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What is hacking you off today?

GNH

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Washing machine died last week the day after I got back from holiday, then came home on Weds to find the boiler was leaking water everywhere. Then Thursday evening the microwave blew up :angry::angry:
I may be jumping to conclusions here but I suspect you have an infestation of Gremlins in the house, make sure you lock away all food and water after midnight and tool up with several semi automatic weapons :nope:
 
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Washing machine died last week the day after I got back from holiday, then came home on Weds to find the boiler was leaking water everywhere. Then Thursday evening the microwave blew up :angry::angry:
They say bad things 'always come in three's', no consolation to you but hopefully that's it for some time.:omg:
 

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I was excited to see Blade Runner 2049...now I know it's nearly 3hrs long and moves like an asthmatic ant carrying some particually heavy shopping.....I'm not.
 

MK Shrimper

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Deleted something I shouldn't and every undelete software I try to install is blocked by our glorious IT department. :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
 

MK Shrimper

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They should have a backup of their own. Can you not make use of the "previous versions" function?
It's on my own laptop so doubtful. A few days work lost, but it's nothing that can't be recreated....it's just tedious. :cry:

Whats also piscine me off is ferking contractors setting a recurring Skype meeting 4pm-5pm every Friday. I don't care that you're in the West Coast US, it's ferking Friday. Get up earlier. :angry:
 

OldBlueLady

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You know, when you go out of your way to help out a family member, on top of already having helped their family out and then it gets thrown back in your face. Last time, my friend, last time.
 

MK Shrimper

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Weinstein: All these male film stars saying that "they stand together with the abused women" and they were "oblivious" to to it going on.

Do **** off you lying sacks of cowardly *****.
 

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My first post on this thread (because i'm normally a happy chappy, even when tested)... But Jeeez... my rant is about Bloody Travel insurance claims department! (I wont name who.. but they used to sponsor our club shirts).

I've been a loyal customer of theirs for well over a decade (not that means anything in today's world).

Anyway, long story short. My father in law sadly passed away about 7 months ago, just days before we were due to go away abroad on holiday. Obviously needed to cancel it, however as i mentioned, 7 months later, the saga is still being dragged out and their lack of customer service and internal communication has been shockingly bad and slow. I've sent document after document to them (ie: airline & hotel bookings, death certificate, previous emails etc) only to be met with "i'm sorry for your loss, but we need another document"....
For example he spent he's last year in a specialist bupa nursing home due to parkinson's and dementia. The coroner confirmed this on the death certificate & of course the cause of death, but now they want he's local GP nurse to fill in a form to confirm the cause of his death (Why? he hadn't seen her in years) Anyway...I towed the line, and asked, I was told it was illegal to provide that medical information to a legal company, and they have never heard of this demand before. Anyway in the end, she wrote an official letter to them (out of kindness) that provided the disclaimer they needed.

Now I've received yet another letter asking if he died of a drugs overdose or Aids! & if they can obtain another death certificate (which I sent 7 months ago!!!)

WTF!!... dealing with them is like a combination of watching paint dry and banging your head against the wall!.. I've probably spent more hours on this, than the claim is worth!!

Right!..Ok.... I feel better now... Rant over!... I'm off to the "Brown out" thread to cheer myself up. :sad:
 

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My first post on this thread (because i'm normally a happy chappy, even when tested)... But Jeeez... my rant is about Bloody Travel insurance claims department! (I wont name who.. but they used to sponsor our club shirts).

I've been a loyal customer of theirs for well over a decade (not that means anything in today's world).

Anyway, long story short. My father in law sadly passed away about 7 months ago, just days before we were due to go away abroad on holiday. Obviously needed to cancel it, however as i mentioned, 7 months later, the saga is still being dragged out and their lack of customer service and internal communication has been shockingly bad and slow. I've sent document after document to them (ie: airline & hotel bookings, death certificate, previous emails etc) only to be met with "i'm sorry for your loss, but we need another document"....
For example he spent he's last year in a specialist bupa nursing home due to parkinson's and dementia. The coroner confirmed this on the death certificate & of course the cause of death, but now they want he's local GP nurse to fill in a form to confirm the cause of his death (Why? he hadn't seen her in years) Anyway...I towed the line, and asked, I was told it was illegal to provide that medical information to a legal company, and they have never heard of this demand before. Anyway in the end, she wrote an official letter to them (out of kindness) that provided the disclaimer they needed.

Now I've received yet another letter asking if he died of a drugs overdose or Aids! & if they can obtain another death certificate (which I sent 7 months ago!!!)

WTF!!... dealing with them is like a combination of watching paint dry and banging your head against the wall!.. I've probably spent more hours on this, than the claim is worth!!

Right!..Ok.... I feel better now... Rant over!... I'm off to the "Brown out" thread to cheer myself up. :sad:
Have you complained to them yet? That should get it priority as the regulator is very hot on Complaints at the moment.

Also threaten to report it to the Financial Ombudsman.
 

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Internally yes, but externally not yet. Despite my patient better judgement. I think I will leave it to the end of the month, before I start to really turn the screw.

I've done nothing but bow to their extreme demands. I think this must be my worst ever experience with dealing with a client / business partner, and believe me, coming from a manager in a 5* hotel background says a lot.
 

Mad Cyril

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Internally yes, but externally not yet. Despite my patient better judgement. I think I will leave it to the end of the month, before I start to really turn the screw.

I've done nothing but bow to their extreme demands. I think this must be my worst ever experience with dealing with a client / business partner, and believe me, coming from a manager in a 5* hotel background says a lot.
What are the worst things you have seen/heard about in a hotel?
 
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