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8 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Suddenly wasting money has become a massive concern at work (for folk at the bottom end of the pay scale, naturally). I've just had an angry lecture from my new boss about buying bin bags instead of trying to blag some for free from other companies.

It's time to look for another job, isn't it?

I quite like the sound of free bin bags. How dose one blag them for free from other companies?

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9 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Suddenly wasting money has become a massive concern at work (for folk at the bottom end of the pay scale, naturally). I've just had an angry lecture from my new boss about buying bin bags instead of trying to blag some for free from other companies.

It's time to look for another job, isn't it?

I have a colleague who will spend tens of thousands on one (important, but not that important) aspect of the work that they are obsessed with, which we could easily save money on, but then will buy the absolute cheapest tat for other areas that doesn’t work/fit properly to save £1.

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9 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Suddenly wasting money has become a massive concern at work (for folk at the bottom end of the pay scale, naturally). I've just had an angry lecture from my new boss about buying bin bags instead of trying to blag some for free from other companies.

It's time to look for another job, isn't it?

Should start buying them from Asda.

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59 minutes ago, Cardinal Richelieu said:

I quite like the sound of free bin bags. How dose one blag them for free from other companies?

Sneak round the back of their building after dark, empty out all the rubbish and take them back to your own place.

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Got a new job last Friday so leaving my one now once my disclosure and checks come through.

I’ve hated the people I work with bar a few for the whole 7 years I’ve been there. They’re moaning, greeting faced backstabbing arseholes.

Well I won the bonus ball this weekend at work and It was a 4 week rollover and sitting at £150. The look on their faces was beautiful. Doubt I’ll get a goodbye card now

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One of my managers at my previous job through college and university (call centre) was a total jobsworth (handing out warnings for using the toilet on your shift :lol). Who got infuriated at me when I replied ‘to not be here’ when she asked ‘what my long term goal for working here?’

I got offered a new job relating to my degree and went into work after the interview. She tried to pull me up about something that day and was greeted with my notice. So sweet.

Loving my new job.



When I left my previous workplace to go to my current in 2013 my manager begged me to stay as they had no other nightshift cleaners.

Took great pleasure in shrugging my shoulders and walking out the room saying “not my fucking problem, you’ve 2 weeks to find some more.”

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When I left my previous workplace to go to my current in 2013 my manager begged me to stay as they had no other nightshift cleaners.

Took great pleasure in shrugging my shoulders and walking out the room saying “not my fucking problem, you’ve 2 weeks to find some more.”


She only in the past year became one of the managers for the team, she seemed to treat everyone like school kids no matter what age you were, we had a shop in our call centre which most people (managers including herself) used at the start of their shift to go get coffee etc, it only became an issue when she decided it was. I don’t get why you’d want to make someone’s day job the worst experience it can be. Especially considering how shite the job itself actually is.

Loved telling her to get to f**k.

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She only in the past year became one of the managers for the team, she seemed to treat everyone like school kids no matter what age you were, we had a shop in our call centre which most people (managers including herself) used at the start of their shift to go get coffee etc, it only became an issue when she decided it was. I don’t get why you’d want to make someone’s day job the worst experience it can be. Especially considering how shite the job itself actually is.

Loved telling her to get to f**k.

Was she a promotion from within the team? I've found folk in that position who are unsuited to management store up all kinds of grudges and then unleash their worst impulses once they have some power.

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Was she a promotion from within the team? I've found folk in that position who are unsuited to management store up all kinds of grudges and then unleash their worst impulses once they have some power.
Crazy how many people in that environment want to go for promotion with the misguided option it'll give them the power to sack people at the drop of a hat and enforce wholesale changes. The arsehole behaviour probably arises when they realise they're now stuck in a position with zero extra power and now have to deal with shit from both directions for a few extra pence an hour.

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At my old job 3 (including me) of the 5 chefs had other job offers and took great pleasure in all handing in our 2 weeks notice on the same day. The head chef was a cowboy and the manager turned a blind eye to everything because it helped her get a bonus.

That was year ago now and I doubt she’s had a bonus since seeing as they are still using a couple guys from an agency/other restaurant.

