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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 11:14
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Yer time you put yer foot down with a firm hand Mr Nigel.
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 11:21
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Still deaf as a doorpost in left ear, nothing seems to be shifting it.
I had the same problem a few weeks back. Ear drops didn't do anything so I went to see the Doc. He used what felt like a pressure washer to flush out gunge that had accumulated and it was instantly better, although a little sore for a few days.

I phoned Orange telecom yesterday afternoon to complain about the dead slow internet in the house we have borrowed from a friend while ours is being fettled. I was told he would come this afternoon but he pitched up at around 10.30am (lucky I was in).
He replaced the degraded line between the house and the pole in the chemin and instantly got ten times the previous speed. He reckoned squirrels had been chewing on it.
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 11:42
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Oh dear, one suspects ghe feels a bit of a whelk,I cudda sunk that one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qrss...ature=youtu.be
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 13:54
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On the subject of milk, one never liked pure/plain/straight milk. Milk shakes: ok., joghurt and cheese: great, milk: boring.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 06:37
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Good morning all. A bit of rain outside and a fitful sleep.

Bluey, sound advice thank you and is probably the reason why I didn't sleep well. I only have one pair of hands a one brain which are taxed enough as it is.
Unfortunately the new systems do need spares which we test for 500k shots before sending out. Trouble is he has a pile on his desk which he didn't bother doing, someone has to do it and there is no one else trained in service.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 07:09
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Morning all.
Still black out there but quite mild and partly cloudy.
I think rain has featured in the night.

Breakfast has just been a piece of smoked haddock gently braised in milk.
The nicest piece of fish I've had in a very long while.
Wonderfully fresh and full of flavour.

For my sins I sat through the entire Syria debate ysterday.
Yes folks, my sad life has come to that.
There were some deeply thought out speeches from both sides of the argument but Hilary Benn's summing up speech at the end of the debate
was quite stunning both in it's passion and eloquence.

More tea needed.

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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 07:57
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I quite like a bit of smoked haddock. Funny how some fish is quite suitable for breakfast. Finding it here is a chore, like good bacon a la Britanique.


As for milk, nothing like a cold tall glass of it on a summers day. I mean COLD , 01C is good.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 08:09
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One is currently laid up with man flu and was hoping for a quiet day. Roofers have just started work on the neighbours house and are stripping off the roof tiles and chucking them down into a skip!
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 08:26
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Morning peeps, another dull horrible start here,watched quite a bit of the debate meself and for a belligerant cove like meself unusually I think the bombing is a exercise in futility if the intention is to stop the buggas coming here,I got news for them the buggas are already here.

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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 11:04
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Unfortunately the new systems do need spares which we test for 500k shots before sending out. Trouble is he has a pile on his desk which he didn't bother doing, someone has to do it and there is no one else trained in service.
I do understand where you're coming from, [email protected] ... the need to get the job done combined with your inclination to help out. This is one of those times though when you should not step in to lend a helping hand. The correct procedure is to draw the problem to the attention of management ... and leave it there. It is their job to find the appropriate person and you are not "it". As you say, you have more than enough to do as it is and this is one of those times when procedure should be adhered to.

If you step in to fill the gap it could create all sorts of insurance problems too, both for yourself and the company. Advise them of the situation, leave it in their hands and allow them to do their job. If they do theirs as well as you do yours you'll have a new engineer in no time.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 12:07
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I suspect that a new engineer would have to be trained (by Nigel) before (s)he could be qualified to operate.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 12:40
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So Nigel gets 3 jobs to do.
His, that of the person leaving and training the newbie.

Marvellous.
Not much chance of sleeping then.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 13:00
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training the newbie
As I understand it, that is a primary role.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 15:07
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So Nigel gets 3 jobs to do.
His, that of the person leaving and training the newbie.

Marvellous.
Not much chance of sleeping then.
I wonder if the company realize that if they don't address the issue, and it puts Nigel in hospital (or worse) they would be in even greater do-do?

Doubt it!

Hopefully all will be resolved sensibly - City need all the fans they can get: Sky troll Man City over half empty stadium
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 15:33
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Wonder if Nigel will think Richard Innes is my nom de plume?
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 16:03
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Yon Tornados still look hard like street fighters to me, and those Typhoons still look girly.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 16:15
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Agreed. The Tornado does have a hewn-from-solid look, bit like a professional boxer.

But if it's a street-fighter you want, it has to be the A-10.

Saw a down-trodden one recently awaiting refurb behind a museum in CT. It looked like an abused pit-bull just waiting to have another go.

The aeronautical equivalent of "Come on then! Ah'll 'av you!!!"

Must be the Gatling. Fly softly but carry a big stick!
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 17:54
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The Brits should have hung onto a couple of squadrons of these and kept them operational. Would still decimate the targets in question to this day. And probably for a lot less money.


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Old 4th Dec 2015, 03:43
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Anyone else remember "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor?? Well here is an update


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-FO8iXCrA&feature=youtu.be
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Old 4th Dec 2015, 06:28
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Nice gentle sense of humour in that clip Nervous.
How life has changed since he first wrote that song.

Somethings never do change though, it's FRIDAY

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