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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2800 on: 15 September, 2021, 11:21:21 pm »
Bah: One of the lights on the Grand Escalier of Larrington Towers has et a bulb :(

Hurrah: It's not the one requiring the Giant Ladder o'Doom to change :thumbsup:
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ElyDave

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2801 on: 18 September, 2021, 08:50:46 pm »
Grumble: Strictly-come-fuckwits has started again

Hooraah!: I can re-familiarise myself with my uke and try, yet again, to learn "It Must Be Love", amongst others

20 mins and my fingertips know they've been doing soemthing unusual
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TheLurker

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2802 on: 18 September, 2021, 09:20:33 pm »
It's brilliant!  For three months or thereabouts I get two, or more, hours every Sat. evening of completely undisturbed building of toy aeroplanes.  Huzzah for dansey dansey say I.  :)
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2803 on: 18 September, 2021, 10:56:54 pm »

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2804 on: 21 September, 2021, 02:21:12 pm »
GN: My average monthly income covers my outgoings.
BN: My income is uneven, this month it was £500 short
GN I fixed  it a bit in three months time my income should be £200 more.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2805 on: 29 September, 2021, 04:48:21 pm »
GN: I've just been called "by far the most self-sufficient and capable editor across the entire company".

BN1: That really doesn't say much for the others.
BN2: Blandishments such as this will surely be followed by outrageous demands.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2806 on: 29 September, 2021, 04:54:48 pm »
GN: I've just been called "by far the most self-sufficient and capable editor across the entire company".

BN1: That really doesn't say much for the others.
BN2: Blandishments such as this will surely be followed by outrageous demands.


Congratumalations.  I suggest you outrageously demand a pay rise to reflect your recognised status.
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Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2807 on: 29 September, 2021, 09:46:43 pm »
Are you self-employed?  :P

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2808 on: 02 October, 2021, 12:49:35 pm »
And yesterday I got a complaint!
Quote
I am reaching out today because I would like to discuss your last experience working with us transcription.

Please find the job numbers below:

O-54456

We focus on the Quality of each project we carry about, so it is really important to know if did you have any issues in delivering the job? We are asking you this because we got a complaint today about the delivery of the job and we would like to understand what happened.
I've found job 54456, it was last week. Nothing special. How am I supposed to respond to this when they say nothing about the content of the complaint? Also, why is "Quality" capitalised? To say nothing of "working with us transcription." Bin!
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Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2809 on: 02 October, 2021, 12:58:54 pm »
Have you by any chance been providing confusingly literate transcription?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2810 on: 02 October, 2021, 01:22:54 pm »
The original conversations or presentations are frequently rather confused, so that is possible.
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robgul

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2811 on: 19 October, 2021, 02:35:58 pm »
BN - water softener/filter that feeds our coffee machine packed up today after 14 years (non-repairable valve)
GN - exact replacement is only £9.00 more than the original (£60 in 2007 - £69.00 today) - staggering  :thumbsup:.

Ruthie

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2812 on: 21 October, 2021, 10:13:29 pm »
GN:  Finally made it to BSc(Hons).

BN:  My little brother was going to come over from the Netherlands for my graduation but now PlagueIslandGB has been classed as Very High Risk, he won’t be able to make it  :'(
Milk please, no sugar.

Tim Hall

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2813 on: 21 October, 2021, 10:16:09 pm »
GN:  Finally made it to BSc(Hons).

BN:  My little brother was going to come over from the Netherlands for my graduation but now PlagueIslandGB has been classed as Very High Risk, he won’t be able to make it  :'(
Ooh! Well done on the BSc(Hons)!
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2814 on: 21 October, 2021, 10:20:02 pm »
GN:  Finally made it to BSc(Hons).

BN:  My little brother was going to come over from the Netherlands for my graduation but now PlagueIslandGB has been classed as Very High Risk, he won’t be able to make it  :'(

I would clap, but it could be construed as being ironic.

Well done, Ruthie! You are a star!
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2815 on: 21 October, 2021, 10:22:23 pm »
Well done, what is your degree in?
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2816 on: 21 October, 2021, 11:12:53 pm »
Well done Ruthie.
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Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2817 on: 22 October, 2021, 12:00:38 am »
  :thumbsup:

Basil

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2818 on: 22 October, 2021, 07:10:05 am »
Congratulations Ruthie, and we'll done on all the hard work.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2819 on: 22 October, 2021, 07:39:55 am »
Congrats Ruthie.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2820 on: 22 October, 2021, 07:51:22 am »
Well done!

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Ruthie

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2821 on: 22 October, 2021, 09:16:33 am »
Well done, what is your degree in?

Thank you!

I topped up my existing nursing qualification to a degree.

A word of advice: don’t take up degree level study just before a pandemic breaks out. That would just be really really stupid.
Milk please, no sugar.

Ruthie

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2822 on: 22 October, 2021, 09:18:03 am »
Thank you for the good wishes, everyone 😙
I was so looking forward to having my brother there. Haven’t seen him since the Before Times.
Milk please, no sugar.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2823 on: 22 October, 2021, 10:45:45 am »
Congratulations, Honourable Scientific Ruthie!
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2824 on: 22 October, 2021, 10:54:43 am »
Congratulations