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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby RB » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:04 pm

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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:57 pm

Booney wrote:Yep, we're up "for sale" and we're getting told very little.

Is it 100%? Is it 51%? Is it 49% and the board keeps the controlling share? Very disappointed with how we're being treated, particularly as the company has, at last count, about 40 people over 12 years service (some over 30 years) around NZ and Australia, that's a loyal workforce who I think deserve better.


Well, there's movement at the station.

The boss is off to Melbourne on Monday to present to prospective buyers ( we now know who it is ) and see their presentation to us. We are then rolling out the red carpet for a group on Tuesday as they come and tour here.

The prospective buyer is in the same industry as us, has a good share of the Canadian and US markets and put us to shame with engineering, R&D etc. Interesting times as we might go from market leader in Australasia to part of a world leading organisation. So far, with what I know, I'm ok with this.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:58 am

Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:Yep, we're up "for sale" and we're getting told very little.

Is it 100%? Is it 51%? Is it 49% and the board keeps the controlling share? Very disappointed with how we're being treated, particularly as the company has, at last count, about 40 people over 12 years service (some over 30 years) around NZ and Australia, that's a loyal workforce who I think deserve better.


Well, there's movement at the station.

The boss is off to Melbourne on Monday to present to prospective buyers ( we now know who it is ) and see their presentation to us. We are then rolling out the red carpet for a group on Tuesday as they come and tour here.

The prospective buyer is in the same industry as us, has a good share of the Canadian and US markets and put us to shame with engineering, R&D etc. Interesting times as we might go from market leader in Australasia to part of a world leading organisation. So far, with what I know, I'm ok with this.


Shirt and tie on, red carpet rolled out, prospective buyers touching down around 11am, have them for 4 hours.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:02 am

Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:Yep, we're up "for sale" and we're getting told very little.

Is it 100%? Is it 51%? Is it 49% and the board keeps the controlling share? Very disappointed with how we're being treated, particularly as the company has, at last count, about 40 people over 12 years service (some over 30 years) around NZ and Australia, that's a loyal workforce who I think deserve better.


Well, there's movement at the station.

The boss is off to Melbourne on Monday to present to prospective buyers ( we now know who it is ) and see their presentation to us. We are then rolling out the red carpet for a group on Tuesday as they come and tour here.

The prospective buyer is in the same industry as us, has a good share of the Canadian and US markets and put us to shame with engineering, R&D etc. Interesting times as we might go from market leader in Australasia to part of a world leading organisation. So far, with what I know, I'm ok with this.


Shirt and tie on, red carpet rolled out, prospective buyers touching down around 11am, have them for 4 hours.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Pseudo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:12 am

Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:Yep, we're up "for sale" and we're getting told very little.

Is it 100%? Is it 51%? Is it 49% and the board keeps the controlling share? Very disappointed with how we're being treated, particularly as the company has, at last count, about 40 people over 12 years service (some over 30 years) around NZ and Australia, that's a loyal workforce who I think deserve better.


Well, there's movement at the station.

The boss is off to Melbourne on Monday to present to prospective buyers ( we now know who it is ) and see their presentation to us. We are then rolling out the red carpet for a group on Tuesday as they come and tour here.

The prospective buyer is in the same industry as us, has a good share of the Canadian and US markets and put us to shame with engineering, R&D etc. Interesting times as we might go from market leader in Australasia to part of a world leading organisation. So far, with what I know, I'm ok with this.


Shirt and tie on, red carpet rolled out, prospective buyers touching down around 11am, have them for 4 hours.


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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:25 am

Pseudo wrote:Lunch at Checkmates?


Anyone in particular you want me to say "Hi" too?
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Dutchy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:52 am

Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:10 am

Booney wrote:
Pseudo wrote:Lunch at Checkmates?


Anyone in particular you want me to say "Hi" too?


Can you please ask my mum what time dinner is tonight?
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:11 am

Dutchy wrote:Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.

