So, toddled up for an interview (thankfully within walking distance) via a recruiter, and got vibes of "oh gawwd
" when the idiots started talking about "typing tests"
Thankfully, they were not
stupid enough to apply them to me.
They were, however, stupid enough to offer me the following:
-- sysadmin/support job, supporting sites in three countries, new site, so rolling out AD, printer installs, pcs, cabling, network infrastructure, etc etc....for $40k p/a.
*cue laughing fit* (for those of you unsure of Australian payrates - that's the kinda stuff that brings in around 68k minimum
And it's a three month temp job
It was like titanic in slow motion. But the final snapping of the bow was when the interviewer made it quite clear that they were so interested in me because I'm fucking white
and have traces of a UK accent.
Direct quote: "We've had quite a few Indian, Asian and other foreign applicants, but they're very hard to understand and very bad at communicating"
There is no emoticon to describe the face that I pulled right then. Giving them the benefit of the doubt in case of clumsy wording (Eg: if they'd said "You're supporting Germany and Austria over Skype, and they have difficulty with English combined with some accents over this medium" I might
have let it slide) , I carefully pointed out that most of my professional career has been spent working with "Indians, Asians and other foreigners" and out of all of the guys I've worked with, the one
person I sometimes had issues understanding was the goddamn pale-arsed Qubecois who's face was partially paralyzed. Fuck, most of them are far clearer than your average fucking yob.
In response, I got a faceful of "Of course there are ~exceptions~" and thaaaaaat's when I stood up and walked out.
I'll never be that
desperate for a fucking job.
So I hit up spotlight and grabbed some flat fats and made a buncha cushion covers. Which means in the past few days I've done a ton of sewing, mopped and swept, built a new floating deck from scratch and rebuilt a PC. Heh.
In better news, madscot
your parcel came! My face was literally :D :D when I opened it up. SECOND BEST PRESENT EVER!!! (Sorry, torasin
still gets top notch for a much wanted and needed DVI KVM :P) *wears it about the house and swanks in speechless glee*