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by NotReally
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

It's always a bit awkward when something falls flat, isn't it? We've many of us been there, so if you can I'd try and take it as an available learning opportunity if you like to, but otherwise I would try to put it behind you. I shudder to think how many randomly uneducated/inexperienced/insulting/...
by NotReally
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I also winced when I read the OP. And just to be a pedant, swearing (even when replaced by asterisks) is against the rules of the forum. That isn't to say that I don't often think something different to what I say. Most recently "that's fine, take your time" when I mean "just tell me please, whatev...
by NotReally
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I wrote such a long reply and sadly it was all wiped out by a glitch that is making me log in after every reply. Horrors. I won't rewrite it all, which is a shame because I had put a lot of thought into it, but in a much longer form I wrote that it wasn't so much a nerve that had been touched as a ...
by NotReally
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

lakeland wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Yeah I regularly talk to inanimate objects too, so I second workingmama! Also I take a slight issue with the term bat shit crazy too.
I appear to have touched a nerve. It wasn't my intention, apologies.
by NotReally
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

What you're thinking v what you say

I've always found it quite hard to say something I don't mean, but sometimes, it's gotta be done I suppose. I've seen a few tv comedy routines based around not saying what you mean, and they usually get a good laugh, so I thought it might make a decent thread if we got everyones stories together. I'...
by NotReally
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Workplace Bullying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Workplace Bullying?

Sorry you had to go through that, it sounds awful. (As does this reply coming what sounds like a little late, sorry) As miriam has suggested, I think a workplace union could help. I remember attending a union talk a while ago, and although I didn't join as I was only there for a little while, and I ...
by NotReally
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: "Selling" psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: "Selling" psychology

Spatch wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:10 am

"Not really able to analyse serial killers, but I run you a statistical t-test if you'd like."
That awkward moment when they say "yeah, that'd be great" and I get it wrong...
by NotReally
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: "Selling" psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 849

"Selling" psychology

Hey all, hope you're well So I've noticed that often when I tell people that my degree etc is in psychology, it's normally greeted with a look of apprehension, followed by a comment like "don't analyse me!", but I've always managed to steer the conversation away from that and it's all been fine. In ...
by NotReally
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

(most cringe-worthy example was a previous supervisor who told me how "nice" it was that "people like me" can get onto training, in a very patronising way); Normally, that would be reprehensible. But given their position, it's even more so. Pathetic. Its why diversity is so important. I remember he...
by NotReally
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Finished uni - unsure on what to do next?
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Finished uni - unsure on what to do next?

As a psych graduate, working as a support worker/mental healthcare assistant with people with learning disabilities shouldn't be too hard to get and would definitely count as relevant. If you find something else, there should also be the opportunity to register as a bank support worker in the role i...
by NotReally
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The privatisation of mental health: how good services are turning in favour of the rich
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: The privatisation of mental health: how good services are turning in favour of the rich

As someone trying to make a career in this area, so much of this rings true. It seems that the way to battle back against privatisation is to go private! Others will be in a better position to judge, but it seems to me that in recent years, more and more qualified therapists have left the NHS and ot...
by NotReally
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Group task at interview

Yep, anything that involves reducing the number of applications you have to complete is definitely good!
by NotReally
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Group task at interview

I'm glad it helped. Re: "nothing more you could have done". Perhaps this is my more cynical side coming out, but it sounds like they already had someone in mind for the position, and were merely going through the formalities of interviewing candidates? Maybe they were going to give the job to an int...
by NotReally
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

Have you made any changes to your applications recently? Just going off my own experience, as somebody who is also based in the NW and not able to relocate currently (the only AP position I did get was when i relocated, but that was more of a situation of the stars aligning for me at the time), i'd ...
by NotReally
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 11952

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

lingua_franca wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:54 am
They took me seriously and the joke fell flat.
Hands down, one of the worst moments known to mankind.