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#12841 Violin Hero

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 20:49

I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 20:53

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 18 2012, 09:49 PM) View Post

I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.


Well done. Join the club. smile.gif Was it voluntary?

SB
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#12843 Violin Hero

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:42

QUOTE(Swell Box @ Apr 18 2012, 09:53 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 18 2012, 09:49 PM) View Post

I have just completed some paperwork, that once sent off and processed will make me self employed.


Well done. Join the club. smile.gif Was it voluntary?

SB


My colleague told me that if I contacted a particular company they could help me set up as self employed and I would take home more of my earnings.

I contacted the lady and after going through everything it turned out I should take home about 25-30 GBP a week more than I do now.

So tommorow I need to post off my completed form and copy of my passport and wait for them to set everything up. I will no longer been getting paid through an umbrella compnay.

Also it was totally voluntary.
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#12844 Tenor Viol

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:46

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 17 2012, 12:46 PM) View Post
It has been really hectic so far today at work.

I was thinking of you when I rang our internal IT help desk when my PC took 45 minutes to boot up on Monday and then I couldn't find either my personal folders (what we call the Z drive which are stashed on a server somewhere instead of being on a local C drive - this is so they get backed up etc overnight) or the servers to which I am connected.

So I rang the desk and I was on hold for 25 minutes before I got through. The guy (somewhere in the Baltic - yes I work for a UK company) was harrassed. It seems they'd incorrectly migrated me and a lot of other people onto different servers and it seems they got a few things wrong. It took him half an hour to sort me out. His phone queue had 85 waiting and he said his neghbour had 150+

I reckon he was in for a tough day....

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#12845 Violin Hero

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:56

QUOTE(Tenor Viol @ Apr 18 2012, 10:46 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Apr 17 2012, 12:46 PM) View Post
It has been really hectic so far today at work.

I was thinking of you when I rang our internal IT help desk when my PC took 45 minutes to boot up on Monday and then I couldn't find either my personal folders (what we call the Z drive which are stashed on a server somewhere instead of being on a local C drive - this is so they get backed up etc overnight) or the servers to which I am connected.

So I rang the desk and I was on hold for 25 minutes before I got through. The guy (somewhere in the Baltic - yes I work for a UK company) was harrassed. It seems they'd incorrectly migrated me and a lot of other people onto different servers and it seems they got a few things wrong. It took him half an hour to sort me out. His phone queue had 85 waiting and he said his neghbour had 150+

I reckon he was in for a tough day....


Our entire network went down today and all I did was take call after call from users about this. When I left a 5, Heldesk closes at half 5 we had recieved 372 calls. we also had 103 emails needing attention as well.

We are located on site in Sutton, Surrey and support both the hospitals in the NHS Trust I work at.

Generally when a PC takes ages to boot up we get an engineer to pay the person a visit and usually re-image the PC.

If there is a problem with someones Z drive as you call it, U drive where I work then I would try to remap the drive in Active Directory and then reboot the PC. If that fails then I would log a ticket to our systems team for them to check permissions etc for that drive.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:02

I have drunk a litre of juice

*slosh*
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#12847 Tenor Viol

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 16:48

QUOTE(corenfa @ Apr 19 2012, 11:02 AM) View Post
I have drunk a litre of juice

*slosh*


Fermented grape juice? tongue.gif

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#12848 Pixie*Porsche

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:56

Ever looked at things you were proud to have in the past and now find absolutely cringeworthy?

When I was 18/19, this was my pride and joy IPB Image now I look back and cringe beyond belief! It cost me an absolute fortune and I don't know to this day why I *HAD* to have it at the time.

Thing is I had a beautiful MGB before the Porsche addiction started that went on for a number of years, wouldn't thank you for another now.

Funny how life changes, eh?
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#12849 sbhoa

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:57

When it's almost impossible to get altissimo notes up to pitch it's time to put the reed in the bin.
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#12850 corenfa

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:08

QUOTE(Tenor Viol @ Apr 19 2012, 05:48 PM) View Post

QUOTE(corenfa @ Apr 19 2012, 11:02 AM) View Post
I have drunk a litre of juice

*slosh*


Fermented grape juice? tongue.gif


It was rather nice apple and watermelon juice, very drinkable. And unfermented smile.gif

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:18

QUOTE(barry-clari @ Apr 18 2012, 09:04 AM) View Post

The analogue TV signal has been switched off.

Compared to the rest of the UK, London hasn't coped well with this... unsure.gif


Nor has my mother - but she has an excuse - she's 91! biggrin.gif
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:24

QUOTE(barry-clari @ Apr 18 2012, 09:04 AM) View Post

The analogue TV signal has been switched off.

Compared to the rest of the UK, London hasn't coped well with this... unsure.gif


My telly actually works now! Reception through the aerial was rubbish but now it's excellent. I must say I'm quite surprised, I expected to have to throw everything away and buy new kit.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 15:03

Wish Alpha Male Jazz Cat woz 'ere to make Bag a cup of tea.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 15:07

OMG I've fell back in love with playing the clarinet biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif clarinet.gif
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 15:16

QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ Apr 22 2012, 04:07 PM) View Post

OMG I've fell back in love with playing the clarinet biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif clarinet.gif

That'll stop you feeling down! biggrin.gif
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