First of all, I am honoured, albeit unworthy, to be called Bender; he was obviously the star of the show.
This is the first I am hearing of the in-crowd, so I was immediately offended. I think both are stupid, but I am almost completely offended by the name. The benefits may not seem 'fair', but I don't really care about that so much.
I understand that others of you are upset by the small 'just because' bonuses, but that isn't my issue.
It is the dam-ned name. It has to go.
(I do miss seeing my avatar in the email even though I was not impressed by the awful facial hair)
@Welshcar You are welcome to join us in the bleachers, or (in the library if you want to continue with the Breakfast Club reference). Growing up I was NEVER part of the in-crowd and to date (except here), I am very much an outlier.
I think Ibotta pushed some long deep buried, subconscious buttons for some of us, without meaning to.
@FelskyNY Thanks for the invite! And I love the BC references, one of my favorite 80s movies!
same here, I’d say I was on the fringe, but that’s the great thing about high school, it was a long time ago and we are all probably much different people now. I can’t complain about my life.
I don't know how I am not being clear here. I really couldn't care less that I wasn't picked to get some bonuses.
I find the name was chosen without reading the room.
Change the name to "Lucky Ibotta Members Bonuses"' Team (LIMB Team)....lol; I don't care.
It is one thing to be told you aren't lucky, but entirely another to be told you arent in the incrowd.
This explains a great deal about some of the posts I am seeing involving incrowds, founders, and newbies. It looks like the formation (and naming) of this new group is adversely affecting the harmony of this community. This is the first I am hearing about this group, but after some searching of these boards, I see a great deal of animosity.
Again, don't include me into this group. I have lived my whole life treating every person or group as my equal. I don't wish to be in a group that tells others that they are less than I. And I can't even believe in 2021 anybody would have a name that does such.
@Rickibotta We hear you - we truly do. You are offended overall by the insensitive nature of the naming of the group. Name it Beta group and we would be a lot less upset.
I myself are offended with the small level bonuses AND the name of the group, but I cover the insensitivity by amusing myself elsewhere.
Real life - my bday was yesterday. My mom called me Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to wish me a happy birthday and tell me she is happy that I was born. She'll call me every day this month if she sees it is still on the calendar. I literally asked her aide to cross it off the calendar. Yes, I'm lucky she still remembers me and wants to wish me a happy birthday. But every day she asks me if I got the (imaginary) card she sent me. Every day she asks about my sister that she saw 1 week ago because I could not be there. Real life is HARD. So the foolish name a bunch of clueless Ibotta insiders came up with - who really gives 2 sh...…...
I'm stepping out for a bit. Love you people for understanding.