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  1. Last week I had to spend a week up north as part of my induction into BT's 3 year apprenticeship course. The induction was boring as fuck if I am honest, filled to the brim with egotistical workers from the company jacking off to their successes in public, making the common man deluged with a jealous rage. This week the real work sort of began being put into our groups we will be taking part in to start off with. The group I am with deal with what I can only describe as "alarm monitoring", a process which requires the use of software to determine whether a company's EMOs network is still up and running, if it goes OCC then we must file report(s) to an engineer so that they can fix the problem quickly as these customer networks are usually part of a big company.

    And I am enjoying it so far, despite the week mostly consisting of meeting groups of people and sorting out a few odds and ends. It feels absolutely mother fucking fabulous that I finally managed to progress onto something that I want in life, and that I don't actually mind waking up to and leaving early, travel's a bitch but that's the only downside so far. As I said, this is only an apprenticeship but this time I finally feel motivated to actually achieve this (unlike school, college and other jobs) and it brings me closer to having an amazing career within a company that is essentially a household name.

    Last thing I really want to end off with is if you feel it is too late to get a career that you want in life, it isn't I am 21 now and had a relatively mediocre educational background. I have had to go through the pain of unemployment, countless hours wasted away looking for pointless jobs just to earn money, countless interviews turned down and even a Foundation Degree smacked out of my grasp due to Student Loans not being paid off thanks to my (and my Mum's) bank cards not working (for some odd reason). The point is if you want something, fucking go for it, look at the things that you need to do in order to achieve that snazzy new car paid from that career and just fucking do it with an attitude that makes people think that you really want it. At the end of the day life is mainly consisted of work, eat, sleep, little bit of time off, work again, possibly more work, etc. Life has a lot of work in it and you might as well have some fun whilst working and enjoy that career.

    Impossible you say? Impossible is just a word, impossible means that you definitely won't get it if all you think of is that word, as a famous sports brand once said; "Impossible is nothing". My only regret is that I didn't apply for this straight after school as I would have had this job by now, but shit happens I managed to turn it around and hopefully this blog will motivate others to achieve their dreams.

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    2. Blastfrog

      Blastfrog

      Congrats, unemployment is a bitch and I'm glad you got out of it. It is very important to do work that you enjoy and are not just there to get a paycheck.

      I've been interning for Running With Scissors for a few weeks now and I'm finding it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience so far. Of course, I'm only taking this step-by-step for now and am currently only doing it out of love for the game dev process and to contribute to one of my favorite games, but I could very well turn this into a side-career if I stick around long enough.

    3. Springy

      Springy

      Dannebubbinga said:

      Congrats. It's always nice to see that people are still able to find jobs.


      Cheers, it is quite difficult to be able to get a job here especially when it's a line of work that you really want to partake in, but it's certainly a great feeling that something has gone my way work wise, even if it is technically just an entry level with some education on the side I can still learn on the job and get paid, and to top it all off, I am 90 something per-cent guaranteed a job at the end.

      The Cupboard said:

      Not bad. You demonstrated ownership, drive, coach-ability, and you like to get paid. Don't hate that at all.


      Thanks, put it this way; I feel like a 40 year old house wife at a Take That concert. You certainly need those in order to get what you want for a career because without them, you will most certainly get anywhere nearer to what you want. Considering my educational history has been flooded with lack of motivation I am pleased that I am able to get a step closer to a full career in what I want to do.

      Sodaholic said:

      Congrats, unemployment is a bitch and I'm glad you got out of it. It is very important to do work that you enjoy and are not just there to get a paycheck.

      I've been interning for Running With Scissors for a few weeks now and I'm finding it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience so far. Of course, I'm only taking this step-by-step for now and am currently only doing it out of love for the game dev process and to contribute to one of my favorite games, but I could very well turn this into a side-career if I stick around long enough.

      Yes I definitely agree that unemployment is a bitch but then again most things in life are.

      Nice too see you managed to get some work with RWS going. I assume this is an apprenticeship? Or do you guys call that something else?

    4. Blastfrog

      Blastfrog

      Springy said:

      Nice too see you managed to get some work with RWS going. I assume this is an apprenticeship? Or do you guys call that something else?

      We're calling it an internship. I joined a tad late during Paradise Lost's development, but not too late that I can't get a few assets made for some of the levels.

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