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Customer Service Fails and Customer Service Wins!!!

2014.09.09 20:36 acwillis Customer Service Fails and Customer Service Wins!!!

This is a place to share your customer service stories....whether you are a customer or a customer service worker. Let out your frustrations whenever you receive the worst possible customer service and celebrate the champions who offer the best customer service.

2012.05.15 19:29 jpm374 I Need Help Finding A Mechanical Engineering Internship Around West Chester, PA


2015.05.25 23:20 Brewster_The_Pigeon Are we really making this a thing now

Notorious for bullies.

2023.03.28 01:18 m0tylpo Anyone use Ariens apex?

Thinking about buying a new Ariens Apex 60 with Kawasaki engine at this dealership near me. $6400 0% financing 3 year warranty. Wanted to see what people thought about these mowers. They also sell spartan and gravely but both are more expensive of course.
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2023.03.28 01:17 Black_Light00 GhatGPT is not advanced enough.

I asked it to design a heavy plate factory this is what i got back
Tldr: it explains the factory however doesn't give any usefull insight on how to build it.
Great! Based on your requirements, I have created a factory plan that should meet your needs. Here's an overview of what it includes:
Here's a more detailed breakdown of the factory layout:
  1. Raw material storage: The raw materials needed for the production process are stored in silos located on one end of the platform. The silos are easily accessible by trucks or other vehicles, which can deliver raw materials to the factory as needed.
  2. Processing area: The raw materials are processed in this area to produce the heavy plates. The processing area includes smelters, foundries, and assemblers that work together to produce the heavy plates.
  3. Storage area: The finished heavy plates are stored in a dedicated storage area, which is located near the processing area. The storage area includes several cargo containers where the plates can be stacked.
  4. Logistics area: The logistics area includes a network of conveyor belts that transport the raw materials from the storage area to the processing area and then transport the finished products to the storage area. The logistics area also includes a series of lifts and elevators that transport workers between the different levels of the factory.
  5. Maintenance area: The maintenance area is located near the processing area and includes facilities for repairing and maintaining the equipment used in the production process. The maintenance area also includes an office where workers can manage the production process and monitor the equipment.
I hope you find this factory plan satisfactory. Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like me to make any modifications.
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2023.03.28 01:17 Glum_Concentrate_449 I have an Upcoming Interview

So I received a phone call earlier today because I had applied at a Costco near me for a Stocking position. When I scheduled the interview they informed me that I could be helping the front end, going on as a cashier, and so forth is that really true because I have prior work experience working with merchandise as a Grocery Lead at my previous store. I really was not expecting to work as a cashier.
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2023.03.28 01:17 LaminarEntropy My lack of social intelligence makes me more vulnerable to manipulation.

I had a supervisor in another department at my job come up to me and tell me something similar to "you have a courageous heart, you'd better return it".
A fake compliment that took me a full week to realize. I feel like a doormat to other people because I'm not smart enough to come up with zingers and comebacks on the spot. I'm usually just silent. I'm also highly autistic.
I'm worried about being prevented from moving up in the world because I don't have the social skills to stand up for myself and somtimes I'll even gaslight myself in order to bend to the will of others. That's how my family treated me growing up.
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2023.03.28 01:17 CoolMapBro Am I crazy?

