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Really need to make this day as entertaining as possible troops.
bit better. desks all wet though.
it's a thoroughly pish day up here.
however as i drove into work i was thinking about how hungry i was and that i hoped i at least had some cereal lying about, turns out one of the boys had bought everyone bacon & black pudding rolls, fucking result! :)
Think i'm just gonna be in for a couple of hours.
I was the first one in on my floor at work today which meant I was able to run round the office to activate all the lights....ahhhh...good times.
i've got a biscuit. unlike the rest of the year though, it wan't from a tube, it was from a tray.
Nothing to do. 96 children are due to visit in the course of the morning. Welcome to hell.
what a world
boss's boss only just got in.
you've got two choices
1) Sober up (horrible)
2) Try and stay drunk (delayed horrible)
So its just a matter of time now before I take my leave. In the meantime, no work will be done
what an absolute unbearable shit.
I've got a cold. Sucks.
Currently it's going and will hopefully stay gone this time as I'm running out of otrivine nasal spray (absolute lifesaver for getting through the day with a rotten cold)
thought it had gone, now it's back. Bought some otrivine from Mozzas this very morn.
kill some hookers and do some ketamine?
I'll be the one in a K-hole
A decent offer
that'll kill 30 mins.
Fucked off at 12 for 2 hours. Came back & suggested that our CEO in New York might want a phone meeting with me at 6pm. Informed him that by that time I'll be in the kitchen peeling spuds & swigging ale by that time. Boss suggested that CEO might not be happy with this response. Pointed him in the direction of the cupboard where I normally keep my fucks, but which is currently empty. Conversation over.
if you're wondering how I've somehow gone forward in time to midday. Work for a US company in Thailand who follow Thai culture when it suits them ("We're opening on Christmas day is it's not a holiday in Thailand"), and US culture on other occasions (ie giving staff a pitiful amount of annual leave and tut-tutting when we have the nerve to actually fucking use some of it).
Rant over. Off home to drink.
Can you not take some annual leave? I have a call at 2.30 with HOUSTON TEXAS, which is 8.30 am their time and really good of them to do it so early for me. I've mainly managed to work from home today which is ace. Big fist pimp to all of those in work.
Taking leave today & tomorrow. Beach time.
Not looking forward to the Waterloo headless chicken jumble sale madness but that Christmas eve piss up will be worth it. Is anything getting done today? Nothing important.
but i've actually got work to do and i'm so. fucking. tired.
We've been told by the bosses we MUST stay until our usual finishing time which for me is 4.30pm. There is nothing to do. Plan is: Christmas sandwich at lunch time, continue mince pie binge, maybe get a couple of tins of gin and tonics and discreetely knock them back in the office this afternoon.
two hours late again. who's gonna care?
was up until 1am, wrapping presents for Mrs Meat, making mince pies and jam tarts. Brought some for the office. someone better want them. There's only 5 of us here today.
Finishing at 2 I think.
Currently listening to Inter Arma's The Cavern. it is great.
where's your office?
Hove actually. where are you?
London. Might not make it. Really want a mince pie though.
it's only one massive track
45 minutes. the passage that starts from 30 minutes is incredible. there;s some great stuff leading up to that,but that bit in particular - woah. and it lasts for almost 10 minutes.
It sort of just stops though, like they just pull the plug. bit of a spoiler there, but after all that it seems like it needs a more fitting end. cutting it off also makes sense though, but it isn't done that well.
It's just finished. Going to listen to Swamp Witch's Slithering Bog again now.
So turns out my work got broken into this morning. At first it was all drama with whispers of "master criminals" and "professional outfit"
There's hundreds of PC's and laptops in this place, expensive tools and machinery, the boardrooms have 60" LCD screens on the wall and above all that, we actually make audio equipment so we have a stock of cool hi-fi gear for the home. What do they do? They smash the glass on the vending machine, take the change and knock over a filing shelf in the marketing office. Criminal masterminds indeed! Better call CSI in, get them working in shifts.
I'd just like to remind everyone that I'm off today and also to get it up ye
I am leaving my job and today is my last day in the office, although I will technically remain an employee till 8th January.
