So I went to the prescreening thing on Tuesday and not a whole lot happened if I'm honest, but I do have a little bit of information for you. Plus there was actually one thing that happened. I think I've mentioned about this bunch of people before known as the English Defense League. In an effort to avoid ad homenims and calling them racist I'll just call them a little extreme. They're a group of people who feel that England should only be for the English. They hate foreigners and what have you. Anyway, in the group of people there with me there was this guy of clearly black descent. Sat next to him was a young gentleman in a plain white shirt that had the letters "EDL" written on it bold font. You haven't lived until you've seen a racist sat next to a black guy. Though the black guy ended up complaining about immigants (not a typo, I love that word) so I guess they had more in common than they thought.
As far as new information goes I've found out that the place I'll be working for, Thornton's, actually employs people on a month by month basis. They basically sign you to a contract for a month and every month renew the contract for another month or let you go. They also have different shift patterns, one of which sounds very appealing. They offer a 7am-3pm shift which would actually suit me pretty fine. It would fit pretty well into my current schedule and would affect me a lot less than a 12-12 shift even if it means more days. It will affect my body less and my personal relationships a whole lot less. Yes, even this cold hearted reclusive bastard has friends. Who knew?
So my aim will really be to go for that shift or at the very least hold out for as long as I can. Some guy there, oddly enough the EDL dude who actually had a lot of knowledge, calculated how much pay would be and even accounted for taxes. Seems after just one month I'd actually have all the money I need for something major I'm planning. If I can't get the 7-3 shift then I'll hold out for the first month and try and get it the second.
This is of course assuming that A) get the job, B) survive the first month and C) get considered for staying on.
One thing I'm not looking forward to though is that because they're so big on hygiene I'm not allowed to take ANYTHING with me out on to the work floor. My phone, my MP3 player, everything will be locked in a locker outside that I can only access during breaks. I'm not overstating it when I say that damn, that's going to be incredibly rough for me. Not to be cut off from the internet like that, but the loss of my music more than anything. I could do anything for 12 hours straight with the right playlist probably. Without music I'm going to lose my sanity so much faster. If you hear on the news about a guy who went berserk in a chocolate factory and killed all the employees by encasing them in chocolate...
...that was probably me.