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And so another month draws to its close, without me having found a job. I've got an appointment at the Job Centre later today, to see my so-called 'work coach' (and that's a misnomer as there's no coaching involved in this position at all, just checking to see whether I've not committed any benefit fraud inbetween appointments), and I'll ask once more if I can't do some voluntary work for a bit, just so as I can have a reason to change out of these tracky bottoms I've taken to wearing lately. Because why should I put in an effort to look presentable when I don't have an office to go to?

I came across a website the other day that promised easy money by 'processing e-mails'. 30 Euros per e-mail processed, guaranteed! Typically, if you signed up with this service, they'd have you process 10-20 e-mails a day, which means you'd earn 300-600 euros a day...which is a helluva lot of money. All that is required of those doing the processing is that they have a working Internet connection and an e-mail address, and then the money would start rolling in immediately. The website made it clear the content of the e-mails to be processed were 'not of a sexual nature', quotes a registration number with the Chamber of Commerce, and publishes a number of testimonials from satisfied processors who claim to be stay-at-home mums or people who have been able to pay off their debts through signing up, but I don't know; it sounds decidedly iffy to me. I guess it must be some kind of spamming service, and I hate spam. Still, for a minute there, I was tempted.

I got the heads-up about a month and a half ago that hp is hiring again, but I decided against it because I couldn't face having to commit myself to that horrendous 2 hour daily commute each way again; now I'm wondering if I haven't been too hasty in discounting the possibility.

And so we come to Day 06 of the 30 Day Movie Meme, and the subject is: 'Movie that makes you cry every time'.

In truth, I haven't seen this film that many times, but I remember it as quite beautiful and sad. There are so many sad movies out there that it's hard to pick out just one...and besides, I usually find something to cry about in each and every film I watch.

Day 07 - Least favorite movie by a favorite actor or actress ...
Day 08 - Movie that should be required high school viewing ...
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene
Day 13 - Favorite animated movie
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white
Day 15 - Best musical
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best movie cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite romantic couple
Day 22 - Favorite final scene/line
Day 23 - Best explosion or action scene
Day 24 - Quote you use most often
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - Freakishly weird movie ending
Day 27 - Best villain
Day 28 - Most overhyped movie
Day 29 - Movie you have watched more than ten times
Day 30 - Saddest death scene
Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer


( 6 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Sep. 30th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I don't understand at all why it is that you cannot volunteer your time. I know they want you to be looking for work but don't they want you to be getting out of the house and maintaining a positive outlook? Crikey that's so frustrating.

Still, you can't be blamed for wearing trackies. I have to admit that I bought two pairs of flannelette PJ bottoms this winter and I've been loving them for wearing around the house. They are warmer and more comfy than trackies. I'll be getting more next year, for sure! :)

I've only seen My Own Private Idaho once, so I don't remember much about it, but I strongly remember the rural scenes - the tranquility of it - and for some reason, I can almost smell the potatoes. :) And of course, there's the tragedy of River Pheonix's death.

Sep. 30th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I've got a result: my work coach has cleared me for 1,5 days of voluntary work a week. Now I just have to see what's available ;-)

I think I've seen My Own Private Idaho twice, but I cried both times which means that technically, it's a movie that makes me cry every time!
Sep. 30th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I really hope you can find something soon. I had a period where I was looking for work and not finding anything, and it was pretty awful.
Sep. 30th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I find it utterly soul-destroying...but maybe October will be better!
Sep. 30th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
.. sounds like that email malarky may have been as much scam as spam?
To October!
And To Volunteering!

Sep. 30th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
sounds like that email malarky may have been as much scam as spam?

'Fraid so! I was telling my work coach about it, and he went and had a look at the site, copied the Chamber of Commerce reg number and, since all these public authority databases are linked, found there's no such number registered. So scam, definitely!

(I didn't mention this in my entry, but the thing that made me most suspicious, was the fact that apart from the CoC number, there were no contact details...and that in order to set up the connection between your and their computers, you'd have to pay them a fee of 79 euros up front).
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