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  • missnotax
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    I work in advertising and just before Christmas is a nightmare as people want to talk to me even less than usual and everything just grinds to a halt. I am a tad bored and there’s only so many amusing clips you can watch on You Tube, potential new bikes I can find, etc etc….

    Anyone else in the same boat?

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Me!!! We’re slowing down for Christmas and I have a hangover from a charity gala dinner last night. Today will not go down as one of my most productive…

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Yep. Been made redundant. Got 6 days left to work. Maybe 5.

    missnotax
    Member

    Sorry to hear that 🙁

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Nope, we’re pushed to the limit at the moment. Would be nice to get the chance to watch youtube videos.

    toby1
    Member

    No just as busy as ever – company with new owners and lots of requests for change 🙁

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I wish – work is ramping up not down. So much so, I’m about to work late tonight to meet a deadline for tomorrow and will miss the office Christmas Party. 🙁

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Sorry to hear that

    No need. I’m not! 🙂

    alex222
    Member

    Anyone else killing time at work…?

    Isn’t killing time what work is?

    bikebouy
    Member

    I’m busy,

    but bored.

    Premier Icon binners
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    and will miss the office Christmas Party

    every cloud, eh? 😉

    The guy who I’m doing a big project for has just ran off to hospital, where his wife has just delivered their firstborn, this morning. I very much doubt he’s going to be reet bothered about looking at page layouts and illustrations until the new year.

    Hey ho!

    cynic-al
    Member

    LBS here with half-assed owner, nowt to do.

    Drac – Moderator

    Nope, we’re pushed to the limit at the moment. Would be nice to get the chance to watch youtube videos.

    You can’t be that busy…

    rocketman
    Member

    Most of our customers are either UK or US based. The difference in work ethics is incredible – whereas the UK has now ‘finished’ for Xmas the Americans are still giving it 100% and find it mind-blowing that our company is actually closed for Two Whole Days I mean what if something goes wrong on Christmas afternoon how can we get a software update who is in technical support help help help

    And relax

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    phoned in sick today, as I’m loaded and have a horrible cough. But aye same in my work, dead as a dodo right now…mind you I dont mind, happily sit on the interweb and get paid for it.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    You can’t be that busy…

    Got to work for just before 7 last night out at just after 7, got back at 8 this morning and had 2 30 minute breaks during that time. On one of those I restocked the vehicle.

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    binners – Member

    and will miss the office Christmas Party

    every cloud, eh?

    Well indeed. Our sexy yet high maintenance PA is leaving today also, so there tears, lots of fuss and they plan to get stupidly drunk of course.

    I’ve decided at the tender age of 40, and off the wagon until Christmas day, I’m to old for all that I can’t be bothered do its the perfect excuse….

    jota180
    Member

    Not too slack right now but next week will be dead
    I usually find that a bit of reading on the Kindle and half hour naps, fills the time up nicely

    I’ve decided at the tender age of 40, and off the wagon until Christmas day, I’m to old for all that I can’t be bothered do its the perfect excuse….

    It was our Christmas lunch on Monday. I turned 40 on Sunday. My team are all at least ten years younger than me. When I told them I wasn’t going to lunch, and they asked why I told them I couldn’t be @rsed. I’ve decided at the tender age of 40 I don’t need an excuse.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Your violin failed Al but save it I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m paid to do a job so that’s what I do.

    29erKeith
    Member

    Similar to BikeBouy

    Busy, stuff to do, but bored! I wish I could get motivated by work but just can’t do it with my current workload and the fact that it’s a dead end role here. Time to move on, just as soon as other things in life settle down.

