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Assessment Day

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I went for an ‘Assessment Day’ yesterday. They’re one of those job interviews dreamed up by ‘more important than you’ companies to separate themselves from the normal companies that provide average, run-of-the-mill interviews. Bless ’em. It consists of 2 or 3 group tasks, a group presentation, a regular interview, and get this, a 3 minute solo presentation to the company on ‘Why You Should Select Me’! Get through all that in one piece and you deserve a medal.
ANYWAY, I did that for 6 hours yesterday afternoon, without offer of food, water or travel expenses (you can tell from the chandeliers that there could just about stretch to a few chocolate hobnobs if the felt like it), only for 40 out of the 50 attendants to be told, “Sorry, you came without a job, and I’m afraid you’ll leave without one.”
The company was Pareto Law, by the way. Their website looks quite good. Shame the company isn’t…
Ahhh, rant over. I’m off to collect my dole money. 😉

Gig Cancelled

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Disappointing. One of the least offensive words I can think of to describe the cancellation of The Star/Mosquito appearance. The pub have cancelled less the 24 hours before the gig, sheepishly explaining that the management would quite like a party at the same time.
Last time I drink in there. Humph.

Star/Mosquito Gig

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For those of you who are eager to see me (that’ll be my mum, then) and complain that I never go out anymore, I’ll be in The Star in Guildford this coming Thursday (20th September), 8pm, propping up one end of the bar. While Mosquito, the stonking Chris H-managed band, plays merrily in the corner.

Sister Swopping

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“Some time in the future, I am going to organize a sister swapping party where guys turn up with their sisters and we trade them. Unfortunately you don’t have a sister so you can’t come”

The most amazing idea to come out of Jac for some time… Now, Jac’s sister… (wibbler rubs his hands with glee)

Dorcas Contact!

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Goodness, my first contact through Friends Reunited!
“WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…………..IT’S BIG SI!! HOW ARE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?????????????
I’VE BEEN TO UNI – GOT A DEGREE – AND NOW I’M ALL GROWN UP AND WORKING AND DRIVING A SEXY CAR!!!!! (NOT LIKE MABEL!!!!) THIS FRIENDS REUNITED TING IS COOL – MY FRIEND TOLD ME TO GO ON IT AND THEN I SAW YOUR NAME!!!!!
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME!!
LUV DORCAS X X 🙂

Welcome back, Dorcas!

Lost Mobile Phone

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Oh damn damn damn. If anyone’s trying to phone me on my mobile. I’m afraid you can’t. I left it on the car roof, and then drove off. In Devon. Clever me. The lorry behind me pretty much ended the phone’s short, glittering life.
How do I cope?

WTC attack

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Terrorists, eh. The most amazing pictures coming through – it’s almost unimaginable to think of the consequences. The Second World War was triggered by only an assassination – the loss of life today is thousands greater…