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Bend Ze Knees... *crack-ow!-whimper* [May. 11th, 2004|02:46 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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I was freezing cold at work most of last night, sat typing in crappy post in my black furry collar coat and furry hat...

I was also sat on my own because both Sharon and Jui-ehh!! are on holiday this week; so whilst I typed a whole lot faster, I had no-one to talk to except in 10 minute eyebreaks, when I sat and did the crossword in G2.

We now have 'log in/log out' sheets in 'Stalag Grimshaw'; we have to stop and write down EVERY time we get kicked out of the MDEC software, even logging out to go to the loo; how many minutes out and the reason why on each line...

Life would be a whole lot more interesting if we could visit THESE each break!!!

(The Philharmonic Pub mens toilet in Liverpool...no matter how many times I drank there I never dared go in - even though they're a tourist attraction!!)

We also got our target sheets at the end of the night - I am supposed to increase my speed by another thousand keystrokes per hour for next week - like typing at 11-13,000 keystrokes per hour isn't enough?? And I had 3 points docked for 'late' log ins... Would somebody tell me when exactly I logged in late last week?? Not once, so far as I recall!!! Do they want my hands to fall off??


"You VILL incvease your speed, or ve vill haf to remove your fingernails vis tveezers..."

Had a vague stuffy headache all night, and went to bed very very tired and achy when I got home...

And didn't get up till just now (nearly 3pm) because there has been a terrific thunderstorm for the last three hours or so; and I've been hidden under the duvet with Snoopy and extremely achy knees...

Going up to the shop in a minute. Once again, I need milk.



Oh, and I now have more memory in this old bus of a comp - Duron 800 with NVidia GeForce MX 100/200 lol!

Double in fact - 256mb lol...



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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-05-11 07:10 am (UTC)
You hear about these places having 'toilet books' and the like, I just thought they were apoc- apcro- aproc- urban myths. Isn't it great how British Management put the stress on you to improve their lot.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-05-11 07:46 am (UTC)
I *know*!!

It's not just for toilet breaks...it's for ANYTHING...like, if you had to log out to talk to the boss/unwrap a sweet etc.

I can see what they're trying to do, but doing it this way is not treating us like adults...

I've been putting 'Pissbreak' and 'Urination' in my LILO sheet (hehe)...soon I'm going to get REALLY facetious and put 'Number 2' or something and log out for ten whole minutes...

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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 08:01 am (UTC)
You could write things like:

"painful defecation due to constipation - 5 minutes"
"vomiting, washing the floor, washing hands - 12 minutes"
"heart attack, heart massages and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by colleagues, glass of cognac - 27 minutes"
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-05-11 08:02 am (UTC)
Don't encourage me...
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 08:12 am (UTC)
"Please forgive me, but I was dead for a few minutes - that's so unprofessional of me!"

You're not a robot. If they go too far, there's probably something to do to make them come back to more acceptable conditions.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-05-11 08:14 am (UTC)
Unlikely. This is Royal Mail...not a public service anymore lol!
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 08:28 am (UTC)
Even if it's private... they can't go too far.
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 07:49 am (UTC)
"I am supposed to increase my speed by another 1000k keystrokes per hour"

WOW! 1000k, that's one million keystrokes per hour, lol! I guess you meant 1000 keystrokes or 1k keystrokes.

LOL at your German-accented sentence. But I'm sad to hear that they make your work a misery (like it was fun before!).
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-05-11 07:53 am (UTC)
Is it? Oops...

I'm a creative, darling, I don't do numbers!

Bloody hate my job, but it pays (just);)
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 08:28 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. I've been a typist too, for a newspaper. And I've also worked in a factory (with a silly schedule). I didn't hate those jobs, though. The working class solidarity is not a legend. We replaced each other when necessary. Someone told me, "I take your post. Go drink a coffee. Take your time." And later, I did the same thing for them.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-05-11 09:49 am (UTC)
If only we could get away with that at the MDEC...but we have a duty to the public...

We *have* to mess up at least 60% of the nations post on a nightly basis...so they reported on the national news last week!!

Actually, the lost/late mail is more to do with people being unable to write an address clearly, or businesses who don't print envelopes properly...

*grumble-squint-tap F1 to hand-sorters*
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-05-11 10:21 am (UTC)
Well, actually, when I was a typist, we didn't have too much time to go to the loo, you're right. We worked ten hours a day for three days and a half. I had a long weekend, but that short working week was exhausting. I barely saw my screen after eight hours. But my little girl was waiting for me at home, and she was so glad to see me when I opened the door, that I had the patience. :)

In the factory, we worked very hard and my post was 100% physical. But it was possible to go faster than the machine and win minutes of freedom.
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