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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Applying for JSA links
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 11267 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 12:33 pm
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Maybe, The last time I signed on was 7 years ago and back then I was an unexperienced herbert so I was expecting to be treated like one.
I've been going from job to job moving up for the past few years and I know all the do's and dont's, how to write a CV, how to dress for Interviews and how to deal with them, all that stuff. So when I'm told I'm going to have to waste my time with stuff I already know it's understandable why I'll become cuntish.
I know they're only trying to help but I'm hardly some tracksuit wearing chav stinking of booze unwilling to look for work. As said I'm only really on it so I have a record I was doing something, I'm not going to be jumping through all their hoops this time.
>> No. 11274 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:46 pm
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Why are you unemployed if you know so much?
>> No. 11275 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:48 pm
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Because no one will believe the answer to life the universe and everything even if I told them.
>> No. 11276 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:55 pm
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Yeah, it is difficult to believe homeless alcoholic men.

>> No. 11347 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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I hate the place I work, I don't interact with my colleagues, nobody knows who I am and I'm not interested in knowing them, the guy I primarily work with is an utter cunt and I hate him. I don't like what I do (quality engineering, non software), it's dull and I don't feel like I contribute to anything. I hate where I live, it's an utter shithole and I don't know anyone here. All my m8s are in London and I've had the most forgettable year of my life, I just go to work then come home and masturbate I don't speak to anyone outside of work and barely anyone inside it. The only job with a salary higher than what I I've got now (which is enough but not impressive, 24k) which I've been approached about is basically the same role as I have now but in somewhere different and equally unappealing. Jobsites only list business development, recruitment, sales or IT, none of which I have an interest in or am qualified to do. I don't have any hard skills, I'm not an engineer. I feel trapped and I hate the situation.
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>> No. 11389 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:29 pm
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They should both go cuddle in the fridge.
>> No. 11390 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard. But I think your message has the opposite effect from what was intended. I get what you are trying to do, but you shouldn't attempt to defuse anger by telling a person what to do, (even to calm down) it has the opposite effect. It feels like you reprimanding me because of my naughty language, whilst letting >>11383 'get away with it' who more importantly than using naughty language was entirely dismissive really of any kind of emotional turmoil or need of >>11382. Which to me is much less constructive antisocial behaviour and worth highlighting as bad behaviour.
>> No. 11391 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard.

I've said this for a long time now. People need to analyze what's said and then decide to fly off the handle.
>> No. 11392 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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Lads I apologise. OP pissed me off a bit. I will excuse myself from this thread now since there isn't much I can contribute. I still maintain that OP is a twat and deserves the predicament he is in.
>> No. 11397 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:18 am
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How did it go with the doctor OP? Hope you're alright.

>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 11381 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 2:53 am
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Our generation aren't even going to get state pensions lad. Big trouble soon come.
>> No. 11393 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:45 pm
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People who slice apples with knives at their desks.
>> No. 11394 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 8:11 pm
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>People who slice apples with knives at their desks.

It really depends on the type of knife they're using.

For example: Someone slicing an apple at their desk with a small paring knife is reasonable enough. Slicing it with a nice opinel folding knife marks you as a fine chap of distinction. If someone was sat at their desk slicing an apple with a bread knife, I would be handing in my notice and getting a hundred miles away from them as soon as I could.
>> No. 11395 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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I haven't seen the knife, but it makes an awful jarring noise when it's slicing through. Also, eating apples in this manner is completely wrong.
>> No. 11396 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:35 pm
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At least they weren't stabbing it and shouting "take that, mummy!"

>> No. 11350 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 1:51 pm
11350 Overpayment of Universal Credit
Woke up to a weekend ruiner of a £750 overpayment bill. I really need help in working out whether this is enforceable, and why the amount is so...

Between- 26th Sep 16 - 25th Nov 16.

Confirmed Payments During Period 26/09/16 - 25/11/16

------------- PERIOD BEGINS ----------------------------------
30th Sep = £242.40 (legitimate payment during UC claim period)
<----------- "You asked us on 24th Oct to close UC Claim." They said this in the letter.
1st Nov = £256.37 - (SHOULD be legitimate payment - only 9 days later closure)
--------------- PERIOD ENDS--------------------------
1st Dec = £494.17 (overpayment?)
<------------ Immediate Phonecall made questioning Dec payment. Advised payable in small instalments when employment found OR is paid back through benefit payment deductions. Was not aware of information below (Turn2US) at this point, did not question legitimacy of bill.

