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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7845 on: 09 February, 2017, 04:38:26 pm »
Yes, good news StaticGirl and thanks for the tips Trout. All good points.

I had an interview yesterday as it happens. (The one I turned up for a week early, that I waffled about earlier. I might have gone home and had a few meals and showers since then.) I'm not convinced it went that well  - it was a competency based interview with "Can you give us an example when..." instructions, and I'm not very good at them, even when I prepare properly* - but we'll see. I didn't outright lie, but I think I bent the truth a bit in cases, divulged too much information in other cases and probably not enough in others. Often, I couldn't think of a good answer. It could have been a lot worse though.

It's simple enough work in a warehouse, so I'm sure I can do the job, (I've even done warehouse work previously for an agency without an interview!) but at they're interviewing a lot of people, I guess they'll fall back on these interviews when making their selection.

Concerning the one day job - I recently had a bit more of an issue with that with the agency asking me for my timesheet. (As I only went in, one day, I never got my manager there to sign it. They informed me that was okay, they would send the required information to the agency... which they delayed doing.)  Yesterday it got resolved when the agency finally got the timesheet from the company.

The payroll folks at the agency informed me that the company had given them incorrect hours (6 1/2 instead of 71/2) in a previous email, so I'll be paid less this week, but the latest timesheet sent has the correct hours. So one hours pay next week then. Heh.

I'm not too fussed by that as at least it's coming. I had a nice surprise too - according to the payslip I'm getting 50 pence an hour more than I was originally quoted. It doesn't pay me back the amount I spent on a weekly ticket, but it's nice, just the same.

*And I probably didn't to be honest. I was still feeling a bit cross and pessimistic after last week's job issue, and instead of spurring me on to try harder I find myself thinking... why bother, I'll fail anyway. Not the right attitude, I know. I'll snap out of it.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7846 on: 21 February, 2017, 03:28:54 pm »
You'd be forgiven for feeling a bit down after that palaver.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7847 on: 03 April, 2017, 07:37:46 am »
Ow! My knee hurts. And it's keeping me from running which rapidly became my new addiction.

It is this new addiction causing the knee to hurt and I am fixing this with the help of a Physio but I overdid it yesterday in the garden. So, Ow! again.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7848 on: 03 April, 2017, 09:59:41 am »
Ouch, gotta be careful with knees, they're complex and painful buggers.

I'm fed up because I've been wearing my new dentures for a week and a bit and they're horrible. I look better, but eating with a big lump of plastic in my mouth is just horrible, and my palate is constantly dry. Dentist says I'll get used to it "in a few weeks" but I can't see it happening.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7849 on: 03 April, 2017, 01:11:39 pm »
Ouch and eww.

I've had no work for just over two months now and am coming to the ragged end of my savings. It was a similar story last year but not nearly as bad.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7850 on: 03 April, 2017, 03:15:05 pm »
Good luck chaps, all three of you make my grumpy for no reason... well, unreasonable.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7851 on: 03 April, 2017, 03:48:17 pm »
Thanks, Huffy. You may be grumpy but at least you're a grumpy prince.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7852 on: 03 April, 2017, 06:12:28 pm »
I prefer elder statesman  :lol:
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7853 on: 20 April, 2017, 06:34:00 am »
I hate being up this early normally I wake now then go back to sleep but I just saw the most massive spider in my room now I love spiders their amazing creatures but I don't like them in my room so I had to go catch it but the fucker ran behind the border took me 15 minutes to get it to run back out so I could catch it so now I'm fully awake and I have no clue what to do for the next 3 hours.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7854 on: 20 April, 2017, 07:24:36 am »
I hate being up this early normally I wake now then go back to sleep but I just saw the most massive spider in my room

Speaking of spiders, whatever happened to spiders in the bath? Used to get them all the time when I was a kid. I haven't seen a spider in the bath since the 90's.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7855 on: 20 April, 2017, 09:05:36 am »
They've learned how to use wet-wipes instead...

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7856 on: 20 April, 2017, 10:42:09 am »
+1  :lol:

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7857 on: 20 April, 2017, 02:10:06 pm »
They've learned how to use wet-wipes instead...
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7858 on: 20 April, 2017, 03:19:13 pm »
I'm here all week, folks!

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #7859 on: 21 April, 2017, 05:19:33 pm »
Flight from Jersey to Manchester has been delayed by an hour. Bollocks.