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Does Wal-Mart even have full time employees that aren't management?


Management = salaried?

Then yes.

Management = department managers and supervisors?

Still yes.

Generally the harder workers get full-time status, I've also noticed that there is a seniority thing behind it too.
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Got it off . . . paid holiday...
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I have it off, but I am a city employee. Nice having a few days off, the only sour note was problems with the furnace and wife being sick.
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I have it off, because I work for a financial institution. Financial institutions usually follow the Federal Reserve holiday schedule. The Federal Reserve holiday schedule observes any Sunday holiday's on Monday.
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Ooh! Ooh! I was off yesterday!

And I get today and tomorrow off, too!

And then I gotta go back to work 16/7. ;-;
Posted 1/3/17
I could have taken off the rest of the week; though, some of my "underlings" have decided to take off the next few days. Rather than making the few that remain struggle and run around like chickens with their heads chopped off - I've continued back to my day to day duty as of ... well, 5 minutes from now.
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ninjitsuko wrote:

I could have taken off the rest of the week; though, some of my "underlings" have decided to take off the next few days. Rather than making the few that remain struggle and run around like chickens with their heads chopped off - I've continued back to my day to day duty as of ... well, 5 minutes from now.


underlings ? not nakama ?

i didn't know they use this term in the tech field as well..

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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
underlings ? not nakama ?

i didn't know they use this term in the tech field as well..



Lol @ 仲間 (Nakama).

Technically, I have colleagues and I have underlings. I normally refer the newbies that aren't very skilled/apt at what they do yet as "underlings". I guess it's a bit of a negative way of phrasing things as they sometimes pull as many crazy hours as I do. Then again, it tends to be a badge of honor for some people on my team. For the next few weeks, I'll be pulling away from the tasks that I'm generally dealing with and will become to dabble into technical writing for an upcoming release (I seem to always be the one who gets stuck with documentation, as I have decent grammar/spelling compared to some). Which means once they come off of their vacations they'll have to up their game a little bit.

"Underlings" tend to be used in all fields that I've been in, at least once you've hit management/middle management. Some use it as a term of endearment (like myself) and others use it as a term of superiority (which is kind of an asshole way of using it). One of my "underlings" is a friend I've had even before we started working at this company - which makes us both laugh when I use it.
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ninjitsuko wrote:


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
underlings ? not nakama ?

i didn't know they use this term in the tech field as well..



Lol @ 仲間 (Nakama).

Technically, I have colleagues and I have underlings. I normally refer the newbies that aren't very skilled/apt at what they do yet as "underlings". I guess it's a bit of a negative way of phrasing things as they sometimes pull as many crazy hours as I do. Then again, it tends to be a badge of honor for some people on my team. For the next few weeks, I'll be pulling away from the tasks that I'm generally dealing with and will become to dabble into technical writing for an upcoming release (I seem to always be the one who gets stuck with documentation, as I have decent grammar/spelling compared to some). Which means once they come off of their vacations they'll have to up their game a little bit.

"Underlings" tend to be used in all fields that I've been in, at least once you've hit management/middle management. Some use it as a term of endearment (like myself) and others use it as a term of superiority (which is kind of an asshole way of using it). One of my "underlings" is a friend I've had even before we started working at this company - which makes us both laugh when I use it.


i don't think that's the term you will use in front of your co-workers or new hires right? some people might be offended by it..


i used to have "underlings".. but that was when i was a teen and was in a gang..

now just co-workers

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i don't think that's the term you will use in front of your co-workers or new hires right? some people might be offended by it..


Oh, I do. New hires are usually just that - new hires. They don't join my team until they've been around for a while (I handle the infrastructure). Usually, they laugh and talk about how they're slaves of the "Kilted Ninja" (when I do go to the office, I tend to wear a kilt).


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
i used to have "underlings".. but that was when i was a teen and was in a gang..
now just co-workers


Yeah, using "underlings" is kind of funny like that. You can consider them those who are part of your gang (either in a real sense of a metaphorical one), in a manner of speaking.

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i see.. so it's like a term you wil use with close friends/co-workers


because it would be funny to watch people's response during an HR meeting of new hires.. if you actually use that term in front of them..


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i see.. so it's like a term you wil use with close friends/co-workers


because it would be funny to watch people's response during an HR meeting of new hires.. if you actually use that term in front of them..




New Hires are usually referred to as "scrubs" in my company. That, or "newbies".
Considering that these are phrases used in gaming communities I'm in, it always gets a chuckle out of me.
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