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Offline class37025

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1230 on: November 28, 2018, 04:34:44 PM »
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when Professor Plum's computer fails, can he afford to wait most of the day to get it sorted, rather than Fred from IT popping up in ten minutes to rectify the fault ?
...

I've lost track of the number of times the receptionist has collared me on my way in - Prof. Plum is having trouble with his powerpoint in front of a 200+ capacity lecture theatre. Sometimes one of us might go around to Prof. Plum's house to sort out a problem with his BT broadband. Another time Prof. Plum brings his daughter's laptop in - can we help him fit more memory etc. All that'll soon stop!

I'm now stopping every academic I pass and saying "farewell and best wishes for the future!" and then painting them a dire picture of the future. They have the power to stop this, if we can stir them into action. :beers:

WAY TO GO  :thumbsup:

some jumped up admin [person] decides he/she can score a few brownie points by saving a few £s, ok will probably cost £1,000s in the long run, but WTF, so give it too them big time.
when the real customers realise the true results, perhaps he/she will get his/her due deserts and an INFORMED decision will be made.

fingers crossed.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1231 on: November 29, 2018, 12:12:21 AM »
Unfortunately it never works like that. Iíve worked under a couple of bosses that came up with hair brained solutions. They donít stay in the job more than 2 years. They can blame their predecessor for the problems for that length of time, then they move either sideways or more usually up. This is because they can say they have saved the department £x,000, so get a better job, where they repeat the process. There is no justice in this world Iím afraid.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1232 on: November 29, 2018, 04:42:13 PM »
Itís all part of the outsourcing game. The new company makes certain that existing staff donít remain on site so there is no experience to fall back on if the client ends the contract. They might cherry pick the best but move them to another customer, but that is getting scarcer.
I worked for a council where they employed a consultant to improve the services. The method used was in each department get rid of the highest paid and claim efficiencies made. The fact that the ones got rid of were often carrying the department was never a consideration.
A good example is we developed an automatic link from a member of the public logging a problem to it being sent to the correct department. In the interests of efficiency it was replaced by a phone app where someone printed out the reports and then emailed the department with the wrong information

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1233 on: November 29, 2018, 09:19:41 PM »
This is more a 'feeling sorry for myself' post but I've been to the dentist this morning to have 4 temporary crowns which involved 3 injections in my top lip. I am now many pounds poorer, am sat drinking coffee through a straw and with kitchen roll handy, and feel like I've been punched in the cakehole while I wait for the swelling to go down. In two weeks time I have to go and get the 'proper' ones fitted and will be even poorer after that. OK, I'll have a nice smile but C*******s has had it.

2 more numbing injections and the temporaries chiselled off, the permanent porcelain crowns are in place. More coffee through a straw until about a couple of hours ago but settling down now.
Total bill just under £1600. C*******s is definitely  :censored:
That's almost 6 Farish coaches :doh:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1234 on: November 29, 2018, 09:33:33 PM »
6 Farish coaches cost £1600  :o :goggleeyes: ???. Just think though Mick, you will have a lovely smile now.  ;)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1235 on: November 29, 2018, 10:25:57 PM »
Just think though Mick, you will have a lovely smile now.  ;)  :thumbsup:

As the old song goes "Fangs for the memory"

6 Farish coaches cost £1600  :o :goggleeyes: ???.

Yes - I was just joshing but mark my words ;)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1236 on: November 30, 2018, 07:50:13 AM »
Glad to hear you have your smile back, Mick. :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1237 on: November 30, 2018, 07:57:52 AM »
Bit sad about the wallet though. ;)

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After all that can you give us a smile  ;D
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« Reply #1238 on: November 30, 2018, 09:23:02 AM »
I've just spent an hour and a bit filling out part 1 of the annual assessments, the boss will be fillling out his part 2 of the assessments, then we have to have a meeting where we agree to fill out part 3 of the assessments, which will of course mirrors his.
All written in American HR not English language. It's so bad they have to run courses on how to fill it all in and what it means..

What  a waste of time and it's total BXXXXXXXs

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1239 on: November 30, 2018, 09:33:38 AM »
Have you touched base yet?

My favourite saying from real estate agents and sales people.

"OK, text you in the New Year and touch base"

 >:(
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1240 on: November 30, 2018, 11:10:18 AM »
Have you touched base yet?

My favourite saying from real estate agents and sales people.

"OK, text you in the New Year and touch base"

 >:(

Remember to wash your hands before and after touching anyone's base!  :D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1241 on: November 30, 2018, 11:15:42 AM »
anyone touches my base, I breaka their arms  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1242 on: November 30, 2018, 11:33:19 AM »
SWMBO dropped a repeat prescription for a couple of her meds in to the GP surgery last week.

phoned the pharmacy monday, got the prescription, but one item needs ordering, will be in tuesday.

phoned tuesday, all in so down there, collected bag of assorted meds, and headed home.

SWMBO opened bag ...

item 1. 2x right item  :thumbsup:
item 2. 2 x 'what the hell are these ?'  :'(

should have been 2 x 200mcg of one thing, but was 2 x 100mcg of something else. label correct, item wrong  >:(

back to pharmacy, collared pharmacist, and by now in full RAFP SNOWDROP 'YOU HORRIBLE LITTLE MAN' mode..  :veryangry:

'don't know how that happened'

not the reply I was looking for !

'well I do. the person who picked the items didn't do their job, and the pharmacist who then checked the items didn't do theirs either. result my wife got wrong meds  :censored:'

he did then replace the items with the correct ones, and I left, carefully noting the grid reference of the pharmacy  >:D

but............
1. what if SWMBO was on her own, and didn't realise the mistake ?
2. what if the wrong meds had reacted with other meds she's on ?
3. how often is this mistake made, in spite of a supposed two person check system ?
4. presumably the wrong items cannot now be given to anyone else, so wastage at what cost ?

so.........

a few wee drams later, and a phone call to NHS England to raise a formal complaint.

now awaiting their response.

am I over-reacting ?
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1243 on: November 30, 2018, 11:57:30 AM »
@class37025

No!

It'll be interesting to learn what may happen next.

Dave G
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 12:50:44 PM by daveg, Reason: typo »

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1244 on: November 30, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »
@class37025  IMHO you are certainly not overreacting. that is a very dangerous mistake and should be reported beyond the pharmacy itself. The wrong meds can kill.

If itís been done once, it may happen again, or has happened before. If two people prepared and checked the original prescription, including the Pharmacist, obviously their system has a real problem.
Mike

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