The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!

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by Moggy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm

Preezy wrote:A guy just turned up for an interview wearing tracksuit bottoms, some knackered trainers and a scruffy t-shirt :dread:


TRACKSUIT MAN

No, actually I went to Craignewton but I was worried that you wouldn't have heard of it so I put the Royal Edinburgh College instead, because they're both schools, right, and we're all in this together, and I wanted to put across the general i dea rather than the details, yeah? People get all hung up on details, but what's the point? Like which school? Does it matter? Why? When? Where? Or how many O grades did I get? Could be six, could be one, but that's not important. What's important is that I am, right? That I am.

PREEZY

Mr Tracksuit Man, do you mean that you lied on your application?

TRACKSUIT MAN

Only to get my foot in the door. Showing initiative, right?

PREEZY

You were referred here by the Department of Employment. There's no need for you to get you "foot in the door", as you put it.

TRACKSUIT MAN

Hey. Right. No problem. Whatever you say, man. You're the man, the governor, the dude in the chair, like. I'm merely here. But obviously I am. Here, that is. I hope I'm not talking too much. I don't usually. I think it's all important though, isn't it?

PREEZY

Mr. Tracksuit Man, what attracts you to the leisure industry?

TRACKSUIT MAN

In a word, pleasure. My pleasure in other people's leisure.

PREEZY

What do you see as your main strengths?

TRACKSUIT MAN

I love people. All people. Even people that no one else loves, I think they're OK, you know. Like Beggars.

PREEZY

Homeless people?

TRACKSUIT MAN

No, not homeless people. Beggars, Francis Begbie -- one of my mates. I wouldn't say my best mate, I mean, sometimes the boy goes over the score, like one time when we -- me and him -- were having a laugh and all of a sudden he's strawberry floating gubbed me in the face, right --

PREEZY

Mr. Tracksuit Man, leaving your friend aside, do you see yourself as having any weaknesses?

TRACKSUIT MAN

No. Well, yes. I have to admit it: I'm a perfectionist. For me, it's the best or nothing at all. If things go badly, I can't be bothered, but I have a good feeling about this interview. Seems to me like it's gone pretty well. We've touched on a lot of subjects, a lot of things to think about, for all of us.

PREEZY

Thank you, Mr. Tracksuit Man. We'll let you know.

TRACKSUIT MAN

The pleasure was mine. Best interview I've ever been to. Thanks.

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Kezzer » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm

I hope he gets the job

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by <]:^D » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:16 pm

:lol:

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by Errkal » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:23 pm

If he doesn't it is outrageous.

He clearly can't afford a suit but still had the courage to come for interview.

#HelpADudeOut

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:48 pm

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Squinty » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Did he get the job then?

Don't judge a book by its cover. Tracksuit guy is a man. A real strawberry floating man.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:59 pm

Errkal wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Squinty wrote:I hate my job as well, but it pays, and I'm uneducated twat due to poor life choices, so I'm punching above my weight currently.

I hope to get some computing skills under my belt. I would really like to do a computing course, but my local college doesn't do anything beyond extremely basic stuff, and I seen what the OU did to my sister and that makes me wonder if I could hack it for a few years. Even at that, the OU course I think has a placement period, I'm not sure how I would work through that.

It's a bit gooseberry fool.


What sort computing skills do you wan to gain, its a quite a broad topic and depends what you are aiming for sort of thing.


I'd like to start programming in general, but I can never figure out where to begin with it. I've looked into different languages and I've had a bash at Python, but for someone completely inexperienced, I found it a bit tough to grasp the concepts.


Give this a go

https://www.sololearn.com/

It's done on website or an app and android and iOS covers the basics on all kinds of languages so good for getting a basic idea of what's going on and what you like.

Plus it's free.


Thank you so much for this Errkal, legend :wub:


No worries. I have a full on python course on Udemy started a while back if you get on with it can probably send you my login and you can do that too it's a very in-depth course covering everythingdrom setting up an ide to making stuff. All videos with an instructor and challenges throughout very good. I'm not using it so should be alright to let you use it :)

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Preezy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:05 pm

Squinty wrote:Did he get the job then?

Don't judge a book by its cover. Tracksuit guy is a man. A real strawberry floating man.

He didn't get the job. He also stank of B.O and his hair was a right state.

I get that not everyone has a suit, but if you've got an interview you can at least have a wash and brush your hair.

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by Hexx » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:10 pm

Preezy, earlier today: "A common? Oh how quaint!"

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PostRe: The Work Thread 2 - Get back to work!
by Errkal » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 pm

Oh we can't high him, he is clearly a poor

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by Preezy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 pm

Literally one of the great unwashed.

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by Hexx » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:14 pm

To be fair they already have one. Toke N. Proll. He works as the janitor.

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by Hexx » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:16 pm

Big work party tomorrow for big anniversary.

We're getting champagne (and orange juice so we can make Buck's Fizz :D) in the morning with hot breakfast butties.

Then in evening to fancy steak place nearby...but we're heading from work at 4...to eat at 6.30. It's about 30min away including parking/walking into town.

FFS. That's so late!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:59 pm

I've massively strawberry floated over my old department by promoting one of the few good workers from there into a management role in my new department 8-). He has a fairly unique role that will take a long time for someone to get up to speed with and carry out at a decent level.

I feel a bit bad really because it was mainly the Psycho Director who I had a problem with, but she's gone now so I'm actually causing difficulty for people I got (and still get, although maybe not for long) on with :slol:.

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by Qikz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:00 pm

My Dad's taken that new job, but he said it's probably going to be a year before he can hire anyone. Oh well, time to buckle down. I mean I'll try and look for something else, but I still haven't found anything that pays more than I get that isn't way too far away.

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by Karl » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:00 pm

Oblomov's reign of terror as Psycho Director the Second begins.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Hexx wrote:We're getting champagne (and orange juice so we can make Buck's Fizz :D)

I'm a fan of orange juice in general but why on earth would you use it to completely change the taste of champagne? You might as well just use any old sparkling wine.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:05 pm

Karl wrote:Oblomov's reign of terror as Psycho Director the Second begins.

I keep telling people I'm going to do this, but I'm such a soft-wet-blanket-pushover-fraud stealing my current living that I've got no hope.

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by Curls » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:31 am

I've left the union at work as they're useless. Are there any sort of independent unions? Or do you have to join the one that's attached to the office. it seems we're a one union company, I'd like that insurance factor of being in a union. But don't want to be in the current one as they've let all the shift workers for our company down.

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by That's not a growth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:04 am

I've never been part of a union, or knew of anyone who was. Thought it was something just for tube drivers these days. :shifty:


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