Let's talk about...random things!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by -Danielle-, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. rjessop

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    Ah, like the animated sheep. I'll make a note.

    Jackbox is lots of fun. You might not see me very much, UK-Astock typically rolls around when I'm training for an epic adventure so I'm outdoors for a lot of it.
     
  2. Ch1cken

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    Oh it's a video game? I see. I had to google what soggy biscuit was as well, not saw that term for a while.

    If I were to come I'd prefer to at least try out smaller meets first.
     
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  3. Shadow Cat

    Shadow Cat The resident Yuri Fan

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    Sorry for off topic, but I want to get this off my conscience early in the evening and relax
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    Its been mentioned that starting in a few weeks time, one of out late starters will be moving over to the early shift, so we will be mostly staffed in the morning with only 1 yardie after 4:30

    The mention of /There should be 2 members of staff in the yard/ has been replied with a promise that Shop/Office staff will be available if needed.

    Although the majority of the staff in the yard say that there should be minimum of Two at any given time. This isn't what I'm moaning about today

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    We have a forklift trained delivery driver who's hours are 7:30 till 5:00. My complaint is, the office staff have been giving him permission to go home between 4:00 and 4:30 every day. This includes days where this driver is meant to be supporting me in the yard because my colleague is off ill/holiday. (The hours given. along with forklift training was intended for these situations, where a member of yard staff is off and cover is needed after 4:30)

    This has lead to:
    -- Me or my colleague being in the yard alone
    -- Another member of staff working unpaid overtime

    Why does the company think its acceptable to be making promises like /Office and Shop staff will assist you after 4:30/.. While they allow the member of staff who is meant to be assisting the yard to go home both early and paid

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    Sorry for my rant
     
  4. Weirdo

    Weirdo UKA Catgirl Correspondant

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    Sounds like a breach of health and safety regulations to me...

    Maybe time to register with a Union?
     
  5. Shadow Cat

    Shadow Cat The resident Yuri Fan

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    I need to first make 100% sure the drivers contracted hours haven't changed, if its still the case then I'll be requesting a meeting tomorrow with either the building or assistant building managers
     
  6. Ch1cken

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    If they're contradicting themselves and leaving you understaffed, surely they'll sort it out after a meeting? It sounds like you won't be alone in complaining if the guy leaving early leads to people having to work unpaid overtime either.
     
  7. Ch1cken

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    I got my first uni open day invitation earlier today, it'll be nice to see what things there are like.
     
  8. rjessop

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    Ah I remember my University open day. The trip up to the frozen north. The wind howling through the abandoned factories and chemical plants. The odd smell and yellow haze over the town from the sole remaining operational chemical plant. The aggressive beggars and trafficked sex workers lining the streets, simultaneously desperate for money and contemptuous of 'southerners'.

    I had a blast. You'll have a great time :)
     
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  9. Ch1cken

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    Ah, it must be one of the nicer parts of the north-west if that's the case! Occurrences like this are probably one offs...

    But I'm looking forward to it, provided I don't get robbed or mugged on the train ride it should be a good experience.
     
  10. Cell

    Cell GORDON PUNCH

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    Sounds like Middlesborough to me.

    It's really, really cold tonight. Glad I'm not going out in this.
     
  11. rjessop

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    Bingo! Ah the good old days.
     
  12. Cell

    Cell GORDON PUNCH

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    I remember going on a night out with a school mate who did his masters at Uni there. Microwaved chips at the takeaway. Utterly grim.
     
  13. Ch1cken

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    You mean they had the balls to microwave chips in front of you?
     
  14. rjessop

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    Microwave chips? Luxury. It's known for inventing the "Parmo", which is like a pizza made of breaded chicken and covered in bechamel sauce. One of the advantages of said parmo is that it looks about the same after you've vomited it up as when you started eating it.
     
  15. Cell

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    Oh god I tried a parmo in Sunderland when visiting my ex. It was a mistake.
     
  16. Ch1cken

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    My view of Middlesborough has drastically declined reading these posts.
     
  17. rjessop

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    Yeah but I did have a good time. Just avoid the bad bits if you ever visit.
     
  18. rjessop

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    Also you can buy a house there for £20k. Not all that much more than my annual rent...
     
  19. Cell

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    The uni is apparently pretty decent.
     
  20. megalomaniac

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    It educated Mr Jessop... make of that what you will. XD
     

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