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Marty

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Snowflakes, never met one before, but I've been moved to a new site and one of the lads here is an absolute baby, everyone else told me to tread on eggshells around him, but I'm currently waiting to go into a meeting with HR, what's put me in this position? I've asked him if he would take a VR package if offered one, to which he burst into tears and started shouting at me.

My gaffer knows his dad and has told me his old man is pulling his hair out with what to do with him.
 

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Snowflakes, never met one before, but I've been moved to a new site and one of the lads here is an absolute baby, everyone else told me to tread on eggshells around him, but I'm currently waiting to go into a meeting with HR, what's put me in this position? I've asked him if he would take a VR package if offered one, to which he burst into tears and started shouting at me.

My gaffer knows his dad and has told me his old man is pulling his hair out with what to do with him.
Voluntary redundancy? That's a fairly basic question. Is he quite young?
 

OffenhamSkyBlue

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Snowflakes, never met one before, but I've been moved to a new site and one of the lads here is an absolute baby, everyone else told me to tread on eggshells around him, but I'm currently waiting to go into a meeting with HR, what's put me in this position? I've asked him if he would take a VR package if offered one, to which he burst into tears and started shouting at me.

My gaffer knows his dad and has told me his old man is pulling his hair out with what to do with him.
When you said you were asking him whether he would take a VR package, was this in general conversation in the office (i.e. gauging wider opinion among your colleagues), or are you his line manager?
 

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He was probably paranoid and you pushed him over the edge you big meanie! Outrageous that it’s got anywhere near a HR meeting!
 
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Marty

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When you said you were asking him whether he would take a VR package, was this in general conversation in the office (i.e. gauging wider opinion among your colleagues), or are you his line manager?
There's been rumours for a while they're look at offering VR, and we were talking about it, how much they'd need to offer to go etc, and I just asked him as part of that. He's same level as me but I've he's only been here just over a year.
 

Marty

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He was probably paranoid and you pushed him over the edge you big meanie! Outrageous that it’s got anywhere near a HR meeting!
I'm the third person this year he's taken to HR, HR and union have basically said he's a trouble maker but they must be seen to be doing something,
 

Nick

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Use his desk phone to ring sex lines.
Next time he needs a number, give him one for a classified offering something random
Take a screenshot of his desktop with toolbar and then hide his toolbar and watch him lose his head that he cant click anything.
 

Marty

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Well, you know what they say, Karma's a bitch. Got a phone call of my boss about 10 minutes after I left work, the c**t who took me to HR has only gone and lost his keys. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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ovduk78

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The end of a packet of cereal. What a depressing, dusty load of shite that is in the morning...
I love the end of a packet of cereal. When my wife started eating the same cereal as me I always ensured that I got the end of the box but then I think she has the same opinion of it as you!
 
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ccfc92

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I love the end of a packet of cereal. When my wife started eating the same cereal as me I always ensured that I got the end of the box but then I think she has the same opinion of it as you!
Lol, I'll post you the end of my cereal packets :D
 
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Walsgrave

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Management. Particularly management that feel they have to act a certain way and defend the company line all the time.

Just be normal, dickhead. We all want a working company. If your employees are moaning it’s probably something that should concern you not a behaviour management issue.
Once worked at a company where the 'management' team quite literally had a meeting at the end of every week to discuss us 'juniors'. The irony was that if they had spent as much time actually training us as they had meetings on us then not only would the meetings not be necessary; they might have done a little better.
 

shmmeee

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Once worked at a company where the 'management' team quite literally had a meeting at the end of every week to discuss us 'juniors'. The irony was that if they had spent as much time actually training us as they had meetings on us then not only would the meetings not be necessary; they might have done a little better.
Its fascinating isn’t it? I suspect a very similar psychological effect as this experiment occurs:

 
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Sbarcher

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I love the end of a packet of cereal. When my wife started eating the same cereal as me I always ensured that I got the end of the box but then I think she has the same opinion of it as you!
When you open the cardboard box for a packet of cereal and the contents are only 1/2 height of the box - "settlement" my arse!!!!!
 
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dutchman

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The trouble then is they design it in such a way that you can never get the last of the contents out of the packaging and being Dutch that keeps me awake at night fretting over it.
 
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Been to a few shops now that insists on facemasks. That's fine I just put it on.

However, when you get to the checkout and there's one braindead gimp serving and a queue of about 15 people while the other braindead gimps stand about chatting and being dicks. It isn't a good thing.

On a hot day, struggling to breath through a mask in a queue while Forrest Gump figures out how to work a till on his own. Why don't they ever have the common sense to fill the tills and clear the queue to get people out of the shop?
 

shmmeee

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Been to a few shops now that insists on facemasks. That's fine I just put it on.

However, when you get to the checkout and there's one braindead gimp serving and a queue of about 15 people while the other braindead gimps stand about chatting and being dicks. It isn't a good thing.

On a hot day, struggling to breath through a mask in a queue while Forrest Gump figures out how to work a till on his own. Why don't they ever have the common sense to fill the tills and clear the queue to get people out of the shop?
Off that, long queues and staff doing anything other than clearing those queues. When I worked retail it was a given that if you were stocking shelves or something else that wasn’t urgent and customers were waiting you served the customers first. Even if the phone was ringing we were told in person customers come above everything.
 

Nick

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Off that, long queues and staff doing anything other than clearing those queues. When I worked retail it was a given that if you were stocking shelves or something else that wasn’t urgent and customers were waiting you served the customers first. Even if the phone was ringing we were told in person customers come above everything.
Happens loads in one stop. One person serving, 5 pottering about and a 20 person queue.
 

NorthernWisdom

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Been to a few shops now that insists on facemasks. That's fine I just put it on.

However, when you get to the checkout and there's one braindead gimp serving and a queue of about 15 people while the other braindead gimps stand about chatting and being dicks. It isn't a good thing.

On a hot day, struggling to breath through a mask in a queue while Forrest Gump figures out how to work a till on his own. Why don't they ever have the common sense to fill the tills and clear the queue to get people out of the shop?
As long as the tills are far enough apart / screened from one another / staff aren't being sent away from the customers because of underlying conditions, I'm with you.
 

NorthernWisdom

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As an aside (and I'll do my best to stop this being political, so I don't send us into Covid thread 2!) I get slightly annoyed at people kicking off about the infringement on their liberties to have to wear a mask.

My main gripe is, why is that the trigger to set them off? Forget being put under near house arrest for months etc... it's wearing a mask that seems to have some people furious about denial of liberties.

It just seems a very odd thing to choose to fight against when, if you wanted to, there were and are plenty of other options which could have been picked to start a fight about!
 

shmmeee

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As an aside (and I'll do my best to stop this being political, so I don't send us into Covid thread 2!) I get slightly annoyed at people kicking off about the infringement on their liberties to have to wear a mask.

My main gripe is, why is that the trigger to set them off? Forget being put under near house arrest for months etc... it's wearing a mask that seems to have some people furious about denial of liberties.

It just seems a very odd thing to choose to fight against when, if you wanted to, there were and are plenty of other options which could have been picked to start a fight about!
Like everything these days it’s because the Yanks did it.