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I'm eating a cereal bar. I woke up at 5:30. How about you?
Woke up at 0630 hours. In work. Don't want to be in work.
The one thing keeping me going at the moment is that in one week I will be waking up in Barcelona and it is going to be fucking brilliant.
Woke up at 7. Feeling exhausted at the moment. The wife-elect is having to get up much earlier for her new job, and as she has an elaborate system of 35 minutes of alarms to get out of bed, I am also waking up much earlier.
that you are continuing to use Wife-Elect :D
It's my Friday.
I'm still none the wiser as to whether either of those people are going to sell me 2 tickets for Thursday, which is causing me a serious level of frustration. I do really want those tickets now.
i got up as I do on all work days by getting up at 7, although i was actually awake prior to that.
bergkamp hasn't seen his messages (mods can see unread message count) :/
Am I too late for the afternoon auto-gyro?
The rain's stopped, thank fuck.
I'm buying some stuff for the company today, so that should be fun. Got a headache for some reason.
Up at 6.30am, like usual.
Got a Tesco delivery coming tonight, including TREATS: beer, wine, ice cream.
I managed to sleep through til the alarm went off this morning (6.42am) although the night was disturbed by our daughters at various times.
I am off tomorrow and Friday, but in on Thursday. Does this make today my Thursday?
The gf is off to That Dublin with work until Thursday, so as soon as I get out of this pee-pee soaked heck hole it'll be frozen pizza and back to back Daredevil in my pants until the early hours of the morning.
Can't bloody wait.
Running down my pantry* before payday. Eggs on toast for the rest of the week.
*it's a cupboard
Just got some eggs and some chorizo until Thursday. That's a balanced det right there.
Someone in my team suggested we go out for lunch tomorrow. Apropos of nothing someone else in my team suggested Nandos - slightly worried they have been watching me Internet
very tired today as couldn't nod off until 1am.
Is it really vain to say I'm looking BUFF? I've been gymming and cycling daily and it's paying off! Pretty bloody chuffed about that.
well done desk x
got some today.
found out my role is no longer required, so it's either redundancy or a move to aberdeen. (.)(.)
was wanting to move anyway. this is just forcing it. at least i know where i stand now, loads of other folk are in limbo.
Cutting the grass can't be *that* annoying.
And you can always rent out your house in the meantime? You can make it work :)
(or look into Canada? Are you upstream?)
Hahahaha hmmm :/
Level on the cringeometer, over 9000. Wasn't even looking at anything naughty must've got it clicking on gifs of Phil Jones on here or something ffs. The IT guy even said "don't worry it happens to everyone" felt like I'd wet myself or something. I mean I had done that too but that's normal. Top day so far.
I woke up at 5.30 today as the sun was coming through my window and I don't have any blinds.
Had a really bad throat the last couple of days and a slight cough. Hoping I shake it in time for Hotelier Thursday.
I was awake at 5. Combo of daylight and stress.
Dozed while listening to Game of Thrones podcasts.
Played Fifa last night with friends and realised that my failure to misspend big chunks of my youth on sofas, lightly toasted, playing football games and ordering in pizza has actually been to my detriment.
Is there a training course I can go on?
Head over, we'll go for a cheeky nando's, just to get some proper fifa fuel in there, grab some tinnies and then over to big Tel's, he's got it set up on a projector mate, proper banti cazorla. Bring enough for some papa john's to be ordered in as well mate.
but you know what he's like after a couple of cans and biftas. #Nutty #HeadsGone #Lightweight
How to get out of bed please?
on the other side of the room, so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Makes it much easier.
i just turn it off and go back to bed though
gonna put my alarm on infinite snooze
Bit of a last minute bid to get fit(ter) before my wedding in August. Cycled 20 miles in an hour and 10 around Victoria Park yesterday.
Won't somebody please think about my knees.
felt that this morning #oof
Hoping its nerve/muscular/ from carrying my satchel bag on that shoulder everyday.
Also I changed my alarm and now when I wake up it feels like I'm being roused by a flock of enchanted fairies because its so soothing.
nothing much to report. Feeling a bit shitty and grouchy, but will be considerably better come about 5pm Thursday.
