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tintt

I discovered a new drink, a French martini. Ah hah! It's Martini Monday guys. Taxes are done!

Apr 16, 18 9:52 pm
Non Sequitur

What's in it and is it better than this "california common" brew I have at my desk?

tintt

Vodka, Chambor, and pineapple juice. It's girly, but good. Edit: not that martinis have genders, they are free to choose and be gender fluid too.

Non Sequitur

hey, keep your politics away from TC. 8-)

jla-x

Margaritas are gay

tintt

The martini is offended.

At least it's NOT gin.

archanonymous

I just discovered there's a ton of booze at my desk, and i'm only here for a few more days so I gotta drink it.

Non Sequitur

Gin is delicious... Tanq10 or Hendricks or GTFO

When I had drinks with Peter Bohlin FAIA he ordered a Cosmopolitan, which I always thought of as a girly drink, but he ordered it so severely and minimally that he changed my mind.

Bench

Im always surprised when people raise eyebrows at my ordering a Manhattan. I always associated it with mobsters, but apparently theres a feminine perception to it? Whatever. Love me a some good Canadian rye, and its the only reliable whiskey cocktail i know of.

tduds

The only reliable whiskey cocktail is Whiskey.

Sir Apple Chrissy

recently purchased a bottle of The Yamazaki - Single Malt Japanese Whiskey...

Sir Apple Chrissy

12...waiting for Hunter S. Thompson to come over.

jla-x

Can’t drink whiskey since late 90’s. Drank a half bottle and barfed in the bathroom of the Tunnel nyc (anyone remember that shithole?) got in a fight with some guy that had lights on his head. Worst hangover ever.

Sir Apple Chrissy

I know peeps that knew the tunnel (in the 90s i was rural midwest) They all adults and suburban dads now. The setup sounded saweet and the few archived mixes are legit techno. Yes drinking half a bottle will ruin the urge for that liqour. Seagrams 7 - never
again.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Soundcloud and youtube have some old tunnel and lime light stuff. A guy i knew who moved south,his parents ran a bunch of clubs. He has on tapes hundreds of recorded mixes,many legends, i tried to convince him to let me convert to digital (i own a tape deck yo). But he moved.

jla-x

The place was wild. So big and confusing with lots of different rooms. It was easy to get lost in there which was what made it fun. Could have been a terrible fire hazard though.

Mr_Wiggin

...recently purchased a bottle of The Yamazaki - Single Malt Japanese Whiskey...

DID YOU DRINK IT?

Apr 17, 18 6:48 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Had it before....waitinf for Hunter S. Thompson to share

Sir Apple Chrissy

He drink most my McAllan. Damn lush

Sir Apple Chrissy

I am aware he is dead and was a Wild Turkey man...so I'm referring to someone I know who can do every line in Fear an Loathing...out of respect not opening bottle until then.


tduds

There is just no way 5% of the population dies every year.

Sir Apple Chrissy

i googled and learn 2,626,418 (2014)/318,600,000 = 0.08%, so maybe the 70's were rough?

Sir Apple Chrissy

Or hunter s thompson's crowd was a wee bit rougher than most.

tintt

I made up a drink called sir apple chrissy. A girly one. Apple schnapps, sour, whiskey, club soda, and a stick of cinnamon.

Apr 17, 18 9:14 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

I like girly drinks....shhhhhh!

Sir Apple Chrissy

Whoa whoa..why you be all gendering shit bruh? That drinks sounds fluid (as the vrowd hisses)

tintt

I need sensitivity training.

Non Sequitur

Do you use the cinnamon stick as a straw?

tintt

No, the cinnamon stick is used as a cigar. It isn't even in the drink.

curtkram

i wonder if the dialogue would make more sense if you switched screen names when talking to yourself?

You all should stop hating on gin. Get some good stuff (Letherbee's, Death's Door, Finn's Gin, Reykjavik Distillery's Eineberja). 

Apr 18, 18 10:02 am
Non Sequitur

Hendricks or GTFO.

tintt

I overdid gin and tonics in college. They were 75 cents at a certain dive bar.

