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Somehow my coworker still has a job

2023.06.07 00:06 bitchywaffler Somehow my coworker still has a job

I'm a minor and I've worked as a hostess at Mt restaurant since January. Although the upper management isn't the best all my coworkers are super nice and kind and make it a welcoming environment. I live on state lines and actually work put of state where the minimum wage is much lower however I stay at my job for my coworkers.
However, maybe a month and a half ago we hired one of our delivery drivers as a server(we don't do Doordash or Uber eats we have our own thing). At first I didn't know her too well but I liked her because she seemed nice enough.
However i have had now three experiences with her that makes me not even understand how she still has a job and it's made me extremely dislike her. I don't wish her any ill will but I hope she lives a great life very far away from mine. I just need to vent about this so here are the three instances.
First of all I would like to say some information so you understand the vibe of my restaurant: everyone there says I love you and things like that often are very supportive and care about what's going on in your personal life including the in store managers, gossiping about other coworkers is not tolerated and you will be sent home and fired the second time (however this does not always happen), and everyone lends a helping hand if they can.
The first instance was a week or two ago when I worked with her. It was extremely busy to the point where almost everyone cried at least once. She had repeatedly asked me to help her and I told her I would if I could however I was the only hostess there in charge of bussing, seating and to gos. There was so many to go orders and people coming in I just didn't have time to bus tables. She got very passive aggressive if I did not help or made a mistake. Later that night a table sat themselves. I brought them menus and told her and her response was "I told them they had to wait 20 minutes so they are going to wait." I had no problem with that however 45 minutes later at closing time they came in saying no one had ever taken their order. She said she gave the table to another server who said she couldn't have because the tables she took had already had their order placed. She also left a full bus tub in the back(it is our job to empty them) and denied that it was hers and left. The supervisor wrote her up and the supervisor got in trouble for some reason.
Secondly, the next day she came in for her shift grabbed her things and left? As far as I know she was talked to but had no real consequences.
The last was the worst. Last Sunday everyone worked a split incliding me but her and one other girl who came in at night. This was the morning and I know now that she was scheduled from either 7 or 8 to 4pm. She got very angry and was rude whenever we Double sat her even though the other room was full or people requested to be sat in her room. At about 1:30 she said that she was cut and to stop seating her in the middle of a rush. I told her there was no where else to put anyone so I'm going to have to seat her and if she needs she can talk to the manager to find a solution. I ended up having to take two of her tables. I am a hostess not a server and at my restaurant you have to be 18 or older to serve. So I had to log in to someone else's profile to serve against the rules. I was scheduled to be off at 2. I had to stay til 2:30 just to come back at 4. Come to find out no one cut her she just wanted to be done early. Not to mention that she was so rude to me a customer told a supervisor it was unacceptable. Ans of course she didn't do any of her side work.
As far as I know she had no real consequences for any of these things and I work with her almost every shift this week (:. The manager and former supervisor(she quit) take it seriously but the upper management/owners do not. I'm seriously questioning if she knows them personally or something else...
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2023.06.07 00:03 Marqiz22 How easy is it to travel between Durrës and Golem beach?

Hey! We will be visiting Albania and playing to stay couple of days by the Golem beach (to be more precise somewhere across the highway to Kryemëdhej). Google shows around 20 min drive to Durrës (port or amphitheatre) ~10-13 km.
How feasible is it to go to Durrës by taxi? Is it easy to get a taxi also late evening / early night? From the local taxi apps I've seen on Google, two of them are outdated for android and one did not seem functional at all... also how expensive would that ride be? Any bus alternatives just in case?
Thanks for any input!
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2023.06.06 23:47 darkbetero Why is bus live tracking in Canberra so poor, and when will it be improved?

Live tracking of buses in Canberra is abysmal. I don't think it's the third-party apps-even using the ACT's official NXTBUS website shows buses 'on schedule' that don't appear. Previous posts on canberra seem to imply a new system is in the works, but does anyone know what the go is and when we can expect it?
I'd really like to catch the bus more often rather than drive (better for the environment, no parking costs, better for congestion) but when it's consistently unreliable it acts as a disincentive. I don't even mind if the bus is a bit late, I get that busses might have to deal with a few red lights, or lots of passengers loading bikes or whatever. What's more annoying is trying to work out if your bus is late, or is simply not coming, or whether it was a few minutes early and you've missed it and need to work out alternative travel.
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2023.06.06 23:44 Substantial_Ad_6401 She Broke My Heart Five Months Ago, It Still Hurts. Please Help.

