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After a gruelling journey into work, I arrived at a madhouse; people running around trying to locate their possessions, telephone system down, chairs and equipment gone missing, no network connection for most people, and no coffee in the machine! I saw what I had to do immediately, and tracked down a member of the kitchen staff to make me a pot the old-fashioned way.

Now I'm at my desk, sipping my coffee, and surveying all that's going on around me. My colleagues are taking this in their stride, getting on with sorting out their stuff; but Jobsworth's panicking, adding greatly to my amusement. He's on his mobile constantly, gesticulating wildly and puffing himself up - he'll give himself an apoplexy if he's not careful (wish he would).

Oops, we just lost our connection to the Internet -- wonder how long it'll take to sort it out this time; they never pull their finger out when the Intranet's still working. Some people have no idea of priorities! ;-)

I'm feeling much better today, even if I've got nothing to be smiling about. But I phoned a friend last night and told him my woes for hours, and he's given me a few tips and pointers that I think might actually help. If anyone knows anything of how to go about changing jobs, it's Marco. Everytime I see him, he's doing something else.

Oh, and I got my tax rebate, which means that soon I will no longer be dependent on hp or Internet cafés for updating my LJ.


So it took several hours for the Internet to come back on... the telephones are still down, though. Jobsworth's looking more pained by the minute. I'm enjoying watching his discomfort immensely. I'm a bad, bad person -- but I'm also the person that had to leave home at 6 this morning and won't be back before 8:30 this evening, at his insistence, so I'm looking on this as just retribution. Don't know why he should get so agitated in the first place: first day after a move is always a write-off.

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julchek
Jun. 21st, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
Oh, and I got my tax rebate, which means that soon I will no longer be dependent on hp or Internet cafés for updating my LJ.

Hurray! Great news there. And I'm laughing about Jobsworth working himself into a state as well *snicker* Divine retribution, indeed!

Hope Marco's advice helps sort out something different and closer to home for you, sweetie!
gamiila
Jun. 22nd, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
Hope Marco's advice helps sort out something different and closer to home for you, sweetie!

I hope it does too, and soon. D'you know he had the gall to take me to task over the fact that I was twenty minutes late this morning? Can I help it if the ruddy train breaks down, and I miss the bus because of the delay? "You should be able to anticipate..." What does he think I am, clairvoyant?
onetwomany
Jun. 21st, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
Having the internet and no telephone sounds like a rather cool day at work ;)
gamiila
Jun. 22nd, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
Really not complaining! Wish it could have been like that today as well...
calove
Jun. 21st, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good day on the whole, then. Apart from the ridiculous hours (that's a painfully long day) and the fact that Boy didn't, in the end, drop dead from apoplexy.

Oh, and I got my tax rebate, which means that soon I will no longer be dependent on hp or Internet cafés for updating my LJ.

YAY!!!

And listen to Marco. You go, girl (literally and figuratively)!

Oh, BTW - go look at rusty_halo's latest entry. She has pictures that may interest you.


gamiila
Jun. 22nd, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
"Oh, and I got my tax rebate, which means that soon I will no longer be dependent on hp or Internet cafés for updating my LJ."

YAY!!!


On the other hand, I could put it towards paying off my credit cards...Just teasing! ;-)

No, I want to be a woman of the times we live in, and a woman of the times we live in is nowhere without a home computer with connection to the Internet and DVD and whatnot...
gamiila
Jun. 22nd, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
She has pictures that may interest you.

And honestly, I pick 1 (ONE!...okay, 2) Common Rotation icons and suddenly I'm supposed to be interested in every Tom, Dick & Harry's pictures of their gigs?

Though actually, these aren't half bad...Cheers!
calove
Jun. 23rd, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
And honestly, I pick 1 (ONE!...okay, 2) Common Rotation icons and suddenly I'm supposed to be interested in every Tom, Dick & Harry's pictures of their gigs?

Ah ha. ::wanders of slowly smiling knowingly::
gamiila
Jun. 23rd, 2004 02:26 am (UTC)
What? What?
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gamiila
Jun. 22nd, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
You think?
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