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XXXX share holder here, I decided to call TD since my control # is still not available on my account. I have always found TD Ameritrade’s employees to be friendly and courteous.
The gentleman on the other end, told me that they were getting bombarded by phone calls for GME control numbers, over the past couple days. He said that THEY were getting a “kick” from what the shareholders are doing. He explained to me that they have never seen shareholders call to get their control numbers, as most investors do not care about proxy votes. They think that THIS may change the market forever. 🚀🚀🚀
Good work Ape brothers and sisters. Please go vote!
FYI to TD Ameritrade users: we will likely see our control numbers on Monday on our accounts.
I am not a mind my own business type of guy. If people start yelling or getting aggressive in my vicinity, I take that as an invitation to the audience to join in.
Nowadays there is only one group of people most people are brave enough to raise their voice to: Customer service employees.
Luckily, this is my favorite type of asshole to deal with, because they can't handle the loss of the power dynamic they had over the employee. The moment they realize they are getting yelled at at a volume they can't maintain, and the guy yelling at them isn't an employee. No manager to run to.
Couple times this has happened:
At a dollar store, buying ice. Dude in front of me at the register is middle aged. Cashier is probably in her high 60s, early 70s. This is the day after Easter.
I notice dude raising his voice and tune in to figure out what's going on. Homeslice is yelling at the cashier because he is returning Easter decorations. He doesn't have the receipt, so she is saying she can only return them for the current sale price.
No shit right? Who would be surprised by this?
Finally, dude raises his voice some more and calls her an idiot. That's when I join in, start yelling at his dumb ass for trying to rip off a dollar store. And yelling at what a stupid cunt he is to think his local cashier has control over the store policies of all dollar stores nationwide. He left his shit and exited the building in a huff.
Next is right at the start of the pandemic. Local government demanded all businesses enforce masks or be shut down, no exceptions. No matter what your opinion is on masks, these businesses hands are tied.
I am walking to check the price on something, and here some young employee, maybe 19-20, remind a middle aged couple they need a mask.
This husband and wife surround this guy and start screaming at him immediately. These fuckers obviously came in here looking for a fight. And the husband was a bigger guy and obviously intimidating this kid.
I'm immediately yelling at both of those assholes to back off. They reel around and start screaming at me about their rights. To which I point out of they believe in those rights, private property rights are a fucking thing and they can bounce if they don't like it.
By now our combined volume has attracted a crowd and some more employees who are holding us both back. The guys wife is trying to get him to fight me and I'm egging him on by insulting him and his wife.
Then the magic moment hits: He's wife sc... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am the general manager of a small retail store and one of my employees, Julia (23F), was supposed to work yesterday morning but did not show up. Julia was a reliable employee who hardly ever called out and she was never late. She was one of my best employees and she and I had a great working relationship. We were not friends but we had a mutual respect for each other and we got along well. It was a very good employer/employee relationship. Julia's younger sister, Bex, always works for the store. Julia was full-time, working 8am-3pm Monday-Thursday. Her sister is 17 and still in high school she she only worked Friday-Sunday from 4pm-9pm. Because I am salaried I can only work from 7am-5pm so Bex and I did not often work together but as far as I was aware she and I had a very respectful relationship.
As I said, Julia did not show up for her shift yesterday morning and I began to worry that maybe something had happened, car trouble or she was sick or something. Like any manager would, I called her when it was going on thirty minutes into her shift and she wasn't there. I left a message in which I said, "hello Julia, this is Juan from the store, you were scheduled to work today from 8am-3pm and it's 8:30. Just checking to make sure you're alright. Please call me at the store when you get this message." I also text her the same thing. A few hours later when I had not heard from her I called/text once again. Just after 5pm I called/text the same message. Honestly I was scared that maybe she'd been in a car accident on her way in because she has to commute an hour down the freeway and some of those drivers are just crazy, she's always telling me about the craziness she sees on her drive in.