Back in November, there was a girl in my last class. I didn't pay attention to her until I noticed she was looking at me. I did everything to tell myself she wasn't looking at me. I caught her looking at me 3 more times that class. My self confidence was pretty low so I still didn't believe it.
As time went on, I started to realize that there was a possibility that she had a crush on me. That idea was very new to me and the more I thought about it, and her in general, the more I started to pay attention to her.
It wasn't long until I started doodling her during my other classes. We still hadn't talked but it was clear that I now had a crush on her as well.
I talked to my best friend about it and he said I should so something to get her attention. I was to afraid to start a conversation but I would gladly continue it if one were to start. I began a plan to simply smile at her. I didn't think it would be hard since we caught eyes quite a bit.
I remember I was at the back of the class getting my calculator and when I looked right, I saw her looking at me. Nervous, I immediately looked away. When I realized I messed up I turned back around to smile only to find she wasn't looking any more. I thought I could do it again that afternoon but the chance didn't come.
The next day I came to school with a new found determination. I practiced the event hundreds of times in my head. That afternoon, we met eyes and I smiled, but before she could see it she looked away. I didn't give up though, she looked back and I smiled, only for it to be too late as she was already looking away again. That happened ten times before I decided to stop and keep the rest of my dignity.
I went to text my friend and tell him that the mission was a bust when all of a sudden, I heard someone call my name. I turned around only to see her looking at me. She said lots of nice things. She said "I don't know why I've never talked to you before because you seem like a nice guy." And it really warmed my heart because I've never been told that.
We talked about what we do and our schedules, the whole time I was probably as red as a tomato. She ended up telling me that her parents do a breakfast thing on Saturdays and she asked if I could come.
My mind was already on auto pilot due to the fact that she was talking to me and when she asked me that I must have lost it inside my mind. She then asked if she could give me her number so that she could give me the info. Trying to keep my cool, I pulled my phone out, when she switched up on me and gave me her phone to type my number in. I took the phone and very shakily put my number in her phone.
That was the happiest I've probably ever been, I remember riding on the bus with the happiest smile ever. All of my friends were so proud of me.
The next day was pretty great, I couldn't believe I was at a girls house who I'd just met the previous day, luckily there were other people from our school so it wasn't very awkward.
My feelings began to grow as it seemed more and more that she truly liked me back. We talked a lot at school and even when we couldn't we would smile at each other. That smile was the reason I woke up every day.
I began a plan to ask her out on the last day of the school semester. I had learned some of her interests and got her a Christmas gift. On the last day, I gave it to her and asked her out to the local arcade. She said yes.
I was ecstatic. Later she texted me and asked if it could be a group thing, she then texted again and explained that her parents were hesitant about it so that was the agreement that was arranged. At first my heart sank but after the explanation I felt better.
The night at the arcade was probably the most magical night I've lived. After that we started talking more and I really began to see how many things we seemed to have in common. I was really excited at the thought that I might have my first girlfriend. I thought about her so much. And the more we talked, the more I realized I was in love with her.
I found out that we had the same lunch for the following semester and she said we should sit together. School finally came around and I sat with her and her friends. It was awkward, she spent most of the time talking with them but I was ok with it as I'm not a very social person anyways.
Throughout the whole time, I had thoughts in the back of my mind that asked myself if I was too much or if she even actually liked me. As mentioned before, my self confidence wasn't at its highest. But it came to the point where I asked if I was too much.
I remember I was so nervous that after I sent it I threw my phone on the bed and went to the living room to watch a movie. After the movie I came back to my room to see that there was a response.
I still remember exactly what it said. She answered and said no that I wasn't too much. But she followed that by saying it was starting to seem like I was more interested in her than she was in me.
I remember the absolute absence that filled my heart as I confirmed her suspicions. After I answered, I put my phone down, and for the first time in five years, I cried. That was the hardest I have ever cried.
When I went back to school, I couldn't look at her without feeling like I was about to throw up. Luckily I had another friend I shared lunch with so he took me in to his table. As time went on, it still continued to hurt, but I didn't want to let go. I was convinced that there had to be something that would come out of it.
We still talked, but no where near as much. One day, I was taking a test that I had missed after school. There was another guy in there, we didn't really talk to each other, but judging by the fact he was cleaning my teacher's room, I assumed that he had gotten in trouble and was making up for it. After that, he talked to the teacher, she asked if he was okay and he said he was good and that he started talking to a girl.
I wasn't trying to snoop into the conversation but I couldn't help but overhear it. He started talking about the girl he was talking to and I started to realize that she shared some similarities to the girl I was in love with.
The teacher asked for her name and he said it. My heart sank. I couldn't think right, and I couldn't breath. I finished the test as quick as I could and got out of there. I couldn't shake the feeling that he didn't like her for her, when he talked about her it felt like he was just interested her for his own use. Which could very easily been NOT the case, but I couldn't help but wonder if my worries had truth.
After a very long thought process, I decided to write her a letter that told her what I saw. I really wanted to show that I wasn't trying to influence her or say anything that wasn't true. I also wanted her to know that I wasn't doing it because I had feelings for her. I told her that I trust her better judgement as she probably knew the guy better than I did.
I gave her that letter under the impression that I was burying our friendship. I did not think she would appreciate it at all. But I felt like I had to do it because I would feel guilty if something were to happen.
She sent me a text thanking me for my kindness. I was mind blown, she told me that it meant a lot to her and she asked if I could tell her who it was. I told her everything I could but I didn't know the guy's name.
The next day I talked to her in person about it and she told me something that I took as "I'm not looking to date anyone because you both are guys are in high school." It wasn't exactly what she said but it's how I took it.
That's the last thing she ever said to me. After about a month, I started to allow myself to let go. I was beginning to have more fun with my friends and I was finally happy with how my life was.
Then one day, me and my friends were hanging out at the stairwell before our next class. Suddenly I saw the guy from earlier. I didn't really think anything of it until she passed by. She began to walk with him, and they started to hold hands while smiling at each other.
Words can't express how I felt. I know I don't really have a right to feel like that, but I do. I loved her so much, and I thought she might have loved me too. But she didn't and she chose the other guy. Which I'm happy for her. I'm glad she found someone who she liked. I just wish she didn't hurt me so badly in the process.
Sometimes I wonder if she ever thinks about me. I don't think I'll ever know if she had any feelings toward me, and although it hurts, I've accepted that. I'll never meet another woman like her. Words cannot expressed just how much love I felt toward her, and it makes me sad that she will never know.
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2023.06.06 23:41 avacado_ninja69 I've been on adderall for about a year now and I don't know how to feel about the effects.

While on adderall, I get this thing I call "the jitters". It feels like full body pop-rocks, especially in my hands and fingers. It also gives me really bad abdominal pain, headaches behind my eyeballs, and what I think is anxiety, worse anxiety than I already have. My jitters are so bad that people will notice and sometimes ask me about it. This makes drawing and writing difficult and uncomfortable. I used to dread getting the school bus home everyday because almost every time I'd get really bad abdominal pain paired with a headache and stinging behind my eyeballs. The abdominal pain has caused me to vomit three times so far, one in my driveway, one on the school bus, and one in the middle of a Foodmaxx. Each time happening in a vehicle an hour or so after I got off of school. As for the anxiety, it gives me a feeling that's difficult to describe. It sort of gives me a feeling of existential dread and constant overthinking. Or that feeling you get when your yelled at by a teacher or are caught doing something your not supposed to. It reminds me of the feeling I got when my bio dad had found us and we had to move again. Or that feeling when I was walking off stage after I had just sung for the talent show. I hope that makes sense. When I'm asked if the adderall is working for my adhd, I'm not sure how to answer. When I express to my mom that i'm unsure that it's working, she tells me that she can tell it is and that she notices an improvement. Personally, the only differences I've noticed is the pain and anxiety with maybe a slight ability to focus better and less impulsiveness I think. My mom will organize appointments with my psychiatrist following how I respond to the adderall. During these appointments I can't help but feel like my mom is speaking for me and isn't understanding what I'm telling her. Whenever there's a switch in dose, medication, or schedule for when I take it, I barely follow and I just take it when my mom tells me to. Whenever she doesn't give it to me, I simply don't take it. This feels comparable to when your in a group of dancers and your just trying to copy the person in front of you. I feel like the main character in garden state. Sometimes I just wish my mom wouldn't attend the appointments at all because I feel like my psychiatrists instructions would be a lot clearer. I feel like when my psychiatrist asks me how the adderall is affecting me, I just tell him what my mom thinks because my honest answer is that I can't tell that I can only really feel the negative affects. "I can't tell" isn't a very helpful answer and his response to the negative affects is usually to eat before I take it or lower the dose which doesn't feel very helpful. I just feel like no one's listening to me and that I'm just blindly taking pills that make me feel like shit or like they don't change anything. I'll see other peoples response to adderall as life changing and like their third eye has opened or something and it frustrates me because my experience is so much shittier than that.
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2023.06.06 22:56 Ask_me_4_a_story Trip Report: Using my Go Wild Pass to Get to Costa Rica (Spoiler Alert I found Wild Sloths!)

