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BurningBeard
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  #402058 9-Nov-2010 12:45
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Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.




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  #402062 9-Nov-2010 12:46
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Spent yesterday studying for exam 5 of 7. Did said exam this morning and now I am studying for exams 6 & 7 of 7. Love my life.

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  #402063 9-Nov-2010 12:47
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kingjj:
gehenna: Still, I perked up by 5pm when I remembered it was family dinner night with the in-laws....it's always a good way to end a Monday :) 


I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not? Tongue out 


it would be sarcasm if the mother-in-law wasn't such an awesome cook :) 



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  #402067 9-Nov-2010 12:49
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BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

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  #402068 9-Nov-2010 12:50
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Kiwi1971:
BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

DLS


"Synergy" is a good reason to smack some one.

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  #402077 9-Nov-2010 13:02
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Kiwi1971:
BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

DLS


Hahahaha, management do use that term, a LOT.

One rep managed to string three cliche's into an entire paragraph, something like:
"Where there's smoke, there's fire, y'know? They've really let the cat out of the bag. At the end of the day, they've made their bed and they'll have to sleep in it."




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  #402078 9-Nov-2010 13:07
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BurningBeard:
Kiwi1971:
BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

DLS


Hahahaha, management do use that term, a LOT.

One rep managed to string three cliche's into an entire paragraph, something like:
"Where there's smoke, there's fire, y'know? They've really let the cat out of the bag. At the end of the day, they've made their bed and they'll have to sleep in it."


Don't forget about "roadblocks" damn roadblocks everywhere!!!!!



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  #402087 9-Nov-2010 13:21
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Yesterday I woke at 0430 to be on the road to the office. I dogded what feels close to 1,000,000 motorbikes per square kilometer and made it to the office without taking any of them out, which is quite a feat where I am based.
I then suffered through 6 meetings, one of which was to discuss a lack of progress on my latest project... Suggestions that the lack of progress are due to the time spent in meetings were lost on senior management..... Oh, and guys / gals, you left out the "think outside the box" cliche in the previous posts.
I then booked helicopter flights for myself and a colleague to go offshore for 5 days.
After 12 hours in the office it was then time to head off back to the apartment in scenes that make the wacky racers look like an organised bunch.
My month on duty at work is cool, but my month off work is much better.




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  #402092 9-Nov-2010 13:39
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Not a particularly good day yesterday. Personnel issues at work - not my direct reports, but people that are an integral part of my team but happen to report to another.

Got home and had a play with a wee software project I'm working on - had to change some permissions, and then found my email wasn't working. Thought it was something I'd done, so spent considerable time trying to fix the problem. No report of an issue with Paradise, so still thinking the problem could have been of my making.

By then had only 30 mins to cook and skoff down dinner before a Residents Assoc AGM, where a rather passionate "discussion" about buses almost turned ugly. There were no bus route when we moved to our quiet and well established subdivision, but we now find ourselves, without consulation, with a bus terminus outside our gate where buses (sometime plural) sit there idling (rattling) away for 10 mins twice every hour from 6:30am until 11pm. Try not getting emotional when others try to dismiss your concerns.

Arrived home to discover email still not working, and still no mention of a fault. Hacked around until there was an acknowlegement of a fault at around 11pm, so went to bed GRUMPY.

Hoping for better today.




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  #402107 9-Nov-2010 14:08
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  Thought it was something I'd done, so spent considerable time trying to fix the problem. No report of an issue with Paradise, so still thinking the problem could have been of my making.


Paradise is part of TC, who's email systems (and various other things) have been down for the better part of the last 24 hours.




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  #402121 9-Nov-2010 14:40
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Got up, had weetbix while watching the motogp and f1 from the previous night. Then watched a Sons of Anarchy episode. Went down to golf range and hit some balls for an hour. Came home and had some lunch. Went down to placemakers to get some more cement and nails for fence I am building. Came home, then put cams back in my motorbike engine and checked clearances. Mrs was away for work so went to get KFC for dinner (first time in 2 years and wasn't too bad actually) and switched between the cricket and golf skins games on Sky. Went to bed about 1030. Love shift work :)

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langi27:
BurningBeard:
Kiwi1971:
BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

DLS


Hahahaha, management do use that term, a LOT.

One rep managed to string three cliche's into an entire paragraph, something like:
"Where there's smoke, there's fire, y'know? They've really let the cat out of the bag. At the end of the day, they've made their bed and they'll have to sleep in it."


Don't forget about "roadblocks" damn roadblocks everywhere!!!!!


Well you are on a "journey" so you have to expect some "roadblocks" but watch out for those "black swans" they just come out of "left field"

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BurningBeard:
Kiwi1971:
BurningBeard: Yesterday I sat in an office and listened to a sales rep use the term "touch base" about 350 times.


If he/she says "going-foward" I think you are allowed to smack them with their own literature.

DLS


Hahahaha, management do use that term, a LOT.

One rep managed to string three cliche's into an entire paragraph, something like:
"Where there's smoke, there's fire, y'know? They've really let the cat out of the bag. At the end of the day, they've made their bed and they'll have to sleep in it."

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  #402136 9-Nov-2010 15:04
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Lias:
  Thought it was something I'd done, so spent considerable time trying to fix the problem. No report of an issue with Paradise, so still thinking the problem could have been of my making.


Paradise is part of TC, who's email systems (and various other things) have been down for the better part of the last 24 hours.


Yeah - TC had a note up saying that there were problems with ClearNet email, but Paradise was still showing as OK, up until they changed that at around 11pm.  I could still get in to webmail until then, but then that went tits-up as well.  Meanwhile, had tried changing passwords, and managed to get to a point where I had different passwords for accessing the members section and webmail.  At that point it was pretty obvoius that something had broken on their side, and the helpful "don't change passwords" message appeared about 5hrs too late.

Still got personnel issues at work, so today not tracking a lot better, but hey - it's not over yet and things are Looking Up.....




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Hmm - just checked, and my mail from yesterday is showing in webmail, but nothing from today yet, so they must be getting close to fixed. Things ARE Looking Up :-)




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