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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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All inclusive. Excuses provided
Like many firms. My employer bought in an online expenses system of which i'm one of the admin (bane of my fucking life. "excuse me Mr innumerate-director-ten-grades-above-me-who-i've-never-even-met. That glass of wine you had with a working lunch last June isn't allowed under corporate policy. Can you pay back the £4.53 please?" *slit wrists).

I received an email from the (american) systems provider inviting me to a week-long conference and seminar on system developments in a rather palatial looking inclusive golfing resort in Florida.

The best part of this invitation was the proforma fill-the-blanks request letter that I was to give my boss outlining all of the wonderful benefits our organisation would gain from me making this transatlantic jolly.

Unfortunately, my boss was also on the mailing list and called over that I shouldn't bother as **we'd be busy living it up in the maldives on (charitable) company money over that week.

Fucksocks. Woe is me etc.

**sarcasm, if you hadn't guessed.
(, Fri 16 Mar 2012, 13:46, Reply)

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