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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:50 pm

but interviews over the phone are more democratic. They are not going off appearances but your actual words and ideas. All it takes in an interview face to face is wear the wrong coloured tassels glued to your nips, and you are screwed. well thats what I have found anyway.  Shrugging
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Post by azriel on Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:53 pm

Dont wear the tassels Mrs Figg  Smile and you'll get the job  Laughing

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:57 pm

But then I would be naked.  Shocked 
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Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:02 pm

But the interaction doesn't feel real, hence you don't present yourself fairly.  I'm much better in front of people then over the phone, which to me is no better than talking through a hole in the wall.  I hate it with a passion, and I know I'm not the only one who doesn't come across the same.

And as I've said, it often gives the wrong impression.  People I couldn't stand over the phone were fine in person when I met them, and vice versa.  I just don't trust phone interviews. But some people are fine with them.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:46 pm

How the hell can you make a sensible post Halfy when the ladies are talking tassels and appearing naked on skype?!!  Shocked 

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:50 pm

he is complicated. thats how.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:54 pm

Are you saying Im not? I'll contest that point with you Figg, right after this buckie...or two. (And once Ive worked out how to use skype  cyclops )

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Orwell on Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:35 pm

Tassels or not tassles that is the question... Everything and any thing Halfy says - in these circumstances - are immaterial.   Very Happy


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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by Orwell on Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:41 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:All it takes in an interview face to face is wear the wrong coloured tassels glued to your nips, and you are screwed. Shrugging

Seeing we're being thoughtful, I can't escape the thought that you might be screwed even if you wore the right tassels, Mrs Figg.

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by halfwise on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:40 am

Screwed with full complicity, one would hope.  Nod 

{{{ and I can be sensible even when she's spouting nip-tassels because she took down her glam shot; hence casting me into a right reasonable spate of glumness from which I have yet to recover. }}}

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Re: Tales of Home [5]

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:07 am

My heart tends to race when I'm on the phone, especially when the phone is ringing and I am the one calling. If I'm talking to a group or an individual I don't have this problem. Shrugging
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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:11 pm

texting and sms-ing has killed the art of good Telephone manners. The art is when you talk, smile, as though you are actually with someone face to face, that smile is subconsciously seen by the person listening, its a fact, try it, do an experiment ask a friend to ring you twice once while you are smile talking and once with a straight face, dont tell them which is which and ask them which time they felt you were being more charming and friendly, obviously to make it scientific you have to say the same things, maybe a small phrase, anyway it works for interviews.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:22 pm

But I always smile when I'm drunk, and it doesn't help me  Mad 

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:24 pm

Rolling Eyes 
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Post by halfwise on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:25 pm

Laughing 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Some late afternoon pics, nice spring day today-














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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:21 pm

Smashing pics Petty ! I show my friend your pics when he calls in. His family come from near your neck of the woods, & as a child my friend had to go to boarding school there, (he hated it, said it was like a prison !) His father was a Colonel in the Black watch no less ! I must get my friend to open up a bit more about his early life, sounds interesting, especially when he gives little hints at the brown nosed snobs he went to school with !  Laughing 
Anyhow, I took this photo just about a week ago, went back there today & the council have chopped down this beautiful tree, branch,stump & root ! I was gobsmacked ! glad I got a snappy when I did !


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:26 pm

I hope there was  a damn good reason to chop it down, probably stood there a couple hundred years or more  Mad 

And yeah, posh Scottish boarding schools have a reputation for harsh unforgiving regimes.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:38 pm

Probably worried the big tree blocked the view of their building.  Evil or Very Mad 

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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:49 pm

Yeah, probably some dumbasss council worker didnt like the fact that this majestic, beautiful tree,  (going by the sheer size of it tells its been there 100's of YEARS!) shaded his sandwiches at lunch time so, nothing for it but,......The chop ! I love trees & it fair broke my heart to see a big, empty, LIGHT, space   Mad  Mad  Mad

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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:54 pm



This gives an idea of the size of that gorgeous tree, a piece of it is just peeping in the left hand side.  it was pretty grand............when it was alive  Sad

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:05 pm

thats a great shame I hate tree cutting. were the roots messing up the foundations of the building? thats the only explanation I can think of.
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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:07 pm

I think Daves Cranberries must be teething thats why he's busy.  rabbit  all those little munchkins  cherry  doing their nut.
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:26 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:texting and sms-ing has killed the art of good Telephone manners. The art is when you talk, smile, as though you are actually with someone face to face, that smile is subconsciously seen by the person listening, its a fact, try it, do an experiment ask a friend to ring you twice once while you are smile talking and once with a straight face, dont tell them which is which and ask them which time they felt you were being more charming and friendly, obviously to make it scientific you have to say the same things, maybe a small phrase, anyway it works for interviews.

That makes sense. Scientists who study smiles (smilists?) have found that forcing yourself to smile actually puts you in a better mood. I can see how it would be apparent even just through tone of voice.
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:57 pm

So after a week or two of temperatures in the high 60s and 70s, and even a couple days where it cleared 80, what does it do last night? It snows. That's what. Mad

This state has the most schizophrenic weather during spring.
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