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>> No. 11353 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 8:12 pm
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I like the phrase bulletin board, rather than *chan or imageboard. It makes it sound like we're pinning important messages about topics for other experts in particular fields to see, rather than a bunch of sadacts reposting Kunt and the Gang until the end of time.

Can this be adopted into official board parlance? "The Bulletin Boards of G.S."
>> No. 11354 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 12:21 pm
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I've always wanted this to be like a proper dial-up BBS - they made the internet. Might be time to dig out the modems.
>> No. 11355 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 2:04 pm
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I'd love that. Imagine trying to explain to a BT customer service rep what you're trying to do though.
>> No. 11356 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 2:40 pm
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I got a similar letter the other day saying I owe the DWP £127.49 and it says absolutely nowhere on the letter what it's actually for, I didn't claim anything at all in the last financial year, so I fail to see where they've gotten the figure from. Will give them a ring tomorrow to see if they can itemise anything.

Why must they use an 0345 number?
>> No. 11357 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 2:51 pm
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>Why must they use an 0345 number?
Because it costs around the same as anything else, instead of being extortionate like 0845 numbers are.

>> No. 11332 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 2:32 pm
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Ey up lads.

Anyone here in the building trade? Or more specifically, a trade that involves a CSCS card? I'm jobhunting and I see a lot of "must have cscs card" and I'm thinking getting one might make it easier to get work. Then I look up the card and there's a gazillion different types, and the website says you have to have qualifications before you can get one and it's all super fucking confusing. It reminds me of dependancy hell on an outdated Linux system.

Is there a "basic" card I can get which will allow me to work the sort of jobs the Guardian is constantly telling us English people don't want to do? This seems ridiculous.
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>> No. 11342 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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Oh do fuck off Tarquin.
>> No. 11343 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:19 pm
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>That picture is rather silly

It is however the level of debate people seem to have based on my sample of Facebook friends. The self-congratulating circle-jerking it with the choir of most people’s political opinions boils my piss. It is like they can't comprehend how anyone could have an opposing position from them without being the Anti-Christ.
>> No. 11344 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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A number of years ago I got myself a CSCS card and did a bit of labouring for a week before I realised I'd make more money working in McDonalds.

From my limited experience, a building site is basically something like a slave plantation. You've got your overseer Englishman at the top, your various skilled tradesman or house negroes in the middle; working class Englishmen involved in various skilled trades, and you've got your labourers or dumb plantation negros at the bottom; Poles, Lithuanians, and various other Eastern Europeans working cash in hand for a pittance.
>> No. 11345 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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Politics on facebook is mildly interesting to browse through but it's a terrible place to engage in any sort of debate. Just shows you how many of your mates are complete spastics.
>> No. 11346 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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(by "it's a terrible place" I mean most of the Internet.

>> No. 11296 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 6:31 pm
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Evening lads.

A few months ago I managed to get my first office job in a role I had been dreaming of at a late ish age as I am nearing my 30s. Before that I did odd jobs and went to uni. Hopefully this forms what my CV looks like. My plan was work this job for at least a couple of years, move to a place where my roommate isn't referred to as "mum" after completing the probation and more or less be in an industry I have great passion for.

Long story short I've fucked it. The job has had my co-worker wanting to put his notice in and another who will likely follow. The problem is that we're basically doing bugger all most days and isn't what any of us signed up for. The two co-workers in question will have an easier time quitting due to their experience when looking for another job. Meanwhile I'm up shit creek because I can't really quit with only a few months under my belt but I can't stay because I'm bored shitless to the point where I have a tantrum in the morning because I have to go work where I do nothing for 8 hours a day. I've exhausted my initiative as there's so much red tape trying to get simple things that would help me do my job. My team has also been moved around the building a couple of times and we're expected to move again in a few weeks. The last time we were moved we were essentially put in a shame cupboard where the only person I spoke to was my co-worker as the other had not started at this point.

I've voiced my concerns to my boss and nothing has changed. I feel like I'll have to start job searching but I feel as if I'll be fucking myself over as it'll probably look bad that I can't hold a proper job for a few months and it was a struggle getting references together for this job. I don't expect I'll get a decent reference from this job if I quit.

