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Started by icecube, Sep 16, 2020, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. icecube
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    icecube West Coast is the Best Coast

    Sep 16, 2020
    I run a pub inside the O2 Arena in London, one of the biggest indoor concert venues in the world. It's still closed now because without gigs there is almost no point in trading.

    I've been running a pub in North London as a favour to the company over the last couple of months but holy s--- it's such a crap place.

    Anyway, I got the call I've been waiting for yesterday. My pub is opening its doors again on the 5th Oct so I'm back to it from Monday for a couple of weeks to get ready before we open. Can't wait!

    On a side note, I go there every 2 weeks to do basic health and safety checks and this is what was waiting for me on the 31st August. I was only meant to be there for an hour, instead I was there for 6 hours waiting for contractors to turn up.
     
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  2. icecube
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    Sep 16, 2020
    Image not uploading. :emoji_rage::emoji_rage:

    Anyway, part of the ceiling had collapsed and a huge water leak was pissing out everywhere.
     
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  3. StanMitchell
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    Sep 20, 2020
    Oh f---. I used to live in a place with horrible water damage (the celling collapsed on my roommate and me)--it's amazingly pervasive, good luck. Also, it seems like you have been taking more precautions than my job here in the US. We're just opening up now as well but there were no checks in the interim, yikes.
     
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  4. icecube
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    Sep 21, 2020
    No one has been doing any checks at all? We check outs every 2 weeks. Anything could happen but a lot of things can be prevented. Like rust build up on grills, stagnant water in pipework. Premises could be become infested with pests. I wouldn't want to be the person that opens those doors after being closed for 6 months and no one going inside at all!
     
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  5. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father Andy is my son

    Sep 21, 2020
    @icecube so whats the latest m8? and how many pubs do u manage in total rn lol

    ps ... ay are you in charge of what music plays in each... always wondered how that worked.
     
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  6. icecube
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    Sep 21, 2020
    Today? Zero pubs. Ahhhhh, such a nice feeling! Tomorrow I'll be back to my pub though with 2 weeks to get it set up before we officially reopen.

    And to answer the other question, we pay a Company toanage our music playlists for us. Playing music to customers to enhance our atmosphere requires us to pay loyalties so it can be messy as h--- doing that yourself. However, that means the music choices can be quite s--- sometimes but it's only background atmosphere for us. Doesn't stop me putting on a Spotify playlist once a month or something though to break it up a bit. It's just not quite "legal".
     
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  7. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father Andy is my son

    Sep 21, 2020
    werd ay. whats the name of the company? just curious - mostly bc ive always wondered, if u can get a company like that to play ur song in XX bars every day, thats like a micro way of getting ur s--- heard on the radio nahmean
     
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  8. StanMitchell
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    Sep 21, 2020
    Look, who knows what all is in there. Corona? Maybe. Rats? Most likely. Me? Next week lol
     
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  9. icecube
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    Sep 22, 2020
    Honestly don't know the name of the Company we use. It's just something that's "there". We're a big Company with c.2000 pubs/bars/restaurants so things like this are just kinda part of the norm so you don't really think of the detail of it. I'll try to remember the name of the Company my last place used which was much better because it gave us control to choose our own playlists.
     
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  10. icecube
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    Sep 22, 2020
    FFS, now I'm being told my pub might not open in a couple of weeks because the UK has out a bunch of new bs restrictions in again today. f---ing c---- are really f---ing with my life right now. f--- this s---.
     
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  11. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father Andy is my son

    Sep 22, 2020
    so ur not gettin paid rn still?
     
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  12. Mikey
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    Sep 22, 2020
    Im sorry to say.

    But i think most pubs will go out of business now. Cant see them opening properly for the next 6 months
     
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  13. icecube
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    Sep 22, 2020
    Furlough scheme running until the end of Oct. But after that I'm scared as f---.
     
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  14. icecube
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    Sep 22, 2020
    I get that. But this isn't an independent pub, this is part of one of the largest hospitality operators on the country. I have faith we will reopen but it just looks like it may be delayed by a few weeks.
     
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  15. Alchemist34
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    Alchemist34 DO MY HEAD

    Sep 27, 2020
    During quarantine i got bored without working but now that work started again I miss quarantine. Smh can never please some people
     
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  16. Mimi
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

    Oct 4, 2020
    How many sites do you have.
    give me 3 letters
    have we been working for the same company the whole time?

    edit - ignore me, i reread your first sentence. We do not. But I could tell you the hospitality chain Ive worked in and you may be familiar
     
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  17. icecube
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    Oct 5, 2020
    What do you do for work then Mimi?
     
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  18. Mimi
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

    Oct 12, 2020
    Was working in hospitality, hostel with bar. Got fired cos I told the assistant manager to go f--- himself lol
     
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  19. Ricky
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    Oct 12, 2020
    So you're a GOAT! I admire people like you, nice, really nice.
     
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  20. Mimi
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

    Oct 12, 2020
    Yo, his girlfriend calls herself a feminist but the way this dude speaks to chicks, is 27yrs old in his position but talks about wanting to f--- the 17yr old intern, forced me to do something after I told him no repeatedly. I don’t take s---.
    These “feminists” allowed themselves to be sexually barraged in front of their BFs and husbands. Look, I’m polite. But I am not a weak b---- when it comes to s--- I stand for.


    Also I don’t care. Motherfucker has done illegal s--- and thanks to being in the internet long enough I know to always save s--- so if I wanted I could dob him in to the police and he’d have nothing. The regional manager even knows he’s a s--- c----
     
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