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I asked one of them if they had Stevie Wonder doing their typing input....
Don't think they were impressed.
He'd have a much better job anyway....
Fairygirl /daughter life is fun and I love making them sweat a bit. My way is to discover their web site go through customer complaints which they do not read until I find the follow up supervisor, I have had refunds, rates dropped and even shopping vouchers from some firms.The B/G Electric said they will refund me anyway but why can they not just take it off the Gas bill I ask?? Well it seems they use two different systems.Oh well it all gives me something to-do and any how my Tomato's have flowers on the first truss so who cares.
You don't actually need to see if you're a proper typist. It really used to p*** the boys I worked with off, I could be turned half away from my computer, still typing, and talking to them at the same time. Half of them are kids now who won't have a clue who Stevie Wonder is. Just like I have no clue who half the 'celebrities' are that are on the tedious talent or 'I used to be a celebrity and hoping if I eat bulls dodahs on telly it will kickstart my career' type programmes.
GG, did you sort out the hideous cardigan cockup?
Off to get some ibuprofen. Small child number 2 not well and fighting her big brother (and winning, she fights dirty) over the highchair. Dog in vet tomorrow to have his infected claw seen too, anyone know where I can sell a kidney so I can fund it?
Pentille, too many offices, with too many people all doing the same job incompetently. The motto is very apt.
FG. Just got to listen to him playing the piano.
GG's on her hols MMP. Kids, illness, fighting - it's never ending.
My Daughter here from California is the Church organist, Granddaughter sitting watching me play the piano asked "how come you can talk to us and play at the same time Mum cannot" practice dear girl practice.They go back Thursday, Daughter who got married on the 5th now in Greece so I will get a bit of peace and quiet for a couple of days.I made it through the whole day until the midnight hour, was staying at the Hotel as were quite a lot so rolled into bed and slept like a log, up for breakfast bright and bushy tailed (funny that I did not go to bed with a bushy tail) and fun was had by all.Frank.
Watching Elton now making Yellow Brick Road and having a laugh at the 'bell bottoms' we all wore in the seventies! Brilliant. I have a real soft spot for him.Takes me back to my youth and the first time I saw him.
Frank/Dad- I'm sure you were very well behaved !
Enjoy your rest
Anyone on here want an Oracle/VB/Business Objects programmer?
Took the dog in today to have his toe sorted out after I accidentally stood on it (back in March - went to the vet's straight away, had antibiotics etc). Over the weekend the toe swelled dramatically, vet today has tried to save it (massive infection in the bone we didn't realise), now he's on mega strong anti-biotics, painkillers & anti-inflammatories. So that's £640 we've had to put on the flexible friend. If they don't work between another £500-£800 for taking the toe off - obviously I want the dog to get better, but money was really tight anyway.
Short of swinging my beads on west street in town, anyone got any legal money making ideas?
Really, really don't want to go back to contracting in London, my little ones are only going to be little once, and I don't want to miss any of their antics - even though they drive me to distraction sometimes. So, anyone want a programmer/organiser/adiminstrator?
Do sympathise MMP. Was in the same situation when mine were young. I got 3 cleaning jobs. Not too proud as long as I got some money. Not saying this is for you. Also got the yellow pages and started phoning all local solicitors to see if they wanted any work done. Struck lucky on first call! Trouble these days is there's just nothing about. Not being much help am I.
Really sorry MMP.
Vets fees are horrendous nowadays. They have such posh surgeries and staff to pay that they have to charge huge amounts. Why are animal drugs so much more expensive than human ones? My son had exactly the same steroid after he had a bad allergic reaction as my dog.
We used to have a vet near us and he worked out of the back of a van in his drive. You drove up in your car and waited until he came to see you. He didn't have computors or nurses but you felt you could trust him. There were queues every morning. No appointments just wait your turn. He never charged for children's pets or wild animals brought to him. Sadly he's retired now.
Hope all goes well for you MMP
Seem to remember a pdsa vet in sheffield off ecceshall road i think.
would at least make it cheaper
I am sorry if this sounds rude MMP,and I am a dog lover myself(previous Labrador owner),don,t you have pet insurance?
Gilly, no, we don't have pet insurance. My sister-in-law does, and it's cost her thousands (pedigree dogs, therefore more likely to have problems). We worked out recently if she'd just put the money aside, she'd be about £2000 richer.
I am looking for work, as after I had my first child I was unexpectedly made redundant, as it's an employer's market, not many people want ot employ someone who is disabled. This is despite me being previously employed, as a consultant, by companies like BT, Corus (when it was British Steel) and a number of software outsourcing companies. My problem is location, I live in Sheffield, the work is in London. I'm simply not prepared (or able any more) to miss my kids growing up, and live away from home.
