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Office Drone Hive 2015

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Jiminy
willy wrote:
Remedial wrote:
willy wrote:
Shaun, you have Executive in your title. Does that mean you have your own private jet or does your company throw the word executive around like a 25,000 Baht hooker on Bangalore street?

25000 Thai Baht equals 938.436 Australian Dollar

Also why would a Thai hooker be in India?


Thanks for conversion, would you throw a cheaper hooker around more or less? Personally I'd like to get my money's worth more from a grand than a casual $50 wristy.

As for your second point; I said street, not city. Its been a while and I didn't check when I did the op nor have I checked yet but I thought the main seedy strip in Phuket was Bangalore.

So yeah Rem, go fuck yourself.


Relax everyone. This is a common reaction from miners when they realise they're getting ripped off by their ladyboys.
Darkshaunz
Spoon wrote:
The eight checked in Drones have been added to the 'Roster of Agony'


Here's to another year of suffering, lads.

On a more macro-economic note: I do have some genuine concerns about some of our bigger accounts for this year, seeing as Malazer depends quite a lot on oil money for our nation's income. Oil is currently worth only slightly more than water right now, which is very concerning. It turns out that when you forecast the national budget based on peak oil prices, and then oil prices get slashed in half in less than a year - it becomes a bit of a problem. Especially when a lot of the bigger private clients all have financial tributaries coming in from state-linked/sponsored government agencies.

I just wish Saudi Arabia and the United States would just kiss and make up already, instead of engaging in a price war over who has the bigger energy export guns.

Edit: OPEC is pretty much useless right now.
hekate
Hekate
of Hive University Press
Hive Specialisation: editing stuff, checking ePub files, managing freelance drones
Actual Title: Managing Editor, Academic & Professional

Well fellow drones, I find myself in my final week of baby holidays. I thought I'd said I would go back on the 19th, but apparently it was the 12th. There was nothing to stop me changing it, but an extra week of pay isn't a bad thing, and there's a lot of stuff happening this month that I'd rather be in on from the start.

Stupidly I agreed to take on an editing job that arrived before Christmas, so instead of spending this week doing craft and watching Finding Bigfoot, I'm doing editing (also looking after Aedan and cleaning pumpkin from his hair - but I would have been doing that regardless. Dumb aside: when mum used to clean my ears as a kid and tell me she was cleaning out the potatoes and pumpkins, I always thought it was a metaphor for ear wax. Who would've thought kids can actually get vegetables in their ears?)

This year:
I'm starting out three days per week: two in the office and two half days from home. It will be interesting to see how that works in pratice.

I'm going to try and score a promotion and a pay rise (fat chance on the back of maternity leave and coming back part time), since I will have a minion reporting to me, which in my eyes means an updated job description and increased responsibilities.

I have been given a MacBook Air, but it's horribly slow at Word (scared to open Photoshop) so I'll need to demand more RAM or a better one.

My minion has had six months working without me, so it will be interesting to see how they handle me returning and them not being 'in charge' so to speak. I had been quite worried about that, but now I think it will be ok.
Darkshaunz
Welcome back to the suffering, Madame.

hekate wrote:
Dumb aside: when mum used to clean my ears as a kid and tell me she was cleaning out the potatoes and pumpkins, I always thought it was a metaphor for ear wax. Who would've thought kids can actually get vegetables in their ears?)


Aedan might be trying to tell you something, namely that he can commune with vegetables.

Do not deny him his audience with emissaries from the flora kingdom.
Spoon
Darkshaunz wrote:
On a more macro-economic note: I do have some genuine concerns about some of our bigger accounts for this year, seeing as Malazer depends quite a lot on oil money for our nation's income. Oil is currently worth only slightly more than water right now, which is very concerning. It turns out that when you forecast the national budget based on peak oil prices, and then oil prices get slashed in half in less than a year - it becomes a bit of a problem.

So what you're saying is that it's an optimal time to move to Australia?
willy
Shaun, the two giants are engaging in a race to the bottom in a brutal game of oil price chicken. Who will cut production levels first?

The answer: neither.

Also, don't get excited by any recovery that occurs in the next few months. This is what they call the death bounce; even something thats price is falling to it's death will bounce...once.

Malaysia can send all the laid off oil and gas workers into the sea to investigate the Bermuda triangle forming off their coast.
Darkshaunz
Spoon wrote:
So what you're saying is that it's an optimal time to move to Australia?


Artful dodging of question: I can't because I have to pay off this lease for my private jet.

willy wrote:
Shaun, the two giants are engaging in a race to the bottom in a brutal game of oil price chicken. Who will cut production levels first?

The answer: neither.

Also, don't get excited by any recovery that occurs in the next few months. This is what they call the death bounce; even something thats price is falling to it's death will bounce...once.

Malaysia can send all the laid off oil and gas workers into the sea to investigate the Bermuda triangle forming off their coast.


Yeah, I guess what's scary was that all the financial institutions here were talking about "Oil finding the bottom and then stabilizing". Except the bottom kept changing from USD $85 per barrel to something like USD $60 per barrel. If you told someone that oil was going to drop USD $52 per barrel at current levels in early 2014, you would have been laughed out of the commodities market. Obviously nobody's really laughing now, mainly because quite a few developing nations are literally being carried by oil revenue.

It's 2015 and I'm not really convinced that oil has found that mythical bottom just yet.
Spoon
willy wrote:
Malaysia can send all the laid off oil and gas workers into the sea to investigate the Bermuda triangle forming off their coast.

Just keep throwing planes at it until you can map the boundaries and then probably try to avoid that area in the future
Hanlol
Hanlol
of Hive SNP
Hive Specialisation: Vamperising people.
Actual Title: Phlebotomist

I worked through the holidays, so I am not missing anything. I'm looking forward to this weekend, because I scored a long weekend :)

Unfortunately the week after that I have a 6 day week. boooooo!
willy
Darkshaunz wrote:
Spoon wrote:
So what you're saying is that it's an optimal time to move to Australia?


Artful dodging of question: I can't because I have to pay off this lease for my private jet.

willy wrote:
Shaun, the two giants are engaging in a race to the bottom in a brutal game of oil price chicken. Who will cut production levels first?

The answer: neither.

Also, don't get excited by any recovery that occurs in the next few months. This is what they call the death bounce; even something thats price is falling to it's death will bounce...once.

Malaysia can send all the laid off oil and gas workers into the sea to investigate the Bermuda triangle forming off their coast.


Yeah, I guess what's scary was that all the financial institutions here were talking about "Oil finding the bottom and then stabilizing". Except the bottom kept changing from USD $85 per barrel to something like USD $60 per barrel. If you told someone that oil was going to drop USD $52 per barrel at current levels in early 2014, you would have been laughed out of the commodities market. Obviously nobody's really laughing now, mainly because quite a few developing nations are literally being carried by oil revenue.

It's 2015 and I'm not really convinced that oil has found that mythical bottom just yet.


I think that it's amazing that in 2014/15 we are experiencing the effects of an event equivalent to the gold rush; the US shale revolution has caught the Saudi's and Brent/light sweet producers with their collective asses hanging out. This is 100% a supply story. Venezuala is the first country to fall into official recession as a result, I don't doubt there will be more to come. Is Malaysia as exposed?
Spoon
10 drones on the roster now. Let's try to make this the droniest of drone threads this year. I want to see 20+ drones harvesting those minerals for the hive this year
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