All entries for February 2008

February 29, 2008

Leap Day

Writing about web page http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/2008/02/why-millions-of-us-will-be-wor-1.html

Happy leap day everyone.

Or maybe that should just be “everyone who isn’t on an annual salary”, ‘cos if you are you will get paid no more this year than any other year but will work an extra day.

That never occurred to me, but then I’ve never been on an annual salary before.

Nevermind, I’m only working for a year so it makes no real difference to me.


February 24, 2008

Animal Testing

I saw this a while ago but it was too dark to take a photo. I saw it again today and got a photo this time.

Petfood

This is just going too far on the animal testing thing.
Would you really want to feed your pets petfood that hadn’t been tested on animals.

I give up :)


February 18, 2008

Congratulations – You Have Been Chosen

It really annoys me how much companies lie to get customers and/or money.

From a letter I got today from Littlewoods:

An amount of money has already been reserved for you … It could be anything from £15 … to £30,000 cash to spend as you wish. Waiting for the catch, well there isn’t one. We just thought we’d like to celebrate the lauch of our new catalogue. ... Along with your award we would like to send you a copy of our catalogue free of charge.

So what has been redefined in the english language to make “There isn’t a catch” mean the following. From the small print:

Your request for a catalogue will also act as a request for us to open a credit account for you subject to status. The awards are conditional upon being accepted for a Littlewoods credit account and on the return of a signed credit agreement. The £15 award is to be redeemed against goods purchased from the catalogue.

It really does infuriate me.

-> goes to watch the Simpsons.


My Cubicle

Something for the monday morning blues:


February 10, 2008

08 Update

I didn’t exactly make any new-years resolutions his year. The only things I had to do were learn to drive and loose some weight.

I’ve finally got back to the gym, having gone last Wednesday and Friday and I hope to go every Mon, Weds & Fri from now on. The worst bit of going to the gym is getting there. Once I’m there it’s actually not that bad. I go after work so I get to watch the Simpsons while working out which is cool.

It’s about the same distance from home to work as it is from work to the gym but unfortunately it’s in the opposite direction then making the walk home even worse, especially ‘cos most of me aches if it’s been a good workout.
It just seems a bit odd walking from work to the gym, walking and cycling at the gym and then walking back from the gym, past work to home.

Gym

To fulfil the 2nd part of the resolutions I’m going to choose a driving school on Monday and get some lessons going.

In work news the team I’m in has been split in 2 and 3 of us are being moved from the “Corporate Solutions Group” to the “Web Solutions Group”. The work isn’t going to change much bit we’ll be nearer the users of our solutions so it does make more sense. We’re not likely to move soon ‘cos there isn’t enough space on the WSG floor but that will make 2 office moves in 7 months which is fun.

It’ll be interesting to have a change in scenery but I just go where I’m told to go and do what I’m told to do so it’s all good.


February 02, 2008

Taxes

How many people have had to go through something like this recently?

:)


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