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Pixelgoth
post Sep 20 2004, 01:13 PM
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I'm fed up. I am still at Greenleaf and I don't want to be here anymore. I've had one interview and two prospective interviews. I am getting to the point where I am randomly applying for stuff I don't really want (even though I'd still waiting to hear from two other great possibilities) sad.gif

I had an interview in Leeds for an office manager job at YMLAC which I didn't get. It was loads of extra money but it was out of my league. They wanted someone who had actually run the finances for an office and not just collated the information for the people that do. I could've done it but obviously they either didn't like me or wanted someone with immediate experience on tap.

I was offered an interview for a project co-ordinator at NMPFT at Bradford in May but they are still waiting for funding to come through so I have to wait for my interview date sad.gif I've applied for a job at a museum in Chester too but when I asked them when they would be shortlisting or interviewing and when they'd let people know I just got a reply from them saying it had probably been delayed for 1 week. Delayed from WHEN! rolleyes.gif I don't know whether to email them back and ask them again. I don't want to annoy them. Should I wait a little longer? I emailed them last Monday.

Ideally I need to hear from either Bradford or Chester before I can move on. I want to apply for a marketing and editorial assistant position in Lancaster but I can't help wondering whether I'm just clutching at straws sad.gif Ya' know. If I got that and then Bradford rang and offered me the job I'd feel bad because I'd want to leave there and work for NMPFT

I also feel bad as I should be at least grateful I've got a job and don't get me wrong I'm grateful that I can pay my bills but I don't want to be working here anymore and I'm just getting a little frustrated by it all sad.gif

Bah! I have no idea what course of action to take as my mind is all fuddled from application forms dry.gif An' besides, I'm just rambling and getting my frustrations out.


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post Sep 20 2004, 05:55 PM
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Right! Contact Chester again being all polite and stuff and say something along the lines of you've been told that the interview date has been put back a week but are unsure what the original date is your not pestering your just getting the info you need. And if you do get an interview in Chester let me know I'm just down the road so we might be able to meet up.
Aply for the other job it cant do you any harm and if what you think might happen happens you deal with it then cause you may find that job actually interests you more than you expect.
And to finish with *huge uber duber super hugs!* biggrin.gif


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post Sep 20 2004, 11:26 PM
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yup .. ring'em, find the right person to talk to (by saynig 'who is the right person to talk to about ...?') and pretend you've never emailed em. They will not suspect a thing, and you can be busiessy and efficient. Remeber, you're not asking for a favour. You are getting the info you need, as Cath so rightly said.

And its good you're not satisfied. You might actually _do_ something about it.


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post Sep 21 2004, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Pab @ Sep 20 2004, 11:26 PM)
You might actually _do_ something about it.
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I've been doing something about it since January tongue.gif

I've just emailed Chester. Like you said, just getting information biggrin.gif I was going to ring them but it's difficult as my left ear is blocked and I can't hear properly. I also can't guage how loudly I'm speaking and I don't want my colleagues to hear the conversation smile.gif

I need to stop getting myself down about it. Both Ed and my Mum (which reminds me....) have said that when it's meant to be it'll be. I believe in karma and fate and I think that my deafness is something to do with my not listening to someone or something.

"Enjoy what you have and hope for what you lack"

Was in my last fortune cookie ohmy.gif


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post Sep 21 2004, 03:51 PM
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I had an email from Chester. No interview.

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post Sep 21 2004, 04:22 PM
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nuts to em ... aaaand we move on


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post Sep 21 2004, 05:05 PM
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Your obviously to good for them so as Pab said ... and move on!
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post Sep 22 2004, 02:57 PM
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Yep I know wink.gif I'm still waiting to hear from Bradford of course. I emailed them again yesterday on the off chance that they knew anything but I've not heard so I'm assuming the lovely HR lady is sounding it out for me. Like she's done before. We now have quite a conversational rapour going so that can only be a good thing when I go for interview. With any luck she'll remember me and choose me! laugh.gif

I sent my CV off to a design company today for a PA position in Manchester but I've no idea how much it is. It'll need to be at least, if not more, than I'm on now tho unsure.gif


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post Sep 22 2004, 08:41 PM
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Come work for me. I'll be your Pimp wink.gif

/me polishes off her pimp hat

Seroiusly, get your arse on the phone and nag these people! Don't do what I did and get stuck in a rut sad.gif


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post Sep 23 2004, 09:22 AM
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I've had job application forms for two jobs in Warrington at Norton Priory. Apparently Ed's Mum knows the guy who might even be interviewing me really well. Yay! She's gonna' put a good word in for me too should the subject ariss biggrin.gif

Still waiting to hear from Bradford. It's all good though.


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post Sep 23 2004, 05:31 PM
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Yay! *dances*


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post Sep 24 2004, 10:01 AM
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Ed's Mum has put in a good word and says she will continue to do so until I get an interview laugh.gif

Apparently there is a third job soon as well ohmy.gif

It's all go now smile.gif


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post Oct 14 2004, 03:33 PM
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So I get an email from NMPFT in Bradford last Tuesday saying that the ball is rolling again and they should have an interview date at the end of last week/beginning of this one. Have they? No the bleedin' haven't :roll: Don't know what I expected really but I'm gonna give it another week and then email them again as I don't want them to invite me for interview while I'm in NYC sad.gif

I'm also sent off the applications for Norton Priory and one for the Manchester Evening News.

