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cixelsyD



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
That's it, game over.


No this.
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Halen



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gary wrote:
The thing about not having a job is, it's this: I have no identity. I am the poor bum living off his sister's couch. I don't like this situation much.


Am I allowed to worry about you now?
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Martian Kyo



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halen wrote:
Mr Gary wrote:
The thing about not having a job is, it's this: I have no identity. I am the poor bum living off his sister's couch. I don't like this situation much.


Am I allowed to worry about you now?


Please do!
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cixelsyD wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
That's it, game over.


No this.


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Mr Gary



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halen wrote:
Mr Gary wrote:
The thing about not having a job is, it's this: I have no identity. I am the poor bum living off his sister's couch. I don't like this situation much.


Am I allowed to worry about you now?


No, I got off my arse today and stopped feeling sorry for myself (ie, hungover) and applied for a bunch of jobs, having given up hope that my previous employer means to find me another position. He's only spoken to me for two minutes since Xmas Day.

One thing I did find is this lovely village pub that I know by reputation, near to where I was recently based (ie, Girls!) is up for grabs. I applied this afternoon. I know the area manager for that region, he was very positive and helpful when I phoned him on Friday. So, hopeful, whilst not getting carried away.

Also things aren't too bad here. Bro-in-law was supportive but not *too* supportive, until I mentioned that I'd given my sister £100 for bills a day or two earlier. She hadn't mentioned that to him, and I think they might have subsequently had a conversation about it, but everything's cool short-term. (Very short-term).

Plus I received the nerdiest wedding invite ever yesterday. Halen, you nerd.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it have Spiderman on it? Also, good luck. If they ask for a personal reference tell them to register on the forum. We can all tell them how much we would like to drink with you.
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Mr Gary



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even nerdier than that. It had Halen on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you can all mention how much you would pay to drink with me, perhaps pressing your bitcoin account details on to any brewery wallahs who might enquire, that would be mega helpful right now.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I'm descending to comic subforum levels here but...

In this 1996 clip of "Shooting Stars" Louise Wener basically is Monique :-)

That's the same year her band released the album "The It Girl"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just how did you come across this.
What sequence of misclicks and misjudgments led you there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was holding my mouse the wrong way round and someone poured glue on my keyboard

plus I like that show, please don't hurt me
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Louise Werner. She's a terrible novelist now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have no idea where to put this.

i am trying to find a list of occupation codes for some government surveys. i've got a list of grouped occupation codes, but i need to know what the specific ones mean. so, for example, under service occupations (recode=0Cool, i have
433-439, 443-444 food service
445-447 health service
448-449, 453-455 cleaning and building service
456-459, 463-469 personal service

now you can see, those 3-digit codes seem to cover a lot of ground. 'food service' could be anything from busboy to waiter to cook, i suppose. and i suspect that each specific category has different health risks, but if i want to relate health risk to occupation, i need to know what each specific code means. so i can't just look at 'all food service' if the only group at special risk is dishwashers.

so i'm digging though government websites trying to find code lists, and i hit on a manual for the people who fill out these surveys, and i plunge into it excitedly, figuring they _must_ have a code list somewhere (they don't).

and i hit on their example for how to find something in the index. their example?

fig caprifiers.

seriously.

Quote:
c. All job titles in the DOT and the SOC Manual are listed alphabetically
in the SOC. For example, if the industry and occupation entries
were:
Industry: Farm
Occupation: Caprifying figs
Look up "fig caprifier" in the SOC Manual under the alphabetical
listing. Find the job title cross referenced with SOC codes. DOT (not
Census) industry codes, and DOT occupational codes.
(NOTE: Several job titles do not have DOT codes.)
1449 Field-contact technician . . . . . . . . . . 313 . . . 162117026
1644 Field-map editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705 . . . 018262010
6175 Field-mechanical-meter tester . . . . 532-679-687 . . . 953281010
772 Field-ring assembler . . . . . . . . . . . . 341 . . . 721484014
1622 Field-service engineer . . . . . . . . . . . 123 . . . 002167014
6171 Field-service engineer . . . . . . . . . . . 683 . . . 826261010
239 Field-service representative . . . . . . 123-125 . . . 621221010
5614 Fig caprifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 . . . 403687014
6179 Figure refinisher and repairer . . . . . . . 741 . . . 739381034
4596 File clerk I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 . . . 206362010
4696 File clerk II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 . . . 206367014
7513 File cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 . . . 605685014
1722 File-system installer . . . . . 055
7758 Filer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484 . . . 700684034
7755 Filer and sander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 964 . . . 705684018


it's in the list. it must be a real job.

so what the hell does a 'fig caprifier' do? i can find things online about 'caprifigs' (those which require the assistance of a tiny wasp to be fertilized). but not a caprifier.

so is a fig caprifier a wasp-wrangler? someone who assaults innocent male and female figs, pretending to be a wasp? in the list i'm trying to decode, 116 is in the category 'teachers, librarians and counselors' - does a fig caprifier teach wasps? counsel them when they have issues pollinating figs? it can't actually _be_ a wasp, i am reasonably certain that, extensive as the government survey system is, there are no large-scale interview surveys done on wasps.

how am i supposed to concentrate on my job when i'm trying to figure out what a fig caprifier is? can i really continue to live life in my previously carefree fashion, now that i know that there is actually a government documented profession of fig caprification? what do they do in the off-season? do they migrate?

and people wonder why it takes me so long to get things done.
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Samsally



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently they make sure fig trees are pollinated? Which I learned from a Medical Disabilities Guidelines website so um... it also tells me that one of the most common medical conditions to affect fig caprifier's is pregnancy.

...

Uh.

Well then.
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mouse



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, i think what gets me most is the way they just say 'look up "fig caprifier" in the manual', as if that were just something so _obvious_.

like, what else would you do?
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