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Hey Kate and MLW and other crazy bike people
Jun 06, 2013 - 10:16 AM - by ec437
ec437's Avatar I want to buy a bike. I will use it for commuting on nice days and hopefully also for longer rides on the weekends.

I live a little over a mile from work, but on the way in it is a slight downhill the whole way so I can just roll in wearing my work clothes and change when I go to leave. Also, I live/work downtown. Budget $600-$1000.

Any tips?
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Band BLOG thread
Mar 28, 2017 - 10:48 PM - by b-bottom
b-bottom's Avatar I love reading about what everyone's band(s) are up to. Unfortunately a lot of it gets buried within other threads. So I figured a thread dedicated to what you band(s) are up to would be pretty cool.

Mass Driver just finished recording a song that we're going to be using for an upcoming video. The original place where the video would be shot just fell through so right now I'm working on a plan B.

The guy that does a lot of our video stuff just finished up a quick video of us recording the song in the studio

I also just got the mastered version of the song in my email tonight.

We have an out of town show in Nashville next weekend (Shit I need to get in touch with brett) that I'm looking forward to and we are opening for the band "Mothership" here in town at the end of the month. We're doing a radio interview the week before to help promote it.
And then in June we're playing during a roller derby match....which is probably the thing that I am most excited about!
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I need an office manager, anyone need a job?
Apr 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM - by Kindness
Kindness's Avatar I'm only posting partially tongue in cheek. I am actively looking and will consider any serious inquiry. If you or anyone you know might be a fit, let me know.

Office Manager - A great opportunity with a fast growing IP Law Firm!

compensation: DOE
Fast growing and entrepreneurial IP law firm located in the Loop has an open opportunity for an Office Manager/Personal Assistant. This position will directly support a VERY busy Owner and Managing Partner with administrative, operational, project management, and financial tasks. The Office Manager's main responsibility will be to find opportunities to conserve the Managing Partner's time to aide in overall productivity of the firm. Other responsibilities include:
  • Greeting clients and guests in a helpful and friendly manner in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Managing the high volume of the Managing Partner's email to include reading, responding, researching, verifying, delegating, and routing correspondence.
  • Calendar management.
  • Project management to include imputing and tracking deadlines, as well as following up with attorneys on the status of delegated projects.
  • Coordinating and ensuring important client documents have been collected.
  • Preparing invoices and tracking payments as well as follow up on outstanding balances.
  • Coordinating special events and functions.
  • Anticipating the needs of the office and team.
  • In time, this position will grow and take on other responsibilities such as IP Legal Assistant.

The ideal candidate for Office Manager must exhibit the following traits:

Flexibility: This firm has the spirit of a start up and is looking for someone willing to dive into a job that may be outside of his or her comfort zone. It's a "no job is too big or too small" kind of environment.

A Great Attitude and Strong Organizational Skills: This role is critical in creating calm out of chaos and can be thankless at times. It's important for the Office Manager to be able to maintain a helpful and positive attitude when working under pressure or trying to find that needle in the haystack.

Excellent Communication Skills: This role is often the first impression of the firm when answering calls or responding to emails from potential clients and always represents the firm when communicating with exisiting clients and others. Our clients are sharp and brilliant and so are we; therefore, the Office Manager must be as well!

Self-directed with a Strong Sense of Urgency: The successful person in this role is not shy to get things done and certainly doesn't wait to be told what to do next. Time management is critical to this role and we are looking for someone who enjoys staying ahead of tasks as well as thrives to get important deadlines accomplished ahead of schedule.

Dependable and Reliable: Deadlines can't be missed and the Office Manager will ensure that nothing gets through the cracks on their watch.

Resourceful: While the Office Manager will always be given the support needed to succeed in the role, there will be times that you just needs to figure "it" out. We need a creative problem solver who isn't afraid to be challenged at times.

Technology Savvy: Must be proficient (ideally at the expert level) in MS Word, MS Excel, Google-based programs (i.e. email and calendar) and have a knack at learning new technology quickly.

Discreet: Due to the confidential nature of our client's matters, information shared within the firm must not leave the office. Must be able to handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree or higher. Prior work experience in operations, project management, and/or executive administrative or legal support is preferred. Must have a genuine interest in IP Law.

Do you think you might be who we're looking for? Are you looking for a long-term opportunity with a growing firm? If so, please respond with your resume AND compensation expectations. Thank you for your interest!
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The "What went/ is going wrong today?" thread.
Jul 08, 2012 - 4:26 PM - by willsellout
willsellout's Avatar In the interest of fairness, I think we should have a place to post shit that sucks as well as a place to post when it does not.

I've got a headache that won't go away, my kid is acting retarded, I am traveling for work for the next week, and I don't really have any food in the house that I want to eat.

On the plus side, my kid is in her room for the foreseeable future, I have alcohol to help with the headache, and I'm sending the wife to the store to pick up some food. I'm also packed for my trip.
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G.A.S. Thread
Oct 08, 2015 - 2:03 PM - by b-bottom
b-bottom's Avatar For some reason I really want one of the 2012 Gibson Flying V reissues. They didn't make many of them so I'm having a hell of a time finding one for a reasonable price.

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