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my throat hurts and I don't want to go to work. You? x
and I don't even want to get out of bed
I did get out of bed
now I'm in work
So I'd like to change that ambivalence bit to "and work can fuck right off", ta.
I've survived six of them, so I guess that's not too bad for someone in my profession and in this economy.
I've had better days.
Feeling pretty low about THiS today.
No fun. Hope stuff goes well and works itself out sooner rather than dragging on etc.
I trust after your length of service they'll be looking after you well financially and helping you to transition. Still never as good as the continuity of a job that you want to keep, I know, but hopefully six months down the line you'll see this as something good. (I know thatf riends who have gone through this have taken away more +ves than -ves, eventually). Goes without saying that you know where I am for the legal side of things x
Does that count as being looked after?
remember they must give you reasonable time off for finding alternative employment (assuming you have >2 years service).
I won't let them take the piss.
Hopefully it's an opportunity to get out of this safe zone I've found myself in. It's a pain timing-wise, but hopefully there's stuff out there.
I don't know if this will help cheer you up, but I was dreaming last night that I was prime minister and you were the first person I picked for my cabinet.
Bit weird? Sorry
I'm not sure who you work for, but if they're anything like Atkins then I pity you. The last project that I worked on the design consultants were Atkins and the designers there were treated awfully - seemed like they were put through the mill every other week with redundancy rounds.
How long have you been with them? Are you due a nice payout? The way that they will work it, is that they will give you a time frame after which you will not be needed any longer. But they won't give you an exact date because they know that it will be harder for you to get a new job and collect your redundancy payout.
I'm not sure what your area of expertise is, but have you thought about getting on board with cross rail 2 or the northern line extension? Guessing that you'd have architectural finishes experience, or maybe services installation?
I have more than finishes experience - I am a Project Architect/Lead Consultant. I know engineers (especially M&E ones ;)) seem to think that all architects do is pick the paint colours and the carpets, but it's a lot more involved than that.
I should have a fairly lenghty notice period that that'll give me time to get everything together. I think I'll be okay.
Blimey that's a fair bit of responsibility!
Well good luck anyway, there's a fair bit coming off so I'm sure you'll be fine. I have just taken a role managing the architectural finishes (operationally) on the Victoria station upgrade. Well, obviously the finishes stage is a long way off, but that's what the interview was for. I'll be working on the enabling works to begin with.
All I can say is that it's proper shit, but I hope it works out for you in the long term.
from the sadness of music
you don't half ask for it sometimes
:D have you not had a coffee yet bud?
about you being stuck in the Uncanny Valley of Earnestness.
and I'm now heading home from work.
tired because I woke up at 3am after having a vivid dream about eating a cinnabon.......don't even really like bloody cinnabon
Including my heart
Three hours of cardio did last night, though.
how are you even doing this
45 mins of cardio blast
I quite enjoy it although the saddle of a spinning bike really hurts the jewels
that gives you another 90 minutes to work on your maths =D
need a poo
I had a quick flick through of the tele last night and I saw something on Embarrasing Bodies that I never want to see again. A scabby, pusssssy vagina.
apparently there was a man with half his face missing too
really upping there game this season eh
There was a guy with like an eye patch thing on, then he took it off and it was like WOAH half a face, then they got a bit of plastic or something that they had moulded to look like his face and it fitted perfectly and it was like WOAH full face. I tell you what, that was a five minute rollercoaster of television
I think I am numb from the cold and a seven hour sleep-a-thon, which is most unlike me.
Oh, PEOPLE WHO talk about their dreams......
When my alarm went off today, I was in the middle of a very vivid dream in which I was preparing to go to a team away-day at a spa. When I got out of bed I was digging out my bikini and starting to pack a bag before I realised it was all a dream, and even then I was a bit unsure travelling in to the office on the tube in my suit whether or not I had made a terrible mistake. I'm still not sure. WHERE IS EVERYONE?
my gf split up with me and then i had to chase an aeroplane to get on it with a camping stove and a chair in my hands. i was hanging onto the tailplane like WAIT FOR ME and the plane slowed down and they put a ladder down and i had to climb up.
i think my gf's going to split up with me and i'm not sure why :/
That must feel horrid. Is there anything beyond silly dream paranoia making you feel like this? Hopefully just a mental blip, andyvine x
this isn't really the place to get miserable about it though. i dunno, maybe it's nothing but it's more than silly dream paranoia
Maybe give her a bit of extra space (so long as she knows you're on hand if needed?)
they hurt. New job please.
I ate far too much last night. Including minipolenta cakes.
and I am not going to work, but eating crumpets in bed. Got 2 meetings in a bit though - before then I need to think of a) an idea for SFTOC (think I've got one) b) an idea for a regular column in The Skinny when it launches here (definitely not got one)
I have all sorts of shitty dramaz going on at work at the moment :(
My manager resigned about 2-3 weeks ago. I've found out that a girl who used to work here (left over a year ago) is organizing his leaving do. Without consulting anyone who works here (just telling one person that she's sorting it).
W T F
sounds like they were boffing.
I just think its pretty weird for someone to organise a work night out without working somewhere.
THis broken thread....
(I am prepping for ULTIMATE POWER power ballads night on Friday. SOrry.)
I think they do it at the ruby lounge!