I have a married partner I've been seeing for about a year & a half. Several months into us dating, he told me he was going to stop looking for additional partners. This was out of nowhere at the time. I was still dating other men (besides my husband) & told him I planned to continue doing that. He had some jealousy issues, but ultimately was mature about it as long as I kept him informed of who I was seeing & whether those relationships were becoming anything more than casual. That's an agreement we've kept. However, the last 6 months or so I've been too busy to even think about dating anyone else. I've been off the apps a long while & he said he was, too.
We're kinky & he's been learning rope & practicing with me & his wife. I live a couple hours away & we only see each other once a week & his wife is also swamped with work & often spends the night out of town for her job or visiting other partners. Recently he mentioned maybe practicing "non-sexy" rope with a friend of his. I didn't have an issue with this in the moment, except that I'd never heard him mention a friend with this name & I've met a number of his local friends. The name did sound familiar though.
My partner is a college professor & often talks about his favorite students. The friend was a former student. By former, I mean she was in his class last year & is no longer in one of his classes, but is still an undergrad in the department he works in. I had to search old texts to realize this & had no idea they were texting & forming an intimate enough relationship where they were sharing kinks. She's about 35 years younger than him.
When I confronted him with the weirdness of this & the fact that it sounded like grooming & exploitation, he said that this idea was just a thought he had because he wanted to improve his rope skills, but he realized after he mentioned it to me that it was probably a bad idea. He was deeply offended that I had perceived him as a predator.
I ended up feeling bad for accusing him when he hadn't actually done anything physical with the student (as far as I know). But I continue to be troubled by how inappropriate this seems. Then a couple weeks ago I noticed an Okcupid notification go off on his phone while we were out to eat. I teased him about it a little & he said he didn't actually talk to anyone on there. The notification was one of the annoying ones, not about a message or a like. Today I went on & saw he'd been recently active. I texted & asked if he was trying to date again & he said no. He said he sometimes swiped out of boredom. All I want is the truth here. We're poly. I can handle him having other relationships & a misguided flirtation. I can't handle being lied to. But maybe he's telling the truth about all of this! I just find it very hard to believe he was dumb enough to think tying up a student was a good idea, even if he didn't go through with it, if he wasn't attempting to seduce her. It makes me question a lot of things.
I don't want to drone on about how great the relationship is otherwise, but it's been really wonderful. He's sweet & kind & I know he loves me. I just wish I could trust him. So do I sound crazy?
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2023.03.28 01:16 Crazy-Eighter Would a factory reset to get rid of a virus/hacker wipe my SSDs?

So I just recently nearly downloaded a virus, but was able to get rid of it before it could do anything. This happened once before on my older computer about 5 years ago, but the virus was so bad I had to perform a factory reset to wipe it. Back then I didn't anything on my computer that I didn't already have on my google drive or flash drive, but now I have many projects and files that are irreplaceable. I'm backing up what I can to my flashdrive, but it doesn't have enough storage for all of it. I have two extra SSDs installed, and I was wondering: if I did have to do a factory reset, would the data on my SSDs be erased, too? I ask because a lot of the bigger files are on my SSDs, so I am worried that if I get a very bad virus again I'll loose all my data on my SSDs. If not, though, then that saves a lot of space on my flashdrive and would give me peace of mind.
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2023.03.28 01:16 KaleidoscopeDry5029 How to apply to SLP Jobs as a CFY

I keep trying to open applications and apply to slp school jobs as a CFY and everything asks me for my credentials when applying… but I technically have none because I am just graduating from grad school. I am so overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin and I want to move out of state. Please if anyone has suggestions let me know!!
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2023.03.28 01:16 chickenlegwheatbread Wayfair Furniture Sale Near Me

Use the link for Wayfair Furniture Sale Near Me. The website features a wide selection of coupons, promo codes, and discount deals that are updated regularly for you to choose from and make your purchase more affordable.
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2023.03.28 01:16 ITinMN Unbearably hot

Anyone else dealing with this? I live in a high-rise condo which has "central heating and cooling," but the entire building can only be one or the other, so it's been heat-only for months. I have my heat off at the source for my condo. The problem is, I'm on the 21st (out of nearly 30) floor, and it's like everyone below me has had the heat on full blast the entire time (including now, when it's 40°F+ outside).
I've had the windows open, have 7 fans (in a 700ft² condo), and a portable air conditioner sucking in air from outside.
Yet it's been 75°F inside all week, and it'll probably be like this for months until they switch off the heat (at which point it'll "settle") at around 70°F.
My ideal temperature inside is around 60°F. Anything over 62°F and I start to feel sick. I have a doctor's letter saying I need to be able to get it down to 55°F, but I can't think of any way to accomplish that.
Short of sitting in a tub of cold water (which is basically what I do when not working), or selling and buying somewhere else (like the Northwest Territories), what in the world can I do about this?
Help? Please?
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2023.03.28 01:15 Huh__cry-baby_ Feeling suicidal.. I can’t take it anymore. X-post from r/IBS

