The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Balladeer » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 am

Dual wrote:Have you arranged to return all company property?

Preferably through the windows tied to bricks.

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Drumstick » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:30 am

Dual wrote:Have you arranged to return all company property?

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by Zilnad » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:23 am

Drumstick wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Last one today.

Really anxious about Monday but I went there and did an interview without any panicking so I should be fine.

Plans for celebration or a rebellious final last-word email?


I'd love to but I can't be bothered. Not worth my time.

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Dual wrote:Have you arranged to return all company property?

Preferably through the windows tied to bricks.


They're sending a van at 3pm apparently. I won't be helping to load the mountains of paperwork they insist on keeping.

I've just received a strawberry float tonne of work over email though. Clearly they don't have anyone new in yet and want to make me do as much as humanly possible to cover them for the next few days.

I'm going to do the absolute minimum and then just send a sad email at about half 2 saying I ran out of time.

FD was emailing at 7am as well telling me I had to do this and that. It's clear to me that they're in a panic.

HR woman also sent me the most half arsed "good luck" email that I had to laugh. Really wasn't worth bothering, love :lol:

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by Jenuall » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:56 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Last one today.

Really anxious about Monday but I went there and did an interview without any panicking so I should be fine.

Plans for celebration or a rebellious final last-word email?


"I just want to say that over the years, I've come to regard you as people...i...met."

:lol:

I've been desperate to use this line for years but annoyingly have only ever worked with people who are too nice to say it to them!

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:05 am

Jenuall wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Last one today.

Really anxious about Monday but I went there and did an interview without any panicking so I should be fine.

Plans for celebration or a rebellious final last-word email?


"I just want to say that over the years, I've come to regard you as people...i...met."

:lol:

I've been desperate to use this line for years but annoyingly have only ever worked with people who are too nice to say it to them!


I said it at the last place I left, because I knew one of the team was a Red Dwarf fan and would get it. The looks from everyone else though :lol:

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by Zilnad » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:56 pm

FD just rang to check a couple of things quickly. Then he started with the false niceties, asking where I was going and what my situation was. I probably came off as a prick but I shut him down immediately and said I didn't want to discuss my personal, private situation with him.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:07 pm

strawberry float me, if I'm showing as busy and/or do not disturb on teams, why do the same people always try to call me? strawberry float off

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by Green Gecko » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:32 pm

I still get job leads occasionally 9 years after signing up to Reed which is sort of mad but also from LinkedIn and direct to my inbox somehow. My information is very public considering it however.

You'll have more luck working with a recruiter and a lot of job ads are actually posted and handled by a recruiter these days. They'll generally sift through less people and interview less candidates that way as they're not necessarily opening the floodgates for a role. There seem to be more people working in recruitment than anything else these days...

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:30 pm

Hi Victor, here's a template, please use this.

*uses it, makes artwork*

We don't like that template!

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by Trelliz » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:35 pm

Zilnad wrote:FD just rang to check a couple of things quickly. Then he started with the false niceties, asking where I was going and what my situation was. I probably came off as a prick but I shut him down immediately and said I didn't want to discuss my personal, private situation with him.


"Where am I going? Not to work here"

What's my situation? Not working here"

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by Green Gecko » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:35 pm

If only you could hold colleagues to account for their own contractual briefs, requirements and stipulations that you deliver on!

Hmmm

I'm actually in a rut at the moment, deciding whether to increase overheads by about £1,800 a year for a proper visual "I want this" > OK here's the proof > pay me > here's your thing setup ERP sort of thing (where the customer by and large makes their own guided decisions about things from templates etc etc). A huge deal as I've never invested in infrastructure and there's so many ways to do this sort of thing myself so a monthly overhead is frankly scary and nothing close to what I currently pay for accounting, adobe etc. It would also completely replace my website so I lose that degree or flexibility as the software can't and won't do everything I want, but would make the bulk of my business considerably easier and convert more customers.

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by Zilnad » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:07 pm

All the work equipment has been collected now so that's it for me. Feel pretty nervous now but I'm sure I'll be fine on Monday. The first few days will probably be pretty straightforward anyway, nothing to be frightened of.

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by DarkRula » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:36 pm

Got to be good to finally leave. Hope it goes great at the new place.

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by Qikz » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:05 pm

I was in our office from 2:30 today to 5:30 and in that time my neck started hurting, my back started hurting and my stomach started hurting as well. Seriously strawberry float that place. :lol:

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:48 pm

Just received an email containing a day one itinerary from my new employer. Pretty good actually, certainly helps with those first day nerves. Looks like it'll be all introductions and formalities on Monday, with actual work on Tuesday, so hopefully it'll be a good way of easing in and I don't have to be so nervous over the weekend.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:09 pm

First few days of work are always orientation based anyway, piece of piss.

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by Qikz » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:41 pm

Got a message from a recruiter about a role that's third line (above where I am at the moment) for 5-10k over what I'm currently earning close by. Asked if I was interested so I asked what the remote situation was, because that's the dealbreaker for me, but that's pretty insane.

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Zilnad » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:50 pm

Happy for you and I hope it leads to something. Fingers crossed that it's WFH.

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by That's not a growth » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:53 pm

Yeah good luck Qikz, hope this works out for you. How did they get your info, you decided to get on LinkedIn?

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Qikz » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:14 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Yeah good luck Qikz, hope this works out for you. How did they get your info, you decided to get on LinkedIn?


Yeah I finally jumped on linkedin. :lol:

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