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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattp View Post
    Apologies for the thread swerve, but a hot BMW M1? The original with the drop down doors, a tuned 1 series Or the silly 1M 1/3 series mashup?
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    The recent hot spell has brought one to mind.

    Considering wearing gloves in the heat due to the air con chilling the aluminium paddles on the Ghibli. The vents play straight out onto them and make them freezing to the touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMickS View Post
    The recent hot spell has brought one to mind.

    Considering wearing gloves in the heat due to the air con chilling the aluminium paddles on the Ghibli. The vents play straight out onto them and make them freezing to the touch.
    You clearly need some proper crochet backed driving gloves, Mick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPea View Post
    You clearly need some proper crochet backed driving gloves, Mick.
    Either that or leave it in auto ... you're right, I'll get the gloves
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMickS View Post
    Either that or leave it in auto ... you're right, I'll get the gloves
    Aren't they fingerless which will defeat the object?
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlifecrisis View Post
    Aren't they fingerless which will defeat the object?
    Ah. That’s a problem then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlifecrisis View Post
    Aren't they fingerless which will defeat the object?
    Only if you buy fingerless ones. If you buy full fingered ones it'll be fine.
    Mick, go to Chester Jefferies and you could customise them to have the leather matching your car.
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    Time-wasting emails at work.

    I did a time management course when I was at Bournemouth and it was a revelation. I came to Gatwick and could see the same mistakes being made with the new company. We're now advocating a policy of not hitting 'reply all' automatically unless necessary and using the phone more/talking to people if you have a specific issue or if the email takes you more than 15 minutes to write unless you need to spell out a legality or decision of importance.

    Work has become more effective and efficient. We've also banned discussing problems to the nth degree at catchup meetings and only have the minimal amount of them too.

    It's only taken me 2 years to get through to people....
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlifecrisis View Post
    Time-wasting emails at work.

    I did a time management course when I was at Bournemouth and it was a revelation. I came to Gatwick and could see the same mistakes being made with the new company. We're now advocating a policy of not hitting 'reply all' automatically unless necessary and using the phone more/talking to people if you have a specific issue or if the email takes you more than 15 minutes to write unless you need to spell out a legality or decision of importance.

    Work has become more effective and efficient. We've also banned discussing problems to the nth degree at catchup meetings and only have the minimal amount of them too.

    It's only taken me 2 years to get through to people....
    MLC, I feel your past-pain! My boss is great at email management, and great at not copying unecessarily to the extent that if I'm on holiday he doesn't copy me on anything and just fills me in when I get back. I return the favour and do the same for other people.

    Generally, we're bad at email control, though. Drives me nuts when I'm copied in emails between two people trying to decide when they should have a phone call. Get me the fvck off your bloody chat! I don't give a shat.
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