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Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:34 pm
by JC!
what did you do?

job hunt heating up for London now. did a second round interview yesterday. if I'm over doing many more, the £££ will start to add up. I'd say yest cost 150e and that's with dirt cheap flights.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:45 pm
by Phierstarter
Oh nothing big, just told one lad he's a selfish cunt and boycotted a company event. When asked why i wasn't going, said i didn't want to.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:58 pm
by Fred__Elliott
are these colleagues or subordinates?

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:20 am
by Phierstarter
I don't have anyone under me, and who says 'subordinates'? :D

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:57 am
by Fred__Elliott
you would if anyone gave you any power

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 am
by Biggy Shackleton
What did yer man do phier that made him a selfish cunt?

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:10 am
by Phierstarter
Nevermind. I got it wrong anyway, he's just a functioning borderline sociopath. Sadly common enough in IT.

Oh and i have the power to remove the website and its backups, i don't need minions :D

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:38 am
by Biggy Shackleton
Why would you do that?

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 am
by Phierstarter
I wouldn't.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:20 am
by fatguy2k1
shivo wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:31 am
Just got send 21 CVs of UL students for some intern positions here.

Every single one of them has a photo included. When did that become a thing in Ireland?
we just got in a 13 page CV with giant photo of your man on the front page of it. Never see the likes of it before.

Got two weeks left in my job and got to get a job as soon as I can. applications going out everywhere.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:18 am
by JC!
I've had very little activity in the 2 months I've been looking for something in Dublin

the only interviews I've had are with a small company where I think (and the recruiter thinks) it's too junior, and the other is back to big 4 accounting practice where I know the hours are v bad.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:05 pm
by i_ate_cats
I have been offered a job and I'm really happy about it.

I've been slugging away in the community sector at kinda poor pay with zero security for over 7 years.

I have no experience in playing ball with companies and asking for an increase in the offer. The offer is generous to my eyes, it exceeds the figure I stated when asked my expectations.

I've checked comparative salaries with other companies and it is up there with the better paid similar positions.

I'm happy to accept it but have been given the weekend to mull it over.

Anyone have advice on this?

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:46 pm
by Phierstarter
7 years in the same place, or industry?
Take it if you're happy with it.

I just dug up my contract 'cause someone said i might have to give two months notice, thankfully just the one.
If it was two i would hand in my notice now. That's a little too long to make a prospective employer wait.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 pm
by i_ate_cats
Phierstarter wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:46 pm
7 years in the same place, or industry?
Take it if you're happy with it.
Same place. Have been trying to make transition out of it for ages. Started a masters this year to help me make a move.

Feels like a massive win.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:44 am
by Phierstarter
Ah k, 'cause I would call that in itself security.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:12 am
by maradara
Sounds great cat, just take it!
JC! wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:18 am
I've had very little activity in the 2 months I've been looking for something in Dublin
This is a big worry of mine when it's time to move home, although I don't think my industry is as restricted as yours.

I was contacted from home last week about a position. I was massively torn. Don't think I would have been able to turn it down if it worked out, but we've just had kids and it doesn't feel like the time to up sticks and move. As it happened, it didn't progress to interview due to time pressure (I've 3 months notice) but I'm still on good terms. Hopefully it will give me a foot in if we decide to pack up any time soon

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:48 am
by i_ate_cats
Phierstarter wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:44 am
Ah k, 'cause I would call that in itself security.
I guess.

The last two years have been ropey.

My contract is year to year and for the duration of the project. For five years my projects ran right into each other and I had continuous unbroken employment.

For the last two years the state body issuing my grant have been trying to enforce a month unpaid break in contract. This pissed me off a lot. I had to get union help to navigate it, it took two years struggle and this year they did not break my contract. No one admitted that what they were doing was going against employment law.

The idea of the break is that the stakeholders need a month to review the project and decide if it has been successful. They can discontinue it if they wish.

No pay raise in seven years despite an increase in responsibility and coordinating a very successful project.

I've liked my job but it's not very supportive.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:05 am
by Phierstarter
i_ate_cats wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:48 am
No pay raise in seven years despite an increase in responsibility and coordinating a very successful project.
That's bad alright.

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:56 am
by JC!
maradara wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:12 am
Sounds great cat, just take it!
JC! wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:18 am
I've had very little activity in the 2 months I've been looking for something in Dublin
This is a big worry of mine when it's time to move home, although I don't think my industry is as restricted as yours.

I was contacted from home last week about a position. I was massively torn. Don't think I would have been able to turn it down if it worked out, but we've just had kids and it doesn't feel like the time to up sticks and move. As it happened, it didn't progress to interview due to time pressure (I've 3 months notice) but I'm still on good terms. Hopefully it will give me a foot in if we decide to pack up any time soon
yeah, like I wouldn't see myself as the best networker, but in Dublin, I've had decent offers over the last little while just based on people I've worked with who have moved on. It's also how I got my current job. In London, I don't think they give as much credit to experience outside of London

Re: Do you like your job??

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:39 am
by shivo
After over 11 years, today is my final day in this job.