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Money's too tight to mention. A combination of credit card bill (with car insurance) and a tad of overspend on the bank account mean that I'm financially banjaxed. This makes getting a job a little more pressing, as I will go nuts if I have no money, and I really can't afford to spend any more on "leisure pursuits" *at all*. No Doozers? No Doozers. The job situation is really starting to piss me off anyway. Almost 6 months now, and no interviews?! What the fuck is going on. It's not just the money, the boredom is starting to get to me, even if it's just the life variety a job might offer. Some of these jobs I could have done standing on my head with my hands tied behind my back whilst immersed in a tub of strawberry jelly. What is going wrong my job applications? I've not just applied for easy jobs, I've applied for middling jobs and harder types. <Raises both middle fingers to the job market and moronic HR departments> If I understand my Nan correctly I'm getting a cash bonus on my birthday, but that's still a couple of months off and it's awful when things like this just go on paying off old bills. Fuccccccck.

I have the remnants of a dream. I think I was in Switzerland and trying desperately to get back to England, only there were all sorts of weird issues with planes, or driving by car, and the necessity of taking lots of baggage with me. It wasn't very pleasant.

The French girl (Isabelle) sent a further e-mail. I guess I'll hang on before replying, as part of the age old tedious game of courtship. I mentioned I was unemployed previously, and surprisingly this didn't put her off. Maybe I'll add that I'm living with my parents, that'll probably be the coup de grace.

I also received the Down By Law DVD I ordered. This is all Tanja's fault for making me want to find out what film "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" is from. Plus I was after some more comedy, and this is supposed to be very funny. No more DVD's <slap wrist>

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Yeah.....I know what you mean about the job/money thing. It's seriously starting to piss me off too and it's been nowhere near 6 months yet. I think I'm going to go insane if I don't get a job soon. Anyway....sorry you're not having any luck. I would suggest take anything, but not everyone can do that. I'm not even sure if I can do that yet. What sort of stuff are you lookin for, if you don't mind me asking?

I've tried applying for the "anything" type jobs, a few menial IT technican type things, even PC World, and no dice. It appears the IT world is heavily oversubscribed atm.

In terms of what I'm looking for... the only easy answer to this is something challenging and varied (money isn't so important to me). I have a more varied background that some already, with IT and Engineering (and a wealth of experience within this). I've found most work to date to be pretty boring and low grade. And I've learned that I really don't want to work in an office. The last job I was in I could do my daily work in an hour, and I was getting paid scarily big amounts of money for it. I told my boss that I didn't have enough work for 2 years, and I told my bosses boss, nothing happened. So in terms of what else to do random thoughts include things like teaching, a pilot, diving instructor... but I'm sure there are 100's of other things, I'm just not sure what. Perhaps I could start-up my own company in the meantime, offering support, upgrades, repairs and 1-on-1 training to home IT users. Perhaps mix it with a little AV as well. It's a thought. Currently I'm rocking on the starting blocks...

So for the moment I am applying for things as mentioned. Some low grade jobs, but I also see the odd job in the paper that looks a little different and fits some of the criteria I'm after. I much prefer to use the paper to job hunt as I get an immediate idea. Agencies for what I want are useless, and I think I already mentioned my brush with the careers agency (apparently I need a clearer idea of what career I want before I can talk to them...).

Frustrating ^ Irritating

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