You struck me dumb like radium

7 September 2005

Edited to add: Bloody hell. Just got asked if I want a new job. By the same peoples I am working for now, only in a different branch, and a permanent one this time. Some cliche to do with buses comes to mind

You know it is just typical. Spend all year looking for a job[1] and then, once I’ve found one, people start ringing me.

Slight exaggeration I suppose, seeing as it was only the one person, but still. Last year I interviewed for a position in Kings Inns, but didn’t get the job, today[2] they ring saying that the position is available and can I come for an interview. I reckon they are cheapskates who don’t want to pay for another ad :) Course I’m not going to bother going. It’d be more hassle than it is worth.

In other news: Comment Spammer FUCK OFF!
Honestly, if I want to read about “interacial speculum pic” or hiruste Indian whatevers I’ll go searching okay. But trying to post comments here simply won’t work, I moderate new comments. That means I see your shitty comments and hit the SPAM buttom and all your annoyances go bye-bye and never even get seen by a single person except for me, and I am not going to click on any of those links.
And as for the texas hold ’em comments, you may “really like what I’ve done with the site” but I don’t give a shite, and won’t be playing poker with you.

And I know you’ll never read this, but still, venting is good for the soul.


  1. okay, so I wasn’t really job-hunting, more like taking a peak at what was out there every now and then
  2. yes, almost 12 months later

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19 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    So you're going or you're not?

  2. Fence says:

    oops, left out the not (I've now inserted it). I'm not going, my new job is higher up the rung and will offer me better experience. Or at least, so I'm hoping

  3. sally says:

    It's a nice feeling having that choice…

  4. Fence says:

    Got an email from a girl who went to college with me, who had one from the person leaving the other job. Turns out I am actually next on the panel, so I'd have a good chance. Still think it is too much hassle though :)

  5. Alan says:

    Ooh, pity, I'm having to deal with Kings Inns a lot for research for the new book, would have been good to have someone on the inside!

    It's always the same. The day after I accepted my job in Edinburgh I was phoned about a position in Amsterdam paying £600 a day. Was so tempted, but aware that it was only an interview and that turning down an actual offer for a maybe possibly potential one when I was almost out of money would have been a pretty damned stupid thing to do!

  6. Fence says:

    Just for you Alan I'll… no, I won't reconsider :)

    Is the new book more on the Ripper? Should I know from your blog, I think I remember reading something, but may be confuddled

  7. Alan says:

    No the new book is a biography of Sir Robert Anderson. He studied at Kings Inns while at Trinity in 1861 and passed the bar there in 1864. He then went on to be instrumental in the setting up of the British anti-terrorist security services, which is the main point of the book. Talking of which, if you happen to see a book in your library travels called "Trinity College Dublin: An Academic History 1592-1952" by R.B.McDowell & D.A.Webb, it's one I need to get a look at for my research (and the cheapest copy I could find of it on the webb was about a hundred quid!)

  8. Fence says:

    On trinity's online shop they have it listed, it costs 40 for the hardback and 25 for the paperback. If that is the same one? And Trinity themselves have a few copies you might be able to get on ILL

  9. NineMoons says:

    Since I've (almost certainly) failed my entrance exams, I don't need to have you in the Inns to help me out. So you are spared my pouting.
    Although it isn't nearly as far to walk…

  10. Alan says:

    Ooh, that's much better. Ta muchly!

  11. Fence says:

    It is closer NM, but then I wouldn't be the boss would I? Or get the 4th of July and Thanksgiving off :) These are the important things in life.

    You are welcome Alan, I did try the IRIS catalogue for more libraries, but it is just sooooo slow, and often doesn't work so I gave up.

  12. LOL! Great entry, FenceyLou!

  13. Fence says:

    We have to make an effort right Dena. I just don't get these spammers, what on earth do they achieve?

  14. Anne says:

    Aren't you a right little miss Popular…! Excellent! It's always good to have bargaining power anyway. :)

  15. Fence says:

    Being popular is good :)
    And the great thing is that two RL peoples have also recieved good news lately. One is off to join the PSNI, she has always wanted to be a cop. And the other got a job offer today. So congratulations all around.

    And, it must mean that it is your turn now Anne.

  16. Anne says:

    That is very sweet. I hope you're right… ;)

  17. Unfortunately the spammers are generally bots. Their computer trawls the net for sites to spam and submits automatically. For every site that is moderated their are several that ain't. They don't care about people on the site reading the ad. All they want is as many links as possible on as many sites as possible to raise their google listing in a process known as google bombing.

  18. Fence says:

    Okay, so I hereby order that everyone moderate comments.

    Just got 5 bazillion emails telling me to go moderate some comments. I haven't checked yet but I'm assuming that they are all evil fuckers.

  19. LiVEwiRe says:

    Geez – you're like GOLD! =)