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    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    Glad to hear that Jim 👍
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    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    Ricor Intiminators are worth looking into. I've used them before. Installation is simple.
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    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    I've been putting a lot of effort into simplifying life. Some things and some people had to go. No regrets.
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    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    I remember that ride. That garbage suspension kept pushing you off your line. That would kill my confidence. I think they improved the FZ09 suspension in 2016 or 2017, better but still not great. It would be cool if Yamaha would make an "R" version, like the Street Triple.
  5. So, I found a new, better job and am going to leave my company. I work for a company that used to be a good place to work but has become cruel and soul crushing under new management. They've literally laid of thousands (at least 5k) of US employees and sent their jobs to India, Philippines, etc. Not bad employees either, these are the people that built this company. They secretly train people overseas then when they are sorta trained they fire entire departments & close entire locations with no notice. People literally find out Friday afternoon they don't have a job Monday after 10 or 20 years . There's been at least 30 rounds of firings (probably more but they try to keep it secret). I realize this is a trend in some industries, but my company is aggressively eliminating a huge chunk of it's US workforce. Now what we have is thousands of poorly trained people, that can't effectively communicate with customers. Work has suffered, clients are constantly complaining...many have left altogether. They kept a few key employees, like me, to clean up the messes of our new cheap labor. No thanks. I'm officially quitting next week. I can't fucking wait to tell them.
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    I enjoy negotiating. I actually got another $4k AFTER I accepted the offer, because they only partially explained something to me. I told them I would have negotiated harder if I had all the info, it actually wasn't that big a deal. They asked if some more money would make up for it
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    Sounds like a win.
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    I didn't spit any venom at my manager, or the director above him. They are decent people and not the problem. Our CEO and top execs are the problem. The operate with zero transparency, everyone below them is constantly left in the dark. Locations are closed, entire departments are shut down with not so much as an email letting people know. I've tried to call people that I've just spoken to a few days before, only to find out their department no longer exists. When you fire a bunch of people, stock prices will temporarily go up (due to reduced costs) then go back down. After a recent huge layoff, our CEO just sold over $20 million in stock, per SEC filing. Nice. My company has fucked over enough people there's actually a online forum where ex employees (and some current) share information on what's been happening. I let my manager and director know that I know what's going on. My entire department is likely going to be out on their asses by the end of 2019. I left before I had to take a bite out of that shit sandwich.
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    Giving my 2 weeks notice felt even better than I imagined 😄 I am so ready for something new.
  10. Tpoppa

    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    Ouch, that sucks.
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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    Trump has done some things I agree with, and some that I don't. Imagine if Trump was actually as bad as CNN is trying so hard to convince us that he is.
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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    What makes you think that? Maybe the toddler-candy aisle-temper tantrums?
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    Funny vids, post them up.

    Definitely worth watching
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    RIP Jessica Knox

    Sorry to hear that
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    RIP Jessica Knox

    I don't think I met her, but have heard her mentioned. Very sad. Anyone know what happened?
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    Weight loss/ lifting/ dieting thread

    I had a nasty flu for 3 weeks and lost 7 lbs.
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    AR Pistols?

    So you can use a full size stock. It currently has an arm brace
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    AR Pistols?

    Winner.
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    Random Thoughts thread

    Cheese?
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    AR Pistols?

    I have a PSA AR pistol in 9mm that uses glock mags. No malfunctions in the 1st 500 rounds. It has a 4" threaded barrel. What should I do
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    I remember you saying that. Last year they offered a "Voluntary Early Retirement Plan" to employees over 55 with at least 15 years of service. It said voluntary enough times to make an age discrimination law suit difficult. Everyone I spoke to said the message seemed more like leave now because you're no longer wanted here. It was a corporate tactic to get rid of people that have been here long enough to make a decent living. Over 70% of them took the offer, which was around 3,000 people. Many of those were our "go to" people and subject matter experts. They've been replaced with entry level people, most overseas. It's pretty much been a shit show. I feel like I'm jumping off a sinking ship.
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    Leaving my company after 13 years.

    Yep, I'm not giving that up. New job is based in LA. I'll be there 2 or 3 weeks a year, but other than that I'll be working from home.
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    Hey Tpoppa

    Trump Obama Abortion Welfare Gun Control Immigration Titties
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    Hey Tpoppa

    Yep, it's winter.
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