So what am I meant to do besides drink a few pints every night feeling sorry for myself? I'm dreading the day my co-workers finally quit and I'm left on my bill all day. It's mind numbing when I'm left alone for a day let alone for the indefinite future.
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>> No. 11306 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
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Or perhaps I'm too ambitious. Turns out a masters is enough.
That's the thing it is literally nothing which is boring as fuck. At least when I was unemployed I could play video games and wank all day. Now I'm in a job where anything slightly fun is blocked by the web filter and my bathroom breaks are micromanaged. Though on the otherhand the good thing about being in cybersecurity is being able to bypass all any filters. I mean if I do end up getting moved to be in a room on my own I'd probably end up playing video games knowing nobody will know. There is also the fact I'm sort of in charge of the software that monitors the network and it didn't detect me using a torrent client. Would be nice if they gave me admin rights of that software so I could you know do my job and configure it so it detects shit like that.
>> No. 11307 Anonymous
14th May 2017
Sunday 10:41 pm
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I'd say browse the net on your phone but that alone does get boring and is entirely pointless.
>> No. 11308 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 12:03 am
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Been doing that for the last couple of weeks. Not enough to get caught but enough to get bored.

I have a book on my phone related to my job in case they do ask why I'm on it but it's only a matter of time until they find me swiping on tinder.
>> No. 11309 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 2:29 am
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Write a book. You can disappear to wherever you'd rather be, without leaving Microsoft Word.
>> No. 11310 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 10:07 pm
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>This would be the cybersecurity industry
>Imagine a security guard without CCTV to look at. That's my job right now and that's the best analogy I can think of.
I hope you aren't moanign because they aren't handing out the juicy $criptz yet. If you've got an internet facing computer with no port restrictions and a bash terminal, how the fuck are you bored?

>> No. 11257 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 12:55 am
11257 Detective
How can I become a Private I? I want to become a private investigator. I want to rent out an office in a bad part of town, and try to solve a major case, pick up a very bad drinking and smoking habit, and then get murdered right after I solve the case.

I suppose the rest of the things I want to happen will be difficult to arrange, but first things first, how do I become a PI?
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>> No. 11258 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 2:51 am
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>> No. 11259 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 1:58 pm
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99% of your job will be proving that someone's wife/husband is cheating when the client already knows deep down. The other 1% will likely be even less interesting.
>> No. 11260 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 9:06 pm
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Maybe I will get a client who needs me to help her in faking her own death. Then maybe her husband kills me when he finds me pissing in her arse.

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>> No. 11239 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 9:37 am
11239 /working abroad with fuck all qualifications and experience
Right lads, this topic has come up frequently enough that I think it might be worth a thread.

Loads of my friends work in things like teaching and the like in foreign climes.

Anyone thinking about doing this (and if you are thinking about it, jump!) is welcome to post questions and I will endeavour to get some solid answers and tips from people doing it. Fire away.
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>> No. 11241 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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About a decade ago I looked into teaching English abroad, and with JET at least there seemed to be an unusual amount of complaints when I was reading around compared to programs in other countries. At the time I put it down to a bunch of Japanophiles thinking it was going to be like living in their favourite anime, and then getting there and realising that Japan is actually just a regular country with all the usual ups and downs (and more specifically that, in fact, Japanese society is highly conservative and conformist, plus they've been stuck in an economic depression since the early 90s). Then a mate of mine did it and ended up in a rural school in the arse end of nowhere, combined with JET's incompetence and near total lack of support he just felt really isolated. Took a trip there a few years ago and I'm pretty sure I made the right call - novel to visit, not to live, for me at least. I suspect I'd be the same with most of the far east.

I've had other mates who've had a great time in China and Korea, mind, and getting a placement in Tokyo could be fun if you can deal with the accommodation. There's probably a lot of luck of the draw when it comes to TEFL, really.

Sage for rambling nothing of value.
>> No. 11245 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 6:38 am
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China is an interesting one. I fucking love it, but I'm one of the weirdos who do. o9/10 people loathe the place. Beats me why though, it is fucking wonderful.

Thailand...oh God Thailand. Now THAT is a fun place.

I've got mates in Korea who love it. Cambodia is a shithole and should be avoided like the plague. Malaysia, HK and Singapore are all damn nice, but pricey - but the quality of life is cracking, and they are all melting pots of different cultures.

I have yet to visit the Phillipines, but from my Fili friends I get the idea there is a reason they are jot living there any more. Indonesia is somewhere I wouldn't mind trying.

And all these places are desperate for TEFL teachers. Just watch who your boss is in China, even the big chains tend to fuck you around. Ensure you have Western management.
>> No. 11246 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 10:03 am
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>I have yet to visit the Phillipines, but from my Fili friends I get the idea there is a reason they are jot living there any more.

