well 4 days off and an early start to boot,
feels like a longtime since ive been at work, mostly beaurocratic nonsense this time. but soem good stuff too
Bank bloody HSBC & HR again, letters submitted to bank, 1st call at 7.40 on my day off, not happy they need a new letter garunteeing my sallary for my contract as finance have been paying me by cheque - ok, so go to HR for letter 1 hour return, not there as HR are in a meeting, decide to return next day (monday), go to HR at 10.30 to get letter, letter yet to be written wait half an hour for letter to be drafted, fine, go to bank, submit letter at 1pm. job done fianly. but wait, i get a call yesterday saying signatures of HR director dont match with the ones on file, i get very cross at this point and storm down to Bank and start spitting nails, and ask to see the branch manager, a very nice chap, who sorts the problem thats taken me 24days to sort in 10 mins. currently the best service i have received from HSBC by a very long way, well done roxy mathew you are the only saving grace of HSBC West Bay. i would change but the nightmare that a friend C.N. has gone through to change banks makes my saga look easy.
3 mornings still trying to jump through hoops, im starting to feel like a show pony.
Upthings about days off
1) beach on saturday with nathan and louise nice to head to the north of qatar (2hr), had a blast getting out of doha, some very nice beaches, some not so nice beaches, but thats where the photographic beauty comes from.
2)drinks at the mercure prior to the singers arrival went downhill rapidly at that point. see micro review on doha nights.
3)finely got my overtime cheque for the last month so my current account is looking very very healthy.
4)ive started to hit the gym again now its getting warmer, 3times in 3days so things are looking up.
6)started to rebuild fatlaptop after i bought a 300gb hdd to back up the internal HDD to before i scrub it and build it from scratch.
7) Its started to get warmer again - 21 today and yesterday so not so cold.