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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Stickied
Applying for JSA links
http://pastebin.com/5vJCh4HQ
http://www.urban75.com/Action/Jsa/jsa2.html
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 12783 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:12 am
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>>12782

No problem, if I stay 2 days without taking 'prol and 'mide I am unable to walk 20 meters without gasping for air.
>> No. 13283 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 6:23 am
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How long is a "month's notice"?
Is it 28 days/4 weeks or if I hand my notice in on the 5th, I'm expected to be there till the 5th the next month?
>> No. 13285 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 6:42 am
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>>13283
Write the date you want to leave on your notice as 28 days from the day you hand it in. Let them argue if they want to.
>> No. 13287 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 10:28 am
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>>13283

Most likely a working month, so four weeks. If they meant a calendar month everyone would just wait until February to quit.

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>> No. 13299 Anonymous
5th October 2019
Saturday 10:24 am
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Right, lads, I've been invited to interview for my job now but on the other side of the world.

It's a niche job so the demand for it outside of my immediate area is low and the chance to move to the other side of the world is even lower. My quality of life would be much higher and it's practically double my salary.

The interview is with the team I'd be joining and it's on Skype really late at night. How do I not cock this up?

If any of you have done anything similar before I'd appreciate advice on:
-How to not make ymself look like a weird twat on camera (what do I put in the background, do I still wear a full suit etc)?
-How do I make a good impression when other candidates will be there in person?
-Is it weird if I stay at work and do it and explain to them that it's because my home internet is shit?

Any advice welcome, I really fucking want this job.
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>> No. 13315 Anonymous
11th October 2019
Friday 11:11 pm
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>>13313
Bear in mind that the worst that can happen is that they say no. Get back up, dust yourself down and carry on as usual.
>> No. 13316 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 9:24 pm
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Well lads, I think I've been offered the job (subject to references etc).

What a fucking whirl wind. I don't know whether to take it or not.
>> No. 13317 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 9:27 pm
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>>13316
Take it like a Polaroid picture.
>> No. 13318 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 6:24 am
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>>13316

You spent all this time fretting about getting the job and now you're not even sure you want it? Howay lad, accept it.
>> No. 13319 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 12:06 pm
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>>13318
He'd got it into his head that he wasn't getting it and had come to terms with that. Now he's all conflicted, bless him.

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>> No. 13295 Anonymous
3rd October 2019
Thursday 7:47 pm
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Are any of you lads medical doctors or working your way towards becoming one? I'm interested in hearing how people have managed with the UKCAT (now UCAT), and medical studies in general.

After many years of skirting around the edges of medical fields in academic jobs, I'm thinking of just going for it.
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>> No. 13296 Anonymous
4th October 2019
Friday 10:37 am
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No, but I watched a lot of Quincy when I was unemployed.
>> No. 13297 Anonymous
4th October 2019
Friday 4:25 pm
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I was thinking about it (and never say never), but I'm comfortable and well paid and I think becoming a student again would set my life back by a couple of years. I think you have to know. That's what they say about PhDs. Studying medicine is a bigger commitment than a PhD; 4 or 5 years in medical school and 2 as a junior, then more training. Still, it's a great career. I sat the UKCAT twice. Got 620 the first time. 740 the second. Buy a book, study the questions. It's fucking boring and might put you off applying, but a decent UKCAT score is enough to get you in. You'll have a strong application if you have shadowing experience in different departments, and long term volunteer experience in a hospital/care setting; admissions like to see that you're happy to do the menial jobs, because that's what a decent chunk of the next decade of your life as a student doctor will be.
>> No. 13298 Anonymous
4th October 2019
Friday 4:29 pm
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>>13297
Rereading, I wasn't clear. In fact, the voluntary experience and hospital shadowing are prerequisites. But really, you can do a Saturday morning every week. You can have "6 months" as a volunteer with 96 hours of actual volunteering (4 hours a week).
>> No. 13303 Anonymous
5th October 2019
Saturday 8:49 pm
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I did the UKCAT about 7 years ago. It felt like there wasn't enough time. I remember there was a lot of verbal/numerical reasoning, it's possible to prepare for it. So get a book and practice.

Are you doing graduate entry or the full undergrad? I've heard graduate entry is really hard because it's 4 years instead of 5.
>> No. 13304 Anonymous
6th October 2019
Sunday 1:39 pm
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>>13303

I haven't decided what route to take just yet. I'm actually living abroad at the moment and figuring out the best path...