Fingers crossed people! I need all the positive vibes I can get now sad.gif


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post Oct 14 2004, 04:53 PM
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*crosses al usefull extremites and can no longer actually do anything* tongue.gif


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post Oct 15 2004, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (Cath @ Oct 14 2004, 04:53 PM)
can no longer actually do anything* tongue.gif
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Yes but it's very much appreciated smile.gif


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post Oct 15 2004, 12:46 PM
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Oo, best wishes with all of those. It's really fun working for newspapers. I temped at one for about three months. Even though all I was doing was typing in advert copy and kiddie league football reports I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It's great to be surrounded by people who are actually interested in what's happening in the world. Most jobs seem to make people shut down and not think about the wider world, so newspaper people were a really refreshing change.


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post Oct 15 2004, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Oct 15 2004, 12:46 PM)
Oo, best wishes with all of those. It's really fun working for newspapers. I temped at one for about three months. Even though all I was doing was typing in advert copy and kiddie league football reports I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It's great to be surrounded by people who are actually interested in what's happening in the world. Most jobs seem to make people shut down and not think about the wider world, so newspaper people were a really refreshing change.
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I am quite excited about this one too. I was talking to Ed about what i wanted to be when I grew up and he said he wanted to be a crane driver laugh.gif I said I couldn't remember and then I remember when I was about 10/11 saying I wanted to be a journalist. I used to ask my family endless questionnaires about their likes and dislikes laugh.gif Anyway this job appeared in the paper the day after that conversation (or thereabouts) so I figured it was fate ohmy.gif

Much as I'd love a career in heritage I think a journalism style job would suit my personality....pitbull laugh.gif wink.gif laugh.gif


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post Oct 20 2004, 10:21 AM
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In case anyone cares, here's an update.....

I got an email from MEN saying that they are sending out letters at the end of the week either way so I should know soon whether I've got an interview.

If anyone wants to send positive/interview getting vibes to me or the decision people at MEN then feel free biggrin.gif

STILL not heard from NMPFT despite them telling me two weeks ago that an interview date would be set then rolleyes.gif I've emailed them to tell them I'll be out of the country from 7th-14th November so not to set it then laugh.gif


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post Oct 20 2004, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Oct 20 2004, 10:21 AM)
I've emailed them to tell them I'll be out of the country from 7th-14th November so not to set it then laugh.gif
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Guess what? Yep, you've guessed it! They bleedin' well have!!! mad.gif They have set the interviews for 12th of November. Why no one told me this before is beyond me? I've asked them if they can reschedule but I'm not getting my hopes up. I mean they've kept me waiting for 6 months why on earth would they want to do me a favour and reschedule rolleyes.gif I might have to go to an interview on the Monday after I've landed back in the UK at 8am blink.gif or I could do a telephone interview while I'm in NYC biggrin.gif Now that would be weird!

Sorry but I'm incredibly annoyed. They've had 6 months of me being available and the one time they finally do pull their fingers out I'm not not able to make it! dry.gif

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post Oct 22 2004, 02:54 PM
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That really is very poo of them!!! Hope they'll give you a new date.


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post Oct 22 2004, 03:40 PM
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QUOTE (Cath @ Oct 22 2004, 02:54 PM)
That really is very poo of them!!! Hope they'll give you a new date.
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So do I. Miserable beggars if they don't and if that's the case I shall make sure they know I am not impressed dry.gif


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post Oct 22 2004, 06:23 PM
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If they don't, let us know so we can spam them! tongue.gif


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post Oct 25 2004, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Feyliya @ Oct 22 2004, 06:23 PM)
If they don't, let us know so we can spam them! tongue.gif
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Hilarious! laugh.gif

I won't know for another week still dry.gif


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post Oct 27 2004, 11:59 AM
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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Oct 20 2004, 10:21 AM)
I got an email from MEN saying that they are sending out letters at the end of the week either way so I should know soon whether I've got an interview.
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So as I've not heard anything when do you think I should I email them? I don't like pestering people. I don't want to be remembered in an interview that I was the one who harassed them about it rolleyes.gif I am concerned however that my post is not arriving when it should sad.gif

Plus I want to avoid another interview being scheduled during my holiday sad.gif I am going to ask a friend to pop into my flat during my holiday to see if there is any post re. interviews and then ring her from NYC just in case.

I know I keep asking things like this but it's been so long since I actually applied for a new job I want to check I'm following "application etiquette" laugh.gif


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post Oct 27 2004, 11:07 PM
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Give it another day, then email about it. If you're uncomfortable with flat out asking them why you haven't recieved your information yet, you can disguise it in telling them about your trip to America and requesting to not have an interview set up then.

And if you don't get a satisfactory answer back, or if they set up an interview during the time you're on this side of the pond, give us their email, too! I'm sure I can feed it into some spam-bots!


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