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#19951 Banjogirl

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 14:06

Maybe no team building events is the way to go.
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#19952 Maizie

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 14:36

What's 'acceptable' is going to vary person to person, and I accept that you will never be able to please everybody.  All I really needed was confirmation that it was OK to come along for the social bit and just spectate for the sporty bit.  Other people may have wanted to know other things...

What I'd like is acknowledgement that anyone who can't participate entirely is welcome to attend anyway if they wish (or confirmation that if you turn up, you must take part).  If some activities can be modified to enable participation, that'd be nice; but simply if activities can be described in advance so people can decide whether they can or can't take part that'd be very useful.  And understanding that people who won't take part aren't necessarily just fussing over nothing - reasons may not be obvious!

Our department doesn't enforce going to the event, so anyone who totally didn't want to do any of it didn't have to.  About two-thirds of our group were there.  I just wonder if there are people slightly less brave or able than me - who'd love to go to the social bit but can't get over the mystery/sport/whatever of the activity part.  Our management do go on about inclusion and diversity, and point to the fact we are probably technically more skilled and socially less skilled than the general population - it's just the sort of extroverts who end up on the organising teams don't seem to fully grasp what that means (no criticism to them!)


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#19953 Norway

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 15:26

I think an American supper social is a good way to go. With optional attendance, and the freedom to circulate and socialise with who you wish, and to leave when you've had enough. And strictly no organised "fun"!


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#19954 corenfa

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 18:01

My team at work has always done events where there is an optional low impact physical type thing- snooker, table tennis and bowling were the last few. I have always gone along but not done any of the actual sporting bit, and have never been given a hard time about it. It works for us
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#19955 Gran'piano

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 19:00

I do wish that when I am out on my bike and come to the bottom of one particular 11% road, I didn't see the cheerful notice "Slowly Please" staring at me as I grind my way up it.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:22

I know the feeling Gran'piano. Like the "Keep in low gear" sign when I'm already walking and pushing the bike. Are they having a laugh?


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#19957 Latin pianist

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:29

We've been driving round the tortuous Devon lanes. They've got 40mph painted on the road in numerous places. You must be joking!
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:40

My daughter's coat was stolen yesterday - bad enough, but it had her medication in the pocket. We spent 2 hours waiting to see a doctor to get a prescription, only to be told there aren't any in stock locally. When is someone going to sort this out - the epipen shortage has been going on for more than a year now. She is supposed to be doing work experience next week, but may not be able to go now.


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#19959 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 19:49

Five past 8 neighbours go out. 10 seconds later I begin violin practice. 10 seconds later aunt phones. Half an hour later aunt puts phone down. 10 seconds later neighbours come back in.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 20:02

My daughter's coat was stolen yesterday - bad enough, but it had her medication in the pocket. We spent 2 hours waiting to see a doctor to get a prescription, only to be told there aren't any in stock locally. When is someone going to sort this out - the epipen shortage has been going on for more than a year now. She is supposed to be doing work experience next week, but may not be able to go now.

Is there nowhere further away that stocks them? Can the prescription only be fulfilled locally and if so can an exception be made in these circumstances?

 

Five past 8 neighbours go out. 10 seconds later I begin violin practice. 10 seconds later aunt phones. Half an hour later aunt puts phone down. 10 seconds later neighbours come back in.

Why can't you practice when the neighbours are in?


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#19961 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:19

Why can't you practice when the neighbours are in?

I'm too shy.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:21

My daughter's coat was stolen yesterday - bad enough, but it had her medication in the pocket. We spent 2 hours waiting to see a doctor to get a prescription, only to be told there aren't any in stock locally. When is someone going to sort this out - the epipen shortage has been going on for more than a year now. She is supposed to be doing work experience next week, but may not be able to go now.

I eventually managed to find one - and not too far away. I really shouldn't have to spend an hour on the phone though to track one down. Stocks are so low that it takes at least a week to order one, and that is only if you are considered a prority!


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#19963 Violin Hero

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:01

 

Why can't you practice when the neighbours are in?

I'm too shy.

 

Get a mute. A heavy one if you really don't want to be heard. 

 

Anyway how do you know when the neighbors are in or not? Obviously you might occasionally see them leave but other than that... 


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#19964 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:44

They're my upstairs neighbours. I hear them come and go. Don't take me too seriously.

Actually, I'm more conscious of passers-by in the street hearing me, lol. (I only have single glazing)


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:14

Put a hat out Gordon! Make them pay!


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