Dr Daffs

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 18:19

I just heard that on the news and thought the same thig MC, how awful  

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Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:25

(((((MC and family)))))))))) Hope you're ok xxx

I confess I have never watched Bake Off  I eat enough cake without being encouraged to eat more!

I have, however, been to the gym  weights and everything, and a good 20 mins on the magic stepper machine Probably won't repeat it for a while

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Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:23

Quite agree that academic life isn't for all! Some folks would be much better off doing something different. 

Lovely report Pippi We've been to Orkney about 10 times now so I'm very familiar with all those places you mentioned, most lovely! I love it up there. Will move there one day.... I've only had one day in Shetland though so I must get back up there at some point! 

Managed to smash phone screen completely today, what a plonker!

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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 16:37

Phew, I'm out  Actually had a really good day Took 3500 calls by lunchtime, but things were slowing down a bit by 3pm so they let our room go (there were still 4 other rooms full of people on phones!) really nice to talk to some of the folks, I don't think I made anyone cry - the few I had to reject I think were expecting it (we set fairly low generic entry requirements - individual courses might be higher, but without the generic criteria met we weren't passing them on to academic teams). 

So overall a good day But I'm blithering exhausted now having been up since 5am! 

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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 13:51
You daft sod

Well I have a new level of respect for call centre staff. How people stay on the phone all day every day I don't know. I'm exhausted and only keeping going cos they're handing out lollipops at regular intervals

We've taken over 3500 calls so far today - fortunately there's about 90 of us so theyre not having to wait long! Mostly straightforward but getting more complicated as all the straightforward ones have sorted themselves out....

Was originally meant to stay til 6 but I THINK I'm now due to leave at 4... fingers crossed!

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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 05:34
Oh dear Podds, both for the parking and for that young man!

Urgh, what ludicrous time of day is this?! Bleurgh. Going to need quite a lot of caffeine toget through today I fear!

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Posted: 16/08/2016 at 21:34
Gosh Meldy that's hardcore!

Manic couple of hours mathschick?! My shift is 6am til 6pm!! apparently last year they let some people go at 4 so I'm hopeful Podds fortunately the ones who actually passed theoretically shouldn't be ringing the clearing line (as they'll already know they've got their place) so it'll just be the sad ones (and the ones who didn't apply at all and have been struck by a last minute whim, of which there are apparently quite a few)

Mathschick your hols sound ace!

Poor old Kenny. Shane he can't go and live with Sue

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Posted: 16/08/2016 at 19:40

Really?? He never knew that dogs would poo on the pavement, or did he actually think it was going to be FUN picking it up?! Grrr. How very vexing  

I have been seen at 6.30am on occasion - although very rarely dressed and at work!  Hope nobody's too challenging at that time in the morning though... 

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Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:36
Well now you've remembered so you'd best get out there DL!

We've been in bombsite phase for 18 months now. And yes, was distraught to find ceiling needed second coat! Still, it's special paint with polyfiller in so has filled in a few cracks nicely and should hold 110 year old ceiling up a bit longer - at least til we move out...

Feeling the effects of yesterday's gym exertions and not remotely inclined to repeat today... rest days are required, yes?

Went to refresher session yesterday for Thursday's exploits. Have rashly volunteered to man the phones on A level results day... not just me, obviously!! And I'm not making decisions, just call centre style making sure folks have minimum qualifications and course has spaces, then passing on to someone else to interview/make decision. Still, phones open at 6.30am and I have to say I'm rather daunted...

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:12
We had a westie when we were kids, she was great with us my friend has a couple of cairns - happy to walk for miles and also happy to lie on the sofa for days one is quite stubborn and wilful though, and the younger one can be quite wild...

Just painted the landing ceiling - an activity I loathe at the best of tines, let alone after a bit of long-ignored weight lifting...
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