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by kerr9000 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:06 pm

As a male survivor of domestic abuse international woman's Day can kiss my big white ass......

I treat people as people I don't care what gender, sex, race or culture they are labelled with if there a cool person then there cool if there a dick then there a dick..... I think we should tell all the people we appreciate that we appreciate them but work, the press, the government can all shove of trying to dictate who I or anyone tells who and when.

International woman's Day just makes it sound like there all great. I don't believe in singling out a group for positive or negative reasons.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:12 pm

Next on the agenda:

Putting Black History Month to rights.

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by Death's Head » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Tomous wrote:Just had an email from senior management with the subject “Celebrating Women” as its International Woman’s Day. A lot of bollocks but it ends with “please take a moment to let the women you work with know how you appreciate having them as a colleague”....best start going round telling each woman here I appreciate them...
Sounds to me like you have a get out of jail free card to use against HR for the day.

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by kerr9000 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:23 pm

I'm with Morgan Freeman on Black History month personally.

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by Curls » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:38 pm

So. Does anyone else have a job in a niche area?

I'm reasonably happy in my work at the moment, but work shifts, and staffing levels are getting less and less with us having to fill in more gaps.

Anyway, to put a long story short. Have any of you changed from a specific niche job in science, to something completely different? And how easy was it.

I think over the next 6 months to a year I'll have to think about my future a little more, and I don't know if it lies where I currently am. I'm on quite comfortable pay, and don't particularly want to take a pay cut.

So basically I'm searching for success stories for people who have transferred from one profession to another completely new to them?
I don't particularly want to take a 10 K pay cut, and go back to searching for jobs based on my degree (maths), but all my professional development has been within this one niche role, where I am already at the best place to work in the UK for. Anyway it's hypothetical at the moment.

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by Tomous » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Apparently my suggestion of ranking the women in the order of who we appreciate the most isn’t appropriate, I’m getting mixed messages here

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by Errkal » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 pm

Tomous wrote:Apparently my suggestion of ranking the women in the order of who we appreciate the most isn’t appropriate, I’m getting mixed messages here


As long as you didn't say "oh I would appreciate her all over her face" I don't think there should be an issue with that idea.

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by Buffalo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:45 am

Has StayDead been fired yet?

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by Green Gecko » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:33 am

That's a bit ominous mate, what makes it inevitable to you?

I've sort of done telephone interviews in the sense that recruiters on the phone essentially are interviewing you which I've done at least 3 times.

One of the first ones after I graduated, from Reed, woke me up the morning after bonfire night with a hangover also, firstly they asked if I was well, to which I just replied, no, I'm not very well thank you. After that they were like "oh". It was some management or admin blah so I said I was only looking for creative roles. at least I was honest eh. I've since learnt to put a positive spin on it, I don't think I ever even found out what the job was. I won't count that one as I didn't even understand what was happening.

The 3 i consider having gone into self promotional stage were actually all successful, 2 were interviews 1 went straight to the job. So 100% success which is interesting as I've never typically succeeded in formal interview setting. 2 jobs I've done one was a casual chat with people I already knew and another was for volunteering so that doesn't count.

Basically the less formal the better I do. Which is why I guess I'm better at b2b sales on my own.

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by 1cmanny1 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:26 am

Buffalo wrote:Has StayDead been fired yet?


I also want an update.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:01 am

That reminds me, I need to get an application in for the job my sacked boss has left vacant.

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by Tragic Magic » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:27 pm

I didn't get the job that I interviewd for two weeks ago. They told me that I "passed" the interview process so I can only assume somebody did better than me. Still, I'm glad to know that I would've been successful otherwise as I felt that it had gone really badly. They're keeping me on a list for 12 months though so fingers crossed another vacancy comes up before then.

Got an interview elsewhere tomorrow afternoon so hopefully I'll get an offer soon from someone.

Had an agency ring me yesterday, really trying to force a job on me that I wasn't interested in, and they were trying their very best to make me feel like gooseberry fool so I'd break and go along with them. I really hate agencies. Absolute parasites.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:39 pm

Some of them aren't interested in you and just the introduction fee, so if they are like that just say sorry not interested and put the phone down.

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by Ad7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:53 pm

They're all splits in my experience.

Remember the replacement LOLZ at my old place when they hadn't got anything sorted in time? On the day the new guy was supposed to start he called in saying he didn't want the job for personal reasons :lol:
On TOP of that though, turns out my then boss is leaving at the end of this month and the new guy was supposed to be a bit of both. So because they put all their eggs in that basket, they now have nothing lined up. The boss leaving surely spells the end for the whole department, definitely now they don't have a replacement.

Dodging bullets? I feel like this right now:
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by Tsunade » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm

I used to work in an agency as an admin about 10 years ago. I'd have to call up potential clients for their availability for work for the next week... on a Thursday. Needless to say I had quite a few people have a go at me saying "how am I meant to know what I'm doing a week in advance?" That was the worst part of the job.

The others in the office were kind of pushy when it came to their clients, if a job came up they'd really try to put on the charm to make them accept it, even if they didn't want to.

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by Wrathy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 pm

I got my current position through an agency and I found them to be nothing but helpful, polite, and respectful in the process... they helped me secure a job that was suitable for my skillset and offers potential for my growth in a timely manner and there was nothing more I could really have asked for. Except more money. :shifty:

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:17 pm

Very mixed feelings about today's interview.

I'm having a super happy high because I felt like I nailed all of the questions.

But... everyone in the office was Polish. And they were all speaking Polish. And they assumed I could speak Polish too because I have a Polish surname. So there was an awkward moment where I had to ask them to speak English.

If they actually offer me the job I'm going to find it really hard to accept because of the above, despite my currently dire circumstances. I just can't imagine ever feeling comfortable in that situation.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Preezy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:33 pm

Bloody Poles, coming over here offering our unemployed jobs in their offices...

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by Kezzer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:52 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Sounds like you and your potential employers are poles apart.


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