The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

Nothingland Something about nothing - game threads, diversions, time-wasters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2018, 12:00 PM   #16
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,656
You did right by him. I've always liked the idea of ashes going where the person wanted them to go, instead of sitting in an urn on someone's shelf.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 02:26 PM   #17
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,394
I just hope their souls go where they want them to.

Good on ya, Glinda.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 05:54 PM   #18
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
You did right by him. I've always liked the idea of ashes going where the person wanted them to go, instead of sitting in an urn on someone's shelf.


Yeah. This. Well done, Glinda. X


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 05:58 PM   #19
Glinda
Fucktard Resistance League
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1.14 acres of heaven
Posts: 1,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
You did right by him. I've always liked the idea of ashes going where the person wanted them to go, instead of sitting in an urn on someone's shelf.
Exactly. I suspect dad was being a bit facetious about the 405, but he said it so many times over the years that there's no way I wouldn't have followed through. And since I also put some of his ashes in other places that meant a lot to him, I know he'd be pleased with his final resting places. My fireplace mantle never meant anything to him, y'know? But he and mom were married 67 years and they lived in the same place for 37 years, so . . .

RIP, dad. You were the best.

And, in case you're watching, ma, you were my best friend, strongest supporter, and most trusted confidant for my entire life. I miss you like crazy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I just hope their souls go where they want them to.
I'm hoping they're together, satisfied that they lived a good, long life, and that they rest easy knowing how deeply grateful their daughter is for all the wonderful things they did for her over the years.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Good on ya, Glinda.
Quote:
Originally Posted by limey View Post
Yeah. This. Well done, Glinda. X
Thanks, everyone. I won the Parent Lottery, big time.
Glinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 09:55 PM   #20
monster
Duchess of Success
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 28,760
I'm having beest made into paintballs.
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 10:28 PM   #21
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,656
Hell yeah.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 10:33 PM   #22
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 62,333
Fuckin' A, monster you've got the right idea.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 10:36 PM   #23
sexobon
^it sings^
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,389
Maybe even paint balls that look like googly eyes.
sexobon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 06:07 AM   #24
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 22,893
What an awesome idea!
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 07:50 AM   #25
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
I'm having beest made into paintballs.
Brilliant!
__________________
Living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 02:05 PM   #26
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
Exactly. I suspect dad was being a bit facetious about the 405, but he said it so many times over the years that there's no way I wouldn't have followed through. And since I also put some of his ashes in other places that meant a lot to him, I know he'd be pleased with his final resting places. My fireplace mantle never meant anything to him, y'know? But he and mom were married 67 years and they lived in the same place for 37 years, so . . .

RIP, dad. You were the best.

And, in case you're watching, ma, you were my best friend, strongest supporter, and most trusted confidant for my entire life. I miss you like crazy.

I'm hoping they're together, satisfied that they lived a good, long life, and that they rest easy knowing how deeply grateful their daughter is for all the wonderful things they did for her over the years.

Thanks, everyone. I won the Parent Lottery, big time.
Shit, I could see fine just a second ago...
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #27
Glinda
Fucktard Resistance League
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1.14 acres of heaven
Posts: 1,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Shit, I could see fine just a second ago...
Happens to me all the time.
Glinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 05:28 AM   #28
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 25,400
On Friday I heard through the grapevine, though haven't been officially told yet, that those of us joining the specialist team will be starting 14th May.

I'm really excited - but also going to miss my current team and the role. it sounds a very different way of working. Much more opportunity to go deep into stuff and to take a claim from start to finish, but the flip side of that is a much less team oriented approach to case handling. That is going to make for a different energy and feel.

What we do in Rapid (the first line claims handling) is a bit of a highwire act. You take what comes through on the phone, triage it and either keep it in your team or route it through to different specialisms - everybody in all the teams is working all the stuff if they're the ones answering that call - so you're in and out of each other's cases and team mailboxes, and you're constantly being put on different lines or asked to work someone else's mailbox because it's out of service levels

Within teams you might have 8 people answering calls and 2 people working emails and system tasks and callbacks for the whole team.

That means, if I'm not in, someone else is picking up my stuff. My name may be on a claim and I am supposed to keep an eye on it, but if I am not there it will still get worked.

In the specialist team, you do a little bit of the above, but mostly you are working your own caseload and unless a customer calls and urgently needs someone to work their claim then nobody is working that stuff if you don't.

Which is great, but probably makes for a less energetic and close-knit team - right now, we're all in constant communication - checking in with each other about the claims we're all working.

So - that makes this bitter sweet for me. Because I do love what I am currently doing - more than any job I've ever done.

But - I do like the detailed work. I do like being able to solve the whole puzzle. And I do like the intricacies of policy interpretation and claim assessment.

The thing I am weakest on is buildings - which is what I will mainly be focused on in the new team. It's a really good opportunity to stretch myself.
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.