Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Um, right.

JobChange (the place that was hiding down Red Lion Street) opens until 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Well, that's the theory.

In practice, dossers and time wasters are sitting at computer screens playing on-line poker, wasting time playing endless games of Solitaire or searching Google for God knows what.

So the JobChange centre often stays open till after 5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays but starts to close between 6 - 6:30pm.

So, I went to JobChange after the radio station to fill in application forms. These are no fun.

Job applications are often performed on-line these days. Either by downloading a form, filling it in and sending it as an attachment to an e-mail or increasingly as a series of web site pages.

If you're (or, more correctly, one is) lucky, the pages can be accessed separately, completed and saved. A form can be filled in with several attempts. If not, then you've probably applied to British Gas.

British Gas has set up the application so that whole sections have to be completed before it lets you stop and save. This might be okay if the candidate is sitting at home, but if one is sitting in a public area and the IT technician is switching the lights off to go home then it's a pain in the neck.

Nice going, guys, even applying for a job is a rubbish experience.

I got home and got a 'phone call. From British Gas.

I've passed the application form stage, would I be interested in a 'phone interview.

Um. Yes.

So, Gaynor and I scheduled a "meeting" for Friday at 15:30.

Wow. That was fast.