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UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:49 pm

It seems that more and more graduate vacancies are left unfilled as firms find that new graduates in the UK increasingly don't seem to have the skills required.

Most damning is perhaps:

"Poor spelling, grammar and mathematical ability mean that graduates are making basic mistakes, writing illiterate memos and are in need of constant supervision."

I have to admit, when we went through a recruiting process for a recent graduate at my old company, the standard of some of the letters and CVs from people who supposedly had first class honours degrees were quite appalling. Some of the interviews were even worse.....

Anyone else think this is true ?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2028167,00.html
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:53 pm

Quoting Cornish (Thread starter):
Anyone else think this is true ?

Absolutely. After all, would you hire somebody like Pe@rson?  yuck   no 
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 1):
Absolutely. After all, would you hire somebody like Pe@rson?

Absolutely. After all, what girl would want someone like Aleksandar?  yuck   Sad
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
After all, what girl would want someone like Aleksandar?

Sophisticated, one that appreciates my true qualities: GOOD LOOKS, SENSE OF HUMOUR, INTELIGENCE

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:19 pm

Cornish, have you ever thought that they were saying the same about you only 10 to 15 years ago.  biggrin 

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:26 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 3):
Sophisticated, one that appreciates my true qualities: GOOD LOOKS, SENSE OF HUMOUR, INTELIGENCE

So intelligent, Aleksandar, that you can't even spell it properly?  Wink

'Nuff said.  Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:27 pm

Quoting VC10 (Reply 4):
Cornish, have you ever thought that they were saying the same about you only 10 to 15 years ago.

Nope Big grin

But then my English was better than the Australian boss that hired me  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:30 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
But then my English was better than the Australian boss that hired me

Don't get too cocky: few Australians can speak proper English.  Silly
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:34 pm

Whatever happened to hiring people who have the ability to do the job? All this reliance on pieces of paper has proved time and again to be wrong. You can have the intelligence of an Einstein and still be as thick as pig-sh*t in practical and ordianry matters.

A graduate is no guarentee of "the right person". However, in their defence, graduates do show a higher level of learning capability. Shouldn't then the priority be to ensure these people HAVE the right skills to communicate in writing and speach? To add up their own (often enormous) salary? Seems to me the graduate system concentrates too much on speciality subjects and not enough on generality.

Perhaps I'm just biased, but many graduates that I have met don't seem to have a grasp of the everyday functions of a company or organisation. Long on buzz words, short on common sense! Big grin

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting Cornish (Thread starter):
"Poor spelling, grammar and mathematical ability mean that graduates are making basic mistakes, writing illiterate memos and are in need of constant supervision."

I have to admit, when we went through a recruiting process for a recent graduate at my old company, the standard of some of the letters and CVs from people who supposedly had first class honours degrees were quite appalling. Some of the interviews were even worse.....

Anyone else think this is true ?

I have a file full of resumes and cover letters I've saved over the years that are breathtakingly awful.

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Whatever happened to hiring people who have the ability to do the job? All this reliance on pieces of paper has proved time and again to be wrong. You can have the intelligence of an Einstein and still be as thick as pig-sh*t in practical and ordianry matters.

But if you can't take the time to make sure your resume and cover letter are properly prepared, what does that say about your attention to detail? A lot, and it is not very positive.
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:40 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
You can have the intelligence of an Einstein and still be as thick as pig-sh*t in practical and ordianry matters.



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Shouldn't then the priority be to ensure these people HAVE the right skills to communicate in writing and speach?

Yes. (It's speech, by the way.)

I definitely subscribe to the theory that it is essential to accept those onto a degree course who can demonstrate experience of using the mandatory skills, such as organisation, written and oral communication, time- and project-management skills, leadership and dedication, rather than primarily going by grades (although they're somewhat indicative of some of those skills - but not sufficient per se). Not only would they probably peform more effectively, and thus result in a better-regarded university, but they'd also be far better placed to get good employment - especially if you spend time developing those skills still further through innovative means. I wonder whether I'll have any input in acceptance when I don my patched jacket. Hmm.
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:44 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Whatever happened to hiring people who have the ability to do the job? All this reliance on pieces of paper has proved time and again to be wrong.

There speaks someone who lost out to a spotty graduate at some point.  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:47 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Perhaps I'm just biased, but many graduates that I have met don't seem to have a grasp of the everyday functions of a company or organisation. Long on buzz words, short on common sense!

 checkmark  It also amazes me now how I've come across more and more graduates who come into a job and then think certain tasks are too good for them. They seem to think that they have a degree and that immediately qualifies them to be writing the key reports for a key client and how dare they have to compile a mailing list or do some data entry.

That annoys me intently, mainly because I would do anything I was asked when I started out in aviation. I had an MA and I happily did data entry and the likes when asked to as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a result I got other better things to do and thats how i was able to prove myself and move up the ladder.

