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Post by -PJ- » December 3, 2018, 5:16 am

Winding down for Christmas holidays now.

This is my last week..5 shifts to go.

The wife is booked in for surgery on Dec13 so I'll be at home all Christmas looking after her.
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Post by dubby » December 3, 2018, 9:37 am

She ok pj?

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Post by -PJ- » December 3, 2018, 10:30 am

Hey dub..how are doin ?

She has a stomal hernia.

3yrs ago she had a ruptured bowel. She went into surgery and had all that fixed up which resulted in a colostomy bag for approx 8months. Then she went back in to have the bowel reconnected and all that went well as well. She s been living comfortably ever since but her plumbling ain't right..she's not consistent with her 2s if you get my drift and and constipated a lot.

Anyway where the hole in her belly was healed up ok but there's a hernia protruding out and is causing some discomfort.

It's routine, I believe she'll be fine but I can't help to be a little nervous.

I'll be home for 4 weeks while she recovers. If she's not up and about come 14thJan(back to work) I'll need some more time off.
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Post by greeneyed » December 3, 2018, 12:28 pm

Hope Mrs PJ gets well soon!
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Post by -PJ- » December 4, 2018, 6:27 am

greeneyed wrote:
December 3, 2018, 12:28 pm
Hope Mrs PJ gets well soon!
Thanks GE.

Surgery..even minor, routine..run of the mill stuff makes one anxious.
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Post by dubby » December 4, 2018, 7:53 am

She'll be fine, PJ Image

Until it's footy season and you go back to a constant state of melancholy... like all of us

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Post by -PJ- » December 4, 2018, 8:38 am

dubby wrote:
December 4, 2018, 7:53 am
She'll be fine, PJ Image

Until it's footy season and you go back to a constant state of melancholy... like all of us

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Post by dubby » December 4, 2018, 11:30 am

Mate, watching the raiders gives is all the ****s. Just get her watching them. No need for surgery

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Post by -PJ- » December 4, 2018, 11:34 am

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December 4, 2018, 11:30 am
Mate, watching the raiders gives is all the ****s. Just get her watching them. No need for surgery

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We'll spend the Christmas break watching the 3box set of DVDs I'll have on high rotation.

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Post by reptar » December 5, 2018, 2:19 pm

-PJ- wrote:
dubby wrote:
December 4, 2018, 11:30 am
Mate, watching the raiders gives is all the ****s. Just get her watching them. No need for surgery

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We'll spend the Christmas break watching the 3box set of DVDs I'll have on high rotation.

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Post by gergreg » December 5, 2018, 6:09 pm

PJ sounds similar to what a good mate of mine went through. He had his reversal just before GF day and he seems to be going ok. Hope it works out.

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Post by -PJ- » December 6, 2018, 6:34 am

gergreg wrote:
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PJ sounds similar to what a good mate of mine went through. He had his reversal just before GF day and he seems to be going ok. Hope it works out.

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Post by -PJ- » December 7, 2018, 6:50 am

Every year employees at my work get a Xmas gift.

It's either a ham or a voucher..$50 value.

This year, some peanut from MISmanagement forgot to pre order the hams through Woolworths. Everybody who chooses the ham every year is pi55ed..myself included. It's a full ham which feeds the 3 of us basically all summer..

So they told us all about 2 weeks ago there'd be no hams and we get a voucher instead. After the blood pressure went back down to normal levels this happened..

Yesterday I saw my boss and asked him could I pick up my voucher on Fri(today)as I'm finishing a few days early in preparation of my wife's hospital visit.
"Oh" he says. They haven't arrived yet and probably won't be here till next year...

So I'm up him..you've got to believe me, these people running the show are a damn joke.

"So the voucher I was going to use to buy a ham which I'm not getting because some a-hat forgot to order hasn't arrived"? So effectively we aren't getting a Xmas gift ? You can not make this crap up I said. You people are a disgrace..Tommorrow is my last day for the year and I'm going half arsed..have yourself a Merry Christmas..
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Post by dubby » December 7, 2018, 7:15 am

What a circus PJ. If a pleb did that, there would be action, I'm sure

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Post by gergreg » December 7, 2018, 7:19 am

That sucks PJ.

The person that organised our Christmas lunch chose a fancy burger joint. 45 bucks for all you can eat burgers. I'm one of those sad sacks who is gluten free so... yeah sucks to be me... I'm not particularly excited about burgers for **** Christmas.

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Post by -PJ- » December 7, 2018, 7:33 am

We are in our 2nd year of new ownership.