Hi Go Wild Friends! In case anyone wants to know about beautiful Costa Rica I went there using my Go Wild pass so I thought I would do a story about what happened in Costa Rica. There aren’t really a lot of travel tips in here, its just the wild shit I got into in Costa Rica. I did another write up with actual tips about South Beach in Miami on a budget here if you want to read that one.
Okay, Costa Rica, so fuckin amazing! I want to fly to all the international places Frontier goes so I decided to do Costa Rica second (Cancun is an easy trip for me in Kansas City, they go nonstop there every weekend). The hardest part about Costa Rica is just getting there, I took a bit of a circuitous route.
I always take a big vacation each year after tax season, its fun for me to turn my phone off and go somewhere off the grid and not even think about work. Last year I went to Argentina and Uruguay and it was wild but honestly, this year was even better! I first wanted to stay with my brother and see my nieces and nephews in Orlando so I booked a one way flight from St. Louis to Orlando for only $19 with my Go Wild pass. I got to take a train from Kansas City to St. Louis, it was only $37 and I loved it actually, something about trains is so fun for me, probably because I took one to Chicago in college and stayed in a homeless shelter, my first real experience solo traveling, I loved it!
I spent the afternoon in St. Louis riding around downtown on those fun scooters and eating chicken wings and walking around the baseball experience place they had, it was a good afternoon. I had a late flight to Orlando but I fucked up the terminal (don't google which terminal is Frontier, its wrong). I went through security and bag check only to find out I was in the wrong terminal so that stunk but I had plenty of time for two security checks so no big deal. The flight was delayed so I didn’t get into Orlando until almost 2am and there was a long line for the rental car. I regret not doing the one you can pick up without talking to an agent so much, it was only like $5 more, do the self check car rental if possible. Orlando was fun, got to see my nieces and nephews and my brother and his wife put a little guest bedroom in the shed, easy to get into at 2am without waking anyone up.
After two days in Orlando it was time for my big flight to Costa Rica! So excited! This flight was only $51 with my Go Wild pass, an absolute steal. It stopped in Atlanta and then I was in Costa Rica in no time. On the plane a bunch of us were excitedly talking about our Go Wild passes, its kind of fun to do the spiderman meme thing and be like, you have a Go Wild pass? Me Too! The ringleader told me there were wild sloths if I went to a place called Manuel Antonio. I said what the fuck did you just say, wild sloths? Oh yes! I literally had no plans for a whole week so I mentally added sloths to the list of things I wanted to see. I have a travel buddy I met in Mexico to visit in San Jose and I wanted to see the volcano and the beaches of course but that was it.
At the airport you will want to get some cash, they have an ATM right there when you walk out. Don’t do the currency exchange, those people were giving really shitty rates. After you get cash walk around outside the airport to the backside, it’s a short walk and that’s where all the city buses come. There are buses to San Jose every 15 minutes, just jump on one of those its only like $1.50 and it goes 25 minutes to downtown. I have a huge aversion to taxis in Latin America, I’ve been ripped off a lot and airports are especially bad.
Once in San Jose you can walk most places, it’s a fun city to walk around. I stayed at the Costa Rica Backpackers hostel which I do not recommend for one big reason. Its so fuckin hot. I didn’t even think about checking for air conditioning, most places have it now. Also, I like hostels and the common areas and the hammocks and I always set up my chess board and play at night with beers. But I really like to have my own room at a hostel. This private room was I think $35 a night which is pretty good but it did not have air conditioning, just a fan recirculating hot air and it was right off the street so yeah, no recommendation for that one, I only stayed one night. That’s the fun thing about how I travel though, no reservations and no plans, if its not great I just go to a different place. I hung out with my travel buddy that night and we smoked a lot of um… cigarettes and went to this place where locals hang out. It was like some fuckin fast and furious movie but with Ticos, guys were just flying around on motorcycles on wheelies. I bought a huge meal for my friend and me, empanadas, a bunch of other Costa Rican food, it was so fuckin good and the whole meal was only $7, ha!
The next morning I set my chess board out at the hostel and I put $10 out on the money clip like I normally do when I travel. It’s a fun way to get people to play, if you beat me you get $10 if I win, nothing. My chess is kind of like a parlor trick too because I play in less than 5 seconds every move so everyone is thinking through it and Im having beers and going quick, usually at a hostel there gets to be a crowd and Im playing four dutch people on warm night in Mexico, so fuckin fun. On this morning a kid came up to play and I was teaching him chess for awhile nervously, I didn’t see his mom anywhere and secondly who brings a kid to a hostel? I couldn’t remember the last time I had seen one. He starts just taking my pieces off the board and then he takes the $10 and says welp I guess I won. I laughed and I said alright then, good job buddy. Just then his mom hobbled over, a Danish hippy with a broken foot. She thanked me for hanging out with him and told me the doctor said not to walk too much but it was hard with a six year old. I said sit down, sit down and I got her breakfast and helped her out. We talked for a bit and I told a funny Mexico story and helped them get their stuff together and she said oh you have to come to our hippy community in Puerto Viejo, you can stay in our shack by the ocean. I said oh that sounds fun today Im going to see a volcano but maybe later. She said they are the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, one is entirely black sand. I said Im listening. She said they were poor in a little shack by the rainforest and they have monkeys and sloths in their backyard. I said um what the fuck did you just say? Wild sloths? She said yeah, tons of them. I booked a ticket right away for the 6am bus the next day. I went with my friend to the active volcano and then he dropped me off at my hotel. I booked the Radisson the second night because I really wanted Air Conditioning. Im soft like that, sorry. And it had a hot tub. I’ve never seen that many people in one hot tub, ha. At night I did a Tinder date, I found out all the cabs are pretty much $6 in San Jose so it was easy to get there and back and I went out with a fun lady who told me in Costa Rica they eat chicken wings with gloves, did you guys know that?
I got up at 4:30am and packed up for my 6am bus. At the front desk I asked them if they could call me a cab and they said its an additional $30 US. I was like nah, fuck that, $30? What a ripoff, I’ll just walk, its only 2 miles. So I walk pretty far into downtown San Jose and whoooooooosh, a bottle explodes near me! I go what the fuck and look up, theres a drunk Costa Rican man in a soccer jersey like two blocks away screaming at me in Spanish! I had so many questions, the first of course was who is balling out of control at 5am in the morning? The second was, who the fuck is that Latino Roger Clemens? I could barely see the guy from two streets away and he was (presumably) drunk getting that close to me with a full bottle of beer? The last question of course was who is drunk and throwing FULL bottles of beer? I walked away from his direction and then saw that there was a whole bar full of drunk soccer fans like him and I noped the fuck out and ran to the taxi stand and got a taxi. I said you know what, a taxi isn’t such a bad idea!
I regretted not Googling anything because my phone didn’t work at all in Costa Rica. They said I could buy a sim card but I didn’t want to, I kind of liked being off the grid. But I really wanted to find wild sloths. Maybe the person beside me will help I thought as I stood in line for the 6am bus. Damn, I hope its not someone rapid firing Spanish at me though, my Spanish is not great. Most of my Spanish I’ve learned from the music of Bad Bunny. I was relieved to see my seat in 44 was next to a Japanese man in 45. Oh that’s awesome I thought, he will struggle with Spanish too and we can find wild sloths together. Nope, turns out Im a racist asshole, he was a Japanese Argentinian who spoke perfect Spanish and no English, none. His phone worked too and he was putting all these upside down house letters in Japanese and beautiful beaches were popping up, I really needed his help. I tried to befriend him but they speak a different kind of Spanish in Argentina, cajes instead of calles and so fast, so fuckin fast! His had like a little stall in it before it winded up too, like a UUUUUU mi esposa no esta aqui! His wife was either sleeping back in San Jose or dead, I couldn’t really understand. I noticed he had a bear avatar on his phone so I knew he liked animals so half way through the ride I decided to try to tell him they had sloths there. Hay peresozos en Puerto Viejo I said but he didn’t understand what I was saying. I said peresozos again and put up three fingers mimicking a sloth and then I panicked, I was like shit, what do sloths do? Its an animal famous for not doing anything. I pretended to hang up side down and he is (loudly) guessing animals in Spanish and Im like no, peresozos! Maybe I was saying it wrong but I had no Google so I said es posible tu telefono? And I typed in sloths and all these upside down houses came up and the words Oso Peresozo. And he goes UUUUUU OSO PERESOZO! I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a bus traveling through rural Costa Rica and seen a Japanese Argentinian get excited in Spanish about wild sloths but it is… ADORABLE!
