To all my great and dear friends here;
A big apology................I feel really disconnected from this place right now and because of that, from my brothers who I dont ever want to lose contact/close dialogue with.
Just woke up this morning and felt like this was how to say sorry and hopefully rectify it.
As far as why? well Ive dropped a few hints at the craziness thats been going on................we are still living at Jen's parents house, as we agreed to stay whilst they went on holiday (to look after the cats, so they didnt have to pay to put them somewhere).............but of course, the bloody volcano stuff meant they left for their 10 day holiday, 5 days late, so we have to stay here 5 days longer!
Also, I had my interview!!!...............it was on Wednesday, and I feel that it went quite well, I got on well with the manager of the department who was conducting it and he was very interested in me...............not the usual "Question = Me ramble - Rinse and Repeat"..............he was very responsive and encouraging, which gave me confidence.
I dont like to be too confident with these things, tempting fate and all that but I felt really good after it.............I should hear something by the middle of next week.
Other than that, weve been packing stuff in boxes to go home............going home and steam cleaning the carpets with a hired piece of pro hardware and just trying to organise the chaos.
Hopefully that goes some way to explaining why Ive been a little distant, both from here and from the other means I get to talk to my brothers.
So, if you guys want, post how youre getting on, how everyone I care about is..............or maybe just that y'all still love me, even though Im being abit sh*t at the moment.
Ps: Ohh yeah, Ill have a special surprise for Bada on Sunday!!!!!!!!!
Which will involve you all seeing a picture of the new/old Bigs with short hair and fat face..............and the theme is a little in joke between Bada, Jen and me.
Here you can chat about anything that's not Warriors related.
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Sorry about what exactly?. Forget about that, James. You don't have to feel (or say) sorry about anything...
I was going to send you a PM this weekend about the job interview, just to know how it went. Glad to see it was that encouraging (not that I had any doubt that'd be the case). Hope you don't have to wait too much and get the good news soon, bro.
And, about the family... well, I was sure that'd be the case. You can thank the Ejosfjksljfaskfkaskull for that, mate!!!
But don't worry too much, bro. You'll be back home in a few days.
As for me... well, you can imagine how it goes. A bit pissed (that's an understatement, of course) about getting my salary reduced by a 5%, particularly because we just gave up €9000 million to help Greece and it seems like I'll have to pay for it (I've posted about it on the random babble thread, if you want more info)... and a couple of weeks away from going back home (for a week only, tho, but can't wait!!!).
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i rarely meet such emotional men like you, james, of course, unless they are very drunk.
but, all in all, you're really a sweetheart!
don't let it get to you
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James, are you sure you weren't raised Catholic?
I could feel the guilt dripping off the screen.
Man, you do have a life. But if this were during the season..
seriously, no explanation necessary...
and in words inspired by Bjork: your keyboards taps warms my pigeoned heart.
btw, we are one step closer to purchasing a home. Waiting on the second bank to approve hopefully, we will know something by the middle of next week. this process is not unlike a rollercoaster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pIsA0Q ... re=related
Steph Curry fakin Chris Anderson out of his jock: awesome!
look on Turiaf's face: priceless
Right when I was starting to feel sorry ( ) about this thread, something comes up...
Good luck, bro. Let us know as soon as it happens.
Well, playing right into Martins observation about my being quite an emotional being...........Ill say that the comments from my brothers in here have just brought a tear to my eye.
This is mainly due to the fact that I received an email this afternoon informing me that I didnt get my job...............
So since hearing that news, the first smile thats crossed my face was because of some of the comments in here............so I thank my brothers for that.
Yeah, well, the reason they said I didnt get the job.............= Im over qualified!!!
Seriously, I mean how the f*ck is it possible to be over qualified to be an 999/911 Emergency Call Handler??????? I mean...............Im not!!!
Thats why its hit me rather hard (aside from the fact it IS the job I want, and I literally have no other options/clues about what I want to do).............because if they just said "Sorry James, you just arent good enough"..............then I can accept that and move on.
But the guy loved me, he re-confirmed that again in his email, he even recommended that I get the job!!!.............but because they had 3 different sets of people interviewing 11 people.............the others got it.
I feel really f*cking down guys................I mean, I just dont have such moments of clarity in terms of what I want to do with my life, and to get so close and to be told that Im too good for it!!!.............I just cant accept.
Im planning on giving the guy a call on Monday to see if there is any way I can convince him that me being "over qualified" is NOT an issue..............because all the other "amazing" sh*t I did for my previous companies, didnt mean anything and didnt satisfy me in any way............which is why I wanted this job, because I knew I could put my communications/conflict resolution skills to use for something that is worth it!!! ie: actually helping people.............instead of just making some f*cking corporation some more money.
So there it is................f*ck I miss you guys even more now..............I give anything to go round Bada's for a chat, or out with Pat for a drink, or round TMC's for an eel salad.
Ps: Pat man, really glad to hear about the house bro..............you guys really deserve this break and cant wait to hear that you guys are settling into youre new home.
I'm... well, shocked falls short of describing the way I feel right now. I'm sorry, James.
OVERQUALIFIED???. Come on, what bunch of crap is that?. You CANNOT be overqualified to do a job. You're either qualified or not (at least here, but I'm gonna take Bada's line about the economics and roll with that meaning for "overqualified"). So... supposing the problem is that, due to your past jobs and the way the interview went along, they got the feeling that it was just temporary and you would leave as soon as you could find anything better... I guess you were clear in the interview that you wanted THAT job in particular, right? (just talking out loud, I know you did, so don't bother answering).
In that case, and if you appeased all their fears about bolting during the interview... I don't get it. Unless it's related to them granting the job to somebody else with more... you know, "connections" (hey, it happens. A lot, actually). In that case, you can't blame yourself for anything, because no matter what you did, the job wasn't gonna be yours. And considering it was only one position, I wouldn't rule out that being the case.
Although... to be honest, I suggest you follow Bada's advice. I know I wouldn't be able to, but maybe because I'm a bit hot-blooded when I'm disappointed... and it's a different culture and all.
Oh, god... thank god I don't have to do interviews anymore...
But I digress. This is all about you. I think you have to, as I said above, follow Bada's advice and take it as a contact for future jobs, or maybe for another spot in the same job, in case it becomes available.
Come back to that guy, say something about how much you wanted the position (without being obnoxious, you know) to inmediately thank him for the chance of interviewing and see what happens from there...
And... just remember that you have a perfect example, one post above mine, of somebody that had to endure a lot but eventually found the right job, the one he deserved. Same thing will happen to you, mate.
And now, keep your head up and go on, bro!
Wowiie.............when it rains it pours huh?
Thanks alot for the advice guys............and youre spot on of course (funny how I created this thread in the morning to say sorry and then by the afternoon it turns into the "Help Bigs Thread")...........and tomorrow I shall give the guy a call and have a chat along those lines, not burning my bridges of course.
So yeah..........fun weekend!!!
Wouldnt mind a chat on Skype today if you guys have the time?.............I need to speak to my bro council.
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