The joys of commuting [was Re: [SOCIAL] Thursday July the 5th...]
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Jul 5 23:16:55 BST 2007
On 5 Jul 2007, at 13:10, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 11:24:42AM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> In two cases, I had to find a small-scale map of Berkshire before
>> I could
>> find the godforsaken hole of a village that they somehow expected
>> me to
>> spend four hours a day travelling to and from. If I wanted that,
>> I'd have
>> stayed in Studley rather than going for the bright lights of London.
That's the one. On the map, there seems a striking resemblance of
Theale and Reading to Studley and Redditch. I bet it's also only got
one bus every two hours and they stop at 7pm.
The pimp assured me that it was only 45 minutes away. When I
investigated, that'd be the particularly optimistic time given by
Google Maps that assumes that I have a car and there's no traffic at
Reading really doesn't tempt me, a satellite of it even less so. So
if I'm offered less money to work in the south-east than I was making
in Birmingham in 1999, well they weren't exactly going to get my
eternal gratitude for the honour of being able to apply for the job.
>> I got a particularly rude and unprofessional response from one
>> pimp who had
>> apparently problems with reading comprehension skills on my CV when I
>> brusquely pointed out that they were taking the piss with salary and
> I find it fun to tell the company in question what you think of the
> in that case. (Although it helped that I knew someone at the company)
Alas, I didn't get to discover the client, but I did contemplate
writing a *letter* to the pimping agency. I certainly want me to
remove me from their books.
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