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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Errkal » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:50 am

Curls wrote:Is it wrong to go to you're boss' boss behind his back because he's being incompetent? He has to finalise my annual report so that I get a small pay rise this year and he's not doing it. So i've emailed his boss instead. Needs to be done by 4th May =\


As long as you are following chain of command it shouldn't be an issue.

As long your boss hasn't said no and just isn't doing it there should be no reason I can see why there would be an issue going to his boss.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Curls » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:58 am

I basically sent him an email asking him for the second or third time if it's being done, and secret cc'd his boss into it. I'm away so can't talk to him in person. We shall see what happens now.

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by Death's Head » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:41 am

Curls wrote:I basically sent him an email asking him for the second or third time if it's being done, and secret cc'd his boss into it. I'm away so can't talk to him in person. We shall see what happens now.
I would have just cc'd his boss so your boss knows, not with a blind copy.

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by Winckle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:38 pm

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poshrule_uk wrote:Is it ever a good Idea to step down from a promotion back to your previous position? I don't think it would be a problem as the position will always be there and someone internally could replace me.

Some day's I feel really good about my job and others I feel like I have made a mistake.

The thing is my confidence is easily shaken, others at work don't see it as I can hide it.


I'd say no, because you probably won't be given the chance again. It's better to live with the bad days and be where you are than still have bad days but regret the step back.

In other news I got made permanent today :toot: Boss took me aside and said it's up in 10 days but he's already put the paperwork through.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue May 01, 2018 11:10 pm

Still no sign of Psycho Director. She has almost certainly been sacked and they must just be waiting until it can be formally announced.

Got my interview on Thursday. I haven't been able to do any preparation whatsoever because I've simply been too busy :fp:.

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by Snowcannon » Tue May 01, 2018 11:50 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Still no sign of Psycho Director. She has almost certainly been sacked and they must just be waiting until it can be formally announced.

Got my interview on Thursday. I haven't been able to do any preparation whatsoever because I've simply been too busy :fp:.


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by Drumstick » Tue May 01, 2018 11:51 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Still no sign of Psycho Director. She has almost certainly been sacked and they must just be waiting until it can be formally announced.

Got my interview on Thursday. I haven't been able to do any preparation whatsoever because I've simply been too busy :fp:.

Is it her position you are applying for?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed May 02, 2018 7:21 am

Drumstick wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Still no sign of Psycho Director. She has almost certainly been sacked and they must just be waiting until it can be formally announced.

Got my interview on Thursday. I haven't been able to do any preparation whatsoever because I've simply been too busy :fp:.

Is it her position you are applying for?

Nope, although it is the position she worked in prior to becoming the PD.

Touché, Snowcannon! (I originally put this before Drummy's quote but it wasn't showing up...?)

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Preezy » Wed May 02, 2018 4:50 pm

Just reviewed a CV and this guy genuinely put "great banter" as one of his strengths :lol:

Straight in the bin.

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by Buffalo » Wed May 02, 2018 5:05 pm

Curls wrote:I basically sent him an email asking him for the second or third time if it's being done, and secret cc'd his boss into it. I'm away so can't talk to him in person. We shall see what happens now.


Epic snitching.

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by Curls » Wed May 02, 2018 5:15 pm

Buffalo wrote:
Curls wrote:I basically sent him an email asking him for the second or third time if it's being done, and secret cc'd his boss into it. I'm away so can't talk to him in person. We shall see what happens now.


Epic snitching.


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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Kezzer » Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by pjbetman » Thu May 03, 2018 12:04 am

Curls wrote:Is it wrong to go to you're boss' boss behind his back because he's being incompetent? He has to finalise my annual report so that I get a small pay rise this year and he's not doing it. So i've emailed his boss instead. Needs to be done by 4th May =\


It'll piss him off immensely, and it probably wont go down well unless the big boss hates your boss.

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by Trelliz » Thu May 03, 2018 8:39 am

Preezy wrote:Just reviewed a CV and this guy genuinely put "great banter" as one of his strengths :lol:

Straight in the bin.


"I'm afraid we won't be progressing your application, the job description clearly states we need 'top banter' rather than just 'great banter'. We wish you luck in the future."

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu May 03, 2018 4:04 pm

Well bumholes, that interview really did not go as well as I hoped it would :fp:. Just could not get into a rhythm, kept realising I was rambling on talking bollocks. Will find out early next week.

So frustrated with myself! Someone even slipped me a copy of the questions in the morning so I've got no excuse. I've seen the other candidates coming in and they're all at least 10-15 years older than me.

In brighter news, we received confirmation today that Psycho Director has gone! The entire department has stopped work in order to celebrate :toot:.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 04, 2018 10:23 am

Got called in this morning to be offered the job :shock: they said they didn't even need to bother with a second round of interviews. Christ knows how bad the other candidates must have been.

One step closer to my evil plan for world domination :datass:.

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by Green Gecko » Fri May 04, 2018 10:31 am

I guess somehow your charm and demeanour struck out. I've been told in one interview they can tell how switched on I am from talking in such detail, and in another that I didn't seem to want to answer the questions and talk about something else. Two very different responses to being articulate and actually being able to generate discussion and not just robotically answer questions. As the former is more desirable in my opinion but doesn't suit an office job where you just drill through gooseberry fool. Some people want direct inviduals with strong work ethic but may be somehow dull or even a bit simple and others want alternative thinkers and people who can, well, think for themselves, while the will to do so is driven by their passion. I think that can be expressed by having a lot to say. Maybe you actually came off as someone confident and taking it in your stride, not worrying about questions or providing cookie cutter answers but something more interesting.

Who the strawberry float knows.

Well done. And yeah maybe you are just better than the rest and you should congratulate yourself for that. It doesn't matter how low the floor goes.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat May 05, 2018 5:13 am

Thanks GG. All I can do now I suppose is... not strawberry float it up!

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by Qikz » Sat May 05, 2018 11:56 am

I had a bit of news from my Dad last week and I'm not sure what I want to do with the information. I'm really happy about it, but I'm not sure if this is the right move for me.

To give a bit of context my Dad has his own business, he's a consulatant in the financial software industry working on software that's the kind of stuff that handles the billion dollar transactions. He's been contracting for a while, but he was contacted recently by one of his old clients who had his own massive business and wanted to expand to the UK. he said when he gets a customer in the UK he wants my Dad to be the face of that company. Now my Dad is still working on all the details, but he wants me to come and work with him if it happens and I'd be changing role quite a lot and this is what worries me. I'd still be doing support, but it'd be for that one specific product. I'm certain I can do it and my Dad said my salary would be higher which is huge for me and he knows I'm not happy right now.

He said there might be some risks involved, but I'm really considering it my head. The more and more I think about it the more I get anxious that I won't make it work and that I feel working for family may be weird. I haven't spoken to anyone about it, but do you think I could make it work?

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Death's Head » Sat May 05, 2018 12:04 pm

What an odd question! Only you know if you can make it work. Being in at the start of something is exciting and if it does well, being in at the start will bode well. If it doesn't succeed and you've paid attention to how the business is run, you'll be able to move on with a lot of experience you wouldn't gain in your current role. Whether you can do this is up to you, but you rarely get anywhere in life without taking a risk now and again.

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