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Friday, February 10, 2006

What have I learnt today?

Today I have learnt several things:

  1. The number 21 bus which goes through Birmingham goes as far as Bartley Green before turning round and coming back to Birmingham City Centre, which means if I fell asleep before I got off at Edgbaston, I'd be on for at least another half an hour before it started to come back towards town. Better not fall asleep then.
  2. Tesco may be quick enough to employ you at Christmas, but they never pay you correctly (I'm still waiting for my second week's wages) AND they have no problem taxing you on your earnings, even though as a full-time student you aren't taxed until you earn more than £4,800 a year. Thanks Tesco, I'm STILL trying to wade through all the red tape shit to sort this out.
  3. Birmingham in February sucks as far as the job market's concerned. I've been looking for a new job daily for about two weeks now, and I've had no luck. The woman in the Dixons XL said, "we've pretty much got a job ban until April, head office has told us we're not allowed to employ anyone until then because of the store budget."

So, make sure you have enough spare cash to get you through if you're a student at the new year, because otherwise you're going to have a hell of a time trying to find a job.

I have pizza though, so happy days, happy days... Think happy, be happy.

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