The Work Thread

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:27 pm

"We don't know the number till he tells us"

"It's 200"

"Hexx was wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

You're lucky I've got a smartie cookie keeping me happy or I'd pounce on your admission of trolling quicker than Donald Trump on a unattended teenage beauty queen

Yeah Roc if they expected you to travel 200 miles they're clunges.

Good luck!
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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:31 pm

Gotten to.
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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:33 pm

Ad7 wrote:I have been offered a short term contract, possibly leading to full time work. Just waiting for the official offer document to come through.

That's with the company I just sent a random speculative email to as well.

tentatively :toot:


Back to being serious, congrats on getting that contract, even if it is only short term at least it should tide you over for a bit.
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by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:45 pm

Hexx wrote:"We don't know the number till he tells us"

"It's 200"

"Hexx was wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

You're lucky I've got a smartie cookie keeping me happy or I'd pounce on your admission of trolling quicker than Donald Trump on a unattended teenage beauty queen

Yeah Roc if they expected you to travel 200 miles they're clunges.

Good luck!

Thanks!
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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Ad7 wrote:I have been offered a short term contract, possibly leading to full time work. Just waiting for the official offer document to come through.

That's with the company I just sent a random speculative email to as well.

tentatively :toot:

Congratulations man, I'm aware of your situation. Speculative is often the best as it immediately demonstrates you've researched and targeted that company to work with, instead of being "matched" by a recruiter - plus, they won't have to pay them a "finders fee".

Whether or not the contract is extended, I would strongly recommend fostering a good relationship, with the possibility of contracting for them later down the line.

I wonder if you've considered revisiting freelancing, but this is a great site for learning how to actually make money doing it: https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/

I met the guy at a conference yesterday and while obviously he focuses on educational business stuff for freelancers now, it's good to know that there really are a lot of resources out there for how to make a (much more than decent) living doing it. There are many lessons that you don't have to learn the hard way.

It basically comes down to whether you can be arsed to be a businessperson or not, and no, you don't have to spend all your time dealing with shitty ass clients! (Protip: people who pay more are less demanding.)
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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:11 pm

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edit: @ that up there and not you gecko :fp:
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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:15 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I have been offered a short term contract, possibly leading to full time work. Just waiting for the official offer document to come through.

That's with the company I just sent a random speculative email to as well.

tentatively :toot:

Congratulations man, I'm aware of your situation. Speculative is often the best as it immediately demonstrates you've researched and targeted that company to work with, instead of being "matched" by a recruiter - plus, they won't have to pay them a "finders fee".

Whether or not the contract is extended, I would strongly recommend fostering a good relationship, with the possibility of contracting for them later down the line.

I wonder if you've considered revisiting freelancing, but this is a great site for learning how to actually make money doing it: https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/

I met the guy at a conference yesterday and while obviously he focuses on educational business stuff for freelancers now, it's good to know that there really are a lot of resources out there for how to make a (much more than decent) living doing it. There are many lessons that you don't have to learn the hard way.

It basically comes down to whether you can be arsed to be a businessperson or not, and no, you don't have to spend all your time dealing with shitty ass clients! (Protip: people who pay more are less demanding.)


I really really really dont want to do freelancing again. Contract work yes if I have to (and I do) but i got tired of the businessperson side of it.
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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:16 pm

Grats Addy though. It's something while you look for something more preferable at the very least
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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:27 pm

Ad7 wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I have been offered a short term contract, possibly leading to full time work. Just waiting for the official offer document to come through.

That's with the company I just sent a random speculative email to as well.

tentatively :toot:

Congratulations man, I'm aware of your situation. Speculative is often the best as it immediately demonstrates you've researched and targeted that company to work with, instead of being "matched" by a recruiter - plus, they won't have to pay them a "finders fee".

Whether or not the contract is extended, I would strongly recommend fostering a good relationship, with the possibility of contracting for them later down the line.

I wonder if you've considered revisiting freelancing, but this is a great site for learning how to actually make money doing it: https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/

I met the guy at a conference yesterday and while obviously he focuses on educational business stuff for freelancers now, it's good to know that there really are a lot of resources out there for how to make a (much more than decent) living doing it. There are many lessons that you don't have to learn the hard way.

It basically comes down to whether you can be arsed to be a businessperson or not, and no, you don't have to spend all your time dealing with shitty ass clients! (Protip: people who pay more are less demanding.)


I really really really dont want to do freelancing again. Contract work yes if I have to (and I do) but i got tired of the businessperson side of it.

Fair enough, it's not for everyone. I run a product business now anyway, I hardly do any consulting. :)
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by Qikz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Weve moved onto Microsoft Teams instead of lync. Well... theres a gif button and it has every gif active on giphy. Damn its sogood.gif
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:17 pm

Congrats, Ad7, been keeping up to date on your situation and glad it's at least temporarily sorted out. Can't imagine how I would feel if I became unemployed.
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by Green Gecko » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:48 am

Qikz wrote:Weve moved onto Microsoft Teams instead of lync. Well... theres a gif button and it has every gif active on giphy. Damn its sogood.gif

Isn't that Microsoft's response to Slack. It's had gifs for years. We use it but it's pretty much just me and errkal.
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by Errkal » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 am

Green Gecko wrote:
Qikz wrote:Weve moved onto Microsoft Teams instead of lync. Well... theres a gif button and it has every gif active on giphy. Damn its sogood.gif

Isn't that Microsoft's response to Slack. It's had gifs for years. We use it but it's pretty much just me and errkal.

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by Ad7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:10 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Congrats, Ad7, been keeping up to date on your situation and glad it's at least temporarily sorted out. Can't imagine how I would feel if I became unemployed.


Cheers. Got my for offer through so it's sorted for the short term at least :toot:
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by That's not a growth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Well, next week will be the first time in over three weeks that both my manager and the MD are in the office, so I'm finally going to ask for a raise for the position I started over a month and a half ago. It's a massive leap in responsibility, and I've been researching jobs in the area to have a rough idea of what to ask for, but I'm wondering if this is something anyone else had done before and had any advice.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:21 am

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by Bunni » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 am

Been moved onto the nightshift on a different ward which is less busy. My routine so far goes, handover, make cheese on toast, smoke break, then walk down the ward once an hour to check everyone's still here until 6am when we rattle through half an hours cleaning and a few notes. I'm finishing on time, no stress at all and despite the shift being half an hour longer I'm able to sleep well and relax before work. It's pretty good but I'm sure the novelty will wear off in a few weeks when I'm bored and feel like in losing my skills. I'm also taking advantage of the total relaxed atmosphere and cramming in overtime since it's practically appearance money these days.

Though the freedom has helped in the job hunt. I've said before how I can't be arsed job hunting on my days off because I just want to relax. Well, I'm averaging 5 hours a night on applications, and it's a wonderful time of the new financial year bringing loads of opportunity. So hopefully I'll actually find my way out before it all goes to gooseberry fool again.
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by Rocsteady » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:39 pm

I've got this job interview tomorrow but after spending the day through in Glasgow yesterday I think I'd really prefer to work there instead. Will try my best anyway but hopefully something semi-decent comes up in Scotland, actually enjoying being back for once.
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by Kezzer » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Glasgow :wub:
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by Bunni » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:21 pm

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