Hey, it could be worse, between 23 December & 1 Jan I was at work for 101hrs15mins, with 2 breaks for breakfast (paid) and only had 1 lunch hour out of the office (the other 8 hours worth of lunches I didn't get round to taking and hasn't been included in the time above).
Was in the office every single day for those ten days which mad Christmas quite hard, even more so when my godson was Christened on Christmas day at 11:00 and I had to work nights either side of that.
Bah humbug to Christmas and New Years this year. 2013 looks like it'll be a good one for me
This is starting to remind me of the below (transcript as can't link to Youtube at work). I had cause to show this to the kids over Christmas but they failed to see the humour. The young people of today...
ONE: Aye, very passable, that, very passable bit of risotto.
TWO: Nothing like a good glass of Château de Chasselas, eh, Josiah?
THREE: You're right there, Obadiah.
FOUR: Who'd have thought thirty year ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Château de Chasselas, eh?
ONE: In them days we was glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.
TWO: A cup o' cold tea.
FOUR: Without milk or sugar.
THREE: Or tea.
ONE: In a cracked cup, an' all.
FOUR: Oh, we never had a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
TWO: The best we could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
THREE: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
ONE: Because we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness, son".
FOUR: Aye, 'e was right.
ONE: Aye, 'e was.
FOUR: I was happier then and I had nothin'. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.
TWO: House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.
THREE: Eh, you were lucky to have a room! We used to have to live in t' corridor!
ONE: Oh, we used to dream of livin' in a corridor! Would ha' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woke up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House? Huh.
FOUR: Well, when I say 'house' it was only a hole in the ground covered by a sheet of tarpaulin, but it was a house to us.
TWO: We were evicted from our 'ole in the ground; we 'ad to go and live in a lake.
THREE: You were lucky to have a lake! There were a hundred and fifty of us living in t' shoebox in t' middle o' road.
ONE: Cardboard box?
ONE: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.
TWO: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!
THREE: Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to 'ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o'clock at night and lick road clean wit' tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit' bread knife.
FOUR: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.
ONE: And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.
ALL: They won't!
guys if you dont mind me asking, Waht sort of work do you guys do? I dont work yet because im only 15 and in ireland you cant legally work until 16, so im still in school. im in my second last year of it. then off to college to study computer software programming.
I work in Operations, part of IT, for the third largest retailer in the world (some people on here may already know who).
Strangely though, my role requires zero IT knowledge outside of Power on, Type stuff, Shut down and I'm constantly having to explain stuff to people that have been in the role for 20+ years (they know tons more than me when it comes to the work we do, but not as much with current tech). Even worse, I'm sure the other regular's here will confirm my knowledge could be drasticly improved too.
My PC knowledge as probably more up to date when I was 14/15 then I do now (as in I knew more about what was happening then than I do now) and taking a 8 year gap away from things certainly didn't help.
I did a bit of IT at college but most of what they had in their syllabus I already knew, then went on to Uni and bailed out after getting too bored, don't do that!
CV in a nutshell... Studied law at university. Trained to be/qualified/worked as an accountant. Trained to be/qualified/worked as a chartered secretary. Did a part-time second degree in Politics, Philosophy and Econonics along the way. Currently working as one of those awful hospital management types often criticised for spending more on IT systems than on dialysis machines.
they seem like grand out jobs. not what youd expect some lads who are well respected on these forums to have but good jobs none the less
I'm respected somewhere, hooah!
yes you are respected ha. you deserve a medal