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Mole No More

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I am pretty sure this was a cartoon when I was a kid - named Morris the Mole, but I think an Czech import called Krtek the Mole.  Remember loving it, but it was taken off our screens sometime in the mid seventies.

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Re the job - I am relieved to be out of that acryllic-nailed Hen House.  Imagine this if you will - take a girl with half a brain (that's me by the way - hello) who gets claustrophobic and is not at home oversharing domestic setups - sharing make up/hair/nails/recipes/shopping/light entertainment shows.  Then slot her into a blue box-lined nuclear bunker with seventy other 'hens' who are producing three orders a minute to the excruciating sound of Radio 2.  For nine lobotomising weeks. Just at the end, I had food poisoning (a 'rogue' prawn), then flu on top of that.  Real flu. As in 'Cannot-scramble-to-the-back-gate-to-get-a-twenty-pound-note' kinda flu.  After being in bed for two days, I have resurfaced but still wobbly - off of food (not a bad thing, think I can spare a meal or three).  At least I have stopped the temperature swing of Polar/Lava and am tepid for now.

In between the food poisoning/flu (so - basically a disasterous 'sweet spot'), I went for an equally shitty job interview which I scored nil points for.  Even though I was appropriately dolled up, I know I delivered less than at my best.  However, the alarm bells should have rung when I heard that I should feel 'honoured to be shortlisted as it [was] a prestigious job' - backhanded compliment, cheers.  Then they said that my answers were too 'generic.'  Left fuming at that. They advertised it as a job that practically anyone with good diction/letter writing etc could do -  they would even train and put you on probation for 6 months. It became obvious that they wanted people with established PA/PR/secretarial skills.  That is NOT what they advertised and it sure as hell wasn't detailed by the wage packet.  They want a professional job, but pay you the same salary as the guys who empty the bins. Not a good start and at one of my old almer maters, too.

So, I am looking down the barrel of 2018 with absolutely No Wage At All and find that Hubby/Prodigal 2 are in the same boat.  This scares me witless (or something more scatalogically sibilent) and we all need to do something pretty quick before we start procuring objects from the Food Banks.

I need a job where I can work with a small number, or indeed from home, which pays a fair wage and matches my degree.  Or we are screwed.

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zyzyly
Dec. 17th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC)
"You should be honored...". yeah, no.
calico_pye
Dec. 18th, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
When I went for a job interview at the same place I have just been working at a few years ago, they tried putting me in the office to process cash accounts. Told me that it was a 'bespoke' job - but paid us minimum wage for it. The overseer was a cow and made me so nervous, I screwed up orders, so I left and went cap in hand to the packing department. I am now wary of those who bandy high-brow words to cover miniscule wage packets. Bespoke, my well-padded ass.

Edited at 2017-12-18 12:26 am (UTC)
silverwhistle
Dec. 18th, 2017 12:02 am (UTC)
Sympathies. I need something soon, too. Have 2 interviews this week.
calico_pye
Dec. 18th, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
I think my'vulnerabilities' showed through a bit more than usual. They wanted a high performing poodle and I am an unruly Heinz 57.

Good luck by the way :-)

Edited at 2017-12-18 12:27 am (UTC)
silverwhistle
Dec. 18th, 2017 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ditto. Today went OK. Another one on Wednesday. Hope to hear back soon…
spikesgirl58
Dec. 18th, 2017 05:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope something comes together for all of you.
calico_pye
Dec. 18th, 2017 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I hope so, too.
silverwhistle
Dec. 18th, 2017 06:01 pm (UTC)
I remember Mole, but I don't recall him actually having a name…
calico_pye
Dec. 18th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC)
I just remember this cute mole, a visual story. It just had music and different noises (bit like Pingu, I suppose).
silverwhistle
Dec. 18th, 2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
Yes: I think in those days we used to get a lot more interesting children's programmes and animations, especially from the Mainland.
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