Page 552 of 564 FirstFirst ... 52452502542550551552553554562 ... LastLast
Results 8,266 to 8,280 of 8451
Like Tree22Likes

Thread: You know what really grinds my gears? II

  1. #8266
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    12,634
    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Exactly, why make it the parent's responsibility for their kids behaviour?

    I realise there are cases where the kids behaviour is part of another problem, but I doubt it's anywhere near as many cases as some parents would claim it to be.

    If you're a **** parent, you're a **** parent. It's why you should consider the 18 year commitment you're making before you stick your cock in something or open your legs.

    And I'm not sure exactly what part of my last post you were saying you 'couldn't judge a parent like that' to!? The bit where I said the woman ignoring her kid and being totally focused on her phone was wrong, or that parent's who pay attention to their kids when it's needed generally have better behaved kids? It seems like common sense to me. I think the main problem is we can't judge anything like anything anymore...meaning nobody is responsible for anything at all.
    You're quite right obviously, I'm just basing what I know off Louis CK.

  2. #8267
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    In a cardboard box
    Posts
    182
    If I ever have kids, and I catch them doing anything with a computer except for normal stuff like porn and hacking into school to change their grades, I will beat their asses like a red headed step child

  3. #8268
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,969
    Quote Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
    If I ever have kids, and I catch them doing anything with a computer except for normal stuff like porn and hacking into school to change their grades, I will beat their asses like a red headed step child

    And within just one sentence, we find you've already pre-empted having to deal with having a problem child
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
    Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
    GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
    Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
    Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers

  4. #8269
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    In a cardboard box
    Posts
    182
    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    And within just one sentence, we find you've already pre-empted having to deal with having a problem child
    Saves me from pouring my own alcohol though


  5. #8270
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,227
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    You're quite right obviously, I'm just basing what I know off Louis CK.
    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

  6. #8271
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,969
    HR Departments.


    I work 8.30 - 5.00. Its a 7.5hr day with an hour lunch. I'm due in on New Years Eve, the building is only open 8.00 - 4.00, which for those lingering at the back, is an 8 hour day.

    I've been told I cant do my normal shift (makes sense), so I need to tell HR what hours I will do that day. I tell them I'll work 8.00 - 16.00, but only take 30 mins lunch, means 7.5 hours as per normal.... You'd think that makes sense??

    No, I get an email saying I can't do that, I have work 8.00 - 16.30, and book leave between 16.00 - 16.30, when the building is shut

    After much checking and wondering if I really can't count to 8, and my manager trying to convince me I can't (I win, I convince him he cant), he finally wanders over to HR (I'm not allowed to approach them, as I'm not a manager, despite the fact I'm awaiting posting to a managers role), they tell him to tell me that they can approve me changing my working hours, but not my lunch hours, therefore I have to have an hour lunch, and book leave when the office closes. If I don't book leave then I'll be going home without authorisation when the building closes for the year.

    However if I want to I can make up the half an hour by reducing my lunch to 30 mins, but I've got to decide that on the day, and they'll see if they can approve it then.


    Last edited by cpr; 29-10-2012 at 12:32 PM.

  7. #8272
    Hall of Fame Member Howe_zat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Top floor, bottom buzzer
    Posts
    16,391
    It gives them something to do I guess

  8. #8273
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Cloud Cuckoo Land
    Posts
    11,928
    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    HR Departments.


    I work 8.30 - 5.00. Its a 7.5hr day with an hour lunch. I'm due in on New Years Eve, the building is only open 8.00 - 4.00, which for those lingering at the back, is an 8 hour day.

    I've been told I cant do my normal shift (makes sense), so I need to tell HR what hours I will do that day. I tell them I'll work 8.00 - 16.00, but only take 30 mins lunch, means 7.5 hours as per normal.... You'd think that makes sense??

    No, I get an email saying I can't do that, I have work 8.00 - 16.30, and book leave between 16.00 - 16.30, when the building is shut

    After much checking and wondering if I really can't count to 8, and my manager trying to convince me I can't (I win, I convince him he cant), he finally wanders over to HR (I'm not allowed to approach them, as I'm not a manager, despite the fact I'm awaiting posting to a managers role), they tell him to tell me that they can approve me changing my working hours, but not my lunch hours, therefore I have to have an hour lunch, and book leave when the office closes. If I don't book leave then I'll be going home without authorisation when the building closes for the year.

    However if I want to I can make up the half an hour by reducing my lunch to 30 mins, but I've got to decide that on the day, and they'll see if they can approve it then.


    Does the justification involve the Working Time Regulations?

  9. #8274
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,969
    I doubt it, they'd have to think of that. Bear in mind we've closed New Years Day so I can't do over 48 hours there anyway.

    Oh and they make me sign a new opt out form every year (my choice, 2 jobs etc).


    They've not given any explanation why they can't do what they asked me to do. I've given up getting any sense out of HR a long time ago. Their common sense isn't so much as on a different planet, more ****ed off last time Halley's Comet did a pass
    Last edited by cpr; 29-10-2012 at 12:58 PM.

  10. #8275
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,498
    That is seriously ****ed. The whole civil service like that?
    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    gimh has now surpassed richard as the greatest cw member ever imo

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

  11. #8276
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,969
    Nah, most of the business couldn't give a flying eff about leave, infact our building will probably be desolate beyond our floor that day, but as were contact we've got to sit and listen to you ****s whinge at us. Some of the things they spin are beyond illogical

  12. #8277
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,142
    Personally, the question you should be asking yourself isn't 'What will HR let me do?' but 'What are the consequences for just doing whatever the **** I want?'
    The Colourphonics

    Bandcamp
    Twitderp

  13. #8278
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,969
    The beauty is, if I do what they say, because I've been forced to cut the shift short through no fault of my own, I actually don't have to use leave, but they must credit me with the time. They are actually making me take free holiday.


    The thing is, it's all moot, because I get my confirmation if I've got my new placing this week, and the chances of me staying in that office are slim (and the chances of me staying in the same job are even lower). Until thats signed, sealed and delivered though, I'm keeping my head below the parapit.

  14. #8279
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    12,634
    I've got serious leave issues as well

    When I started work I was told I would get a network password soon for the intranet through which I can apply for leaves. The thing about the account though is that if you don't log on for 2 months, it gets locked. After about a month I sent them an email and asked my senior officer to get them to htfu. No response. When it started getting close to that 2 month deadline I decided to call them. No response. Eventually I went down to HQ on my off day and asked the admin guys what the hell was going on and all I got was "Oh, we mailed the details to the wrong Station, we'll have to reset the account now to prevent whoever got the letter from using your account. Give us a few working days and we'll mail you the letter."

    2 weeks later, I received the letter. Turned on the PC, entered the password and what do you know, locked. Called them up, no response. Shot them an email, no response. Went down to HQ again and they told me it'll take up to a month or more to unlock it because they have a lot of accounts to process. Refused to do it on the spot even though it probably takes like 10 minutes. ****ing dogs. Still waiting on the new letter atm.

    So anyways, I now have 14 leaves in all, which equate to 7 24-hour shifts, out of a remaining 20 shifts left for the year. I can basically not go to work for nearly an entire month, if only I had the damn password now. But guess what, the leave applications for November and December just started, and obviously since I can't apply, I wasn't able to secure my leaves. December is school holidays in Singapore so all the seniors with families have taken up the slots, which means I have to work the whole month to ensure we have enough manpower.

    That leaves November, and if those ****s don't give me my password soon, all my leaves for the year will be burned.

  15. #8280
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    21,627
    can't believe this is happening in Singapore.

    During my 1 week there all I could see was super efficiency
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •