2021: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyscraper, 2nd Nov 2020.

  1. Steve74

    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    I've always said this. The vast majority of people apply for jobs only if the salary is right for them. If you don't know, then apply and go for the interview only to be told the salary is not what you want, everyone's time has been wasted. I just don't understand how businesses think that is a good way to run a job application process. Surely it would be better to list the salary and risk few applicants applying (if the salary is not good) and have fewer interviews but with people who are serious about the job than have hundreds apply and waste resources interviewing people who ultimately decide not to accept the job offer because of the salary.

    By the way, what is the rough salary for electrical and mechanical engineers at Towers? I wonder if they would ask you what salary you're looking for at the interview stage?
     
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  2. Matt.GC

    Matt.GC TowersStreet Member

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    That's really been annoying me recently too. I find it's usually the jobs that have something to hide that do this. B&M bargains for instance will offer an SM less than £30k to run a store taking £100-200k per week. You'd get £40k+ anywhere else. You have to find that out by trawling the internet and sites like Glassdoor for the salaries and then also take them with a pinch of salt.
     
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  3. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    I can't remember the figure but when I looked a couple of years ago it was around 12k less than I was then as an electrical tech at an airport.
     
  4. George Williams

    George Williams TowersStreet Member

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    I'm on park tomorrow, very excited but absolutely gutted looking at tomorrow's weather forecast
     
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  5. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Yes I was going up for a few hours but I've decided to go Wednesday instead now. At least it'll be quiet for you
     
  6. Auribus

    Auribus TowersStreet Member

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    ^^Plus rainy day guarantee if George is non-passholder.
     
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  7. George Williams

    George Williams TowersStreet Member

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    I've bought 2 day tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday is there any way to get that changed to Wednesday and Thursday, this will be my last time being able until may atleast
     
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  8. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    If you message towers they can change tickets, however it might now be too last minute for them to actually read and reply to your message.
     
  9. Auribus

    Auribus TowersStreet Member

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    From what I've read, AT do accommodate like-for-like changes but, yes, George has left it late.

    I guess this is one of the disadvantages of booking so far ahead in advance.
     
  10. George Williams

    George Williams TowersStreet Member

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    I actually just went to link and our whole group has been able to change our 2 day tickets from a Tuesday to a Wednesday, no luck on my smiler fast tracks that was for Tuesday though.
     
  11. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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  12. Auribus

    Auribus TowersStreet Member

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    Oh, that's good to hear. Enjoy!

    As Rick says, however, explain about your fast track situation.
     
  13. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    I see enterprise is back in service.
     
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  14. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    It really can't make its mind up can it.
     
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  15. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    It’s just going round in circles this season.
     
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  16. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    good one!
     
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  17. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    My head was spinning trying to understand that badumtsh
     
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  18. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    Thought you'd spelt a word wrong for a second here @Ethan then I realised.
     
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  19. GaryH

    GaryH TowersStreet Member

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    I was thinking of an impromptu visit to Alton this weekend so had a quick scour of the accommodation websites. One option stood out for me…. It was Alton towers hotel - arriving Friday and for 2 nights B&B ….
    Granted the only room left is the coke suite but the price …… £977!!!
     
  20. Rick

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    @GaryH Got to pay a premium now the rooms are being cleaned by British workers.
     
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