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About nightwolf

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  • Birthday 06/19/90

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  1. Job woes/wins

    I did that and spent this week doing nothing. It was glorious. ...and my shift is over. 6 and a half years as a software tester is done. I'm so conflicted. I didn't appreciate my job towards the end, but I'll miss the heck out of my team. Looking forward to going back to games, but having a drink for my colleagues tonight. Saying goodbye via a laptop just isn't the one.
  2. bad stuff thread.

    For my 30th we found the fanciest sushi place in town that did take away and bought cupcakes from my wedding cake maker (who now has to make the cake for fucking next year. Sigh). I'd highly recommend it, whack your favourite game on, eat until your nearly sick and have a drink. Happy Birthday for Tuesday <3
  3. Are we surprised? I know I'm really not. I know most of us are pretty techie here and wary enough about these apps and companies to know something was going to go amiss with it all. Bloody excel, I just did a big sigh writing that. Cambridgeshire is still relatively safe, which I'm thankful for. The knock on has been that my next appointment was due to be the 22nd October, but has been pushed back to January 21st, due to Covid and the worry over the hospital being rammed out (my issue isn't even anything to do with it). I would not be surprised if we get to January and the hospital is so overwhelmed that my appointment is cancelled yet again. I would like to be able to have surgery and just worry I'll bleed out (like last time) without also worrying about covid...thanks?
  4. The Exercise & Fitness Thread: The Struggle Is Real

    @Goafer I noticed the same also! Plus my fingers have shrunk (rings now fit much, much better). You've done a cracking job, well done.
  5. bad stuff thread.

    Time to start saying such words as "lawyers". You don't have to follow through, but I've found it gets a fire under a letting agents arse most times. Bad news: We haven't been anywhere since the lockdown, because obviously. But we decided to book Edinburgh to celebrate my 30th this past June. We go on the 30th, just as the restrictions are due to lift...maybe? I give up.
  6. What Have You Bought?

    I've been keeping an eye on the issues with the 3080s. I'm hoping that the 3070 release will be a little less problematic! GG on your new shiny.
  7. Job woes/wins

    Thank you! I got the official offer on Friday, the pay I wanted, benefits too (including medical insurance that covers pre-existing) and they tailored my contract so I can move upwards quickly if I want. So, so excited. Never thought I'd get to do this in the industry I wanted again.
  8. Job woes/wins

    Guess who fucking smashed it and is waiting on a written offer? Me.
  9. bad stuff thread.

    Absolutely, I love the NHS for what it is, but my stance is now "if you can get this done privately, do it". Unfortunately I cannot, because my health insurance doesn't cover such a huge pre-existing condition and I don't have 10 grand lying around. But I would/will almost certainly use the hell out of it for anything else.
  10. bad stuff thread.

    I hope its feeling a little better this week lovely. Let me know how you are. Things have been a mess this week, oh my lord and its only Monday. Went to go to my second MRI appointment this morning, my hospital had referred me to a private hospital as there are overloaded at the moment. I had no letter, so rang the NHS hospital on Saturday to confirm everything was ok. Get there today and the poor staff at the private hospital had no idea about me. Instead of sending me home they accommodated me and some, I was supposed to be there at 9 and by 9:12 I was being called in for an MRI. Apparently one of the staff told me that her boss was sending some snotty emails to the team back at my NHS hospital, as this wasn't the first (or second time) this had happened. What irks me is this hospital was SO good, I told them if it wasn't a re-occurring issue I'd have had my surgery and consultations with them. So I've looked into my private healthcare to ensure I can use those doctors and hospital going forward and I can. Then I finally get my interview invite. After asking them to accommodate me in the mornings as I have night shift all week this week, they were unable to help me - at all. So now I have interviews 12pm until 5pm with a night-shift that starts at 8pm (and a morning shift until 11am). Given interviews go both ways I've been really unimpressed so far. To interview with 6 people in one day and to also then find the timings makes me feel a bit miffed. I'm sure it isn't like that, but I feel its not the best first (second, third) impression. So we shall see. Overall, I'm tired and really eager for Thursday afternoon when I'm finally off the clock and have no interviews/appointments/other to get too.
  11. The Exercise & Fitness Thread: The Struggle Is Real

    I will live until I'm 150 and I will NEVER like lunges. I love leg day, except those, I don't know what it is.
  12. Job woes/wins

    I heard back and I apparently smashed it. My recruiter is beside himself and said he'd never been so invested and was impressed with the feedback. I have no idea specifically what the feedback was but he blew him away at least. So much so that I skipped a step and now at the last stretch of interviews. I do have one person who is my competition. But if they are as good as they say we both are then I'd rather "lose" to them than anything. I find out tomorrow when the next steps is, but it's going to be 3 hours of grilling. Eep.
  13. Went to the hospital on Thursday, everything was super safe, came out, walked straight past a school and might as well have just coughed on everyone. What a joke. Hundreds (its a big school in Cambridge) of students walking around, mingling, parents not bothering either. My partner and I were already walking past in mask anyway, but my god, is it any wonder the numbers have gone up? Side note: My parents still think we should use herd immunity, when I'm likely to get it and possible die, so thats fun, had to point that out to them.
  14. good stuff thread.

    It's tricky! I switch between very happy and extremely sad, but that's to be expected. But first open surgery was very successful, even with the complications (and the nearly death bit), I recovered really well. I'm hoping that my body still has enough in it to do it again. Thankfully I had one of the best specialists in the country and now have one of the others too! Praise be to the NHS staff (though some of the admin staff can jump off a short pier). I thought pretty hard about it this weekend and I am leaning towards the whole thing rather than having the same as before. My surgeon/consultant has said that both surgeries are really really dangerous and I will (potentially) have to have the hysterectomy anyway. Plus having kids right now could kill me or the child anyway. So what's the point? I must admit I am quite sad about the choice being taken from me like this, but I'm ultimately very relieved that something is getting done and perhaps one day I won't have to worry about it anymore. Which is why the news is in here and not "bad news". Thank you so much lovely <3
  15. Job woes/wins

    Thank you! I posted in the good news thread, but it seemed to go well. The job that I wasn't so keen on and wanted to wait for the other role actually ended up sounding really interesting! So fingers crossed for next week when I hear back.