Hendricks is also a great gin. I really miss the one from Reykjavik distillery. Haven't replaced it yet since air freight costs are as much as a bottle.

Bench

Think i've mentioned this before but its still a good shout. Try Ungava from the Canadian arctic; really good stuff.

tduds

I way overdid G&Ts in grad school and somehow I'm still not sick of 'em.

b3tadine[sutures]

Hendricks G&T with a cucumber slice.

wurdan freo

speaking of gin... whatever happened to the hammered thread???

Apr 18, 18 11:29 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

it's still there, you just have to spell it correctly.

tintt

How do you spell it?

Our state Bar Association is having a "Free Will Event" at community center in my neighborhood tonight. What do you think they'll talk about?!

Apr 18, 18 3:23 pm
tduds

Whales.

How people don't qualify for the "free" part but should sign up the sharks now to do their wills.

Sir Apple Chrissy

God. Lots of God talks and then Sam Harris walks in the room and everyone yells "bigot" and burn him alive.... how much were we betting?

Non Sequitur

Are you free to choose if or if not you attend? Did I freely wrote that sentence? What about this one? The hole gets deeper... did I choose to dig it? No... no, dig up stupid.

Non Sequitur

*write*. Silly iPhone. I freel
y chose to not correct my post.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Fate.

b3tadine[sutures]

Got a call from a headhunter today, asking me what kind of work I might be interested in doing, because he had a need for a PM/PA. I told him, let me tell you what I'm not interested in doing; prisons.

Him: well you might not be interested in this role, they have a need for detention centers, etc.

Me: I'm not interested in doing work for ICE.

Apr 19, 18 12:19 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

Thats why they have a head hunter. Market is doing great and who would want to do those beyond the politics, vinyl everything and painted CMU cant be exciting.

tintt

My very first real project was an ICE detention center. It was called INS back then though.

Sir Apple Chrissy

What was the color selection?

Jails and detention centers are a growth industry. They're planning ahead for massive civilian uprisings.

Non Sequitur

Probably planning ahead to incarcerate all those architects who issue stamped PDFs according to Ricky's latest ramblings.

b3tadine[sutures]

wait, that baller is still here? god, that change really does the trick.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Uhnmm he is here to take your bass

b3tadine[sutures]

I'm not that fond of fishing.

Hi TC, I've been missing you all! Felt compelled to share below, via the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Also, re: gin. Been a big fan of sipping Old Tom gin for a few years now. Specifically, Ransom Spirits' version...

Apr 20, 18 12:55 am

Is it just me or is the horse stoned? Awesome photo!

The gin bar near me (Scofflaw, named one of the best cocktail bars in the country in some magazine) has a great Old Tom gin. 

wurdan freo

emulating Prince with a little bit of jon bon jovi...

Sir Apple Chrissy

2 beers. I see it

jla-x

why was the shitty thread trimmed down?

Apr 20, 18 12:25 pm
Non Sequitur

That one particular member (wolfsomething) kept bumping out of either boredom or spite. Not sure, but outside of demanding instant burning at the stake, there was little else she added to the discussion.

tintt

Looks like the wolf got zapped.

Apr 20, 18 1:49 pm

Yaaa!

Sir Apple Chrissy

Couple options here and from memory here (i have drunkin photographic memory) Whistlerblowerarchitect or wolfwhistleblowerarch or stupidwhistleblower was 1) immature real person who overstepped their internet freedom of speech and entered a real world of legal trouble 2)was a troll intending to minimize the seriousness of SAM by appearing as an immature person thus discounting the credibility of the media mission..... after a while i felt it was the latter.

Sir Apple Chrissy

They also nixed all my posts under the various names including serious and or troll food posts...seems like an easy fix versus a selective screening and now randomised and jla-x are left all out of context.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Forgot #3 - whistleblower appeared to have it out for BIG. #4. They hinted at the next big fish to fry. #5 archinect asked their lawyers about the seriousness of this stuff.

Sir Apple Chrissy

A ricki threas was zapped just now....#6 ricki was whistlerblower

jla-x

Are we sure wolf was the real SAM creator or maybe a troll?

