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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 4 January 2020, 18:03

Im pretty sure this thread has the most replies here.
And that makes me sad.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rxxli » 4 January 2020, 20:03

René wrote:
rxxli wrote:I was just calculating my work free days and vacations for this year... This put a frown on my face. Half of the work free holidays this year are on weekends, which sucks. I am basically 5 days short... which means either forget that or work overtime :( .

They don't automatically give you the following Monday off as a substitute holiday? That's how it works here.

For example, in 2021, Christmas and Boxing Day will fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of December will be public holidays to make up for that.

Nope. I am pretty sure this stopped being a thing here with the fall of Yugoslavia. :lol:
And apparently "business owners" are very happy about the situation this year.

The first usable holiday this year is April 13th - Easter monday.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 4 January 2020, 21:00

rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:I was just calculating my work free days and vacations for this year... This put a frown on my face. Half of the work free holidays this year are on weekends, which sucks. I am basically 5 days short... which means either forget that or work overtime :( .

They don't automatically give you the following Monday off as a substitute holiday? That's how it works here.

For example, in 2021, Christmas and Boxing Day will fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of December will be public holidays to make up for that.

Nope. I am pretty sure this stopped being a thing here with the fall of Yugoslavia. :lol:
And apparently "business owners" are very happy about the situation this year.

The first usable holiday this year is April 13th - Easter monday.

:runaway:

In Scotland, it was the 1st of January, followed by the 2nd of January.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rxxli » 4 January 2020, 21:48

René wrote:
rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:I was just calculating my work free days and vacations for this year... This put a frown on my face. Half of the work free holidays this year are on weekends, which sucks. I am basically 5 days short... which means either forget that or work overtime :( .

They don't automatically give you the following Monday off as a substitute holiday? That's how it works here.

For example, in 2021, Christmas and Boxing Day will fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of December will be public holidays to make up for that.

Nope. I am pretty sure this stopped being a thing here with the fall of Yugoslavia. :lol:
And apparently "business owners" are very happy about the situation this year.

The first usable holiday this year is April 13th - Easter monday.

:runaway:

In Scotland, it was the 1st of January, followed by the 2nd of January.

Well yes 1st and 2nd are also holidays here. I just count them with the previous year for some reason :lol: . I took the 3rd off as well (a lot of people did as well).
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Jzone » 5 January 2020, 00:49

rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:I was just calculating my work free days and vacations for this year... This put a frown on my face. Half of the work free holidays this year are on weekends, which sucks. I am basically 5 days short... which means either forget that or work overtime :( .

They don't automatically give you the following Monday off as a substitute holiday? That's how it works here.

For example, in 2021, Christmas and Boxing Day will fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of December will be public holidays to make up for that.

Nope. I am pretty sure this stopped being a thing here with the fall of Yugoslavia. :lol:
And apparently "business owners" are very happy about the situation this year.

The first usable holiday this year is April 13th - Easter monday.

:runaway:

In Scotland, it was the 1st of January, followed by the 2nd of January.

Well yes 1st and 2nd are also holidays here. I just count them with the previous year for some reason :lol: . I took the 3rd off as well (a lot of people did as well).

One of the many benefits of being self-employed is that I rarely refuse my request for a "well-being" day off.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 6 January 2020, 16:30

Jzone wrote:
rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:
René wrote:
rxxli wrote:I was just calculating my work free days and vacations for this year... This put a frown on my face. Half of the work free holidays this year are on weekends, which sucks. I am basically 5 days short... which means either forget that or work overtime :( .

They don't automatically give you the following Monday off as a substitute holiday? That's how it works here.

For example, in 2021, Christmas and Boxing Day will fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of December will be public holidays to make up for that.

Nope. I am pretty sure this stopped being a thing here with the fall of Yugoslavia. :lol:
And apparently "business owners" are very happy about the situation this year.

The first usable holiday this year is April 13th - Easter monday.

:runaway:

In Scotland, it was the 1st of January, followed by the 2nd of January.

Well yes 1st and 2nd are also holidays here. I just count them with the previous year for some reason :lol: . I took the 3rd off as well (a lot of people did as well).

One of the many benefits of being self-employed is that I rarely refuse my request for a "well-being" day off.


