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  Reply # 1646574 6-Oct-2016 12:33
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Geektastic:

 

eracode:

 

Geektastic:

 

freitasm: @geektastic Cubicle? I'd be happy if I had a cubicle.

Small thing to hate: all this new age crap of open plan offices and annoying people.

 

 

 

Even worse, firms who justify open plan as "encouraging teamwork' , "more efficient working" or other such BS.

 

It was invented as a way of saving on property occupation costs as office rents rose in expensive cities! More people per square metre, less space required ergo less rent to pay!

 

It has actually been shown to be LESS efficient. However, accountants are not interested in efficiency, only money....

 

 

... and even worser - the new fad of 'hot-desking' where the number of desks is fewer than the number of people on the staff. You have to pack everything up at the end of each day to leave a clear desk and sit in a completely different spot each new day. No continuity with your normal team, not even sitting with or near the person who is your assistant. Incredibly stupid.

 

I was pleased that I escaped my employer just before this new arrangement was inflicted on my former colleagues.

 

 

 

 

Yes, SWMBO works for A Bank where they do that. Kin ridiculous.

 

 

Yep - banks. Don't start me on banks ....


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  Reply # 1646577 6-Oct-2016 12:36
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eracode:

 

 

 

Yep - banks. Don't start me on banks ....

 

 

 

 

yep there's a slippery slope





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  Reply # 1646581 6-Oct-2016 12:41
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MikeB4:

 

eracode:

 

 

 

Yep - banks. Don't start me on banks ....

 

 

 

 

yep there's a slippery slope

 

 

It would need a new thread: "What's something Big that really annoys you". 


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  Reply # 1646587 6-Oct-2016 12:45
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

It has actually been shown to be LESS efficient. However, accountants are not interested in efficiency, only money....

 

 

 

 

I'm actually pretty sure I know exactly where this open plan thing started.

 

The fault lies with a friend of mine, with whom I used to party quite hard, who managed to secure a highly sought after job in the graduate recruitment programme for a prestigious accounting firm.
He had his own office, with a door and a window with CBD views.  The work itself was extremely demanding but most of it intensely boring - apparently.
After one hard night, whilst examining intricate detail of some company accounts he was supposed to be auditing, to a strict deadline, lest some poor client end up in jail or worse, he felt the need to rest his tired hung over noggin by propping it between forehead and desk, using a ruler.  A senior partner woke him, possibly hours after he'd nodded off.  Long enough for the ruler to have embedded itself in the skin of his forehead and kind of stick there as he raised his head, then clatter to the floor, possibly drawing the attention of the senior partner to the deep red indention, and to think very hard about the broad implications of this.

 

My friend rebounded from this pretty well, considering.  It took a year or two, but he achieved promotion from forecourt attendant to service station manager, before heading back to an office job.


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  Reply # 1646630 6-Oct-2016 13:35
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MikeB4:

 

floydbloke:

 

Maybe not so much angry but rather bemused that, for safety reasons, commercial drivers can work no more than 13 hours per day and no more than 70 hours in a week (I'm good with this), whilst it's apparently OK for junior doctors to do 16 hours shifts, 12 days on the trot.

 

 

 

 

As someone that uses the medical services I have always found this worrying. It was also one of the deciding factors for my son's change during training from becoming a medical Doctor to a Psychologist. 

 

 

I am married to a doctor, there were some days she wasn't safe to drive home after work, I am convinced. 

 

It's a difficult one though, there aren't enough Doctors. Having said that, striking is something I've always had a major problem with.  My wife refused to strike last time around, and she was spat at and abused as she arrived for work, it was terrible. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1646644 6-Oct-2016 14:08
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networkn:

 

MikeB4:

 

floydbloke:

 

Maybe not so much angry but rather bemused that, for safety reasons, commercial drivers can work no more than 13 hours per day and no more than 70 hours in a week (I'm good with this), whilst it's apparently OK for junior doctors to do 16 hours shifts, 12 days on the trot.

 

 

 

 

As someone that uses the medical services I have always found this worrying. It was also one of the deciding factors for my son's change during training from becoming a medical Doctor to a Psychologist. 

 

 

I am married to a doctor, there were some days she wasn't safe to drive home after work, I am convinced. 

 

It's a difficult one though, there aren't enough Doctors. Having said that, striking is something I've always had a major problem with.  My wife refused to strike last time around, and she was spat at and abused as she arrived for work, it was terrible. 

 

 

 

 

OTOH one would think that if the situation was as bad as is being claimed by junior doctors (based on the results of a "survey" BTW  - from which only the conclusions made by the union are being made available - not the methodology / raw data), then one would think that all doctors and DHB managers would be 100% behind complete reform.

 

No doubt limited support from some doctors who consider it a rite of passage they endured.

 

DHBs are systemically underfunded, even if there were more doctors available, in order to pay them then something else would need to be cut back.


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  Reply # 1646747 6-Oct-2016 16:22
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Fred99:

 

 

 

OTOH one would think that if the situation was as bad as is being claimed by junior doctors (based on the results of a "survey" BTW  - from which only the conclusions made by the union are being made available - not the methodology / raw data), then one would think that all doctors and DHB managers would be 100% behind complete reform.

 

No doubt limited support from some doctors who consider it a rite of passage they endured.

 

DHBs are systemically underfunded, even if there were more doctors available, in order to pay them then something else would need to be cut back.

 

 

It's way more complicated than that. Reform takes years. The system isn't completely broken and it's as much about funding as anything else. To get it fixed requires more money.


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  Reply # 1646789 6-Oct-2016 17:03
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networkn:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

OTOH one would think that if the situation was as bad as is being claimed by junior doctors (based on the results of a "survey" BTW  - from which only the conclusions made by the union are being made available - not the methodology / raw data), then one would think that all doctors and DHB managers would be 100% behind complete reform.

 

No doubt limited support from some doctors who consider it a rite of passage they endured.

 

DHBs are systemically underfunded, even if there were more doctors available, in order to pay them then something else would need to be cut back.

 

 

It's way more complicated than that. Reform takes years. The system isn't completely broken and it's as much about funding as anything else. To get it fixed requires more money.

 

 

 

 

Damned shame that results from more money to fix much of what is broken would take longer than one election cycle.


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  Reply # 1646833 6-Oct-2016 17:35
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I could be wrong, but aren't truck drivers legally required to work fewer hours than what's been published lately about junior doctor's rostered hours?


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  Reply # 1646845 6-Oct-2016 18:09
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Companies who create apps then don't feed them with good data or are unreliable e.g, countdown app

 

Tried to use this today.... got half way through  then the app 'lost connection' despite my connection being fine.   The connection failed on their end!!

 

Then , used what I had, and it is supposed to make a list ordered by aisle for your local store -- all the production location data is wrong, stuff was not in the aisle the app said. 

 

It is easier to write a list than use the countdown app. Why did they bother? 

 

 


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  Reply # 1646862 6-Oct-2016 18:45
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DarthKermit:

 

I could be wrong, but aren't truck drivers legally required to work fewer hours than what's been published lately about junior doctor's rostered hours?

 

 

That's exactly the point I was making in my previous post.





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  Reply # 1647287 7-Oct-2016 13:33
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Aaarrggghhh.
I never knew there was some free bonus offer with the phone I bought, they got me all excited - then look what happened.

 

It wouldn't scratchie off at all with a fingernail, and everything seems to have scratchied off when I used a guitar pick.


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  Reply # 1647353 7-Oct-2016 15:21
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surfisup1000:

 

Companies who create apps then don't feed them with good data or are unreliable e.g, countdown app

 

 

Blue Bubble Taxis' android app is another shocker.  You think they would lift their game on the app front with that being such an advantage for Uber.





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  Reply # 1647384 7-Oct-2016 16:59
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The person currently playing a guitar and singing 2 seats behind me in the Wellington - Masterton train. If only I had scissors....





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  Reply # 1647395 7-Oct-2016 17:24
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Bread that no longer is big enough to seal around the edges in a toasted sandwich maker!

 

And I'm talking about the premium bread not the $1 loaves!


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