Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Families > DIS Dads
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-19-2013, 11:43 AM   #1651
that's nice
DDC #330

Maybe the entire internet is slowing down because of this thread
 
that's nice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 12,575

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyGriz View Post
Hey Dads,


Just got back from a work trip and it looks like I've got about 40 pages of reading to do. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Welcome home! Best way to get through reading all that is with your beverage of choice in hand.
that's nice is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #1652
DisneyGriz
DisDads #727 Round the world in Epcot in 11 beers...
 
DisneyGriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Shoreline, CT
Posts: 59

Quote:
Originally Posted by that's nice View Post
Welcome home! Best way to get through reading all that is with your beverage of choice in hand.
I'm a firm believer that it's 12 o'clock somewhere
__________________



2013 2/13 POR
2012 DCL Fantasy, 2012 WDW Nick Hotel
2010 WDW Swan & Boardwalk
2009 WDW Boardwalk
2009 WDW ASSports
2008 WDW CSR
2007 WDW ASMusic
2006 WDW CSR
2005 WDW POR
2004 WDW Residence Inn
2003 WDL Residence Inn

1985 WDW Quality Inn
1981 WDW Contemporary
1978 WDW FWC
1977 WDW FWC
1975 WDW FWC
1974 WDW FWC
DisneyGriz is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #1653
AirGoofy
DIS Dad#341
Savvy!
I have yet to snag one of those recliner seats right in front of the big screen TV
 
AirGoofy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 13,074

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamTrike View Post
2. If you are a single Disdad, Princess half marathon weekend is the best time to come to Disney. They announced that this year there would be a 1000 to 1 girl to guy ratio.
Someone tell Philip. Maybe Sean?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes View Post


It’s exacerbated by the fact that calling in sick is heavily frowned upon
(and detrimental to your continued employment).

Being as I work in a “Right to Work” state, I have no right to be sick.
:
The sad thing sad is that no one frowns on you when you use a "health insurance" benefit like going to Dr. But, if you dare want to use a paid day off benefit, it is the worst thing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes View Post
Back in the mid 80s when I was made a salaried employee, I thought: “good, a constant amount that I can budget”… a fool I was..
I hear ya. I thought if I worked hard, I would get promoted and get more money. All I got was more work. My dad was a salary+ commission, so he said to get a government job with benefits. Now, there are constant threats to take away government retirement benefits. I just hope I get to collect them one day. As for the other, I now work about a half day and lay low, having completed all my work, which is still more than my counterparts. Too late to change now.
__________________
DIS Dad #341
WDW Commando #187
Disneytopia LIVE! DVC Trip Reports
2011 Dis Dads Pro Football Pick'em Champion
AirGoofy is online now  
Old 01-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #1654
AirGoofy
DIS Dad#341
Savvy!
I have yet to snag one of those recliner seats right in front of the big screen TV
 
AirGoofy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 13,074

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyGriz View Post
Hey Dads,


Just got back from a work trip and it looks like I've got about 40 pages of reading to do. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
I go back to read them. Others? Good luck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisDadDoc View Post
I know! Where I work, people are constantly coming in sick! It feels as if the whole building is just filled with sick people!
Yeah yeah smart guy. They let you work sick?

Quote:
Originally Posted by declansdad View Post
They are getting rid of the scanners? I hadn't heard that.
Well, the images are supposed to change and not be as revealing.
__________________
DIS Dad #341
WDW Commando #187
Disneytopia LIVE! DVC Trip Reports
2011 Dis Dads Pro Football Pick'em Champion
AirGoofy is online now  
Old 01-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #1655
that's nice
DDC #330

Maybe the entire internet is slowing down because of this thread
 
that's nice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 12,575

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirGoofy View Post
Now that they are getting rid of TSA scanners, maybe they can be converted to germ scanners and percent sick people from entering a store.
I don't want to ruin my TR but Melody almost got into a fight with a TSA agent leaving Orlando on Monday about the scanner.
that's nice is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #1656
BigTikiDaddy
DIS Dad #574
Ya hurt yer what?
 
BigTikiDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 5,224

Had a little power nap...now just sitting with Amelia, she just woke from a nap on the couch, sounds like she's doing a bit better. DW and Audrey went for an afternoon out to spend my money. Thanks for the well wishes

Quote:
Originally Posted by declansdad View Post
Your teachers get a free day to write report cards?


Habs and Leafs tonight. Go Habs!!!
Go Leafs Go! for a period or so till the wheels fall off the bus as usual...
__________________
Polynesian April '03 (our belated official Honeymoon) POP Century January '06 (DD's first trip and DW's BDay) POP Century February '08 POP Century October 2010 (DD2's First trip and 10th Anniversary) POP Century August 2011 (Just Because)
POP Century August 2013 (see a trend happening?)

