Preezy wrote:A guy just turned up for an interview wearing tracksuit bottoms, some knackered trainers and a scruffy t-shirt
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.
Mr Tracksuit Man, do you mean that you lied on your application?
Only to get my foot in the door. Showing initiative, right?
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.
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?
Mr. Tracksuit Man, what attracts you to the leisure industry?
In a word, pleasure. My pleasure in other people's leisure.
What do you see as your main strengths?
I love people. All people. Even people that no one else loves, I think they're OK, you know. Like Beggars.
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 --
Mr. Tracksuit Man, leaving your friend aside, do you see yourself as having any weaknesses?
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.
Thank you, Mr. Tracksuit Man. We'll let you know.
The pleasure was mine. Best interview I've ever been to. Thanks.
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.
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
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
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 . 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 .
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.
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.