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  • Deleted user 31 May 2012 13:59:27
    Currently wading through cvs. Good god people don't put computer games in your hobbies. Im a big fat nerd and have been since i was a small fat nerd but reading that in an application for a sought after position just makes me cringe and quickly move onto the next!
  • Deleted user 31 May 2012 14:18:26
    Why are you wading through cvs? Are you hiring?
  • mal 31 May 2012 16:25:17 22,418 posts
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    I'm officially unemployed come next Wednesday, thank the bankholidays, but between now and then there is copious drinking to be done. Bring it on.

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  • Load_2.0 15 Jun 2012 12:55:29 19,113 posts
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    Soooo, might be popping in here soon. Worst part is if I do get canned there is no way I will be able to get the same salary, benefits or flexibility.

    Le sigh.... Ah well might take a few months off to enjoy the summer.
  • localnotail 15 Jun 2012 12:59:15 23,093 posts
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    :( Did you finally get found out for the casting couch selection process?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Load_2.0 15 Jun 2012 13:06:02 19,113 posts
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    If only.... I sat in on some PA interviews as a favour. Phwoaaaaaaaaaaaar!
  • Rodney 29 Jun 2012 02:55:05 1,859 posts
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    3,000 Queensland government staff are losing their jobs today and I am one of them.

    I didnt think it would affect me too badly but it has. Im sick with worry, I have a mortgage and a 10 month baby.
  • Khanivor 29 Jun 2012 03:03:17 40,503 posts
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    Sucks dude, not a happy situation.
  • Rodney 29 Jun 2012 04:54:58 1,859 posts
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    Thanks, Ive hopefully got a labouring job lined up (through a friend) which should fit around child care arrangements. Bit of a step down but it'll do as a short term solution until something better comes along.

    What is frustrating is that the cuts were made arbitrarily and not based on performance or.workload. I know people who do very little valuable work but are keeping their jobs.

    Edited by Rodney at 04:59:36 29-06-2012
  • Rodney 29 Jun 2012 04:55:12 1,859 posts
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    Thanks, Ive hopefully got a labouring job lined up (through a friend) which should fit around child care arrangements. Bit of a step down but it'll do as a short term solution until something better comes along.

    What is frustrating is that the cuts were made arbitrarily and not based on performance or.workload. I know people who do very little valuable work but are keeping their jobs.
  • Dougs 29 Jun 2012 08:33:05 67,025 posts
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    Sorry to hear that mate. See, unions are good for one thing!
  • Load_2.0 29 Jun 2012 09:17:16 19,113 posts
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    Sorry to hear that Rodney, I took VR from my current job this week and unbelievably they accepted.

    I put forward what I would accept, expecting to negotiate down but it was accepted. So I will be taking a month off and then start looking for something new.
  • Rodney 17 Jul 2012 12:32:02 1,859 posts
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    well, my leaving drinks were pretty good.

    The worst of it so far has been dealing with recruitment consultants. Most of them really are full of shit and seem to talk and write only in buzzwords and management speak.

    I've got an interview tomorrow which I'm a little nervous about because I think the job might be a bit of a stretch for me and it's a tough job market at the moment but we'll see how it goes....

    If I do get it then I'm treating myself to a 60" 3D TV with my remaining redundancy pay so that's some motivation at least (on top of not having to deal with recruitment consultants any more).
  • spamdangled 17 Jul 2012 12:37:07 27,276 posts
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    Good luck!

    I'm getting by at the moment with little bits of contracting/ temp work here and there, but there's a distinct lack of any decent stable employment around my area. And after settling for lower wages twice over the last five years, I've no desire to continue competing in the race to the bottom of the wage pile after working so hard to pull myself up the ladder over the last twelve years.

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  • Clive_Dunn 17 Jul 2012 12:42:01 4,778 posts
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    Someone employed you ? God have mercy on their soul.
  • spamdangled 17 Jul 2012 12:44:18 27,276 posts
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    Plenty of people employ me. I'm a good worker.

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  • fletch7100 17 Jul 2012 12:58:39 7,144 posts
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    Getting made redundant as well at end of the year. So have got next year planned and budgeted.Will kind of a year off for me. Plans for education courses,job courses(IT,fitness or photography be handy if there is a peeping Tom website that needs workers) ,Xbox yearathon,fitness,Vegas trip, going to the new football matches next season with Dad

    Shit may even go to the next E3 show, never been to one
  • Deleted user 17 July 2012 13:04:54
    Contract ends next month and no luck with job hunting :(
  • Zizoo 17 Jul 2012 13:09:24 8,257 posts
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    @fletch7100

    Sounds like you certainly saved some money in preparation!

    Edited by ZizouFC at 13:10:21 17-07-2012
  • fletch7100 17 Jul 2012 13:12:47 7,144 posts
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    It can be tough, just don't let it get to you. End up in a crappy cycle of doubting yourself otherwise

    Just keep trying. Been with my firm over 14 years, so it's goin to be a change adjusting to a new life after leaving them. Infact looking forward to a new challenge
  • spamdangled 17 Jul 2012 13:16:39 27,276 posts
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    The upside to unemployment is that it gives you plenty of time to reassess what you want out of life and you can use it as an opportunity to pursue your ambitions and dreams.

    The downside is, obviously, that without some clear goals and motivation you can quickly descend into a monotonous life of daytime tv and a bowl of soggy cornflakes.

    View it as an opportunity rather than a setback though and it can feel like you suddenly have a freedom back that you never realised you'd lost.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 13:17:16 17-07-2012

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  • fletch7100 17 Jul 2012 13:27:13 7,144 posts
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    @ZizouFC

    Not really saved apart from a 25 year savings deal direct debt each month. Got 11 years left on it then I get the money back and interest. Am terrible at saving so I'm glad I did that deal

    Got a decent redundancy package. About half will go into savings, allowance for the year, rest spilt into holiday,courses( get three grants to help with job courses, which is all nice and well but if I get new qualifications in a new job field with no work experience in that area, then I will be facing too much competition. Have to find a suitable firm that will take on new comers.

    Plus half a year of Skyrim and will start operation Massive beard to go with my Nord character

    Edited by fletch7100 at 13:31:34 17-07-2012
  • Zizoo 17 Jul 2012 13:35:37 8,257 posts
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    Sounds great. Sure it will all turn out well. Good luck!
  • fletch7100 17 Jul 2012 13:41:37 7,144 posts
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    We had a career transition workshop to attend. Help us get ready for when we left. Most of the other people already had job interviews lined up or knew what they wanted to do

    Just loved the consultants face when I said I'm taking the year off :)
  • Rodney 18 Jul 2012 07:16:35 1,859 posts
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    Interview went okay. They were using words I didnt understand but I don't think they noticed.

    One person on the panel said they were not a good 'finisher' - not sure what they meant but it made me think of Mortal Kombat fatalities.

    My inside spy said that I 'impressed' so we'll see.

    That 60" TV could be mine
  • Deleted user 18 July 2012 07:50:39
    It means they aren't good at seeing tasks through to their completion.
  • jonsaan 18 Jul 2012 07:58:03 25,340 posts
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    A finisher is someone who brings something to a climax. Steer clear of that one at the office party.

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  • TechnoHippy 18 Jul 2012 09:05:09 14,705 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    A finisher is someone who brings something to a climax. Steer clear of that one at the office party.
    If I'm getting some at the office party I expect to be finished.

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  • Salaman 18 Jul 2012 09:31:17 18,953 posts
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    Maybe it was sales related? Although maybe that'd be a "closer".
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