Tag Archives: employment agencies

The point is… what IS the point?

As an English teacher, I spend a great deal of my time thinking about English: thinking about words, thinking about communication, thinking about how to explain things, thinking about why we say the things we say. You get the picture. … Continue reading

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Temporary Joy once again

So it’s that time of year again. Teaching has gone slack, and I take the opportunity to have a well-earned break from the TEFL world and dip back into the world of office and temporary jobs. I have been here … Continue reading

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What do you do for a living?

How many minutes after you have met someone do you ask this question? I made a conscious effort not to do this recently when I became acquainted with a group of people. Does your job define you? Is it who … Continue reading

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office observances

A few thoughts about life in the office… as a temp. Once I had figured out where all the agencies were (they had either moved, gone bust or renamed or all three), written a somewhat appealing CV, re-tweaked the somewhat-appealing … Continue reading

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How (not) to write a CV

I have just started my 4th temp role since arriving in the UK, which isn’t bad going when you consider the ridiculousness I went through even to get an appointment with some agencies. Not long after I arrived home I … Continue reading

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temporary joy

A few weeks after arriving home, the large numbers in red with the few polite-but-serious-letters from the bank meant that I couldn’t really sit about stretching out my jet lag for long – it was apparent that I needed to … Continue reading

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