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Just received an email the other day giving all staff an OT requirement for June.. kind of hard to get that many billable hours in when none of the work is available 🙄

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Just lube yourself up

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If you're lucky they'll stay around for a cuddle afterwards

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Wait which firm?

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Same here. I actively look for work and do whatever work I get, and don't stress about it beyond that. #NoFucksGiven

lol what are they going to do?

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