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Made me really happy. Anyone said something that meant a lot you recently?
they were probably being sarcastic
had they ever seen anyone do your job before? maybe that was it
That or your colleague doesn't know what it means either.
if it is, then he's doing it better than anyone else.
or top five at least
people just tend to say that when you do long hours
#collective dis rofl#
Is an anagram of Evil Old Cecil Frost
Who is this man, and what is he here to do?
just something i've had in my job. pisses me off a bit.
Maybe they just meant you were better at using Siri than anyone else they've ever seen.
but can't say too much about it right now, but if hofo keeps this up he might be well placed for a vacancy that might be coming up sometime soon, and his boss thinks it'd be a really good opportunity for him.
at the end of our year we have to submit requests to people to ask how we did, and they have to write about how we did. I sent eight requests out and got them all back and they were all really good and really nice about me and that made me really happy. probably the only thing that keeps me there is feeling appreciated by some of my colleagues.
most people see it as a total ball ache and can't be bothered and rush it all at the end of the year (eg I still have a slide to do summarising what everyone said and a form to fill in by the end of the week, and then my appraiser has loads to do before the end of the month) but getting the actual responses is really good
my opinion of the whole process will be subject to change in a couple of weeks when I find out if I will ever be able to get promoted again, cos if not I need to find a new job :/
Two promotions in one year would be pretty great.
but highlight how despite being really good getting feedback is, everyone sees it as a pain.
who you felt lives up to companies core values or some shit. One of the girls in my team said she was nominating me because I "know everything" and can always answer any question she ever has, which was quite nice.
However it was her last day at work before going off to start her new job so her nomination probably counted for FUCK ALL.
but then chose someone else instead :(
Im just thinking " I wonder if Verity is reading this"
that it was 'truly original' and 'material at a level that merits publication'. i am gonna PUBLISH the SHIT out of that essay. when i can be bothered.
"material at A Level"?
you MASSIVE CULTURAL IMPERIALIST
that it was 'fabulous' and 'a pleasure to read from start to finish' and then used a lot of words like ELEGANT and NUANCED and SUCCINT :D actually i just wanna c&p all my essay feedback in this thread tbqh. it would be nice if there were more career paths where the key skill was being really fucking good at writing essays about obscure books.
because then they will all hate me for being an obnoxious dick and i'll become a social outcast and have to spend my evenings sitting drinking alone weeping and cradling all my essay feedback sheets
who's really underrated so i've been trying to evangelise about him a bit. there's hardly anything been published on him so far so this is definitely my big chance... to get something published in some obscure journal that probably about three people will ever read, for no pay. ACADEMIA!
I always dreamed of writing something good enough to be published, obvs never happened because I wasn't all that good and I was a lazy prick to boot
never heard of keith ridgway
by my dissertation supervisor who said i'm "extremely gifted" and have the best marks he's seen in the ten years he's taught at the university. so far I've told my friend, my boyfriend and my mum. its really nice cause I care a lot less about whether I get the funding I've applied for cause now I don't really feel it would be a reflection of me being really stupid or something.
And you are gifted. It's good that your supervisor has recognised that.
But if your marks are the best he has seen then you should be in a strong position for University related funding.
Unless you work in catering/hospitality.
This only really works if you've got a 9-5 office job admittedly.
Only 10 more sleeps.
from the Chief Technology Officer to the CIO and CFO of the company saying I was shit hot on a recent piece of work. That felt good.
and some points for our works online shop. I've seen a kettle that I want.
There are probably healthier things to hang your hat on, tbh.
Sorry, forgot to log in as Lost_Moyles. Well done.
and he started with "Thank you for sending this pleasant 29 year old man to me"
Or dripping with unnecessary sarcasm.
completely standard practice
Might be a standard thing :(
some of the more flamboyant consultants will occasionally replace "pleasant" with "delightful". It'd be funny if they were entirely honest with their adjectives though.
Except it was my eye-doctor and they put my actual age. The doctor in question was well fit though, so I'd been hoping this was some version of the note technique. Thanks for shattering my illusions.
and I got a 'pleasant man' one and now I might try and start writing it too.
Also I sort of want to put 'this obnoxious rude man' sometimes when they're obnoxious and rude
Seriously sharp dresser. I'll take that.
and some kids started giving me some shit about not being able to jump over them so I turned my back on them and they thought I was walking away but then I did a massive backflip over the 5 bikes and landed on my feet and they all said you are the best
I want to believe
Simply return this wrapper to a participating shop to claim your free bar.
If you talk about real life people on here then it could come back to bite you in the ass.
Look what happened to cat_race!
to praise my great customer service. It was a good 2 or 3 paragraphs of articulate sentences, too.
It left me mildly amused because, while it's nice to be appreciate, I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of my role being described as 'customer service'.
No more passengers, patrons, residents, users...
It's an insidious linguistic twist reflecting a wider cultural malaise.
yeah there's a raging debate between students unions and staff about this in the uk. in my old uni one of the arguments put forward for calling students "customers" was that it was easier for support staff, cleaners etc. to understand :|
this is right up there with having to explain to friends and family that you're not actually on 10 weeks holiday over the summer, but that you're trying to get some research done (at which point you get a conversation ending, "oh, that's right", because they've got no clue as to what it means for a humanities academic to be doing research).
so many people on my uni course view themselves as detached consumers of education, rather than having any stake in the university itself.
We've just been given our options for final year, and obviously some modules which were previously offered aren't available next year as some lecturers are on sabbatical etc, as is the case with every uni ever. Obviously this is disappointing if there's a module you really wanted to do, but there's a big uproar amongst some of the students on my course about how they've paid £9000 so the university has a responsibility to offer them the modules that were 'advertised' when they first applied for the course etc- but obviously universities don't work like that. Makes me really angry, entitled little shits some of them. Also the department are offering some amazing new modules next year (including one about outsider/fringe music ie. no wave, dark ambient, industrial, riot grrrl, drone etc!!) so the scope of the course is actually being widened rather than narrowed.
Anyway this has absolutely nothing to do with this thread, sorry guyzzz
well done everyone. great thread
and taking the mick having a day off sick.
I called him a pissed up cunt and we left it at that