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W tee Eff?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Most gardeners and builders in the UK use vans, things like the Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter, they generally seat three and can fit far more than any pickup ever will.

    My parents are keen gardeners, DIYers, generally end up hauling all sorts of stuff and they have a Citroën Berlingo, someone else in their village has a silly American truck (an F150 double cab if I'm not mistaken) and the Berlingo fits so much more in it!
     
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  2. saint

    saint Charming, but irrational

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    I remember back to one of the older GTA's on one of the radio shows (a small claims court type deal Ala Judge Judy) a man takes his ex in for wrecking his ridiculous truck after a break up when asked why he had such a vehicle the response was " Your honor i need that truck, I'm an accountant" and was followed by a very Fight Club-esque lecture to the ex from the judge on how such thing are needed to make office workers feel like a "real man". this was back in the early 2000's too.and trucks have only gotten less and less practical since then. Hell i'm 6' tall and i think i'm going to need a step ladder to get in these things within a couple years.
     
  3. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on whether you load bags or bulk, but a 4-door pickup is always stuck with the shortest possible bed. I've seen some with a 4ft bed, which is just utterly useless! A 6ft bed (typical for Ranger/HiLux, and the 'Shortbed' option on full-size trucks) is what I'm talking about, and if/when I buy a pickup I'm getting an 8ft bed.
     
  4. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Which still seems super small for a utility vehicle when the shortest Transit starts at 10 feet for the cargo area, even my parent's Berlingo which is no longer than a standard saloon can get 6 feet with the middle seats down/removed and can fit things 10 feet long with the front passenger seat folded.

    They also have the upside of keeping things dry, which is a big advantage when my Dad is schlepping all the gear for his band, they tend to have lower floors too which makes getting things in and out easier.
     
  5. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Winter is coming and here in France we've got a few thing coming with it:
    - Christmas/New Year's Eve
    - Flu
    - and strikes

    Ok it could be a WTF by itself it that's so common it doesn't deserve it but today's WTF requires a bit of context.

    As a major strike is planned for quite some time in Paris area which will result in something like no public transports (at least)for several days (at least), everyone is aware of it and all companies had time to anticipate it (mine included).

    Since a few years, the government is urging companies to put in place remote working policies when possible so it could be used in a balanced way (benefit without impact for both company and employees). Some already did it years before, some just can't because of the type of activity and some (like mine) just didn't move because it would requires work from HR.

    I work in a company that is in a fourth category: some people already use remote connection for years but no policy is in place so other people can be denied to use it.

    This year HR communicate to inform that everyone who actually can work remotely (ie has a laptop assigned) can do it this week (strike is planned Thursday and Friday for sure), other can work in a closer site and other ease...

    So still no WTF here, it's pretty much a great step forward.

    Here is where is comes:
    As part of IT me and all my colleagues are part of the happy few who can work remotely with a large latitude.
    But there is this major a**h*** who only open his mouth to either denigrate someone/thing or suck some higher grade's d***, who made this statement out loud right after reading the HR mail: "Ok for this week but they didn't say anything about working at home next week".

    I had to restrain myself a lot not to say something like:
    "You're not showing up before 10:00 in the morning, at 11:45 you're already gone and won't be back until 14:00, at 16:45 you have left the building (not even mentioning his 6 smoke breaks a day), you're living nearby and using your car not the public transport, you're part of IT and can remote work when you want when some of our colleagues has to use their vacation or won't be paid and when HR is doing something right you still find a way to complain !!!"
     
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  6. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    I feel like half this forum works in IT
     
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  7. Beodren

    Beodren Well-Known Member

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    How else one can afford all the new model releases and support three armies? I suspect the other half is dealing coke.
     
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  8. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    I would say at least half of ANY forum. Other people are using those "social media" things.
     
  9. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    If he's that 'productive', why aren't you saying that in an 'accidental' Reply All to his bosses and HR and etc?
     
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  10. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Let's say that the companies life is quite... I think rating "complicated" as an understatement would be an understatement itself.
     
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  11. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

    Remind me to buy you a few adult beverages if/when I ever get over to France in commiseration of your working in a Dilbert comic strip.
     
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  12. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    That ! Actually just that..;

    No way. They'll be on me. Always !
     
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