Just thought I would put this to the people of twtd.
I was in a very comfortable job which in parts I enjoyed and in parts I thought I was not learning anything new. I was standing still in terms of progression so I thought further down the line it would backfire on me.
So I told the steps to finding a new job and within a few weeks I had the interviews and was offered a new job. Great. We agreed a start date (6 weeks notice) and I started about 3 weeks ago.
When I started, they had a half day of introduction stuff, then about a days worth of work doing a course to train me on this new software. Fair enough.
Since then, they seem to not have any work for me or just bits here and there so I do an hours work, then nothing for a day. I am just watching videos of how to do stuff in this new software. I am so bored!
I am concerned that there is no work for me to do. I work in accountancy so I would have thought there is always loads of work to do.
Am I just feeling weird because I was in a place where I was busy and I was the "go to man" if there was any problems. Now I am in a new (bigger) company with nothing to do. Is it just the contrast that's making me feel concerned.
In addition to this, I obviously don't really feel part of the "team" because I'm not actually doing anything.
Is this normal to be so unbusy in your first few weeks? Should I be grateful? Haha it really is so boring at the moment. (I know some people will say it's accountancy it's meant to be boring!)
I usually watch the Ipswich Sky games on "Now TV" and for a limited time they have the monthly pass on there for Â£25. Available to new and existing customers.
I only say this as we are on twice within the next month and so even 2 day passes is Â£13.98 so "only" an extra Â£11.02 you get sky for a month. Not too bad. I'll enjoy the second half of this arsenal game!
This may be a really stupid question but here goesâ€¦â€¦.
I am looking to move and I need to find a solicitor. I had a preferred one from when I bought my current property so I got a quote from them as well as another solicitor just to compare.
The other solicitor is a fair bit cheaper so I asked my preferred one if there is any way they can bring their quote down to closer to the another one. They have now asked if I can provide the quote from the other solicitor.
So my question is, am I allowed to give them the quote from the other solicitor? I did write it out and send it to them, but they want the "official quote" which I suppose is understandable as potentially I could just be making it up.
Any help would be much appreciated. (I know price isn't everything but it was about 30-35% higher!)
What is going on with our home and away form this season?
No one else in the top half (well actually top 11 as I see Blackburn in 12th have only won 3 as well) has won less than 4 games at home except us. Is it because we have played a lot of the good teams at home? So it's only natural we are going to not win a lot of those?
However, our away results are up there with the best teams in the league. We do seem to have played a lot of the bottom teams away (recently anyway!). Is it purely that?
Or Are we just set up more effectively away than at home where we are expected to dominate more?
Or is it something else that I am missing? Seems like we played well enough today and on another day may have won. I would have taken 6th at Christmas if given that at the start of the season. However automatic promotion looks a long way off being 10 points behind now. I know there is a long way to go but that is a fair few points to catch up. The majority of us would take 6th come the end of the season I would imagine.
I haven't seen more than a handful of games this season so maybe a regular match goer home and away may be able to shed some light.
I received an email saying there was a "explosive offer" for the Bolton game on 3rd November.
Said "Save up to 30% off tickets" but then in small writing it says "30% off is based on the adult pre-matchday ticket price in lower tiers for this fixture against the average matchday ticket price in the same areas for the 15/16 season to date"
In reality, its just the Grade C Price which isn't an "offer" let alone an explosive one? Surely this just confuses people. The marketing team at the club need to make things simpler and clearer.
I currently have an Iphone 4s but its starting to have a few problems like battery life rubbish, and it doesn't hold Wifi anymore, its keeps going off after 30 mins or so if it connects at all.
I have contacted Apple and we have done a few things but no improvement and the next thing is to send it in for a service but that is about Â£130 which I'm reluctant to do on this old phone. I might get other problems in a few months etc.
Therefore I have been looking at phones today and I have no idea what is good, what is not. So i'm looking for a little bit of advise from some more "phone aware" people.
