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I've got an interview later. Talk about you stuff, distract me
so very very tired. hoping for a nice quiet day where I can sneak off at 5 on the dot. tried it yesterday but didn't leave til 7. ergh.
good luck with the interview btw
Another 12 hour day today. On the plus side I'm going to see Franz Ferdinand tonight. Should be alright.
Small venue too.
But not too much.
And if you must come as yourself, well you're no fun at all
Here's a tip: Just be yourself but more so
And that's our cue to go whoa-oh whoa-oh YEEEEEAH!
Who went to a fancy dress ball
He thought he would risk it
To go as a biscuit
And a dog ate him up in the hall.
That's kinda soon, huh?
Going to Arctangent today. Nothing else to report.
Mainly thanks to all of your luck <3
and not a sniff of another one on the horizon. Still not regretting quitting without a back up plan but starting to get slightly nervous.
while i was washing up before the game of avalon yesterday a slug came up the overflow pipe!
just tell them I.AM.JOB over and over. Fool proof.
I think I'm going to get my period in the next 20 minutes. Can just tell. I really want Tom yum noodles so I'm ordering 30 packs.
oh well I always wanted a wee one.
I get this funny side boob thing and I need to put my head on my knees, which is great if you're in a meeting and you have to fold over and start rubbing your paps.
OVERSHARING ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB>
might have to go pre-emptive mooncup. love oversharing on dis.
Then you don't have to worry. I was out on the rag at the weekend in white hotpants and feeling like all that was missing was a set of rollerblades and clare rayner.
everyone seems to be leaving jobs / getting interviews for new ones at the moment.
my boyfriend moved in with me yesterday, yay. Well happy about that.
I don't want to be in work today. I'm on a 'progress report', I feel like I'm back at school. I'm losing confidence in my ability at work and my anxiety is getting worse. But apart from that I'm good.
You totally live with a megababe now, not like those chumps
why can't someone pay me to just do what I want like watch 24 and eat pistachio nuts in bed?
I'm still in bed.
I have asked my ex (his mum) not to bring any of his Star Trek toys as really want him to get into Star Wars.
today I have:
more tedious house buying related admin
buying outdoorsy type stuff in preparation for Arctangent (I'm heading down tomorrow tho)
Julianna Barwick @ St Giles
just need to send off some more forms.
managed to NOT buy a roll and sausage this morning when buying my coffee.
I had a code for a free valet in town on Friday but O2 appear to have lost it. Damn. Still getting my hair cut mind.
Hurry up 5 o'clock so i can get to the pub!!!
because I have to wait in for a delivery between 8 and 10. I wonder if I can rearrange my delivery.
Work today, packing for a festival later hopefully. Might drink while I pack. Can't be a bad idea.
good luck av
feel crap. flatmate clearly dislikes me and i cba dealing with his OCD-inclination towards tidiness. I've not seen him in 3 weeks - he's been on hol - but he was clearly back last night and made somewhat of a passive-aggressive point in his tidying (is that possible? idk)
really need to get the fuck out of london.
definitely want to go back north.
and don't intend to break that. There is literally nothing and nobody keeping me here. I guess that's a good thing in a way.
Also just wondering, around 4/5 october? I'm around the north and thought i might tack a trip to glasgee on the end of it.
Or rather, IT WAS. Would be great to see you :)
i'll start booking trains home next week so when i do that i'll message you about details and stuff.
it took me six months between deciding to leave and walking in the front door at mny new place (my iunductry is a bit screwed just now though whihc might be a factor, but don't underestimate how hard it is to get a job in a place where you don't currently live. Logistics.)
i think i'll do start doing that after i come back from my north break. at the minute it's just blaaah and i i need to recharge and stop thinking about it. But when that is done then i'm looking. BUT WHAT FOR? Thinking of selling out into PR. let's see.
It's a slipper slope! plenty jobs in manchester. Look, andyvine's away for a new one today!
pr is selling out in itself! :D
I will look. Are there any specific manc/north centric job sites? majority of ones i know are london centric.
how was the interview bd
it's probably the activity most-inclined to passive aggression.
both at work and for applying for new work.
Band Practice tonight though!
I went for a run two weeks ago and something pinged in the top of my foot. Now I'm limping along like a gestappo officer and it's getting annoying.
What should I do? If I go to the doctors are they going to say anything other than try not to put presure on it? That's not very helpful cos I need it for walking and stuff.
but since you've come to me, how are your stools?
I feel really sorry for her.
can't think of anyone
how is she?
I reckon she's had a pretty rough time of it and has been portrayed rather poorly given the circumstances of it all.
Imagine being her now. Just imagine it. Doesn't seem fun.
Yeah, she did get a rough handling by the media.
