SPAM random annoying things

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    It's alright if I:
    • Uproot my life and move to a totally different location - miles from friends / family
    • Ditch the other half - who's happy in her successful career based where we live
    • Take a 50% pay cut
    • Bend over and lose my independence

    Other than those small issues I'll be sound as a pound :(
  2. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I guess the Government prefers lots of people in massive companies because it offers security, people are less likely to fiddle with their taxes and it makes people less creative and more of a drone work force.
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  3. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    It's more to do with donations from big consulting business I'm sure.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    That's crap.

    Massive companies offer zero security (another 10,000 getting sacked from HSBC - long term strategy of moving jobs to China and India (and even those are being seen as expensive options for some things now). It's ridiculous how many permanent staff are in states of utter shock - crying quivering shock - when they're given their marching orders.

    If you don't meet the target on the spreadsheet, you're gone. Period.

    Large companies are professional tax fiddlers - IBM pays <1% on UK take. They do that in full knowledge of HMRC, and with the assistance of professional taxation advisor companies they can afford to pay. - smaller companies pay a *much* higher proportion of their take (maybe 30%+).

    The government knows all this. It's very clear and not hard to grasp.

    Intermediaries legislation was brought in on the back of lobbying by big business who didn't like to see their bottom line hit by independents who could make more money, charge clients less - and incidentally positively benefit UK tax take - all at IBM and their ilk's expense.
  5. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    Not sure about the actual figures presented, but the vein of the statement is true.

    Source: I work in one such company.
  6. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    I'd like to say this is a UK-specific issue, but it isn't :(
    • Agree Agree x 3
  7. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Pigs overstepping the mark yet again - say british courts.

    Expect the Tories to pass even more laws to curb our rights to freedom of peaceful - and disruptive - protest. :eek:

    Further - expect to find wide support for that from a battered idiot public* who suffer from a country-level version of Stockholme Syndrome.

    *and some on this forum
    • Agree Agree x 2
  8. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    The wife ..against all my advice booked a ryanshite flight.

    Tried to check in..niw they reduced 'free' checkin to 48hrs before the flight.
    So you basically have to pay for the return flight because youll be fucking there and either use the app...shes scared of it...or download, find an internet cafe to print the boarding pass.

    So I paid for the return check in to get the pass now....I know..utterly unfuckinbelivable...and it doesnt appear.
    So I thought maybe payments failed, tried again..all the way through to pay...payment timed out..try again in 15mins.
    Gave up after 4 failures.

    Live chat...took 40 mins for 6 pieces of conversation.
    Cant help, your wife needs to contact us at 15p min.
  9. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    it’s always you isn’t it? The checkin process is separate once you have a booking reference, if that wasn’t on-screen (and by email at the same time) when you paid, then you haven’t booked. Personally while I agree the RyanAir charging structure is bullshit (basically you have to get priority boarding), the website is very straightforward these days; way better than Aer Lingus, which tries to up sell me all kinds of rubbish.
    • Agree Agree x 3
  10. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    I live 30-ish mins from an airport that only Ryanair serves so use them regularly, be it for myself or booking flights for other people. The whole process is a piece of piss and it's been the case that you can't check in for free earlier than 2 days before the flight for *ages*. I think you can check-in for the return flight at the same time as long as it's within 14 days. O'Leary is always thinking up fun new ways of charging people for stuff though so you might well not be able to do the return bit before you fly out. Priority boarding is a bit of a farce nowadays - if everyone's doing it, then nobody has "priority".

    Edit - it turns out you can only do the return no sooner than 2 days before the flight as well. Cheeky fuckers.
  11. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    The problem is that the payment failed internally and now we cant cant get a boarding pass.

    The people you talk to are overworked, underpaid and have no idea how to fix it.

    This has been an issue for some time with Ryanairs servers.
    Theyll only talk to the wife on the premium convenient.

    They also wont accept a photo of the pass, though Im sure if you just held it up to the detector how would they know if you were using the app or just a screenshot.
    Obviously the apps the way forward, the Easyjet one us great..but the missus is frightened of phones.

    If you didnt have the app someone could just whatsapp you the boarding pass and use that pretending its the app.
  12. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    BA you can only check in 24 hours before your flight. No option free or otherwise to do it longer than that. So ryan air actually allow you more time before a flight than a premium carrier.
  13. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Whats the big deal just pay a few quid more and check in at the airport. If the other options are no go for you.
  14. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    50 quid it is.
  15. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel FH Subscriber

    Aye but your flight is super cheap ..... nothing comes for free
  16. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    The have jobs with remote as option (home working policy)
    • Informative Informative x 1
  17. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

  18. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Price you pay for being scared of mobile phones dude.
  19. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Its sorted anyway..good old ring them up and talk to a human.
  20. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    They've a six hour upgrade window at nighttime when you have a 48 hour check-in window.

    Non-problem right there.

    Additionally - if you rocked up to the ryanair desk said "couldn't check in - your app and site was down" they'd say "no problem sir, sorry about that, here's your boarding pass, have a nice day"...
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  21. SilverHood

    SilverHood Resident Freddy

    And charge you 20 quid a boarding pass no doubt. Ask for a refund when you get back!
  22. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse, read the forums..yes its 20 quid for a pass..50 to check in and they are complete cunts.
    If you complain they show you to security.
  23. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    So fucking Microshite.

    Utter..utter cunts are they not.
    Bought the the mother a new laptop, tried to download chrome....nope, no non microshite store apps in S mode.

    Er what?

    You have to..and maybe you all know this and have somehow decided its anything but russian scammer level of cuntness.

    You have to download a fucking app that turns off S mode..but wont turn it back...complete with, this will slow your laptop down..warnings.

    So to run non microoft apps including any other browser, you have to turn a switch which may or may not turn your pc into a slug and you cant turn back.

    The fucking balls of it..the fucking epic level of fuckyou.

    Im almost in awe of them.
    • Facepalm Facepalm x 3
  24. dysfunction

    dysfunction I am a FH squatter

    Why install it in S mode? Just install windows as normal and have the freedom to do what you want.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  25. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Whats s mode. I guess a mode you can only load things from the store? In which case i am not surprised that there are no microsoft competitors on there like chrome.

    I wouldnt use a lappy with s mode. Get the windows key. Or buy one for like 5 bucks from some site and install normal windows.
  26. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Its not ao much that they are locking down win10 now, its the way you have to download a fucking app to switch it cant be switched back on and there a vague warnings of consequences if you do it.

    Id expect this shit from from ny local drug dealer.
    • Facepalm Facepalm x 4
  27. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    You've stumbled upon the entire point of S Mode. It's a thoroughly locked down layer on top of normal Windows so you can only install apps from the Microsoft Store (which means you can only install apps that they've vetted). It's much safer and less prone to malware, it's for people who'd struggle with the normal version. Right up your street.
  28. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber


    Once again: User Error.

    I wonder if we can set @Job to kiosk mode?
  29. dysfunction

    dysfunction I am a FH squatter

    He needs to go back to a stone slab and a chisel
  30. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Job dum dum

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