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Work in 2009
#21
Signed on for the first time in thirty years on Monday only to be scolded for not applying for any jobs over the previous weekend and threatened with stopping my JSA!
We all know things go quiet this time of year and (hopefully) pick up again in Spring but try telling them that!
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#22
p.s. Does anyone know who's doing Weybread job?
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#23
Quote:quote:Originally posted by Velociraptor

A STRANGE TALE - that may be of some use?

...the wonderful world of Mr. Posh Voice...


I imagine that just after you spoke to him he took a call from someone needing a desk based for a new extension.

"No I'm sorry," said Mr. Posh Voice, "we're a butchers. Have you tried the chemist?"

Sod the moral, this Mr. Posh guy sounds hilarious! And what about Unit XXX - Mr Smiley, Mr Cool Dude, and Mr Tickle the post-ex manager. I'm sending my CV!
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#24
Monty says:

.......maybe Velociraptor....... but it is unfair to tar all units with the same brush !..... in my recent experience positions have been offered by e mail with follow up call to confirm availability........another thought.......maybe Smiley person was doing the hiring rather than Posh Voice ????............ it is often POs who sort out field staff rather than unit directors (i presume that is what you are saying).....

Velociraptor:

In regards to Posh Voice, I will never know for sure, whether he genuinely did not know (and he SHOULD have known, working in the same office)about he jobs, or as I assumed, he was making sure that the local diggers and "the friends of their friends" got those jobs.

When I saw that digging team on site, it was definitely: local diggers and "the friends of their friends"

(Of course, this is the usual way off things. At that time, I was still circuit digging, so this incident further convinced me, that i would soon have to stay in one area to get established).

In regards to Shredding CVs.....no I did not say ALL units shred but some certainly do.

I visited my own local unit (former employer) yesterday and mentioned this BAJR "debate".

"They" said they shredded all the CVs that were "no good" in their opinion and kept a tiny few on file.

As for my opinion, that job hunters should send out new CVs, every two months, "they" agreed, on the basis that someone with a "No Good" CV two months previously, may have done something (another job/dig) in that two months, to boost the qulaity of the next CV that they send.

PS: When I say "they", I mean the opinion practice of our Admin person "Madame Z".

PPS: A person whose CV has been shredded, will never know that is the case - of course - and alas.


In regards to "Signing-On", my job centre has put me on the "Three Month Rule", so I am not going to be heavied into becoming a lap dancer, brain surgeon, skydiver or astronaut etc, until I have spent the first three months trying to get an archaeology job.

PPPS: After three months, the novelty of free time - and my bank account - will both be "wearing thin".....regardless of any Rule. Gonna have to take "any" job then.....if there is one.

UNCERTAINTY is the theme.


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#25
I was checking the Department of Work and Pensions website on some other query when I noticed that they are looking for staff. Might tide you over for a short while and I doubt that the wages are less than the average Diggers wage.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/careers/

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#26
Quote:quote:Originally posted by kevin wooldridge

I was checking the Department of Work and Pensions website on some other query when I noticed that they are looking for staff. Might tide you over for a short while and I doubt that the wages are less than the average Diggers wage.

I wouldn't count on it!

http://www.workersliberty.org/node/9257
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#27
I stand corrected
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