Today I woke by a nightmare.. it's about my irritable bowel syndrome. It got worse and it's related to my old trauma of this disease.. I felt really sad. Cuz l've been skipping a lot of days like it's been a whole month since classes started and I only attended for one exam.. I can't go! Cuz I feel so depressed and anxious. My professors all know that l'm unable to attend only on exams.. but still even on the exam days I get sick as well.. like a week ago I studied for a whole 3 days and I was excited then woke up at 4am with a stomach pain... I hated my body and that even doing a simple thing like going to an exam.. I'm unable to do it !! Ever since that day my mental health got worse.. also friends and classmates started to ignore me bcuz I don't attend that much. I don't want to go with the same trauma i had to go thru when I was younger.. I was bullied by classmates and even teachers.. i promised myself that once I make it to college I will never make myself go thru same I felt in high school.. it's like even if I want to try.. I can't all of my energy is faded. I can't put myself in situations that won't do me any good ! I will never do ! It's been 9 years with this disease.. today my dad talked to me.. he said "I wanna help you , why aren't u attending classes.. I want u to attend and be more sociable. I understand that you're doing ur best lk you like to study.. and Ik you're going thru it and it's hard..but you can't live like this. Yk there's people who suffers more and worse like “there's a person who's looking for a job but he got fired or he got into accident and he doesn't have money to buy another car... or there's a drunk father and his daughter have difficulties to pay for her college.." my eyes got teary.. I told him dad I wish I can be able to go out and work. I wish I was able to be more social.. you think I don't want that.! Their problems are easy and a part of life!! But my problem is within me! And I can't escape that! Don't you understand it's been 9 years! Why haven't you tried years ago.. I won't push myself and attend classes! I won't embarrass myself anymore! Isn't it enough that I put up with everything all of these 9 years! I got into the college that u asked from me to attend with a grades better than all of my siblings that doesn't have a chronic disease like me! I just wanted you to be proud of me and understand me!
Vent tw* I was literally crying for my parents years ago begging them and telling them I can't, l'm getting bullied bcuz of this chronic disease!! By classmates and even teachers! I still cry myself to sleep. They used to tell me you're just making it up bcuz you're lazy my mom said this to me.. or my siblings say l'm just worthless and I won't be anything in this life.. or everyone got stomach problems.. you're just spoiled and a child. Or how my brother said that “I’m so worthless why don’t I just end my life..” and you dad never tried to help me.. you only care about fking stupid grades! Fine you want it I got into the fking college you want fking pharmacy college ! Isn't that enough. Now I wish to die. I'm not looking for any other reason to live for! My mind is constantly telling me to end it. All these years.. you never cared.. you thought I was making it up.. why didn't you treat me nice when I needed it the most. I still suffer.. and you still want me to continue to go to college buz you want to feel proud of me.. otherwise like 1 month ago you didn't treat me nice or even smile in my face.. just buz I got a stupid bad grade.. my whole worth for you depends on what I make or what grade I get... I give up on making you proud. I don't want anything just give me my peace. It's enough for me what I have been thru. How many friends I've lost due to this disease.. I don't want to try anymore. You don't know how many time I woke up every morning and wished I was somebody else.. I never wanted to feel this way again. unwanted by people.. being ignored and making fun of.. I don't want to go thru this anymore.. that's why I'm skipping classes.. idk what will happen to me or my future.. but honestly it can never be worse than going there and have to relive every moment back in high school.. I have no energy or the mentality to do it. And l'm afraid l'd Off myself if I push myself like I did years ago..
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2023.03.28 01:15 callingwhere M33 broke up with fiance (F26), got with me (F31), dumped me, and got with F26 4 months later that looks like ex-fiance. Second rebound?

Title explains it all.
A month after he broke an engagement of a 6-year relationship, my ex (who is also a doctor -- same as me) started a situationship with me. He was fun for the first 3 months, after which his serious anger problems and competitive nature came out. He would be constantly irritable, would be hot and cold with me, and had legitimate temper tantrums (screaming, stomping) about inconsequential things (i.e. spilling potting soil on a rug; missing shots in a basketball game). Three weeks after a fun weekend away, he abruptly called it off with me, told me I was "only a rebound," that he "led me on," and that he "never had feelings." We were together 6 months.
What then ensued was a him continuing to talk to his ex for a couple months and occasionally engaging with me in a non-romantic but still hot-and-cold dynamic (i.e. wanted to be friends, then didn't). He also called me in February to talk about how much he missed his ex-fiance and how lonely he is.
Eventually, his ex-fiance told him she wanted to stop talking so she could focus on her new relationship -- and that she was moving in with the new guy --, and he found out I was seeing someone new as well. Suddenly, he then contacted me to say he could no longer talk to me at all ever because he was in a serious relationship and the new girl was uncomfortable.
Notably, new girl is a nurse we both work with who is the same age as his ex (26) with the same hair color (blonde). Apart from that, she isn't aligned with anything he's about. For example, he's sober and she parties a lot, and her insta is covered in nearly-nude pictures being liked by many men when he's a very jealous person. They just went on a vacation to Florida after 2 months together and he met her grandparents.
This screams rebound to me. Who in a new happy relationship would tell their rebound ex that they missed their original ex and were lonely? But can people have more than one rebound? Is this headed for disaster and going to cause even more workplace drama?
I realize some of this was just a rant, but I'm trying not to feel insane in thinking that this new relationship isn't anything but problematic and going to hurt yet another person...
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2023.03.28 01:15 cotf21131120 I've never NOT met expectations till now.

