Monday, 22 March 2010

Service provider staff setting an example

So I'm now going into my third week of the new job. As it is 6 months on a scheme through and employed by a service provider, not a permanent job, on one day a week (currently Mondays) I go to the provider's local office to do job search on internet.

Well there's me doing my job search while the receptionist behind me is ringing local pubs on the work phone asking who is showing a particular football match. Turns out she and a new boyfriend are both fans of one of the teams playing so it will be a hot date in a pub showing the match! Even went on the internet too, what an example to set those people job searching.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

The first week over

So I've had my first 4-day week at work. I've been helping with spreadsheeting stuff the director usually has to look up on the internet each time, he hopes to get me started on the book-keeping side next month. Only phone work is just to get names and numbers for him to ring people back when he's out, on another call or in meetings, he realises it wouldn't be my skill to have additional responsibility and would want to deal with calls himself anyway.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Nothing like a bit of good news to start a Friday

I got the job from the interview and start next Tuesday. I'm excited and nervous at the same time but it's good news like I haven't seen for ages.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Flexible New Deal latest

Next meeting on this, this time with the partner organisation where the training and job search actually takes place. The interviewer has said he has possibilities of people he may be able to send my CV for some part-time work experience, assuming that I wasn't successful on Friday.