Work irks part 2 (rolling)

Mate in this Aussie office people regularly just have radios on at their desks. What’s even weirder is they all have to take phone calls constantly so surely they would prefer not to have the maddening sound of radios drifting around. I am so glad of my headphones most days.

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I am IRKED just reading that.

I wear headphones a fair bit (the DiS compilation helped me calm down this morning :slight_smile: ) but part of my job is meant to be coaching and helping the rest of my team, which is difficult when I’ve got my head down, earplugs in and a scowl on my face. (Oh also the building isn’t finished so there is drilling and banging going on intermittently in the background. Which is actually preferable to constant multiple conversations).

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I think this goes here. I’m leaving my job in 2 weeks to return to university. I currently support people in the community, with a small caseload. I gave my notice in 4 weeks ago, so 6 weeks total, at which point they told me not to inform my clients as they were working on contingency plans (finding replacements). Just got an email saying none of my hours will be covered, and asking me to inform my clients that, once I leave, their support will stop (at least for the time being). Obviously I don’t think this should be my responsibility…but the alternative is likely that they’re not informed at all.

Horrible company

That’s grim as fuck


Yeah…the email is written in much more euphemistic terms…but that’s the upshot of it.

“Thanks for letting these people down wonton”

Sly as fuck

Just reading a document that contains the following punctuation abomination:

“…the carrying value of its’ investments.”

Didn’t know you had Stephen King as a client.


This reminded me of an idea I had to market the next IT film - they should do a John Lewis advert style version of Three Lions.

Single piano note, then breathy female vocals “IT’s coming home…”


That’s fine. Read your emails properly


What if it’s a reply to an email you were cc’d in?

You expect the person to not hit reply all and email you personally?

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I bold names that I’m instructing


Would you submit an expense claim for a value under £20?

Not talking about one line amongst many, but the entire value of the expense claim

  • yeh
  • nah

0 voters

Voted no, mainly because of the complete and utter ballache that is our work expenses system

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think £20 would be the tipping point into a yeah for me

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Had Monday off. Within 5 seconds of me sitting down, and having not yet turned on my computer, someone had walked over to ask for some help with something. Something I said I would do on my return and that been bandied around in about 8 emails yesterday with me cc’d in and them being all “Well, safari is not in today and said he would do it so not sure what is going on!?!!”
What is going on is I am on holiday and said I would do on my.fucking,return.from.this.palace.of.morons


Only bloody went and did it. It’s already approved

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Have a £25 expenses claim I haven’t bothered with. Could do with £25 about now, but what a fucking faff.

The big boss is at this very moment visiting my old firm to see about sending them some work. Nobody has mentioned this to me, far less asked for any insight.


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I’d put an expense claim in for €1 and take pleasure in knowing the cost of paying me to file it cost more than the amount. I also put things like that in my timesheets.