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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Applying for JSA links
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 11585 Anonymous
24th August 2017
Thursday 9:52 pm
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Had a PIP payment out of the blue of £1600.
Turns out the reassessment I had months ago has put me in the Standard Daily and Enchanced Mobility, instead of just Standard Daily and no Mobility.

The system works sometimes.
>> No. 11586 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 11:46 am
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How will you be using the money?
>> No. 11587 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 11:53 am
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I need to pay off my plasma screen from Brighthouse and I'm buying us all a takeaway as a treat.
>> No. 11589 Anonymous
29th August 2017
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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Don't make fun of the lad. He's not necessarily retarded just because he receives PIP.

>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 11600 Anonymous
2nd September 2017
Saturday 10:21 pm
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To give my son all of the monetary advantages I never grew up with. Also I can actually enjoy my retirement without having to worry about working and doing nothing but paying off my evergrowing debts.
>> No. 11601 Anonymous
2nd September 2017
Saturday 10:22 pm
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Pricey to have children.
>> No. 11602 Anonymous
2nd September 2017
Saturday 10:22 pm
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I have a very good private pension which is going to be subsidised by the cash in my savings.
>> No. 11603 Anonymous
2nd September 2017
Saturday 10:26 pm
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Define very good.
>> No. 11604 Anonymous
2nd September 2017
Saturday 10:45 pm
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The company I work for put in another 20% on top of whatever I pay in with 18% cumulative Interest per annum.

>> No. 11572 Anonymous
28th July 2017
Friday 1:41 pm
11572 Quitting 2 days in
I've been in-and-out of work this as I've mostly been doing zero hours work such as cleaning and warehousing.

I had a good few solid months of work with a cleaning firm but then that dried up and my hours became very minimal, to help pay my rent I started looking elsewhere because ultimately I am going to need something more permanent that pays better in the long run.

I've just started another cleaning job, basic rate of £7.50 an hour, however next week an agency want me to go to training for a warehousing/drivers mate job which actually offers more money and slightly better hours (40 hours as opposed to constantly fluctuating cleaning hours). They've said you then get interviewed by the actual company after the training, I dislike this premise but it seems to be the standard among agencies and I had a similar experience earlier this year on a similar course.

Basically, I think I'm going to be quitting this new cleaning job only two days in and this is not something I've done before. What's the best way I do this? I checked my contract and I couldn't find anything about a notice period.

Pic unrelated.
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>> No. 11573 Anonymous
28th July 2017
Friday 9:34 pm
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Does the training last longer than a day? Pull a sickie or something. Don't just quit before you even have a confirmed job lined up.
>> No. 11574 Anonymous
29th July 2017
Saturday 10:55 am
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It's four days of training.
>> No. 11575 Anonymous
29th July 2017
Saturday 5:22 pm
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Try to get some time off mate. I don't like the idea of leaving work without having nothing else lined up.

>> No. 11549 Anonymous
24th July 2017
Monday 6:05 pm
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Anyone worked for these guys before?
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>> No. 11556 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 10:17 am
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I've not worked for them, but I will say that the name contains all four of letters in "cunt". Make of that what you will.
>> No. 11557 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 1:52 pm
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What are they?
>> No. 11560 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 7:05 pm
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Indians outsourcing everything to India.
>> No. 11565 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 9:00 pm
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Similar to PWC/KPMG I think.
>> No. 11567 Anonymous
25th July 2017
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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No. It is way worse.

>> No. 11545 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 6:20 pm
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Can anyone explain this bullshit? Who the hell actually does anything?
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>> No. 11546 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 6:22 pm
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>Who the hell actually does anything?

>> No. 11547 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 6:22 pm
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Also robots.
>> No. 11548 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 6:39 pm
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>> No. 11542 Anonymous
14th July 2017
Friday 5:41 am
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Arseholes at the last job I worked at have underpaid me to the tune of 150 quid and are not answering emails.

Who do I talk to?

Thanks in advance.
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>> No. 11543 Anonymous
14th July 2017
Friday 8:20 am
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Call them? Go and visit them to see what the bloody hell's going on, or failing that go and see your local CAB.
>> No. 11544 Anonymous
14th July 2017
Friday 4:21 pm
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Try http://donotpay.co.uk for free legal advice from a chat bot bruv.

>> No. 11508 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 5:34 pm
11508 Workplacce Annoyances
Old thread is just a thinly veiled excuse for a tedious political cunt off, so I made a new one.

Have at it chaps.
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>> No. 11519 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:09 pm
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>> No. 11521 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:09 pm
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We've already got a precedent for threads being retired when they get to a couple of thousand posts or so. The /101/ minor rants is on number 6 by now, there have been other threads such as Corbyn and Trump which have been split into new ones too.

