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April 15th, 2003

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03:49 pm - Late starter
After the disappearance and subsequent non-reappearance of my electric shaver, today I shaved with a razor blade for the first time ever. The results were only about as good as the electric shaver, it took rather longer and I did inevitably cut myself a few times, but playing with the shaving gel was enjoyably tactile. On top of that, my acne is flaring up more badly than it has done for some time. Given that I am but days away from 27½, I feel like Adrian Mole, only twice as old.

In better news, I have been offered an interview for a "Customer Service Representative (Technical)" support with Spotlight Guides Ltd. (www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk). "Due to continued expansion we are looking for a full-time member of staff to offer telephone support and advice to new and existing customers. Salary is not dependent on sales." The latter is what swung me into applying, plus the fact that GPS units are very cool indeed. I blinded them with if not science then a familiarity with some of the more interesting GPS-based games in my application form; tonight I shall have to surf the web and make sure I fully know what these games are all on about to be able to back this up in the interview tomorrow. You might get another post from me on this later.

The interview is only scheduled for half an hour and the company aren't paying travel expenses (because they're "just five miles up the road" - more like ten, and far enough away that I'll need to look into the bus service which is probably only once-an-hour) but I do want to do the best job I can with it, largely because they might well be a fun company to work for. I know that some of you have direct experience of telephone support work and I'd really like to pick your brain, please, about things which might be likely to come up specifically at this sort of interview. (I'll be out from around 5:30-10:30 BST tonight, so 12:30-5:30 EDT, but should be on IM services for much of the rest of the time.)

To save you all nine keystrokes, I'll assume you're all wishing me good luck :-)
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Date:April 15th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC)
I've toyed with the idea of shaving the left side of my face with a Gillette Mach 3 and the right side with a Gillette Mach 3 Turbo to see if it's any different. The problem is... it might be, and then I'd look ridiculous.

Yes, good luck.
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Date:April 15th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)

Interview !

Woo - a GPS company ! Nice to have a job relating to something fun like that. Hope the interview goes well... (I seldom wish people good luck anyway, since such things shouldn't be about luck !)
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Date:April 15th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC)
Oog, getting to interviews is often more stressful than the interview itself. Hope the journey and the interview go like clockwork.
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Date:April 15th, 2003 08:58 am (UTC)
Am Tech Support Representative Extraordinare (she says, having just been promoted and is full of self). Have been doing phone support since 98. Will be on YM, ready for brain to be picked, whenever you are ready. You will get this! You can do it! :>
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Date:April 15th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)

w00t! Go you! Hope it goes well. :D
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Date:April 15th, 2003 02:38 pm (UTC)

i am goping to wish you good luck anyway. :P
Date:April 15th, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)

Good luck!

Good luck!!! (hehehehehhe)
Date:April 15th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anything helpful to say except that people who require technical support from helplines are all congenital idiots who probably can't even dress themselves in the morning without a team of helpers.

Oh, and good luck, obviously. :-P
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Date:April 15th, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC)

razors and acne and <i>stuff</i>

I like the Mach3, why are all the girl razors sissy looking? I think the Venus makes my legs look fat (j/k but it is a v. blobby razor)

If your acne is moderate, like you know the kind that you can't convince the doctor to give you prescription medicine for but is noticeable to all and sundry (yay I used sundry), you might want to try proactiv.

I know I know, it's advertised on infomercials, but it actually does work.

Also, wishing you (insert 9 keystrokes)
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Date:April 16th, 2003 05:27 am (UTC)

Re: razors and acne and <i>stuff</i>

But the Venus is now available in crimson! Now that's what I call 'the best a man can get'.

I can't help worrying about a connection between acne and razoring, though.
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Date:April 17th, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
more ingrown hairs than acne i'd think.

yes maybe i should get scarlet woman!venus, then i could tell it apart from my sisters.
Date:April 15th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
Go get 'em, tiger!
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Date:April 16th, 2003 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! Kick that interview's butt!

Date:April 17th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)

More likely "U.R. all around U" or "you are all around you", which is quite a reflexive yet accurate description of the game. Looks too neat to be an anagram.

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