So I'm a 30 yr old with a finance degree. Working on getting an accounting one in the afternoon. I've worked AP, bookkeeping, staff Accountant etc. I started a new job in January and today was my 90 day review. I was basically told that if I can't pull the next two check runs by myself, I'm done. At my 30 day review I was told I was behind, which made sense. I didn't get computer access till after two weeks and then was sent on a one week orientation. I still don't have all the account access I need to have and I don't know what I need to have access to. I spent a good month not knowing what I didn't know. They use a proprietary accounting system that I have no experience with. They changed the check run process two weeks ago because the company is trying to get funding and we're still finding quirks that need to get fixed on the fly. I want to just quit, I don't want to look bad, but I can't meet their expectations, this has never happened to me before. I wish I could say school is getting in the way or find some reason, it feels like lost battle already. Comments, criticism, advice is welcome. This has never happened to me before. I honestly don't know how to react to it.
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2023.03.28 01:15 Dibz15 Making a decision on a funded PhD role

Hey everyone. I'm currently studying my MSc in computer science in the UK (Scotland). I have applied for multiple PhD studentship positions across the UK in my area of interest, and I recently got notice that I was awarded a funded offer (full tuition covered, with stipend) after several rounds of interviews. I'm really excited, and the position and topic area are amazing and well-aligned with my career interests. I also feel really blessed to receive an offer that is fully funded, as I know it's incredibly competitive and I have worked hard to get it. I'm also an international student, so that makes it even more competitive.
The only thing that is holding me back is that I am married, and this is a decision that affects both myself and my spouse. We have been looking at what it would take to move to be near the university, and the cost of living in the area (an hour from London) is staggering. I am going to keep looking, but it looks like the monthly rent + council tax for a 1 bedroom flat would basically take up the entire stipend amount, maybe more. Not to mention moving costs, food, utilities, etc. It would be a big change for us, as we are currently comfortably able to afford where we are right now. For context, my spouse is also finishing up their master's degree right now. They don't yet have a job lined up, and it doesn't look there are many options in their field where we would be moving.
My goal is to still get my PhD, but this is really getting me down. I'm hoping that someone here may have some general advice, or maybe has been in a similar situation. My other options are to wait and see if I get any offers from other programmes, or maybe wait and get an industry job in the meantime? I'm feeling uncertain now.
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2023.03.28 01:15 jet4christ Can I start smoking again?

Cannabis 1-2 times a month
I haven’t smoked weed for a few months, i applied for a new job I got a background check and then was offered the job. Currently I have a start date and the only thing left for me to do is fingerprints, I haven’t been notified of any drug tests. Their policy says that if they are informed of an employee using, in possession of, or distributing, any drugs they will be tested and may face consequences up to termination.
Can I start smoking again and not worry about getting tested or should I wait?
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2023.03.28 01:15 sausagesfestivity Where to invest savings? Mutual funds? QSR Franchise?

