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Old 04-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #76
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Yeah, I continued over there. Thanks, Clod!
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #77
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Yes! The best part about it is we will have awesome benefits...
Read this quickly, read it as buffets.
Well either deserves a celebration!
Pleased for you Kero.

Kinda irking me is that I brought home leftover bananas to make Mum some banana bread. Spoke to her about it, she agreed, end of. Now they are sposed to be slightly over-ripe. And of course the ones given to the childer at school are ripe. So Mon/ Tues I look over and see there are only three left. I question Mum, she binned the others because... they were over-ripe.

Now, she's also asked me to make her a coffee (flavoured) & walnut cake after the success I had with the one I made for school. I teased her at the time - it used to be her most hated cake because she had to have it every Saturday teatime growing up. It was Grandad's favourite (gosh I wish I'd thought of baking one for him) and as he was the breadwinner he chose the cake. Same thing, every week for years.

Anyway, I had already agreed I'd make one for Mum, as and we are having family and friends over all Easter I suggested Thursday that I would make it. You know, make up for failing to deliver on the Banana Bread front.

No. She has already promised Laura one of her chocolate cakes on Easter Sunday. Although she also has shop-bought profiteroles in the fridge I notice.

Sigh. She just jumps in. Doesn't give anyone a chance to help [light-hearted comment]

So although I would have liked the family to enjoy one of my cakes for once, I'm actually off the hook. I'll concentrate on my pastel (as opposed to rainbow) vanilla sponge. Even my family don't have 30+ people coming round for Easter, whereas the staffroom sees that many in a day.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #78
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Too many things happening at the same time this evening!

Water polo practice
Hockey practice
Figure Skating make-up class -only chance
Free ceramics class for newbs honored to be asked to help teach
Birthday sleepover party
Redwings playoff game
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #79
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My mother is driving me nuts. Never lets me finish a flipping
sentence!!!!!! I want to squish her head!/
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #80
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Do it Bri. When she's not looking.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #81
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Water polo practice
Hockey practice
Figure Skating make-up class -only chance
Free ceramics class for newbs honored to be asked to help teach
Birthday sleepover party
Redwings playoff game


problem solved
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #82
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hhahahahahhahaha!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #83
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All happened. Now watching the game while the boys kill people on the xbox and drink sugary pop.

And i didn't mention that the hockey was preceded by science olympiad for Thor while I sold $5,000-worth of scrip.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:16 PM   #84
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I also worked out today. And did a ton of paperwork. I am knackered.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #85
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Good luck info. And yes, this isn't how it should be, but six of you are sticking together and standing up for yourselves. Good for you! I really hope you get heard.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #86
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Sorry limey, I deleted it. Got scared.

But thank you. I needed to hear it. t minus 4 minutes.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #87
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I said it before, but its not you. Reading the part about how you feel everyday exemplifies what I got out of at my old job. I "feel" better now, but making 1/4 of what I used to make is stressing me out in other ways. Like you, I'm the only income in the household.

Maybe thing will get better on Monday - you can hope at least.
Sucks all the way around. Sorry for your situation.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #88
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Thanks, that means a lot to me.

Well, I think my cow orkers were heard but I felt dismissed, when I brought up the regulatory issue I'm concerned about.

I don't know what will happen, if anything, but I can't live like this. I know what I'm doing. I have diverse knowledge because of the different areas I've worked in over the years. Yet what I say doesn't seem to matter. It not only doesn't seem to matter, there seems to be an almost pointed look that says "like you know what you're talking about..."

I don't know at what point in my life I became invisible, or insignificant. I used to be a person people looked to: for conversation, for answers or discussions, for advice. No one looks to me for anything, and sometimes I'm not even sure I exist. When did this happen? When did I become so inconsequential. I can't imagine feeling any worse than this feeling that I have nothing to offer anymore, to anyone. I used to be somebody, not somebody great or important in the grand scheme, but I was somebody to someone, for some things, and I felt respected.

Now I just feel like a pile of shit.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #89
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So, as to the thread, I don't think it's going to work out in the end.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #90
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What did the bigwigs say?

Was this just a meeting to let workers vent, or is there some sort of action they are going to take to fix things?
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