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KYLIE MINEAGLE 24-07-2021 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15917959)
Probably when they remove the poll that informs us all that the majority of our fans want Steve Mandanda as our first choice shot stopper;)

Or Wayne Hennessy.:D

Pidster 24-07-2021 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15917374)
Are you Charles Hawtrey?

Charles Hawtrey, David NivenÖitís easy to get confused about two of Britainís silver screen lady killers of yesteryore.

Pidster 24-07-2021 10:00 AM

Finding out that my Palace garden gnome has a broken nose and they are no longer in stock.

Maz 24-07-2021 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15918073)
Finding out that my Palace garden gnome has a broken nose and they are no longer in stock.

Was it in a fight?

Pidster 24-07-2021 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15918137)
Was it in a fight?

It was either his appalling cocaine habit or a Brighton supporting fox ( and to be fair to Reynard and his ilk, they generally only support one team..sometimes Leicester ) knocked him over. Such are the perils of living in Hove.

Joe85 24-07-2021 01:12 PM

I’m contracted to work 9-5, like it is explicitly written into my contract of employment. So when I start my Friday at 8am and say goodbye to one of the senior managers while packing up my stuff at 4:30pm, I expect more than a sideways glance and a check of the wrist watch before turning back to face whatever it is they were doing.

What a ****.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 24-07-2021 01:14 PM

Cashiers telling me to tap now when the transaction hasn't even showed up on the PDQ yet. Feck off. I know when to tap and I don't need some wankstain telling me. These are the sort of people who bib as soon as the lights turn green.

Aunt Femur 24-07-2021 01:27 PM

The Jolly Green Giant

chrisophiex 24-07-2021 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15918273)
Iím contracted to work 9-5, like it is explicitly written into my contract of employment. So when I start my Friday at 8am and say goodbye to one of the senior managers while packing up my stuff at 4:30pm, I expect more than a sideways glance and a check of the wrist watch before turning back to face whatever it is they were doing.

What a ****.


Did that senior manager know you started at 8 ? Itís an interesting post as in theory you are contracted to start at 9, which I suppose means your first hour, which started at 8, was not contractually worth anything.

The wish is that management respect you and there should be no sly wrist glancing as we are all adults, capable of self management.

Unless heís a ****, of course :D

PALACEWU 24-07-2021 01:51 PM

Maybe he was seeing your leaving as time for another wank in the toilets.

dogstar721 24-07-2021 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15918293)
Did that senior manager know you started at 8 ? Itís an interesting post as in theory you are contracted to start at 9, which I suppose means your first hour, which started at 8, was not contractually worth anything.

The wish is that management respect you and there should be no sly wrist glancing as we are all adults, capable of self management.

Unless heís a ****, of course :D

Senior managers huh, they do tend towards being c**ts who are very happy to ignore rules where it favours their interest but be passive aggressive twats, where it benefits the individual. That said, employees can be the same. Someone I work with would start at 7am, work through their lunch, and leave at three (having a minimum 2 Hour drive each way) and two members of staff complained, despite the fact they barely manage 9 to 5.

dogstar721 24-07-2021 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15912617)
Is it ok for a man to be called a wanker?

Isn't it a statement of truth? I don't trust men who'd claim never to have been a wanker. They're either lying, or waving a red warning flag.

Olympian2 24-07-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15918073)
Finding out that my Palace garden gnome has a broken nose and they are no longer in stock.

How does it smell?

PALACEWU 24-07-2021 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by dogstar721 (Post 15918322)
Isn't it a statement of truth? I don't trust men who'd claim never to have been a wanker. They're either lying, or waving a red warning flag.

Maybe they didn't have a cock to wank.

PALACEWU 24-07-2021 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15918325)
How does it smell?

