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#89641 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

sorted, will update later thanks
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

I am also grumpy. Son is a NQT secondary chemistry teacher. He wants out of teaching. Mentioned getting panicked in the class room.
You don't want this shit for your kids.

 

No, and teaching really is shit. On the upside he's getting out young, and before he ends up too mired in it to see any alternative. My OH is in secondary education, and I've seen plenty of decent people's lives ruined by what has become a royally fucked up profession.

 

 

Best get out whilst still young. I’m in my 30th year teaching in a secondary school.

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:06 PM

I tried to qualify as a teacher back in 2012.  Had a breakdown.  There was other stuff going on but it's a fucking hard job.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:24 PM

'The old teaching game? Hardest game in the world that is'

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:25 PM

Side and tail-lights decided not to work on the C15. Not a good thing to have no rear lights in the misty wet weather. When I eventually found the fuses found that one had blown. Replaced it and new one has blown. It probably has water/damp somewhere where it shouldn't but it's tipping down so I will leave it for a bit and if it stops raining get everything apart and dried up. Won't be going anywhere until it's fixed.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:07 PM

Mot site has crashed .Doesn't recognise passwords.Tried loads of different ones but apparently I've already used that one.Try the one they suggest and get the same message.Tried phoning and just get the engaged tone.Great I've got a car still under test and can't log in the details.Atleast it will screw with the average time taken to do a test.

 

Ooh back on. 1 hour and 20 minutes to do one mot....

 

yeah thank's for that after I cancelled my 4 O'clock



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:19 PM

Name and shame?

 

What has he done wrong apart from finish earlier, ask for less money and require payment?

 

Most people would be over the moon.

 

Broke terms of (admittedly verbal) contract and demanded payment early because he's short of cash.

 


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:22 PM

What would actually happen if you didn't pay him now but waited until the end of April as agreed?  Would he send the lads round with baseball bats, or would he just whinge a bit?  If the latter, why not just tell him that to pay him early would cause you major issues so you'll pay when you agreed to pay.

He's hinted at the former, but the last lot who tried that went out of business shortly after due to completely unrelated circumstances.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:34 PM

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and guess who left his wallet at home !

fuck fuck fuckity fuck !

and I'm due at work at 2pm

 

 

 

right then, my 'Frank Spencer' of a day :

 

driving home from work last night, the low fuel warning made itself know - no problem, I'll stop at the supermarket and fill up. except its not 24 hours anymore. no problem, I'll go on my way to work tomorrow.

set off for work today, got to Sainsbury's, went to pay at pump and discovered no wallet - fuck.

time check - 20 mins until I'm due in, no time to go home for wallet, lets keep going and hope for the best

time check - 10 mins before work, outside lane of the redheugh bridge crossing into Newcastle and putt putt putt, no fuck no not here you bastard little car

I coasted up on the the central reservation thus

 

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and banged the hazard lights on. 

right, phone work, explain to the new boss who I've worked for for less than a week what has happened and that I'm going to be late - not impressed :(

check the boot - ya fuckin' beauty - a jerry can - all I need to do is get to petrol station

 

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except you've still got no wallet, you twat.
 
right, phone my sister..........hello, this is the voice mail for aaaaaaarghh !!
right, phone my mam..........hello, this is the voice mail foraaaaaaargh !!!!!! for fuck sake !
right, phone the land line - success - mam, no time to explain, can you get in the car and come to Newcastle quickly, bring your purse 
 
I started walking back over the bridge towards the petrol station and a friendly taxi driver pulled in and offered me a lift. what a hero, I explained my predicament and he even offered to buy me a can of fuel - lovely guy, thankyou so much mr taxi.
 
mam and sister turned up at the garage, I filled my little green can up and we got back to the little red shite bag 107
 
the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the next little snag in the plan
 
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yes, thats a handy wee green can but WHERE IS THE FUCKING SPOUT ?
 
my best guess is at knockhill, or maybe in the back of Domes Audi ? fuck knows, but it wasn't where I most needed it today 

 

I splashed about 2/3rds of the Pez in and got going with scant regard for Newcastles seemingly infinite supply of bus lanes, work was achieved a mere 30 minutes late. 
 

explaining my tale of incompetence to my colleagues, one who had started the same time that I was due in was particularly impressed - "I wondered what idiot had parked up in the middle of the bridge !" - at least they know I wasn't bullshitting them

 

I stopped at the same garage on the way home and brimmed the tank.

 

and purchased a couple of very useful items

 

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what a fucking day !


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:22 AM

Broke terms of (admittedly verbal) contract and demanded payment early because he's short of cash.

