The office 'scolding email' thread

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Badgers, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    anyone else unsuprised its the head of a recruitment business?
  2. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    This one is not so much scolding, but seeking to prevent a situation where a scolding may be necessary ....

  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    ...why is the milk in the server room

    or why is the server room on the way to the milk room

    I see no situation in which this is good
  4. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Everybody likes warm server room milk. Mmm mmmm.
  5. nadia

    nadia Well-Known Member

    the server room at my place is one of the only places with air con
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  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    They generally do, servers generate a lot of heat and need cooling. In a sense they are good places to also keep milk. In another sense, the milk/server interaction sense, they are really bad places to keep milk.
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  7. kalmatthew

    kalmatthew Lurker Extrodinaire

    Why does the server room have carpet?
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  8. nadia

    nadia Well-Known Member

    in recent weeks we have welcomed the trickle of cold air seeping from the bottom of the locked server room
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  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Servers get anxious if footsteps around them are too loud.
  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

  11. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    The reason I quit my last job was because of a manager who emailed me about a very minor mistake I had made - the type that everyone on the team had made at some point. Fair enough, it was her job to give feedback, but I didn't like the fact that she felt it necessary to copy in the whole team (peppered with a whole load of red bolded text and "We should ALWAYS follow X procedure. NEVER Y procedure. EVER. I won't tell you again." (I hadn't been told in the first place.) I emailed her back (just her, I wasn't horrible enough to embarrass her back) to explain that I was happy for her to let me know about errors so I could correct them but I would appreciate it if she didn't CC other people unless they were also managers who oversaw my work.

    I was dragged into a meeting with her and the manager she reported to, they said they were "very disappointed" at my reaction and that they would "never have thought it of me". They wanted me to apologise to her for "challenging her authority". I refused and was told I'd be disciplined if I didn't. I told them I'd save them the bother and walked straight out! That's when I began busking. I was sorry to leave my teammates behind, particularly one bloke, but we're still friends today.

    TLDR: Fuck managers who humiliate staff and treat them like children.
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  12. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    The fridge was being replaced. Whilst running down the old fridge it made the carpet tiles in the kitchen wet. They were put in the server room to dry out. There was problems with the new fridge so milk was being kept cool in the server/ carpet tile drying room. Of course. ;) :D
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  13. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Doesn’t putting something in the server room to dry out mean that the server room’s humidity will increase, which is bad for the servers? Is t the whole point to keep the servers in a humid free environment?
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  14. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    Only a trivial amount and since the amount of moisture that the air can hold is directly related to its temperature, the air-condititioning would remove it anyway. Servers need to be kept cool, for devices that are so vulnerable to heat they produce a lot of it. If the air conditioning goes off in any decent sized server room there is often a mad rush to shut everything down before it cooks itself.
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  15. dervish

    dervish if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble

    Just next to our desks we have a small server (comms really) room. It's always a decent amount cooler in there than in the office, we call it the fridge and store any dinner we have bought at lunch in there. I'm not sure that was why only we have the keys to the room, but it works for us.
  16. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Genuine question: what's a "server room"?
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  17. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    The little penis elevates this to greatness.

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  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    i think it's a modern term for a butler's pantry

  19. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    A room full of computer servers.
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  20. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

  21. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

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  22. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    ^^^ Fucking seagulls. :mad:

    But, TBF, the problem is easily solved by buying some dustbins. :thumbs:
  23. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Bins with lids probably cost less than the amount of work time they are spending cleaning it up, if they need a 'business case' to buy some bins!
  24. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    They can't even stretch to pens!
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  26. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    An excellent example of the genre. One can imagine the author furiously typing through gritted teeth.

    I was looking for that bottle of chloroform though...
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  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  28. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Christmas eve, you know?

    Australia, right?
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  29. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Cancel the card already.
  30. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    dunno, sorry, just saw it online.
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