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Icahn Enterprises looked at asset swaps, fundraising before short call - report

2023.05.31 03:12 picsit Icahn Enterprises looked at asset swaps, fundraising before short call - report

From Seeking Alpha Article:
Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) evaluated a reorganization prior to the Hindenburg short report released earlier this month. Icahn held talks with bankers about asset swaps and new fundraising, though those actions look to be on hold amid pressure from shareholders and a Department of Justice probe, according to a Semafor report on Tuesday, which cited people familiar with the matter.
Icahn Enterprises (IEP) shares have dropped 56% since the short report was released in early May, erasing billions from the 87-year old activist's net worth. Shares of IEP fell 36% last week, at least partly after fellow hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, tweeted that there could be more downside to the stock and raised issues with margin loans that Hindenburg had previously highlighted. Icahn Enterprises (IEP) shares rose 3.2% on Tuesday.
Icahn responded to Ackman in a statement to CNBC on Thursday. "Taking advice from Ackman concerning short selling is like taking advice from Napoleon or the German General Staff on how to invade Russia," Icahn told the business network. Icahn Enterprises (IEP) disclosed earlier this month that the company was contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, asking for information.
End of Article.
Investopedia definition of asset swap:
Typically, an asset swap involves transactions in which the investor acquires a bond position and then enters into an interest rate swap with the bank that sold them the bond.
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2023.05.31 03:11 bootybuddah Frustrated with modern dating

I’m really sick of being over sexualized every time I get to know a guy, getting ghosted because I won’t sleep with them, or having every conversation becoming sexual. I just want to meet someone with genuine intentions because when you’re only pursued for your body, it seriously messes with your self esteem.
I’m also just frustrated with the lack of respect and being treated like I’m disposable. I don’t mind if someone isn’t interested in me, but ghosting me is so fucking immature. I don’t take it personal, but it certainly hurts sometimes.
I also feel like a jerk because when my friends are gushing over someone they’re seeing, I’m having a harder time being happy for them. I love seeing them happy, but I also wish that it was me gushing over someone.
I took a break from dating to pursue my master’s and I don’t regret my education or my new job one bit. During the last 3 years I’ve learned to enjoy my own company, became very self sufficient, and happy being single. However, as happy as I am being single, I wish for something more. I wish dating didn’t suck so fucking bad and I just want to be done with dating for good. I haven’t “talked” someone in ages and dating apps feel like a waste of my time. I’m still young, but I’m in the later half of my 20s now and I just feel like it’s gotten harder to date. It feels like I have plenty of time yet time is running out at the same time.
I’m just so tired of it all and patronizing bullshit. “You’ll find someone when you least expect it.” Please just stop you’re not helping.
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2023.05.31 03:11 damndirtyape CMV: I think there are strong legitimate reasons for companies to want workers back in the office.

I know this is a very unpopular opinion here. Reddit seems to think there's no good reason to ask employees to come to the office. But, I disagree. I think there are strong arguments that a fully mobile workforce is less optimal.
Greater difficulty communicating and evaluating procedures
Its always good to evaluate how procedures are working. Sometimes, management puts forward procedures which have logistical difficulties. These difficulties then become apparent to the employees. People talk about these difficulties, and management gets immediate feedback. This allows bad procedures to be quickly reworked.
Its not the same if everyone is at home. If one person has difficulties, they may fear that they're the only person with these problems. They may keep quiet and continue using suboptimal procedures. If their coworker was nearby, they would realize they're not alone after a quick casual chat.
If someone at home wants to point out these difficulties to their manager, its a less casual process. They have to carefully compose a written message to their supervisor. Everything is much more formal. Instead of quickly poking their head into their manager's office, they may be required to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Without a doubt, this increased formality and difficulty in communicating is going to inhibit some people from speaking up.
Furthermore, one employee may discover a more efficient way to operate. If they're in an office, their coworkers may peek over their shoulder, realize they're doing things differently, and then learn this more efficient method after a quick chat. If everyone is at home, no one realizes that Steve from accounting has this great productivity trick using spreadsheets.
There's also less uniformity in how people do the job. At home workers are required to interpret instructions by themselves, and their interpretations may vary. If everyone is in the office, then they're all chatting and making sure they're on the same page.
Greater difficulty training employees
Its also more difficult to train people. Its 100% easier to learn something if someone is next to you, and pointing out the things you need to do. If you're not sure where the correct button is, they can just point to it. The person training you can also see if you're making obvious mistakes.
Also, the more experienced employees are able to easily transmit knowledge to the less experienced employees. If you're in the office, you'll quickly learn that Carol has been there for 20 years. After a quick chat, you learn that she's friendly, and you ask for tips. This is how people learn.
Alternatively, if everyone is at home, you don't know who your experienced coworkers are, and you don't know who's friendly. You're going to be much more reticent to send an email to a person you've never met, asking for tips.
Less productivity for some employees
Despite reddit's loud protestations, not everyone is equally efficient at home. People get distracted by kids, pets, neighbors, etc. Not everyone is good at clearly setting aside time for work when they are surrounded by things from their home life which may demand their attention. Not everyone has a nice separate space for their home office.
Plus, people can be more prone to distraction. Its sometimes hard to resist watching a little TV, or surfing the internet when you should be working. If you're in an office, you're typically not going to do that, and you'll focus your full attention on work.
Greater difficulty evaluating employees
Bad employees exist, and they are more difficult to discover when they're never around.
Reddit confuses me. On the one hand, people will express contempt for their employer. Then, in the same breath, they will express utter indignation at the suggestion that they are not perfect employees while at home.
Everyone knows that there are people who will fuck around as much as possible. Going even further, there are untrustworthy people who will steal or do other underhanded things.
These people can be much more easily discovered if they're going into an office. If they're always at home, they might be drunk and watching porn half the time. You don't know.
Less camaraderie and attachment to the company
I'm sure this final point will really annoy reddit. I can just hear the denizens of antiwork loudly proclaiming that their job deserves no false feelings of attachment or camaraderie!
But, look at things from the perspective of someone who's running a company. They want people people who care about the company. They want a company composed of people who are friendly to each other and have overall positive feelings towards their place of employment.
What's more, not every employer is a cold calculating bastard. Some companies do genuinely want their employees to be happy. Some employers genuinely want there to be feelings of good natured camaraderie between everyone in the company.
I think its very difficult for this type of community to emerge if people never see each other. People who work from home are not going to have much loyalty or attachment to the company.
Also, keep in mind that employers are going to have less loyalty to employees they never see. If no one in a company has a relationship with each other, I think you're much more likely to be replaced by a person in Asia.
So there you have it. Here is my argument against work from home. I fully expect reddit to tar and feather me. I await the angry mob carrying torches and pitchforks.
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2023.05.31 03:10 Active_Cartoonist_57 Being threatened with termination for using my vacation time

Hi everyone. To keep this to the point, last week I was on vacation. On Thursday, I received a text from a number I am unfamiliar with saying that if I didn’t report that afternoon I would no longer be employed. For context, I have been a PT loader for almost 5 years, so I am fairly aware of how things work here. But, this was new to me. I messaged my FT sup asking what was going on and they told me that they were on vacation as well and that they forgot to inform whomever that I was on vacation and that they assumed I didn’t show up. He said he contacted whomever and took care of it.
Fast forward to today, I used an option day and was planning to return tomorrow, I received another message from that number thanking me for my service. I had messaged the number back last week explaining I was on vacation and then messaged them again today saying I would be talking to a steward tomorrow. I am pissed. I was trying to enjoy the time with my fiancé before my summer semester starts tomorrow taking away some of my free time, and I am extremely flustered that this individual doesn’t give a shit about doing their job properly. Job abandonment is 3 days away. I missed 0 days given that I used PTO. I will be talking to a steward tomorrow but I wanted to have an idea of what my options are about filing a grievance over this. Normally I don’t like to ruffle feathers, in fact I’ve never filed a grievance in my time with the company. However, I am being harassed and I want to exercise my full union rights. I don’t care if the company is trying to trim employment due to the pending upcoming strike. My vacation was hampered with this harassment and I want to do everything I can. Thanks for any help in advance.
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2023.05.31 03:10 AppointmentWinter710 AITA for asking a colleague to modify their presentation?