Before I left the store I called her sister, Bex. Bex was very offended that I had called her and, after confirming that her sister was fine, she told me she did not appreciate me calling her. She said it was very creepy for a 40 year old man to call a 17 year old girl. I apologized, reiterated that my intent was to check on her sister, and ended the call. I emailed by District Supervisor about the phone call just to make sure I was covered because Bex seemed very, very offended by the call. Then this morning Julia called and told me that she was sorry she hadn't called but she had been in a small car accident the night before her shift and she'd been in the hospital and there was no cell service. She also told me that I had "crossed a line" by calling her sister and that h... keep reading on reddit ➡
Where to start...ever since the covid lock-down happened I have been letting my hair grow out. At first it was because all the barber shops were closed but then even after I got my hands on a hair clipper it became more amusing to see how far I could take this. Covid had put a stop to my dating life so I wasn't trying to clean up for anyone. So after a year of letting my hair grow out it is now shoulder length.
Another side effect of covid is my weight. I used to go to the gym regularly but stopped once the gyms were closed due to covid. I have never been the type to run on the streets so my weight gained the covid 25 akin to the proverbial freshman 15. I have a pretty skinny frame to begin with so what that means is that all the fat went to my stomach and my now "man boobs".
There is just one last piece of information before I can start. I am the type of Asian that has trouble growing facial hair.
So now we can begin. As most of you know, we are reaching the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of covid. Most states are relaxing their lockdown restrictions and my gym finally reopened last week. Eager to get back into shape, I went on the first day of the reopening. I do my thing on the machines and maybe pushed myself a little too hard or perhaps I am just that out of shape because I was a complete mess by the end of my workout. I make my way toward the men's room but this cute gym employee who was sanitizing the water fountain in between the men's and women's room intercepted me. She said "you can use that one" pointing to the women's room and in my exhausted and muscle already starting to ache state, I only thought perhaps there was something wrong with the men's room and that they closed it off. So I go in the women's room (it was empty because the gym just reopened) and I take care of business. When I come out, she said "I think what you're doing is brave" and I for some reason thought she meant going to the gym again and said thanks. It wasn't until I got to my car that the light bulb in my head finally turned on - she must think I'm a transwoman. The long hair, man boobs and no facial hair.
Now it wouldn't be so bad if that was the only interaction I have with her but the next day she came over as I was running on the treadmill to introduce herself. And because I have been going to the gym almost everyday (since I'm serious about getting back into shape) she and I have developed a sort of friendship. Just today she asked how long I have been... keep reading on reddit ➡
(I'm looking for moral judgement since I know I'm legally in the clear.)
I'm the GM of a small grocery store. Because of how small our store is and how limited our hours are we can only afford to keep a staff of five plus myself. "Dave" joined our staff about four and a half months ago. He is a very quiet man and he does not discuss his life outside of work. He doesn't actually say much at all. All he's really said about himself is that he's new to the area and he's in his early-20s. His performance has been, at best, slightly below average. He has a problem being on time for shifts and he has a tendency to ask to leave early on days where he's been late. He does the basic bare minimum of his duties.
Dave spoke to me yesterday and revealed to me that not only is he married but his wife is pregnant and her due date is this coming Wednesday. He asked me to give him at least four weeks off to be at home with her but he would prefer I give him six weeks. I was shocked because none of us knew he was married, let alone with a kid on the way. I told him I'd review his request and let him know.
The rule at this store has always been that time-off requests must be given with minimum two weeks notice. I tell new-hires this multiple times during the on-boarding process and Dave was informed off this several times. I'm also annoyed because Dave's had four months to speak to me about time-off and he waited until literally four days before he needed the time off. I work six days a week at the store and I'm always available in person or on the phone.
To give Dave his time-off I'd have to hire someone to take his place and train them and to me that just didn't seem fair to anyone to hire someone for a month to six weeks and then let them go. But, we just don't have the ability keep Dave and a new hire and the rest of my staff. Now, we've had staff ask for time-off before and we can handle a two or three week absence but six weeks is too much to ask of my staff, it isn't fair on them.
