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People who schedule things during normal working hours, and then are surprised that you can't go to them/deal with them/whatever. 

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1 hour ago, HanoiVillan said:

People who schedule things during normal working hours, and then are surprised that you can't go to them/deal with them/whatever. 

Sorry you weren’t in today at 2pm to receive your package. 

We’ll try again tomorrow at 2pm. 

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10 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Sorry you weren’t in today at 2pm to receive your package. 

We’ll try again tomorrow at 2pm. 

'What do you mean, you can't attend our jobs fair on changing professions at 3PM next Thursday?'

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1 minute ago, HanoiVillan said:

'What do you mean, you can't attend our jobs fair on changing professions at 3PM next Thursday?'

Flat viewings when I was in the market for flat (to rent) were the worst.

"Yes we have a slot tomorrow at 10am"

"Right, well we both have jobs so that doesn't work. Have you got anything after 5pm?"

"No. We can do between 9 and 11 on Thursday?"

**** OFF

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46 minutes ago, HanoiVillan said:

'What do you mean, you can't attend our jobs fair on changing professions at 3PM next Thursday?'

I was asked yesterday to confirm whether I was attending a meeting next Wednesday:

me: Where is it?

them: to be confirmed

me: Well, where roughly, what city?

them: once we know the attendees we can best sort out the location

me: yeahhhh.....no

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People who look at your outlook diary and go and put a meeting in there without asking you first, it's as though they think you're just sitting there not doing any actual work during those 'free' slots.

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Just now, Dr_Pangloss said:

People who look at your outlook diary and go and put a meeting in there without asking you first, it's as though they think you're just sitting there not doing any actual work during those 'free' slots.

On a similar note, people who feel the need to email you back to tell you they'll be attending a meeting when all they had to do was click the attending link in the invite email

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31 minutes ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

People who look at your outlook diary and go and put a meeting in there without asking you first, it's as though they think you're just sitting there not doing any actual work during those 'free' slots.

Don’t you have the opportunity to decline the meeting invite?

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1 hour ago, bickster said:

On a similar note, people who feel the need to email you back to tell you they'll be attending a meeting when all they had to do was click the attending link in the invite email

Don’t think I’ve ever had that in thousands of meetings 

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14 minutes ago, Genie said:

Don’t think I’ve ever had that in thousands of meetings 

How many of those actually achieved anything?

If they are anything like my place then very few!

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"Social media anxiety"

Just deactivate them all. 

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33 minutes ago, Genie said:

Don’t think I’ve ever had that in thousands of meetings 

I have meetings with technotards

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Just now, bickster said:

I have meetings with technotards

At the University, we used Meeting Maker, a perfectly serviceable scheduling application. Everybody used it (obviously, it was - of necessity - compulsory). Except one senior manager, who was unfortunately my boss for a while. This guy refused to use it, and had his secretary record all his meetings by hand in a big desk ledger. 

He was the professor of the computing department. 

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43 minutes ago, Xela said:

How many of those actually achieved anything?

If they are anything like my place then very few!

I’d say about 50%, I can now sense the shit ones quite well so I’ll decline with an email with me input and then tell them to get in touch with me after if anything else is needed.

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On 10/01/2019 at 19:47, mottaloo said:

I don't know so much about the above but what is really yanking my chain is the fact that i can no longer listen to Absolute (in particular the sumptuously gorgeous milf sarah champion 😍) on my non-DAB car radio. It's been replaced by something called greatest hits fm and seems to be populated by "used to be famous" DJ types such as Mark Goodier and the like.  I am fuming !!!!

Ah well, back to stalking/following Ms Champion on Instagram 😜

Snap (apart from the stalking) 

Which reminds me. I am looking to change my car and had settled on a Seat Ibiza SE "Technology" 

I was pretty much all set to go when I realised the the "Technology" model doesn't even have a bloody DAB radio which because of the above and the fact FM will be phased out was one of my priorities.

Seriously, how can they call a model a "Technology"model when it hasn't even got an up to date radio? 

To compound matters Seat have stopped offering virtually all options.  You used to be able to upgrade the radio but now you can't apparently. 

So now I am really pissed off with them and will get a VW Polo instead. 

They have lost the sale of a car because of a bloody radio. Numpties. 

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18 minutes ago, sidcow said:

Snap (apart from the stalking) 

Which reminds me. I am looking to change my car and had settled on a Seat Ibiza SE "Technology" 

I was pretty much all set to go when I realised the the "Technology" model doesn't even have a bloody DAB radio which because of the above and the fact FM will be phased out was one of my priorities.

Seriously, how can they call a model a "Technology"model when it hasn't even got an up to date radio? 

To compound matters Seat have stopped offering virtually all options.  You used to be able to upgrade the radio but now you can't apparently. 

So now I am really pissed off with them and will get a VW Polo instead. 

They have lost the sale of a car because of a bloody radio. Numpties. 

No DAB, not the car for me.

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I would have thought it would be standard nowadays for cars. Crazy that it isn't! 

My old Audi had a Pioneer one retrofitted, which was a nice bonus

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1 minute ago, Xela said:

I would have thought it would be standard nowadays for cars. Crazy that it isn't! 

My old Audi had a Pioneer one retrofitted, which was a nice bonus

I totally agree. In the scheme of how much a car costs the difference between a normal radio and DAB must be virtually nil. 

They are due to be phased out eventually. 

I only spotted it last minute as like you I just assumed any new car would have one as standard. 

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