Hi Gang,

Been married for about 1.5 Years, me(32) and my wife(31) have saved around 120K and we put in to our savings about 5k Minimum to upwards of 8K monthly. We both work at great companies, and get paid fairly good for the work we do.
We have been thinking a lot about where to invest our money. We have been really looking into a QSR Franchise (Pizza mainly) and have found a few with great net profit by the end of the month. Some have ranged between 6K-11K a month after all expenses (included loan) but inorder to qualify for these high sales store we would deplete our savings completely. Sure we can get help from parents if needed for business but that’s a side thing. Saying that, is it worth to invest our time/money in a franchise? I know I have heard MANY people say a franchise is like buying your self a job, my goal is not to own one, but multiple. Also know I won’t be an absentee owner. But that’s besides the point again.
I would really love to hear where else we can invest our money for it grow. Stocks? Mutual funds? What’s a return on those ? Vs a QSR Franchise? Why one over the other? Really, I have just been thinking and digging a lot into QSR stuff but not sure as im not 100% set on franchise, I know I can be if need be. But signing up for a 300-400K loan for a QSR is a huge step. Rather hear other people’s opinion/guidance on how they have grown their money by investing.
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2023.03.28 01:15 TheUltimator5 I am a Prime broker and making a total return swap with a hedge fund who wants short exposure to BBBY. Here is what I do.

I am a Prime broker and making a total return swap with a hedge fund who wants short exposure to BBBY. Here is what I do.
Disclaimer: This is a completely "fictional" story about fictitious prime broker "Credit Default Suisse" and fictitious hedge fund "Citadel Apprentices"

I am a prime broker called Credit Default Suisse, and I have a very good mutual relationship with my friendly hedge fund Citadel Apprentices.

Citadel Apprentices approaches me on August 29, 2022 and tells me that they want to open up a Total Return Swap with short exposure to BBBY, since they believe the company is overvalued at the time and thinks it will drop in price over the next several months. The exposure they desire is much larger than the maximum required amount to no have to report the position, so they opt for a swap contract vs. shorting the stock directly.
Citadel Apprentices wants exposure of a whopping 50 million shares worth! That is nearly half the float of the company! We decide to enter into a Total Return Swap agreement that is paid out on 3-month LIBOR. This means, that after 90 interest accruing days, a snapshot in time till be taken at the close price of BBBY, then payments will be made based on that price.

Citadel Apprentices agrees to pay me 50 million shares worth of the price at the valuation date plus the interest from 3-month LIBOR. In return, I agree to pay Citadel Apprentices 50 million shares worth of the price of what BBBY is today (August 29, 2022).

Effectively, Citadel Apprentices has short exposure to BBBY, and if the price declines, I owe Citadel Apprentices a lot of money! Since I am a prime broker, I am risk averse, so I am going to perfectly hedge my position. In response, I open up a 50 million short position on BBBY, so a decline in price has no effect on me. At the end of the swap, I will pay Citadel Apprentices with the gains I made from my BBBY short position, but I also will receive the interest from the 3-month LIBOR. Since I am a bona fide market maker, I also am exempt from reporting my massive short position due to my special exemption clause in 17 CFR 242 (Regulation SHO).

I understand that Citadel Apprentices and all their friendly hedge funds and market makers want to naked short BBBY to make a lot of money, but I don't care since I am getting paid out my massive LIBOR rate at the end of the swap either way and am perfectly hedged.

Time goes by and BBBY is naked shorted at a rapid pace by multiple entities. The swap valuation date is only a few days away, so we all have a plan to flash crash the price right at the valuation date for maximum returns. We even have friendly media throw out articles about the company planning for bankruptcy from undisclosed sources to cause mass panic and drop the price even more.

They did it! The close price on 06 Jan 2023 was $1.31. The fixed leg payment is $13.35 (close price on start date). Citadel Apprentices just made 50,000,000 * (13.35-1.31) - Interest, or $602 Million - Interest.

Since I now owe them hundreds of millions of dollars, all I need to do is close out those initial naked short positions I opened as a hedge for my bona fide market making and use some of those profits as payment.

Since the stock has been naked shorted constantly over the entire swap duration, I know that my buy-back price will not push it over the price that the swap was opened, and if it does, I can just FTD shares and purchase them back as soon as the price drops down a bit again since many other institutions are naked shorting it and opening short positions at the higher levels that I just pushed the price will benefit them greatly in the long run.

