Sunday, 16 May 2010

"THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN"




Starting a new job is always daunting, you always feel a wee bit nervous on the day you start.These days though before you even get the job almost all the time you have to go through what is called an assessment. This consists of a group of people who are potential candidates.It starts with a group test, the one we went through was stuck on a boat in the middle of nowhere with only so much stuff to survive on, this is designed to see if you have an  opinion or whether you just sit there and listen. I have been through a few of these so its useful to know the process, if you just sit there and listen its not what the employer wants as they deem that to mean you would not be able to put your views across to a customer when you are dealing with them, and if you are too opinionated it means you would be too strong and probably hard work for management.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE " days gone by"


I remember when I was about 12-13, things were pretty tight, bein dad was out of a job and mum was the breadwinner, only working part time, she could only afford so much, and keeping a house and a large family going with food and clothes took most if not all of her wage, anyway we did ok, we really never wanted for food, shelter or even Christmas our parents did us proud.
Our cousins lived not too far away from us, they were pretty comfortable off, both their parents worked so it meant they got quite a bit from them, not OTT, but they did ok, one of the things I longed for as a lad was a bike, everyone seemed to have one, we could never really afford one, so it was up to the good nature of our mates to let us have a go, my wee brother is only a couple of years younger than me so we used to do a lot together, mainly fight lol, but looking back we did have good times together.

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