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I'm on a coach. I think I'm developing travel sickness.
I'M ON A COACH MOTHERFUCKER! to the tune of I'm On A Boat.
It's pretty good.
whilst this is a stonking idea, according to the LED temperature sign (fancy), it's really not the weather for such activities.
i was at my parent's abode and needed to get to work. Coaches are the future.
And whether or not these horses are robots.
I BET I kNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS.
(what are you asking me for? I DIDN'T MAKE IT)
I'M FEASTING ON A LUKEWARM GINSTERS PASTY!
AVOIDING EYE CONTACT WITH ALL THE PEOPLE I'VE MET,
I'M ON A COACH MOTHERFUCKER, DON'T YOU EVER FORGET.
Torn between the cool_double_underscore kids...
...and the manly The[ ] men.
I'm not cool.
Says so right in your name.
Just finished work
Was supposed to be going to ikea later (haven't been in 16 years) but having had 0 hours sleep and an ungodly amount of caffeine saturated fluid, I think it might result in some sort of Ikea meltdown where I'm found crying in the kids ballpit or ushered out of the seating section for comfort testing a sofa for 3 hours.
DiS was a hotbed of sexy/sexism debate yesterday so i'll get the ball rolling today by rating the bbc breakfast babes
Naga Munchetty>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Susanna Reid>>>>Sian/shane lloyd
I think I might love Nagga Munchetty, she looks a bit like an Asian school boy, but I think I fancy her more than any 'celeb'
I'd like to go to ikea in a state of delirium. JUST IMAGINE ALL OF THE SPOONS!
i was awa on Friday and Monday. Back now; fuckofftuesday awaits.
you deserve all the Fuck Off Tuesday you get, sunshine!
I missed misogyny Monday. I have something I'd like to discuss today, imma thread it up.
can you start this now pls?
JUST FOR YOU :D
You need a ginger biscuit.
I went to a meeting yesterday where I was told I'm probably gonna be sacked next week if I don't do all this shit that a manager would do and argue with loadsa companies to get a load of money back whilst still in my Receptionist job role on my Receptionist salary. I can't be fucked. I'm gonna send an email today saying I'm not happy with doing that which will probably result in me being sacked today instead so yeah, great.
I was so worried and stressed out about it that I only slept between 11pm - 1:30am...I've been up since then. I am going to be a grumpy bitch today :D (if anyone has any admin jobs opening up where they work, can you let me know? I'm el desperado and I will bake you cakes every week)
They can't just sack you like that, y'know.
We will discuss this! Also: don't worry because we're starting that business, with the cat and stuff.
Meh. I'm past caring. Just a bit gutted i'll have to give my laptop back before I have a chance to purchase an external hard drive.
Yes. We need to start that. Ooh what I am going to do is sign up to volunteer at a cat shelter. That'll be nice.
Seriously though- you'll be better off out of it.
This is what I'm telling myself today. My colleague is being an UTTER SHIT, she's not even asked how the funeral went. Bitch.
She sounds like a cowbag. Bunk off work. Get chocolates and goodies. I had two packets of crisps, a creme egg, some fruit pastilles and a hot cross bun for dinner last night :D
so finding some way to get you out the door without any redundancy package sounds about right.
These extra duties though, if they are above your pay grade, would you not be able to say 'Yep, I'll do those, but will I get Temporary Responsibility Payment in return'?
You could mention the word 'TRIBUNAL' in an offhand way the next time you speak to anyone in management.
You could always set the place on fire.
as I've only been here for 12 months exactly now. I'm gonna sort this email and just see what happens. If they tell me i'm sacked, then so be it. Theres not an awful lot I can or want to do.
I'd like to set the place on fire. I may leave a big fish in my drawer if they start being shitty with me.
Leave it under a ceiling tile or somewhere they won't find it, then they'll never be able to get rid of the stink.
Open up any PC's and randomly switch the connections around inside.
Take a butter knife and create a small gap in the back of any office furniture, carefully pour yoghurt into the gap (using some paper as a makeshift funnel would make this easier).
On your last day, phone the Australian speaking clock from one or more phones, leaving the phones slightly off the hook.
6th formers did that a year or so after I left. Did news make it across town?
they'd be better going down a redundancy route and, as you say, paying you virtually nothing, but because I suspect they are going to be stupid arses about this, it looks like they will either unfairly dismiss you or constructively dismiss you (unfairly). Which means you actually stand to be properly compensated. So my advice would be a) try to resolve this with a proper chat. find out their agenda and offer to meet them halfway and if that doesn't happen then b) to let them be utter twerps about this if they want to be. IDIOTS.
then I guess I'll see what they say after that. I've found the company terms & agreememts and its not looking good for me if I'm honest. It says "the company reserves the right to vary your duties and the location at which you perform them to meet the requirements fo the business"
"you hereby futher agree to undertake duties outside your normal work duties as the company may reasonably require from time to time"
i just want to leave now if I'm honest so theres not an awful lot of harm in sending this nicely worded email as its a near certainty that i'll be sacked next week.
because as a new potential employee, who have v little bargaining power when it comes to amending these standard form contracts,. Most folk sign without even reading theirs, and so a huge degree of leeway is given . Also, the kind of terms have to be applied *reasonably* and proportionately. So, fair enough, if you were on a 6-figure salary and a senior/managing executive, then a tribunal might think- wait a minute, she should be expected to be more flexible when it comes to type of duties and location, and she must have known this when she signed up to such a great package! However, they haven't given you that kind of package at all, and although your role has evolved form receptionist over time, that's only because of your goodwill in not rocking the boat. So honestly- don't worry too much about what the contract says. ACAs will tell you the same thing.
