Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday 21st December 2007

My computer crashed last night.

I thought that I had lost 3 months worth of failed job applications. It was not to be. Les (of Liz and Les fame) came through a treat. He is a legend, and managed to restore all of the pointless drivel from my little project.

I would just like to mention my friend Garrett. It was his birthday yesterday, and I forgot to send him a card. I have known Garrett for 16 years, and I have always sent him a card on his birthday. This year, I forgot. I apologise Garrett, but I wish you a happy birthday for yesterday.
I still respect Garrett's dad's opinion on Terry Wogan.

I had the day off today to do my Christmas Shopping. I woke up with no computer (see above), and the telly was on the blink.

I managed to fix it.

There was someone today on the weakest link, that looked like an older Billy Bragg. His name was Charles, and he got voted off in third place... Billy, seriously, ask for a copy of the video, he was you in ten years time.
Thursday 20th December 2007

Dear Ian

Thank you for your application, but unfortunately the position has been filled.

Best of luck with your search.


Katy Edwards Recruitment
Administrator Beechwood Recruitment Limited

I don't believe them, never mind.

Ofgem wanted an Electronic Communications Editor.

'What we offer you:

Salary Minimum £23,500
30 days annual leave, after two years'

They work you hard in the government, you get no holidays for two years. APD 8 October 2007.

The lounge are:

'Recruiting now:

Full time students seeking P/T promotional work.

(Non-students can also apply)'

Have a look at their website They are a trendy marketing agency that are targeting the under 35 market. They promote things at Universities and clubs, and their website is full of pictures of bright young things having a marvellous time.

Dear all at the lounge group.

Your advert in the Guardian dated 29/09/07 left me with a feeling like I had just eaten a sherbet lemon.

I am not a student anymore, but your advert said that I can apply anyway.

I have to tell you that I am 35 years old next August, so I will be outside of your target age range, does this make a difference?

I notice from your website that a lot of your promotions take place in nightclubs. I haven’t been to a night club in years. We prefer to have people around for a few nibbles and drinks. I find that you can’t have a decent conversation in a nightclub, as the music is just too loud.

However, I attach my CV for your perusal and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Ian Carpenter

Digital Designer for Somethin' Else closed on the 15/10/07.


Dear Ian,

The Lounge Group is a Marketing and PR agency which specialises in the under 35s demographic. While our campaigns aim to target this demographic this does not exclude those over 35s from joining our network of field staff. Although the advert was aimed to target students as we were hoping to recruit candidates for specific campaigns (i.e. those on university campuses) we review every application on its own merits and consider applicants from all walks of life.

It is true that some of our campaigns are held at night clubs but the vast majority are not.

We have closed our applications for this year but will consider your application early in the New Year.

Kind regards and Season’s Greetings

Nic Fine
Operations Executive