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Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 16:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Bless you, darling. As the song goes, "the...

Bless you, darling. As the song goes, "the waiting is the hardest part!" x
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 15:55
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks to everyone for your replies :-). Just...

Thanks to everyone for your replies :-).

Just got an email from one place with some nice feedback (it was largely due to my lack of experience, but they said they were really impressed, etc) They...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 14:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
I know - I think it really would help my friend,...

I know - I think it really would help my friend, because she seems to be denying that she has a problem at the moment (classic burying head in the sand - I know it so well because I've been there and...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 14:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By MrsBambi
I don't work in HR, but at my last job, I emailed...

I don't work in HR, but at my last job, I emailed my resignation and they told me what my notice period was (according to my contract.)
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 14:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
I agree - I've contacted both of mine (by email,...

I agree - I've contacted both of mine (by email, fair enough - will probably phone later); it's funny to see how when you're approaching the interview the emails fly back and forward and then...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 14:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Sun, that sounds exactly like my interview on...

Sun, that sounds exactly like my interview on Friday!! One person interviewed me for about 15 mins (and had someone elses's CV on the table and mistakenly asked me questions about it...), then she...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
They seem to be ridiculously slow!! Know someone...

They seem to be ridiculously slow!! Know someone who had exactly same time frame of waiting (around 2 years) before she got the security checks done, etc.
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:37
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
I couldn't agree more - and since she's talking...

I couldn't agree more - and since she's talking about it, I'm pretty certain it's something she'll consider.

Personally, it really helped me to have a label - helped me deal with it more (I like to...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:16
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Well, in a word, no. That's what really helped...

Well, in a word, no. That's what really helped me, although I had a break of 10 years between sessions as didn't work at all for me first time (didn't want to go and felt pressured into doing...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
You're not a freak at all! The thing is, as much...

You're not a freak at all! The thing is, as much as I feel as though she's anxious and it's not great for her, it does make her very caring because she's quite in tune with when others are feeling...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks Mumof3 - that's very reassuring! Am...

Thanks Mumof3 - that's very reassuring! Am trying to see all interviews as experience, as I'm going into a different field of work to what I'm in already.
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 13:05
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks - that's really good advice. I've been...

Thanks - that's really good advice. I've been doing tonnes of applications! Today is the one day I haven't :-). You're right about phoning up - it's also worked for me in the past.
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:47
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Thank you so much for sharing this - she's not...

Thank you so much for sharing this - she's not particularly shy, but is definitely concerned that people don't like her or that she's annoying them. When she mixes with people she doesn't click...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Hmm... That's a good point - thanks MarzBar! I...

Hmm... That's a good point - thanks MarzBar! I emailed them two days ago - do you think that I should phone this week or leave it until next week (assuming I haven't heard back?)
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:40
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
When I'm feeling particularly frustrated I...

When I'm feeling particularly frustrated I contemplate this, and
have gone a few weeks without texting/phoning, but ultimately I know she's quite vulnerable and needs friends. I also know she's...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:20
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Thank you - yes, I think I mean if you put...

Thank you - yes, I think I mean if you put yourself in her shoes.

I think it's a kind of social anxiety that she has. I used to be quite anxious when I felt down, but I think that now I'm happier...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:13
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Aw, thank you so much, Annette! She is a lovely...

Aw, thank you so much, Annette! She is a lovely friend, too. My frustration is largely out of wanting to help her, not because I can't be bothered with her.

I hope you don't mind me asking, but...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 12:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks, Petunia. I'll definitely say that it...

Thanks, Petunia.

I'll definitely say that it would mean a lot for her to meet my OH, because it really would.

I don't mind being 'the strong one' in terms of emotions in a friendship - I know...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 11:56
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks Anette, great name by the way! I suppose...

Thanks Anette, great name by the way!

I suppose because I've worked really hard to become more confident and can see that it's a much nicer way to be, I can sometimes find it a little bit...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 11:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Aw, really glad to hear all is well now. I...

Aw, really glad to hear all is well now. I suppose it's comforting to know that hundreds of thousands of people (including me!) have been in your situation, never thinking they'd come out the other...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 11:34
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
I should add, I'm wary of making her more down...

I should add, I'm wary of making her more down and depressed than she already is, so don't want it to seem as though I'm 'confronting' her...

We've skirted around the issue of her being unreliable...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 11:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Thank you for the lovely, thoughtful response,...

Thank you for the lovely, thoughtful response, Steve. Great advice, and very reassuring to realise that I'm not going nuts! I read your thread, by the way - I really hope you're getting on ok. ...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 10:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
Thanks Spoon. That's what I've done - I've sent...

Thanks Spoon.

That's what I've done - I've sent a couple of polite emails to both places - I'm hoping that I sound eager rather than pushy!
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 10:57
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By MrsBambi
Friend who is flaky

This person is a very good friend - I really value her friendship, and she's a great person to have around.

She's struggled in the past with stress, and I've always gone out of my way to be there...
Forum: Advice 19-07-2012, 10:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By MrsBambi
When you don't hear back about jobs...

I had two interviews last week, both for jobs I really wanted. The first was an initial interview (where I was told they'd be in touch) and the second was a follow-up interview.

I hope I'm not...
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