BigTikiDaddy is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #1657
DisneyGriz
DisDads #727 Round the world in Epcot in 11 beers...
 
DisneyGriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Shoreline, CT
Posts: 59

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirGoofy View Post
Someone tell Philip. Maybe Sean?



The sad thing sad is that no one frowns on you when you use a "health insurance" benefit like going to Dr. But, if you dare want to use a paid day off benefit, it is the worst thing.



I hear ya. I thought if I worked hard, I would get promoted and get more money. All I got was more work. My dad was a salary+ commission, so he said to get a government job with benefits. Now, there are constant threats to take away government retirement benefits. I just hope I get to collect them one day. As for the other, I now work about a half day and lay low, having completed all my work, which is still more than my counterparts. Too late to change now.
Sounds like you work smart. I've always told my colleagues that just working hard is never as effective as working smart.
__________________



2013 2/13 POR
2012 DCL Fantasy, 2012 WDW Nick Hotel
2010 WDW Swan & Boardwalk
2009 WDW Boardwalk
2009 WDW ASSports
2008 WDW CSR
2007 WDW ASMusic
2006 WDW CSR
2005 WDW POR
2004 WDW Residence Inn
2003 WDL Residence Inn

1985 WDW Quality Inn
1981 WDW Contemporary
1978 WDW FWC
1977 WDW FWC
1975 WDW FWC
1974 WDW FWC
DisneyGriz is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #1658
afwdwfan
DIS Dad #460
You should always make room for a loophole when you need it
 
afwdwfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9,980

Happy birthday to Crash
afwdwfan is online now  
Old 01-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #1659
GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes
DDC 469
Never mind the Kool-Aid, don’t drink the Beverly!
If it’s still here tomorrow… I may ignore it again
 
GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Along the Nation Ford, SC
Posts: 5,628

Quote:
Originally Posted by that's nice View Post
Well, it doesn't sound so grand when you put it that way.

I guess I can be thankful for no sick days, no vacation days, & no insurance then. If I don't work I don't make money.... but at least when I do work I get paid.
Sick days and vacation? Well sort’a I guess. The restrictions placed on their use though make even those perks not so perky. Beside, I was down several years of pay ten years ago so I've more then lost whatever pay I may have gotten for those days off.

Insurance… our deductibles are so high that effectively all we really have is catastrophic coverage. I’m grateful for that but at better then 8K a year I’m losing money by being healthy. We've yet to meet the family deductable in any one year.

As for actually getting paid for the actual work done…
There got me whooped.



Quote:
Originally Posted by that's nice View Post
I don't want to ruin my TR but Melody almost got into a fight with a TSA agent leaving Orlando on Monday about the scanner.
That should be an interesting read.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BigTikiDaddy View Post
Had a little power nap...now just sitting with Amelia, she just woke from a nap on the couch, sounds like she's doing a bit better. DW and Audrey went for an afternoon out to spend my money.
Glad the little one is improving.

As for spending you money…
I’ll be glad to help them with that task if you’d like.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyGriz View Post
Sounds like you work smart. I've always told my colleagues that just working hard is never as effective as working smart.
I always referred to it as being lazy.
I figure out how to get it done as quick as possible and right the first time not because I’m efficient...
but because I don’t want to keep working on the same thing.
Basically, I’m lazy.
GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #1660
middlepat
Dis Dad Member #325
 
middlepat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 1,760

Quote:
Originally Posted by afwdwfan

Not everybody in the states... Apparently, my employer doesn't recognize the celebration of the civil rights movement and MLK as a holiday.
But you're in Indiana, they don't recognize a lot of conventions there. ;P

Quote:
Originally Posted by theduck619
Hi guys. Thank you all for the kind words, texts and phone calls. I got pretty choked up when sharing your support with a family member. We truly are a family. The visitation and funeral will be Monday. My daughters were more in shock when we told them. I expect more questions and tears as the days go by. My wife and I thank you again for all that you have done.
Take care of your girls and regale them with the stories of their grandfather.

Quote:
Originally Posted by declansdad

Your teachers get a free day to write report cards?

Habs and Leafs tonight. Go Habs!!!
So today is when the Leafs unbeaten streak ends?
__________________

Me (41) DW (29+) DD (11) DD (10) DD (6)
Nov 01 ASMo, Sept 05 WL, Jan 07 POFQ, Nov 09 Poly May 13 Off-Site (Windsor Hills)
middlepat is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #1661
BigTikiDaddy
DIS Dad #574
Ya hurt yer what?
 
BigTikiDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 5,224

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes View Post

Glad the little one is improving.

As for spending you money…
I’ll be glad to help them with that task if you’d like.
Spoke too soon....she's slowly gotten worse as the day is gone.Turned off the tv, and encouraging her to sleep. Silence can be deafening, so I have DCot on, so maybe she'll have good dreams. Also dosed her up with some meds to help the pain and fever.

DW's had lots of practice thanks...got it down pat.
__________________
Polynesian April '03 (our belated official Honeymoon) POP Century January '06 (DD's first trip and DW's BDay) POP Century February '08 POP Century October 2010 (DD2's First trip and 10th Anniversary) POP Century August 2011 (Just Because)
POP Century August 2013 (see a trend happening?)

BigTikiDaddy is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #1662
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley Pa.
Posts: 9,487

Sitting waiting on Tammy I checked in on my iPhone. It started a lot of pages back so I missed a few things. Hope everyone's feeling better and happy birthday to crash and to norm and Paul's daughters. On my lap top I always start at the last post and I end up not going back far enough. Sorry about that.
__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 59 trips, 430 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!
2000+ MILE ROUND TRIP DRIVING THREAD.. DOUBLE DIAMOND DRIVER!

dvczerfs is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #1663
dvczerfs
DIS Veteran
 
dvczerfs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley Pa.
Posts: 9,487

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvczerfs
Sitting waiting on Tammy I checked in on my iPhone. It started a lot of pages back so I missed a few things. Hope everyone's feeling better and happy birthday to crash and to norm and Paul's daughters. On my lap top I always start at the last post and I end up not going back far enough. Sorry about that.
And Brian always bakes the nicest cakes!!!!
__________________
Driven 1100 miles each way, each year at least once a year since 1973. Started staying on property in 1987. Joined DVC in 1999. 41 years, 59 trips, 430 days and still counting!!!!

PROUD DAD OF A DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM DAUGHTER!!! FALL ADVANTAGE 2013 MK-ODF ALUMNI !!!!!
2000+ MILE ROUND TRIP DRIVING THREAD.. DOUBLE DIAMOND DRIVER!

dvczerfs is offline  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #1664
AirGoofy
DIS Dad#341
Savvy!
I have yet to snag one of those recliner seats right in front of the big screen TV
 
AirGoofy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 13,074

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyGriz View Post
I'm a firm believer that it's 12 o'clock somewhere
Why do you have to wait until 12:00? It's always a good time for a beer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by that's nice View Post
I don't want to ruin my TR but Melody almost got into a fight with a TSA agent leaving Orlando on Monday about the scanner.
This sounds like a good read. Did you get her reaction posted on YouTube like the "junk" guy?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyGriz View Post
Sounds like you work smart. I've always told my colleagues that just working hard is never as effective as working smart.
I just wished I get paid for project results instead of time. Either way, I'd spend the same amount of time completing them, but would take on more for more $. I admire, envy, and am scared of that entrepreneurial spirit. I hope my children select careers better than I did.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigTikiDaddy View Post
Spoke too soon....she's slowly gotten worse as the day is gone.Turned off the tv, and encouraging her to sleep. Silence can be deafening, so I have DCot on, so maybe she'll have good dreams. Also dosed her up with some meds to help the pain and fever.

DW's had lots of practice thanks...got it down pat.
D.cot good. Sick dd bad. Hope she feels better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvczerfs View Post
happy birthday to crash and to norm and Paul's daughters..
Thanks Dave.
__________________
DIS Dad #341
WDW Commando #187
Disneytopia LIVE! DVC Trip Reports
2011 Dis Dads Pro Football Pick'em Champion
AirGoofy is online now  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #1665
AirGoofy
DIS Dad#341
Savvy!
I have yet to snag one of those recliner seats right in front of the big screen TV
 
AirGoofy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 13,074

Home from basketball. Both dds did great. Apparently, oldest played against the strongest team in the league last week. Today, her team cruised to an easy win. She only scored four points, but set some crushing screens (actually the only player to set screens on her team) and played some great defense. As for youngest dd, another dominating 20 point performance. She does not like to play defense as it makes her tired for her offensive game, but she did step up with a few steals and block shots today. The other team's players and their parents were groaning about having to play against "that kid". I finally realized they were talking about my dd.
__________________
DIS Dad #341
WDW Commando #187
Disneytopia LIVE! DVC Trip Reports
2011 Dis Dads Pro Football Pick'em Champion
AirGoofy is online now  
Closed Thread

Tags
bacon, convention, dole whip, fun



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.