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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

117 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 08:36

    Thanks Gav, what a champ!

    Reply

  2. Lord Chaos

    December 22, 2017 at 08:36

    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

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 08:37

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

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        December 22, 2017 at 08:38

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

        Reply

        • Kromas Ryder

          December 22, 2017 at 09:25

          You just reminded a new episode of RWBY is out.

          Reply

      • Kromas Ryder

        December 22, 2017 at 09:24

        Roosterteeth.com

        Or Netflix

        Or Youtube/Roosterteeth.

        Reply

  3. Umar

    December 22, 2017 at 08:38

    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.

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      December 22, 2017 at 08:40

      I even have Steam installed here 😛

      Reply

      • Umar

        December 22, 2017 at 08:45

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

        Reply

  4. PoisonedBelial

    December 22, 2017 at 08:44

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

    Reply

  5. Lord Chaos

    December 22, 2017 at 08:45

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

    Reply

  6. Gavin Mannion

    December 22, 2017 at 08:48

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

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 08:59

      LMGTFY

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        December 22, 2017 at 09:00

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

        Reply

  7. Unavengedavo

    December 22, 2017 at 08:52

    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

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 09:03

      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

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo

        December 22, 2017 at 09:12

        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.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          December 22, 2017 at 09:16

          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

          Reply

  8. R1ker

    December 22, 2017 at 08:52

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

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 09:03

      We have a braai at 12h00

      Reply

  9. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 09:09

    So, who is getting what on the Steam sale?

    Reply

    • Kromas Ryder

      December 22, 2017 at 09:23

      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/

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        December 22, 2017 at 09:28

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

        Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        December 22, 2017 at 09:29

        Looks awesome

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          December 22, 2017 at 09:34

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

          Reply

    • Magu

      December 22, 2017 at 09:53

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

      Reply

  10. Francois Knoetze

    December 22, 2017 at 09:14

    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.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 09:19

      Hmmmm, I think I need to come down to Ke-nys-na, I’ll sabotage vehicles, take a decent percentage, and also satisfy my need to break things.

      Sound good?

      Reply

  11. Skittle

    December 22, 2017 at 09:20

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

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 09:29

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

      Reply

      • Magu

        December 22, 2017 at 09:51

        *shuddering intensifies*

        Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      December 22, 2017 at 12:17

      There is nothing wrong with rampant alcoholism during the holiday season

      Reply

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        December 22, 2017 at 13:23

        Except for cops

        Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      December 22, 2017 at 17:02

      better to chug a warm one at 9am?

      Reply

  12. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 09:36

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

    Reply

  13. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 09:44

  14. Magu

    December 22, 2017 at 09:49

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

    Reply

  15. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 09:56

    Right, so lets do some dad-jokes.

    “winner” takes home a special gift

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      December 22, 2017 at 09:58

      I’m intrigued as to what this gift may be

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        December 22, 2017 at 10:00

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

        Reply

  16. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 10:31

    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)

    Reply

  17. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    December 22, 2017 at 10:53

    “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 …

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 27, 2017 at 09:00

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

      Reply

  18. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 11:03

    Who here plays PUBG? How is the SA ping?

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      December 22, 2017 at 11:07

      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

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        December 22, 2017 at 11:08

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

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          December 22, 2017 at 11:09

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

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            December 22, 2017 at 11:09

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

          • R1ker

            December 22, 2017 at 11:19

            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

            December 22, 2017 at 11:24

            IKR?

            I hate that

  19. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    December 22, 2017 at 11:27

    Relaxing at work

    Reply

  20. Ottokie

    December 22, 2017 at 11:45

    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      December 22, 2017 at 11:47

      Hehehehe

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      December 22, 2017 at 12:15

      This is cruel

      Reply

  21. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    December 22, 2017 at 11:47

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

    Bless you all

    Reply

    • R1ker

      December 22, 2017 at 11:54

      merry xmas and happy new year admiral!!

      Reply

  22. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    December 22, 2017 at 12:15

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

    Reply

  23. gam3jaxx

    December 22, 2017 at 12:54

    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

    Reply

  24. For the Emperor!

    December 22, 2017 at 13:55

    Haven’t worked since 31 October 🙂

    Reply

  25. Ottokie

    December 23, 2017 at 02:03

    100

    o/

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 27, 2017 at 09:00

      It used to hit a thousand. Sad…

      Reply

  26. Lord Chaos

    December 27, 2017 at 09:11

    Who else is here?

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 27, 2017 at 09:37

    • Original Heretic

      December 27, 2017 at 09:38

      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.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        December 27, 2017 at 09:39

        Think I might disappear before 11

        Reply

        • Original Heretic

          December 27, 2017 at 09:44

          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.

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            December 27, 2017 at 09:52

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

      • Dresden

        December 27, 2017 at 12:09

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

        Reply

        • Original Heretic

          December 27, 2017 at 12:48

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

          Reply

          • Dresden

            December 27, 2017 at 13:31

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

          • Original Heretic

            December 27, 2017 at 13:40

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

          • Dresden

            December 27, 2017 at 14:27

            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

            December 27, 2017 at 14:35

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

  27. Lord Chaos

    December 28, 2017 at 06:54

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

    Reply

    • Dresden

      December 28, 2017 at 09:26

      :'(

      Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 28, 2017 at 09:30

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

      Better the devil you know.

      Reply

  28. Original Heretic

    December 28, 2017 at 09:30

    • Lord Chaos

      December 28, 2017 at 09:38

      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.

      Reply

  29. Lord Chaos

    December 29, 2017 at 08:05

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

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 29, 2017 at 08:11

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

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        December 29, 2017 at 08:14

        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

        Reply

        • Original Heretic

          December 29, 2017 at 08:18

          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.

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            December 29, 2017 at 08:20

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

          • Original Heretic

            December 29, 2017 at 08:21

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

          • Lord Chaos

            December 29, 2017 at 08:25

            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

            December 29, 2017 at 08:27

            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

            December 29, 2017 at 09:11

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

          • Original Heretic

            December 29, 2017 at 09:22

            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

            December 29, 2017 at 09:30

            Well, drive safe and beware of morons on the road

          • Original Heretic

            December 29, 2017 at 09:32

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

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