Sir Apple Chrissy

Naw. Unless she had a mental breakdown. Its not Rick because he couldnt invent someone cooler than himself. If it is a regular it would be Q. Lastly low level genetically speaking - russians.

tintt

Missing posts returned.

citizen

All of that was bizarre. Scary, too, to see his/her/its wingnuttiness coddled .

randomised

Only now in that Shitty-thread with half the conversation gone.. it looks like I'm talking to myself like some kind of mad person.

Apr 20, 18 2:35 pm
randomised

Ah well, shit happens.

wurdan freo

I talk to myself... sometimes I need an expert opinion...

I talk to myself ... sometimes I need a contrary opinion.

geezertect

I don't talk to myself because it always just ends up in an argument.

“””1991”

someone’s having a mental breakdown 

Apr 22, 18 10:04 am
tintt

Do any of you do your own structural engineering? I'm talking about a single family residential, a straight-forward type of building. If so, how did you learn? I want to hire a structural engineer who will do the first one or two for me and then teach me. Is that realistic? Can anyone here do that for me or know someone who would?

Apr 22, 18 10:14 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

i do. i have a spreadsheet made Excel that was based on my structural exam guide for doing a simple beam with two supports....then I've moved on to skyciv.com which wan do slightly more complicated problems. It's $75/mo for the level I use. I occasionally pay one of m engineers to confirm I am still correct....what I would like to learn is truss calculations now. dont' have that down like simple beam and foundation calcs.

tintt

You do all the drawings, details, and specs too? Want to help me?

Sir Apple Chrissy

yes. the whole thing. Again I have a back-up for all things, the engineer one office above us has 30 years experience so when in doubt, I go upstairs, show him my skyciv reports (they do full reports with shear, bending moment, even acceptable steel sizes) and he goes yay or nay.... single family is def.engineering an architect can handle. it's complicated with Flitch beams sometimes, but there are methods for making sure you are ok...maybe we start a thread and I can copy paste things from my excel sheet?

tintt

You want to teach everybody on a thread? That sounds like fun!

Sir Apple Chrissy

why not. make a dialogue of sorts. make it easy to understand. and avoid that nasty behavior - "no you can't post that, you'll be liable"

archanonymous

Tintt, in Denver you want Kyle Schurter and Robbie? At KL&A. Inexpensive, especially for simple projects and we're always happy to talk bigger picture principals, rules of thumb, check work, etc...

archanonymous

Were rather than "we are", I'm not them.

tintt

Awesome, archanonymous. Thanks!

tintt

Chrissy, I'm open to it. I'll talk to the rest of the team. (can I call you chrissy? probably shouldn't.)

archanonymous

If you want to send me a pm you can tell them who sent you but it shouldn't matter, they are serious professionals over there.

Sir Apple Chrissy

chrissy has a cute ring to it! ha....its in rhythm with Tom Wolfe's Kool-aid Acid Test, just finished a chapter and then read this, made a lot of sense.


tintt

I sent you an email, sir.

Sir Apple Chrissy

At a festival. Will check later yo

mantaray

This is an awesome idea, thanks tintt & Chrissy ! I have a "back-pocket" structural engineer that I've used to double-check my gut in various small renovation settings, and with a bigger renovation coming up I was actually thinking the same thing as you -- asking if he'd walk me through some basic rules of thumb for being able to start sizing things on my own. He's shared a bunch of basic guidelines on previous projects (and of course, using the wood frame span charts and stuff gets you a lot of the way there -- when in doubt, oversize (haha)) which has helped me feel more confident in my own quick analyses. Would be great to have a little crash course in this from Chrissy, thanks!

tintt

Yay! I'll see if I can make it work!

Non Sequitur

This is a neat idea. On the rare occasion where I've done residential moonlighting, I did all the calcs myself using the guides available in my national and provincial codes. Basic span tables, concrete and rebar specs, etc. If you don't deviate, the code examiner typically does not ask questions and I would purposefully undersized something obvious to attract their attention and make them believe they did their job. I used to know truss design and would love to pick it back up again. Just been about 14y since I've had to do one.

tintt

Yeah, my plan was to not deviate to make it easy. So design is one part, then I'm guessing there are submittals and inspections too. I don't know that part at all. hmmm

mantaray
Yes tinty most municipalities make you submit your calcs for review--that's the tricky part. So far the stuff I've sized has been for off-permit work so no worries--but I have one coming up that will need legit calcs.

