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#121 weevles

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:44 AM

I guess the daily update plan didn't pan out? Oh well, maybe we'll hear more about the "interesting" thing(s) that resulted in this minor derailment on this week's CAGcast.

And before I forget--add Mii add Mii!

#122 jollydwarf

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:45 AM

I read that comment from "Shoe" like he said it somewhat disinterestedly, if not a little dismissively. I wouldn't be surprised if the 1up gang by and large have 'rock star' complexes by now.

But hey, it's pretty clear that no one at that site has ever heard of this one, right? Good grief!
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#123 Wombat

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:27 PM

I guess the daily update plan didn't pan out? Oh well, maybe we'll hear more about the "interesting" thing(s) that resulted in this minor derailment on this week's CAGcast.

And before I forget--add Mii add Mii!


I am currently being downsized at my place of employment, its made for a difficult week to say the least. So yeah I really wanted to update more but real life sometimes monkey wrenches everything, but we still plan on doing a show tonight, so stay tuned.

#124 youruglyclone

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:49 PM

I am currently being downsized at my place of employment, its made for a difficult week to say the least. So yeah I really wanted to update more but real life sometimes monkey wrenches everything, but we still plan on doing a show tonight, so stay tuned.


sorry to hear about the downsizing but you spin it as your motivation to get that gaming journo thing going full tilt.

I'm sure things will work out.

#125 Scobie

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:01 PM

I am currently being downsized at my place of employment, its made for a difficult week to say the least. So yeah I really wanted to update more but real life sometimes monkey wrenches everything, but we still plan on doing a show tonight, so stay tuned.


Dude, downsized? Didn't you just get that job like two months ago? Why'd they even bother wasting your time on a position that was slated to be axed? Or (much less likely) did it come as some cloud-parting revelation to them that they didn't want/need the position any more? Corporate America is bullshit.
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#126 Tybee

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 08:59 PM

Wow...Sorry to hear that Wombat. I'm sure you'll land on your feet.

Here at my job, the editor above me, who I count as a friend, quit because her husband took a promotion on the left coast. So now I'm in the position of having to promote myself to take her place when I'm really actually quite okay with where I am right now. But everyone here expects me to gun for the promotion and my wife is right there with them, so I feel like I have to, even though I don't necessarily feel qualified for that higher level of responsibility.

Being a grown up sucks sometimes.

#127 Wombat

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:22 PM

Wow...Sorry to hear that Wombat. I'm sure you'll land on your feet.

Here at my job, the editor above me, who I count as a friend, quit because her husband took a promotion on the left coast. So now I'm in the position of having to promote myself to take her place when I'm really actually quite okay with where I am right now. But everyone here expects me to gun for the promotion and my wife is right there with them, so I feel like I have to, even though I don't necessarily feel qualified for that higher level of responsibility.

Being a grown up sucks sometimes.


Hiring ? ;), yeah it does suck but I will find something, or else Mrs Wombat will kill me in my sleep

#128 Tybee

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:11 AM

Hiring ? ;), yeah it does suck but I will find something, or else Mrs Wombat will kill me in my sleep


Sure, assuming you're an experienced magazine editor and that you're willing to move to Atlanta. ;)

My wife tolerated my being unemployed for eight months (though in fairness it was because she took a job in another city, forcing us to move and leave my previous job), but by the end of it she was ready to put a pillow over my face. At that point, I don't think I would have stopped her.

#129 lordwow

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:48 AM

Hiring ? ;), yeah it does suck but I will find something, or else Mrs Wombat will kill me in my sleep


Luckily you're in a big city with lots of oppertunities Wombat, I'm sure you'll find something!
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#130 Richlough

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:23 AM

I am currently being downsized at my place of employment, its made for a difficult week to say the least. So yeah I really wanted to update more but real life sometimes monkey wrenches everything, but we still plan on doing a show tonight, so stay tuned.


I don't like to hear things like this , with Christmas right around the corner .
I wish you the best of luck , in finding your dreamjob .

If it's any consolation I was fired on Dec. 12 1995 . From a job I was at for 4 years .
I had already charged my X-mas gifts that I intended to pay off , with my bonus [that I expected to receive that week] .
To make it almost worse , I was rallying the employees for a collection , for the boss's X-mas gift . I'm glad that gift was never purchased .

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#131 weevles

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:42 AM

Man, that's horrible--hope I didn't sound facetious in my last post, as I was just curious to know what was happening with the daily journals this week. Sorry to hear about the downsizing; if the company has the gall to do this during the holidays, maybe it wasn't the best place to be employed anyway. Best of luck to you. Based on what I've read and heard from you, I'm sure you'll find something new straight away.

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#132 Wombat

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:22 PM

Thank you everyone for the support, I am actually at "work" today although they are not really paying me to be here. I hope that something comes down the pike soon, i don't know if it will but hey you never know

#133 Tybee

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:01 PM

Thank you everyone for the support, I am actually at "work" today although they are not really paying me to be here. I hope that something comes down the pike soon, i don't know if it will but hey you never know


Trying to picture how that works. The day my company decides I'm not worth paying would pretty much coincide with the day I decide they're not worth working for.

