Saturday, 24 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-9-2016

Right … 

I’ve got another interview, today!

For a local branch of Greggs.

Frankly, I’m looking forward to it.

Although I’m VERY aware I’ve had several interviews … and got nowhere.

Especially with the interview I had for Toolstation last Tuesday!

I’m … 

Well, let’s just say I’m nervous, and leave it there, shall we?


Which doesn’t describe something else I was up to, yesterday.

I had to change my password for my email account!

I’m with BT: as I’m sure you’re already aware!

And BT’s email accounts system?   Is something they buy in from Yahoo.   So the password change was something BT made a point of mentioning, as a result of the recent Yahoo hack.

All good … 

Except my copy of Apple’s Mail refused to connect to my emails account, after I changed.


I’m just grateful I could get hold of a copy of Thunderbird as a replacement!


Friday, 23 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Friday Question Set — 23-9-2016

Hmmm … 

I have to confess, I’m job-hunting at the mo.

Right at the moment?

I’m at home: with various documentaries, from various Dr Who DVDs.

Apart from the fact I’ve not seen them in a while?

It’s easy to get bored … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-9-2016: The Phantom … 

Right … 

It’s official … 

I’ve got more interviews lined up!

One on Monday, and one on Wednesday.

And thankfully?   As they’re both ones I’ve got to travel to, I’m grateful that the Job-centre’s agreed to pay for transport.


One of them will actually hire me.

It’d be nice … 

I’m starting to get bored … 


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-9-2016

Hmmm … 

I had an interview, yesterday.

As I’m sure you’re aware, if you’ve been following me for a while.

That has to be the least enthusiastic interview I’ve ever had.

Most of the interviewers who’ve dealt with me?

Have been slightly more enthusiastic.

Or reasonably good at both faking enthusiasm … and keeping their subject engaged.

This chap didn’t.

Frankly?   The post was in a rent-an-office in Ongar Road: so not far from where I am.

But literally on cheap tables, with cheaper equipment: that literally looked like it had been there for five minutes.

What’s more … ?   The job was commission only.

Which was a major turn off for me: I’ve always been paid hourly, weekly or monthly, with any sales bonuses added on top.

This is on TOP of the fact the place was selling solar-panels, and associated bits of kit.

That’s already got an iffy reputation.


I’m hoping I don’t get offered the thing … 

It whiffs … 


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Penny Dreadful — Series 3 - Episodes 8 & 9: Perpetual Night & The Blessed Dark.

Have I mentioned I’m unemployed, at the moment?

And job hunting?

I’m …

Yeah, you can fill in the details, there, can’t you?

As you might also know?   I had an interview, today.

For a call centre that sold solar panel installations.

I have to admit, I don’t know that I was impressed with the interview.

Or the interviewer.

Most of the job interviews I’ve had … ?   The people holding the interviews seemed to summon up a little more enthusiasm …

This chap … ?   Didn’t hold my attention …

The whole experience?   Was definitely odd … let’s put it that way …


At any rate … ?

At any rate, I felt a definite remedy to that?

Was more online job-hunting: as I think I’ve exhausted the possibilities of handing out my CV in Brentwood/Shenfield/Romford for now.

I also felt something else.

That I should be doing something constructive with my evening would be a good idea.

Yes, OK, OK …

I had nothing more constructive in mind than watching TV …


At the least, I can say I was catching up with the last too ever episodes … of Penny Dreadful … !