But now some of these new starters throw a strop the moment they are given something to do that they think is beneath them. It annoys me because I've never given anyone something to do that i wouldn't be prepared to do myself.

It also amazes me how so many supposedly bright graduates don't do a little bit of research (easy in the internet age) on the company they are going to for an interview. Number of times i've asked them to tell me what they know about my company or organisation and they couldn't tell me anything.....

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:49 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
Yes. (It's speech, by the way.)

I don ave a digree in nuffink. Big grin

But I can still write a reasonable letter, CV and communicate on a general level. I occasionally make a spelling error (Thank you James for pointing that minor discrepancy out!) but I do try to use the correct punctuation and what have you.

My son is a prime example of that which we speak. He has a lot of knowledge, interest and learning ability. However, when reading some of the stuff he puts together for projects and schoolwork, I have to continually point out basic spelling and grammatical mistakes. And he does most of his work on the PC which has spell check!!

He hopes to go to Uni, to study either Paleontology or something similar. I keep telling him if he cannot write a letter or project himself properly, then he stands a better chance of flying to the moon on British Airways!

Ah well, the struggle continues!

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Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:55 pm

I thought this thread was about Kirkie . . . . I was all set to join in!  rotfl  wink 
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:55 pm

Oh and another thing while I'm in  grumpy  mode (you can tell a minion hasn't done what he was asked today!), has anyone else noticed that the quality of tea-making by these juniors has also gone downhill rapidly. What is the world coming to  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:56 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
I don ave a digree in nuffink.

Am I bovrd? Do I lk bovrd? R u callin me a piky? Yeahbutnobutyeah.
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Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:57 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
I thought this thread was about Kirkie . . . . I was all set to join in!

No no no. If it was about Kirkie ANC I would have titled the thread:

UK Graduates "Drunk and Unwashed for Work" Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:00 pm

It doesn't suprise me - so many go to uni now, the degree is undervalued. In addition, so little actual work is done by most (I looked at a course that had a massive 17 hours teaching a week) that they pick up all the skills for socialising and drinking, but without the practical applications. Which is why uni never appealed to me, and I have avoided it.
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
don ave a digree in nuffink.

Nor me, but, as has been said above, graduates these days think they are owed something by employers, just because they have a degree!

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
That annoys me intently, mainly because I would do anything I was asked when I started out in aviation. I had an MA and I happily did data entry and the likes when asked to as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a result I got other better things to do and thats how i was able to prove myself and move up the ladder.

But now some of these new starters throw a strop the moment they are given something to do that they think is beneath them. It annoys me because I've never given anyone something to do that i wouldn't be prepared to do myself.

It also amazes me how so many supposedly bright graduates don't do a little bit of research (easy in the internet age) on the company they are going to for an interview. Number of times i've asked them to tell me what they know about my company or organisation and they couldn't tell me anything.....

 checkmark   checkmark   checkmark   checkmark   checkmark 

I've just had an interview at a company and I spent a couple of hours searching the net for information on them. They always ask what you know of their company and it shows that you have taken the time to find out about them. They have taken the time to read your CV!!

Saw a programme yesterday and it showed some lass in a Job Centre lookibg through jobs and she said

'I'm not working for the minimum wage - I have degree!!' - Take what your offered and get your foot on the career ladder you lazy cow!!

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
that you can't even spell it properly?

I've just noticed it  banghead   cry 
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 11):
There speaks someone who lost out to a spotty graduate at some point.

Ah, unfortunately no. But I have had several "bosses" of that ilk. Johnny come lately's trying to tell experienced people how to do their job. "I've been to university, ergo I am superior to you and I know how to do the job"

It always ends up the same - "Please tell me how I get out of this mess"" Big grin

Age and experience etc Big grin

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 18):
In addition, so little actual work is done by most (I looked at a course that had a massive 17 hours teaching a week) that they pick up all the skills for socialising and drinking, but without the practical applications.

Then that is their stupid fault.

I actually chat to a stupid girl who is at university now and has recently commented that she found her A Levels more difficult. Upon questioning her, I discovered that she doesn't do any work. She seemed shocked when I told her she'll fail with an absurd attitude like that. Idiot.

When I did my undergraduate degree, I actually worked extremely hard - probably 8 hours or so a day - not least because I HAD to do that or else I'd get a 2:2 or a 3rd and be barely employable. However, I also had a very good social life - I went out most nights or every other night - which was achievable because I could wake-up at 7am the next morning and not have a hangover.
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Cornish (Thread starter):

It is very true. I hate to admit but I have these problems myself. The problem lays within schools, They are saying how they want to stop bunking and improve the school system but I bet not one MP has gone into the basic school class room to see what the real source of the problem is, Its not students not arrending its to MANY students in one class with only 1 member of staff for around 40 students... Whats wrong with that you ask?

