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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    The pay will be swallowed up by travelling costs and increased food costs (due to higher calorie requirement when working), so I won't be any better off.
    Sorry, but I laughed a little at this.

    Take the job. Just because you're a graduate, it doesn't mean you're owed a fantastic new job. The way you've talked about the people you'd be working with, you don't even deserve that one. Take that job, adjust your attitude and revealuate in six months when your contract ends.
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    If it is in a related field it may give you some skills ,contacts and show you have the drive for work and are prepared to put effort in to achieve rather than "just sit at home " watching day time tv.

    You could always leave if a better offer comes along.
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    I've never felt so low. After a miserable 2 months of unemployment, I have been offered a miserable, low-paying, temporary job.

    I am upset because I have been rejected from every decent graduate job that I have applied for. I have put massive effort into applying to these jobs, preparing for and travelling to their interviews. Then waiting ages for a response, only to be given the same old bull**** about how they "felt that some of the other candidates demonstrated a closer match to what we were recruiting for" but will "keep my CV on file for future consideration" :rolleyes:

    Now I've been offered a boring job at a tiny company, with only 5 staff, that effectively pays just £6.41 per hour, barely minimum wage, and will only last for 6 months. They won't guarantee any job beyond that.

    I feel so insulted. I am a University graduate, and I can only get a minimum wage job. It's like they're saying I'm 'not good enough' for a graduate job. This isn't even my first job, I've had better paying jobs in the past.

    I'm sick of having no money, no friends, and no social life. I don't see how this job will change that.

    Should I take this insulting job, or just give up and spend my days staying at home watching Jeremy Kyle in my pyjamas?
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    I get more than that an hour and I'm only 17. Money is money..so take it for now?
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    I already have a ****ing degree, I am plenty qualified for the work that I want.
    What specific work do you want? Different positions may require professional certifications or charter status. Do all positions within your industry of choice just require 'a degree' as a prerequisite?
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    What grade did you get for your degree and have you had any previous work experience related to the job your going for?
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    You need to get the hell over it.
    You are not the only person in this position.
    There are plenty of other people who have degrees just "as good as" and "better than" yours and have been longer without their perfect job.

    Take the damn job, suck it up and keep looking for a new one whilst you are there.
    Forget partying: you can't to have a decent/perfect job and be partying every night.

    This is the way of life deary: you work in places you don't want to work; you meet people you don't want to meet; you do things you don't want to do.

    For those going through the same situations but aren't acting as childish as this: Good luck and keep your chins up!
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    (Original post by Scubar)
    what exactly are they asking you to do?
    Web Development. Which is what I was doing in my first job, in a great company with great people, for better money. Until the company collapsed.
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    (Original post by Chicken Hulk)
    What grade did you get for your degree and have you had any previous work experience related to the job your going for?
    I have had 3 jobs all of which relate to my career choice. Most of them paid better than this one.
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    I've never felt so low. After a miserable 2 months of unemployment, I have been offered a miserable, low-paying, temporary job.

    I am upset because I have been rejected from every decent graduate job that I have applied for. I have put massive effort into applying to these jobs, preparing for and travelling to their interviews. Then waiting ages for a response, only to be given the same old bull**** about how they "felt that some of the other candidates demonstrated a closer match to what we were recruiting for" but will "keep my CV on file for future consideration" :rolleyes:

    Now I've been offered a boring job at a tiny company, with only 5 staff, that effectively pays just £6.41 per hour, barely minimum wage, and will only last for 6 months. They won't guarantee any job beyond that.

    I feel so insulted. I am a University graduate, and I can only get a minimum wage job. It's like they're saying I'm 'not good enough' for a graduate job. This isn't even my first job, I've had better paying jobs in the past.

    I'm sick of having no money, no friends, and no social life. I don't see how this job will change that.

    Should I take this insulting job, or just give up and spend my days staying at home watching Jeremy Kyle in my pyjamas?
    which university did you graduate from and with what degree ? omg
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    But every other graduate gets a decent job that is properly paid and appropriate for their skill level. Why am I being treated differently, what is wrong with me?
    You're not, everyone's in the same boat at the moment. If you're going to complain, maybe you should let the job go to someone who's more grateful for the opportunity.

    Take it, it's only temporary until you find something you really want to do. It's better than wasting your time away being unemployed.
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    I would take that job in this environment
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    I'm not really sure what you're seeking. People have given you perfectly good, helpful, supportive replies but you're being rude in return, which seems odd. You seem almost determined to be miserable.

