In the opposite vein to my misfortunate car molestation yesterday, I did have a little silver lining to the day… I was voted in to the Texas Combat Crew. The TCC as I’ve mentioned a few times, is a highly nationally ranked BF1942 / Desert Combat / BF:Vietnam clan. When I say “highly ranked” I’m not saying merely in Texas, oh no. TCC is currently ranked 2nd in the country in CTF and 4th in Conquest. They held the number 1 spot for about 4 months before being defeated in a double overtime battle a few weeks ago. They’re ranked on Squad-Games, the largest and one of the most well known of the national ladder networks. About the only thing they haven’t yet done is take on the world and sign up for a CPL (CyberAthlete Professional League) league match at a tournament to try and win some cash. These guys are so good it’s scary and it’s a huge honor to become a member of the team. In a very “geek pride” kind of way I’m very happy at the moment.
Doesn’t look so bad does it? 🙂
As I’m driving to work today, some dip-fuck’s hub-cap flies off and hits my car in the grill. Of course the fucker keeps going and I didn’t get his plate number. Now I have a huge fucking gash in the front of my car, just above and to the left of my license plate. Oh yeah, it’s good to be back in Houston. Fuckers.
Yeah, like I’ve never done this before…
I’ve always felt that people should be paid based on the quality of their work AND the time they put into it. Bonuses should be given under circumstance in which the person goes a) above the normal quality to produce something truly nifty or b) puts in so much time into a project that you can tell their devotion to the work. I’ve done both of these things over the past two weeks. I’ve worked my ass off. I’ve come in early, had all the equipment ready to go, kept track of everything and worked long hours to get everything done. The first week I was working from 6am till 8pm nearly every night. I was carrying very heavy loads, setting up equipment quickly and generally keeping everything running smoothly. I worked Monday, a day that I normally have off, without so much as a thank-you. The next Monday, yup, I was working again. This time I was on the road to the pageant. That following week I worked all day, every day. If we weren’t shooting, I was at the booth selling crap, if we weren’t there I was printing souvenir pages or making buttons or something else retarded. I was up until 1:30-2am everything night that week working on stuff. I consider that MAJOR overtime. This past Monday, yup, you guessed it, we were on the road back home. I’ve worked 3 Mondays in a row. That, right there, is 24 hours of overtime.
Now, you may think I’m being ungrateful, but when I saw that my pay check deposit for these two weeks was only my normal amount, my heart sunk.
They’ve never mentioned anything about any bonus, but at the very least, I deserve to get paid for the overtime I worked. The boss who’s in charge of the money isn’t in today, but you can bet your sweet ass that if she doesn’t have a bonus check in her hand the next time I see her I’m going to have a little chat with her about it.
I’m not trying to seem money-hungry or anything, I just want to be paid fairly. I think I deserve it. I’ve worked my ass off around here and I’m not exactly feeling appreciated at the moment.
Could some educate me as to what this means:
“An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Service Unavailable; Client Host [Removed] was blocked using dun.dnsrbl.net. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Mail preferences and try again.”
Apparently my mail was blocked, outgoing. I think. I’m confused.