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I'm closer to many of you than usual. Spent the last three days in Vancouver. I've already eaten so much fatty food, I could gladly never set foot in a diner again. Probably will though. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you. I posted about it but I'm on my phone so finding the link again is a hassle.
Life is good. Pour me the finest beer the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
I'm so fucking excited about my holiday. Most adventurous trip I'll ever have been on (in terms of the amount of ground I'll be covering, unfamiliarity of the environment, etc). I hope to see as many of you as I can. Already made a thread for that:
There are probably some other things I could talk about here but I can't remember what they are.
I decided to not do a road trip in the end (expensive if under 25, also I'm not a very confident driver and this would be my first time abroad - at least if I fuck up in Europe the consequences are less dire), but I definitely want to go back to the USA at some point to do a more scenery-focused trip! Crater Lake looks beautiful.
I'm changing jobs. Got my offer, made my resignation, etc. It was more difficult than I thought it would be. I'm going to miss the people at my old job, but advancing in my career means seeking out new experiences and scenarios. I'll still be in London. I think this place may have started to grow on me. I still joke about it being a loud and smelly hellhole to my friends that don't live here but I'm not sure if I really believe it any more. I went to play badminton today and on the way home I walked past a building that absolutely stank of piss. I can't find that sort of thing revolting any more. It just is.
I'm visiting the west coast in a week - I would love to meet some of you IRL. I remember I asked a few months ago but it wasn't really possible to organise anything solid because I wasn't sure of the dates back then. I made a thread so we can coordinate meeting but feel free to shoot me a DM:
I agree with both of you in that regard. Whether a union acts in the interest of employees in general (including new ones) or in the interests of some privileged clique (e.g. senior employees, the business) is down to a number of political factors, the way in which the union is organised, etc. Iron law of oligarchy and all that.
Aaaaaand this is why we need unions.
Why did they offer so little? Was the company just not making any money?
I was already seriously impressed with your company... this is the cherry on the cake. Maybe I'll end up going to the USA for some health tourism! I can't ever see the NHS offering something like this, but then I wouldn't expect them to.