Curious Chrissy--what do you have to do with trusses? I imagined they would be the easiest bc as long as you list your required live and dead loads correctly, the truss manufacturer figures out the trusses AND provides calcs as part of their delivery. Are you doing anything more than that?
Apr 23, 18 12:28 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Sometimes things need to be custom and i want to know it can be done

tintt

Have you seen the software that shows trusses like a heat map? Tension is red, compression is blue.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Skyciv has graphics that look like that..maybe i should click on hit. Haha

mightyaa

I'll pop out of past...  Didn't see my post to Tintt's, but I used Strucalc for most of my smaller projects along the lines of small additions or renovations.  Great little program that let me play around and try a lot of different things.  I also used to it to predesign reasonable structures during schematic phases so I had the space allocations right before going to a structural engineer.  You can do things like cantilevers to get the member sizing down, etc.  and complex loaded beams. The only issue is that you sort of have to know structural to input what you need like loads, point loading, and transfer loads to the member you are sizing.  Since I mentored under a structural engineer, it's ingrained into me how to size members and trace load paths. 

(btw; I also like KL&A on projects of all sizes)  I know a couple one man shops up in the hills if you are doing work up there too that were pretty laidback.  

I'm also back in the forensic / litigation expert world again; Apparently, real architecture doesn't hire experience beyond 10 years.  I was unemployed for 6 months before getting back into forensics (which only took a week to get a couple offers and back into a six digit salary).   Looks like I'll be doing it nationally now and this new firm is getting me licensed from FL to HI and renewing various association memberships.  More rants: NCARB really reams you though; $400 per transfer... AIA wanted $1400 to get me back after letting it lapse a couple years.   

Apr 25, 18 4:07 pm
tintt

Congrats on the new job!

archanonymous

Congrats on the job and what sounds like some fat stacks of cash. Hope you asked for a signing bonus

Sir Apple Chrissy

Real architecture pays. Congrats!

tintt

I just met with a realtor about listing my house. I need a whiskey. What do you guys do, as architects, when it's time to buy and sell your own homes? 

Apr 25, 18 6:48 pm
archanonymous

Use a good realtor! Don't let anyone know you're an architect!

tintt

He was supposed to be a good one. I didn't tell him I am an architect.

wurdan freo

"What do you guys do, as architects, when it's time to buy and sell your own homes? " ... regret that I spent 6 years mindfucking myself debating the fold, form and the tartan grid... instead of taking a 15 day course for 6
%... oh hell... who am i kidding it was 8 years... :D

tintt

The info he had is invaluable tho! Did you know 96% of home buyers start their search online? Did you know brick houses have brick walls?

Guess he forgot to mention the vinyl siding on the sides and rear.

tintt

He was talking about my house. Load-bearing triple wythe. Brick on the inside AND the outside? Yup.

tintt

The realtor actually told me his fee was negotiable. I'm going to take him up on it.

tintt

trusses, yo

Apr 25, 18 11:01 pm
archi_dude

You gotta love those interviews where they try and lecture you that your current job pays you too much. 

Apr 25, 18 11:04 pm

I have so much work to do I can barely think straight. Assume everyone else is in a similar situation. Get while gettin's good, I guess. <sigh>

Apr 26, 18 4:11 pm
mightyaa

Yep... it's Thursday and I've already put in 42 hours this week and looking at coming by Saturday to finish a report.

archanonymous

Yep... I just hit 40 and its my first week at the new job/ worked a 1/2 day Monday.

tintt

Busy in a good way. Witnessed one of those moments where someone runs out of the room crying no!!!! today. I took comfort in knowing that others recognize this behavior as inappropriate even though social code says we must pretend we don't see it.

curtkram

lol. i just walked out of the office at 38, thinking maybe i should stick around just to finish off the work week.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Keeping track of hours gave me anxiety. I wake up at 6 and stop at 11pm m-f. Working nearly all those hours...but ita fun

curtkram

you have to keep track of hours if your time is billable. not that you have to stick to a 40 of course, that's just for amusement.

archanonymous

Donna, Mightyaa, tinttttt, Miles, anyone know anything about my IBC question on the front page of the forum? I'm a bit perplexed and usually don't have any issues with code.

