I've just been for my 2nd interview in a week, both part time positions. Today's interview was almost sweet, the young lady interviewing me spent a lot of time talking about herself. I don't know whether she felt uncomfortable interviewing an older person, or whether she was new to interviewing (I suspect it was that) so I was doing my best to make her feel at ease, despite me feeling nervous!
I'll let you know more when I hear back from both... I don't want to jinx anything! (Despite my very logical thought processes, I find myself to be both a believer in fate and just a tad superstitious)
Good luck to you Edgar. I hope you find something which is enjoyable and not stressful. I arrived at my part time job soaking wet this morning after a walk through the park. I was late but no-one noticed and it turned out to be a good day.
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Uh huh. Play doh and finger painting right? I mean it's a nursery school. And minimum wage.
I got an email from the Census people yesterday, cos I did form collection for the 2011 one, asking if I'd like to be contacted about jobs for 2021! Now I have no idea what I'll be doing in three years (or where!) but I have said 'yes'.
I posted on the old forum about what a total skive it was - I signed up for 20 hours a week, but if I do it again I'll go for the full 37 on the basis that I did almost nothing last time. It was the easiest grand I've ever 'earned'!
Well, I don't think so anyway as I've yet to hear anything from one of them, the one I interviewed for first. Maybe that's how they do things in the UK now; if you don't hear anything then you haven't got it. Surprising though as they guy who interviewed seemed a decent chap. I'm assuming I don't have to contact him??
The 2nd interview (with Lloyds chemist), the sweet young lady sent me an apologetic email saying they'd "regretfully employed someone"! Ah bless! At least she had the decency to let me know.
It all might be moot anyway. My wife and I are back in France at the moment (on a garden tidy visit) and my wife is visibly very much enjoying being back here, making noises about coming back. We shall see.
yeah edgar, thanks but no thanks is but a polite hope, although giving them a ring certainly wouldn't hurt.
there is a Lloyds chemist within the shoppe where I work. they suddenly decided they are gonna get rid of half their staff. all of whom have been there a long time. 2 weeks notice is what they have been given, and very little redundancy pay.
they were only advertsing a few month back for staff- minimum wage and one of the ladies there told me they actually wanted someone under 25 so they could pay even less.
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i'm actually quite gutted because I can't re-find this job listing. I only saw it this morning and seriously want to apply......
edit. dammit its been removed and its not on the companies website. the job was making these. the tackiest piece of 3 grand you ever did see. id love making kitsch. i'd be excellent at it and I actually do have lamp making experience! not much feather experience though.
back in October I posted this.
I've now seen that job advertised again.
but I don't know. on one hand a job is a job, it pays more than I get now buuuut i'd have to pay petrol, at the mo I walk to work, so I don't think i'd gain. plus the company that sells these tacky overpriced tat has a suspicious amount of taxidermy for sale too. which is just creepy. where does one source such fresh faced macaw from eh?
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WHAT PART OF THAT IS SELF EMPLOYED? you zero hour twats. how is that even legal because at that rate of pay and hours you would be elegible for paying national insurance which means that you would be effectively being paid less the the legal minimum wage.
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That sounds like the name on some of those dodgy charity collection bags I get posted through my door on a regular basis... they sound like model employers.
The goalposts have been moved so far with regards to work in recent years - what with ZHC and call centres that monitor how long their employees take having a slash - it's hard to imagine how things could get worse without actually returning to the Victorian workhouse model (some might argue that Amazon and Sports Direct aren't far off this already). The days of the late '90s, when I was employed in the offices of a local authority drinking more tea than I ever did work, seem far, far away now.
I looked at a job add a few days back; 8 to 4, 5 days a week, half hour for lunch, half day Saturdays and overtime. I wondered when I was supposed to live. I'm really not suited to employment I think. I have too firm a sense of my own time perhaps and begrudge it being taken.
I'm sure someone would tell me to 'wake up and smell the coffee' but, of course, I wouldn't object to at all in the literal sense. The thought of waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee is most appealing. The metaphor however is another matter.
fingerprint entry or log in systems seem to be more and more common these days for ordinary workplaces. one of out stockrooms at w*rk has it. its not so much using your fingerprint I have issues with, its the fact a private company will have your prints on their databases.
Oh, for the end of Bullshit Jobs... I wonder if this could ever happen in our lifetimes or, as seems more likely, things will have to get a lot worse before it's considered?
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clicks on job pages. all there is beyond minimum wage is estate agents. so many different estate agent jobs. which makes no sense because who can afford a house these days? so basically its selling former homes to buy to let landlord investments portfolio. ffs this is messed up.
tryna think 'outside the box' (and also super lazy) for making money by not working, I thought 'what about writing short stories'? of course I haven't even so much as written on my blog forever, let alone anything else, but you can write any old shit on the interwebs so theres lots of practice possibilities.
so anyway I stumbled on the writers guidance for short stories for Take a Break magazine;
Common plots to avoid: * the heroine/narrator is revealed to be a cat, dog, fox, car (or tree, u-bend...) * the policeman/woman is really a singing telegram * a characterʼs mysterious arrangements turn out to be for a surprise party * the woman discovers her husbandʼs secret lover is a man, or vice versa * the murder victim ends up on a compost heap * anything to do with poisonous mushrooms or tampering with car brakes * a shifty antiques dealer dupes an old lady out of what he thinks is a priceless antique and it turns out she is making them by the dozen * anything to do with twins or nosy neighbours * someone nervous about a first day at school turns out to be the teacher; or about a wedding, the vicar; or an interview, the interviewer
lol. some of that is oddly specific. no poisonous mushrooms? ok.
but damn, my talking fox who is having an affair with the u-bend and the compost heap* plan is ruined. ruined!
*theres a guy on amazon who makes a fortune writing 'erotic' fiction about such stuff....
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