I spoke to Dave today and told him I couldn't give him the time-off he asked for but that I could give him two weeks off (I later offered 3 weeks) and then give him a reduced schedule for as long as he needed so he could still be with his family and make money. Dave was shockingly angry when I denied his request. Like, he was annoyed, he was furious. He began accusing me of being unfair, sexist, said that if a woman had asked for time off to have a baby I'd have given it to her. I inform... keep reading on reddit ➡
So for some backstory here I’m trilingual (English, Spanish, Chinese) And at the time I was working at a local store with similar outfit. Basic red polo and grey khakis. On my way back from work I stopped by autozone to get some oil, spark plugs, and basic car maintenance stuff. While in there I was looking at the spark plugs when some Asian lady probably mid 50s asked “Do you guys carry this thing that you put on top of a gasket for Honda’s?” I don’t answer at first cuz I had one ear bud in and thought she was talking to the dude at the counter. She taps me on the shoulder and say “EXCUSE ME” so I tell her “Oh sorry do you need to get through?” She responds “I asked you a question!” I tried as calmly as I could to tell her “I don’t work here ma’am.” She goes on to complain that I have the red polo and I tell her “Go bother the person at the counter with your f***ing question.” She walks away talking to herself in Chinese saying “That’s one way to lose your job you slut congratulations on being the next n***er in the unemployment line.” She starts to complain to the guy at the counter and he tells her I don’t work there. She replies with “Yeah well she shouldn’t anymore thank you.” I walk up to the register behind her and say to her in near perfect Chinese, “Excuse me, but I need to purchase these items with the money I made at work before coming here.” Her face goes white you’d think she is Casper the fucking ghost. I paid and left. This was a couple years ago.
A few years ago I was in a large home improvement store. I had a regular shopping buggy as well as a lumber cart both filled with materials for whatever remodeling job I was doing at the time. I did have an orange t-shirt that matched the aprons worn by employees but most definitely do not work there.
As I was going down one of the isles with both of my carts an elderly gentleman stopped me asking if I worked there. I told him I didn’t work there but would be happy to help him find whatever it was he needed. We walked a couple isles over, leaving my carts in the isle where we met. As I was explaining the difference between two similar products a female customer came up and was obviously waiting to talk to me. She needed help deciding what kind of doorknob she needed for a storm door, which I gladly helped her pick out.
I was finally able to get back to my carts to finish gathering supplies when an actual employee approached me. He said something along the line of “now that you’re done helping customers do you think you can get all this junk put back on the shelves?” I just laughed and said “ no I’m good”. The employee got red in the face and said “you to put all this crap back or I’ll call the manager” at this point I realized that I was once again being mistaken for an employee so said “go ahead and call him”.
The employee punched some numbers into his phone and started telling whoever picked up that “the new guy has two carts full of random stuff in isle (x) and is refusing to put it back on the shelves”. The manager quickly came to the isle we were in. I figured at this point everyone could have a good laugh at the misunderstanding, I was wrong! The manager immediately started telling me “you will take these items and put them back where they belong or you will be terminated!” I tried at this time explaining that I don’t work there but was further verbally abused by the manager saying “I saw you on the monitors wondering around the store talking to customers when you should’ve been putting all this back where it belongs.” At this point I decided I was done with that particular store and just walked out, leaving about $4,000 worth of merchandise sitting in the two carts for someone to put away while loudly telling the manager “I DON’T WORK HERE”
TLDR wore an orange shirt into a home improvement store. I was mistaken as an employee by two customers, and two employees one of which was a manager. The experience led to me leaving two carts full of... keep reading on reddit ➡
UPDATE - You can read my original post here.
Hello, I'm back. Thank you for all your comments and awards. I never thought my post would get that much attention. I am glad a lot of you were able to get a good laugh out of it and I'm grateful for those who asked for an update because it helped pushed me to come clean to her. I felt it is my responsibility in the end to man up instead of chickening out and switching gyms or trying to play it off as a misunderstanding.
Before I begin, here are some things you guys wanted to know:
I only used the women's room once. After the first day, I waited until I got home.
I introduced myself as Chris. I know that doesn't really help.
Some of you wanted to know how I look and I am honestly too embarrassed to post a picture for everyone to see when I am at my lowest. Instead, I give you this picture of Jimmy O. Yang. My hair is the same length as his in the photo and if I lost my COVID 19 weight he would be my closest celeb lookalike.
Alright anyways, it's been a couple days and while I had the intention of coming clean to her every time I went to the gym, more and more people were returning to work out and so I didn't feel comfortable coming clean to her with so many people around. It wasn't until Saturday that there were less people around. We were chatting as usual and at one point I bit the bullet and told her how I knew she thought I was a trans woman but that I couldn't bear to correct her. I also offered to switch gyms if she felt it was too awkward. She took it surprisingly well. She told me one of her ex who she is still friends with recently came out as a trans woman and that's why she was trying hard to be open minded and inclusive. We ended up talking about how we both still have a lot to learn about the trans community (like how I should have used trans woman with a space in my previous post). So yeah...I'm not sure how to end this but the situation has been resolved.
