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What Happened to My Reputation? Plus, Other Assorted Rants about Steemit and a Coworker. by artisticscreech

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What Happened to My Reputation? Plus, Other Assorted Rants about Steemit and a Coworker.
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I got onto Steemit today with the intention of writing a post about psychedelics and desensitization when I noticed that my reputation had dropped from 59 to 25 and I am at a loss as to why that is. I haven't been downvoted (as far as I can tell, anyway). I am aware that reputation scores mean very little around here and I shouldn't be any worse off for being returned to the Steemit starting line but I worked hard for what I had and it is rather upsetting to see it crumble overnight. Has anyone had a similar problem on this site? Does anyone know what happened? If someone can give me some answers I would greatly appreciate it.

I hate to just post a single paragraph and allow my auto votes to roll in to reward me for making no effort so I will ramble about this site and some work frustrations in a disconnected, stream of "consciousnessy" (yes, I know that's not a word) sort of way. Sure, this is a little lazy but I worked a long day and suffered this devastating blow to my Steemit social life so this will have to do for today.

![photo-1455747634646-0ef67dfca23f.jfif](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSGQLwDtCpS7JiZbdhEDe6zPQcKhYu2mtxiA5hnX4TJBH/photo-1455747634646-0ef67dfca23f.jfif)

Let's start with Steemit. Despite its flaws, I still really enjoy interacting with this site and the people here. It has been rewarding and I am not just talking about that sweet, sweet cryptocurrency. There are some cool people with cool ideas around here and I feel richer for knowing them in the limited capacity that internet engagement allows. I don't get out in the real social world as much as I did when I was younger and this site gives me an outlet that I don't have anywhere else. I am allowed to be myself, some people seem to like what I do, and that is far more valuable than the Steem I have been chasing since I got here.

Speaking of chasing money, I am enjoying my new job, for the most part. I like psychical work, I like the pay, I adore the job security, and I have made friends with most of my coworkers. However, one of them is just awful to be around.

![photo-1499012276815-a80b5512deae (1).jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeHP8rjCRx5bbiDgpRjkYhkuKxUoKPG7e3qixnKF5CqUD/photo-1499012276815-a80b5512deae%20(1).jpg)

This insufferable individual has been with the organization for nearly 20 years and has never had another job. Sadly, she spent her time learning how to appear busy instead of actually being busy. She does not work and that creates more work for everyone else, including myself. I could forgive her for being painfully slow and taking extra breaks if she was a nice person but she is not. She talks down to people and brags about herself. She always has a complaint about other people we work with and tries to bait me into shit talking about them which is awkward at best and sits on the border of offensive (plus, I suspect that she talks about me too). 

I choose not to confront her. I know what the others think of her and it is not good. I know that the management is aware of what she does and dislikes her for it. Saying something won't change any minds because they don't need to be changed. Sadly, she is shielded by her seniority and she exploits the protections provided by our union so there is little that anyone can do about her. I smile, say good morning, and ignore everything she says. This is not ideal but I will not be at that particular location for a terribly long time. Fortunately, I must only put up with her for a little while.

Well, I went to work at two this morning and I go in at three tomorrow so I think that I will leave off here. I'm going to get something to eat and go to bed way too early. I know this post was poorly polished and wasn't really about anything in particular but it will have to do until I get that "psychedelic desensitization" thing written. Good night everyone.

UPDATE: I saw that others have been affected by this reputation thing. What the hell, man?

UPDATE NUMBER TWO: It looks like everything has been fixed. That makes me feel better but, damn, that was a little upsetting for a minute there.

Peace.

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@rufans ·
Mine went from 66 to 37. I think it's a glitch.
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@artisticscreech · (edited)
Man, I hope so. 

I just saw that others have been hit by it too. At least I don't feel so alone anymore lol.
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@rufans ·
You at 60🙆
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@whatsup ·
Reputation calculations are broken.  They know about the issue and are working on it.

Regarding the co-worker, she sounds like a royal pain in the ass, but I know the type.
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@artisticscreech ·
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Haha. Yeah you run into those types no matter where you have to work.

I didn't notice that others were affected until I posted but I figured it had to be something like that. It is kind of fun not knowing who the powerful accounts are since everyone looks like a noob now though lol.
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@glenalbrethsen ·
hey, @artisticscreech.

I think we're all allowed a little stream of consciousness when our reputations go haywire. :)

While I don't know that it's been totally confirmed (and you may know this by now from others), but Steemit was busy patching a hole vulnerable to a denial of service attack having to do with the payout queue, or some such thing. I asked for a little more information on it, but have not heard anything.

So, I'm not sure that the patching was directly related to the reputation, but I'm fairly certain that whatever they were doing or undoing messed with it.

It's too bad that the reputation ranking really means nothing to a lot of people, because for those of us who have worked hard to get it to where it is, it does have meaning.

re: co-worker.

Big reason why I wanted to go to into business myself was dealing with co-workers. I got to hire folks I thought I could work with, and for the most part, while it did have it's moments, things worked out well. Unfortunately, we don't all get to choose our team. So, we make the best of it and hope to someday in the not so distant future find something else, or another location, like it sounds like will happen to you. I wish you well in the meantime, since it sounds like you're enjoying the work itself.
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