Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 pm

Tomorrow I fulfil a lifelong dream of leaving a long term job without telling anyone I'm off.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU Independent on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Tomorrow I fulfil a lifelong dream of leaving a long term job without telling anyone I'm off.


Well done Dan! I did that once and it was f'in great!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:46 pm

As an old mate just put it "Dan, I'm totally with you. A decade of fake camaradarie, then just disappear"
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby jacko on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 pm

DasNutNock wrote:As an old mate just put it "Dan, I'm totally with you. A decade of fake camaradarie, then just disappear"


Has it not leaked out? Surely there must be someone there you like?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 pm

Nope, only found out from my new boss yesterday. I guess it's been on the cards for a while, but no-one in my current office will know. Been here 6 years - I'm well into middle age now, so I'm long past wanting much of a social life from work beyond the occasional pint after work or visit to watch AFC Wimbledon play. I'm purely in it for the money :)
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Mega Ron on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:40 am

Do you have a new role?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:48 am

Unclear at the moment - I don't even have a new contract yet, though they're preparing something, apparently. I suspect I'll be doing something vaguely similar to what I was doing for my previous firm (servers & storage management) and I'll be continuing to provide services to my former colleagues until they're sold off. Bit of an odd situation, really.

I have no idea how long this is going to last, and may very well end up with me being made redundant at some point - my new manager is unlikely to stick around very long, as their office in the US is being relocated 1500 miles away (which makes my change from a 6 mile commute to a 7 mile one seem pretty straightforward). At any rate, I've got something to do for the short term at least, which is perhaps better than where I thought I'd be 6 months ago.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:36 am

BTW, thanks to everyone who looked out for me when I started panicking last year. Didn't go unappreciated :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Tenbury on Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:10 pm

Good luck Dan.

For once I really do have something to break into a grin for:Tonight I'm off to my sister's in Helston for a long weekend. Excellent in a stand alone way, but best of all tomorrow and Sunday I'll be at Marazion marshes, just before dusk, watching the starlings come in to roost.Will I hold back the tears? History suggests not!

[So bollox to the M5,A30,Temple roadworks etc,I'd crawl there if I had to.]
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby -DL- on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Being in the right place at exactly the right time. Browsing a local selling group on Facebook just as some bird who clearly had no idea of it's value stuck up a black Fender Strat she found in her loft after moving in to a house for £50, and then managing to knock her down to £40 quid upon collection. 8-)

Needed a good clean and the strings were rusted, but jesus, I've just got myself a Strat for £40!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby hammerdivone on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm

I'd love to see a murmuration of starlings Tenbury :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 pm

-DL- wrote:Being in the right place at exactly the right time. Browsing a local selling group on Facebook just as some bird who clearly had no idea of it's value stuck up a black Fender Strat she found in her loft after moving in to a house for £50, and then managing to knock her down to £40 quid upon collection. 8-)

Needed a good clean and the strings were rusted, but jesus, I've just got myself a Strat for £40!



That's the sort of thing most people only dream of, I'm insanely jealous.

Put its details in here and see what pops out.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby -DL- on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:12 pm

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico
in the Year(s): 1992 - 1993
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby bracknellhammer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:05 pm

This little bag of fluff is 8 today

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 pm

-DL- wrote:Being in the right place at exactly the right time. Browsing a local selling group on Facebook just as some bird who clearly had no idea of it's value stuck up a black Fender Strat she found in her loft after moving in to a house for £50, and then managing to knock her down to £40 quid upon collection. 8-)

Needed a good clean and the strings were rusted, but jesus, I've just got myself a Strat for £40!


That's a great score there. Top bartering too!

I got a Warwick bass worth over £700 for £110 on eBay years ago when the bloke put it up as a "Watkins" bass (which it clearly wasn't).
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am

DasNutNock wrote:Tomorrow I fulfil a lifelong dream of leaving a long term job without telling anyone I'm off.

Our company tried to to TUPE us
turned out the new bod had **** all idea about us and it was all halted due to the fact we are list X for the MOD :lol:
looks like we are now on the move to be TUPE in full to MOD, oh yeah bring on the pensions and the yearly pay rise
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby westhamgardner on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:39 am

Booked my flight today to move back to the UK after ten years :scarfer:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:41 pm

-DL- wrote:managing to knock her down to £40 quid upon collection.


Shameful! :D

Early MIM Strats like yours had bodies and necks made at the USA Corona factory. Most were made of poplar in a different production area to the standard American bodies, but some of the real early ones had alder bodies made on the 'proper' production lines and these are quite sought after.

If you loosen the neck screws a little and the neck waggles side to side a bit, it's likely to be one of the poplar ones. If the neck is a tight fit in the pocket, I'll give you as much as 60 quid for it.

You probably know all this, but the geek in me speaks loudly.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm

Also, some of the early MIM Strats had pickups left over from the last Japanese Squier Strats, which were really really good. Others had some cheap ceramic magnet pickups which were a bit gash.

If you ever get round to looking, the pony pickups have two small bar magnets on the underside. The decent ones have one larger one.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:49 pm

westhamgardner wrote:Booked my flight today to move back to the UK after ten years :scarfer:


Christ, wherever you're living now must be really ****.
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