Overlord

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from Herts, England

  • Activity

    • Promotion

      8 years ago

      Overlord

      I just got a promotion at work, and am now Manager of my own store!

      Since my last journal I moved store to Harrow, as acting manager for 1 month and then asst. manager after that (the manager was already decided before I went, but was working his notice at another company). Basically we both went there to sort the store out, and now it is preforming well we have both been moved to other trouble stores, and I am now manager of my own store.

      Exciting times for me!

    • Update.

      10 years ago

      Overlord

      So I thought I'd go ahead and get in another journal quickly before I leave it to long and 'forget'.

      Some more good stuff for me. My first full week as Assistant manager (acting manager as he is on honeymoon), and the store had it best week of the year so far. We're on week 25, so almost half a year's worth of figures and we managed to beat all of them so far. A good start for me, although this week is going rather worse, we'll see.
      Also, I actually asked for £500 more money than I was originally offered, I took less as it was better than the previous Asst. Manager as I said last time. Well I got a call from my Regional Manager saying he managed to get me what I asked for, meaning the pay rise was actually £3,900. smiley0.gif

      I attended a managers conference on Friday, was a good experience and good to meet some of the people I talk to almost every day from other stores. The company is moving forward and hopefully will only get better from what I they said at the conference.

      Finally, and the most important thing of all, I scored a great 20 yard, far post curler last Thursday for one of my 6-a-side teams (I play for one Mon & Thurs). Really well taken goal, placed nicely with medium power. Even the opposition goalie said it was great! smiley0.gif

      EDIT: I play defence normally for both teams.

      Also my Monday night team won 4-0 this week, dominant performance which saw us hit the post 3 times and their keeper save about 6 good efforts.

    • Long Time

      10 years ago

      Overlord

      I seem to go longer and longer without making a post, so I thought I'd save this one for something important, well, at least I think it is.

      I just got a promotion and a £3,400 a year pay rise!! smiley0.gif \o/

      So a brief story of my work life since my last post on here.
      On the 19th May '08 I started a new job in Moss Bros (The leading UK suit sales / wedding hire company for men. They also run Hugo Boss UK division and a few other big brands).
      I started on a part time basis, 20hrs a week in the Hire department. After 2 months they started giving me full time hrs (39) and more and more responsibility. In August they changed my contract to read 30 hrs (but kept giving me 39), and removed some hrs from another member of staff to give to me. I continued on 39 hrs for the next few months, regularly being top store earner for both the retail and hire side of the store.
      In Feb '09 I was promoted to a Supervisor role and given 39hrs in my contract.
      In March '09 our Store Manager was given long term cover of a central London store, so I stepped up as Acting Hire Manager whilst the other managers stepped up as well. Last week the store manager got a position in another London store on a full time basis.
      Today I was given the assistant Manager position, leap frogging the Hire manager who was doing the acting role (he wasn't best pleased) with a huge pay rise, to more money the the last AM was on as well.
      so within 14 months of starting on a part-time 20hr contract I am now going to be Assistant Manager.

      To say the least I am very happy smiley0.gif

    • Happy Holidays

      11 years ago

      Overlord

      I say Happy Holidays, not inorder to be 'pc', but because I don't write many journals as it is, and I'm not sure if I'll do another one before the New Year, so this is a double Christmas and New Year journal, wishing you all a very happy holiday period.

    • Update

      11 years ago

      Overlord

      Well since my last update, I fell down some stairs (just over 2 weeks ago), badly hurt my back, had big bruises and also hurt my right arm/leg but they are both fine. I have had muscular pain in my lower back since, it was getting better until yesterday, feels like I've taken a week back now.

      I also spent a few days in London with my girlfriend, saw some sites, went to London Dungens on Halloween. Was a good few days.

