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Will-narayan edspratt's article
May 22, 2022 at 13:52
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Jess Blewitt Cracks her Collarbone at the Fort William DH World Cup
Yeah if you imagine a battle axe in her left hand she's walking mercilessly on the dead bodies of her enemies. And yeah I used to be a fantasy/SF nerd before becoming a bike nerd...
Will-narayan seb-stott's article
May 19, 2022 at 17:03
May 19, 2022
First Look: Commencal Unveils Prototype Enduro Bike With An Unusual Four-Bar Suspension Design
Yep', wonder if this change of kinematic is also a way to address issues with coil shocks than seem to happen with shock on a yoke.
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
May 17, 2022 at 16:56
May 17, 2022
Road Cycling Digest: A Fake Pro Cyclist, Bluetooth Internal-Hub Shifter, $800 CeramicSpeed Aero & More
@tacklingdummy: What Browner said. Someone gave me another advice : There are 3 kinds of boss : -The good ones : Work hard, hire skilled people, pay everyone well, wants to develop the business, maybe even has more meaning than just making money -The SoB : Just want to live of the back of their employees and buy expensive cars and stuff (when you get hired there you quickly understand you won't stay long). They don't even hide it, cuz' if you leave someone else will take your place. -And the worst : The same SoB as previously, but that pretend to be good ones Guess which one was my boss ?
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
May 17, 2022 at 2:31
May 17, 2022
Road Cycling Digest: A Fake Pro Cyclist, Bluetooth Internal-Hub Shifter, $800 CeramicSpeed Aero & More
@tacklingdummy: You can put down your bosses defense banner :p. I know it's hard, but I also know this SoB took no risks. It was a particular setup in a luxury sector where he had the advantages of a freelancer (big pay, not much taxes, self organisation), without the drawbacks (short and long term uncertainty), cuz' the job was well paid and on a long term forcast (hell, he got +10 grands every month for 10 years) he paid back the initial investment in a few months. Well yeah, he took one risk : Commit to a job he didn't have the skills to do by lure of money. So he FAILED the sole risk he took and had to hire me to do it, then lived off my back for 10 years. He was NOT a boss. He was a fraud, a fake freelancer disguised as a boss to hide his failure. His lack of skills forced him to employ me. And instead of being humbled and sharing the profit fairly, and build a solid business with such a deal as a backbone, he was silently resentfull cuz' he consequently had to pay lot of taxes. Hiring me just postponed him buying a huge sedan. As I said I'm not anti boss, I'm anti SoB who live off of others. Cuz' while I don't run a business, when a business owner spends about as much in his car monthly than his employees have to live, I don't care what the risks are, this in a asshole.
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
May 16, 2022 at 16:03
May 16, 2022
Road Cycling Digest: A Fake Pro Cyclist, Bluetooth Internal-Hub Shifter, $800 CeramicSpeed Aero & More
@tacklingdummy: As I said, that PoS signed one single good deal (by bullshitting a bit) then hired me to do the work. That deal was the backbone of the company for 10 years (about 40 to 75% of the turnover depending on the year, and the sole reason the company didn't fold during the 2008 crisis). All he did afterward was to pretend he was a boss while making up for the money he had to give me. He resigned from this deal a few months after I left cuz' he couldn't do it by himself and focused on keeping on manipulating by former workmate. I'm not saying all bosses are a-holes, but I also don't concur with the idea that a boss should take most of the company's gains just cuz he took a risk or whatever. A freelancer ? Yeah, sure, by definition a freelancer is doing all the work by himself. But a boss ? If he hires employees it intrinsically means he can't do everything himself, so the turnover should be distributed fairly, not "you guys get crap pay and I take all the rest".
Will-narayan scottsecco's article
May 16, 2022 at 2:01
May 16, 2022
Movies For Your Monday
That last picture is "funny", in a "wtf" way. Manual to front flip to manual. Ok.
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
May 16, 2022 at 1:37
May 16, 2022
Road Cycling Digest: A Fake Pro Cyclist, Bluetooth Internal-Hub Shifter, $800 CeramicSpeed Aero & More
@browner: yeah same here, he told me straight in the eyes that he was not paying himself a salary... he was playing on words cuz' like you he was paying himself annually with all the dividends. That a-hole was driving a Tesla Model S but could barely replace a company's computer screen the rest of the year...
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
May 13, 2022 at 17:55
May 13, 2022
Road Cycling Digest: A Fake Pro Cyclist, Bluetooth Internal-Hub Shifter, $800 CeramicSpeed Aero & More
Totally fake person, probably with a lack of empathy. Sounds familiar, I worked 10 years for one of those pathological liar, but mine did it mostly for money. He was the boss of a really small company (just 2 employees, me included), so he was also a bit of a friend. When I understood the lie and put the pieces together, I realized he in fact started as a freelancer after finding a nice deal that would bring him 10K€/month (that's a lot here in France, about 3-4 times the average income), but he quickly realized, or even knew from the start that he didn't have the skills so he hired me and unbeknownst to me, for 10 years I did the work while being paid a third of what my work was worth. All the while he would tell small lies, like "I thought we did a good year, but the accountant said otherwise", and using all tricks possible, like giving me yearly pay rise, just to minimize the possibility I ask for one that would be bigger than what he'd give, give me a big bonus in the early years so I'd think he's cool, then it would take a few years before I'd realize there wasn't such bonus anymore despite more ambitious work... And being nice otherwise, not crushing me with a lot of work, he didn't even really want to expand his business (too lazy), just doing his best so I wouldn't cost him much and he could live off my back. Like in the article, I was very naive, and after a while, accepting the truth is so tough that you're in some kind of denial. Some people raised my attention but I'd find him excuses, and it took me 2 years to accept the fact that things felt in fact wrong. When I eventually asked for a well deserved pay rise, he was cornered, so the 5 y.o. kind of lie he told exposed who he was. Then it's 10 years of work and friendship that crumbled in a few seconds. After I quit it took another 18 months to swallow it and move on, and the word "career" doesn't mean anything anymore.
Will-narayan edspratt's article
Apr 24, 2022 at 5:56
Apr 24, 2022
Slack Randoms: Roubaix Carnage, Shipping Delays, Exploding Drill Bits & More
Mine got delayed 3 weeks, hopefully it was at the arrival harbour than the departure one. Also hopefully bikes are shipped straight from Taiwan without going to Shanghai first ?
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