7 Days Ago!!!

I wrote about the management at my place of work being petty over orange squash, and now they have stopped the staff drinking coffee in their breaks during the day and the free meals in the staff canteen has also been withdrawn. If we now want coffee, we have to pay for it, not even reduced staff prices, but the full price that the customers pay; and we aren’t allowed out of the building during breaks to get a cup of coffee elsewhere, many staff members have said they’ll bring a flask into work, and a cup if necessary. I really do think that they are trying to piss off the staff now, they are cancelling overtime as well, so more work will be dumped on the core staff members. I don’t know what the hell they are playing at; do they not understand the principle of a happy workforce will work harder? The restaurant is chronically understaffed during the week anyway, so you would think that they would try to keep the existing staff happy, especially with two new restaurants opening in the area soon, a few of the weekend staff have already defected to one of the rival restaurants, and given the chance, I’ll be off as well. I would love to see the whole Restaurant staff walk out in unison to work in the new restaurant that M&S are opening in the autumn, just in time to fuck up the management royally for the Christmas rush!

Football has been another disappointment, Plymouth Argyle losing 0 – 1 at Home Park today against Cardiff City. The annoying thing is that it was self inflicted, Romain Larrieu fumbled the ball on what should have been an easy ball for him to claim, and the ball crept over the line. Plymouth had much of the play in the second half, but couldn’t convert that pressure into a goal, which seems to be the problem with Argyle’s game at the moment, excellent build up play, but lack the finishing ability of other Championship teams. All this means that Argyle are slipping backwards, dropping a place to 14th after QPR drew with Brighton today, and with Stoke City and Leicester both winning, Argyle are in danger of dropping back further if results don’t turn around! Plymouth have only managed one point from a total of nine points available, which simply isn’t good enough as two of those three games were at home! And in theory Argyle could still go down this season if things don’t improve as the Pilgrims are only 14 points off a relegation place, and with seven games left, it could happen, it’s unlikely, but mathematically possible.

In Formula One, Jenson Button will start from the front row of the grid behind the Renault of Giancarlo Fisichella who pipped the Briton to pole by 0.146 seconds. But it’s still a good position for Jenson; will this be the first win of his career? Probably not is the answer to that, I believe that the Renault’s and McLaren’s will be too strong for him; given that the Honda isn’t as good as expected judging by the cars performance in the last race in Bahrain. Rookie Nico Rosberg put his Williams Cosworth on the second row claiming third spot, outpacing the more experienced Australian Mark Webber, who could only manage 5th place on the grid. Michael Schumacher slotted in 4th position between the two Williams, The McLaren’s of Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen finished the session in 6th and 7th respectively, and the pole sitter’s team mate Fernando Alonso ended up in 8th position on the grid, although these positions are likely to change come race day after several competitors have had engine changes and may face penalties. So an interesting race is in prospect for tomorrow, I would love to see Jenson get his first win, but I feel that his Honda isn’t good enough to beat McLaren and Renault, but it the words of Murray Walker “anything could happen and it usually does” – so i’ll be hoping that Jens gets his first win!

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