Saturday, May 12, 2012

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I don't have an easy way to check, but I think 8 comments (and only 1 of them from me) is a record for my blog.  And I will address

Blogger bellatrix78 said...
I actually am totally on your side and MikeL is dead wrong. Pride comes before the fall, he says? Yeah, at least you have something to fall down from. If you don't have pride in your actions, you are already at the bottom. And what a cheap excuse that "money" argument is, as if that makes it ok for people's asshole factor to correlate with it.
May 11, 2012 3:11 AM
The problem here, I think, is that the degree to which the word "pride" can be "loaded" varies drastically from one human being to another.  Mike and I weren't really using the word to mean the same thing (at least I don't think we were) and that's probably the primary problem here.  See Leo's comment next....
Blogger leo doc said...
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."

You and Mike were talking past each other and both of you got hurt/offended in the process. Mike's (biblical) use of "pride" refers to vanity; your use speaks to one being pleased or satisfied with the results of an endeavor (i.e., taking pride in one's work).

Unfortunately, you ran off the fish and are understandably not very proud of that. But Mike's wrong about your motivation for having done so. You weren't being vain; you simply forgot that honesty isn't always the best policy.
May 11, 2012 4:31 AM
As usual, Leo nuts it.
Blogger that_pope said...
Glad I read this before it gets pulled shortly in the future when the groups kiss and make up.
May 11, 2012 11:48 AM
Mike and I basically already kissed and made up.  I mean, I was way over the line, admitted it, and he apologized for getting too angry (to the point of silliness to use his word).  So this will probably stay up for a while.  If you're referring to me and the Bike kissing and making up, that may or may not happen but since it's been made clear already to me that I'll NEVER be re-hired so long as my old boss is around (which honestly I can't imagine will be more than a few more months) I don't see why that kissing process would require me to take this down.
Blogger AdamStover01 said...
Yeah man I'm on your side too. I think that if you can't respect yourself, regardless of how you make your living, you're somehow doing it wrong.

There is nothing wrong with standing up for yourself, even if it is a little -EV in the short run, I think that feeling good every day is much more +EV in the long run.
May 11, 2012 6:01 PM
It wasn't my decision to make.  Sure, if I was playing heads up with this asshole and decided to just run him out of the room, that's absolutely 100% fine.  That's my business.  But there were 7 other players at the table who got "hurt" to varying degrees (at least two of them were happy he left, but that's not the point), and therefore I needed to show a little more discretion.
Blogger Captain R said...
So if I understand this right, you got barred from the Bike because you got in a spat with a bad player?

I'm pretty sure if you were some random guy who walked in and got in an argument with another player, you wouldn't have gotten barred.

Casinos are not supposed to play favoritism towards customers and should remain neutral.

But it sounds like unless the other guy got barred too, that you basically got barred because...

you're bad at poker and he's not.

Else you both should have been barred.
May 11, 2012 10:24 PM
There is simply no way my actions, alone, warranted a barring.  It's outside the realm of even potentially arguable reality.  The reason I got barred is that I was skating on thin ice because of my outward and open hostility toward my old boss.  I simply had not realized, or perhaps forgotten, just how thin it was.  To be completely honest I'm still stunned that he'd do it, cutting off his nose to spite his own face like that, banning the player who logged the most hours in the month of April, but that doesn't change the fact that it happened.
Blogger avoidthe9to5 said...
fwiw bike management definitely has it out for jesse. this incident was just a reason to pull that trigger.
May 12, 2012 11:15 AM
Ding.  Ding.  Ding.

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