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Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:09:09
Problem of the day:

I'm working at home this morning so someone can come and check my electricity meter, and I'm supposed to go into work at lunchtime.
I don't want to go and am very tempted to pretend the guy doesn't turn up till 3pm.
However if I don't go in it means leaving the 2 newbies on their own all day, as none of the managers are in.
Which isn't really fair on the newbies, nor on the users come to that.

Decisions, decisions.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 11:11:40
tssssssssssssssk
not worthy a thread you tizzy you
go and play the verkliezersgame

Funko
11-08-2005, 11:20:19
Phone up at lunchtime, ask how the newbies are doing. Then decide whether to say the meter reading guy has been or not.

he probably won't turn up until 3pm anyway.

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:25:08
He got here at 8:50 :D

mr.G
11-08-2005, 11:32:54
:lol:

Funko
11-08-2005, 11:43:45
I did check several times to see if you'd said he'd already been. :)

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:48:29
I probably should have included all relevant information to start with.

Funko
11-08-2005, 11:49:33
Seems things are back to being your fault again. Oh well!

Beta1
11-08-2005, 11:53:32
sod the users. stay at home and watch the cricket

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 11:53:34
Do you care for the users?
Do you care about the newbies?

Stay home.

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:54:16
Originally posted by Funko
Seems things are back to being your fault again. Oh well!

:cry:

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:54:54
I don't care about the users, I do (vaguely) care about the newbies, but I certainly don't care about the cricket!

Funko
11-08-2005, 11:55:47
Isn't one of the newbies the really annoying one?

King_Ghidra
11-08-2005, 11:59:10
annoying as in he keeps telling tizzy she's bitchy about the customers?

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 11:59:24
Yeah.
Ok, maybe I don't care as such, but I am responsible for them just now.
And I'd feel a bit guilty leaving them to it - the guys never did that to me when I was new.
And I think they're slacking a bit by the looks of things so maybe I need to go in and be bossy :D

Funko
11-08-2005, 12:03:37
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
annoying as in he keeps telling tizzy she's bitchy about the customers?

Exactly, as if she would! :lol:

Funko
11-08-2005, 12:03:58
But, apparently, annoying in other ways too.

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 12:06:51
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
annoying as in he keeps telling tizzy she's bitchy about the customers?

That one was kind of amusing, but he's annoying in lots of other ways.

He's 22 going on 50 with an opinion on everything that he's not afraid to use.
He always knows best and won't listen to anyone else who might know better (not just me, boss too), and is NEVER wrong in his own eyes.
And he never shuts up.
And doesn't pay attention.
And has an annoying habit of assuming I don't know anything about anything (no comments please).

Ok, so I just don't like the guy and everything about him annoys me.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 12:14:29
whattabout his dingding

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 12:20:44
Originally posted by Tizzy
That one was kind of amusing, but he's annoying in lots of other ways.

He's 22 going on 50 with an opinion on everything that he's not afraid to use.
He always knows best and won't listen to anyone else who might know better (not just me, boss too), and is NEVER wrong in his own eyes.
And he never shuts up.
And doesn't pay attention.
And has an annoying habit of assuming I don't know anything about anything (no comments please).

Ok, so I just don't like the guy and everything about him annoys me. So leave him on his own and let him learn his lesson. It's in his best interest if you stay home and slack.

MoSe
11-08-2005, 12:47:47
Originally posted by Tizzy
so maybe I need to go in and be Bossman :D

we knew all the time you were Bossman's AE.
or viceversa

The Norks
11-08-2005, 13:00:13
Originally posted by Tizzy
That one was kind of amusing, but he's annoying in lots of other ways.

He's 22 going on 50 with an opinion on everything that he's not afraid to use.
He always knows best and won't listen to anyone else who might know better (not just me, boss too), and is NEVER wrong in his own eyes.
And he never shuts up.
And doesn't pay attention.
And has an annoying habit of assuming I don't know anything about anything (no comments please).

Ok, so I just don't like the guy and everything about him annoys me.

I used to have to train a guy like that in the civil service- he was retired at 50, and went back to a desk job because he was bored. He was an Oxford grad, and thought he was better than everyone else there. He used to tell me that he switched his brain off to do the job. Ok it wasn't complicated, but his attitude sucked. Everyone hated him within about two days of his arrival. Sadly there's nothing you can really do about people like that unless you bollock them, and thats a bit dodgy. The best thing I found was to let him do something himself, cock it up and then he'd have to ask me how to do it.

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 13:36:18
Originally posted by The Norks
He used to tell me that he switched his brain off to do the job.

Oh yeah, newbie is "taking a rest" by doing this job - every time I hear him say that I want to knock his head off.

I'm taking great pleasure at the moment in pointing out when he's got something wrong, nasty Tizzy :)

The Norks
11-08-2005, 13:48:51
yeah I don't blame you. Its just insulting when people say stuff like that.

The funny thing is, I found that the guy I trained could barely master switching on a PC, his ability was far from his high self opinion.

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 13:50:08
Hehe, not going to work.
The stuff I had to do took longer than expected so I wouldn't get there till about 3pm which is hardly worth it.
Hmm, wonder if Ready Steady Cook is on today :D

JM^3
11-08-2005, 14:10:47
well, in defense of turing your brain off while working

I did that when I was a dishwasher, I also sucked at being a dishwasher

but thinking about it would not have made it better, just would have made it more unpleasent

JM

MoSe
11-08-2005, 14:16:47
Originally posted by JM^3
I also sucked at being a dishwasher

I thought you use a sponge and/or towel and your hands only...

Chris
11-08-2005, 15:35:27
Had to go with 'who cares' as indifference is always the safe play.

Provost Harrison
11-08-2005, 23:08:44
Originally posted by MoSe
we knew all the time you were Bossman's AE.
or viceversa

Do you think Funko ought to be informed? :eek:

Provost Harrison
11-08-2005, 23:09:13
Originally posted by The Norks
I used to have to train a guy like that in the civil service- he was retired at 50, and went back to a desk job because he was bored. He was an Oxford grad, and thought he was better than everyone else there. He used to tell me that he switched his brain off to do the job. Ok it wasn't complicated, but his attitude sucked. Everyone hated him within about two days of his arrival. Sadly there's nothing you can really do about people like that unless you bollock them, and thats a bit dodgy. The best thing I found was to let him do something himself, cock it up and then he'd have to ask me how to do it.

Well if he is an Oxford graduate, he must be right :p