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I've got a wonderful opportunity for you...

Discussion in 'Education news' started by WB, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. WB

    WB New commenter

    Whenever my head come up to me and says, "I've got a wonderful opportunity for you..." she really means she wants a mug to do extra work and not get paid for it.
    Am I being cynical or do others feel the same?
    lulu57, bevdex, sabrinakat and 2 others like this.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  3. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    House of Fraser
  4. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

  5. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    I used to work at C & A. First thing you had to learn was what it stood for.
  6. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    As we say to kids, when offered something bad, "just say no".
    emerald52 likes this.
  7. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Cigarettes and Alcohol?

    There where a couple near me in London. I remember how they economised by having ultra-low lighting (before such a thing was Hollister trendy...) and how there was always the feeling of jumble sale about the place...

    Sometimes I travel to The Netherlands, purely to visit a C&A...
  8. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Hmmm - thanks for that one WB. I usually start off with "I wonder if you could do something for me" when I want my husband to do a job, but his face always clouds over and I add: 'I don't mean to do it right now, but a little job to put on your list' etc etc Now tomorrow morning I will try: 'I've a wonderful opportunity for you' - and these words will precede: 'because two of the drains at the back of the house need clearing out as we've got flooding because it's not running away down the drain.' So, does that sound better?
  9. george1963

    george1963 Occasional commenter

    I liked this, it made me smile... "I've got a wonderful opportunity for you." I'll see if I can use that in my conversations today :)

    Of course it's Boulangerie but everyone's got their quirks. Even me :)
  10. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    I'm sure there's a very inappropriate joke about this...couldn't possibly write it on here!!!
    sabrinakat likes this.

    SEBREGIS Senior commenter

    Never step into an office with polythene sheets on the wall..... and the floor... and over the windows...
    drvs likes this.
  12. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Pass it onto your much more deserving colleagues who are far better qualified for it to boot.
  13. aypi

    aypi Established commenter

    "Oh, do you think. I am sure there are more deserving cases"
  14. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    OK. I'm going to tell my C and A joke. This used to be an Irish joke but I shall de-nationalise it.

    A bloke at work was always putting his work boots on the wrong feet so to help him his mate wrote the letter R on his right boot and L on the left boot. The mate explained to the bloke that R stood for right and that boot went on his right foot and L stood for left and that boot went on his left foot.
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    NotAPowerRanger and bevdex like this.
  15. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I always dodged such 'opportunities' by replying that as a one person department I felt fully committed to giving my students the very best I could and any distractions from that would be detrimental to the students' learning and experience and surely SLT wouldn't want that would they?
  16. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

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  17. NotAPowerRanger

    NotAPowerRanger New commenter

    This isn't really isolated to teaching though. It's a decades (if not centuries) old management ploy used pretty much everywhere.
  18. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I used to love the power rangers. I had to watch the show because my now grown up daughters always watched it and I grew to like it. I thought the monster costumes were just great. I'm sorry you're not a power ranger.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  19. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    oo missus titter ye not.

    I know the same one.
    Bit rude gor here though. I'd get kicked out, what!
    mrajlong likes this.
  20. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Shedman told it already!!
    Shedman likes this.

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