Primavera looks to be off for me now. Fuuuuck :'''''((
and don't panic xxx
If it's become a regular thing there might be an argument?
I'm utterly unqualified though, so don't listen to me.
Stay with us! Look at the gold I'm already churning out today - I'm creating parodies of parody rap based around coaches. OH YEAH.
but I have got to do a load of work getting information together for a meeting tomorrow.
The weekend was SO GOOD and now everything is just a massive pile of wank.
Your letter should also say you'll happily do that job if they promote you to the role.
I'm just gonna play a bit dumb and say I was employed as a Receptionist and that i'm not qualified or comfortable with heading all these meetings.
but you're happy to discuss promotion if that's what they want. :D
Face it, they're not going to promote you, they're just utter cunts. Just keep the words EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL in big letters on your computer screen at all times.
I need to draft it, read it, leave it for a bit and read it again to make sure its professional and not just me being a lil bitch. I'm certain I'll be sacked next week. They're just trying to get as much out of me as possible before then.
Including the helpline no for acas- they're pretty helpful. Meantime- chin up as best you can x
It just needs to be Thursday NOW so I can be cheery! xx
Or even the original job ad?
Either way, the line to use is that these duties aren't outlined in your job description. Say you'd be happy to be considered for the role if they create a new position with a detailed job description and appropriate salary and conditions.
I have it on my emails as far as I know...and I will try to find my contract (which is hopefully in my drawer!) In the mean time, job searching. Hurrah!
We can cobble together your 'contractual terms' from looking at the facts and circumstances. Although if you have one, it will do you know harm to ask them for a copy- it might put the wind up them and make them realise that they're going to have to do things by the book. The combined will of me and raanraals should see you right :) x
I have a picture of a kitten in a tree I took in Tunisia last week.
Was gonna save it, but could post it up now if you need cheering.
crop rotating git farmers more than yesterday
why can some people make you feel terrible about the slightest thing? fuck off tuesday.
1) my throat hurts so much it woke me up and I couldn't sleep for about 3 hours, leaving me grumpy and tired this morning
2) I got offered a new job, so get to hand my notice in and do a fun dance.
3 days to go!
Hoping today goes fast. Starting to worry about how my hair is sitting, ive been growing it for over a year and its getting a bit out of control. Today im sporting a sidebush, not as pleasing as it sounds.
And does he mind you posting on DiS mid-coitus?
Exactly 2 years and 2 hours ago she was getting squeezed out.
We bought her a band set which makes loads of noise to annoy her grandparents with.
just had a really good sleep. wow.
I get travel sickness really bad, like even sending a text or whatever makes me feel sick for the rest of the journey. I'd recommend: not having any pressure on your stomach (no high waisted skirts or whatever), eating ginger biscuits, taking 'traveleaze' tablets, sleeping the whole way.
keep it real, yo.
Seriously, it sucks. I think it's when I'm warm. I am totally unable to travel with a bad hangover now. Every tube stop I wonder if it's time to go and be sick on the platform- because that's far more refined than being sick on the tube, obvs.
lucky for me i have really rubbish circulation which usually means that my hands can act like ice-packs.
so, I'd recommend that.
But it's my feet. I'm double jointed so this won't be a problem- it may be a problem for other passengers.
going to the library
I walked a different route to work today, just to mix things up a bit. People who use Liverpool street station are so fucking rude, so I'll revert to my usual stroll from now on.
We have a friend staying with us for ostensibly 3 days (we're now on day 3 and he has made no effort it seems to find alternative accommodation and I am getting antsy.) So, if anybody knows of a room in London going spare at short notice- even a short term let- could they please let me know? THANKS.
Other than that- I am not looking forward to tomorrow as I have some horrid stuff to do, but I am v much looking forward to Thursday.
PSA- to those who 'observe'* Mothers' Day- it's this sunday. Don't forget :)
* yes, I know it's a load of bull, my mother knows it's a load of bull, but it's one day of the year that I have an excuse to do something nice. Like call home.
Said he could do and that I should come down anyway for football.
It's like he and I switched brains for a telephone conversation.
but then my parents told me not to bother as they were going abroad! How dare they resist my Good-daughter advances?!
in a chair, the bus was late this morning, I got dropped on my head yesterday but on the plus side the vending machine now does caramel dairy milks.