General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Areo
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332 posts since 12/3/12

28 May 2012 18:29
http://www.i-to-i.com/volunteer/
cutandpaste
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607 posts since 11/6/10

28 May 2012 18:35
On a similar tip to Alan, anyone ever tried an intensive language course?

I'm looking to move to France, and think one of these should improve my chances of getting a job there as I would hopefully be able to hold a (somewhat slow) conversation with people.

Anyone moved over to France in general?
andymakesglasses
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20592 posts since 26/1/06

28 May 2012 19:08
I did a week long Russian course in Moscow a couple of years ago, one-to-one tuition, and learned a huge amount in that time.

Forgotten a lot of it now Laughing out loud I think the key to learning a new language is using it regularly, and an intensive course is the best way to get as up to speed as possible in my opinion.
Greggle
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583 posts since 21/1/05

29 May 2012 12:30
I have a job interview for a retail manager position on Friday, anyone have any advice? I haven't had one for years and am quite nervous… Cheers.
gaffer
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549 posts since 13/4/05

29 May 2012 13:54

@cutandpaste. Lived there for 4 years. Intensive language course helped but you've just got to get immersed in it and not be worried about making mistakes and looking stupid. Where you looking to go and what sort of job? PM if you want.
smith
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11380 posts since 5/5/04

29 May 2012 16:04
Did this which got me to Berlin and had an intensive language course attached. Government funded so won't cost you a penny. Got paid for working in an IT company before finding my feet and going freelance.

http://www.europeantrainingservices.co.uk/en/work_experience_placement_abroad/Leonardo_da_vinci_programme/

Canada give you a years visa/work permit so you can find work out here, but they ran out of places for this year already. Earliest you can get on it is January 2013 now, and you gotta be fast in applying or it will take ages for them to issue it.

Fully recommend it. Canada is awesome, eh Cool

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/united_kingdom-royaume_uni/experience_canada_experience/index.aspx?view=d
smith
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11380 posts since 5/5/04

29 May 2012 16:43
Greggle wrote: I have a job interview for a retail manager position on Friday, anyone have any advice? I haven't had one for years and am quite nervous… Cheers.

You have more chance of not getting it, than getting it, with the demand for jobs right now. As absurd as it sounds, being mentally prepared for rejection, before the interview itself, will help with your nerves during it and will increase your chances of getting it.
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

29 May 2012 17:13
Looking to buy some bitcoins….can anyone school me on the easiest way to obtain'em?

Trying to avoid bank transfer (as its a pain to set up & I need to find out all sorts of codes )but no site seems to accept credit card/paypal due to scammers
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

29 May 2012 17:15
Ricer wrote: Looking to buy some bitcoins

I wonder why
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 May 2012 17:15
im so glad you are going for this, gonna be a fun ride.
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

29 May 2012 17:16
Surely it'd be easier to find a real-life dealer in your own town then fucking around with that Silk Road shit?
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

29 May 2012 17:22
Can get sorted anytime I want but its the purity on offer & the novelty thats luring me in Laughing out loud


BTW that dodgy concert ticket / Gumtree experience came good in the end, Paypal refunded me the £77 yesterday….surprised they were able to retrieve it (or else maybe seen as Im a reg user & its not a massive amount they're insured for that kinda thing?)
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

29 May 2012 17:25
Yeah, you sound like exactly the sort of customer that Paypal wants to attract and protect - buying non-existant tickets off Gumtree and trying to score drugs from the 'deep Internet' using bitcoins Laughing out loud

Go for the hat-trick and see if you can cop some Euro 2012 Final tickets of Craigslist please.
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

29 May 2012 17:30
haha yeah I hear ya…..the Gumtree thing was just a complete once off out of desperation for tickets (got sorted via eBay in the end albeit at rape price) - have never done a chargeback via Paypal or been scammed in the 10 or however many years Ive been using it

Bloke I know has had multiple successes with SR but he's away at the min so cant hit'em up for Bitcoin info
xos
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1073 posts since 5/12/03

29 May 2012 18:04
Bank transfer is easiest…and it's not difficult..?

If its anonymity that you're worried about, buy another e-currency first(e.g. Liberty Reserve) then exchange for Bitcoin through an exchanger - take a look on the exchangers subforum on talk gold dot com
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 May 2012 18:20
ricer >>>>>stonefish
deuce
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14049 posts since 21/1/08

29 May 2012 19:46
want to see an event at somerset house in london, it has the option of premier tickets which are £20 more - anyone have any clue what you get extra? simply closer? seated? i assume its specifically to this arena…
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

29 May 2012 19:48
The higher priced Premier ticket includes 1 free drink (bottle beer / glass wine / soft drink) plus access to Fernandez & Wells from doors to the end of the concert, to purchase food and drink (this ticket does not permit access to the VIP bar on the River Terrace).
deuce
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14049 posts since 21/1/08

29 May 2012 19:50
thanks
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

31 May 2012 12:45
Does anyone know if Topman do delivery if you call a store or can deliver to another branch?