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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Sep 29th 2021, 10:20 pm
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Pretty rare for me to smile, but this did it today, it amused me because its true in many ways for many people and on reddit too, rarely do things there amuse me enough to smile.

https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/co...the_corporate/
That sub is a way of life
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Old Sep 29th 2021, 10:53 pm
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That sub is a way of life

I just discovered it today....its my kind of subreddit.

I fell for the corporate ladder BS when I was in my late teens and early 20's, but by 25 realized it was just BS, everyone who was getting promoted were not getting there by working harder, they just kissed butt better, or had parents with the right connections.

After the 5th or 6th time of being told, "Well your a good worker and more valuable where you are, so we wont promote you" like wtf kind of lame excuse is that, your too valuable so we can't promote you, but we also wont give you a raise, well adios then amigos.

Reminds me of a CEO at a company I worked at, his bio was all, I started at the bottom and worked my way to CEO, what they left out in the bio was, the bottom really wasn't the bottom, because he joined the company in middle management and oh and his father was on the board of directors which I am sure helped, but good story for a corporate bio eh?
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Old Sep 30th 2021, 12:17 am
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Adrian Chiles in the Guardian, buying condoms for the 'first time'
Finally, I marched into the chemist and stammered to the lady what I was there for. They turned out to be behind the counter. With a look that I took to be one of disapproval, she knelt and opened a drawer.

“Large or small?” she asked, looking up. This threw me completely. “Large,” I said. To be clear, I’m not making any claims for myself here, but I wasn’t going to say “small”, was I? Even in an empty shop. But then she asked: “Large or extra-large?”

“All right then, extra-large,” I spluttered, starting to think it might be some kind of wind-up.

It was only as I walked out that it dawned on me the poor woman was referring to the size of the box, not to any part of my anatomy. I’d only gone and depleted my student grant buying a bumper box of 48 condoms.
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At long last, after about two years, my energy supply company has finally sent me a bill based on actual readings. They were saying I was £300 in credit, but now they admit I'm actually £1.600 pounds in credit, so I can afford to have the heating on this winter. I'm just pleased I've stayed with one of the bigger suppliers, so no worry about them going bust.
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At long last, after about two years, my energy supply company has finally sent me a bill based on actual readings. They were saying I was £300 in credit, but now they admit I'm actually £1.600 pounds in credit, so I can afford to have the heating on this winter. I'm just pleased I've stayed with one of the bigger suppliers, so no worry about them going bust.
Good news, but how did they manage to not get an actual reading for two years?
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Old Sep 30th 2021, 2:45 pm
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Good news, but how did they manage to not get an actual reading for two years?
The meter is in a very difficult to reach place, and requires standing on steps. being on my own I don't feel safe on the steps with nothing to hold onto, I did explain this, but although they promised, they never sent a meter reader, so as soon as I was offered a smart meter I accepted, knowing they would take readings then. They still sent me a letter last week, and I rang them telling them I now didn't have the old meter, it was now a smart one. They promised to sort it out and have now done so. means I have no worries using the heating this winter.
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Can't actually pin this one on the Tories, so it's in here.

My parrot destroyed my vehicle registration certificate


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Old Oct 1st 2021, 1:41 am
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At long last, after about two years, my energy supply company has finally sent me a bill based on actual readings. They were saying I was £300 in credit, but now they admit I'm actually £1.600 pounds in credit, so I can afford to have the heating on this winter. I'm just pleased I've stayed with one of the bigger suppliers, so no worry about them going bust.
Flipping well brilliant news. Very pleased for you Mike
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The British sense of humour…’the EFFing crisis in Britain’…energy, fuel & food.


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Old Oct 3rd 2021, 1:59 pm
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The way this dog sorts the cat out:
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Old Oct 6th 2021, 2:29 pm
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All you old girls and boys on B.E .Gee so funny
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Flu jab and booster Covid jab all booked now, covid booster next Monday, walking distance, Flu Jab 10th Nov. also walking distance. so that's OK. In fact it's a nice riverside walk to get to the place for my booster.
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Flu jab and booster Covid jab all booked now, covid booster next Monday, walking distance, Flu Jab 10th Nov. also walking distance. so that's OK. In fact it's a nice riverside walk to get to the place for my booster.

Nice. My sister and BIL in Winchester got their booster and flu shots on the same day - they were offered that choice by their doc's surgery.
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Nice. My sister and BIL in Winchester got their booster and flu shots on the same day - they were offered that choice by their doc's surgery.
hay my old fur! ball, I thought bill had two ll,s
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I often watch YouTube videos, just cam across this one, it just shjows how ingredibly stupid spme people can be

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