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Post 1521

Irving Washington

mindchatham, I *will* be alone for Valentine's Day, so I suppose I could try to help you out with gift ideas, since I won't be using them. Of course, I know nothing about you, or about the person you'll be spending V Day with -- but unless there's some sort of inside joke, or your Valentine is OCD, I'm not sure hand sanitizer is the best way to go.

Anyway, I guess unsolicited advice is aggravating, but if you want help, ask.


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Post 1522

Researcher 198131

Cheerful Dragon, I'll never stop being a PUDDING. Bit more of a lurker at the moment, but I'm still here.

mindchatham, I don't have a valentine this year, but if I did the best gift would be just being with them. *sigh*

smiley - elf


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Post 1523

Cheerful Dragon

I've just realised that there's one cat too many on the 'Cantankerous Cats' list. Bonnington was put to sleep last year, so please remove his name from the list. Thanks.


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Post 1524

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

I'm grumpy because office work hasn't worked for me and I'm out of work now smiley - wah


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Post 1525

Ormondroyd

It's been done, CD. R.I.P. Bonnington. smiley - catsmiley - fishsmiley - rose

I'm grumpy because I can't seem to get office work despite my first class honours degree. And I'm not sure I'd like it if I did get it - one employer who interviewed me actually told me afterwards that I was too intelligent for the vacancy he was trying to fill - but I need the money. Why didn't it work out for you, Opti?


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Post 1526

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

I've a degree too and feel that the saying 'you get out what you put in' doesn't always happen. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems people don't like to invest and train their staff anymore. Furthermore, don't like to give feedback, leaving people not knowing where to improve and how.


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Post 1527

Kenton Crisp - Founder of the League of the Underground

Yeah, I love it when they say, "Well, it looks like you're over qualified for this position. I'm sorry."
"Yeah, but I have rent to pay and a cat to feed."


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Post 1528

Cheerful Dragon

I've had the same problem. Can't get work I'm qualified for in the area where I live, don't want to relocate, don't want to spend at least 45m each way driving to work. (Not sure I could cope with the stress of traveling to work.) Physical work, even as simple as stacking shelves in a supermarket, triggers a relapse. Can't get an office job because I'm over-qualified (MSc in Computing) and don't have the experience. Employers are only interested in what you've done, not what you are capable of. I can type at over 55 words per minute (on a good day!), but nobody cares.

My MS nurse took one look at my relapse history over the past 12 months and told me the stress of working could make things worse. So I'm taking the easy way out and not working. Having said that, I'm rapidly getting bored out of my mind, so I may start looking for voluntary work.


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Post 1529

Cheerful Dragon

That '45m' is 45 minutes, in case there's any confusion.


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Post 1530

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

smiley - ta for letting me I'm not alone in this.

On another note now we know what the problem is how do we rectify it? that's what I'd like to know.


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Post 1531

Navigatorblack of the EAN Blackheart

I know one of the reasons that businesses don't like giving training to people who (a) aren't management and/or (b) aren't in HR, and that is if a worker becomes more qualified, they are then able to demand more money for staying at the company, and are more attractive to other companies. In America, a lot of companies these days in their employee contracts have a bit that says if the employee leaves the company, they are not allowed to work for a competing company for five years. Which is incredibally hard on people who are specialist trained for specific roles within companies and can only find work with a competing company.

And further more, I'm grumpy today because someone who i DID NOT invite to my birthday party on sunday (my nineteenth was on saturday) is telling everyone that i did invite her but she didn't come because she hates me. She never was invited, and the reason for that is because I can't stand her any more. Anyone who yells at me when I'm lying in a hospital bed, yelling in fact because her friends had told me to try to be friends with her again and against my better judgement I had. Her hating me for trying to be nice is her own problem, she wasn't invited because I didn't want her there, plain and simple. Plus, the only people at the party who are friends with her were thi, andrew, and zee. Some people make me SO ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post 1532

Navigatorblack of the EAN Blackheart

"Anyone who yells at me when I'm lying in a hospital bed, yelling in fact because her friends had told me to try to be friends with her again and against my better judgement I had." read at the end of that, is never going to be invited to anything to do with me again if I can help it.


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Post 1533

Navigatorblack of the EAN Blackheart

And I was alone for Valentines day too. But someone wants to come over on friday and keeps telling me she wants me... I don't know though, it sounds more like she wants whats in my pants smiley - yikes


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Post 1534

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

smiley - ta Br. Navigatorblack; Pirate Captain of the EA....for informing us why you think training isn't always given ... I know of somebody who is bound to a contract like that.