Si SI! Oso Peresozo! I yelled. People are turning around now, they are like why the fuck are the American and Japanese guys back there in 44 and 45 playing charades two hours into a 6am bus ride? I said juntos? (Together) and he said si si! He told me where we could get bikes to rent and what to eat, he was the perfect travel partner! He said Yelp dices Jerk Chicken is the best to eat here. I said thanks Juan, you are my favorite travel partner! We had an amazing day in Puerto Viejo, beautiful beaches, monkeys, wild sloths, God damn that was an amazing day. He even showed me where my hostel was and I dropped off my bag. This hostel was called 456 hostel which I also do not recommend because no AC and there are weird animals running on the roof but I didn’t care, I just wanted to throw down my bag and get back to looking for wild sloths. The lady said we can’t just take your bag you need to check in first, I said listen lady you see that God damn excited Japanese man out there? We got wild sloths to find! I had no desire to spend one second in that hostel but Juan goes “Esta bien, cerveza” and then he had a beer by the ocean while I checked in. I joined him for a beer and it turns out that is a beautiful setting for a hostel. Still don’t recommend though, so fuckin hot.
Juan and I had an amazing day in Puerto Viejo, God damn that place is beautiful. We saw wild sloths, monkeys, and had an amazing time on the beach. I was sad to see him go, what a great travel partner! He pointed to where my hostel was but I said I would ride back into town with him. To be honest, I forgot to write down the name of the bike rental and there was like a hundred in Puerto. I turned my bike in with his to his surprise because we had rented for a full day but I told him I wanted a motorcycle. He used his expert Googling skills to get me to the cheapest motorcycle place. It was only $30 a day for a motorcycle which I thought was very reasonable. And I didn’t have enough cash on me and they didn’t take cards so the rental guy just said no worries man, take de bike to the ATM. That was pretty trusting! I came back with the money and got the bike and I can’t tell you guys the drugs part because the mods said no talking about drugs.
That was such a fast motorcycle. I turned my Bluetooth speaker up all the way and floored it and zoomed down the coast in time for the sunset, so God damn beautiful! Something about that warm Costa Rican sun on your shoulders and the sound of Khalid and the smell of salt in the air riding along the beautiful ocean, it will change your life. After the sunset I went to Cat’s house and her beautiful German friend Alina was there. There were three kids too and as soon as I got there they went riffling through my bag looking for candy. I had two caramels but was one short so I gave the little kid my chips. This was her sad face for not getting candy!
Cat was hobbling around on crutches so Alina and I said sit down we will take care of dinner. I went to the store down the street and got so much stuff for that poor family- toilet paper, rice, peppers and Barbies for the kids and a soccer ball for Marcello. Gringo santa claus when I came back, both the ladies cried, Alina said her girls had never had a Barbie doll. Alina and I cranked up the music in that little hippy house by the ocean and made dinner and drank wine and laughed while the kids played with their new toys and Cat relaxed and finished her remote work. We ate the food and drank the wine and smoked…cigarettes and had an amazing night. Alina asked if I wanted to share the Tuk Tuk and I said yes. She said it in kind of a mischievous way so I thought maybe she wanted to make out. And she was very beautiful so I said yes. We got in the Tuk Tuk and rode back towards town passing my hostel, she winked and said your hostel was back there you know and then put her hand on my arm.
I thought Cat was poor but Alina was super poor. She told the tuk tuk driver to turn left by the trash dump and we pulled up to an even tinier house right next to the rainforest. She said wait out here and I’ll put the kids to bed. So I waited on the porch. The kitchen was actually outside, a little refrigerator and a little stove and a sink. I sat in the chairs and she came out and we smoke a um cigarette together and then she said wait here. I was like fuck, wait her for what? Is she going to rob me or something but she didn’t seem scary, she seemed sweet. She came back out with a big giant mattress and threw it on the porch floor. Then she took off her shirt and said in her German accent, “Un now we share our bodies.” I thought that was a pretty sexy thing to say so I took off my shirt too and joined her except I didn’t want to have unprotected sex with a hippy so we just made out.
Sometime after she slipped back inside so I was alone on the mattress on the backporch by the rainforest. I thought that was a pretty good place to spend my first night in Puerto Viejo and I looked up and saw a hundred million stars lighting up the sky and fell asleep. But not too many hours later, God damn I awoke to a caucophony of jungle sounds! So many monkeys, just fuckin howling. And there were these weird rat things running around, they weren’t small at all, if you’ve ever seen the Princess Bride fucking ROS. (Rodents of Unusual Size). I honestly thought the monkeys were coming on the porch, that’s how loud they were.
I jumped up and leaned the mattress against the house and started walking, past the trash dump and out to the ocean. The first beach I came across was the black beach, it was amazing and I sat there until the sun came up. I had no watch or anything and my phone was dead so I walked for a long ways until I found a Tuk Tuk driver who took me to Cats. I got my motorcycle and went back to the hostel but when I charged my phone I found it was only 6am so I went back to sleep. But the hostel had no AC and there were some fuckin animals on the roof right over my head so I couldn’t sleep much. I went to the beach and found more wild monkeys and then sent Cat a WhatsApp message to see if she needed my help since she had the broken foot and Marcello was home, it was some kind of Costa Rican holiday.
She said sure come over and so I drove my motorcycle back down the coast and went back to the store and got more supplies and cooked them a big lunch. I had asked before if they eat meat because some hippies don’t and she said sure but its expensive here I don’t know if you want to buy it. It was $4 ha, I got some ham and rice and peppers and made a huge lunch and drank some beers and cooked while Cat did her remote work. She took a picture and I asked if she mind taking a short video of me cooking. IT wasn’t for social media or friends or anything, that video was for me so I could remember when I could be happy. A trip to Costa Rica for only $51 with my Go Wild pass and I got to be by the ocean and I met new friends and I was actually helping someone, I realized that day that’s what made me the most happy, that’s why I wanted the video.
After lunch I cleaned up and then Marcello and I played some chess. She asked if I minded watching Marcello while she ran to town with a client and I said sure, no problem. I was wrong, it was a huge fuckin problem! She said she would be back in an hour and then we could go to the hippy get-together on the beach. She was NOT back in an hour and I fuckin panicked. I didn’t know this lady’s last name, I didn’t know Marcello really, I called Cat and she didn’t answer and I tried texting her, nothing. I thought fuck, she must have abandoned me with this kid. And I don’t know how to get ahold of the authorities and it was a holiday, this shit was basically the plot to the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy. I started pounding beers because I was so nervous. I asked Marcello if he knew Alina’s number and this little dude said, and I quote, “Who’s Alina?” What the fuck? I said buddy, the lady that was here last night with the kids? He said he didn’t know them very much. Oh my God I thought, I’ve definitely been saddled with a kid. But then I was thinking, you know what, I could raise this kid, wouldn’t be that bad, live in this $400 a month house by the ocean, sounds good. But I have my own kids back home in Kansas City and that made me panic even more, now Im fuckin slammin beers so worried. Every car that goes down this little side road Im like oh please be Cat. Now this kid is starting to yell at me to come back out in Norwegian, I don’t know Norwegian and he wants me to read him books, which are also in Norwegian, Im full panicky at this time.
Finally Cat came back I said Cat, I wasn’t comfortable with that, I don’t even know your last name or anything. She goes, why, whats wrong? And goes running in to see Marcello, I said oh no, he’s fine, nothing happened its just that I thought you left and weren’t coming back. She said why would I leave my kid I love him more than anything in the world. I said I know, okay, its just that I was panicking. She said calm down, all good, lets go to the hippy fire circle. I was not going to go, I was going to get the fuck out but I really wanted to go to the fire circle, I was hoping they would let me spin the fire. So we went to the fire circle, Marcello and Cat with the client and me following behind on the motorcycle. We relaxed on the blanket and then up came beautiful Alina looking like a million bucks in the sun tucking her brown hair behind her ears. She got on the blanket with us close to me and I retold the story about how I thought Cat abandoned her kid with me and we all laughed and smoked again and had beers and then watched the sun go down. I didn’t know Marcello didn’t know how to swim so I showed him how to swim a bit, a little lesson in front of the beautiful sunset. After the sun went down it was time for the fire circle and the main guy said brother, thank you for helping Cat, you are in our circle now, whats ours is yours. I said oh man thank you so much can I do the fire spinning? And he said that you can not do. Damn.
So I watched the others spin it jealously and then I got us some appetizer snacks from the restaurant. After the fire circle and the singing and everything we decided to have a picnic at the black beach. They went to the store to get the food and I went to go get my motorcycle. When I got back I guess Alina had stolen something from the store because the workers were all around her and the police were coming. It was equally sad and scary. They took everything she bought away and Cat said its okay she had enough so we all walked to the black sand beach and I gave Alina a hard time for being a thief until we all were laughing. We had a great night by the ocean and then they both got Tuk Tuks and I got on my motorcycle and drove back to the hot hostel and fell asleep and I never saw those hippies again. The end.
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2023.06.06 22:36 Nohat2023 Not getting any interviews for Entry-level HR positions?