Um, I'm not self-employed. Do I seem to have any issues giving myself a "well-being" day off?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Jzone » 7 January 2020, 01:49

mxguy01 wrote:Um, I'm not self-employed. Do I seem to have any issues giving myself a "well-being" day off?
No, you definitely don't. To be perfectly honest, I take a month or more off at a time. It does wonders. This time of year I respond to emails, do a little new product research, and post to social media occasionally — all in my pajamas from anywhere with wifi. :devil:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 7 January 2020, 03:26

One can have a lot of days off, if one happens to be self unemployed ( some call it arts, too ) , and one leg can't be used very well. Although it's not that pleasant in ways, that life at sick bay.

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Tobias » 16 January 2020, 07:05

Tonight my family was told there is not much the doctors can do for my grandma. Chemotherapy may slow down the cancer but that’s about it.

Having a rough time lately.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Harlow_boy » 16 January 2020, 08:20

No morning fun :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 16 January 2020, 10:04

Grocery shopping was not done, because I decided to be a lazy little pinhead. Nothing besides what was absolutely required for the work week was on my ‘weekend.’
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 17 January 2020, 17:16

PayPal is trying to get me to donate money to "help Australian communities rebuild". Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with possibly the most resilient economy in the world. The idea that it needs humanitarian foreign aid seems pretty silly. It's being treated like it's Haiti in some ways.

Tobias wrote:Tonight my family was told there is not much the doctors can do for my grandma. Chemotherapy may slow down the cancer but that’s about it.

Having a rough time lately.

Aww. What age has she reached? Is she going to take the chemotherapy? It'd be understandable if she wouldn't want to go through that...

Maybe there are clinical trials she could take part in for medicines that might work better and provide data to help give future patients a better chance?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 17 January 2020, 18:01

Tobias wrote:Tonight my family was told there is not much the doctors can do for my grandma. Chemotherapy may slow down the cancer but that’s about it.

Having a rough time lately.


My dad has been going through this lately. But he's a bit further along. He was getting treated with a chemotherapy pump. But the grant that was paying for it ended with the new year.
So basically hes fully out of options. They did a catscan on Tuesday and if it was helping at all theres a hospital in Philly that may take him for trials. But were waiting on the results from that.

It sucks a lot man. Just try and stay positive. :hug:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 21 January 2020, 14:37


Mrs. Clinton also dodged a question about whether she’d endorse and campaign for Mr. Sanders if he became the Democratic nominee.

What a hypocritical, two-faced bitch.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Derek » 21 January 2020, 20:11

It is incredible that she doesn't have even the basic human decency to fuck off.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby star_trek_geek » 30 January 2020, 23:01

What put a frown on my face today? If I had a penny for every time something did this I think I'd be a multi billionaire by now. :) :D :P

Here's todays:

I bought an expensive train ticket but the e-ticket still hadn't arrived by the time of my train. Despite showing them my proof of purchase, the guards wouldn't let me board the train so I had to speak to 4 members of staff (each insisting I talk to someone else), a 10 minute queue & 20 minute phone call to india to rectify the situation. This wasn't helped by the fact they apparently wouldn't have given me a refund had I missed the train, didn't explain why the problem occurred, or how I can prevent it from happening in the future. Thankfully my train was delayed so I caught it just in time. :applause:

During the journey, the guard made an announcement that everyone can claim 50% refund off their tickets for the delay by going online or on the app. Apparently this is a national law. What he didn't say was that in order to get the 50%, the train company makes it so difficult you could probably earn more in the time it takes, with less stress. You have to register on their website that is so full of bugs it can take around an hour to do so, plus register again on the "delay repay" part of the website which has similar bugs resulting in at least another half hour, and when you finally reach the page with the button to claim the refund, it gives an error. After calling up their customer service in india again, they refuse to give you an email and instead give you another number to call which doesn't work. :flame:

I then spent another 10 minutes on the phone to customer support in india being told:
"the number definitely works sir, just try it again...[no it doesn't, I've tried 8 times over the past few hours]... I understand you've tried it 8 times already sir, but just try it again, it definitely works.....[ok you try it then].....I don't have authorisation to call it from here, sir.... [I knew you'd say that].... ok sir I'll call it and prove to you it work!!!!!...[I thought you said you don't have authorisation to?....[I will anyway sir to prove it to you!!!" :facepalm2:

I was then put on hold for 5 minutes.. then she came back on the phone and said "ok sir it doesn't work... [that's what I told you]... Yes I understand sir but there's nothing I can do from here, it's a different department... [so what can I do?]... I don't know sir." :squint:

Suffice it to say, I think it's ingenious- offer compensation for delayed trains but make it so hard to get that compensation that customers give up anyway. Inspired. :lol: :| :keke:
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