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>> No. 13251 Anonymous
12th September 2019
Thursday 1:59 pm
13251 security guard cunts at the jobcentre
these dickheads get paid £8 a hour to shuffle around and stare at you whilst you actually try and find meaningful employment,use the computers to use universal jobmatch.

occasionally they need to throw out the odd violent twat so maybe one or two of these lot are required, but the government seems to think that having eleven of them per jobcentre is required.

they shuffle about and stare at you like this like they were lobotomised and turned into robocops. this is what they do all day and the government considers it value for money.
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>> No. 13288 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 11:36 am
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>>13286
If they actually expect to be attacked by AJ, they're doing it wrong anyway.
>> No. 13289 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 1:28 pm
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>>13282
Being a security guard is a pretty cushty job at the best of times but imagine how laid back it is with fourteen other people to pick up the slack.
>> No. 13291 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 9:51 pm
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I did my own dole hunting yesterday and there were three security bods in the building. Two were on the fat side of normal sized, but one was about six foot four inches tall and built like a cave troll. I assume the tubby two just exist to point him in the right direction when things go sour.

Also everyone there quite nice, probably because I'm dead charming and lovely, unlike you miserable buggers.
>> No. 13292 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 10:09 pm
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>>13291

The other two are ammo for him to lob.
>> No. 13294 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 4:48 pm
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I'm just hijacking this thread for my own Job Centre related /101/ moaning now, but today, as I sat in a Job Centre and agreed to my "Universal Credit commitments" my claim was closed in real time, by someone in another part of the country, as I had not yet agreed to said commitments, despite being moments away from doing so. Now I get to enjoy more looks of disappointed bafflement than usual as I explain a situation that "has never happened before" according to the chap I was meeting with.

I think I owe Ken Loach an apology, this is buggered and it's actually left me quite depressed.

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>> No. 13264 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 1:57 pm
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During my current job and my last job, I've been made to feel like the second choice candidate, despite eventually getting the position.

The first instance, I only heard about them considering another candidate until a couple of months in. They decided on somewhere else shortly after the interview, and I had to re-interview to get in. Tried not to take it personally and all that, it was a big step up for me after all.

This job really took the piss, though. I interviewed for a 100% position, which was eventually split between myself and another person 50%... the other half went to a closely-related family member of one of the interviewers, no less.

They didn't make me interview twice, but the other one ended up taking on the more simple and immediate tasks leaving me in the wind for months about what my job role actually was.

Is there something I'm doing wrong, here? Is it an indication of something? Is it just that hiring is often a process of elimination rather than selection?
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>> No. 13265 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 2:35 pm
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Is there something I'm doing wrong, here?

Nothing I can see, the first story is just the fact of life these people have no prior relationship with you, I'm sure you are lovely but then I'm sure the other 50+ people who applied are lovely too. That's just life you are as mundane as the rest of us

The second is just bullshit nepotism, the last job I interview for it got into a farce by the end because they didn't want to admit I was the better candidate on paper but they wanted to hire someone else because they were the mate of the guy he'd be closely working with presumably because the likes of their bosses boss would be wholly unamused.
>> No. 13266 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 6:54 pm
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For my career break I came second in a job interview. I later learnt that the admin head only wanted to hire women, something I've mentioned on /job/ before, so I lost out to someone who turned out to be useless but possessed a vagina. However, I impressed other people at the interview so that when someone went off on long-term sick I was hired on a temporary contract, which was eventually made permanent.

I'm now in a managerial position so I'm responsible for recruitment in my department. There's been occasions where there's been a dearth of suitable candidates. There's been other occasions where I've had to choose one from a number of strong candidates when any one of them would have absolutely walked it at on a different occasion, some of whom I've contacted when we've had a vacancy at a later date. You can try your absolute best but you can't control who you are up against. That's life.

There's no guarantee that an employer has a decent hiring process. For some reason the recruitment for the graduate scheme at work is done by the admin head and she is as thick as pig shit, which most likely explains why four out of the last five graduates recruited have turned out to be a mistake.

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>> No. 12898 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 3:27 pm
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I haven't had a job since 2005.

R8.
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>> No. 12905 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:41 pm
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>>12900

Do some voluntary work or ask at the Jobcentre about work placements. It'll help build your confidence, get you back into the habit of working and you'll get a reference. It shouldn't affect your benefits.