Apr 26, 18 5:17 pm
tintt

I don't know but I just looked at the code at it says 1 toilet per 10 occupants and 1 shower per 8. Is that what you want?

archanonymous

Thx tintt, that's what I found too... I was talking about establishing base occupancy # though. 2015 is 200 gsf/ person for residential, but you could have a double or triple occupancy dorm room with 200sf... Which seems like it would throw counts way off.

tintt

Got it. Not sure.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Dorms are a different category off the top of my head. Some states strip sectiona and replace. Chapter 10 in nyc ia where find specifics as ocupancy for code relates to egress.

jla-x

wow...how bout that Kanye thing...I don’t like trump, but the left is showing it’s racism now that an influential black man is refusing to be a pawn of the dems.  What fucks.  

Apr 26, 18 5:51 pm
tduds

There is a whole gulf of actions in between "refusing to be a pawn of the dems" and vocally supporting Trump. Calling him out for one in no way implies he's doing the other.

tduds

That said, the man is clearly in the throes of some kind of manic episode - not for the first time, and I can't condone the kind of public spectacle around it that the internet has invited themselves to.

Sir Apple Chrissy

My favorite twitter account to follow is an algorithm - archillect. Not sure if that says something about me or humanity.

tduds

I recently started following Archillect and I'm loving it.

jla-x

Pretty cool

Sir Apple Chrissy

They should make a political algorithm with a few rules and see what happens

Sir Apple Chrissy

and i find the Kanye and Chance the Rapper twitter stuff absolutely entertaining...good marketing! isn't Kanye coming out with an album soon?

tintt

You'd think this would go without saying, but apparently it's confusing. If you are too busy to work on a job and you tell the client that and the client calls me instead -- it is NOT stealing a client. I even tried to give the project back because I do not steal clients. Four times I tried to give it back. The other designer said he was too busy all four times. Then accused me of stealing the client each time. You can't make this stuff up.

Apr 27, 18 2:38 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Its in the thread central meeting minutes. Case closed.

tintt

and I'm so busy I've been forgetting to eat all week.

Apr 27, 18 2:40 pm
shellarchitect

that's crazy

Sir Apple Chrissy

I just eat more and work out less and get fatter...

tduds

Gotta love the Studio diet. I lost 10 pounds over thesis.

curtkram

you need snacks!

Sir Apple Chrissy

is beer a snack?

curtkram

yes, but if you have a lot of work to do you might want to supplement it with some sort of protein or a bit of lettuce or something like that.

tintt

I got a giant box of granola bars. Curt, are you still interested in moving to Colorado? I'm looking for a partner.

curtkram

i would consider offers.

tintt

I'll know more within a month or two. Or theres this..... I'm getting lots of recruiters contacting me - I could give them your name if they are willing to recruit from out of state.

curtkram

i've been contacted by quite a few recruiters as well. have you followed up and actually spoken with them? i talked to a couple before i got the job i have now. it just sort of seems that what they do isn't viable. i'm not actively trying to leave the job i have at the moment, but there are always times when i think things out of my control could be controlled better. i could probably be pulled away if your pitch was good enough :)

tintt

I always turn them down. I'm not interested in working in a firm. I asked one a question once and never heard back so yeah. It's crazy busy is what I'm saying.

Bloopox

Weird Problems of Being Busy:Apparently I have an angry would-be-client badmouthing me around town.  She called me about a residential project a couple months ago. I told her I was in the simultaneously regrettable and great position of being swamped with several large ongoing projects, can't take on new work, and also that I don't do much residential work anymore.  I said I could recommend other excellent residential architects, or I could put her on a waiting list but wasn't seeing much likelihood of being able to start it until mid-summer or later. 

