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Jog On
1st October 2010, 13:06
Is it just me or are people in IB this smug, pleased with themselves and stuck up everywhere?

You know those people who you pull over for in a road where there's not enough room for 2 cars to pass - and instead of saying thanks (or even acknowledging) they just drive past as though you're the guy doing their shoe shine...

It just makes me want to scream "get over yourself dear I'm earning more than you!"

Just smile and invoice... smile and invoice...

MarillionFan
1st October 2010, 13:09
Is it just me or are people in IB this smug, pleased with themselves and stuck up everywhere?

You know those people who you pull over for in a road where there's not enough room for 2 cars to pass - and instead of saying thanks (or even acknowledging) they just drive past as though you're the guy doing their shoe shine...

It just makes me want to scream "get over yourself dear I'm earning more than you!"

Just smile and invoice... smile and invoice...

No I think it's just Volvo and BMW drivers.

Mich the Tester
1st October 2010, 13:09
Is it just me or are people in IB this smug, pleased with themselves and stuck up everywhere?


No it's not just you. Yes they are.

Just send a big invoice.

Mich the Tester
1st October 2010, 13:12
No I think it's just Volvo and BMW drivers.

Over here in Holland, it´s VW and Audi drivers who are the complete :winker:s.

A few years ago, it was BMWs, but they seem to have swapped them for Audis.

As for Volvos; the ones that really get on my tit are the ones with an ichthus symbol on the back. Apparently their Dutch Reformed Calvinist God (no, he's not the same one as all the others; he's white, Dutch and very right winged) has given them license to treat every other road user like shit.

Lockhouse
1st October 2010, 13:15
Is it just me or are people in IB this smug, pleased with themselves and stuck up everywhere?

You know those people who you pull over for in a road where there's not enough room for 2 cars to pass - and instead of saying thanks (or even acknowledging) they just drive past as though you're the guy doing their shoe shine...

It just makes me want to scream "get over yourself dear I'm earning more than you!"

Just smile and invoice... smile and invoice...

I work in IB and it's not all of them - you do get some who are super smug, but then you get some everywhere. Not many likeable permies in IB though - I'll concede that.

Jog On
1st October 2010, 13:32
Just send a big invoice.

This is what gets me - if only they knew :rollin:

The shoe shine guy will be around shortly... They have one that comes around the office on a Friday afternoon :puke:

Who would even use one of those shoe shine stations out in public anyway? (different thread I think!)

Mich the Tester
1st October 2010, 13:35
This is what gets me - if only they knew :rollin:



NEVER let them know; if IB permies believe they have it so much better than you, keep it that way. Let them know how much you invoice and they'll start scheming against you.

Keep on invoicing!
:happy

thunderlizard
1st October 2010, 13:45
The shoe shine guy will be around shortly... They have one that comes around the office on a Friday afternoon

A friday afternoon??? i.e. the exact point in the week when you no longer need shiny shoes? Every now and again you get little warning signs that a company has gone mad.


Mich is right. Contractors in banks getting paid more than everyone other than the directors and traders (indeed more than the crapper traders) is top secret and should never be mentioned for fear of queering the pitch. Just like how most senior software developers earn more than their project managers.

Mich the Tester
1st October 2010, 14:20
A friday afternoon??? i.e. the exact point in the week when you no longer need shiny shoes? Every now and again you get little warning signs that a company has gone mad.


Mich is right. Contractors in banks getting paid more than everyone other than the directors and traders (indeed more than the crapper traders) is top secret and should never be mentioned for fear of queering the pitch. Just like how most senior software developers earn more than their project managers.Yep, and testers earning even more than developers is so deeply wrong that I can only reconcile it with my conscience by sending a large invoice.

thunderlizard
1st October 2010, 14:29
Yep, and testers earning even more than developers is so deeply wrong that I can only reconcile it with my conscience by sending a large invoice.

I forgot about that one! The highest-billing contractor I have ever come across was a test manager.

Scrag Meister
1st October 2010, 14:37
No it's not just you. Yes they are.

Just send a big invoice.

WMS

Ok am invoicing now! :banana: End of September

Gonzo
1st October 2010, 19:50
Is it just me or are people in IB this smug, pleased with themselves and stuck up everywhere?Yes.


Just smile and invoice... smile and invoice...Correct. :D

Gonzo
1st October 2010, 19:53
Who would even use one of those shoe shine stations out in public anyway? (different thread I think!):wave: I found it easier than using the one that used to come to the office. :o

Not any more though. Paying someone to do something that you could easily do yourself is an alien concept where I am living now.

lightng
1st October 2010, 21:48
I'm a permie at an IB but hardly smug. I don't drive a BMW or an Audi, instead it's a 10 year old Saxo with a rattling exhaust. How I long to be a smug contractor once again. :suicide:

Ruprect
1st October 2010, 21:54
I forgot about that one! The highest-billing contractor I have ever come across was a testicle

FTFY :)