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Old 04-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #151
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lol, princess. there's 5 stages of the office supply paradigm.

first, the envy when you see someone with a lot of all they need.

then denial of said envy that no one needs that much.

then theft. it's a big company, they won't miss this box of notepads or pencils

next is remorse. for being no less than a flat out thief.

finally, acceptance and rationalization. it IS a big company and certainly won't miss this stapler.

the cycle then continues. transmogrifying. should i go on?
I'll have to disagree with this...I purchase all my hoard...I don't even have a stash of pens from work. I asked for a stapler for two weeks, finally bought my own.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #152
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Oh, I love office supplies...weird, I know! I like to buy paper...Shrek has forbidden me to go by myself, I always have some rationale for the paper I buy...of course, we have stacks of paper and notepads. But, we never run out of paper clips...in any color you could want
Ken will not allow me into the "pen aisle" of any office supply store. I have a serious problem. I once wandered into the supply aisle of Costco and came home with Uniball pens of every colour. I only bought ONE BOX though!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:17 AM   #153
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Ken will not allow me into the "pen aisle" of any office supply store. I have a serious problem. I once wandered into the supply aisle of Costco and came home with Uniball pens of every colour. I only bought ONE BOX though!
Costco is worse...everything comes in big packages. The only thing that saves me is they don't carry the pen I like.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:50 PM   #154
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I'll have to disagree with this...I purchase all my hoard...I don't even have a stash of pens from work. I asked for a stapler for two weeks, finally bought my own.
Me too (of course it's my company ). Some people think it's expected and okay. I once had an employee who helped herself to my stuff. Some sort of logic that it was one of the perqs of office work and that it was a business expense to me.

When I did have employers, I never took stuff. I may have kept a pen or two, when I was in my twenties, but I can't say I remember doing that. My mum told us about "horrible, dishonest people" who did that sort of thing and her shock at them bragging about it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:14 PM   #155
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DH got a job! It's in his field (he's a computer geek) in a startup company in Calgary, Alberta. No moving required, he will be telecommuting. The pay isn't as good as he had hoped, but it's not terrible and it includes medical and dental after three months.

This is a big relief. It has been making him depressed. The last time he had a job was a three month contract that ended right after the stock market tanked, so it didn't get renewed.

The money won't hurt.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:23 PM   #156
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DH got a job! It's in his field (he's a computer geek) in a startup company in Calgary, Alberta. No moving required, he will be telecommuting. The pay isn't as good as he had hoped, but it's not terrible and it includes medical and dental after three months.

This is a big relief. It has been making him depressed. The last time he had a job was a three month contract that ended right after the stock market tanked, so it didn't get renewed.

The money won't hurt.
Terrific I'm so happy for the two of you.
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DH got a job! It's in his field (he's a computer geek) in a startup company in Calgary, Alberta. No moving required, he will be telecommuting. The pay isn't as good as he had hoped, but it's not terrible and it includes medical and dental after three months.

This is a big relief. It has been making him depressed. The last time he had a job was a three month contract that ended right after the stock market tanked, so it didn't get renewed.

The money won't hurt.
What wonderful news TL !!!!
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DH got a job! It's in his field (he's a computer geek) in a startup company in Calgary, Alberta. No moving required, he will be telecommuting. The pay isn't as good as he had hoped, but it's not terrible and it includes medical and dental after three months.

This is a big relief. It has been making him depressed. The last time he had a job was a three month contract that ended right after the stock market tanked, so it didn't get renewed.

The money won't hurt.
Yay! I'm so happy for you both!

James is still looking for work, and I have just had this really positive feeling about it the last couple days. Hopefully I will be posting good news here soon too!
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Yay! I'm so happy for you both!

James is still looking for work, and I have just had this really positive feeling about it the last couple days. Hopefully I will be posting good news here soon too!
Thank you. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and James. What is James' field?

Thank you to Kayelle and Kadesma too. I love those dancing dudes.
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DH got a job! It's in his field (he's a computer geek) in a startup company in Calgary, Alberta. No moving required, he will be telecommuting. The pay isn't as good as he had hoped, but it's not terrible and it includes medical and dental after three months.

This is a big relief. It has been making him depressed. The last time he had a job was a three month contract that ended right after the stock market tanked, so it didn't get renewed.

The money won't hurt.
Great news!
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