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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:38 pm

Well done Jack :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:07 pm

As above. :mrgreen:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Dotsie » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:18 pm

Congrats! :D
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:57 pm

Image Well done Jack! :D
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Conforumist » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:26 am

Good news, Jack!

What will the new position entail?
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Del » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:19 am

The Mad Collector wrote:Water is noticably better this morning :D

Sorry about your boiler WW and hopefully your bathroom is fitted now Dotsie.

What is it with water this week? :roll:


Here too. FINALLY the plumber came out (the week I started working every day of the week) after months of complaining. The drains are finally running properly! Yaaaay! Funny how thrilled you can get with the simple things in life ... like not having to stop your shower to let the water run down three times.

Other frustration. .. Haydee has the main computer while I am struggling here to type on my Stupid phone. Takes me bloody ages.
Ww. I once went several weeks without hot water ... not a happy camper. Hope it gets fixed soon.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Del » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:29 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Image Well done Jack! :D


Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!

Clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap.

Did my first week in my new job. The job is great. But seriously. .. the job location is taking its toll. Hours of travel on the buses (waaaay too expensive to drive every day with petrol and freeway tollsand paid parking)... I am aching all over ffrom being jostled around twice daily on the bus and 100 squats a day getting up and down from the showcases. And all for the same pay as I got working 3 days a week as a spruiker.

I could be working full time THIS side of the city for twice the wages.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby chillicamper » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:41 am

Well done Jack. Good news! :clap: :D

Del. Sounds like a rough journey. Why not dress up like an old bag lady. Mutter to yourself a lot and maybe you will keep a seat free next to you - save getting jostled as much ;) :lol:


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Oh, and Karen's car has developed an intermittant power steering fault. From looking at the likely problem its going to cost somewhere between 400 - 800 quid to fix it (depending on parts and how much I can do myself). The cars not worth it really so gotta carry on as we are until we can afford a new car. :roll:

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Del » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:27 am

Ugh. Impossible and frustrating posting here on the phone. Be back some time over this weekend. Kises and hugs.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:40 am

Congratulations Jack! :D

Del, sorry about the rough commute. :(

Chilli, sorry about everything breaking. :(
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:27 pm

Effing Consumer Lifestyles cold calling again :evil: They wait till you're up to your elbows in cleaning the cooker and ring. However, they might be getting the message at last as I didn't get further than 'I don't........' at full volume, before the line went dead :lol: :lol:

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Square12 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:22 pm

See I several tactics for dealing with cold callers: 1) at the first opportunity you say, "This sounds very interesting could you give me an exact breakdown of all the services you offer?" Then walk away, then pick the phone back up again about half an hour later and see if they're still talking.
2) speak in a mixture of foreign languages, even if you make them up
3) just repeat everything they say
4) try to sell something to them
Or 5) scream down the phone "oh my god he's just collapsed, I need to call an ambulance, get the **** off the line now!
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:38 pm

The thing is to get them off their script. So you ask them what company they represent, what was their name again and perhaps a contact telephone number. They say they can't give you their number, to which you can say - that's a bit unfair as you've got mine. I have said "Hello?" before and when they start their sales pitch I keep saying "Hello?" as if the phone is dead at my end and then hang up. :roll:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:05 pm

I hate those calls. :roll: Since they use some sort of automated dialing, there's usually just silence when you pick up and a click transferring you to a person after you say hello. Gives you plenty of time to hang up before anyone starts talking.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:58 pm

:lol: I've done most of those.......the 'Hello, hello' one is hard to keep up if there's someone else in the room laughing.
Actually just laughing in a manic way soon shifts them! I have also been know to say, 'I'll just put you on hold', place the phone next to the radio and turn it on very loud. Wouldn't you think they'd KNOW by now? :doh:
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