There are loads of local organisations who offer back-to-work support programmes for the long term unemployed. You could do a bit of Googling, or ask at the Jobcentre or Citizens Advice.

You might want to consider your education options. If you don't have many qualifications, taking a vocational course at your local FE college might be a good route back into work. A recent qualification on your CV shows employers that you're actually motivated to get back into work, rather than just applying for stuff because the Jobcentre told you to.

Self-employment is also an option worth considering. You can get free mentoring, a loan to cover your start-up costs and claim the New Enterprise Allowance for the first six months.
>> No. 12906 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:50 pm
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If you're disabled/mentally ill there are a lot of services which give advice to people with these conditions looking for work. I used a couple last year, and while they were a bit basic for me (I already had a half decent CV with a fair amount of work experience) I can see it would be useful for those who have less experience.
>> No. 12907 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 5:03 pm
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>>12904
The whole point of work is looking busy rather than actually doing work. Everyone in the finance team at Patisserie Valerie was so good at looking busy rather doing their jobs that they didn't notice there wasn't any money for them to shuffle around and those lovely people at Grant Thornton were so good at pretending to audit that they didn't notice it either.
>> No. 12908 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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Offer to do people's gardening, go door to door.

If you can cycle consider deliveroo.

Look on fiverr for things like dog sitting, cat sitting.

Can you play any instruments or know any foreign languages? People are always looking to learn.

These jobs aren't ideal but they're a start.
>> No. 13252 Anonymous
12th September 2019
Thursday 2:06 pm
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>>12905
>ask at the Jobcentre about work placement

fucking don't lad, its slave labour under a different name. volunteer at a charity. alternatively alot of places don't give two shits about employment.

best advice get on the train if you live somewhere that has one. blah blah blah ticket prices its bullshit. any cunt can find a job in london or brighton or birmingham. so do that and commute.

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>> No. 13246 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 6:37 pm
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Are any of you lads a member of a trade union? How have you found it and does membership justify the cost?

I've been considering whether I should join my works one but, from speakers to members, it seems like they don't get a whole lot of benefit from what isn't an insignificant membership fee. In addition to this I'm looking at the union parties and they seem pretty disconnected to the day to day thoughts of their members. It reminds me of student union politics. I get that they will help you with employment disputes but I'm not sure how much that is worth.
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>> No. 13247 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 7:36 pm
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>>13246
>it seems like they don't get a whole lot of benefit from what isn't an insignificant membership fee
Define your terms here. What is the perceived benefit, and where do you perceive it to fall down next to the fees?
>> No. 13248 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 9:12 pm
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It depends really.

I'm not part of the union at my work because I'm not a high up enough member of staff to have a horse in the race if it ever comes to redundancies or what have you. I'll just get another job and not really give a fuck.

If I was higher up I'd very definitely be in the union because I'd have a reason to care- Contract changes to on call pay recently come to mind. Doesn't affect me but they've basically managed to keep this deal where they get nearly as much in overtime as their basic wage, because the union keeps throwing a spanner in the works every time they try to change it.

Some stuff they are powerless to affect and don't try. Some people at my place piss and moan about how the union doesn't do anything for them, but that's because those people are expecting the union to do things the union isn't supposed to do. You don't get to just tell your boss you want to work 8-4 instead of 9-5 and then expect the union to back you up. Of course they won't, and you're off your rocker if you think they will.

TL;DR the more money and vested interest you have the more worthwhile it's being in the union. There's basically no point at all if you're at an entry level position in a given organisation.
>> No. 13249 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 3:49 am
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>>13246
>I get that they will help you with employment disputes but I'm not sure how much that is worth.
Be aware that as a general policy, you won't be able to get help unless you are already a member at the time the dispute arises. In other words, you can't get into trouble and then join the union to get their help.
>> No. 13250 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 8:53 am
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This may not be helpful, but I tend to join unions out of principle more than anything. Unions that are ineffectual tend to be that way because they're operating in industries with massive historical defeats, and a resulting lack money and support.

It can certainly be a bit of a sideshow with its own weird internal politics, but it's one way of lending a bit of weight to worker's rights in an otherwise authoritarian system of work.

Ironically, the times in my life where I could have most used a union, none were available because of the nature of the job. Temporary workers rarely join unions or stay around long enough to satisfactorily resolve disputes, so they've invariably been the ones with the most unreasonable conditions and miserable work environments.

Easily the strongest union I've ever paid into was when I was with the NHS. There's a few different choices, there, but the one I looked at seemed to really take care to resolve disputes and they actually had some credibility.

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>> No. 13138 Anonymous
30th June 2019
Sunday 7:27 pm
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I am in an extremely tight spot until I next get paid.

I'm racking my brain over how to earn some short-term cash so I can do a decent food shop, at least.

I'm thinking one of those brutally shit agency jobs that pays at the end of the week in return for your livelihood and soul. This has been my only experience with this kind of quick money. Do any of you lads have ideas? Preferably legal.
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>> No. 13184 Anonymous
2nd July 2019
Tuesday 11:46 pm
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>>13181

Cheap whey powder is under £12 a kilo, which works out to about 1.5p per gram of protein.

Practically any vegetarian soup, stew or curry can be substantially bulked up with the addition of lentils, chick peas or kidney beans. They're high in protein, high in micronutrients, dirt cheap if you buy them dried and still bloody cheap if you buy them tinned from a discount supermarket.

If you don't have an Indian auntie restrain yourselves, lads, get on YouTube and learn the basics of Indian cooking. It really isn't hard to make a big pan of something fucking delicious. You'll need a decent stock of herbs and spices, but they're cheap as chips if you get them from an ethnic shop. If you're into bulk cooking, you can do yourself loads of little bags of dal and curry and eat generous thali for pennies a plate.

Failing that, just have some beans on toast with a fried egg and a bit of grated cheese.
>> No. 13185 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 2:18 am
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>>13184
Whey protein is pricey. Everything else depends where you live. Red split lentils are a decent shot. If you have a good veggie shop, learn the bargain. Eggs are ok-ish, meat only if cooking it is free. If you can buy a 5-10kg bag. Lasts ages, just needs a bit of flavour. 0.56p brown vinegar helps.
>> No. 13186 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 9:15 am
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>>13173

Bear in mind that buying food for four people does scale much better than for one, particularly if singlelad doesn't have a spacious freezer or well stocked storecupboard as most families do. ~£50 a month definitely isn't ridiculous for a single person, though you could certainly knock it down to about £30 before you start to get into the rice and beans territory.
>> No. 13187 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 12:46 pm
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>>13181

Vegetarian lifter here. I used to eat a block of steamed tofu a with a tad of soy sauce every day, that's about 40g-50g of protein. At the moment I'm paying £2.25 for the decent (and firm) stuff, but I can probably get it cheaper elsewhere.
>> No. 13245 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 2:53 pm
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>>13187
Did it work? Did you consider GOMAD?

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>> No. 13085 Anonymous
29th March 2019
Friday 12:17 am
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I've decided I'd be probably be happiest living a minimalist lifestyle while doing just enough work to get by, preferably from home. Does anyone have experience with this?

I don't have any qualifications so my options are currently limited to doing stuff like transcription and tech support. At the rate I type I'd probably eke out slightly above minimum wage transcribing stuff.

What about more lucrative or more long-term options? Is learning to program from scratch and becoming a telecommuting code monkey a feasible thing to do? If so, what language would give a noob the best job prospects?
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>> No. 13240 Anonymous
16th August 2019
Friday 12:23 am
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Surely you'd need to factor in the amount of employees Wal-Mart has?

Also there's lads on here that might make their company a few million for their £150k a year salary so maybe Asda is the right call.
>> No. 13241 Anonymous
16th August 2019
Friday 12:45 am
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On the transcription sites, you can see exactly how much they charge their customers per minute. You know you did that exact work and could have done the exact same for the customer without the middleman. Tesco is way more complex. You wouldn't think you could grow all that food from scratch and sell it.
>> No. 13242 Anonymous
16th August 2019
Friday 1:12 am
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>>13241

That transcription company built an online platform, spend a shitload of money on customer acquisition and another shitload on customer service and quality assurance. For the most part, middlemen exist for a reason and earn their cut - connecting buyers with sellers is difficult and expensive. I'm not denying that some industries have exploitative monopolies, but in this case there's nothing stopping you from learning how to market yourself and touting for business as a freelance transcriptionist. Some people do exactly that and earn a decent living, others are happy to take the quick cash from a middleman.

