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  • NickFitz
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    The agent, when telling me of the nefarious plot to get me started on the new contract earlier than I would have liked, told me that the end client was happy to agree to a longer notice period, as if that was somehow of value to me. Do contractors care about notice periods? I don't.

    I've been told at five past six in the evening that "Actually, we won't need you any more, our guys can do the last few bits"; I prepared and emailed my final invoice there and then and walked out the door at quarter past, happy as could be

    As is often mentioned in the professional forums when this subject comes up, if there's no work to bill for during the notice period, what does it matter?

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  • NickFitz
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    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

    The rain had faded to the merest trace of drizzle when I set out. Of course, once I was past the point of no return, it started reverting to proper rain, making it as far as heavy rain by the time I got back

    So I'm now pretty soaked, but at least I got some fresh air and stretched my limbs a bit

    I think they're queuing for the petrol station again, which doesn't do anything to help the rush hour traffic to move along. I just saw a 4x4 driver (of course) come to the back of the queue just below my living room window, then take advantage of a gap in the traffic behind to reverse and turn up the side road. No doubt his plan is to come back down the next side road, adjacent to the garage, and rely on some sucker letting him out; whereupon he'll take his place ahead of them in the queue

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  • ladymuck
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    There was a light shower earlier and then the sun came out. It's been dry all afternoon but the forecast says more rain is due.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Tipping down here now
    Likewise here:
    CURRENT CONDITIONS
    13.9 °C
    Feels Like 13.9 °
    WIND & GUST
    11.1 / 11.4 km/h
    DEWPOINT
    12.4 °C
    PRECIP RATE
    1.78 mm/hr
    PRESSURE
    1,013.88 hPa
    HUMIDITY
    91 %
    PRECIP ACCUM
    6.35 mm

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  • NickFitz
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    Tipping down here now

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  • NickFitz
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    Dammit. Looks like my nice long break might end up being just a fortnight instead…

    Ah well, think of the money…

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  • xoggoth
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I live off post-it notes on my desk as I scribble reminders in meetings and then have to decipher them later. More than once I've chucked one and had to rummage in the bin to find which of the identical green stickies is the one I should have kept.
    Now using one of the white tiles from my shed as an excellent little whiteboard to scribble notes on. Really handy. Wipes off with a bit of bog paper.

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  • ladymuck
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    Lunch was tomato and mascarpone soup (lacked salt / seasoning).

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch has been sausages in finger rolls, and very nice they were

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    Does anyone else scrawl notes on bits of paper and then can't read them or remember what they are about? Just binned "coie slan 1698". Hope it wasn't summit important.
    I live off post-it notes on my desk as I scribble reminders in meetings and then have to decipher them later. More than once I've chucked one and had to rummage in the bin to find which of the identical green stickies is the one I should have kept.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wet. Very wet. Very very very wet.

    Intermittently torrential.

    Cooler at 18.3 deg in here.

    Grey.

    Bright, though Sunless.

    1010 mBar, 29.83 in Hg, 757.6 Torr, 74% RH.

    Tuesday.

    TV Times purchased.

    Walk (abbreviated) walked, during which it didn't rain on me.

    Lunch: Heinz lentil & ham soup with Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, red pippy corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: NZ Border Control: a Mexican standoff over a carton of ciggies, £5000 cost of quarantine for a cat & dog from the UK, the usual assortment of undeclared fruit (a $200NZ banana), a frigate getting debarnacled in dry dock, assorted yachts inspected for food & contraband, the usual Chinese medicines confiscated under Cites.

    In other news it's pissing down & not taking prisoners.

    I can feel a bonfire coming on. <- bonfire.

    I see in other news that

    My hovercraft Glastonbury river is full of eels stoned on MDMA
    Bonfire duly bonfired.

    Much crap disposed of therein, though next door's damp stuff proved rather too smokey and slow to bother with much, but most of their brambles seemed to burn successfully.

    Tea: Tesco breaded haddock, fruit salad, a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Discovering Deborah Kerr.

    Joy of Painting. Om.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 16:43.

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  • xoggoth
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    Does anyone else scrawl notes on bits of paper and then can't read them or remember what they are about? Just binned "coie slan 1698". Hope it wasn't summit important.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and overcast but dry. Rain forecast off and on from mid-morning. Currently 13 degrees, expected high of 16. Barometer leapt up to 1018 mBar.

    The biggest, fattest bee has just come in my office window!

    Bee dealt with. Ushered out to find somewhere else to live over winter.

    Today's Kantar diary fact is:
    'Falcon 1' becomes the first privately developed liquid fuel spacecraft to be launched into orbit 2008

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Raining overnight, and a little light drizzle this morning. The garden is loving it.

    CURRENT CONDITIONS
    13.7 °C
    Feels Like 13.7 °
    WIND & GUST
    8.5 / 8.5 km/h
    DEWPOINT
    11.6 °C
    PRECIP RATE
    0.00 mm/hr
    PRESSURE
    1,018.96 hPa
    HUMIDITY
    87 %
    PRECIP ACCUM
    2.79 mm

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    It seems ominously as if it'll be a sunny start once the sun gets over the properties facing, but in theory it should cloud over at about the same time and then rain this afternoon. We shall see…

    Currently 11°C with a high of 16° forecast, so proper autumn seems to be setting in now. Barometers up sharply though at 1008/1016mB, so maybe we're in for an Indian summer; though the forecast predicts otherwise

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