I recently helped hire a young woman into the non profit I work at. Said person has a background is marketing and graphic design. Let’s call her B.
B was hired about a month ago and is pretty quirky and energetic. I gave her the task of putting together a presentation for a grant proposal about a month ago, it was due today. I let her know to reach out to me if she needed assistance and she doesn’t so I assume everything is going fine.
We have a meeting to go over the grant proposal presentation this morning. She opens the PowerPoint and I see very little words and almost all anime characters on each of the slides. I’m speechless as she’s sitting there beaming and proud of herself. She goes into detail about how she drew the characters herself digitally and that they are her ‘OCs’ or original characters depicting ‘yaoi’ (I asked her to spell this term for me and I can’t believe I had to look it up) of the members of ‘they might be giants”’ and the bare naked ladies. Basically anime depictions of real life men hugging, kissing and licking each others faces. I wish I was making this up.
She said it was for pride month and that she was very passionate about yaoi and her ‘OCs’. I’m pissed because not only did she barely put effort into the actual grant related part of the presentation but she basically wasted a month of work drawing anime characters.
I tell her that I want the actual presentation done by tomorrow and to take the pictures out, that it’s inappropriate and that she should have been putting together a presentation for a grant proposal instead of drawing anime characters. Mind you this grant proposal presentation takes place next week Monday and I’m freaking the fuck out. I told her flat out that I was very upset and threatened disciplinary action and said she had wasted company time. She asked if I liked her artwork and I told her no.
She then starts crying and calling me ableist, says that she has aspergers (I didn’t know about this) and that I’m discriminating against her and her passions, proceeds to call me an ableist bitch and then screeches at the top of her lungs and gets in her car and goes home. I set up a meeting with HR tomorrow and I’m honestly scared. When I went home I texted my other colleagues and spoke with my husband on the matter and they told me I was way too harsh.
Was I the asshole?
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2023.05.31 03:09 lordfitzj Should I stay or should I go? Now?

Hey everyone, just a little context before I jump into the question. I am a career product manager. I work with education products and have experience building new products in startups ($0-$20mil) and for big tech ($400mil+). In my previous role, I was a Senior Product Manager, and I oversaw ~1300 SKUs (print and digital) with 55,000 active subscribers and ~$55mil of direct revenue. I also managed a team of 7 direct reports.
A little over a year ago, I was recruited to a small “family owned business.” They are reputable and a household name. When I was approached by the recruiter, they built a new role for me focusing on new product development at the Director level. I negotiated my salary to be exactly what I asked for and made the transition. I was told that I could expect annual raises and a 10% Bonus that was 5% Company Performance and 5% Employee Performance (I have this all in writing from the recruiter - along with the terms of my salary and benefits). I could write my own portfolio, I would have no direct reports, and I essentially just managed myself and my schedule.
I had a great year! In one year, I went from 0->3 products in my portfolio and from $0->$18mil in revenue.
My supervisor had nothing but praise and I scored well on my performance review (all Meets/Exceeds). When raises were announced, I asked my supervisor what I could expect and was told that a % is approved by the board and that applies to all employees. I waited and eventually got a letter from HR. The letter stated “because you are at the max salary for your hiring range, you will not receive an annual salary increase and will instead be paid a lump sum of the % two weeks from today. Just a reminder that this lump sum will be taxed as a bonus.” Nowhere in the interview process or subsequent year of working was this ever discussed. My supervisor seemed just as surprised as I was. I was directly told that the only way for me ever to get a raise is to get a promotion. Unfortunately, the Sr Director or VP titles require direct reports, and their is no pathway for me to add direct reports.
Now, at the same time, I started asking about bonuses. Turns out they do not do “Employee Performance Bonuses” it is all a % based bonus approved by the Board. I had assumed that since my bonus was 5% employee performance and I did a great job, I would get some bonus, now that is in question.
Should I stay or should I go? I immediately told my wife that I will not be here in one year, I already know that I cannot get a raise and their is no possibility of a promotion. This feels like a dead end. I was hired to build a portfolio but I do not have any possibility of career growth. Am I missing something? Am I jumping to conclusions? This feels super shady that none of this was explained or in the handbook or is directly opposite of what the recruiter told me - are there legal consequences if I choose to leave?
Edit: just some spelling mistakes ;-)
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2023.05.31 03:09 AljosP The tale of how helping a coworker may have just lost me $150

Well, it's not directly their fault at all (and honestly, it makes for a good clickbait title). Now that I have your attention, listen, I'm just in need of venting lol
So, onto the story:
Normally, I have Tuesdays off. Not ideal, of course; but I can work with it. Yesterday, I received a message because a coworker needed a swap urgently and they were offering an off Friday in exchange for an off Tuesday. I accepted because I wanted to be nice and also because Friday and Saturday off sounds rad lol
Big mistake.
The calls today may have cost me two entire bonuses.
Literally the second call of the day was because someone received a bill worth $800 for their phone plan. Of course, this is a big shock to anyone in the history of ever, so I checked their bills and the notes on the account. The previous idiot agent didn't process something correctly and the customer was charged the entire cost of her device. I tried to weasle my way out of waiving it but my help desk told me to take responsibility and just waive it (otherwise, she'd pay for the entire phone while also being billed monthly for it lol)
That call on it's own destroyed one of my metrics, and yes, it will affect me and only me. Because someone fucked up, I have to take the consequences. Goddamn it.
Not only that, but every single damn call today was a bill dispute so I'm sure to get bad reviews on my surveys. On the VERY LAST DAY THAT COUNTS TOWARDS THIS MONTH
ONE MORE BAD REVIEW LOSES ME MY BONUS UNLESS I GET ANOTHER GOOD REVIEW OUT OF THING AIR (This month has been particularly slow, so much so that receiving one more poor survey makes me go below target. I've had 3 bad surveys the whole month lol).
And yes, surveys that are complaints about company policy count towards MY METRICS lol
Damn it.
Anyone else ever regretted swapping shifts with someone? It just feels like I shouldn't have swapped at all and I'd be better off right now.
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2023.05.31 03:09 actually_Sir Shiv was a complex character but at the end of the day made her decision out of spite

I know Kendall acted arrogant before the vote but I don’t think there is anyway Shiv would’ve voted for Kendall or that there is anything he could’ve done differently. She just couldn’t stomach him becoming CEO.
I don’t think she had some last minute moment of clarity where she realizes Ken would be an incompetent CEO(he definitely would’ve been but that’s not why she made her decision).
Her decision was purely spiteful and Logan’s divide and conquer tactics on them growing up manifested to this.
All the siblings were dynamic and complex but it’s bleak because in the end this was a purely spiteful decision. Shiv was like a Cersie Lannister where she ended up with 0 character development, in fact all the siblings were.
All siblings end up losing except maybe Roman who was probably never interested in the company in the first place.
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2023.05.31 03:08 arizado Thoughts on trans women in STEM? Particularly in fields like Pharma, or Makeup or Beauty Products?