 

What were the terms of the contract and did he demand payment before he finished the job?


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

Hey, GM, if you're stuck for a spout in the future then (an empty) one of these...

 

Evian-500ml-Natural-Mineral-Water-Bottle

 

 

...works. Scissors/screwdriver/car keys to roughly cut the bottom off and a steady hand when pouring usually works.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:29 AM

Even a dominos menu will work if you twist it into a cone, they leak a bit but 95% goes in. Don’t ask me how I know.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:46 AM

I used a handy traffic cone once on my Daf 33 when no petrol can spout happened. Worked a treat.. 


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:16 AM

Todays Grump

 

I have a 150 mile round trip to do in the Saab Convertible which cannot be postponed.

 

This is the view out of my window this morning. Thank goodness Saabs have good heaters!

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:40 AM

Note to self stop buying bloody Wellseal.. 1659709fd871ff0bf862946339fa1a17.jpg
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:41 AM

Todays Grump

I have a 150 mile round trip to do in the Saab Convertible which cannot be postponed.

This is the view out of my window this morning. Thank goodness Saabs have good heaters!


What a great view.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:21 AM

What were the terms of the contract and did he demand payment before he finished the job?

Work to be completed as and when he could (between jobs), but before the end of April. £500 up front, balance at the end of April.

He's now said that he delayed another job and did mine instead so he could get paid earlier ("I really need the cash, mate.").

He's fucked himself and will be getting no more work from this end - I'll pay for a trusted person to travel down from Berwick in the future.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:37 PM

Corners, simple yes? Apparently not. I thought even the knuckle dragging three fingered Neanderthal relatives (or residents of Norfolk as they are also known) know that you do not brake mid corner, not even gently, if you are going too fast for a corner (they werent) braking will not help. And I thought the fact that you brake BEFORE a corner and gently accelerate THROUGH the corner was also common knowledge. Apparently not to mr sky blue metallic 320 notfloppy top who decided to brake mid corner on the massive run up to the A38 and then looked amazed as an old Volvo defied the laws of science and went around him. Driving standards are really slipping as every day I see crap driving like this.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:28 PM

My wife was out this afternoon so the radio was switched off well in advance of 1pm, result.

 

Or so I thought. Now the shitpump is spewing out something that has not only Elaine bastard Paige but also John FUCKING Barrowman.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

I suggest playing the Conet Project on a nearby rival system.  Particularly the data CD.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:31 PM

This is why god invented cds, or silence.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Unfortunately she's setting up a new laptop (and not even watching the shitpump) and I'm expected to answer questions or the headphones would have been well and truly on.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:39 PM

Christ, there's judges as well.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:02 PM

Last week booked Ibiza FR in for MOT as it hasn;t been used for months and got a job starting Monday so need transport.  Arrived at garage surrounded by chaos as but DVLA system was offline so garage not able to do any MOTs, FR batt light then came on, drove back in day light, steering light came on and steering go a bit heavy, did Charles Atlas parking manoeuvres, turned off engine and now FR is dead. Never-mind - there;s always another car somewhere  nearby.



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

I suppose it saves putting a seat belt around the plant ......

 

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:09 PM

I've had 2 weeks of tidying up both my new and my old home, living out of boxes, replacing the cam belt on the Toyota, injuring my shoulder, shampooing carpets (Beko - I have a Vax Rapide Plus, autographed photo available on request) and having hands that smell like various household cleaning agents, I am absolutely shattered.

 

So the Saab decides now is the time to have grindy brakes. Pah!

 

EDIT - It's a Vax Rapid Ultra Mr Beko


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:46 PM

GT6 has a seized rear drum still. Can't free it off at all. Decided to just get the car running today as its on a drive wheel but just as I was getting ready to go out the neighbours came round and pointed out the fence had come down in the back garden so spent the day sorting that out FFS. A right pain I could do without.
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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:19 AM

Don't really know what you're moaning about, tbh.
I was advised to say 'No comment' all the way through my police interview.







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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

Likewise I kept quiet about my embarrassing police record during my civil service interview.  (It was only a small matter and happened when I was still in my teens).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasn't even sure the bloke had even heard "Roxanne" anyway.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:35 AM

I brought the Land Rover home this morning. It hates me, it is now as bad, if not worse than before. It really isn't running right it is damp and horrible inside as the window has been left open and to cap it all I snapped the mirror off reversing onto the drive. I was concentrating so much on not colliding with the holly bush on the left that the driver's mirror caught on the rainwater downpipe. The downpipe is cast iron so that won.
I've had enough of it now and refuse to spend any more money on it so will have to take a bigger hit on it to sell it with a dodgy engine.




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