Thursday, May 7, 2009

Of course I can communicate... see

I am sure that I am not the only one who believes that writing to selection criteria is hopelessly depressing, irritating and should not be necessary. Why should I write a case to prove, for example, that I am a good communicator? If I wasn't a good communicator you wouldn't be able to read this, now would you. And how do I prove an "honest, caring personality" I could tell you I have one, tell you other people said I have one, but it isn't necessarily true. I could have everyone fooled.

So it's really about 'selling yourself'. But what does that mean? Blow your own trumpet? Well what if you don't own one?!? But seriously, with people in HR who know nothing about what we actually do in our jobs doing the selecting and interviewing and who just care about getting a person who can write a nice looking application that says a few choice key words, what honest hope have the people who can really do the job have in the long run?

Maybe I should go with the words of a good friend... "Hire me or I'll kill you!"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Been watching the NRL

Those who know me know that I have been a Cowboys fan for a number of years and have been watching the NRL before that. While I have to say that, unlike many of my relatives and friends, I do love the game, I do find a few things confusing.

First why is a 'try' called a 'try?' Surely if you have managed to get the football across the line without one of your players offside (or touching the sideline etc) then you have SUCCEEDED not TRIED. I would really like to know the origin of the word here because it confuses me. I try to understand.

Second - Scrums - WHY? a left over from Union? A reason to show the fans the players butts? A chance to give one side a little break for a minute? Makes little sense to me?

Next thing is in every game, every one, a running tally is kept for each player of the number of penalties, metres gained, offloads etc, etc. for every player in a match. Now my question is who is keeping these tallies? Is there one person per team or per player. Whatever the answer here it is NOT a job I would like. So boring. So tedious.

On a final note who thought of the names of the positions in this game huh? 'Utility' sounds like... well somewhere I would go to relieve myself or maybe something to do with economics and 'dummy half' uh... half a dummy? not quite much as a dummy as the receiver?

This all being said I do like my league. Just telling it like it is or how I see it.

I'll leave you with a quote from a commentator on ABC Grandstand concerning the Sharks this week. "There incompetency is worth photographing." Not at all nice but probably an accurate portrayal of an ailing Cronulla team. Poor Sharkys.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first blog....

Actually this is not my first attempt at blogging. I have tried to do this before but I never kept it up and certainly never 'shared' that I had one. Only time will tell if I keep this up at all, or whether I have anything interesting to say.

It beats me how people have the time to write on blogs, twitters, facebook, myspace etc etc. while they have a job. I can't keep a handle on it and I am unemployed. Not wanting to be so, but yes there we are. I blame the aliens. We are sending jobs 'overseas' but so are most other countries so where are all the jobs going??? eh?? The answer is obvious. ALIENS. Little green men from outer space have taken our jobs and ruining our economy. Think about it.

Actually it's as plausable as any other reason for the collapse that I have heard. I mean lending money that was never really there in the first place... oh dear!

Couple of funnies:

By the way if you don't know and can't be bothered looking it up, the Latin at the top means "My small book" which is kind of what a blog is to me hence the name.

That's all for now