thursday purrs amidst sleepy volcanoes

'ning

scorchio expected

brekkie, assemble shiny bike, test ride up to yaiza for a café solo, shopping, bask, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Today is my Friday 😎
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    Today is my Thursday 😎.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    pinno said:

    Today is my Thursday 😎.

    Working today? 😂
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    Cloudy and breezy.
    I think we've had our 2 days of summer.

    Off past Fort Loon and on to a Castle in the outer reaches of the region. Will be taking one other reinforcement form another clan.
    I shall lead the crew closely followed by the catering division whilst Popsicle, Tricky and Shorty flank the walls ready to attack.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    Today is my Thursday 😎.

    Working today? 😂
    Don't be silly.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,513
    scorchio, hefty headwind up to yaiza, the windsock is being ripped to shreds, lovely tailwind all the way back

    bask, lunch and bask
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • haydenm
    haydenm Posts: 2,997
    Grey and warm ish. Overbearing friend coming to stay tonight for a couple of days longer than he was invited for. Coffee time
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    'ning

    Was strange, I got home from work last night and there were puddles everywhere. No rain whatsoever at work but decided it meant I didn't need to water the plants.

    WFW again. Short ride into the office as got the gym later.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    Today is my Thursday 😎.

    Working today? 😂
    Don't be silly.

    Up early to pedal in part of the way; getting back into a communt routine but still bloody slow. Now eating sarnis that got rearranged a bit while in my rucksack, so more like a meat and veg salad with some bread mixed in.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,666
    Ride rided, pleasant sunshine, no wind, pretty spot on conditions. Repeat loop, get those legs back onto those upslopes.

    To be followed by an afternoon of pottering about tackling Stuff. 'tis my life at the moment.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    haydenm said:

    Grey and warm ish. Overbearing friend coming to stay tonight for a couple of days longer than he was invited for. Coffee time

    I am in Thornhill so if you need any help give me a shout. Car boot is huge.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenm
    haydenm Posts: 2,997
    pinno said:

    haydenm said:

    Grey and warm ish. Overbearing friend coming to stay tonight for a couple of days longer than he was invited for. Coffee time

    I am in Thornhill so if you need any help give me a shout. Car boot is huge.
    Much appreciated. I was tempted to go and look at a house I can't afford near Thornhill (Durisdeer) this weekend before said friend imposed his presence on us... Nice over there.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    Afternoon folks, busy day in the orifice fending off an excess of BS. Getting more than a little hacked off, system still not working and now the ops director seems to be blaming us rather than accepting the system is still FUBAR. It's like trying to do your job half blind with one hand tied behind your back. Worried beautiful assistant will quit, she will be very hard to replace as she really is extremely good. I do mean that in a purely professional sense.
    Had to drive in as the EPO is also in today so dropped her off en route. Going to see Geno Washington play in a pub in Twickenham tonight. Lord knows how old he is by now, saw him about 25-30 years ago and he seemed old then. But was probably younger than I am now. Enjoy the holiday SG, good luck with the guest HM and happy Friday TLW.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140

    Worried beautiful assistant will quit, she will be very hard to replace as she really is extremely good. I do mean that in a purely professional sense.

    Can you find her something different to do for a bit to keep her interested?
    It's the same here but nobody seems worried about me quitting - not sure if that's a good or bad thing :neutral:

  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,001
    Still extremely busy and lacking staff, we just can't find any.
    That meant me driving yesterday for almost 12 hours on a delivery to site which prevented my daily update on here. :/
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    oxoman said:

    HD i feel your pain, we've got the same problem either their useless or go somewhere else after a short period of time for even more money. We've just lost one guy who was poached back to his previous company with a 6k salary increase and he gets the managers company car hand me downs. Its getting silly.

    I can wire a plug?

    I can also do a better job of cleaning up after builders have been in than the professional cleaner upper people that the builder employed because they couldn't be bothered to come back and clean up all the waste they left.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    Not great for employers, but now's the time for employees to make the most of it as it won't last forever. I've been dropping a few hints about that sort of thing and see if they bite o:)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    edited July 2022
    I'm hoping I get redundancy, but I've been thinking that for a few years now and it hasn't worked!
    When they lopped all the support staff during covid, so many opted for voluntary redundancy that some poor souls still work here :lol:
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    I now realise the lucky ones got made redundant in December, unfortunately for me I know ok much and they have said as much so I'll struggle to get redundancy. Found out a few things this evening and need to consider my options. Unfortunately I really don't know what else I can do.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394

    I now realise the lucky ones got made redundant in December, unfortunately for me I know ok much and they have said as much so I'll struggle to get redundancy. Found out a few things this evening and need to consider my options. Unfortunately I really don't know what else I can do.

    Bike mechanic or porn star obvs.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    seanoconn said:

    I now realise the lucky ones got made redundant in December, unfortunately for me I know ok much and they have said as much so I'll struggle to get redundancy. Found out a few things this evening and need to consider my options. Unfortunately I really don't know what else I can do.

    Bike mechanic or porn star obvs.
    I think there market's a bit saturatured with mobile bike mechanics and now only fans kicked off the porn stars there's a load of them looking for work anyway.

    But combining the two - that's an untapped market.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,532
    thistle_ said:

    seanoconn said:

    I now realise the lucky ones got made redundant in December, unfortunately for me I know ok much and they have said as much so I'll struggle to get redundancy. Found out a few things this evening and need to consider my options. Unfortunately I really don't know what else I can do.

    Bike mechanic or porn star obvs.
    I think there market's a bit saturatured with mobile bike mechanics and now only fans kicked off the porn stars there's a load of them looking for work anyway.

    But combining the two - that's an untapped market.
    Come round, I'll tweak your nipples in the garage, then lube up your bottom bracket. That sort of thing?
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    Fnarr fnarr. Dirk 'Veronese' Diggler :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140

    thistle_ said:

    seanoconn said:

    I now realise the lucky ones got made redundant in December, unfortunately for me I know ok much and they have said as much so I'll struggle to get redundancy. Found out a few things this evening and need to consider my options. Unfortunately I really don't know what else I can do.

    Bike mechanic or porn star obvs.
    I think there market's a bit saturatured with mobile bike mechanics and now only fans kicked off the porn stars there's a load of them looking for work anyway.

    But combining the two - that's an untapped market.
    Come round, I'll tweak your nipples in the garage, then lube up your bottom bracket. That sort of thing?
    I just need to stand here behind you to check your bike fit after you slammed your stem