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Monday, 23 May 2011

High Alert Update

As promised, I have responded to the ad with the following.  Please note that I have not included the pictures as they may be viewed as offensive by some.

Sunday, 22 May 2011


I was scanning vacancies via Indeed and came across the following ad.  When I clicked the link it directed me to Gumtree.  I found it to be highly suspect for several reasons which will become glaringly obvious to you as you read through it.  This prompted me to do a little research and I found that the company MKC academy of fashion, beauty & print is located in Los Angeles, California and not Paris.  The poster of the ad is obviously using this company to give his "job opportunity" credibility.  What he gets for this is pictures of women in costumes and lingerie which he will probably sell on to porn sites that will use the pictures to advertise their sites.

Another hoax?

Hi all,

I have just received the following bbm's within minutes of each other:


A 4yr old boy went missing in heaton park yesterday he was wearing shorts and a thomas tank top and jelly shoes, If seen ring 07876355234 please pass this on to all your followers and send the message out to your friends, his parents are really worried.

I would like to point out a few things with regards to the above.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

To Thatch or not to Thatch

Hi all,

This is a call for help.  If you or anyone you know needs thatching done, please let me know.  Stanley is a man from Limpopo who is needing your business.  He did the thatching on my nieghbours gazebo and his craftmanship is impeccable.   Because he works for himself,  his prices border on the unrealistic. 

Friday, 20 May 2011

Job Interview

The interview that I went for today went well.  The position is a commission only position, but at 30%, it's higher than most.

Pay it Forward

I had a really uplifting experience today and could not wait to get home to share it.  One of my favourite movies is Pay it Forward.  For those of you who have not seen it, it really is worth the watch.  The basic story line is about a young boy who starts a chain of events.  His philosophy is that when someone does something good for you, rather than you owing the person a favour back, you pay the favour forward to someone else.  This movie was such an inspiration to me that ever since the day that I watched it, I have made it a personal (and unpublicised until now) mission to do at least one good deed a day. 

Let the mud slinging begin...

I have been following the comments by the general public on the elections with much amusement and head shaking.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion however, let it be with dignity and intelligence.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Voting Results Update

The voting figures continue to come in.  The tables below are a comparrative indicator of the voting results on a national basis for the the top 10 parties at the moment. 

Party Name% Total
Valid Votes
Total Valid Votes34,299,768

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Blackberry Hoax

A hoax message circulating on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) asks users to forward on the BBM message to their contacts in order to maintain BBM service, and claims to have been originally sent by Research In Motion (RIM). 

Online Job Scams

There are hundreds of work from home typing and data entry jobs posted on the internet however, DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM because that's all it is.  I have done quite a bit of research into this and I think that it is criminal conning already unemployed people out of cash that they clearly need for better things.  This is how it works:

Monday, 16 May 2011

Frustration is... incompetence in the service industry

I was phoned and told I was due for an upgrade and went into the Pavillion branch of my service provider, only to be told that I was not legible for another 10 days but was advised by J**u (employee of the month) to do the paper work in the meantime which we did.

Frustration is... dealing with creditor phone calls

Dear Mr Creditor,

As discussed with you on numerous occasions, I am currently unemployed and although I have been for the last 10 months, I have managed to pay you for six of those.  Unfortunately, after selling all my worldly goods to do so, the money has now dried up and I am living with a friend - also discussed on numerous occasions.  I would however, like to thank you for the sms’s every second day as well as the phone calls - one received at 9.30 pm on Easter Sunday evening. 

Frustration is... when you apply for a position and you received no feedback.

I have now been unemployed for ten months and it is not from lack of trying to find a job.  I have a ritual when I wake up every morning: