I have never ordered on line, credit card mistrust I think. So many scams going on. I'm still waiting on gold ingots from my uncle in Zimbabwe.???Seems counterintuitive, but I miss pre-online ordering days.
Used to, if I needed something, I could generally find it in a shop somewhere. But now, increasingly, I'm finding that when I want something the least bit outside of an "everyday" item, it's no longer stocked in a brick-and-mortar store and I'm told I have to order it online.
I %@#*$ hate ordering things online! When I want something, I want to go to the store, look at it, decide I want it, pay for it, and leave with it.
ha ha also, what was supposed to be on the missing ones that turned up black. lolI rather enjoyed taking photographs the old way. There was something quite exciting about getting your films developed and seeing what came out. You'd usually end up with at least one picture that had you wondering where and what it was.
I may as well keep the curmudgeon wheel going
I know what you mean!I swear, it takes us three hours to get through a 90-minute movie, and sometimes, it's even split over separate days. Half the time, I can't follow what's going on with the plot because I get it in 25-second chunks!
Yeah, the law of "Go Find Somewhere Else To Work."Isn't there a law or something to prevent this?
When I started my own company up I offered a real good 24/7 service. Most of my customers were a 3 hr drive away on the west coast, plants that operated 24/7. I made a fortune dropping what I was doing and driving parts over there, all hours of the night. I don't miss that now. These were gold mining plants. Money was no object.One thing I miss is that 15 years ago, when I left the office, I was done with work until the next day.
Even though I worked in systems, the "connected home office" didn't really exist for everyday workers, and the worst that would happen would be someone from night shift might call and ask a question, but that was about it.
Now, with "work/life blend" being all the rage, we're all expected to be available 24/7, and by "available," I mean connected up and fully functional, no matter where you are.
I have to fight with my manager, every time I go on vacation/holiday, about bringing my laptop along in case I'm needed for something. Guess what, Corporate Overlord, that ain't vacation!
Reading about working life during the Industrial Revolution, where people worked 16 hour days six days a week and had to spend all day Sunday in church...I think we've tilted back to that a bit, instead of moving further from it.
If you would have asked me 30 years ago, I would have predicted that by now, the 32-hour/4-day work week would be standard. Instead, we've got the 70-hour/7-day work week.
Used to, if I needed to work on a weekend, I'd at least get the, "Hey, I know it stinks, but I need you to do XYZ on Saturday," talk. Now, though, every day is fair game, and routine work is scheduled for weekends and evenings just like it's no different from weekday business hours.