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enemies/friends
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:33 pm

Taxi drivers are great. They ask you how much you want the receipt made out for :lol:

One of the guys I work with got handed an empty taxi receipt book by one driver.

I'm not an accountant, so I can spend what I want. Hotel for this week was £1150 for 4 nights I think.

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JC!
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:54 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
enemies/friends wrote:No minibar but I get up to £40 a day to spend on dinner which is actually tricky enough to spend all of. Hotel depends week by week really. This week's is probably one of the two best I've ever been in. In fairness though, in London even the Premier Inns are pretty decent.
The 40 pound is a test. You're not obliged to spend it all.
You're an accountant, they want to see that your frugal.

I've been on business overnights with external accountants, for audits too actually, and i'd check myself into a decent hotel in the area. They never do, they will stay in budget accomodation or a B&B.
then they're chumps. the only time i've stayed in something shite was when it was the only thing available, or only thing not ridic in price.

the time they charge to the job will waaaaaaaaaay outstrip the cost to the job than an extra 30e a night in a decent hotel :lol:

expenses fraud though, now there's another ball game altogether...

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JC!
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:56 pm

maradara wrote:they're waiting to see the strip joint on his receipts for 'entertainment'
lad i know worked way off in the far east years back. was on one job in a remote island, up the mountain.

the client offered them female entertainment to their hotel!!

claims he said no...

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:49 pm

enemies/friends wrote: Hotel for this week was £1150 for 4 nights I think.
your tax dollars at work :lol:
I've a pal who has worked for Deloitte years and does tonnes of government consulting, it seems as though there is basically no budget, just bill it all in no questions asked. Its scandalous really

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:00 pm

hunger games 2 is 2 & half hours long?!
what the fuck!

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never_green
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:11 pm

the first one is just shy of 2 and a half hours too

i tried watching it last weekend and found it a real struggle, made it through 1/3 of it

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:16 pm

I keep going to turn it off but I know I'm just dragging out something that has to be done.
it is an extra draggy film isn't it?

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:41 pm

yeah, it really feels like a bulky book adaptation

shame as i had heard it was decent enough. not sure i'll bother continuing with it as there's probably another 6 and half hours in total i'd have to watch before the story concludes

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:14 am

JC! wrote:
maradara wrote:they're waiting to see the strip joint on his receipts for 'entertainment'
lad i know worked way off in the far east years back. was on one job in a remote island, up the mountain.

the client offered them female entertainment to their hotel!!

claims he said no...
eeehhh can we keep this one off the books chief?

ishouldcoco
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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:16 am

hunger games 2 is basically just the same film again but shitter. It's dire.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:29 am

never_green wrote:the first one is just shy of 2 and a half hours too

i tried watching it last weekend and found it a real struggle, made it through 1/3 of it
I did the exact same! Found myself on my phone a lot for the bit I did watch.

I really wanted it to be good :-(
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JC!
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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:37 am

i was dragged to the first one in the cinema. it was just after work on a friday. i'd say 90% of the audience were in school uniforms, me there in a suit, looking a pillock

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Zook
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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:42 am

Oh christ the heating war has begun in my office

They put the heating on at the first sign of coldness.. its not even properly cold out yet..

It was 18 degrees the other day and a few of them were complaining about the cold. :-x
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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:51 am

aye, same here zook. been like this for a fortnight now.

I'm sweating bullets.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:56 am

I've me fan on.

tbf my body has no idea what temperature it should be.
Must be going through the change.

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eric the beard
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Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:57 am

I've been getting hot flashes lately too.

what's happening to us.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:05 am

ha i'm the same, 2 of the women in here are absolute wenchs. They come in without socks, wearing vests basically, and sceaming about the cold. Fucking nightmare. I always open the windows.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:09 am

Zook wrote:Oh christ the heating war has begun in my office

They put the heating on at the first sign of coldness.. its not even properly cold out yet..

It was 18 degrees the other day and a few of them were complaining about the cold. :-x
its the opposite in here. its as cold as possible year round. came in at quarter to 7 and one of the lads had the air con on my side of the room on at the lowest. it was colder than it was outside. Wouldnt mind but they have different controls for their side of the room. So I knocked it off.

His boss came in then at 10 past 7 and before even checking the temp she puts the one ON MY SIDE OF THE FUCKING ROOM on and at the lowest temp with the fan on full blast. I got up and knocked it off again.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:10 am

all the shops are it now too.

I was at the bank on saturday morning, standing in the lobby area and it was boiling, absolutely sweltering. i was dripping wet.

lovely day outside too so there was no need for it.

I suppose they don't want the aul ones coming and moaning about it being too chilly.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:12 am

places are definitely getting stingy on the air con. Last 2 trips to the cinema I nearly died of the heat. Said I wouldn't go back til the weather turned cold.

Loads of shops lately too, you'd almost pass out.

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