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post Aug 15 2013, 06:07 PM
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23...plications.html

B***********Y amazing.
Obviously candidates see as below them.

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post Aug 15 2013, 06:48 PM
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I wonder what the full story says. The Mail was also wittering on about an OAP who left a big sum of money to the Government and werescreaming about the injustice of the Tories and LibDems banking it. Read the whole thing and the real story should have been about sloppy legal work by an OAP's solicitor - bet she paid a huge amount for that!!

Did the local job centre / youth employment service actually know about this vacancy?


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post Aug 15 2013, 07:05 PM
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Would you go to work for £2.65 an hour gel?


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post Aug 15 2013, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 15 2013, 08:05 PM) *
Would you go to work for £2.65 an hour gel?

Strange question, why do you ask that? This was a great opportunity for someone, I'm half tempted to apply for it myself!
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post Aug 15 2013, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 15 2013, 08:05 PM) *
Would you go to work for £2.65 an hour gel?
Doesn't £15k a year work out about £7 an hour, for a 40 hour week?
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post Aug 15 2013, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 15 2013, 08:07 PM) *
Strange question, why do you ask that? This was a great opportunity for someone, I'm half tempted to apply for it myself!

It doesn't seem like enough money to live on.


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post Aug 15 2013, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Aug 15 2013, 08:12 PM) *
Doesn't £15k a year work out about £7 an hour, for a 40 hour week?

Sorry, I missed the £15k a year. I thought apprentices got £2.65 an hour in their first year.


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post Aug 15 2013, 07:32 PM
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I thought apprentices got £2.65 an hour in their first year.Aye and no seconds of gruel come lunchtime.
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post Aug 15 2013, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 15 2013, 08:15 PM) *
Sorry, I missed the £15k a year. I thought apprentices got £2.65 an hour in their first year.

Yes £15k is a reasonable starting wage, with training on top that is even better. Sorry Strafin, the offer is for a youngster! tongue.gif Mind you, not many would want to aspire to be an apprentice liar, would they? tongue.gif
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post Aug 15 2013, 08:26 PM
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Two-year apprenticeship for luxury car dealership fails to attract a single non-scroate applicant

There you go, I've corrected the headline wink.gif
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post Aug 15 2013, 08:49 PM
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Assuming this story is correct I do wonder about some of the kids today. They're given totally unrealistic expectations either by their teachers or they just pick up some wrong info from the crap TV they watch and their assumptions are as bad as their maths skills and they make 2 + 2 come to some wild fantasy figure.


I know when my daughter was doing her Business Studies A Level she had to prepare a business case on setting up her own business. When I scanned over it and looked at her forecast figures I questioned her on the £30,00 salary she'd allocated from the jumble of figures!! "Well I'm not going to work for less than that am I?"

Couldn't get it through to her that you would work for peanuts if you were setting up your own business from scratch. It seemed that her teacher had instilled in them all in the class that this was what you should be expecting from the workplace, rather than what you should be aspiring to..


Needless to say she failed her A Level (although she and many of her ilk still think she passed, as she got a D - what is it with this 'D & E Grades are still PASSES' nonsense??! rolleyes.gif )



(However, as a side note, she didn't go to Uni like all her other pals. Instead she went straight into paid work with a local employer and has done well for herself and been promoted a number of times and is now within sight of that fantasy figure, while her Uni mates are struggling to get any sort of work to pay off their debts.... Funny old game this Uni lark)
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post Aug 16 2013, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Aug 15 2013, 09:49 PM) *
while her Uni mates are struggling to get any sort of work to pay off their debts.... Funny old game this Uni lark)

University is just a way of keeping 18 year olds of the dole figures.

A university degree means nothing these days.
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post Aug 16 2013, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Aug 16 2013, 12:47 PM) *
University is just a way of keeping 18 year olds of the dole figures.

A university degree means nothing these days.

I presumed they were a prerequisite for the yes/no pile of applications.
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post Aug 16 2013, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Aug 16 2013, 12:47 PM) *
University is just a way of keeping 18 year olds of the dole figures.

A university degree means nothing these days.


Decidedly odd then that the emerging economies are pouring millions into university education for their young. They must be doing something wrong, stupid b*****s


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post Aug 16 2013, 01:42 PM
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No takers with A to C GCSEs and educated to A Level standard. Perhaps if the A level was left out there would have been some interest
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post Aug 16 2013, 01:52 PM
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It is the wrong phrase to say they mean nothing, they are now an average educational status for a young aspiring professional.
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post Aug 16 2013, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 16 2013, 02:02 PM) *
Decidedly odd then that the emerging economies are pouring millions into university education for their young. They must be doing something wrong, stupid b*****s

Developing economies providing domestic higher education for their brightest students is not what is happening in the UK. They will be doing something wrong if they allow every young person to get one.
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post Aug 16 2013, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ Aug 15 2013, 07:07 PM) *
See
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23...plications.html

B***********Y amazing.
Obviously candidates see as below them.



Really?
Taking anything the daily mail says as serious?
Which is already a student hating paper.

Read the story properly and then ***** you idiot.
ONE agency had no applications that they forward which can be for a variety of reasons

1) people coming forward were idiots
2) no-one saw the advert because it was poorly advertised
3) THEY'RE LYING
4) Mercedes are crap anyway tongue.gif


Go read some more daily mail


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post Aug 16 2013, 04:10 PM
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If anyone needs to read the article again, I think it might be you MM.
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post Aug 16 2013, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 16 2013, 02:52 PM) *
It is the wrong phrase to say they mean nothing, they are now an average educational status for a young aspiring professional.

Degrees have become somewhat devalued since universities started popping up on pretty much every street corner.
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