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24 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Yawn, have the gf's family round tomorrow. A group of people who never know when they have out stayed their welcome and what's worse I somehow have been drafted as family taxi service.  Have made sure there's no booze in though, not putting up with the aggressive drunks in her family.  The only saving grace is that our niece (gf's estranged brother's daughter) is coming and her mother will want her home at a decent hour.

It's the one blot on my time off from work.

Next week I have a couple of mates coming around for a catch up now their kids have started school and will be meeting my old boss from my NHS days (my true mentor) for a catch up also.

Also, there's talk of me being offered a managerial post with the requirement to travel to our Macedonia office with work.  Big hike in salary if the business case gets signed off, but early days yet.

Macedonia! Don't they still use bronze tools? Fascinating. :D

Good luck!

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11 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I have been inexplicably filled with rage and frustration since leaving work yesterday. Nothing specifically triggered it, but I may finally be boiling over in general.

 

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That sucks. I've been fighting off my own frustration for months now. It's not working really well. Making art and playing music keep it at bay temporarily, maybe that's the best I can hope for.

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11 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said: I have been inexplicably filled with rage and frustration since leaving work yesterday. Nothing specifically triggered it, but I may finally be boiling over in general.

 

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That sucks. I've been fighting off my own frustration for months now. It's not working really well. Making art and playing music keep it at bay temporarily, maybe that's the best I can hope for.

 

I hear that. The catharsis of music only gets you so far, it doesn't remove the source of the consternation.

 

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Dealing with our tax situation yesterday and today has felt kind of like a brush with death. I'm mildly jealous of you vacationers. I did get to meet up with an old friend last week, and we took an odd but surprisingly interesting tour of some Gilded Age mansions in Rhode Island. And we had fun on Easter, though my son hasn't been on his best behavior. Other than those brief punctuations, life has ground on lately with all the grimy, vaguely morbid indifference of an extruder at a sausage factory.

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8 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I always forget that you guys do that. It's so odd to me. Not that our system seems any better.

Pure farce as the timing is perfect for the Conservatives.  I can see the result already but have volunteered to help the Labour Party.  Registered last night so will see what they want assistance with although apparently assassination wasn't an option.

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