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mangaman74

Akatsuki
Been to a meeting with a job agency today (Cherry Professional). Also had a phone call from Harper Recruitment asking if I wanted my CV to be put forward for a temp job (4 week job to help a company catch up with a backlog of invoices). I agreed so I am waiting to hear if I will get the job - there are 4 places available and since they are needed to start on Monday there will not be interviews.
 

Chaz

Chuunibyou
Kite said:
I have a cold :(

Couldn't even shake it off by sitting in the sauna.
Always thought that would worsen the situation, or at least seem dangerous - If you fainted due to the heat and illness, that could of been devastating for you...
 

Y-San

Shinki
You be surprised actually. In theory, the sauna is supposed to be good for your health, since it raises your body temperature and helps you flush out any illnesses. I don't really know the science behind it myself but it's certainly something I've tried and something that has made a little bit of a difference.
 

Chaz

Chuunibyou
Awesome... I might try that next time I'm under the weather... I suppose it does balance out the temp of the body overall, rather than one area: pseudo-equalization trick, maybe?
 

Kite

Thousand Master
Sometimes I wish I could just disappear.

I was out with my family today and my dad is the sort of person who thinks he knows it all, he thinks he knows the best way to get from A to B, when he doesn't and ends up getting lost around Eastleigh.

Or how you are meant to be extra careful at junctions as some people might not signal they are going down a road leading solely to a closed car-park.

He keeps changing his mind what 'fun' we are upto tomorrow, from going to Exeter by train (£76 for all 3), going to the Isle of Wight (at least £45 for the ferry, plus fuel). I keep trying to push to go to Street, so I can have a lot at some cold-weather clothes. At least hopefully we will get home at a decent time to allow me to escape to the gym.
 

Vashdaman

Za Warudo
Went to my uni's fresher fair yesterday. I found the Japan society and nearly every other society imaginable (Bee keeping, Vedic, Taiji Opera, Oragami) but I disappointingly I couldn't find the anime society :( I must have missed them.
 

Zin5ki

Railgun
A ringworm fungus has quite unabashedly taken up residence in my face. As I write this, the elite forces of a prescribed antifungal cream are engaged in localised combat against the dermatophyte hordes.
 

mangaman74

Akatsuki
Went to another job interview today. It was an informal one. If I impressed them enough (I felt it went well) then I might get called in for a formal interview. I should know one way or the other Tuesday afternoon.
 

Kite

Thousand Master
Good luck with the formal interview (if you shall get it).

My success rate with applications is pretty poor, out of the last 20 or so jobs applied for I've received 2 emails back saying 'thank you but you are unsuccessful', plus phone-calls from various recruitment agencies who seem to do pretty much sod-all. I wouldn't mind but I've updated my CV quite a bit with some help from a couple experts :(
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Megan (my ex) has just told me she's pregnant.

Not mine, sadly. Feel devastated, this is almost worse then when she broke up with me. I had resolved to being friends with her, but ultimately I knew what I was doing, playing the long game of being her friend and in the future hoping we'd get back together, because there would always have been that chance. Now it feels like a clock has suddenly been put on that and that someone's already beaten me to the punch. If I tell her now how I still feel about her it's going to ruin things, I know it, we won't be able to be friends any more. But I honestly feel I have to now. Why do things just have to get so complicated?
 

mangaman74

Akatsuki
Kite said:
Good luck with the formal interview (if you shall get it).

My success rate with applications is pretty poor, out of the last 20 or so jobs applied for I've received 2 emails back saying 'thank you but you are unsuccessful', plus phone-calls from various recruitment agencies who seem to do pretty much sod-all. I wouldn't mind but I've updated my CV quite a bit with some help from a couple experts :(

Thanks but it seems I have missed out again as I got an email from the agency today saying the vacancy had been filled. The feedback said that I had interviewed well which is some good news I guess.

With regards to CVs it took about a month or so of signing on before the jobcentre told me my CV was not good enough. I had been in my last job for just over 12 years and looking at your CV isn't something you tend to do on a regular basis when you already have a job plus what people look for in a cv changes over time*. I ended up getting advice from about 4 or 5 different sources in the space of a couple of weeks or so and things have picked up since.

With regards to your success rate with your applications, just stick with it. I had a long period of little feedback then had a run of 4 interviews in about 2-3 weeks. Just keep applying and something will come up.


* Back in 1999/2000 when I had advice on improving my CV before my last job I was told to make my CV no more than 2 pages. The advice I recently had said it needs to be a minimum of 2 pages and no more than 6 pages. It should also be changed to match the job you are applying for.
 

teonzo

Straw Hat Pirate
20thCenturyBoy said:
playing the long game of being her friend and in the future hoping we'd get back together, because there would always have been that chance.

This is the worst recipe for disaster for a male human being.



20thCenturyBoy said:
If I tell her now how I still feel about her it's going to ruin things, I know it, we won't be able to be friends any more. But I honestly feel I have to now. Why do things just have to get so complicated?

Maybe you should consider it's better to move on. It will hurt for weeks/months and leave a scar, but honestly from what you write you have almost zero chances to get together with this girl, and if this would ever happen then it would end badly in few time.



Teo
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
I have to agree with Teo's advice here. The situation has red flags all over it.

I think it's hard to stay friends unless you've known one another a while or it ended mutually. Since neither of those is true, trying to stay friends is just a recipe for endless hurt.

R
 

Mutsumi

Guild Member
One can be friends with an ex, sure, but you ought to have a period of separation and no communication first so that you can truly get over the situation. Once that is done, one can rekindle a friendship more safely.
 

Kite

Thousand Master
I feel my forehead is going to come out spotty in the next couple days. Must have been something I have eaten :(

And my car doesn't like Morrison's fuel, nearly 50 miles less from a tank (normally I get around 550 miles from the tank before the fuel-light comes on, it came on at 502 miles this evening, and my driving style hasn't changed)
 
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