Pavel's eBar

What to do with empty filing cabinet in office?

Keep it, just in case.
3
10%
Remove it.
0
No votes
Shoot it.
2
7%
Fill with booze.
15
50%
Turn into modern art.
4
13%
Sell it to Ashley as our new star striker in exchange for a big mug and £5 SD voucher.
6
20%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 pm
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Go for it Benny lad, think of all the whisky you can buy when you move up the ladder <awe>
A solid argument! <cheers>

But yeah, I've got to let them know tomorrow and I think I'm going to take it. Even though my current job is now permanent tbh I'd be bored out of my brains if i was still doing it in a couple of years time. The new one is fixed terms but the projects seem more interesting and there's a strong chance it'll be extended I'd say (they're building an entire new project support team so unlikely to scrap it after 2 year....theoretically!).

I do feel a bit bad telling my current boss as she's been working behind the scenes to get this job made permanent for me.
I hope you don't do government contracts!

I used to work for an outsourcing firm that took on numerous government contracts and found that every interesting government project we undertook was always scrapped within 2 years :)

I was offered a more senior position within an existing project but I knew that it was £100 million+ over budget and at least 3 years behind schedule so opted to leave rather than taint my career with the project from hell.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:08 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 pm


A solid argument! <cheers>

But yeah, I've got to let them know tomorrow and I think I'm going to take it. Even though my current job is now permanent tbh I'd be bored out of my brains if i was still doing it in a couple of years time. The new one is fixed terms but the projects seem more interesting and there's a strong chance it'll be extended I'd say (they're building an entire new project support team so unlikely to scrap it after 2 year....theoretically!).

I do feel a bit bad telling my current boss as she's been working behind the scenes to get this job made permanent for me.
I hope you don't do government contracts!

I used to work for an outsourcing firm that took on numerous government contracts and found that every interesting government project we undertook was always scrapped within 2 years :)

I was offered a more senior position within an existing project but I knew that it was £100 million+ over budget and at least 3 years behind schedule so opted to leave rather than taint my career with the project from hell.
Fortunately not <laugh>

I work on research projects, the new role is in a Medical School and they probably aren’t going to stop spending on medical research anytime soon...you’d hope!
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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by PTAO? » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:33 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:08 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 pm


I hope you don't do government contracts!

I used to work for an outsourcing firm that took on numerous government contracts and found that every interesting government project we undertook was always scrapped within 2 years :)

I was offered a more senior position within an existing project but I knew that it was £100 million+ over budget and at least 3 years behind schedule so opted to leave rather than taint my career with the project from hell.
Fortunately not <laugh>

I work on research projects, the new role is in a Medical School and they probably aren’t going to stop spending on medical research anytime soon...you’d hope!

I would just double check where the funding is coming from and if it's Brexit safe. It probably is, but that would be my main concern at any UK university right now.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:08 pm


Fortunately not <laugh>

I work on research projects, the new role is in a Medical School and they probably aren’t going to stop spending on medical research anytime soon...you’d hope!

I would just double check where the funding is coming from and if it's Brexit safe. It probably is, but that would be my main concern at any UK university right now.
Yeah it’s fine. Surprisingly at the Uni where I work only 15% of external research income is from the EU so we're not overly dependent on it. Get far more from UK research councils and industry etc which is handy...
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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:51 pm

Finally finished baking for miniOTs bake sale for cancer research.

150 biegnets stuffed with creme pate, 65 gingerbread men decorated as minions, 4 tray bakes of salted caramel brownies, 40 meringue, chocolate, cherry and cinnamon cookies and 3 Madeira cakes decorated as Simpson pink donuts.

It's been a crazy two days.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by PTAO? » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:38 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 pm
PTAO? wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:33 pm



I would just double check where the funding is coming from and if it's Brexit safe. It probably is, but that would be my main concern at any UK university right now.
Yeah it’s fine. Surprisingly at the Uni where I work only 15% of external research income is from the EU so we're not overly dependent on it. Get far more from UK research councils and industry etc which is handy...
<ok> All good then!
overseasTOON wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Finally finished baking for miniOTs bake sale for cancer research.

150 biegnets stuffed with creme pate, 65 gingerbread men decorated as minions, 4 tray bakes of salted caramel brownies, 40 meringue, chocolate, cherry and cinnamon cookies and 3 Madeira cakes decorated as Simpson pink donuts.

It's been a crazy two days.
I work in cancer research, can you send me some?

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Hjl » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 pm

Mrs HJL is set to have mini HJL IV tomorrow morning. I was pretty relaxed about it for the last 9 months, now I'm shitting myself.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:56 am

Hjl wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Mrs HJL is set to have mini HJL IV tomorrow morning. I was pretty relaxed about it for the last 9 months, now I'm shitting myself.
Hope it all goes well! Congrats.
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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Micky Quim » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 am

Hjl wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Mrs HJL is set to have mini HJL IV tomorrow morning. I was pretty relaxed about it for the last 9 months, now I'm shitting myself.
She will too <ok>

Good luck!

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:25 pm

Hjl wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Mrs HJL is set to have mini HJL IV tomorrow morning. I was pretty relaxed about it for the last 9 months, now I'm shitting myself.
Congrats!

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Hjl » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:41 pm

Uneventful birth. All healthy. Now I'm relieved.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm

Hjl wrote:
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Uneventful birth. All healthy. Now I'm relieved.
Excellent! Call it Benny <cheers>
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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Blue & Maroon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm

Hjl wrote:
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Uneventful birth. All healthy. Now I'm relieved.
Congratulations!

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Hjl » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:39 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Hjl wrote:
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Uneventful birth. All healthy. Now I'm relieved.
Excellent! Call it Benny <cheers>
Odd name for a girl

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:52 am

Hjl wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm


Excellent! Call it Benny <cheers>
Odd name for a girl
Benita <ok>
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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Micky Quim » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Hjl wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:39 pm
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm


Excellent! Call it Benny <cheers>
Odd name for a girl
Or unique?

Call her Quim, now thats a unique first name

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 am

Hjl wrote:
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Uneventful birth. All healthy. Now I'm relieved.


<dotheameobi>

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Got the pro-Brexit march going by our office at the minute so I popped out to the local supermarket to get some lunch.

Loved watching people drapped in Union Jacks, carrying anti-Europe placards stocking up on baguettes and brie to keep them going the last few miles.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by Hjl » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:51 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Got the pro-Brexit march going by our office at the minute so I popped out to the local supermarket to get some lunch.

Loved watching people drapped in Union Jacks, carrying anti-Europe placards stocking up on baguettes and brie to keep them going the last few miles.
Get it while you can i spose.

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Re: Pavel's eBar

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:45 pm

For the next 3 weeks I'm covering 4 senior roles whilst they are off on hols/paternity/medical.

Piece of piss so far and was told by CEO that today was hectic.

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