Failing Khanivor's Kristmas Khallenge

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  • Shivoa 17 Dec 2004 01:25:12 5,677 posts
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    \o/ Woot! \o/

    I managed to fail the Khallenge in the best way possible. I just landed my first real full time pro job since I left Uni in the Summer (as mentioned in a couple of long threads at the time). ICT Technicial at Cherwell school in Oxford.

    After 4 long months I can move out of my parents spare room and find a place of my own again (you know when you actually write it down it sounds even worse). If only I wasn't going to have to move to or around Oxford I'd be laughing. But all silver lining have a cloud and unfortunately it looks like I'll be spending all the money I don't give directly to the tax man on rent. Time to stock up on the supernoodles and give up real food for a while.

    Guess this post has very little real point (/awaits the hand of God and delete button) but except to say Woot to me and despite now having a regular income I'll be even poorer on Saturday that I thought I was (stupid fricking 1 month deposts, where and I meant to find that kind of money).
  • Derblington 17 Dec 2004 01:26:21 22,098 posts
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    Congrats.
  • Foregone-Reality 17 Dec 2004 01:27:54 2,218 posts
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    Well done Shivoa.
  • The-Old-Bill 17 Dec 2004 01:28:00 5,101 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Congrats.

    Same here.
  • cubbymoore 17 Dec 2004 01:29:18 36,503 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Congrats.
    Foregone Reality wrote:
    Well done Shivoa.
    The Old Bill wrote:
    Derblington wrote:
    Congrats.

    Same here.
    Ditto.
  • Machiavel 17 Dec 2004 07:53:41 5,964 posts
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    Yay! Good for you!
  • Khanivor 17 Dec 2004 09:07:47 41,071 posts
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    Top Dawg!1!

    /sniff
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Dec 2004 09:09:47 48,225 posts
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    /tips hat
    /hat falls off
  • Whizzo 17 Dec 2004 10:43:17 43,268 posts
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    Congratulations Shiv!

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  • RubyRed 17 Dec 2004 10:45:02 4,303 posts
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    Yay! Good on yer.
  • AnotherMartin 17 Dec 2004 10:47:02 6,229 posts
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    Good work fella.

    /awaits update to Shivoa's recommended specs to include a PC on an educational IT depts budget! :-)
  • Freylis 17 Dec 2004 11:00:27 995 posts
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    \m/

    Nice work my friend. Perchance you might be able to go out and buy a better phone now! ;p
  • terminalterror 17 Dec 2004 12:49:14 18,937 posts
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    Congrats!

    Maybe we should have an oxford geekmeet sometime?
  • Nemesis 17 Dec 2004 13:04:06 18,683 posts
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    Woo !

    I will allow that man to buy drinks tomorrow to celebrate!
  • jiroczech 17 Dec 2004 13:08:32 2,669 posts
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    Well in there, Shiv.

    o/\o (high five)
  • Shivoa 17 Dec 2004 14:41:05 5,677 posts
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    >I will allow that man to buy drinks tomorrow to celebrate!

    Looks like it could end up being 500/month rent on a 700/month salary (after tax). I have this horrible feeling I'm going to have to get a weekend job just to make ends meet.

    /starts saving

    /stops drinking to classical Oxford extent.

    >Nice work my friend. Perchance you might be able to go out and buy a better phone now! ;p

    Bah, just look at all the people that are now having to bow down before the nGage. All these tech journos who savaged it are having to say in new articles how well it has actually turned out. Good second wave of games my ass, they're just bowing to public pressure.

    /puts taco up to head in proud motion :p
  • Whizzo 17 Dec 2004 14:45:14 43,268 posts
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    Shiv, I really think you need to share a place to reduce your outgoings, you'll just get pissed off if you end up working all the time and still not have much money left over.

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  • Madder-Max 17 Dec 2004 14:51:23 11,679 posts
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    Shivoa wrote:
    >I will allow that man to buy drinks tomorrow to celebrate!

    Looks like it could end up being 500/month rent on a 700/month salary (after tax). I have this horrible feeling I'm going to have to get a weekend job just to make ends meet.

    /starts saving

    /stops drinking to classical Oxford extent.

    >Nice work my friend. Perchance you might be able to go out and buy a better phone now! ;p

    Bah, just look at all the people that are now having to bow down before the nGage. All these tech journos who savaged it are having to say in new articles how well it has actually turned out. Good second wave of games my ass, they're just bowing to public pressure.

    /puts taco up to head in proud motion :p

    What is that 500 getting you? Surely you could flat share for far less? Thats a pretty lousy salary by the way....

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • Shivoa 17 Dec 2004 14:52:06 5,677 posts
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    Looks like that might be what I end up doing. Got to go round some local housing agents as so far it has all been done via the net and national search engines.

    Although Oxford owns all their student accomodation there must be the kids from Brookes who have to find their own place to live so Headington might have something to offer. Also I've now seen some 'may contain structural flaws' accomodation for as low as 350 which soulds a lot better for a start before I get to know the area better and scout out some good places).

    >Thats a pretty lousy salary by the way....

    15k/year pro rata but it is a term time only job (6 week holiday in the Summer \o/) and as an entry level job it isn't unreasonable (Oxford county council has never been overflowing with cash to play employees)

    Edited by Shivoa at 14:54:35 17-12-2004
  • Angel_Treats 17 Dec 2004 19:20:52 11,072 posts
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    I've just noticed this thread now... congratulations Shiv, I'm dead chuffed for you :)

    I've no idea about Oxford, but 500 a month for a flatshare isn't unreasonable in London, but you can get a room in a flatshare for a lot cheaper than that depending on what part of the city it is.

    Also - you have 6 weeks off in the summer? you lucky, lucky bugger! I thought I was good getting 25 days holidays.

    /huffs
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,338 posts
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    Excellent one Shivster. Yet another EGard ends up supporting the IT-clueless of Oxford. It's a wonderful city to live in and I'd happily move back there given the opportunity.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

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