And...let's face it. Could've happened to any of us.
This is going to annoy me all day.
might look for a new job
work here for 10 years and then get a job as a driver
Freight, i think. Anyway, he makes $$$$$$$
sod this, I'm off to drive a train
Dolla dolla bill, y'all.
After 4-5 years of training and passing a bunch of exams with <40% pass rates.
quite a popular choice for mechanical engineers, so I'm told.
do you not have to train in wales though?
They're the people you spend most of your professional life arguing with.
You do most of the training on the job/in house and likely supplemented by external courses.
The inside careers website is pretty good for more info on how it works/what the job entails. And I know some things now too.
Let's talk jobs on friday.
My neighbours heard me celebrating the celtic win in my flat last night (I was doing a ceremonial dance from Galway which has shouting bits in it) so they came up bearing a crate of beer thinking I was having a party. i was too embarrassed to tell them it was just me in the house but I took their beer.
i'm feeling a bit rough today (only made it into work for ten) and I can't find my to-do list and I know it has important stuff on it.
oh yeah, the hairdresser for the film's costume team has called to shout at me for cutting my fringe and saying they'll need to put extensions in it before we start shooting next week otherwise it won't match the promo stills. At first I denied this had happened but now I remember Wee Lynn hacking away at my fringe in the graden with kitchen scissors on sunday because I was upset at the sun being in my eyes (I think she thought I said 'hair'.)
I really need to find that list.
and swiped the beer? Very Seinfeld-esque :)
(they had also knocked on my door at the weekend to ask if they could borrow some beers and I obliged, so this was them returning them. Except I gave them estrella and they gave me back coors light, but never mind.)
That's good, I might mention that in the interview
She's a friend of a friend, like. We talked and then danced to the music that the folkies were playing down the pub. Then at kicking out time she asked me where I was going afterwards and I said "home" like an arsehole. So my question is: do I find her on facebook or get her number of the mate of mine that knows her?
probably the latter option is the less creepy option.
I'd say a facebook hello would be less creepy than an unsolicited text. But if she fancies you then I doubt she'll either creepy so what the hell
There's this boy that I like He's a friend of a friend, like. We talked and then danced to the music that the folkies were playing down the pub. Then at kicking out time I asked him where he was going afterwards and he said "home" like an arsehole. So my question is: do I find him on facebook or get his number of the mate of mine that knows him or just accept that he went home because I'm fat and minging and despite wearing voluminous tent-like layers, he still managed to deduce that I have flaps like a basset hound, OMG he HATES ME doesn't he???!!!11
Be there, and go straight up to her and smile and start talking. IN english.
That way I can play things cool and then do what you say. I will be very obviously bummed out if she isn't there though. cest la vie.
I got called a cow yesterday by someone I work with. I don't know why he called me a cow but he thinks I'm a cow.
that's unacceptable! Quite seriously, did you mention potential redundancies at your place? oNE WAY TO ENSURE YOU'LL NOT BE IN THAT POOL (WOOPS CAPS, OR AT LEAST NOT WITHOUT A MASSIVE PAYOUT) IS TO GET YOURSELF INTO ONE OF THE, woops caps again, 'protected groups'. I don't imagine you fancy getting pregnant but another automatic protectoin is for people who are being sexually harrassed at work.)
The use of the word 'cow' is ony ever used against a woman. it therefore has discrimniatory overtones. I would be taking this line of argument to your boss/ HR manager.
i've seen cows, i used to live near a bunch of them, and you're definitely not one
and yes I totally agree. I wouldn't be having that. Oh hell no, sista.
Like 'oh here comes the cow' is quite a nice thing, like saying 'Lovely set of udders' and 'she is ripe for milking' those surely must be compliments for a Skirt?
Yeah it proper annoyed me. I'm speaking to a female manager about his attitude as its not on. I couldn't be bothered to make a scene as we were at the pub for a ladies leaving do.
proper lad, proper beach, proper swimming trunks
My friend in dubai keeps saying I can come out with a friend or whatever (they live in what is practically a palace apparently so it would be nice free accommodation) but I just don't fancy dubai at all. I might go to corfu.
I think Lu and I are going to the Caribbean in Feb <3
I too feel a bit bad mooded?
I sort of split up with someone lasy night?
VERY HAPPY FOR SCOTLAND TOMORROW, THOUGH.
that lets me know something isn't sitting well with me, and i think it's where I work but I'm not sure yet. But it's unsettling :-/
I'm sorry about the splitting up, I hope they get what they deserve/it ended amicably depending on what the reasons were.
And SCOTLAND :) excellent work. Get up there and have a king rib supper for me. You'll feel PERFECT/Bloated.
I've learnt to embrace this.
