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PostRe: The Work Thread
by 1cmanny1 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 am

Do any of you fellow office plebs use any interesting software? Apart from MS Office?

Here are some I use:

PowerBi - could be a good dashboard tool, I am still playing with it.
Asana - Project Management software. Really need a team for this to thrive.
Toggl - Free timer for pretending to be a lawyer. Seriously, weekly dashboards seeing where you are spending your time is great.
Google Forms and Sheets - this isn't very uncommon, although you can do cool stuff with scripts.
Matlab - User friendly "pretend to be a data scientist" tool.

My entire company is pretty much built on Excel. I hate it so much. I desperately need a dashboard/database solution, I am hoping Power BI is on the right track.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:29 am

1cmanny1 wrote:Here are some I use:

PowerBi -



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by Tafdolphin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 am

Thank you for all the advice about my moving to France. I've decided to quit the job and go for it.

Quitting the shitty (but reasonably well paid) role I'm in now is going to be the least difficult part I think. Harder is going to be leaving my lovely flat and the friends/social life I've built up over the past two years. For what is essentially a blank page. I have started building up contacts here, but it's slow going given the language barrier.

We'll see. I'm sure I'll keep you all in the loop!

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by Drumstick » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:36 am

Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:45 am

Good luck. we have a lot of guys who do similar, and two who have used shared paternity/maternity leave to take months at a time off with full pay. Might be worth looking into your company's policy on that if your wife wants to go back to work quite early on.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:59 am

Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.

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by Drumstick » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:36 am

Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.

Yeah it was you mentioning it that put the idea into my head.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 am

Drumstick wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.

Yeah it was you mentioning it that put the idea into my head.


Christ don’t go carrying out my ideas. That’s a slippery slope down to absolute ruin. :dread:

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Work Thread
by Death's Head » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:04 pm

Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.
...and compressing all of your GR posting into 4 days, which therefore results in less work for your employer.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.
...and compressing all of your GR posting into 4 days, which therefore results in less work for your employer.


Despite posting a lot, I still do more work than most of the people in my office. I’m efficient 8-)

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Dual » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:43 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Thank you for all the advice about my moving to France. I've decided to quit the job and go for it!


Don't do it.

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by Kezzer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:03 pm

Say you applied for a job, what do you answer when they ask you what your current salary is?

and what is the best way to negotiate your salary?

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by Rocsteady » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:17 pm

First paragraph: lie about your current salary so it's roughly the same as what they're offering/ should be offering.

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by Death's Head » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Moggy wrote:
Death's Head wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.
...and compressing all of your GR posting into 4 days, which therefore results in less work for your employer.


Despite posting a lot, I still do more work than most of the people in my office. I’m efficient 8-)
I pity your company. Is it in the public sector?

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Work Thread
by Death's Head » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:35 pm

Rocsteady wrote:First paragraph: lie about your current salary so it's roughly the same as what they're offering/ should be offering.
I wouldn't recommend this. If they offer you a job and you accept, they will get your salary details and you could end up being dismissed for lying.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Work Thread
by Death's Head » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:36 pm

Kezzer wrote:Say you applied for a job, what do you answer when they ask you what your current salary is?

and what is the best way to negotiate your salary?
Best way to negotiate salary with current or new employer?

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by Dual » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Kezzer wrote:Say you applied for a job, what do you answer when they ask you what your current salary is?

and what is the best way to negotiate your salary?


Add a couple of grand to your current salary.

Always reject the first offer.

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PostRe: RE: Re: RE: Re: The Work Thread
by Moggy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Death's Head wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Decided that with the baby coming next year I'm going to put in a request to work compressed hours. If work approve my request, it'll mean I can spend more time with the baby, my wife can go back to work on the day I'm at home.


I work compressed hours. It means longer days obviously, but it’s worth it to have that extra day per week at home with the little one.
...and compressing all of your GR posting into 4 days, which therefore results in less work for your employer.


Despite posting a lot, I still do more work than most of the people in my office. I’m efficient 8-)
I pity your company. Is it in the public sector?


Private. I make them far far far more money than they pay me. :lol:

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Work Thread
by Rocsteady » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:First paragraph: lie about your current salary so it's roughly the same as what they're offering/ should be offering.
I wouldn't recommend this. If they offer you a job and you accept, they will get your salary details and you could end up being dismissed for lying.

Are you sure? I was quite certain they don't find out your previous salary. Who would provide that info?

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Preezy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:13 pm

Pretty sure employers can only ask for start and end dates of previous employment.

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