Last Christmas was sweet, no change, we got looked after.

The honeymoon is over.

And I bet our billionaire owner has no idea how his people in Newcastle are being treated.

They really are a pathetic bunch.

And I'm not alone letting them know..
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Post by dubby » December 7, 2018, 8:05 am

People enjoy a bit of appreciation. Giving them a $50 ham on time for Christmas isn't that bloody hard.

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Post by -PJ- » December 7, 2018, 8:17 am

I've always appreciated that ham at Christmas.

It's one less thing I needed to worry about.

We have over 600 employees here at Newcastle. Back in late Oct they came around and asked everyone if they wanted a ham or a voucher. They crunch the numbers and send a pre order requisition form to front office in Newcastle. Some seat warmer had the job of contacting Woolworths, ordering and paying for so many hams..however many !!

He/she missed the cut off and we all missed out.

It ain't hard is it ?
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Post by dubby » December 7, 2018, 8:41 am

Just like making sure you fill your contract obligations to ACT government.

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Post by -PJ- » December 7, 2018, 9:14 am

Ha..

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 7, 2018, 12:12 pm

Things have gone downhill for us also. We used to get $50 vouchers, as well as Xmas and Financial Year parties.
The Financial Year party just stopped 2 years ago, with management acting as if we never had one to begin with. No explanation or anything. This year, the same happened with the Xmas party. No explanation, just dropped off, as though we wouldn’t notice. We’re also noticing nothing has been said about the voucher either.


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Sensible cost savings maximising returns to shareholders. Good stuff.
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Post by -TW- » December 7, 2018, 5:24 pm

No Christmas hams in the APS...

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 7, 2018, 6:03 pm

Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if they came out and said they’re cutting this stuff because of budget/saving face after royal commission/whatever. I’d be annoyed, but understand.

It’s the whole Sgt Shultz management method that’s getting everyone


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Post by bonehead » December 8, 2018, 9:32 pm

played cricket, beat the worst team in the comp on a deadset road, didn't bowl didn't bat dropped a 50/50 catch.
Normally open, skip puts me at 7 to close out, played 5 games coming in at 5/30 chasing 200+ 3 times can't get going on goat tracks, 2 games on roads top order does the job. Same blokes in top order no matter lack of scores. Do I have any right to be ****?
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 11, 2018, 9:54 pm

Went into Kmart over the weekend. They sell NBL merch. Jerseys and shorts. Not team jerseys, jerseys with just the NBL logo on them.

Am I the only one who thinks this is odd? It would be like the NRL selling their own jerseys. Who out there is saying “I don’t follow a particular team. But I’m a fan of the league”?


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Post by -PJ- » December 12, 2018, 6:28 am

That's all screwed up I agree..
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Post by dubby » December 12, 2018, 6:47 am

-TW- wrote:No Christmas hams in the APS...
All they have left is the earthquake ham

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Post by -PJ- » December 12, 2018, 6:01 pm

Well its all systems go for Mrs PJ tomorrow.

The hospital just rang, I've got to have her at admissions JHH at 1130am.

She's fasting from midnight..
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Post by bonehead » December 12, 2018, 6:47 pm

-PJ- wrote:Well its all systems go for Mrs PJ tomorrow.

The hospital just rang, I've got to have her at admissions JHH at 1130am.

She's fasting from midnight..
all the best for tomorrow mate

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bonehead wrote:
December 12, 2018, 6:47 pm
-PJ- wrote:Well its all systems go for Mrs PJ tomorrow.

The hospital just rang, I've got to have her at admissions JHH at 1130am.

She's fasting from midnight..
all the best for tomorrow mate

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Post by greeneyed » December 13, 2018, 4:56 am

Hope all goes well today PJ!
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Post by -PJ- » December 13, 2018, 5:37 am

greeneyed wrote:
December 13, 2018, 4:56 am
Hope all goes well today PJ!
Cheers GE.

She's up outta bed and soon has to have a special shower and cleanse herself with this pre-op stuff.

It smells real bad. She used it last night before bed.

Luckily she gets to rinse it off the water.

I'm going to get pretty busy in the next week or so. Whilst going back and forth to the hospital I'm still transporting our son to and from his carers, cooking(cough) and doing my very best not to strangle my mother in law.

I'm on holidays thank god. I can't even have a beer until these long days are over.
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Post by Brewdle » December 13, 2018, 6:19 am

Woeful stuff PJ, hope your lovely wife recovers quickly!


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Post by dubby » December 13, 2018, 6:21 am

All the best PJ.

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