Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Going to Berlin very early tomorrow morning. Excited. Today is just going to be one long, hard slog til the end.
Things are okay here. Saw thewarn on the train, which was nice.
It was actually quite sad compiling AQOS for the last time last night, and contemplating leaving here. For all its failures, it's been a generally enjoyable eight years.
And as a result, I'm no longer happy with myself spending so much time on an internet message board. It's been fun but it's time to move on.
I'm sorry for the super-vague "events" - I'm just not at liberty to disclose further. Rest assured that it's all going to be okay though.
all the best :)
then feel free to keep in touch with me.
Dunno why but I found this really funny.
You're welcome to follow.
Take care, everyone xx
So many possibilities. Good luck with everything. :)
I've made a lot of mistakes - a lot - but as you say, I've got a chance to make a fresh start.
I just see them more as decisions with less favourable consequences
a reminder to the rest of you that it's not too late
I'm very tired. I overslept and missed my train for the first time in almost 4 years of working here. I pretty much decided this week that I'm going to start looking for a new job in January so that's probably related. Does anyone here want to hire me?
Tonight: Going to see St Vincent. Might walk around Reading's 'winter wonderland' thing for a bit too.
Tomorrow: Having a few friends over for some Christmas drinking
for the first time in years in this job also. I got out of the house in 7 minutes and made by bus by running which was brilliant, but I sacrificed my morning shite. Then I managed to miss my second bus as I had to relieve myself of said shite in the bus station toilets (20p!), so I was 20 minutes late. Ditto on the job hunt front as well, I realised I just didn't give a shit. No pun intended.
But they announced they're moving the office to Guildford next year which'll add another half an hour + £1000 to my commute. I've decided to take that as a sign I need to get the fuck out of here.
Very sore head. Might move soon.
I've nearly fallen over a lot today. *nearly*
most of our team was at a big annual award thing they host, and as a consequence no one in events is here, tis just editorial. That's ok.
Sleeping bad and sniffly. Won at pool last night though so that's ok.
gonna clean toniht and then not do too much this weekend #funtimes
I think I see some members of virgin train staff more than I see my best pals.
Also wearing a light up xmas jumper because of a Save the children charity thing. It's making me feel migrainey, I'd just go home but I have some actual business to do today rather than law to try to rescue something fucking crazy that my dad has done with the family business (of which I am managing director, and which he did without my consent. If it comes off it will be brilliant but if it doesn't, urgh.)
That I talked about in the evening thread
I just went to look for the thread. I feel like I'm going to cry. I feel absolutely sick for you. thank goodness your little girl was unaffected, this really scares the shit out of me. I'll give you my thoughts for what they're worth. I'm really pro nursery and anti-nanny when it comes to childcare, because I think nursery is like spreading the risk and one bad apple will be weeded out/ their potential effect diluted out by the overwhelming majority of good people, whereas if your nanny turns out to ne a mentalist then you're fucked. I had an alkie nanny, can you tell?) I think the checks and balances that MUST be in place at nurseries failed the children here. I do understand why you feel the need to remove her, but if it is otherwise a good place, consider that lightning doesn't strike twice, and they are going to be under SO much scrutiny from now on, surely they won't put a foot wrong. It's probably the safest place for your child actually! But I could totally understand never wanting her to cross the threshold of the place again. Feeling really upset for you but so relieved she's ok. x
I said as much to my gf
The only thing is that even IF this guy did it the the likelihood of conviction against him is so low that him being acquitted or the case being dropped would lead to him going back to work there - under Swedish law he can't be sacked or forced to resign. He could be offered another position at a different nursery but it would be entirely his choice. The same goes for if he is actually innocent but the doubt between the two positions is a real thing that needs to be dealt with and at the moment to school are 'refusing to speculate' and 'taking the situation step by step'
Ok fair enough but these are likely outcomes and I want to know what they are going to do in the case of each likely outcome
The other outcome is that he is convicted which would mean that a pedofile has been working for a year and a half in our local nursery where all the neighbours have their kids ...and all the anguish (real or imagined) that comes with it
I have learned one thing though which goes someway to explaining why people like Savile get away with it - the strength of the psyche to will itself into thinking that it must all be a mistake, that people are basically kind & good natured, is OVERWHELMING (despite a society of evidence to the contrary)
Coupled with the burden of proof and the near impossibility of evidence - we sure do live in a structural rape culture that favours the powerful over the less powerful
Though I doubt that any parent aware of his background post the case will not allow that.
liberal legal systems, but it's scary how hard it is to get a rape conviction in Sweden, or even a prosecution- the rate of attrition is so high.