Morning everyone else too.
Woke up at 6:11am, showered, dressed, fed some alpacas, cycled to the train station for the 7:01am train and in office at 8am.
Ate a banana and cereal bar for brekkie.
I have 3 meetings today...one is a 2 hour Security Briefing and the other is a mandatory lunchtime Grammar & Writing seminar.
After that I may well have a meeting with a noose tied to beam
Living the fucking dream or what?!?!?
but lazed and didn't get out of bed till 8.
I'm so busy at work just now but the work is so exciting and challenging/ rewarding and I LOVE IT.
Feeling pretty invincible.
Going to go for a run shortly.
+ Bit more money
+ 'Hip' office
+ New experience in a new field
+ No set hours/holidays
- Is a total step into the unknown
- Would mean stepping away from something I'm comfortable in
- No set hours/holidays
I feel like I should do it because opportunities are hard to come by and the fact it's scary should be a good thing, but should the fact I didn't immediately jump for joy put me off? I mean, if I'm scared of failure, I shouldn't even value staying where I am because it's a total dead end, and who knows I could lose it tomorrow anyway.
Second: you've been saying for a while now how unhappy you are at your current place. Change in that instance is only a good thing I reckon. But yeah, I'd have my reservations about the no set hours thing. Is it a zero hours contract or something?
(not taking into account a lack of hours) is that you don't like it, but you've just (quite easily?) found a job, the chances you'd find another are quite high.
It's not a zero hours thing (I guess? Haven't read a contract or anything), but it's a tech start up with the policy that you manage your own time and no one monitors your office presence, so you can come in a few hours a day, take days off when you like, etc, as long as your work is done. Obviously this sounds cool in principle, but I wonder how much it ends up with people just staying all the time (the person said there wasn't a presenteeism culture, but I'd be interested if anyone here works like that and how they find it?)
If you're unhappy and don't want to be, you need to change something. This is the opportunity to do so.
Change is scary, but at least it's better than being miserable where you are, yeah?
Can you tell us a bit more about what it is?
So totally out of my zone of experience both in field, and the role itself, though as base it would still be writing, in this case, blogs and white papers etc to show off the company. I was concerned after the first interview that they wanted a person who was really fluent with data (which I'm not), and flagged that up at the second interview, and they reassured me they wanted a good writer, and that they could teach everything else about using their systems and pulling info from it.
My current job is comfortable, my team is lovely (though my bosses are lousy), but I'm not challenged, underpaid, and can't see it progressing. I haven't had any luck turning this role into a job in the same field, and I don't want to carry on being a news reporter, so a step somewhere else should be just as valid for "career development" (LOL), I think.
Plus Mrs HYG and I want to move to the US in the next couple of years anyway, so a learning stop gap is what I really need.
My irrational fear is that now Mrs HYG visa is dependent on me and my income, any risk (what if it's totally alien and I fail my probabtion?) means risking her being here. But my current role feels totally sidelined - I could be made redundant without much warning. So I know I shouldn't let that thought creep in, but I'm a bit of a worrier.
Sorry I'm rambling now.
This new role sounds great and will give you new skills and experience in (perhaps) a career you DO want to progress in.
Obviously you need to see a contract to see how the hours thing is dealt with but I say go for it. So pleased for you!!
at the very least, wield this as leverage in your current role, make them aware of it. I've found before that having another job offer suddenly makes your current employer pay attention.
I do like how when something good happens to a disser everyone is genuinely pleased #notalldissers .
went alright probably could have done slightly better during the sparring segment it's been ages since I've actually had to spar without a gi on.
Proper knackered afterwards but I still managed to watch the Mad Men finale, really going to miss that show.
Didnt quite realise how far and its making me sick every time I catch it (which is a lot, understandably). Got a stag do this weekend and its Friday to Monday. Essentially 4 days of my life. £150 upfront. Didnt read any of the info emails and that doesnt cover anything. Gonna be about £500 all in for 4 days....in Birmingham.