Category Archives: Applying for Jobs

Talking about work at the pub

Earlier, just after I’d finished self-pitty-blogging,  I got a text from the Agency gang. They were at the pub and wanted to know why I left before the reception. (Is it called a reception at a funeral? I don’t know.) I didn’t reply straightaway, as I wasn’t sure what to say. Was I to text back, ‘I’m a selfish git who was more worried about my own grief than celebrating the life of a wonderful person?’ Continue reading

No Longer the Intern, Now I’m the Staff

What’s got two thumbs and a job? This guy! Continue reading

Inter-Office Spies and Job Interviews

Woke up on the floor of the lounge this morning, my legs were completely dead because HarryPotter was curled up across them like a dog. I reached over and shook him. He rolled over, and I stood up. Or I tried. My legs were asleep, I completely collapsed and wacked my cheek on the arm of the sofa. Which made a hell of a racket, partially because I screamed bellbottomed obscenities when I hit the side of the sofa. HarryPotter jumped up in a panicked daze wanting to know what happened. I yelled that I fell and hit my face, and then started crying like a little girl who skinned her knee. I knew that my cheekbone had just shattered, the skin was ripped open and the sofa indent looked like a zombie attack. Fuck that fall hurt. Continue reading

Great and Fabulous News

In the wise words of blog commenter LetMeJustSayIt, ‘I figure crap can’t continue forever.’ And it hasn’t. All I can say is Wooooooo Whooooooo! Continue reading

Time is Running Out

Too much to do, too little time

I’m trying to get everything tied up before I leave the placement. I have another manuscript to sort out, the usual daily tasks of distribution, email responses and general admin duties, and I’m trying to update the incoming intern manual so that they have more information coming into the job than I ever had. Continue reading

The Job Hunt Continues

Today Goatee is out giving talks to local Universities and Colleges. He’s doing Q&A sessions on publishing and promoting the September internship. Yes, September. The deadline for the March placement has come and gone, and students are already thinking about fall 2011. This scares the bejesus out of me, because I’ve got one month left at MNM and no job prospects. I can’t even begin to worry about six months down the road. Continue reading

Finding That Placement

I opened my NoteFromTheIntern to find a lovely comment from Serena in Italy. Initially, I thought I’d email her, but decided to post an open response instead. Someone else might find my advice useful, or (more likely) someone else in the bloggesphere could have much more relevant and interesting advice than me. So please feel free to comment and add to anything I’ve posted.   Continue reading

The Hunt for the New Intern (and where do I go from here?)

After a couple of hours digging for jobs, surprise, surprise, there’s nothing out there. So, I’ve decided to be proactive, sell myself, make it happen, and all that other motivational-type bollocks. Continue reading

Help Wanted…in more ways than one

Home. Cold. Need a cup of tea and a cuddle. I have the cuppa, and I see Goatee in about an hour.

Spent the day on the streets looking for Christmas work. I really didn’t think it would be that hard. Go about the city centre. Look for ‘vacancy’ signs in shop windows. Fill out an application or give them my CV. Maybe get an interview, or even schedule and interview. Part time job if not secured, at least there’d be a job on the horizon. Continue reading

Students Protest in London

I wish I were in London today, because for the first time my generation is standing up for ourselves. Of course I’m not a proponent of violence and think that most of the violence came from yobbos who used the march as an excuse to act out ASBO fantasies, but I wish I had been there to march and chant and say my peace. Continue reading