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what makes you say I'm too old for this shit



  • Spirit animal= Bunch of Soibois.



  • @kess said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    He obviously said the wrong animal as he didn't get the job.

    I hope that was sarcasm



  • @bravo said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    I hope that was sarcasm

    certainly was

    I think the reason he didn't get the job was he was over qualified



  • WTF......The retards really have taken over the asylum Kess



  • In a previous job where I was the oldest Tech (at 31!) Most were just out of uni at around 21-23 and their first IT jobs and we had a Team Meeting with one of the Directors (who was all of 28) and he asked us to do some 'Roleplay'. I said 'I bags being the Elf' with an absolutely straight face ... and only one other bloke (out of 10 IT nerds) got it and fell off his chair laughing ... and it wasn't the Boss. It was the same meeting where I burst out laughing when he produced a 40 slide powerpoint showing why they couldn't afford to pay us pay rises while charging us out at $120 an hour (this was back in '04) and claiming the company only made $1 profit out of that $120 per hour (plus $60 callout mind you) ... the next day the State Manager call me in for a Private Meeting and offers me the pay rise everyone else wanted (I was already on the highest Tech paygrade so I didnt care) if I shut my mouth about $1 profit for every $120 billed bullshit. So I agreed - Fuck it, not my problem, I'll take that extra $100 a week thanks. I was already over their crap and shitty business practices so I spent the next month looking for another job and the day before I left I told the other techs what the deal was and left with a skip in my step and a smile on my dial (still wasn't roleplaying an Elf though ...). Last I heard they lost nearly all their Brisbane staff and sold out to Telstra, who then spun them out and sold them off to fucking Kaz or some other wanker and they went bust.

    Management ALWAYS will try and screw over employees. Only works on the the gullible or young 😛



  • @kess said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    I think the reason he didn't get the job was he was over qualified

    in some ways that's WORSE!!

    I remember being knocked bakc for being overqualified!!

    I understand the rationale behind it, but when there's no jobs in the area that meet your qualifications, then are you truly overqualified to do the job advertised?



  • 'Overqualified' means you won't put up with the shit employers expect to pull on people with limited experience/skills. You know better already.



  • Yep. Dread is right.

    Surprisingly.

    I mean, his stories are funny and all, but...



  • My stories are life lessons ...



  • @Dread said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    'Roleplay'. I said 'I bags being the Elf' with an absolutely straight face

    While I do not understand the reference, I think this is hilarious and plan to use a version of it it myself in the future.

    @Dread said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    Management ALWAYS will try and screw over employees. Only works on the the gullible or young

    I'm not young but fucking hell, I'm gullible, too trusting. I'm just now recovering from being fucked over by a Director. However, just yesterday I managed to serve the bitch a delicious dish of cold revenge: I got a promotion and I've heard that my ex-director boss bitch isn't taking it too well... hahahahaha.



  • People seem to have this misapprehension that employers, managers, Team Leaders, Leading Hands etc have YOUR best interests at heart. That they will stick up for you or be looking to reward you with extra pay, better benefits etc if you 'do a good job' etc

    Yeah, nah - they don't. Even 'Good Bosses' have THEIR interests first and foremost. Some might put 'the companies' interests first (because it enhances theirs), then their own, then the customers (gotta keep them happy or we are all out of a job!) ... and then you, the dickhead doing the actual work - LAST. ALL of us are replaceable at the end of the day. Right now have a think about this - if you dropped dead at lunchtime today, how many days would it be before some other fucker is clocking on for your shifts?? A day? Two days?? A week? Two weeks if they have to advertise on Seek and do some interviewing? Even if you are highly fucking specialised and need specialist/professional qualifications I'd bet 1 month at most. A Labourer? Shit, they'll have some Islander in there before you could say 'Choice Bro'.

    Once you can accept this basic fact of working life, it becomes easier. They don't care about you, so what YOU need to be doing is doing what you can to extract every benefit you can for the least amount of effort. Now, I am not advocating laziness - that's a special field for us IT people and we own that shit ... but I digress. What I mean is - do what you are PAID TO DO. Try not to go 'over and above' because, like I said - 95% of employers, managers etc don't give a shit. Some may even be threatened by it. Use the workplace to YOUR advantage. Get them to pay for courses, professional development etc to increase your skills base. Each year in the field is another year of experience to bank up and looks better on a resume. Use your current job as a springboard to the next one until you are safely ensconced in your leather chair, private office, latte's brought to you by the receptionist and have time to talk shit on the Internet at 9.27am on a Wednesday morning because you are banned from Facebook AGAIN and feel like pontificating from on high ...

    Employers love robots that 'yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir', collect their wages, work overtime when requested and don't complain about stagnant wage growth, shitty working conditions etc They might even give you a shitty watch after 20 odd years. Be ambitious - for yourself. Especially while you are young and don't have a missus , 3 kids and a mortgage. You can take more risks to set yourself up.

    The main exception to this rule is for people working for Family run businesses. This is a narrow path to hell. In nearly every case the bloke who owns the business might be a top bloke and looks after his employees LIKE family - but at the end of the day you aren't family. He will side with his family every single time ... well, so would we in the same position, lets be honest. I have more than a few mates who work in family run businesses (Transport, Builders/Construction etc) and have been there since Day 1 of that business and know it inside and out ... guess who's their boss now that the owner is 'handing over more responsibility' and 'taking a back seat as they ease into early retirement' etc?? Yeah, their fucking moron kids. NOT that employee that's given the last 30 years to that company and can run it blindfolded.

    There aint no loyalty in business or at work. Sure there are some exceptions. But as you travel through life you'll discover they are very few and very far between. Look after yourself because no other fucker will 😉



  • @Dread said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    People seem to have this misapprehension that employers, managers, Team Leaders, Leading Hands etc have YOUR best interests at heart. That they will stick up for you or be looking to reward you with extra pay, better benefits etc if you 'do a good job' etc

    I agree with you on that but have to say the last two team leaders I have had have been nice (they have some fancy title these days so sounds much more important than team leader) they must roll their eyes if they actually read the questionnaires they want us to fill out after our quarterly meetings. At end of form it said what was best part of meeting, my answer the pizza, another question what could improve the meeting, I said you forgot the garlic bread.



  • Staff here know I won't go to meetings now unless they bring a Black Forest cake from the Cheesecake shop ... I don't do $5 mudcakes from Woolies, no siree!



  • @Dread said in what makes you say I'm too old for this shit:

    Black Forest cake from the Cheesecake shop

    Where does that fit into your Keto diet 🤣



  • At the top of it 😉


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