Thursday, June 28, 2007

Back from the Dead

It’s been a long, long time since I put finger to keyboard, as just so much has been happening.

Firstly I left my old slack job, where I spent all day surfing the net, writing blogs, chatting to people and generally doing nothing but waiting for the 5pm go home whistle.

My new Job is as an IT Consultant, the only trouble is since I started at the end of May I’ve only seen my Boss about 4 times. He was with me 3 mornings and then went on holiday, and since he’s come back he’s off on some project and I’m left to my own devices. I don’t think I’ve finished before 5.30 and had a full hour lunch since I started.

To make matters worse for the first week, I was doing security at the Peel Bay Festival, which was knackering. But the money was OK, and I got to see The Who, Madness, Deacon Blue, McFly, Ronan Keating, Paul Carrick, Robin Gibb, The Strangers and The Sugar Babes, to name most of them, for nothing. Prior to that week, the only other concerts I had been too were in the 80’s in Germany whilst stationed in the Army, and that was only Michael Jackson’s BAD Tour (supported by Kim Wilde) and T’ Pau.

Also, my little Brother and his wife were over for 5 days or so, and I only got to see them a couple of times, so my apologises for that, I’ll make sure I take some time off the next time you come over.

But things have settled down a bit, hence the blog post (if I actually get round to posting it).

Right things to look forward to in the next few months:

The Lads Annual Summer All Day Drinking Session.
One sunny day on a weekend to try and have a BBQ
Rugby World Cup

There must be more but I can’t think of anything else at the moment.

Anyhoo, That’s all Folks.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Bad customer service, the internet is going to screw you

I've just come across this on my daily run through Blogs of interest:-
Sky Handling Partners Customer Service Stinks Of Shit

Basically it's about some bloke who wrote a post about the shit service he got from the baggage handling company, Sky Handling Partners. This was a while ago, in the meantime he started to receive confirmation e-mails from gay dating sites. Unfortunately for the dumb fucker that was performing identity theft on him, the e-mail submission was IP logged. Any prizes for guessing where it resolved back to? Sky Handling Partners. Of all the stupid, stupid, stupid fucking things to do! Steal a customers identity for libelous purposes and then don't even try to cover your tracks. Sky Handling deserve to go out of business and the little fucker that did it shot, if for no other reason than being a complete a num nuts. Anyway you can read the full story by following the link at the top.

It reminds me a bit of a recent post I got on my company blog. It was from somebody claiming that by charging less than a lot of other people (including him) I was ripping customers off. Wasn't quite as nice as that though. Yep, you read it right, it makes no sense at all. A quick trace back and the post orginates from the network of an old employer. Now I know that they don't hire the sort of staff that do the jobs this person was talking about so he's either an outside contractor working from within their network or one of their usual drone employees. I'm sure the boss (who I still get on well with) would love to know about his all singing/all dancing contractor wasting the firms time and money posting abusive bollacks from their network.

So remember , unless you know what you are doing the internet is not anonymous.