Yes you can view just the last 50 posts, but it's not a perfect solution. For example clicking on a quote that's earlier than the last 50 will force the entire thread to load which is a massive ballache.
>> No. 11523 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:16 pm
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a) This is a slower board than /101/ and this thread tends to have more actual conversations in it, which can be a mildly amusing way to pass the time by looking back on.

b) Learn to hover over quoted posts. I can do it on my phone no bother.

c) Fuck off, you're not Postmaster General.

There is absolutely no need for a new thread.
>> No. 11524 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:20 pm
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>c) Fuck off, you're not Postmaster General.
>There is absolutely no need for a new thread.
Word, lad. Have one.
>> No. 11525 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:36 pm
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What could be more fitting?

>> No. 11406 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 5:51 pm
11406 Workplace annoyances
Old thread isn't showing my text, so I made a new one.

I got into a political argument with a colleague.

I tend to avoid political talk due to that old adage. I mentioned how the health service was underfunded due to Tory cuts.

She countered by saving it's because of staff doing agency work. So a nurse at one hospital doing agency work at a different hospital, instead of overtime at her own. Apparently, they get triple pay via the agency. Her argument was essentially the NHS is adequately funded but the funds are mismanaged and poorly spent.

I also mentioned that if there were enough nurses to start with they'd probably wouldn't have to use agencies to begin with but she did not agree. Whilst agency fees may be a factor in the NHS funding crisis, it is probably a drop in the ocean compared with chronic Tory underfunding.

She moved on to how schools are struggling because there's too many immigrant children in schools like in Boston and teachers are struggling to cope with this and increased class sizes. I thought of rebutting her by saying increased class sizes are due to chronic Tory underfunding but what's the point, eh?

To complete the trinity of bigotry, she said there's too many immigrants coming over here claiming bennies and having too many children. I tried to point out that it's mostly younger healthy migrants who come here to work and don't use the NHS as much as the elderly do. Also the fact that birth rate is declining, who do you think will support the elderly population?

She religiously gets the Daily Heil™ everyday, so I don't know what I was expecting.
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>> No. 11513 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 6:50 pm
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I take it you can't earn more because you are a moron, right?
>> No. 11518 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:07 pm
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Careful, lad. You'll only make people angry if you insinuate poor people are stupid.
>> No. 11527 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 7:59 pm
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Speaking of public sector strife, I'm keeping on this because it annoys me: Remember the wank about how the post-office strike, southern strike and airline strike and whatever were going to ruin Christmas in a a politically motivated strike attempting to bring down the government, so the government should step in and biff the trade unions on the nose again? Remember that second Winter of Discontent? No?

Yeah, exactly. Because it was nothing. Because the press lied. They want to see trade unions fucked some more even though they're already below George Galloway in terms of power held. They'll lie again, they'll do it for more mild labour disputes in the hope of getting our already stringently regulated trade unions to piss off entirely. I'm incredibly unhappy about it, from a press-honesty standpoint as much as anything else.

>if not for the fact anyone who's actually competent will land a much better job elsewhere?
I think there's a legitimate case to be made that a secondary reason is political ideology, vaguely encompassed in the Blair era obsession with statistics. Rather than develop on this, I'll just stick with the strike angle: I've always been drawn to the idea of service deliverers going on a sort of "paper strike". i.e. they won't fill in stupid self-assessment forms or other data-generating exercises secondary to their real job, but they'll continue to show up to work and provide the frontline services they're actually paid to perform.

Not work to rule, where they tediously follow the exact write-up of the job they're paid to perform (often disrupting services): Doing their actual day job and skipping the rules about target-sheets that get in their way. Obviously I don't mean fill in zero paperwork, but there's a pretty clear difference between marking your students' essays and going through a mini struggle session on form 25A about what you think your own failings are and how you'll improve them for review by the staff department. (Don't worry, it's not actionable, you just have to do it!)

Either we'd see the crucial importance of many apparent middle-class-job-creation exercises, or a lot of managers would start looking very flustered indeed as they're all forced to sit at their desks playing solitare while occasionally grabbing the phone and feigning conversation. Now wouldn't that release quite a burden from the public purse: Free Doctors, Teachers and Nurses...
>> No. 11528 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 8:39 pm
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Oh no, nobody's doing that. He's insinuating stupid people are usually poor.
>> No. 11529 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 9:38 pm
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It's okay lad. Soon the press will be regulated, and so will the internet. I'm happy as long as everyone else gets fucked with - especially poor people who vote for these sort of things.

