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bobspud
25th April 2012, 12:15
Just heard that two of my least favourite chaps from the last couple years have been tupe'd into the same practice as myself. The guy that runs the practice was really happy about them until I explained how they were when I worked with them, or more importantly how they cost him several million while still batting for the other side... He was phoning up to offer me a bucket and spade, some suntan lotion and a job out of the country for the next few years. But after our little chat I think one or both of them just got posted to perm role in Iraq :rollin:

SupremeSpod
25th April 2012, 12:19
Just heard that two of my least favourite chaps from the last couple years have been tupe'd into the same practice as myself. The guy that runs the practice was really happy about them until I explained how they were when I worked with them, or more importantly how they cost him several million while still batting for the other side... He was phoning up to offer me a bucket and spade, some suntan lotion and a job out of the country for the next few years. But after our little chat I think one or both of them just got posted to perm role in Iraq :rollin:

:laugh:yay:

What? :confused:

Did you just post that crap to boost your posts count?

bobspud
25th April 2012, 12:36
No I posted it to cheer up anyone having to deal with a shit end client permie on a transition. You know the type, you give them a list of actions to complete and 6 weeks later none of them are done because they are really busy with BAU tasks but every time you get to their desk its got the The Register open or Slashdot...

This pair of clowns wasted 6 months of my time doing next to nothing, and trying to play political games. As of the end of this month they are no longer part of the end client and now belong to the out sourcing company, and they just got a nice summer break in iraq, instead of the cosy internal job they expected. Hope they use them to clear mines :devil

Sands of Time
25th April 2012, 12:46
Not heard of Karma have you?



Tone

bobspud
25th April 2012, 13:12
Not heard of Karma have you?



Tone

Actually The way these little shits behaved Karma is exactly what they have got coming round... :rollin:

Both these guys were told that they would be moved to a supplier as part of the transition... (this was better than most of their team...) They then went on to spend the next six months making it as expensive for the supplier to get the job done as possible and ensuring pretty much every milestone sliped because they would rather play on the big WWW or do fake BAU jobs to keep them out of the way of hard work. one of my colleagues even had a minor heat attack due to the stress involved with getting them to do the job. So am I sad that these pair of twats will be given nothing except dangerous or crap jobs for the remaining time in the new company???

No. because unless you work for the Iraqis they won't be turning up to ruin your day anytime soon...

:D

bless 'em all
25th April 2012, 16:05
Actually The way these little tulips behaved Karma is exactly what they have got coming round... :rollin:

Both these guys were told that they would be moved to a supplier as part of the transition... (this was better than most of their team...) They then went on to spend the next six months making it as expensive for the supplier to get the job done as possible and ensuring pretty much every milestone sliped because they would rather play on the big WWW or do fake BAU jobs to keep them out of the way of hard work. one of my colleagues even had a minor heat attack due to the stress involved with getting them to do the job. So am I sad that these pair of twats will be given nothing except dangerous or crap jobs for the remaining time in the new company???

No. because unless you work for the Iraqis they won't be turning up to ruin your day anytime soon...

:D

And has this little escapade made your life easier and improved the chances of a longer, more profitable, contract?

If it hasn't might I suggest you're not really cut out to be a contractor. :tongue

SupremeSpod
25th April 2012, 16:31
Actually The way these little tulips behaved Karma is exactly what they have got coming round... :rollin:

Both these guys were told that they would be moved to a supplier as part of the transition... (this was better than most of their team...) They then went on to spend the next six months making it as expensive for the supplier to get the job done as possible and ensuring pretty much every milestone sliped because they would rather play on the big WWW or do fake BAU jobs to keep them out of the way of hard work. one of my colleagues even had a minor heat attack due to the stress involved with getting them to do the job. So am I sad that these pair of twats will be given nothing except dangerous or crap jobs for the remaining time in the new company???

No. because unless you work for the Iraqis they won't be turning up to ruin your day anytime soon...

:D

Nah mate, you just sound like a w4nker.

I'm glad you don't work for me.

Diver
25th April 2012, 16:44
Nah mate, you just sound like a w4nker.

I'm glad you don't work for me.

Trolling again SupremeSpod :laugh

SupremeSpod
25th April 2012, 16:57
Trolling again SupremeSpod :laugh

Me Sir? No Sir!

I just read his post and my ****** detector went haywire!

alluvial
25th April 2012, 17:57
Me Sir? No Sir!

I just read his post and my ****** detector went haywire!

Oh I dunno. Nothing wrong with a bit of revenge. Can think of a couple I'd like to get sent to Iraq.

mudskipper
25th April 2012, 18:01
Nah mate, you just sound like a w4nker.

I'm glad you don't work for me.

WHS.

bobspud
25th April 2012, 18:01
Nah mate, you just sound like a w4nker.

I'm glad you don't work for me.

Unless you sit on a board of directors for a large company, I am never likely to work for you so don't worry your little head about it.
Im not a w4nker. But I am unforgiving when I find arsholes in my team. From my point of view I have to run a team of up to 15 guys to get a result. Two of them were smug and sheer lazy despite having jobs at the end of the project unlike the other 4 of their colleagues. THat meant that 12 guys were missing their families and other halves doing their work for them.

Their downfall was bragging that it didn't matter what I did because they would be doing the same job they always did when I'd gone.

I don't like people that don't work hard when they are in a privileged position. I praise the guys that have done good work for me and I go out of my way to bury the ones that don't. At the end of the day, my reputation is built on delivering the projects my clients give me.

In their new team, these guys would have been class one career climbers and back stabbers, and it would have taken months for someone to rumble them. By that time the team would have been harmed.

I just tipped the manager off that he was getting damaged goods at an opportune time when he had a good place to keep them busy. To be fair I also pointed him in the direction of others that worked with them, so that he could be sure I was not settling old scores.

At the end of the day although its nice to hope they end up in the red zone, they don't have to go. But if they say no then it will give my client the excuse to get rid of them.

As to answer the question will it help me in the long run? Yes My client just sent me an email thanking me for having the balls to warn him. He apparently spoke to the other two guys that I suggested he speak to... I was quite reserved in my judgement of them. :laugh