I work alone in a small office in a public building that is undergoing some renovations while its closed to the public.
There is an office space in front of my office that is usually unoccupied (think of an office space with a managers office attached at the end, I just rent the managers office.)
Building managers were supposed to notify us if they ever intended to rent out the space in front of my office so we could build a temporary wall or something so i didn't need to walk through someone else's office to get to mine. But i guess they thought they didn't need to do this because the builders are only there temporarily.
So now the space is occupied by the site office for construction. I'm slightly annoyed at the building management for not notifying me of this, but I'm WAAAAY more annoyed at the builders because the space has turned into a dumping ground!
To get to my office i have to walk past light fixtures, tool bags, random chairs in the walkway and A TOILET BOWL, and i have... keep reading on reddit ➡
One time at school this black lunch lady (who was my favorite) asked me “you need more fruit honey?” And I said “No I just need a hug” and she said “Aw come here baby” and gave me the best fucking hug in the world and I starting crying in the fucking lunch line. I would do anything to have that experience again.
I have been working from home recently (obviously), and I am pretty fortunate because basically there is no function of my job I need to be in the office for. But I have let some bad habits seep in.
I'm sure anyone in an office knows that like 80% of the meetings you attend could probably just be an email. But since we are meeting via Zoom, and since a lot of people don't even enable video, if I am in a meeting I know isn't important and where I probably won't even have to speak, I just mute myself and go sit on the sofa and play a video game on mute or browse the internet or whatever. Or eat lunch.
I have an odd quirk that I do when I eat by myself. I talk to my food and to myself. On the day in question my lunch I had a sandwich and some pita chips with hummus. So, for example, I said something like "Mmmmm, there's hummus among us!" Or when I had a chip I would say things like "That's what I call a chip!" or "Welcome to my Mouth, Mr. Pita!"
And the sandwich, I pretended it insu... keep reading on reddit ➡
I want to say thank you to all of you who have reached out. Many of the comments here have been supportive and I’ve had quite a number of messages offering support and experience and I’ve actually been rather overwhelmed.
I know my partner is... not the best. I’ve been thinking, maybe if I do this, if I do that, he’ll treat me better. If I treat him the way I want him to treat me, maybe he’ll treat me better. It hasn’t worked yet.
This post, this incident... it isn’t a one-time thing, as many of you have picked up on. Actually, the very next day we argued because I told him I was disappointed he didn’t take my photo. We’ve been together for nearly two years and he hasn’t taken my photo. Last time I brought it up he said it’s because we never go anywhere. The other day we went to the beach (restrictions have been lifted here). On the way home I mentioned, as gently as I could, that I would’ve liked it if he took my photo. Well. He was not pleased. “Here we f***ing go. It just... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm on my lunch break! I've worked for the Store on the Corner of Something and Whatever for almost 10 years and I'm on my first actual, real life, 30 minute lunch break... I'm so happy! I would like to thank the Chicago Tribune and their amazing investigative journalism that reported the unsafe working conditions of retail pharmacists. Along with all The New York Times and all other journalists who help protect worker rights. If also like to thank the state government of Illinois for listening to them and passing laws to help protect us. Those street corners my pharmacy is so proud about are in IL, so they had to abide. All of this was with no help from the board of pharmacies in GA or TN (the 2 states that I have worked in) There was also no outrage or help from the state governments of either state, the American Pharmacist Association, or the pharmacy mega corporation themselves (until they were forced to do something). I've worked hundreds of 12 hour shifts with no breaks. My back... keep reading on reddit ➡
The waiter stops by and asks "Is anything okay?"
One thing I’ve noticed at my new job is a lot of my coworkers won’t take a lunch break. Or they won’t take it until an hour before they leave for the day.
I start at 7, take lunch at 11, and leave by 330/4. I like having the 20-30 minutes to recharge and eat. I also fast so my lunch ends a 18 hour fasting window.
