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  1. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    Thanks, man. What can I say, baby is very open for cooperation and so is my wife. No custom made suits for me, but I have noticed my clothes fit differently lately. I'd always preferred my pants a bit baggy and they are a bit too snug for my liking. The weirdest part is that even my hoodies fit differently and sleeves seem a bit shorter. Never would've expected that. Yeah, that 85-86kgs seems to have been holiday weight, since I'm down to 83.5 this morning. Still would like to drop to around 80kgs but that would require either adding some more cardio (running, most likely) or paying very close attention to what I'm eating and I must admit I have no inclination to do either at this point.
  2. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    I've never been heavier than in recent months. I've been fluctuating around 85kgs, topping out at 86kgs (at 180cm height) last week which was unimaginable for me some 4-5 years ago. What's surprising is that, even though I definitely have some fat around my stomach I've been noticeably fatter (even had a beer belly) when I weighed 3-4kgs less. Also, I've noticed increases in muscle mass. Hopefully, it's not just wishful thinking Either way, I'm feeling a lot fitter and comfortable than I did before and I guess that's the only thing that matters
  3. baxus

    Careerchat III

    I stick to one page, and that's with 7 years of relevant experience and this being fifth company I've worked for during that time. Just a brief description of my duties and a link to download the projects I'd worked on (if still relevant). A Eurocommie in me just has to ask. What's a "salaried post"? As I said, in my neck of the woods, 15 days is the minimum required by law and 30 days is the norm. Some contracts may state longer notice period but those can be overturned pretty easily if either side wants to. Man, I'm starting to hate people management. It's not that I'm in management or anything but as a senior member of the team I have more and more meetings and things like that and it's time consuming and often even annoying. I get that it's part of the job but no one ever said I had to love ALL of my job.
  4. baxus

    Careerchat III

    @S John Giving two weeks notice and having offered to stay on part time for a while if needed is quite enough on your part. Don't stress about it. Regarding your boss's behavior, look at it as him making it easier for you to leave. I'm sure he'd prefer it if you stayed on indefinitely and your new employer paid you for that time. I have zero sympathy for bosses being assholes when their employees are leaving. Had an unpleasant experience myself some 4 years ago when the employer first tried to have me stay for 60 days after quitting even though contract of employment stated 30 days and the law dictates a minimum of 15 days. Basically, I told him that if he tries to pull that crap, I'll leave after 15 days during which I'll spend my leftover vacation days. Later he tried to not pay me my last salary until we had "the talk" about why I'm leaving (which he kept on postponing) etc. and had no response when called up on his behavior. The only thing he achieved by behaving the way he did just made me all the more certain that leaving is a great idea and made sure that when asked about the company I'd never recommend anyone to seek employment there and give the details when asked why.
  5. baxus

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Hell, no! It'd take being 10 points ahead of the competition with 3 matches left to play for me to start being optimistic about Liverpool winning the title. You are aware we're talking about Liverpool? Liverpool NEVER has ANYTHING in the bag.
  6. baxus

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    I googled it a bit and he'd reached CL semifinals every season he was at Bayern. Wouldn't call that a failure, even for a club of Bayern's size. Sure, it will be a publicity thing. As I said, Premier league quality is too high for winning the title to be the measure of manager's quality. I mean, you MUST be a great manager to win it, but every season there are quite a few great managers that don't. Guardiola is definitely one of the greatest (call it most important, most influential, most whatever) managers of the current era, with a legitimate claim to the title of THE greatest.
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    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Being a Liverpool fan who doesn't want to jinx anything, I must point out that City not winning the league this season is still a long way away. There's more than enough time until May for them to turn this around. That being said, IF Pep doesn't win the league ti is certain to raise some questions about Pep's quality as a manager. I mean, he'd still be one of the best managers in football but it would make a case for people who are saying he's not all he's hyped up to be. While his results with Bayern were to be expected, with BundesLiga being a one team league (at least at the time he was in charge at Bayern) as you put it, I do think winning trophies with Barcelona count as "out of the ordinary". Managing big star players is definitely not an easy feat. Now, judging by all reports from the time, that Barcelona squad was as diva-free as one could hope for and he did just carry out the club's vision of how the game should be played. Still, he did introduce Messi to the big stage in the best possible manner, he did have the whole squad click like no other I've ever seen before or since and he did win a bunch of trophies both in Spain (against a real strong Real team) and in Europe. I don't watch BundesLiga so I missed his time at Bayern, but the way he has City playing and the way he changed that team are clear signs that he knows what he's doing and deserves all the credit he's getting. Premier League is much more difficult to win but he's won that one, too. I don't think there's a single club that can count on winning it year in, year out like Ferguson's United has. There's too much quality in the league for such a dynasty to form.
  8. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    I'm off work next week and will try my hardest to leave the house as rarely as possible. Will still try to make it to workouts of course but I'll have to do it in the morning before the traffic jams so I can spend the rest of the day with my wife and daughter. Just thinking about it, getting up early on my days off is already a pain in the ass.
  9. baxus

    Careerchat III

    It's a no brainer. One person against it - it should not be happening. P.S. Your roommate sounds like a proper dick. What service does this animal provide exactly? Is your coworker blind or something? If not, and the dog is an "emotional support animal" or some similar bullshit then I'd say the guy can bugger off.
  10. baxus

    Careerchat III

    How on Earth does one just declare they'll bring their dog to work? And, more importantly, how on Earth does everyone remain silent on the matter? I don't mind having a well behaved dog around the office but if someone went "I'm bringing a dog and don't care what you think" my knee-jerk reaction would most likely be "like Hell you are", no matter how great and cute the dog might be. Though that would probably be my reaction to most of these stupid rules this Datepalm's colleague insisted on.
  11. baxus

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    @Consigliere I guess it has something to do with a couple of decades of United winning everything and not all United fans being as graceful about it as you
  12. baxus

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    I dislike Manchester United as much as the next guy, but saying that their success in Premier League era is due to bullying other teams and officials helping them out is just ridiculous. Only thing more ridiculous is the notion that former United players who turned managers rolled over when facing their former club. You can like them or not, but there's no denying that Manchester United played good football and won many trophies. People responded to that.
  13. baxus

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    That it happens in other sports as well doesn't make it right. That's why some awards are taken more seriously than others. If an award is not given to the most worthy recipient then the award will either not be taken seriously or, at the very least, it will cause controversy as this one seems to have.
  14. baxus

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Giving the award to one player when there's a more deserving player does make a mockery of the award, doesn't it?
  15. baxus

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Why would it be churlish to say that Messi deserved the award over Modric if that's the case? The award is for the best player in the past year. If Messi was better than Modric (and majority of the fans seem to think he was and there are stats to confirm that standpoint), he should've won it.
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