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Wilmslow
1st November 2011, 08:54
......

Pondlife
1st November 2011, 09:18
Permies have a "Personal Energy Management" session tomorrow.

As a contractor I am not invited.

:D

MaryPoppins
1st November 2011, 09:28
Some permies here are currently on a course entitled 'How to Converse'.

Churchill
1st November 2011, 09:29
I'm just keeping my head down.

Last week across the water!

Mich the Tester
1st November 2011, 09:32
One of the last sad timewasting activities to which I was subjected at my old permie boss was a personality test and workshop along with 10 other colleagues, where we were each given colours representing our personality after answering a list of about 100 questions, which I took seriously for about 5 questions and then just crossed the multiple choice answers in a visually appealing pattern. Result was RED in 'first position'.

Found a similar test on t'internet with this description of 'red';
RED represents passion and energy. Red in the first position means you are impulsive, sexy and have a will to win. You are a good leader. You want to expend your horizons and live a life to the full. Red in the seventh or eighth position means your desire for life and thirst for adventure have become less.


Similarly broad statements that anyone would be just fine with if it was said about them are to be found here;

Personality Online - Online personality, relationship and apptitude tests, find out who you are today! (http://www.personalityonline.com/tests/colour/results.html)

A similar level of scientific insight into your personality can be found here;

Horoscope.com: Free Horoscopes, Astrology, Numerology and more... (http://www.horoscope.com/)

I made myself even less popular with management and especially HR than I already was by expressing my skepticism and calling the 'workshop leader' a quack.

Mich the Tester
1st November 2011, 09:32
Some permies here are currently on a course entitled 'How to Converse'.

Most permies here do **** all else all day.

TheFaQQer
1st November 2011, 09:40
Next Wednesday sent on a coaching for perfomance course learning how to coach people.

Is anyone else scared for the economy when they see companies thinking that getting Wilmslooooooooooooooooooooooooow to coach people is a good idea???

Churchill
1st November 2011, 09:42
Is anyone else scared for the economy when they see companies thinking that getting Wilmslooooooooooooooooooooooooow to coach people is a good idea???

Wilmslow isn't real, he's one of Sasguru's sockies.

MaryPoppins
1st November 2011, 09:44
Is anyone else scared for the economy when they see companies thinking that getting Wilmslooooooooooooooooooooooooow to coach people is a good idea???

Not if it's coaching in the skill of making minutiae seem duller than usual.

TheFaQQer
1st November 2011, 09:47
Wilmslow isn't real, he's one of Sasguru's sockies.

You lie - I know he's real. I know people that work with him :eek:

Churchill
1st November 2011, 09:53
You lie - I know he's real. I know people that work with him :eek:

That's Sasguru!!!

MarillionFan
1st November 2011, 09:54
I'm just keeping my head down.

Last week across the water!

How's your negotiations going for your 80k local one going?

Churchill
1st November 2011, 10:56
How's your negotiations going for your 80k local one going?

Bloody agents, what more need I say?

In the meantime, my next project looks likely to be "No mobile phones, no access to the internet and about six months to get the clearance!" :frown

EternalOptimist
1st November 2011, 11:19
That's Sasguru!!!

you dont mean...

omg. I missed the chance to put some barbed wire up his bum




:rolleyes:

TheFaQQer
1st November 2011, 11:26
Bloody agents, what more need I say?

In the meantime, my next project looks likely to be "No mobile phones, no access to the internet and about six months to get the clearance!" :frown

Always good fun.

Especially when they let you start, but you can't have a login, can't look at anything, have no access to the outside world, and need to be escorted everywhere :suicide:

I spent three months reading the Oracle manuals once :suicide: :suicide:

Eventually, I got a machine with no access to anything, so I spent the time setting my own Sudoku's in Excel :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:

Churchill
1st November 2011, 11:52
Always good fun.

Especially when they let you start, but you can't have a login, can't look at anything, have no access to the outside world, and need to be escorted everywhere :suicide:

I spent three months reading the Oracle manuals once :suicide: :suicide:

Eventually, I got a machine with no access to anything, so I spent the time setting my own Sudoku's in Excel :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:

Yep, been cleared before. Should be interesting to see how far they dig for this one... Oi CM, that Great-Aunt of yours...

MarillionFan
1st November 2011, 11:54
Yep, been cleared before. Should be interesting to see how far they dig for this one... Oi CM, that Great-Aunt of yours...

I thought you were already SC cleared. Doesn't it just roll over from one contract to the next or do you need to go through it for each one?

TheFaQQer
1st November 2011, 12:10
I thought you were already SC cleared. Doesn't it just roll over from one contract to the next or do you need to go through it for each one?

Might do, might not.

It might be different these days, with the new agency, but in the past some didn't trust each other to do a proper check. Every time I've had it (apart from the first), it's needed to be started again because they couldn't rely on the previous organization to do it "right" (or meet their standards, or some such).

d000hg
1st November 2011, 12:17
Is anyone else scared for the economy when they see companies thinking that getting Wilmslooooooooooooooooooooooooow to coach people is a good idea???Oh, I thought it was a course to make HIM smart.

northernladuk
1st November 2011, 12:19
I thought you were already SC cleared. Doesn't it just roll over from one contract to the next or do you need to go through it for each one?

There is a sticky for this and you could search it!!! :suicide:

original PM
1st November 2011, 12:21
why bother the whole point of CUK is to regurgatate (sp!) the same all b0ll0cks on a regular basis so the usual suspects can throw childish insults at each other

probably

:eyes

TestMangler
1st November 2011, 12:23
Yep, been cleared before. Should be interesting to see how far they dig for this one... Oi CM, that Great-Aunt of yours...

Was that a predictive text mis-spelling ? :laugh

original PM
1st November 2011, 12:24
Was that a predictive text mis-spelling ? :laugh

Unlikely

apparently

:ladybags:

OwlHoot
1st November 2011, 12:29
In the meantime, my next project looks likely to be "No mobile phones, no access to the internet and about six months to get the clearance!" :frown

In Cheltenham perchance? :rolleyes:

Churchill
1st November 2011, 12:34
I thought you were already SC cleared. Doesn't it just roll over from one contract to the next or do you need to go through it for each one?

The world doesn't begin and end at "SC" :glasses

DiscoStu
1st November 2011, 12:41
The world doesn't begin and end at "SC" :glasses

Once interviewed for a permie assignment that needed DV. Spent a few minutes looking at the leaflet and decided I had too many skeletons :D

Churchill
1st November 2011, 12:43
Once interviewed for a premier assignment that needed DV. Spent a few minutes looking at the leaflet and decided I had too many skeletons :D

I've forgotten a few of mine, I'm looking forward to becoming re-acquainted and repopulating my family tree! :happy