She declined to be put on the waiting list and asked for my recommendation for another architect, which I happily provided - and I think he's better suited for the project.  Since then I've heard that she visited the person I recommended, as well as a couple other local architects, and hasn't yet picked one with which to work, but has told all of them that she called me first and that I wouldn't take her project because I thought it was beneath my abilities!  Even if I somehow really gave her that impression, which I don't think I did, I don't understand why she'd tell my colleagues that - it seems to imply that she considers them all 2nd choices, so why would they want to work with her when they're all busy too?  I guess I should feel like I dodged a bullet with her.

Apr 27, 18 3:48 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

Maybe their fees were too high? Or maybe she is putting you on a guilt trip indirectly,she might be thay crazy.....so an old boss had a client come in once and said Richard Meier didnt give him the time of day and some project manager gave the guy a book and said come back with some post it notes on what you like....the client never ended up being that serious with my boss at the time,so maybe Meiers office sniffed it out?

You dodged a bullet. If she's this much of a bitch because you didn't take her project, just imagine how impossibly difficult she would have been if you had. Congrats.

Sir Apple Chrissy

never say no to a small job (just get more help) just say no to assholes.


I know a guy, a GC,first job a window replacement,no action for 6 months, then all of sudded for 15 years 30+ mil in work...you never know

Apr 27, 18 5:36 pm
citizen

"...just say no to assholes"

That's a lot of noes.

Apr 27, 18 5:44 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

yessir

JLC-1

navid ganji, wtf?

Apr 30, 18 1:46 pm
randomised

Gotta flag 'em all!

Le Courvoisier

Over the last week, recruiters have been blowing up my LinkedIn. I haven't even been at my new firm a month. Is this a new normal?

Apr 30, 18 3:55 pm
Non Sequitur

Same here, got another one this morning.

Last week my son texted me a question from school for a project he's working on: "What is a problem you encounter in your work?"

I was having a slightly rough day so I responded "My biggest problem at work is clients who won't listen to me."

His response: "Megaphone."

Apr 30, 18 8:13 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

how long until this becomes code?


Apr 30, 18 10:22 pm
Non Sequitur

today’s entertainment was brought to us by the generousity of Rich_9999.  


Elitism and snobbery towards established practice and material detailing? Check


Junior / intern level superficial knowledge of construction? Double check


Zero to 100 sprint to assholeness with a sprinkle of sexism? Triple check









May 1, 18 5:17 pm

Some people are put on Earth just to provide amusement for others.

Non Sequitur

Correct, and for some reason, several find their way here. Are we some sort of promised land for the lost causes?

This system of tubes is a place where anything is possible.

Non Sequitur

Is tube some new hipster slang for gutters?

That thread is in the gutter.

Non Sequitur

A dumpster fire without Ricky B? Can you imagine if he got his mitts on this one?

I saw a thread on twitter yesterday that was an angry vegan shaming another vegan for buying a non-vegan ice cream for a sad child. I was near tears of laughter because I truly felt this guy was Balkins but arguing about veganism. it was delightful.

This idiot makes Balkins look good. Really. I mean Ricky doesn't have a mean bone in his body.

What did I miss?

Non Sequitur

Josh, look up both of Rich_9999's threads. You missed out.

Alright, I've got to stop. This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You want to look away but you can't.

randomised

That took quite a while to escalate, normally that level of dumpster fire is reached within a few posts.

Non Sequitur

Rando, I think it lasted so long because we were hoping the OP would provide a detail or drawing of their design/solution. It degenerated after it became apparent he was not able to look at the problem in a logical way.

randomised

Their loss...I was just getting into the subject matter.

It is cookie Wednesday

May 2, 18 7:36 pm

sadly, the eggs were suspect

archanonymous

Question for TC: Is it appropriate or not to report someone in your home market to the licensing board/ AIA/ NCARB for selling and marketing their "firm" as providing architectural services when they are not licensed architects/ licensed professional services corporation?

