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Posted: 08 May 10, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So it's yesterday, and I'm in a meeting that's been called for me, my boss and my boss' boss (who will report back to the head of the organization) to discuss my work as part of a request I made to have my position reviewed and assessed at a higher salary. I'm presenting my case using a laptop hooked up to a projector and screen in the meeting room and all is going well until I realise there's something on my desktop PC downstairs that I need.  So, no problem! I'll just use the GoToMyPC client on my computer and access it from right there in the meeting room.  Pretty slick I am.

Except when I connect to my computer, Queenzone is now projected 4 or 5 feet high in the meeting room.  I die a little inside.  Wanting to be a little more subtle that closing it outright, I click a new tab in the browser only to be reminded that new tabs display mini screenshots of all the places you've been to recently and often.  So, more Queenzone, a couple of newspapers, Google News, Facebook of all freakin things because of SaveMe, YouTube and then finally about half way down something that might possibly be work related. Awkward silence, followed by the loudest mouseclick I've ever heard as I closed it.  And it was then that the 4 foot high, strutting, sweating Freddie Mercury on my desktop background graced the room.  From Montreal, shirtless, just to destroy any remaining dignity and professionalism.  I'd cry, but it was actually pretty funny in it's own career limiting way. 

Or not.  We'll see.

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Posted: 08 May 10, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey,look on the bright side,at least you know there really is a Penzance now :-D


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

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joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]

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Posted: 08 May 10, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Our actions must clothe us with an immortality loathsome or glorious.


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Posted: 08 May 10, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was pretty mortifying and inconvenient given the substance of the meeting, but really I'm notorious for staying late and working weekends and never darkening the door of the lunchroom. So they know I work hard.  Besides, I have options now.  Now I know I can move to real Penzance and be a real pirate.

I just really, really wish Freddie had been wearing a shirt.

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Posted: 08 May 10, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very Fawlty Towers-ish. I don;t know whether to laugh or commiserate. Or both.


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Posted: 08 May 10, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh dear, greatful fan, im so sorry!  :/  it is funny tho rofl, but i rly do sympathise, must have been completely humiliating and embarrassing and eek horrible.  :/  but there is a funny side to it... i hope ur boss and boss'es boss see the funny side too and give u a raise.

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Posted: 08 May 10, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: So it's yesterday, and I'm in a meeting that's been called for me, my boss and my boss' boss (who will report back to the head of the organization) to discuss my work as part of a request I made to have my position reviewed and assessed at a higher salary. I'm presenting my case using a laptop hooked up to a projector and screen in the meeting room and all is going well until I realise there's something on my desktop PC downstairs that I need.  So, no problem! I'll just use the GoToMyPC client on my computer and access it from right there in the meeting room.  Pretty slick I am.

Except when I connect to my computer, Queenzone is now projected 4 or 5 feet high in the meeting room.  I die a little inside.  Wanting to be a little more subtle that closing it outright, I click a new tab in the browser only to be reminded that new tabs display mini screenshots of all the places you've been to recently and often.  So, more Queenzone, a couple of newspapers, Google News, Facebook of all freakin things because of SaveMe, YouTube and then finally about half way down something that might possibly be work related. Awkward silence, followed by the loudest mouseclick I've ever heard as I closed it.  And it was then that the 4 foot high, strutting, sweating Freddie Mercury on my desktop background graced the room.  From Montreal, shirtless, just to destroy any remaining dignity and professionalism.  I'd cry, but it was actually pretty funny in it's own career limiting way. 

Or not.  We'll see.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

LOL

You are so lucky you closed that gay porn window before the meeting.

Now that would have been embarrassing.

LOL


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Posted: 08 May 10, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: Very Fawlty Towers-ish. I don;t know whether to laugh or commiserate. Or both.

Before you laugh or commiserate, would you please do us all a big favor and wash your
big fat ass?

Thank you.


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Posted: 08 May 10, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have you guys met skip?  He's a 45 year old KISS super fan.

LOL

He's on parole for this thing in the summer of '05. He's a bit sensitive about his ankle bracelet so maybe just don't mention it.

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Posted: 09 May 10, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had almost forgotten that something similar had happened to me as well.