Hello all. So I live in the conservative Midwest and hope to land a new job either in the Chicago or Michigan areas so I can be somewhere more progressive with less transphobic legislation.
I currently work as a chemist in pharma and it's a great job. I'm on the mentorship and equality committees (my company seems to be big on diversity). I really don't want to leave it. I've been there for 4 years now.
But I'm afraid that my state will eventually pass transphobic legislation that makes it illegal for me to access medical care (so no orchi at a minimum and eventually vaginoplasty) I'm currently on HRT through my company's amazing insurance.
Also my dad and stepmom's family is fairly transphobic and although my dad is trying in his own way, he's still likely a narcissist (like NPD) who at a minimum has emotionally abused me for years. I'm forbidden from wearing dresses at his house (stepmom's rules) and I'm always worried about causing a scene since I'm not going to be deadnamed anymore and recognized for who I am.
I would like to move out of state to be near my mom's cousins in Michigan or near some friends in Chicago where there are more progressive laws for trans people. My mother is going to move from California once I land a job and a new place in 2024. I'll likely start looking for work then at the beginning of next year.
I guess I'm wondering if the job prospects in pharma are good for trans people? A former coworker moved to another pharma company (she's cishet) back to my group with a huge paycut because it was apparently really toxic over there.
I'm wondering if maybe I should switch to a different industry like as a chemist for beauty products (I would LOVE that), or maybe something else entirely like programming which I've never done before.
Regardless I should teach myself to program and maybe like build games or math equations or something. In case I need to switch industries to find employment. Idk if I should watch ancient eli the computer guy vids or use different resources to learn like java, python, C, C++, ruby on rails, or R or other Microsoft apps to optimize different workflows.
Any thoughts? Stay in pharma and look for certain departments in certain companies? Move to beauty industry? Or learn entirely new skills and go to programming since that's apparently like a good field for trans femmes (I refuse to work at blizzard though screw rooster teeth and I think epic games the company that makes Fortnite could be toxic too but I'm not sure)?
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2023.05.31 03:08 Empty_Advice7902 The Dark Rise of One Piece: Anime's Loneliest Creator - The Eiichiro Oda Story!

The Dark Rise of One Piece: Anime's Loneliest Creator - The Eiichiro Oda Story!
Is One Piece the greatest Story ever told? A full Essay / Video Documentary on Eiichiro Oda and One Piece. To me One Piece is a masterpiece but it took a lot of sacrifices for Oda to become the best selling mangaka of all time. I just hope I did him justice. This is the Rise and Controversies of Anime and Manga's most dedicated Creator.
YouTube Documentary:
Upvote Goal is 100 (I hope you enjoy or learn something new)
At the time this is bring made is being made Eiichiro Oda has amassed an astonishing 230,000,000 Net Worth and is the creator of the highest selling manga of all time. One Piece has sold so many copies, that not only is Oda in the Guinness book of world records for the most copies ever sold of any manga or comic but it also puts his name in the top 10 highest selling fiction authors in human history. Engraving the name Eiichiro Oda next to William Shakespeare and JK Rowling. Oda is without a doubt one of the greatest and most creative story tellers of all time.

But this level us success and talent doesn’t come without sacrifices. Odas road to success is paved with A plethora of health issues both physical and mental, arrest and loneliness. One Piece has brought joy to millions of people and its success is something that Oda has dreamed of since he was 4 years old watching anime and Disney cartoons. Will act as a celebration of oda’s well earned achievements but also the over looked acknowledgment of the sacrfises, a-lot of Artist have to suffer through for our enjoyment, and dark untold truth of the manga industry. A Mangaka who escaped the industry even referred to it as “voluntary enslavement”. with an more infamous example being when kishmoto Creator Naruto and a rival of oda, finally finished his popular long running series, he reached out to oda to brag that he can now finally take a walk with his kid on a sunny day which would send the one piece author into a spiral but also motivated him to keep working so he could take walks with his family too one day.
Oda was born January 1st, 1975 in Kumamoto City Japan. From an early age he was obsessed with all things animated and cinema. Everything from Anime, Disney cartoons and Hollywood movies. By the age of 4 Oda had already began reading manga and immediately after he found out creating manga was a career! He couldn’t believe such a cool job existed and declared he would become a Mangaka to quote “avoid getting a real job” The manga that contributed the most to this epiphany was a series called “The Monster Kid” by fukiko a fujio. A story about a kid and his companions traveling through realms battling various Monsters. Oda claims that one of the panels from this specific manga was the first that made him want to draw and he would go on to draw endless copies of his favorite panel trying to get his drawings to look as good as Fujio’s. He simultaneously had fallen in love with an anime called “Vicky The Viking”
Monster Kid
A show that told the adventures of Vicky, a young Viking who would use his Witty and imaginative mind to help his friends out of tight situations.

