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

  1. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    We have a service desk who handle most of the stuff that can be done remotely, probably 90-99% of my work is face to face!

    That said, I got back just as the local government instituted mandatory 14 day self isolation for people arriving from abroad, so I'm not even going to be allowed into the office!
     
  2. Del S

    Del S Yujing(snow)ball

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    So a Member of the Scottish Parliament was making a freedom of information request about Tory MSPs correspondence to the UK Ministry of Justice, and got this reply:

    "What's an MSP?"
     
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  3. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    Some of the other headlines on that page are funny, too.

    "Watch how Scottish pollies make Piers Morgan look stupid." - Piers Morgan doesn't need any assistance in that regard. He makes himself look stupid every day.
     
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  4. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Starting week 3 of "voluntary self isolation" over here and I'm loving every minute
    My girlfriend is about to murder me though, wish me luck guys
     
  5. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    I'm equipped for "Pants optional" working, unfortunately most of what I do was in person so just isn't happening at the moment.

    I sent one email and two WhatsApp messages before lunch, let's see if the afternoon gets any busier, maybe 3 emails?
     
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  6. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    I'm a sysadmin, i haven't even slowed down work :sob:
     
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  7. Lothlanathorian

    Lothlanathorian Not a custom title

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    Stuck at home waiting for the idiots across the hall to have another party. Shit's officially punishable with fines and jail time now and I will have them shut right the fuck down if they.
     
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  8. cory

    cory Well-Known Member

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    I keep going in to the office for an hour or two (only person there) and complaining about how slow work is so my wife doesn't realize how much dead time I normally have at work.
     
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  9. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    nothing but painting, video games, and internet surfing for this guy... oh and "working from home" I suppose
     
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  10. Teslarod

    Teslarod Trebuchet Enthusiast

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    Brother I'm with you.
    Doing Frontdesk level support because frontdesk can't be arsed to actively take a look and solve problems for the guys in sales (who have idiotic problems with the VPN setup and their own ISPs but it isn't their fault).
    Being a senior admin is great when you basically do parents level remote support rather than making sure your servers don't keel over under the increased load. Just 12 to 16 hours through all timezones for 1500 people rather than just mom and dad on the occasional Sunday.

    casual ping -t www.google.com
    mfw 800ms Jitter
    "Yep your WiFi is shit use a damn cable mate"
    :grin:
     
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  11. Belgrim

    Belgrim Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually serving in the army right now, there is mandatory service in my country.
    So i am wasting my time anyway, virus or not.

    The hard part is that we're not allowed any leaves, so it's been like 2.5 weeks of straight déjà vu experience.

    Στάλθηκε από το Mi A2 Lite μου χρησιμοποιώντας Tapatalk
     
  12. Ceilican

    Ceilican Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm an essential employee in an essential industry, working OT because my more at-risk co-workers are working from home.

    It's not bad, though. The office is pretty quiet now, and I can play my music out loud.
     
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  13. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Huh, I just for a jam alert for one of our MFDs, which is impressive as we've been locked out of the office for two weeks now!
     
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  14. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    Had a weird one today while making my post office run.
    The post office I use is set inside a grocery store, so people also come in for their shopping. On the way in, an old guy was standing at the door with a £10 note in his hand and asked me to get something for him.
    I wondered what the hell it could be; it's not as if he'd be ID'd for alcohol. "I'm gaspin!" he said, meaning he was desperate to get something in particular. I ask him what he wants and he says, "Can ye get me some white rolls?".
    Thing is, the bread section is the first section as soon as you enter the store. In fact, the bread can all be seen from the door; it's glass. As I stand half-in the shop I can see there are no rolls at all so I tell him as much.
    "Can ye get the broon ones?" he asks. Again, I tell him there are none - no rolls at all. None of any type.
    "Can ye get the small ones? The small white ones?" Again I explain there are none at all - no rolls. None of any type - no rolls at all.
    "Can ye get-" he starts, but I see this is going nowhere any time soon. I also notice he smells a bit bready himself, the kind of scent gained from a few dozen cans of cheap lager. "Sorry, I've got to do this," I say, gesturing at my postbag.
    He mutters something at me. Calling me an arsehole I expect.
    Looking back I wonder if he had the same interminable conversation with the staff and they just told him to get out - that's the only reason I can see for him standing right in the doorway with money in hand like that.
     
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  15. Del S

    Del S Yujing(snow)ball

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    Or you live in Burnistoun
     
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  16. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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  17. Lothlanathorian

    Lothlanathorian Not a custom title

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  18. Durian Khaar

    Durian Khaar It's clubbering time...
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    Well that is what you get if stupid reigns....

    The Internet is a pathway to much knowledge, some may consider unnatural...
     
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  19. Del S

    Del S Yujing(snow)ball

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    Speaking of stupid.... Tying into Covidiocy and WhAt Is ThE fReQuEnCY kEnNeTh level bonkers, people are trying to burn down 5G mobile masts because they think they cause COVID19.
     
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  20. Lothlanathorian

    Lothlanathorian Not a custom title

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    My favorite recent read was that the virus is a hoax so they can give us all the vaccine with RFID glitter in it or some shit and then they'll use 5G to...well, I don't think it gets to an actual reason they are doing it, but it goes at least this far.