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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    You are entirely correct. I though I was agreeing with you but reading it back the tone comes off all wrong. I blame a Saturday spent mixing with the British public and their infamous Christmas cheer.

    So yeah, sorry about that.
     
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  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Got paid today, but it looks like only half the Christmas bonus of the previous 3 years...

    Before anyone jumps on me, a bonus is a bonus, I know - but I also know the company had a record year in terms of sales and profits, and a significant part of that is what I do (it's a 1-man production operation and I didn't miss a single deadline or ship date, even while having a newborn baby). If I had a bit of warning, then fine, but I do not appreciate a 3-year pattern suddenly changing when all the signs were pointing in the opposite direction.

    I'm hoping it's just a cock-up on the payroll/accounting side, but if they start cheaping out on me now, with all the extra work I'm doing to meet demand, I'll start looking elsewhere...
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Happens to the best of us in this stressful time of year. Appreciate the honesty reaction.

    Right now, the only annoyance I have is that there is no snow, just rain, in the bloody Black Forest.
     
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  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Don't think anyone is going to jump on you, I'm sure most would be equally unhappy in your position.
     
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  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Console yourself by making a cuckoo clock. :grin:
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'd forgotten how slow and ball-achy it was to update the travel-media drive.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Same in Austria :(

    At least the slopes are still getting bits of snow by the looks of it.
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I bought alcohol. Does that work, too? And I might draw on my new graphics tablet later.

    There was snow three days ago when we arrived. Since then we had around 2-3 without rain. And it never got cooler than 3 degrees C. Well, off to a long walk in the rain. It'll be fun.
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Horrific bout of man flu. This has been a truly miserable year health-wise...
     
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  10. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Ditto, I've spent the last week blowing my nose into a sock (a different sock per day I may add) simply because I can't afford to replace loo roll at the rate my hooter is going through it..
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Didn't get paid today. Was supposed to...

    And being Christmas eve all I can get out of anyone is - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  12. perplekks45

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    QFT
     
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  13. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I hope you don't mix it up with THAT sock...

    Sorry, couldn't resist :grin:
     
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  14. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Christmas conversation turns to politics.

    Yeah, never a good idea.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It was that or religion.
     
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  16. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Hello also from work!

    An I have no idea why dinner conversations always turn political, that or mum starts ranting off about how rubbish the family is an then onto UK and then to US politics.

    Needless to say the last two days have been hellish. In two days I've consumed far to much alcohol and passed out a few times.
     
  18. perplekks45

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    FlyBMI. Their customer care, to be precise.

    Flew to Jönköping (Dreamhack Winter) a month ago. The flight from Frankfurt to Jönköping was delayed by more than three hours. So, obviously, I can claim compensation. Which I did today (I was busy, okay?). Guess what, they...

    I sure am assured you have a metric f***-ton of complaints. They will either not respond at all (highly likely) or at least screw up because the claim is for two individuals (pretty much certain). But the carrot is golden: if it goes through and we both get our compensation it'll be up to 600 Euros, more than we paid for the flights.
     
  19. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Sold my PC. Got a pile of HP Omen stuff in the deal. CPU (i3-7100) is dead. No money to replace at all.
     
  20. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Stripped down a build as I figured putting it in the loft full of coolant and mildly valuable hardware would be stupid. Figure I will put the board and CPU back into the case where it belongs, making it all work as it should (USB ports, lighting, overclocking etc). Go to fit it, then remember it needs a stupid custom cable. Do I have it here? do I 'eck ffs. I even ordered a litre of isoprop and some TIM as well, grrr.
     

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