***Roll Call- Is everyone in?***

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Suz, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I missed you guys. Can everyone access the site again?

  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Missed you too suz.
  3. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Huh? I'm here though

    by the way, what are the red numbers in brackets in the reply column?
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Missed you all too.
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Glad to see your bright and shining faces :biggrin:

    Sunny, the red numbers are the number of new posts on that thread since the last time you read it.

  6. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    I'm back, it took me awhile to remember my login info, but I finally figured it out.
  7. hearthope

    hearthope New Member

    Good morning! I had to get temp password, I have no idea what my last one was.
  8. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member


    Everything looks so different.

    Here I am too, Suz.

  9. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Had to remember password and username, but finally the brain cells kicked in...

    Thanks Cheryl for the new look. We keep coming back for more....
  10. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm here. I've had a stressful couple of days. husband was downsized again (they called him on his 55th birthday with the news). He is the 4th person over 50 who was laid off in the last two weeks. To get his one month severance check, they are making him sign a document that he will not sue for any reason ~ including age discrimination. Nice, huh?

    So we are back to where we were 8 months ago. Worse, even, since we have bought two new cars since he started back to work.

    I think this will speed up selling our house. We have been talking about it for over a year since the girls are gone and we don't need a big old house anymore. I guess we will have to downsize our lifestyle to a teacher's salary. I hate coporate America.

    Cheryl ~ I can see that you are working hard on the site. Thanks for all of your hard work.

  11. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    I'm here. I have to keep moving my screen back and forth to read messages, though. Do you think that is something that will change...or something we just need to get used to?

  12. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I am having the same problem.

  13. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Gee.........the cobwebs parted (just like a famous sea, lol) and I figured out how to get logged in.
    I'm making progress. Glad to back AND really impessed. DDD
  14. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    YAY- it's so nice that the PE family is gathering.

    Sue, I expect there will be some tweaking in the next couple of days. I've asked Cheryl the same thing. I'll let you know when I hear.

    Kathy, I hope your husband didn't sign that document. If he is being laid off he can get unemployment and sue their royal BEHINDS off for age discrimination! OMG, I am furious for you!!!

  15. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I don't think that we have a choice. We have never fully recovered from the last layoff and there is no guarantee that we would win a lawsuit. They claim that the position is being "eliminated" although husband says that someone has to do the things that he has been doing.

    The real story is that they can get someone younger at a lower salary but we can't prove it.

    The company has a lot more legal resourses than we do. I don't see any choice but to sign it and move on.

    Believe me, as I just told someone in a PM, I would love to sue those SOB's!!

  16. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    That's just infuriating, Kathy.

    Maybe he can consult an attorney anyway. They will usually do a free consultation. The attorney can plead "duress" about why he signed the form and would only take a fee if he won- usually a percentage of the award. Ok, maybe I love Boston Legal too much...

  17. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I'm here. This is one way to hear from everybody again.
  18. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Here! I also LOVE the new look, pleasing to the eye, thanks Cheryl for all your hard work!

    I had the same problem initially, having the scroll right & left to see all the text in messages. I went & dinked around with My Preferences....didn't see an actual option regarding the scrolling thing, but when I hit Submit and came back in, the scrollbar was gone and I can see all the text.

    I'm hoping we get our cute little icons back.....The Warrior Mom, the Laughing out Loud, the Screaming, the Crying, and the Clapping....

    Unless they're already here, I just can't find them??

  19. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I'm reminded of what a neighborhood is like after a blizzard. Once the snow stops, people come out quietly to survey the changes. I love to see our heads popping out to check out the new site. It just ain't the same when everyone's away!

    Yes, it seems that the wide screen has been fixed.

    Cheryl mentioned that she will be working on the smilies at some point. I'd hate to lose the ballerina, wine drinker, etc.

  20. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Kathy Im sorry to hear about your husband, that really bites the big one. Employers seem to hold all the cards.

    Suz you are so funny about Boston Legal...lol. I tend to compare everything to CSI or Law and Order.