One morning in 2006, I came into the office and found a mail from the Service Delivery Manager (SDM) asking me to call him asap. Now this guy was my boss's boss's boss, and I was surprised he was even aware of my existence. I proceeded to call him, all the while thinking what did I do that impressed him so much that he wants to talk to me directly.

Turned out that he wanted to talk to me about the many many GBs worth of downloads I had been doing over the past month. He had got a report from the security guys I was downloading so much that it had caused a bottle neck in the nerwork and some important activity had got stuck because of this. Everyone obviously thought that I was downloading porn, and he had got the recommendation that I should be asked to leave.  I told him that I was downloading music, no porn at all, and that was infact the truth. He said I was indulging in piracy, which is also illegal.

Fact was that I was downloading stuff from Queenzone. I would do torrents, and also Rapidshare. I was using proxy websites and downloading 5 rapidshare files at a time.

So I said I am only downloading bootleg videos and audio, no copyrighted stuff. He did not know what bootlegs were, so I explained to him. When I mentioned Queenzone, he was like "Oh, are you a Queen fan?" Turned out, he was a fan too.

And that was it, he let me go with  a warning, and in return demanded that I make a copy of all the stuff I have, for him.

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Posted: 10 May 10, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: Have you guys met skip?  He's a 45 year old KISS super fan.

LOL

He's on parole for this thing in the summer of '05. He's a bit sensitive about his ankle bracelet so maybe just don't mention it.

I'm not the pillow biter here, fella.

LOL


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Posted: 10 May 10, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my, it's hilarious! Very sorry of course. Shirtless Freddie. Ouch. I'd burn down on your place. (Though, in my case it'd be shirtless Page & Plant. LOL) I believe they just giggled and nothing more. 
Good luck! Hope it'll work out well in the end! :)

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Posted: 10 May 10, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought this topic was going to be about Obama........

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Posted: 10 May 10, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

skip wrote:

I'm not the pillow biter here, fella.

LOL

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Yeah, that's a bit of dead end skip. Right?

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Posted: 10 May 10, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lalaalalaa wrote: I thought this topic was going to be about Obama........
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That made me laugh right out loud.  And moreover, it made me feel better because it made me realize just how much easier it is to explain a shirtless Freddie on my desktop than it would have have been to explain a shirtless Obama wading into the Hawaiian surf or something.  I see now that it really was possible to look even more stupid.  Thank you so much. 

And thanks to everybody else for your stories and for laughing at me while commiserating.  It certainly was funny yet miserable.  Mostly miserable. :)

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Posted: 10 May 10, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: lalaalalaa wrote: I thought this topic was going to be about Obama........
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That made me laugh right out loud.  And moreover, it made me feel better because it made me realize just how much easier it is to explain a shirtless Freddie on my desktop than it would have have been to explain a shirtless Obama wading into the Hawaiian surf or something.  I see now that it really was possible to look even more stupid.  Thank you so much. 

And thanks to everybody else for your stories and for laughing at me while commiserating.  It certainly was funny yet miserable.  Mostly miserable. :)

No problem.  It would have been harder to explain having Obama (shirtless or not) on your desktop :)  The only reason he got votes was because he talked about stuff he's never going to do (and he's black)

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Posted: 31 May 10, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She shoots......she scoooooooooooooooooores!

The ghost of shirtless Freddie has pulled it off.  I have a new title that I'm scribbling on pads of paper like I have a crush on it, and I'm going to get a 12.6% raise in two steps over about a year.  Eventually. There is currently a public sector wage freeze in Ontario affecting my employer and we're not yet sure whether I'll have to wait until 2012.  But if I don't it will come soon and be retroactive to February of this year.

I can now highly recommend integrating Queen and Queenzone at the highest levels of salary discussions, as well as embarassing yourself to the point of mortifiation.

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Posted: 31 May 10, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations GratefulFan!  I'm glad that the title of this post turns out not to be true.  It's still a great story though.


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Posted: 01 Jun 10, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks CLT! Happy! Relieved!  And all that other stuff! :)

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Posted: 01 Jun 10, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations Greatful Fan!!!  i'm so happy for u!!!  :D