Today is IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia). A reminder that the LGBTQIA+ community still faces discrimination to varying degrees all over the world. Unfortunately the Australian IDAHOBIT website is down currently, but is still accessible via the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20220419043914/https://www.idahobit.org.au/. Check it out for more information. #idahobit #lgbtqia
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Insert a long rambling rant about Apple choosing Parcel Post (not Express) to ship an Express Replacement device, auspost not scanning it for a week and refusing to do anything until June 6th.
I… don’t like the lack of control I have in this situation and that I can’t even throw money at it to resolve (because I can’t mentally close this until the device either shows up or apple consider it lost)
A coworker made reference to dropping the ball on some tasks and I wanted to say I just don’t even bother picking up most of mine and somehow I kick enough of them into some kind of pile that others pick up the important ones while I hold on to one of them and smile and nod and I’m now realising that my stress levels are perhaps not quite as under control as I thought.
Occasionally, you'll see someone argue that a topic is too important to "censor" behind a content warning.
The purpose of CWs is not to prevent people from seeing the warned-about content, but rather to prepare them to see it. That's especially necessary in a forum where posts come through in a steady stream, with barely any transition from one thought to the next. It helps people fight numbness, keep from feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately maintain their engagement with important issues.
The thing I hate about being a hiring manager is having to make a snap decision on people.
Every person I interview to deserves a job, some just don’t have the right skills yet and it sucks when the reason I think they won’t work out is because I can’t provide them the environment for them to be successful in.
Know someone who'd like to use Mastodon? And would like a nice account on our nice little slice of the web?
Our very own @jbowtie has generously sponsored 4 invites!
Sing out if you know someone who could use one of these! 😄
Negative, phew. Just need to stay that way until Sunday morning.
Half way through my trip. Tomorrow I do a day 5/6 RAT.
I’m mediumly anxious it’ll be positive and then I’ll be stuck here which… well, ok, NZ has Coke Zero, the cookies I like, a time zone that suits me for work purposes (especially for interviewing candidates in PDT), and I have my work computer and a 5K display so it’s almost as good as being at home… except for the husband not being here, so yeah, I still want to go home on Sunday.
👬 👨🏻💻 🤷🏻♂️ 🏳️🌈 🦄. Pronouns: he/him (they/them are ok too). Married to a wonderful person also named Patrick.
I think you are awesome. Cats are awesome too.
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