Thursday, 24 October 2013

Some More Information

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.

13 comments:

  1. The 7 to 3 shift would indeed be easier to accustom yourself to. Just try not to offend the Oompa-Loompas and you should be fiiine.

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  2. The English Defense League sounds a lot like our Tea Party over here. I am very much against their views. That's what's wrong with our world - groups like this want to "keep everybody out." Sad.

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  3. I like the sound of a 7 to 3 rather than a 12 to 12. But, no cellphone? That's ridiculous that they'd even enforce that. What if there was an emergency and someone needed to reach you? Oof, I don't have a smart phone, but I still don't think I'd be able to make it 8 hours without it.

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  4. Month to month? That sounds like a reality show. I hope it's not difficult to get renewed.

    Also, no music AND no cellphone? What cruel punishment is this? Can you build your own mp3 player out of molded chocolate?

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  5. Zero hours contracts suck, still wishing you good luck mate, fingers crossed.

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  6. I can just imagine you encasing your work colleagues in chocolate, like when Jabba freezes Han Solo in carbonite.

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  7. hey that is pretty cool on the job...it also makes usre you stay on top of your game as well....we have the same here in the states too as far as that group you wer talking about...ugh

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  8. "They also have different shift patterns, one of which sounds very appealing."
    I misread that as shit patterns, and wondered if you had accidentally misspelled appalling.

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  9. Maybe you can try for a month and then decide whether you want to work there or not.. The one month contract can be an advantage for you..

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  10. Best of luck! I'm just swimming in overtime at the moment and I love it.

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  11. Cool to hear that after a month you could have all the money you need for a project Mark, please keep us updated on that if it comes to fruition, best of luck buddy.

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  12. No music? Ugh. I hope they don't pump some kind of corny muzak into the rooms with you to listen to.

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  13. Some foreigners are the biggest racists around, they move to a country and think they own it..............but not the point of the comment or the post for that matter lets talk about shifts ok I have nothing to say about shifts so not lets go there instead I will say bye................lol

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