Vicky the Viking
Vicky would spark odas life long fascinations with pirates and plant the seed for a idea that would eventually grow into one piece. you can see Vickies influenced sprinkled through out oda’s work. When odas dad found out about his sons newfound ambitions he decided to teach him to paint as he himself was a talented oil painter. oda credited his dad for his creative side and still shows off his dads paintings as the proud son he is. Oda became quite the proficient painter as well. One of his original paintings he did for a school project still hangs in his elementary school to this day
When oda got a little older and his manga taste matured He gravitated toward the Weekly shonen Jump. A anthogly of mostly action-based manga that targets an older demographic.
Oda also had started junior high around this time but admitted that it was rough for him and that he often didn’t enjoy it. The only time he would really feel happy was when he knew their was a new jump issue coming out the next day.
He loved Everything from legendary Gag series Kochikame, to the action comedy Kinnikuman.
A popular series in the Anthology called “Capatin Tsubasa” would even inspire oda to join his school soccer team just like the characters in the show. As you can tell he was a very impressionable and remains so to this day many of odas characters and themes are based of various pop culture icons like Jim Carrey, Eminem, the terminator and reservoir dogs to name a few you might know but also various Japanese acting and historical legends.
oda never dropped his love for soccer with his favorite team being Brazil. Oda revealed in a q and a that in the real world luffy would be from Brazil so I can’t help but to think this is influenced by “Capatin Tsubasa” oda would find his biggest influences though when he stubbled apon the series Dragon Ball. He was obsessed Toriyma’s art style and reread it more than any other manga. He loved his character designs and practicing them is why he said he got so good at drawing legendary buff dudes. But the most impactful thing Dragon Ball ever did for oda was show him how impactful manga could be.
When dragon ball was first gaining popularity oda remembers going to school and just seeing how his peers would react to the weekly releases. One day he would see his school get thrown into chaos by a single chapter.
“When Krillin died in Dragon Ball, the whole school was thrown into turmoil. I remember someone kept running and shouting in the school, "Krillin died!!" with Jump in his hand."
Seeing the influence a great story could have would completely reshaped the way oda looked at manga and reenforce his desires to master the craft himself.
This feeling would last with oda and the 2nd year of jr high he would start developing his talent and began drawing sketches for a pirate based manga. Over the next several years oda would continue draw everyday in his free time even at the cost of his sleep and friends. this would be foreshadowing for how obsessive he can be when he puts his mind to something. At the age of 17 he would quit soccer in an attempt to take his mangaka ambitions more seriously. He had learned about a very prestigious manga completion from a company called shueisha. It was called the tezuka award and it was given to the best manga submitted by aspiring creators.
During the same time Oda had taken a liking to an Western American Film called Young Guns, this would go on to inspire him to work 4 months on his first full-length Manga titled Wanted! it was an action gag comedy set in a western themed world.
Oda was very proud of this creation and was excited to submit it, but he was also concerned of his parents and teachers disapproving of his decisions to focus all his efforts onto something not school related. to fix this problem would submit his work under the pseudonym Tsuki Himizu Kikondo.
Being the unknown prodigy he was he would win 2nd Place and take home a 500,000 Yen cash prize. Winning this award at such a young age would send shock waves through the manga industry. many professionals within the business started keeping their eyes on him. In early 1993, Oda would go on to get several interviews and his Manga would get published in Shueisha's Mezase Mangaka! Around this time he would drop his pseudonym and start going by his real name. Showing that he was growing a lot more confident in his work. His first professional interview would even be published in Oda’s Hometown’s most prominent newspaper. Odas life was changing fast. It was getting harder and harder for even his haters to doubt his talent. Later that year he graduated high school and entered Kyushu Tokai University under the architecture program. although he never used his architectural talents in the actual field,
I can’t help but to think in played a massive part in his unique city and island designs in one piece. During university oda would continue submitting more of his work to Shueisha. Not knowing his previous win already qualified him for a spot for a monthly off shoot of the weekly Shonen Jump.This spot is is where oda would release his next manga. “God's Gift for the Future”
Gods Gift
This manga followed a pickpocket named bran that wanted to change his way of life but couldn’t stop his bad habits. through a series of events he winds up with a magic death note book gifted from god that can not alive anyone by writing the exact date and event in the notebook. look im just gonna say it. Gods gift for the future came out in October 1993 and Death note came out a decade later in 2003. Im not saying Ohba copied teenage odas work but there are alot of similarities and I found some threads that already been disscussing the topic.
If you read all of odas work in release order, you can see how each one gets progressively better and more complex. And he defiantly has two things he was good at from the begginning. Character development and world building. Part this is due to oda admitted just loving the characters he creates and he even said cries while drawing emotional or sad scenes they have to go through.
But being the near physcoeopathically ambitious machine he was. even at a young age He wasn’t satisfied with only being in a Monthly release magazine so the following year in 1994 he decided to enter a contest named Hop-Step Awards with a Manga named Ikki Yako, Oda won first place with Ikki Yako giving him his first undisputed success as a Mangaka.
Ikki Yako
With the back back awards and victories, oda was finally believing he had an actual chance at his dream coming to fruition, so the same year in 1994 he would drop out of university to pursue he career as a professional Mangaka. Dropping out of college is a huge deal in Japan. Even if you become a success some people will look down on you as school is seen as a right of passage to many Japanese citizens. Not as a option as it is in some other countries. Japans unique out look on hard work educationally and professionally will contribute to the dark concepts we will explore in the latter part of the video. And if you remember oda specifically didnt like school and often struggled to find enjoyment while being there. With some impressive accolades under his belt and a new found freedom oda would move to Tokyo under the charge of his editor Karou Kushima this was his officially start as as a true Mangaka. Oda had gotten a job at shonen Jump as an assistant as many inspiring mangakas do. He made practically no money but it was a necessary stepping stone all mangaka have to take if they want shot of publishing there own work one day. Some work as assistants for years or even decades with never getting that chance and often break under the extreme exceptions pushed onto them by the industry.
Odas first assistant Job was for shinobu kaitani’s midoriyama police gang. It was only for the last few chapters of the series and would last just a month. But Oda claims it was extremely busy month for him and he gained an immense amount of experience about the production of a professional manga.
After his manga finished Kaitani would leave Shonen Jump, Oda was sent to another Mangaka assisting creator Masaya Tokuhiro through the final years of their Manga Jungle King Tar-Chan. Tokuhiro was also the creator of the more famous Kappaman.
Oda would work for Tokuhiro for a very long time. Tokuhiro was infamous for being very resistant with allowing others to help with the important parts of his work. This was hard for oda because the free time he got after his 12-14 hour shifts he would spend drawing cool ideas for his own stories and ideas he thought might work for tokukiros but his boss would never even entertain one idea, but oda would still learn alot during this time period. specifically improving his skills of background and crowd art. During this time oda would create and submit serval of his own stories to his editor kushima. and pretty much all of them would be immediately dismissed. This would hurt but he would try to not take the harsh criticism to heart. But this would all change when Oda would create and release his next manga Monsters!
After throughly rereading it and then going back to all of his old works he began to see many of his inadequacies. This motivated oda to work even harder to fix his mistakes. He started thinking maybe his editor was right telling him he wasn’t ready yet. Oda was now sleeping only 5 hours night and began skipping meals because they took up to much time that he could be using to improve his craft.
When Kappaman ended in Mid-1996 his new boss would also move on from shusisha and oda entered his final assistant tenure under the esteemed Nobuhiro Watsuki. Working on the best selling Manga Rurouni Kenshin or Samauri X.
This would be huge for oda! Watsuki was one of the most popular mangaka not just in shonen jump but in all of Japan! He also was known to have a way more laid back style then odas previous editors. Watsuki allowed assistants to be involved in his work, speak their mind and would even review their ideas seriously. that doesn’t mean he would improve them but he felt being involved and getting hands experience was the best way to learn not just busy work for hours on in.
