Flyers - Penguins Epic Stanley Cup Playoffs Struggle - May 4 and 5, 2000

11:17 PM...

I started watching this game at 6:45 pm PACIFIC time.

It is now Four and a Half hours and FIVE overtimes later, and there is still no winner.

I will not let this game beat me.


Yahoo!s sports page stopped updating the box score:

From Yahoo! Sports. Reprinted only for Posterity in its entirety

                               NHL      PLAYOFFS
                                   PHILADELPHIA    1
                                   PITTSBURGH      1   18:42 LEFT, 3RD OT

                       SCORING SUMMARY
                           2:22 1ST     PIT  ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (JANNE LAUKKANEN)
                           4:47 3RD  PP PHI  JOHN LECLAIR 5 (ERIC DESJARDINS,DAYMOND LANGKOW)

                          NHL      PLAYOFFS AT PITTSBURGH
                                   STARTING GOALIES:  PHI - BRIAN BOUCHER
                                                      PIT - RON TUGNUTT

                                          OFFICIALS:  REF - MAROUELLI, SHICK
                                                      LIN - BONNEY, SHARRERS

                          NHL      PLAYOFFS
                                   PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH
                                   NOTE:  FIRST PERIOD BOXSCORE RE-SENT TO CHANGE ASSIST ON
                                          PITTSBURGH'S GOAL FROM LAUKKANEN TO LANG.

                          NHL      PLAYOFFS
                                   PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH
                                   NOTE:  THE GAME IS TIED 1-1 GOING INTO THE FIFTH OVERTIME. A
                                          FINAL AND BOXSCORE WILL RUN AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE

                          NHL      PLAYOFFS
                                   PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH
                                   NOTE:  THE FIFTH OVERTIME IS UNDERWAY.  SCORE - PHILADELPHIA 1,
                                          PITTSBURGH 1.

                                                                updated at Thu May 4 23:14:49 2000 PT 


....i wont....


Primeau just won it for the Flyers.


Pretty shot, though.

92 minutes and 1 second of overtime.

Shit I'm tired.

Any number of hours worked beyond what you are expected to in a given day or week. Overtime pay is a Good Thing, but overtime work is not. The real trick is to be able to maximize the former while minimizing the latter.

People who get paid a salary or are paid per-project generally don't get overtime pay, whether they work it or not. These people are to be pitied, unless they're so rich and successful that they never work forty hours a week anyways, in which case they're elitist snobs who think they're better than the rest of us working stiffs, they ought to come down here and work a shift like everyone else, the jerks.

When you work in a supermarket or similar outlet, overtime is usually defined as an entire extra shift that you are “voluntarily” working. It is usual practise to get 1 and a half times pay for this time and a lot of kudos from your line manager.

In practise (at Tesco where I am currently employed at least), it is rarely voluntary. Although you can refuse overtime it does not look good and your manager will probably hate you for months afterwards. Taking overtime is not only expected, it is almost mandatory. The usual reason to have to take it is someone calling in sick at a time when your manager knows you will be free. You will then receive a phone call and be guilt tripped into doing it. The problem is, it will always be at some inaccessible time such as 6.00 am on a Saturday.

The other kick in the teeth, at least at Tesco, is that you do not get any extra money, you get the normal hourly rate (for me it’s £3.86), this has the additional meaning that if you do, say, five hours overtime on top of your usually four hour shift (9 hours), you are forced to take an extra hour and a quarter break, (split into at least three), which is unpaid, so, you end up doing nine an extra five hours for only three and three quarter hours pay.

The only real bonus with doing overtime is that after you’ve done it a few times your manager tends to be slightly less stressed with you.

O"ver*time` (?), n.

Time beyond, or in excess of, a limit; esp., extra working time.


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