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post #1231 of 2328
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Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post

I understood her stance - My point is - it's a holiday to recognize/remember/thank veterans. I'm glad it's observed, it's a nice gesture for so much sacrifice.

If some employers choose not to participate that's their choice, but I am certainly glad that our government (including USPS) does.  

 

Lazy has nothing to do with it.  

I think we would be showing our thanks and respect far better if the day off were specifically FOR active duty/veterans. Giving "everybody" (and by everybody, I mean the governmental agencies and companies that choose to participate) the day off subtracts from the meaning of the holiday and it becomes simply a day looked forward to as either an extra day off work, or a day with less traffic going to work (or a day you have to scramble for child care because you have to work but your kids don't have school).

post #1232 of 2328
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

welp, looks like i'm going to have to see if one of my classmates who is in town can pick up my birchbox for me so it won't be sitting in front of my door for all of thanksgiving break. i'm guessing it's too late to change my address to my parent's but i guess i can try anyway.

 

let bbx ops know asap on twitter. that happened to me when i moved from NYC to VA in September and they had a spare box for me.  You're supposed to send all address changes to them by the 25th of each month, I believe.

post #1233 of 2328
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Originally Posted by quene8106 View Post

 

let bbx ops know asap on twitter. that happened to me when i moved from NYC to VA in September and they had a spare box for me.  You're supposed to send all address changes to them by the 25th of each month, I believe.

good call, thanks! i just tweeted at them. its worth a shot, anyway.

post #1234 of 2328
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post


Well, there might have been delays in preparing the boxes, hence why they haven't sent out all. Or, delays in receiving the items. They're probably shipping the boxes that can ship to minimize complaints, but if they're behind on the compiling (or waiting for some items to still come in), that could explain it. Honestly, don't worry about it so much. It will come. They're clearly trying as hard as they can ... they have no incentive to do otherwise.

There could definitely be delays receiving items.  I'm in Brooklyn - where I live, we weren't badly affected at all, but our mail (and UPS and FedEx) have been sloooooow.  Seems slower incoming than outgoing.  I'm sure it's more pronounced in areas that lost power and/or were damaged.

post #1235 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

I really played with the mascara this morning... It's kind of ridiculous how long it made my eyelashes.  They are almost touching my eyebrows!

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It does look super long! Love it, hopefully it will do the same to mine. My lashes are so stubborn, short and straight. Thanks for showing!

post #1236 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

I really played with the mascara this morning... It's kind of ridiculous how long it made my eyelashes.  They are almost touching my eyebrows!

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I have eyelashes similar to yours and usually fiber mascara is hard to layer because it gets super clumpy on me. But this mascara also worked awesome for me and I could put multiple coats and build length without clumps. I love it! :)

post #1237 of 2328
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Originally Posted by brio444 View Post

There could definitely be delays receiving items.  I'm in Brooklyn - where I live, we weren't badly affected at all, but our mail (and UPS and FedEx) have been sloooooow.  Seems slower incoming than outgoing.  I'm sure it's more pronounced in areas that lost power and/or were damaged.


Glad to hear you weren't too badly affected! dance.gif

post #1238 of 2328

Second update on the "Deluxe" Sub

 

Ah ha!! I got some answers!


So the cards in this month's box is the earliest notice on this subscription which will actually be included in the Gift Guide on birchbox.com. That's why I was a little confused - so sorry! Stay tuned on this subscription - there will be more information to come as soon as it launches on the website. :)
 
xox,
post #1239 of 2328
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Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post

Lazy?

 

Wow.

 

My husband, active duty, is enjoying a day off with us today. Thank goodness, too, because he'll be deploying soon, and miss our son's birthday (yep, won't even get those 2 hours you got) among other things (like Thanksgiving, and ball games and family camp with the scouts that we've already paid for, etc.)

 

Veterans make sacrifices that routinely include being away from family for extended periods of time. They also put their lives on the line for freedoms that benefit our entire country.  Did he sign up for this? Yes, of course.  And I'm thankful that the ones serving are doing so because they want to (I certainly don't want to!)  

 

Sorry to rant, but the "being lazy" comments you made are incredibly offensive to me as a military spouse, but more importantly they make me sad that his sacrifice doesn't seem to be worth a random Monday off.  If that Monday off is so important to you, maybe you should join the ranks, we are hiring btw, and you'd not only get the same benefits - like an extra Monday off work here and there (if, that is, you're lucky enough to be state-side and not in a battle zone, or not have regular overnight duty because we've missed a ton of holidays that way, or to be recalled in the middle of your "day off" for whatever reason) but you'd hopefully realize that "lazy" has nothing to do with it.

