A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby kaosweaver20 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:55 pm

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kaosweaver20 wrote:I visited Liverpool once to see a girl. (Yes it was pretty much all for the sex). I was expecting it to be an absolute warzone, but it actually seemed like a pretty nice place to be. Plus I got to spend a weekend with a decent enough, down to earth (ish) woman. So my memories are good from the short time I spent there. :D


Probably like most major cities there's loads of nice areas and some places you wouldn't go to at all. Most of the real scumbags avoid the City Centre like the plague so it's reasonably safe.


Yeovil ain't exactly a lovely town. Sure, there's a few nice places, but when you consider the population and size of the town, it really is a bit of a dump. Especially when you consider that a bunch of 10/11 year olds felt it was okay to beat up two inline skaters who were chilling out in a skate park and then, when they were caught, completely got away with it as they 'didn't know any better'. :|
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby skull-wart » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:04 pm

Town centre's a top place!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Ensorcelled » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Anyone who ventures out of Liverpool City Centre is essentially signing their own death sentence.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:21 pm

What happens on a recruitment day? I applied for bar work over Cheltenham races and they invited me to one on Saturday. Hopefully that's a good sign, but what will I be expected to do there?!

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:24 pm

It's one of two things -

either a fair where they advertise all the various work that is available, or a group selection thingy.


Did you ask what it was about?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby metalsam » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:43 pm

Both the above are bang on, except that the ones I did weren't great money - probs be just above min wage if anything.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:48 pm

It's £8 an hour plus tips, which should be pretty fucking good at the races, and it's bar work. I've done it before at other similar events, I've just never had to go to a recruitment day for one.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby JrHunter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:29 pm

Basically what other have said. Will either be like a job fair type thing where they tell you what jobs are available or a group assessment/interview type thing like I had at HMV but less ridiculous :lol:


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Oh and even if you don't like doing it, make sure to speak up and don't be shy whatever it is. Even if you think it's pretty trivial input, as long as it's relative.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:59 pm

It must be the latter because I already know what the work is. Thanks anywho, doesn't sound too taxing.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby JrHunter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:08 pm

That's what I thought as well. Should be easy enough.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:23 pm

How smart do you reckon I need to dress? I barely have any smart clothes D:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:26 pm

TheLotusEater193 wrote:How smart do you reckon I need to dress? I barely have any smart clothes D:


My general rule is to dress like how I imagine their manager would dress.

EDIT: plus, it's a horseracing gig, a high profile one, there'll be poshness there.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:26 pm

TheLotusEater193 wrote:What happens on a recruitment day? I applied for bar work over Cheltenham races and they invited me to one on Saturday. Hopefully that's a good sign, but what will I be expected to do there?!


Can't provide any useful input but are you going to be sticking around Cheltenham afterwards?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:28 pm

siliconfury wrote:
TheLotusEater193 wrote:How smart do you reckon I need to dress? I barely have any smart clothes D:


My general rule is to dress like how I imagine their manager would dress.

EDIT: plus, it's a horseracing gig, a high profile one, there'll be poshness there.


Cheltenham races isn't that posh - it's almost entirely drunk Irish people.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:28 pm

I must be thinking of another one.
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