I was gonna say - 100F? We've been there, done that already. We're planning on breaking 110F by this weekend!
I find this curious, because while the 2019 Ford Escape has only an "average" repair history (according to Consumer Reports, that is), the transmission is actually the one system that ranked best and which had the fewest problems among all reporting users. The transmission is one of only two areas that consistently scored a perfect 5/5 rating. The "good" year for the Ford Escape seems to have been 2015.In case anybody was ever considering buying a late model Ford Escape - don't.
Just had to send a 2019 model into the shop for shifting problems... gonna need a new transmission. $7000.
Review time man, review time.We have a client whose primary point of contact with us is a guy with the title "Overseas Affairs Supervisor" or "Foreign Language Supervisor" or something like that. Basically, he's in charge of everything related to their communications in a foreign language, which is why he is in charge of dealing with us (the translation company).
Every eight to twelve months, this guy will apparently get into a cycle where he has to prove his worth to his company, so he'll suddenly start picking some really bullshit problems with our translations. Stuff like "you guys shouldn't use Oxford commas" or "you should just refer to the Board of Directors as the Board" or "you guys need to use Oxford commas" or "please write out the full title Board of Directors". I think every few months his company starts getting a hankering to eliminate his position so he needs to show that he's really important and knowledgeable and look at all the improvements he can make to the professional translation company's translations, man!
We still get paid either way, so I'm actually fine with dealing with his idiosyncrasies.
The fact that other companies know they do that makes me want to stay FAAAAAAAAAR away from that company.I didn't take that job that would have relocated me to DFW, which I think I mentioned.
But I did just interview for another job here in BCS.
I hope I get it and I also kinda hope I don't but I'm afraid of what happens if I don't but I'm afraid of what happens if I do because word got out where I work now that I applied for this job... and in the interview today, the interviewer said "Don't worry we won't contact (your current employer) because we know the reputation they have where if they find out you're looking to leave they 'help you along.'"
Uhhhh I know for a fact the dude who is leaving whose job I applied for is the one who spilled the beans. Told our most loudmouthed salesperson.
So anyway, there's no guarantee I'm going to get this job, and ordinarily I would not be too stressed about it because I've got a decent job already... but the prospect of executive retribution for daring to look and see what is out there has me discomfited.
I mean, there's reasons I'm looking for another job. And it's only part the money. The executive culture here is pretty toxic, there's staggering levels of office politics, and the middle managers are largely just there to keep the plebes from having any face time with anyone who actually makes decisions (for example, the executives approve/deny raises on an individual basis but never meet with the employees affected, that's for the middle managers to do).The fact that other companies know they do that makes me want to stay FAAAAAAAAAR away from that company.