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By anonimouse (Fri May 31, 2013 at 07:13:03 AM EST) (all tags)
Haz you seen it?


This week seems to have been spent chasing a new contract which seems just out of reach.

  1. Tescos: application pending1
  2. Developer for $banksite1: Submitted good test result and b**tards haven't got back to me
  3. Estee Lauder: Had good telephone interview Tuesday, waiting...
  4. $insuranceCo: went for interview on Wednesday and screwed it up because I last did Java 3 years ago.
  5. $motorTradingSite: still waiting....
  6. BBC: 2 applications in - usual story with BBC no response.
  7. Virgin: Ditto
  8. Numerous other applications - silence.
  9. Applications since 01 May - just over 60.
Yesterday, on a whim I applied to $bank, have just done test for that, scored better than 95% of all PHP programmers who took the test.  , which considering I've not done any PHP for about 9 months is quite good.
This is a permanent job, but salary package is not too far remote from a reasonable fully employed contractor, plus proposed bonus award would put it in the right ballpark.

1. Not stacking shelves
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Try the Job Centre by jump the ladder (4.00 / 3) #1 Fri May 31, 2013 at 08:23:01 AM EST
They're really helpful and I'm sure you can pick up a nice zero hours contract at Poundland...

Good idea by anonimouse (4.00 / 2) #2 Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 02:08:30 AM EST
I have applied to Primark already, but they were offering £150K per year. Do you think Poundland will get close to that?


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