General Discussion: Poor Little Rich Boy Thread (The Redundacy Thread )


generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

11 Feb 2009 23:39
Butler pissing you off?
Mum and Dad threatening to cut your allowance?
Wallet too small to fit all your fifties in?


This is your thread to vent.
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

11 Feb 2009 23:41
what do you do GG?
Im not looking forward to Job hunting when I finish Uni in the summer.
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

11 Feb 2009 23:47
IT, tech support and network management.
There's still jobs around but unfortunately it is only since being made redundant that I've realised how well-paid my old job was compared to what is available now. I'm having to understate my previous earnings with everyone I talk to just so they will consider me Sad
Was speaking to a recruitment guy earlier this week and he said a job that would have had 2 or 3 applicants a year ago now has 12-15.

hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

11 Feb 2009 23:49
ahh thats what my housemate does, he aint on a good wage really for the time he spends at work. Good luck in finding work anyways. You thought about going freelance so to speak?
R
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13333 posts since 17/5/03

11 Feb 2009 23:51
hcp wrote: what do you do GG?
Im not looking forward to Job hunting when I finish Uni in the summer.

cant get a job in commercial property for shit. whereas in the past about 95% of the course would have jobs lined up by now, not one person out of about 120 has this year. got a strong cv with a lot of work experience + 3 month internship but not getting anywhere. even going through personal contacts offering to work for free is getting nowhere because theres no work.
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

12 Feb 2009 00:00
Im seriously thinking of a year out then doing a PGCE always good to fall back on if I cant get a job I actually want.
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

12 Feb 2009 00:01
My problem is that I have a basic knowledge of a lot of stuff but I'm not really an expert at anything.
Apart from general support experience a lot of my good points were pretty specific to my last job.
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

12 Feb 2009 00:03
can you not take the time whislt out of work to gain some networking/it qualifications which would enable you to add to the cv? Or is that something you have considered?
MoB
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37338 posts since 31/8/04

12 Feb 2009 00:06
A lot of people im speaking to at the moment are considering going abroad to work to get out of England. I think it's something i would consider but at the same time i have a moral issue of going abroad to get a job that could be done by someone in their own country. Could be something worth considering GG if you want work for the c.v try and get 6 months in india perhaps?
hooligan
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709 posts since 26/1/07

12 Feb 2009 00:09
hcp wrote: Im seriously thinking of a year out then doing a PGCE always good to fall back on if I cant get a job I actually want.

Slightly off topic from redundancies, but I graduated Newcastle Uni in July last year, high 2.1 and very strong A-levels and work experience, took me from starting applications last April until yesterday to be offered a grad job after applying to a good 25-30 companies, really was startin to think it was never going to happen, I had my PGCE sorted for September even though I really didn’t wanna do it, just in case. Hard times for job hunting…
R
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13333 posts since 17/5/03

12 Feb 2009 00:09
hcp wrote: Im seriously thinking of a year out then doing a PGCE always good to fall back on if I cant get a job I actually want.


really not sure what to do, considering so much, getting a standard shitty job for a year and hoping the market recovers to some extent in those 12 months, trying to get some unpaid work in property elsewhere, buying a few residential properties for rental income + appreciation and trying to work my way up the ladder, might apply to some of the big fashion houses for an internship. really not sure.
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

12 Feb 2009 00:10
yeah, especialy as the area I want to work in is fucking competitive, gonna start scouting around for some work experience ready for when I gradaute.
hooligan
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709 posts since 26/1/07

12 Feb 2009 00:12
hcp wrote: yeah, especialy as the area I want to work in is fucking competitive, gonna start scouting around for some work experience ready for when I gradaute.

What job are you wanting after graduation mate?
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

12 Feb 2009 00:13
want to go into Publishing.
generic_guy
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10176 posts since 16/9/02

12 Feb 2009 00:20
hcp wrote: can you not take the time whislt out of work to gain some networking/it qualifications which would enable you to add to the cv? Or is that something you have considered?
The only qualifications that would make a difference are too expensive for intensive courses, or would take too long.
If I were going to spend that much time/money on training I would start afresh, for instance if I was going to spend the money needed for a Cisco qualification I would rather train as an HGV driver or something.


MoB wrote: A lot of people im speaking to at the moment are considering going abroad to work to get out of England. I think it's something i would consider but at the same time i have a moral issue of going abroad to get a job that could be done by someone in their own country. Could be something worth considering GG if you want work for the c.v try and get 6 months in india perhaps?
Got a mortgage, a girlfriend, and a dog so not really an option. Too old as well really, although I wouldn't rule it out 100% if I get more desperate.
hooligan
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709 posts since 26/1/07

12 Feb 2009 00:26
hcp wrote: want to go into Publishing.

Maybe broaden the type of jobs you're lookin at hcp? Especially with the way things are at the moment, I ended up applying for any general business graduate jobs I could, alot of random big companies who offered management grad programmes, retail management with Tesco and M&S and the like, all the big banks for corporate banking and alot of accountancy firms. Ended up with an offer from a mid-tier accountancy firm for ACA, still waitin on a couple of other jobs but I'm taking up the offer I got yesterday 'cos accountacy was my first choice, I can't see how an ACA can be sniffed at in the long run, even though I start on lower than I would have with some of the others I'm still waiting on.
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

12 Feb 2009 05:46
Went through this during the tech crash in 2002. This time though everything is grinding to halt.
Immigration isn't an option as it the same everywhere.

If you can manage to survive the best thing is to stay in college or go back and do a course you always wanted to do. Wait it out in uni and when things pick up you'll be in a better position.

It has benefits, read a book recently by Charles Handy and he reckons that people are virtually self employed already just that they don't know it. The job for life or even the guarantee of employment is gone and maybe with this downturn people will see that working for a company is as risky as starting your own business and this will have a knock on effect in new innovative things happening.
stoney
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17814 posts since 22/1/05

12 Feb 2009 07:49
ive spent afew monthes in the wilderness, getting a job in property in todays climate after company liquidation was always going to be a test ! I basically pimped up my cv, apllied to loads of recruiters, basically made myself available to anywhere in the uk, when that drew a blank i said id pretty much lok at going anywhere in the world as i was never going to get another job in the uk paying anything like what i was on before, almost moved to khazakhstan, but that even fell through in the end.

Ive re trained and am setting up on my own, in times like these you have to make yourself invaluable to an employer, always have a plan b in mind, and if it goes tits up, be pro active and think outside the box.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

12 Feb 2009 07:56
R wrote: buying a few residential properties for rental income + appreciation and trying to work my way up the ladder


Dont think this is the thread for you Laughing out loud

If people dont have work, the it may be a good idea say what you do so other Fukers can look where they work
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

12 Feb 2009 08:02
Laughing out loud

very good thread this.
would anyone be offended or upset or object if i did a 'fuk the credit crunch-kill the poor' thread for people like 'r' and besty and that, who are spending their way out of it and not giving a fuck about any media hype telling them the worlds skint (the poor people are skint, not the world)…maybe the hitters could document all the big spending etc, it might even cheer you doleys up, ya never know…could give you a little glimmer of hope, and show you that not everyones as badly off as you lot of no hopers.