May 2, 18 10:03 pm
Sir Apple Chrissy

ask them if they need an architect.

it is a little Hitler Youth-y, but it happens

I can’t believe there are over 200 comments on the internal gutters thread! You guys crack me up. Keep fighting the good (albeit absurd) fight!
May 3, 18 9:35 pm
randomised

While OP checked out days ago already.

He must have found our incompetence and buffoonery intolerable.

Non Sequitur

Certainly the wanker is still lurking silently in the background.

SneakyPete

I was gonna mention coravent for vertical wood rain screens, but I didn't wanna seem like I was taking it seriously.

I started a thread on concrete, you guys. You know how much I love it, and I actually have a client right now who might be willing and able to explore some cool work with me!.

May 4, 18 10:35 am
shellarchitect

I complained awhile here ago about having to work for a new PM who I felt was pretty unqualified. 

Turns out she actually is screwing the CEO, who is now getting divorced.  A couple people have left the firm because the can't stand working for this woman.  To make matters worse, one of the guy's sons works here, and is pretty pissed about the whole thing as well. 

One of the guys who left told her she was unqualified in the middle of the office, was canned a week later.  Another wrote an email to half the office that he didn't have time to do her job and his at the same time. (he said it in a much nicer way and left on his own shortly afterwards)

Anyway, I've been here just over a year and really not sure how I feel about sticking around.


May 4, 18 11:22 am
tintt

Leave.

randomised

Sounds like a great place to move up quickly through the ranks now with everybody gone :)

The path for advancement is clear.

Sir Apple Chrissy

And this is why you cannot have sexually attractive women in the workplace. They screw everything...up i mean...happy friday.

JLC-1

the company will not survive the divorce unscathed

Leave, and pull a Scarface from Half-Baked on your way out. Sounds like this one is a bridge you probably should burn.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Shout out to each and every individual "screw you and screw you" while intensely pointing with your index finger

While there are a lot of dysfunctional firms in our discipline, this one sounds like a real prize winner. There are also really wonderful firms. Go find one of them.

shellarchitect

would be a lot easier to leave if I wasn't on my 4 firm in the past 5 years, but ya, I'm not excited about the future here


May 4, 18 2:16 pm
geezertect

This is about as good an excuse as you'll ever have to leave a firm. If you interview in the same city, the prospective employers probably have heard gossip about this firm and should be understanding. If not, they should be able to read between the lines when you tell them you left because of nepotism.

Ricky advising Trekiez on detailing, I almost choked on my gold-dusted caviar and egg omelet.  

I am at a complete loss when it comes to a metaphor for this. Maybe this is what blind people say instead of 'the blind leading the blind'?


May 7, 18 9:38 am
Non Sequitur

I so want to keep that thread alive to see how deep it goes.

Slow day?

Non Sequitur

No... not been a slow day in months.

You're such a troll. I'm laughing my ass off at Ricky playing architect.

OMG I totally read your post as "Ricky advising Trekiez on dating...." and literally scrambled to go read the thread! Then I realized you said *detailing* and was disappointed.

So sorry. They do make a cute couple, though.

Non Sequitur

Ricky giving out dating advice? Oie.... let's not open up that can. As a side note, I contributed actual architecture stuffs in my last response to that thread. That's enough built in karma to last the next 8 "what design is this" wanker realtor posts I gather.

JLC-1

yeezy home....... that's all your honor.

May 7, 18 1:03 pm

Why do I always think of great comeback lines an hour after the fact?

May 8, 18 8:04 pm
b3tadine[sutures]

It happens. It happened to me today, and when I realized, I wanted to call the asshole and tell him.

Once the moment passes it's too late. I'm just trying to remember it for next time.

tintt

Sign of a gentleman.

b3tadine[sutures]

^one thing i'm not.

Surprise, surprise.

Sir Apple Chrissy

Gentlemen is so gendering colonial white man stuff...evil,pure evil

randomised

Happens to the best of us:


tintt

That's funny right there.

Non Sequitur
How bad is it when the base and fasteners used to hold down your toddler’s flimsy playhouse against wind cost more than the house itself? Also, is it worse that it’s finished to match too? Asking for a friend.
May 9, 18 7:24 am

No you're not. Hire an architect.

