Job Summary At Chapman’s, we’re very proud to be Canada’s largest independent ice cream manufacturer.......
We are currently seeking applicants to join our family for the role of: Production line workers operate various parts of a production line to produce our wonderful products and get them to our dedicated customers.
Responsibilities and requirements include: Manual dexterity,lift up to 23kg, Standing for long periods of time.....
OK, perhaps not BUT......
We offer: FREE ICE CREAM!
see theres always a bright side!
tbh this is the type of job we have a lot of round these 'ere parts. not ice cream, but light industry manufacturing. there is a lot, a LOT, of jobs related to the car manufacturing industry. the big car plants are elsewhere but we are smack bang in the middle of them all, making the car seat or whatever. otoh car making is retreating from these shores, but otoh of toh this is a prime formula one racing manufacturing hotspot and that is a billionaires sport so thats less likely to fade. (also one of the most boring sports in the world. that and horse racing)
there is also a historically important but these days less special food manufacturing factory here which back in t'day was THE prime job to have in town. no so much these days because, robots, but then (and now, for the few humanoids there) got free or heavily reduced food products. and this company made all the good stuff; dream topping, angel delight, custard, 'ice magic' (chocolate sauce for ice cream) mmmm. see also; this is why we're fat. so anyway my sisters, friends dad worked there so we were kept in chemically dubious dessert products very well! mmm
now all they seem to make is coffee pods.
fun fact. the stench of burnt coffee, polluting the local air since the 60's gave rise to a single sentence of this town in 'lonely planet guide to britain' a few years ago '(town) smells horrible'.
anyway as you can see, i'm very busy procrastinating.
Work today = a manager who said, and I quote, "I just don't want to be here at the moment". Join the club, love. a day spent pretty much on my feet the whole day so my back is now KILLING ME. Sadly, a very common theme at the mo. locked out of the shop email account.
Ah the everlasting fight between telling the boss to FO and the need to put food on the table, must be particularly hard in the isles of mY birth right now where the future of millions of folks is being put in jeopardy by a small handful of AH who cannot seem to put their personal and political biases aside for the good of the population. I wish you all well in the coming months and thank Christ that I emigrated to Canaduh in the late 60s. We got our problems but nothing like yours right now. Sorry to get political, just HAD to stick my oar in ! Good luck to you all.....
From me too. It's all looking a bit bleak from this side of the channel. My wife is getting very concerned and that's not at all like her - she's very easy going as a rule. I can't imagine the fear some people in the UK must be experiencing at the moment.
Fingers crossed that some kind of sense prevails and a no deal exit is prevented.
Wtf? Since when was applying for a job on a par with trying to get on Big Brother???
The new age we live in.
Funny init? I knew, as a youngster, that I was going to get old but obviously I didn't know what old age was going to feel like. You could conjecture on health, both mental and physical, and you had hopes (and fears) on financial and economic aspects, but what the future held culturally and socially was a complete unknown. Now I'm there, on the old age side of equation, I think I'd describe it as sometimes alienating. I think "wtf" sums at lot of it up pretty well in fact.
I know someone who has just been let go by her company (not fired, not redundant but paid off to get lost.I'm so jealous) Anyway, she had a job interview the other day on Whatsapp. I don't even have Whatsapp. If this is the future of interviews, I am screwed,
Wots 'Whatsapp' .... the crap 'online applications' drive this old fart crazy n I only read about them not use or need them, I truly believe that all this interweb stuff which I have now been using in one form or another for more than 20 years is now becoming a liability rather than an asset! And yes I an addicted to the damned thing (but NOT to social media!)
So.... is free internet in every UK household a good idea or not?!
I guess many would prefer their heating bills paid for but there's no denying that the interweb is becoming (rightly or wrongly) more and more important in our daily lives. Ditto mobile phones. Landlines will become a thing of the past one day (France will start turning off it's switched network from 2023 as calls go over to the internet network )