Awful :lux:

Olympian2 24-07-2021 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15918334)
Awful :lux:

Iíll set Ďem upÖ :p

Maidstoned Eagle 24-07-2021 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by dogstar721 (Post 15918320)
Senior managers huh, they do tend towards being c**ts who are very happy to ignore rules where it favours their interest but be passive aggressive twats, where it benefits the individual. That said, employees can be the same. Someone I work with would start at 7am, work through their lunch, and leave at three (having a minimum 2 Hour drive each way) and two members of staff complained, despite the fact they barely manage 9 to 5.

I had that when I worked at Emap, got pulled into my publishers office about it, then I pointed out that if the complainers wanted to continue complaining then I would be asking for their ciagrette breaks to be taken into account and added onto their work time.

The complaints stopped.

Ron Dodgers 24-07-2021 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15918073)
Finding out that my Palace garden gnome has a broken nose and they are no longer in stock.

These people make them to order - but they cost £40:
https://pixieland.co.uk/garden-gnome...ion-piece.html

ElwissAtMemphis 24-07-2021 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15918325)
How does it smell?

It has no olfactory capacity. It's a plaster garden ornament.

Joe85 24-07-2021 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15918293)
Did that senior manager know you started at 8 ? It’s an interesting post as in theory you are contracted to start at 9, which I suppose means your first hour, which started at 8, was not contractually worth anything.

The wish is that management respect you and there should be no sly wrist glancing as we are all adults, capable of self management.

Unless he’s a ****, of course :D

Yeh, we greeted each other in the lift at 7:45.

The thing is, it’s not about my contracted start/finish time, as my line manager gives me the freedom to be flexible so long as a do my contracted weekly hours. The bloke is just a wanker. When England played Germany a few weeks back, he knew we all wanted to watch the game, but he sat at his desk till 6pm anyway, making sarcastic comments at anyone leaving before him to watch the game.


Oh, and he’s a Spurs fan.

****.

A really sour start to my weekend, completely unnecessary and pisspoor management from someone in a very senior position.

art malice 24-07-2021 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dogstar721 (Post 15918322)
Isn't it a statement of truth? I don't trust men who'd claim never to have been a wanker. They're either lying, or waving a red warning flag.

Never heard it called that before.

PeterH 24-07-2021 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15918406)
I had that when I worked at Emap, got pulled into my publishers office about it, then I pointed out that if the complainers wanted to continue complaining then I would be asking for their ciagrette breaks to be taken into account and added onto their work time.

The complaints stopped.

My experience is that altough one might be perfectly correct in that analysis, that kind of 'cheek' tends to come back and bite you on the arse later down the line.

PeterH 24-07-2021 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15917959)
Probably when they remove the poll that informs us all that the majority of our fans want Steve Mandanda as our first choice shot stopper;)

:lux::lux::lux::lux::lux:

Maidstoned Eagle 24-07-2021 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15918807)
My experience is that altough one might be perfectly correct in that analysis, that kind of 'cheek' tends to come back and bite you on the arse later down the line.

Might have done for you, didn't for me.

PeterH 24-07-2021 05:27 PM

Was it a successful career stint at EMAP?

Maidstoned Eagle 24-07-2021 05:28 PM

Yep.

Oldtown Eagle 24-07-2021 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15918816)
Yep.

Just to be nosy, what role did you have at emap? I very nearly worked for them in Croydon.

Oldtown Eagle 24-07-2021 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15918922)
Just to be nosy, what role did you have at emap? I very nearly worked for them in Croydon.

As a typesetter.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 24-07-2021 09:15 PM

Arthritis makes it easier to drop things, and harder to pick them up

Stellavista 24-07-2021 10:24 PM

Heatherwick drafted in on the Covid memorial project.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 25-07-2021 12:34 AM

Skateboarding being an Olympic thing.

Skid Row 25-07-2021 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15919203)
Skateboarding being an Olympic thing.

I prefer the skateboarding than the 3 on 3 basketball.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-07-2021 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Skid Row (Post 15919211)
I prefer the skateboarding than the 3 on 3 basketball.

These sports are being brought in to make the Games more relevant to young people , would like to know if the Olympics are watched by the younger generation.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-07-2021 01:13 AM

While on the Olympics . Medalled and Podiumed as verbs. An old one but still annoys me.

