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Me - 7
But only about 22-24 months working in total.
Is this unusual?
like my current one
dunno why i did that in response to you, ignore me
3 x part time while a student
Walked out of 5 - 2 were where I'm working now, 1 I just came to the end of my contract.
Pay increase in that time - 56.52%
If that trend continues then I'd be mad NOT to vote Tory in 2020!!
And found full-time well paid work almost immediately.
Indicative of just how good the Tories have been for me.
Ken was still Mayor of London and Blair was still PM.
hand = c. 30
hand (self-administered) = c.1,500
Boob = 0
Foot = 0 (but my flexibility has increased)
Should I list them?
(2007)2010-2012 = The U********* of *******
2012-2013 = The I********** ********* of ******** *******
2013- = K******* **********
inspector general of books etcetera
I haven't since 2012. I'd imagine it's much harder now.
(and don't claim benefits here although I think I could if I wanted to)
I was on jsa for ages when I lived in Hackney. Got sent on an A4E course and everything.
2 full time, 1 temp job, unemployed for 2 1/2 months, although I did hand my notice in without another job to go to. Am trying to get a full time job where I worked as a temp, as it is a much nicer environment. Cheers.
1 Full-time, survived three rounds of redundancies between 2010 and 2012, before being made redundant in 2013.
2. Went 'freelance' while looking for another permanent job. For two years.
3. Job I have now.
I think I've been luckier than a lot of people in the sector - I got a decent pay off when I was made redundant and I live in a city that has started recruiting again.
I think it's something like about 70% of all architects in the UK have been made redundant at sone point since 2008, and it was the worst affected profession.
but if we're counting promotions then 4.
Companies - 3
Jobs - 8
1 plus some temping.
i think it's related to your age
one of those was 6 weeks temping
1. In 2010 I was working for a north American firm in London.
2. In 2012 I was in the process of looking at a move back to Scotland, when I got approached about a role that sounded too good to be true.
It was, but I tholed it for a year for the sake of saving face, and also because I masochistically thrive on impossible challenges.
3. In 2013 came back to Scotland where I joined my current firm. It's good here, I'm exceptionally lucky to be able to do my job in glasgow. it's not exactly niche, but there aren't many opportunities to do it in glasgow. whenever I get itchy feet I remind myself of this and how they took me on despite there not really being an exact role here for me at that time, in the faith that I would bring in the work and justify my existence. Good people.
1. for music instrument/studio gear retailer - Romford
2. for business services sourcing company - West London
3. for bookshop - Southwest + Central
Not had a gap during that time. Previous jobs i had significant gaps between but been lucky this past while
so you'd get someone going 'i need a legal team' and then we'd put it out asking for allegedly vetted companies to tender, and then narrow it down to three, and then go back to the client, who'd pick, and then we'd project manage it and charge the supplier a whhhhhhopping 20 per cent.
It MIGHT not surprise you to learn that the company is in increasing levels of trouble and under intense levels of scrutiny. hmm.
I got into the job and after about three months went 'uh oh' and quietly started making provision to leave - got out just as a year was up.
2012: redundancy from a permanent architectural technician job that i'd been in for six years
2012-2013: agency job at a council as a roads project management assistant thingy, with a pay rise, but technically on a zero hours contract
2013-now: two weeks away from the end of a temporary thing doing similar stuff at another council. they've given verbal indication that i'm being kept on but haven't, despite being pressed, put that in writing. basically on the same wage i was three years ago.
Was working at a charity from 2008 until 2013. Was getting proper stagnant and they overlooked me for a promotion because "then we'd have to replace you"
Went back agency side, having previously worked at small independent media agencies, I went to the biggest in the world. Got absolutely chewed up (a almost total collapse in my mental health) and spat out (dinged me). I think also I was spending too much time on here. I started CBT and realised this place was part of an avoidance behaviour pattern so have cut down me posting. It's also why I often came across as so angry and horrible - I was just transfering my own failures IRL onto people. Been posting a bit this week and seen some of my old post and *shudder* I can be such a horrid person. Side note anyway.
Getting benefits was really fucking hard. They try to block you every step, even said I didn't exist.
However, it turns out people who work for media agencies are shite and I was swimming in interviews. Thankfully, dusting down my linkedin profile I saw some guys I worked with in my grad days who'd started their own agency and asked me for a drink. They asked me to join, and it's been the best decision ever. Sometimes I miss the trappings of big agency life- extravagant parties, huge client budgets, all the resources, but i still get loads of lunches and it's far more fun being creative with resources. I also enjoy having the freedom to suggest what is right for clients, rather than having to push all the share deals big agencies do, scandal level stuff.
I'm getting pretty senior now and getting to shape our work and our business practises how I want them to be. #likeaninja
2010 - working for London PR agency with a heavy reliance on government contracts, lots of redundancies but I survived.
Late 2010 - agency was bought out by the yanks and merged with a (massive) ad agency, lots of the senior team left (most of the good ones) to set up their own agencies, but weren't able to take staff with them due to non-compete contracts. Work became miserable with huge pressure to deliver against a backdrop of budget cuts and talent drain.
2011 - decided to leave and moved-in house to work in consumer tech. Interesting and full of bright people but punishing hours (working across US / APAC / UK timezones) and a high stress environment.
2015 - realised I'd run out of energy for my former role and looked for something new, just moved into the third sector (same pay for less hours, but also fewer perks). Really enjoying it so far, good mix of challenging but not as chaotic or pressured as my old job. Super interesting seeing the cultural difference between different sectors.
How do you stop yourself imploding?
Albeit, within that I moved office three times and so it was a bit like starting a new job each time.
I think if you're working on different things, or in different roles, or with different people, it stops it getting too stale.
Was with an agency who I stayed with for six years. It didn't feel stale because:
1) got promoted every year and took on more responsibility
2) lots of different clients meant I was always working on different stuff
2) the people I worked with were practically family, they were the first people I met when I moved to London and we were all in our twenties and relatively unencumbered and in a similar position, so we spent a lot of time together
I can't imagine ever feeling that sentimental about an organisation work for again though, my priorities have completely changed.
May 2010 - Teaching English/ Media at a very comprehensive school in Newcastle. Fixed term contract ended in Aug of that year.
2011 - Having left a job teaching English at a high-performing catholic school in April that year, I was barely employed as a supply teacher.
2012 - Assistant manager of a betting shop in Newcastle. Hated pretty much every minute but a job's a job. Left in June to teach Functional Skills at a college in Newcastle.
2013 - Teaching employability skills to teenagers/ arranging work placements in West Lothian. No job security but loved the job.
2015 - Teaching English on another fixed term contract at a college in Glasgow. Fingers crossed I'll have something longer-term here this time next year.
Due to restructures, secondments and short-term contracts I've moved around quite a lot (still at the same place though!)
but got made redundant a fortnight ago.
i really want a 3rd but cba
one includin part time work at uni
actually I went full time for about 3 months after I graduated