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kevin_mac
    @streakmachine very true, having and taking the time to mow that much is a huge relaxation.
    kevin_mac
      @streakmachine it is something I’m sure will become less enjoyable as we go. It’s A LOT to mow. There’s not a lot of time every weeks to mow once (or twice); and having get too long stresses me out.
      kevin_mac
        I have ~4.5 acres of lawn that needs cutting this weekend. I actually cannot wait. Seriously. A cool beverage and a few hours with the hum of the tractor and the swallows picking off the bugs for company.
        kevin_mac
          @mandyd yes. Craftsman tools are replaces no matter the cause.
          kevin_mac
            Happy Birthday to my Beautiful @nicky_mac. 😘
            kevin_mac
              @mandyd wow, that sucks. Can you go over that guy's head? Assuming you could do so without rocking the boat too much. This is *exactly* the situation that drove me very close to quitting before the caller here got fired. He had made work hell for months.
              kevin_mac
                @mandyd what the heck…I’m assuming the boss is not inclined to deal with this?
                kevin_mac
                  @mandyd one here (so far) too. Maybe they are calling each other?
                  kevin_mac
                    @mandyd here here! Ignorance is bliss in this case.
                    kevin_mac
                      @mandyd there’s a guy by me that calls/lectures/berates his 19 year old son about everything - daily. It’s enough to drive me up the wall most days.
                      kevin_mac
                        I’m with @longstride, having seems Greensky (with @longstride as it were) I’m a fan of the good ones. I can see how you might not go do that though @mandyd and @jnm.
                        kevin_mac
                          @rabryst nice! I happen to be on a 3rd (or 4th??) reading of Ender’s Game at the moment. cc @jnm
                          kevin_mac
                            @jnm is the name Ansible a hat tip to Ender’s Game or a happy coincidence?
                            kevin_mac
                              @mandyd yeah, seems to be limited to the ME deponent so far. Both guys left on good terms to move to better things (1 started a Co. the other is cutting his commute by 30min each way). Just need to make it a few more weeks and then a little break.
                              kevin_mac
                                I hate to bitch about too much work, but this is a recipe for destroying this teams ability to do good work. Not to mention have a social life or a family life.
                                kevin_mac
                                  So…if the team of 7 I work on were pulling 50ish hours a week, and that team of 7 were to become a team of 5 (2 quit in 3 weeks), and the workload were to increase at the same time, that’s not good right? Smell that? Yeah, that’s burnout.
                                  kevin_mac
                                    @jnm one I think, quad core (possibly 6, haven’t heard the exact specs yet).