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Post by Kitch » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:44 pm

Caffiend wrote:tucked up safe:
God not you as well! :lol:

Looks nice though. I remember looking at a Hurricane back in what must have been 2001ish. Was a TD too, but didn't buy it for some reason. Not sure I remember why!

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Post by Caffiend » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:27 am

I know, I shouldn't get anthropomorphic about my cars, they hate it when I do that.
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Post by Caffiend » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:53 am

OK, so a "life in general" bit - it's all official now: I am escaping the NHS and going back to the not-for-profit/charity sector where I belong to be. Interview was on Friday morning, they called me at lunchtime to offer me the job (yes, the day before I picked up the Hurricane - one HELL of a weekend eh? :lol: ). It's a promotion - pretty much the same as what I'm doing now, except I'll get to be in charge. I might even be given a C^Hr^HBlackberry (ew).

New job starts 2 September and is in Nottingham: the heroic Mr L has offered me lodgings at Leech Towers 2-3 nights a week until I get accommodation sorted as 200 miles round trip commute every day ... well, OW. Next year's exciting task will be to sell up and relocate to The North. Luckily I already like black pudding and am training myself in the joys of mushy peas, getting used to saying 'bath' instead of 'barth' and 'class' instead of 'clarss' may well take a bit longer.

Oh yeah, the car ... Hurricane is going to Barry's on Saturday with a shopping list and will hopefully be ready for Stratford. Which is the weekend before I start the new job on Monday, but buggrit, I'm going!
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Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Well done Sandre. =D> Glad things are finally going your way. Celebrating in style I hope. ~ale~ ~wine~ :)
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:13 pm

Caffiend wrote:Stratford. Which is the weekend before I start the new job on Monday, but buggrit, I'm going!
I think that is all the more reason for a celebration! New car all fixed up, new job :)

I'm hoping to have another reason for celebration by then too, or at least have heard officially...
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Post by Caffiend » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:25 pm

mds141 wrote:Glad things are finally going your way.
I remember how much I wanted to smack people who kept saying "hang on in there" - let's face it, that's mostly because they were right!

Has to be said though - Your turn next :) ... keep smiling, no-one will know you're imagining (whoever is annoying you most/has recently annoyed you most) being dismembered by a chainsaw then cooked in vats of boiling oil then the pieces fed one at a time to rabid capybara (or is that just me who does that?).
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Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:27 pm

I AM hanging on in there, but I must confess, my arms are starting to ache now. Soon pls. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
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Post by citsncycles » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Well I think I had a narrow escape with the one I went for, on the basis that where I am now is having to do all their work for them after an unnanounced audit didn't quite go to plan!
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Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:47 pm

I think my problem is a inability to 'sell' myself. "Are you a team player, full of dynamism and energy"? Erm, no!! All this modern psycho babble rubbish does my head in. I don't want a career. I don't do "blue sky thinking" and I certainly don't want to "push the envelope". Load of old bollocks. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:59 pm

Well done honey, I know things havent been rosey for you as of late but as you say its your turn to have a bit of good fortune!
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:04 pm

mds141 wrote:I think my problem is a inability to 'sell' myself. "Are you a team player, full of dynamism and energy"? Erm, no!! All this modern psycho babble rubbish does my head in. I don't want a career. I don't do "blue sky thinking" and I certainly don't want to "push the envelope". Load of old bollocks. :)


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Post by Caffiend » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:49 pm

mds141 wrote:Load of old bollocks. :)
In which case you're applying for the wrong jobs. If the advert has more than 50% wankwords, don't even bother applying, you'll just get even more demoralised.

Be brutally honest about what you want/what you can offer with any agencies you're signed up with. They'll make a fair packet if they place you somewhere so you're their customer too: demand (nicely) some service and be precise about what you can do/what you're looking for as well as what you "could do" because you just need to be in work. Try local papers for adverts from small businesses who appreciate conscientious people who will do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay and think about what you can do rather than being negative about your personality. Hit me up 'offline' for CV review if it will help, I've done a fair amount of recruitment in my time :)

I sat there in my interview and categorically said that I'm a good manager (I am) but not a visionary leader. I'm one of life's official sidekicks. It's what I'm good at. It's what I do. It's also what the job requires - to get the work done, they need someone who is organised and can be a complete and utter nagging pest (1), not a cheerleader (the pom poms wouldn't suit me anyway). I think they hired me out of shock that someone would say (pretty much exactly) that :lol:

(1) Inconceivable, I know ... :^o
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Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:10 pm

Paul296 wrote:
mds141 wrote:I think my problem is a inability to 'sell' myself. "Are you a team player, full of dynamism and energy"? Erm, no!! All this modern psycho babble rubbish does my head in. I don't want a career. I don't do "blue sky thinking" and I certainly don't want to "push the envelope". Load of old bollocks. :)


You got to have dream, if you don't have dream, how you gonna' make a dream come true?
And 'Beachy Head' is in what direction....?
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2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Post by mds141 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:16 pm

Caffiend wrote:
mds141 wrote:Load of old bollocks. :)
In which case you're applying for the wrong jobs. If the advert has more than 50% wankwords, don't even bother applying, you'll just get even more demoralised.

Be brutally honest about what you want/what you can offer with any agencies you're signed up with. They'll make a fair packet if they place you somewhere so you're their customer too: demand (nicely) some service and be precise about what you can do/what you're looking for as well as what you "could do" because you just need to be in work. Try local papers for adverts from small businesses who appreciate conscientious people who will do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay and think about what you can do rather than being negative about your personality. Hit me up 'offline' for CV review if it will help, I've done a fair amount of recruitment in my time :)

I sat there in my interview and categorically said that I'm a good manager (I am) but not a visionary leader. I'm one of life's official sidekicks. It's what I'm good at. It's what I do. It's also what the job requires - to get the work done, they need someone who is organised and can be a complete and utter nagging pest (1), not a cheerleader (the pom poms wouldn't suit me anyway). I think they hired me out of shock that someone would say (pretty much exactly) that :lol:

(1) Inconceivable, I know ... :^o
Cheers Sandre I'll take it on board. I wouldn't know how to string together a CV to save my life. I've got nearly 10 years experience driving 44 tonne trucks, with no convictions or major accidents. Surely that's all they need to know? As you said, "an honest day's work for an honest day's pay". That's all I'm interested in. I don't want to " push any boundaries" I'll leave all that nonsense to the brown nosers out there. Turn up, do what I have to and bugger off home. That's me. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Caffiend wrote:
mds141 wrote:Load of old bollocks. :)
In which case you're applying for the wrong jobs. If the advert has more than 50% wankwords, don't even bother applying, you'll just get even more demoralised.

Be brutally honest about what you want/what you can offer with any agencies you're signed up with. They'll make a fair packet if they place you somewhere so you're their customer too: demand (nicely) some service and be precise about what you can do/what you're looking for as well as what you "could do" because you just need to be in work. Try local papers for adverts from small businesses who appreciate conscientious people who will do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay and think about what you can do rather than being negative about your personality. Hit me up 'offline' for CV review if it will help, I've done a fair amount of recruitment in my time :)

I sat there in my interview and categorically said that I'm a good manager (I am) but not a visionary leader. I'm one of life's official sidekicks. It's what I'm good at. It's what I do. It's also what the job requires - to get the work done, they need someone who is organised and can be a complete and utter nagging pest (1), not a cheerleader (the pom poms wouldn't suit me anyway). I think they hired me out of shock that someone would say (pretty much exactly) that :lol:

(1) Inconceivable, I know ... :^o

..that_ ... n' tek yer 'ands out yer pockets :D