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Offline Dr Venkman

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Re: The Job Thread
« Reply #8525 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 02:38:05 pm »
How many of us work in unis like? Bit nuts.

Work in HE but I'm in a college.

Offline OpenC

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« Reply #8526 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 02:38:26 pm »
:lol:

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Offline Kid Icarus

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« Reply #8527 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 02:40:21 pm »
How many of us work in unis like? Bit nuts.

Work in HE but I'm in a college.

I've waited years for even the slightest opportunity to use this. :lol:

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Offline Dr Venkman

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« Reply #8528 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 02:43:39 pm »
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Offline Kid Icarus

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« Reply #8529 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 02:44:47 pm »
Just imagining you saying that you work at a college in the same way as that scientist. Swing and a miss from me tbh. :lol:
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Offline Dr Venkman

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« Reply #8530 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 03:13:41 pm »
Oh.........I see.

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« Reply #8531 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 03:21:14 pm »
:lol: Nice.
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« Reply #8532 on: Thursday 17 May 2018, 04:09:49 pm »
I feel like I've caused offence, but it was just a s*** attempt at shoehorning a joke. Sorry.
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Offline Dr Venkman

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« Reply #8533 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 09:23:28 am »
Nah I'm just kidding, no offence taken!

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« Reply #8534 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 10:24:14 am »

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« Reply #8535 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 10:27:32 am »
How many of us work in unis like? Bit nuts.

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Offline Ian W

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« Reply #8536 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 10:29:45 am »
This may have been posted previously but I found it very interesting: https://strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/

I suppose strictly speaking all we really need are farmers and medical people, maybe a few of us with enough skill to build huts.

Orwell said the same thing about the palliatives like football pools, fish and chips etc on the working classes, keeping them occupied so as not to rebel against the management layer. I guess that is true.

But then again, the logic of bullshit jobs might well extend to make almost any job we have now meaningless. It might be correct, but we'd need a hell of a reorganisation of society to fix it. I guess AI might be coming along to do almost all jobs soon anyway, then we'll have a real problem to solve.

Offline Kid Icarus

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« Reply #8537 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 11:01:24 am »
Well, I've handed my notice in with my last day being exactly before the start of the busiest 2 weeks of our year. Let's see if they come back with something to negotiate because I'd really rather not leave the rest of my team in that position, like.
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Offline OpenC

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« Reply #8538 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 11:13:49 am »

Good luck, man :thup:

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #8539 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 11:15:23 am »
Yeah, always mixed feelings if you like the team but you want to leave.

I'm out of my current contract on Wednesday, such a relief. Learned my lesson about going to work places you suspect are going to be s***, and also about how long to put up with it. Basically done nothing for almost a year, which isn't great.

Still, quick holiday then onto something (hopefully) much better.

Offline Kid Icarus

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« Reply #8540 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 11:16:20 am »
What do you do Ian?
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Offline Ian W

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Re: The Job Thread
« Reply #8541 on: Friday 18 May 2018, 03:33:16 pm »
Digital content, strategy, copywriting, content management, all that jazz.

Offline Jill

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Re: The Job Thread
« Reply #8542 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 11:36:14 am »
I've like... quit my job.

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« Reply #8543 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 11:43:50 am »
I've like... quit my job.

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Offline Jill

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« Reply #8544 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 11:49:33 am »
:lol: I don't know. I've been off sick again this week and the idea of going back holds no interest for me so I've told them I'm done. Probably a stupid move having nowt else lined up but I need to stop going through life on autopilot.

I don't dare tell my mam, she'll kill me.

Offline Cookie1892

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« Reply #8545 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 02:25:52 pm »
:lol: I don't know. I've been off sick again this week and the idea of going back holds no interest for me so I've told them I'm done. Probably a stupid move having nowt else lined up but I need to stop going through life on autopilot.

I don't dare tell my mam, she'll kill me.

what do you do? or used to do now...

Offline Jill

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« Reply #8546 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 02:45:29 pm »
:lol: I don't know. I've been off sick again this week and the idea of going back holds no interest for me so I've told them I'm done. Probably a stupid move having nowt else lined up but I need to stop going through life on autopilot.

I don't dare tell my mam, she'll kill me.

what do you do? or used to do now...

Paralegal at a firm of solicitors.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #8547 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 03:00:03 pm »
Probably be the best thing you ever did Jill :thup:

I did it once, landed on my feet immediately after and never looked back.
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline Ian W

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Re: The Job Thread
« Reply #8548 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 03:56:00 pm »
Well done Jill, strong move.

Just keep yourself in a decent routine while you’re off and you’ll be grand.

Offline Jill

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Re: The Job Thread
« Reply #8549 on: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 03:56:43 pm »
They've asked me to think about it over the weekend, so I will, but I've wanted out for years.