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Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006, 04:38 pm

We've got a reception/admin job going here at the moment. This is a very cool place to work and chances are it'll only get cooler. Bear in mind, this is me saying this. We're moving fast though so you'll want to get in quick. Mail CVs to mrwombat at gmail dot com.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

Is it a bad thing that, even after nearly 2 years of working full time in my chosen profession, my admin-fu is still so strong that I immediately start updating my CV in my head when I read things like this?

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well, put it like this, we have yet to have a customer come in and give the receptionist crap. I can understand the appeal of dealing with people who are only ever entirely polite and professional.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

That does sound rather enticing....y'know, when I worked as the receptionist for Scottish Opera, I used to have a homeless guy that would wave at me through the glazed door and drop some Werther's through the letter box as a gift. I miss that job some days....

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well.. we don't have that either but we have a glassworker next door who has the single most expansive and eclectic taste in music I've ever heard.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

Heh, I guess that would be less potentially hazardous to my health, too. I never did find out where he got the sweeties from....

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
miramanga

But is it in Ireland tho :(

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

This is what we in the biz call "A problem". Not the most insurmountable one ever but still quite tricky. On the other hand, you'd get to see absolutely rubbish test interactive TV applications being built all day and play solitaire.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
iresprite

Would it be all right if I passed this along to valancy_s? And would you mind letting me know if you hear of similar opportunities?

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

By all means... pass it on to someone who according to their userinfo is on your side of the pond :)

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
iresprite

Well, she's looking for opportunities across the pond, you see. I think I may have mentione dthis to you before. I'm occasionally pinging my Dublin folks as well as those in the UK to see if there's anything she might be able to do.

Mind you, I have no idea how she plans on getting the visa, but I figure that's her challenge, not mine.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

You might have mentioned it but... y'know, memory like a sieve. I'll keep an eye out but it isn't something I see often. Irish jobsites should be pretty laiden with them though.
As for visas and whatnot, I wouldn't have a clue either but we're supposedly a good deal easier going than the US - so long as you're white, speak english and plan on earning money instead of being black, at best heavily accented and plan on fleeing an opressive regime intent on killing you slowly. You're screwed if thats the case.
Ooh.. political..

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I read that as "plan on earning money instead of being black" *grin*

Tg

Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Oh yeah... thats a hell of a context change :)

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
dorianegray

There are two types of work visas/permits here, IIRC. The one that your employer gets for you is a monster pain in the neck, because the employer has to prove that they couldn't find an Irish (or, presumably, EU) citizen to do the job, and most employers refuse to go near that can of worms. But there's also one where you just cough up a few hundred Euro and you get permission to work here for a year.