Kids today dont have no respect for teachers, I have whitnessed teachers running out the room crying, Stuff being chucked at teachers, Students constantly shouting out in class so staff can not teach, It happened in EVERY lesson. Plus comes the bullying, students bullying other and teachers not giving a scond look.. so what happens? The bullyed students is mearly to god damn scared to go to class and bunk off school.. Bullying is a big problem, I have seen FULL CANS of coke being chucked at students, Students being beating after class if they tried to respond to a Bully, and being haunted about it.

My school was terrible for this.... In the end the teachers gave up on ALL of us because of this problem, Students stopped coming in, I heard everyday of thier plans to improve the school but All I saw was new Tabel and chairs and the other improvment was our head teacher treating herself to a £20,000 office and lounge area for visitors, nice seats, waterfull, her office was the size of a classroom, personal bath room (inc Shower) infact they had to demolish 3 class rooms to make this new sweat which even students could not visit.

You ask me or any of my friends anything simple and we would not be able to awnser you, I wont even preform a spell check to show you what I mean.
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 21):
Age and experience etc




Isn't it the truth!






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Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 21):
But I have had several "bosses" of that ilk. Johnny come lately's trying to tell experienced people how to do their job. "I've been to university, ergo I am superior to you and I know how to do the job"

Oh, I agree with you entirely. It's all part of the Peter Principle, and on such a basis should be encouraged as much as possible, in order to give everyone a laugh when they REALLY make a mess of it.  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:00 am

Quoting Cornish (Thread starter):
It seems that more and more graduate vacancies are left unfilled as firms find that new graduates in the UK increasingly don't seem to have the skills required.

Most damning is perhaps:

"Poor spelling, grammar and mathematical ability mean that graduates are making basic mistakes, writing illiterate memos and are in need of constant supervision."

I have to admit, when we went through a recruiting process for a recent graduate at my old company, the standard of some of the letters and CVs from people who supposedly had first class honours degrees were quite appalling. Some of the interviews were even worse.....

Anyone else think this is true ?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article....html



Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
Oh and another thing while I'm in mode (you can tell a minion hasn't done what he was asked today!), has anyone else noticed that the quality of tea-making by these juniors has also gone downhill rapidly. What is the world coming to

I hate to say it, guy, but you have "become your parents". I wonder if the sixteen year old Cornish would like the current version... Listen to yourself; you're becoming a mean old man.

Seriously, go out, have some fun. This kind of brooding will only make you older and meaner.

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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:04 am

Who's motto, real or alleged was "you don't get trained here, you get here trained"?

Since we have an education system where it's the taking part that counts and spelling doesn't matter, and some parents don't care, it's no surprise that some of the kids get to the end of it all with no skills.

My son is 3 next month and goes to a nursery twice a week. Before Christmas they had a catalog you could order educational books from; early reading and the like. Yesterday when my wife went to pick him up the books were there. How many people ordered them? One, my wife. Don't, or can't parents teach their kids to read or count? Or is it the teachers' responsiblity?

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
All this reliance on pieces of paper has proved time and again to be wrong.

A case in point. Our handyman is the only one in the place who is certified to drive the fork lift, having been on the training course. However he and ergonomics were not made for each other so he just doesn't understand or appreciate that pushing the lever up makes the forks go up, and down for down, forwards for forwards, etc. So no-one trusts him and he doesn't drive it. Everyone else with a modicum of common sense is fine.
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:08 am

I think perhaps the last statement was slightly tongue in cheek. I also think you'll find our Cornish can have fun with the best of us. However, he has made a valid point about the graduates of today that may, or may not, align with the views across the pond.

Whatever the qualification, poor basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are not acceptable, and coupled with abysmal interactive ability, they make for damn lousy employees!

So, if old misery guts wants to whinge about spotty yoofs with attitude, let him. We all need an outlet sometiimes. God knows, if I had to go to Parliament I think I'd get a monk on too! Big grin

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:12 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 26):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
Oh and another thing while I'm in mode (you can tell a minion hasn't done what he was asked today!), has anyone else noticed that the quality of tea-making by these juniors has also gone downhill rapidly. What is the world coming to

I hate to say it, guy, but you have "become your parents". I wonder if the sixteen year old Cornish would like the current version... Listen to yourself; you're becoming a mean old man.

Seriously, go out, have some fun. This kind of brooding will only make you older and meaner.

Erm I don't think you quite got this one. The paragraph on tea-making was a complete piss-take towards certain younger A.netters who almost certainly did get the joke (ask Pe@rson). The wink should have been a give away to you however....

