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So, didn't want to start a new thread and didn't want to contaminate the NHS one...

 

We're having severe morale problems due to overwork, and it's overwork for well over a year now, so one of my managers arranged some fun stuff for Healthy Living Week.  I've just had a couple of complaints from other managers that it's setting a bad example because my people seem to be having fun on work time.  IT'S SODDING LUNCHTIME AND MY SODDING PEOPLE ARE HAVING SOME SODDING FUN IN THEIR OWN TIME BEFORE GOING BACK TO WORK THAT'LL GO WELL INTO THE SODDING EVENING WHERE THEY'LL PROBABLY MAKE UP THAT SODDING HOUR OF THEIR OWN LUNCHTIME IN THE EVENING.

 

One complainant said "my teams aren't happy that they weren't invited".  Yes.  Yes they were going to be invited but you vetoed the the sodding invite.

 

FFS :angry:

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My aunt and uncle have had a horrible few months. She has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and he has lost his son and has now had a heart attack.

 

None of us can blame $deity as we are atheists.

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So, didn't want to start a new thread and didn't want to contaminate the NHS one...

 

We're having severe morale problems due to overwork, and it's overwork for well over a year now, so one of my managers arranged some fun stuff for Healthy Living Week.  I've just had a couple of complaints from other managers that it's setting a bad example because my people seem to be having fun on work time.  IT'S SODDING LUNCHTIME AND MY SODDING PEOPLE ARE HAVING SOME SODDING FUN IN THEIR OWN TIME BEFORE GOING BACK TO WORK THAT'LL GO WELL INTO THE SODDING EVENING WHERE THEY'LL PROBABLY MAKE UP THAT SODDING HOUR OF THEIR OWN LUNCHTIME IN THE EVENING.

 

One complainant said "my teams aren't happy that they weren't invited".  Yes.  Yes they were going to be invited but you vetoed the the sodding invite.

 

FFS :angry:

To be honest I am quite impressed that when a manager decided his team needed some fun time they actually ended up having fun.

 

I have been subjected to team building and similar nonsense before at the whim of some senior bod and for the most part it was awkward, expensive, divisive and an utter waste of time.

 

If your team was genuinely happy then sod the miserable gits who wish to complain. DO it again and be noisier next time.

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To be honest I am quite impressed that when a manager decided his team needed some fun time they actually ended up having fun.

 

I have been subjected to team building and similar nonsense before at the whim of some senior bod and for the most part it was awkward, expensive, divisive and an utter waste of time.

 

If your team was genuinely happy then sod the miserable gits who wish to complain. DO it again and be noisier next time.

I deliberately stayed out of it and had nothing to do with it, all self-organised in the team having recognised a problem and seeing a good opportunity.  Nothing more guaranteed to kill a mood than a senior manager mandating "fun" in a David Brent way.  Good management by the team leader who pulled it together though.

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To be honest I am quite impressed that when a manager decided his team needed some fun time they actually ended up having fun.

 

I have been subjected to team building and similar nonsense before at the whim of some senior bod and for the most part it was awkward, expensive, divisive and an utter waste of time.

 

If your team was genuinely happy then sod the miserable gits who wish to complain. DO it again and be noisier next time.

That said, the best "team building" day I ever had was a "The Peter Principle Managers" vs "Ungrateful Minions" paintball afternoon with teams divided based on their pay grade.  It was taken in great spirit and there more than a few "friendly fire" incidents on the managers' teams.

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That said, the best "team building" day I ever had was a "The Peter Principle Managers" vs "Ungrateful Minions" paintball afternoon with teams divided based on their pay grade.  It was taken in great spirit and there more than a few "friendly fire" incidents on the managers' teams.

I have several team members who I would happily shoot (paintballs)...and a few senior folk.

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A relatively petty one today: why do people look so surprised when the bus turns up and they have to pay for a ticket. It seemed to be an endless queue today of people getting to the driver then gormlessly starting to dig through their bags for loose change. It shouldn't be a surprise that you have to pay to get on a bus, get your money ready early.

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Speed humps. There are many on the approach to our office.

Lass in front of me virtually bringing her car to a stop at each one.

It's a speed hump love.... drive over the cowin thing!!!

The paras got over mount tumbledown quicker!!!

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People who throw litter out of their cars. Took my dog for a walk this morning and came across a discarded KFC box, it looks like a the car had pulled up and placed the rubbish on the kirb and driven off. Time to introduce points on licenses for littering whilst driving.

