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World Cup - SCORE INPUTTER(S)

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:56 pm
by Robert Swift
Dear KOA....

This is a serious situation.

Everyone will remember the excellent job that Desiree did last year in the World Cup, inputting the scores and keeping a paper backup.

Furthermore, everyone will remember the fine contribution of the small Italian guys who's name I can't remember, inputting the scores into the bizarre software that they use.

So here's the problem.

Desiree and the small Italian guy ARE NOT COMING.

This is a big World Cup and without score inputters it will be so disorganised and crap that we might as well cancel it.

I am not proposing that we have the same person doing this all day, both days. What would be really good is if we could split the shifts between, say, 4 people.

HELP!

Can anyone offer a friend, girlfriend, wife, child or manservant to fulfill this worthy task for a few hours on one of the days? We need volunteers or we are in organisational chaos.

I suggest that we offer these people unlimited, complimentary, food and drink all weekend... but if anyone else has any good suggestions for their benefits package, please speak out now.

This is not a drill, people, I am really concerned about this.

Score entering 'volunteers':

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:29 pm
by Thowra
I can do SOME of it. I will be enjoying the rest of the weekend.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:25 am
by uncle_colin
My girlfriend would be happy to do it, but she'd need free acommadation somewhere for Fri and Sat night.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:38 am
by Beckite
Ill gladly do it,if i get picked up from my house in a hummer stretch limo and fed whiskey for the whole weekend free.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:22 am
by Robert Swift
uncle_colin wrote:My girlfriend would be happy to do it, but she'd need free acommadation somewhere for Fri and Sat night.


Could you fit 5 in the Beardmobile?

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:21 pm
by uncle_colin
Robert Swift wrote:
uncle_colin wrote:My girlfriend would be happy to do it, but she'd need free acommadation somewhere for Fri and Sat night.


Could you fit 5 in the Beardmobile?


Actually, would be a tight squeeze. Perhaps not then.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:31 pm
by Semtex
I would suggest £1 from each entry to pay for someone to do this...(make it £21 to enter)
Not so nice as a round £20 but needs must, and 50 odd quid for a weekends work might persuade someone...
If you all agree I'll do it. I need the money!!!

If we do agree I could ask a niece - kids don't do fuck all for 'complimentary food and drink' these days... they never get in the car if I offer them sweets anymore...
But I couldn't even be 20% certain. they've all got playstations, tv's, stereo's, mobile phones, mp3's...kids today. Don't know they're born...But a 50 quid sweetener might work.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:43 pm
by Rodolfo
Haydn is right, we should try to get and pay someone. A compulsory extra pound from each player, and even some tips in a hat at the end of the tournament.

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:24 pm
by Oliver St
As my girlfriend will come along with me anyway she would be ready to do the job. All she needs is a short introduction in using the software. She works in an office and is skilled in typing. All she´s asking for is some vegeterian food. Maybe she can share the work with Claire.

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:24 pm
by Semtex
Oliver St wrote:As my girlfriend will come along with me anyway she would be ready to do the job. All she needs is a short introduction in using the software. She works in an office and is skilled in typing. All she´s asking for is some vegeterian food. Maybe she can share the work with Claire.

And share the food with me :D

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:39 pm
by Oliver St
Semtex wrote:
Oliver St wrote:As my girlfriend will come along with me anyway she would be ready to do the job. All she needs is a short introduction in using the software. She works in an office and is skilled in typing. All she´s asking for is some vegeterian food. Maybe she can share the work with Claire.

And share the food with me :D


That you´ll have to negociate with her. :wink:

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:38 am
by Robert Swift
The idea that we pay someone assumes that:

1) Everyone is happy to pay an extra fee
2) I know someone that is available at short notice for Saturday and Sunday
3) This person is quite happy to do 15 hours of adminstrative work during the weekend for £50 (£3.33 per hour).

Since neither 1), 2) or 3) is true then the idea must be dismissed as impractical. Also, let's be careful here. I'm not sure I like the idea of 'lets ask our girlfriends and, if they say no, pay someone'. If we are prepared to pay then we should be prepared to pay our girlfriends, otherwise I think that's pretty insulting don't you?

This is not going to be a paid position.

So far, we have two 'volunteers' - Claire and Annett.

We need at least four to make this work. Claire has other responsibilities and commitments during the weekend and I am sure Annett didn't come to London to do unpaid admin work all weekend.

Let's spread the work 4 ways so it's no more than half of one day, per person. Two more volunteers please.... Wendydoll? Mrs Beard?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:40 pm
by Abyss
If we are prepared to pay then we should be prepared to pay our girlfriends, otherwise I think that's pretty insulting don't you?


I always though that paying your girlfriend is insulting.

Jokes aside, this is very important for the success of the WC. That's why we said a million thanks to Desiree last year.