May 16th, 2003

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Where's the tea?

After how many visits should people feel comfortable asking for tea if they want it?

Mean: 3.71 Median: 2 Std. Dev 4.94
0(0.0%)
1
9(42.9%)
2
4(19.0%)
3
4(19.0%)
4
1(4.8%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(4.8%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
0(0.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
1(4.8%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
1(4.8%)

After how many visits should people just make their own damn tea?

Mean: 9.15 Median: 5.5 Std. Dev 7.71
0(0.0%)
1
3(15.0%)
2
3(15.0%)
3
2(10.0%)
4
2(10.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(5.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(10.0%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
0(0.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
1(5.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
1(5.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
5(25.0%)
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(no subject)

Is there a word for that momentary pause when, having changed your password the previous day, you stare at your keyboard trying to remember what exactly you changed it to?
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(no subject)

Remember the "Tunbridge Wells Superhero" story a while back (no, I can't be arsed finding it again). Well, it was a hoax. It never really happened.

More here.
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I am teh R0x0r!

Standard life has pay grades. Inside those pay grades people are assigned a percentage of the midpoint. Once a year (in November) people are moved up (and presumably down) the pay grade they are in. The pay grades themselves are also changed (to take inflation and national pay scales into account).

Graduate trainees are treated slightly differently - for the first two years we get 2 pay increases a year, one in November and one in May. This is onstensibly to bring us up to the level we suit faster, as we go through our quasi-apprenticeship. In actual fact I think it's to keep us happy so that we don't start looking elsewhere during the 2 year "you don't know anything yet" period.

Anyway, our May pay review came through today and it looks like everyone got a 4.55% pay rise. Which works out to about £50 a month after tax. Which will happily pay off my debts slight faster (or possibly a few more nights out :-> )

Any way round, I feel pretty happy about this...