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24 Feb 2014 - 17:49111554
Had a very embarrassing moment just now; waiting to watch Sherlock with my friend, her sister and sister's boyfriend - I was downloading cosplay photos from my CI profile but they weren't appearing on my phone, so I was messing about on my phone trying to see them, then my friend walks in and goes "WHAT'S THAT?!" I look up, and MY COSPLAY PHOTOS ARE APPEARING ON THE TV FOR EVERYONE TO SEE ASDFGHJKL
... asdghjklasdghjkl.
Just a tad embarrassing.


20 Apr 2014 - 11:42112895
Sorry for bringing this thread back up, but I need a place to rant and I can't do it on Facebook.

I really hate living at my dad's. If I so much as do something by myself (even though I'm not actually doing it by myself, I'm just doing it with people that aren't family), my dad and step mum get really annoyed at me. Hell, isn't even my dad, it's just my step-mum.

I work 40 hours a week, if I get overtime which I do, and the only days off I get are the weekends. I don't get school holidays off like my step-mum does. So the only days I get to myself are the weekend. Which are the days my step-mum does her jobs around the house. I feel like I'm not allowed to do anything at all, cause when I do, even if it's a quiet moment and she's stopped and sat and watched tv and I've finished the list of jobs she gave me, she ends up being really knarked at me in a really passive aggressive kinda way. I KNOW something is wrong, but I don't know what it is. It's so damn frustrating. If I do something I find enjoyable that doesn't include another member of the family, she gets pissed.

And, of course, I'm being anti-social if I go do this. EVEN THOUGH 9 out of 10 times I'm actually talking to multiple people, or working as a team or something. Whilst she's sat there, watching Emmerdale or Corrie or some other soap. She's then like "Oh, we're all through in the living room watching tv" (by all, she means her and dad; one brother is on the computer, the other upstairs on his laptop) - I don't watch TV. I find most television programmes they like really dull. I struggle sitting through half an hour of a programme I really like, so sitting through one I don't like at all is pretty impossible for me.

This is always aimed at me though. Like said, my brothers can sit and do what they like; not do any jobs and not get any shit for it. It's only me. I never thought I'd miss living with my mum, where the only talking we'd do was arguing, but at least she didn't have a go for working on costumes or going to conventions. Cause I'm not even allowed to do that in this house, cause it's something only children do. Had him belittling people who play pokemon (the card and console games) last night - I don't like pokemon, but I know it's actually a very strategic game. It has the same principals as chess, for christ's sake.

It's just really frustrating.


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23 Apr 2014 - 12:27112993
Got to get this out somewhere. Apologies.

I don't understand it. Just had my APR for my PhD and my suspervisors are all I don't think this is the right direction. I'm concerned you're behind.

I would actually agree that I am behind. But why wait til now!? Why not get in contact with me sooner and discuss your concerns. And that chapter I handed in was what YOU told me to do! I didn't do all that research because I wanted to have fun. If you didn't think it was relevant why did you have me redraft the chapter like that.

Why?

I just don't understand. And now I'm distraught and banging my head off a table and way too upset to do any more work when I'm supposed to be working. I just want to curl up in a ball. I don't understand where all this came from so suddenly. Why wait 6 months and then tell me?

Arhg.

It will be fine. It will be fine. It will be fine.


23 Apr 2014 - 12:46112995
Quote Kitri du Lac:
Got to get this out somewhere. Apologies.

I don't understand it. Just had my APR for my PhD and my suspervisors are all I don't think this is the right direction. I'm concerned you're behind.

I would actually agree that I am behind. But why wait til now!? Why not get in contact with me sooner and discuss your concerns. And that chapter I handed in was what YOU told me to do! I didn't do all that research because I wanted to have fun. If you didn't think it was relevant why did you have me redraft the chapter like that.

Why?

I just don't understand. And now I'm distraught and banging my head off a table and way too upset to do any more work when I'm supposed to be working. I just want to curl up in a ball. I don't understand where all this came from so suddenly. Why wait 6 months and then tell me?

Arhg.

It will be fine. It will be fine. It will be fine.


Do you mind me asking what stage you are at? When I was doing my doctorate I went over time and ended up writing up whilst I had another job. Yes it was hard work but I did manage to finish in the end. Honestly I would take a break from work and take some time to get your mind off it and then come back to it when you'e in a better frame of mind.


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23 Apr 2014 - 13:09112996
Quote Carmina:
Quote Kitri du Lac:
Got to get this out somewhere. Apologies.

I don't understand it. Just had my APR for my PhD and my suspervisors are all I don't think this is the right direction. I'm concerned you're behind.

I would actually agree that I am behind. But why wait til now!? Why not get in contact with me sooner and discuss your concerns. And that chapter I handed in was what YOU told me to do! I didn't do all that research because I wanted to have fun. If you didn't think it was relevant why did you have me redraft the chapter like that.

Why?