Oda would thrive in this environment! and one of his ideas would actually pass all the hurtles and he even was credited in the Rurouni Kenshin Manga for coming up with the Character Honjō Kamatari. The great scythe. The was huge for oda and added alot of creditably to his suggestions moving forward. Oda would never forget the faith watuski sensei had in him and unfortunately this would come with some grave consciences later on.
Oda was enjoying his time in watsuki studio but he remained troubled by the fact his ideas for Manga drafts continuously got rejected.
Oda decided since all his new ideas wasn’t cutting he would revamp his original idea for an anime. In a last resort style effort oda began work on a pirate themed manga. He decided to call it Romance Dawn. Not feeling hopeful oda would submit it to his editor. But to odas surprise Mishima was very impressed by it and would approve for it to go into further development immediately. It would debut in a shonen jump summer special and received much praise from the readers. During the production of romance dawn oda would fall under the supervision of a new editor takanori Asada who would also believe in romance dawn. He would arrange for oda to fill the gap in the weekly shonen jump that was coming up. This was an incredibly rare and unique opportunity. Oda accepted and immediately created a 2nd version of romance dawn! Within 2 weeks it was approved by Asada as well. But a weird thing was happening. The readers Loved the unique Pirate themed story and odas handlers believed in it and saw the potential greatness in oda’s work but the higher ups where very skeptical and doubtful of Oda’s concepts and refused it entirely!
Romance Dawn
They didn’t wanna try anything new. They wanted more of what worked. Basically dragon ball 2.0s but oda specially set out to make the exact opposite, this was because of 2 of odas earlier influences. Dragon ball, He loved the fights and designs but wished it was more story driven and a much more random influence was the wizard of oz. Oda loved the adventure aspect of it and implemented it into many of his works but he hated the ending of the classic movie. He thought the “The real treasure was the friends we made along the way” troup was stupid. That fans deserve build up and pay off. Oda basically was inventing the slow burn of mangas. That pull you in through world building not just flashy fights. Lucky for Oda asada wasn’t having any of his supervisors nonsense and would wage war on them proclaiming that oda has something great on his hands and he would continue this campaign for months.
and in May 1997, One Piece had finally been approved for publishing in Weekly Shonen Jump. If you love one piece make Sure you show resect for asada because it wasn’t for him we might have never been blessed which such a great story. Remember this was odas last ditch effort and who knows what would happen if it had failed.
Soon after, Oda resigned from being Watsuki Assistant on good terms, and became a full-fledged professional Mangaka himself at the age of 22. His adventure was about to reach hights and pitfalls that he could have never imagined.
And if you wanna follow me own my own adventure to be the pirate king of YouTube. This video was suppose to be saved for my 5000 subscribers special but I was so excited to drop it I couldn’t wait!
it would be cool if you could get this reddit thread to 200 upvotes
One Piece:
This is it Oda’s obsessive nature and hard work has payed off and he wasn’t about to let it go to waste. He would double down his effort once more and from this point forward things would start moving incredible quickly.
Oda would take everything’s he learned and created over the years and start immediately drafting the first 8 chapters of One Piece. Asada would lend him a hand and help him refine his ideas and offer some advice he thought could give One Piece a higher chance of success. He gave oda the advice of spicing up the first couple chapters. He thought oda had a great concept but that it wasn’t interesting enough and needed more stakes. Something too hook people and leave them wanting more. This lead to the idea of the Shanks incident in the first chapter. I think this was a great decision and set the tone for the rest of the story.
On July 1997 Weekly Shonen Jump #34 had premiered the first chapter of One Piece titled Romance Dawn giving homage to his Romance Dawn Manga that started it all. When they finished they was pretty sure they had something great on their hands but they was so nervous in wouldn’t do well. They couldn’t shake their butterflies and when the 1st Volume released Oda and his editor would hide in a bookstore and watch the customers and when they seen a little boy buying the one piece volume they would shout with pure joy! This is the cutest one piece fact and know and definitely one of my favorites because it shows how much one piece really means to him. His passion would blend onto the pages and pay off. By the end of the 1st year one piece would sell 300,000 copies. Making it a hit.
But this is again nothing compared to what would come. only one year later this number would grow to 6 million copies sold with no sign of slowing down. By 1999 one piece had reached over 17,000,000 prints and would receive a full length anime adaption that would be an instant smash across Japan. By 2001 oda was only 26 years old and the world was at his finger tips. He was a best selling mangaka and was getting all the interviews and festival bookings he could handle. But the most life altering appearance would happen at Jump festa 2002.
Why watching the performances he would see 22 year old Chiaki Inaba a model, idol, actress, Campaign girl and Race Queen. A artistic genius in her own right. During her show she would perform in a Nami swan cosplay. Showing her love for her favorite anime character that happen to be created by Oda who was in the audience. Her beauty and talent left oda smitten. It was like a romance anime scene. He had no choice but to introduce him self later the same day. They would hit it off and her personality had him hooked. Over the next 2 years they would begin seeing each other, squeezing in dates between her performance and oda busy work schedule. In 2004 they would get married opting to have a private wedding with only their closes friends attending.
Around 2004 one piece and shonen jump was more popular then ever. Manga and anime was spreading world wide. but there was an unprecedented surge in anime’s popularity in the west. The catalyst for this weeb take over would be thanks to 3 shonen Anime. One Piece, Naruto and Bleach. That would be deemed the Big 3. A titled bestowed on the 3 most popular anime of the 2000s. 3 series that completely carried shonen jump in this time period. Every anime fan in the world had one of these 3 in their top spot. later this era would be called the “Golden Age” of shonen Jump. The gap in sales of these 3 vs other series was mind blowing. And to this day the consistency of their popularity would never be repeated.
All 3 of these mangaka where living their dreams but anyone with their level of ambition wants to be the best not just top 3. The 2 creators with most smoke for each other would be One piece’s Oda and Bleach’s Kubo.
They 2 manga titans have had a 20 year beef that have left their fans constantly comparing the 2. The origins of this entanglement actually started because of our previously mention manga award that oda won for romance dawn. Kubo had entered the same competion and felt his win was a sure in and that it would be the launch to his own professional Mangaka adventure! But after bleach was out voted by romance dawn pushing his dreams back years. Bleach wouldn’t be released in jump til 2001! Kubo would holds oda personally responsible. in a 2017 interview when asked how he felt about his rival and he would respond saying “ I hate Oda” and revealed the 2 had a hairy run in in the 1990s.
A few years later oda would have a chance to respond in his own interview during a bleach exibxit for its 20th anniversary. He was asked about Kubo and said “ years ago kubo publicly announced he hates me? Do you want to know if I hold a grudge?” “Yes I do” he went on to say he didn’t knew in kubo meant it in a perticaly rude way or in a competitive way. He said kubo has always had a competitive spirt and was a hard worker but that he does have some audacity, to to say that in public. Oda was letting everyone know he is still always down for the smoke. He would draw Kubo’s character ichigo in the one piece art style and submit it to the exhibition.
Oda Draws Ichigo
I love both anime but their lives sounding like real life anime rivals makes their series even better. It shows how much they both love and belive in their series.
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Oda and Naruto creator kishimoto also consider their self rivals but in a very different way. in 2015 oda admitted that Naruto is more popular than one piece world wide. He apricates it but it makes him jealous.
In 2016 kishimoto said he wanted to surpass one piece in manga sales but sadly was never able to before Naruto ended.
Since then one piece popularity in the rest of the world has exploded so the final results aren’t in yet. But either way
The 2 have been the dominate 2 in the world for 2 decades constantly exchanging spots.
They’re respect for each other is evident as shown Through out both series easters are hidden shouting out the others manga.
But the most wholesome but scary example happened in 2013. Oda had become notorious for his machine like work ethic. He was only sleeping 3 hours a night and often would sleep at his work desk so he could wake up and be able to get back to work faster. This would cause his health to disintegrate and he would be hospaitalized. Knowing oda doesn’t like to take days off kishimoto would show up to his hospital room to check on his friend and would be shocked to see oda working on a up and coming one piece chapter. Kishimoto understood this level of work ethic better than anyone else could as arguably the other most successful mangaka of all time. Instead of asking him to stop he pulled up a chair and helped oda with his work on which woukld relived to be the legendary Dressrossa arc. A personal favorite arc of mine as you can see my avatar is designs after the arcs antagonist. They wanted this arc to be special as to not let his fans down because of his sickness.