It's going to be a strange and horrid time for you and the other families involved, but you sound like a strong wee community- stick together and go with your gut instinct as to what's best for your little one.
This week has really slumped along.
Really looking forward to the weekend. Going to a gig tomorrow night and then Christmas shopping on Sunday. :)
feel like chintzy. just wanna go home and sleep but wont be able to til sunday. i'm too old for this.
Just emailed the local Wellbeing Centre asking for my online CBT to be finished with immediate effect. It's just the most bullshit method of treating people, behind a screen, completely lacking in any human emotion... and she takes fucking ages to reply, so I just sit there, on tenterhooks, waiting for her to say something that I don't understand. So yeah, fuck that, no amount of CBT is going to help it seems.
Seeing emptyset doing an A/V set tomorrow night. Woo hoo!
Had a work quiz last night. Finished 10th out of 12 which isn't that bad considering the competition. Also, got Id'd at the STUDENT UNION where it was held wtf man.
Love it when that happens.
meaning i am gonna have to come back from the holidays early and grab at least two members of staff as well, not very happy about it.
went to a networking thing in the town last night and flirted like a horny adolescent with a lovely girl.
it was my work party last night but it was very civilised so I'm not hungover. Had a McDonald's breakfast this morning though, and I don't think anyone's expected to do too much work today.
Going to see Run the Jewels tonight.
initial thoughts i feel weird. meant to be preparing for a presentation that im giving in 2 hours, think i'm just gonna turn up with a blank peace of paper
Kind of really behind in work stuff cause of being ill, but have done nothing this morning.
Been listening to some stuff for my DIS best records list. This Sun Kil Moon record is okay isn;t it?
Drinking a zubr
Lovely stuff. Have a most excellent time in Krakow!
I think I shall. Have a great time in Berlin
didn't want it that much but really wanted to be able to hand my notice in before xmas, and now I'm stuck in this hole until at least February and that sucks arse because this place sucks arse
knocking off early and drinking at least one beer
last night i learnt how to drive a car. fucking easy m8
Was that your first lesson? Did you look into the intensive courses?
looked into intensive courses but couldnt find a single recommendation for one, and i wasnt going to spend a grand on some scam, so going slow instead
To be quiet? I'm in the quiet coach sitting across from this woman her son(grandson?) and he's got his iPad out and is talking along to something. Sounds like he's commentating on a football match or something. I'm giving glances to the parent... I mean I'm clearly after some sleep. I have ear plugs in, an eye mask and a pillow. Omg he's actually shouting.
just start throwing things at them
with or without his guardian.
why she thought it reasonable to book seats in the quiet coach.
feel pretty OK but think I might still be a bit drunk
chugging down chocolate milk in a bid to ward off potential hangover
going to try and get festive today, got a late shift at work that i have to dress christmassy for.
Lay't nut on 'em
ate lots of pizza, left early to do some stuff for my final year review, it's taken me about 1/2 an hour this morning to finish it all after an hour spent researching it last night, I think I might have overestimated how long it was going to take.
Watched the new episode of Babylon, properly getting into that series now probably one of the best things on Channel 4 right now. Tonight, potentially drinks somewhere in that London. The weekend a mixture of board games, exhibitions and probably watching UFC.
an hour ago at the xmas drinks and nibbles thing. My job is far more pleasant when tipsy. Might make it the norm.
are meeting up at Castle today?
(Or so they say. I'm gonna be there for half past seven)
and I'm goin to be late for my interview. Fabulous start.
I'm not coming across well here :(
went to a house party last night and, after loudly declaring to everyone that "you should just love whoever you want to, man", spent most of the evening making out with the host of the party while her boyfriend, also a host, and most of the house gawped at us
then i vomited all over their toilet and came home
on not getting an absolute doin from the bf
Been working since 9.30. Shoot me.
or were you out drinking dirty beer?
Actually got loads of work to get through as well, so won't be able to relax till at least 7pm.
and haven't slept and am about to go into a really important interview :(
Sorry to hear that DD.
Good luck with the interview!
Tired, hungover but good.
Went for breakfast with mattshaped, then swung by Xylos bookshop before heading to the protest/face sit-in. Was very peaceful and respectful. Turn out was decent but a shame there weren't more.
the feminism one in Brussels
(Drinks are on you)
Massive massive congrats :)
I'll see if I can dig out some good book recommends.
They must have read your LinkedIn profile;-)
Big congrats DD