Community Chat: What on earth are you still doing at work?

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No seriously, at what point did you think “Nah I’d rather work on Friday the 22nd while everyone is sitting on a beach, or in a pool or chugging back a cold one”?

I remember when I said, no don’t worry I don’t mind working the week before Christmas because it’s nice and quiet and it’s not like real work. Well past Gavin was a moron. I’ve been piling in the hours and can scarcely believe it’s Christmas on Monday.

Oh crap it’s Christmas on Monday, I need to go shopping… oh crap it’s the last weekend before Christmas, the shops are going to be a nightmare. Quick who, other than Takealot who I will never support as they sell pirated video game consoles, will deliver this weekend still?

Erm.. yeah speak amongst yourselves while I find a way to get out of work. What are you idiots doing here instead of relaxing?

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Last Updated: December 22, 2017

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    Thanks Gav, what a champ!

  • Lord Chaos

    Relaxing, re-watching Red vs Blue while everyone else on holiday are dealing with the throngs of infected humanity on an overcrowded beach or mall

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      Send me link on Whatsapp/Steam/Discord, I need something to watch

      • Lord Chaos

        Um… I actually have the files, watching on VLC.
        Should be on YT though

        • You just reminded a new episode of RWBY is out.

      • Roosterteeth.com

        Or Netflix

        Or Youtube/Roosterteeth.

  • Umar

    Just kicking back back and playing some games while eating pizza….


    NOT, I’m at work like the loser that I am. All ya’ll on holiday can suck it.

    • Lord Chaos

      I even have Steam installed here 😛

      • Umar

        Lol It’s actually great to be at work during this period. Was just playing Jenga with someone yesterday 😀

  • PoisonedBelial

    Moved offices over the weekend.
    Trying to finish everything so I can go on leave.
    Lets see if it happens…

  • Lord Chaos

    We have a farewell with really good food at 10, and then we leave at 12, sounds like a good deal to me.

  • Erm anyone here know how to display a pdf locally on a webpage from a datastream?

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      LMGTFY

      • Lord Chaos

        I wanted to post a link for that, but it’s Friday and the 22nd and I couldn’t be bothered.

  • Unavengedavo

    at what point did you think “Nah I’d rather work on Friday the 22nd while everyone is sitting on a beach, or in a pool or chugging back a cold one”?

    Maybe they started in November or December and don’t have enough leave accumulated.
    Or maybe they took leave earlier in the year and don’t have any left.
    Or maybe they have been kidnapped and are now forced to work in a sweatshop against their will and are secretly trying to cry out for help

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      Traditionally, the week before Christmas is busy in our company, becoz ppl be thirsty yo. But this year….just simple things in the morning, and then quiet from 11h00 onwards

      • Unavengedavo

        Usually it quiets down around this time of year with us. But this year it’s been crazy.

        Our P1 line has been ringing at least once a day this whole week.

        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          All my years of technical expertise have been wasted this week on password resets, shouting at people, watching YT videos, lolling at gifs and wasting time on 9gag

  • R1ker

    eish – also still at work. At least we can knock off at 13h00 today

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      We have a braai at 12h00

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    So, who is getting what on the Steam sale?

    • Nothing really peaked my interest. HOWEVER. Survive the Nights dropped onto steam quietly yesterday and decided to keep the game unlisted on steam. Too bad I check their page once a day and am preparing to buy it as and play as soon as I get home.

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/541300/Survive_the_Nights/

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        I saw that, forgot what the game was about. Lemme go check again

      • Lord Chaos

        Looks awesome

        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          Yeah, I’m game for that. I like to free-roam more actually

    • Magu

      Well, uh, I’m responsible enough that I don’t spend my overdraft on games…

    • Hammersteyn

      Nothing.

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        Keep an eye out for DS4 controller for me asb

        • Hammersteyn

          Will do.

  • Francois Knoetze

    All the holiday goers are here in Knysna buying and servicing cars here by me. Have to stay open to reap and recover from the quiet months.

