian
*hugs* - bentley
Hoping this trip is more a positive experience for all involved. Keeping you and M in my prayers. - Janet
I wish I could be there with you. Prayers & healing vibes to all of you. - Corinne L
*group hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'll be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. (((Tam))) - Anne Bouey
(((Tam Tam))) I hope the treatment is successful! - Jenny H. from Android
Will keep you all in mind. Hopefully the hospital can use what they know from last time to make it easier on her. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Fingers crossed for a better experience. And you feel whatever the hell you want to feel, dammit! *hugs* - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
*hugs* - Kirsten
Oh gosh. I hope everything will be ok. I'm sorry ppl are being dismissive. Relax, my a**. - YvonneM
Yvonne Renee
So we MAY have bought a car today... =)
May? :) - Tamara J. B.
Ok, we did. Pinch me! - Yvonne Renee
Of course, 4 seconds after they handed us the keys, Logan dismantles a Styrofoam cup in the back seat and Luke pours water into one of the cup holders. *sigh. Was buying a NEW car a mistake? - Yvonne Renee
Grats! Not a mistake at all -- just don't ever let the kids in the new car until it's not new anymore. :) - Stephen Mack
I did convince John that we NEEDED the interior 'scotch-guarded' or whatever it's called. But they can't do it until next week. - Yvonne Renee
Congrats. Not a mistake at all. You'd rather any stains or damage come from your kids and knowing exactly how they got there rather than buying a used car with all the unknowns! - Tamara J. B.
So...what did you decide on? - Anne Bouey
The 2015 Honda Odyssey EX in the dark gray. It's a good looking car. I can't believe it's ours! - Yvonne Renee from iPhone
Have fun with it! We had an Odyssey for 12 years and loved it. :) - Anne Bouey
I'm loving it so far! - Yvonne Renee from iPhone
Laura Norvig
Congratulations, Wade, Mighty Machines Part 2 has over 10 million views! http://www.youtube.com/watch... #proudmama
Congratulations, Wade, Mighty Machines Part 2 has over 10 million views! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNCH7r-6PbY #proudmama
Play
So adorable. - Petty LaBelle
That's incredible. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I love his narration. - Corinne L
Wow! So impressive! - Anne Bouey
Such a long time ago. Now he aspires to narrate Minecraft play - I need to get him a Twitch account. - Laura Norvig
Congratulations! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Steve C Team Marina
Going through the halloween candy and seeing what I'll pass out and what is mine all mine. I'm not gonna lie; it's not looking good for the trick or treaters this year.
SAMHAIN! - Big Joe Silence
So what are you keeping? :) - Anne Bouey
ALOT it turns out Anne. First rain in months struck at 8 pm here. More candy for me. Milky Way Dark, PB Cups, Nerds, Mounds, all things chocolate sans cookie crunch. - Steve C Team Marina
Yvonne Renee
This is more like a 'Whinefest' than a bitchfest, but the fact that it's supposed to rain tomorrow on Halloween, along with us only having 1 car, totally bites. I don't have a car to take the kids to school if it's raining. I don't have a car to drive them home if it's raining. I'm picturing a whole lot of wet and some sad kids for tomorrow. =(
Whingefest: for when you don't think it warrants a Bitchfest post, but you still need to let it out: https://friendfeed.com/whingef... - Big Joe Silence
Uber it? - Ken Gidley
Johnny
Celebrating 10 years of marriage to @RLWorthington today. By "celebrating" I mean "thankful she hasn't come to her senses yet"
Don't sell yourself short. You're a prize catch! xx - Melly Claus #anticaper
Congratulations! - The First NoeLB from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Anniversary, Johnny - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Congrats, dude - Iain Baker
Big Joe Silence
Last night our youngest told us she had learned about words that sound like what they describe: onomatopoeia. I was rather surprised, since she is just 6 and I didn't learn that concept or word until I was nearly 12.
