TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Festivus Maximus » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 pm

Moggy wrote:

That’s insane. I believe them, but it just doesn’t compute in my head.

Moggy, in the Interesting Facts Thread the other week wrote:
Outrunner wrote:There was more time between Stegosaurus living and Tyrannosaurus than there is between Tyrannosaurus and us

Similarly Cleopatra was born closer to today than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Poor Moggy, struck with Alzheimer's at such a young age :(

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:30 pm

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:

That’s insane. I believe them, but it just doesn’t compute in my head.

Moggy, in the Interesting Facts Thread the other week wrote:
Outrunner wrote:There was more time between Stegosaurus living and Tyrannosaurus than there is between Tyrannosaurus and us

Similarly Cleopatra was born closer to today than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Poor Moggy, struck with Alzheimer's at such a young age :(


Pfft Outrunner didn’t mention an iPad so it’s a completely different fact. :shifty:

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Bethlehemster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 pm

That's amazing.

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by The Watching Artist » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:58 am

Karl_ wrote:I'm not sure I could go for the small dick joke with TWA; I would bet anything that he's absolutely huge, like a fleshy, veiny 2l Coke bottle.

Nah. But give it a shake and it'll make as much of a mess.

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:16 am

Keep getting knocked back for jobs in my sector. It’s starting to get to me a little bit that I hold a PhD but work in a call centre.

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by That's not a growth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:24 am

Don't you teach as well, or was that only while studying?

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:29 am

I pick up tutorials and lectures during semester at my old uni - it works out to a whopping 0.05FTE over the course of a year.

The problem is that experience of module leadership and more responsibility is needed to get jobs, and they won’t give me that experience. But I can’t get it anywhere else because all the jobs need additional experience.

At the moment I’m pinning all my hopes on the book proposal that’s out at peer review. But it’s been almost three months of radio silence and meanwhile I’m just sitting here, being given dog’s abuse by all the angry customers under the sun. :lol: :dread:

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by That's not a growth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:31 am

Yeah, the whole chicken and egg thing with experience is a killer. You might have to consider a sidewase move to somewhere that could give you this experience in the future? (note, I'm gooseberry fool at looking for jobs, so have no idea what I'm talking about)

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:43 am

It’s difficult because I’m not really qualified to do anything else at the moment. I’ve applied for a masters in teaching at higher education, which is part time. But the thought of working where I am for a year while that’s going through(and potentially having to pay £2,000 on top of the £15,000 I’ve already pumped in to higher education off my own back) is pretty grim.

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by LewisD » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 am

Can we ask for you by name at work?
We can all get (well cheap) insurance from you and get you some comission :)

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:49 am

I don’t sell it and we don’t do commission, but the thought is appreciated. :lol:

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by That's not a growth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am

"Yes, I'd like to speak to Dr Cora please. Yes I'm serious."

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Rocking Around the Mini E » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:It’s difficult because I’m not really qualified to do anything else at the moment. I’ve applied for a masters in teaching at higher education, which is part time. But the thought of working where I am for a year while that’s going through(and potentially having to pay £2,000 on top of the £15,000 I’ve already pumped in to higher education off my own back) is pretty grim.


Is that the PGCert that allows you to be a FHEA or whatever they call themselves now? If it is, I did this as part of my PhD and can send across my assignments to you. It's a piece of piss, to be honest.

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:02 am

Yeah I think so, though I think it might only grant Associate Fellow status at the end of it. It should be mandatory for PhDs to do something like that during their course given the percentage of them who want to go into teaching and research at the end of their studies.

My uni have been supposedly putting me forward for their FHEA training since August 2018, but even though I chase them up every month about it nothing has happened yet.

That's not a growth wrote:"Yes, I'd like to speak to Dr Cora please. Yes I'm serious."


:lol:

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Outrunner » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:00 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:

That’s insane. I believe them, but it just doesn’t compute in my head.

Moggy, in the Interesting Facts Thread the other week wrote:
Outrunner wrote:There was more time between Stegosaurus living and Tyrannosaurus than there is between Tyrannosaurus and us

Similarly Cleopatra was born closer to today than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Poor Moggy, struck with Alzheimer's at such a young age :(


Pfft Outrunner didn’t mention an iPad so it’s a completely different fact. :shifty:


That's a fair point.

Interestingly, Cleopatra was born closer to the release of the iPad than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza :shock:

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:04 pm

Outrunner wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:

That’s insane. I believe them, but it just doesn’t compute in my head.

Moggy, in the Interesting Facts Thread the other week wrote:
Outrunner wrote:There was more time between Stegosaurus living and Tyrannosaurus than there is between Tyrannosaurus and us

Similarly Cleopatra was born closer to today than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Poor Moggy, struck with Alzheimer's at such a young age :(


Pfft Outrunner didn’t mention an iPad so it’s a completely different fact. :shifty:


That's a fair point.

Interestingly, Cleopatra was born closer to the release of the iPad than she was to the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza :shock:


See, completely different Cleopatra fact to the one above. Preezy doesn’t know what he’s on about.

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Pedz » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:05 pm

My eldest has asked for a Chelsea top. How do I beat the football out of him?

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Pedz wrote:My eldest has asked for a Chelsea top. How do I beat the football out of him?


A few seasons of supporting Chelsea should do it.

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Pedz » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:08 pm

Good. Football's gooseberry fool. He can live somewhere else.

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PostRe: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread
by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 pm

Football’s great. Like, it’s absolutely fine not to like it but I’ll never understand the pathological dislike of the sport that some people have.

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