Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
First 4 paragraphs are me ranting about current situation- jobhunting and money problems so skip if you just wanna hear more good stuff xD
Hey guys, it's been a while and I finally got internetz last week but I'm still struggling to find work. The government has been an absolute pain in my ass since I moved down here because I moved here with my gf and we now live together it means we have to claim benefits together because we are a couple... It's stupid shit... anyway, this has meant I've not been getting any money to survive AT ALL for like a month now and my bills start going out on 28th and 29th meaning I need to get like £200 by then to have enough to pay them or god knows what happens :\ I'm guessing I get a late payment charge on my PC contract when I finally pay it and possibly they cut my mobile phone off which would suck because I don't have a landline meaning I can't use a phone for jobs and contacting family and shit :\I'm already on £-502 out of my up to £-500 bank account and basically the tiny bit of money my gf still has is going towards food.
On the good side of things, I managed to get a part time 2 nights a week job at a nightclub for now and the first couple of weeks I've been getting paid in cash so once the benefits are sorted, it shouldn't effect the back payments they owe me. So that money also goes to food and paying for transport. It's better than nothing I guess and some experience working in a bar/club I can blag for other jobs.
I've been to a couple of interviews for fundraisers and the first with greenpeace I didn't get because I was too nervous (I think this was because I was excited at the job cos I would have loved to work there cos, as you may already know, I'm genuinely passionate about environmental conservation and shit like that) and the second at some random fundraising company which I guess gets different contracts, said I was good but not confident enough about the reaching the targets cos I've not worked with targets before...
I also had an interview at another bar but nothing came of it, not even any feedback about why I didn't get the job, which many places do just when I apply but cmon I went the interview, could at least give some feedback...
On the bright side I'm pretty confident about an interview tomorrow with KFC which would be me going in as a trainee manager not just a chicken frying bitch. Confident cos I worked at mcdonalds two years while at college and wouldn't mind the job cos after the few jobs I've had, looking back, if all fastfood places are similar to work at, they're not so bad. Also got an interview at mcdonalds, back as a burgerflippin bitch though, next week and then also an interview with royal mail as a data entry clerk over christmas temporarily. This would be some office experience I guess, which I've always wanted. I feel like I'd fit in the office environment considering I spend a lot of time on the PC at home anyway.
So yeah, I guess this is part of SDA, looking back and analysing parts of my life I enjoyed and were rewarding. Yeah mcdonalds isn't the best job in the world but now I'm settling here in plymouth (I always wanted to move away from warrington) for at least a few years while my gf studies at university, I'd be happy to climb the ladder and try to become a manager and maybe super long term, put my real ambitions into that company, helping them go green and shit like that :)
Another thing I did was after my failed interviews, I looked at what went wrong and tried to improve. Eg the greenpeace one I was too nervous so the next interview I did my best to get over my nerves and be calm before I went in for it. If I go to interview with another fundraising company I will be more confident about being able to thrive in target oriented environment, maybe BS some stuff about how I've set goals for my website and achieved them maybe... I'll sort it when I get to it. (btw BS without lying, I mean like twisting shit to fit, no point lying in interviews, they'd find out eventually)
All the time I'm trying to do stuff I'm trying to keep it in context with the world and also stay positive. I have only a few goals at a time right now and hopefully keeping these in context too will help with keeping me motivated and keeping me good at stuff, keep me owning at life.
Atm the goals are simply:
1) Get a job
2) Pay off bills and sort out budget
3) Finish furnishing home (atm our living room has my desk and chair pc setup and the tv/console area has a 2 seater couch for me and the gf xD need moar couches for when friends come over)
on that note about friends, I snuck into my gf's uni societies fair and signed up to some of her uni clubs even though not a student lol tmw evening going to meet with the computing and technology society and play pool and shit and on wednesday evening I am gonna meet with the games society maybe (games as in stuff like warhammer, DnD, MTG tcg etc). Hopefully gonna start making friends down in plymouth through this. It's been a hard month with barely any internet access to talk to friends and having no friends who live down here yet :\ Also hoping to make more friends at the nightclub I work and wherever I get a proper job too.
Forgot to say, thanks for reading :) I will be back contributing soon :D