It's the same with online retail - setting up an online store is piss-easy these days, but finding customers is a completely different kettle of fish. Most small retailers are more than willing to give Amazon or eBay a cut of their sales in exchange for a constant stream of customers.
>> No. 13243 Anonymous
16th August 2019
Friday 2:05 am
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>>13238
A more apt comparison would be if ASDA were some sort of farmhand recruiter (instead of a megacorp selling physical goods at a yuge markup), hooked you up with farm work, and then paid you 46p for every £1 the farmer paid them.
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16th August 2019
Friday 2:47 am
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>>13242

Amazon and eBay take a far smaller percentage than the transcription sites do.

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>> No. 12418 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 5:05 pm
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Hi Lads, cadet from the travel-working thread here - I think the MN might be an interesting topic to discuss, especially as some other lads have questions.

I can only speak from the perspective of someone starting a cadetship, so can't contribute much, other than my agreement at the poster saying that it seems to be a good way out for someone without qualifications but a willingness to do the graft.
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>> No. 13212 Anonymous
20th July 2019
Saturday 7:41 pm
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Vigorous bumming.
>> No. 13213 Anonymous
20th July 2019
Saturday 8:57 pm
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I'd like to shadow the people in the position I'll eventually be filling IYKWIM.
>> No. 13229 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 9:10 pm
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Join the Merchant Navy they said, it's great they said, you definitely won't get held hostage by the Iranians they said.
>> No. 13230 Anonymous
28th July 2019
Sunday 9:29 pm
13230 Thanks lads!
Joined up as a result of this thread. Just got back from Afghanistan today. What an experience.
>> No. 13231 Anonymous
28th July 2019
Sunday 10:48 pm
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Landlocked Afghanistan?

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>> No. 13206 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 6:31 pm
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I'm trying to work out if I should take a 2 year internship that pays what I'm on now and leads to a career with a fair amount of international travel on higher pay. The downside is my current career track is comfortable and interesting work whilst, with an internship, I will be moving around every 6 months in offices that are will bring greater stress and likely duller work.

I can sum it up as the fact that I like my current job but a brighter career could follow if I move. Any advice on how to jump to a decision on this?
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>> No. 13224 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 6:48 pm
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It's a bit shit. Depending on whereabouts your actual job is, it might be commutable from somewhere more civilised like Cardiff. Do not ever, under any circumstances, take the M4 westbound between junctions 24 and 26 with less than three days' worth of rations. The congestion never stops.

Where would you be moving from, and why?
>> No. 13225 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 6:56 pm
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>>13223

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8CZyFM4b4
>> No. 13226 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 7:03 pm
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>>13222

I once had to go to Newport on the train for reasons. I'm not saying it's a shit place but I did feel relief wash over me as the train pulled out of the station knowing that I was going home.
>> No. 13227 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 7:04 pm
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>>13226
I have that feeling any time I leave the south east.
>> No. 13228 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 7:10 pm
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>>13226
Wales, in a nutshell.

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>> No. 13188 Anonymous
16th July 2019
Tuesday 5:10 pm
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Is it possible to run a BPSS check on yourself? I've been applying for a few jobs in the energy and transport sectors which generally require this level of screening and despite being informed of policies about always getting back to unsuccessful applicants, I'm hearing nothing in return. Maybe this is all par for the course and I'm worrying over nothing but it's making me wonder. I don't have a criminal record and my credit is perfectly stable but I did once have an ex call the police about me and I've no idea if that shows up at all on BPSS.

Does anyone here have experience with background checks?
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>> No. 13198 Anonymous
17th July 2019
Wednesday 5:23 pm
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Wow, people really are starting to take the three of us seriously if they're advertising directly to us.
>> No. 13199 Anonymous
17th July 2019
Wednesday 5:30 pm
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>>13188
BPSS is literally nothing. It's basically a check to make sure that you are who you say you are and you have the right to work in the UK. It doesn't involve anything that isn't a matter of public record.
>> No. 13200 Anonymous
17th July 2019
Wednesday 6:09 pm
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The correct link is here

https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record

Do not use third party services for something you can get from .gov.uk directly - they are almost scam sites.
>> No. 13203 Anonymous
18th July 2019
Thursday 8:04 pm
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I have no intention of being dishonest when it comes to screening but I fucked up rather a lot when I was younger. Was a problem drinker for years, smoked weed for a while, even got talked into doing a few 'personal deliveries' over a couple of months. I regret a lot of those years but while it's nothing I could be blackmailed over, I think it would pin me down as someone with a history of irresponsible behaviour so more advanced screening is sadly probably beyond me. Which is ironic because everyone I meet thinks I'm the most buttoned-down techie imaginable, and my current lifestyle is probably the most boring on this entire website.

