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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
Starting Monday??? How are we meant to fit in a celebratory sesh?

I know, they didn't give me time for any drinking.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2018, 02:09:24 PM »
I know, they didn't give me time for any drinking.

Take the overground out towards my 'hood tomorrow, I'll knock off early, scoop you up and take you to the pub-upon-cemetery.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2018, 02:33:06 PM »
Thank you! I may look into that. I've been direct applying and using indeed and linked in. I have 7 years of experience in the fitness industry so I've been applying to a lot of fitness manager related positions and or positions within the industry that relate to personal training, operations, marketing and social media.

I ran and operated my own fitness business prior to moving overseas.
Instead of solely hijacking this thread for my own drinking ends, I can be of further help. I've got an email off a recruitment agent who specialises in marketing roles at another agency. Had a squiz, and they certainly work with lifestyle/fitness sector. Here are the contact details, in case they're of use to you:

Charan Rai
charan.rai@media-contacts.co.uk
www.media-contacts.co.uk

(I am sometimes contacted by these types of agents because there is theoretically some crossover from my part of the comms industry, which is much more specialised.)


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2018, 03:01:01 PM »
Way to go Jimbo!

I bet Mrs. Jimbo is happy you don't have an extra week or two at home.   ;D


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2018, 05:28:24 PM »
I know, they didn't give me time for any drinking.

You have all weekend;D

Congratulations!  :D
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2018, 05:31:01 PM »
You have all weekend;D

Congratulations!  :D

I would stop by noon on Sunday.  Don't want to be feeling it on Monday morning.
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2018, 05:43:47 PM »
I would stop by noon on Sunday.  Don't want to be feeling it on Monday morning.

Very sensible!  :)
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
Take the overground out towards my 'hood tomorrow, I'll knock off early, scoop you up and take you to the pub-upon-cemetery.

I would so love this but I can't do it.  It's Star Trek night, so the kids would be angry at me, and Mrs Jimbo is flying to Paris to hang out with friends at 4:30 Sat morning and she would be double angry if I wasn't around the night before.  Even worse, I have to be up at 7:30 the next morning to drive some kids to trapeze lessons.  It's frowned upon to drive kids around while suffering from a hangover. 

We need to go out before the summer is over. 


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2018, 05:48:54 PM »
You have all weekend;D

Congratulations!  :D

All weekend to take care of the kids by myself.  Still have to think of something to fill Sunday.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2018, 05:53:06 PM »
All weekend to take care of the kids by myself.  Still have to think of something to fill Sunday.

Take your kite buggy out, let them run after you?  :)
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2018, 06:20:21 PM »
Take your kite buggy out, let them run after you?  :)

I like the way you think!   Not sure my daughter can run anywhere with all the eye rolling going on.  Unfortunately, the wind is from the North which won't work for kiting. 


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2018, 09:38:41 AM »
I would so love this but I can't do it.  It's Star Trek night, so the kids would be angry at me, and Mrs Jimbo is flying to Paris to hang out with friends at 4:30 Sat morning and she would be double angry if I wasn't around the night before.  Even worse, I have to be up at 7:30 the next morning to drive some kids to trapeze lessons.  It's frowned upon to drive kids around while suffering from a hangover. 

We need to go out before the summer is over.

I told Mr Seahorse about your new contract and the Monday start, and he suggested the exact same plan of action as I did, before I told him what I'd suggested. So know that you are desired drinking company always. Before summer's out seems about the time frame with all life's competing priorities. (I really must figure out when my next uni term begins ... so that I don't nominate a day where I have a 10,000-word paper due or something.)


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
I told Mr Seahorse about your new contract and the Monday start, and he suggested the exact same plan of action as I did, before I told him what I'd suggested. So know that you are desired drinking company always. Before summer's out seems about the time frame with all life's competing priorities. (I really must figure out when my next uni term begins ... so that I don't nominate a day where I have a 10,000-word paper due or something.)

Good news, we might be on again for next week!  The drinking Gods have smiled on me and the contract appears to be cancelled!

I new it was going to be a jinx to talk about it before it actually happened.  I spent almost two days getting all the paperwork they requested sorted out, and even spent £50 getting the contract checked for IR35 compliance.  Then I signed it yesterday at lunch.  The useless agent called me this morning and told me the client thought the daily rate was £130 less than what the agent had told me!  For a company who seemed to be dying to have me start Monday, they now have changed thier minds.   

Of course, since this is coming from a recruitment consultant, that story is most likely a pack of lies and they have found a person who will work cheaper.  Unfortunately, contracting is like buying a house in England, people can do all kinds of underhanded craziness before the final exchange and nobody can sue anybody.  I'll just have to pretend I haven't wasted 3 days and £50 dealing with this and keep looking. 

Beers next week?


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2018, 11:33:00 AM »
Good news, we might be on again for next week!  The drinking Gods have smiled on me and the contract appears to be cancelled!

I new it was going to be a jinx to talk about it before it actually happened.  I spent almost two days getting all the paperwork they requested sorted out, and even spent £50 getting the contract checked for IR35 compliance.  Then I signed it yesterday at lunch.  The useless agent called me this morning and told me the client thought the daily rate was £130 less than what the agent had told me!  For a company who seemed to be dying to have me start Monday, they now have changed thier minds.   

Of course, since this is coming from a recruitment consultant, that story is most likely a pack of lies and they have found a person who will work cheaper.  Unfortunately, contracting is like buying a house in England, people can do all kinds of underhanded craziness before the final exchange and nobody can sue anybody.  I'll just have to pretend I haven't wasted 3 days and £50 dealing with this and keep looking. 

Beers next week?

Let us embrace the alcohol upside. Next Friday?


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2018, 08:02:15 PM »
Thank you! I may look into that. I've been direct applying and using indeed and linked in. I have 7 years of experience in the fitness industry so I've been applying to a lot of fitness manager related positions and or positions within the industry that relate to personal training, operations, marketing and social media.

I ran and operated my own fitness business prior to moving overseas.

I happen to know that Nuffield Health will have a role opening soon (cannon st area) that sounds similar to the above. You may want to keep an eye out on there webpage. Alternatively Third Space are growing rather quickly, don't know if it would be worth it to look on their website.


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