Special shout-out to all the people who commented/messaged me about the correct way to spell trans woman, the guy who wanted to CashApp me funds to go to a new gym and lastly to the person who said I should post on r/bustyasians
TLDR; Told the cute gym employee I am not a trans woman and we may or may not have a date lined up. 😏
EDIT: Wife spoke with boss, who confirmed they don't deduct for benefits on 3rd paychecks. This issue is resolved. Thank you everyone for your advice and pointing out this method of payroll!
Disclaimer: wife's job, not mine.
TL;DR: Wife's boss overcharging employees for benefits. Justifying it with provably incorrect calculations. Small biz = no HR/Payroll to bring concerns to. Employer possibly keeping the difference.
My wife noticed that the amount being deducted from her paystub was higher than the amount listed per-paycheck on her plan enrollment forms. She contacted her boss (I believe there's no HR, he uses ADP), but he insisted his numbers were correct. After asking him to show his work, we discovered that he's receiving a monthly benefit statement from the provider, and dividing the employee contribution by 2.
Problem there is he pays his employees biweekly, not twice a month, so he's splitting the annual cost across 24 pay periods instead of 26, which will result in charging an extra month's worth of benefits by EOY. He justified the difference in amounts by saying the enrollment form amounts were just an estimate, but that's provably incorrect.
Her boss has access to the same information she has, so I doubt the math alone would convince him of his mistake, since by he believes his calculations are accurate and the plan documentation is wrong. Are there any EOY documents that she'll receive to prove the discrepancy between the plan's cost and how much was deducted from her paycheck?
Bonus Round: Her boss has been in private practice for years and is likely making the same mistake on everyone's paycheck. I imagine it would've come up in his accounting that he's overcharging benefits, if he's not correcting it then he's likely pocketing the difference. Are there any orgs or agencies that we should report him to?
I can listen to these guys talk for hours.
For a number of years, I worked at Sony in close proximity to the Vita. Like many of my fellow Islanders, I am (and have been) upset by Sony's abhorrent treatment of the Vita. I'm here today to give some insight into what happened behind the scenes.
Please note that, for my own anonymity, I will not be answering questions related to my identity or the specifics of my employment. I hope you understand.
Edit: It's been about eleven hours so I'm going to call it a day. I think I've responded to everyone that didn't ask a duplicate question and if not I'm sorry - I've gotten so many notifications it's been hard to keep up. Thank you to the mods for allowing me to post and thank you to my fellow Islanders for the insightful questions that have allowed me to recollect on my time at Sony. Viva la Vita!
Until recently I worked at Half Price Books and as the title implies my coworker would price video games way off market value. When I tried to tell the boss she said "well he knows a lot about video games, I'm sure he knows what he is doing". Even when I showed them clear examples they still would say things like "well it all still sells."... For the record they have the worst video game sales in the district by a lot.
The thing is despite being a video game need he had enormous bias and flat out ignored policy. Just like with books, if a game is still in print then it should go out for half. Not only did he refuse to do that he also refused to look up current prices so you would find a game that is sold new for $20 and he would have it used $29.99.
If he liked the games the price went up, if he didn't like them then they went down. With loose games he just went with his gut. He even priced pc games that were opened and needed a code.
If I ever said anything he would say "I work here and have enough money to buy anything in there. If they can't afford it that's on them." What does the price being to high have to do with how much money people have??
The last batch of games to come in before 8 left were loose pokemon games. The person who bought them even left a note saying how much each of the games should go out for. Did he use those prices? He'll no. No one knows as much about gaming as him so he adjusted all the prices down. Why you may ask? Well he informed me that adults don't play pokemon and kids won't pay much for them.
So on my last day I bought the copy of pokemon black 2 for $16 with my discount. Technically it's a $100 game but Amazon has it for $200 So i went with that price. After buying it I showed the manager the great deal they gave me and they became visibly angry. She said she would talk to him about it but last I heard she had said nothing to him but did tell the regional manager that I had taken advantage of them.