What grinds your gears ?

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Sega2006 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:05 am

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Speaking of cars, buying car insurance is a painful experience, at least for me. The jargon, the endless Ts & Cs, the threat of giving false information leading to you being tarred and feathered, makes it all very head battering.
Try when they are heaviley modified, online won't run it and when you ring them they whinge why havent you done it online and then spend forever going back and forth askeing somone about every single mod and then want you to give them a physics lesson on how it works.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DPrinny » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:38 pm

Working like a SOB to get the arcade clean (usually a two person job that they take twice as long to do) then work hard again to do other things.
Sit down for a rest and get told to fill the fridge and next day get told off for not doing the dishes.

TL;DR - being overworked and underappreciated

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by pratty » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:20 am

Ordered a £30 book for a Christmas present from a seller on Amazon, obviously I check their feedback history and it looks good. Of course after I ordered a week ago I wonder why it hasn't arrived yet, I check their feedback again to see if others have had problems and now there's dozens of customers reporting their books haven't turned up either, and they can't get a response or refund from the seller.

Just great! So do I order again from somewhere else and risk ending up with two copies? Will I even get a refund if the seller's just gone dark?

It's bad enough businesses acting like this at the best of times, but at Christmas!

I seem to be having bad luck with this. When DQXI was released I pre-ordered it from an ebay business, perfect feedback etc, then when I ordered suddenly they were having "paypal issues" and I had to wait 5 weeks to get a refund from ebay.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by psj3809 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:27 am

Amazon are very good at refunds if you contact them compare to eBay which takes forever

The few times I’ve had an issue they’ve refunded me almost immediately.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Sega2006 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:31 pm

psj3809 wrote:
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Amazon are very good at refunds if you contact them compare to eBay which takes forever

The few times I’ve had an issue they’ve refunded me almost immediately.
Second that for the most part although I had issues with a jacket and it took reporting the buyer for the guy to sort it, guy acctually insisted ringing late at night and insisted I remove the stuff before he'd sort it as well.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by pratty » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:53 am

Thanks guys, got my refund from Amazon sorted. The seller's feedback score is now down to 8%! :shock: Virtually nobody got their stuff this month, and nobody got a reply from them, just what you need at Christmas. One the plus side I've actually had some great customer service from private ebay sellers.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DPrinny » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:19 pm

the lack of any responses from jobs ive applied for.
Its not like im going for stuff I haven't done before, im also going for jobs that I can get to in under half an hour (by bike)

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:17 am

Bad time of year for it Mike. Christmas staff will have cleared off leaving a mess of paperwork in their wake, and most people have only been back at it for a couple of days. Give it a week or so and they should be back into the swing of things and perhaps you'll see some movement.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:17 pm

Movement is needed sooner rather than later

Getting told off for pointing out that somebody didn't do there job

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:58 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
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Bad time of year for it Mike. Christmas staff will have cleared off leaving a mess of paperwork in their wake, and most people have only been back at it for a couple of days. Give it a week or so and they should be back into the swing of things and perhaps you'll see some movement.
Second this and the approach to April as they get conservative with their personel budgets so don't be discouraged by lack of bites, something will happen eventually.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:00 pm

Demands for feedback, once upon a time you just put a slip in a box on your way out the door if you had something to say but now it's emails and texts pestering for it.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:43 am

If it makes you feel better, I was told yesterday I didn't get a job I applied for, so I feel your pain.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 am

Ive been considering a 12 hour a week minimum wage job ("Overtime" might happen)

Only downsides I can see is its an early start and it probably won't be enough to live on.
Been trying to find out what rent and council tax reductions I could get.
I have a savings account and some spare money

I could do other freelance things

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by pratty » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:17 am

People's inability to accurayely describe things they're selling, would save us both a lot of hassle if they could.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Nin10dofan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:56 pm

There's a million computer games for sale right now, new ones and there all terrible😕😕😕😕😕

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