Hedgehog 25-07-2021 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Skid Row (Post 15919211)
I prefer the skateboarding than the 3 on 3 basketball.

Is that the one played on a half court?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-07-2021 01:58 AM

Yep. 20mins a game, I think.

Hibernator 25-07-2021 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15919081)
Arthritis makes it easier to drop things, and harder to pick them up


So?

Deal with it.

Bipe 25-07-2021 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15919218)
These sports are being brought in to make the Games more relevant to young people , would like to know if the Olympics are watched by the younger generation.

I've long held the view that 'fluff' as we called it should be in the Olympics - the game I'm referring to is effectively similar to squash but with a football, everyone will know it under various different names.

Wayne Andrews is God 25-07-2021 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 15919244)
So?

Deal with it.

Unless there is some joke or backstory this is the most twat post I have ever read.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-07-2021 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15918922)
Just to be nosy, what role did you have at emap? I very nearly worked for them in Croydon.

I worked my way up to ad manager, then got head hunted by a small independent publishing house....they were not good, left after several months.

west country boy 25-07-2021 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15919137)
Heatherwick drafted in on the Covid memorial project.

That is annoying, but the idea of a Covid memorial project (which I wasn't previously aware of) in itself is even annoyinger.

Speaking of such things - that £2 million fake tiny "hill" at Marble Arch that costs £8 to walk up. What a load of old c~nt. Everyone involved should be shot.

Bluewater eagle 25-07-2021 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15918276)
Cashiers telling me to tap now when the transaction hasn't even showed up on the PDQ yet. Feck off. I know when to tap and I don't need some wankstain telling me. These are the sort of people who bib as soon as the lights turn green.

Obviously you've never had to work with the general public

WLYWLYAWYPWF 25-07-2021 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluewater eagle (Post 15919406)
Obviously you've never had to work with the general public

Obviously you ask people to tap. :jerkit:

Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-07-2021 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 15919244)
So?

Well, it's annoying....

Bluewater eagle 25-07-2021 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15919426)
Obviously you ask people to tap. :jerkit:

You would be surprised at the amount of people who just stand and stare at the machine like they had never seen one before and if you don't say they can tap now you would be there forever also the amount of people who put their pin in and then just pull their card out:jerkit:

WLYWLYAWYPWF 25-07-2021 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluewater eagle (Post 15919456)
You would be surprised at the amount of people who just stand and stare at the machine like they had never seen one before and if you don't say they can tap now you would be there forever also the amount of people who put their pin in and then just pull their card out:jerkit:

That's fine but at least wait until you realise they're a dopey c*nt before asking, as it's not even ready to tap if you ask instantly. Also I have dealt with the general public and currently still do so I sympathise with your frustration even if I still hate you for your premature tap now requesting.

Herr Colonpharter 25-07-2021 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluewater eagle (Post 15919406)
Obviously you've never had to work with the general public

As a bit of a racer in my day I find most reaction times on green lights desperately slow. Can only assume people are finishing off their texts :hmph:

Dave McGregor 25-07-2021 10:25 AM

Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know itís a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!

davech 25-07-2021 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluewater eagle (Post 15919456)
You would be surprised at the amount of people who just stand and stare at the machine like they had never seen one before and if you don't say they can tap now you would be there forever also the amount of people who put their pin in and then just pull their card out:jerkit:

Just pay cash. Solves it in one :D

Do shops still print cheques for you?

Bluewater eagle 25-07-2021 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15919478)
That's fine but at least wait until you realise they're a dopey c*nt before asking, as it's not even ready to tap if you ask instantly. Also I have dealt with the general public and currently still do so I sympathise with your frustration even if I still hate you for your premature tap now requesting.

To be honest I don't normally ask before they can tap it but sometimes when I'm just going through the motions towards the end of the day I probably do.

west country boy 25-07-2021 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave McGregor (Post 15919490)
Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know it’s a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!

