What's pissing you off today?

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  1. Dec 4, 2017 #2661

    Tad

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    The great white north, eh?
    here we go, about to get the new locked-down laptop from the new corporate overlords, will have to see whether I can still get here or not from work after -- and if I can I probably shouldn't with their network policies. So phone access it shall mostly be ... sigh. Been a good 20 or so year run with being able to easily pop in from work when I need a break.

    ETA: stay of execution for a while, we are still logging in through our old network for the most part, so most of the time things continue as they had previously been. Eventually things will swap over, but not just yet :)
     
  2. Dec 4, 2017 #2662

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    Reminds me of my brother's overlords. No shorts. No making toast even though there's a toaster in the lunch room.

    There's more, but it's so ridiculous I can't remember it all.

    Judging by the silly links he sends me during office hours, no Internet restrictions, though.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2017 #2663

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    In my experience, "the administrative mind" is an oxymoron. Every time I have gone to a doctor's office, I have been required to complete a questionnaire, on which the first three questions are: #1 Name, #2 Date of Birth, #3 Age. I always hope the person who makes out the questionnaire is not the person who keeps the books. :(
     
  4. Dec 5, 2017 #2664

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    It does depend on your frames of reference. If you travel any amount of time in the TARDIS... your age will be out of sync with your date of birth.
    this is the kind of thing The Doctor might want to keep track of.
     
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    I spoke too soon ... logged in today and am indeed blocked from Gmail, yahoo mail, Dimensions .... Basically anywhere they think we could easily export data through unauthorized channels or where the content is flagged as being inappropriate. Sigh.

    Already had to do all the online training about protecting company IP and what is appropriate behaviour. Tomorrow we get to have a quarterly video address by one of the co-presidents. Never worked anywhere like this before, will have to see how long I hold up.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2017 #2666

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    That stinks! :mad: Glad I don't have to deal with that, yet anyways (fingers crossed).
     
  7. Dec 6, 2017 #2667

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    I feel you on the overreaching overlords thing, I just left a Christian college after 1 year of strange rules like no listening to any kind of popular music or dating without a chaperone (not that I followed all the rules). Course I moved out of the dorm and back into my mom's house, so it's a bit of an out of the frying pan into the fire situation. She's not crazy conservative like my old school was though,
    just a bit overprotective and seems to have trouble grasping or accepting that I'm 33 not 13.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2017 #2668

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    I just recently moved home to go back to school SqeezeablySoft, I'm in the same situation. A VPN helps!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2017 #2669

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    The bank just froze my debit card because I told them they had the wrong phone number registered.

    It's friday. I work saturday. I'm not going to be able to get any money until monday. The wankers at the bank are absolutely going to get it on monday, this is the second time this month they have done this. :mad:
     
  10. Dec 12, 2017 #2670

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    No customer service (even by phone) for the bank on Saturday?

    How, how...... 20th century of them!!!!
     
  11. Dec 12, 2017 #2671

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    They have a few hours of customer support on Saturdays, but I work Saturdays so I can't go into the bank then. They insist on seeing me in person anyway, rather than over the phone.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2017 #2672

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    I use this bank called Simple Bank. EVERYTHING including signup is online, 24/7 customer service, and you can activate and deactivate your card on your phone. Maybe it might be worth looking in to? That and absolutely 0 fees, ever.
     
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    I might consider something like that, except that I can't use phones at all and I tend to prefer not doing online banking. Also, I like the security of being with a well known bank. I just don't like it when they freeze my debit for no reason. :doh:
     
  14. Dec 23, 2017 #2674

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    Why can you use phones? Is it due to a phobia or something like that?

    Why is a corporate bank the only option? Don't you guys have Credit Unions in the UK as well?
     
  15. Jan 20, 2018 #2675

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    I guess -- unless these chronic pain meds and other treatments start markedly improving my thoracic issues -- I can kiss needlework goodbye. No matter at which angle, it takes less than 5 minutes of trying for me to start squirming with discomfort and achiness.

    I had so many badass projects lined up, and I had just bought a Morticia Addams chart that I was really excited about. It sounds very trivial and silly . . . but it had become my thing. A hobby that actually managed to relax me, a bunch of end products that I could litter my room with to remind me who I am and what I value.

    It's maddening to have to sacrifice parts of yourself to chronic pain.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2018 #2676

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    Oh Odette - that sounds awful! Your needlework is adorable and it would be awful to give up something you cherish over agonizing health issues.

    What is the exact diagnosis you've received? Next to pain meds - are you receiving any other treatment and physiotherapy?

    Beterschap!
     
  17. Jan 24, 2018 #2677

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    Odette, I wish we could all reach out to give you a hug right now, because I just don't have words that are right for this. So sorry that the pain is that bad.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2018 #2678

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    My baby cat died a few weeks ago, horribly and unexpectedly. Death feicken suckkkss
     
  19. Mar 26, 2018 #2679

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    Oh, that is awful, Xy. So sorry for all of you
     
  20. Mar 26, 2018 #2680

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    Oh no! I'm so sorry.
     

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