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Modern Life Is Rubbish

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TheBoyInTheBubble

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I've been off sick for the last two days and I have come to the conclusion life really is rubbish. Whilst I've been off I have had at least three missed calls/voicemails from work asking "Can you just give us a quick call?". I wouldn't mind if I was some high powered type who the company looks to for direction, but I'm a proper oik. I'm one of a strange breed though. I don't mind work calling me when I've booked time off (I give them my mobile number just in case - it's either do that politely or they ask someone they know to be your friend for it instead), but I get a proper mood on if they call me at the weekend or when I'm off sick. Especially the last one because I'm hardly ever off sick, so if I'm off, it's not because I've had too much to drink the night before!

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Ah, the fatal error. You gave work your number. I managed to work for this company for four and a half years beofre they had a number for me! Even now if they rang it I would just hang up and send it to voicemail when I see the number. They don't even ring me when I'm 'working from home', or even when I'm out and about for the company, which is often, as I make it VERY clear, if I'm not about and someone asks a question, it can wait. They need to give me another 5k before I start giving a toss about work when I'm not there :ph34r: You get what you pay for. :blink:

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Ah, the fatal error. You gave work your number. I managed to work for this company for four and a half years beofre they had a number for me! Even now if they rang it I would just hang up and send it to voicemail when I see the number. They don't even ring me when I'm 'working from home', or even when I'm out and about for the company, which is often, as I make it VERY clear, if I'm not about and someone asks a question, it can wait. They need to give me another 5k before I start giving a toss about work when I'm not there :ph34r: You get what you pay for. :blink:

I tried avoiding giving them my number for quite some time and when I was off, they put pressure on people I was friendly with to get my number. So I just avoid putting my friends in that situation by giving them my number.

I wish I could not give a toss about it when I'm not there, but the fact is that I'm panicked already about what I'm going to go back to. I can't help it, I had a bad experience once of taking time off work and being set up whilst off (they found faxes "just left on the middle of my desk" which would have saved three grand if they'd be found the day before I went off - the fact I knew that they weren't there when I went off was neither here nor there.

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