 

ETA: Just because my husband is off work, doesn't mean all active duty is off today. Not even by a long shot.  I'm thankful that he's off THIS holiday, because there have been many that he has had to work.

wow, seriously, see that's why I don't like posting and trying to be an "active" member of forums. Because I state my opinion on something and someone has to make it about themselves and go psycho and twist it all up and get all defensive, about SOMETHING I WASN"T EVEN TALKING ABOUT. Funny, that I quoted the comment that said the mail doesn't run today, then said how much I love the vets. That's why I said THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT decides to take holidays. Post office, a bunch of other offices. I don't remember once saying that I think the Veterans and military members are lazy. So now its my turn to go on the defensive, about my own opinion, which, in all honesty, I don't think I should get jumped on about especially when someone doesn't take the time to READ what I said. If I had it my way, anyone in the military, whether active, reserve, whatever, shouldn't have to work, ever. I think that what they do for our country is way more than enough. GTF off your high horse, and realize that not everything has to be about you. And trying to make me feel bad because I got two hours with my kids? Not gonna happen. Your kids have two parents, mine, for the last 4 years, have had only one. At least yours get to spend time with someone. People like you are the reason people like me don't like to have an opinion anymore, because it will no doubt get misinterpreted and we will get jumped on for something we didn't even say.

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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

wow, seriously, see that's why I don't like posting and trying to be an "active" member of forums. Because I state my opinion on something and someone has to make it about themselves and go psycho and twist it all up and get all defensive, about SOMETHING I WASN"T EVEN TALKING ABOUT. Funny, that I quoted the comment that said the mail doesn't run today, then said how much I love the vets. That's why I said THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT decides to take holidays. Post office, a bunch of other offices. I don't remember once saying that I think the Veterans and military members are lazy. So now its my turn to go on the defensive, about my own opinion, which, in all honesty, I don't think I should get jumped on about especially when someone doesn't take the time to READ what I said. If I had it my way, anyone in the military, whether active, reserve, whatever, shouldn't have to work, ever. I think that what they do for our country is way more than enough. GTF off your high horse, and realize that not everything has to be about you. And trying to make me feel bad because I got two hours with my kids? Not gonna happen. Your kids have two parents, mine, for the last 4 years, have had only one. At least yours get to spend time with someone. People like you are the reason people like me don't like to have an opinion anymore, because it will no doubt get misinterpreted and we will get jumped on for something we didn't even say.

 

to be fair, the military are in fact government employees.

 

but, she seriously took such a small detail from your post and blew it up into a completely different topic. - totally not your fault, nor the complaint you had!

 

the post office has its problems, so i understand where you are coming from :) 

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Still no shipping...just curious..has anyone getting box 3 actually gotten their box? If mine ever gets here if anyone wants to swap their mascara for my Oscar Blandi volumizer and chocolates..let me know!

post #1242 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Katie-Gaslight View Post

 

Sounds like you work in retail. So, no big surprises there (don't get this wrong, I mean no surprise there because retail doesn't give a crap about holidays, only about the money they can rake in). Most offices are closed the day after Veteran's Day, or get a floating holiday (i.e. work today but get the day after Thanksgiving off). My office is open too because I work in online retail. It sucks and I hate it, but there's nothing I can do. Maybe instead of being jealous, you could put that energy towards looking for a job that observes more holidays - Problem solved. 

 

 

Rant over.

 

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I don't work in retail, I work in an office. An office that is governed by the FCC. And I'm not jealous, I just think the government shouldn't use an extra day that really isn't the holiday to have it off since they already have the actual holiday off. It should be an all or nothing, either everyone gets to do the same thing, or none. I wasn't complaining about having to work the holidays, yeah it sucks but it pays the bills. I was just stating that I think its a cop out to "observe" a holiday on a different day just to squeeze in an extra day off. Wow with the people jumping on me for having an opinion.

post #1243 of 2328
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

Well, to get back on topic, that's really weird about the CS rep not knowing anything about the Deluxe subscription! Did everyone get that booklet? Could it have been a misprint? An employee prank? A CS not in the know?

Sounds like it's a real thing, but I didn't get a booklet in my birchbox.  Can someone take a pic of what it looks like?

post #1244 of 2328
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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I don't work in retail, I work in an office. An office that is governed by the FCC. And I'm not jealous, I just think the government shouldn't use an extra day that really isn't the holiday to have it off since they already have the actual holiday off. It should be an all or nothing, either everyone gets to do the same thing, or none. I wasn't complaining about having to work the holidays, yeah it sucks but it pays the bills. I was just stating that I think its a cop out to "observe" a holiday on a different day just to squeeze in an extra day off. Wow with the people jumping on me for having an opinion.

 

What I think is sucky is that not all vets get today off. If you're a vet working retail, you still have to work. My father is a vet, and he doesn't get today off. When I worked at Sam's Club, our vets had to work. They're the ones who should truly get today off. There are probably tons of people who don't support the troops who do get today off just by nature of being a government employee. 

post #1245 of 2328
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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I don't work in retail, I work in an office. An office that is governed by the FCC. And I'm not jealous, I just think the government shouldn't use an extra day that really isn't the holiday to have it off since they already have the actual holiday off. It should be an all or nothing, either everyone gets to do the same thing, or none. I wasn't complaining about having to work the holidays, yeah it sucks but it pays the bills. I was just stating that I think its a cop out to "observe" a holiday on a different day just to squeeze in an extra day off. Wow with the people jumping on me for having an opinion.

