A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:50 am

RedTeamWins wrote:Being at scummy student age, the jobs people I know have applied for have been incredibly menial till jobs that anyone can do


Which is usually why they're being applied for by every man and his dog.

And they'd also like to take on people who aren't likely to quit within the next year/two years
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:55 am

RedTeamWins wrote:
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Nope, if you apply, they MUST interview you

Wait, what? I've applied for jobs and not got an interview before. In fact I'd say it's very common.


Equal Opportunities, depends on how they screen folk.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:15 am

Jobdone wrote:Which is usually why they're being applied for by every man and his dog.

Point was that they obviously don't give every man and his dog an interview, even for temp stuff where you're not expected to be there for years, even though they're all equally qualified for putting stuff in bags.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:34 am

RedTeamWins wrote:
Jobdone wrote:Which is usually why they're being applied for by every man and his dog.

Point was that they obviously don't give every man and his dog an interview, even for temp stuff where you're not expected to be there for years, even though they're all equally qualified for putting stuff in bags.


I was just pointing out why you didn't get an interview, not supporting James point about everyone getting one.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:39 am

Ah right, yeah that'd be it. Still trying to figure out why my freind hasn't managed in a over a year of doing nothing to get even the smallest bit of temp work though (actually, I tell a lie, she succeeded once. Briefly.). There are a loads of places in York that are wiilling to take people on for no time at all and she's got the full might of the jobcenter behind her.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby some_thing_wild » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:34 pm

what time does the match start? and will I have to miss some of Dickinsons Real Deal?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Finnvitka » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 pm

Under Equal Opportunities laws, it's only people with disabilities who are guaranteed interviews if they fit the criteria. Which is fucking ridiculous and unfair imo, EVERYONE who is suitable should be guaranteed an interview, disabled or not.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:42 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Danroush » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:16 pm

Finnvitka wrote:Under Equal Opportunities laws, it's only people with disabilities who are guaranteed interviews if they fit the criteria. Which is fucking ridiculous and unfair imo, EVERYONE who is suitable should be guaranteed an interview, disabled or not.


It also suggests them as token, and highlights their disability instead of trying to make them fit in
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:18 pm

Danroush wrote:
Finnvitka wrote:Under Equal Opportunities laws, it's only people with disabilities who are guaranteed interviews if they fit the criteria. Which is fucking ridiculous and unfair imo, EVERYONE who is suitable should be guaranteed an interview, disabled or not.


It also suggests them as token, and highlights their disability instead of trying to make them fit in


But they can't fit in, that's why they have extra wide spaces.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:44 pm

Bloodstock forums, help me with a debate I'm having.

"Worse things happen at sea"

I contest that this phrase means "Sure the situation is bad, but worse things happen at sea"

My friend claims it means "This situation is bad, but if it were on the sea, it would be worse"

WHO IS RIGHT?!

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:46 pm

Womble wrote:Bloodstock forums, help me with a debate I'm having.

"Worse things happen at sea"

I contest that this phrase means "Sure the situation is bad, but worse things happen at sea"

My friend claims it means "This situation is bad, but if it were on the sea, it would be worse"

WHO IS RIGHT?!

No! I said it was the first one! You've just changed it so you look better :(

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RB2610 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:47 pm

I like the second one better, but the first is probably right.

EDIT: Oh dear, you two with your debating :ugh: :P
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:48 pm

TheLotusEater193 wrote:
Womble wrote:Bloodstock forums, help me with a debate I'm having.

"Worse things happen at sea"

I contest that this phrase means "Sure the situation is bad, but worse things happen at sea"

My friend claims it means "This situation is bad, but if it were on the sea, it would be worse"

WHO IS RIGHT?!

No! I said it was the first one! You've just changed it so you look better :(


No, what I mean by the first one is that "Bad things are happening her, but worse things happen at sea", implying bad events happen at sea. Not that if the bad even you were facing was at sea, it'd be worse.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:49 pm

RB2610 wrote:I like the second one better, but the first is probably right.

After reading it again I realised I did mean the second one. But the second one is right!

If you think of any bad situation ever, it would always be worse if it were happening at sea.