My wife, not having English as her first language, initially thought she'd made this up. :p - Big Joe Silence from Android
I always spelled it like this: Onomatopoeia - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
*writes this down* - Big Joe Silence
Too bad it's not easier to spell. It's a cool word though! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
When your wife sees the word spelled out she'll know for sure that you made it up. :-) - bentley
i can claim that it's some obscure Saxon curse word. - Big Joe Silence
The grand daddy of all that is discussed here: http://www.brendanhughes.com/the-thi... - Iain Baker
"Quadrupedante putrem sonitu quatit ungula campum or “The horses’ hooves with four-fold beat did shake the crumbling plain.” Now, say the Latin out loud (Latin is kind of like Spanish, you pronounce it how it’s spelled… so just sound it out… Oh, and there’s a hard G in “ungula”). Repeat it a couple of times until you can say it well and at an even pace. Do you hear them? Say it in a James Earl Jones voice. Hear them now? It’s the horses hooves on the plain!" - Iain Baker
That's perfect, Iain! - Anne Bouey
Iain wins! - Big Joe Silence
Brian Johns
Good morning, world!
Good morning, birthday boy! - Stephen Mack
Happy Birthday! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, Brian! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy birthday! :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
Melly Claus #anticaper
Hot weather + disobedient kids = super cranky Mummy.
:( - Anne Bouey
Laura Norvig
that is fucking awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I can't love this enough!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
It seems awesome, but then a friend posted this commentary which gave me pause http://msmagazine.com/blog... - Laura Norvig
Thanks for linking the commentary, Laura. - Anne Bouey
When I was watching it, I thought, "wow, this is a pretty powerful way to make a statement," and I was expecting a very strong, clear, call to action at the end to do something to help prevent rape culture. When I didn't get that, I was very disappointed. - Laura Norvig
Steve C Team Marina
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team
"Denver Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett was cut today after a Wednesday morning incident involving a scuffle with a cab driver. According to Denver police, Boyett, who was intoxicated at the time, punched and head-butted a cab driver before stealing a shovel from a nearby construction site and trying to bury himself in mulch. Killer hiding spot, dude. Based on the story from the Denver Post, Boyett comes off as a tad unhinged. After being arrested by the cops, Boyett "told arresting officers to 'contact his boss 'John Elway'' before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting". Wow." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"trying to bury himself in mulch" ... ??? - Andrew C (✔)
I am sure some other team will pick him up for their practice squad. - Joe
So sad to see our local kid go down this path. :( - Anne Bouey
Yes Anne you hate to see anyone turn to a life of football. - Steve C Team Marina
Should have used Lyft. - Eric - ill subliminal
And beat up the lyft driver? It would not have mattered what service he used. He would have beat up whatever driver was there. - Joe
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I just got felt up on my way home. Literally on my block. Waiting for the police now.
What the hell?! I hope they catch the perv. - Anika
*unlike* - bentley
Not cool. - Steven Perez
What!! - Mo Kargas
:-( - Stephan from iPhone
I'm so sorry. That happened to me once when living in SF. Such a skeevy thing to have happened. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Gotdambit! So sorry, doll. May he slip on a pile of shit and roll into a bed of barbed wire, el sucio. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Ugh! I hope they catch the creep. - vicster: hon. canadian
Thanks, everyone. I'm more angry than anything else so filing a police report gave me a sense of not letting it get to me too much. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh no! How are you doing? - Katy S
I'm glad you filed the report he's probably done that a lot and hopefully there are other reports & you will help him be caught. Filthy rat bastard :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's horrible! ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh, Z. So sorry you had to go through that. So FURIOUS at that piece of monkey dung who did it!! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks, everyone. I'm ok. Just keep replaying it in my head. Nothing I could have done that moment. I'm trying to deal. The cops were wonderful. A few of them were really good looking too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
wtf - Rodfather
(((Zulema))) I'm so sorry that happened. I hope they're able to find the person responsible. - Anne Bouey
:( Thank goodness you're ok. - rönin
Shit, how awful. I'm glad you're ok, and hope they catch the jackass. :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Can't really put into words how angry this made me. I promise you he got off very lightly. If I was there he would have been .. dismantled - Mo Kargas
I hope justice will be served. Sorry you went through this, Zulema. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ugh, terrible. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
glad you weren't hurt, beyond, you know, being groped. hope they catch him. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Thanks for filing the police report in the hope it helps others. - Steve C Team Marina
Are you feeling ok? - Mo Kargas
I'm mostly over it now. Can't let it rule my life. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mike Nencetti
We may have reached the point where she stays in bed. The Hospice nurse recommended no more commode. She is experiencing pain. May need to start the morphine drip. Our plan is to keep her here. She still has her smile
What a tough thing. Thinking of you.. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Sending you both prayers of comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Sending good thoughts to you both. - Galadriel C.
