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>> 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. 11201 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 6:55 am
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We've got a new administrator and I don't think she knows how to save a PDF document. Instead she'll print the document and scan it to the system, so instead of having a good quality PDF that's about 800KB we now have an inferior looking one that's at least 8MB after she's unnecessarily printed off a 30 page document in full colour.
>> No. 11202 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 7:14 am
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>It's more about whether they like you and whether you'd fit in.

I guess I'll just have to grow boobs, get myself a low cut top and a Twitch account then.
>> No. 11203 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 12:57 pm
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Both to be honest m8. Really, it says more about the modern workplace than it does about your interview competency.
>> No. 11204 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 7:31 pm
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>>11188 here again.

I handed my notice in on Wednesday, with a request to negotiate a reduced notice period. One of the reasons I gave for leaving, i.e. I know that one department is so uncompliant we're fucked if the FCA ever come in and it could take down the entire company, has apparently "raised eyebrows" with the board and they've asked me to elaborate. I've sent an email which worked out at one and a half pages of A4 of everything I could think of that's wrong with the department, signing off with a line that if this isn't on their radar and I'm having to point it to them then it's deeply troubling.

Am I going to be fucked when they read it?
>> No. 11205 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 1:03 am
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I've had various temporary full time jobs over uni. Most are quite respectable (i.e. not cleaning, no offence to cleaners), and I've been in QA at a big American engineering company for 7 months now. I have a science based degree and a management MSc.

I want to moveinto systems engineeing and shit.

When I started writing this I had a bunch of questions but now I've got ere it all feels useless. Might ask them later. Pretty windy outside tbh.
>> No. 11206 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 6:44 pm
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You wanted to be a big hero, eh? You wanted something big before you leave, right?

>> No. 11207 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 7:02 pm
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Not him, but I'd rather walk away before the explosion than die in it.
>> No. 11208 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 7:39 pm
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Not at all, if I wanted to "be a hero" I'd have just whistleblown to the FCA.

I made a throwaway comment in my notice letter which they asked me to expand upon. I decided to be frank and I got a few people to check it before I responded; every single one of them said it was spot on and everything I'd said wasn't incorrect.

The issue is so severe that when the FCA do come in it could lead to a seven figure fine and/or them issuing a cease and desist notice to the company. Either the board don't know about the matter because they're incompetent or they've been turning a blind eye to it whilst counting all the money coming in.
>> No. 11209 Anonymous
20th March 2017
Monday 2:05 am
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Loads of my coworkers are immature but they generally understand rules around consent and stupid immature banter i.e. I have a difficult time dealing with it so they'll not harass me if I'm not getting involved.

Aside from one manager, who's 21 or so and persistently only communicates with me (and other employees) through innuendos, touching peoples (only guys) arses, hugging people unexpectedly, making stupid sexual jokes, making stupid racist jokes and specifically calling out my accent because I'm from a different bit of England. Which really just pisses me off because I've dealt with that through school and found it about as funny as hitting my ballsack with a hammer.

I could play along with some of this filth (I mean I get on about worse stuff with mates) if I even remotely liked the guy but I think he's a twat, and he's clearly doing it to get a rise out of me and it makes my work more of an annoyance than it needs to be.

I'm just deliberating on how to deal with this. I'm not convinced he'd have the emotional maturity to cut it out if I asked him to but his girlfriend is also the sort of people manager for our store, which could make things awkward.
>> No. 11210 Anonymous
20th March 2017
Monday 7:07 am
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You work in a shop, it's to be expected. Especially if it's some shithole like PC World.
>> No. 11212 Anonymous
21st March 2017
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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The printer has a massive screen telling you the name of the person who is printing right now. Why does everyone keep picking up every single page that comes off to see if it's theirs (and then put it back out of order)?
>> No. 11213 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 11:15 am
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Outlook has a scheduling assistant for arranging meetings, that will tell you that I've got a regular appointment in the timeslot you keep insisting on booking every fucking time.
>> No. 11268 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 2:04 pm
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I can't tell if my boss is insane or I am. I'll write out two pieces of copy for her and she'll tell me one needs a complete rewrite but lavish praises on me for the other and I don't understand what the difference in the copy is. There's nothing obviously wrong with the grammar, I just rephrase it slightly and suddenly it's, in her opinion, praiseworthy.
Quite a minor annoyance but still befuddling.
>> No. 11269 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 2:24 pm
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Have you tried asking her?
>> No. 11270 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 2:37 pm
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I gave up on trying to understand my last female boss because it wasn't worth it.
>> No. 11271 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 4:42 pm
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>> No. 11272 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 4:55 pm
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>> No. 11273 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 5:51 pm
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This post is good but you should mention it is a dilbert comic. If you could make that change that would be great.
>> No. 11277 Anonymous
27th April 2017
Thursday 1:26 pm
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I've received my final payslip today, with £980 deducted for exam fees from the past two years. They've deducted this after tax, NI, student loan, etc. so my net pay is around £580 lower than I was anticipating. Should they have deducted it from my gross pay instead? That would have also saved them in employer NI, but I suppose if I had paid the fees myself directly it would have been from my net pay.
>> No. 11278 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 11:05 pm
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What do you lads do during your lunch breaks? I work in a small business park around 20 minutes away from the nearest shops and the company I work for is overzealous with the number of websites they block; even the likes of the BBC is unavailable. I can't spend the full hour just dicking around on my phone, it's going to drive me mental.
>> No. 11279 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 11:32 pm
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I browse on my phone while eating and trying to shut off thoughts about suicide and arson.
>> No. 11280 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 11:44 pm
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Not really a lunch break but I use my half hour to go for a walk and lay around in a nearby church, usually around 7ish. Or, behind that church/off the public footpath, someone's made a swing using some old cable, so I have a good swing.
>> No. 11281 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 11:58 pm
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Download the duolingo app and start teaching yourself another language for 30 minutes a day.
>> No. 11282 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 12:34 am
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Listen to a podcast and go for a little walk. Pretend you're a smoker and stand outside pondering the universe. Play a game of chess on your phone. Do a crossword. Meditate. Knit. Sneak off to the fourth floor bogs and have a wank.
>> No. 11283 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:39 am
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Isn't there even a shitty burger van on the business park you can mosey over to?
>> No. 11284 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:55 am
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Get outside for a walk, even if it's just a five minute walk to go to a sandwich shop. If you stay indoors at your desk all day you'll go mad.
>> No. 11285 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 2:40 am
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>Sneak off to the fourth floor bogs and have a wank.
You'd be living dangerously in my office. That floor is where HR live, and naturally they've bagged themselves the section nearest the doors.
>> No. 11286 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:01 am
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Read a book, I have to sit away from the plebs though and even then I can hear their conversations about last night's Eastenders or a rant about how some public service has failed them in the last 20 years from the canteen
I sit in what could be called the reception and it's near the doors to go back into the workspace so I always some mouthbreather asking how I can read a book, what it's about (Currently on the 10th book of the HH series, no easy way to explain the story) or how I look intelligent whenever they go back in.