Anyway I'm having lots of fun. For us A.net GOGs  grumpy   old  there's nothing better than telling the junior A.netters just how rubbish and inferior they are Big grin

Cornish.  grumpy   old  and proud of giving the juniors constant grief.
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 29):
Anyway I'm having lots of fun. For us A.net GOGs there's nothing better than telling the junior A.netters just how rubbish and inferior they are

Especially when it's aimed at certain people - you know who you are...!

Now, I am having a bit of an identity crisis - one day I'm a GOG and the next I find myself insulting our Grand, Illustrious Leader, Skidmarks, and taking the sie of the 'yoofs'!

Think I need some chamomile tea - could you pass me some please, Cornish?  Wink

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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:26 am

Quoting AirEuropeUK733 (Reply 30):
Think I need some chamomile tea - could you pass me some please, Cornish?

I'll get one of the graduate trainees to bring it down to you Big grin
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:28 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 29):
The paragraph on tea-making was a complete piss-take towards certain younger A.netters who almost certainly did get the joke (ask Pe@rson).

Why are you mentioning me? I didn't get it. You weird Cornish person you.  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:34 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 28):
So, if old misery guts wants to whinge about spotty yoofs with attitude, let him. We all need an outlet sometiimes. God knows, if I had to go to Parliament I think I'd get a monk on too!

Fortunately as of last week I don't have to deal with those children for a while now either  Wink

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 28):
Whatever the qualification, poor basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are not acceptable, and coupled with abysmal interactive ability, they make for damn lousy employees!

This is true, However some people are much more practical and are open and honest that they may not be the most literate or numerate. I don't have a problem with that. But I have far less time for someone who has a top notch degree, thinks they're god's gift and still can't string a sentence together.
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:44 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 29):
Erm I don't think you quite got this one. The paragraph on tea-making was a complete piss-take towards certain younger A.netters who almost certainly did get the joke (ask Pe@rson). The wink should have been a give away to you however....

Anyway I'm having lots of fun. For us A.net GOGs there's nothing better than telling the junior A.netters just how rubbish and inferior they are

Cornish. and proud of giving the juniors constant grief.

You're still a young guy, Cornish.

As for me, I'll be forty years old in June but will always be a young guy (for what it's worth, I believe in responsibility)

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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:46 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 31):
I'll get one of the graduate trainees to bring it down to you

If you had Pe@rson in your mind, I'm afraid that tea will have to wait. Young lad is washing windows right now. Just as you've ordered him. Remember?  Wink
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 34):
You're still a young guy, Cornish.

Why thank you. Don't often hear that on here  Smile
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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:49 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 36):
Why thank you. Don't often hear that on here

Young in body, positively ancient in mind - approaching senility Big grin Unlike myself hehehe!

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Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:52 am

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 35):
If you had Pe@rson in your mind, I'm afraid that tea will have to wait. Young lad is washing windows right now. Just as you've ordered him. Remember?

Oh yes I forgot. Sent him out to wash the sixth floor windows  Wink
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 38):
Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 35):
If you had Pe@rson in your mind, I'm afraid that tea will have to wait. Young lad is washing windows right now. Just as you've ordered him. Remember?

Oh yes I forgot. Sent him out to wash the sixth floor windows

Without a ladder or a pully contraption or anything.  Wow!
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:57 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 39):
Without a ladder or a pully contraption or anything.

No none of them.

See what I mean? Today's graduates - no initiative whatsoever Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 36):
Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 34):
You're still a young guy, Cornish.

Why thank you. Don't often hear that on here

That's only because he's never clapped eyes on you. Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 39):
Without a ladder or a pully contraption or anything.

Naturally  biggrin   devil 
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 40):
No none of them.

See what I mean? Today's graduates - no initiative whatsoever

Nope. Lots of initiative. Indeed, I use my initiative every day in creating inventive forms of procrastination.  Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:02 am

For what it's worth, I enjoy "old guy" stuff; Frank Sinatra tunes, American WWII patriotic songs, cigars, and the like  Smile

Good day  Smile

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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:08 am

So, since our darling little Pe@rson is on the sixth floor doing the only thing he actually knows (washing windows), there is something that bothers me. How aerodynamic is he?  devil 
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:10 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 43):
Lots of initiative. Indeed, I use my initiative every day in creating inventive forms of procrastination.

Excellent - you're finally grasping the concept Big grin
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:12 am

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 45):
How aerodynamic is he?

More than you, you sack of spuds. You make JPG look skinny.  Wow!

Quoting Cornish (Reply 46):
Excellent - you're finally grasping the concept

I grasped the concept when I was at school.  Silly
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 47):

There's only one way to make me believe in it. JUMP!!!!
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RE: UK Graduates "Unfit For Work"

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 48):
There's only one way to make me believe in it. JUMP!!!!

Ladies first. So, Alek, go first.  Smile
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