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What is it like being employed? What must I remember to do/not do?

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KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 13:12:12

I have been S/E for 5 yrs plus & I now have a temp how do I cope?

What mustn't I do?

tbh I really can't remember what it was like

I will be too bossy I just know it

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 13:14:57

They expect you to turn up on time, do as they request and be friendly. I'd offer to make tea once in a while if there's not alot of staff. Load the photocopier with paper if it's running low. Don't moan about your boss, you may be unwittingly talking to their brother (I learned this the hard way).

Well done though! smile

juneybean Fri 29-Aug-08 13:20:49

Bit off topic, but Katy did you decide whether you were going to do something via Open Uni? I'm applying for the level 4 in Early Years Practice

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 13:38:25

Yep I think I'm doing this & this

But I need another level 2 and another level 3 which I can't decide

PeaMcLean Fri 29-Aug-08 13:40:30

Be aware of, but do not get involved in the office politics.

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 13:44:18

Turn up on time I can do

Very large office so no tea

Don't slag people off - hmm that could be hard

Have I taken on too much?

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 13:47:51

smile It'll be fine. Try not to worry.

I've been accepted onto a funded course by the way so I don't have to look for a job.

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 13:51:42

Congratulations - that is good news

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 13:52:55


Your job will be fine. I bet you are excited!

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 13:54:28

Not really

I don't really want a job but needs must

& after Wednesday everything else is an anticlimax

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 14:00:16

What happened on Wednesday? (the days all roll into one. I know I posted to you this week though blush

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 14:12:06

I was on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 and BBC news 24 (talking about childminding)

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 14:13:55

I've had no TV for a week sad.

Did you do a thread? I'll have a look later if you did. smile

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 14:15:34

Umm - several in Childminding I think

Figment Fri 29-Aug-08 14:17:09

No swearing
Smile lots
Offer to make cofffee if making self one
No poos in the loos

Drink coffee/tea when hot.

Yup you shall be fine.

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 14:19:07

shockYOU ARE JOKINGshock

I cannot not pooshock

I have IBSshockblush

Oh No What am I going to doshock

Sidge Fri 29-Aug-08 14:21:48

Turn up on time.

Smile a lot.

Don't take your home troubles to work.

Make tea.

Don't shag the boss.

Good luck!

Figment Fri 29-Aug-08 14:23:04

Okay, calm down you can poo, just not leave an odour behind.


Cappuccino Fri 29-Aug-08 14:24:22

no poos?

what made you even think of that?

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 14:24:25

Umm - will I need airfreshner? (I'm not a man you knowwink)

Or is this one of those things that you can't smell your own?

Cappuccino Fri 29-Aug-08 14:26:05

stop thinking about the pooing

make sure you have your own teabags hidden in case theirs are vile

Cappuccino Fri 29-Aug-08 14:27:02

don't fall asleep at your desk

don't chew things loudly

don't have pictures of your kids in wetsuits on your desk

KatyMac Fri 29-Aug-08 14:27:16

Oh yes

Tea bags, mug, cheap spoon - should I take a tub of sugar?

Cappuccino Fri 29-Aug-08 14:27:23

DO NOT say "is it okay if I poo"

Cappuccino Fri 29-Aug-08 14:28:11

'cheap spoon'?

oh I am out of my league now I have no crested family silverware

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