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Old 03-27-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default It's just not fair!

It's now 1am and I should be tucked up in bed with Mrs. S. Instead everything's gone wonky today (actually yesterday, come to think of it):

1. The studio accounts program crashed, corrupting the data. I have to restore from yesterday's backup then recreate the postings for today before posting though any invoices or do any new quotes. Three hours at least tomorrow.
2. We have two CD/DVD duplicators, Annie and Clarabel, and they're both playing up. Maintenance will take a good three or four hours per machine.
3. New big client has changed the artwork on 9 CD titles (it's a rush of course, with an unmoveable deadline...) Oh, and his masters have high errors, but his previous supplier never complained about them, and he asks why we have to be so fussy. The discs have burn shadows all over 'em, and uncorrectable errors.
4. I'm going to be on my own tomorrow because my assistant has a day off, and there are still jobs from today that need packing and despatching.
5. Another client still can't make proper press PDFs and doesn't see why we need the fonts embedded, and crop marks. Of course it hasn't got bleed, he used our templates so the problems must be mine! Yeah, right, duh!
6. My council tax has just gone up by 18%.

I've just cycled home, dodging the drunks, and ran two sets of red lights coz I don't like stopping at this time of night. Trouble is, one set was over the A40! I'm zonked, and I want a shower, my bed and my wife. Wah!

Like I said: it's not fair!

   
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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OK. I thought I was having a bad day yesterday. You win! ;-)

   
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:32 AM   #3
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That's enough for a bad week.
Perhaps the next few days will be ever so slightly better.

Oh, and deadlines are always unmovable! Except when we have to wait for clients to get their act together.

   
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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Yeah, I think Robin wins. Doesn't mean our bad days didn't feel pretty bad at the time, though, LOL! I was without the internet for almost 24 hours. 'Bout drove me nuts because a bunch of the things on my "to do" list involved getting online. But it's back now (obviously) and life goes on.

   
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
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You have allll my sympathy!! Hope that things improve...

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:11 PM   #6
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Definitely not fair! Not even middlin'!

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Old 03-28-2007, 11:49 PM   #7
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Tomorrow's got to be better -- try buying a lottery ticket.

   
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:42 AM   #8
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Tomorrow's got to be better -- try buying a lottery ticket.
Well, I have a subscription to a lottery - I never win anything (occasionally I get just 10 EUR back) - until two weeks ago, when I - together with everyone in the neighborhood taking part in the same lottery - won a "neighborhood prize". One for each lottery "ticket" in fact.

The prize was ... a free half-liter tub of icecream! And I don't even like icecream! So today I gave the three vouchers to the carpenter who came to replace my balcony partition, for him and his colleagues.

   
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:40 AM   #9
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Default Thanks for the moral support, everyone!

God, what a week this was. This big job we're doing is so damn complicated that it's taken me days just to get my head around it enough to explain to my chaps how to do it! 25,000 CDs but with 7 different contents, and 15 different types of artwork, and 15 different quantities, to be packed in 22 different ways - it's jobs like this that can drive a man to drink!

Mind you, I've just done the year end financials and I can see that at least it's all worth the aggro

   
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:46 AM   #10
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Well, I have a subscription to a lottery - I never win anything (occasionally I get just 10 EUR back)
I never win anything either -- but then I've never even bought a ticket.

I did think about buying one once but I wasn't sure how to fill it in or what to do with it so I didn't bother -- or lottery ticket look somewhat like the old mark-sense computer input cards and the buyer has to chose some numbers or something then queue for ages to hand it to the cashier. Seems to me there's easier ways of throwing away money.

   
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