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work frustrations

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Pingu, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    In this sector where you need a NVQ L3 I can see why. However this company is big enough to deliver it internally and it seems expensive for what it is.

    However I've got it. The bit. That looks to really take the piss is all the other training courses such as food hygiene and CSE that don't lead to a qualification as such. Again I've done them all, but they expire. Previously Ive done them online. Think employers should definitely cover stuff like this.
  2. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    Stroppy strop man off on a highatus, well then don't be too surprized if your students drop, get re-asigned.
  3. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    Just discovered got 19 days paid holiday to take before march :eek::)
  4. a_chap

    a_chap A closed mouth gathers no feet

    I have five days' paid holiday to take before, er... the end of December. :thumbs:

    But, if I'm lucky, I might manage to get one day off. Maybe. :(
  5. existentialist

    existentialist Spartacus? No, never heard of him.

    Back in the day, when I used to work in jobs where I got holiday, I got into some kind of Kafkaesque nightmare where I had been unable to take holiday because colleagues were off, then projects had resulted in a "holiday ban", and we got towards the end of the year with about 3 weeks' holiday untaken.

    Cue a rather curt email from HR about people either taking their holiday, or forfeiting it. So I pointed out that, if I was not to forfeit it, I'd have to start my holiday about 2 days hence. Flat "no" from my manager, and no question of any kind of extension from HR.

    I solved the problem by giving 4 weeks' notice, and taking 3 of them as holiday. They weren't pleased :D
  6. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    arrived at the mess room for tea break to a god awful smell thinking the toilet must have packed up.
    turns out someone had left Camembert in the room:mad:.
    Brighton even council workers are pretentious:facepalm::D
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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh


    summarises today
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  8. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    last 2 days walked in, it chaos

    worked hard
    and left and its still chaos

    productive days :)
  9. 8ball

    8ball I am Spasticus

    I work with cunts.
    I work for cunts.
    It is getting me down a bit.

    (failed haiku)
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  10. iona

    iona toxic clown

    I work with cunts and
    It's getting me down a bit
    I work for cunts too

  11. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    No students today, I am sat trying to organise the weekend, two teachers short, Christmas activities and I need to wrap 20 gifts for the teachers.
  12. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Last week in this job. Was effectively cut out of everything from the moment I resigned. There is literally no point in my being here, other than getting paid.
  13. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Do we expect to see your post count rise rapidly in the run up to xmas then?
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  14. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I've had my DBS check come back for the agency. They said there is always plenty of work. Despite my financial circumstances being far from great, I'm not sure I can be bothered to work again in 2017.
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  15. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    You need a rest. I read an article about stress and burnout yesterday, which told me, as I have long suspected, I am in burnout. And I suspect you might be too.

    Hope you get work lined up in 2018 soon.
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  16. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Thanks. You've been under it for far longer. Hope you manage to find something else in the new year.
  17. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I Did recuperate a bit whilst the admin was off after her accident, didn't realise how toxic an atmosphere she was creating until she wasn't there.

    Then she came back.

    Here's to new jobs in sensible workplaces all round!!
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  18. iona

    iona toxic clown

    No students today;
    Trying to organise shit
    And wrap twenty gifts
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  19. iona

    iona toxic clown

    Last week in this job.
    No point my being here now
    Except getting paid
  20. iona

    iona toxic clown

    Sorry, I'll stop now :oops::D
  21. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Love it when another department plans an upgrade, doesn't tell you, then expects you to make available a new piece of the software to the end users, because they will all be locked out of the server end until they get the new version of the client.

    Good job I haven't broke up for Christmas then isn't it.

    It doesn't matter how much red tape you put around processes, there's always someone who goes gung ho. Plus there's not supposed to be any major changes going on this close to 'close down'


    I'm more annoyed because I completely want to wind down, chat shit, listen to crap music and eat mince pies, and now this plonker is making me work, not only work, but work hard, and fast, and potentially, work late if it don't go to plan as tomorrow is my last day.
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  22. a_chap

    a_chap A closed mouth gathers no feet

    I freely admit to not getting haiku. At all.
  23. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Don't! I'm enjoying them :D

    a_chap haiku are just little poems that follow certain rules, sometimes funny, sometimes not, more just observational here.
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  24. iona

    iona toxic clown

    DBS came back
    They said there's plenty of work
    But I can't be arsed

    Love it when other
    Departments fuck shit up, at
    Christmas of all times :mad:

    There you go :) I think your work's one should be -

    Fucking cockwombles
    AARGH fuckity fuck fuck fuck
    They're all complete cunts

  25. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

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  26. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Think you've summarised work quite nicely iona thank you :)
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  27. a_chap

    a_chap A closed mouth gathers no feet

    equationgirl I know what hiaku are, I'm saying that I don't get them.

    No disrespect to iona but they are just three lines of text. The whole 5-7-5 syllables thing seems pointless to me.

    But I'm an ill-educated oaf, so I'm sure there's some high culture involved which is beyond me...
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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  29. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    I felt a bit of that before I left. It was worth it though. :D
  30. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    It's OK not to get them, I don't get most poetry, I think the simplicity and versatility of haiku appeals to me because they can be about ANYTHING, and they are not pretentious or high-falutin.

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