Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by RB1992, Aug 2, 2016.
the phrase "the race to the bottom"
I reckon Skiers have a case on that front.
Reminds me of Italia.
Dont ever post that phrase ever again.
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The thing is they say too much has been spent on pre-contract stuff to turn back now. Possibly a billion or two. But they are quite happy to overspend on new comms equipment for emergency services to the tune of £2.5 BILLION! That's not the cost, that's the fookin' OVERSPEND!!!
Scrap HS2 now!
I never get how they can overspend like they do surely somebody should be looking and saying that’s it or have better contracts
Just a small sign of the incompetence surrounding this vanity project - too many high up people earning a lot of money for it to be cancelled sadly
That's outrageous. I work for a charity that plants trees in basically the Sahara and we have a 70% survival rate. You should just be able to chuck them in and let them get on with it in Warwickshire unless you've done something seriously wrong.
Thousands of newly planted HS2 trees dead
Incompetent fuckers !
Yep, up at 7 and in work 9.30 til 7. I'm a consummate professional. Wasn't too bad really just tired.
I get the same nowadays, clumsy as well.
I hate it when people pronounce 'issue' as 'issyou' instead of 'ishoo'.
Do they have the hand-held units there yet where you scan items as you shop, so when you check out you just hand them the machine?
I tried one recently, scanned dozens of items and when I got to the last item on my list, the battery in it died.
Turned out to be a complete waste of time. I'd never use one again.
I really like them at Tesco, other than when i get flagged for a "random" check. Saves a lot of farting around re-packing, not to mention queuing for the till.
NB to those looking to use it at Cannon Park - silly cunts have decided to have the "Scan as you shop" and self-checkout as the same tills, so the queue is always fookin' massive! #pointless
Interesting SBT will auto-edit c**t but not cunts!
i prefer cúnt , it sounds more French
Cunning linguistics there, Rich! You must practice a lot!
Only time I've used that scanners thing was where I had a handful of items ready to go to a checkout and the fella pulls me aside, scans everything and sends me though the empty self-scan section instead of queueing. This must be how Hollywood types feel when they get shops closed just for them.
Maybe he had heard about you watching two episodes of Cheers every morning and assumed you *are* a Hollywood type!
The use of "upmost" instead of "utmost".
I've never heard the former and the latter I haven't heard in years. Seems to have dropped out of use where I am.
Saw "upmost" used on a notice about professionalism in an NHS hospital the other day ... (SMH)
People who pronounce the word "advertisement" as "adverTYZEment".
Especially when they are a senior lecturer in marketing & advertising at Coventry University (yes YOU, Lara Chaplin - as heard on BBC C&W this morning). Mind you, her entire interview fell into the "no shit, Sherlock" category! That's what you get if you employ a cinema manager with no relevant qualifications on your academic staff, suppose. #wasteof9grandtuitionfee
That’s very enlightening for this time in the morning - must have got your goat !
You ok hun xx
At least you didn't say "must OF got ON my goat" - that would REALLY have pissed me off
I am now, yeah! Very cathartic, this thread!!
Marketing and advertising is a bit of a joke really, no coincidence that it's generally good looking women in the profession
Working in a corporate environment all my life it annoys me how the word "liaise" is used in what seems like every meeting. Fuck off. Can't you just say you're off to meet someone, or you're going to talk to so and so.
There's literally no scenario where I choose to use the word 'liaise'.
It's still infinitely better than "touch base" though
Lara Chaplin, Coventry University.
Or "let's take this offline" in a face-to-face meeting (which is the definition of offline, IMHO!) - my Director is a bugger for saying that!
Yeah corporate speak is bullshit.
Have a bloke I have to deal with who is all over it but knows absolutely fuck all about what he is talking about.
"I'd like to arrange a pitchdeck proposal for my client so I need the info from you guys"
"I have sent you a quote"
"Yes but we need you guys to fire us across more info about the quote"
"It has the price, terms and the service of what you would get"
"Sure but we need more info to submit the pitch to our guys when we touch base next"
"So you want us to write you a proposal for you to give your customer?"
Needed some ID from him for something once, he said "You can just Google me".
They should all be fucked off, if I ran a business and somebody came in for an interview like it they wouldn't even finish the interview.
Already said it but people who start inhaling their drink about 5 seconds before the cup is at their mouth and then try and just suck the drink out of the cup rather than lifting it so the drink flows?
Struggling to picture that, Nick. But that is quite specific - is this WITHIN useless company meetings, or generally?!
Guilty, toby fayre I only do it with hot drinks.
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