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by Peach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Is pre-trainee exp relevant to post-training job seeking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: Is pre-trainee exp relevant to post-training job seeking

There in some jobs (particularly in quite specialist areas) that will stipulate as a desirable criteria that you have pretraining experience as an assistant in that area. This is by no means a pre-requisite and obviously trainee experence and qualified experence will have greater weighting but havin...
by Peach
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605651

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Come on, you can't leave us in suspense - share the story :P
by Peach
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 146943

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

Just seen this, not sure if some of the trusts listed are those that employ trainee psych's so doubt there will be any changes that you are hoping for Tea4me: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/family/2017/11/nhs-trusts-halt-training-tax-refunds?_ga=2.14604151.1510370276.1509401070-119174915.148...
by Peach
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Do you introduce yourself as a Dr?
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: Do you introduce yourself as a Dr?

I've never introduced myself with the Dr title, only use first name as it fits my style of working. Plus I work in a very medical setting and so using Dr causes confusion for clients and staff.
by Peach
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Attending interviews whilst on full time permanent contract
Replies: 6
Views: 3499

Re: Attending interviews whilst on full time permanent contr

maven wrote:but as I remember it, you are entitled to have paid time off to attend NHS interviews whilst on a temporary contract.
This is at the managers discretion.
by Peach
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult dynamics in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 4424

Re: Difficult dynamics in the workplace

Thanks for all the replies. I agree with a lot of what has been said. Ultimately I need to leave and thats become a priority of mine now. I still do feel conflicted because there's so much I want to contibute to the service, particularly the third sector role but ultimately because I'm not happy I'm...
by Peach
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult dynamics in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 4424

Re: Difficult dynamics in the workplace

Thanks Alex i appreciate your advice. I have been keeping an eye out for other jobs but nothing good is coming up at the moment. I don't want to compromise on my speciality because I'm not really interested in anything else. In the past I was flexible on location whereas now I love where I live and ...
by Peach
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult dynamics in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 4424

Difficult dynamics in the workplace

I’m not quite sure whether sharing this on this forum is a good idea, I've typed this out several times over the past few weeks but then chickened out of posting it but I don't know where else to turn so taking a leap of faith. I finished training last year and I had a awful experience overall. Its ...
by Peach
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 146943

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

Ugh what a mess this whole thing is and the main reason why I had given it such a wide bearth for so long. Why didn't they have the sense to conduct this review before issuing any refunds to psychologists? :roll:
by Peach
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 146943

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

I'm really at a loss with how to move forward with this. I've tried going to my previous employing trust and they've steadfastly refused and advised I submit an individual application. I then tried an individual application with proof that I was enrolled on a training course and also that my trust w...
by Peach
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How long did you stay in first qualified post?
Replies: 7
Views: 5651

Re: How long did you stay in first qualified post?

Thanks for the replies, it was certainly helpful to read. Just to update, I decided to turn down the post that I had not yet started. My dream job came up shortly afterwards in my ideal location and I was offered the role which I gladly accepted. I should hopefully be starting that in early March. I...
by Peach
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How long did you stay in first qualified post?
Replies: 7
Views: 5651

How long did you stay in first qualified post?

I’m currently in my first post after finishing training. It’s part time and fixed term providing maternity cover. I have another job, which I have not yet started but anticipate starting in December and this is permanent, but also part time and will fit nicely round my current job. I made the decisi...
by Peach
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Easier route to clinical psychology?
Replies: 9
Views: 7155

Re: Easier route to clinical psychology?

I'd contrast what Mikel said and say quality trumps quantity everytime. Make good use of the information on this forum to find out what kind of jobs to be aiming for and how to get them. and make the most of them. But most importantly start developing an awareness if you haven't already of the wider...
by Peach
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Older + working + Clin Psych
Replies: 17
Views: 8734

Re: Older + working + Clin Psych

Oops! I guess I was thinking 'humanly possible' without giving much thought to what is 'contractually', 'legally', or 'procedurally' possible. I guess it is impossible then :( unless the courses rethink their policies :( Like Miriam said, it's not impossible. I had a part time job throughout my thr...
by Peach
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Poll: EU In or Out?
Replies: 25
Views: 12338

Re: Poll: EU In or Out?

I'm so gutted about the outcome of this referendum. I'm not surprised but still gutted nonetheless. I'm so glad I was only working half a day today I've been bursting to talk about it but the office is not the place, I get the sense most of the people I work with will have wanted this result. It's m...