Archive for September, 2009

Back to the Gulf…..

September 7, 2009

I can’t stay away….

So, on the 16th October I return to Dubai for 2 days and then onto Bahrain for 5. As part of the Gateway to Global Growth Programme I am flying BA Club World FOC! Well, it is not as if I am going on holiday….

The usual diary will be up and running, I wonder what the latest Bahraini fad will be. 150 varieties of banana? 207 species of cat? The mind boggles.

Looking forward to meeting our clients in Dubai, I have not been for 12 months, a lot has happened in Dubai during this time. I am sure I don’t have to go into detail on this one. I will get to spend some time with my first overseas Consultant, Kelly. She is doing a sterling job.

So, if anyone wants to meet me between the 16th and 23rd October in Dubai or Bahrain, get in touch!

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How are nearly 3m people going to get a job in the UK when the Job Centre employs people like this????

September 3, 2009

This is an actual email we received from the Job Centre. Amazing.

From: xxxxxxxx JCP PURLEY JCP [mailto:xxxxxx.xxxxxx@JOBCENTREPLUS.GSI.GOV.UK]
Sent: 02 September 2009 14:34
To: Info
Subject: Media Sales Cunsult – online advertising QPU/28413
Dear Mr or Mrs Info,
There haven’t been any customers referred to your job advertised with us. I intend on trying to find people on our system but first I need to understand the vacancy description more. Specifically:
– What is ‘new media’ that people must have experience in?
– What are ‘priority listings, local and national banners, web clicks and broadband’?
If you don’t want to explain this all to me or don’t need me to try and fill your vacancy then just say!
If you do then you can reply to this email or call me on 0208 700 xxxx.
Yours,
xxxxx

This is not a joke.