The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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by Squinty » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:44 pm

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Jenuall wrote:I still don't really know what Occupational Health even is!


They are an army of Oblomov’s from Bradford.


Jesus, can you imagine the amount of work toilet breaks that department would have?

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by Qikz » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:45 pm

Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:38 pm

Qikz wrote:Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.


9000BC

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by Jenuall » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Moggy wrote:
Qikz wrote:Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.


9000BC

How do you think those neolithic people were going to get gooseberry fool done - patting each other on the back and pulling sickies all the time?! :roll:

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by Moggy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 am

We are having an IT upgrade in a few weeks and are all going to be getting a laptop. But they are changing the networks as well which is going to mean utter chaos when everyone arrives in the office on the Monday morning. :lol: I am not in that day so hopefully I will manage to avoid the worst of the problems that are bound to happen.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:47 pm

I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.

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by Moggy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:52 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.


Yeah this is going to be a disaster. We just had to watch a video where the IT guy presented what the new environment will look like. We are going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but due to the network changes, we will have to run a virtual PC in order to access half of the programs we use. Because that's not going to be annoying. :lol:

Still, it should mean we can all work from home, so that will be a nice option in future. It will be annoying to have to pause my game/movie to send a "see, I am working, honest!" email though. ;)

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by Hexx » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:54 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.


Our lot are laying off internal IT support staff, outsourcing, and upgrading multisite infrastructure (currently mostly using different stuff) all at the same time.

It's going to be glorious

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by Jenuall » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Yeah IT upgrades are never the smoothest, even if you have a gooseberry fool hot team working on it who have done a hell of a lot of work in preparing and de-risking the situation there are always going to be a few bumps in the road! With a bad team (or no real team at all!) it can be truly disastrous! :lol:

I've managed infrastructure transitions and upgrades for small teams in the past and even when only dealing with a handful of people, system, and tools it was still a nightmare.

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by Kezzer » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.


Yeah this is going to be a disaster. We just had to watch a video where the IT guy presented what the new environment will look like. We are going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but due to the network changes, we will have to run a virtual PC in order to access half of the programs we use. Because that's not going to be annoying. :lol:

Still, it should mean we can all work from home, so that will be a nice option in future. It will be annoying to have to pause my game/movie to send a "see, I am working, honest!" email though. ;)


pro tip, they wont look at the emails, but at the 'up time' of your session so just make sure you don't time out.

To do so, get a big clock and put a laser mouse on top of it. As the second had passes under the mouse it should move the cursor enough to register movement and keep the session alive

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by Moggy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:07 pm

Kezzer wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.


Yeah this is going to be a disaster. We just had to watch a video where the IT guy presented what the new environment will look like. We are going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but due to the network changes, we will have to run a virtual PC in order to access half of the programs we use. Because that's not going to be annoying. :lol:

Still, it should mean we can all work from home, so that will be a nice option in future. It will be annoying to have to pause my game/movie to send a "see, I am working, honest!" email though. ;)


pro tip, they wont look at the emails, but at the 'up time' of your session so just make sure you don't time out.

To do so, get a big clock and put a laser mouse on top of it. As the second had passes under the mouse it should move the cursor enough to register movement and keep the session alive


:lol:

Cheers for the tip!

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by Jenuall » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:25 pm

Moggy wrote:
Kezzer wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I don't think I've ever known an IT upgrade not be a total catastrophe. Always good fun.


Yeah this is going to be a disaster. We just had to watch a video where the IT guy presented what the new environment will look like. We are going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but due to the network changes, we will have to run a virtual PC in order to access half of the programs we use. Because that's not going to be annoying. :lol:

Still, it should mean we can all work from home, so that will be a nice option in future. It will be annoying to have to pause my game/movie to send a "see, I am working, honest!" email though. ;)


pro tip, they wont look at the emails, but at the 'up time' of your session so just make sure you don't time out.

To do so, get a big clock and put a laser mouse on top of it. As the second had passes under the mouse it should move the cursor enough to register movement and keep the session alive


:lol:

Cheers for the tip!

You can actually get genuine USB "mouse jigglers" - things you shove in a USB port that pretend to be a mouse and register random input.

I understand they are used by nefarious people who steal unlocked laptops and want to prevent the session from locking so they can do stuff to it without a password!

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by Hexx » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 am

First 5 day week since August.

THIS IS HELL

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:06 am

Qikz wrote:Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.


My manager is cool. Lots of positive reinforcement and recognition, and since she took over from our old manager, she has managed to get us quality of life improvements (such as switching to laptops from desktops, thereby allowing us to do our rota'd weekends at home instead of having to go to the office), and she's willing to get stuck in with our work if we end up short-staffed for any reason, or our workload suddenly increases (as it can do during a sales event).

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by Meep » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:06 pm

The unions have not finalised things yet but I have seen the provisional agreement following the restoration of Stormont and it looks like parity with the NHS in England and the following rise in the next year will result in me getting a raise of approximately 17-18%. I will also be receiving back pay for the new scale back to last April, so that's this year's holiday paid for. :)

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by Bunni » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:25 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Qikz wrote:Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.


My manager is cool. Lots of positive reinforcement and recognition, and since she took over from our old manager, she has managed to get us quality of life improvements (such as switching to laptops from desktops, thereby allowing us to do our rota'd weekends at home instead of having to go to the office), and she's willing to get stuck in with our work if we end up short-staffed for any reason, or our workload suddenly increases (as it can do during a sales event).


When I worked with a shitty manager who wouldn't muck in I always remembered her as being a total arse. We've been assaulted and need a break but were short staffed and you're swanning off to the gym and getting coffee because with your feet up. strawberry float right off. So now I'm a manager I make a point of helping out. I answer call bells and jump on the floor if we're short because it builds trust and supportive relationships. I know if I have to ask any of my staff to bail me out they will because I show the same compassion for their crisis.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:38 am

Bunni wrote:
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Qikz wrote:Why and when did society decide that management should be having a go at people and not positively reinforcing what they're doing. I'm yet to find someone who is actually good at managing people (although my experience is limited).

strawberry float man it's annoying.


My manager is cool. Lots of positive reinforcement and recognition, and since she took over from our old manager, she has managed to get us quality of life improvements (such as switching to laptops from desktops, thereby allowing us to do our rota'd weekends at home instead of having to go to the office), and she's willing to get stuck in with our work if we end up short-staffed for any reason, or our workload suddenly increases (as it can do during a sales event).


When I worked with a shitty manager who wouldn't muck in I always remembered her as being a total arse. We've been assaulted and need a break but were short staffed and you're swanning off to the gym and getting coffee because with your feet up. strawberry float right off. So now I'm a manager I make a point of helping out. I answer call bells and jump on the floor if we're short because it builds trust and supportive relationships. I know if I have to ask any of my staff to bail me out they will because I show the same compassion for their crisis.


Addendum - she's not even rota'd in today. She's logged in, in case it gets busy, as we were very busy last weekend.

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by Clarkman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:56 am

'Crack down on football office chat' says Anne Francke

Go write it in your diary you miserable gooseberry fool :slol:

What absolute management nonsense. In offices where laddish culture poses a genuine problem to staff wellbeing, sports chat is not at the root of the issue.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:03 pm

Clarkman wrote:'Crack down on football office chat' says Anne Francke.


I can get behind this.

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by Dual » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:04 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Clarkman wrote:'Crack down on football office chat' says Anne Francke.


I can get behind this.


Who do you support mate?


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