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I post all personal things here now *except* related stuff, for this I have an account on smusi.ch -> @reto

if you're a you're welcome to join the smusic.ch instance, the "social network made by musicians for musicians". it's supposed to become a co-op and we're looking for people that want to collaborate on building such a network.

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say this after me:

today is a good day

I'm going to
stay relaxed
in the face of pressure,
and keep my dream
present in my mind,
knowing this is all
but temporary meddling.

nobody can frighten me
I'm not going to give in
and they won't get
even my little finger.

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Some people tend to get depressed because their brains are biologically tuned to be better at perceiving and focusing on negative information in the environment.

Living in a hostile environment is particularly bad for these people. Interestingly, there is some evidence that living in a supportive environment is particularly *good* for these people.

Many "risk" genes for mental illness may be more accurately described as genes which make people sensitive to the environment, for better or worse.

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mind you, this is a protected workplace, not the free market. bosses should be extra-careful with the workers and they have a special education to deal with disability. I just can't believe this.

I think I'm going to do something about it. I'm just there temporarily so I don't have much to lose.

maybe talk to a union as @artsyhonker suggests...

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in the evening a co-worker told me she was sorry that she was so quiet all day long, the reason being though talks with the boss. later on she told me that she had her performance review and the boss is angry with her saying that she looks not happy enough doing the job. so now she *must* look more happy. to make the point clear she got a wage cut too (blackmail she called that). mind you that the co-worker is a very nice person. it's mind boggling. I'm sad & angry now at the boss.

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something to think about:

(a) When people and organizations focus primarily on quality, defined by the following ratio,

Quality = Results of work efforts / Total costs

quality tends to increase and costs fall over time.

(b) However, when people and organizations focus primarily on costs, costs tend to rise and quality declines over time.

W. Edwards Deming

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwar

/via @JimG

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US Pol, change Ubuntu society Show more

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so yeah, I've been to this skatepark near and I just couldn't resist to pick up a board and do some old tricks. I fell a few times pretty hard but, you know, at least I still know how to mostly avoid injuries. if you learn one thing as a skateboarder, it is how to fall 🀭

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@Gargron why not just abolish the 500 char limit (or make it configurable) and add an expandable "read more..." instead?

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today a co-worker apologized to me for having been so quiet all day and said it was because of "tough" talks with the boss. man, and the co-worker is so nice. what's going on?

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there are awful people in positions at work they should never be in. it just hurts to witness this. they have secured themselves a job and they are untouchable because nobody with power to prevent it sees the shit they're doing. so they go on for years earning a big pay and doing nothing but shit to people.

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@steckerhalter Cripes! Hope nobody from ZΓΌrich takes offense and bites my head off now. FWIW I really loved living in CH... I only left because I don’t fare well in landlocked places. Silly but true. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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@steckerhalter Ah, yes. I remember the complete absence of spontaneity at the ZΓΌrich office. No one but the foreign contigent was ever willing to go grab a drink after work, all our Swiss colleagues needed to plan everything weeks in advance. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

On the Swiss-French side however, everyone was really easy-going... There were many social occasions happening randomly just because we all felt like it.

As for perfectionism, done is better than perfect! πŸ˜‰

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#smallstories

The plane went down and didn't clear the treetops properly. So many died on impact but some survived and where dragged out as the plane burst into flames - the fuel tanks about to rupt and explode.
He screamed his partners name as she wasn't outside. He fought his way in through well meaning people and found her, the way he feared he would. Flames growing bigger.
So he buckled himself into his seat next to her, hugged her as she sat and waited for the final liftoff together.

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@kensanata soon you can give up your and maintain lists full time πŸ˜† now you only need a place where people can donate

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