The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
lumberjim
hides the pickle
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 24,926
What's kind of irking you, but might work out OK in the end?

One of our sales managers is laid up with pretty serious poop chute problems. I like the guy a lot, and I hope he comes through it ok.....he's got 2 kids, and his wife recently lost her gig with no warning. fucking brutal.

He might have to be out for some time. In his absence, I'll be filling in for him while also trying to stay on top of my job. It's more work....which I don't mind if I'm here anyway....but it might mean I could lose my mornings/ Friday afternoon off while this goes on.

the upshot is that I will get some time on the desk (the guy that gives the numbers to the salesmen) so I can demonstrate my skills, and impress the boss. i want to do a good job because I want my stock to increase in value, but I don't want to do such a good job that the guy I'm filling in for loses his gig over it.

I gotta get back to work now.
__________________
Give a man a plane ticket and he'll fly for a day. Push a man out of a plane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.
lumberjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
lookout123
changed his status to single
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Right behind you. No, the other side.
Posts: 10,308
I don't know what it is like there, but I know out here working the desk is the most fun job in the store. Have fun.
__________________
Getting knocked down is no sin, it's not getting back up that's the sin
lookout123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 25,637
My dissertation.
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
kerosene
Touring the facilities
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The plains of Colorado
Posts: 3,476
Overfullness. My hubsand made the most amazing potato chips tonight and...I am feeling the results of my over-zealously hungry state.
kerosene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #5
Cicero
Looking forward to open mic night.
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 5,148
I had to start my own business because no one hired me. So now I have been doing free work and getting referrals, and am being paid by a few clients. I have been called back in to the cafe, but I really just hope I can make rent. I have been doing a couple of jobs a day and can't seem to make enough scratch. I hope I make rent. lol!

Please cross your fingers for me!!

I really hope I don't have to work during my best friends visit but I might have to. Irksome. It also might all turn out ok.
__________________
Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.- Carl Jung
Cicero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
lumberjim
hides the pickle
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 24,926
__________________
Give a man a plane ticket and he'll fly for a day. Push a man out of a plane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.
lumberjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 07:26 AM   #7
Trilby
Slattern of the Swail
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 15,654
my entire life?
__________________
In Barrie's play and novel, the roles of fairies are brief: they are allies to the Lost Boys, the source of fairy dust and ...They are portrayed as dangerous, whimsical and extremely clever but quite hedonistic.

"Shall I give you a kiss?" Peter asked and, jerking an acorn button off his coat, solemnly presented it to her.
—James Barrie


Wimminfolk they be tricksy. - ZenGum
Trilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #8
lumberjim
hides the pickle
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 24,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
my entire life?
i lolled
__________________
Give a man a plane ticket and he'll fly for a day. Push a man out of a plane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.
lumberjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 10:04 AM   #9
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
Trying to Get Information re a Tax Refund

About 2 months ago I started looking into the possibility that I might be due a tax refund this year. After all, I paid tax for the 7 months I was employed, and would have been paying at a rate which assumed I would be employed for the next 5 months.

I poked about on the internet, and it confirmed (in a vague way) that I might be entitled.
I called the tax office, who advised that as I was currently on benefits I should call the job centre.

I called the job centre and spoke to a woman who first advised me to call the tax office. When I explained that they had told me to call her, she went away from the phone and spoke to a colleague. When she came back she advised that if I was due it, I would receive it. This was not reassuring, but I was already emotionally exhausted from speaking to strangers about my finances, so I left it there.

At the beginning of April I went to the advocacy service who are helping me with a number of paperwork/ bureaucratic issues. I asked if they would be able to follow it up for me. I explained that what I really wanted to know was firstly if I was even due anything? And secondly, was everything correct on their system, so that I could be confident I would simply receive it when it was due?

They (the advocates) called back and left a message with Mum.
Basically, it took 4-5 weeks.

I followed it up with them again at my meeting today. Hmmmm, yes it had been over four weeks now. Perhaps it was worth chasing up. I agreed that I was willing to do it - I'm feeling fragile today, but quite determined.

So I called the job centre. Turns out they were not the right people to speak to all, it's handled by my regional processing centre in Southampton. Aha. Called and waited on hold for 20 minutes. Yes, they could check their screen for me - now we're getting somewhere! No, the assessment hadn't get been processed, but it could be any time up until the end of May. Could they check the details and see if I was even due a refund? That's odd. There's no record of me having submitted any tax details in 2008-09. This means that I can't get any refund because I can't be included in any assessments. The most likely reason is that I haven't submitted the P45 I received when I left my last employment.

Off to the internet to find out if there is any way around not having a P45 as I definitely do not have one, and don't think I ever received one (quick email to them anyway, to see if they can help - but I know how slowly the wages dept processes queries). Call your tax office says the internet, and gives me a number in Edinburgh.

Hold and wait for 7 minutes. Nice Scottish lady confirms that there is no tax information entered for my employment with EEA in 2008-09, only for the previous year. The employer's copy of the P45 hasn't been filed with them, and the P60 has not yet been issued. BUT... we agree that the information I have on my final payslip - which I did receive and kept safe - is the same as on a Statement of Earnings, which they will accept in lieu of a P45.

Can I send this to Cardiff with a covering letter?

So I have gone out to post a letter to Wales, hoping that this can be dealt with asap, so that if I am entitled to a refund, they can send my details to Southampton who will issue one.

Argh.
Why oh why oh why oh why can you never get the right information first time?
Had I been told to call the processing centre to start with I would have known from the beginning that it was not going to happen automatically. I would almost definitely know by now whether I am even due a refund. I might even have received it by now. As it is, I have weeks more to wait to find out whether I'll get it, and weeks more to wait even if it's due.

Bloody red tape.

But it might work out OK in the end. Because after all, I have had a busy afternoon talking to strangers all over the country about my finances. And of course I might get some money. At the very least I can be proud of myself for finally getting it sorted out.
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 11:08 AM   #10
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,772
Well done SG for sticking with it. Hope you get your refund!
__________________
Living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 12:55 PM   #11
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
Typing it all out helped get it out of my system anyway.
I was on the verge of heading off to the off licence for tramp juice.

Instead I stayed on t'internet and found a lovely B&B for my break in Cardiff next January
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 09:54 AM   #12
lumberjim
hides the pickle
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 24,926
At this moment, I'm very aware of my deodorant. Same brand, different flavor. I usually get this:


and it works ok..... but i figured I'd try the new orange kind:


I don't have any better vertical, but I can smell it. so far, my pits are dry, though.....so I've got that going for me
__________________
Give a man a plane ticket and he'll fly for a day. Push a man out of a plane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.
lumberjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #13
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 26,958
the word "smell" in a post about underarms is not appealing.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 AM   #14
lumberjim
hides the pickle
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 24,926
the post isn't about underarms. it's about smells.

I can smell my very fragrant pits. they smell fresh and in no way remind me of basketball.
__________________
Give a man a plane ticket and he'll fly for a day. Push a man out of a plane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.
lumberjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 11:36 AM   #15
jinx
Come on, cat.
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: general vicinity of Philadelphia area
Posts: 7,013
And you didn't get me any because....?
__________________
Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good.
jinx 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 02:22 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.