>> No. 11514 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 6:51 pm
11514 Workplace Annoyances Rev.II(c)
Because what else is more annoying than that informative poster with a shutterstock watermark over the top that your boss made and stuck on the canteen noticeboard.

>> No. 11350 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 1:51 pm
11350 Overpayment of Universal Credit
Woke up to a weekend ruiner of a £750 overpayment bill. I really need help in working out whether this is enforceable, and why the amount is so...

Between- 26th Sep 16 - 25th Nov 16.

Confirmed Payments During Period 26/09/16 - 25/11/16

------------- PERIOD BEGINS ----------------------------------
30th Sep = £242.40 (legitimate payment during UC claim period)
<----------- "You asked us on 24th Oct to close UC Claim." They said this in the letter.
1st Nov = £256.37 - (SHOULD be legitimate payment - only 9 days later closure)
--------------- PERIOD ENDS--------------------------
1st Dec = £494.17 (overpayment?)
<------------ Immediate Phonecall made questioning Dec payment. Advised payable in small instalments when employment found OR is paid back through benefit payment deductions. Was not aware of information below (Turn2US) at this point, did not question legitimacy of bill.

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>> No. 11497 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 11:19 am
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No lad, >>11357 and >>11456 were the helpful posts. >>11458 was merely being pedantic about the meaning of 'national rate'.
>> No. 11498 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 12:09 pm
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Off your meds again, postmaster?
>> No. 11505 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 3:24 pm
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It is still good info. You shouldn't get so defensive because someone corrected you on an anonymouse imageboard. Nobody knows that you are a moron, stop drawing attention to it.
>> No. 11507 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 5:01 pm
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You misunderstand; by drawing attention to it my intentions were altruistic. I was attempting to prevent him from wasting his time on unnecessary posts in future. I can see why you would have thought otherwise though, so no worries, I forgive you.
>> No. 11516 Anonymous
30th June 2017
Friday 6:52 pm
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Why are you lot so passive-aggressive?

>> No. 11347 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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I hate the place I work, I don't interact with my colleagues, nobody knows who I am and I'm not interested in knowing them, the guy I primarily work with is an utter cunt and I hate him. I don't like what I do (quality engineering, non software), it's dull and I don't feel like I contribute to anything. I hate where I live, it's an utter shithole and I don't know anyone here. All my m8s are in London and I've had the most forgettable year of my life, I just go to work then come home and masturbate I don't speak to anyone outside of work and barely anyone inside it. The only job with a salary higher than what I I've got now (which is enough but not impressive, 24k) which I've been approached about is basically the same role as I have now but in somewhere different and equally unappealing. Jobsites only list business development, recruitment, sales or IT, none of which I have an interest in or am qualified to do. I don't have any hard skills, I'm not an engineer. I feel trapped and I hate the situation.
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>> No. 11389 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:29 pm
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They should both go cuddle in the fridge.
>> No. 11390 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard. But I think your message has the opposite effect from what was intended. I get what you are trying to do, but you shouldn't attempt to defuse anger by telling a person what to do, (even to calm down) it has the opposite effect. It feels like you reprimanding me because of my naughty language, whilst letting >>11383 'get away with it' who more importantly than using naughty language was entirely dismissive really of any kind of emotional turmoil or need of >>11382. Which to me is much less constructive antisocial behaviour and worth highlighting as bad behaviour.
>> No. 11391 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard.

I've said this for a long time now. People need to analyze what's said and then decide to fly off the handle.
>> No. 11392 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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Lads I apologise. OP pissed me off a bit. I will excuse myself from this thread now since there isn't much I can contribute. I still maintain that OP is a twat and deserves the predicament he is in.
>> No. 11397 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:18 am
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How did it go with the doctor OP? Hope you're alright.

>> No. 11332 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 2:32 pm
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Ey up lads.

Anyone here in the building trade? Or more specifically, a trade that involves a CSCS card? I'm jobhunting and I see a lot of "must have cscs card" and I'm thinking getting one might make it easier to get work. Then I look up the card and there's a gazillion different types, and the website says you have to have qualifications before you can get one and it's all super fucking confusing. It reminds me of dependancy hell on an outdated Linux system.

Is there a "basic" card I can get which will allow me to work the sort of jobs the Guardian is constantly telling us English people don't want to do? This seems ridiculous.
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>> No. 11342 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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Oh do fuck off Tarquin.
>> No. 11343 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:19 pm
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>That picture is rather silly

It is however the level of debate people seem to have based on my sample of Facebook friends. The self-congratulating circle-jerking it with the choir of most people’s political opinions boils my piss. It is like they can't comprehend how anyone could have an opposing position from them without being the Anti-Christ.
>> No. 11344 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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A number of years ago I got myself a CSCS card and did a bit of labouring for a week before I realised I'd make more money working in McDonalds.

