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oscillatewildly

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Every idiot in the company feeling the need to say goodbye every day on Teams. As if that wasn’t bad enough we’ve now got everyone replying to each other individually, it’s like the bloody Waltons.

Also people announcing they’ve finished for the day when I’ll be working for hours.
You need to sack the idiot who decided corporate workwear should be denim dungarees.
 
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Ease up on the caffeine before you hit the sack. I can't offer a great deal of advice on this Northern hemisphere in summer time thing other than maybe fitting blackout curtains?
Got blackout blinds and don’t drink any caffeine ever. Can normally sleep through most things but not at the moment. It doesn’t help having a shower after work at 3am
 

SBAndy

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With you on this I get home about 3:30am and they are just starting and after I have had a shower and head iff upstairs I can hear them and see the sky starting to get lighter.
4:12am today I was woken by the fuckers. Closed all windows but could still hear them. Ended up going outside to study where the noise was coming from (and make sure there wasn’t a nest in our roof/guttering!).
 

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4:12am today I was woken by the fuckers. Closed all windows but could still hear them. Ended up going outside to study where the noise was coming from (and make sure there wasn’t a nest in our roof/guttering!).
Not sure if it might help but some people stand a stone owl in their garden and this keeps most birds away.
 

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Not sure if it might help but some people stand a stone owl in their garden and this keeps most birds away.
Would be more helpful if all the trees weren’t council-owned out the front of the house!!
 

ccfctommy

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Every idiot in the company feeling the need to say goodbye every day on Teams. As if that wasn’t bad enough we’ve now got everyone replying to each other individually, it’s like the bloody Waltons.

Also people announcing they’ve finished for the day when I’ll be working for hours.
We have to say hello and goodbye each day
 

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Every idiot in the company feeling the need to say goodbye every day on Teams. As if that wasn’t bad enough we’ve now got everyone replying to each other individually, it’s like the bloody Waltons.
Similarly, I've noticed at our place a distinct increase in positive stroking, so that every progress report given, whether it's a less than startling work and / or has no obvious value outcome, gets a chorus of "really great update", "great news" and "really excellent", when it's very less than excellent or great.
 

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Similarly, I've noticed at our place a distinct increase in positive stroking, so that every progress report given, whether it's a less than startling work and / or has no obvious value outcome, gets a chorus of "really great update", "great news" and "really excellent", when it's very less than excellent or great.
Its made up really easy to see who is a management suck up. Although disappointingly it seems there's only a couple of us who aren't.
 

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The idle sods who leave rubbish behind after a day out. On the Bank Holiday weekend, the local council cleared 25 tons of rubbish from Bournemouth beach. I just can't get my head round the attitude of people who do that.
 

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The idle sods who leave rubbish behind after a day out. On the Bank Holiday weekend, the local council cleared 25 tons of rubbish from Bournemouth beach. I just can't get my head round the attitude of people who do that.
Easy. ‘Somebody else will do it’.

Same as most office workers. Scummy.
 

Sbarcher

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Can't seem to get through to the wife when she continues to wash and clean containers before they go into the re-cycling bin. The amount of water, usually hot! she uses to rinse them out would fill a small bath. Any savings and green credentials she is seeking is totally wiped out by the energy and water she uses. All to ensure the containers are sparkling before they go into the bin.
 

chiefdave

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The school run but not for the normal reasons. Not because of the traffic chaos it causes with parents thinking its a total free for all or the fact that I live less than 500 metres from a school yet see people loading their kids into the car every morning to drive them the massive, unwalkable, distance.

The thing that annoys me is how, since covid started, it has become acceptable for people at work to just say 'school run' twice a day and disappear for an hour a time. Fair enough that people had child care to deal with when they suddenly had their kids at home all day but what's different now to pre-pandemic? That's basically a day and a half of work a week people are missing.

If I disappeared from work for a couple of hours a day to take the dog out I'd pretty quickly be getting a told to stop.
 
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The school run but not for the normal reasons. Not because of the traffic chaos it causes with parents thinking its a total free for all or the fact that I live less than 500 metres from a school yet see people loading their kids into the car every morning to drive them the massive, unwalkable, distance.

The thing that annoys me is how, since covid started, it has become acceptable for people at work to just say 'school run' twice a day and disappear for an hour a time. Fair enough that people had child care to deal with when they suddenly had their kids at home all day but what's different now to pre-pandemic? That's basically a day and a half of work a week people are missing.

If I disappeared from work for a couple of hours a day to take the dog out I'd pretty quickly be getting a told to stop.
Used to have this view with Fag breaks - was at least 40 mins in the day not lunchtime - muggins here answering their phones - guess those lazy ones are working from home creating pollution for themselves but taking longer !
 

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Used to have this view with Fag breaks - was at least 40 mins in the day not lunchtime - muggins here answering their phones - guess those lazy ones are working from home creating pollution for themselves but taking longer !
Used to have this moan about folks who moaned about those that took fag breaks and then returned to continue wok, whilst others were still hanging around the cooler/canteen or else sitting in breakout areas discussing anything but work or else surfing on the internet. Interestingly, smokers were usually the type that delivered whilst the others were still designing their email signatures, arranging their desks and moaning about folks who smoked.
 