I've been applying for HR Assistant/HR Coordinator roles and I keep getting rejected. I know I've only been at my current role 6 months but it's a low paying nonprofit and there's no room for growth. Any advice would be appreciated.
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2023.06.06 22:21 witchjack is evangelion kafkaesque?

next time i rewatch evangelion i’m going to analyze it from a kafkaesque lens and relate it to kafka’s works.
i definitely think they are a lot of parallels between the metamorphosis and evangelion. especially with shinji’s character. they both wake up one day and suddenly are dehumanized – gregor turns into a giant bug and shinji pilots a monstrous eva unit. both gregor and shinji are worked like a dog, and serve little purpose/value to their peers and family outside of their work. gregor’s family rebuffs him because he can no longer make money. when shinji has a breakdown about being a pilot, he is discarded because he is no longer useful to NERVE. honestly i could write a whole post about just illustrating these parallels.
additionally the defining hallmarks of a work being kafakesque is “oppressive or nightmarish qualities,” or the merriam-webster definition, “having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality.” this rings true for the world of evangelion, an oppressive and scary world marred by war, violence, and destruction. the people of japan blindly follow authority in hopes that will save them from the apocalypse. the main cast (misato, shinji, asuka, and to an extent rei), blindly follow the authority of NERV in order to survive their apocalyptic world.
as a autobiographer for kafka, frederick karl states:
“What I’m against is someone going to catch a bus and finding that all the buses have stopped running and saying that’s Kafkaesque,” he said. “What’s Kafkaesque […] is when you enter a surreal world in which all your control patterns, all your plans, the whole way in which you have configured your own behavior, begins to fall to pieces […] What you do is struggle against this with all of your equipment, with whatever you have. But of course you don’t stand a chance. That’s Kafkaesque.”
this mindset is a hallmark of the sequence of human instrumentality as shinji finds himself in the surreal and brand new world where he can’t rely on normal human conventions anymore. all of his previous coping mechanisms and his behavior patterns are scrapped in an instant.
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2023.06.06 22:18 9mHoq7ar4Z Failure to run docker container - Result: exit-code

EDIT - Please disregard. I forgot to create the folder.
Hi All,
Im trying to run some docker containers in Nixos but am encountering some issues.
Some docker files like Vaultwarden (https://hub.docker.comvaultwarden) are working fine. But others like Raneto (https://docs.linuxserver.io/images/docker-raneto), MkDocs and GoHugo are not working.
Im not really sure what the issue is so would appreciate some help.
Configuration is the following
 vaultwarden = { image = "vaultwarden/server:latest"; ports = [ "80:80" ]; volumes = [ "/home/andrew/andrew/dockevw-data:/data" ]; }; }; 
I update my flake configuration to the following.
 virtualisation.oci-containers.containers = { raneto = { image = "lscr.io/linuxserveraneto:latest"; environment = { PUID = "1000"; PGID = "1000"; TZ = "Etc/UTC"; }; volumes = [ "/home/andrew/andrew/dockeraneto:/data" ]; ports = [ "3000:3000" ]; }; 
After running switch everything builds successfully podman appears to experience an error
[email protected]:~/andrew/systemConfiguration/ > systemctl status podman-raneto.service × podman-raneto.service Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/podman-raneto.service; enabled; preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2023-06-07 06:05:27 AEST; 14s ago Process: 4100 ExecStartPre=/nix/store/lzr1ph6y67gv0af863qlzq9fr4yyzp5x-unit-script-podman-raneto-pre-start/bin/podm> Process: 4111 ExecStart=/nix/store/dxp0468m1764bz9xrcxr822dkriswg4g-unit-script-podman-raneto-start/bin/podman-rane> Process: 4119 ExecStopPost=/nix/store/f0hh7n7impr5liqagfy6cl8a3205l58r-unit-script-podman-raneto-post-stop/bin/podm> Main PID: 4111 (code=exited, status=125) IP: 0B in, 0B out CPU: 232ms Jun 07 06:05:27 lenovo systemd[1]: podman-raneto.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5. Jun 07 06:05:27 lenovo systemd[1]: Stopped podman-raneto.service. Jun 07 06:05:27 lenovo systemd[1]: podman-raneto.service: Start request repeated too quickly. Jun 07 06:05:27 lenovo systemd[1]: podman-raneto.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. Jun 07 06:05:27 lenovo systemd[1]: Failed to start podman-raneto.service. 
Journalctl does not really help to identify the issue.
Jun 07 06:14:48 lenovo podman-raneto-start[6473]: Error: statfs /home/andrew/andrew/dockeraneto: no such file or dire> Jun 07 06:14:48 lenovo podman[6473]: 2023-06-07 06:14:48.261994364 +1000 AEST m=+0.047315032 image pull 288e398d0baeabe> Jun 07 06:14:48 lenovo systemd[1]: podman-raneto.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=125/n/a ░░ Subject: Unit process exited ░░ Defined-By: systemd ░░ Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel ░░ ░░ An ExecStart= process belonging to unit podman-raneto.service has exited. ░░ ░░ The process' exit code is 'exited' and its exit status is 125. Jun 07 06:14:48 lenovo systemd[1]: podman-raneto.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. ░░ Subject: Unit failed ░░ Defined-By: systemd ░░ Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel ░░ ░░ The unit podman-raneto.service has entered the 'failed' state with result 'exit-code'. Jun 07 06:14:48 lenovo systemd[1]: Failed to start podman-raneto.service. ░░ Subject: A start job for unit podman-raneto.service has failed ░░ Defined-By: systemd ░░ Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel ░░ ░░ A start job for unit podman-raneto.service has finished with a failure. ░░ ░░ The job identifier is 4012 and the job result is failed. 
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2023.06.06 22:13 Zestyclose_Mud_406 Genuine question for any bus drivers: if you're running early, why don't you wait at the next bus stop until you're back on schedule?

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2023.06.06 22:09 fabledparable PSA for those seeking Mentorship


This is a list of stop-gap resources to help folks who will no longer have access to the help afforded in the Mentorship Monday threads for the duration of the subreddit's upcoming scheduled blackout.
To view said resources, skip down to "Index" or view user-submitted resources in the comments.


