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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by greenbrucelee, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    So as I mentioned in my other post as I knocked back the building society job because they wanted me to drop even further in wages than was originally stated and also because my work has offered me an interim IT support role.

    I have just had a phone call from an IT recruitment agency who I have had contact with in the the past and they are looking for someone to train up in implementing a new system and to train users on an individual basis and then provide support to those users if needed.

    No one told me IT was like waiting for a bus :D
     
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    Blimey!! Is it going to be a case of "decisions decisions"? Nice to know that you're in demand mate huh!! :D
     
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    the only issue I have with the recruitment agency job is that it would be a 40 mile trip to work and 40 back, but I suppose if I am required to travel to the various offices for this agency then they would pay petrol or provide a company car.

    With the way petrol prices are at this moment that would be a requirement for me to take the job.
     
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    I would have thought so (but worth asking if it's not mentioned in the interview, knowing what some companies can be like!). Go for a top of the range BMW or Jag!! :twisted:
     
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    I already have a BMW I wonder if they would get me an M3 :hhhmmm I could tell them it would get me to appointments more quickly :twisted:
     
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    Some do, some don't. Many won't pay for you to drive from your home to the main office, but they will pay for travel from the main office to the branch offices. Make sure to find out before signing on the dotted line. :)

    Major congrats on the job offers, mate!!! Take the job that will be best for your long-term career goals. :)
     
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    nahh go for the M5 or the 645i, then you'll never be late :twisted:
     
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    Rubbish! You could still get caught in traffic.

    If you really dont want to ever be late, get a Delorean, with the FlxCap addon. Good for the environment, and you're never going to be late again. :biggrin

    Sounds like a good start GBL, go with the best opportunity.
     
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    That's good news for you GBL. Glad you're starting to make progress on the ol' job front :thumbleft

    I travel 35 miles each way to work every day and it costs me about £160 a month. I only use a little 1.1 litre peugeot 106 which is very economical. Over the year it costs about £1900 just on fuel, then you have wear and tear on the car as well.

    I also have to travel to other sites (occasionally) and I don't get a company car, just 40p per mile.

    If the costs add up then it's worth considering this role, but have a good think about how much it's going to cost you.
     
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    Yep pretty much sums it up. I had a period of nothing for about a month then all of a suden I was getting about a call a day for 2 weeks off agencies which is how I got the job I'm doing now.
     
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    Yes I am going way everything up with cost etc, I am not sure how much the agency job pays but I'm sure I'll find out. It'll probably be best to stay where I am but then again it depends on how much the agency pays.

    I have never considered training people on how to use computers or a system before, I do train people in my current job and show them how to use the systems we have so it shouldn't be too much of a problem I'll see what pans out and go for the best opportunity.

    I'll work out which is best for me in turns of progression and doing something which I enjoy and also the money issue will be something to figure out too.
     
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    Congrats on the offers...
    As already said, take the one that helps you accomplish your career goals. 8)
     
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    best of luck greenbrucelee 8)
     
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    GBL just wanted to say congrats and that with the UK possibly facing a recession soon, be sure to weigh up job security when considering your choices.

    Financial sector has already cut some IT jobs and there will no doubt be more to follow.

    All the best.
     
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    Thanks for that, I'll probably stay were I am as its more secure and I know the place pretty well as I have been here 8 years.
     
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    Not the nicest cars to drive unless your thrashing them, you could get yourself a nice 335d good car and quick, 135i, very quick too
     
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    I think they are great cars to drive being rear wheel drive. I was looking at 2.0 litre diesel the other day, I cant afford a brand new one but that depends on wether my wages go up.

    I drove an M6 once which was a bit too big for me and I have driven a 7 series which was too long too, I like my 3 series so I am going to look for another in the future.
     
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    I just find for normal driving the're very 'clunky' and not very smooth, same is true of the M powered Z4 with the same engine in, they want to be driven hard. I am on about the last generation of M3 (E46) ive not yet driven many ofthe new one.
    I suppose if you drove one all the time you would probably learn to nurse it more. I prefer the M5 to the M6 personally, like you say the M6 feels too long.
    The diesels are very good now, if i was buying a BM id probably have a 3.0 Z4 coupe, a 335d coupe or 135i coupe.

    Sorry ive hijacked the thread lol

    So yeah buses :lol:
     
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    I took the job I have now because they offered me a company vehicle that can be used for personal use AND a gas card. :D
     
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    That would be cool :D
     
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