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Lolie
Jun 4, 2010



Laserface posted:

good afternoon thread.

how yall doing?

Having my first covid jab tomorrow so I'm trying to get the house to a state where it doesn't matter if I sleep the weekend away.

Have an appointment with my haematologist next week and I'm a bit anxious about that.

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Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


I'm already sick of these JSA jerkoffs that don't know poo poo about the industry I've been in for 14 years. First piece of feedback on my resume, which I'm only sending out to bar jobs is that I need to delete the part where I say "I feel the liquor flowing through me" meanwhile who already has a job you dumb gently caress? Yeah I might need help writing a normal resume for day jobs, which I probably still need but jfc these dudes actually dont know anything about how to get a job when you dont have 4 layers of HR bullshit to wade through

NPR Journalizard
Feb 14, 2008



Malcolm Turnbeug posted:

I'm already sick of these JSA jerkoffs that don't know poo poo about the industry I've been in for 14 years. First piece of feedback on my resume, which I'm only sending out to bar jobs is that I need to delete the part where I say "I feel the liquor flowing through me" meanwhile who already has a job you dumb gently caress? Yeah I might need help writing a normal resume for day jobs, which I probably still need but jfc these dudes actually dont know anything about how to get a job when you dont have 4 layers of HR bullshit to wade through

The only help I got from a JSA was them saying "Oh, you are competent, have no typos on your cv and know how to dress yourself for an interview? We cant help you, do all your poo poo online and dont bother coming in here again."

McSpergin
Sep 10, 2013


Currently putting about 400 screws into a 3d model so if I spontaneously combust then someone else can finish building this $10k glorified 3d scanner I've been developing for work

Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


NPR Journalizard posted:

The only help I got from a JSA was them saying "Oh, you are competent, have no typos on your cv and know how to dress yourself for an interview? We cant help you, do all your poo poo online and dont bother coming in here again."

I know most people find the in person appointments an absolute nightmare but I actually had to organize mine like that because the woman from my original JSA started yelling at me when I interrupted her to clarify something and then terminated the call, and their website pinged my browser as not being secure and not to enter any personal information into it lmao

Visible Stink
Mar 31, 2010

Got a light, handsome?



Day 2 of new job went well. Really cool and friendly people, relaxed company culture and the work Iíve done so far is already heaps more interesting than anything I did in the last 2 years at the old job. And itís a nice 25 minute walk through some parkland to get home. All in all feeling pretty good

Nam Taf
Jun 25, 2005

I am Fat Man, hear me roar!



Laserface posted:

good afternoon thread.

how yall doing?
Stressed and busy with work but that's standard so ok I guess. Forgot to shower for the last couple of days so gonna go do that now because I am a goon shut-in who never leaves home and that's the way I like it. I think I've been in the office 5 days so far this year, with 2 of them being a mandatory training course.

Got 2 new shiny 27 inch gaming monitors for my PC which was an upgrade from the 2x 24 inches I got in 2009 and they're awesome.

It's mid-sem at UQ so my online German class is off this week so I might try to do some study this weekend.

I should also get back to looking at apartments again so I stop living with my parents at age 35 but having dad do my laundry for me is pretty dank ngl.

bee
Dec 17, 2008
Fitness Goal: To bench press at least one teenage Defiant Sally.

Laserface posted:

good afternoon thread.

how yall doing?

My budgie sang a happy sounding song this morning while I ate my crumpet and I carried it and the happy feeling it gave me through most of my day

He was probably just saying something in budgie language like "gently caress these humans, they won't let me fly behind the fridge again, arseholes"

EoinCannon
Aug 29, 2008



Grimey Drawer

I got put on a salary with actual holiday and sick pay after 4 years of working at this studio as a freelancer. Doesn't change my day to day work but it was nice to have the Easter weekend and not think about the money I left on the table. Also I've become involved with some Hollywood types developing an animated film concept which is bringing back bad memories from my days working in film VFX. I'm trying to resolve some bad vibes from those days by dipping my toe back in in a small way

Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


tbh if the idea of working in ~~showbiz~~ doesn't make you cream your pants and accept a wage half your normal going rate you're probably at least prepared enough to be able to spot a bad outfit to work for at first glance.

