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Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:56 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Ad7 wrote:Had my first unofficial day at the new place today, very very nice :D


I hope they have a good snack machine full of a wide variety of crisps.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:04 pm
by Advent7
They have vending machines on every floor :dread:

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:29 pm
by I Believe In Stool Bloke
Drumstick wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:9 months today since I started my job and I still strawberry floating hate it, even more now than before.

Need to start looking for a position outside my old place. I've already applied there twice and not been successful :fp:.

Anyone got recommendations for general public sector work that can be found in a big city, e.g. regulatory, educational etc?

Why limit yourself to the public sector?

Private scares me :shifty:.

All of my experience is in what is technically public sector but is self-funded. With the exception of my current place (a university) which receives public funding alongside student fees.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:32 pm
by I Believe In Stool Bloke
Lotus wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:9 months today since I started my job and I still strawberry floating hate it, even more now than before.

Need to start looking for a position outside my old place. I've already applied there twice and not been successful :fp:.

Anyone got recommendations for general public sector work that can be found in a big city, e.g. regulatory, educational etc?

What kind of thing do you do at the moment? Sounds like quite a broad scope there.

I am basically a team manager. Currently in an academic services role, previous experience is in legal regulation, including a contact centre.

I have very little non-management experience. I'm one of those twerps who got promoted out of his depth 7 months into his working life :slol:.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:53 pm
by Green Gecko
Are you any good at tying knots and folding paper? You can always work from there.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:14 pm
by Somebody Else's Presents
Got promoted today 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:13 pm
by Harry Ellis
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Got promoted today 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Well done mate. Treat yourself to a beer!

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Private scares me :shifty:.

Why?

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:18 pm
by Advent7
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Got promoted today 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


Nice one!

Turns out my new role is a senior one, which I didn't actually know until I got my contract today :lol: :toot:

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 am
by Buffalo
...Lotus? Hello? Pics plz.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:46 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Ad7 wrote:Turns out my new role is a senior one


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Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:18 am
by Kezzer
Buffalo wrote:...Lotus? Hello? Pics plz.


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Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:02 am
by False
My phone on my desk has been frozen for a little while now, which I like because I dont get any calls on it anymore.

I know its been frozen, because it has the time and date it was last alive locked on the display. 09/02/17 10:01.

Its really a pleasant way to improve your working life. Heartily recommended.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:23 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:My phone on my desk has been frozen for a little while now, which I like because I dont get any calls on it anymore.

I know its been frozen, because it has the time and date it was last alive locked on the display. 09/02/17 10:01.

Its really a pleasant way to improve your working life. Heartily recommended.


Any tips on how to make the phone freeze?

I'd shove it in the freezer but all the fuses in our work kitchen just exploded and so that option is not available to me. :x

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:34 am
by False
Its a VOIP phone and the ethernet cable I used for it has no retainer tab which makes it wobbly. I think one time when I plugged my laptop in I knocked it, just so, and it locked up in this position.

I of course plug my laptop in with an inordinate degree of care since this accident, but sadly have yet to find the time to troubleshoot the issue with my phone.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:47 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Ahh so you are saying that I should just go outside and cut the phone lines?

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:49 am
by False
Im not saying anything, but if I were to suggest anything I would suggest a localised termination rather than a regional one. Regional brings heat and gets fixed. Local - who would ever know?

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:49 am
by Hexx
Something's always breaking/exploding/flooding at Moggy's "office"
I think he might be in some "Saw"-like trap house and just hasn't noticed.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Hexx wrote:Something's always breaking/exploding/flooding at Moggy's "office"
I think he might be in some "Saw"-like trap house and just hasn't notice.


You’re not wrong. :lol:

We work in the most dilapidated office I have ever known. We have had several floods, the toilets are always breaking, the kitchen fuses are constantly blowing and even the ceiling lights barely work. I overheard a manager talking the other day saying that the lights need to be replaced as a member of staff is threatening not to come in anymore as the lack of light is causing her migraines. Apparently this staff member and her manager have been waiting for 6 months for somebody to replace the strip lighting, but it can’t be done as “they want to do it all at the same time”.

:fp:

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:57 pm
by Green Gecko
Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:My phone on my desk has been frozen for a little while now, which I like because I dont get any calls on it anymore.

I know its been frozen, because it has the time and date it was last alive locked on the display. 09/02/17 10:01.

Its really a pleasant way to improve your working life. Heartily recommended.

It's for this reason I never give customers my mobile number anymore. I have an office phone that I only give out for business purposes and so never rings (naturally) and a Skype number I can use for other stuff that just goes to voicemail 99% of the time, that I can click to play on the computer and not have to "phone up" a voicemail system, which is retarded.

Of course I have an answer machine on the office phone as well.

I even tried Skype's voice to text service, but it never worked. The company that did it folded or something and they forgot to remove the service.

Re: The Work Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:25 am
by Rudolphin
I hate my job now. I've never had a job I've particularly liked, and I've had a few that were the worst sort of hourly-paid retail shiters, but I've never felt as bad as I do now. I want out. Even though I have a 3 month work break coming up in September, unpaid mind, I just want to jack it all in right now.

It's really opened my eyes to how much I will never be happy in an office environment. I hate the routine, the thankless busy-bodying and the complete lack of anything approaching job satisfaction. I really don't think I can do it for much longer.