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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #525 on: January 12, 2009, 10:39:46 PM »
Everything I hear about hotmail leads me to the conclusion that it just plain sucks. Why don't you switch to gmail?  :wink:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #526 on: January 13, 2009, 12:40:39 AM »
It might be hard if you're a business, because everyone already has your hotmail address.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #527 on: January 13, 2009, 02:22:51 AM »
Yeah it's slightly more difficult, but you can still phase it out. Does hotmail have the ability to automatically forward incoming email to another address? ...or set up an automatic response to incoming email?

If it's changed on the website it shouldn't take too long for people to stop using the old email address. Just means you have to check both for a while (which I admit is a pain).

If something sucks (like hotmail) then I reckon' it's worth going through a small transitional pain to get to something better ...and you also get to vote with your feet (so to speak).

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #528 on: January 14, 2009, 08:49:44 AM »
At the moment my pet hate is, or are flies. There's bl***y millions of them. Little b*******. They really seem to be attracted to procreate as well. I caught about ten of them hanging around my sculpting equipment. Better have that bath I've been promising myself for the last 2 years.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #529 on: January 14, 2009, 09:39:56 AM »
Flies? In the middle of the winter? Here we see flies from April to October...  :scratchhead:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #530 on: January 14, 2009, 03:42:07 PM »
Beefcake's from New Zealand, according to his profile.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #531 on: January 16, 2009, 09:20:44 AM »
Not so much something that pisses me off as something that just flabberghasts me.

I'm selling off some minis at the moment, things i bought for projects that i've admitted i'll never get round to.

So I have a Van Halfling figure from Heresy on eBay.

You can buy one new for £3, (less if you buy multiples) and £1.50 shipping.

Current bids for this item are £3.98 plus £1 for shipping.

Now i can understand people bidding on something they like the look of but do not know is available elsewhere, BUT I even posted a link to the figure on the heresy website!

I really shouldn't be complaining I guess...
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #532 on: January 16, 2009, 09:24:44 AM »
Beefcake's from New Zealand, according to his profile.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #533 on: January 16, 2009, 06:24:14 PM »
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« Reply #534 on: January 16, 2009, 08:14:31 PM »
I escaped redundancy this week. Which, unsurprisingly, didn't piss me off.

But the gathering of 200 people from our division in a room and the statement 'If you get an email within 30 minutes of the end of this meeting, you have, unfortunately, been made redundant. If you get one an hour after that your job is at risk and its likely you will be made redundant on March 1st' wasn't a great deal of fun. But hey 'Thanks for all your hard work!'.

70 people of the 200 were having even less fun an hour and a half later. The whole thing was just ..really unpleasant.

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« Reply #535 on: January 16, 2009, 08:32:17 PM »
There have got to be better ways of doing things than that. At least they could have had the courtesy to tell people individually, although that could just draw out the process for the rest of you wating to see if you're next. Hmm it's a hard one and I'm sure the bosses didn't like having to do it either, that is assuming they are human and not something else.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #536 on: January 16, 2009, 08:48:08 PM »
That's a nasty way of doing things I bet none of those sending the e-mails were at risk !  :swear:
My boss called a staff meeting last week which I didn't get an invite to - but then I knew what was going on 4 months ago !  :lol: I may end up with less work to do and maybe a couple of weeks off on full pay while they rip the site to pieces for a revamp ! :thumbup:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #537 on: January 16, 2009, 09:02:06 PM »
There have got to be better ways of doing things than that. At least they could have had the courtesy to tell people individually, although that could just draw out the process for the rest of you wating to see if you're next. Hmm it's a hard one and I'm sure the bosses didn't like having to do it either, that is assuming they are human and not something else.

There are two really horrible things that i've had to do in my working life.

1. be made redundant
2. make other people redundant

I'm not sure they're in that order either...
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #538 on: January 16, 2009, 09:24:43 PM »
But the gathering of 200 people from our division in a room and the statement 'If you get an email within 30 minutes of the end of this meeting, you have, unfortunately, been made redundant. If you get one an hour after that your job is at risk and its likely you will be made redundant on March 1st' wasn't a great deal of fun. But hey 'Thanks for all your hard work!'.
70 people of the 200 were having even less fun an hour and a half later. The whole thing was just ..really unpleasant.
But.. but.. but... it's inhuman! What the hell of managers do you have?!
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #539 on: January 17, 2009, 06:49:56 AM »
It appears my employment is terminated. I found out by ringing to get my next weeks rostered days, only to be told I didn't have any.

Casual jobs are like that.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #540 on: January 17, 2009, 11:06:50 AM »
I found out Thursday that I am possibly for the chop will find out for sure next Thursday. 12 people to be fitted into only 8 jobs with the decision made on your last two years performance. Unfortunately I was off work for large parts of 2008 due to health problems so I don't think I will make the cut this time (survived the last two rounds in 2007). 29 years in the same bank does not equip you for much else so I may have some interesting times ahead!
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« Reply #541 on: January 17, 2009, 05:31:26 PM »
Sorry to hear the bad news for people here.

I am grateful to still have my job. I think there were better ways of telling everyone, but that's one of those things and we don't 'matter' as people as we are not the bottom line, something you swiftly have to accept in an environment like ours. Its nothing unexpected really, it was just a shame for the people who are going that that was all they got.

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« Reply #542 on: January 18, 2009, 01:45:05 PM »
our redundancies are being announced Monday :(

on topic, poor game design that means you waste an hour and half, goto report the problem and spend so much time registering / finding the report buttons that you waste another half an hour!  :tantrum:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #543 on: January 18, 2009, 02:05:59 PM »
revising for exams....... :tantrum:

can't beleive how much harder it is now. too many distractions and the first moment i have to myself is spent relaxing and vedging out.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #544 on: January 18, 2009, 04:54:20 PM »
revising for exams....... :tantrum:

can't beleive how much harder it is now. too many distractions and the first moment i have to myself is spent relaxing and vedging out.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #545 on: January 18, 2009, 07:01:05 PM »
Yeah, you need time to relax. Over-studying can be as bad as understudying. And if all else fails, cheat :lmao: (I'm kidding of course.)

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« Reply #546 on: January 18, 2009, 07:06:32 PM »
I hope all of the above who face or have been made redundant all the best in the future...hope something comes along soon.... :thumbup:


There are two really horrible things that i've had to do in my working life.

1. be made redundant
2. make other people redundant

I'm not sure they're in that order either...

Been in the same postion, neither are pleasant... :(

@ CS good to hear your still employed... :thumbup:

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #547 on: January 18, 2009, 07:25:14 PM »
The jobs situation is getting worse day by day. I have lost track of the number of customers who have come in the petrol station with the dreaded "they've called a staff meeting" story.  :(
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #548 on: January 19, 2009, 12:29:44 AM »
I get p~~~ed off when my conscience wont allow me to walk away when people un-burden on me. 

In my current position and with the rank I hold, I am often placed in a position where I am out on the town with work colleagues, trying to enjoy myself when all of a sudden I become the focus for everything that is wrong at work.  Sometimes I just want to say...p~~s off, I'm not at work now...but I feel responsible for them because they are of a lower rank and they need to get stuff off their chests.

It would be really nice to be able to switch off just once and not listen to tales of scraping body parts off aircraft...
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #549 on: January 19, 2009, 12:36:02 AM »
It would be really nice to be able to switch off just once and not listen to tales of scraping body parts off aircraft...

 :shock: Yep, I can understand that...
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