"Redundancy is the enema of industry! never employ fat people or smokers" "Ardie 1979"
Today I had lunch with a colleague of mine from Work days. He, like so many people who have attained the heights of industrial promotion, was made redundant and has been trying to make a living in the "consultancy world", without success, for over a year now.
He is back on the market again but at fifty seven years old and with four perfectly spoken languages and an honours degree from Cambridge, he is finding it difficult to get past the first interview`s as he is often seen as over qualified. His CV is far too impressive for the average company to accept. I have suggested that he sets his sights a little lower and he explained that he had and thought that he may be applying for jobs that are too far below his capability, hence the over qualified comments.
Yes they want to interview him just to see who this guy is with the fantastic C.V. but they couldnt possibly employ him. What a state for the employment situation to come to in the UK, I really feel for him, he is a great person and really needs stimulation at this time of his life. He would be an absolute asset to any company with the Bal*s to employ him.
Well we met at 12 .30 exactly! both of us arriving dead on time (old habits die hard) and we reminisced for an ahour or so putting the world to rights and exchanging details of past and present contacts and work friends, from colleagues through to directors and up to board members. He reminded me of a meeting that we had when I was leaving the company ( early retirement) that we both worked for. Saying "I shall always remember your saying that what goes around comes around!" (which I had heard previously from an unknown source, brobably Ardie, and it seemed appropriate at the time) "and do you know! you were right". This has happened to "so and so" and "thingy" has been sacked etc, etc, you really had the mark of the situation at the time didnt you?
Well I was surprised that so many "miscreants" had suffered so much bad luck in the time between their ruining the company and today. It does go to show that "What goes around comes around" was pretty correct in this case. I will always do to others, only what I would have done to myself, treating everybody with respect, even fat people and smokers!!!
Wooow!!!!!!!!! is my Box great! It is flying!!!!!!!!!! I have now downloaded Skype again and have the call name of "admiralrob". No I dont have aspirations! I couldn`t have rob unless I had twenty five numbers after it ( as there were so many others already listed) . I await my first call from whoever has the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im still waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!