Thanks for the links everyone.
>> No. 13204 Anonymous
18th July 2019
Thursday 8:21 pm
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>>13203
>and my current lifestyle is probably the most boring on this entire website.
No, lad. I KNOW you're not on my level.

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>> No. 13129 Anonymous
30th May 2019
Thursday 8:58 pm
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How do you lot take your holidays?
I get 20 days off + the usual bank holidays, though it's actually 19 since my work get everyone to book the same day around Christmas to stop the place being open for 1 day. Why they don't just give it us off and not pay us I don't know.

I've been taking weeks off in even intervals ever since I've started working but I'm starting to think about opting for a few long weekends instead. In the next few years I'll be probably going abroad and a week just won't cut it. I've known some people who never get round to book theirs off and have to have them alloted to them instead. Then there are those who have all their time off over a small period then have the rest of the year with nothing.

I can't imagine how soul grating working 26+ weeks straight with only the usual days off to look forward is.
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>> No. 13136 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 11:13 pm
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>>13129
I worked at a factory where everyone had to take the same time off. It was like being at school, but I think it worked.

3 weeks in August, a week around Christmas, worked around all the bank holidays so it only worked out at a couple of days, and a week around Easter.

The longest slog was obviously Christmas to Easter, but it wasn't bad, all told.
>> No. 13137 Anonymous
1st June 2019
Saturday 7:42 am
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My workplace is really flexible with holidays, which is one of the main things that make up for the underwhelming pay.

I work bank holidays as a standard working day, so I essentially get an extra 8 holiday days for free, then I buy an extra week's worth by salary sacrifice. On top of that, I can claim my overtime as holidays at time and a half, so I get three days off for working a weekend shift. In the end it works out that I could basically fuck off for nearly two months of the year if I felt so inclined.

I usually book a week off around the start of summer, another week mid-late summer, and another week near the end of the year. I spread the rest around whenever I feel like a long weekend or when I have to stay home to wait for a parcel and the suchlike. If I wake up one day and can't really be arsed, I can just book the afternoon off and work half a day. That's the tricky bit though- Temptation is so strong when you know you have the ability to do so, but you just gradually piss your holidays away for no real benefit, when it really wouldn't have killed you just to stay at work another four hours.

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>> No. 13130 Anonymous
30th May 2019
Thursday 11:14 pm
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This bloke I've known for two years and another bloke who we've both known for about a week want to register a company with all three of us as directors/partners/shareholders. I trust the first bloke and I don't mistrust the second, my only misgivings about him are that he wants me involved despite knowing I can't really contribute anything.
What are the chances I'm being taken for a ride? Am I taking on any dangerous legal responsibilities by signing on as a director/partner or whatever?
I'm not being asked to invest anything other than time and creativity, I think they both know I don't have any liquid assets to speak of anyway.
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>> No. 13131 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 12:05 am
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>>13130
As a director, you are legally responsible, jointly and severally with the other directors, for the company's actions. This includes, amongst other things, a duty to act in the best interests of the company, which would include staying informed about company business and not standing idly by while your mates run it into the ground. Also bear in mind that if it is a company they want to start, your name and address will appear on the public register for any disgruntled creditor to see.

https://companieshouse.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/21/7-duties-of-a-company-director/
>> No. 13132 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 3:22 am
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Is it an IPTV company? If you all get caught, you're the fall guy. They'll pay the Tax on your earnings and then liquidate the company at the end of March in the hopes of avoiding an audit.

Telling us what the company will do might help us advise you.
>> No. 13133 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 7:49 am
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It's a company to build an app a bit like uber but done a bit differently.
>> No. 13134 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:11 am
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Looking at that page I'd have a lot of leeway as it takes into account relevant skills when it comes to how responsible you are for it all. I might see if I can talk them into just letting me be a shareholding employee of some sort, I don't want to have my details listed like that.
>> No. 13135 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:55 am
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>>13134
A lot if not most directors give a mailing address, perhaps even the company's address.

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