There is blood on our hands again

(From the song 'Blood on our Hands' by Death From Above 1979).

What I'm clumsily trying to say is that here's a blog what I made whilst I should've been doing something better and that if you're reading it then you should be doing something better too. Also, the fact that you and I have the time and resources to respectively make and read this gumpf is why the World is so screwed.

01 November 2005

Working F'Council

So... the thing that was making me nervous - interviews! Nobody really likes interviews do they? I know I don't!

Turns out though, that any worries I had were very much unnecessary as the testing I was put through was very straightforward. I scored full marks on a 'computing' test which was basic word processing. Then I did a maths/financial application test thing which was essentially a test on how well I could read and then follow instructions (I didn't do quite so well on that one but managed to pass). Then followed a telephone test which went really well apart from the fact that I forgot to properly note down the name of the caller... which I admit is a really bloody silly mistake to make. That being the case, I completely got away with it! Heh heh.

I then had a chat with a lady who had been guiding us through the process and that went really well but it wasn't time for me to stop being nervous yet. I was then offered a one on one interview at the council's headquarters in county hall and the opportunity to test the reliability of Cardiff's public transport in getting me there on time. Suffice it to say that although I made it there on time my natural awkwardness cost me about five pounds in buses today... hoii.

The county hall is as imposing as a county hall should be I suppose... which is a little too imposing for my preferences. This does mean that it's easy to find though... although I did manage to go through the employee entrance and find myself in areas that as a member of the public I shouldn't really have been in. Typical really... but I did eventually manage to find the reception and then go and meet my soon to be 'new boss'.

So anyway... it all went well and I shall start there tomorrow. It's now twenty past ten and I'm contemplating bed in order to be awake and fresh for my first day.

One thing I will be prepared for are the merciless heels of my 'smart' shoes, I bought some plasters on the way back today.

Also I had a friendly chat with the driver of the No. 35 bus between the bay and the city centre which was nice. Very informative he was.


Now listening to:
Enola/alone - Manic Street Preachers

2 Comments:

  • At 1/11/05 23:06, Anonymous Sai Rei said…

    Hello!

    Congratulations on the job! I work for my council too, but only as a measly cleaner for my school...but a job is a job I suppose!

    I am glad you liked the blog, really it's just nattering to myself really...I must like the sound of my own typing :P

    Ho hum, I shall post my flatteringness that you mentioned me in a blog post! *beam*

    Talk soon through blogs again! (I will add this to my favourites, it is rather good to read ^^)

    Sai x

     
  • At 1/11/05 23:10, Anonymous Sai Rei said…

    ...I have just seen you have a link to the best webpage in the universe....which I have only just discovered earlier today when Chris showed me (I assume being a person who has read my drivel you know of him :P)

    ....That puts you up many points in my book ^^

    Sai x

     

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