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People who throw litter out of their cars. Took my dog for a walk this morning and came across a discarded KFC box, it looks like a the car had pulled up and placed the rubbish on the kirb and driven off. Time to introduce points on licenses for littering whilst driving.

I have to agree on this one, the litter ejecting traveler/motorist is a big annoyance to me, the sight at the side of slip roads as I am queuing to get off is sickening. Always the same stuff, well known brand takeaway wrapping/boxes, ale cans and a lot of clear plastic bottles with orange juice in them although I am not sure that's what it is.

On points on the license I know of one person who got £60 fine for throwing a cigar butt out in stationary traffic, done by a copper walking by.

I will add my rant now - the 'environmentally confused' who pick up dog droppings from over the fields where it would break down naturally, bag it, then carry it and then hang it in a bush as they leave the field. How do they think that works out.

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A relatively petty one today: why do people look so surprised when the bus turns up and they have to pay for a ticket. It seemed to be an endless queue today of people getting to the driver then gormlessly starting to dig through their bags for loose change. It shouldn't be a surprise that you have to pay to get on a bus, get your money ready early.

 

 

This happened last week at work

 

Guy rings up: hi I'd like to pay something off my account

 

Me: fine what kind of card are you using?

 

Guy: a Debit card, Oh it's next door shall I go get it?

 

Me : yeah

 

Guy comes back about 5 minutes later

 

Me: ok so how much do you want to pay?

 

Guy: I've written the amount down on my pad, next door, I'll go get it

 

Me: ok

 

Guy comes back after another 5 minutes

 

Guy: I'll pay a round £500

 

Me: ok card number

 

Guy: 4659 **** **** ****

 

Me: Expiry date?

 

Guy: Mmmm hard to read without my specs, I left them next door haha

 

Me: Really?

 

Guy comes back 5 minutes later and gives me date and sec code

 

Me: I'm sorry that's been declined

 

Guy: Yeah I thought it might I haven't any money in my account

 

At which point I just hung up.

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There is not enough time and space for my rant at several things that have just  happened ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

1. The inability of two GPs in the same practice to communicate with each other and action a visit to the undertakers to certify the recent death of my mother in law so that the death  certificate could be issued. It took them 11 bloody days!!!!!

 

2. The feckin useless buggers at EE and Open reach. You really don't want to know. But the effect was that I missed Wigan V Hull FC and Salford V Hull KR I was to watch via Sky Go.

 

3. Mercia Garden Buildings  for their inability to meet their promise to replace three faulty panels and instead to deliver a complete new summerhouse when I've already wood treated and half built the one they initially delivered.

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There is not enough time and space for my rant at several things that have just  happened ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

1. The inability of two GPs in the same practice to communicate with each other and action a visit to the undertakers to certify the recent death of my mother in law so that the death  certificate could be issued. It took them 11 bloody days!!!!!

 

2. The feckin useless buggers at EE and Open reach. You really don't want to know. But the effect was that I missed Wigan V Hull FC and Salford V Hull KR I was to watch via Sky Go.

 

3. Mercia Garden Buildings  for their inability to meet their promise to replace three faulty panels and instead to deliver a complete new summerhouse when I've already wood treated and half built the one they initially delivered.

 

Don't worry, mate! You didn't miss a thing! Nothing untoward happened.   ;)

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This happened last week at work

 

Guy rings up: hi I'd like to pay something off my account

 

Me: fine what kind of card are you using?

 

Guy: a Debit card, Oh it's next door shall I go get it?

 

Me : yeah

 

Guy comes back about 5 minutes later

 

Me: ok so how much do you want to pay?

 

Guy: I've written the amount down on my pad, next door, I'll go get it

 

Me: ok

 

Guy comes back after another 5 minutes

 

Guy: I'll pay a round £500

 

Me: ok card number

 

Guy: 4659 **** **** ****

 

Me: Expiry date?

 

Guy: Mmmm hard to read without my specs, I left them next door haha

 

Me: Really?

 

Guy comes back 5 minutes later and gives me date and sec code

 

Me: I'm sorry that's been declined

 

Guy: Yeah I thought it might I haven't any money in my account

 

At which point I just hung up.

You should have gone to his house and given him a good thrashing, a la John Cleese/ Fawlty Towers.

You may or may not have felt better, but you would have done the country a service.

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Arrived home last night into Manchester T3. Off the walkway down towards Passport Control, met with a huge queue. At this point I cannot see anything close to the Border Agency point.

