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Dearie me

Funny, how I always seem to be getting a response from those applications I don't really want to go forward. I sent another uninspired letter off yesterday, carefully failing to address the main criteria...and got a call from the hiring manager this morning. Of course, I was too polite to tell him I don't really want the job, it's just that I need another rejection letter to show the Job Centre that I have been trying to find work in this last week of the year, too. I wish I didn't have to go to all this subterfuge, but the type of jobs I do want are posted few and far between.

Although I hate it when I get cold called and usually end the conversation before it starts, the other day I got cold called by another utilities company and switched over on the strength of their sales pitch. Now that there's less money coming in, I'm more susceptible to special offers. Imagine my dismay then, when I received notification that instead of me paying less for gas and electric as I had been led to believe over the phone, my monthly payments with this company would amount to a whopping 238,= euros, 141 euros over what I paid before! I rang their customer services to complain and after apologising for 'the mistake', they said they'd readjusted it to 74,= euros a month, but I won't really feel reassured until I receive their confirmation in writing...or my bank statement, whichever comes first.


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Dec. 29th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Yikes! That kind of price hike is insane!

And I'm wishing you all kinds of luck on the job front!
Dec. 29th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Eeeeek on the utilities.

Dec. 30th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
This is why I hate cold callers. We have people here who doorknock as well and give you the hard sell right on your doorstep. They are not welcome either, but I try to be polite (though gods only know why).

Meh to the job thing.

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