I get through quite a few books considering I only have 30 minutes a day. Used to just browse Imgur on my phone but no WiFi mean't I'd eat up my data fast.
>> No. 11287 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:12 am
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>Currently on the 10th book of the HH series, no easy way to explain the story

I can't recall the Horrible Histories books having a plot.
>> No. 11288 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:23 am
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Just incase.
>> No. 11289 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:38 pm
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I bet that's all you wanted. Someone to ask that so you could finally have a conversation with another human being, albeit on an impersonal anonymous board.

Don't kill yourself.
>> No. 11290 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 12:49 am
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>conversation with another human being

Are you implying he's been conversing with the alien? HERESY!
>> No. 11291 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 1:16 am
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Nah, he's in a long-term relationship with his tulpa.
>> No. 11292 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 1:58 am
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What's wrong with some lad reading Horus Heresy books? It's not exactly Tolstoy, but it's not that bad, is it? Or did you for the Games Workshop at one point?
>> No. 11293 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 2:10 am
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Nobody said there was anything wrong with reading Horus Heresy books. I think you might be projecting.
>> No. 11294 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 2:13 am
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Not really, I just haven't been paying attention to the thread.
>> No. 11295 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 8:17 am
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That doesn't make it less projecting.
>> No. 11312 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 1:19 pm
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I have to sit here and just watch my computer install updates. The first time I tried to let it happen unattended, I came back from the loo to find it just sitting at the FDE screen asking for credentials. The second time, I waited for the reboot, entered my credentials and went to grab a drink. I came back to find my desktop logged in and unlocked.
>> No. 11313 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 2:26 pm
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I don't understand this post. :D
>> No. 11316 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 5:27 pm
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Brash women. I suppose it should be expected, working near Leeds, but fat Northern women, with their manly accents and talking brazenly about things like how they shat themselves a few years back.
>> No. 11317 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 6:42 pm
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I hate it when you get barracked for allegedly not sending something to a supervisor via email, perhaps CCing relevant staff, even though you sent it some time ago and they, and a CC recipient, specifically thanked you in a reply for sending it to them. This is further compounded when a CC recipient also denies that you actually did send something at all.
>> No. 11318 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 7:47 pm
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CC yourself too then when they complain, send them a copy of the email you received with the headers.
>> No. 11319 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 9:03 pm
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Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a "sent items" folder.
>> No. 11320 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 10:01 pm
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Then why aren't you using that in the first place.
>> No. 11321 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 7:34 am
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>>11319 isn't the same person as >>11317
>> No. 11322 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 10:41 am
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I'm sure they can figure out how to change "aren't you" to "isn't he" as applicable.
>> No. 11323 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 11:22 am
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I think the issue is the blatant lying/arse-covering, not the lack of evidence.
>> No. 11324 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 6:18 pm
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No. The issue is OP is inept and just took it like a bitch instead of mass-emailing everyone the replies he got as a "reminder - FYI - here are your replies, I hope these jog your memories :)"

But no, he took 9 inches, and came running here to complain.

Fucking scum. He fully deserves it. Now, I hope they make jokes and tease him about how he keeps saying "but really mate, you did send me a reply, I just can't find it."
>> No. 11325 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 6:18 pm
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Yes, people still keeping up their attitude with me, even though I showed them proof of receipt.
>> No. 11326 Anonymous
21st May 2017
Sunday 8:23 pm
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I think the problem is that you're feeling cowed by them instead of smug and self-satisfied that they're being idiots denying the reality in front of them. >>11324 is being a twat but he's not totally wrong. Those people are obviously morons, you don't have to feel hurt by their stupid behaviour.

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