Keeping you both in my thoughts. - vicster: hon. canadian
Mike, I have been praying for you and your wife and will continue to do so. - Jim: meatvalve.
Much love, Mike. Praying for y'all. :( - The First NoeLB
I'm glad you have the hospice to support you all ((hugs)) you are in our thoughts - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Love and prayers to you both. - Mary Carmen
My thoughts are with you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strength and peace. - J. Marie B
Thinking of you guys... Praying for peace and comfort for both of you. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I am so sorry :( - Monaca di V.le Monza from iPhone
Much strength. - Stephan
Be well - WarLord
Wishing you both peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Peace and blessings to both of you. - Corinne L
Thinking of you both. - Me
Lots of prayers and comfort to you both. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - bentley
Thinking of you and Beverly. Peace for both of you. - Greg GuitarBuster
having been through this so recently with my father, my thoughts are very much with you all. - ellbeecee from Android
I'm glad that, despite her pain, she is still smiling. You're both in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
definitely keeping you both in my thoughts - Mr. The Jason Fleming
may you all be peaceful: you, your wife, your family, and the hospice workers. may you all be free of suffering. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
thank you everyone. FF is a special place. y'all rock. - Mike Nencetti
Anne Bouey
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate
"Call it the tipping point. Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table — literally. Citing both pragmatic and philosophical reasons, a small collection of Bay Area restaurateurs is eliminating tipping. Instead of expecting diners to leave a tip, the restaurants will automatically add a 20 percent service charge to all bills — and not accept any additional gratuity beyond the service charge. The five businesses — Comal in Berkeley, Camino and Duende in Oakland, and Bar Agricole and Trou Normand in San Francisco — each plan to institute the policy within the next few weeks, forsaking the ubiquitous model they believe is outdated. And they expect more restaurants could follow suit. “If we were doing this, and there was a sense that the rest of the world wouldn’t pay much mind to it, I would be more concerned. But this is on everybody’s minds,” said Comal partner John Paluska. Rather than relying... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
'The timing of this overhaul is largely motivated by increased state and local minimum wage levels. Restaurants often operate on thin margins, so higher wages quickly impact profitability. As opposed to tips, a service charge becomes part of the restaurant’s overall revenue. The restaurateurs say the service charge component will be used exclusively for employee wages, benefits and... more... - Anne Bouey
"Chez Panisse’s influence is paramount, as is Jay Porter’s, the owner of Half Orange in Oakland. Porter plans to open a second Oakland restaurant in early 2015, named Salsipuedes, but he previously owned a tipless restaurant in San Diego. He documented the entire experiment, from finances to critical reviews. “One person in 1,000, or in 10,000,” would get upset about the fixed service... more... - Anne Bouey
"To ensure that there is no confusion with guests, servers at the restaurants will explain the new policy before the meal. When the bill comes, 20 percent service charge will automatically be tallied, as will tax. There will be no line for a further tip. “We have philosophically been wanting to get rid of tipping for a long time. Now, if there’s ever a time, this is the time,” Moore said. “We’re happy to take away that weird feeling at the end of the meal.” - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff
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"Staff, dressed in red rain ponchos, marked the launch of the Royal British Legion's Gloucestershire poppy appeal by forming the 38m (125ft) poppy. The 1,308 civilian staff were joined by black-uniformed Royal Navy personnel, who made up the centre of the poppy, and military personnel who created the 28m-long (92ft)stalk. A GCHQ spokesperson said: "Thanks to military planning and some loud hailers, it took just over an hour to get everyone into position." The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK intelligence and security agencies, alongside MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Cigarette maker Reynolds to snuff out workplace smoking - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/busines...
"Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at desks or in offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said. “We believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both nonsmokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities,” Howard said. “We’re just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you’re seeing in society today.” While Reynolds will no longer allow smoking, it will allow the use of smokeless... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The company also will allow the use of Eclipse, a cigarette made by Reynolds that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit by a lighter. First released in the mid-1990s, Eclipse is in limited distribution and one of the top-selling brands in the cafeteria at the company’s Winston-Salem, N.C., headquarters. The percentage of Reynolds’ 5,200 employees that smoke is in line... more... - Anne Bouey
Legend has it, that there was a time that they actually required smoking at work (I've known a handful of people who worked at the offices in Richmond, VA many, many years ago). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
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