This has been going on for ages so it's not something that can be blamed on The Hundred.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-07-2021 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluewater eagle (Post 15919506)
To be honest I don't normally ask before they can tap it but sometimes when I'm just going through the motions towards the end of the day I probably do.

I always wait for permission before I tap it

Pidster 25-07-2021 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave McGregor (Post 15919490)
Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know itís a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!


Are you saying they should be called ďlezzosĒ? :grrr:

Stellavista 25-07-2021 11:32 AM

Jeanette Winterson

davech 25-07-2021 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave McGregor (Post 15919490)
Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know itís a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!

The Aussies, one of the more enlightened and forward-thinking nations, have used the term 'batters' since almost for ever.

Hibernator 25-07-2021 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15919281)
Unless there is some joke or backstory this is the most twat post I have ever read.

I have had O.A. for about 9 years now and have needed a wheelchair for the last 4. I deal with it. life goes on.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-07-2021 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 15920024)
I have had O.A. for about 9 years now and have needed a wheelchair for the last 4. I deal with it. life goes on.

Should we close the thread?

PeterH 25-07-2021 04:47 PM

I suspect that we 'deal with' all of these annoyances, doesn't make them any less irritating at times.

Hibernator 25-07-2021 04:53 PM

Point taken. I apologize for my comment.

spike 25-07-2021 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave McGregor (Post 15919490)
Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know itís a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!

What about the fielding position now known as "Third"?

Hedgehog 25-07-2021 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by spike (Post 15920416)
What about the fielding position now known as "Third"?

Getting to sound a lot like baseball to me...

Martin H 25-07-2021 06:51 PM

That somehow in today's world completely bonkers conspiracy theories are taken so seriously and are seemingly gaining such traction. It feels as if some kid in a bedroom can fan the flames or even start these things. The more ridiculous or bizarre the better. Does it work because so many people want to believe 'that everything must be being done to them' because it is the only explanation for why their lives aren't perfect.

You have to wonder where it all ends. Kind of hoping I am not around when it does somehow.

Maz 25-07-2021 06:56 PM

There have always been conspiracy theories (look at Nero fiddling whilst Rome burned) ; it's in human nature to believe that there must be a reason that bad things happen. And it's always the fault of an elite.


The only difference is the speed at which they now spread.

Blind_Eagle 25-07-2021 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15918273)
I’m contracted to work 9-5, like it is explicitly written into my contract of employment. So when I start my Friday at 8am and say goodbye to one of the senior managers while packing up my stuff at 4:30pm, I expect more than a sideways glance and a check of the wrist watch before turning back to face whatever it is they were doing.

What a ****.

Knowing you had arrived at 7:45, maybe he was clocking that you had done more than your contracted hours and were leaving well after you could have?

Prince Phillip 25-07-2021 07:12 PM

Never been impressed by early-bird office martyrs. Go knock yourself out. If your hours are contracted, time-keeping heroics at any part of the day don't earn you the right to impose your own self-regulated flexi-time.
And boy, do early arrivals like to mention it all day long.
Up the management.

Blind_Eagle 25-07-2021 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 15919936)
The Aussies, one of the more enlightened and forward-thinking nations,

Good lord.

Riley 25-07-2021 07:55 PM

I think you're allowed to deal with it and be annoyed by it at the same time.

At least until they're old enough to leave home.

Mr Mojo Risin 25-07-2021 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave McGregor (Post 15919490)
Watching the hundred batsmen being called batters. I know itís a unisex thing but still annoying. How about bats ladies for the girls!!

Bowler has always been suitably gender neutral.

Hedgehog 25-07-2021 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15920760)
Bowler has always been suitably gender neutral.


Soon to be known as the pitcherÖ

Maidstoned Eagle 25-07-2021 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 15920046)
Point taken. I apologize for my comment.

Deal.with it.



;)

ChiswickEagle 25-07-2021 10:52 PM

It’s really not Tokyo 2020.

