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Thu, Mar. 25th, 2004, 05:55 pm
Boring mundane things

After my last post (which I thought was just filler) which even made me lose a friend on LJ and gave me a record number of replies, I'm going to tone things down a bit for today. I was thinking of doing an angsty post, but then ristin would thwap me for not having confidence in myself, and I don't feel like being thwapped today.


Finally heard back on that job interview I did last week. I didn't get the position. Hey, like I said, I can afford to be philosophical about it. A colleague at work told me about another position that sounds just right for me. I'll follow it up and decide if I want to bother applying. The problem with a lot of permanent positions advertised in the public service is that the employer already has in mind who they want to fill the position (someone who's been doing it on a temporary basis for god knows how long) and they tailor the selection criteria accordingly. This way they get around the obligation for transparency but still get who they want. This might sound shady but it's a good idea: They already know the person in question and know they can do the job and they don't have to waste time on training a new person and familiarising them with the organisation. The private sector on the other hand can just hire who they want because they don't have to waste time and money on transparency.

In other news, I got some good food scavenging done today, as befits my species. I eat too much, but it is the rat way: You eat up when times are good so you have reserves to fall back on when times are bad. The problem with this strategy is that since I met Ristin, times haven't been bad. Old habits die hard.
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Thu, Mar. 25th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
ozkangaroo

awww :(,
sorry to hear that rat,

actually whats weird is he just took me off his list too,
weird wonder why?.

Oh well

Good luck in the future.

(BTW it's your LJ write what ever you want ^_^)

Thu, Mar. 25th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

He did? That's weird. I hope it wasn't by association with me. Although he did a very nice post explaining why and being at pains not to cast blame, I feel bad enough that he defriended without thinking he did to you too. And don't worry; not even for his sake am I willing to censor my own LJ.

Thu, Mar. 25th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
darth_phylos

In other news, I got some good food scavenging done today, as befits my species. I eat too much, but it is the rat way: You eat up when times are good so you have reserves to fall back on when times are bad. The problem with this strategy is that since I met Ristin, times haven't been bad. Old habits die hard.

I know all about the eating thing - I do it myself. Having been poor and hungry a lot in the past, I cannot stand to see food wasted. I will eat whatever there is in front of me when I make/order food, or, if I cannot, or am at home, I will stick the leftovers in the fridge and eat them later. This has gotten comments from flatmates/friends in the past (like - "you are really going to eat those fries cold later on?!?"), and I just explain it to them. I hate going to bed hungry, and have had to survive on 2-minute noodles and bread for too long to be fussy about eating some cold fries on bread with some mustard or mayo thrown in. Feeling bloated with food, or needing a nap after a big meal isn't as bad as feeling hungry and not being able to do anything about it.

Oh, and I think Pizza Hut got rid of their restaurant chains and all-you-can-eat deals after some uni friends of mine went on a binge there. One guy didn't eat for 3 days, and then ate 17 slices of pizza. Out of the group of 6 students, no one ate less than 10 slices. Another uni friend of mine was thrown out of an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet for eating too much. This guy was as thin as a stick, but managed to stay there for 3 hours eating solidly the whole time - he figured it was the best $15 he had ever spent...

Sat, Mar. 27th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Thank you, Darth. That gave me and my friends a good laugh. I was wondering why Pizza Hut gave up on all you can eat. So it was you all along!

Sat, Mar. 27th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
darth_phylos

I think I might order some pizza now. Although, I don't know why they call those "family meal deals"...