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Marty

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You lot need to get creative, I have 2 half hour toilet breaks a day, 2 40 minute breaks, about 10 I go for a wander for about an hour, then at 2 I have a coffee break. My boss spends 8 hours a day in his office watching YouTube or sleeping.
 

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Used to have this moan about folks who moaned about those that took fag breaks and then returned to continue wok, whilst others were still hanging around the cooler/canteen or else sitting in breakout areas discussing work or else surfing on the internet. Interestingly, smokers were usually the type that delivered whilst the others were still designing their email signatures, arranging their desks and moaning about folks who smoked.
🤣I use to like getting things in a radial pattern equidistant from my mouse arm - didn’t change my opinion on smerkers
 
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Used to have this moan about folks who moaned about those that took fag breaks and then returned to continue wok, whilst others were still hanging around the cooler/canteen or else sitting in breakout areas discussing work or else surfing on the internet. Interestingly, smokers were usually the type that delivered whilst the others were still designing their email signatures, arranging their desks and moaning about folks who smoked.
To continue wok? You worked in a Chinese kitchen?
 
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Marty

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You lot need to get creative, I have 2 half hour toilet breaks a day, 2 40 minute breaks, about 10 I go for a wander for about an hour, then at 2 I have a coffee break. My boss spends 8 hours a day in his office watching YouTube or sleeping.
Currently sun bathing :cool:
 
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chiefdave

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Currently sun bathing :cool:
Alright for some! I might have underestimated the time some people are taking on the school run. Started work at 8am today, supposed to be a team meeting at 8:30am but someone was missing as they were 'on the school run' which they got back from at 10:25am!!!

We have to account for every minute of our time so how is this not being raised as an issue by anyone in management?
 

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Old fuckers and lottery tickets + scratch cards in Tesco’s , stood behind some guy just now, pissing about with checking lotto tickets and picking every other fucking scratch card, so I left and went a picked up my few bits, paid for them and came back to the kiosk, the same prick was still stood there fucking about! Wtf can possible take 10 minutes when doing this??? Boils my fucking piss!!!!
 
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Old fuckers and lottery tickets + scratch cards in Tesco’s , stood behind some guy just now, pissing about with checking lotto tickets and picking every other fucking scratch card, so I left and went a picked up my few bits, paid for them and came back to the kiosk, the same prick was still stood there fucking about! Wtf can possible take 10 minutes when doing this??? Boils my fucking piss!!!!
You won't be sending a begging letter then?
 
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robbiekeane

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Old fuckers and lottery tickets + scratch cards in Tesco’s , stood behind some guy just now, pissing about with checking lotto tickets and picking every other fucking scratch card, so I left and went a picked up my few bits, paid for them and came back to the kiosk, the same prick was still stood there fucking about! Wtf can possible take 10 minutes when doing this??? Boils my fucking piss!!!!
You know what really fucks me off similar to this - people at the check in/bag drop counter in airports. Honest question - what the fuck are you talking about? Like literally what is the conversation you are having which means it takes ten minutes? Do people still just walk up to the counters and ask what tickets they have available and buy them?

I walk up (on the rare occasion im not allowed to check in online or have to drop a bag or whatever) - passport ready, any tickets i have ready, ready to put the bag on the thing, done. In about 2 minutes. Is there something im missing? Genuinely, is there something that other people talk about or a part of the process that im not involved in...i'd love to know if anyone knows

I get disproportionately angry at that shit
 
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You know what really fucks me off similar to this - people at the check in/bag drop counter in airports. Honest question - what the fuck are you talking about? Like literally what is the conversation you are having which means it takes ten minutes? Do people still just walk up to the counters and ask what tickets they have available and buy them?

I walk up (on the rare occasion im not allowed to check in online or have to drop a bag or whatever) - passport ready, any tickets i have ready, ready to put the bag on the thing, done. In about 2 minutes. Is there something im missing? Genuinely, is there something that other people talk about or a part of the process that im not involved in...i'd love to know if anyone knows

I get disproportionately angry at that shit
Oh yeah there are always people who like a chat.

Same in a post office, I have a box they just need to scan and put in a bag. People in there doing their fucking accounts at the desk.
 

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Similar to that - I always feel as though every person apart from my good self seems to spend a ridiculous amount of time at an ATM. You put your card in, then your pin, maybe check your balance and then get your cash. It should honestly take no more than a minute, yet here I am five minutes later silently raging.
 

ccfctommy

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I'm seeing loads of people with the green lanyard around their necks. The ones that make you exempt from wearing a face mast. Half of them are just fat. It's all a blag, ain't it?
 
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I'm seeing loads of people with the green lanyard around their necks. The ones that make you exempt from wearing a face mast. Half of them are just fat. It's all a blag, ain't it?
I think the technical term is Hypothyroidism 🤥🤣

I've seen a lot of "rough" looking folk in shops without them, but they usually think they're above the law as it is with most things in life.