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Moriath

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i graduated in 97 but i didnt go to uni til i was 20
 

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Will do that as I've got myself 6 weeks of temp work leafleting. A bad day gone good!

If you want to outsource, I'll be happy to have a go at it.
How about delivering free newspapers? The mechanical turk stuff averages $1 per hour btw...
 

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I found one that pays you to write dirty descriptions for porn videos :D Imagine sitting there with a boner all day doing that :p
 

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I'm in a kind of opposite situation where I left school and started working straight away but had no real qualifications so did the basic data entry stuff/ office assistant work , shop work. I eventually hit a level where the next step or to get a career I needed a qualification otherwise I was always stuck on the 3rd from bottom rung of the career ladder :p I've got say 3-4 years customer service experience, 2 years of working in banks 2 years of working in/as an accountant but I couldnt really find a job which needed just experience. So I went back to college working part time and hopefully into Uni later this year, applied for courses with 1 years work placement to.

What I started out with was shop assistant work then a cashier then another area of the bank as a clerk, moved slightly up but I tried to switch to an accounts assistant as a possible career but I couldnt really see me having a soul after working in Accounting for too long :D

What pisses me off is where I go for some Accounts Assistant job on shit wage like £12,500 a year doing fucking photocopier/cofee maker/paper bitch roll and a bastard with a degree comes along and takes the job, 2 years in college and 3-4 years in college for that !?
 

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What used to piss me off before I went back to uni was much the same, I'd be taking a massive paycut (like £6k a year) and dropping down a lot of rungs in terms of seniority and responsibility and I still couldn't get these shitty entry level jobs in anything worthwhile. Personally as an employer I'd be more willing to employ someone that I can see is making personal sacrafices as it shows comitment to want to do the job as opposed to someone straight out of uni who jsut wants any job regardless of what it is....... but the world doesn't work like that because most if the people that do the employing are more interested in stats and numbers than the actual day to day of the job. Not that many places do in house recruitment either, the interviews are done by external management who, as a rule, have no fucking clue what goes on day to day.
 

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Have you looked at Tax Credits? iirc if you're in education they class it as working and as long as you're doing 30 hours you'll qualify. Worth looking at.
 

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the interviews are done by external management who, as a rule, have no fucking clue what goes on day to day.
Yup - HR do a lot of ours and they seem to look for who can fake keenness the best - we end up with idiots who were just mass applying and cant be bothered to do the work they applied for...
 

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Some big companies in Cheltenham area that sometimes hold walk in interviews at hotels etc. Smiths (Now GE), Dowty, Lucas and GCHQ used to do that regularly. Keep an eye out in the press and also go to the company websites. A lot do not use agencies these days they have their own job portals within their domain sites.

Walk in interview is how I got my first job in Avionics.
 

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