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Old 16.08.2011, 14:15
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Yes I guess....

Its just so hard to make these decisions and being here in CH makes it more difficult because people keep saying how difficult it is to find a job.

Perhaps I am a little spoilt and enjoying the studying over 45 hour a week job potential !
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Old 16.08.2011, 14:19
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The only issue I am facing at the moment is that the Germinde will not let me register
Well then I am not sure how you will be able to be employed as you need to be registered here.
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Old 16.08.2011, 14:48
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

They said I can be registered once they have seen a contract of employment offer....
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Old 16.08.2011, 15:01
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They said I can be registered once they have seen a contract of employment offer....
You are legally required to register regardless of whether you have employment.
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Old 16.08.2011, 15:03
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You are legally required to register regardless of whether you have employment.
Right...OK I'm heading down the Germinde tomorrow to find out for sure.....
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Old 16.08.2011, 15:50
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Back to the original topic. I accepted a job here for the sake of it a year ago and am still working in this job.. It is also a PA role which was quite a step down from my previous Public relations career. The reason why i am sticking it out is that all the interviews I went for PR jobs couldn't pay me as much as this PA job.. Right now money talks louder...
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Old 16.08.2011, 15:54
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Back to the original topic. I accepted a job here for the sake of it a year ago and am still working in this job.. It is also a PA role which was quite a step down from my previous Public relations career. The reason why i am sticking it out is that all the interviews I went for PR jobs couldn't pay me as much as this PA job.. Right now money talks louder...
I see...out of interest what is it like to work as a PA. I have never really done a full PA role before. I have had to do organisational work, prep Directors for meetings and travel etc in my HR roles but not full on PA. Also, I am concerned about the hours of work due to my commitments at home....are the hours long?

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Old 16.08.2011, 15:56
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

I suggest to take the job. The initial three month trail period is for both parties after all. If you don't like it, just be honest and head back to your studies.

If you have nothing to loose then it is always best to try an opportunity than to dismiss it out of hand.
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Old 16.08.2011, 15:57
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I see...out of interest what is it like to work as a PA. I have never really done a full PA role before. I have had to do organisational work, prep Directors for meetings and travel etc in my HR roles but not full on PA. Also, I am concerned about the hours of work due to my commitments at home....are the hours long?
Its not brain surgery but was harder than i expected at the beginning. I quickly got the hang of it though.. To be honest it is quite boring but I keep reminding myself of the money and how much I have been able to save up thus far..Im used to being stimulated creatively and there is none of that.. What is good is that there is very little stress and I finish by 5pm everyday...
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Old 16.08.2011, 16:00
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Yes...the money seems good but in context not sure how good 80 to 90k offering?
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Old 16.08.2011, 16:06
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Yes...the money seems good but in context not sure how good 80 to 90k offering?
That is about right for a PA type role and is a good salary IMO.. Im also planning to start studying in Oct. As my job is not stressful, I should def be able to manage,
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Old 16.08.2011, 16:09
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Man....this is a bloody hard decision and it really shouldn't be this hard! Back to square one now
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Old 16.08.2011, 16:13
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Man....this is a bloody hard decision and it really shouldn't be this hard! Back to square one now
i think that you have very little to lose by accepting.. that is why the probation period is there so you can decide if it works or not. If its not your cup of tea or the commute is too far then you can leave. It is not easy at all to find a job here as I'm sure you know. I would take it to gain some experience here and get your foot in the door, even if money is not an issue right now..
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Old 16.08.2011, 16:17
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Read this thread as some food for thought.

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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

I fill pretty bad now. I'm in such a lucky position right now.
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

I assure you it was not meant to make you feel bad but just to give you a view of the other side of the coin. You will do the right thing for yourself.
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Old 16.08.2011, 17:45
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

Its fine I understand. My day has been consumed with this decision. Need to get a grip.

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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

also many times the first job is to get your foot in the door. many times people are hired internally for other positions.....so something you like might come up
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Old 16.08.2011, 21:21
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

My wife was searching for a job for almost 6 months while doing her German classes. Sometimes it is quite difficult to get what you want immediately.
So I would suggest to go for what you get and you can still search for what you want.
But you at least enter the market, meet people, understand how things work, get exposed to so many things and as someone suggested you can practice your German with your people at work.

and not to forget your get some money to do shopping
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Re: Taking a job for the sake of it...

lucky you! take it. think of it as a temporary position or a "transit job" until you find a better one.
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