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Mariah CaringPerson was signed in when posted
12:08 PM ET (US)
Frestress: I too have had five errors on one edit, but I believe they were all the same error, so four of them were deleted, if memory serves. And, yes, it sucks. Major suckage. But the trainers are all very nice and patient, and I have taken the habit of writing the errors down and perusing them throughout my shift so as not to make 'em again.

On other matters: Whew - if that talk ration station is manned by conservatives, I won't wanna tune in. But I respect others' rights to be conservative. Levin rather loudly condoned Richard Mourdock's rape-and-pregnancy comment back in 2012. You know, the one about rape and pregnancy being "God's will" or something like that. Mariah don't take kindly to that. Anyone know of a good talk radio station that's more moderate? KRCL has a great human-rights program that airs every night at 7:00 p.m. called Democracy Now. I listen to that quite a bit.

Queerkeyer: I forgot to mention Prince's Greatest Hits Volume One and Volume Two. I've taken to listenin' to these smokin' CDs during the last hour of my shift. It's pretty funny to ponder how his ultra-erotic musings balance out his current conversion to Jehovah's Witnesses. Oh well, money talks. And he's got plenty of it.

For all you guys who have the Internet on your I-phones. (I have an Android and am still figurin' out how to use the "mallarding" thang.) I earlier mentioned AC/DC's great hit "Whole Lotta Rosie". Go to You Tube and click on the link from 1991 and play that video. They've got a huge blow-up doll behind the stage that struts her stuff during that song. It's funny as shit. That's gonna be Mariah if I gain back all this damned weight I lost during the past two years.....
SLCstudentPerson was signed in when posted
08:34 AM ET (US)
Slc gl or any other group leaders that post on here...if you don't mind answering. ...do you like your job?
 I keep bidding on the available gl bids that have come up but I'm wondering if I would actually like being one. Is it more autonomy like I think it is? I know gls still have to key, but does it help break up time to do different tasks/be in the resource center? Or are you bored out of your mind no matter the task?
SLCstudentPerson was signed in when posted
08:26 AM ET (US)
When your contract ends you take a 5 day (unpaid) break. If they decide not to bring you back you will get a letter in the mail saying your contract hasn't been renewed. If you don't get a letter you can assume you were brought back, and when I was a pse I would call on the day the schedule comes out to make sure I was on the schedule. Then you come back to work.
Your annual leave you didn't use will be paid out to you, you start with 0 hrs if you come back.
While I wouldn't worry about being brought back at the moment (we need people ) that can change and there's never a guarantee.....I can't believe your trainer chose to shrug off info about your 5 day break.....lovely.
And you need to re-sign up for direct deposit and change your w2 withholding if you need something other than 0 when you come back.
FrestressPerson was signed in when posted
06:36 AM ET (US)
Hey guys whts the most number of errors youve gotten on a keeper seat in your years and years of working here? I had 5 one time its sucks! Probably when i was so tired
queerkeyerPerson was signed in when posted
01:05 AM ET (US)
/m41274 I'm tour 2 so this problem isn't as obnoxious as you are describing in the morning and the afternoon. It's not too bad but it's still kinda bad. But the supervisors up here are more mature, as in grown experienced people. They walk around Pres a lot.
queerkeyerPerson was signed in when posted
12:52 AM ET (US)
Thank you for such detailed list. This was actually what I was looking for. I'll check out some of these. Thank you very much!
queerkeyerPerson was signed in when posted
12:49 AM ET (US)
/m41271 Derp! I can't see his mouth though, if it was a video it'd be more funny. His mouth represents a damn wall without a damn door. Haha
queerkeyerPerson was signed in when posted
12:48 AM ET (US)
Ostrich- when is it ending? :) IF you don't mind me asking.

And yes, can someone please explain the whole 1-year contract thing. When I was being trained, the trainer told us to not worry about it and shrugged it off so I didn't fully understand.
OstrichPerson was signed in when posted
12:18 AM ET (US)
As a PSE, my 360 day contract is coming to an end. I received notification about mandatory days off soon and no longer being an employee, unless my contract renews. Can anyone share what happens to my acquired Annual Leave? Does it get paid out or continue to accrue if the contract renews?
FrestressPerson was signed in when posted
10:03 PM ET (US)
Mr derp, trump impersonation is heellllaa funny crack me up all the time!! Seriously, time goes really quick whenever i listen to them. Ive been a fan since 2008. Too bad mark levin not here.

