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Invent

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Jun 2019
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  • in General
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    I'm, too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for a logo

  • in Jobs
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    Update: So I quit my job as a doctor shortly after starting this thread. My first job was doing marketing and webdesign for a telemedicine startup. I enjoyed the job and had great colleagues, but the company went bust 6 months later and we all left. I left with some great friends there, and ran a PR company with one of my former colleagues for a while, but I found the nature of full-time PR (you're on the hunt round the clock for media opportunities for your clients) meant I had eventually given up my hobbies and other interests.

    I spent the past two months doing a lot of DIY and applying for hundreds of web dev, data analytics, creative technologist jobs, and haven't been successful because I have no agency experience and I read like a bit of a jack of all trades. I also find the tick-box approach of recruiters and HR departments tiring. Are all jobs like this? Recently starting to think about building a niche using my various skills and freelancing/contracting.

    I have quite a lot of technical/creative experience, but it is mostly built up through personal projects and hobbies: Webdesign, graphic design and branding (I designed the logo and event publicity for City Cycle Style 2010), engineering CAD, Google Analytics/content marketing/SEO/paid advertising.

    Now to find a niche and start marketing myself...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes it came with the conveyancing package. I am about to claim so I will let you know how it goes.

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    Halifax. They give £1000 cashback on completion which helps. Apparently if I cancel everything they will refund the £1500. Tempted to cancel everything, claim as much as I can on fallthrough insurance and start with a blank slate.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Tempting.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Update 2: Seller pulled out. I called her directly, and she said she just changed her mind last minute. So, after a £200 mortgage valuation fee, a £1500 mortgage fee, $430 survey, £925 solicitor fees for work done to date our seller just changed her mind. Solicitor did take out insurance for £1500 for fall through protection, which might be laden with tricks when we attempt to claim.

    Have just asked mortgage broker if we could port mortgage to another house if we find one in next couple of months. She has said yes, but we have to pay her £500 fee if we want to (the initial mortgage broker offer was free, but I think she realises she has us by the balls).

    Any advice?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Update: Estate agent called today and informed us vendor is sick with anxiety and so is pulling the house off the market because of our unwillingness to have a 10 week gap between exchange and completion.

    I said if the vendor is happy to complete in 2 weeks we are happy to exchange contracts now, otherwise we'll wait until October if she is planning on renovating the house she is moving to. For this estate agent told me I was "out of order". I thanked him calmly and wished him well.

    I don't understand some people!

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    Thanks

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