I got run over by a taxi and knocked on the head so hard I had post-traumatic amnesia for a good 6 hours.
Best excuse ever for being late for work, “I forgot and this time I can prove it”
27 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014
Ah, so the truth depends on how nice you are.
Yes I had that too. Lost my case as on day 1 the judge took a huff to me claiming company disability benefits , saying ‘well, I could win the lottery too’.
And there was I on support group ESA, muscular dystrophy and in a wheelchair but hey, I won the lottery.
Downhill from there. My barrister was useless, timid and sloppy with no game plan. Bullied and interrupted dozens of times.
Anyway so we go to appeal and my lawyer forgets to file my case on time. Tier 1 firm with head of employment law - just forgot to file a £1.3m claim. Then set of breaking every conflict of interest rule in the book even to the point of arguing AGAINST me, their client, in the appeal court.
If you’re looking for a recommendation for an employment lawyer don’t ask me. I’d name them but not sure if I can here.
Forgive me if I think they’re all a bunch of fuckwits.
Just got back from a 'conference' held by yet another minor talking shop hoping to net some of the millions doled out by clueless government hoping for some iot street cred.
I bought up the very point. I was asked what needs to change and I said we need i) isp routers to ban anything not accredited, stamp a green padlock on each thing and ii) a successor to uPnP, which has to die a horrible death.
This was pooh-poohed. A non-starter. Let's publish another consumer leaflet instead and talk about getting Chinese manufacturers onboard. Sigh.
Back in 2002 following the worldcom bankruptcy I found myself one of three left in a vastly shrunken team supporting the Arbor billing system.
Budget was pared to the bone, nothing for new work, barely enough but to support operations. No new work meant no new bugs but we were kept on just in case. My American boss and her sidekick went home. We were left alone.
So from late 2003 through mid 2006, when we started work on the new system, we did NOTHING. I gave up asking for something to do after 6 months.
I added new skills, traded stocks, learnt French, pubbed, slept, read a stack of worthy books and generally wore out my trouser seat.
The two other guys went stir crazy. Eventually the company relented and offered ONE redundancy. Cue a bizarre situation where each fought to claim the one package by arguing at length how the other guy was far better at his job and please sack me.
Finally we got the green light on the new system and the madness ended. I got a new assignment and the other chap got his redundancy as well.
The only trouble was my new boss had watched me do nothing but was powerless to do anything, not for want of trying though. Took a while to get her back on the right foot !
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