PackardGoose.com Forums
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
 Pages:  1  ..  300    302    304  ..  317
Author: Subject: Anything noteworthy happen to you today?
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 12-8-2021 at 20:50


Its interesting to see that COVID stats for the US are worse than those for India, even if their populations were the same. Meanwhile, China is way down the list.



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 12-8-2021 at 21:30


I'm back to work - after having 4 days on end off, Saturday to Tuesday - yesterday was beyond hard but today I managed, quite happy about that. I'm worried about the state of me in connection to my job, which has been little but stress for the past 18 months.



Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 14-8-2021 at 18:08


BF sent me this impressive video of the German flood, before and after:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVhf0obxd8




Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 15-8-2021 at 20:02


So is dealing with difficult customers the problem?



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 15-8-2021 at 21:09


That doesn't help, certainly. Let's say the amount of people I've had on the line asking me out has decreased sharply since Corona. The only upside to having 2 hour waiting queues is that the clients you do get to speak, are very patient.

We have been flooded with help questions since the Corona outbreak, and it's hard to imagine how badly it is - to the point that we received over a thousand mails per day where 50 would be a normal amount. During Corona the company learned that 200 calls is the max amount of calls we can receive at a time - we often received more than 200 calls at the same time, while previously 20 was almost unheard of. This is for the most part still continuing. It has unfortunately led to completely halting parts of our service that aren't vital but that are crucial for client satisfaction, and that is hard to swallow.

Due to the overflow not even all half-urgent work can be picked up. Our workload has changed because of it - before we were not to touch e-mails or letters that were written by lawyers - now we have to unless it's a court case. Of course the low-level job that we have means we have largely no relevant education (even the ones that did weren't set to do that kind of work) to do any work of that kind - and we don't have a salary to match either.

There is a pile of work ahead of us that is so endless that it's depressing. If you ever do something right so that you'd normally give yourself a pat on the back - there's no time for this now.
It happens so often that I see a cancellation mail that was not picked up in time because of the mail overload - I've cancelled bookings of which the client asked us to cancel over a year ago.





Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 17-8-2021 at 21:46


The fourth and last part of the prize came in.

I bought a Cluedo keychain. It is a keychain with a box that contains everything you need to play Cluedo - pawns (though only 4), 2 dice, all 21 cards, a playing board, instructions, notepads, and since it's a new game, Cluedo cards.

It cost 6,98. But I had to pay 6 in shipping, so the price approached 13.

It has come in by mail today. Had to pick it up at a post point. The assholes charge 7 import costs.

I paid 20 for something that should only have cost 7.

Am looking into this, looks like VAT has been charged double.




Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 18-8-2021 at 15:14


Sorry to hear about your job difficulties I can see that's a tough situation.

Those import costs are alarming - sounds like a rort to me. Our customs service hasn't caught that disease as yet.




View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 19-8-2021 at 06:38


Stayed up way too late... they were showing the Alex Winter doc on TV here...



Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 20-8-2021 at 16:43


Ive forgotten if you mentioned it before. Is that the first time youve seen it?



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 21-8-2021 at 18:12


Yep. At the time of the crowdfunding I wasn't in a financial position to support it, so I don't have it, but we taped it off the TV.

Ruth Underwood is a dear.




Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 23-8-2021 at 23:56


You can see that Ruth was between a rock and a hard place when it came time to move on from Frank Zappa. Any other instrumentalist with the skills built up working for him, who wanted to continue in live performance, would have a significant chance of finding work elsewhere, but who else in the music business was hiring mallet percussionists?



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 24-8-2021 at 20:01


Went to town on my day off and twisted my ankle.

That one's for the poll.




Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Huck_Phlem
Sheik Yerbouti Status
******




Posts: 332
Registered: 19-10-2008
Member Is Offline

Mood: cough*blowme* cough

[*] posted on 24-8-2021 at 22:51


So how did they like your Cubby Checker impersonation?...

Broomp Pishhh




View user's profile View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 26-8-2021 at 20:22


Bonny: For the poll?

Huck: Hows it going?




View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 28-8-2021 at 17:15


Great to see you here Huck!

My pool that I ran at the Zappa forum years ago :D
http://forum.zappa.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11129&p=471083&a...


Weekend!




Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 29-8-2021 at 09:11


Okey dokey, taking bets on what bad things can happen to you?

Not very positive thinking, Bonny.

BTW, 2010 was probably the worst year of my life. September of that year, things were starting look up again.




View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 29-8-2021 at 17:14


For me too - my grandmother passed away, my father lost his job and I broke my ankle.



Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Huck_Phlem
Sheik Yerbouti Status
******




Posts: 332
Registered: 19-10-2008
Member Is Offline

Mood: cough*blowme* cough

[*] posted on 30-8-2021 at 05:22


Well I had a stroke in 2016 and applied for Social Security and got it.

I moved back to my hometown and have had my own studio for 4 years while my kids are doing great.




View user's profile View All Posts By User
BBP
Super Administrator
*********


Avatar


Posts: 7731
Registered: 3-10-2005
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Member Is Offline

Mood: Cheerful yet relaxed

[*] posted on 30-8-2021 at 21:53


That's wonderful to hear! <3



Check out my site at:http://bonny.ploeg.ws
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
polydigm
Frank Zappa Status
*********


Avatar


Posts: 1983
Registered: 1-4-2006
Location: Horse Tray Ya
Member Is Offline

Mood: Inspired

[*] posted on 31-8-2021 at 09:35


Huck, how has the stroke affected your drumming?



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
 Pages:  1  ..  300    302    304  ..  317

  Go To Top

Powered by XMB 1.9.11
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2010 The XMB Group
[Queries: 18] [PHP: 22.8% - SQL: 77.2%]