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Re: You know what isn't fun?
Posted by The Baron of Culture on February 25, 2016, 7:15 pm, in reply to "Re: You know what isn't fun?"
Going to Ayr tomorrow. Home of Scotland's greatest son: Robert Burns.
I only learned of Robert Burns today when I looked up "Ayr" (which I also didn't know of before today) on Wikipedia. So if this guy is the best that Scotland has produced, it's not saying much. A gay poet who I've never heard of.
I've had it with this main company that I've been doing jobs for, though. Today, I go to Airdrie, about an hour away, get there, and I'm told that the case finished yesterday. I text the company to tell them this. "No 1 told us".
Sick of it. I worked ten days in December for them and eight of those days were cases that settled, were cancelled, didn't exist, et cetera. It's ridiculous. These things happen. Cases settle, they get cancelled, the solicitors don't tell update the company, fine. But 80% of the time? How is this possible?
I've had stuff cancelled with this other company too but nowhere near 80% of the time. Most of the stuff they send me to are actual cases that last a full day. So even though they pay less, since it's paid on an hourly basis (which it shouldn't be, but that's another issue) I make more money with them. And I also recently got them to pay for travel time and cost at the same rate as I get for this first company.
So that's enough for me. I used to only work one day a week for this second company but now I'm giving them priority and I'm giving one day a week to this first company. If they can't get it together, fuck them. I also think that they had a Christmas party and didn't invite me. I would have gone too.
Also worked a full two weeks. That's ten days in two weeks. Actually, let me see how much stuff got cancelled this month.
This month, I did 6 cases for this first company and 3 of them were cancelled.
I did 8 cases for this second company, 2 were cancelled, another one was cancelled the day before so I got a ridiculously small £30 cancellation fee.
So sort of the same, but stuff gets cancelled the day before for this first company too and they don't even tell me about it nevermind give me £30. I get zero. So it's something at least.
But just look at days. I'll have 16 days worked (including cancelled shit) this month. I've been trying to max this shit out by getting on these companies for a schedule a week in advance. They don't always stick to the schedule but it helps. So great. 16 this month. I had 9 last month. Nine in December too. 11 in November. Four in October, when I started the job. So yeah. I expect a big pay day this month. Maybe £1500!
Tinder conversation of the week:
(Some unattractive 23 year old covered in piercings with a weird profile about the island of Lesbos and liking her "hole")
Me: Hi Manface. Innovative profile. Never saw a piercing through the actual coloured part of the lip before. Here's my piercing idea: the skin between your fingers. Why has this never taken off?
Maleface: Cause that sounds ####in shite
Me: Quite. So which finishing school did you go to?
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