MORE random stuff about your day

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby LeBaron » 18 Jul 2018, 22:34

I’m really sorry to see that, Yomp. Y’all are going through a lot right now! It takes its toll. Even the good changes are stressful. Hang in there.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 18 Jul 2018, 22:51

Much love to you, Yomp x
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 18 Jul 2018, 23:40

I'm sorry to hear of your difficulties Michael. As inevitable as death is and even with all the obvious signs in your mother it doesn't make it any easier. I'm sure your presence twice a week is a blessing to her.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 17:41

Mike,

Having been there, if you ever want to talk over Facebook video chat, let me know. Even if you talk and I listen.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 17:48

Last Tuesday before this, I sat down with the head of engineering and the CEO of a DSL company and the CEO said he wanted to hire me, but wanted to talk to the head of engineering first, who I'd had a good talk with before the CEO.

They asked me if I liked the job, which I did, but I told them the money would have to offset the commute.

The other day, I saw they posted a marcom specialist position instead of manager so I emailed the HR manager and told her I assumed I wasn't in consideration anymore since they posted the new job.

She wrote that they didn't think they need a manager position after all, which they do, because besides the basic marcom functions, they want some elevated stuff - like changing the logo/graphic look of the company, build awareness through higher level PR, etc. Things a younger PR person wouldn't be able to do and hit the ground running.

I also told them, while I'm not asking for them to reconsider me, that less experienced marcom people than me are asking for exorbitant marcom salaries that their experience and skills don't warrant. I've managed to land three jobs based on that - asking for a good, but fair salary, commensurate with my experience and skills, while younger folks ask for the moon.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Jul 2018, 17:51

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I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 18:26

Diamond Dog wrote:Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".


A tunnel for St. Bernards? I guess other breeds could fit in it since the tunnel's built for such big dogs.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Jul 2018, 21:34

Diamond Dog wrote:Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".


So I just bought one off of Ebay for £2.75!
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 20 Jul 2018, 00:55

Welcome to the future.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 20 Jul 2018, 10:41

Diamond Dog wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".


So I just bought one off of Ebay for £2.75!



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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 20 Jul 2018, 11:47

Yomp....if it helps, I feel like giving your mother a hug today.
May that spark n her eye be there for a very long time.
And strength to you too.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby yomptepi » 20 Jul 2018, 11:52

never/ever wrote:Yomp....if it helps, I feel like giving your mother a hug today.
May that spark n her eye be there for a very long time.
And strength to you too.


Thanks Maarts. Much appreciated.
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Postby Jeemo » 20 Jul 2018, 12:08

You're in my thoughts Yomp, nearly a year since my Mother in law passed after similar issues.

In local news there was a couple of tragedies that happened. I know the parents involved not that close but it's terrible when you do know them.

in one case a 14 year old drowned in a reservoir and in the other an 18 year old was blinded by a paint gun at a disco while on holiday. I can't begin to think what the paremts are gping through.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Jul 2018, 12:55

Only just see your post Mike - really sorry re your Mum.

You know you have an open offer to talk/rant/rationalise etc if you want...
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby kath » 20 Jul 2018, 20:48

much love and well-wishery, yomp.

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Postby Toby » 21 Jul 2018, 12:40

Sorry to hear of your mum's difficulties Mike.

My Dad has moved into a home. Same one as my mum, and in fact he is only a few doors down from where she was. He's deteriorated since arriving and there's a sense that he is disengaging from us; he no longer reads and he doesn't want to join the other occupants at lunch or dinner. I respect his wishes; it seems that this disengagement is fairly common in the very elderly and i would be surprised if he makes it to the winter. It's hard but he is being cared for and whilst the trips to see him aren't easy it's just something I have to do.

In more upbeat news I earned a distinction for my last module and am now the proud owner of a first-class honours degree in Classics.

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Postby Toby » 23 Jul 2018, 16:17

So within a day of posting that my Dad had passed. Did so painlessly on Sunday morning. Feel relieved more than anything else; he didn't want to be a burden and simply wasn't. I don't think there is a "good" death but this was close to it.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jul 2018, 17:05

I'm sorry, Toby. I can appreciate the "relief" - I had the same sorts of thoughts and feelings when my mom died (she probably did, too). Hard as it is, sometimes it's a blessing.
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Postby Samoan » 23 Jul 2018, 17:12

Dear Toby,
Please accept my sincerest condolences.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Neige » 23 Jul 2018, 18:03

Condolences Toby and positive thoughts for you and your mum, Yomp!
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