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in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
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Leo Yankevich
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Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
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Jobs and job hunting

ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2013 in Work and Money
What is your job? Or what position are you looking for?
I've just had a phone call letting me know I was selected for a job interview to work as an archivist. Fingers crossed!
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,522 mod
    Ooh! That is exciting, although it does sound a bit dusty. ;)

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

    My job title? Hmm - Chief cook and bottle washer, I think.

    !Note - this is a real idiom, it describes someone whose responsibilities include absolutely everything, from the highest level (chief cook) to the lowest (bottle washer).

    More job idioms.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah it's not my dream job but what we want is to sign a rolling contract don't we?
    Besides, when you become an official civil servant it is easier to get a new position in the same city, so if there is a position in a library...well you guess what!
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    BTW I'm a bit like you even if not all my "jobs" are paid work. I try to help in the house, I write articles in French and in English (and a novel that may never be finished :> ), I'm a struggling artist and a wannabe singer! :D
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,522 mod
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,214 mod
    I am a complementary therapist in something called Amatsu. You could describe this as a form of Japanese osteopathy. Even though it is late in the day, I wouldn't want to do anything else.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    Oooh I'd find a job as an archivist just up my street. I love rummaging in old papers.

    Yesterday I went to visit a monastry-college in Dharamsala where I plan to go as a volunteer next summer.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,469 mod
    I reckon I am the chef cook and the bottle washer here in the house and the wage is quite frustrating.
    I also would like to work in a library, but the library I am thinking of is far away in a city and the milage ist just too far.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,214 mod
    I would find it hard to work in a library, as I would want to read all the books instead of working!
  • goldiwgoldiw Posts: 139 Inactive
    All job that you enjoy it is perfect. the time is flying. You feel satisfaction. If relationship between colleagues in your work place is good is wonderful.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Who weren't extremely demanding? You or your work colleagues, @april? :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,199 mod
    You know me Helvio, could I be demanding? :))
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Of course not @april! Of course not. :-\"
  • goldiwgoldiw Posts: 139 Inactive
    I mean when we work with our colleagues in harmony and in cooperation then the workplace will be nice and will have good atmosphere.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    You are right Goldiw. :)
  • goldiwgoldiw Posts: 139 Inactive
    Thank you Helvio. Usually the people make the workplace good or bad, not opposite. But sometimes that isn't depending the people. For example the worker is in pressure to do somethings or have him overload of work, and sometime the reason could will be personal problematic of the worker.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    My job interview is tomorrow. Firstly, please wish me good luck. Secondly, I'm sorry to inform you that I'm going to the hairdressers today to have my red wisps redyed a less tacky shade. Red hair for a job interview? Mmh, probably not a good idea. I might set up for a colour close to my natural dark hair with maybe discreet mahogany reflections.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    Good luck Elfish. Discreet mahogany highlights sound really nice. I'll be thinking of you...
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Good luck Elfish, my god tells me that this job is yours. :)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,214 mod
    I'm probably too late to wish you good luck Elfish but I hope it went well and you will be posting lots of smiley faces very soon! :)
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    No it's not done yet. D day is tomorrow!
    Goodbye tacky red hair, hello mahogany reflections! http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/11103416665_3d18b06ed7.jpg
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    Fingers and toes all crossed!
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    Feel like I've been drained of my energy! I was very stressed but did my best to say the most clever, apropriate things and not stammer.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,214 mod
    Lovely colour @Elfish! Hope it's good news!
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,522 mod
    I don't think your red streaks were tacky, but the new colour is nice.

    Fingers crossed.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    My schoolfriend has a penchant for purple hair. She's a teacher, so I don't know if she only colours her hair when it's a school holiday or if it's a very liberal school.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,214 mod
    YAY! Congratulations ELfish. Fantastic news. You have made my day!! :)
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh it's so sweet of you to find happiness in my happiness. :)
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