As of 2023 One Piece has sold more than 500 million copies. selling more copies than batman and harry potter. Oda is the best selling mangaka of all time and 10th highest selling fiction author in human history. The Anime adaptation of his manga is a smash hit and is growing more popular ever day. Olympians have stuck one piece posses before wining metals. Hollywood celebs have declared their love for one piece like averal lagive who eventual would send oda 2 songs for one of his movies, Jamie lee Curtis who mention robin as her favorite characters on several q and as, marvel director taika waititi rocked a luffy sweater on several occasions. One Piece film’s latest film release Earned over 15 billion yen making in the 6th highest grossing movie in Japanese history. The 4 year old that wanted to be a great manga would be so proud of oda but what has oda sacrificed for this level of success. We touched it own it a little in the kishimoto segment but to really understand or believe the truth that im about to tell you have to understand a terrifying concept in Japan called karoshi.
Karoshi as phenom in Japan that translate to “over work death” in Japan the work culture is alot more extreme then most people outside of Asia can even comprehend. Japan has a 0 excuse policy in many companies not all but many. In these environment you are expected to finish all the work you are giving no matter how long it takes you. Even if you do finish your work you are not permeated to leave until anyone who is your senior is finished and you are expected to go help then instead of going home to see your family.
In 2012 a documentary film maker by the name of allegra Pacheco visited Japan when she heard about the concept and was shocked to see how common this was. She would follow salavery men from their jobs and would discover dozens of them would pass out on the streets or on bus rides from complete exhaustion unable to even make it home or even move. these extreme hours leads to Japan having a high percent of work related deaths from stress heart attacks and sadly self inflicted.
As of 2022, 23 percent of Japanese workers logged more than 80 hours of over time each month. Because this 1 and 5 Japanese workers are at risk of passing away from Karoshi.
The Japanese government never even acknowledged this problem. That was until a 24 year old who had logged 105 hours of over time, wrote on social media that she was physically and emotionally shattered and leaped off a tall building to her end. Unfortunately this isn’t uncommon. Bcc said that it is the single highest C.O.D of men aged 20-44 in the country. there is even an infamous unalive your self forest in Japan that is the go to spot to do so. This forest gained world wide acknowledge when controversial youtuber Logan Paul went there for a day of vlogging and filmed a victim of karaoshi while his friends laughed.
Understand that this a different culture don’t judge them to harshly. Im not saying this work culture is okay but its a very complicated subject. There is a theory that this was Japan’s way of restoring its economy after world war 2. with a your company is your family and you should give it all to them mindset.
I dont think these traits of these phenom are a exactly comparable to oda for one reason. Oda does thing willingly. no one is forcing him to do this with his level of wealth and influence he could easy retire or reallocate the more time consuming work but instead he opts to take on the brunt of the load. This doesn’t make his fans any less concerned.
Based on odas own words and interviews with his editors Oda works 21 hours of a day. The few hours he sleeps is often not even concurrent but instead broken up into 30 minute intervals through his workday whenever he gets a chance. That way he doesn’t have to relocate and can get back to work faster. When he does sleep the 3 straight hours he aims for 2am-to 5am. That way he is still the first back at the office. Other mangaka in the industry refere to oda a machine. As even though he is producing a weekly manga his art is on pare with months release manga. as where manga like Vinland saga have entire months to work on releases oda has to come out with a chapter and episode every single week and it still competes with the season series in quality. He does all this with working with the smallest team possible so he can fill more attached to his work. This goes so far that when he has to re tell passed events. He re draws them instead of reusing old art work to save time like most artist.
His editors reportedly thinks and talks about one piece 24/7 even when he isn’t working. When his editor Naoki Kawashima joined odas team he said oda told him to “die for One Piece” he went on to insure him. If you destroy your health do to your work ethic. I will forever take care of your family financially.
Dont think of this as oda being a bad boss. Just a acknowledge of series they take what they are creating. I watched and read dozen of interviews in peroration for this video and I couldn’t find 1 of his employee that had anything negative to say about him. Everyone who has worked for oda said it it so fun and welcoming environment. That when you see how hard he works it makes you want to work hard to and do your part to contribute to the greatness that is one piece. Oda doesn’t even want fame he just wants to create a great series. In all his interviews he hinds his face or request to have it covered in post edits.
Japan loves oda. He can’t walk down the street without be swarmed by fans. In his interview grown man giggle with glee everytime he speaks. Which makes me happy they respect him as much as I do. That being said his unhealthy life leaves them very worried and oda knows his fans are concerned. even after 20 years he work schedule has eased up.
In a 2021 tv interview oda opened up about he doesn’t have time to bathe, shave or even eat. He has got so lost in work that his asstaince have to come and ask him to please eat something. He does just forget sometime but other times he doesn’t eat on purpose.
in 2012 oda said “The only way I can think of new ideas is to think about it alot without sleeping and eating. Because humans can only come up with truly new ideas when they reach they’re limit. So every time I am done with my manuscript I am completey exhausted.”
This statement is beautiful but sad to me.
Especially when you factor that oda has got moderate diabetes and goutes as a result of his work schedule and being in his work chair for so many hours at a time.
In the same interview he said he always bathes before seeing his family to wash off his work mode. but that he rarely gets a chance to see them. As we mentioned, after Naruto ended kishimoto bragged to oda he can now talk a walk with his son when ever he wanted as a flex to oda about finally finishing his series as a fellow obsessive he knew the kinda pressure oda lives under and the sacfrices he is making. Them have a personal relationship may have been a way of kishmoto pleading for oda to take a break, as they have even been to each others houses. Oda only gets to visit his home once a week as he sleeps in his studio the other 6 days. So his only sees his daughters and wife 4 times a month. One reason is he finds this necessary to keep his weekly deadlines. The 2nd but sadder reason is oda fears if he spends more time with them than that he will want to stop making one piece because he will miss his family to much… one of the only times oda wandered if he should quit one piece was on one of his weekly visits his daughter said “dad you are to busy to spend time with me”
Oda is currently Bringing in 30 million dollars a year from one piece royalties alone. He is currently the richest mangaka to ever live. So he is dedication to his craft is completly by choice as he has long since passed the threadsold of retirement wealth. Oda keeps going to make all of his fans and people who believe in him proud. In a marizine interview in 2017 oda said “My fans are worried about my short sleep but sleep is just a waste of time I prefer collecting information for manga. I want to become a robot that doesn’t need sleep. Even when I go on trips with my family I dont sleep much”
This level of obligation for his fans is endearing but it was his loyalty to his formal sensei that would cause the most damaging controversy in oda’s entire career.
In November of 2017 Tokyo Metropolitan Police lead a a raid on a residents house they had been investigating on suspicion of the sell of CP. During the analysis of the purps computer they found the evidence they needed but also a link that lead them Shockingly to the one and only Nobuhiro Watsuki. Yes the creator of rurouni kenshin and Sensei to our own Eichhiro Oda. Shortly after watsuki house and studio was raided. The investigators suspicions where unfortunately confirmed and over a 100 dvd was confiscated as evidence. With some of the victims of the tapes being as young as 10 years old. He was arrested and during the interrogation he immediately confessed and went into a unnecessary amount of detail to the investigators
“I like girls in the higher grades of elementary school to the second grade of junior High” After he was charged shuisha put his series on indefinite hiatus. This sent shock ways through Japan as up to this point he was one of best selling and most respected mangakas ever and lots of new rising talent came from his tutor-edge. His reputation was tarnished but he controversially received the lightest sentence legally possible. A fine of only 1800 $ and never served a single day in jail. People where understandably out raged when it became public.
Which is how oda stumbled into the cross hairs of this PR disaster.
It all started with a tweet from shonen jump stating oda and watauski will be doing a joint interview on April 24th 2020.
During the q and a Oda was asked what it was like working for watsuki and oda said “ I worked for him just under 4 months. Which Maybe the happiest moment in my entire life."
The fanbase was instantly split down the middle. With one side declaring that even remebering fondly about someone who did what watsuki was charged was blasphemy and that it was in away supporting him. This side even share a short lived “Cancel Oda” hash tag. The other side felt like since oda has never done anything of the sort him self and didn’t know anything about it, he shouldn’t be forced to rewrite his history that lead him to where he is now. Even Watuski wife didn’t know what he was up to. Oda has only have good things said about him from his employees and from what i can tell is a great kind person who has donated lots of money to charities and his hometown. even though i am bias as a one piece super fan. I think the truth as always lies somewhere in the middle. Oda is without a doubt though one of the greatest and most successful writers in human history but let me know what you think of Oda Sensei in the comments.
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2023.05.31 03:06 sillyduckgoose007 Everytime Tim tells you to #Boycott something like Bud Light & Target just remember that he acted the same way as those company by not backing down until it was hurting them just like when Tim acknowledged ElizaBleuWaffle before TDW & Candace Owens hit piece on her. Tim needs to apologize for reals!

