Community managers collect feedback. They acknowledge feedback. But just because he doesn't come out next day announcing "Hey guys the whole system is being fundamentally reworked and we're entirely removing the cap!" doesn't mean they aren't listening.
DMG isn't the lead economy designer. He isn't the creative lead. He is the messenger, plain and simple.
His goal is to collect feedback on all aspects of this game. Just because he wants to ask a different question every now and then, doesn't mean he has thrown your past questions into the garbage can.
It's literally his job to put all your complaints into one central word document he shares with the studio every day of the week.
I just feel like some people on the sub needed this reminder. Especially given how the first time he asks any other non-transmog question, he's immediately assaulted with demands for answers. Demanding answers doesn't suddenly make them exist.
So some background is needed here; I'm 19M and have worked at the leisure centre in my town since I was 16. It has a gym, a pool, a function room/hall and a café. Up until recently my job was cleaning the gym and hall and working in/cleaning the café, but obviously it's been closed for a while and I've been on furlough. Thing is my parents' house is very toxic and it reached a point where I had to get out, which I couldn't afford to do on furlough alone. I took on two new cleaning jobs to cover my living expenses. The leisure centre opened again last week, all apart from the café part, and I realised just how much I'd be juggling now between work and uni. Since the two new jobs pay significantly better than this one, but I can use all the extra hours I can squeeze in, I elected to stop working in the café when it reopens because I think those hours will tip it over into "too many" territory. I told this to one of the two café managers and she said that's fine.
So, the issue; this morning the other café manager messaged me about reopening and stuff and asking if I'm okay to work the same hours I was before. I replied saying: "Sorry I think there's been some missed communication. I told [other manager] I won't be working the café any more as I've got two other jobs now and it's just too many hours". She was...not happy. She began complaining to me that the café is short staffed as is and they don't have another cleaner on hand to do it. At one point in my life I'd have folded and said I'd do it but I'm trying to be better about advocating for myself so I said "I'm sorry about the inconvenience but I had my notice okayed and sorting a replacement isn't my problem". She then got upset and called me rude and insolent and said she's going to report me to the overall GM of the place for my conduct. I'm really being to panic that I'm going to get into big trouble for this and if I could've handled this better? AITA for what I said?
EDIT: A timeline of my work cause some people seem confused
2018: I start working at the leisue centre aged 16. My jobs are cleaning the gym area and the hall/function room if it gets used. I later start working in the café when somebody leaves, waiting tables, manning the counter and cleaning up.
March 2020: when Covid hits and Lockdown 1 happens the leisure centre closes indefinitely and I get put on furlough.
July 2020: Lockdown 1 ends, I go back to work. Am briefly furloughed again for the circuit breaker lockd... keep reading on reddit ➡
During performance reviews earlier this year, I asked about a promotion I had been assured was coming. My manager refused to seriously engage in this conversation. He would not give me a timeline or a roadmap to reaching this more senior position. He could not explain what this position required that I was not already doing. I continued to push for this since he was obviously playing games with me, and he finally just said "ask again next year" to shut me down. Wrong answer.
This week I accepted a formal offer from a different company for exactly the position I wanted, plus a 25% salary increase. When I gave my manager my resignation letter today, he was shocked. He started stuttering and said he needed to call his manager and get back to me. He comes back and asks if they can make a counteroffer and I say no. He then repeatedly tells me that I must not tell anyone I'm leaving because he doesn't want the team to panic. He knows they have good reason to panic. I've made myself essential to this team, and it was so satisfying to hear him suddenly realize that when confronted with the idea of losing me.
I was crushed by the way I was brushed off and disrespected by this guy a couple months ago. Now he's kicking himself for it while I go on to bigger and better things. Its a good feeling.
I got a needle stick injury at work (Im a healthcare worker) and my family doctor filled out a lab requisition for baseline bloodwork to be done. One of the tests is HIV.
I went to an external lab to get it done because my family MD office is closed. It’s a typical diagnostics lab. In the waiting area there are 5 other people sitting down.
I go to the secretary and hand her the req forms. She takes them, checks me in, and I sit down.
After 10 minutes she calls me back calling out my first name and says, “Ma’am there’s an issue with the HIV test form.”
EVERYBODY in the waiting area heard and gave me looks. I go up to her, very angry, I told her you cannot just announce people’s personal health information like that.
She says, “Oh its ok, you are getting tested just because of a workplace injury.” I told her that’s fine, but other people don’t know that. What if I had to get tested for HIV for a more personal reason? What if somebody who knew me was in the waiting area and heard I was getting tested?
She apologized but I told her I will be calling her manager and informing them of the incident. She rolled her eyes and said “Go ahead.” in a mocking tone.
I told my husband what happened and he said maybe I should cut her some slack. But I told him, revealing personal health information is a huge violation. Its something that was drilled into me as a healthcare worker. I am appalled that the secretary was so blasé about it. I don’t care if she gets reprimanded or loses her job, this is not something to mess around with.
