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14 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Did she provide any services along the 50 year journey? 

That's a bit of a personal question. ?

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Quorn chicken free slices. 

I've nothing against Quorn, or any other such food producer, but why "chicken free"? Is there really a need to advertise what they don't contain? Coming next, Quorn "Elephant free" sausages? ?

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On ‎17‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 18:35, Phil said:

Massively ###### off with our drummer who’s desperately in love with his new woman and is using it as an excuse to refuse gigs.

Get a new drummer you say? Well he owns the practice room, the PA and the van.

Might have to call it a day myself ?

Many bands have teetered on the brink because the drummer has sodded off with the lead singers GF etc., get a new drummer, they are 10/a penny, tell him to p*** off, then when you have a number one, he'll come crawling back.

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8 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

Many bands have teetered on the brink because the drummer has sodded off with the lead singers GF etc., get a new drummer, they are 10/a penny, tell him to p*** off, then when you have a number one, he'll come crawling back.

The Beatles did & they had a moderately successful career. Ringo Starr, not the best drummer in the Beatles, according to John Lennon

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23 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

The Beatles did & they had a moderately successful career. Ringo Starr, not the best drummer in the Beatles, according to John Lennon

Jasper Carrott rather than John Lennon!

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On 05/06/2019 at 19:26, Bob8 said:

Many years ago, I lived in a working class suburb of Copenhagen

I shall be on my way to Copenhagen later today.

Typical business trip: get up at 4.30am, fly to somewhere, get a taxi to a site on an industrial estate, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get a taxi to a hotel, eat a room service burger while working until 1am,  sleep, get taxi to industrial estate at 8am, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get taxi to airport, fly home.  

Arrive at home to be asked “Was Berlin/Copenhagen/Brussels/Wherever nice?”    

Answer “I don’t know”

 

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29 minutes ago, Steve May said:

I shall be on my way to Copenhagen later today.

Typical business trip: get up at 4.30am, fly to somewhere, get a taxi to a site on an industrial estate, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get a taxi to a hotel, eat a room service burger while working until 1am,  sleep, get taxi to industrial estate at 8am, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get taxi to airport, fly home.  

Arrive at home to be asked “Was Berlin/Copenhagen/Brussels/Wherever nice?”    

Answer “I don’t know”

 

Next time, give me a buzz and make sure we can maybe Grab a pint at the airport. I am there often. 

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39 minutes ago, Steve May said:

I shall be on my way to Copenhagen later today.

Typical business trip: get up at 4.30am, fly to somewhere, get a taxi to a site on an industrial estate, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get a taxi to a hotel, eat a room service burger while working until 1am,  sleep, get taxi to industrial estate at 8am, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get taxi to airport, fly home.  

Arrive at home to be asked “Was Berlin/Copenhagen/Brussels/Wherever nice?”    

Answer “I don’t know”

 

Mrs Shadow occasionally gets to go to Medical Conferences where big pharma pay for everything, consequently her view of business travel and my view of business travel diverge quite radically.

This was best illustrated a few years ago when I was at a stakeholder presentation by Scottish Power in Keswick and Mrs S was at a wound care conference in London.

Her hotel room was in the Tower Gateway overlooking Tower Bridge and the Thames, mine was in a Travelodge overlooking the Little Chef Kitchens and bins.

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As an Englishman abroad, I am looking forward to my trip to Portsmouth next month. 

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39 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

Next time, give me a buzz and make sure we can maybe Grab a pint at the airport. I am there often. 

Be careful - if we win this work, I will be in Denmark every week for months.  

You might not be able to get rid of me!

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25 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

As an Englishman abroad, I am looking forward to my trip to Portsmouth next month. 

How long will you be in Pompey?

Bear in mind the correct answer here is "Too long" whatever the duration. 

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17 minutes ago, Shadow said:

How long will you be in Pompey?

Bear in mind the correct answer here is "Too long" whatever the duration. 

Tuesday to Friday. 

So, about right. 

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I really enjoyed my trips to Portsmouth following York City, sadly it seems highly likely that we'll never play them again. The Old Town had a good selection of pubs and more history than you'll time to appreciate.

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19 minutes ago, wilsontown said:

I really enjoyed my trips to Portsmouth following York City, sadly it seems highly likely that we'll never play them again. The Old Town had a good selection of pubs and more history than you'll time to appreciate.

Albert Road is great 

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20 hours ago, Steve May said:

Arrive at home to be asked “Was Berlin/Copenhagen/Brussels/Wherever nice?”    

This was one of the main reasons why I decided to stop working for a couple of years - really enjoyed the work, but started to resent this kind of travel. The first few times you go to Japan, or India or wherever, it's interesting, but it's mostly exactly as you describe.

I remember one of my former colleagues saying that he'd got to the point where if there was a volcano exploding outside the hotel window, he probably wouldn't bother to open the curtains to have a look

 

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21 hours ago, Steve May said:

I shall be on my way to Copenhagen later today.

Typical business trip: get up at 4.30am, fly to somewhere, get a taxi to a site on an industrial estate, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get a taxi to a hotel, eat a room service burger while working until 1am,  sleep, get taxi to industrial estate at 8am, spend all day indoors in a room with no windows, get taxi to airport, fly home.  

Arrive at home to be asked “Was Berlin/Copenhagen/Brussels/Wherever nice?”    

Answer “I don’t know”

 

When I worked at Nortel Networks, we were chasing work so hard that it was 3-4 days out of a week abroad, and not at a single country either.  A typical week would be:

Monday: first flight out to Amsterdam, last flight back
Tuesday: first flight out to Madrid, last flight back
Wednesday; office
Thursday: first flight out to Munich, last flight back
Friday: getting complained at for not being in the office when I'm in Copenhagen on a firefighting client visit, last flight back.

It was a rare time we got to stay overnight in a place but it was nice to get home at night.

I was delighted to be made redundant when Nortel went bankrupt and closed.

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On 21/06/2019 at 10:41, ckn said:

I was delighted to be made redundant when Nortel went bankrupt and closed.

My experience with Nortel kit wasn't the greatest.  In fact we recommended buying something else before any contracts were placed.  We obviously ended up getting the Nortel stuff.  

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

My experience with Nortel kit wasn't the greatest.  In fact we recommended buying something else before any contracts were placed.  We obviously ended up getting the Nortel stuff.  

As Nortel started to struggle, it cut corners on things. It then cut prices to reflect those cut corners.  It then had to cut corners and quality even further. Customers then left because they were buying critical infrastructure stuff and rubbish cheap stuff usually isn’t good enough. 

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