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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seenmy
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6656 posts since 17/6/06

5 Jul 2021 15:20
@ best if you did lock your car, would be worth getting a container for your keys when they are in your house both main key and spare, i had a few instances like this in london which was down to them cloning the signal on the keys on the street. didn't have any issues after i started putting them in a box.
Goldie
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4822 posts since 17/10/07

5 Jul 2021 17:49
Microwave works too Laughing out loud
RickRude
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3904 posts since 13/1/12

5 Jul 2021 18:43
What container you recommend @Sennmy?
seenmy
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6656 posts since 17/6/06

5 Jul 2021 19:04
i just got one of those car key signal blocker pouches off amazon nothing fancy but seem to do the job
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

6 Jul 2021 09:14
Any metal tin or metal lined pouch will do the job, they're less than a tenner on amazon.
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

8 Jul 2021 12:55
Mrs is a social worker, but they take the fucking piss out of her weekly with overload of work and underpay. It's got to the point now that it's severely affecting her mental health and I want her to move sideways into a different role.

Anyone know of any positions that might be suitable for someone with a masters degree in social work and a host of professional skills. She can't keep doing this.
Rez
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8703 posts since 5/4/09

posted 8 Jul 2021 13:03, edited 8 Jul 2021 13:03
Sorry to hear that Kris. Would be a bit of a temporary downgrade in pay even further but being a teaching assistant for a few months might be a route of seeing if she likes that? Good way of working out whether she'd like to do that before a PGCE/enter something like Teach First.
Hanto
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3159 posts since 30/11/09

8 Jul 2021 13:18
HR?

My wife is Police and I have suggested she do claim investigations for Insurance etc.

Essentially the same thing but private sector.
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

8 Jul 2021 15:13
Cheers for the suggestions both, will put them to her. I think TA may be a bit of a stretch, but HR could be a good one to investigate.
Rez
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8703 posts since 5/4/09

8 Jul 2021 15:28
All depends on whether she's done helping people out or not/if she's after a wedge and an easy life!
rotring
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72 posts since 13/9/11

8 Jul 2021 22:14
Could she go off sick with stress for a few months and work out what she wants to do next?
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

9 Jul 2021 09:31
rotring wrote: Could she go off sick with stress for a few months and work out what she wants to do next?

You are an employers worst nightmare.
pentonville
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960 posts since 12/3/12

9 Jul 2021 10:04
Laughing out loud exactly wtf

I have a friend who was in a similar position. They had to disconnect and start a new career (without going on sick)
Crackajack
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7969 posts since 21/4/05

9 Jul 2021 10:46
krisricey wrote: Cheers for the suggestions both, will put them to her. I think TA may be a bit of a stretch, but HR could be a good one to investigate.

Advisor (e.g. client facing), service manager (e.g. facing internal teams), relationship manager (e.g. working with charities, council, funders) kind of thing in the charity sector?
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

9 Jul 2021 12:32
Cheers everyone. She doesn't wanna take any time off with stress/illness … she's had people in her team do it time and time again but doesn't wanna be that person.

Thanks Crackajack - helpful suggestions that I'll put to her!
-DiscoTits-
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944 posts since 26/11/07

9 Jul 2021 22:57
If its genuinely affecting her health and mental health then what's so wrong with getting signed off with stress. The whole stiff upper lip thing is tiresome.
rotring
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72 posts since 13/9/11

10 Jul 2021 09:42
Yeah especially in that type of profession where it's properly hard going.

You'd hope that the bosses would prefer she takes 3 months to reset then maybe return with a new focus rather than quit the profession altogether.
illmurray
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569 posts since 18/4/12

posted 15 Jul 2021 13:24, edited 15 Jul 2021 13:24
Anyone had their door knocked on while self-isolating to check that they are? My housemate was mentioning that he knew people that had experienced it, just wondering how common it is.
ismvil
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1870 posts since 16/9/11

15 Jul 2021 13:31
A couple of people I know have had it post travel to Amber list countries. More common has been the phone calls in my experience.
MerciBeau
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4369 posts since 7/7/06

15 Jul 2021 17:11
krisricey wrote: Mrs is a social worker, but they take the fucking piss out of her weekly with overload of work and underpay. It's got to the point now that it's severely affecting her mental health and I want her to move sideways into a different role.

Anyone know of any positions that might be suitable for someone with a masters degree in social work and a host of professional skills. She can't keep doing this.

I work in ad-agency land - maybe this is a tangent but like, but - we need insights people who can operate as a researcher with 'hard to reach audiences'. - could be ideal