Non Sequitur

I charge too much. Maybe that Trek wanker can offer lower fees.

Non Sequitur

Hi Trek, forgot your sense of humour at home again?

Sir Apple Chrissy

check this out




May 9, 18 8:12 pm

should go to 4 day work weeks

randomised

Interesting.

JLC-1

it's alive!

tintt

What is it? Energy use? People? Money?

Non Sequitur

viagra consumption?

tintt

Oh ok. Interesting.

Power consumption. Either that or coffee.

tintt

Bitchslapping?

Sir Apple Chrissy

Nyc population by the hour throughout the week

randomised

Would be nice to see how it relates to the population of the other boroughs.

I'm trying to determine whether the quality of posts on A'nect are better before or after happy hour.

May 9, 18 9:19 pm
randomised

Yours?

I know mine are better, my Tequila goggles confirm it. The overseas thing has got me confused, I don't know the drinking schedule in various time zones.

Non Sequitur

When's the Australian happy hour?

24/7 apparently.

Mine are definitely better after. Though I'm fairly happy with the comment I just made on the "what style is this" thread and I'm not drinking. Yet.

JLC-1

only on cannabis - when I drink, the last thing in my mind is to look at the inter tubes.

Non Sequitur

That archlife wanker certainly ain't getting any more cheerful.

Non Sequitur

Once again Arch, you've given no one here "a taste of your own medicine". You're simply not worth taking seriously and using a poor sap like you for low-bar entertainment is pretty much all you're good for anyways.

Apparently it's unhappy hour in Leicester. So sad.

Non Sequitur

There is nothing to deny as there was never any ass whooping. You're just upset no one wants to play with you.

ArchLife, comments like this ^ are not welcome in Thread Central. ArchLife, Miles, NonSeq, please take it back to ArchLife's thread.

It's obvious that nobody in the real world wants to play with you, thus all your infantile blustering on the internet. Here you can pretend you are somebody. What you find upsetting us that we all know.

Non Sequitur

Hey... I didn't start it, or maybe I did. Not sure, too busy to keep track of discussions. Besides, there is hockey to watch soon anyways.

Trekiez started it.

senjohnblutarsky

Gosh people

May 10, 18 3:39 pm
citizen

Touche'

Sir Apple Chrissy

well senjohn...here it is, gentrification will eliminate men of this level of consciousness.....good luck 'merica

the libtards will fights with the conservative monkees as per above...

good luck.



May 12, 18 2:03 am
tintt

funny. we should have a comedy thread.

Sir Apple Chrissy

we def. do. although architecture jokes ain't easy.

That guy is really good.

tintt

I mean a thread to post funny comedy skits, like the music thread.

Sir Apple Chrissy

done.

the night setting on Twitter is a small victory

May 12, 18 12:13 pm
Non Sequitur

New of Alsop has got me all bummed out.


May 15, 18 8:12 am
Sir Apple Chrissy

https://archinect.com/firms/pr...

sup.

May 15, 18 6:45 pm
tintt

Dear TC,

How do you guys deal with incompetent people at work? I'm currently dealing with having my workload significantly increased due to another person's actions. I've addressed it with the boss and the boss agrees with me and has told this person specifically to not do certain things but they persist. I like the job and I don't want to quit. This has been going on for a few months.

Signed,

Seeking the ignore button IRL

May 17, 18 9:27 am
archanonymous

kill them

tintt

That is the real life ignore button, BUT then I'd be posting from jail and I'm not sure about that.

Non Sequitur

I often face that and I typically the "go to" person to fix other people's short comings. Just keep track and ask for more money since you have to redo work.

Asking for money forces a choice. Fire the jackass, in which case you probably get the extra work with no extra dough or fire you 'cause you're too costly. Intelligent decisions are atypical.

tintt

I already asked for more. Got a little bit, but not enough.

Non Sequitur

^then priorities what you work on within your set hours. Don't push away more important projects just because you work with wankers.

tintt

I don't work hourly. :(

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