May 5th, 2004

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On using the "I quit" club...

Someone posted about getting put on "30 days probation" for something they felt wasn't their fault and were considering quiting.

Quiting is more satisfactory, but you get severance for being fired.

I've been in this situation twice.

The first time, I took the "I quit" route and had the manager backpedal so fast, I thought he was going to fall over.

The other, lets just say I got along much better with my Director, and after a skip 1-on-1 with the her, I had a new manager and my old one was doing "special projects."

Also, you have to be ready and willing to make it stick. If they call you on it, you have to walk. Else, no matter what happens with the current situation or future situation, they know you will back down.
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Cheap Photo light setup...

Go to your local hardware/home improvement store.

Purchase some clamp on work lights & basic soft white light bulbs.

Go to school supply section of your local department store.

Get large sheets of white art/construction paper.

Clamp light to chair, facing wall.

Tape paper to wall in front of light.

Light reflects off the paper, falling on model in a nice soft even glow.

Umbrellas and lights on stands give you lots of control, but the clamp-ons with paper reflectors give you a starter setup.