Everytime Tim tells you to #Boycott something like Bud Light & Target just remember that he acted the same way as those company by not backing down until it was hurting them just like when Tim acknowledged ElizaBleuWaffle before TDW & Candace Owens hit piece on her. Tim needs to apologize for reals! submitted by sillyduckgoose007 to TimPool [link] [comments]

2023.05.31 03:06 Rasta920 Mistakes are made at work.

I was feeling really good and I switched positions at work. I was really loving the position I had but not I am back at the bottom trying to work my way up again. Bipolar didn't make me switch but now it's effecting me. I was super positive and felt like I could do it. My mind said do it now my body says no. There is no way to undo what has been done. Money was a big issue. We were barely making it and we lost all assistance so I had to pay for my company insurance and now food. I feel good to not use it but now we are not making it even more. Ugh. Trying to be positive but I know this will eventually make me super depressed.
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2023.05.31 03:06 agk927 Hate to be that guy, but whats the earliest year we could see a new Battlefront game?

Doesn't necessarily have to be made by EA. They no longer have the star wars license and I believe a company is allowed to buy the battlefront license from them.
So what year do you think we could see a new game? I'd say late 2024, or 2025 and maybe 2026 at the latest.
Battlefront is automatic money, and you gotta think that there's a company dying to get their hands on battlefront. Maybe someone like Epic games could make an amazing battlefront game.
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2023.05.31 03:05 feetofhermes Need Some Guidance

Recently placed myself on the waitlist for the new Leica Q3. Plan on keeping my 100v as my memories/JPEG camera, but have really gravitated towards the 28mm focal length (use the 18 1.4) and wanted to challenge myself to stick with it for a few months. Now, in regards to advice… I also have both an XH2 and an XT5. One of them needs to go because they both serve relatively the same purpose. I just can’t decide which one. Aside from my street photography and occasional environmental portraiture, I spend the majority of my time roaming around graveyards, taking high contrast black and white images of statues in cemeteries. Occasionally, I will do graduation photos, maternity shoots, and other paid gigs, though. I almost never shoot video. I prefer the auto focus switch on the XT5. Additionally, I finally it’s retro dials more intuitive since Fujifilm is all I have known. The three-way tilt screen is definitely more suitable for my photography purposes. Lastly, if I were ever to switch brands, I could get a PASM camera from any company. The XT5 experience is unique. All of that taken into account, the XH2 really is the superior camera, and at a price point not much higher than the XT5. Not as big of a fan of the fully articulating screen, but I guess I’m only planning on bringing it out whenever I’m doing some portraits or a paid gig. I guess it would come in handy if I ever wanted to do any YouTube videos or vlogging. It’s just not something I have utilized up to this point. The weather sealing and grip on the XH2 are far superior, and that beautiful viewfinder makes the XT5s look like trash. I guess my heart tells me XT5, but my head tells me XH2. Has anyone else made this decision and how did it go?
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2023.05.31 03:05 Sonically3 Does Abercrombie & Fitch still only hire "Attractive People"/expect you to wear the current style/ in seal clothes for their stores?

Hello, I applied to there store as I heard that they have changed from their former image. However I looked up the job on reddit and people from 2017 said that they still expect people to have an attractive look to fit in to the company and that you have to dress in the current style of the stores clothes. For the in style clothes does this match other higher end clothes stores or is this A&F exclusive? Please let me know what the current company culture is like as I am interested in the job but would not be a fan of the conventionally attractive people culture.
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2023.05.31 03:05 krisSohma Financing options from a startup contracting company

I recently requested a quote to finish part of my basement (laundry and the storage below the stairs).
The proposal came up to a total of $3,825. The company is quite new but have good reviews and recommendations from my neighborhood.
They have no financing options available, and they agreed we can sign and agree on a contract with a payment plan. Take note that I asked for financing because we are also doing exterior work at our home. The guy said he will talk to their Accountant.
How do I go about this? What should I keep in mind when asking for a contract or payment plan? Would an 18 month payment plan be alright, or is it too much to ask?
I can always look for a company who can offer a payment plan, but I like this guy's work ethic so far from his estimate and visit to our home (compared to big contracting companies).
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2023.05.31 03:04 HoldingonNuggets Apparently I am the "smelly" co-worker.