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Crazy how many people in that environment want to go for promotion with the misguided option it'll give them the power to sack people at the drop of a hat and enforce wholesale changes. The arsehole behaviour probably arises when they realise they're now stuck in a position with zero extra power and now have to deal with shit from both directions for a few extra pence an hour.
My company is full of managers who actually take pleasure in fucking up each others departments. Nobody talks about the elephant in the room and they all just chuck stones at each other.
Worst thing is seeing them at work events and chatting away like friends.
We could actually try, you know, working together?

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We had a meeting on Monday about distractions in the work place and how to avoid, our bosses telling us stuff like "try to keep your phone off your desk while you are working" I was thinking to myself, surely we don't need to be told this, we're all adults, then I looked to my right and notice one girl is actually on her phone during the meeting. Shortly afterwards one of my colleagues is saying something and says  'we are all adults here', just as that line comes out of her mouth, another girl loudly pops her chewing gum.  I felt sorry for my bosses after that, what chance do they have. 

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Have to admit, all the bosses I have dealt with where I am now have been absolutely sound as f**k, and that's going from call centre team managers up to the octogenarian, multi billionaire owner of the company and most departments in between.

Some of the other general staff do make up for it mind you.

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Was she a promotion from within the team? I've found folk in that position who are unsuited to management store up all kinds of grudges and then unleash their worst impulses once they have some power.

 

Nah she was just a cow tbh. We did have assistants in the team. 2 of which are exactly how you describe, they were given time off the phone to help others out and decided this meant that they were above everyone else. They weren’t paid any more or given any other privileges, just good enough for the job but not good enough to be promoted, the thought of power turns people into c***s sometimes.

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14 hours ago, Cardinal Richelieu said:

I quite like the sound of free bin bags. How dose one blag them for free from other companies?

The company uses various waste disposal firms at a couple of dozen locations. One of those firms, which services one single location, provides "free" bin bags (which will be covered in the handling fee, obviously). My new boss' boss has apparently been creaming her skants over this for some time, and regularly nags the other firms for free bin bags.

I found this out when I (reluctantly, at my boss' request) asked a van driver, and was told to "tell that daft cow we're not buying her bin bags for her".

9 hours ago, MixuFixit said:

Was she a promotion from within the team? I've found folk in that position who are unsuited to management store up all kinds of grudges and then unleash their worst impulses once they have some power.

This is exactly the situation with my new boss, Bin Bag Boy. The people he worked alongside for years, and apparently got on well with, are currently mystified about what's going on. It's like he's always hated them all and is having a great time trying to make them miserable through pettiness.

The latest weirdness is that we've been warned that we'll be SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY MEASURES! if we fail to respond to any more emails from management. Only problem is, the company's had email problems for as long as I've been there, and nobody receives half of the messages they're supposed to. The company's unionised, by the way, so I'm tempted to stick around to watch the shitshow when somebody tries to hand out a warning for not replying to an email that they demonstrably didn't receive. Spicy.

Could be huge if these missing emails are about milk.

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Similarly, many moons ago I worked in a horrible debt collection / tracing business ... most of the people were sound, including one guy who was always first in the queue for pints of a Friday evening. 

One day he got promoted and literally overnight, he turned into an absolute tadger of a manager - picking up on the most minor of infractions and publicly belittling peoples' performance. We still invited him out for pints - at least at first - but he never came out again (except for the state-sanctioned Xmas dinner where he sat with all his middle-management cronies).

He often used the phrase "Familiarity breeds contempt" as a reason for not socialising. 

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She only in the past year became one of the managers for the team, she seemed to treat everyone like school kids no matter what age you were, we had a shop in our call centre which most people (managers including herself) used at the start of their shift to go get coffee etc, it only became an issue when she decided it was. I don’t get why you’d want to make someone’s day job the worst experience it can be. Especially considering how shite the job itself actually is.

Loved telling her to get to f**k.



We’ve 2 members of staff who recently got promotions to management positions and the 2 have become c***s overnight.

One walks around and will pull people up for non work related comments, this could be something as simple as Just asking what was for lunch or if they needed a list after work. Took great pleasure in interrupting her whilst she was talking about her weekend and asking if it was work related.

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