The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:50 am

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Errkal wrote:Very exciting and gooseberry fool scary at work.

My latest creation is going to our security teams for approval and if approved will go into production for about 1000 colleagues in our claim department.

I built a system that will let colleagues upload cftv / dashcam footage from customers against an insurance claim number and it will then convert any video format to mp4 so it can be viewed in the built in html5 viewer for claims processing.

Right now the vids are manually converted and put on CD and kepr in a safe so only the local team can do the work, this will mean any claim team (we have 3 sites with claims) can work on a claim making it much much more efficient.

I case it isn't known I work for an insurance firm on the south.


Do you worry much that one single typo would compromise the whole thing and potentially bring down the company?


Hahaha I tend to spell stuff wrong but I don't make that many typos when writing code, not in how the code works anyways, occasionally there are odd variable names I have to go through and update due to misspelling and typoing in the variable name.

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by Sleighamorph » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:23 pm

Had a call from an agency who want to put me forward for a job with the worlds third largest Ice Cream manufacturer, for at least £500/year more than I'm on now, but a commute of a bit less than 40 miles rather than the 75 miles I have now, plus a strong prospect of international travel.
And another agency who are interested in putting me forward for a job as a technical lead for a global training company in charge of a team split across the UK and USA for at least £1,500/year more than I'm on now and a commute of 20 miles.

Aye go on then.

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Chocolate Selection Box » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:32 pm

You went with the ice cream one right



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by That's not a growth » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Got rejected from a job I really quite wanted after 3 weeks of not hearing anything. strawberry floating gutted. God I hate my job. strawberry float sake.

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by Sleighamorph » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:You went with the ice cream one right



right

Well they're only putting me forward at the moment, no guarantee of even getting an interview yet.

Not sure which one I'd prefer really.

The "Ice Cream one" is a bit less money and further to commute, but sounds like it'll have more international travel to places all over the world which is something I've always wanted a job doing.
The other one is more money, closer to home and has potential for getting towards managerial positions, but sounds like travel would be limited.

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by Chocolate Selection Box » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:11 pm

I feel like you're missing the key factor here

f r e e i c e c r e a m

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by Green Gecko » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm

Struggling with health as usual but I do get the most wacky jobs sometimes, now someone wants me to do signage/wrap on their "race car" (what that actually is remains to be seen) and if they can get a discount if I put my business name on it.

Well.. I don't do anything of that scale but maybe I could pull off door panels or something. Weird time of year as well as gearing up for xmas which is either going to be successful or hellish, both hopefully.

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by Silent Right » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:16 am

So which one of you miserable bums is this...

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/que ... tmas-party

I've just started a new job, which I'm enjoying. I recently received an email, asking all employees to choose what they would like to eat at the work Christmas party. I personally would not choose to go to such an event, as I tend to avoid social activities like these, however, the event is during working hours.

I responded to the email (to the sender, not all) asking if the event was optional, to which I was told 'no', and that if I really didn't want to go (I don't), I would have to take the afternoon off as holiday.

This seems unfair to me, and I'm not sure what my options are. I feel I shouldn't have to take holiday to avoid a social event, and I think it's weird that this event even happens within working hours - I should be doing my job instead of attending a social event that I don't care for, and isn't related to my role.

So, my questions is this: is my company allowed to force me to take holiday to avoid the event? If they're not, what should my next course of action be?

This is within the UK.


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by Squinty » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:05 am

What a miserable sod. You get out of work to eat Christmas lunch. What is not to like? Even if I was surrounded by people I hated, it is still getting out of work.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:59 pm

Surely wishing to avoid social interaction to that extent is asking for a firing eventually.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Miserable git, I imagine he is a tosser and the whole office dont want him their either.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm

Who starts a new job and thinks - "I know the best way to make a good impression and integrate myself with my new co-workers, tell them I don't want to spend any time with them!"

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by Squinty » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:18 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Surely wishing to avoid social interaction to that extent is asking for a firing eventually.


I can understand people who do not wish to engage. But I cannot understand this.

Presumably free Christmas Lunch and getting out of doing work to eat it. Sounds amazing.

Miserable git basically.

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by I Believe In Stool Bloke » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:55 pm

Some people find it very uncomfortable to engage in social activities, so would genuinely prefer to avoid them and just carry on with work.

I think it must be pretty horrible to be that kind of person so I can only have sympathy for them really.

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by Chocolate Selection Box » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:31 pm

I think the most pressing question here is who the strawberry float has a mandatory Christmas party on work's time?

I've been in my job for four years and I've never even gone to the xmas piss up with my colleagues, I sure as gooseberry fool wouldn't sit down for a meal with them.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Whatever it is or it isn't, in that particular company it's going to be seen as negative. It wouldn't hurt to attend, even if you maybe won't enjoy it. Unfortunately for this guy it's not the last they'll see of situations like that.

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by Saigon Slick » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:19 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I think the most pressing question here is who the strawberry float has a mandatory Christmas party on work's time?

I've been in my job for four years and I've never even gone to the xmas piss up with my colleagues, I sure as gooseberry fool wouldn't sit down for a meal with them.


Whereas I've been in my job for ten years and have had a Christmas lunch during work time with my team in all but one of those years.

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by Death's Head » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:32 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Got rejected from a job I really quite wanted after 3 weeks of not hearing anything. strawberry floating gutted. God I hate my job. strawberry float sake.

Don't let it grind you down. Just regroup and try for the next one, you will find something better eventually.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:55 pm

Death's Head wrote:
That's not a growth wrote:Got rejected from a job I really quite wanted after 3 weeks of not hearing anything. strawberry floating gutted. God I hate my job. strawberry float sake.

Don't let it grind you down. Just regroup and try for the next one, you will find something better eventually.


Thanks mate. It was a real knock, but I finally found something else to apply for last night so gives me something to aim for. strawberry float the jobs are few and far between up north.

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by aayl1 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:39 pm

I recently quit my job after having panic attacks due to a sense of being completely rubbish at it. It's a bit of an organisational shambles (v small business) and just wasn't a good fit for me at all, but is a big blow to the confidence and all that.

Don't have anything else lined up and finding it a struggle to work up the motivation to find and apply to stuff. Feels like us humans have gotten ourselves into a real gooseberry fool societal situation where we're forced to trade stress for money.

What if we gave communism another shot, guys? Maybe this time it'll work?

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