  • Skittle

    Chugging back a cold one at 9am? This is a safe place Gavin, you can talk to us.

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      Safe? SAFE? HAHAHAHA, not even close. Darryn and Rince live here, this is NOT a safe place

      • Magu

        *shuddering intensifies*

    • There is nothing wrong with rampant alcoholism during the holiday season

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        Except for cops

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      better to chug a warm one at 9am?

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    09h37 and I’m already in the mood for a nap………

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon
  • Magu

    Big corporates don’t give a shit what all your friends are doing.

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    Right, so lets do some dad-jokes.

    “winner” takes home a special gift

    • Lord Chaos

      I’m intrigued as to what this gift may be

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        I farted on my wallet, I now have gas-money

    • Hammersteyn

      My dad’s dead.

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        Same here. I’ll be your foster dad!

        • Hammersteyn

          Dad jokes! Nailed it.

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Joke being that I’m your father?

          • Lord Chaos

            Well… If you’re nailing his mother…

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Only had to once, and bore magnificent massive fruit. I mean just look at his size. That is some top notch quality man-sauce that produced this big boy

          • Hammersteyn

            You raised me wrong though, that’s why I’m playing games on console 99% of the time.

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Absent father, I’m trying to relate now to my son by buying a PS4…

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            🙁

  • Hammersteyn

    Think I’ll go to the mall seeing as I’m working half day. Get some food and sit on a bench and watch the misery that is the human race frantically scurrying around shops for that last minute gift.

    • Just got back from the mall… it’s disastrous

    • HvR

      Are you going to give everyone that scurries past a thumbs up?

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    56 comments, oh well, I tried.

    Adios all you wonderful people. May your 2018 be awesome (Lord knows I need a better year after this year)

    • Hammersteyn

      Cheers bud!

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        If I rock up on your doorstep on the 26th, you’ll know we gon be getting gud fekked

        • Hammersteyn

          You’re welcome to try XD

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Try what? Rocking up, or getting fekked?

          • Lord Chaos

            Both?

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            It is a 12h drive to get to Hammerville

          • Hammersteyn

            FEKKED!

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            You have WAY more storage space, so for every one I drink you will have to drink 3

          • Hammersteyn

            Already starting with excuses XD

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Fine, I’ll NOT take my meds and drink you under the table

          • Hammersteyn

            YUS!

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            I need to stay dronk then, else I’ll either murder something

          • Hammersteyn

            We have mountains and oceans, plenty of places to hide……. something.

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Ok, noted

          • Lord Chaos

            There are pills for that

          • Hammersteyn

            Yeah, but you need to slip it in their drinks without them noticing

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    “Oh there ain’t no rest for the wicked
    Money don’t grow on trees
    I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed
    There ain’t nothing in this world for free
    Oh no, I can’t slow down, I can’t hold back
    Though you know, I wish I could
    Oh no there ain’t no rest for the wicked
    Until we close our eyes for good”

    – Cage The Elephant

    Enough said …

    • Original Heretic

      Borderlands….damn, now you got me wanting to play Borderlands.

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    Who here plays PUBG? How is the SA ping?

    • Lord Chaos

      I have it… haven’t played in a very long while.
      Guy here says now that it’s no longer early access it’s much better

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        I wanna play….but not if the latency and waiting times are like Overwatch

        • Lord Chaos

          I go between 180 and 220 on Overwatch, not bad according to me

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            Well, mine is between 230 and 260, that was back when my fffffff link was stuffed

          • R1ker

            i am also around 180 to 220 in Overwatch. But when it starts dropping to 250 – 300 then it becomes not so nice to play

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            IKR?

            I hate that

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    Relaxing at work

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      Hehehehe

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL!

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      This is cruel

  • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    Last comment for the year, thanks all for the lulz, the CH team for the effort and entertainment.

    Bless you all

    • R1ker

      merry xmas and happy new year admiral!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Same to you and everyone else, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all! See you all in 2018!

