General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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timmbo
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3434 posts since 9/2/10

26 May 2011 12:43
top advice chaps, got a proper interview lined up now in a few weeks.
hectogon
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1244 posts since 23/1/08

26 May 2011 14:04
why would they ask you if you wanted a faulty pair of shoes?
Byte
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2961 posts since 16/6/10

26 May 2011 15:13
Well it would all depend on how faulty they are, is the swoosh is coming right off obviously I wouldn't want it.

Doesn't matter now just went for the refund.
kid unknown
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5398 posts since 8/12/01

26 May 2011 17:22
There is a mixed group of us at work (5m 5f) that regularly socialise outside of work.

When we do, there is this complete cock who used to work for us over 2 years ago who is annoying as fuck but keeps in regular contact with some of us and generally comes along.

This has been winding me up so much that a couple of times I haven't gone to stuff knowing I wouldn't be able to relax with him there as his mere presence just winds me up to the extent I want to punch his face in. And I class myself as a pretty tolerant person that gets along with most people.

Of the others in the group I would say:

2 lads and 2 girls think he is a cock but tolerate him
2 lads like him
3 girls like him

This isn't a jealousy thing either as he is not a good looking guy, dresses like a tramp and has prob not had sex for at least 5 years (never known him have a girlfriend all the time I have known him).

Should I try to campaign to get him to do one or should I just try to be a bit more accepting? It must be obvious to everyone else that I don't like him tho I have avoided slating hime to the others.

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 May 2011 17:24
just be honest and say you aint keen and can we not just keep it to people who actually work together anyway.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

26 May 2011 19:44
slightly different to the above - just suggest that only current workers go out and maybe introduce another former worker or another co-worker who is liked to add to the mix
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 May 2011 21:59
Have a similar problem. I still go out with my old workmates every friday after work, but over the last 3 months the boss has been tagging along. Total buzz kill Sad but its not like they can say anything. We always go to the same pub straight after work, so even if no one says anything he still turns up. Don't want to have to move to a new boozer, but it might be the only option Sad
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

26 May 2011 22:01
he should pick up on the vibe if he is in or not. if not = shit boss > new pub
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

27 May 2011 08:17
New pub mate.
TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

27 May 2011 13:01
Not sure if a thread about this alone but I'm planning a best man speech I've been roped into in a month's time. I thought I had got away with it but now there is two of us. Any suggestions or idea's I can add to the list?
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

27 May 2011 13:04
There are some best man's speech jokes here.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

27 May 2011 13:05
TonyL4 wrote: Not sure if a thread about this alone but I'm planning a best man speech I've been roped into in a month's time. I thought I had got away with it but now there is two of us. Any suggestions or idea's I can add to the list?

i hope your public speaking is better than your writing.
TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

27 May 2011 13:38
Laughing out loud
Toasted
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1669 posts since 15/10/09

27 May 2011 14:10
More best man jokes please. Already added two from that thread to my speech.

Best piece of advice so far: dont talk too fast and leave long pauses.
Second best piece of advice: pause for laughter when you expect it, if it doesnt come tell them they were ment to laugh.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

27 May 2011 14:19
i've got a best mans speech to write for the end of August, so any advice is welcome…think i'll be stealing the 'raise your glasses to the bar staff' line Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2011 14:21
Laughing out loud that was class, where was that from again? memorys shot.
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

28 May 2011 03:18
Got a call from my cousin who works for Canterbury. I interned there for a week in Feb, and then was commissioned to do some freelance work for them (Apparel designs). Basically she's said that their designer is currently overwhelmed this summer sorting out texture packs ect for the next line, and doesn't have any time for the graphical side of design (look books, store fronts, hang tags, that kind of thing). She's asked if I can go into help over the summer, as I'm needed and was requested by all the staff ( Cool ) However, it wont be like I'm learning anything, as their designer will be working on the clothing, and I'll be doing my own thing on the graphics so it's not going to be an internship. I've got the feeling they think I'm going to go in and do all the work for free, but I'm going to use the line: "Helping you out means I can't get a part time summer job, need to save for uni next year."I'm going in on friday for a meeting, am I being outrages if I demand an hourly rate? Not sure if this makes any sense…
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

28 May 2011 15:03
Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

28 May 2011 15:20
Lyall wrote: Got a call from my cousin who works for Canterbury. I interned there for a week in Feb, and then was commissioned to do some freelance work for them (Apparel designs). Basically she's said that their designer is currently overwhelmed this summer sorting out texture packs ect for the next line, and doesn't have any time for the graphical side of design (look books, store fronts, hang tags, that kind of thing). She's asked if I can go into help over the summer, as I'm needed and was requested by all the staff ( Cool ) However, it wont be like I'm learning anything, as their designer will be working on the clothing, and I'll be doing my own thing on the graphics so it's not going to be an internship. I've got the feeling they think I'm going to go in and do all the work for free, but I'm going to use the line: "Helping you out means I can't get a part time summer job, need to save for uni next year."I'm going in on friday for a meeting, am I being outrages if I demand an hourly rate? Not sure if this makes any sense…

I think if they're having you back because of the quality of your previous work and the stuff you're doing for them this time is going to have a direct effect then you're well within your rights to be asking for money
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

28 May 2011 15:22
unCouth wrote: Does anyone have any experience with transferring bank funds to bank accounts held overseas? Are there any dramas i should be aware of?
Moving your illegal funds?