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Congratulations!

Stuck in something of a transit career wise me. My 'training contract' of sorts just ended, I have the option to stay on at the firm. But although the firm is well reputed they're prepared to pay peanuts at the moment only and I dont want to build a long term career there anyway. Problem is outside jobs are hard to come by these days. Only option seems to stay on until a decent opportunity comes along. Then there's this qualification Im pursuing which is proving to be an absolute pain in the arse to manage along with work. I can see myself stuck in this situation for another 1.5-2 years which is driving me nuts. :yucky:

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Congratulations!

 

Stuck in something of a transit career wise me. My 'training contract' of sorts just ended, I have the option to stay on at the firm. But although the firm is well reputed they're prepared to pay peanuts at the moment only and I dont want to build a long term career there anyway. Problem is outside jobs are hard to come by these days. Only option seems to stay on until a decent opportunity comes along. Then there's this qualification Im pursuing which is proving to be an absolute pain in the arse to manage along with work. I can see myself stuck in this situation for another 1.5-2 years which is driving me nuts. :yucky:

Get your head into long term not short term.

 

Qualifications first then money will no doubt follow.

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Get your head into long term not short term.

 

Qualifications first then money will no doubt follow.

 

my kid bro is onto his third degree... it depends what the qualifications are in and his line of work whether they'll be worth while like.

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my kid bro is onto his third degree... it depends what the qualifications are in and his line of work whether they'll be worth while like.

Agreed, and without knowing all the details, if he's also in with a decent firm it may be a good bet to sit tight and do the qualifications first.

 

Money shouldn't be the main driver when you're on the first ring of the ladder.

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Agreed, and without knowing all the details, if he's also in with a decent firm it may be a good bet to sit tight and do the qualifications first.

 

Money shouldn't be the main driver when you're on the first ring of the ladder.

 

I agree, however there just seems to be one period after another where you've got to sit tight and suck it up doesnt it? Seems never ending. I suppose thats just the way things are. Money is a factor of course but not an overriding one. Im lazy, I dont want to be the CEO of anything, just a bearable job thats pays the bills. Its the 'in transit' part I've been stuck in for years thats just getting to me.

 

Are you talking about accountancy here?

 

Yup

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Nice one, congratulations. Have you told the other lot you won't be seeing them on Monday, or you gonna have to start and hand your notice in soon after?

Nah, thankfully it was through a recruiter so I just told them i'm not gonna be there monday. i sent the chief exec a courtesy email, but he's not responded.

Now got a week off before I start in new role.

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Fuming....Sat at side of the road in east Devon with a puncture....just had a "heated debate" with some clown from greenflag who wants me to be picked up and driven half an hour in the opposite direction,have the puncture fixed and then drive back here, when my insurers direct line had already told me I can be recovered tonight back home, then get picked up tomorrow by another truck from home and get taken to a garage of my choice. This is far more convenient as I am en route to my American sister in laws for thanksgiving,Turkey,pumpkin,pecan etc etc... Cheeky tosser, I had to put it in quite plain terms in the end... ;)

How was the Thanksgiving, then? :D

 

Seeing the word 'Thanksgiving' has given me a bit of a laugh though. I work for a company that is truly 'global' and which has an intranet type thing which you see when you're entering in process results. I sometimes have a look as the posts on it are unintentionally funny, especially the foreign ones, (ok, mainly the American ones :lol:). There was a thread that simply said 'Thanksgiving' so I had a gander at it. The OP basically said happy thanksgiving, what are you grateful for? Some sadsacks said they were grateful to work for such a great company :sick:, some said their families/loved ones etc, but there was a few that were proper 'God bless America' types who were thankful for the 'freedom' of their country, thankful for their constitution, forefathers etc, you get the drift. A couple of people posted questioning their constitution mainly the guns bit and fuck me, how touchy did the 'God bless America' types get! :lol: I basically learned through the GBA types that America had guns and it was a good job they did as the rest of the World came crying to America for help all the time as nobody is strong enough to fight for their own country other than the Americans. They seem to be the only country that has freedoms in their lands as well other various stuff I can't be arsed to write. Truly funny reading their craic but also slightly worrying that people who are generally pleasant, polite and a canny bunch can be so brainwashed and one-eyed when it comes to anything that might be a slight criticism of their country, (as well as their* wholly ignorant views of the World).

 

*The God bless America types.