It used to be absolutely lovely, but it has turned into a fucking warzone since DU30 got in. Still some of the best prostitutes in SEA, mind.

Regardless of where you go, you need to be good at coping with loneliness. The odds are exceedingly high that you'll be dumped in some backwater with no expat community. It takes a long time to break the barriers of language and culture and start making friends with the locals. If you're not happy with your own company, you'll go absolutely mental.
>> No. 11247 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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Skype. And to be honest I have never had a problem with getting in with the locals. Even if there are some linguistic barriers - they will be keen to brush up there English. I think the major thing is to eat and drink in hole in the wall places and keep hitting the same few until they know you,
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 4:12 pm
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>they will be keen to brush up there English.

More fool them, I suppose.

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>> No. 11112 Anonymous
21st February 2017
Tuesday 8:42 pm
11112 Will I ever find a job which won't make me want to kill myself?
I guess this is more venting than anything else as I suspect the answer will be 'no'.

I've had two 'proper' jobs in my life - both office based. The first was a graduate scheme which was fairly competitive. I never really wanted the job but I didn't want to disappoint my parents by not getting a decent job straight out of uni. When I got the job I felt like I shouldn't be there - everyone else on the graduate scheme was really enthusiastic and motivated and competent, whereas all I could do was stay slumped in my resentment, daydreaming about anything other than work. It was alright for the first few months but it didn't take long for me to become immensely demoralised and demotivated, trying to get through the day doing as little as possible while fantasising about jumping out of a window in between applying for other jobs (with no luck).

I managed to stick it out there for 2 years, and I have since got a job in something I find more interesting. For the first 3 months or I didn't actually mind getting out of bed in the morning, I perhaps even enjoyed the job. But now, 4-5 months in, I just want to get out by any means necessary.

I wonder if I feel this way because of the nature of office work, or if I'd be any less miserable doing other types of work. I suspect a lot of the resentment I feel has to do with the corporate and yuppy cultures which I detest, but find myself forced to play along with. Or perhaps it's a broader resentment towards the drudgery of wage slavery and work in general.

I suppose what I want is the freedom to work as much or as little as I want to support myself, without having my surplus labour extracted, rather than being forced to work 9-6 Mon-Fri in return for a wage. But I've obviously been dispossessed of the means to do that because capitalism etc.

Is there any way out?
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>> No. 11237 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 8:20 am
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Right, smug mode off. Have a look at some of the vacancies, then if you have pertinent questions I will do my best to answer them. But seriously, lad, that was hardly fucking difficult.
>> No. 11238 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 8:41 am
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Okay, I admit my response was not the most helpful. So: my village has an outdoors activity company that employs about 60 Westerners. These guys are cracking people - the chaff gets ditched fucking fast. As a result the long termers are all exceedingly good people.

Each week they have a different school group camping by the beach - say 100 kids, average age 12. Each day the staff take the kids out on the ocean, hill walking, mountain biking, etc. Each evening about 10 of the staff camp with the kids to keep an eye on stuff.

They work 5 days a week at the school, from 7 to 7. On the other two days they chip in a day or twos labour depending on requirements on the farm that helps subsidise their existence.

They are provided with free shared accommodation - two to a room. Food is shared, with a rota scheme for cooking and much of it comes straight from the farm. Expect lots and lots of fruit and veg.

For first-timers or complete novice full training in first aid, health and safety and the like, while also being trained in surfing, sailing, skateboarding and the like.

The pay is initially dire, you will not exactly be saving, and you won't be hitting the bright lights of Wan Chai on your wages, but you will be able to afford a few beers and smokes, and have an instant community of other staffers to have fun with.

Professionalism is key - you will be dealing with children in risky situations. Basically, don't fuck around, get stuck in and be pro-active, and it will be notice.
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>> No. 11242 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 7:11 pm
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Why did you back down from being a cunt within ten minutes? What was your thought process in those ten minutes?
>> No. 11243 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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So they're basically using gullible gap year twats as slave labour. Clever.

Consider working holiday visas for Australia, Canada, or New Zealand. It probably wouldn't be as exciting as working with kids in bongo-bongo land but at least you'll get paid.
>> No. 11244 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 6:20 am
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Oh, I was in themiddle of a conversation when I first posted. I then realised while my post was correct, it wasn't exactly bringing anything to the table. Hence then posting up a thread in /job/.

