Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.
It is currently Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:36

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 726 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 20:54 
User avatar
INFINITE POWAH

Joined: 1st Apr, 2008
Posts: 29640
Fucking philistines

_________________
http://www.thehomeofawesome.com/
Eagles soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 22:28 
User avatar
Sitting balls-back folder

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 8616
MrChris wrote:
Fucking philistines

These must truly be the end times because someone agrees with MrChris.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:33 
User avatar

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 18780
Smoked cheese is lovely. The applewood is ok, a little sweet, but ok for an easy to come by selection. I’d definitely try the daurylea though because Dairylea is awesome.

Get some if the smoked cathedral city spreadable and smoke it more.

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:35 
User avatar
Ticket to Ride World Champion

Joined: 18th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11437
Sainsbury's used to sell a smoked basil with chillies in it. I loved, but suspect I was the only one to buy it so they stopped selling it.

_________________
No, it was a giant robot castle!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:48 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 29810
Bobbyaro wrote:
Sainsbury's used to sell a smoked basil with chillies in it.
I hope the word "cheese" is missing from this sentence. Otherwise that's a weird foodstuff you're describing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:55 
Filthy Junkie Bitch

Joined: 17th Dec, 2008
Posts: 8001
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Bobbyaro wrote:
Sainsbury's used to sell a smoked basil with chillies in it.
I hope the word "cheese" is missing from this sentence. Otherwise that's a weird foodstuff you're describing.

It’s one of their vape flavours


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 13:59 
User avatar
Ticket to Ride World Champion

Joined: 18th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11437
The word cheese was missing from their description as well, tbf. I think that basil was the type of cheese, but have never been able to find any reference to it

_________________
No, it was a giant robot castle!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 14:12 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45646
I'm pretty sure basil is not a type of cheese

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 14:44 
User avatar
Ticket to Ride World Champion

Joined: 18th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11437
Bavarian basil. Something like that anyway, it has been a few years since I saw it.

Edit. I think it was this under a different, and ambiguous, label.
https://www.bergader.com/our-cheese-spe ... auchkaese/

_________________
No, it was a giant robot castle!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:25 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 12413
Location: Oxford
Someone I don't know is sitting in my preferred seat in the office. Having to find a less-convivial place has got today off to a bad start for me. I know it's childish and we're all super-agile-hot-deskers etc but, grr, I like having a view.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:28 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11570
Kern wrote:
Someone I don't know is sitting in my preferred seat in the office. Having to find a less-convivial place has got today off to a bad start for me. I know it's childish and we're all super-agile-hot-deskers etc but, grr, I like having a view.


I can understand hot-desking as a concept if you're for example working on a project with some new people for a few weeks/months, but at least when you come in each day you know where you're sitting.

If hot-desking becomes a similar grab for prime spots in the same way as non-allocated parking spaces then it would be incredibly stressful to me:
1) Getting a spot I feel comfortable in.
2) Fighting anxiety that people are talking about how I always grab the 'good spot' because I come in earlier.
3) Where do I put all the stuff that reminds me of home, like my family photos and artwork Darwin has made.

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out

Do some price comparison on games, DVDs, books or CDs at Find It Cheapest.com
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:31 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 12413
Location: Oxford
And then I take someone else's preferred space, so they spend the day scowling at me whilst sitting in yet another person's space.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:41 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 12413
Location: Oxford
Mr Russell wrote:
3) Where do I put all the stuff that reminds me of home, like my family photos and artwork Darwin has made.


I miss having postcards and other fun stuff to look at, but I'm too lazy to take in and out all day. My current office feels like a sterile workhouse. About the only decoration I carry with me is a beer mat so my cup doesn't stain the table. Still, when I get an upgrade to Windows 10 I'll be allowed to change the background picture, so I can exhibit my personality against the soullessness of the corporation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:42 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45646
We've gone fully hotdesking for the last year, and surprisingly everyone seems to have taken to it very well.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:48 
User avatar
I'm a computery guy!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 32438
I wish some of the offices here would fucking hotdesk. Save us shuffling the fuckers around every fucking 3 months because some fucker has decided that mixing up the fucking desks makes for a better fucking team mixing environment. Which means moving all the fucking PCs, monitors and the like. Plus all of their fucking shit that goes with it.

Fuckers.

No-one's taking my desk from me though. Said the man who's been at a completely different desk miles from his own for 4 weeks. I miss my chair. And my lamp. I love lamp.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:23 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 62606
Location: Your Mum
DavPaz wrote:
I wish some of the offices here would fucking hotdesk. Save us shuffling the fuckers around every fucking 3 months because some fucker has decided that mixing up the fucking desks makes for a better fucking team mixing environment.

Amen, preacher!

Hotdesking FTMFW.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 13826
Location: Parts unknown
We did hot desking at my old place and it didn’t bother me too much as I was always one of the first in so I had the same desk every day. The same happened with one of my colleagues. As we were in early, we always had the nicest desks.

One of the arsey managers made a passing comment one day that that’s not how hot desking works and we should move desks. Of course, I didn’t because we were following the rules of hot desking. First come, first served.

It didn’t help that we were about 5 desks short for the team so if no one was on holiday or off sick, the late comers had to go somewhere else in the building. Possibly another building.

I’m sure someone came in one morning, saw there were no desks and just turned straight around and went home.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:18 
Excellent Member

Joined: 5th Dec, 2010
Posts: 3089
They have tried this at my place for years, what usual happens is that people get a preferred desk and they just take it over with personal stuff.

