Thursday, 18 September 2014

This is why you're miserable.

My journey into work this morning.

  1. Trapped in my cul-de-sac behind a refuse cart with a broken bin emptier thingy.
  2. Had to reverse back for a neighbour after the refuse truck moved which meant I missed the traffic lights so had to wait some more.
  3. Stuck behind a 187 year old woman doing 15 mile an hour.
  4. Woman at the filling station who had clearly robbed every child's piggy bank to pay for her fuel.
  5. Stuck behind a cyclist listening to his iPod and weaving all over the road so you cant get past.
  6. Stopped a woman from pulling across the front of me on a roundabout who was in the wrong lane.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Are you working?

Saw the funniest thing the other day.

A persons hard drive had failed so their machine was taken away so it could be looked at. Twenty minutes later that person fell for the old "Quick here comes a manager, look busy!" routine and waggled their mouse to bring the non-existent PC to life. Bwahahahaha

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

In at the deep end.

Please. I've been effectively doing sales for 35 years now. Don't put people on phones who;

  1. Cannot think on their feet.
  2. Have no idea what they're selling!
Caller: "Hello there, I understand you deal with apprenticeships?
Me: "Yes"
Caller: "We supply office apprentices."
Me: "OK, I am actually looking for an IT Support Engineer at the minute.)
Caller: "It's Office staff we deal with."
Me: "Well they are office based although they do go out to customers sites."
Caller: "Don't you have anything in admin?"
Me: "Hmm? OK, so I might be looking for a Digital Media/ Marketing apprentice in a month or so."
Caller: "Is that office based?"
Me: "You have no idea of roles do you?"
Caller: "Well we are more Office admin."
Me: "With the greatest respect you keep saying that but tell me what are the roles that fall into the category of 'office based'?"
Caller: "Oh, erm, ooh. Admin?"
Me: "I suspect we are not going to be able to go any further with this. Thanks for the call."