Granite Octopus
Jun 24, 2008



Laserface posted:

good afternoon thread.

how yall doing?

Still sick from this loving cold. They are so much more disruptive in these covid times

Mostly playing roller coaster tycoon classic to keep my brain busy

Muk Dumpster
Jun 27, 2020


Text Here


https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/h...d2ec3d06a4f03c5

Bill Posters
Apr 27, 2007

I'm tripping right now... Don't fuck this up for me.



Malcolm Turnbeug posted:

I'm already sick of these JSA jerkoffs that don't know poo poo about the industry I've been in for 14 years. First piece of feedback on my resume, which I'm only sending out to bar jobs is that I need to delete the part where I say "I feel the liquor flowing through me" meanwhile who already has a job you dumb gently caress? Yeah I might need help writing a normal resume for day jobs, which I probably still need but jfc these dudes actually dont know anything about how to get a job when you dont have 4 layers of HR bullshit to wade through

One of the many JSAs I dealt with back in the late 90s tried to convince me not to take my first ever job because they didn't find it for me and therefore didn't get a cut.

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008




RIP WA

bee
Dec 17, 2008
Fitness Goal: To bench press at least one teenage Defiant Sally.

Some of them have hearts. I was doing the mutual obligation job seeking training thing after the gfc had gotten my job made redundant, and one morning I got there a bit late because my Dad was getting moved into palliative hospice care. When my JSA lady heard why I was late she pulled me aside and told me that I could go and she'd sign me off as having fulfilled centrelink's requirements.

I ended up getting a job offer a few days later, but it was still really nice of her to do that.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule




Pfft, like there is anyone over there anyway.

I love keeping up that narrative to my WA friends

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004



walking down the road in the city trying to wind down after a 3 hour class and i'm straight up just in my own world gazing into space and this dude dressed as a bush jumps up and goes RARRR and i jump like crazy and yell "motherfucker!" and a family of like 5 watching all point at me and laugh

Bill Posters
Apr 27, 2007

I'm tripping right now... Don't fuck this up for me.



bee posted:

Some of them have hearts. I was doing the mutual obligation job seeking training thing after the gfc had gotten my job made redundant, and one morning I got there a bit late because my Dad was getting moved into palliative hospice care. When my JSA lady heard why I was late she pulled me aside and told me that I could go and she'd sign me off as having fulfilled centrelink's requirements.

I ended up getting a job offer a few days later, but it was still really nice of her to do that.

issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group Sarina Russo Group. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to them"




What this person did for you is the absolute least a person with any humanity would do for another person in that situation. Seriously, gently caress them. Don't give them the benefit of any doubt. She still got paid despite you not staying there, it just meant less work for her. All those parasites do is soak up funds that might otherwise go to actually helping unemployed people. Just another way to funnel taxpayer money into private business.

The stupid arsehole that tried to convince me not to take a paying job because it wouldn't directly benefit her liked to have us do group activities where we would share our favourite things or most treasured possessions. She took great delight in sharing her love of vintage champaign and her passport to a room full of people who could barely afford a cask of goon and had never travelled further than Geelong.

In the order of valuable members of society they rank well below the unemployed but slightly above real estate agents.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017
Probation
Can't post for 28 hours!


I in theory get disability support providers rather than the usual grifter JSAs, which are usually just incompetent, underfunded and out of their depth.

bee
Dec 17, 2008
Fitness Goal: To bench press at least one teenage Defiant Sally.

Bill Posters posted:


What this person did for you is the absolute least a person with any humanity would do for another person in that situation. Seriously, gently caress them. Don't give them the benefit of any doubt. She still got paid despite you not staying there, it just meant less work for her. All those parasites do is soak up funds that might otherwise go to actually helping unemployed people. Just another way to funnel taxpayer money into private business.


I agree with you 100% that JSA's are absolutely a huge waste of resources and people's time that could be better spent on more effective ways to help disadvantaged people. I guess this is part of the reason that I felt moved by the lady in my story's actions, I'd had some bad experiences with JSA staff in the past so to be treated with some sort of dignity was surprising.