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I agree, however there just seems to be one period after another where you've got to sit tight and suck it up doesnt it? Seems never ending. I suppose thats just the way things are. Money is a factor of course but not an overriding one. Im lazy, I dont want to be the CEO of anything, just a bearable job thats pays the bills. Its the 'in transit' part I've been stuck in for years thats just getting to me.

 

 

Yup

 

You should talk to Gemmill, he has the qualification and seems to find well paying jobs that involve little effort.

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You should talk to Gemmill, he has the qualification and seems to find well paying jobs that involve little effort.

If he's not in, leave a message with the robot. :good:

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How was the Thanksgiving, then? :D

 

Seeing the word 'Thanksgiving' has given me a bit of a laugh though. I work for a company that is truly 'global' and which has an intranet type thing which you see when you're entering in process results. I sometimes have a look as the posts on it are unintentionally funny, especially the foreign ones, (ok, mainly the American ones :lol:). There was a thread that simply said 'Thanksgiving' so I had a gander at it. The OP basically said happy thanksgiving, what are you grateful for? Some sadsacks said they were grateful to work for such a great company :sick:, some said their families/loved ones etc, but there was a few that were proper 'God bless America' types who were thankful for the 'freedom' of their country, thankful for their constitution, forefathers etc, you get the drift. A couple of people posted questioning their constitution mainly the guns bit and fuck me, how touchy did the 'God bless America' types get! :lol: I basically learned through the GBA types that America had guns and it was a good job they did as the rest of the World came crying to America for help all the time as nobody is strong enough to fight for their own country other than the Americans. They seem to be the only country that has freedoms in their lands as well other various stuff I can't be arsed to write. Truly funny reading their craic but also slightly worrying that people who are generally pleasant, polite and a canny bunch can be so brainwashed and one-eyed when it comes to anything that might be a slight criticism of their country, (as well as their* wholly ignorant views of the World).

 

*The God bless America types.

 

And that just about sums up the vast majority of those in the US that I've come across. They are lovely people mostly, very "folksy" and "homely" but question anything about their way of life and you're the devil incarnate.

 

My sister in law isn't like that, she lived in Vegas and Lake Tahoe as a kid and had nowt to do with guns or religion so she's fairly well balanced. But you're right, I was asked what I was thankful for after I'd finished my "green bean casserole with sweet marshmellows and pineapple" :lol: / :puke: which accompanied my turkey and sweet potatoes... I said I was thankful for having Newcastle United in my life :thumbup:

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You should talk to Gemmill, he has the qualification and seems to find well paying jobs that involve little effort.

:lol: I've topped out on salary now though. You can't get any further up the corporate ladder with the effort I'm prepared to put in.

 

Having said that, I've been assigned to a project recently which is causing me to have to work harder than I ever have in my career. It's with and for people that I wouldn't normally work with, and I'm genuinely concerned that they will get the impression that I'm prepared to continue with this level of effort when it's all finished. This is strictly a temporary deal as far as I'm concerned.

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And that just about sums up the vast majority of those in the US that I've come across. They are lovely people mostly, very "folksy" and "homely" but question anything about their way of life and you're the devil incarnate.

 

My sister in law isn't like that, she lived in Vegas and Lake Tahoe as a kid and had nowt to do with guns or religion so she's fairly well balanced. But you're right, I was asked what I was thankful for after I'd finished my "green bean casserole with sweet marshmellows and pineapple" :lol: / :puke: which accompanied my turkey and sweet potatoes... I said I was thankful for having Newcastle United in my life :thumbup:

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"Beans? Marshmellow?!"

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:lol: I've topped out on salary now though. You can't get any further up the corporate ladder with the effort I'm prepared to put in.

 

Having said that, I've been assigned to a project recently which is causing me to have to work harder than I ever have in my career. It's with and for people that I wouldn't normally work with, and I'm genuinely concerned that they will get the impression that I'm prepared to continue with this level of effort when it's all finished. This is strictly a temporary deal as far as I'm concerned.

 

Just bring the roomba into work and then they'll see that you're as lazy and work shy as ever.

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I've been balancing out this boozehound karma by being in bed by 11 the last two nights. I don't usually see weekend mornings. I'm not sure I like them.

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Jolly.

 

The wife's had Xmas tunes on since 7.30am. Tree and decco's going up once I'm fit to move and get up in the loft.

 

Might have a bit mulled wine later.

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