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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Dab051176 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 pm

I'm not going to insult your intelligence by telling you interviews aren't stressful, G, but the trick is how you deal with them - especially if the end result isn't what you were hoping for.

I agree with you that the people today should have contacted you to let you know one way or the other - that's just common courtesy - and, sadly, I think your conclusion is probably right. That said, as long as you gave it your best shot, no one can ask any more of you - and most importantly, you can't ask any more of yourself. If you want to try and put a positive spin on it, if they haven't taken you on, it's their loss.

I know it's easier said than done, but the best thing you can do now is forget about today. You can't change anything, so get plenty of rest and throw yourself into the next one.

In all honesty, good interviews take practice, so if you get knocked back, just tell yourself it's helping you next time around.

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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Grania » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:52 pm

I'm ok with not getting the job (well, as far as you can be I suppose) I just think that it is rude (and I've actually discovered since that it is against the organisation's rules) not to contact people - a 'no' is fine, but silence isn't.
Didn't get the other job I had an interview for..never mind, will save on petrol...starting again with the websites....
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:01 pm

@ Grania: I'm sorry you have problems to get the job you want; but I hope this hug helps a bit. (((((((((((((((((Grania)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Grania » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:06 pm

:) Thanks Macha

Thanks all - I will stop whining now
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:30 pm

Grania wrote::) Thanks Macha

Thanks all - I will stop whining now


No problem, Grania. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for finding a job.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Angoid » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:26 am

G - you've got my fullest understanding and sympathy on that one. Unfortunately, rudely not bothing to contact people is all too common I'm afraid.
When I was searching for a job after leaving college, I lost count of the number of companies that just couldn't be fagged to write back to say that I was unsuccessful.
I guess it's too expensive for them .... after all, you shell out your time and money to go to an interview, and they can't afford a piece of paper, an envelope and a stamp :(
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Grania » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:42 pm

Got an e-mail eventually, was tempted to reply with something along the lines of 'you took your time'...but don't worry, I didn't! Starting all over again looking now, and have applied to do some voluntary work which, if it works, should put me in a much better position for finding a permanent job - we shall see, fingers crossed.

Hope everyone is staying warm! Our house is so cold we're avoiding going into different rooms.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:34 pm

@ Grania: that are good news. Good luck for you and I'll keep fingers crossed for you.

Next Friday, 10th February, I'll go to the Irish Pub again for another Live music evening - this time Michael Donnelly will give a concert there. I've already fixed the reservation and I'm really looking forward to this - having a Guinness (or two :wink: ) and maybe a meal in combination with good music.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby cantilena91 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:20 pm

Sorry to hear about not getting what you wanted, but indeed, any job is better than no job at all! Especially because of the ongoing economical downturn...

I'm a bit under the weather too, caught a cold some time ago even though I did not even brave the cold weather by going outdoors! Must have caught it from Mum or Dad as both of them caught the cold before me! Thank goodness no fever, but slightly runny nose plus a nasty cough...

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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Wish I could delete this day today from the calendar - at 5:15 am I heard a terrible noise, but I first didn't notice that and thought it wouldn't be as bad as it was at the end. At 2:15 pm I got a call from the caretaker, that they suppose a water damage and he asked me wether I can come home as soon as possible. I went to the next bus and home and then, in my flat, I saw the bad surprise: all the floor was under water. A specialist soaked up the water and checked the heatings in my winter garden and told me, they are broken. Now my flat looks like a battlefield and I have to heat the winter garden with my other heating in my room. Tomorrow I have to call the caretaker again to ask wether I can get a key for the water clock and ask about what will be done regarding my carpet floor - it's really, really wet.
And I'm afraid about the costs and don't know what to do now and my nerves are really bad.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Grania » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Awww Macha, that's really horrible, I'm sorry to hear it. I know that sort of thing is really stressful but try not to worry, I'm sure it will be possible to sort it out quickly - sounds like the cold weather must have caused it to me. Look after yourself, stay warm and I am sure things will be better soon.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:19 pm

@ Grania: thanks, I hope it. Got a call today at work from a firm that works with drying machines. Tomorrow someone from this firm will come and put some of these machines in my flat. I gave the second key to my neighbour, so that the people can have access to my flat. I'm at work at 10 am. I wonder how it'll work.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Macha » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:05 pm

Sorry for double posting, but I'm really sad at the moment. :cry: Last Friday my boyfriend and I went to the Irish Pub in my town, which I visit often. And during this evening he felt more and more bad. On Saturday he had fever - over 39 ° C! :shock: I asked my neighbour for a fever thermometer, but she couldn't find hers; so she offered me to go to buy one for me. I'm really worrying about my dearest one now; I really hope he gets better soon. Today we called again shortly, but he doesn't really feel better. I really hope the best and that he gets well soon. It really sucks that I just can sit here and do nothing for him. :cry: I feel really bad; although I have done for him what was possible for me - but now I feel nevertheless really bad; for me it seems it wasn't enough. Please keep your fingers crossed for us, that my dearest one recovers soon.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Turlough » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:24 am

A church friend named Aislann came to me today to tell me that the harp I have been letting her use has torn itself apart. She had put it in the basement to keep it safe from a small child and by the time she brought it back, it had gone way flat, and as soon as she tried to tune it, the soundboard came unglued. :(

Maybe I can fix it. It was my first harp, I made it from a kit in 1980. It was heard by folk musicians Bob Zentz, Prscilla Herdman, Ann Muir and Stan Rogers, so that's a bit of history lost.
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Re: The Unhappy hill :/

Postby Grania » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:14 pm

Sorry to hear that Turlough - perhaps the damp got to it? It sounds like that to me. Hope you get it sorted out soon.
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