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Mr Gary



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I interviewed for a position heading after-sales care for a major housing company back in January. Their sales are immense, but in the region I'd be working in their customer satisfaction is truly terrible.

Anyway, TWO MONTHS after the interview they've offered me the position. On a contract ending 01/01/15.

It's a way better job than I have now, but they're just going to grind me to improve their figures and then eat me up, right?
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mouse



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, if you can get a good reference (and a nice nest egg) out of it, it may be worth the risk.

if they actually do eat you up, you won't have to worry about getting another job or needing a nest egg, so.....

it might be good to know why it took them so long. if they've already eaten the guy they hired in january and you are just next on the list....
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Mr Gary



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mouse, I must agree 'cos I've accepted and I also dislike my present job enough. Apparently the reason for the delay was budgetary (I'm starting 31 March, so basically in their new fiscal year).

Going to be odd working 9-5 Monday to Friday, never done that before. Good excuse to knock the old drink away for a bit, too, which I'm sure my liver will enjoy.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I hope they pay you obscene amounts of money, because you deserve all of the most obscene things in life.
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the plus side, I'm getting really good at interviews.

On the down side, I am having lots of opportunities to practice but with no luck so far.

Going to a job fair thing at the end of the month with my professor for some networking.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright, gary! you didn't mention disliking the present job, i figure that's always a good reason to get another one. and if you work regular hours, does that mean you can come hang out here more? you need to come here and rub off on DeD, he needs your job-finding skills. or luck. whatever, we gotta get this guy a job, he has two pugs to support!
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
you need to come here and rub off on DeD, he needs your job-finding skills. or luck. whatever, we gotta get this guy a job, he has two pugs to support!


Gary is a miracle worker!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i knew once i reminded him of the pugs, he would help you out.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will rub off on DeD anytime he likes. /saidthedrunktothemoustache
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Yinello



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My body is riddled with mosquito bites, this is ridiculous. It's freaking March. Summer is going to suck. I've recently bought a mosquite killing lamp and my mom will give me something for my skin on the day. I freaking hate mosquitos, my scent attracts them too much.
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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we don't get mosquitoes until July-August
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
we don't get mosquitoes until July-August


We usually don't but there's this weird ass heat spell right now and all the bugs are coming to life. There's also another cold spell predicted so they might die. But then again, weather here is always so effing weird so they might be resilient enough to withstand it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had like three glorious days of 30F to 40F weather and now we're pretty much camped out in "you're lucky it's above 0F" again.
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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It got warm enough that some of the birds woke up/came back


shut up, birds
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old (very rich, very white) lady called me Oriental at a fancy work dinner.

Watching the faces of my horrified coworkers was pretty hilarious.
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