I have played many games before in lower ranks ( bronze, silver ) and the moment a little kid sees a reaver vandal on the floor they pull out their knife, run over to the gun, only to get caught in crossfire of the enemy and instantly die. These teammates who do this are usually botfrag duelists who don't entry.
So, I did a little experiment. A few rounds per game in different locations, I would drop something as simple as a Cavelier vandal on a dead body and camp there. Half of the time someone would fall for this the first time. Make sure the gun is low on bullets so they will reload when they pick it up. Hide behind a corner, and the moment you hear the gun pickup and reload, swing and get your free kill.
I know this is a really stupid idea of killing people, but it actually works if you don't overuse it. Have fun, and this works best with expensive skins.
First it was r/loveforlandlords, now it’s r/superstraight. What is it about the wokies that makes them so easy to bait? I’ve never met anyone in real life who wasn’t able to recognize satire to at least some degree. Is this some sort of mass psychosis? Could it be related to undiagnosed autism? I’m just at a loss here.
Edit: Wow, thank you to everyone for helping answer and making my first cake day a little more special. Honestly this was better in some ways than my irl cake day because of the enormous support and kind gestures.
Posting on behalf of my boyfriend who just texted me about this bait and switch.
He graduated in summer 2020 in mechanical engineering. Since graduating he's applied to 200+ jobs but because of all the Boeing layoffs, entry-level jobs are hiring people with 10+ years experience so he's had very little interviews. He even has two great internships on his resume. Well the wait finally paid off and he got an offer for a manufacturing engineering position a couple weeks ago.
This company specifically told him in the interviews that he would be on a 4x10 schedule, working 5am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and that overtime is rare. We decided to sign a lease for an apartment that would be a ~20 minute commute with those hours.
It's his third day working there and he was just told that he will need to work 5am to 5pm, 5 to 6 days a week, working every other Saturday.
First off, 70+ hour weeks is INSANE. This isn't something that would look fantastic on a resume like SpaceX and the pay is just ok.
Secondly, the highway he commutes to and from work gets super backed up starting at 4:30. A 25 minute commute becomes over an hour. If we knew this, we would not have chosen this location to live.
How is this legal?? Companies shouldn't straight up lie about the hours. What's the best step to take here? He unfortunately does not have the hours in writing in the offer letter.
Update: for everyone asking about overtime, it’s only given for 46+ hours. It is the normal hourly rate, not 1.5 times. “And they encourage you to not track your hours so you don't know if you reach overtime”
Update 2: The reason the hours are so high is because the company laid off most of the engineers months ago when their business was hit by covid. Now they’re back to nearly pre-covid levels but have only 30% of the engineers
My mom would bait me into conversations like this and it would either result in her lecturing me for hours about what was wrong with my thinking/feelings/emotions/behavior/me, or it would result in fights, OR she would be super manipulative by acting like a proper mom should— only to use what I told her against me in later arguments/fights/lectures.
She would use these conversations to correct my thinking basically. I call it thought-correcting but idk if that’s an actual term. She’d bait me into these lectures, thought-correct me, and until I agreed with her by repeating what she wanted me to say back to her or acted like I was happy and ok again, she would continue she’s lectures. She’d also force me to look at her, snap and clap in my face, scoff, laugh (I’d always dissociate during these lectures)
I saw a post recently about just hours and hours of lectures and really related to that. It just feels culty. I think she’d do this so she could continue viewing herself as a “good mother” lmao
Why is this still a thing?
Yes, SoH is more powerfull with Hu Tao than other 5 stars character BiS weapon is.
Yes, all the people sharing their joy creates the narrative of having it is the norm.
Yes, if you can afford it, you can try your luck on weapon banner.
But it still a trap. 37,5% chance is low. 50% is uncertain. And it could be 80 pulls between them.
Don't let FOMO dominates you. Pull and spend responsibly.
Having the SoH is not the norm. It's a luck/money gamble, with nothing guaranted. Those who lose it are just far less vocal about it than those who gets it.
37,5% is pretty clear. For one winner, there is almost two losers. Try your luck, but to not fall for the gatcha hell. If you don't get it within your budget, so be it. It'll be back one day.
Feel pride in dominate your lost than spending hundreds of dollars to catch it with the lucky ones.
Or, if you can afford it, pull like there is no tomorrow.
I'm a post, not a cop. At the end, you do as you please.
But having the SoH is not the norm, and weapon banner is a trap.
(I'll have one shot (maybe) at 37,5%, keeping it for after getting Hu Tao, and already preparing myself to pull anything but SoH)
TL, DR; Giant Company offers me perks to travel to Spain, then wants to rescind the offer.
So back in the day when I worked for Mid-Size Co., which was wholly owned by Giant Company, there was a big tech-fest in Barcelona, and Giant Company was going to be there. Just a few days before the fest, they realized they needed someone from Mid-Size Co to demonstrate our soon-to-be-released game but it was less than a week away. So my producer came to me (I was the product's design lead) and said, "We really need you to go to Barcelona, but because of the short notice, we can't order you to go."
I looked at him. He said, "Giant Company guy-that-I-liked says if you go, you can either (A) fly first class or (B) take your wife." Well, the thought of scoring major karma with my wife (who speaks Spanish fluently) was the deal-maker, and I said, "You bet!" And immediately phoned my wife with the exciting news.
Just two days before we were due to fly to Spain, some bean-counter at Giant Company decided the deal they'd offered me was too good, so decided to walk back on the offer. It wasn't written down after all.
My producer came to me and said I couldn't take my wife when I went. So I replied, "Okay then, I won't go." My producer grinned and went back to the bean-counter, who was amazed that I'd walked it back. He thought for sure I'd want the trip to Spain, right? Now he had NO ONE to demo the Mid-Size Co product (no one at Giant Company could do it, and no one else at Mid-Size co would do it after hearing how they tried to screw me). The bean-counter caved immediately and me and wifey got our trip to Barcelona. I sat in a big white room talking about tech specs to nerds all weekend, and wife got to see the city. I did manage to go out to dinner with her in the evenings. Squid-ink paella and tapas for the win.
I am told that since they had to book my wife's ticket the day we flew, it cost Giant Company an extra $1000. Peanuts for them, but still.
Of course the source of the problem is that the bean-counter had a false perspective. I's not a "trip to Spain" for me - it's a "trip to a big white room full of other nerds for the weekend." If I can't even score Wife Points, it was absolutely not worth the trip.
The Malicious Compliance part is that Big Company said "IF you go, you get X", then rescinded X, so I complied by saying "also rescind the 'IF you go' part".
To help people manage spoilers, I'll create parent threads for each work so people can collapse ones they haven't read. People obviously don't have to go with it so uh... look out.