Jestery
Aug 2, 2016

D. HALL


https://www.betootaadvocate.com/headlines/nation-waits-for-just-one-politician-to-address-the-fact-this-looks-a-lot-like-fucken-slavery/

Yolo Swaggins Esq
Jan 29, 2015


I was with my last JSA for like 6 months before they finally had a look at my resume because I kept bugging them about it, the only advice and help they gave me in over a year was to lie on my resume and say I'm a tutor to fill the gap.
A great use of time and resources.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010



It's school holidays, the bus is packed, and only one other person is wearing a mask.

PancakeTransmission
May 27, 2007

You gotta improvise, Lisa: cloves, Tom Collins mix, frozen pie crust...




Plaster Town Cop

I had a JSA demand I apply for jobs in aged care despite having no qualifications or desire to get them. I did get my RSA/RSG for free, but I also had no interest in working in hospitality.

I eventually got a job as a trainee pest control technician but got fired because the boomer boss didn't like that I refused to cut my hair (was always tied back at work but was too long and "unprofessional" for a dude)

Jestery
Aug 2, 2016

D. HALL




well why not
Feb 9, 2009





I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


Healthy Harold Holt

Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


nothing like a late night swim for cardio

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


Asking your drug dealer if they have any Pfizer

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010



I would blow Dane Cook posted:

Asking your drug dealer if they have any Pfizer

lol

Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


got a job trial tonight and usually I would give the idea of an unpaid job trial on a friday night a huge amount of fuckin sideeye but its a really cool live music venue and I'm not gonna be there until the casual suits coming in for an after work drink have pissed off home and I know the bloke who runs the place so I'm pretty keen to come in and check the place out. Doesn't hurt that a late start means a nice easy cruise around the cbd to find a park instead of catching the train in. If it works out I'm gonna start just looking around for random day labourer jobs to fill out the week so I just dont have to even bother with this jobseeker poo poo. Next step is find a place to live, preferably where I can have a small dog and then look into doing a social work cert from a TAFE and figuring out wtf i'm doing with my life from there.

Malcolm Turnbeug fucked around with this message at 03:55 on Apr 9, 2021

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Scummy Harold is a lot less creepy than healthy harold

McSpergin
Sep 10, 2013


I dealt with JSA when I stopped getting hours as a result of a company getting taken over and our work dried up a bunch, I went in there with a double degree in HR and mechanical engineering and they're basically just like yeh sorry you're poo poo out of luck. Good luck tho. And basically I'd just show them all the engineering jobs I applied to and they'd be like yep no worries and that was it

Airstream Driver
May 6, 2009



Max employment (who had done absolutely gently caress all) or whoever it is called me almost every day for 2 months after I got a job on my own trying to find out who I got the job with. I assume so they could claim they found it for me and get the money.

Isaac
Aug 3, 2006



Fun Shoe

If you find employment without them they really start turning the screws. I think i must have got a meaningless suspension letter every other week for a few months

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004



My brother is applying to corporate IT jobs right now and one of the tests was making you click the space bar as fast as you can and then they made an assessment about his personality.

Its like an HR cargo cult or something.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

THERE IS NO PLANET B


im applying for some management roles and a lot of them are saying that completing a personality test type thing is part of the process.

i guess i best put on my best sociopath impression

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


In theory you can choose which JSA you are assigned to but no one ever bothers.

Korgan
Feb 14, 2012




Bill Posters posted:

issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group Sarina Russo Group. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to them"

Absolute truth, Sarina Russo is a dogshit waste of time, as is Job Prospects. The "help" they gave me was making me turn up every week to sit in the corner of their office they had filled with a dozen old computers and three different newspapers so you could find your own work to apply for. The computers barely connected to the internet, the newspapers had half the jobs cut out so nobody else could apply for the good ones, but this was clearly better than me doing job searches at home. And if you didn't get those 60 applications per fortnight out then you were in trouble.

I found a job without their help and they hounded me for a year trying to get me to sign a bit of paper saying they did a good job.

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Malcolm Turnbeug
Mar 21, 2018


i'm still loving mad at the ED doctor from prince charles that took bloods from me, presumably because a manic episode looks virtually indistinguishable from someone tweaking, and left a huge fuckin junkie bruise on my arm that makes me look like caredresser relapsed again

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