From my limited experience, a building site is basically something like a slave plantation. You've got your overseer Englishman at the top, your various skilled tradesman or house negroes in the middle; working class Englishmen involved in various skilled trades, and you've got your labourers or dumb plantation negros at the bottom; Poles, Lithuanians, and various other Eastern Europeans working cash in hand for a pittance.
>> No. 11345 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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Politics on facebook is mildly interesting to browse through but it's a terrible place to engage in any sort of debate. Just shows you how many of your mates are complete spastics.
>> No. 11346 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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(by "it's a terrible place" I mean most of the Internet.

>> No. 11296 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 6:31 pm
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Evening lads.

A few months ago I managed to get my first office job in a role I had been dreaming of at a late ish age as I am nearing my 30s. Before that I did odd jobs and went to uni. Hopefully this forms what my CV looks like. My plan was work this job for at least a couple of years, move to a place where my roommate isn't referred to as "mum" after completing the probation and more or less be in an industry I have great passion for.

Long story short I've fucked it. The job has had my co-worker wanting to put his notice in and another who will likely follow. The problem is that we're basically doing bugger all most days and isn't what any of us signed up for. The two co-workers in question will have an easier time quitting due to their experience when looking for another job. Meanwhile I'm up shit creek because I can't really quit with only a few months under my belt but I can't stay because I'm bored shitless to the point where I have a tantrum in the morning because I have to go work where I do nothing for 8 hours a day. I've exhausted my initiative as there's so much red tape trying to get simple things that would help me do my job. My team has also been moved around the building a couple of times and we're expected to move again in a few weeks. The last time we were moved we were essentially put in a shame cupboard where the only person I spoke to was my co-worker as the other had not started at this point.

I've voiced my concerns to my boss and nothing has changed. I feel like I'll have to start job searching but I feel as if I'll be fucking myself over as it'll probably look bad that I can't hold a proper job for a few months and it was a struggle getting references together for this job. I don't expect I'll get a decent reference from this job if I quit.

So what am I meant to do besides drink a few pints every night feeling sorry for myself? I'm dreading the day my co-workers finally quit and I'm left on my bill all day. It's mind numbing when I'm left alone for a day let alone for the indefinite future.
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>> No. 11306 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
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Or perhaps I'm too ambitious. Turns out a masters is enough.
That's the thing it is literally nothing which is boring as fuck. At least when I was unemployed I could play video games and wank all day. Now I'm in a job where anything slightly fun is blocked by the web filter and my bathroom breaks are micromanaged. Though on the otherhand the good thing about being in cybersecurity is being able to bypass all any filters. I mean if I do end up getting moved to be in a room on my own I'd probably end up playing video games knowing nobody will know. There is also the fact I'm sort of in charge of the software that monitors the network and it didn't detect me using a torrent client. Would be nice if they gave me admin rights of that software so I could you know do my job and configure it so it detects shit like that.
>> No. 11307 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 10:41 pm
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I'd say browse the net on your phone but that alone does get boring and is entirely pointless.
>> No. 11308 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 12:03 am
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Been doing that for the last couple of weeks. Not enough to get caught but enough to get bored.

I have a book on my phone related to my job in case they do ask why I'm on it but it's only a matter of time until they find me swiping on tinder.
>> No. 11309 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 2:29 am
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Write a book. You can disappear to wherever you'd rather be, without leaving Microsoft Word.
>> No. 11310 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 10:07 pm
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>This would be the cybersecurity industry
>Imagine a security guard without CCTV to look at. That's my job right now and that's the best analogy I can think of.
I hope you aren't moanign because they aren't handing out the juicy $criptz yet. If you've got an internet facing computer with no port restrictions and a bash terminal, how the fuck are you bored?

>> No. 11257 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 12:55 am
11257 Detective
How can I become a Private I? I want to become a private investigator. I want to rent out an office in a bad part of town, and try to solve a major case, pick up a very bad drinking and smoking habit, and then get murdered right after I solve the case.

I suppose the rest of the things I want to happen will be difficult to arrange, but first things first, how do I become a PI?
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>> No. 11258 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 2:51 am
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>> No. 11259 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 1:58 pm
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99% of your job will be proving that someone's wife/husband is cheating when the client already knows deep down. The other 1% will likely be even less interesting.
>> No. 11260 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 9:06 pm
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Maybe I will get a client who needs me to help her in faking her own death. Then maybe her husband kills me when he finds me pissing in her arse.

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