How do you feel today? 5

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Conforumist » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:52 am

Well, today is my first day back to work since May. I will only be doing half days for the first 2 weeks, in order to easy back into it.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby janet » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:56 am

Hope something turns up soon Jo.
My daughter is going through a similar situation having just finished a degree in animal nursing. The job centre want her to go on one of those courses to brush up on basic skills (just finished a degree :? ) She also was reprimanded for not applying for the jobs they recommended for her and warned that if she didn't apply she would lose her benefit. The jobs included: Teacher of French and Building Site Manager.......... :? :?
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby wicked woman » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:02 am

What every one said. Good luck, Jo and Janet's daughter.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:13 am

Oh, poor you, Jo. Big hugs, and please feel free to vent on here. That's what friends are for.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:26 am

Conforumist wrote:Well, today is my first day back to work since May. I will only be doing half days for the first 2 weeks, in order to easy back into it.

Hope it goes well, con :)
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:03 am

What Dotsie said.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby pip » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:12 am

Good luck Con.
The job market can be bloody silly at times.
Try being in a country that went bust. My contract with my last job (government related) finished in December and they wanted me to stay but the paper work took from November til may to process. They then rang me and said everything is in place for a five month contract but i'd already taken another job (longterm thankfully). They got quite annoyed about it saying I let them down but what am I supposed to do. Sit around every five months for a few months waiting on administrators to get there act together. Not my fault a project that cost a fair few million won't get finished because they screwed up .
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:28 am

Good luck Con :D

I know how you feel about government contracts Pip, I used to hate it. You could never get a decision made and when they did say something it would usually directly contradict what they wanted before so then you would enter a period of clarification which would take another month or so to come up with yet another different requirement. :roll:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby pip » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:44 am

Pretty much. It's very frustrating. I've gone fully private sector know as I can actually get work done without 47 stamps of approval. I won three government tenders after starting the new job but turned them down as I just can't face the pain again.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:05 pm

Pip, you did the right thing. You couldn't sit around and wait for the company to call you back after all that time, or wait to see if they'd call you back at all.

Hugs Jo! I'm so sorry that happened. I hope you find something quickly. Janet, same for your daughter.

Con, hope things go well getting back into work.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:13 pm

Here hoping everthing goes well for those with job problems. :)
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Conforumist » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:15 pm

Thanks everyone!
I was a bit rough. New computers were installed while I was on leave and the new is giving me a lot of trouble. I hope it's fixed when I go in tomorrow.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:11 am

Commiserations to all with the employment blues whether or not it's from the luxury of being in it Image

Although I'm employed by myself this still has it's 'joys' - have just come down from clawing the ceiling all day yesterday because BT friggin' well had my Broadband down and out all sodding day! Image From noon (my habitual rising time) to gone midnight - have they no pity for creatures of the night? Image At least I can now put the new website I was working on offline all day yesterday up for live testing now, although I expect this'll expose all kinds of silly errors that crept in 'cos I couldn't test as I went along like I normally do...
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby wicked woman » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 am

I am a bad grandma. :( I forgot my youngest grandsons birthday. :oops: :oops: :oops: Had to rush over there last night with a card and some money.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby michelanCello » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:43 am

wicked woman wrote:I am a bad grandma. :( I forgot my youngest grandsons birthday. :oops: :oops: :oops: Had to rush over there last night with a card and some money.

Don't worry, WW, could happen to anyone, and you're probably the best grandma all year long, so birthdays aren't that special, really ;)
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