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    Has anybody seen Gamesradar’s recent article defending lootboxes and microtransactions? Which was recently followed by an EA sponsored series of videos promoting BF2?

  • gam3jaxx

    Working remotely is an option, but not muching coming in, as I work in IT, I have been doing some research into hacking almost done with Watch Dogs 2

  • For the Emperor!

    Haven’t worked since 31 October 🙂

  • 100

    o/

    • Original Heretic

      It used to hit a thousand. Sad…

  • Lord Chaos

    Who else is here?

    • Original Heretic
    • Original Heretic

      I think today we’re going to be the few and the proud. Too proud to admit that we’re deeply depressed to be working today.

      • Lord Chaos

        Think I might disappear before 11

        • Original Heretic

          Stuck here all day….

          But next week I’m off, then it’s holiday time with my little legend of a lad and my wife.

          • Lord Chaos

            If it’s really needed I can work from home, so it’s not that big of an issue

      • Dresden

        I think my pride was left in my bed the moment I decided getting up at 3:45…

        • Original Heretic

          As in, AM?! On purpose?
          There must be a reason….

          • Dresden

            Work. I have to travel in and I need to be there by 6AM…
            It’s even worse over the holiday season :/

          • Original Heretic

            Ugh, that sucks some major donkey dong.
            I hope you at least get to go home at a reasonable time.

          • Dresden

            7 PM…
            It’s fine though, I don’t work conventional weekdays so it balances out over the month.
            I actually just wanted to share that you guys aren’t alone in the grind that is working over the holidays.

          • Original Heretic

            Jeez man, stay strong. Them be long hours to toil away at work. I hope the remuneration is worth it.

  • Lord Chaos

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

    • Dresden

      :'(

    • Original Heretic

      Because if we don’t do it to ourselves, other will do it to us.

      Better the devil you know.

  • Original Heretic
    • Lord Chaos

      And I have to sit and wait for a delivery from that useless blue store that can’t even be bothered to call asking for delivery times or have contact details on their site.

  • Lord Chaos

    Ok people, go home, have (some) drinks, stay off the road and have a great new years

    • Original Heretic

      Half a day, then I’m off to do that.
      No, actually, I’m off home to pack. Heading to Knysna tomorrow.

      • Lord Chaos

        Also have to sit here and wait for some time still. And naturally there are some people who are gonna come in at 10 so they can leave at 12

        • Original Heretic

          It’s a nothing day for me today. Just have to sit here in case someone calls.
          And at 11:30, having a little work braai with the few other unfortunates that are here.

          • Lord Chaos

            Same, here if something goes wrong, which it hasn’t and wont, and watching RvB

          • Original Heretic

            Heh, I’m reading comics online.
            At least I have the internet to keep me company!

          • Lord Chaos

            I even have Steam open over here.
            I should get some digital comics again, got a few GBs worth of 2016 but so far none this year

          • Original Heretic

            Check this site out:
            http://www.comicextra.com/

            Loads to read. Though for some reason it doesn’t seem to be working for me this morning, the bastard thing.

          • Lord Chaos

            That looks awesome, thanks.
            And this evening Vamps is coming over for a braai

          • Original Heretic

            Yeah, been working my way through JL Dark, some Constantine, etc. I never really get a chance to read comics these days, so this has been bloody brilliant for me.
            Rather bad of me, though, I should be using this work quiet time to get my bloody novel fully edited, but I’m feeling SOOOOO damn lazy. Coupled with the fact that my writing partner is coming up with excuse after excuse as to why he’s not doing his part…. It just becomes an exercise in frustration.
            Enjoy the braai! Damn, I haven’t had a gathering of my mates in months. Something I shall remedy as soon as I am back from Knysna, I tell you!

          • Lord Chaos

            Well, drive safe and beware of morons on the road

          • Original Heretic

            I may let my wife do most of the driving. Just because.

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