Hedgehog 26-07-2021 01:00 AM

A new fad creeping in about saying when someone has a birthday having "Another trip around the sun".

Way too pretentious.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 26-07-2021 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 15920046)
Point taken. I apologize for my comment.

I think you can be excused some grumpiness, but nevertheless I feel it prudent to put everyone's mind at ease by assuring them that I'm not surrounded by a milieu of random objects scattered forlornly on the floor around me.

PeterH 26-07-2021 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15920617)
Knowing you had arrived at 7:45, maybe he was clocking that you had done more than your contracted hours and were leaving well after you could have?

Considering his contract very clearly states he should finish work at 5pm, I make his manager right. Joe even explicitly stated he was breaking the rules of his work contract at both ends and then moaned that others saw him as a wrongdoer. Not sure what sympathy he expects just because he wants to beat the commuter rush. He should feel shitty for the weekend - come in next week at 8.50am and not try skiving off early.

His contract doesn't state that if he is stupid enough to give the company a free hour before 9am, he can start making up his own rules, and work to a flexi-time arrangement that doesn't apply to other people.

If you want to do that, work for yourself. See how skiving off works when others aren't supplementing your relaxed start to the weekend.

Seems that the nearly post pandemic workforce of the UK have some kind of issue late afternoon. I would call it the 'cake and eat it syndrome'.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-07-2021 09:47 AM

PeterH, when a poster has to try...too hard.

Malarkey 26-07-2021 09:55 AM

Paper straws.

davech 26-07-2021 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Malarkey (Post 15921210)
Paper straws.

You are probably too young to remember when Maccie D's used paper straws before they decided to pollute the planet with their plastic ones.

Son of Ron 26-07-2021 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Malarkey (Post 15921210)
Paper straws.

agreed, I get the environmental angle, but when you can't get your last quarter of Capri Sun out of the pouch because the straw has disintegrated it's most annoying.

Isle of Wight 26-07-2021 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 15921234)
You are probably too young to remember when Maccie D's used paper straws before they decided to pollute the planet with their plastic ones.

That was half the fun with a tripple milk shake to see if you could consume it before the straw disintegrated or you slurpem that little bit too hard and it simply collapsed on itself.

davech 26-07-2021 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15920735)
Good lord.

It was an attempt at humour. Or have I just been whoosed back? Hey ho! :D

davech 26-07-2021 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Son of Ron (Post 15921238)
agreed, I get the environmental angle, but when you can't get your last quarter of Capri Sun out of the pouch because the straw has disintegrated it's most annoying.

Aaaah - Capri Sun. Now I see the problem. You need a vacuum pump to get the liquid out of one of their sachets.

Jim Cannon 26-07-2021 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by spike (Post 15920416)
What about the fielding position now known as "Third"?

Not mention some people seem to think we have quarterback's in football these days

PeterH 26-07-2021 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15921200)
PeterH, when a poster has to try...too hard.

I am not wrong though.

Poster says himself he has an explicitly written contract that says his working hours are 9 to 5. Then complains about his manager giving him the beady eye when he leaves at 4.30pm.

At performance review time said manager will not recall all the times said poster went above and beyond by getting a good headstart on every day.

That the poster felt his start to the weekend was uncomfortable suggests he knew he dropped the ball in that regard.

I have had whole semesters ruined by a boss pointing out a flaw in my work on the last day before summer holidays. Not very nice at all, especially when you start the semester with a token prize and get another one at the beginning of the next semester - from the same boss.

Some things you have to just suck up.

Yeah, I was looking for a reaction. But the BBS is again failing. It shouldn't be up to me, hours and hours after the event, to point out the obvious flaw in the posters argument - especially when the poster prints it out himself.

davech 26-07-2021 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 15921376)
Not mention some people seem to think we have quarterback's in football these days

Maybe we need to reclassify wingers as wide receivers?

PeterH 26-07-2021 02:01 PM

Oh and this is the second time in about as many weeks that posters have complained about how tiresome it is to e expected to work a little extra in the late afternoon in their office jobs.