Oh yeah it was me that did it, but I have the guilt.
Go for a run. It has the most marvelous way of forcing your subconcisous niggles into the front of your cerebrum. And it's good for your legs. Chin up possum x
i am also going to 'shoot some hoops' i believe the kids say, at the weekend. (i got a basketball) x
(sorry to hear about the sort of break up though.) x
For some reason i had it in my head that you were more pop punk, but you're not. Reminded me of Snow Patrol before they went shit (this is a good thing). Also you should listen to my friend's band, they're really good and I listened to them straight after http://clawthethinice.bandcamp.com/album/pony-walker Ian is basically the nicest man on the planet so it's a happy coincidence that this is one of my favourite albums of the year too. You should play some gigs together
I will listen to them right now, too - we're gearing up to get a lot of touring in sept-dec, so this is ideal timing. Thank you for that!
It reminds me of The Miracle of 86, who I love a lot, but with a very British voice.
would you like to go for a drink soon?
do you want to have a drink on Monday night?
i'm afraid i won't be able to do next monday and (possibly) tuesday either, but any other day is great my side. just let me know what suits.
let's do this! do you still have my number? Do i still have yours? idk. let's chat.
Just remember, you're a strong independent man...you're invisible.
I just booked the wrong flights by, er, accident for my work trip which means I get to stay in Germany a night longer. Woo.
Munich or berlin?
I got my time off request knocked back by work for going to berlin with chintzy to see fleetwood mac :((( So sad.
Not so glam but it's an exciting project at work with universal music so I'm happy. When did work become my life?
I will remember (I don't really understand)
I will maybe cry every day until then.
I didn't even know it was on, I'll take some indie points to go thanks.
I don't really recognise anyone in it except les and janice. Is it good, shoudl I start watching it? Have you done lots of music for it? :D
And, on the whole, it's shit music.
(Can you get some Swiss Lips on???? I'm having the SL/ Bastille afterparty at my flat btw, eeeep.)
Um, I have something to ask you which I can't remember but I will text you when i do. Good story.
I need to try and sort that out actually
I look forward to said question.
It wasn't the exact same questoin but along the same lines...
It went well, yes :)
Theo mocked me heavily for this.
just got it in my head
Yeah, so i've never had a bar job. At 26. What are the chances of me just getting one off the cuff when I move?
Primary motivation is the fact that I can't be bothered not having some extra non-loan income in my pocket after having worked since 18, and also because I fancy trying bar work.
Also, not Wetherspoons, good bar/pubs only. Fancy applying at Brewdog.
Wanker I know.
So yeah. Cheers.
but anyway- glasgow is chock full of bars. let me ask around for you., NO experience you say? Can't you make some up? in fact, we'll borrow a bar for the afternoon and I'll train you. it's not hard. Or ratherm it is very hard dealing with pissed up people or even worse, thirsty people who want to get pissed up- if you can do that bit you've cracked it. The easy bit is remembering the orders and pouring them.
I reckon I'll be fine. I can probably make some experience up:
"once accidentally poured half a Mojito mix onto a BBQ whilst pissed and trying to impress friends." Thank you Mr Pharyngeal you've got the job.
Lots of needy posts since I've started posting again, that'll get nipped in the bud when I move and don't have an office job.
(the commute might be a bit of a ballache right enough)
but I have no taste so I will not contest this post.
This time. You've had your free pass, on your way.
so I wouldn't get your hopes up
i don't like the bars. Or the schtick.
Found out I could be earning about 10k more in the same job at a different firm.
Now sacking off this report to look at vacancies.
Could I do your job btw? or would i need a technical (sciencey) education? reaspn I ask is I'm about tp do an invetsment into an entity which has the licence to explot some patents which. when brought to market, will have an absolutely revolutionary impact on how a certain type of illness is treated. I've had to get invoved with a lot of the techy stuff (and it is a long time since i did Higher Chemistry) but i'm really relaly enjoying, much more than I'm enjoying the venture capital side of it, which is the bit I do.
BUT IP solicitors don't (and similarly I can't do that for the obvious reason of not having a law degree).
So you can do litigation work, some due diligence, and the commercial side. Litigation especially gets quite techy. But for nuts and bolts meeting inventors, discussing their invention, drafting and prosecuting patent applications - that's all patent attorney stuff and really really needs a relevant science degree. As in, we have turned down Oxbridge biotech PhDs for chemistry positions because their chemistry won't be good enough.
(when I was dabbling in music law and stuff0 but decided against it for various reasons. It sounds really exciting, what you do!
It has its moments, definitely. And then quite a lot of CRUSHING TEDIUM, but the plan is to do more of what I like and delegate what I don't as I stop being someone's lackey.
And to get paid much more somewhere else, obviously.