I have it.No, hunting with dogs was banned five years ago.
I've sent kv a PM.
I used to work at Lockheed Martin (a defence company) and have been unemployed for six months after taking voluntary redundancy, I thought I had another job offer but that fell through.
I now work at a company which makes valves (the mechanical type ). It's longer hours for less pay and I'm not using my qualifications and experience but it does seem like a better place to work, although it's too early to really say because I've only worked one day.
I don't want to give too much information about my current employer in case I moan about them in futures.
To be honest after seeing the cold in stocking thread by Sceadwian, I'm in two minds whether to carry on posting here but I'll see how it goes.
The trouble is I don't know what I want. I know it sounds sad but at the moment nothing makes me happier than posting here but I know that if I spend too much of my life on the Internet I'll ruin my life so I've got to get the balance right.
Anyway, the job isn't going very well. It turns out that they deceived my at the interview. I was told that the job was for an electrical tester but it's turned out I'm a store man, who's expected to spend all day packing valves and actuators in boxes, which I could've done at the age of 16 with no qualifications. They did tell me that I might have to help out in the store, but they didn't say it''s where they expected me to spend most of my time.
Over the last week I've only tested one valve and it took me five minutes to determine that the motor had burnt out, there was a phase connected to the metal case and the earth terminal had been removed. This was probably the customer's fault for not connecting the limit switches, so the motor got jammed and over heated. I'm surprised no one was electrocuted because with phase connected to the case, which should've been earthed, the metal case would have been floating at 230VAC.
At first, I thought I would only be in the store for the first week and my role would become more fulfilling from then on but I was wrong. I confronted my manager and he supported me, he agreed that the managing director hadn't told me the truth that the role is 1% electrical and 99% stores and I didn't need any qualifications to do it. I was hoping for a pay rise at some stage, but it turns out my manager wasn't on much more than I (in fact it was less than what I was earning at my previous job) and he had already been refused a pay rise. Obviously he told me not to tell the managing director or anyone else about the conversation we'd had, at the moment no one else there knows how I feel and I'm not telling them either.
I'm thinking about quitting but I think I'll wait until I find another job, besides a job is a job and it is good money for a store man.
You've obviously not read my posts properly - I didn't say that.oh dear, you really don't see it do you. you don't need the money ? the stress of doing a store mans job may damage your health ? comon get a grip.
For younger people I think big company's will do this on a regular basis. I had one of my friends take a programming job. 5 years later, I could hardly recognize him. He looked as if he was 20 years older?Plus being single they assumed I wouldn't mind being there 12 - 15 hours a day 6 days a week. Those companies also had incredibly high employee turnover rates as well and didn't seem understand why.