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Alfs 5:20 Thu May 16
Mistakes at work
Chris Grayling made one five years ago which has cost tax payers £500 million - privatisation of the probation service.

How would anyone remain in a job if this happened in the private sector and had to answer to share holders?

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chiff 2:29 Sun May 26
Re: Mistakes at work
Reading your last post I felt that you viewed God like people would describe the child catcher from Chitty's Chitty's bang bang, and from experience I have met lots of people who feel the same. I once held similar views until I got to know the Bible better plus life experiences. However God is love, and in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 it tells us what love is.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
I am nowhere near perfect, who is?, However it is my believe that I am a better person through the the gentle teachings from the Bible.
Today in church we looked at Philippians 3:17-21 that was about the importance of following Godly role models and secondly, to STRIVE to transforming into a Godly role model. All Christians should follow this advise.
God bless you

chiff 10:25 Sun May 26
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'we our shit and unworthy but He died for us anyway'.
Although I would maybe substitute the word shit, what you have done is described exactly what grace is.
Amazing grace - how sweet the sound - that saved a
wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.
Recognise the Hymn?
Grace is mercy, charity, clemency, leniency. To show kindness or compassion.
It struck me when writing the above sentence how the words above our very scarce in our vocabulary today.

normannomates 4:56 Fri May 24
Re: Mistakes at work
Eerie 11.29

Kaiser Zoso 11:39 Thu May 23
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The bit that mystifies me about Christianity is the belief that God made us all in his own image, and put us on earth with free will, so he could test us.

Because that’s what you’d do if you were a god, isn’t it - create things then see how they get on when you put a few traps in the way. Maybe rub a few out with an earthquake or plague and see how they react.

Eerie Descent 11:29 Thu May 23
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We're shit and unworthy, but he died for us anyway.

I wish he had thought that through properly.

chiff 11:13 Thu May 23
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You make a good point Eerie,
Galatians 4: 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son.
Romans 5:6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

The appointed moment in God's redemptive plan. Christ died for the ungodly (you and I). Christ's love is grounded in God's FREE GRACE and is not the result of any inherent worthiness found in its objects (humankind). In fact it is lavished on us in spite of our undesirable character.

Some Christians further believe that because of the transport infrastructure created by the Romans that allowed many parts of the Roman empire and beyond to be accessable to everyone, Christianity was spread in a way that was impossible before Roman occupation.

Eerie Descent 7:32 Wed May 22
Re: Mistakes at work
They certainly took their time sending him down.

chiff 7:18 Wed May 22
Re: Mistakes at work
Hi Eggburt,
People went to heaven in old testament times. My quote from the Bible applies from when Jesus began His minestry.

overbyyer 2:14 Wed May 22
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Came back to the office with a colleague about 7pm one evening after an afternoon 'out'. Went through the pair of doors out of the lift lobby, my colleague barged into one side of the doors - it jumped off its hinges and fell on top of me, pinning me to the floor. Managed to get out and stood the door up against the wall and went home.

Went in the next day and the door was back on, so said nothing. There was an email waiting for me from our Helpdesk, titled : 'its all on CCTV'

Made redundant three months later...........cant think why.

Eggbert Nobacon 12:41 Wed May 22
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chiff 12:25 Fri May 17
Re: Mistakes at work
To quote the Bible ROI Christ is the way, the truth and the light. No one comes to the father except through me (Christ).

but what about all the people born before Jesus lived? they're fucked I take it?

seems a little unfair

Aalborg Hammer 12:01 Wed May 22
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When I was an apprentice at a valve company in Basingstoke,I was given a job towards my course whuch was to put some Armco up to stop delivery lorries driving over the Managing Directors rosebeds..I successfully installed the barrier using scrap Armco from the local council..so impressed was the old man,he asked me to do the other door....then,I put the hired pneumatic drill through the armoured cable going into the machine shop ,casting them into darkness...I was popular with the machine shop staff as they were given the day off,with pay....not too popular with the MD though

Mike Oxsaw 10:37 Wed May 22
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Bungo 9:31 Wed May 22

Reorganisations are the big give-away.

Anything less than 2 years between significant company/department reorganisations is a sure sign that those "in charge" really haven't got a fucking clue how life works in the real world and that their underlying business process is a pile of dog's eggs.

Mike Oxsaw 10:32 Wed May 22
Re: Mistakes at work
Manuel 8:10 Wed May 22

Do you need to be told when to go to bed, too, or is that the one thing in life you can work out for yourself?

wanstead_hammer 9:58 Wed May 22
Re: Mistakes at work
All the best chiff. Glad you found solace.

Bungo 9:31 Wed May 22
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Mike Oxsaw 7:42 Wed May 22

I find it funny how they keep on coming up with 'new initiatives', that they give a fancy name too, design a fancy logo for, present to each other to great acclaim, before it reaches the real people who shrug, ignore it and it all quietly fades away.

Only for the process to be endlessly repeated under different titles once the previous effort has been dead and forgotten for long enough...

Manuel 8:10 Wed May 22
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When the fixtures out, Oxbore?

Mike Oxsaw 7:42 Wed May 22
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I'm sure that there is a school of thinking that runs along the lines of making/allowing mistakes to happen just so that they can charge in like some knight on a big white horse (can I still say "big'?), save the day and get shit-loads of attention/brownie points.

The old c wing 10:57 Tue May 21
Re: Mistakes at work
In my experience, most senior leaders, certainly at 6 figures plus, are completely unaware of their own incompetency - and its this ignorance that takes them there.

bobbymoore 9:29 Tue May 21
Re: Mistakes at work
Whilst out in Afghan, I broke a brand new £80k satellite system when it fell off the AC unit we set it up on.... cos I was posing for "war story" pictures.

Got away with it :)

chiff 8:34 Tue May 21
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Thanks Jim C

Jim C 10:05 Mon May 20
Re: Mistakes at work
All the best to you Chiff.

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