(a) spend several hours today doing everything like clearing my desk, etc, and therefore be done; or
(b) fuck about today doing almost nothing, leave at lunch time and then come in for a few hours at some point between Christmas and 8th January to clear my desk, etc?
I'm definitely leaning towards (b), but then I'm a serial procrastinator.
you should do (a) but you will do (b)
I've been here for over 8 years and I do a document-heavy job.
bollocks to your documents!
My advice is do (a)
But in your shoes I'd probably do (b)
should have made this a this thread.
Thanks for all the responses. It's going to be (b), although I will clear my desk a little bit today as DiS will no doubt be slow and the pub doesn't open for another 23 minutes.
cause I think I might have gone naked sleep walking last night and been found by my mum and dad.
my dad once found me topless on the sofa. I want to be incinerated every time I think about it
It would be weird to see boobs but not really enjoy it
he fancies (younger) terry hatchett as lois lane, katy perry, nigella lawson etc.
not your case in particular. I've just taken interest because of the thought of a nude lady
Mmmmm. Nude ladies
my mum looks great for her age
let's draw a line under it.
that our office won't shut early.
I'm hoping that Svenrok is going to bring in Risk, so we can play that.
waiting to be told we can leave - expecting it to be sometime between 12 and 2.
pub then christmas shopping then back to hebden bridge.
got plans for NYE?
Not sure. Probably Emma's then Emma's and try not to get as smashed as last year. Then cycle home.
and i'm the only one on duty
and i didn't build this service
and i don't really know anything about it
and it's christmas eve
Just turn it off and on again.
as soon as i've updated the website to display a message telling people to spend christmas with their families rather than hassling our support team
Do you not have a support contact? Is it a internally built product? Surely SOMEONE is on call? I know as the Web Manager here, I am always on call to keep the site online.
me, and the guy who built said service.
Don't get me wrong you won't be getting all that much traffic over the Christmas holiday but still worth letting him know. I'd be pretty pissed off if I was off today and no one let me know.
also got my inbox down from 200+ to 40 actual live emails.
No way am I hanging around here for more than another half hour.
just had the word it's a 1330 knock off.
Sorry I mean "Merry Christmas Crisps! And god bless each and every one of us!"
peace on Earth and seasons greetings to one and all!
And fuck all you dickheads still in work this afternoon!
Bout to head back to my folks to start drinking and eating cheese! :)
Cheese before wine: fine
Wine before cheese: yes please!
late lunch today: 2pm. Treat yourself to a pint (of baileys) on me. x
I have to drive to my parents' later today.
Time to head home and help my Dad finish building his table top to hook over their dining room table to turn it from a six seater to a twelve seater.
Dads are great.
Got a card from next door through the letterbox. Which was nice, and gave me a warm glow. They're alright. Previous tenants have been psychos.
Work colleagues, however... of the few that are in, so far, the top manager has been playing audio from a Chubby Brown stand up routines from his phone, and the other two managers are bitching (for the millionth time) about how Scotland's new drink driving laws have RUINED EVERYTHING.
They made up for it later by watching Limmy's DeeDee in Yoker sketch.
Finished off at half four. Last one in the office. Got all my ducks in a row, though. Nothing shite hanging over me needing done first thing on the 5th. I'll take that as a win. Forgot to clock out on annual leave though, so my flexi will need correcting. Irksome.
has gone home early.
Feeling increasingly mutinous...
what form this mutiny should take?
I'm pretty sure I can't comandeer the building and set off for the high seas.
have a few drinks with your friends/family.
But your way's good too.
- got everyone bacon butties
- opened, poured and drank some bubbles
- fantasy wildcard
- err.. sent an email i think?
- confirmed DNS issue is sorted from yesterday
- Set up Adwords budgets for next few days
- looked at some stats, mostly pretending
- checked some split tests, mostly pretending.
hour and a half left.
On track to making this one of the messiest weeks of my life, round three commencing in three hours. Top marks thus far. Merry Christmas Fuckheads.
In a cafe Nero. The staff have mutinied, and instead of playing Nat king Cole, they're playing a PUMPING HAPPY HARDCORE MIX of Christmas songs.
It's actually kinda great...
covert G&T. Went down well. Second one in half an hour I think and then only half an hour left. Who else is still in work?