Actually been off since Tuesday but I'm back in today, so it's been an odd couple of weeks really
21st fly to US, 22nd work, 23rd work half day, 24th fly back from US 25th arrive at 5.30am and go home (no working but day off for flying through the night) 28th work, 29th, 30th, 1st off, 2nd workl, 5th off and then also the 12th off..
April May is a funny time here..
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Unrelatedly, I just got an email from a friend who recently had a baby:
quote:by the way there was a photo of me 9 months pregnant on my flickr site, I noticed it had been viewed 300 times! so i checked out someone who had marked it as a favourite and was linked to this site which was full of soft porn of pregnant women, then those linked to a whole host of seedy fetish sites! Uurgh! Dirty pigs! Good job i had my clothes on.
I have to go to bloody Tooting tonight. Tooting ffs! That is south of the river! Tomorrow I have to work, then go to two parties. On Sunday I have to go for a big lunch and then on Monday I am going for a surprise day out with the Paris chap. This is almost certainly a bad idea. On Tuesday I have to get up at 4.30 am to fly to Germany to look at a microscope.
I applied for a job on a whim on Wednesday that is almost double my current salary and just received an e-mail saying I have an interview on Tuesday so I shall mostly be shitting myself about that.
I've nothing too daring planned for the coming weekend. Stupidly agreed (several weeks ago, whilst drunk, presumably) to go out for a curry tomorrow night with my girlfriend, her new 'work friend' and her boyfriend. I've never met them before and I hate meeting new people, but I've agreed now so that's that. I'll have to start thinking about constructing some exaggerated life stories that'll make myself appear to be far more exciting and successful than reality suggests. I've clearly got some work to do.
Other than that, I'll simpy be taking it easy over the next few days; reading, drinking and hopefully enjoying the sun.
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Asshats! I just realised that because I cycled to work today my trip from here to Tooting and back will be without a book. I will have to read the London Lite, and today of all days I don't think I will want to do that.
A heady mixture of curry, painting the ceiling, sorting the understairs cupboard, reading the papers, watching Back to the Future 3, lunching with dear dear friends, and mending the broken heart of pal who's broken up with her girlfriend. Yes, that's right. Some hot lez consolation.
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Talking of lez breakups, a girl was paying in stuff for her work today whilst on the phone. The conversation got increasingly irate and shouty, then she broke up with girl she was talking to. Was fairly entertaining, though unsurprisingly hard to count and do cashiery stuff whilst trying not to look too interested. She wasn't overly hot though, unless you like petite yet also sort of butch and scary looking girls.
Re weekend, I'm feeling pretty dodgy, think I'm coming down with sore throat etc, bloody typical timing, so will probably spend most of the time lazing about, messing around online and watching Pink play GTA, which sounds pretty good to me. Also, tonight we're eating an ace lamb passanda I made last night. Tomorrow, we're going for dinner at a mates new house, probably stay over. Sunday - hungover lazing about, and eating a gorgeous looking bit of rolled sirloin for dinner. Monday - more lazing, possibly some afternoon drinking if I'm feeling okay.
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quote:Originally posted by herbs: A heady mixture of curry, painting the ceiling, sorting the understairs cupboard...
As I started reading this I thought it was ways for Rooster to make her baby arrive from China more quickly. "Sorting the understairs cupboard", indeed.
We will have to add that to the other...ahem "activities" we will be doing to make the baby arrive. Unlike last weekend, we are trying very hard to GET THIS CHILD OUT, as my midwife has pretty much ordered me to have her by Tuesday.
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quote:Originally posted by Cherry In Hove: I applied for a job on a whim on Wednesday that is almost double my current salary and just received an e-mail saying I have an interview on Tuesday so I shall mostly be shitting myself about that.
Well. That interview was officially shit. The interviewer had to nip out for a minute in the middle and I was actually thinking "I am actually tempted to walk out now and just be gone when she gets back".
"If you have various projects with close deadlines, how do you make sure you get them all done"
Ummm. I just do them and I don't give deadlines that I can't keep.
"We've all had a time when we were working on a project and something came up that meant you probably wouldn't be able to meet the deadline. What have you done when this situation has occurred?"
Well, I can honestly say this has never happened to me. I've never missed a deadline
"Tell us a creative solution you've come up with to a problem"
Also some question about coming up with a way outside of normal working ways that I've had to deal with a special client. Meh. I don't know, I treat each one differently.
During a truly bad interview, don't job coaches advise to use them as a learning experience? For example, you could have used this as an exercise to prepare yourself for the pat question.
Using concrete, tangible examples that illustrate results tends to go over well in the interview setting. I'd count it as an added benefit that the interview wasn't going well by this stage, because that would have allowed you a certain creative latitude with your responses.
quote:"Tell us a creative solution you've come up with to a problem"
"On one occasion, I had been asked to manage a program but not given adequate funding. My challenge was that I needed to convince the finance department to release additional funding, despite their stated opposition to doing so. These circumstances normally demand out of the box thinking, so I thought I might be my most persuasive by leaving a note in the comptroller's top desk drawer requesting the additional funds. Oh, and I filled the other drawers with poo, just to make the point, as I mentioned in the note that I also had made note where they park their car. It certainly got their attention."
I'm sure there are other, better responses, but you get the picture.
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