      Yesterday I had my bowling league (which I am guessing most of you have forgotten about as I went 10 months with no journal and all), we (I bowl with family members in a team league) have 1 week left of this season and are now guaranteed 2nd spot, in fact, nothing can change for us no matter what happens next week. The last week is a position night, so 1st plays 2nd, 3rd plays 4th etc, with a total of 27 up for grabs, the problem is, we are 27.5 points behind 1st place, so no matter even if we bet them 27-0, we can not catch them. We are also 30 point ahead of 3rd place so it really doesn't matter about next week for us at all.

      We are really happy with 2nd as a team, but we will also get (unless a team/player does very well in the last week) 1st place in all 4 team trophies, my Dad gets 1st in all 4 Mens, and my Mum 2nd in 2 of the Womens throphies. So all in all it's been a really good season.

      So anyway, I had to bowl last night, as my Mum hurt her hand and couldn't, my back wasn't quite ready, and as I said before, now hurts a lot. I'm fine though.

    • I am still alive...

      11 years ago

      Overlord

      I've been coming back to the site a few times a week, but never really felt the need to write anything on here. I just realised though, that if you don't know me from somewhere else aswell as here, you might have thought I never made it back from Egypt, as that was my last journal some 9 months ago!!

      Not sure if I'll get back into RvB or not, but if any of you are on FaceBook, that's where I tend to be now, send me a message and we can swap details.

    • In Egypt

      12 years ago

      Overlord

      I'll be in Egypt from the 10th-18th and then with my girlfriend until the 22nd, so wish you all happy times and good laughs. I might be able to get online the 18th, but I'm not sure, so see you all when I see you, hope to have some good pictures for you guys and gals.

    • Happy This Time Of Year!!!!

      12 years ago

      Overlord

      Just wanting to wish you all a very happy what ever this time of year means to you.

      For me it's Christmas and so far it's going great. Really looking forward to my presents in about 10 hours from now.

    • No Internet Sucks

      12 years ago

      Overlord

      I went down to London for a few days last week to see an old friend and my sister for a few days, and came back on to find that my internet wasn't working, so including that I've been without it for a week. It was a nightmare, nothing to do and I missed something important in a game I play, it sucked big time.

      Anyway, it's fixed now and I'm back.

    • PASSED!!!!!!

      12 years ago

      Overlord

      I just passed my Driving Test, like 40mins ago... I'm so excited, I got in and just jumped up and down a few times o.0

      No one is in, so I phoned/text everyone I had to then turned my music way up and jumped around some more!

  • Comments (283)

    • AdamMooneyWalsh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey, I know it was 6 years ago but I would like to thank you for making the football thread. It's awesome

    • gymeg04

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I'm hearing the logic behind the African Cup of Nations reason this year. Still, it's rough to see Toure go, he played well in his stay there.

      I think Spurs have their chance this year to leap forward, no one believes that they are a threat. If they get off to a good start, they could get the chance for some European football.

    • gymeg04

      10 years ago

      Giovani dos Santos was great in the USA vs. Mexico match today. He should have a good year at Spurs if he continues to play at that level.

    • gymeg04

      10 years ago

      It could have been an American, but if someone bought a practice jersey in the UK...why not buy then game jersey? Sorry you're press covers Beckham even when he's abroad, but he's still got some football left in him.

    • Dane_SFC

      10 years ago

      Hey mate. Just dropping you a message for if you ever sign back in and want to join Locomotiv RvB on FIFA 09 Xbox Live.

      Check out the journal here.

    • Phoenix

      11 years ago

      Heh, thanks mate ;)

    • bre4dshredda

      11 years ago

      cool pic. the overlord tank from command and conquer

    • caeur

      12 years ago

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      :D

    • Days

      12 years ago

      how's it going mate? haven't heard from you for a while, all good?

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Hey, Hows things?

      Hows the missus?

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Hey mate, it's been a while.

      How are you going?

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      Yeah. That's how I felt as well....

    • Okame

      12 years ago

      There is only one word that completely and totally describes my current state: dubious.

      How's you?

    • Pyrotechnic

      12 years ago

      Team Fortress Classic is amazing, what you on about?

      OMG, you have to be kidding me. I nearly cried when I first loaded it up. The textures are far too low res, the player models are comical and the bullets come out as friggin' triangles! Don't even get me started on the flames and explosions.