People like the fact they can work at home but still want a defined desk.

Recently a department here has tried again and made more effort so it might work this time.

Firstly they addressed all the push back from the staff, then lockers were added for people to put personal stuff into.

Finally I put in a Condeco hot desk system, these are small devices about the size and shape of an Echo Dot. They light up Red or Green to show if the desk is free or not and are fitted to screening around the desks. When you walk into the open plan area you can see if what is free.

People can book a desk via a smartphone, or on a touch screen in the department or even just walk up to a green one and touch it to book the desk.

The other issue with hotdesks was the endless models of laptop and docking stations that you would get from in our case HP, you would find 2 years in none of the newer models worked with the older docking stations, we have a single USB3 solution for the screen and other devices now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 15:21 
User avatar
Fitness Nut...

Joined: 25th Sep, 2008
Posts: 18218
Location: shropshire, uk
I don't mind hot desking.

As long as it has a monitor, so I can read my docs better, not really fussed.

_________________
MetalAngel wrote:
Kovacs: From 'unresponsive' to 'kebab' in 3.5 seconds


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 15:35 
User avatar
gooby pls

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 11498
Location: Shrewsbury, UK
I would fucking hate the idea of hotdesking.

_________________
Mostly pointless witterings of a fool. gazchap.com
Source Design - Graphic Design and Web Design Shropshire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 0:08 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 2551
Location: , Location, Location.
But what about ACTUAL hotdesking?

We had hot desking for the last three or four years of my civil service career, and generally, it wasn’t a problem, EXCEPT that we no longer had waste bins at each desk. Some staff did the office equivalent of a dirty protest and had plastic shopping bags under their desks or hanging off the back of their chairs to put their rubbish in, the lazy fuckers. That did cause quite a lot of discontent.

_________________
'I just can't be arsed.'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 0:19 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 2551
Location: , Location, Location.
I’m not in my usual Travelodge in Glasgow this week, I’m a couple of miles down the road in the airport hotel. I don’t think they expect anyone to stay more than one night,as there’s not enough floor space to open a suitcase, the only place big enough is on the bed.

And some twat appears to have tried to cook something in the kettle, possibly a Cuppa Soup (TM), as there is some substance burned on to the bottom plate which probably explains why it switches off before the water has boiled. I spoke to a nice, helpful lady in reception about it and she said she’d have it replaced. Unfortunately she didn’t say WHEN, as I called over two hours ago and I still have the offending appliance. Maybe the chambermaid will swap it when I’m out working tomorrow.

_________________
'I just can't be arsed.'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:30 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 2551
Location: , Location, Location.
Not sure if this is a first world ‘problem’ but once again I’ve heard sexual activity in a hotel room close to mine. Unlike the incidents in Bracknell last year that involved a good deal of ecstatic moaning from both rooms adjacent to mine, tonight’s was just some steady rhythmic bed squeaking for around five minutes, building up to a speedy climax before a sudden stop. As this wasn’t followed by an ambulance siren a while later, I assume it was a happy ending.

_________________
'I just can't be arsed.'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:48 
User avatar
Sleepyhead

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26065
Location: Kidbrooke
I can’t imagine doing actual hotdesking.

People went mental when they went down from two to one pedestal each. Gotta have space for all those reams of paper!

_________________
I've got a bad feeling about this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:13 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 62606
Location: Your Mum
Warhead wrote:
Not sure if this is a first world ‘problem’ but once again I’ve heard sexual activity in a hotel room close to mine. Unlike the incidents in Bracknell last year that involved a good deal of ecstatic moaning from both rooms adjacent to mine, tonight’s was just some steady rhythmic bed squeaking for around five minutes, building up to a speedy climax before a sudden stop. As this wasn’t followed by an ambulance siren a while later, I assume it was a happy ending.

Five minutes? Who were they trying to impress?!

[edit] Oh - you.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:47 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 2551
Location: , Location, Location.
On the plus side, WiFi download speed in this hotel is around 85mbps and quite bizarrely, upload is over 90mbps and it’s free, compared to Travelodge which is £3 for 24 hour’s and download is rarely over 10Mbps.

But why do so many hotels that have card keys for their rooms often activate them for only the first night, meaning that when you can’t get in to your room on the 2nd night, you have to traipse back to reception to get it reactivated? I’m often told, ‘you must have had it near your phone which has scrambled it,’ but this is bollocks as I always put my key in my protected wallet. I’ve had to do this each evening in this hotel. Maybe it’s because most guests are only here for one night and flying out from Glasgow airport the following day.

_________________
'I just can't be arsed.'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:17 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 62606
Location: Your Mum
Warhead wrote:
download speed in this hotel is around 85mbps and quite bizarrely, upload is over 90mbps

On synchronous connections upload is often faster than download, as fewer people on the network will be uploading.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:04 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 2551
Location: , Location, Location.
Grim... wrote:
Warhead wrote:
download speed in this hotel is around 85mbps and quite bizarrely, upload is over 90mbps

On synchronous connections upload is often faster than download, as fewer people on the network will be uploading.

Yes, as far as I can tell, they’re all having hotel sex and saying off the net,

_________________
'I just can't be arsed.'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 17:12 
Best
User avatar
Board Mother

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 9436
Location: Mount Olympus
After being awake for 24 hours and getting home, we find out the electricity has been off for a few days and we need to throw all the food from our fridge and freezers away. :(

_________________
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
GJ is right.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 17:27 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45646
Harsh

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 726 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.