A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby skull-wart » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:50 pm

Seeing as the exams are modulated so that the grade boundries are on average with the scores then it should be alright anyway. But it does that the ratio of correct marks over incorrect go up exponentially rather than proportionally
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Purple n Batty » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:51 pm

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/news/whats_new_dec12_free_bus_travel_for_unemployed_people_.htm
Free bus travel for unemployed peopleDate: 21 December 2012

If you are unemployed and looking for work, you'll be able to travel for free with certain bus companies during January 2013

The Job Centre say this is actually for 3 months and you will need to make an appointment with them to complete the forms and take in 2 passport photos. Only for those who have to attend the Job Centre to see an advisor such as those on JSA and not ESA/DLA.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Nantha » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:28 pm

Purple n Batty wrote:http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/news/whats_new_dec12_free_bus_travel_for_unemployed_people_.htm
Free bus travel for unemployed peopleDate: 21 December 2012

If you are unemployed and looking for work, you'll be able to travel for free with certain bus companies during January 2013

The Job Centre say this is actually for 3 months and you will need to make an appointment with them to complete the forms and take in 2 passport photos. Only for those who have to attend the Job Centre to see an advisor such as those on JSA and not ESA/DLA.


Thanks for reminding me, I need to ask about this tomorrow. I have a feeling the bus companies where I live don't do this though

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby fluffymoo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:38 pm

I seem to be slipping in and out of different types of mindsets. One moment I'm completely fine with the thought of moving over to the UK and getting a job in the near future, the next I'm shaking like a leaf at the thought of going to a job interview and setting up bank accounts etc. ffs brain, make your mind up already. STAY EXCITED. No worrying allowed.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Smindas » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:17 pm

I think I need to get a new job. Going back tomorrow and filled with dread and anxiety, which is just silly. Now if getting jobs was easy...

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Czech's Mate » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:46 pm

Smindas wrote:I think I need to get a new job. Going back tomorrow and filled with dread and anxiety, which is just silly. Now if getting jobs was easy...

If u r filled with dread and anxiety by your job, then I is definitely time to start looking for a different one. Life is far too short o be made miserable by doing something that makes u feel like that
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Smindas » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:25 pm

I think part of it is me being a bit of a drama queen, but yeah, you're right. I've been applying for other stuff, but essentially I'd like to move in to another industry which is not particularly easy.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:12 pm

-3 when I get up for work tomorrow

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Nantha » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:57 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby fluffymoo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:12 pm

NeglectedField wrote:-3 when I get up for work tomorrow


-18 here this morning. Swap?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Czech's Mate » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:18 pm

fluffymoo wrote:
NeglectedField wrote:-3 when I get up for work tomorrow


-18 here this morning. Swap?


Yes but u r used to it up there...to middle England -3 feels like the end of life... :(

Oh and you have decent heating and winter tyres as well!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby thehairyone » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:28 pm

Wish I had thought of this: http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01 ... -to-china/


For those not wanting to click, bloke outsources his entire job to China for 1/5th of his pay. Then takes on several other jobs and does the same. Then gets caught and fired.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Purple n Batty » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:46 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby fitz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:35 am

-18 fuvking hell! That must be cold, I was ready to complain earlier and it was 4 degrees according to my car thermojagig!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby tranmerefan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:05 am

thehairyone wrote:Wish I had thought of this: http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01 ... -to-china/


For those not wanting to click, bloke outsources his entire job to China for 1/5th of his pay. Then takes on several other jobs and does the same. Then gets caught and fired.


That man is my hero. What a guy.
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