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Old 11-04-2014, 01:07 AM   #3731
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Got into Chicago at noon, drove to the Chicago office, and got back to my hotel room 30 minutes ago. Business travel sucks. On the bright side, I've got my own hotel room so I get to play the "how many things can I jizz on" game
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:29 AM   #3732
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Default Re: Better late than never: The Tobey Blog.

Holy shit dude you scared the fuck outta me. You can't post shit at 2 in the morning when I know you have work tomorrow.

Glad to hear everything's good. Why the fuck were you at work until 1am? I always have to drive to pick up my packages after 6pm.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:24 PM   #3733
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So, when I said I was going to be in LA this week, what I meant was Rancho Cucamonga. I thought I'd hit up the Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory while I was here, and I wanted to go tonight, so I googled directions and... hour and a half, 55 miles... nah fuck that. The Workaholics house is here, though, maybe Adam is throwing a house party tonight.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:29 PM   #3734
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So, when I said I was going to be in LA this week, what I meant was Rancho Cucamonga. I thought I'd hit up the Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory while I was here, and I wanted to go tonight, so I googled directions and... hour and a half, 55 miles... nah fuck that. The Workaholics house is here, though, maybe Adam is throwing a house party tonight.
There's an Improv in Orange County, no idea if it's worth checking out.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:35 PM   #3735
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There's an Improv in Orange County, no idea if it's worth checking out.
Yeah, the Ontario improv is only about 15 minutes away, they have a spanish show tonight but I might go there tomorrow.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:05 AM   #3736
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Yeah, the Ontario improv is only about 15 minutes away, they have a spanish show tonight but I might go there tomorrow.
Why not broaden your comedic horizons? Sheesh.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:37 AM   #3737
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they have a spanish show tonight
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:02 PM   #3738
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Default Re: Better late than never: The Tobey Blog.

So, in the interview for this job, I mentioned that I am ok with SQL, I mean, I can program in Javascript and VBA, same thing, right?

So last week, I learned that I'm going to be the SQL guru on the Industrial Engineering team, and part of my job is to run these monthly reports (there are 9 in total). Currently, a programmer from IT is running these for us and they want someone in IE to be responsible for it, so he spent about 2 hours showing me how to run the reports yesterday, and today I was supposed to run this month's. So I was like "Yeah, sure I can do it".

I sat down this morning at about 7:30 and realized I had no fucking idea what I was doing. If you just saw the look on my face and the fact that I was sitting in front of a computer, you'd think I was looking at /r/spacedicks for the first time. Also, at some point, I learned that I'm like the 4th IE they've tried to give this responsibility to and everyone else just decided they'd rather have a different specialty.


So this is a classic Tobey story... fib a little in a job interview and then it turns out that's the thing they want me to specialize in, then when they figure out I can't do it...

Well, I made about 10 calls to an increasingly annoyed programmer after fucking simple things up, didn't get up from the chair at any point except to use the bathroom or grab a couple slices of pizza from the breakroom, and by 5:30 this afternoon... I had submitted all 9 reports and managed not to make it obvious that I had never used SQL before today. They're going to pay for me to take a class so I guess it's kind of apparent that I'm a novice, but I really managed not to Tobey that.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:22 PM   #3739
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i mean you just took over the old code right?
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #3740
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Default Re: Better late than never: The Tobey Blog.

That was pretty much my experience with SQL, except I didn't have an increasingly annoyed programmer to call for help.

It was just a bunch of clicking and begging the person who was there before me, once they told me a little I was able to figure a couple other things out.
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