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12 April 2016 @ 09:33 pm
Change is as good as a holiday  
LinkedIn has out-done itself today with its job recommendations for me - top of the list "Flying Operations Inspector (Rotary Wing)". No, I have no clue why it thought I could do this. Although it might be safer than another recommendation, within my line of work, whose ad finished "No cash held on premises, and security cameras ensure a safe workplace." Seriously if that's the best enticement they can offer, I think I'll pass.... *g*

I forgot to grab my phone off the charger yesterday when I headed out to work, then had a Justices meeting straight after work so it was 9pm before I was home again. And guess what I missed - exactly nothing. Not a single message or missed call, not even an alert. Which was good, but - nobody loves me! Heh. It's funny, though, how vulnerable and out-of-touch I felt without my phone in my bag.
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Spencer's Journalspencer5460 on April 12th, 2016 12:03 pm (UTC)
Too funny. I never did get on Linkedin during my job hunt process. I guess I thought it would make it seem too "official." And yes, when I look through my "recent calls" on my phone only two numbers that ever come up. My hubby's and my daughter's. No one else feels the need to get in touch with me. LOL
miwahni: S&H Good Griefmiwahni on April 14th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
I'm not actively looking for a new job but LinkedIn likes to keep me up to date. Just as well, or I'd never have had the chance to be a Flying Operations Inspector, rotary wing or otherwise. *g*
nerthusnerthus on April 12th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
I only ever have reminders that this or that bill is about to be paid from my checking account, ha, or an occasional message from my daughter or my friend Janet. Since I left work at my son's death and just stay home with my daughter now to care for her, it's like I've dropped off the face of the earth in most respects. The only person I speak to daily aside from my daughter who lives with me is my other daughter, who calls daily. The other evening an old friend dropped by and I was pathetically glad to see her, ha. I know it's up to me to get out there and forge those connections and so on, but I've always been pretty reclusive and have just become more so since Daniel died. I do check my fb daily to be sure all my other relatives are alive and kicking, ha, but I don't message them or call them very often; they have very busy lives themselves to deal with.
miwahni: Sherlock Phonemiwahni on April 14th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
I'm glad your friend dropped by and you had a good visit. It must be difficult, now that you're Marisa's full time carer and not working outside of the house, to actually get out and see other people.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on April 12th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
LinkedIn amuses me. I don't actually know anyone who's found a new job through it but it must work for some people.

I hardly ever use my phone and only MG has the number so I'm more surprised if I have a message. :D
miwahni: Pros Phonemiwahni on April 14th, 2016 11:28 am (UTC)
I did get a job offer last year through LinkedIn, but it was the means of contact rather than the means of discovery - I was recommended by a couple of ex-workmates and the prospective employer looked up my contact details there. I do like seeing what else is around, though, and enjoy going through their recommendations.

Most days I'll have at least something on my phone, even if it's only a reminder from the health app. And one of my email addresses (the one I rarely use) diverts to my phone as well. It was just not having it with me that felt so odd.
Trepkos: Wahuh? by Literatitrepkos on April 12th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
Linkedin keeps insisting that merchant banks and law firms want to employ me; as if!
miwahni: Firefly Not taking you seriouslymiwahni on April 14th, 2016 11:28 am (UTC)
Well why not?! You can be a banker and I'll be an aircraft inspector, there should be more of it I say!
Trepkos: Giggle by Angstpuppytrepkos on April 14th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
Hmm ... travelling by boat is starting to look like an attractive alternative!