I just started a new job and have been here a week. Started last Tuesday, worked tuesday-friday and yesterday and today. I thought my new team and I were really getting along and I love the job.
I got called down to HR today and apparently there's been a complaint about a "unpleasant smell" The HR lady was great about it, and i told her what I think the cause may have been and she was really understanding. I'm absolutely horrified, and cried after leaving their office. I am plus sized, and I have an embarrassing medical situation that doesn't make cleanliness any easier. I have a massive 60 pound vaginal tumor (non cancerous, they won't remove until i lose weight which I'm working on, since it doesnt pose a health risk). Due to the placement and size it can make walking, sitting and cleanliness a challenge just due to its sheer weight, size and placement.
I do sweat a lot, especially when it is warm, and getting around this place is like going through a hedge maze of up a floor down a hallway down a floor more hallway, down a floor, more hallway. It's massive and takes a lot of walking to get to point a to point so I know I do sweat while on that walk. Once I'm in the office though there's really no way to freshen up without everybody staring at me. And I have limited time (10 minutes) to get all the way from where I clock in to our office, so making a pit stop to the RR to wipe down or spray again is not an option.
I'm well aware that my groin region can smell absolutely horrid after I've been sweating and take all the steps I can to stay clean. I shower daily right before I leave the house. I use Lumi on pits, groin, pretty much everywhere. Spritz myself with a cotton smelling perfume before getting out of the car, make sure my shoes and clothes are clean. No possibility of it being smells from animals.
I honestly don't know what else to do, these products have worked in the past and at my previous job i was at for 2 years I never received a complaint about a smell, and I was in a lot closer proximity to people and in frequent meetings with high up people in the company who 100000% would have told me if I stunk.
I think part of it may be that we share desks, and it does get pretty hot in here and of course after sitting in a chair for 8 hours straight (we don't get breaks since what we do is so slow and we cant be away from the phones, we just get time to use the RR if we need to) it's not going to smell like a rose. I plan on getting some neutral smelling fabric spray and bringing with me to spray the chair I'm in that day down.
I'm just horrified. I really like my new team and thought they liked me. I love the job, other than the struggle to get from point a to point b, thats literally my only complaint. It hurts that one (or maybe more) of them has lodged a complaint when I'm brand new, behind my back. All the while acting welcoming and like we're friends already to my face. I don't know how I'm supposed to interact with these people now. Do I casually mention that I'm trying out a new body wash etc? Spray a spritz every now and then so they can see/smell that I'm trying? HR said they'd reconvene in a week and want to know what steps I'm taking to address the complain and other than the chair spray and slathering more lumi on I'm at a loss.
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2023.05.31 03:04 timlow123 Best Grab pick up spot in KL for long distance

I will need to go to some far off places like Tanjong Karang, Kuala Pilah, Seremban, etc. Where the best pick up spot I can get drivers willing to drive me that far? Company is paying costs so thats not an issue, just need to reach destination.
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2023.05.31 03:03 AxB41 Any tips on getting an apprenticeship?

Just applied for my registered unlicensed plumbing (permit/ license) and I've started to reach out to local plumbers about an apprenticeship. Waiting to hear back from one that sounded like they may be interested but want to keep reaching out to others. I live in a rural area with a few decent towns around but only about 7 possible companies(maybe less) so I want to do my absolute best to leave a good impression. I've done some other trade work before but had the advantage of living in a larger city where there were plenty of opportunities. Any advice on securing an apprenticeship and what if any tools I should bring with me in the beginning? Also are there any good resources online around learning the trade that you know of? (I'd like to be as prepared and knowledgeable as possible coming in to this).
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2023.05.31 03:03 missmimid1757 Feeling excluded/othered at work affecting my motivation to go to work & my mood at home (21F – long, but need advice and don’t know what else to do)

I have been working in before/after school care for one year now. I enjoy my job and looking after the children & have gotten good feedback from the school and higher-ups. So performance isn’t the problem.
I am not a super social person, I am introverted and in new situations I can be pretty quiet. I’m aware of that. Always have been. I’m not a hermit or social pariah either though. I don’t think I have that much in common with my co-workers who seem to have much more similar lifestyles to each other & whilst we are all friendly to each other, I never became close to them like they already were or became close to each other. We are all similar ages, oldest person there is still only 31.
I still chatted with to my coworkers though (without imposing myself on them). I did want to be as comfortable around them as they seem to be with each other. Things were still okay though, until the end of last year. Two new women were hired, and I actually like them and think their addition was good (both professionally and socially). The only thing that kinda hurt was their addition basically sealed the deal of being shut out socially. Everybody else became close with them quickly. It didn’t come as natural or fast with me.
And now, whilst nobody is mean to me or anything, I can just tell I am very obviously not on the same wavelength as everybody else is. More than before. It does feel like when I make effort, I don’t get much fruit from it, maybe even shut down a bit? They even speak to me in a less friendly/casual way than they speak to each other. If I could describe it succinctly it feels like that self-fulfilling prophecy of: Quiet person makes effort to speak > Others don’t respond/reciprocate > Quiet person figures that trying doesn’t work and starts to stay quiet > Others don’t talk to quiet person BECAUSE they’re quiet.
I don’t think I’m a super weird person or anything? I probably come off reserved, sure. I still try. I make sure I am hygienic (I don’t stink). I try to be approachable and considerate to others. I show interest in things they bring up (Basically: don’t ramble on about myself, but even if I do talk about myself to make rapport, I honestly don’t think they care). In comparison, I get along great with the kids, but they’re just kids. Doesn’t count for much. I don’t need them to be besties with me, I would just like to be treated the way I see them treat each other. That is all.
I try to think of why, why, why? What am I doing wrong? Even when people come from other locations, they tend to get treated nicer than I do. Recently, I admit I’ve just stopped trying. I know trying isn’t going to achieve anything really. I tried my best for 12 months. Is it a perceived cultural gap? I am the only African in the entire company, but I was born and raised here. I’m even only fluent in English. The only other two people I’ve seen treated like this are a Muslim woman, and an Arab woman who occasionally work at our service. Is that the common thread? I don’t think so? There’s only 2 people I feel don’t treat me differently than they do the others, but they come less often.
I know what you may think: Contact the head of the service. Well, he is the exact same way. He is also close with everybody & they are close to him. I could contact whoever is above him sure. But what are they gonna do? Nobody’s bullying me, so they can’t force them to be chummy with me lmao. And everybody being aware I complained about them won’t make things any better realistically. The most they can really do is move me to another service, but I can’t necessarily commute to those places & have it still be worth it salary-wise (they’re all in different parts of the city). There was one incident where I emailed him (the head of service) requesting if I could avoid being put in the same area as a an older child who threw something at my head, kicked me and shoved me. As well as letting him know that incident did affect me. I have never had to contact him about anything before, nor have I ever even asked anything of him before. My email was completely ignored. But I have seen him many times bend over backwards to accommodate “worse” requests from others & respond to them quickly. Both on email and verbally. Why? Why? He did not do much about the few incidents where certain children were being racist (whether out of ignorance, but some with actual malice) to me at the service either. So of course, some of them continued on. I’ve given up on it and just put up with it when it occasionally happens.
For reference, I have worked other jobs before this. And whilst I wasn’t besties with my coworkers there either, I didn’t feel left treated differently or left out AT ALL. I am not even the type of person desperate for others approval, or desperate to make friends with people at work. I just got on and did my job all these months. But the way I feel treated differently is so apparent to me that it’s started to affect my motivation to go to work at all (despite the ‘caring for kids’ part being fine) when I know I will be experience it daily. I came home from work this morning and just started crying. That’s how I know it’s bad because I rarely cry over people, let alone co-workers.
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2023.05.31 03:03 everynameisgone23 My whole squad quit HLL because of the changes, it doenst fell like HLL anymore. And the fact that the devs wont even acknowledge this, talk about it, makes it even worse. A loyal community, gets a massive change, then no communication after

Acting like the big triple AAA companies already...
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2023.05.31 03:03 Sonically3 Does Abercrombie & Fitch still only hire "Attractive People"/expect you to wear the current style/ in seal clothes for their stores?

Hello, I applied to there store as I heard that they have changed from their former image. However I looked up the job on reddit and people from 2017 said that they still expect people to have an attractive look to fit in to the company and that you have to dress in the current style of the stores clothes. For the in style clothes does this match other higher end clothes stores or is this A&F exclusive? Please let me know what the current company culture is like as I am interested in the job but would not be a fan of the conventionally attractive people culture.
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