I’ve been quite ill lately so haven’t been able to get stuck into my new blog, a bit has happened since my last update. I’ve been quite fed up of my new job I was unaware that there was going to be a lot of sales calls on my part, when I applied they sugar coated it and made it out to be nothing like cold calling which it essentially is. I also agreed for the first 3 months to do unpaid work experience and that they would let me do the hours and days I wanted to do seeing as I wasn’t being paid and my expenses were not being paid. It is now 2 months into the job and I have been pulled into the office twice and told that I’m not doing enough hours and that they want me to come in early, how I need to stop thinking like a work experience person and start giving them more. I was disgusted by the way they treated me, I mean I’m doing this for free and I was told by another girl that there has been loads of work experience people so it finally hit me they obviously use people and then nearer the end of the trial they make all sorts of excuses to make you look bad so that they have a reason to not take you on.
I’m really angry that people can treat someone like that, especially since I was staying over my hours. I feel like I was asked to come in and work to do the jobs they didn’t want to do sales etc. And the worst part is I had managed to get them a few estate agencies on their books when we got work through then my colleague sent them quotes and prices they all complained that it was too expensive and refused to use our company. The staff all turned around and are now blaming me for not pushing sales and refusing to see it’s because they charge a £100 call out charge for a handyman whereas everyone else is charging £65 like who do they think they are?
And then having the audacity to blame me for it when I don’t make up the prices, I literally feel like I am fuming. When my boyfriend came to me and offered me an ultimatum I was more than happy to do it I mean my current job is awful and none of my family or Matt know about the unpaid trial so I can’t tell them which makes it easy to just rant on here. His current job was ending and he was speaking to a friend of his who emigrated to Australia and works for his uncles labouring company, he also has another friend who is going to Australia in a few months to join her boyfriend whose dad also owns his own labouring company. Matt (my boyfriend) had spoken to his dad and had asked me if I wanted to leave my job to go travelling first to Goa as I had been there before and Matt hadn’t. Then to go off to Australia after and work, I was so excited and happy that maybe we could actually do something with our lives rather than being in dead end jobs. I know I am only work experience but I don’t really know how to go in after this weekend to tell them I want to leave (I would stay if I was getting paid until I go travelling but they are not even paying me so what’s the point in staying).
I also need to do a lot of research about staying in Goa for a few months then off to Australia, like what Visas we should get? What jobs would be available for a female who wants to be in admin especially in Australia etc I’m so excited but so nervous this is a big step for me… but when I eventually do it I will be posting a lot about my travels. Fingers crossed x