As soon as I buy back the shares, Citadel Advisors reminds me that the Total Return Swap isn't expired. It pays out every 90 interest accruing days! They remind me that the next valuation date is on or around May 18th 2023.
I re-enter my naked short hedging position and the cycle continues...
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2023.03.28 01:15 aussie_tacocat 🤔 Help me choose pls (more info in description) - MS CS

I'm from a non-CS background and just got admitted to these 2 programs with funding. Overall, the price tags come to the same amount (I've factored in living expenses), although Brandeis is 2 years and Syracuse is 3 years.
I prioritize getting SWE internship and full-time jobs, although the quality of the coursework must also be decent as well. I'm under the impression that Syracuse is more rigorous academically so in the long-term, this will give me a stronger foundation to be a better SWE, given that I don't have a CS bachelor degree?
Brandeis on the other hand doesn't rank as high in CS, and with a 2-year program, I think it'll not be as comprehensive as Syracuse's 3-year, and will instead focus more on practicality. I've looked into the alumni profiles of both schools, they both have a record of sending their graduates to good tech companies. That being said, Brandeis seems to be more dedicated towards helping their students get job offers because of its small class size and its dedicted career services? And being close to Boston and Cambridge has its perks as well.
I'm very torn. With the current tech climate, which school should I choose?
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2023.03.28 01:14 sanchezteiger My experience with the process

Hey everyone,
Seeing that a lot of people are in a similar boat, hoping my ongoing story can shed even the faintest of light.. I'm almost at the end, and will update once I get there. My trip is on 4/8 so as of today I enter the 14 day window.
This is my timeline:
2/2: Called national passport center to figure out which was the correct form to correct my missing last name on my passport. I didn't renew my last one so wasn't too sure about this. They told me I needed to submit a DS5504 form for "correction". I have paid for expedited everything.
2/13: Send out my documents via express mail. At this point it says 5-7 weeks total time. Okay, I have enough time. I guess I was pretty naïve and had too much hope in this system.. Also didn't find this subreddit until after doing this.
2/15: Documents show delivered.
2/21: See the first glimpse of "In progress" on the online checker tool. Got my application identifier.
3/1: Check gets cashed. "Cool, they're making progress and got my folder opened and what not. Seen many comments that this is when the count down starts, but not fully sure if its the case or not. So not sure if even before the 2/21 date they have made any progress before.
3/9-3/10: I see my status changed to "Not Available". Wonder why. I go down the reddit rabbit hole and see this information about reaching out to congressman/sentor office to get help on application.
3/10: I contacted my Congressman's office thinking they serve less people, easier to get a hold of. They reply the same day saying they put an inquiry in.
3/16: I get an update from the Charleston center via my rep, saying it is the incorrect form and would need to apply for a whole new passport. Application form is attached. (Never received it in the mail or via email). I ask if I can just have my passport returned to have it in hand for my trip on 4/8. Get a reply saying to write a 1 page letter requesting you want to cancel the application and the reasoning. I get it sent out to my congressperson the same day (beginning to panic and working fast).
Congressperson also lets me know I can both cancel and request for an in-person urgent appt when I enter the qualifying time period.
3/22: Few days go by, I hear nothing. I submit an inquiry to my Senator's office (Feinstein) and they quickly get back to me saying I had a prior inquiry with another office. Told them where I was in that process. Never get a reply back. Reach out to my other Senator's office (Padilla) and to this day haven't heard back. I left out any trace that would say I have another ongoing inquiry.
3/23: I follow up with my congressperson's office. THEY NEVER SENT THE CANCELATION FORM. UGH. I resend them the email I sent the week before with the page I wrote. I called the passport hotline that night about 6:30pm and actually got through in about 30 min. I was able to get transferred to a passport specialist, explained my situation and they were kind enough to say they made a note that my travel date is 2 days before what I entered hoping they will send my documents back in time. They also explained to me this:
- If I have canceled my application, I technically can fall into the no application in the system category and call for an urgent appt 14 days before my trip. IF you have an active application in the system, you can only call 5 days before your scheduled trip showing proof. Okay, decent info. They tried to reassure me they have submitted the request to cancel my application (idk if my congressperson ever sent it at this point).
3/27: I wake up at 5am (PST) to try making an appointment on the 877 number. Busy signal as soon as I dial. I swear I dialed 42 times until I got through. 12 min wait at 5:04am! I was able to talk to a person, explained I submitted a request to cancel my application, said ok, let me see where I can find an in-person appointment. Finds one on 4/5 to my closest location! I'm damn near crying tears of joy. That is 3 days before my travel, so hoping I get my OG passport back and won't need to pay any extra fee's.
I follow up with my congressperson later in the day and all they say is there is no update. They will try again on friday 3/31. Great.