#134 Scobie

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:28 PM

Trying to picture how that works. The day my company decides I'm not worth paying would pretty much coincide with the day I decide they're not worth working for.


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#135 Wombat

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:44 PM

I am better than this and wheels are in motion, but for now I will sit tight and work my sales job, that should give a clue to why I am here

#136 Tybee

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:09 PM

I am better than this and wheels are in motion, but for now I will sit tight and work my sales job, that should give a clue to why I am here


So you're only getting paid commission, I take it?

#137 scorpers

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:17 PM

Good luck to ya

#138 Scobie

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:07 PM

So you're only getting paid commission, I take it?


Or connecting with the sales clients and working to get in with them in a better paying and more enjoyable position! That would be awesome.
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#139 bobthecat23

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:22 AM

hey wombat what do u think mrs wombat will get u for x mas and wat will u get her

o and u do celebrate x mas right?

#140 Wombat

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:01 PM

A few updates, the employment situation is much improved thank you for all the well wishes. I can't go into to details yet, but as soon as I can I will, bit its good stuff I promise.

I am sorry for all those who are wondering why I haven't added them to my Wii yet, I have been in bed non-stop from Friday night until this morning with the worst stomach virus I have ever had. To quote Mrs Wombat referring to my Vomit marathon "it sounded like someone was dumping bags of ice into our toilet"

I am still feeling mixed but alot better than I was and plan on doing a show tonight, from what I can tell it should be fun and full of surprises.

#141 ╚═Jugulater═╝

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:38 PM

I am still feeling mixed but alot better than I was and plan on doing a show tonight, from what I can tell it should be fun and full of surprises.


Such as random vomiting? :booty:

#142 Tybee

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:43 PM

Such as random vomiting? :booty:


That's only a step beyond Cheapy.

#143 Wombat

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:40 PM

Well one small update. I am officially Unemployed until Jan 2nd (when my new, new job starts) and lets all hope this is the good one. I will be fine for money as I made one big sale right before I said good bye. So all in all things seemed to have worked out, for now. Oh and this stomach Virus isnt all gone yet, so at least I get to rest up.

#144 HuBu

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:16 PM

Well one small update. I am officially Unemployed until Jan 2nd (when my new, new job starts) and lets all hope this is the good one. I will be fine for money as I made one big sale right before I said good bye. So all in all things seemed to have worked out, for now. Oh and this stomach Virus isnt all gone yet, so at least I get to rest up.


the stomach flu sucks. just eat "light" food until your stomach can handle it and make sure to drink gatorade or pedialite since they replace the electrolytes you lose from vomitting.

g'luck on the new job.

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#145 Tybee

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:21 PM

I'm sure you know this by now, but try to avoid anything (beverages especially) with a lot of sugar in it. Your stomach won't react well. Also, avoid things that stain. Many years ago, I was taking care of a girlfriend with this affliction and I gave her some cherry Kool-Aid, breaking both rules. I don't think she ever got the stain out of her carpet.

#146 RedvsBlue

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:29 AM

Well one small update. I am officially Unemployed until Jan 2nd (when my new, new job starts) and lets all hope this is the good one. I will be fine for money as I made one big sale right before I said good bye. So all in all things seemed to have worked out, for now. Oh and this stomach Virus isnt all gone yet, so at least I get to rest up.

So... congratulations?

#147 Scobie

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:50 AM

Well one small update. I am officially Unemployed until Jan 2nd (when my new, new job starts) and lets all hope this is the good one.


Is it too soon to declare 2007 to be The Year Of The Wombat? :)

I will be fine for money as I made one big sale right before I said good bye. So all in all things seemed to have worked out, for now. Oh and this stomach Virus isnt all gone yet, so at least I get to rest up.


Get well soon, comrade! We need to get you back in the ring, throwin' down instead of throwin' up.

Also, beware of anybody who has a honking bronchial cough... I got laid out hard with that crap a week ago and still have remnants of the cough. There's some seriously virulent stuff out there this cold and flu season.
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#148 Tybee

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:04 PM

I got a flu shot 6 weeks ago and so far that and Emergen-C have kept me from seeing so much as a sniffle despite everyone in the cubicles around me coming down with all manner of plagues.

*knocks firmly on wood*

#149 Scobie

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:27 PM

I highly recommend Cold-Eeze zinc losanges. Those things are awesome. Take one right when you feel the first twinge of a cold and it'll knock it out of you. They keep me pretty healthy, except for the annual cold and flu season plague.
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#150 ivanctorres

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:40 AM

Wow is that job #3 in like a 9 month period. Im actually scared to go into the job market so soon after getting a new job. Ive been at my firm since May and I know I can get a higher paying job elsewhere but I don't want the stygma that I can't stay at one place for more than a few months.
nevertheless, good luck!!!!
I guess ur having an extra long christmas break!

Any insights into ur new job?
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