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Homeowner Offers Herself For Sale On Ebay In Bid To Keep Bailiffs At Bay Desperate times Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is online   thecrashingisles 

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

No, not in that way, but it's a slippery slope for the indebted...

http://www.dailymail...iliffs-bay.html

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

she was in sales

ha ha

gems of quotes right thru the piece:

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"'Like most people I have bills to pay and a house to protect."


nope, most people actually aren't homeowners anymore actually

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"will do almost anything for work"


(apart from take £6.50 per hour part time)

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She writes in the advert: 'I know you may consider this approach a bit radical, but due to various levels of failure trying to register with Recruitment Agencies I find myself having to think of any way of getting a job.

'I am looking for full time employment which will give me the opportunity to use my excellent communication skills. I have established sales skills, but would consider other permanent positions for which I may be suitable.'


so far she has tried recruitment agencies and... oh that's it. And she failed.

Comms skills? Yet she has failed to comm with recruitment agencies? No positions gained thru networking?

and what other positions may she be suitable for? no comms skills there to explain this little missing detail?

you don't suppose she got away with it during the boom years by being a blagger, do you, by any chance?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

View Postthecrashingisles, on 22 February 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

No, not in that way, but it's a slippery slope for the indebted...

http://www.dailymail...iliffs-bay.html



And there was I thinking she was taking part in the Auction of Promises on The Archers.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

View PostWarwick-Watcher, on 22 February 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

And there was I thinking she was taking part in the Auction of Promises on The Archers.

B)


She'll be less popular than Lynda Snell's Llamas.

Seriously though, if she has the skills she claims she has, why doesn't she strike out on her own? Buy something cheap somewhere and sell it for more money somewhere else?

The BDM/W thing in the title could be interesting...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

View Postthecrashingisles, on 22 February 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

No, not in that way, but it's a slippery slope for the indebted...

http://www.dailymail...iliffs-bay.html


I bet she'll get "those" types of offers...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'm not bidding, there are no delivery options.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

View PostDave Beans, on 22 February 2012 - 10:35 AM, said:

I bet she'll get "those" types of offers...

Never mind the woman, what's the house like? Worth bailing her out to get a home?

If yes, then the secondary question is the one about her: asset or liability to have in the home? Oh, and the ccc question.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

Even before the credit crunch I saw this pattern repeated - the £30-something K 'sales' or 'product manager' type that's worked their way up a bit in some nondescript company gets laid off and finds that they have no real hope of getting anywhere near that salary again anytime soon and end up having to go for 'starter' jobs again.

If they based a big mortgage on that salary, well....

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

View PostCrashedOutAndBurned, on 22 February 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

Even before the credit crunch I saw this pattern repeated - the £30-something K 'sales' or 'product manager' type that's worked their way up a bit in some nondescript company gets laid off and finds that they have no real hope of getting anywhere near that salary again anytime soon and end up having to go for 'starter' jobs again.

If they based a big mortgage on that salary, well....


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

Let this be a warning to us all (an un-needed one on this site!)

If you lose your 30k job then get something which pays 8k or so pretty damn quick. If she'd have done that 2 years ago they'd now have a chance of paying the mortgage though it might be a struggle.

Maybe thousands are in the same boat as her....hpc here we come.


Edit..isn't this what that American woman talked about? (forgotton name) In the fifties and sixties if a man lost his job the wife could go out to work, maybe six months later the man would be working again. Now...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:08 AM

View Postcouncil dweller, on 22 February 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

Let this be a warning to us all (an un-needed one on this site!)

If you lose your 30k job then get something which pays 8k or so pretty damn quick. If she'd have done that 2 years ago they'd now have a chance of paying the mortgage though it might be a struggle.

Maybe thousands are in the same boat as her....hpc here we come.


not being funny - but even 8k jobs these days require real skills - not sure she has any

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

View PostSi1, on 22 February 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

the curse of the non job - private or public sector


Why does she need to 'protect' a three bedroom house, and not simply downsize to something cheaper? Presumably she means she's in negative equity?
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

View Postporca misèria, on 22 February 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:

Never mind the woman, what's the house like? Worth bailing her out to get a home?

If yes, then the secondary question is the one about her: asset or liability to have in the home? Oh, and the ccc question.



Do it work like this - you marry her, bail her out, she divorces you, takes everything? :lol:
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

View PostCrashedOutAndBurned, on 22 February 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

Even before the credit crunch I saw this pattern repeated - the £30-something K 'sales' or 'product manager' type that's worked their way up a bit in some nondescript company gets laid off and finds that they have no real hope of getting anywhere near that salary again anytime soon and end up having to go for 'starter' jobs again.

If they based a big mortgage on that salary, well....

Which is why when I bought my second house (trading up not BTL) that the mortgage company wouldn't accept the minimum level of commission I had received over the previous 8 years of £25k; they would only base it on the basic of £20k. That was back in about 2000 IIRC. I suspect that has become more lax in the interim and reverted back to tighter lending since.

Not having looked at her CV so can't say I've checked it but assuming this comment it accurate, it would appear she's not a competent sales person either.

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I just read her CV. I'm sorry to say, but as an employer myself, I can tell you why she is being over looked. Since 1990 (when it appears she began employment), the longest she has ever worked for one company has been 3 years and that was only two jobs).Most jobs appear to have lasted a year at a time. As an employer this immediately sets off alarm bells, I would ask myself why she has skipped from job to job. It tells me she has little staying power, and possibly even that she lacks loyalty, and will be unreliable, since she will only be working for me until something better comes along. My advice would be either lie about the length of earlier jobs, where employers will be less likely to contact them, take away some earlier ones and claim to have worked for the same company for a significant number of years. Or to immediately explain the reasons for her frequent job changing, in a way which will somehow reassure a potential employer, that she fully intends on staying loyal to them.


That is indeed the profile of a crap salesperson.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

She also put her personal phone numbers on the CV. What a muppet, all the preverts of the day will be phoning up, and not to offer her gainful employment.
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