I am currently on an Â£11 a month contract with EE with Unlimited texts, 500 minutes and 500mb data. I never go over this.
The only other thing I use the phone for (apart from calls and texts) is a few apps (bank, rightmove bbc etc) the internet and checking emails. Therefore I don't really care too much about cameras (though i don't mind paying slightly more for a decent one) and music etc.
Firstly, as i'm with Apple, how hard is it to switch to Android? (i know probably a stupid question but I don't know! haha). I think I have narrowed it down to a Samsung if I am going to switch. I also don't like the new massive phones. I would never be able to fit them in my pocket!
Looking at Carphone warehouse, I can get some cheap deals for like a Samsung Core Prime (Â£9.50pm), Samsung Galaxy A3 (14.99pm) and then theres slightly more expensive ones (A5 & S5 etc).
Essentially, are these phones just as good for internet etc as the more expensive ones. I appreciate they don't look as nice, or do some more fancy things?
I can get an Iphone 6 for Â£35 but without sounding tight, I don't think I use the phone enough to warrant paying that much. (think a 5s is around Â£28 or something)
I know its all personal choice etc but some of these low monthly payment phones seem to have good reviews.
Sorry for rambling but any help or advise would be appreciated!
I know there was a thread on here long ago about someone going to Orlando, Florida and there was a fair few opinions/hints/tips but I can't seem to find the one I remember but there are a few other smaller threads.
I'm off there on 23rd April (next Thursday) and I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendationss of things to do, or things I should do/buy/book before we go (excluding hotel, transfers and flights obviously)
Its just me and the girlfriend for 11 nights (is that long enough?!?). We are staying on International Drive near Seaworld but we don't have a hire car so will just use the transport there (the hotel has a shuttle to most of the main parks.)
I was just wondering if there is any "must-do" parks/attractions, and if there are any other less obvious things we should see/go to?
This site is gonna be unbearable tonight if we get nothing from this game!
We have been playing out of our skins, to our maximum and now we aren't and are losing. We all would have expected at least 3 points (if not more!) from Wigan and Rotherham!
There is always one team who is near the top and ends up dropping a lot! I really hope that isn't us! However in this form we are going nowhere! We have some hard away games left this season so we need to be getting points from these games!
I would just like to publicly thank all those season ticket holders (especially Textbackup (sorry I didn't get your actual name!) who got 2 tickets for me) who went out their way to give us non-ST holders Â£10 tickets for Saturday's game!
I know some people don't like us "part-timers" going to games but the atmosphere was decent!
A very entertaining game to watch with the right result!
Not sure if it's already been said but the last time we did it (from flicking through the soccerway website) was in October 2003:-
Rotherham (h) 2-1 Bradford (a) 1-0 Burnley (h) 6-1 Stoke (h) 1-0 C.palace (a) 3-4. (Personally one of the best "normal" games I have seen!)
I hope we do it tonight! We are certainly due 5 in a row! Confidence must be high and Williams joining must be a bit of a boost as well!
Strange the difference a month makes! I feel a bit sorry for smith but since chambers has move inside we seem to be more solid at the back! I have only seen the Wigan game but I'm presuming in the other games we look more solid? Also scoring 2 goals a game is helping us at the moment. ;)
There was an interesting discussion on talk sport about manager of the year for the premier league.
Despite not particularly liking Pulis when at stoke, he has done a fantastic job at palace getting them to 40 points with 4 games left especially as they were on 4 points (after about 10 games?) when he took over! I thought they were going down!
The other obvious one is Rodgers at Liverpool! Again fantastic job taking them from 7th to title contenders and they play some lovely football and are very entertaining!
Others I would say is maybe Steve Bruce as hull look safe and are in a cup fina and also Martinez has done a brilliant job at Everton, though I think they will be 5th now they slipped up the other day!
I think the consensus is it is between Rodgers and pulis and probably comes down I if Liverpool win the league or not! I just hope if they don't, the award doesn't go to Mourinho or Pellegrini!