I just don't understand. And now I'm distraught and banging my head off a table and way too upset to do any more work when I'm supposed to be working. I just want to curl up in a ball. I don't understand where all this came from so suddenly. Why wait 6 months and then tell me?

Arhg.

It will be fine. It will be fine. It will be fine.


Do you mind me asking what stage you are at? When I was doing my doctorate I went over time and ended up writing up whilst I had another job. Yes it was hard work but I did manage to finish in the end. Honestly I would take a break from work and take some time to get your mind off it and then come back to it when you'e in a better frame of mind.


Pretty much half way through. YEah, you're right. Just cried all of this out on the phone to my long-suffering boyfriend and feel ebtter for it. Going to do other things for the rest of the week (I have non-phd work I do for the Uni) and then refocus and move forward from next week. I just needed to get the frustration out. Now I can digest and then move on. Hopefully anway.

I got to admit, giving up right now seems like a good idea.


23 Apr 2014 - 22:37113019
Quote Kitri du Lac:



Pretty much half way through. YEah, you're right. Just cried all of this out on the phone to my long-suffering boyfriend and feel ebtter for it. Going to do other things for the rest of the week (I have non-phd work I do for the Uni) and then refocus and move forward from next week. I just needed to get the frustration out. Now I can digest and then move on. Hopefully anway.

I got to admit, giving up right now seems like a good idea.


I don't know a single person has done a PhD and not hated it at some point. You're only halfway and really that's plenty of time to make a lot of progress.


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24 Apr 2014 - 11:19113035
Quote Carmina:
Quote Kitri du Lac:



Pretty much half way through. YEah, you're right. Just cried all of this out on the phone to my long-suffering boyfriend and feel ebtter for it. Going to do other things for the rest of the week (I have non-phd work I do for the Uni) and then refocus and move forward from next week. I just needed to get the frustration out. Now I can digest and then move on. Hopefully anway.

I got to admit, giving up right now seems like a good idea.


I don't know a single person has done a PhD and not hated it at some point. You're only halfway and really that's plenty of time to make a lot of progress.


That is very comforting to know!


24 Apr 2014 - 13:49113038
If I can get through this day without murdering my students it will be a bloody miracle!


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02 May 2014 - 11:29113187
A minor grumble, but I need to vent anyway.

I'm frustrated by people who come onto forums (not just Cosplay Island BTW, it happens everywhere) ask a question as their first post, and then are never seen again.


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16 May 2014 - 19:20113478
Last minute cosplay drama. I have to completely reshape and cut a new neck and collar for my Jude Mathis costume. I made a massive mistake in the cutting of it.

COSPLAY PANIC MODE ENGAGED!


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21 May 2014 - 08:41113578
So, I get that I'm lucky to have a job, and that it's quite well paid (imo, though everyone else whinges) but...

They've recently removed yearly pay increments for my role and made it performance assessed. That's fine, I'm damn good at my job, so I'm not really worried about not getting it.

Because they haven't brought in the assessment process yet, this year they're suspending increments and giving everyone who should have got one £150 to (try to) shut us up about them finding yet another way to reduce our wage and terms and conditions. Except, after what I assume is tax, we only actually see £80-£90 of that.

Like I said, I know there are a lot of people out there who don't earn a wage at all, and I really shouldn't be quibbling over £60 in my position, but I am still fairly miffed off!


22 May 2014 - 00:00113607
Quote MioBombino:
So, I get that I'm lucky to have a job, and that it's quite well paid (imo, though everyone else whinges) but...

They've recently removed yearly pay increments for my role and made it performance assessed. That's fine, I'm damn good at my job, so I'm not really worried about not getting it.

Because they haven't brought in the assessment process yet, this year they're suspending increments and giving everyone who should have got one £150 to (try to) shut us up about them finding yet another way to reduce our wage and terms and conditions. Except, after what I assume is tax, we only actually see £80-£90 of that.

Like I said, I know there are a lot of people out there who don't earn a wage at all, and I really shouldn't be quibbling over £60 in my position, but I am still fairly miffed off!


If you pay tax on the £150 they have crap accountants...

...or they're to cheap to get the accountants to do the necessary work to avoid tax ^^;;

Probably ._.; **so says an exceptionally nosy, bored/ underpaid receptionist/typist/PA/personal shopper/overqualified/ emotional punching bag to an accountant**



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22 May 2014 - 08:13113612
Quote Jenivix:


If you pay tax on the £150 they have crap accountants...

...or they're to cheap to get the accountants to do the necessary work to avoid tax ^^;;

Probably ._.; **so says an exceptionally nosy, bored/ underpaid receptionist/typist/PA/personal shopper/overqualified/ emotional punching bag to an accountant**


Tax avoidance is illegal!


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22 May 2014 - 13:41113617
Quote Carmina:
Tax avoidance is illegal!


*looks at Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, Amazon, Google, Starbucks etc*

Not paying tax on something that is taxable is fraud. But creative re-classification of monies, having your registered office in a tax haven, and using perks to keep rewards below tax thresholds is sadly legal.


