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My home town, Crawley, is one of those proverbial "Polaroid moments" of all that is vile in architecture and building practice. There are some very tatty suburbs where pebble-dashing is rife. It looks vile when it's raining; it looks vile when it's sunny. We don't have any around our streets thankfully but in the 50s-built housing there is lots of it.
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
If he makes it he will be the only male actor to have appeared in Dr Who to make it to 100 years old (And only the second person ever)
He is also the oldest living person to have appeared in Star Trek.
And one of only 14 Living actors to have been in Star Trek and Dr Who.
(Deep Roy is the only actor ever to have appeared in ST,DW and SW!)
Obscurum per obscurius.
Ad astra per alas porci.
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
I did a change of address for license and car last March (have a confirmation!).
Login to see when this years 'fees' are due and see that the change of address they confirmed 11 months ago was rejected a few days later. No idea why and no notification even though they have my email address.
There is a 90 minute wait on the phone and no email address available. I paid the fees anyway and now I have to hope that the mail redirect actually still works (paid through until March).
Tried to do it online but the system rejected my details even though I took them off the registration.
Going to drop by the AAA and see if they can help.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. Those who seek perfection will only find imperfection nils illegitimus carborundum
We need national healthcare so we can get this same outstanding level of service in life or death situations too!
To whom it may concern: Please don't respond with serious comments about the merits of nationalized healthcare. This was a joke. Pure & simple! No need to turn it into a Soapbox discussion. If you feel you must respond in some fashion and believe that the US government is the best choice for dispensing healthcare to Americans just vote the message down.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
Yes, it would be nice to have a reason, but, I don't think many companies will give you a reason.
Perhaps a 'thanks, but no thanks', but I think even that has gone the way of the dodo since resumes are now predominately electronic.
I didn't even got that. I was kind of stalker or pervert or whatever to send email to HR asking what happened. I specifically mentioned that yes or no does not bother me but tell me a reason so I can improve myself. Never received a response. To me, this is unprofessional.
"Bastards encourage idiots to use Oracle Forms, Web Forms, Access and a number of other dinky web publishing tolls.", Mycroft Holmes[^]
And due to a contencious, litigious society, you probably won't get a reason.
My previous employees have a policy of simply confirming someone was employed there and what their title was, because, if they give a positive review for one person, and no comment on someone else, that is perceived as a negative review and they don't want to fight lawsuits.
It's irritating. But you'll get on much better once you realize that means "Thanks, but don't plan on ever hearing from us again."
Keep searching as if they'd said no. Everybody wins. If they do call back, you've got bargaining power in the pipeline in the form of other opportunities (hopefully.) If they don't, you've wasted no time.
But they have absolutely no vested interest in a detailed post mortem. They'd have to do a couple/few dozen of them and frankly, the last thing they want to do is give someone the couple keys that would enable a less then scrupulous person to game their interview process.
There's really no win out of it other than to take the lumps as a form of psychological case-hardening.