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Part Time Catgirl
34 years old
November 10, 1987
Lether, apparently...

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  1. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    24 June 2022 - 07:52 AM

    Last day on the oars before two weeks of annual leave.

    Oh lawdy I need this
  2. In Topic: Music

    24 June 2022 - 07:48 AM

    Looks like I'm in the recording studio somewhere in October...
  3. In Topic: Ye Big Movie thread

    24 June 2022 - 07:46 AM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 07 June 2022 - 07:27 PM, said:

    Well this look dope!

    Also I hear tell it has a fully Comanche language track you can listen to it in with subtitles.

    Is this a video game adaptation? If so then on one hand, instantly cautious, on the other if they have actually gone to the effort of including a Comanche language track then it might actually have enough effort going into it to make it oreyt.
  4. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    24 June 2022 - 07:40 AM

    View Postamphibian, on 23 June 2022 - 04:05 PM, said:

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 23 June 2022 - 07:40 AM, said:

    View Postworry, on 21 June 2022 - 09:30 PM, said:

    When you get the jitters do you start air drumming?


    Also I didn't make it to second stage interview. I am not surprised. My employment history is pretty much a litany of being passed over for promotion.

    I've gotten to second interviews 3x in the past year. I think I got better at playing off the cues people were given, but it's brutal to start afresh with an entirely new set of people and a different job each time out.

    What's your impressions of how the first interviews are going? I found that trying to head off the "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" faff was super useful to me. I hate the question because I tend to be a "can't plan it until you know some of the landscape" person and a workplace culture beyond an interview is definitely a huge component I can't plan too intensely without.

    So I started asking people "In two years, what do you want me to be doing for the company or agency? What skills should I be developing early on? What should I be building towards being able to handle?"

    That got immediately better results for me. The first way seemed to be a litmus test of my ambition and ability to project out with very little to go on regarding work and/or to start sharing my private/family life, which I don't like that much in an interview. The second way seemed to be a way that let them talk about development, big picture, how prepared they are for actually bringing someone on board etc. That seemed to give me more substantial things to work with.

    I did botch one second interview by continually referring to my practical experience in investigations rather than taking a cue from the people interviewing me about how they are looking for a lawyer to go through the investigative paperwork and backfill or mildly supervise the actual investigators. I got caught up on the "connect back to lived experience" rather than meet them where they wanted to be.

    If you want, we can go backstage and talk out interviews. I'm not an expert, yet my partner actually interviews people much more often for hiring and has coached me up quite a bit to help me suss out what the talking heads want.

    In this case it was provide a presentation, which I did, using a personal project and linking it to the job I was applying for.

    The feedback said I didn't do that, but I know for a fact that's some horseshit because I was quite pointed in tying the two together (i.e. I'm quite well used to putting in a lot of effort on my own to get a result and that result was the take-away from the project). So I'm left feeling like the interview was purely to humour me.

    Well, whatever. We'll see what pay review brings but so far I'm decidedly unhappy with how things are since I was sold like so much meat to the new lot.
  5. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    23 June 2022 - 07:43 AM

    View PostGorefest, on 22 June 2022 - 05:06 PM, said:

    Oh, I agree that the US stuff is a lot more scary and bonkers. But I think it is a bit disingenious for Brits to start chucking rocks with the current Tory wackjobs in charge. It seems to be a global phenomenon that populist and arch conservative rhetoric is winning ground rapidly. Older voters are trying to turn back time and they still carry more weight at the ballot box, because they pay/bribe and they vote more loyally.

    What really depresses me about it all is

    "My daddy didn't fight in the war so that we could be part of the EU German Empire!"
    - and they then proceed to vote for what is basically at this stage a bunch of fascists (everything is the fault of the alien, let's make Britain great again, etc).

    Can't make it up.



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    09 Nov 2021 - 20:42
    and again Maate. Light at the end of the tunnel?
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    10 Nov 2020 - 07:49
    Another year, and quite the shitty one at that, but at least the back end of it might have some promise. Happy birthday
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    10 Nov 2019 - 00:37
    Has it been a year? Yeesh. Happy birthday again. At least you're back reading.
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    Maark Abbott 

    09 Nov 2018 - 18:52
    Thanks ^^ I'll read a sugary manga. Madoka looks promising...
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    09 Nov 2018 - 18:45
    happy birthday Maarky Maark. I hope you get a book that revives your urge to read. Bonus points if it isn't grimdark ;)
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    Maark Abbott 

    12 Jan 2017 - 07:17
    It's true. Mu tends to be my profile picture in most places. Her or Mai. Gotta maintain the harem, after all.
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    The Lord of Moon's Spawn 

    11 Jan 2017 - 16:41
    And just so you know, I'm just trying to irritate you by spelling ya name with one A. :p
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    The Lord of Moon's Spawn 

    11 Jan 2017 - 16:37
    Konichiwa, Mark-chan :)
    Sorry for the late reply; lol, I'm nor even sure why I made this account. So yeah. But Hail Hydra, ya know. Haha.
    Also, belief it or not, I kinda imagined you'd have a BB avatar, after I'd seen your cover image. Nice to see I'm not always wrong. :p
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    Maark Abbott 

    10 Jan 2017 - 06:39
    Sosuke-tan! Kon'nichiwa!
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    The Lord of Moon's Spawn 

    08 Jan 2017 - 23:41
    Aizen here. (Lol.)
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    Maark Abbott 

    23 Nov 2015 - 07:28
    No chance.
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    10 Nov 2015 - 07:57
    Happy birthday. Now have a birthday shave - I dare you. ;)
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