A boy called Sean

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I've had the oddest week.

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OK, so I hit the job trail again this week after some tussles ironing out the "wrinkles" that kept me from the last one I was going for.

On monday I sent my cv to a "New Marketing Agency" Ooh, I think. This could be good. Tuesday I get a phone call asking me in for an interview which is nice so I look up the website. Which is broken. Good start. The email looks like wallpaper too, which is odd for a marketing agency.

So I turn up, and there are about 6 other people for the same timeslot as me, including one poor soul who was about 17 and in jeans and a t-shirt, who was sent straight home. The office had "motivational power ballads" running, you know, simply the best, we are the champions, etc etc. I notice that I'm the oldest there and in fact everyone in the office seems under 30. EVERYONE.

So I get through the first interview in a breeze and am asked back for a 2nd day (Yesterday), where I find out that the job is standing about in shops and selling phone plans. 6 days a week. 12 hours a day. Not quite the marketing job I'm after. However by this point I'm stuck in a car going to "The Field" and have a whole day of it ahead of me.

So I go along and watch them make a sale or two, then am given a train ticket and told to go back to the office, where they ask me what I thought of the day and the job and if I'd like to run my own office (for this company) somewhere in the UK in the next 4 months. The thoughts petrified me - surely this kind of expantion isn't supportable? And it seems as soon as you get some bad results in you're left out to dry because you're an "Owner"...

Anyway, they offered me the job, I asked for a night to think about it - which they said no to, so I followed my gut and turned them down.

So I've gone from being turned down for a job one week to turning down a job the next. Some kind of middle ground would be nice.

balloon race

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Found this well traveled fella in my garden! well, it's only from huddersfield, but it made me smile and i sent it back with a letter saying well done.

Quarantine

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On the butchers i blogged a while back!

Farm

Jo took me to the farm to cheer me up. It certainly did the trick.What a wife :)

Comfort Food

Lots of good food was had this weekend, due to general glum-ness
managed to miss most of it. Had Kangaroo fillet on saturday night, which
was very yum.

Still, Martin popped around with a breadmaker as a wedding pressie -
which was nice! Our first attempt was a bit solid though :) Better yeast
needed.

Also made this tarte tatin with creme anglaise (that's custard).
Muchos yum with lots of brandy :)

Gutted

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Didn't get the amazing job. devastated because i've been after it for about 3 months now. and because of :why: i didn't get the job, whick legally i can't even tell you guys.

Fabby!

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Being considerably older than everyone else at the test, i was very chuffed to come out with top marks! what a swot!
6th Sep 2006, 09:46   | tags:,,,,comments (14)

Presentation

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All ready to go! roll on 2pm!