Sorry to hear mate, that sounded like a very crazy set of circumstances.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby JK » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:25 am

Lost an old footy teammate on Sunday to Cancer, top bloke who sadly I hadnt seen for about 25 years ... Day before the missus lost one of her friends suddenly and unexpectedly. Last week my old man found out he has an %80 blockage in his Corotid artery and now his missus has just been diagnosed with early on-set dementia. Not sad as such, understand how life turns to shit for everyone at some stage, but another reminder of how quickly things can change and to "make hay while the sun shines".
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:34 am

Dutchy wrote:Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.


He'd just been on KI fighting fires for two weeks.

Fair dinkum, when it's your time.....
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:58 am

Booney wrote:
Dutchy wrote:Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.


He'd just been on KI fighting fires for two weeks.

Fair dinkum, when it's your time.....

That is just devastating.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Dutchy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 am

Booney wrote:
Dutchy wrote:Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.


He'd just been on KI fighting fires for two weeks.

Fair dinkum, when it's your time.....


and the Clarendon one on Friday, which ironically was in the paddock across the road from the CFS station.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Dutchy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:35 am

JK wrote:Lost an old footy teammate on Sunday to Cancer, top bloke who sadly I hadnt seen for about 25 years ... Day before the missus lost one of her friends suddenly and unexpectedly. Last week my old man found out he has an %80 blockage in his Corotid artery and now his missus has just been diagnosed with early on-set dementia. Not sad as such, understand how life turns to shit for everyone at some stage, but another reminder of how quickly things can change and to "make hay while the sun shines".


Yup, seems to be more of it around, or maybe just cause we are older...
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby JK » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 pm

Dutchy wrote:Client of mine died in the boat crash at Finnis Sunday, was only talking with him on Friday.


Sorry to hear mate, sudden departures like that can be a massive jolt to the system.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:06 pm

Booney wrote:Shirt and tie on, red carpet rolled out, prospective buyers touching down around 11am, have them for 4 hours.


Well, Bob is beige. Not his ethnicity, his demeanour, his sense of humour, everything about him.

I've uploaded some of my best work. Nicks. Nada. Nil. Zilch.

Would be like David Copperfield making a Boeing 747 disappear in front of the National Sight Impaired Conference. Very impressive, but lost on the participants.

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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:07 pm

Who else here wants Bob to be Booneys boss??[emoji3][emoji3]

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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Footy Chick » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:15 pm

Booney wrote:
Booney wrote:Shirt and tie on, red carpet rolled out, prospective buyers touching down around 11am, have them for 4 hours.


Well, Bob is beige. Not his ethnicity, his demeanour, his sense of humour, everything about him.

I've uploaded some of my best work. Nicks. Nada. Nil. Zilch.

Would be like David Copperfield making a Boeing 747 disappear in front of the National Sight Impaired Conference. Very impressive, but lost on the participants.

Bob. Is. Dull.


Is this Bob? :lol:

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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby amber_fluid » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:02 pm

Nah this is more like Bob.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Magellan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:20 am

Overnight our dog Poppy, one of our two beautiful Australian Shepherds, passed away suddenly. She was 13 and a half, and dog with a real character and personality.

She had experienced some mobility issues with her hind legs in the last couple of months, and it was particularly bad last night, but there were no signs of anything more serious health-wise. I woke up during the early hours of this morning and went to check on her, only to find her downstairs, lying on her side, and 'sleeping' with her eyes open. I'm not sure how she died, but I presume her failing back legs may have had something to do with it. I only hope that it was sudden, and that she didn't suffer. I guess it was her time.

Sometimes I'd I wonder how I would deal with an inevitable day like today, and I must say I'm a lot worst than I thought I'd be, constantly fighting back tears which seem to come in waves after periods where I think I'm OK. I think it'll take a while for my wife and I to adjust.

Poppy had a great life, and was a wonderful companion. Rest in peace, my little furry, fluffy friend.
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