Also, threatening to call the brands corporate line will get you absolutely nowhere. Majority of hotels are franchises and the brand will just call the hotel and ask what they want to do. They can't do anything without the hotels permission.
This is my old man's story from around 8 years ago, I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of this subreddit so I thought I'd share. tldr - make sure the veteran employee you are trying to fire isn't the only one who knows how to operate an efficiency algorithm that's saving your company millions each year.
My dad 'X' was a first generation Asian immigrant with a PHD who had been working as a senior engineer for a Shell refinery for almost two decades. Dad didn't socialize much with his other coworkers, partially because he had a 2-hr roundtrip commute, and partially because he just didn't share many of the same cultural touchstones as them, being an immigrant. Still, he was highly respected by his coworkers because he was damn good at his work. Being the stereotypical Asian math whiz, he even came up with his own (extremely complicated) resource allocation algorithm that generated significant efficiency improvements for their refinery. Let's call this the 'X Algorithm'.
You have to understand, this was a major multi-billion dollar refinery, so he was now literally saving the refinery millions every year. If he was a more entrepreneurial sort, he probably would've negotiated (and gotten) either lifetime royalties or promoted into management track, but he was happy with just a rink-a-dink plaque + his X Algorithm making his work much easier for him.
He was at the company for 19 years. Over the course of these 19 years, most of his managers either retired or were promoted into senior management outside his orbit, but each time they'd tell the new replacement - 'Hey, don't fuck with X, he's a good dude and saves the company a ton of money.' Dad didn't play the schmoozing game, so he stayed as a senior engineer and never made it into management track, but he was alright with that. Unfortunately, during the 19th year, there was a three-month gap between the last manager leaving and the new manager arriving. This time, the message wasn't conveyed.
The new manager was, for lack of a better term, a diversity hire. Unlike the previous supervisors my dad had, she was in her early-mid 20's, fresh out of college with just a Bachelor's in management, and zero engineering background. She was now supposed to manage a team of mostly PHD's with decades of experience in the field; to be fair, that probably wasn't easy for her either. She had the typical liberal arts college attitude of always knowing 'better than you' (and hell, I say that as a liberal arts maj... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had a conference I have to attend every 6 months they called a “Command Symposium.” We were a small unit by Army standards but were spread out over the world. I enjoyed meeting with my other senior leaders during the day but I am an extreme introvert so I know that I need time to recharge after a day of talking to people. I stay at the same hotel and eat at the same bar, which is a short walk from the hotel. I walk to the bar when I don’t have working dinners with the other senior leaders. The Bar remembers me mainly because I watch sports and read a book while I have a few beers and eat dinner. Now this is a big bar with many tables, about twenty pool tables and ten dart boards and a huge wrap around bar, outdoor patio and dance floor with a stage when they have live music. They probably have fifty TVs, so they have every sport that is televised on somewhere in the bar. And the food is really good with a pretty good variety for a bar!
During my third or fourth conference there, I head over to the bar for dinner and football. After I eat and have a beer I head to the bathroom while the bartender pours me another beer. Halfway to the bathroom I get the dreaded, “Excuse me.” You know how when you get those words you can tell if it’s “I really need some help” or “I really do apologize” or “you better recognize your betters peasant”? This was the latter.
I turn and see a table of six women from mid 20s to mid 30s staring at me. They were dressed fairly well so I assume they just got off work and hit the bar for drinks. It was not hard to see “better than you” in their eyes.
The mob of Karens all started talking at the same time, “You need to take our order. You have just been sitting at the bar. Get your face out that book. You need to do your job. You need to quit drinking on the job. You need to respect your customers…”. I had a red button up un-tucked shirt but no logo and jeans on. The staff wore bright red polos with a huge logo over the a chest pocket and black pants. Only an idiot would mistake me for staff and I don’t make time for idiots.
Me in my command military NCO voice, “STOP!” to chop off their yammering. Just about the whole bar turned to look over at me facing the Karen hydra (I was a bit louder than I should have been probably). The Karens looked at me with their eyes going wide. “I don’t work here,” I said in a normal voice and went to the bathroom. Looking back now, I think the way I said “Stop”... keep reading on reddit ➡
He says it is never glowing this late. He thought it was strange even before i called him!
I found the hotel using Google Maps cuz i went on a hunt for an ape friendly eye-witness confirmation that could confirm whether this is typical. “This is STRANGE!” he said. “The building never glows this late. It is glowing.” He was a foreigner. These were his words.
I hate recruiters anyway for a number of reasons but the ghosting that has now seeped into job hunting is absolutely unacceptable, especially after an interview. Its not too much to expect to get feedback or at least be told that you haven't got the job instead of hearing nothing and having that be your feedback. It doesn't help that I'm in desperate need of a job but this is so unnecessary. Its now the 4th time this has happened this year! Ffs.
Edit: thanks for the gold and other awards!