Anyways I’ve had a few coworkers get disappointed in me for taking my lunch at “a bad time” when working together on projects. I’ll ask if it’s okay to go and usually they don’t say anything to me. But I’ll hear their disappointment not from them but another person in our team. Idk why they can’t just ask me to take it at a different time..
If I don’t have my lunch at 11 with the way the afternoon is, I probably wouldn’t get to eat.
Is this a normal thing? Do most engineers/manufacturing engineers not take a lunch? If it’s the norm I’ll have to change that about my routine.
This morning I checked my bank account and saw a charge for $88 worth of sandwiches on my husbands card. He said he bought lunch for his guys at work. This is a joint account that we have had since we got married 16 years ago.
We both work and contribute our whole paychecks into this account and this is what we use for groceries/home expenses.
I have had this conversation with him before and I have told him that he should not be buying everyone lunch. While we can afford it we are trying to save up for a home renovation so we have been very frugal in our spending. This is multiple times a week that he is spending $50-$100 per lunch buying food for everyone. They do not pay him in cash or reimburse him, apparently they will pay for his lunch next time they order something.
This morning I asked him again to stop buying lunch for everyone after I saw the charge in our account. He told me it was his turn to buy lunch. I told him that he had a lunch at home (which he did we have left... keep reading on reddit ➡
DH's parents had a second property in a small country town in the heart of the Australian bush. They would go there for holidays and long weekends, and when I met DH we went up a few times. It was a beautiful little house on a few acres of bushland, surrounded by tall gum trees with frequent visitors of kangaroos and kookaburras. Eventually DH's parents retired and decided to sell their home in the city and move out to the bush permanently. They had listed the house on the market and were getting ready to live out their days in the little town when bushfire season hit.
I was at home and DH was at work when we both got a text message - there were fires in the town. DH's parents were in the city that day but they had had word that the road their house was on was burning, and some houses had been destroyed. They weren't sure if their house was gone yet but it didn't look good.
I was waiting for nmum to come pick me up for one of the lunches that I dreaded. She had this obsession with us... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT: Thread regarding the initial setup etc for those who didn't see: HERE
I was not expecting to see my efforts on the top of the subreddit when I woke up on Friday, and the kind words about me were truly heart warming. I've had a really rough couple of years, and finally feel like myself so it moved me to tears to see how many people recognized the effort I put into trying to be the best me that I can be.
End of Sappy Aside
Naming credit goes to: /u/gharnya
Thanks everyone for the support and for those of you who pitched in. ~1/2 of the total cost was covered by the community after the fact. If you still want to chip free to throw a couple of bucks via the donate link on my twitch (RichJMoney or via my paypal richmoney ("AT") gmx.com. Do not feel any obligation t... keep reading on reddit ➡
He slapped my shoulder and said "I didn't know you were a Star Wars fan too!"
Wonder if he'll give me a pay rise?
Hi all! I'm pretty sure I'm the asshole here but I wanted to be certain and maybe get a bit of advice on how to move
Me [20F] and my bf [20M] were eating lunch in the kitchen today. We were reading funny Reddit comments to each other and I found an interesting fact on bees and decided to share it.
This for context: "Male honey bees are called drones and their only purpose is reproduction. They don’t even have a stinger. When they succeed in mating with a queen, their genitals explode and they die. If they don’t succeed in mating with a queen, they are dragged out of the hive by the worker bees (female) before winter, and die."
I told him this pretty excitedly because I thought it was the kind of cool slightly gross fact we love to share. He didn't think so and started getting aggressive over how it's a gendered offensive comment and I should basically know better. I tried to defuse it but it didn't work.
He started talking about how it was unfair that men were getting attacked jus... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey everyone, check out this article I wrote about the Sack Lunch Bunch sequels! Are you excited for the sequels? What are your hopes for them? I’m hoping for Jake Gyllenhaal to make a reappearance.