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This is why you're miserable.

My journey into work this morning.

Trapped in my cul-de-sac behind a refuse cart with a broken bin emptier thingy.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.Stuck behind a 187 year old woman doing 15 mile an hour.Woman at the filling station who had clearly robbed every child's piggy bank to pay for her fuel.Stuck behind a cyclist listening to his iPod and weaving all over the road so you cant get past.Stopped a woman from pulling across the front of me on a roundabout who was in the wrong lane.

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

In at the deep end.

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

Cannot think on their feet.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.…