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1 minute ago, Ashley said:

Surely you can just claim GDPR reasons. 

At a former job someone on another team once got in touch with someone else while they were on leave to ask trivial questions. Always felt if they did that to me I would put in a formal complaint upon my return. Nothing is that urgent.

I've just told her no and it'll be done next week when he gets back. Just annoys me with people like that. They think their issue is so much more important than anyone else's time. Not long ago I would have actually put in a lot of effort to try and get the information myself but this place has just worn me down to the point where I will do exactly what my job requires and nothing else. As soon as I can find another job (or win the lottery!) then I'm out of here.

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unless it was life or death (or maybe something i'd screwed up) i would be telling them to fuck off.  working during all this shit is stressful enough without being hassled at home!

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On 20/10/2021 at 10:56 AM, Happenstance said:

Just been asked by someone at work  to contact a staff member who is on holiday to get a load of information because they don't want their boss to have to work during their holiday next week so need it now. They then got all arsy with me when I said it should have been asked for before we broke up for half-term and someone by the end of the conversation (it had moved on so I don't think I'm responsible for this!) she had started crying about working too many hours...

 

So it turns out the other IT guy that was on holiday was contacted for the info after all. He did reply with it immediately but set the reply as a scheduled email for 9am on Monday when his holiday had ended :laughing:

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On 01/11/2021 at 3:35 PM, Happenstance said:

So it turns out the other IT guy that was on holiday was contacted for the info after all. He did reply with it immediately but set the reply as a scheduled email for 9am on Monday when his holiday had ended :laughing:

thats the passive agressive shit i just love lol

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1 hour ago, Will said:

Started my new job and they wrote a nice press release about me: Press Release

Can't believe they didn't ask me for a quote

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45 minutes ago, Ashley said:

Can't believe they didn't ask me for a quote

Yeah I was pretty shocked when I saw the draft. Will have words with them.

Think this is the first time I’ve been Pocket Gamer.

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2 hours ago, Will said:

Yeah I was pretty shocked when I saw the draft. Will have words with them.

Think this is the first time I’ve been Pocket Gamer.

Well if you move to a company that makes Switch games we'll be sure to post about it

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Oh, they're based in Leamington Spa, is that where you'll be moving to?

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7 hours ago, bob said:

Oh, they're based in Leamington Spa, is that where you'll be moving to?

Either Leamington Spa or Warwick dependent on where we find a good place. Definitely around that area though.

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Yay! Will get a pay raise next year! However, no one knows how big it will be. It's just calculated by an algorithm. I find that a bit funny because:

At a performance appraisal I got a score of 3 which translates to "exceeds expectations" - there are 4 in total, 2 being "meets expectations". So based on that score, the pay raise will be calculated from current pay according to my role (my role says that I should be paid within the range of u and w, the role above me v to x where u < v < w < x) and the total amount of money put aside to pay raises, as well as the total number of 3s and 4s. That's a whole lot of variables! The pay raise will be effectuated in January where the amount will be revealed. 

I do know that it'll be more than 1 % raise, though, as that is the recalibration done every year for everyone scoring 2 or more.

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On 25/11/2021 at 3:44 PM, Happenstance said:

Stole a pen from the school office and it just exploded all over my hands. Feels like karma.

oof definitely karma lol

 

i've been MAD BUSY in my new job.  felt like i was handling super confidential data in my old post (mostly patient medical records) but now ive moved on to governance within mental health which is super intense (adverse incidents, most of which are suicides or serious self harm) and im like eep ok :bouncy:

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Urgh, another reason why I hate working at a school. Not only do I have to go back today but I had to get up much earlier because it’s inset day 😴

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We've had new gates put in at our school with a fingerprint scanner (they look like prison gates, it's terrible) but the company have been having issues with them. Engineers were here today and unlike yesterday where they turned everything off so it just worked as a swinging gate, this time they left it turned on and buggered off without telling anyone. I'm then getting frantic phonecalls from people trying to get out, I can't access the software because it's not working anymore and they're not answering their phones. We are lucky that I programmed in a practice code yesterday during their 2 minutes of training and never deleted it. Oh and the gate is still broken as it won't close after being opened unless you lock yourself out and when it does open it only does it 3/4 of the way. Awesome start to term! :mad:

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Wow. That sounds so absurd that it is actually funny. That's incompetence on a whole other level. 

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I've got to write my CV in Italian but as my current CV is designed for people in the very specific niche area I work in that will understand all the things I'm talking about I've first of all got to translate it into plain English and then into Italian. Done the general layout and translated labels/education history. Gonna chip away at the 'objectives' and work experience sections slowly but surely. Going to try using Google Translate as a base, then go through it myself to fix any obvious silliness and then get a native to proof read.

And ironically it's not even for a job. 

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Had the call this morning that my school's inspection is this week. Not surprisingly everyone has gone into a panic and my boss looks like she's about to have a breakdown. Should be an interesting week. Despite what she tried to tell me earlier when she said she had a list of stuff she needs from me for the inspectors, I actually have nothing to do with inspections so I should just be able to sit back and watch.

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