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22 May 2014 - 14:05113619
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Quote Carmina:
Tax avoidance is illegal!


*looks at Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, Amazon, Google, Starbucks etc*

Not paying tax on something that is taxable is fraud. But creative re-classification of monies, having your registered office in a tax haven, and using perks to keep rewards below tax thresholds is sadly legal.


Very true, although its still at best immoral and so not something I would be encouraging someone to do.


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22 May 2014 - 14:14113620
Only minor but I'm fed up of having to work with students that don't want to learn.



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22 May 2014 - 15:27113623
Quote LittleSquish:
Only minor but I'm fed up of having to work with students that don't want to learn.


I resent the ones that are only at college because their parents want the tax credits. They're even harder to motivate.


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22 May 2014 - 15:42113624
Quote LittleSquish:
Only minor but I'm fed up of having to work with students that don't want to learn.


Oh gosh, I know how hard it is trying to motivate people who won't help themselves. I'm in a situation where my subject is both one that a lo of students struggle with but also eally important to what they want to do.


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22 May 2014 - 18:28113628
Quote Carmina:
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Quote Carmina:
Tax avoidance is illegal!


*looks at Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, Amazon, Google, Starbucks etc*

Not paying tax on something that is taxable is fraud. But creative re-classification of monies, having your registered office in a tax haven, and using perks to keep rewards below tax thresholds is sadly legal.


Very true, although its still at best immoral and so not something I would be encouraging someone to do.


You know that a lots small businesses wouldn't be solvent without an accountant to reduce tax payments right? Which is why so many small business pay out lots of money to hire a ACCA certified accountant?

There are many tax breaks available for businesses that without an accountant doing the necessary work for them, they aren't going to be able to exploit - and these tax breaks are neither illegal or dubious, just hard to understand or maintain without specialist help. It's like trying to fight a complicated legal case without a solicitor.

Sure, big businesses like those mentioned above have done the dirty, but don't tar everything with the same brush.


22 May 2014 - 22:31113643
Quote Jenivix:

You know that a lots small businesses wouldn't be solvent without an accountant to reduce tax payments right? Which is why so many small business pay out lots of money to hire a ACCA certified accountant?

There are many tax breaks available for businesses that without an accountant doing the necessary work for them, they aren't going to be able to exploit - and these tax breaks are neither illegal or dubious, just hard to understand or maintain without specialist help. It's like trying to fight a complicated legal case without a solicitor.

Sure, big businesses like those mentioned above have done the dirty, but don't tar everything with the same brush.


You were suggesting someone shouldn't have to pay income tax on a bonus. Not at all the same thing as a small business taking advantage of tax breaks set up to encourage growth.


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01 Jul 2014 - 12:41114420
Bad times.

The boyfriend has moved home for the summer, no idea when I'll get to see him next. I've been living alone for the past month in a house where everyone hates me, with all my friends and family in different areas of the country.

I keep making (accidental) mistakes at work and getting things wrong and I'm terrified I'm going to get fired soon. Making rent has become a huge issue, which I'm having to rely on my parents for help with. And I've gained a lot of weight over the past few months, and I hadn't even noticed, and now it's hit me and my body image is quite low.

In a few weeks or so it'll all be fine, but right now, ugh.


01 Jul 2014 - 13:41114421
Just a generally crap day at work. Ton of crap going wrong and devs being dicks. I put the work in and they expect me to things that just aren't possible. Especially as these things involve tools and info no one in this office has.


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02 Jul 2014 - 15:17114435
Quote quixoticschlemiel:
I keep making (accidental) mistakes at work and getting things wrong and I'm terrified I'm going to get fired soon.


Same here The stress at work keeps piling up so I keep screwing up more than usual >< Things always seem to happen/get told of screw ups when I seem to think I am getting better.

A real downer since my Christmas job couldnt keep me on since that job was almost perfect for me and I rarely messed up, now this happens -_- Havent felt so low in ages.


05 Jul 2014 - 01:02114491
Work stress is not fun, hope things improve for you three posting above me. I just thought I'd stick my head in here to say I'm tired and blah - nothing but slog ahead for me as my thesis hand-in deadline is 31st September. I'll get through it but this thread is for going 'bleeeh' about things and that is exactly how I feel right now!


06 Jul 2014 - 18:05114514
Quote madmazda86:
Work stress is not fun, hope things improve for you three posting above me. I just thought I'd stick my head in here to say I'm tired and blah - nothing but slog ahead for me as my thesis hand-in deadline is 31st September. I'll get through it but this thread is for going 'bleeeh' about things and that is exactly how I feel right now!


T_T My thesis deadline is also 31 September D=;;;

The slog is killing me! I work full time and I'm behind an OMG T_T

Know you are not alone in this endeavor.

The worst thing is I keep on plotting about how I can do a little bit of cosplay on the sly EVEN THOUGH I AM BANNED FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES UNTIL I HAVE HANDED IN MY THESIS ARG.



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