Apologies for the ‘half-blog’ the other day – it was just too sunny to stay in and type this stuff up! As it stands – its 815am here and the Sun is up but I dont think its warm enough to warrant going outside just yet.. watch this space! Hehehe…
Where was I?
*opens new window – checks previous blog*
Right then – I emailed Kevin back telling him how stoked I was that they were still interested etc.. and I left it at that.
That afternoon I get an email from their CEO asking me to pop over sometime next week… so we arranged a time and a date and last Wednesday I rocked over to Refresh Mobile in Fulham and went and saw them..
Now – bear in mind that my vocation at the moment is Accountant. So I bowl in there thinking I’m being interviewed for an Accounts-based position..
But no – turns out they want me to not do any accounts stuff at all!
They want me to work with them on improving their software and to help in making it a better experience for the user!
The two people that interviewed me didnt seem interested in my CV at all.. in fact one of the quotes from the interview was-
“James, if we’d have got your CV from some head hunting job agency.. you wouldn’t have made it through the door – its only because you’ve met Kevin and Scott that you’re here – they speak highly of you..”
Eventually Scott comes down and we have a bit of a chat, discuss the Mobizines in more detail.. he gives me a pop quiz on the software.. which, to be honest – I dont really know how well I did on!
But at the end of the interview said:
“Right then, I should make you an offer then really.. ”
“I’ll email you in the morning..”
I give Scott my personal email address (so far all correspondence has been using my my work email – which is a bit …unethical i guess.. and probably against company policy too I’d imagine – know The Mail) and then I toddle off home.. after a near two hour interview!
All day long i’m constantly checking my email.. lunchtime passes.. still nothing.. panic.. setting.. in.. it gets to 1630 and I decide to email Kevin – “MATE! No news! Should I be concerned?! ..or just more patient?!”
Following morning I get an email from Scott to my work address.. turns out he mislaid my personal email address.. (THANK YOU LORD!) ..I send it over and within minutes I have a job offer and contract in my inbox ready for my perusal.. I browse over it.. decide that this is probably the best thing thats happened to my carreer in YEARS and email Scott back…
I printed the contract off, signed it, sent it back… and by 11am I’d resigned from the Daily Mail!
Do you have ANY IDEA how nice that feels?!
Well.. thing is.. its nicer for me I guess – I was made redundant from my last two positions and I’d kinda forgotten what it feels like to LEAVE a job instead of my job leaving me.. y’know?!
I’m so excited – this job’s gonna be great..
But now.. we have a problem. (Yup. Its never simple is it?!)
Right – so – I’l try and make this as simple as possible.
The Mail pays on the 15th of every month – two weeks in advance and two weeks in arrears. So you get paid for the two weeks you’ve just worked and then the two weeks you’re about to work… With me so far?
Cool – anyway – because of my trip to Thailand I’ve used up all my holiday at the mail and it turns out I owe them seven days.. so.. they’re gonna deduct that amount from my salary.. not NEXT month’s… no no.. THIS month’s. Arse. So in four days I get three week’s money. That’s June.
Then – on July 7th I finish at the Mail.
July 10th I start at Refresh.
July 15th I get paid ONE WEEK’S (!!) money from the Mail.
Now with Refresh things are different – they do it normally – there you get paid at the end of the month for the month you’ve just worked y’dig? So moving on:
On July 30th I get paid THREE WEEK’S money from Refresh..
Then I dont get paid again until the end of August. That pay cheque will be first full pay cheque since May 15th.
Fingers crossed I can survive til then.. I might be eating out of bins and stuff but I guess I’ll survive!
So yeah – thats my news!
Good and (slightly) bad.
Goodbye and So Long to The Daily Mail!
Goodbye and So Long to my Carreer as an Accountant!
Hello Refresh Mobile!
( oh and goodbye to my social life over the summer )
Ok – thats that sorted – now to bring us bang up to date.
Yesterday was a beautiful day. Hung out with mates most of the day watching various World Cup matches..
GO ON THE ENGLAND!
…had a kickabout.. my mate Rich broke his leg! But he’s alright.. Trooper that he is! Gonna go see him later.. see how he’s getting on..
So yeah.. there we go.
I’m gonna go have a bath now I think…
Forgot to mention – there’s a fairly large chance that I might be going to see Bon Jovi in Milton Keynes today… Bizarre eh!? Hahaahah..I’ll let you know.