I'm hoping there is no issue on 4/5 for my in-person appt! It's been stressful ya'll. Go through all the mediums possible and don't give up!!

I'll update this thread whenever I hear from my congressperson/complete my passport appointment. Sign up for UPS my view and USPS informed delivery too!
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2023.03.28 01:14 GC51320 Service based business need help. Several questions.

As with many, I have no clue on the business side of things. I have already established a sole proprietor LLC. I have my federal EIN. I have no intent to have any employees in the near future. I'm in NC if that will help any help me.
Do I need a state EIN?
Any suggestions on low cost account/service tracking? Is Quick Books Small Business the go to?
I will be using my personal vehicle until I have enough profit to purchase a dedicated vehicle for work use. Will a basic mileage tracker be capable of discerning the two (with simplistic input)?
Being split between the two, should I even bother holding on to fuel and maintenance receipts (oil changes, tires, etc etc.)
Is there a preferred website service that would provide a scheduling/estimate set up?
Again, I have done the work for a couple years. I have all the general tools needed to perform the work but will need to track job specific supplies as well as consumables. Thanks for any and all advice and suggestions.
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2023.03.28 01:14 Zcrow17 Best timeline for a switched finance major?

For some background, I currently go to Hofstra University outside of NYC (from MA). My first semester I did computer science, but realized it doesn’t interest me like finance and economics. I already traded on the side and researched personal finance since I was 16. So it was kind of dumb that I never considered it sooner, but I was set on comp sci in highschool.
Now, I am halfway through my first semester with finance and find it much more interesting. My gpa is better, and I am doing my schools hedge fund club. But, I am worried that because I hadn’t planned for this sooner, I might not be able to get a good internship my sophomore/junior year. I have a basic business operation/analytics internship lined up for this summer, but it’s just a local hometown company.
I’m willing to start low and work up/learn in terms of jobs, but my goal is to be able to go into either IB, PE, or FP&A soon after graduation. So, I was curious about the best way to catch up and make myself competitive for good internships in the 2024/2025 summewhat’s the best timeline to take? I’m a motivated worker who’s not afraid of long hours and have a genuine interest in finance
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2023.03.28 01:14 RedGambit9 The DM that had to many red flags, so I said f**k it i'll just go run a second campaign.

