Friday, 24 April 2009

Refusals all round

Is a very strange state of affairs when in your desperation for a job you start turning ones DOWN! I didn't think I'd ever be doing that but sometimes you just have got to.

1st rejection
Phone call from lovely French lady who got my number from one of my friends. They are looking for a data inputting to help out for a month.

Right I'm game. Boring work but it's money at least hey?


You have to call up businesses within shopping centers and update their information. Still with her. They pay you per business. 20p per business. So you'd basically be earning 6 pounds an hour which is about 50 quid a day, and that is if you work your arse off. Tax would take most of that and I'd be coming away with almost what I'd get on the dole when they cover my housing costs.

No. Thank. You.

It isn't that I'm picky or anything but I wouldn't be able to look for work and would be earning a pittance.

2nd rejection
Email in reply to a Co-ordinator position at a small TV/Commercials Production Company saying that they loved my CV and would like to get me in for an interview ASAP. They've attached the job spec further and the package that they are offering.

18 000 a year? What joke is this?!?! I was earning low before but this just taking it way too far.

Another turn down.

It seems a bit ridiculous to turn down 2 jobs in 1 day but you guys get where I am coming from right? I need to at least be able to cover expenses and I don't want to just jump in to any job because I'm desperate.

Oh well.

Off to spend another lovely day in the sunshine before the rain comes!


Elise said...

I know exactly where you're coming from. People will always say "Take what you can. In these times a job is a job." Hell no!

I've been approached by those "work at home" companies. Cold calling etc. It's not worth the amount of effort you put in and you'll never make as much as they say you will.

Salary reduction hurts like mad because you know you're worth more than that.

If you can afford to pick and choose, then do what you need to do. :) xx

Meghan said...

Beggars can't be choosers, my ass. You know your worth, good for you for sticking it out til it's a suitable job.

Miss T said...

Well I am glad to hear you REFUSING jobs lass! :)...things are looking on the up and up

annie valentine said...

You've got my support, there's no reason to go slumming. Patience and sunscreen, I say.

Mike said...

I'm sure the recession isn't helping any.

Maybe look outside your comfort zone to something you'd not otherwise consider?

SHIMI said...

blog walking
nice to be here

The Blonde Blogshell said...

It's not's called KNOWING-YOUR-WORTH!!

Don't settle - yes, it's hard to do that in the current circumstances, but selling your soul is far worse!

GOOD LUCK I wish I could help!

annie valentine said...

WHERE ARE YOU??? I miss reading updates on your life. You know I live vicariously through you...

momcat said...

Those weren't job offers - they were insults! I agree with your decision not to sell yourself cheap.

happy snapper said...

Any news on your job hunt hun? Hope all has worked out for you since then. x

Thedailyspew said...

Maybe time for an update?

Katryna said...

I'm moving to London this spring? Do you think I am a crazy person to try and find a job in the city?