I'm grumpy with myself because I forgot my mobile phone so an important call couldn't get through to me.


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Post 1535

Navigatorblack of the EAN Blackheart

I've done that before, missed out on a call from work >.< At least I'm back at uni now, I have my student living costs loan to help me have enough food to eat.


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Post 1536

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

I'm grumpy because that important phone call came through and I've been pipped to the post again! This is not the first time I've come close to a position but just missed out on it. smiley - grr What can I do? Try and try till I go smiley - blue in the face?


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Post 1537

Cheerful Dragon

Last weekend cause such a grumpfest that I've had to wait a few days to cool down before posting. It all started on Friday. I have relapsing-remitting MS and I'm on Betaferon. This means I have to see a neurologist once a year and an MS nurse 6 months later. I saw the neuro on Friday. My first grump is at the eejit who made the appointments. Instead of putting one appointment every half hour, they'd booked two or three people into each half hour slot. That meant the neuro would have had to see 10 people in two hours, which ain't going to happen. I had to wait more than an hour to see him. My second grump is with the neuro. I had a number of relapses last year, but I'm no worse physically than when I last saw him. He actually cast doubt on whether I'd really had relapses because I'm no weaker than last time and I don't move any more slowly. Everything I've read about MS says it's possible for relapses to end with full remission, so I wouldn't necessarily be any worse after several relapses. He also said I should see my GP every time I have a relapse so they can be sure I'm really having a relapse, and so I can be put on steroids to end the relapse faster. I've been on steroids and the side effects from the cocktail of drugs were dreadful. (This is my journal entry about that relapse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/F12184?thread=477821 )If I'm going to end up on steroids every time I have a relapse, there's no way I'm going to my GP. The third grump is with a certain furnishing store that opened a new site in Coventry last year. The store sits on top of its own multi-storey car park. On the ground floor of the car park, the disabled spaces are right by the entrance. On the next floor, the disabled spaces are some distance from the entrance. There is a lift nearby, but the access way to the lift was blocked with trolleys, so I'm not even sure if it's intended for use by the disabled. It's probably for returning trolleys that have been left elsewhere. The men who work in the car park said they couldn't believe it when they saw where the disabled parking spaces had been put. Then there's the issue of wheelchairs. Various places have wheelchairs you can borrow if you need one. I've borrowed wheelchairs a number of times over the past few months. The standard varies widely from place to place. I've borrowed them from garden centres and they've been fine. I borrowed one at the British Museum and found the foot rests at different heights. This was uncomfortable and aggravated my hip problem. The same thing happened at the furniture store I mentioned. If people are going to provide a wheelchair service, they should at least make sure the wheelchairs are properly maintained. That has turned into a major rant, and cooling down hasn't made a blind bit of difference.


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Post 1538

(crazyhorse)impeach hypatia

damn messages


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Post 1539

Cheerful Dragon

And another thing.

I have hip problems - trochanteric bursitis, to be exact. About 18 months ago I saw a rheumatologist who did cortico-steroid injections into my hips. This dealt with the problem at the time and he told me to ask my GP to refer me back to him if the problem flared up again. Well, it's been getting worse for some time, so I went back to my GP. The GP had received a letter from the rheumatologist and interpreted it as saying I didn't need to see him (the rheumatologist) again. Instead of referring me back, as I requested, he (my GP) put me on high strength NSAIDs. These helped to an extent, but my hips still hurt if I spend more than a short time walking. "More than a short time" includes the amount of time it takes to get round my local supermarket.

I'll be seeing my GP again in a couple of weeks over a different matter. When I see him I'll insist on being referred back to the rheumatologist to discuss my bursitis with him. He may give me more injections (Ouch! They hurt!) or he may suggest something else.

I don't know whether the problem lies in the way the rheumatologist worded his letter, or in the way my GP interpreted it. Either way, it shouldn't take me two trips to the GP to get the result I wanted in the first place.smiley - cross


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Post 1540

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

I'm grumpy because fellow drivers seem to want to hurry me up the road when I'm doing the speed limit.

I'm grumpy because doctors aren't open convenient hours

I'm grumpy because my rl name has been used when it should not have been and the person responsible gives me a dig about something else.

I also think I'm going cross eyed and the answers and questions on the television show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire are blurry.

I know of two places that are being shut down due to accommodation being built.

Bus fares are extortionate. It costs two pounds for a single journey.


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