No worries!  I knew exactly what you meant about the Postal holidays.. it had nothing to do with Veteran's Day.  People are way too quick to fly off the handle.  

 

I'm sorry you don't get more time with your children on Holidays, I can only imagine how hard that is being a single mom.

post #1246 of 2328
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Originally Posted by considerately View Post

No worries!  I knew exactly what you meant about the Postal holidays.. it had nothing to do with Veteran's Day.  People are way too quick to fly off the handle.  

 

I'm sorry you don't get more time with your children on Holidays, I can only imagine how hard that is being a single mom.

Thank you....I'm glad someone can see that I wasn't in any way jumping on the Veterans.

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

What I think is sucky is that not all vets get today off. If you're a vet working retail, you still have to work. My father is a vet, and he doesn't get today off. When I worked at Sam's Club, our vets had to work. They're the ones who should truly get today off. There are probably tons of people who don't support the troops who do get today off just by nature of being a government employee. 

I completely agree. As I said before, I don't think any veterans should have to work EVER. I'd GLADLY have my tax money go in to help pay them to not work :)

post #1247 of 2328

I'm dying to try the MCMC perfume in this month's box. If anyone is willing to trade please pm me - I will be very generous!!!

post #1248 of 2328
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Originally Posted by cosmia View Post

I'm dying to try the MCMC perfume in this month's box. If anyone is willing to trade please pm me - I will be very generous!!!

I have it coming. I'll give it a sniff and let you know about trading if I don't like it. :)

post #1249 of 2328
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Originally Posted by cosmia View Post

I'm dying to try the MCMC perfume in this month's box. If anyone is willing to trade please pm me - I will be very generous!!!

I'll be getting two of them. :)

post #1250 of 2328

I had tracking (which wasn't working) and then it disappeared -- it's no longer listed! My box page is updated though. Anyone else experience this?

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Wasn't that excited for the mascara until I saw this!!! Can't wait to try it!

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Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

I really played with the mascara this morning... It's kind of ridiculous how long it made my eyelashes.  They are almost touching my eyebrows!

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post #1252 of 2328
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

Second update on the "Deluxe" Sub

 

Ah ha!! I got some answers!


So the cards in this month's box is the earliest notice on this subscription which will actually be included in the Gift Guide on birchbox.com. That's why I was a little confused - so sorry! Stay tuned on this subscription - there will be more information to come as soon as it launches on the website. :)
 
xox,

What is this deluxe sub?

post #1253 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Cathie View Post

Still no shipping...just curious..has anyone getting box 3 actually gotten their box? If mine ever gets here if anyone wants to swap their mascara for my Oscar Blandi volumizer and chocolates..let me know!

 

I am getting box three and my shipping has not updated either.

post #1254 of 2328

1000

 

Here's my box this month. I love the LashXtend! More photos and a quick review in my blog :)

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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

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Here's my box this month. I love the LashXtend! More photos and a quick review in my blog :)


;A; the cupcake looks perfect.

 

LOL I'm still super sad about my cupcake. *mopes everywhere* Hopefully they'll get back to me soon and get me a replacement or else I'm going to blog about my bloody mess of a cupcake as it is XD

post #1256 of 2328

I'm getting box 7 this month! The picture shows a nail polish, which I was SUPER excited about, but down below it shows the Jouer cornicopia. :( Boo. Has anyone gotten their box 7 yet?

post #1257 of 2328

Wow.  I just -- wow.  The level of ignorance when it comes to why Veterans' Day exists is just astounding.  Read this.  Go study Armistice Day.  The intent of Veterans' Day is not what most people here apparently believe it is.  It was *supposed* to be a day when business came to a halt so all citizens of a community could gather and honor the veterans in their town.  Organizers would not have to worry about scheduling conflicts, and attendees would not have to worry about getting the day off work because *you got the day off specifically to do this*.  It was supposed to be a day of thanksgiving, prayer, and reflection.  It was also supposed to be a day dedicated to world peace.  And it's an international holiday, not just American.  It was renamed Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth, although it's still Armistice Day in Belgium, France, and (as of this year) Serbia.

 

And as a side note, the 1968 Uniform Holiday Bill that created four standard Monday holidays (Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, and Columbus Day, although those last two are now back on specific dates) was intended to encourage federal employees to spend time with their families and *spend money*.  Yes, this was in fact at least partially deliberately placed on a Monday to give governmental employees a three-day weekend -- so they would go on vacation and/or go shopping, aka grow the economy.

 

(And I get not only Veterans' Day off but also Columbus Day.  And I work in the private sector.  Booyah!)

post #1258 of 2328

Oh boy. Let the rustling of jimmies commence.

post #1259 of 2328
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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Oh boy. Let the rustling of jimmies commence.

 

Hahaha. They've been rustling. It seems to happen on here each time there's a holiday that affects deliveries ::sigh:: Clockwork, mah dear.

post #1260 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mishtastic View Post

I had tracking (which wasn't working) and then it disappeared -- it's no longer listed! My box page is updated though. Anyone else experience this?


Yes. I just went to check my tracking again and it's gone but like you, my page is updated. icon_neutral.gif

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