Either said jobs are as boring as feck or furloughing and the pandemic has made people a little bit precious about working a little over their 35 hrs a week. Supposedly, in a fecked economy where jobs of some quality are hard to come by and even harder to stay in.

Diddums, springs to mind.

Reps AJ 26-07-2021 02:02 PM

Clock watchers and presenteeism

Maidstoned Eagle 26-07-2021 02:02 PM

Still trying too hard.

Lama 26-07-2021 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15921541)
. Supposedly, in a fecked economy where jobs of some quality are hard to come by and even harder to stay in.

I see increasing use of the phrase 'war for talent' - used in the context of there being more jobs of quality than there are applicants, and the consequent need for recruiters to act quickly when they get a chance to employ someone good.

west country boy 26-07-2021 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15920989)
A new fad creeping in about saying when someone has a birthday having "Another trip around the sun".

Way too pretentious.

Does "pretentious" now mean "shit" in CA, Hedgers?

Hedgehog 26-07-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15921601)
Does "pretentious" now mean "shit" in CA, Hedgers?

To paraphrase Maidstoned, I guess I was trying to hard.

But yes, pretentious and shit are interchangeable in this case.

Also, I think California surfers invented the use of "shit" as a word with many meanings - dude.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 26-07-2021 03:44 PM

I think if you can only afford a packed lunch for work, you should be allowed home a little early if you get hungry and need to get home for some dinner

Twiggy 26-07-2021 03:50 PM

BBS threads which stay on topic.......

Joe85 26-07-2021 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15921666)
I think if you can only afford a packed lunch for work, you should be allowed home a little early if you get hungry and need to get home for some dinner

:D

PeterH 26-07-2021 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15921545)
Clock watchers and presenteeism

I know that is a dig.

But I would suggest that the poster that bunking of at 4.30pm was working out what he could get away with from 3.30pm onwards. I doubt any work of substance was done after 4pm.

Presenteeism is turning up for work when you are unfit to do so, and also applies to those of a mediocre status that make sure they are seen at their desks before the boss(es) get in and don't leave until the boss(es) clock off. This extends to sending work emails after hours and at the weekend, and copying them in to all and sundry.

A clockwatcher, by a definition, is someone who points out they started early and therefore has the 'right' to 'clock' off earlier.

PeterH 26-07-2021 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15921666)
I think if you can only afford a packed lunch for work, you should be allowed home a little early if you get hungry and need to get home for some dinner

Indeed. Especially if the packed lunch is of the gourmet variety that requires planning and preparing supplies in little jars. Chorizo bakes don't prepare themselves.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-07-2021 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15921688)
OOh, fwend....packed lunch fwend.

efa

PeterH 26-07-2021 06:03 PM

fiend not fwend stop spilling mayo on your keyboard.

Ultimately, you will always be the one that sent me a warning PM that we will no longer be friends if I persisted in ribbing you, and you mate Sidekick Pete, over packed lunches.

You have to live with that temporarily falling of your placcid veil.

Little Fozzie 26-07-2021 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15921535)

Yeah, I was looking for a reaction. But the BBS is again failing. It shouldn't be up to me, hours and hours after the event, to point out the obvious flaw in the posters argument - especially when the poster prints it out himself.

The hero the BBS doesn't deserve. Or need...or want.

PeterH 26-07-2021 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 15921977)
The hero the BBS doesn't deserve. Or need...or want.

Fair point. I learnt that with the Olise thread. Which is why I now prefer to bounce from thrad to thread picking on other posters flaws.

Much better than posting up useful or insightful stuff that peeps might find useful or interesting.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-07-2021 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15921973)
fiend not fwend stop spilling mayo on your keyboard.

Ultimately, you will always be the one that sent me a warning PM that we will no longer be friends if I persisted in ribbing you, and you mate Sidekick Pete, over packed lunches.

You have to live with that temporarily falling of your placcid veil.

Bless your little heart.


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