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by Errkal » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:20 pm

We are contracted at 9 - 530 but can leave any time after 5, as to browsing web and things as long as stuff is done it is all good. I'm mainly projects and development so it has lots of waiting for progress bars and things so has lots of time for interwebs. Most of the other guys in the office are more support based so they are less free to bum about.
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by Qikz » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:32 pm

Given everything going on with another member of the forum I feel bad to vent here, but really annoyed at my boss.

One of my colleagues had a ticket since yesterday and hadn't done anything with it. Guy calls to follow up this morning, other colleague takes a message as it's been insanely busy to the point we haven't even really had a chance to follow anything up. He calls again an hour later, I change the name in Exchange he needed changing, but it hadn't propagated.

Fast forward an hour and a bit and the guy acts as if I didn't tell him I was changing it while on the phone with him and pretends nothing has been done.

I get in trouble. strawberry float that. I did what I was meant to do, I helped the client. I get told that I should've deleted the account and remade since it was a new account, although based on the information I had, I had no idea it was a new account and wasn't going to delete anything. We have a few hundred tickets outstanding and my boss is getting stressed about it, so I'm now swapping back into London tomorrow so that my colleague can come back and clear down some he has. It means I don't get my early start/early finish which I've been enjoying all week, but at least I get out of that office. It's been hell.
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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:41 pm

Is this a particularly bad time for IT support because of new tax year and onboarding/offboarding of clients, employees etc on the customer side?
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by Qikz » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Is this a particularly bad time for IT support because of new tax year and onboarding/offboarding of clients, employees etc on the customer side?

It wasn't this bad last year, so I've got no idea what's going on right now.
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by Squinty » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Has the company taken on more clients or something? Doesn't sound good.

Yeah, picking up after your co-workers is also irritating. Part of my job is being made aware of things that co-workers have strawberry floated up. I'm not perfect myself, but some of the howlers I've seen in the past few days are incredible, procedural errors on things that are blindingly obvious. Some from experienced staff. It boils my piss being on the receiving end for something someone else strawberry floated up.
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by Qikz » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:14 pm

We haven't taken anymore clients, well we have but they've not been the ones calling.

The person I got in trouble for yesterday (the new guy) just got up, went upstairs and quit. I guess he was fed up of how busy it's been. I'm in London today and I've had a fantastic day, so quiet and so easy to concentrate. I feel sorry for those in our office though.
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by Bunni » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:24 am

Moving to nightshift on the male ward next week. Should be good for a break but I've had to pick up some overtime to make up for the money I'll lose at not finishing late every shifT. Though we'll see if I stay up there. The manager has made a total cock up of staffing, putting two new staff on my ward (hella busy) and the three most experienced and senior staff on the settled ward overnight. It's bonkers.
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by Rocsteady » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:43 am

What happened to you changing jobs?

I'm still searching, been offered an interview for a role in Glasgow but the pay's not great and it sounds fairly mind-numbing so not mad keen.
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by Bunni » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:00 pm

I've kinda lost touch with applying elsewhere On my days off I'm just too tired to bother but nightshift is a doss so I'll have plenty of time to apply. Not entirely sure what to do, I've got 10 years nursing/medical field experience but kinda want out to something more creative. Which leaves me stuck in that circle of no experience but no time to gain experience or pay for training.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Somehow passed my probation. Can't believe I've been there six months now. My manager said there would be no reason whatsoever for an extension (or failure) :shock: I wouldn't have been surprised if I'd been told to strawberry float off.

I still want to go back to my old place. At least I'm not in any immediate danger of losing my job now.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:13 pm

The ideal job has come up at my old place. Applications close in two weeks.

It's time to lock and load.

