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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 18:37 
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That’s such bad news. Hopefully the symptoms are turning a corner. Hopefully you’ll be able to make it up by extending Christmas a few more days when you’re back.

Aran is such a beautiful name.

And such beautiful sweaters


She'll be fine, just praying for a short convalescence and not some extended nightmare. She's been so looking forward to getting off work because she utterly, utterly despises her job and then this happens pretty much straight away. I think the feeling of "the time off I've been so looking forward to is being burned out from under me" was very much the root of how upset she was today.

And it's weird actually, there's like three specifically Aran sweater selling shops appeared in Glasgow since we started going out. It's become a running joke obviously.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 15:28 
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Back down to one support technician for the whole university today. Hope nothing important comes up while I'm unblocking a paper jam or switching on a projector for an overeducated moron.

But seriously. One fucking support technician for hundreds of staff and thousands of students. How the fuck has this been allowed to happen!?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 15:33 
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DavPaz wrote:
Back down to one support technician for the whole university today. Hope nothing important comes up while I'm unblocking a paper jam or switching on a projector for an overeducated moron.

But seriously. One fucking support technician for hundreds of staff and thousands of students. How the fuck has this been allowed to happen!?


Is it going to get worse? Kent are planning to lay off 4-500 people, do you have the same axe hanging over you?


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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 15:40 
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DavPaz wrote:
Back down to one support technician for the whole university today. Hope nothing important comes up while I'm unblocking a paper jam or switching on a projector for an overeducated moron.

But seriously. One fucking support technician for hundreds of staff and thousands of students. How the fuck has this been allowed to happen!?


Is it going to get worse? Kent are planning to lay off 4-500 people, do you have the same axe hanging over you?

I don't think so. We technically have a budget surplus but the VC is holding onto it until the tuition fees review takes place. If the fees are cut then we might start to see some severe cutbacks.

Our staffing problems have been caused by a combination of long-term sickness, family issues and a director who's managed to alienate some staff enough for them to jump ship. I'm staying outwardly positive but things are starting to suffer. FUN TIMES


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 22:22 
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That's still not good, but long term might not be as bad. Fingers crossed for you.


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This is particularly morbid, so probably don't read it.


My step dad died today. I can't get the smell of death off me.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:02 
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Mate, I'm so sorry.


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So sorry to hear that. Hopefully when the immediacy passes that feeling will fade x

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Deepest sympathies.


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Sorry to hear this, sympathies to you and your family, Bik.

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Sorry to hear of that, mate

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Thanks everyone.

Sorry about Drink And Interneting on you all.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 14:40 
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Fucking shit cunts. I move out of my flat in four weeks--all being well--and I'm leaving the white goods because fuck it and because the buyer requested them. So what happens literally two minutes ago? Part way through a spin cycle my previously problem-free washing machine starts making the most horrendous noise and I'm pretty sure something's come loose inside it. The worst thing is that my kitchen is tiny and it's wedged into a corner so I'll need to take one of the kitchen units out even for someone to look at it. And if it's properly fucked I'll need to buy a new washing machine for the sake of about the last three weeks in this place.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 15:17 
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Couldn't you just use laundrapp or something for the last few weeks, and tell the buyer "it broke" and if they bend your arm give them a few quid compensation?


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Or get a second hand one.

If you're lucky you left a bolt in some pocket or something.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 16:21 
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Couldn't you just use laundrapp or something for the last few weeks, and tell the buyer "it broke" and if they bend your arm give them a few quid compensation?


Working white goods are part of the offer they made so they'd 100% absolutely come back to me the instant they found out and then it's all hassle through lawyers; who needs that? I've got a mate coming round to look at it--though given the bits of melted looking plastic that were in with the clothes when I emptied it I suspect it's very fucked--and worst case scenario Argos will apparently deliver and fit a new one, and take the old one away, for a few hundred quid. Not ideal, but not horrendous either.


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As a buyer, if you told me this and gave me the choice, I'd say "sure, it's not worth anything anyway, give me a few hundred quid and I'll buy a nice one of my own choosing instead of inheriting yours." I don't think you have anything to lose by asking them. Just say "the bloody machine's broke, I'm happy to replace it if you want or would you rather source one of your own?"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 16:23 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
As a buyer, if you told me this and gave me the choice, I'd say "sure, it's not worth anything anyway, give me a few hundred quid and I'll buy a nice one of my own choosing instead of inheriting yours." I don't think you have anything to lose by asking them. Just say "the bloody machine's broke, I'm happy to replace it if you want or would you rather source one of your own?"

Very much this.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
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See I kind of thought I'd be more in control if I bought a replacement myself as then I can get the cheapest one possible, no? If I ask them the question they might come back wanting money for something pricier and then we're off to the races.


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"had to pour one out for the washer yesterday, homie. It's gon cost man 200 bucks to get a new one, you down wid that, or you just want the green, blood?"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 17:12 
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See I kind of thought I'd be more in control if I bought a replacement myself as then I can get the cheapest one possible, no? If I ask them the question they might come back wanting money for something pricier and then we're off to the races.

Presumably they're only entitled to a machine that is of a similar value to the one that you've got in there at the moment, as that's what they saw and agreed to.

No harm in asking 'em anyway, better that than ending up a few hundred quid out of pocket unnecessarily.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'NAY!' Thread
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The owner of my last flat left a shitty cheap washer that I immediately removed and replaced with something better. You might be just throwing money away.

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