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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualMonkey View Post
    I started in IT at NAG (National Australia Group - the parent of CB) in Leeds. But then...it was 1998 and I cant really remember what they were like...so just ignore this comment
    I was there a few years before that up at Chapel-Allerton. Then later down at Town Centre House. Working on OS/2 server software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingSheep View Post
    Can you share the joke!? You got me curious...
    I was PM for an IT Security project and had to get this unbelievably minor pre-req change approved via a Change Board meeting. Had been approved by all stakeholders and just needed the normal 'rubber stamp' of the board to ensure i had done everything and had the required approvals. Anyways, this fierce old woman kept raising objections for various unconnected or imagined issues.

    While I was trying to remonstrate, she uttered the words "I hear what you're saying but I've been burned before".

    I replied with "Really ? I thought they only did that when the drowning didn't work"

    Bye bye NAG......
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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    I was PM for an IT Security project and had to get this unbelievably minor pre-req change approved via a Change Board meeting. Had been approved by all stakeholders and just needed the normal 'rubber stamp' of the board to ensure i had done everything and had the required approvals. Anyways, this fierce old woman kept raising objections for various unconnected or imagined issues.

    While I was trying to remonstrate, she uttered the words "I hear what you're saying but I've been burned before".

    I replied with "Really ? I thought they only did that when the drowning didn't work"

    Bye bye NAG......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Post of the week! Love it.
    Fairly sure I posted it at the time, while waiting for the 'call' to come. Only surprise to me was that it wasn't an instant 'out the door' thing.

    Not even sure if the Glasgow offices still exist. This was all back in the days before NAG dumped it off as a separate entity.

    (For clarity, this doesn't even come remotely close to the worst thing I've said to senior client managers. Pre-lloyds, in the days of Halifax, then HBOS, I had a senior client employee mate who used to give me gigs just because I did say stuff like that.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I know I should post this in Contracts, sorry. I just figure I'll get more traffic here.

    Has anyone worked with Clydesdale Bank in the past, or Virgin Money? I am talking to someone about a potential role on the integration piece but won't have been to any of the office locations before starting, if I go for it. Anyone know much about the Gosforth site?
    Worked there for 5 months in 2008 when it had all gone tits up.
    Traffic is bad (for the NE). They have a multi storey car park but it was a bit of a ball ache getting a space.
    Nice food in the restaurant and there's a gym on site too.
    Agent was ripping me off royally, so left after they refused to up my rate.
    Formerly Sausage Surprise but forgot password on account that had email address from old gig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Don't believe you. You'll need to post piccies to provide evidence...

    Post them to me privately so I can wee on the dodgy ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I'm currently at Clysdale and boy am I looking forward to the Christmas party now.
    You will be inside IR35 for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    I was there a few years before that up at Chapel-Allerton. Then later down at Town Centre House. Working on OS/2 server software.
    Chapel Allerton is where I was based..behind the YB branch
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualMonkey View Post
    Chapel Allerton is where I was based..behind the YB branch
    Small world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Post of the week! Love it.
    Right up there with "f**k you, and the horse you rode in on" which went down well at RBS (wasn't me, just for the record).
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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