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About gooner1990

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  • Birthday 08/06/1981

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  1. Holiday Request from work turned down :(

    So on advice of HR I was told to write a letter to my manager and see what would happen.  No reply, so its now been forwarded to HR to take up. Iits been unclear at our office when we can and can't book holiday for a while, it used to be April 1st, then at somepoint they started allowing people to book earlier although never offically communicated it.  If I can prove that its never been communicated to us hopefully i'll be able to get it on a 'technicallity'   As a side point, someone else asked me (in front of my manager) 'Are you going to Glastonbury' at a work night out on Friday with my manager next to me....very awkward silence when i said 'well i have a ticket but i'm not sure how much of it i'll actually be there for' and looked straight at my manager.   
  2. Holiday Request from work turned down :(

    So as luck would have it, today a lady from HR in head office was in our smaller (regional) office today so I spoke to her and explained what was going on. as it turned out she is a fellow Glastonbury goer and gave me some helpful advice on how to speak to my manager and said she would help out where she could if our depts process of booking annual leave needed to be reviewed (we now how have a much bigger dept than when this one person rule at a time first came in) and to hopefully get me the time off and 'wasn't it such a good festival last year?' Lol  so all hope is not lost yet! 
  3. Holiday Request from work turned down :(

    This rule was put in place when we had less staff so I think it's a bit outdated anyway.  And now we have more staff more holiday requests come in and get bounced back! im going to offer a compramise in my next one to one if they stick to their decision, then I may speak to HR as I don't think this rule is in any handbooks/down in writing, I think people just accept it for what it is.  
  4. Holiday Request from work turned down :(

    I work in a dept for a charity.  5 of us are team leader look after 25 staff (5 team members each)  they have a stupid rule whereby no two team leaders are off at once and it's caused no end of arguments in the past. problem is if they bend the rules for me it will be seen as unfair. thst said like everyone else says the place won't collapse if two of us aren't there! And I'd only be gone for 3 days!  
  5. Holiday Request from work turned down :(

    Someone who directly works with me already has the two weeks Glastonbury stretches over booked off for her daughters wedding. Spoke to a senior manager today and they stuck by the decision not to allow me the time off, but said they may look at it closer to the time to give me perhaps one or two days off instead of the five I had asked for (weds, thurs, fri, mon and tues)  but 'couldn't promise anything.' So as it stands, even if I race straight down after work I'll probably be on site Friday 6pm ish, then will have to have a dry day and leave Sunday evening to be back home ready for work Monday am.   Anyone else suffered a similar fate? Or facing the same?    I know its still good I can go when the main bands are on, but its our big thing me and my friends do and I'd be gutted to miss nearly 50% of it.  The Weds & Thurs I really enjoy!
  6. LCD Soundsystem....

    Not much, he said the headliners will be Adele, Muse and Coldplay - but that's fairly set in stone anyway!  Couldn't get much more out of him unfortunatly.
  7. LCD Soundsystem....

    I've heard from a good source (a friend who books bands for another major festival) that LCD Soundsystem and New Order are both Other Stage headliners for Glastonbury 2016.     
  8. Who popped your Glastonbury cherry?

    Sadly I don't remember mine...which is suprising as I'm known amongst my friends for having a really good memory! 2004...I know I watched The Chemical Brothers headline the other stage....what I was doing before that is anyones guess! 
  9. On a different note...Euro Football at G16!

    Tim Booth from James talks about Glastonbury showing England v Columbia on the Friday in 1998 which initally clashed with their set until they asked for it to be moved....      
  10. tickets and how it could be done better

      I think you'd see a lot less people trying for tickets. 
  11. tickets and how it could be done better

      Save up during the year means about £20 a month into a seperate account and then you have the full price. Simple.
  12. tickets and how it could be done better

    Paying the full price in one go in October, would put the cats amongst the pidgeons as it were.
  13. 4 goes to Glastonbury.. 1995

      I watched the coverage of 95-03 before I actually went, in my defence I went through a massive rock/metal phase in the late 90's/early 00's so I'm not so sure I would have enjoyed it back then anyway.   I remember going very close to the site about 2 months before the festival in 1998 whilst on holiday with my mum and brother and thinking 'I must come here someday'      Finally went in 2004 when I'd got over it and never looked back!
  14. 4 goes to Glastonbury.. 1995

    Wierd to almost think of 1995 being from a completly different era! Makes me feel old - haha.   I remember catching snippets of this late night (I was around 13 at the time) and for the first time seeing what Glastonbury was really like, then the BBC got the coverage for 1997 and did it properly and I think that's when 'modern' Glastonbury really started as more people who wouldn't have gone before then started attending because they saw it wasn't just full of drugs and crime. 
  15. Which page to refresh

    I know about 40 people trying and no one has got through yet.