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WanderingEng  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

Glad to see the cat supervising.

WanderingEng  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up with tech stocks?

On the job front, I think every sub-group in my department has a vacancy. That's probably six vacancies in a department of ~30. I left my old job six months ago. My old vacancy is still posted.

As long as I'm skimming my old employer's career page, I see they have vacancies listed for positions they laid off 18 months ago. With the job market the way it is, it's time for corporate execs to actually look at employee survey results. They won't, though.

I put an offer on a house last week at $105k over what they paid in 2018 plus liability for a pending assessment for road improvements around $12k. Didn't get it.

WanderingEng  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 27, 2022

Congratulations! Are 30 minute bike commutes common there? I want to work out how to commute by bike more often.

WanderingEng  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 27, 2022

Yeah the market is crazy but should make selling my condo easier. I'm being cautious.

WanderingEng  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 27, 2022

I put an offer on a house last week. I didn't get it and was one of ten offers.

I'm looking at three more Sunday.

WanderingEng  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 20, 2022

So it's really cute. It was built in 1950 but looks like it's been updated well. Bedrooms are small but the living/dining rooms feel very open for the size. Kitchen is small, too, but opens into the dining area and doesn't feel cramped. Decent unfinished basement. The garage isn't great but not enough of a reason to turn it down. Backyard is large for the price.

WanderingEng  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 20, 2022

I'm seeing a house tomorrow. I think it's time to move from my condo to my own four walls. The market is nuts but that'll make selling my condo easier. I don't want to deal with trying to rent it out. My association has limits on that. Not prohibitions but limits, and I just don't think I'd be good at it.

WanderingEng  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

We've had an unexpected number of resignations in the past couple months. All are explainable with good opportunities opening up, and I think the number of open positions out there are putting more pressure on us than hybrid or WFH. And they all know if it didn't work out they'd be welcomed back with open arms.

WanderingEng  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

Has to be. I did get the flu shot, but wasn't there talk that the 2021-22 vaccine would be difficult because the previous winter had so few cases due to masking and social distancing for COVID?

WanderingEng  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

I also had this. I took a home covid test and not believing the negative results got a PCR test. Also negative. I was out cold for a full day and still coughing and blowing my nose ten days later. It took probably 15 days from first symptoms to feel mostly normal again.

WanderingEng  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

Which tests did you get?

WanderingEng  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

My company is going to a hybrid approach with three days minimum in the office. That becomes effective Monday. I've been going in one or two days a week during their six week reintegration process. There were more in Monday than I saw the first week, but it's still really quiet. It feels like most of the company used the six weeks as covid status quo and stayed home. While I'd like to see a more generous policy, my boss said nobody is going to be checking, so be an adult and it'll work out.

I heard from someone in my old job that their vice president said it's "must be present to win" about their more liberal long term work from home policy. I love working from home but think our clear hybrid policy is better than the unofficial one others will have. Unwritten expectations will turn away more good workers than hybrid will.

WanderingEng  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2022

A house popped up for sale that I kind of like. I asked a friend to recommend a realtor. He said he would but hasn't gotten back to me, and I don't feel like pestering him. The house will probably sell before I can get things in order to consider making an offer, but it be time to make that change from my condo.

WanderingEng  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The death spiral of an American family

I had to stop reading this halfway through because while it doesn't exactly describe my family I see how close my parents are to it.