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So, what happened today?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Diamond Lights, 29 Oct 2020.

  1. scaramanga

    scaramanga Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    They were after our business for some finance we were looking to take out.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Bert Bliss

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    So Sunday….
    Went to Spurs
    Brought a caravan on the way there (on the phone)
    Watched the game with my nephew
    Then went to ally pally to see Sam Fender and Gang of Youths in an immense gig
    Got in at 1.30 am pretty smashed having spent the best part of £200 on beer for my nephew (his belated 18th … he is 20 in a few weeks), my niece and the wife

    really enjoyed every moment of it
     
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  3. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Bert Bliss

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    Kandi1977 Paul Stewart

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    I have dealt with setting up new banks from scratch. Cards, Accounts, card and account administration system, Internet bank, fraud prevention, anti-money laundry etc.
    I've also been amazed at the level of incompetence they've shown, and the total lack of understanding of how the financial and Bank systems works.
    We employed VISA fast-track, which makes it possible to go from 0 to fully operational with cards and everything, in less than 4 weeks.
    Many of them thought that was way to long!!!
     
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  5. P.D.

    P.D. Vedran Corluka

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    My place has done something similar, every fornight you can work your hours for the 10 days in 9 days and take the Friday off. Been nice having the extra day, definitely makes a difference but guess you'll get used to it in time and it won't feel as new.
     
  6. Bullet

    Bullet Tom Huddlestone

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    Changing the workday ratio from 5:2 to 4:3 is absolutely ENORMOUS news. I pray it happens in my working life.
    Usually on the weekend you spend 1 to 1.5 days doing necessary chores like shopping and gardening and seeing hateful relatives, leaving you with F-all free time.

    So that extra day is enormous. It isn't an increase of 33% of days off, more like "tripling the amount of time spent doing whatever the F you want without chores or family commitments"
     
  7. Daisuk

    Daisuk Cecil Poynton

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    Yes! Weekends. Sigh. Chores and family commitments. Imagine an extra day off on Monday, would be absolutely grand.
     
  8. Dicko

    Dicko Ruel Fox

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    Wouldn't it just be extremely stressful for most people if they have to get everything done between Mon-Thurs (or whichever 4 days) and end up working late and like crazy? Or would we all adjust and just expect less lol
     
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    Dicko Ruel Fox

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    Note. I still dream of retiring early and not working for much longer so it won't apply to me haha
     
  10. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    I'm on four day week now. It's the dogs dangles.
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    That's the problem. I could do my work in four days and just be on the end of a phone for the fifth, but I wouldn't see my family for the four days and would be too exhausted to do anything for the fifth one.

    If people prefer to do four 10-15 hr days rather than five 8-12 hr ones then great. But I think what the plebs understand as a four day week is getting paid the same money for doing 32 hours.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Bullet Tom Huddlestone

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    The plebs? Get a load of Maximus tacotus over here.

    Most workers could get their work done in 34 hours if they focus and have fewer meetings.

    It is in the article: "Employees now work 34 hours over four days and get Monday or Friday off"
     
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    AuroRaman Jermaine Jenas

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    It’s insane how much society has been conditioned to think they need to spend the majority of their week working.
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Sergei Rebrov

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    I’ve started not working on Fridays. Health reasons, and I’m a contractor so it’s pretty much up to me if I want a 20% invoicing haircut. Anyway, it’s very difficult.

    To do it properly, work comms need to be disconnected from all devices (leaving only SMS or phone calls for emergencies), so that’s emails, Teams notifications and lots else to disable every week. I also need to cut myself off from external information which is relevant to my role. That’s about half of the internet. Otherwise, it’s impossible not to do my job.

    I’m looking forward to being well enough to do 60 hours, bill 40, and do what I enjoy rather than spending time doing nothing, which isn’t really fun.
     
  16. scaramanga

    scaramanga Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    Great, so us employers can now pay them for 34 hours of work.
     
  17. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    How long have you been out of action?
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Sergei Rebrov

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    I’ve been housebound for six months or so, but able to work from home for most of that time, and for some of it have been able to bill five days a week with a clear conscience. My big hope is for a lethal new Covid variant to emerge and for everyone to go back to full time WFH. Too much stuff that I need to be sighted on is happening in meatspace.
     
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    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    Argh. That's tough but at least you are getting paid. Your hope for new variant is a little harsh on the rest of humanity though.

    Meatspace = reality? Lol
     
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  20. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Pedro Mendes

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    My company have just announced they are removing annual leave allowance limits from next year. If you need leave, you can take it (with manager's approval). No more counting days/eking out leave to year end etc.

    During the pandemic they have also given a company-wide day off pretty much every month - that's sadly coming to an end, kind of - it will now be once a quarter by the looks of it. Which is still very generous. And widely appreciated by employees.
     

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