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Lie to my face after I worked there for a year and was a supervisor? Have fun losing your job.

Hey all! I used to work for a cable company in eastern Canada [rhymes with lifelink] I finished up with them on good terms about 2 years ago and called in due to some issues with my hardwired speed being 20mbps instead of the 50mbps I was paying for, I knew they could guarantee 80% hardwired as was the policy, this woman I got on the phone argues with me up and down [keep in mind I was a supervisor before I left] that they only guaranteed WIRELESS speeds! I told her she was an outright liar and needed to be retrained, went over company policy and what she was supposed to be doing step by step, eventually she put me on hold for 10 minutes after I requested a supervisor cause I was done dealing with her, she comes back and says “Are you ready to speak to me like an adult now Envory?” I was pretty ticked, went on facebook and contacted the 3 managers I knew from her callcenter and got them to listen in on the call and advised her of what I had just done, she started apologizing profusely and was almost in tears, found out later she got fired as she had been talked to numerous times about this and would not stop.

For all you call centre reps out there that do your job, you’re awesome, for those of you that are meh at it but still do it, keep it up, for those of you that blatantly lie to customers to get them off the phone quicker and make them call back to pester another rep, a sincere and heartfelt f*ck you. Remember some of us used to work for you and know higher ups in your company and will report you.

Have a nice day :)

Jena in Thüringen, Eastern Germany, population ~110,000, is a center of education and research; the Friedrich Schiller University was founded in 1558 and has 21,000 students; the Ernst-Abbe-Fachhochschule has another 5,000. Jena was first mentioned in 1182. For most of the 20th century, it was one of the world’s centers of the optical industry with companies like Carl Zeiss, Schott, and Jenoptik. Between 1790 and 1850, it was a focal point of the German Vormärz as well as of the student liberal and unification movement and German Romanticism. Notable persons of this period were Friedrich Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Novalis and August Wilhelm Schlegel.

Die Halloren Schokoladenfabrik is the oldest German chocolate factory; its name was first recorded in 1804. It was founded in Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Eastern Germany where it is still headquartered today. Their most famous product are Halloren-Kugeln, which got their name from the early salt workers, whose buttons looked like the chocolates. The brand was especially popular in the DDR (former East Germany) and remains popular after Reunification. In 2013 the company secured a majority share in the Belgian chocolate producer Bouchard. The factory includes a chocolate museum with exhibits about the history of chocolate, chocolate making equipment, molds, and a view of the factory process.

4th White Cloth Hall

The 4th White Cloth hall was built in King Street in 1868 by the North Eastern Railway company to replace the 3rd White Cloth Hall, partly demolished for railway access in 1865. The building was demolished in 1895 and the cupola seen in this photograph was reused in the hotel building that replaced it. 

Photography by rachelminshull and philopenshaw For more go to: http://white-cloth-hall.tumblr.com

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Late 19th Century Suicide Specials,

Produced from the 1870’s up to around 1900, “Suicide Specials” were a class of pocket revolvers that were popular solely because they were cheap.  Made with low quality from substandard materials, these pistols were unreliable, underpowered, and terribly inaccurate.  The name “suicide special” comes from a saying, “The only way you could kill someone with that pistol is if you shot yourself in the head”.  The only redeeming feature of the suicide special was that it dirt cheap, cheap enough that even the lowliest street beggar could afford.

While there were many cheap revolvers available in the late 19th century, suicide specials tend to have these common features.

  1. Solid frame
  2. Single action
  3. Sheath or spur trigger
  4. Rimfire only, in one of five calibers: .22, .30, .32, .38, and .41 (.30 is rare)
  5. Electroplated with nickel (95%)
  6. No break-open frames or swing-out cylinders
  7. No extractors or ejectors
  8. No hinged loading gates
  9. No safety features
  10. No serial numbers (or serial number hidden under grips)
  11. Most carried a trade name, not the actual manufacturer’s name.

There were dozens, if not hundreds of producers of these cheap revolvers, however each model was pretty much the same thing. For the most part these revolvers were pocket carried for self defense, hence why most surviving models today are very worn from heavy use.  Their usefulness as a self defense weapon was questionable.  They only had a five round capacity and the small calibers they were available in had little stopping power.  The were terribly inaccurate, and thus only useful for close up confrontations.  Hence, most only have a front sight, some have no sights whatsoever.  Moreover, these revolvers were quite dangerous to the user, having no safety features at all.  Carrying one with the the hammer resting on a loaded chamber ran the risk of accidental discharge, as any jolt or bump against the hammer could set off the round.  

Popular manufacturers included Hopkins and Allen, Chicago Firearms Company, Bacon Arms Company, Eastern Arms Company, Harrington and Richardson, and Iver Johnson.  However there were scores and scores of small time makers who also produced their own models.  While back in the day they were sold cheap, today not much has changed.  They are still generally considered cheap and worthless pistols, and the market for them is not very robust.  Generally they sell for around $100 - $150.  Beware, most are not safe to fire with modern smokeless ammunition.