>> No. 11214 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 1:54 pm
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I want a new job but I have no idea what. All I know is I'm tired of sitting behind a desk and pretending my day isn't dull as shit, I feel like it rots my brain through under stimulation. What I really want is something where I leave work with a personal sense of accomplishment, like my effort that day had meaning, and I'm not enough of an economic materialist for just making money to be the reward. Where do I look for inspiration?
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>> No. 11215 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 3:07 pm
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I design things and make them - some for me, some for customers.
Mostly, I enjoy it. Not gonna save the world, but there's a satisfaction to it.
>> No. 11216 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 7:23 pm
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I do repetitive and fairly menial work in a hospital, but it's in a hospital, so no matter how insignificant my tasks are, it's for The Greater Good.

I came to realise after getting this job, that what I wanted out of a job was not actually satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment- What I really wanted is for people to stop expecting me to pretend that I did have those things. All my previous jobs have had those delusional managers and brainwashed company arse-lickers who go around like the thought police interrogating people who aren't quite behind the company's values enough or committed to the mission statement or some other goddamn terrifying programmed corporate drivel. Those are the people who make your life hell. Where I work now, everybody is refreshingly up front about the fact that they are at work to pay the bills and little else, and it really takes a load off the mind. I think the problem is that deep down they too know how utterly trivial their role is, but they have staked too much of their fragile ego upon it, resulting in a hideous level of overcompensation.

You just need a job where, even if the actual task you carry out isn't important, the sum of the organisation's parts DOES matter. The trouble is that in 90% of jobs out there, the end goal behind all the bullshit is simply selling stuff. It's inherently meaningless no matter what you do in the chain.

I'm blathering again anyway so:

>Where do I look for inspiration?

I've always found the film Office Space to be a deeply philosophical and fundamentally revealing examination of the state of employment in the contemporary period.
>> No. 11230 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 4:20 pm
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There is something about Office Space that could be compared to an optimistic rewriting of L’Étranger.
>> No. 11232 Anonymous
24th March 2017
Friday 3:22 am
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Health and/or Social Care for rewarding work, but be prepared for stress. Maybe try a bit of volunteering in the sector. Pick a client group which sounds interesting, mental health, older people, drugs and alcohol, homelessness etc. I'm sure most organisations would be happy to have you volunteer for even just an hour or two a week. It will give you an idea if it's route you wish to pursue. Maybe try a few different places.

>> No. 11217 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 8:32 pm
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Who has the worst job on .gs?

Been seeing a lot of people moaning lately and maybe someone with an actual shit job might put things into perspective?

I reckon lorry drivers have it the worst - long hours on the road, away from home for not-that-good wage, especially a lot of the polish lads that do it for minimum.

I'm not a lorry driver, I do work as a bouncer and it's pretty kushty
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>> No. 11225 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 1:11 am
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I used to be a lorry driver, long distance and overnight type stuff. It's amazing. Get to see loads of different places and you haven't got a boss breathing down your neck all bloody day and best of all no office politics. And it pays better than you think. As I was out all week I never even had a flat rented, I just used to live in my truck and take home about 700 per week all of it disposable.
>> No. 11226 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 1:17 am
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How did you get into it? Pay for your own HGV licensing? Was it your own truck or a companies?
>> No. 11227 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 2:14 am
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I paid for my own license. It was all company trucks that I used to drive. They are actually very comfortable to live in. I have driven trucks that have a separate cabin for living in and even had a shower but they were rare.

You have all of the creature comforts of a good caravan such as auxiliary heating and ac, 240v electricity and a fridge. Buy a low wattage kettle and you are away!
>> No. 11228 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 5:54 am
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Is it easy to get work for the newly licensed? It's something I'd love to do.

I drive places for fun anyway, and love the idea of 'camping' out in a vehicle. It would suit me well, I reckon, having grown tired of the career I'm in now.
>> No. 11229 Anonymous
23rd March 2017
Thursday 8:33 am
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Yes but you are limited to jobs such as trade plating when you first pass. You need a minimum 1 years driving experience before you can get a job with a bigger company.

Trade plating can be fun and you get to drive everything up to fire engines etc.

>> No. 11211 Anonymous
21st March 2017
Tuesday 2:31 pm
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Can't accurately put across how hard it is sitting around waiting for an agency to get back to you about when you start 36 hour rotating shifts.

I could have gone directly to a cleaning role today too albeit on less hours but now I just feel like I'm back in that mire of uncertainty I have been for the past 3 months.