    My advice would be to re-think your approach. A degree doesn't entitle you to anything, it's a piece of paper that says you're passably/quite/very good at whatever academic course you did. It doesn't say much about your employability. If you take the assumption that a degree is the key to a wonderful world of great, high-paying jobs, you'll most likely end up disappointed. There are too many graduates and too few jobs. 'I have a degree, therefore I should have a graduate job' isn't realistic and never has been, even in better economic times. Other jobs aren't an insult. They're the real world for the vast majority of graduates. I've interviewed and selected for grad schemes, and those with entitlement issues generally failed to show much apart from 'I have a degree' (sometimes they'd even quote their university's rank).

    Perhaps a more positive outlook will pay dividends in the job market. Until then, do whatever you can. Employers understand how poor the job market is at the moment, and doing anything you can find shows a far more positive attitude than watching Jezza. I prefer Heir Hunters or Homes under the Hammer myself.
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    (Original post by russellsteapot)
    Perhaps a more positive outlook will pay dividends in the job market. Until then, do whatever you can. Employers understand how poor the job market is at the moment, and doing anything you can find shows a far more positive attitude than watching Jezza. I prefer Heir Hunters or Homes under the Hammer myself.
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    I've never felt so low. After a miserable 2 months of unemployment, I have been offered a miserable, low-paying, temporary job.

    I am upset because I have been rejected from every decent graduate job that I have applied for. I have put massive effort into applying to these jobs, preparing for and travelling to their interviews. Then waiting ages for a response, only to be given the same old bull**** about how they "felt that some of the other candidates demonstrated a closer match to what we were recruiting for" but will "keep my CV on file for future consideration" :rolleyes:

    Now I've been offered a boring job at a tiny company, with only 5 staff, that effectively pays just £6.41 per hour, barely minimum wage, and will only last for 6 months. They won't guarantee any job beyond that.

    I feel so insulted. I am a University graduate, and I can only get a minimum wage job. It's like they're saying I'm 'not good enough' for a graduate job. This isn't even my first job, I've had better paying jobs in the past.

    I'm sick of having no money, no friends, and no social life. I don't see how this job will change that.

    Should I take this insulting job, or just give up and spend my days staying at home watching Jeremy Kyle in my pyjamas?
    No job is more insulting than watching Jeremy Kyle in your pyjamas.

    I know what it's like to work in ****ty jobs despite being over-qualified. Unfortunately it's the way the economy is at the moment that means graduates end up in these jobs. Besides, it could potentially be only for 6 months. It at least gives you something to put on your CV, and I'm sure future employers will look on it favourably that you took the job despite being clearly over-qualified.
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    also, why is this in relationships?
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    Take it, you never know how it will go. Ive got a masters and couldnt find work. I took on a coffee shop job paying minimum wage. 3 months later and i've just been made manager of the shop.

    At the very least looking whilst you work youre getting paid and dont have too long unemployment on your cv.

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    (Original post by russellsteapot)
    I'm not really sure what you're seeking. People have given you perfectly good, helpful, supportive replies but you're being rude in return, which seems odd.
    And how are those replies going to change my situation?

    You seem almost determined to be miserable.
    I don't have a choice; my situation is dire. In my first job after University I was working with cool people my own age who became my friends, and my pay was gradually rising. Now I have no friends, no social life, no money, and I'm back on the salary that I started on nearly 2 years ago.

    You try being positive in that situation.
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    (Original post by inmyhead)
    I have already had 3 jobs, I have loads of experience. It doesn't make any difference.
    3 jobs is not loads of experience. Take the job, get that extra thing to put on your CV and try and make the best out of it what you can. The thing is, it is money, it will get you to socialise with your work colleges and as much as it sucks, it's better than having to go to the job centre and prostrate yourself in front of the inefficiencies and incompetence of petty bureaucracy and local government.

    I've been unemployed for nearly half a year, and I've sometimes wondered how I've stayed sane. Unemployment is a special kind of hell.
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    So much self-pity in OP. No-one owes you a job. If you don't want it, don't take it, but don't blame society that you've "only" been offered this.

    (Original post by inmyhead)
    the same old bull**** about how they "felt that some of the other candidates demonstrated a closer match to what we were recruiting for" but will "keep my CV on file for future consideration" :rolleyes:
    Have you considered that maybe it's not bull****?
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    I think many graduates and soon to be graduates get really hung up on grad schemes. I have no sources to back up these claims, but I heard that only 4% of graduates get onto a grad scheme and the average age of entry to one is 23. Fresh graduates are typically 21 or 22, so it's basically taking those who get accepted on average 1-2 years of hard graft after graduation to do so. Apply for them, by all means, but realise that your chances of acceptance are probably low and that as a result you absolutely must consider other forms of employment and ways to progress. Take this job. When you have applied for a large number and variety of jobs and have got nowhere - that is when I will be sympathetic. The image of you watching daytime TV, defeated by a few grad scheme rejections and with an attitude that nothing else is good enough for you and that the end of uni is the end of the party... that, son, is really tragic.
 
 
 
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