    Premier Icon roger_mellie
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    I’m finding things to do to keep me occupied, but by tomorrow I reckon I’ll have run out of ideas. At this rate I may have to start thinking of what to buy Mrs Mellie for Christmas.

    hammerite
    Member

    I’ve done my usual website viewing, checked my bank balance, finished my christmas shopping, booked some cinema tickets. Now I’m about to go and look at some skiing holidays.

    cynic-al
    Member

    29erKeith – Member
    I wish I could get motivated by work but just can’t do it with my current workload and the fact that it’s a dead end role here. Time to move on

    Same here…

    So much so, I’m about to work late tonight to meet a deadline for tomorrow and will miss the office Christmas Party.

    now you see, that would be a 🙂 from me, not a 🙁

    24 years in work & never yet been to one; long may it continue.

    but to answer the original question – no, dead busy. Got back from Ireland on Friday night, found out on Saturday morning that I’d brought something back with me and it wasn’t a leprechaun. been off sick all week & I know when I go back in, tomorrow or Monday, there’ll be a pile of stuff waiting to be finished before the year end. Which is effectively a week today…

    mark90
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    Just come of the end of a major project that was a bit manic towards the end (aren’t they all?), and entering the festive period change freeze that most of our customers like to enforce. So a little quieter than it has been giving chnace to do all those jobs that had been pushed to one side while it was all hands on the project. Hopefully get get caught up with most of it as January will be mental when the flood gates open post change freeze.

    igrf
    Member

    How’s work?

    “Got to work for just before 7 last night out at just after 7, got back at 8 this morning and had 2 30 minute breaks during that time.”

    Wow what do you do?

    Er moderate a forum of bastards who keep writing stuff I disagree with… 😉

    It is our ‘quiet’ time of year however a big pile of work arrived for me this morning so currently glazing my 20+ pair of glasses today oh the joy!

    Premier Icon sparkyrhino
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    Very busy.4 hours up and down telephone poles in the middle of nowhere. this morning,sorting out contracters **** ups,freezing my bits into a mangina.still not dropped back out yet 👿

    Premier Icon cardo
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    Never can tell if we’re going to be busy or not… at this moment not hence on here, tomorrow might be a different matter as a much awaited delivery is in and we need to get it invoiced and shipped out…. then our Xmas dooooo and back to work to slur down the phone at our customers.. living the dream.

    is it too early to go home yet – checks watch 4.52pm…

    Hob Nob
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    Due to our industry, December is a bit of a write off in general, although there are lots of EU grants kicking around for agriculture at the moment, so it’s artificially busy this year.

    I’m working my notice period now anyway, so my productivity level is bordering on non existant.

    6 days to go!

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    ,freezing my bits into a mangina.still not dropped back out yet

    😆

    So quiet at work I’m not even working – 26 days off now 🙂
    And if they don’t want me at work, I’m not hanging around in Mancyland, so will be missing the Christmas party – they won’t miss me.

    luke
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    The company only started a short while ago so some of us are rushed off are feet with mind numbing boring jobs whilst others are sat around twiddling there thumbs, but works work.

    MrNutt
    Member

    no such luck, 4hr round trip, site surveys and about 10,000,000 phone calls made!

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Let me see. What have I got on?

    Oh yes, that’s it. A shitload.

    eugeo81
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    Flat out here. Work for myself as a Patent Illustrator and its always mental leading up until Christmas

    ah i thought you meant this 😉

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VxiyI14LQg[/video] was a classic 3do fps

    Premier Icon Drac
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    MrNutt clearly works in PPI telesales. Is it you sending me recording messages up to 3 times a day?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’m still working…… 13.25 hrs and counting. :-/

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Is that not normal?

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Pretty much finished now. I have a day’s work on Monday and that is it until January now.

    Not that much in the pipeline for January either actually…

    chewkw
    Member

    Not killing time but bloody headache trying to think what to buy for xmas presents … 😡

    Duggan
    Member

    Still got loads on here but our place is shut from 21st December to 2nd January so I’m not complaining.

    I think next week might be slightly less busy but will have to see, either way I’ve easy got enough backlog to last me the week even if nobody contacts me about anything.

    I sometimes find the most frustrating thing about working in a mixed team, open plan office is the periods when some people are winding down and basically trying to distract you, engage you in a conversation about their cat, organising long lunches and other social shit and you’re still busy trying to get your head down.

    Oh look at that, I am actually complaining after all.

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