Fully incensed to work but everything feels like one step forward and two steps back with interviews you think you've nailed after doing your research and showing your competencies, agencies who are keen to take you on but not really give you anything and hundreds of vacancy e-mails in places you can't get to.

>> No. 10764 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 12:38 pm
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I need some advice in making a transition from a call centre/office environment to something much more physically-demanding without suffering a major financial setback. I've made this decision for the benefit of my mental health and other reasons, having become totally dissatisfied with the way things are ran where I am.

I've worked in the above job for four years and I've had three different roles, it's involved sales, technical help and general service work. Prior to that I worked at a stadium for five years doing cleaning and customer service. I've been applying for full time process operative jobs for about 6 weeks now without much luck, I don't have a driver's license yet so anything that asks for that I have to cross out and move on to the next one. I'm wondering now if the fact I have been in a call centre job for four years is making this harder for me. When applying, I'm making sure my CV is marrying up to the job description as much as possible with all relevant details on one page, so I meet all the right qualities etc.

I've been considering going to places like Reed to see what they're like for CV reviews, anyone else been in this position though? How long does it normally take before you move into something else?
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>> No. 10970 Anonymous
20th January 2017
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>> No. 10971 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 1:16 pm
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You spend your time talking to people on the internet? What are you, a fucking bender?
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20th January 2017
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>> No. 11158 Anonymous
3rd March 2017
Friday 12:50 pm
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Sounds like everything I want in a job. Seriously.
>> No. 11164 Anonymous
5th March 2017
Sunday 4:44 am
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Itla bumder m1

>> No. 11113 Anonymous
21st February 2017
Tuesday 9:13 pm
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Bit of background: I work in software. I'm still very junior, but have been in the job long enough to know that I enjoy it, and I'm not completely terrible at writing high- or low-level code. Pay is OK, location is pleasant enough but unexciting for a single man in his 20s. Work is mostly good but I don't feel I've got into anything very meaty yet. Main plus side are the flexible hours, and the social side within my year of new starters.

Since I've started I've been getting a few messages from recruiters on LinkedIn. A lot of these I just reply "No thanks" to straight away because the location is bad, it's an area that does not interest me (read: web dev) or a company I've heard bad things about (e.g. Amazon), as well as the fact that I've only just started at my current place relatively recently. Recently though I've been getting a bunch of messages advertising jobs in central London-based financial firms. Mostly small-ish automated trading startups looking for devs to work alongside the quants, and paying 2-3 times what I'm on now.

I've been thinking of moving somewhere central-ish for a little while now, be close to more interesting places and not have to take the night bus home for hours after. But with what I'm on at the minute combined with work location I'm unlikely to break through zone 3, maybe 2 at a push. 10 mins walk from the arse end of a tube line if I'm lucky. So this has got me thinking, whether living and working somewhere central would be a possibility. On the other hand, I know I can kiss goodbye to good working hours and the social side I've integrated into so far if I did that. I definitely wouldn't rush into anything, I'll want to stay at my current place for at least until my next review, but it's given me things to think about regarding the future. I'm really not sure if I can see myself staying round here forever.

I guess the main point of all this, is are there any people on here with similar experiences? Is the City worth the extra stress and hassle, or should I thank my lucky stars for a quiet if unexceptional life?
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>> No. 11124 Anonymous
23rd February 2017
Thursday 9:35 pm
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>I may have been quick to judge Amazon based mostly on fake news online articles about their shady business practices and employee maltreatment.
The stuff I've read about Amazon employees being treated like shit was in regards to the warehouse workers. Somehow I doubt >>11116 was sweating half to death packing boxes for minimum wage.
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23rd February 2017
Thursday 10:03 pm
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>The stuff I've read about Amazon employees being treated like shit was in regards to the warehouse workers.
They're not alone. Plenty of reports of poor treatment of people on the tech side.
>> No. 11126 Anonymous
23rd February 2017
Thursday 11:23 pm
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Amazon's workplace culture is notorious, even on the tech and management side.

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23rd February 2017
Thursday 11:43 pm
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On the one hand, even it was just warehouse staff it's still a damning comment on their attitude towards their people. But it was the NY Times article that gave me a bad impression of the technical side of the business.
>> No. 11128 Anonymous
23rd February 2017
Thursday 11:58 pm
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I stand corrected.

>even it was just warehouse staff it's still a damning comment on their attitude towards their people.
Agreed. Scant consolation, if any: those people won't have those horrific warehouse jobs in another five or so years, as it'll all be automated.

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