June 3rd, 2009

JOB FAIL

I went for an appointment at another recruitment agency (Morley branch of FCR which stands for First Choice Recruitment). She hadn't heard of me. So I rang the other branch (Wakefield) of the same agency, and they'd closed down. Morley then told me that there is another recruitment agency with the same name (but who use the full name and not the initials) in this area. I rang both branches (Leeds and Wakefield) of that agency and they didn't know who I was.

So I came home and checked the email correspondence from the agency where I had an appointment. Turns out I went not only to the wrong branch, but also to the wrong agency, in a completely different town. I was meant to be at Baker Harding in Pudsey. I emailed and apologised and explained what had happened, but she hasn't replied, and I doubt she will.

This is not a good start to my temping career.

*edit to add* OOOOOH she just replied saying 'you poor thing'! how unexpected. I have an appointment with her next week!

is anyone interested in getting a copy of my children's book?

If there are 10 people who want a copy, I can get it for £8 each (instead of £14.61 through the website), so let me know if you're interested!  I know Katie was after one, so if there are 9 other people, that'd be ace. (Elliot, if you see this, I'm giving a hardback version to joel for his birthday :D )

I've ordered a copy to check the print quality (because I know Blurb are good, but I just have to make sure, you know what I'm like) so I'll let you know, but in the meantime I thought I'd check if it was worth a bulk order. If I can at least get, say, 5 interested people, I can buy 10 and then try and sell some at the craft fair