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I was Mordred writes, "I've been out of work for a while now... however, every cloud must have a silver lining. Tell us your stories of the upside to unemployment."

You can tell us about the unexpected downsides too if you want.

(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 10:02)
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I'm Scouse
Of course I've been unemployed!

Five times at ast count. I've been made redundant three times (working in games does that for you), sacked once (and made a large, international corporation change it'spolicy on internet usage at the same time) and spent a couple of months looking for work after college.

There is very little to report about signing on, it was very dull. Except for the crap beaurocracy, the highugh being the last time I signed on: I had just founf a job and it was ue to start two weeks after my signing on date. I told the dole office bloke that I had a job and he just said "so what are you going to do to try to find work between now and our start date?" He meant it.
(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 14:51, closed)
This
(and made a large, international corporation change it'spolicy on internet usage at the same time)

requires more info.
*demands*
(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 14:55, closed)
Agreed
*also demands*
(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 16:43, closed)
This requires a spellchecker
*demands*
(, Sat 4 Apr 2009, 2:38, closed)
Fine...
The internet thing:

I made the mistake many moons ago of taking an apprentice-type job at a large telecomms company.

There were about 30 of us apprentices on this particular scheme and I was one of the oldest, being 21 at that point.

At that time, the internet and email policy of the company was "don't take the piss and don't get caught".

Us apprentices never had enough work to do, so we started to take the piss. We came up with a competition to find the worst video on the web (this was mid to late 90's, so the internet was relatively new to us).

I won - rememeber the vid of the Russian soldier getting his head cut off? I sent that around.

I got caught. I got sacked. Internet policy got changed. people couldn't even book holidays from work anymore. People weren't pleased.
(, Mon 6 Apr 2009, 11:07, closed)

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