heyrick1973 -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot uk
The first rendez-vous
I attended a meeting this morning. It was for the job working assembling foodstuffs which are frozen and then sent out to many parts of the world - mainly Canada and America. The company was founded about a decade ago and they make little canapes, petit fours, that sort of thing. They have grown to four sites, a new admin office opened in Rennes this year. And their daily turnout is in the order of a quarter of a million products. I don't know if this is the place I might work, or an average of all four sites.
The seminar (complete with a PowerPoint presentation!) was supposed to begin at 9am. It started at 8.50 because most people were there. I would have let people in up until about 9.10 but that guy that turned up after 10, when the meeting was all but finished...?
Looking around, I think we could discount some people right away. One bloke turned up in ripped jeans and a T-shirt that looked to be years old. Another in shorts and that terrible faux-pas that is socks and sandals (worse as they were 'sports' sandals, and this bloke looked like he exercised less than me and I barely exercise at all). Then the Muslim threesome. I don't know where they are from, Turkey perhaps? They seemed a bit too ready to revert to their language. Then there's the woman that looks like the sort that would enjoy setting up confrontations between other employees. I know it is bad to judge a person you don't know, but when a person spends an hour glaring and sneering at everybody else, you figure she possibly isn't the best sort.
My final they-shouldn't-employ-them moment is the best. It's a four month contract, right? Runs sorta mid-August to mid-December, right? Up strolls this "waiting-baby". She's obviously preggie. There's no "hmmm, maybe she likes her donuts" about it. When's it due? October. Why the <expletive> are you wasting our time!?!?!? Okay, I'm real sorry you are unemployed but to apply for a four month contract when you know you'll be bailing halfway? Surely that's verging on the irresponsible?
Got a rendez-vous for a test on Monday afternoon.
While its connotations are more negative in Japan, outside of the country of origin this is just a trendy way of saying geek.
So, yes, I'm wearing a T-shirt that says "geek" (re. 2008/07/15). Don't say you're surprised!!!
Today's word is arduous (ard-yew-uss); which means hard, harsh, strenuous; it is quite easy to state that the mountain stages of the Tour de France are particularly arduous!
Please note that while I check this page every so often, I am not able to control what users write; therefore I disclaim all liability for unpleasant and/or infringing and/or defamatory material. Undesired content will be removed as soon as it is noticed. By leaving a comment, you agree not to post material that is illegal or in bad taste, and you should be aware that the time and your IP address are both recorded, should it be necessary to find out who you are. Oh, and don't bother trying to inline HTML. I'm not that stupid! ☺
You can now follow comment additions with the comment RSS feed. This is distinct from the b.log RSS feed, so you can subscribe to one or both as you wish.
Japanese Red Cross
Earthquake relief donations have closed.
Read about the JRC
Make a general donation
List all b.log entries
Return to the site index
PS: Don't try to be clever.
It's a simple substring match.
Last read at 02:47 on 2018/07/22.
© 2008 Rick Murray
This web page is licenced for your personal, private, non-commercial use only. No automated processing by advertising systems is permitted.
RIPA notice: No consent is given for interception of page transmission.