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51. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Still unemployed, but today and tomorrow I'm working in one of the best things I could imagine: Managing my own trained dog to act in a TV show.

Too bad this country is too small to make a living of it.

Catu

52. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Last week I had an interview for a temp job for a well known international bank. Its by no means my dream job, I didn't really want it, but I need it (plus it sounds easy enough)

I actually considered deliberatly messing up the interview, but somehow, it went really well. I think what swung it was when I mentioned I'd been to New Zealand, as the woman's eyes glazed over cos she loves the place so much. We had a nice chat about it.

So thanks to New Zealand I now have a job! I accepted it although I yet have to figure out how to live on £6.10 p/h, and saving for my next trip may be a bit tricky.

I wonder if i'll be able to use the internet......

53. Posted by jodester74 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

well all I am employed and BORED! But I discovered TP over the week-end and am always sneaking online to surf - Best recent discovery! Only have to be bored for 7 more months tho - then it's a biggie 14 months travelling round the world. Cannot wait! Hopefully haven't made too many peeps jealous..........

54. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

Last week I had an interview for a temp job for a well known international bank. Its by no means my dream job, I didn't really want it, but I need it (plus it sounds easy enough)

I actually considered deliberatly messing up the interview, but somehow, it went really well. I think what swung it was when I mentioned I'd been to New Zealand, as the woman's eyes glazed over cos she loves the place so much. We had a nice chat about it.

So thanks to New Zealand I now have a job! I accepted it although I yet have to figure out how to live on £6.10 p/h, and saving for my next trip may be a bit tricky.

I wonder if i'll be able to use the internet......

6.10 p/h??? Are you sure she didn't hate New Zealand?

55. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Good point!

If it all goes to plan I'll only be there a week or two, cos there are other jobs in the pipeline. Fingers Crossed.

I've probably jinxed it now saying that and end up there forever.

HSBC for goodness sake. I've sold out, working for them.

56. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Well done on the new job!Now you can do some serious shopping to celebrate!

57. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I always think its better to have a job and look for work than not! So now the job offers will be pouring in for you!

58. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Its like waiting for a bus.

I've been looking for long enough, so I've the got interview technique sorted!

The HSBC job fell through, agency rang to say they are not taking anyone anymore! But i have a job for Learn Direct now instead, on much more liveable money. Such a relief, but it'll be a shock to the system- I haven't worked in over 14 months!

59. Posted by ellismende (Full Member 12 posts) 10y

I feel your pain...I came back from my trip in mid July last year. I was not able to find anything all the way till mid September =T

Finally, got a consulting job for an Insurance company in IT, and this week I have finally been offered a permanent position in another company....

Hang in there, I think is a global thing and some things are meant to be

60. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

The new temp job- I'm kind of an admin person /PA to a very busy senior manager. The question is with temp work, How do you do a good job of it, if you don't give an ess-aitch-eye-tee about it?

I hate admin work and am determined not to do office work in the future, its just until I get on a course, or go on my next trip, whatever comes first. I want to be a midwife or a nurse!