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26 Feb 2007, 12:41
Oh man... my productivity at work has officially dropped from 50% to 20% now that I started looking forward to the admit weekend and looking at the new student webpage & forums.

Is it just me or anybody else overwhelmed by all this new information? I think trying to find housing and proper student loans are my biggest concerns. I gotta get a student visa and all sorts of fun stuff.

thank goodness work is slow lately!

anybody wanna share an apt in ithaca for 07 -08?
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26 Feb 2007, 13:30
im in the same boat. I think my productivity has slipped into the negatives. I may owe my company money at this point.
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26 Feb 2007, 14:03
i just go to meetings and nod my head!
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26 Feb 2007, 14:31
My productivity is at 0%.

I skip meetings now.
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26 Feb 2007, 16:05
[quote="johnnyx9"]So Rhyme how do you get on this forum during the day when you're at work?[/quote]

As for today on, I can't come to the forum except at night.
The whole company (sure, the board members excluded), around 180 people don't have internet access anymore!!!! d@mn it! (and I bet I have something to do with it!, at least I have that pleasure)

Prodoctivity also 0% (but probably turning better in a while I'm sure!)
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26 Feb 2007, 16:15
antapple wrote:
johnnyx9 wrote:
So Rhyme how do you get on this forum during the day when you're at work?

As for today on, I can't come to the forum except at night.
The whole company (sure, the board members excluded), around 180 people don't have internet access anymore!!!! d@mn it! (and I bet I have something to do with it!, at least I have that pleasure)

Prodoctivity also 0% (but probably turning better in a while I'm sure!)

OMG that sucks!!!

john, I get on the board because this particular site isn't blocked.
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27 Feb 2007, 04:48
rhyme wrote:
My productivity is at 0%.

I skip meetings now.

Why? That's what I prefer to do, when I am in no mood for working - I go to a meeting
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27 Feb 2007, 06:11
rhyme wrote:
My productivity is at 0%.

I skip meetings now.

My productivity was at -10% yesterday. I skipped work altogether (took a sick ...ehem...day).

Why -10% instead of 0%? I got called twice for some advice and the advice I gave must have caused some trouble, I'm sure (since I was thinking blank when giving the advice).

In all honesty the above is not true, but the actual story was quite lame so I embellished it.

Cheers. L.
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27 Feb 2007, 06:15
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27 Feb 2007, 08:23
helg wrote:
rhyme wrote:
My productivity is at 0%.

I skip meetings now.

Why? That's what I prefer to do, when I am in no mood for working - I go to a meeting

Meetings are worse. I can't check gmatclub, I can't browse digg.com, I can't get up and go get coffee. Why would I want to tie myself into a room full of people for 2 hours on a conversation I have no interest in?
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27 Feb 2007, 09:08
As of today I have some people reporting to me, which sucks. They sit right by me and they'll be able to see that I really just browse message boards all day. Before today I just reported to a manager who sits on the other side of the building so it didn't matter. Damn these additional responsibilities...
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27 Feb 2007, 10:19
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As of today I have some people reporting to me, which sucks. They sit right by me and they'll be able to see that I really just browse message boards all day. Before today I just reported to a manager who sits on the other side of the building so it didn't matter. **** these additional responsibilities...

I'd trade you though, I'd rather be able to talk about manager responsibilities ....
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27 Feb 2007, 11:02
rhyme wrote:
dukes wrote:
As of today I have some people reporting to me, which sucks. They sit right by me and they'll be able to see that I really just browse message boards all day. Before today I just reported to a manager who sits on the other side of the building so it didn't matter. **** these additional responsibilities...

I'd trade you though, I'd rather be able to talk about manager responsibilities ....

well i have 10 people reporting to me.. but i am lucky.. i dont sit near them... its nice to be a manager and dont do much.. i have realised lot of management in big companies is lot of talk.. atleast in engineering management

all i did today was bought 2000 shares of ford this morning.. thats it

and send meeting notices out
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27 Feb 2007, 11:37
Don't tell me you bought Ford, seriously ?
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27 Feb 2007, 12:20
lhotseface wrote:
Don't tell me you bought Ford, seriously ?

yep!

I believe Ford will come back!

I have trust in Mullaly
essentially hedging on him
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27 Feb 2007, 12:23
You invested 150K in one stock. You are brave.

willget800 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
Don't tell me you bought Ford, seriously ?

yep!

I believe Ford will come back!

I have trust in Mullaly
essentially hedging on him
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27 Feb 2007, 12:30
lhotseface wrote:
You invested 150K in one stock. You are brave.

willget800 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
Don't tell me you bought Ford, seriously ?

2000 sares man - 16K. not much. I am already down since I bought it.
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27 Feb 2007, 12:40
Why did I think that you bought 20000 ? Sorry, my bad.

willget800 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
You invested 150K in one stock. You are brave.

willget800 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
Don't tell me you bought Ford, seriously ?

2000 sares man - 16K. not much. I am already down since I bought it.
27 Feb 2007, 12:40

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