Cant talk about politics here i guess lol, but im happy that there are few conservatives around.
RECKeyerPerson was signed in when posted
09:59 PM ET (US)
/m41272 I've been observing similar things from the keyers in the "whisper" section, all night, every night. Reporting the behavior does nothing, this has been allowed to go on for months, even though it seems that the supervisors and management are well aware of the problem and they know which keyers are doing this because it's still the same few "keyer cliques" who talk loudly and barely look at the screen while they work. Honestly, how have they not just been fired, are they blackmailing management? Why is this behavior allowed from these few obnoxious, loud groups of keyers who barely do any work and make the entire work environment unpleasant for nearly everyone else? I don't get it. No amount of complaints from keyers seems to make any difference (not that the REC has a stellar record of responding to employee complaints, but in this case you'd think they'd be responsive, seeing as they're just throwing away money on those keyers who do nothing but talk throughout their shifts). Also, something I've noticed lately is that now, for whatever reason, they're turning up the heat really high in that talking section (which I do try to avoid as much as possible, but when the only available PRES seats are there, and the PRES volume says something like "infinity" on the screen, I can't help but feel like I should be keying PRES where they want us to go, regardless of how unpleasant the nearby talking keyers are, with mail volumes as high as that). I really wish they would create some additional PRES seats. Or add more switchables on those rows that have only PARS... this is going to be an incredibly unpleasant December for those of us who still manage to get stuck in the "whisper section," since apparently nothing will ever be done about that :-/
Edited 10-07-2015 10:58 PM
Mariah CaringPerson was signed in when posted
10:44 AM ET (US)
Queerkeyer: Whew - I have a plethora of music I rock out to: The Deftones, Sonic Youth, vintage Beatles and/or Rolling Stones, the Cure, the Cult, Tool, A Perfect Circle (Tool's lead singer fronts this band), Tori Amos, Marianne Faithful, Lorena McKennitt, The Who, Blind Faith, Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros, The English Beat, Mission UK, Chameleons UK, sheesh - I've got a veritable cornucopia of shimmerin' sounds in me ears. I also like to listen to 90.9 (KRCL) which plays an eclectic mix of music not normally heard on top-40 stations. Finally, I listen to 92.5, the hip-hop station in Salt Lake City. I usually don't like the surfeit of lyrics referring to women as ho's and bitches and various and sundry thangs, but if the music engages me, that's what I call mitigating circumstances at my age. 'Cause last night proved the transcending beauty of music: I started my shift feeling like Granny Clampett and/or Queen Victoria (AFTER they were embalmed)....and after I heard "Whole Lot o' Rosie" by AD/DC on KRCL, I felt like a nude, er, NEW woman. I hadn't heard that song in DECADES. Happy listenin'!!!
Mariah CaringPerson was signed in when posted
10:10 AM ET (US)
You know, I hate to keep harping on this, but....

Last night, I saw a keyer STOP keying (she had a valid image on her screen), take out her makeup mirror, and study her reflection in the mirror. This keyer has a hairstyle I last saw on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1982. I was innocently traipsing on in to the now-defunct Tower Records, and I saw an identical countenance. Of course, this youthful keyer wasn't even born then, but....I saw her do this several times. How one can key and apply one's makeup is a mystery to me.

I also saw countless keyers in that "whisper" section leaning to keyers TWO CHAIRS away and gabbing plentifully (and avoiding their screens, naturally). Now, how can people key and socialize at the same time? The laughing and guffawing continue all night long. A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to a superior about this, and they agreed with me. This "whisper" section has been a colossal failure. I was also told to "report such behavior" to supervisors. How in the hellola can I "report" this when there are so many keyers failing to "whisper" like they evidently are allowed to do? The rest of us are paid to key and nothing else. These people are being paid the same salary to divert their attention(s) from the screen AND key. I'm starting to become resentful.

On another subject: Thanks, Mr. Derp, for the info. During busy season, I like to eschew my rockin' stompin' music in favor of talk radio. Although, last night proved to be interesting. I began my shift feeling depressed, tired and worn out. I started listenin' to KRCL (90.9) FM and soon became energized. Just another note: When our 12-hour shifts begin in December, one can put brand-new batteries in one's CD player, and the batteries fun out one to two hours before shift's end. Always remember to bring an extra pair when you start you shift!
Mr. DerpPerson was signed in when posted
08:12 AM ET (US)
/m41268 Don't forget to change your radio station to 105.9 FM on Thursday. I don't know why they are changing their frequency, but they are. Have you heard the commercial reminding us about it? They have a guy who is impersonating Donald Trump. It's so funny. He sounds just like him! LOL.
SiaPerson was signed in when posted
12:08 AM ET (US)

I'm a huge reader too so I listen to a lot of audiobooks and there's plenty to choose from depending on your mood. I also listen to podcasts, favorite morning radio shows and music of course.
Edited 10-07-2015 12:09 AM
TopplePerson was signed in when posted
02:28 PM ET (US)
Why can't the machines read PRES images? Most of them are really easy to read labels.
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