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There's only 3 of 17 people in.
I hope it's going to be like this all week, I'll have nothing to do!
has everyone in your office booked this week/few days off like every other sensible person.
no management in for the next fortnight, and a lot of staff've taken it off too. Meanwhile, I'm 'working' most of it for the same reason as you - less to do!
18 out of 28 staff in this section in today, but at the moment I can count nine. Still, I've bargained these two days in for eleven off after.
Unfortunately I'm still really fucking busy. Stupid place. I think it might be a skeleton day shift on here as well, just full of idiots like us who rejected taking this week off as holiday. Oh well!
Get something about Gary Mac and how Adebayor was correctly sent off in there, cheers.
Monday's Gossip Column here I come!
do you guys do in the office? What is your job's?
On a weekly magazine. The only weekly magazine in christendom that didn't put out a double issue last week so we could have a week off.
'Hi, is there anyone there who can comment on this story I'm running? No? Everyone's away for Christmas? Thanks! I'll just make it up.'
My housemate reads that (she runs a coffee shop), and my best mate does too (he’s worked for several supermarkets in their head office).
My Dad reads it.
So, what do you think of the proposed new mandatory code of practice for alcohol retailers?
For too long off-licences have been riding roughshod over the guidelines laid out by alocoholic advisory bodies, and it's about time the Government stood up for itself and started kicking ass and taking names.
For too long large supermarkets have been riding roughshod over the small off-licences, and the guidelines laid out by the Government and alcoholic advisory bodies, should allow for a more level playing field.
Mark, 29 from London.
It's wrong to penalise the majority of responsible retailers and drinkers because of a minority of individuals who are willing to break existing laws. Enforcement of the current legislation would be a far more productive use of the government's time.
If the off-licence is to survive in this supermarket age a code of practice is necessary to ensure its raison d'etre remains unsullied by big chain business and become somewhere over 18s can implicitly trust.
When I was six and too young to understand its actual purpose I used to love our local offie because you had to go down some stone steps from the street to enter it and it sold Worcestershire Sauce French Fries. Now it's an Indian restaurant. CURSE YOU, PARTITION.
it's bad, innit, because y'know, I've got a right to drink if I want. Nanny state 'n all that, innit.
Dave, 17, Hackney.
sinn fein is a legitimate political party
Mark, 29 from London said: "Ummmmm...'spose."
So no staff == no work.
Yay/nay i can't decide.
breaking call centres for a well known mobile company. Or something. Today, I get to write up someone else's annual review, then break a load of servers.
Only five out of around 100 of us will be in at all.
I did it last year as well, it's about as depressing as it gets.
Except I’m really busy, and was in the office all weekend too.
My deadline is tomorrow morning, so hopefully I’m going to be able to wangle a bit of ToiL and just drift in when I feel like it tomorrow and Wednesday to do my filing. After that, I’m off until the 5th January.
my place is just as busy as ever however. Only have wednesday off though. And tomorrow morning.
it's a university, and there are no students. therefore nothing to do. everyone else looks like they're doing work on their computers though. i'm never doing any work last two days before christmas or not.
completing spider solitaire using 4 suits
I work in a Uni too and there's not a single person in sight (staff or students)
gone and died so they're probably going home soon. The voice of the person opposite me sounds like the girl from the exorcist and her graphic description of how she spent all Sunday throwing up hasn't helped.
My old job the computers went down all the time = hometime. Most places they just find you something else to do :(
and monday, tuesday, wednesday and friday next week.
apparently i'm the only person working next monday.
i get extra days off work working next week though, i intend to use them for some time off when it's warm and sunny thank you very much.
bah. working on new years eve in particular will be shit. Actually, not necessarily shit, but strange. Hmmm. Could be good.
pretty much 90% of staff have booked these days off. I'm the only one in on Christmas Eve. That'll be a productive day.
The other office is full though.. I hate being isolated, grrr.
working on xmas eve as well
i'm an evil banker though so i'm just glad i've still got a job
It's going to be pretty lonely, but as my annual leave's going on Coachella instead I'm sure I'll survive.
I didn't have enough annual leave to take this week off so I'm sat here like a loser doing nothing for the next 2 days.
which is great because it means I can have 6 Music on all day. I'm really busy though unfortunately.