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Author Topic: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments  (Read 390742 times)


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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.