      I know it's an old game, but seriously, Doom had better graphics.

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      smiley1.gif Thanks.

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      Jake thought it'd be a good idea, you see. :P
      And yes, the picture was taken some years back. 2 or 3 I think...

    • eeeeeaaaaaaa

      12 years ago

      Monday, October 2nd
      Overlord commented on a journal entry at 2:20 PM.

      Sunday, October 1st
      Overlord commented on a journal entry at 2:17 PM.

      ur not very active are you? smiley2.gif

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      I would come and play, but I need to rest my right hand. It still hurts. If I go to the doctor, I bet he'll tell me to game less or something...

    • EYVoom

      12 years ago

      lol, fair enough. I would want like a rally edition one if possible. Something with lots of power that would fly. I want to do rally racing now after watching some of those videos.

    • EYVoom

      12 years ago

      That's not too bad. I was looking at some rally cars and found the Peugeot 206... I want one, but they don't sell them in the US.

    • gymeg04

      12 years ago

      AWESOME!!! I owe you a mod smiley8.gif

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Hahaha :D

      It would be an honour to have you :)

    • Phoenix

      12 years ago

      Well, if you ever move to Adelaide, you are more than welcome to join my lawn bowls team :)

    • Lavandel

      12 years ago

      This place is a bit more crowded but still 2 weeks since last comment.

      Anyone still lurking about?

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      Hehe, I bet it'll be worth it anyway. Besides, Norway is quite sucky atm anyway.

    • EYVoom

      12 years ago

      How's everything going? I haven't seen you on in a while

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      I didn't believe them either... Come on, how nice can a toilet be? smiley6.gif

    • Chickenflu

      12 years ago

      You pic makes me want to play CaC! That is my favorite unit!

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      Ok so... What's with this absence? smiley6.gif

    • Days

      12 years ago

      I doubt i'll be online monday mate, i'm gonna be installing seatbelts in the hearse and generally persuading things that shouldn't fit to fit with a mallet, which will be fun. i'll try and get online on tuesday

    • caeur

      12 years ago

      It's so not cheating! : P I always got better grades in English than in anything else... So there.
      smiley6.gif

    • Days

      12 years ago

      just saying hi......Hi

    • ImpartKarma

      12 years ago

      Hey, good job on the test. BTW, Tiberian War is gonna rule!

    • Dane_SFC

      12 years ago

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      You have been awarded the "Dane_SFC Proud Folder Award!"

    • Pyrotechnic

      13 years ago

      Woooooooo : ]

    • TheBoxer

      13 years ago

      Never had an award smiley7.gif ..crumbs!!!got mine for emailing after 3days of non-sponsorstatusness!then got an email back..thanx v much..oh you have an award too!Cheers smiley0.gif

    • gymeg04

      13 years ago

      i'm still laughing about open, hahaha.

    • Dane_SFC

      13 years ago

      Hahaha!
      Thats all I can say. smiley8.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Kaatman

      13 years ago

      Join my contest for a chance to win 500 mods!!

    • Okame

      13 years ago

      ...and you think I don't know this? smiley8.gif

    • dystalkic

      13 years ago

      W00t, Gerbil and Bitch...that's pure music.....if you didn't know english..

    • dystalkic

      13 years ago

      I think my fav is Gerbil....and Hair...and oh yes, best friend song :====)

    • Phoenix

      13 years ago

      Dude, thats awesome! :D

    • caeur

      13 years ago

      : P Look, look!

    • Pyrotechnic

      13 years ago

      Seen ;]

    • caeur

      13 years ago

      Adapting in terms of making the situation managable. :P
      I never adapt ot change myself because other people might not like what/who I am.
      But I always believed that change is a good thing as long as it feels right and makes it better for yourself.

    • EYVoom

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the vote! smiley0.gif

    • tinker_bell

      13 years ago

      okay yeah im an idiot but now you got your mod trust me(even check if you have to)

    • Okame

      13 years ago

      Grrrr smiley11.gif

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