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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D41 » 28 Jun 2018, 09:25

Best of luck with it, although I'm sure you'll sail through it.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 28 Jun 2018, 11:46

back at work after a week in Lanzarote. I don't want to be here
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 28 Jun 2018, 15:32

Review went ok but it sounds like I'm not getting a pay rise

"you've not hit your target"
"I've moved teams 3 times"
"you've not hit your target though"
"the last person hasn't got a full case load, there's not enough work"
"but you've not hit your target"

sigh
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Rossgo » 28 Jun 2018, 16:04

Thats a shame Kwacky that they arent taking that in account, however i guess if they can save money they will

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 29 Jun 2018, 07:38

This is why I'm glad we don't have specific targets at my place.. we effectively agree "targets" as and when work is started.

In terms of my review it's much a case of, "this is what i've done", "this is how I feel I performed", they tell me if that matches their perception of my performance, "this is what I want out of my role in the next 12 months", "these are the types of opportunities I would like", we agree on a performance grade, joke about our colleagues and carry on as normal.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Monty » 29 Jun 2018, 09:09

If I don't hit my targets I get sacked, that's just the nature of business. If I can't do it, they get someone else to do it. Fortunately I hit my 2018 targets in March, so I get to stay for another year.

Thinking about it, bit of strange career for a socialist!
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 29 Jun 2018, 09:43

Bugger all. My boss is out and there's not much work to do.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 16:39

Monty wrote:If I don't hit my targets I get sacked, that's just the nature of business. If I can't do it, they get someone else to do it. Fortunately I hit my 2018 targets in March, so I get to stay for another year.

Thinking about it, bit of strange career for a socialist!
Not being funny mate but if you hit your targets by March, the company really need to up your personal targets.........

















Nah f that, long f'ing holiday it is then its the English way


On a serious note. In my old place they upped our targets, they got rid of our bonues (which made the job pay pretty well at the time) and we 'couldnt' hit them because machines werent able to work correctly to those speeds. They spend thousands of pounds on a machine that didnt work and they didnt ask for their money back it hust sat their getting covered in dust (literally very dusty, hot humid and loud environment due to the nature of the work) They f'ed us in other words

On the flip side, the sister factory across the road had little targets and they used to say they hit them by half shift. I raised this point to the management...what did they say, they worked harder than us even though it was clean, fairly quiet nice enviroment..... lost my sh!t walked out....left the job, now so much happier.

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Monty » 29 Jun 2018, 18:16

I think my targets might be a different kind of target than yours Ross. I’m an engineer like you, but I work in sales.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 18:36

Monty wrote:I think my targets might be a different kind of target than yours Ross. I’m an engineer like you, but I work in sales.
Monty i promise i was just messing mate, i know everyone here work their bullocks off for their families and for a good life, hope i didnt offend you. Just saw an opportunity open and couldnt let it walk off thats all

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Monty » 29 Jun 2018, 20:39

HAHA I don’t work my but off, I manage the risk of success or failure with varying degrees of effort. If I’m successful the company makes a profit, if I’m not it doesn’t and I get sacked.

Hence how my company probably views my targets differently than yours.

Yours I would guess are more about cost and efficiency.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D41 » 29 Jun 2018, 21:25

If you don't get sacked, does that mean that you're sackless??
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Monty » 29 Jun 2018, 21:27

No, presacked
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Rossgo » 29 Jun 2018, 22:35

Monty wrote:HAHA I don’t work my but off, I manage the risk of success or failure with varying degrees of effort. If I’m successful the company makes a profit, if I’m not it doesn’t and I get sacked.

Hence how my company probably views my targets differently than yours.

Yours I would guess are more about cost and efficiency.
Sounds very interesting to be honest. Well above me though! Clearly you know your stuff Monty and have done for years the pressure must be difficult having that loom over you each year. Oh im not an engineer, so targets sre different, mines on a lot smaller scale!

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Deegee » 30 Jun 2018, 11:34

Not a lot, it’s been a damn tough week and I’m up for recharging today, for starters I slept for 11hrs straight through, waking up at 10am. (Lazy B I know)

I’m sorting some pizza dough this morning, a quick trip into town for a few errands, sort out the spares box and paperwork for a bike Midi Gee and I are selling (old CG125 in terrible nick), and that’s about it. Easy day. (yawn)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 30 Jun 2018, 13:20

Sitting on the beach in the sun.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 30 Jun 2018, 13:30

As little as possible, it's the first of 9 days off after months of 6 day weeks, I will wash the bike and lube it's chain later though.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 30 Jun 2018, 14:04

spanking a demo bike around Warwick.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jul 2018, 12:53

The balloon has gone up at work.

My boss is out for the next 2 days. I asked her for some work but was told she's got nothing to give me.

So I've sent an email to the national head of the department making myself available for work for the rest of the month, at the same time dropping in a sly remark about not getting a pay rise due to a lack of work which is beyond my control.

Now either they give me the work and I hit my target, or they don't and they give me a pay rise.

My boss has disappeared into a meeting room and has been on her mobile phone for the last 20 minutes.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 02 Jul 2018, 12:55

Nicely done mate, also makes you look eager as you are willing to take on more. You sly old fox ;)

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