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Rant Thread

Postby Gryffi » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:07 pm

I think we could all use a place to let off some steam and just... Well rant. So here it is! Our very own rant thread, though there are a couple of rules for this thread.

1. No names or usernames. Odds are a good bunch of you that make your way here are going to want to rant about someone, which is perfectly fine, but using their name or username is not, instead use either initials or give them a nickname for this thread.
2. Be respectful. You might not agree with what someone's here to rant about, but that doesn't mean it's okay to start a fight. If someone's posted something inappropriate contact a moderator.
3. Even though this is a place to let off steam that doesn't give anyway an excuse to be out of control or inappropriate. Should this thread get too extreme I will delete it.
4. Of course follow all of the site's rules. They exist for a reason. ;)

That should cover it for now, enjoy the thread and relax my dears!
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Lindsay » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:39 am

I will most likely be using this after work many evenings...Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings (my 10-hour shifts) will be my most likely rant nights. :lol:
Great idea!

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Postby georgexu94 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:34 am

:D I second the motion. I also think the idea is great. I do hope it will be perfectly fine as well to offer emotional support or even advice to people as well. Of course, with the provision that it is noted that we are no specialists so we cannot offer specific advice such as in the medical field and such.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Gryffi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:34 pm

georgexu94 wrote::D I second the motion. I also think the idea is great. I do hope it will be perfectly fine as well to offer emotional support or even advice to people as well. Of course, with the provision that it is noted that we are no specialists so we cannot offer specific advice such as in the medical field and such.

Of course, advice and support are always welcome, I'd just advise to tread carefully. Generally when someone's posting in this type of thread their emotions are already running wild and they may not take it the way it was intended, unfortunately. I'll keep a close eye on this thread just in case :D
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby RejectSoul » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:36 pm

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I'm so fed up with this person (I've mentally dubbed her SaltShaker because she is just so salty and passive-aggresive I can't stomach it, so I'm just avoiding her like the plague. I wish she'd just take time off of targeting others and just enjoy her life.)

I just hope she has the good sense to not do something dumb. By this point, I'm less irritated, and more worried because of her tendencies. I'm considering giving her a second chance, but she probably will just get mad at me again.


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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Lindsay » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:14 pm

This is the first summer in 30-some years that I have ever wanted to hurry up and be over. I'm ready to return to the predictable routine of the school year. I'm tired of my job (technology, tourists, bosses) and I'm tired of a certain someone who keeps shifting all the blame for his poor choices on to me. The second one won't necessarily improve once summer is over, but I'm hoping the first one will settle down a bit. Though my co-worker (she's the manager, and I'm the assistant manager, so we work closely together running the business, usually without the owners there to help at all) is contemplating quitting because it has gotten so incredibly ridiculous with this new register system we are using not working the way it's supposed to, and all the fallout falls on US. And if she leaves, I won't be far behind her. And if we leave, the business will be in trouble, bc we literally run it 7 days per week. One or the other of us is literally ALWAYS there. There is one other key-holder other than us who can sometimes fill in when absolutely necessary, but she will be back in school full time in a couple weeks, so won't be able to help much. At least the week days will settle down to a predictable pace once school starts again. Then the only tough days will be weekends when we have tons of birthday parties scheduled. But if my co-worker leaves like she says, I can't handle 7 days a week by myself obviously, so I honestly have no idea what will happen. The owners have no idea how much they take us for granted and how much we actually do and how much crud we put up with and deal with. I wish one of them (they are a married couple) would work one full day. Just one day. Even half a day. But do everything we do during that period of time. Then they might start to understand what we actually deal with. I took this job bc #1 it's right next to my house, and #2 it was very low stress when I started. But now the stress is through the roof and I don't make enough to deal with it. I was willing to deal with the pay bc I was happy here at first. Now it's no longer worth it. If I'm going to be stressed, I might as well at least make as much money as I deserve.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Elena » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:20 pm

Just to get a bit of this anger off.... :evil:

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I just don't understand why my poor baby (who is 6, not a baby but still my baby :D) gets picked on so bad. Today he came home with a huge red mark under his eye because someone on the bus hit him in the face. He just keeps to himself and doesn't bother anyone but other kids see him as a target. Now I have to wait until Monday to hear back from the school....
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Rhynn » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:44 pm

Oh man Elena, that is not cool D: I don't know if it'll help or be useful at all, but if you want it, here's something from my experiences as a target...

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Ultimately... as terrible as it sounds, there's not much you can do about it other than be there for him. He sounds a lot like me at that age: quiet, just doing my own thing, not bothering the other kids. Unfortunately, that makes for a very easy target, simply because of who you are. Not something you can or should even want to change.
After a bad day at school, it really helped to have my family to fall back on. A warm home to come home to, do my own thing, be accepted for who I am.

Teachers ultimately cannot do anything. Schools cannot do anything against bullying. At least... sometimes I do wonder if it would have helped if there was a week or so at school devoted to really understanding what getting bullied feels like and what bullying really is. I am convinced that none of my bullies think they have ever bullied anyone in their life, despite the crap they've put me through. They simply don't realise that to me, it wasn't a fun game...

Since the above is as likely to happen as snow here on Curaçao, however... another thing I've always wondered is if it would have helped if I had learned self defence of any kind at that age. I wasn't actually interested in it at the time, but looking back... I wonder. I really wonder.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Gryffi » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:48 pm

That's messed up Elena, a little bit of advice if you don't mind ^^

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Fortunately/Unfortunately I was the shy kid who got picked on way more than I'll ever admit. You're seen as an easy target and kids think you won't tell anyone. School's generally don't do much unless the parent is incredibly annoying and loud so make sure every time even the slightest little thing happens you tell them and get LOUD. It's what my mom did and it did help to a point.
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