General confusion all round, I see two Manchester Airport employees talking to each other adjacent to the growing queue of people, this all gets a bit messy as another plane's passengers join the massing head-on. Not a peep from either of them. One of my fellow passengers takes a photo of the growing queue of people, which seems to break them from their chit-chat. "Oh, I bet he is putting this on Twitter" pipes up one. Still no explanation of what is actually happening. He responded by saying it is ridiculous how long the queue is. "Yes, not enough Passport Officers" opines one of them. That was the first inkling of what was actually happening.

Get to Passport control and lo and behold, four of the eight checkpoints are unmanned.

If the two of them would have given a simple explanation to the patently tired and confused throng of people, a lot of irritation would have been nipped in the bud. I guess the chit-chat was of greater importance to them.

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An oldie but goodie...the absolute flotsam who don't indicate on roundabouts. Hangings too good for em.

 

Would that be a suspended sentence?  :ph34r:

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Those arrogant b's that when you give way to them on a congested Road, just sail past you without an acknowledgement.

I invite all the anti capital punishment people to reconsider their stance.

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Go to any 3 world country like France or Spain and to gain access to their country involves waving your passport and being scrutinised by a bored official and takes 10 seconds max.

Get back here and take a step into the bright technological future and present your passport to an "epassport" reader. Stare at yourself in a mirror for 2 minutes whilst the machine considers if it likes you. Then join the queue with the other failed candidates to have a bored official wave you through - 10 minutes min.

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Those arrogant b's that when you give way to them on a congested Road, just sail past you without an acknowledgement.

I invite all the anti capital punishment people to reconsider their stance.

I had to do a post-office run at lunchtime, traffic light controlled roadworks on the way to the place.  I stopped before a T junction on my left so that traffic could get in and out while I was waiting on the red light, I had right of way but common courtesy said not to block the junction, car behind me with the driver getting very red faced and angry sounding his horn telling me to move up.  So, if I had moved up, I'd have gained 15-ish metres, still been sat in the queue for the light to change and I'd have blocked a junction.  It's thwaites like him who just don't know common road courtesy who deserve to be summarily flogged and made to drive first generation 1.1 Ford Fiestas for life.

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Go to any 3 world country like France or Spain and to gain access to their country involves waving your passport and being scrutinised by a bored official and takes 10 seconds max.

Get back here and take a step into the bright technological future and present your passport to an "epassport" reader. Stare at yourself in a mirror for 2 minutes whilst the machine considers if it likes you. Then join the queue with the other failed candidates to have a bored official wave you through - 10 minutes min.

Ah, you're not aware of the new schemes then that are becoming mandatory where you pay an up-front "priority" fee to be treated like you say otherwise you go into a lower-standard queue where you will be asked a random trivial pursuit question that'll determine whether you get merely messed about in the two hour queue or actually get the rubber-glove treatment at the end of it.

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I had to do a post-office run at lunchtime, traffic light controlled roadworks on the way to the place. I stopped before a T junction on my left so that traffic could get in and out while I was waiting on the red light, I had right of way but common courtesy said not to block the junction, car behind me with the driver getting very red faced and angry sounding his horn telling me to move up. So, if I had moved up, I'd have gained 15-ish metres, still been sat in the queue for the light to change and I'd have blocked a junction. It's thwaites like him who just don't know common road courtesy who deserve to be summarily flogged and made to drive first generation 1.1 Ford Fiestas for life.

Not just common courtesy, you'd fail your driving test if you blocked access to the junction.

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Not just common courtesy, you'd fail your driving test if you blocked access to the junction.

Not unless its yellow hatched surely? It might be courteous and common sense to let people in/out but not sure its illegal.

Anyway Bearman gets my vote, non acknowledgement of letting you into a line of traffic to be met with hung drawn and quartering.

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Not unless its yellow hatched surely? It might be courteous and common sense to let people in/out but not sure its illegal.

There are plenty of things you can fail a driving test for without doing anything illegal

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An Irish woman came into the petrol station where I work on friday to buy cigarettes with a refund card that she had got from the store 10 minutes previously. Refund cards usually take about 24 hours for the money to clear so if so it didn't work. She tried taking the cigarettes anyway but my colleague took them and she left in a huff. On Sunday one of her mates came in and launched a stream of abuse at everyone because her mate wasn't allowed her cigarettes and then went over to the store where she was given a £10 gift voucher for her inconvenience. :(

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