I have had many rescue dogs over the years, as has my Mum (she used to breed Afghan Hounds), this is the first time we've had any major expense. We had to have one PTS last year (rescue GSD, who had degenerative disease, there was nothing else we could do). The cost of that was fairly hefty.
My husband works long hours as a lecturer, and doesn't get paid what he's worth (he went into teaching as a 'steady' job whilst I was pregnant with number 1), over the years we've been together, we've NEVER both been in work at the same time, one or the other of us has been made redundant, had to give up work to look after elderly relatives then babies, so we don't have a 'rainy day fund', that went long ago when we lost my husband's father.
It is a struggle to put food on the table, we make our own fuel from waste veg oil so we can run a car, so pet insurance that we may or may not need (and haven't needed for the past 10 years) is an unneccessary extravagance. So the last of the family silver (my handbag collection) is going on ebay over the weekend, in case he needs to have the toe amputated. Am praying that the £140 worth of broad-spectrum antibiotics work, so my beloved furry boy doesn't need to have it amputated.
Sorry,MMP did not mean to offend.
My daughter paid pet insurance for years for her two pedigree dogs but never claimed as she said by the time they paid they paid the excess, it wasn't worth claiming. Then, as they got older, so the premiums went up and she stopped. Like everything else, there are times when you just can't justify paying out every month, just in case anything goes wrong. Hope your hound improves with the antibiotics MPP. Wish I could help with a job. I really do know how hard it can be. Not fun at all.
i suppose I speak from having paid pet ins for 7/8 years then had ongoing medical condition with my labrador and had back in paid for treatment much more than I had paid in..I agree that it is not an essential expense and \I do know how hard it can be sometimes ro cope,
MMP hope your furry boy improves soon.
MMP hope the doggys foot gets better.
I've four children and have been divorced three times and know how it feels to have no money. Feel for you- life is very frustrating sometimes.
My rant for the evening- if they have the choice of the best from all the applicatants on the apprentice- well then the country is going to the dogs.
Thanks everyone. Just got a bit fed up of being the statue and never seeming to get my day as the pigeon, and worried about Max. He's a rescue, and has given us so much more back than he ever took. Our house is a forever home, we do what we can to understand our dogs, and understand that some things can be difficult for them. Bracken was terrified of belts, we think that one of her previous owners had beaten her with one. If I ever found out who it was, I don't think I could be responsible for my actions.
Gilly, if you've had more back than you paid in, then I think you've been one of the lucky ones, the charges go up and up each year the dog gets older, and as Max is at least 10 now (we got him in 2003 as an adolescent dog), the excess would be mad, that is if anyone would insure him.
Bev - I don't think the apprentices are chosen for their intelligence, the program makers know what they're doing and 12 really bright sparks wouldn't make good TV, whereas 12 assholes spouting the guff they do, does. Apparently. I don't really watch 'reality' TV, I think life's too short to watch that. Give me a good Midsomer Body Count, or NCIS, or a Foyle, Morse, Frost or Endeavour and I'm happy. I do admit to having a soft spot for Most Haunted, that used to have me roaring with laughter every time Yvette Fielding started shrieking, got possessed or Derek Acorah started going on about 'suberreaneans' living in the Tube in prehistoric times. Derek, you berk, the tube was built in 18-something or other, it wasn't there in prehistoric times. Still makes my husband laugh if I suddenly shout subterreneans at him at random times. I think thats as close to reality TV as I've ever got.
I would just like to add that mostly people do not know other peoples situations,at any one time someone will be going through redundancy,divorce,illness or death.This is a good idea for a thread,but it should bre a rant about not a rant at.
Good luck MMP with Max today.
You are right Gilly, I cannot comment on other peoples break ups and the problems it all brings having had a long happy marriage until Joan Passed on a couple of years ago. I picked myself up refused the medication the Doctor offered and although it still hurts carry on as she would have wished.A Wedding brought all the family together from as far as California two weeks ago and today they fly off to their own homes, of course I will miss them so got stuck in to a big clean up, washing, and catching up in the garden, "err" just having a quick cuppa at the moment not skiving.It would not work for every one especially when there is a money shortage, I hardly saw my children when they were growing up working hard to keep them, I do see a lot of them now though, the family are very strong and we do get comments on it.Sometimes sacrifices are worth it in the end although making those sacrifices does hurt, it comes down to choices.
I'm sorry to hear about anyone being in dire straits but I agree with G & P. I know we have some fun and let off steam about non gardening issues on here even though it is a gardening forum.
MMP it makes me feel uncomfortable about mentioning plants I've bought and other such stuff when you are saying you struggle to put food on the table. I feel you are lonely and obviously very worried and in need of someone to "speak" to, but is this honestly the right place?
I hope your dog does well on the antibiotics and that you find work that suits very soon. In future I'll give this thread a miss.