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Gary
28-03-2006, 08:24:10
Appreciate all the commiserations and sympathy this place can muster.

Wasn't planning on being here that long, but I tend to stop as I hate interviews and all that rot. :(

Still, if I can find where I put the gift catalogue I get something out of it I guess.

mr_G
28-03-2006, 08:31:03
'long service' award
is that the same as the "too lazy to change" award?

Darkstar
28-03-2006, 08:33:12
How long have you been there?

JM^3
28-03-2006, 08:34:09
~50 years if I remember these sort of awards right

JM

mr_G
28-03-2006, 08:35:04
well that explains the times new roman

Gary
28-03-2006, 09:25:56
Oh wow, relief.

Turned out VERY low key. Thank God. Was expecting crowds, cameras for the company mag, all that crap. Turned out the IT director just turned up at the desk, felt the need to chat for a bit, handed me the congratulatory letter, then went.

* phew ! *

No not 50, these days. That was when folk were treated as valued employees, and had a job for life. Here we get an extra day holiday and a gift each 5 years. But the gifts are usually so uninteresting that I let the 5 and 10 year ones go unclaimed. The gift options this time look more interesting. Still makes me feel as if I've been patted on the head though.

That's 15 years here. Folk are congratuating me. For what :confused: ? Just means haven't got off my arse and found something better. And now with a large mortgage for a house near work, I'm unlikely to find the incentive.

Still, it's over with, I can relax again ;)

Kitsuki
28-03-2006, 09:29:50
You just panic every 5 years at these meetings that they will suddenly realise you have done nothing but post on t'internet for the past 5, and sack you, right...?

Sink back into anonymity - its safer there!

Gary
28-03-2006, 09:33:44
:D Actually 5 and 10 years was dealt with by post. Think they may be too common.

But apart from that, yeah, my contribution was greatest prior to launch. It's fairly mundane these days.

Just looked at the blah blah blah he handed me. Among the uninteresting bits is a mention of "three additionnal days leave" ! Either that's a typo, or there's a 2 day bonus for 15 years !

Gary
28-03-2006, 09:57:11
Oh swizz, thought it too good to be true. Looked it up.

An extra day for 5 years - which I already have !
An extra day for 10 years - which I already have !
An extra SINGLE day for 10 years. It's nice to have an extra day, as expected, but that was very misleading.

Mind you, I notice the gifts have improved. I thought that the 15 year one was quite good, but I look at the existing 10 and 5 year ones, and they are better than I was offered. Interesting to see something has improved around here, even if it is the "pats on the back" rather than the job conditions generally.

JM^3
28-03-2006, 09:58:36
when do you get your young virgin?

JM

Funkobot
28-03-2006, 10:00:39
Can she teach you to do long division?

mr_G
28-03-2006, 10:02:45
Originally posted by Funkobot
Can she teach you to do long division?

mr_G
28-03-2006, 10:05:01
Originally posted by Gary
Oh swizz, thought it too good to be true. Looked it up.

An extra day for 5 years - which I already have !
An extra day for 10 years - which I already have !
An extra SINGLE day for 10 years. It's nice to have an extra day, as expected, but that was very misleading.

Mind you, I notice the gifts have improved. I thought that the 15 year one was quite good, but I look at the existing 10 and 5 year ones, and they are better than I was offered. Interesting to see something has improved around here, even if it is the "pats on the back" rather than the job conditions generally. do uou work for the government or are you planning t0 dooooo di dooooo that?

JM^3
28-03-2006, 10:07:01
in the US gov he would have off a quarter of the year by now

JM

Kitsuki
28-03-2006, 10:19:01
Originally posted by JM^3
when do you get your young virgin?

JM

And how many sex positions can you kiss her in?

JM^3
28-03-2006, 10:22:19
I think that is a Zen question

like how many roads...

JM

Gary
28-03-2006, 10:29:40
It's my job to work on Virgin. That's why it's so mundane !

Funkobot
28-03-2006, 11:00:59
"when we get to the hotel I'm gonna suck you like a cigar Bill..."

Funkobot
28-03-2006, 11:27:52
Yeah, something like that. It tends to vary slightly depending on what award ceremony it is part of.