Without the struggle to get out, the butterfly can't develop strong wings to fly.
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My employer unfortunately uses Oracle's HR management systems also. Worst piece of enterprise software I've ever seen. I have physical pain any time I have to use it. Their big iron databases used to be the shit, but even those seem to be going the way of the dodo as much cheaper, easier to use options are available these days.
It just kills me that those in power with their jingoistic cries of "they hate our freedom" are the ones stripping us of our freedom. It kills me even more that we, as a nation, keep electing them. It's as if we are actively doing this to ourselves.
You can remove your phone number from settings / phone / my number. Then when the code tries to read your phone'ss number it gets nil.
... and Michael Shermer.
Great read on how to quickly do complex arithmetic in your head.