Every week the other mentors and I in the recurring Mentorship Monday threads see anywhere between 50-100 unique users asking for help with their circumstances. Most are students, career-changers, or those otherwise early in their career; others have one-off technical queries, hypotheticals, or interesting bits of information to share with our peers. The threads have purposefully been places for AutoModeration to gently shuffle newer folks asking about degrees, certifications, career planning, etc. towards, freeing up the broader /cybersecurity subreddit for more in-depth discussion and breaking news. As best as I've been able - I try and field as many of those questions as I reasonably can.
In light of the upcoming scheduled blackout of the subreddit and in the face of an uncertain future for the community, I wanted to make a list of resources available for those who would have been wanting to ask a question, but may no longer be able to here. I have compiled below an index of information for you to save and reference at your leisure; my responses in the Mentorship Monday threads usually are derived in some form or fashion from these. For those resources you find useful, I encourage you to pin/save the original source material (vs. this and other linked posts/comments) so as to reduce traffic to Reddit during this time.
Let there be no confusion: I am in solidarity with the moderators' decision and the act of protesting Reddit's decision at large - this is not intended to be an act of subversion; rather, I hope this extends our community's ability to continue serving cybersecurity amateurs, students, hobbyists, newcomers, concerned parents, transitioning military veterans, career-changers, and all the others looking for help getting oriented.

Author's disclosure of bias

I am the ownemaintainer of the site https://www.bytebreach.com. I established the site to help facilitate my mentorship comments (and mitigate so much copy/pasting in response to common questions); while none of the links listed in the "Index" below send you directly to said site, a number of supporting references contained in the comments therein do. In an effort to be transparent, honor Rule (6) of the subreddit, and to not otherwise coopt the Mentorship Monday threads, I've endeavored to include alternate/competing sources of information (both within the Index links and within this post), including those belonging to my peer mentors. For the duration of the blackout, I will open the site's FAQ page for comments and continue to support mentorship questions as able.
If anyone has any other resources they'd like to share on behalf of the community in service to this effort, please feel free to comment/summarize them below.


The default mentorship comment on getting started
The above resource is my default comment provided for those who just generally don't know where to get started in cybersecurity; it includes amplifying details, links to informational resources, and a high-level overview for considerations you might need to make.
How to write a cybersecurity resume
For those of you looking to format a resume, this provides some considerations for improving yours. Also see the related resource for organizing your job hunt.
Generalized guidance for transitioning veterans
The above link has been my amplifying guiding comment for those U.S. military service members who are nearing the end of their active duty service and are interested in either continuing/changing their career to cybersecurity.
On why there is a cybersecurity skills gap (and how hard it can still be to break in)
The above is a long-winded comment that offers a nuanced opinion as to why there are discrepancies in the cybersecurity job market. Also why it does not always serve your best interest.
For younger high-school students on the merits of university
Young people interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity often weigh the pros/cons of considering a university education vs. striking out on their own via alternative paths. The above-linked comment spells out an argument in favor of attending university, while also highlighting mechanisms for entering the cybersecurity workforce if you are unable to do so.
On the importance of selecting a university
The above-linked comment discusses the whether or not choosing a particular university over another matters.
On what good platforms like HackTheBox, TryHackMe, and CTFs have (and what they aren't so good for)
The above-linked comment spells out the merits for what engaging these kinds of platforms do for you professionally as well as the limitations said activities have in impact to your employability. It also includes a breakdown of alternate activities you can consider pursuing.
Google's certificate through Coursera
As an emergent offering, there's a lot of folks talking about this course in the threads these last couple weeks. The above-linked comment details the merits of the course and its impacts to your employability. Also considerations for other factors to your employability.
Will AI and ChatGPT render cybersecurity roles moot?
Another hot-topic in the Mentorship Monday threads; the above-linked comment contextualizes the emergence of recent AI technologies w.r.t. the future of our industry.

Alternative resources by the community at large

Best of luck to you all!

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2023.06.06 21:54 WarningGaming Daily News

Earlier today, the mayor of Warning City officially opened the new Airport-City Link metro and train lines. The metro line features two stations in the Airport District and one station in the Riverside District and the train line features several stations in the Airport and Harbour Districts as well as three stations in the City. Due to high demand for housing, the City Council have started construction of the Cois Príomh-mbóthar housing estate, which will be built north of the IC1 motorway. The estate will be powered by the N-SOT Power Station. Concerns have been expressed over the high amounts of traffic on the R45, L2 and the City Roundabout that has been caused by the W1 bus route. The W1 is the so far the only bus route in Warning City and has 65 buses spread across just 20 km of roads. Traffic and Travel Major Delays are currently on the R1, R45, L2 and on the approach to the IC1 and R1 interchange in both directions. Vehicle restrictions have been imposed on the Riverside Estate, vehicles over the length of 7 meters or more than 3 tonnes must not drive through this area. The Harbour is busy today and travel officials advise you arrive at the port no less than 2 hours before your ferry leaves as traffic is heavy on approach and inside the harbour. Disclaimer: The news stated here is unofficial and based off of events that happen in my city. These are fictional events and are not to be taken as actual news. Warningaming is in no way affiliated with Colossal Order or Paradox Interactive. Copyright: If you repost this without credit to Warningaming you will be reported.
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2023.06.06 21:29 streetsblogmass Bus driver shortage forces more service cuts, but union negotiations are underway to improve wages and schedules to attract more new hires

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2023.06.06 21:20 ArnieGumble Looking for a weird claymation special that was aired on Nickelodeon between 1996 and 2004

On the British version of Nickelodeon, very late at night and after the normal schedule had finished, there was sometimes a claymation 20-40 minute special that they'd show.
The show was unlisted and not part of the normal programming. It was seemingly only a one episode deal, just an experimental film that they were showing on their channel. It had a red humanoid character that kind of looked like Poochie the dog from The Simpsons (though my memory could be failing). His accent kinda sounded like Lenny Henry, but it wasn't him. He had the ability to travel to different dimensions or periods in time through a magical bus (I believe?).
One of the places he traveled to was a disco where everyone was dancing on a dance floor and looking warn out. They told him "This is the dance of death" or something and that "If we stop dancing, we will die, so we have to dance forever". And he leaves to continue to travel to other places. At one point he says "Eww a bogie" and pulls out a giant stop motion booger from his nose. It had nothing to do with the rest of the story, it was just this weird random moment. I believe he travels to a city where a comet is crashing down towards it at one point, but could be mis-remembering.
It was extremely surreal and had some quite dark feelings to it, considering it was on Nickelodeon. I remember my brother telling me that "The normal schedule for kids had finished at this late hour, so now they show some more maturer content".
I have been searching for this thing since I was a small child and have no such luck.
I hope someone here remembers this and can help! Thank you very much!
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2023.06.06 21:18 Anxious-Cat-7413 Genuine question for any bus drivers: if you're running early, why don't you wait at the next bus stop until you're back on schedule?

