The job hunting support thread

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Cloo, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :facepalm:

    :)
     
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  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I was planning to start job hunting December/January but oddly (and flatteringly) had three approaches for roles out the blue this month. Two via agencies and one direct from the employer :cool:

    Job one is much the same as my current role. Decent salary rise and benefits in central London. Really rated firm and one I was going to approach anyway. The recruitcunt took over a week to arrange an interview then they postponed it. Still waiting for an interview three weeks on :facepalm:

    Then I was contacted directly by the employer for a really great job. Was genuinely excited about the prospect and the company. Same salary as currently on but scope for progression and central London, again with an easy commute. They asked me to keep last Thursday free for an interview (time tbc) then never contacted me back :mad: called an emailed but nothing. Gave up on it this but then they contacted me yesterday (while at work so could not speak) so called them back but no answer/update :facepalm:

    Third one was an agency with a role the same as my current one but more 'corporate' meaning suits and stuff. The salary on this one is really good though, would nearly double my basic :eek: This recruitcunt arranged a call midday Wednesday but when I rung he was on a train so said he would call me back in the afternoon. Never did :mad: so I emailed yesterday morning to rearrange and no reply.

    Sigh...
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :D
     
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  4. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Still Badgers nice to be in demand! Hope one of them comes off for you.
    :)
     
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  5. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    The wait til monday to hear about the job seems like an age. I really really want to resign my current underpaid job preferably before xmas, as they want me to work everyday incl bank hols.

    Still If I dont the job I have -
    plan B
    there are 3 more jobs I can apply for

    plan C
    volunteer in a local charity shop to get some retail experience then apply for p/t jobs in local shops. Then I can resign from my present job continue my job search.
     
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  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    decided to cope with the wait by going out drinking....
     
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  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Well its Monday but no news. I don't think this is a good sign.

    Ahh the waiting is weighing very heavily on me.
     
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  8. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :(

    you didn't stay out drinking long enough...
     
  9. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Wait over, they have offered me the job!
     
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  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    YAY! congrats!

    I'm still waiting for a start date - this has taken over two months from application!
     
  11. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Yes :D
     
  13. buscador

    buscador culturally dominant

    Thank fuck for that. Can we please stop doing interview practice every day now?
     
  14. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Woot!!!!! :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    No, she likes that interaction. That has to continue forever and ever, amen. :D
     
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  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Today a colleague of recruitcunt2 contacted me about another job today which actually sounds very promising :cool:

    No interview date/time confirmed yet :mad: but hopefully the feckless prick will not just disappear and not reply to emails or calls.
     
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  17. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Brilliant news!!! I'm so happy for you xx
     
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  18. buscador

    buscador culturally dominant

    I'm sure we can find other role play that might be more... stimulating.
     
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  19. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I'm sitting staring at my computer screen, very bored. Last week my company of the last 18 months started the process to make me redundant. This is a firm I took a pay cut to join thinking it was an opportunity to join a partnership. I lost a fortune in forfeiting shares in the old place.

    This is a couple of weeks after a great and expensive holiday so savings are at a low ebb, and the credit card bills are due.

    I'm having problems concentrating. It's very depressing, on the scrap heap at 50....looks like my first break in employment since aged 18 is on the cards. I'm not sleeping, having panic attacks.

    Hopefully something will come up. I'm in a very specialist field (ship surveys and salvage work) and I know a lot of companies are quiet at the moment, however I had an encouraging chat with a former colleague who works for a competitor yesterday. I'm meeting a friend tonight who might have some freelance work for me, and I've sent my CV to another competitor who are advertising.

    I shouldn't really be feeling this depressed. I know I'm being irrational.
     
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  20. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    so sorry - it sounds horrible. Its no wonder you are feeling depressed. Sleep is so important - and so difficult when you are worried. Maybe you should see your doctor?

    Try not to panic - 50 is not too old and you are not on the scrapheap.
     
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  21. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    ~
    any jobs going at your place? ;)

    Congratulations, by the way!
     
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  22. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    yes! and I look forward to not ranting all time
     
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  23. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Did a bit too much of this yesterday. I don't even remember leaving the pub or getting home. Felt like shit today, which serves me right.

    Told the Manager today and a few co-workers - so no doubt the whole place will know by tomorrow. Must start planning my leaving do next!
     
  24. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Thanks! there will soon be a vacancy for a part time receptionist role - but the pay is really really shit
     
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  25. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    I won't be so cruel as to make a cheap and obvious gag.
     
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  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    No word yet ffs :facepalm:

    Turns out that an old employee of mine (I trained him and gave them a reference for this gig) is working there and has done really well with them. He knows the bloke that will (if it ever gets organised by recruitcunt2) interview me well so is oiling the wheels on the inside.

    Fingers still crossed :hmm:
     
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  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Got a call from my future employers' occupational health. They asked me a couple of questions about the time I'd had off with stress, and when I explained it was cos 3 major upsets had happened simultaneously (death of Belushi, Mum's declining health and big change at work), they were happy to sign off and say no adjustments needed to be made.
    So, some progress to actually starting work, though they may still be waiting for those references as it's half term.
     
  28. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I'm just filling in the health questionaire now - had to fill in a very similar sort of thing. They also want to know about a whole list immunisations - which as the most rencent was probably 10 yrs ago I can't remember...
     
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  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Utterly miserable signing on appointment this morning. My normal, human job coach, the one with a beating heart, is off sick with stress, so I got a cruel automaton who insisted I needed to keep looking for work, and that includes applying for them, even though it's a complete waste of time. They said I'd have to keep applying even when I've got a letter with a start date. When I said that was a waste of my time, a waste of their time and a waste of the employers' time, they insisted it wasn't. These people are either completely deluded or barefaced lying bullshit merchants.
     
  30. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    the whole bloody system is largely a waste of everyone's time.

    i suppose the theory is that since at the moment you have a provisional rather than firm job offer, it's possible that employer could still say no.

    and theoretically, there might be something temporary you could get before the new job starts.

    there is a fine art in jumping through the hoops with just enough enthusiasm to tick all the boxes without actively taking the piss.

    :( to that. it's a while since i've had much contact with the dole people, but from what i gather, you don't have to be a cunt to work there, but with the performance targets for sanctions and so on, it probably helps...
     
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