So this just happened last week, so it's pretty fresh in my mind. I want to state firstly, any one of these on their own isn't terrible. But all of them, yeah, huge red flag. And all of these red flags happen in a 24-hour period. I will also explain why some I see as red flags, at least for me as a fellow DM.
TL;DR: DM doesn't like my choices on racial bonus placement, backstory, wastes my time and wants to fill out my character sheet for me.
So I got invited to a pretty interesting campaign on /lfg.
We have a pretty good chit-chat about who I am, his "test" question which was funny, which I can appreciate as I do the same thing in my post on /lfg. He asks for a character concept. Quickly (as the first interaction is all by text) I send him the class(paladin or cleric, felt like it fit the setting of being a "police officer" well) I was thinking. I apologies that is is only a class concept and let him know all my pre-made PCs are not built for being a "police officer".
But then he asks for more. He wants a full paragraph at least of backstory. Mind you we have only chatted for 30 minutes. And I already explained none of my "pre-mades" fit the setting. ( Low Red Flag #1)
I come back with 20 minutes later with a full two paragraphs of the character. I thought I would do something different, and make a character that has no "trauma" in there backstory.(I quote that, cause it comes up later in the convo.) I even give my parents jobs. I also chose my race, half-elf, which my feed into what happens next. The PC is an "idealistic" individual, who comes from a "modest" household. (I quote idealistic and modest, cause those were the exact word I use)
He responds with, "So i'm getting a preppy vibe....semi-wealthy family.... definitely LG type." (Med-High Red Flag #2: So we are insulting my character concept now. At least for me, midwest-USA, you don't want to be preppy. He also told me to consider being a Mtn. dwarf. No reason given. And saying my family is "wealthy" even though I said "modest")
He also tells me my character needs "adversity" in his backstory. Such as "trauma".(Red Flag #3: As a fellow DM, I wish I had A player that gave me a backstory that didn't involve being abandoned or parents killed. lol. Do I still accept their backstories, yes I do.)
Immediately tell him he isn't "preppy", but an idealist. And the PC definitely didn't come from money. I also explain why I want a no "trauma/adversity" PC. I want to play a character that is molded by "trauma" during the campaign, and see how the PC responds to it, and "how it changes an idealist man".
DM: " I'm not gonna say no outright, but I think it's going to be hard for you to build an interesting character with no adversity whatsoever." (High Red Flag #4)
In response I just give him an issue in which PC feels incompetent at his job sometimes.
We end the night with a set voice chat for the next day at 5pm.
About an hour and half before the session I re-confirm the 5pm time slot and get an okay.
5:10pm comes around and I get a message that he needs to push my time back to 8pm. Essentially a player just got back to him at that moment and he wanted to push my time slot to 8pm. From the text and later during voice chat, he expected our meeting to be 3 hours long....( High Red Flag #5: I'm military, and I just don't miss "hit times". And I don't make miss hit-times and don't change them up at the time they are suppose to be met. Essentially if a person gives me change that last minute, it means they won't respect my time in the future.)
8pm comes around, which he is also late for. But only by like 10-15 minutes.
I'm thinking we are getting together to go over more of the world and do stats. No, he wants to do the character sheet that night with me. I tell him I can knock it out myself, as I have 7yrs exp. with Roll20. He seems fine with it.
10 minutes later I have done my stats and start putting them in.
"Whoa, whoa. What are you doing?" Says the DM.
"I'm putting in my stats."
"Oh. That's okay. I will wait to put in your speed, Darkvision etc." Says the DM. (High Red Flag #6: Why are you doing my character sheet for me??? After I told you I could do it on my own.)
After I put in my stats, he responds with, "Oh you put them in there? Why did you do that? That was really odd placement. I wouldn't of done that." (HIGH HIGH RED FLAG #7: Do I really have to explain this one?)
After that I just told him, yeah i'm done. "Don't think this is going to work. There's a weird vibe. Thanks for the opportunity, but not to waste my time or yours, i'm going to excuse myself."
DM: "Oh, wait, why?" "You sure?" "Well I noticed the vibe was weird to. I was going to say something afterwards." (Red Flag #8: So you were going to let me create a full character sheet with backstory and possibly tell me no???)
Only good thing about this incident is I decided to pick up a second campaign as a DM and I gave the players the chance to vote on the concept. Which allows me to explore a campaign I have had stuck in my head for the past 5-6 years. Wish me luck!.
edit: want to add it wasn't til the night of the voice chat I found out the game was taking place in the "modern" world, as in the "1980s-1990s". So guns, telephone etc. Which I had known I would of excused myself during the chat when I asked for info about the world.
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2023.03.28 01:13 jazzintoronto Are these signs of prostate cancer or other prostate issues? 32/M, overactive bladder

About 2 years ago, I started to experience frequent nighttime urination, which interrupted my sleep and caused daytime fatigue.
Blood tests and urine tests found no problems. I also did a sleep study and no significant apnea was found. My doctor asked me if I had trouble starting my pee stream or if I had a weak pee stream, and I said no.
Despite the sleep test results, my partner says that I DO stop breathing in my sleep, and I snore loudly.
Also, despite what I told my doctor about my pee stream, my partner observed a start-and-stop sound when I'm peeing. When I think about it, that comes from flexing my abdomen to force the pee to come out faster, which I thought was normal...? If I make an effort not to flex my abdomen and just relax, I sometimes DO have a weak stream.
Over the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have experienced pain I'd describe as a cross between muscular pain and a feeling of slight heaviness, in my lower back/right buttock.
Recently, extremely tired of needing to get up and go all the way to the bathroom 2-3 times a night at minimum, I got myself a couple of those urinals used for bed-bound individuals, which also measures the quantity of urine.
What I found out is that my nighttime urine output ranges from, at best, about 16 fl oz, and, at worst, up to nearly 30 fl oz. This is in only 6-7 hours of sleep, MAYBE 8 on some weekends.
I'm aware that prostate cancer is rare in young men, but I'm an ultra-anxious hypochondriac, so I have to know. Are these signs that something is wrong with my prostate?

And yes, I will be seeing a doctor about this, but the soonest appointment is in 3 weeks, so I'm looking to get some people's thoughts before then.
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