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« Reply #1905 on: Mar 13th, 2013, 12:07pm »

At work we have an automated 'absence management system' line (I work for a big company). If you're sick, you're supposed to call this telephone number, go through the automated options (like your payroll number, what is wrong with you etc).

A colleague wasn't impressed with using the system and did a long and sarcastic email to the HR manager about his experience.

The bit that really made me laugh was when he referred to the line as 'the Tesco Value* range of voice recognition software. Except that would be doing Tesco a disservice'.

* for non-UK readers: Tesco is the largest supermarket in the UK, and their 'value range' involves stuff at very low prices. But the sort of range where you wouldn't be at all surprised to find the 'beef lasagne' actually contains horsemeat.
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on Mar 13th, 2013, 12:07pm, TheEllanory wrote:
At work we have an automated 'absence management system' line (I work for a big company). If you're sick, you're supposed to call this telephone number, go through the automated options (like your payroll number, what is wrong with you etc).

A colleague wasn't impressed with using the system and did a long and sarcastic email to the HR manager about his experience.

The bit that really made me laugh was when he referred to the line as 'the Tesco Value* range of voice recognition software. Except that would be doing Tesco a disservice'.

* for non-UK readers: Tesco is the largest supermarket in the UK, and their 'value range' involves stuff at very low prices. But the sort of range where you wouldn't be at all surprised to find the 'beef lasagne' actually contains horsemeat.


Sounds like the Birmingham City Council automated service that failed to recognise the Brummie accent! It took a local councillor (who I used to work for) half an hour to get it to recognise the numbers "foive" and "neoine" grin grin grin It even made Have I Got News For You a few months ago!
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« Reply #1907 on: Mar 13th, 2013, 12:42pm »

on Mar 13th, 2013, 12:32pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Sounds like the Birmingham City Council automated service that failed to recognise the Brummie accent! It took a local councillor (who I used to work for) half an hour to get it to recognise the numbers "foive" and "neoine" grin grin grin It even made Have I Got News For You a few months ago!


I think I remember that....my husband (who teases me with the fact that when I get annoyed, what he calls 'my Brummie accent' gets more pronounced) fell about laughing when he saw it on HIGNFY..... tongue

Another gem from my colleague's email included:

"Consider the plight of the employee absent due to rampant man-flu, desperately straining their swollen glands in a futile effort to follow process. Imagine the weight of their crushed hearts as they are told – quite mechanically – that “euarruaruarugh” isn’t a valid payroll id".

Thank goodness someone in our office has a sense of humour!
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« Reply #1908 on: Mar 13th, 2013, 9:23pm »

Talking to my good friend Ned! smiley
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« Reply #1909 on: Mar 14th, 2013, 02:01am »

Being greeted every morning - no matter the weather - like a long lost friend ...............















......... by my chickens !! Seriously, they are so excited to see me when I open their ark and let them out every morning. I know it's a food orientated issue, but even when I've put the food down, they still follow me about like little puppies and always let me give them a fuss before they go off to eat, drink and be merry for the rest of the day! I do love my girls! grin
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« Reply #1910 on: Mar 14th, 2013, 09:27am »

Having a day off cos the school heating's broke! grin
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« Reply #1911 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 05:46am »

on Mar 14th, 2013, 09:27am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Having a day off cos the school heating's broke! grin


Having another day off 'cos the school heating isn't fixed!

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« Reply #1912 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 5:00pm »

Managed to find my Itunes backup discs and reloaded them onto my Mac. Had to purchase another ipod several years ago as I had very little space left 160GB!... Today successfully re-arranged my tunes on my iphone as at first found this difficult to delete from the hard drive on the phone. The so called Itunes menu with check marks on the selected albums which I cancelled still retained the files on the phone despite syncing my device..
Had to physically delete each album in the music library under my apps folder on the phone.. So from what I understand you cannot delete music files with itunes. Need to done via the phone!.. smiley
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« Reply #1913 on: Mar 16th, 2013, 05:08am »

Finding a decent bargain in That's Entertainment in Leeds!
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« Reply #1914 on: Mar 16th, 2013, 3:30pm »

Cinema Show live in my lounge all the way from High Wycombe! grin
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« Reply #1915 on: Mar 17th, 2013, 03:51am »

on Mar 16th, 2013, 3:30pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Cinema Show live in my lounge all the way from High Wycombe! grin


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For me it was All in a Mouse's Night live in my kitchen all the way from High Wycombe wink grin
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« Reply #1916 on: Mar 21st, 2013, 12:17pm »

The band Camel, has been confirmed as guest at the Barbican on the 28th October, 2013... grin Playing the entire Snowgoose album!... cheesy
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« Reply #1917 on: Mar 21st, 2013, 1:47pm »

on Mar 21st, 2013, 12:17pm, Noni wrote:
The band Camel, has been confirmed as guest at the Barbican on the 28th October, 2013... grin Playing the entire Snowgoose album!... cheesy


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IT'S OFFICIAL!
Camel will tour in 2013
The first confirmed date is in London, England, at The Barbican, 28th October 2013

Camel will perform The Snow Goose for the first time since the Royal Albert Hall show in 1975, in loving memory of Peter Bardens and in celebration of Camel's long and illustrious musical career.

Tickets on sale here


More shows are planned and will be announced when confirmed.

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« Reply #1918 on: Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:54am »

The fact that I found I can play funk on my mandolin! grin Just need to practise more tongue
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« Reply #1919 on: Mar 22nd, 2013, 1:12pm »

Handed in a couple of essays and I'm back home from uni for a month. It's the Easter holidays at last! grin grin grin
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