I'm all set with bonnie tyler hair and legwarmers and POWERsleeves. (I'm not really all set- i need to organise this at some point this week.)
Have you planned yet what you're doing for your birthday?! I am excited. Definitely in glasgow, yes? My mum's birthday is the Monday (11th) but i'll be going up to scotland from 8th-12th March and will be free on the weekend itself.
GEt there Friday lunch and leave late afternoon on Sunday. Not sure about plans, lots of eating, exploring, being lazy and then some boozing with you guys. Then I'll have a house party at mine the weekend after I imagine, if we get this damn house
I will make sure I get to see you for at least one of the nights and a day too! xxx
hadn't thought of that. Well I've not planned it yet but if so then yes! One of the girls we're moving in with has failed her landlord checks though so fingers crossed we still get the house :/
Like references or what?
and now she's not ringing the agency back :/
Coz she sounds like A MENTAL
but she was the one I was concerned about a little. I think her landlord is just being a dick (she's moving out before the end of her lease but has found a replacement) and the agency are also total douchebags so they might be lying about her never ringing back.
so I really want her to live with us - the rats need a new buddy
I dunno, I know your rats are top blokes and all but it seems to me that traditionally hedgehogs would be on the side of Good, along with fieldmice and shrews, whereas rats would be on the side of Evil with ferrets and foxes.
maybe foxes would be on the side of Good and it's wolves that would be on the side of Evil, I'm not well up on current woodland politics
animals of farthing wood?
the third, and final, series chronicled the invasion of the rats into White Deer Park and the animals' attempts to fight them off.
Also, the last wolf in Britain was killed in the 14th Century, PAL
As if either mythical force of woodland creatures would want a stinking human bean on their side
as as for mice, before my rats eat their food they hide some of it by the skirting board for the mouse. If that's not a sign of goodness I don't know what is. I hate that mouse, I keep having nightmares he moves with us in some boxes.
your rats are top blokes, the exception that proves the rule perhaps. But in the realm of mythical warfare between woodland creatures, I would expect them to be on the opposite side to a hedgehog.
are rats and hedgehogs friends and the jury's out.
can see it sticking.
It's because he says "Definitely" a lot.
and ate too much milka bar. Gonna get fat
Just feel more yucky now
The name does imply it I guess..
for the meicine
Might go and get one
Now they're back in, like the Walking Dead, so work will still be shitty and I'll probably be infected. Just before a holiday. Don't want to be here at all. And I have so little money until a week on Friday.
now I know where you work I will never, ever believe this sort of chat from you =D
News never sleeps, and neither do I.
lovely day here
Staggeringly stupid name, cool app.
I love the game but am fucking useless at it.
Loads of people seem to be leaving the company at the moment. Troubled times. Plus I suck at my job - but since everyone is leaving they might be stuck with me ahahahaha!
bit of Jameson's would fix it right up but I'm at work.
This is the bleakest morning thread we've had in a while.
I had acute bronchitus last week. Suck on an army and navy sweet or a tune or something. Makes the tickle much less.
Anyone know if there's any value in old football manager games?! Otherwise I'm just gonna chuck them....
but when I pick up, there's just silence. Bit sinister. Hope it's not one of you lot, eh?
and i felt mildly depressed on sunday evening, a roller coaster of emotions. I think my moods are getting more erratic in my old age.
I caught up with BLANDINGS on iplayer yesterday - i just watched one of them, but it was excellent.
Think i might start making music again, i enjoyed doing that dis one minute sound cloud challenge.
the sun is shining - its all good.
Drank a shit load of gin and went out and danced then came back and watched hitchhikers guide. Pretty sure we demolished a pack of 24 crisps and now I don't know where he is. I want breakfast. God, I love half terms.
Got off with his mate instead
That doesn't work?
I frequently read passages from Restaurant at the end of the Universe to my spouse.
Everyone knows you put on the radio series if you're trying to get off with someone, otherwise they just get distracted by the images.
Going to the Forest game with my Dad, but he's on anti-biotics and cant drink.
Have a rush job that needed to be ordered about 8 weeks ago starting today, which is nice. The pressure, I don't need. The work's interesting too...
Nice night in tonight, probably building a furniture.
I can't fit it in for some reason (wahey! etc.) Not wanting another day at work looking homeless.
I'm not an animal.
I don't feel good about this.
Predictably, just about everyone else is now fawning over the infant.
Meanwhile, her two slightly older children are running up and down the office
It even made that classic *PTTHT->HISS->BOOM->FAPFAPFAP* sound like in the movies. I was 5 minutes from my favourite bike shop but had to wait 30 minutes until they opened. End result was one hour late into work; noone gave a damn. Picking up bike after work. Bikes.
do people call them meat wagons because they are filled with loads of police and people call them pigs?
usually turn up to scrape whats left of a body off a road etc = meat
Usually hear meat wagon in relation to prison transport vans
throw cuts of meat at rioting peasants from a wagon, in an attempt to distract and subdue them.
im taking this one as the answer
she bought an ipad retina, i've been playing with it a bit. the display is incredible. can't download anything though as i don't know her password.
i have my plans for today largely amount to letting a cat sit on me now, and getting pizza later on. it's brilliant.
almost too close
one of these bastards better no have written my phd before me
(is it online? If so, OH NO.)
from my desk in newcastle
I wonder who it'll be tomorrow