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2023.06.06 21:16 clutchdeft Ineligibility of newly installed member could invalidate Oklahoma board vote on Catholic school sponsorship

Monday’s national headline-making vote to give state sanctioning and Oklahoma taxpayer dollars to a Catholic school may have been invalid.
It turns out the state Attorney General’s Office believes Oklahoma City businessman Brian Bobek is ineligible to serve on the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board until November.
But an email to that effect was not received by the board’s chairman and executive director until after Bobek cast the deciding vote Monday to approve state sponsorship for St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School.
If opened, it will be the nation’s first religious charter school.
Long-serving member Barry Beauchamp, a retired school superintendent from Lawton who had been allowed to continue serving after his term expired some months ago, was replaced abruptly on Friday by Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall.
Less than a half hour before Monday’s special board meeting began at noon, Deputy Attorney General Niki Batt sent an email to board Chairman Robert Franklin and Executive Director Rebecca Wilkinson that stated because Beauchamp had not vacated his seat, the law that created the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board only allows Bobek to take over the seat in November.
Franklin said if Bobek was ineligible, his vote was invalid.
He is also concerned that a lengthy, written statement Bobek read during Monday’s meeting, which included numerous legal citations, could have influenced the votes of other board members including Scott Strawn, who was recently appointed to the board by Gov. Kevin Stitt.
“It basically says he shouldn’t even be seated,” Franklin said. “My response is I think his vote should be vacated. Therefore it (the vote) was 2-2 and was voted down. Strawn said, ‘I’m with Brian on his constitutional alignment concerns.’ He (Bobek) shouldn’t have been seated in the seat, he shouldn’t have been able to say what he said, based on what the Attorney General’s Office opinion is."
The Tulsa World obtained the correspondence from the AG’s Office through a public records request. The email was timestamped 11:34 a.m. Monday.
Batt first quoted directly from state statute that created the current Statewide Virtual Charter School Board: "'Members shall serve until their successors are duly appointed for a term of three (3) years. Appointments shall be made by and take effect on November 1 of the year in which the appointment is made.'"
Later in the letter she wrote: “Indeed, it is my understanding that Mr. Beauchamp requested to be reappointed and was only made aware of his replacement on the afternoon of (Friday) June 2, 2023. Mr. Beauchamp’s continued service demonstrates that there was not a vacancy to warrant the immediate placement of Mr. Bobek on the Board. Accordingly, it is my opinion that pursuant to 51 O.S. § 15, Mr. Beauchamp should continue serving until his successor, Mr. Bobek, is duly qualified on November 1 pursuant to the provisions of 70 O.S. § 3-145.1(B).”
But Franklin and Wilkinson have told their fellow board members they did not see the email, which was forwarded to all on Tuesday morning, until after the public meeting ended about 4:20 p.m. on Monday.
“My first thought was ‘Boy, that’s gonna open a can of worms!’” said board member Bill Pearson of Oologah. “It appears to me on the surface that he was an invalid voter yesterday. If I was a betting man, I would bet this vote will be challenged.”
Contacted Tuesday morning, Chairman Franklin of Tulsa said he is mystified why Batt didn’t vocalize her new concerns during the public meeting.
He noted that Batt spoke at length and in great detail about her office’s contention that a government-sponsored private Catholic school would be unconstitutional and strictly prohibited under Oklahoma statute, as well as her concerns that the school’s proposed governing board would not be independent from church elders.
Oklahoma church leaders and lawyers from the Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative Clinic who helped them view St. Isidore as a test case to challenge separation of church and state laws across the nation.
They argue that charter schools are private and therefore, the Catholic church should not be barred from obtaining charter school sponsorship and funding on the grounds of religion.
Batt also sounded the alarm that the board’s standard, take-it-or-leave-it sponsorship contract, which is in place with six existing online charter schools, could become unenforceable because it would have to have its requirements related to non-sectarian school operations carved out for St. Isidore.
“It was an error in why that wasn’t brought to the light of the day at the forefront of the meeting, rather than in an email not seen until after the meeting,” Franklin said on Tuesday. “I don’t think there was anything underhanded, I just think it was an oversight that, in the rearview mirror, has major consequential questions.”
What will be done about it?
Phil Bacharach, spokesman for Attorney General Gentner Drummond, responded: “The Attorney General has consistently maintained that a vote of approval is unconstitutional and not supported by current Oklahoma law. He will carefully weigh all available options before taking any action.”
Asked why Batt did not email the entire board, Bacharach said a memo sent only to the executive director and chairman is how the AG’s Office “typically responds” to queries.
Whether or not Bobek was personally advised that he was ineligible to serve or vote drew this response: “No. The Attorney General’s Office provides legal counsel to the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, not to potential members before they are sworn in.”
However, House Speaker Charles McCall was notified Monday by the state’s top law enforcement office that his new appointee is ineligible to serve until November.
Daniel Seitz, spokesman for the Oklahoma House Republican Caucus, defended Bobek’s last-minute appointment to the board.
“The speaker was simply filling an expired term,” he said Tuesday. “At no point was there any conversation about how Bobek would vote on something or any litmus test. The speaker gets recommendations from members of the (GOP) caucus and makes appointments.
“As far as the attorney general goes, they haven’t come out and given any official opinion. I think that was a courtesy letter. I don’t think that carried the weight of law. Those two things are very different when it comes to the weight they carry.”
Franklin, who voted “no” on the St. Isidore application, said he resents that the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board finds itself in the position of having the eligibility of a member and validity of its votes called into question after seven months of review work on the St. Isidore application.
“Why on earth would they do this?” he said of McCall’s last-minute appointment. “It looks like a very clumsy, elementary political move. But I don't think it was clumsy — I think it was very intentional. They had to know what it would look like. That’s why I asked Mr. Bobek yesterday, ‘Don’t put us in the position of looking like we’re a political conduit.’ Here we find ourselves today in that position.”
At the conclusion of Monday’s meeting, Franklin announced that he intends to resign from the board.
Asked about the timeline for that on Tuesday, Franklin clarified that he only meant that he does not intend to continue his board service when the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board is abolished because of a new state law.
Senate Bill 516, which was just signed into law by Gov. Stitt on Monday, will do away with the board come 2024 and create a new governing board with expanded authority over all charter schools.
Ironically, SB 516 states: “A charter school shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. A sponsor may not authorize a charter school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or religious institution.”
Pearson, who was appointed by Speaker McCall a few months ago, differed from Bobek by voting “no” on the St. Isidore application.
Asked whether he had made anyone aware of his position before Monday’s meeting, Pearson said no.
“When I was appointed, I had no clue what was going on with St. Isidore. All I was ever asked was do I believe in school choice? It took a lot of time to read up on the subject and review the application. I’m a strong conservative, and if you are a true conservative, you believe in the rule of law.
Then he added: “I’m all for school choice, but if you want secular schools, you have to change the laws.”
Bobek has not responded to a Tuesday morning email from the Tulsa World seeking comment.
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2023.06.06 21:08 Anxious-Cat-7413 Genuine question for any bus drivers: if you're running early, why don't you wait at the next bus stop until you're back on schedule?

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2023.06.06 21:04 sparks81g SAVRP LSPD is looking for new officers to join the department if you are interested please join our discord https://discord.com/invite/savrp

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2023.06.06 21:00 amanda82396 Minnesota restaurant owner is requiring off site alcohol awareness training without pay, and claiming it's a city requirement.

