What pissed you off today

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Ndnd » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:31 pm

That is the point, it is very reasonable.

The one we looked at the other day was 275K and it was a two bed flat... to be fair that was a particularly nice one, but even still most the ones we have looked at around here are around #220k :(

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Fibbly » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:35 pm

Dammit. This conversation has pissed me off. I want to move noooooow. I don't want to wait.
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Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:43 pm

god and here I am thinking that if I manage to push to £400pcm on a flat I'm being extravagant.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Ndnd » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:48 pm

I'm really pissed off by this convo too, I just want our own place now too so we can decorate it and start a family.

Although I always assumed we would live in the centre with the kids, but after today I'm ashamed to say I'm thinking that moving to one of the surrounding areas would be a good idea, and they tend to cost even more :(
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Jim » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Centre of anywhere is going to be expensive. Suburbs are cheapest can be scummy, towns outlying cities are the best middle ground, in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire anyway.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:16 pm

it's the other way round in Birmingham, for pretty obvious reasons :p no one wants to live in Nechells/Lozells etc.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby jackcake » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:17 pm

The Hawthorns. :hairbang:

Finnvitka wrote:it's the other way round in Birmingham, for pretty obvious reasons :p no one wants to live in Nechells/Lozells etc.


God no, it's grim. I drive through Winson Green and Ladywood to get to work. Even in a car you have eyes in the back of your head. I suppose the regenerated parts of the city centre are nice at twice the price you'd pay for the same in the nicer parts.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:20 pm

on a related note, I was supposed to write a covering letter and email it off with my CV tonight, and now I'm too sleepy to write a coherent one and argh the closing date is Friday and I don't really have time tomorrow :/

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Jim » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:22 pm

Finnvitka wrote:on a related note, I was supposed to write a covering letter and email it off with my CV tonight, and now I'm too sleepy to write a coherent one and argh the closing date is Friday and I don't really have time tomorrow :/

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I've always said a covering letter says why you want to work for the company in question (ie: why you've chosen them), whereas the CV explains why said company would want to hire you.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:25 pm

I want to work for them them because they pay more than my current job and it's full time and I'm less likely to want to punch people at the end of the day.

But I can't put that on there, really.
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Postby Jim » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:26 pm

Finnvitka wrote:I want to work for them them because they pay more than my current job and it's full time and I'm less likely to want to punch people at the end of the day.

But I can't put that on there, really.



Sure you can, just word it differently.

"Looking for a company with grander prospects, and also with different challenges."
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Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:29 pm

I always hate the question "why do you want to work for this company?" er because you're gonna pay me £17.5k a year to sit on a computer and occasionally answer the telephone and make up orders.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Nantha » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:31 pm

Well once-a-fucking-gain the house we put an offer down for has fucked up and they might not be selling, at least not for several months, probably half a year so come August I am going to be officially homeless.

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Jim » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:33 pm

Finnvitka wrote:I always hate the question "why do you want to work for this company?" er because you're gonna pay me £17.5k a year to sit on a computer and occasionally answer the telephone and make up orders.


I find it amongst the easier ones to answer. Just talk about everything in the future tense. The company is attractive as it's going places, etc., and how you believe you can contribute to the company's success (by also stating the generic transferable skills such as dealing with people, fast learning capability, computer literacy, telephone manner, etc.).
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:35 pm

But I don't care or know about those things, I just want my pay at the end of each month.
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