Monday, 24 March 2008

School wasnt free and either was college

FREE EDUCATION MY ASS! We got promised free third level education when I was starting University and wasnt my daddy happy. He was so happy he went out with my college fee fund and bought a brand new BM fucking W. He was pretty pissed off when I came home the first day from college with a bill for 800 pound, that the college were claiming was going to be the cost of the handouts the lectures were going to be giving out. Being kind to the college they maybe gave me 50 sheets of paper throughout the year. Most internet cafes charge about ten pence/cent for a sheet of paper to be printed. So 50 * 10 = 500 = 5 fucking quid. Where the hell did the other seven hundred and ninty five pound go? Well if you ask the college it was to make up for the deficit. The government had a figure the college got per student and the college had a figure they calculated it cost to have a student on campus.

That was just my most recent encounter with the dark education forces trying to get your money though. It all started off with voluntary contributions. The school gave you a letter to bring home to your parents where they basically asked for fuckin money. They would leave it a few days then the principal would arrive in your classroom "Hands up who hasnt brought in the voluntary contribution." Nothing has changed since we got the British Empire to fuck off. You can still see the British Postal sign on some postal boxes they just painted them fucking green.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

The little things when you get old!

Do other peoples parents go crazy when they get older? My dad has been having agro with some other old fogies who live behind us about a tree that is apparently blocking his sunlight( I forgot we lived in Barbados and not Dublin). He wants them to cut down the tree and they have refused. Now he is talking about digging a hole in the back of our garden until he finds the root of their tree and then he is going to pour acid on it so the root will root and the tree will eventually die. How did he even think up this crazy shit. It reminds me of some scam Stewie would come up with on Family Guy.

Thoughts on work

Initial thoughts on the new job: I am feeling a bit like Chandler Bing at the moment. I work in a job where I am basically winging it. The only good thing I have noticed is I am not on my own. By the looks of things, about 80% of the staff dont know what the hell they are doing. There seems to be one key member (usually not the manager) who everyone goes to with there problems. Well im slowly getting a bit better I think. Just wondering how long people are actually comfortable with winging it. When I first started I was told, it will take 6 months to learn the system if you want to. Well I know now, that only 20% of the staff have a clue which is a bit scary. Well thats all the bad stuff out of the way.

The staff can basically be spilt into three catergories.
1.Management who spend there days either in meetings, planning meetings or going to java republic on coffee breaks.
2.Overpaid consultants. (Seriously overpaid assholes. They get offered a permanent position every week in the company and they laugh in there faces because why would they halve there wages for an extra 4 days holidays a year.)
3.Assholes stolen from the business department because they fancied a change and thought anyone could pick up IT from a few day seminars and they are constantly lost. They end up writing excel documents for actual work people in catergory 2. Well im not too sure where I am. I am a consultant but not an overpaid one yet, so im probably somewhere between 2 and 3.

Most of the staff are pretty cool. Well cool for people who dont get out much and have more of a life playing World of Warcraft. I am still to afraid to play it, in case I get pulled into its crazy virtual world( see wow funeral and leroy jenkins on youtube). More on work soon.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Little Miss Sunshine

just watched this film and it went from being pretty funny and entertaining to pretty messed up and perverted. to think parents put girls as young as 7 and dress them up as a prostitute is quite disturbing.