I think my boss is either trying to get away with not compensating for what she calls mandatory training required by the city, or is perhaps just ignorant of the law. Or maybe it's me who's ignorant? That's why I am here! Also, sorry for any formatting or grammar mistakes!
I work at a restaurant that sells alcohol and they are enrolled in a city program called the Best Practices Program. I have copied and pasted the city's explanation of the program below, as well as the cited section of the city code. This is all the information I could find from the city's websites. I am currently waiting on an email response from the city after I asked them how it's legal for the them to require this training without fair compensation from neither the restaurant or city.
From my own initial research, this is just plain illegal, but I am no expert in the law! Do small mom and pop restaurants get "special" treatment? Are they truly exempt from paying for this type of training? Or is she just lying about it being required by the city? It very much seems to be a voluntary program she opted her business into.
I know this is pretty vague, but any help is appreciated! I want to be confident in this matter when I confront my boss about it. If anything comes off as unclear, I will do my best to answer any questions!!
Best Practices Program -City Code Title XI: Business Regulations -Chapter 111: Alcoholic Beverages -Section 111.10(C)(2)
Purpose: -The Best Practices Program (BPP) is a City sponsored program aimed at eliminating alcohol sales to youth. This free voluntary program is offered to all liquor license holders in the City. The BPP offers incentives to participating licensees to undertake certain practices with the objective of avoiding alcohol sales to minors.
Benefits of Participation: -Benefits to liquor license holders participating in the BPP include: regularly scheduled, City-provided training at no cost; and a reduction in penalties if a violation should occur. Best Practices training is not offered to non-registered liquor licensees. Additionally, insurance companies may offer a discount or require employees be trained in Best Practices
-If a Best Practices Business has two (2) or more violations within a three (3) year period, the City Council may choose to disregard a business’ participation in the program and apply penalties different than the BPP presumptive penalties. Participation -Licensees are notified of this program at the time of licensure and restated at the time of license renewal. However, enrollment may happen anytime during the license period; July through June. Interested licensees need to provide written intent to participate in the program. Upon successful completion of the BPP’s requirements, the licensee will be categorized as a Best Practices Business. -It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure continued compliance with the program. Recertification will be required during annual renewal of a liquor license. -Best Practices trainings are typically offered at time of renewal. You will be notified once training dates have been determined. -Liquor licensees with an established employee training program and certification process may apply for a waiver from the City.
111.10 Suspension Or Revocation Of License A. Suspending License. The City Council may suspend any retail license for up to 60 days or revoke any retail license for the sale of alcoholic beverages upon the violation of any provision or condition of this chapter or of any state or federal law regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages. The City Council shall revoke the license for any willful violation, which under the laws of this state, is grounds for mandatory revocation.
B. Notice To Suspend. Before the Council shall suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter, the licensee shall be given at least 10-days’ notice stating the time and place of the hearing and the charges against the licensee. The notice shall also state that the licensee may have a hearing conducted under M.S. §§ 14.57 through 14.69 of the Minnesota Administrative Procedures Act, as they may be amended from time to time.
C. Presumptive Civil Penalties. The following process and presumptive penalties shall apply only to liquor license violations involving failure of routine alcohol sales, compliance checks or sales of alcohol to underage persons. There shall be no presumptive penalties for liquor license violations of other types and the City Council may impose any penalties allowed by law for those violations after the notice and opportunity for hearing provided in division (B) above.
  • 1. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish a standard by which the City Council determines the length of license suspensions and the propriety of revocations, and shall apply to all on-sale and off-sale licensed premises. These penalties are presumed to be appropriate for every case; however, the Council may deviate in an individual case where the Council finds that there exist substantial reasons making it more appropriate to deviate. When deviating from these standards, the Council shall provide written findings that support the penalty imposed.
  • 2. Best Practices Program. The Best Practices Program (BPP) is a program offered by the City with the intent to eliminate sales of alcohol to youth. Participation in the BPP is voluntary, it is offered to both off-sale and on-sale liquor establishments and offers incentives to participating licensees to undertake certain practices with the objective of avoiding sales to minors. The City will assist participating businesses with training and a different set of presumptive penalties will apply to those who choose to participate, should an illegal sale to a minor occur. Licensees may enroll at any time during their license period, and will be offered an opportunity at the time of annual license renewal. Interested licensees will provide written intent to participate, and will be categorized as a Best Practices Business once they have successfully completed the requirements of the program. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure continued compliance with the program; the City may conduct random verification checks, and recertification will be required during annual renewal of a liquor license. If a Best Practices Business has two (2) or more violations within a three (3) year period, the City Council may choose to disregard a business’ participation in the program and apply penalties different than the BPP presumptive penalties.
Required Items -A minimum of 75% of alcohol selling employees (at any one time) have attended alcohol training conducted by City's Police Department (or other training pre-approved by the City) -Business has an internal program in place for providing ongoing training of both new and current alcohol selling employees (copy of program and tracking must be provided) -Business has an internal policy requiring identification checks for anyone appearing to be 40 years old or under (copy of program and tracking must be provided)
    1. Underage sales and compliance check failures. The following presumptive penalties apply to liquor license violations involving failure of routine alcohol sales compliance checks or sale of alcoholic beverages to an underage person(s).
  • a. Multiple violations. At a licensee’s first appearance before the City Council, the Council shall act upon all of the violations that have been alleged in the notice sent to the licensee. The Council in that case shall consider the presumptive penalty for each violation under the 1st Violation column in division (3) above. The occurrence of multiple violations shall be a basis for deviation from the presumptive penalties in the Council’s discretion.
  • b. Subsequent violation. Violations occurring after the notice of hearing has been sent to the licensee, but prior to the hearing, shall be treated as a separate violation and treated as a subsequent violation before the City Council, unless the City Administrator and licensee agree in writing to add the violation to the appearance and hearing on the initial violation for which notice was sent. The same procedure shall apply to a second, third or fourth violation considered before the Council.
  • c. Subsequent appearances. Upon a second, third or fourth appearance before the City Council by the same licensee, the Council shall impose the presumptive penalty for the violation or violations giving rise to the subsequent appearance without regard to the particular violation or violations that were the subject of the first or prior appearance. However, the Council may consider the amount of time elapsed between appearances as a basis for deviation from the presumptive penalties imposed by this section.
  • d. Computation of violations. Multiple violations are computed by reviewing the time period of the two (2) years immediately prior to the date of the most current violation.
  • e. Stipulations in lieu of hearing. When a liquor license violation involves a licensee’s failure of a routine alcohol sales compliance check or sale of alcohol to an underage person or persons to which these presumptive penalties apply, documentation of the illegal sale shall be sent to the City Council by either the Chief of Police or the City Administrator, together with notice of the applicable presumptive penalty. If no Council member objects to application of the presumptive penalty or otherwise requests that the matter be brought before the Council within 7 days, the City Administrator or City Attorney may enter into a written stipulation with the licensee which shall include a waiver of further notice and hearing by the licensee, a recitation of stipulated facts describing the alleged violation, and setting forth the applicable presumptive penalty to be imposed, provided that all such stipulations shall be subject to the approval of the City Council and if the approval is not granted, the licensee shall have the right to withdraw its waiver of hearing and to demand a hearing before the Council.
  • f. Other penalties. Nothing in this section shall restrict or limit the authority of the City Council to suspend a liquor license up to 60 days, to revoke the license, to impose a civil fee not to exceed $2,000 to impose conditions, or to take any other action in accordance with law; provided that the license holder has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing in the manner provided by this chapter.
D. Costs. Once a notice of intent to revoke or suspend a license has been mailed to the licensee, the licensee becomes responsible for all reasonable costs of investigation, administration and hearings associated with the action as a condition of reinstatement, termination of suspension or dismissal of the allegations prior to a hearing.
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2023.06.06 20:45 TheBoyisBackinTown New study seeks to eliminate Berkeley Riverfront rail crossings on Lydia Ave to better connect the area to Columbus Park

"Missouri – Kansas City Riverfront Rail Crossing Elimination Study (Up To $2,000,000) Port Authority of Kansas City
The proposed project will support planning and project development work to eliminate three at-grade crossings on Lydia Avenue. The Berkley Riverfront area is being revitalized through the development of commercial event facilities, green spaces, and recreational opportunities, and it connects several neighborhoods to these access points. The three crossings in question (UP, KCS, BNSF) are the only at-grade crossings on Lydia Avenue and have no sidewalk or bicycle right-of-way. The Port Authority of Kansas City is providing a 20 percent non-Federal match.
$964,000 of this project funding amount qualifies for the statutory set-aside for Planning projects."
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