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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:55 am

Yeah i've told them all my minimum and why. Ideal of X amount, minimum of Y if travelling a certain distance.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:14 am

Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...

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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:25 am

No you're perfectly within your rights to request a skype interview.

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:08 pm

I wish my employer would hire a dedicated credit controller. Having to ring customers to chase money makes me so uncomfortable. It just makes me feel so incredibly anxious like I'm a terrified child again.

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:04 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:I wish my employer would hire a dedicated credit controller. Having to ring customers to chase money makes me so uncomfortable. It just makes me feel so incredibly anxious like I'm a terrified child again.


I'll do it for £150k per annum.

Tell your boss.

I'm serious mate.

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:23 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.

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by Ad7 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:28 pm

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:

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 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:


A random speculative email?

Are you working on getting $millions out of the country for a Nigerian prince?

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 pm

Congrats though!

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:33 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:34 pm

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:37 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no


Well yes, it's better to ask for a Skype interview rather than travel 100s of miles for a first interview.

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:52 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no


Well yes, it's better to ask for a Skype interview rather than travel 100s of miles for a first interview.


Which is what I said - but since we don't know where he is now - we don't if he's talking 10, 50, 100 miles to Manchester. :fp:

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no


Well yes, it's better to ask for a Skype interview rather than travel 100s of miles for a first interview.


Which is what I said - but since we don't know where he is now - we don't if he's talking 10, 50, 100 miles to Manchester. :fp:


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...

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by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no


Well yes, it's better to ask for a Skype interview rather than travel 100s of miles for a first interview.


Which is what I said - but since we don't know where he is now - we don't if he's talking 10, 50, 100 miles to Manchester. :fp:


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


That was referring to previous job offers. Not the one he's asked about now.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?


I can't deal with you any more.

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:02 pm

:slol:

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by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:14 pm

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Can relate. Having to rapidly revise my salary expectations downwards as no one gets back to me.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?

I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


Depends how far - 100s of flying miles is unreasonable.

If it's "not that far" it might tell them you're not commuted to working for the company.

Would it be your commute as well? Or are you planning to relocate. If commuting again makes them wonder how long you'd stick to a commute you're avoiding.


Hexx, I think it is safe to say that Budapest to Glasgow is 100s of miles.


Yes and that was unreasonable.
I'm asking now how far "where he is now" is to South Manchester.


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


I was in Budapest until recently and received a couple of job interview offers in Glasgow, asked if I could do the same and they just ignored me from thereon. Surely with modern broadband it's not that different from being in the room with them, not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview


He's asking if asking for Skype/Facetime interview for the Manchester job yesterday is a no no


Well yes, it's better to ask for a Skype interview rather than travel 100s of miles for a first interview.


Which is what I said - but since we don't know where he is now - we don't if he's talking 10, 50, 100 miles to Manchester. :fp:


not like I'm going to fly hundreds of miles for a first interview...


That was referring to previous job offers. Not the one he's asked about now.

Finally got another interview offer yesterday for a job I really like the sound of but it's south of Manchester (and the pay's dire) so I've asked if I can do it by Skype/FaceTime to save me traveling down for a potentially pointless trip. Is this a big no-no?


I can't deal with you any more.

Bloody hell, received about 20 notifications and wondered if I'd said something massively controversial :slol:

Hexx is bang on, I'm back in Britain now - in Edinburgh but obviously I'd be relocating rather than commuting if I got the job. I told them how much I want the job and they've said Skype's fine thankfully.

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Bloody hell, received about 20 notifications and wondered if I'd said something massively controversial :slol:


Sorry, I was having fun winding Hexx up. :lol:

Hexx is bang on, I'm back in Britain now - in Edinburgh but obviously I'd be relocating rather than commuting if I got the job. I told them how much I want the job and they've said Skype's fine thankfully.


Edinburgh to Manchester = 218.8 miles.

So hundreds of miles.

So Hexx was wrong.


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