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by Trelliz » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 pm

I'm enjoying my current job but the pay is nowhere near good enough. I applied for another one which would be an increase of £13k, got through to the first stage (a literal exam in a room with a pen and paper and everything) and didn't expect to get further. Apparently not caring about things makes you do better as now they want me in for an actual interview :dread:
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by Errkal » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:35 pm

Actual pen and paper? I'd have walked out there and then. Can't write for then that about 3 minutes without getting hand ache nowerdays.
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by smurphy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:14 pm

Started my new job. It's pretty great. :wub:

Gave me a Macbook Pro to do whatever with, been out before 5 every day, super relaxed atmosphere. It goes against everything I know that I can be paid substantially more for a job that doesn't make me want to kill myself. I feel like I'm going to wake up.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:05 pm

I love the double bank holiday but strawberry float me it starts to hurt about now :dread:.
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by Kezzer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:23 pm

smurphy wrote:Started my new job. It's pretty great. :wub:

Gave me a Macbook Pro to do whatever with, been out before 5 every day, super relaxed atmosphere. It goes against everything I know that I can be paid substantially more for a job that doesn't make me want to kill myself. I feel like I'm going to wake up.


Sounds awesome mate! What is it you'd doing now?

When I got my new job I had this feeling that can only be described as being treated like an adult.

Sounds mental but after slogging it out in retail for years, to actually go into a work place and not be micromanaged and deal with the shitty public is so refreshing and then to top it off you are basically told that your sole objective is to do your new job and if you don't... then its on you. :lol:

Complete autonomy and freedom to work to your best.

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by smurphy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:36 pm

Kezzer wrote:When I got my new job I had this feeling that can only be described as being treated like an adult.


Haha yes. :lol: I didn't know how to describe it until now. I almost feel like something's wrong because I'm not being pestered all the time. The first day I wasn't sure when to leave because no one told me I could. :fp:

It's an Android development job. Been doing it in my own time for years with the intention of getting a job someday, but in the back of my mind I always had this nagging feeling it was a pipe dream. It's such a weight off to actually be doing it now. :D
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by Kezzer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:45 pm

smurphy wrote:
Kezzer wrote:When I got my new job I had this feeling that can only be described as being treated like an adult.


Haha yes. :lol: I didn't know how to describe it until now. I almost feel like something's wrong because I'm not being pestered all the time. The first day I wasn't sure when to leave because no one told me I could. :fp:

It's an Android development job. Been doing it in my own time for years with the intention of getting a job someday, but in the back of my mind I always had this nagging feeling it was a pipe dream. It's such a weight off to actually be doing it now. :D


Hahaha right! Happened to me too, it was also the sudden realisation that I had full control of my own work load - wanna go to the gym at four? No problems! So long as all your work is up to date :lol:

That sounds ace smurphy! Its great to be doing something meaningful and something that you also enjoy!!!

All the best with it dude! :D
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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:44 am

Ugh.

Never before have I been made to feel like such a worthless piece gooseberry fool as I have been while applying for design jobs in these past few weeks.

Most, if not all jobs are now locked behind useless split recruiters, who despite me visiting them, explaining in great detail what i can do, they STILL don't put me forward for roles.

I'm getting little to no response from most people. Those that do seem to think i'm not worth an interview for roles that are £6-10k less than I used to get paid and that have far less responsibility and day to day duties.

I had a phone interview yesterday with a guy who, despite seeing my portfolio, decided he wasn't sure of my design skills and asked me to come up with a design for him "but spend no more than 2 hours on it". I did that, thought it looked pretty good but obviously not amazing given the time scale and he replied this morning saying it's not up to the standard his clients and his company expects so he wont be taking things further. Despite seeing my stuff and being interested. Doesn't even want to meet me and actually go through my stuff. strawberry floating strawberry float gooseberry fool banana splits argh.

Why did I do design? Why didn't I take up plumbing or something? strawberry float this.

I feel like I want to jump out of the window at the moment and just be strawberry floating done with it.
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by Death's Head » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:52 am

Do you have an idea of a salary you need as a minimum? Maybe you need take a different approach with these agencies, say you are looking for a better work/life balance than your old job, some less responsibility and as a result, fully expect to be paid less than your old job.

It is tough though and can be strawberry floating demoralising, but keep plugging away, something will turn up.
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