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11.5 years at my previous place.
really. I got sick of living through the exact same day, year after year and it was more of a lifestyle choice. I now work at a hospital lab in trendy East London as opposed to in the middle of nowhere North London.
that I would leave if the dream job came up. So, kind-of casually looking out but not putting any real effort into it.
been here for SIX years. terrifying.
programming the editorial on their new music streaming service.
Can you make it better? Thanks.
is your new job a career coach?
but I've been looking for a job for about a year, and really, REALLY intensely for about 4/5 months.
But I've done a career change in my time, so I can advise on that as well.
So any short-term / 6-month contract roles are out straight away.
I'd have to quit, and then start looking into the second month of my notice. Ridiculous. Might fuck off and travel somewhere.
If someone wants you, they'd be prepared to wait until your notice has run.
Don't look for 6 month contracts then.
It cost too much to take out legal proceedings anyway. Make sure you leave on the last day of the month after you've been paid
Just to say they didn't have anything for me.
Thanks for the update, pal.
between two very diffferent things just now. Three if you include making no change whatsoever.
Unless you take me.
Got my mid-probation review next week.
After I got sacked a few years ago I can't relax in my probation period. Every catch up/121 within it induces terror and panic :(
iwht the period of time you need ot be employed before being protected against unfair dismamissal being double what it once was. If you want to get rid of somebody without recourse, then a year is plenty of time for you to do that. it's pretty shabby to think that you have next to no employment rights until you've bene continuously employed somewhere for more than two years. Although it has admittedly helped with the backlog at the tribunals service. a bit.
almost all legislation in the labour market these days is aimed at reducing job security for staff whilst increasing `labour flexibility` for employers eh?
But would like to distance myself from the element which sounds like you're reminding Geoff that he can still be fired really easily post-probationary period as well ;)
Pretty sure my 3 month notice period will kick in. But then again I know nothing about employment law.
Just don't get caught stealing or punching anyone and you're golden.
Although punching someone you say...
Poor Geoff, I've not exactly helped his ability to sleep this week now, have I?
No matter what's going on, I can always sleep.
I quite liked it, gives you a bit of breathing space
Need to up my nepotism game.
works like that.
I remember my cousin got rejected for work experience there and then deployed the 'My grandpa...' card. Basically got himself a week long guided tour of Highbury, the training ground, etc.
what with the Injury Curse™
for 2 mins last night
where I have an actually pretty alright CV for someone my age but I'm applying for stuff that's not starting for a while or is in other cities. also pretty sure I definitely want to do a PhD. looking forward to earning £13k a year for 3 years. NOT.
"A man who was let go at the end of a temporary job has been ordered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to work for the same firm for six months without pay."
The almighty cheek of them.
Currently using jobs.ac.uk, Charity Job and Third Sector Jobs and none of them are great. Fuck the Guardian, obviously.
as it's so cheap and has so many subscribers that it would be stupid not to. Are you registered with any agencies?
In the arts, http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ is similarly ubiquitous as it's subsidised by the Arts Council.
Haven't registered with any agencies yet, heard very mixed reports about how effective they are, but it's the next step if my current attempts all fall flat.
If they see you as a "sellable" asset (neoliberalism. etc, etc.) , then they'll be putting you in for loads of jobs and you probably won't have to spend forever filling out forms. If not, they'll just ignore you and you're no worse off than before.
The worst part is I'm quite proud of the fact.
Maybe me and meths can coach you?
but I find the new helpful, life-advice version of meths really disconcerting. Preferred it when he was just a bellend, it was simpler.
for he knows not what he does.
but here's my advice on job sites:
Sign up to as many job sites as you can. On every site you sign up to, set up daily notifications based on keywords/locations etc. Keep the filters as wide open as you can. I simply had any job advert with the words "music" and "London" in them being emailed to me every day. The main sites are The Guardian, Indeed, Monster and Reed but there are loads more industry specific ones which you should find for you field. I ended up with about 10 emails coming to me every day with all the jobs listed, and it was pretty quick to go through the ads for the good ones. MUCH better than searching through a website "when you have the time". Remember some companies don't advertise on job sites and have their own internal careers pages - sign up to those and get the notifications as well.
This is a time-consuming and at times laborious process, especially at the start - having to log in to 900 websites and enter your contact details is no ones idea of fun. But once you're set up, a lot of things start happening automatically and you can streamline whatever processes you have set up.
but the 'like it' above is perhaps a bit strong.
didn't go anywhere though but i've been given a new opportunity/role at my current place which is far more interesting and more likely to lead to promotion/recognition. so of course i'm posting on DiS instead.
Definitely now in that shitty position of realising that the path i've gone down in terms of my profession is not really interesting or excting to me, but feels to late and risky to change tack now.
and being miserable about it?
Start on Monday.
I've been looking for work in Manchester so I can move back there. Theres so very little in my field I think I need to start applying for whatever but its hard to justify taking something I dont want to do that pays less than my current job which is okay but it's definitely not what I want to do and it's not where I want to be. Its haaaaard
Would like to go permanent. They /say/ it's pretty much a given. But talk is cheap. Gonna press the issue early in the new year.
(no one's going to this this)
I quite like it though, aside from the obvious breadth of experience it gives you it just keeps you from getting bored or complacent
Which will be a weird manual labour experience up until christmas
Then I'm going back to office dronery for a charity
Then I'm going to be a turnip.