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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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Busking? Living in a caravan? funny how you can afford a computer and internet connection.

Also, that thing about not finding work is bollocks. If you can find it in you to sit on the ground strumming a broken guitar and taking pennies from strangers, then you can find work.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:09, 19 replies)
I fancy his posting might have been solely to get a few of us biting.
And judging from the reaction - he's been successful.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:16, closed)
There's always one ......
who has to state the obvious.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:22, closed)
Not quite
He might have access to a computer in the local library or internet cafe.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:22, closed)
something about looking at b3ta in a library in a library doesn't add up
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:27, closed)
Hint: use the reply function
instead of posting a new "story" when responding to someone else's post. There's even less excuse than ever for using the board for personal messages now.

Edit: Comments on other's posts on the board are annoying. Sorry if you're not of the same opinion. And "Who died and made me boss?" What is this, grade fucking two?
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:29, closed)
Fer Gods sake!
Whatever happened to anarchy in the UK - just do what the fuck you want. Its only a website.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:34, closed)
I'm with big girls blouse.
Not only because she's hot, but because she's right, dammit. Who died and made you boss?
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:36, closed)
didn't half stir up some jealousy. Who'd have thought a crusty living in a van would cause so many people to go red and scream "HOWDAREYOUIPAYMYTAXES" at their computer screen. Good luck to him, say I - it takes a lot of balls and intelligence to escape "working" for a living, surely the biggest scam going as you never get paid what you're worth to the company...
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:22, closed)
Jealousy? No. More like disgust.
Frankly, I hate freeloaders. It's people like that who make our taxes higher and make our lives just that much more difficult, to give them a free ride.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:28, closed)
You need to understand the difference between jealousy and anger to appreciate a lot of the responses you've read today.
Most of us work hard, and enjoy the fruits of our labours.

We are, however, unprepared to listen to him whining on about how hard done by he is when it is our taxes that will pay for his healthcare, and any social benefits he chooses to claim.

Also it doesnt take balls and intelligence to be a slacker and a freeloader. It takes idleness and a complete lack of pride.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:31, closed)
It takes a lot of balls and intelligence to escape "working" for a living
Yes, if you're a millionaire with sex on tap. No if you're shitting in a hole with a mangy dog on a string. That just takes being a loser.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 16:44, closed)
finding a job is easy you say? bollocks I say.
since finishing university in august with a degree in media studies and a HND in computer systems engineering I though it would be a piece of cake finding any old job just to get the cash rolling in while I look for a job that I really want. I was wrong.

I have applied for just about any vacancy I could find and I have signed up to several agencies but I still haven't been given a job by anyone!
I had to sign up for jobseekers yesterday because I am in my overdraft and there is sod all of it left. you people who have a job where you sit on your arse all day doing nothing and then complain that you are bored should count yourself very lucky because there are people out there willing to work for their money but can they hell as find a job.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 17:14, closed)
You have to set your sights a lot lower, mate.
When I left Polytechnic in 1993 with an HND in Computer Science, I couldnt get a job for love nor money.
I ended up temping at UCL stapling newsletters to their payroll slips.
Took me 12 months from leaving college to actually getting a job of worth.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 18:23, closed)
part of your problem might be your "degree" in media studies

perhaps doing something worthwhile, or not going to uni and taking some kind of vocational course may have been of more use.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 21:48, closed)
Sad to say, a degree in pretty much anything is useless these days. Experience is what you need, even if it's unpaid. I've got two first class degrees in real subjects (as opposed to Media Studies) and the only person who's ever been impressed by that is my mother.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 22:04, closed)
I'd agree with the rest of them- take anything, even minimum wage. Look at it this way: $6/hr may be shit, but it's still more than $0/hr, ya know? The real job will come along eventually.

Been there, done that, got the credit card bill to prove it.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 22:33, closed)
what TRL said...
you're right....$6/hr is better than $0/hr. that is exactly what i tell those of my defendants and parolees who say they won't take a job that pays less than $20/hr. what i WANT to say is 'listen you idiot, you have felony convictions and if you don't pay what you owe the court then i will put you back in jail so stop sitting around the house living off mommie and get a freaking job at mcdonalds!"
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 2:20, closed)
Media studies? I think that explains it. As for an HND in what ever it wat - one more year would have turned that into a degree and then you would have no problems finding a job. HND's are like A-levels in that their only purpose is to get you onto a related degree course.

You don't tell us what classification of degree you got either Rickay. IF you got a first then I've some sympathy for you, but if you got a third or lower second then how can you be suprised?
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 3:20, closed)
Actually now with 14 years behind me,....
I'd have to say that in my chosen sphere of professional expertise, degrees are worth nothing. (Companies look for graduate calibre, but not necessarily applied academic qualifications).

It took me 5 years of doing menial jobs related to my career, studying for and putting myself through professional qualifications and getting that (as frankspencer rightly points out) all important experience on my CV which got me where I am today.

In todays society no-one learns humility. Everyone thinks they have a right to a big house, a 4*4 or a BMW on the driveway and designer clothes on their back.
Rewind 40 years my parents generation and having a car was a luxury, designer clothes were a reserve of the super-rich and you saved for everything. As kids of the 1980s/90s we have been bought up on the premise that you can have the world - which is fine and should be encouraged, only problem is the people who want the world stop listening at the part where you actually have to work for it.
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 8:41, closed)

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