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Got fired the other day - Jasper Janssen
September 10th, 2008
12:05 am


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Got fired the other day
That is, they won't be renewing my contract.

Seems the recruitment agency (my employer-of-record) and the people actually giving me work to do had a bit of a spat: They're not extending temporary contracts through that agency any more. Now, the recruitment agency apparently has a deal where their client (ie, the people I'm working for) has to let you work at least 1000 hours through them before you can go work directly for 'em. So far so reasonable. But apparently the buyout fee for that is large enough that the people I mwork for have decided as a matter of policy not to do that.

Time to update the ol' CV and find myself something better than first-line techsupport.

On the plus side, they'd already approved my request for a week's vacation time (this week), which I desperately needed. Even at 24 hrs/wk, going for very nearly a year without anything more than a long weekend (and that usually in the middle of a week, since I mostly work weekends & evenings) was starting to get to me.

With the vacation time owed me (another 2-3 weeks worth) and the 1000-euro bonus for getting out of the welfare system, I should be able to get some extra quals/certs that might help with finding a better job, too.

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Date:September 10th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
... what were you doing?
Date:September 10th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
1st line techsupport at a local ISP (with the occasional second-line task thrown in, after all, at 6 months you're ridiculously overexperienced already). I figured it'd be a good starter after some years off sick, since they probably wouldn't fail to hire me even with that black mark of essentially 0 CV. I'm aiming higher for the next one.
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