Job Day 1

Not a lot of great excitement happened today…

This morning I arrived at work late (as planned) and there were no spaces in the car park… I learnt the overflow very quickly!!

Then I had induction, Got shown my desk, given my laptop and did some menial tasks….

In lunch break, Ā I went to Asda which was full of very ugly people as always… and then this afternoon, I spoke with some directors, and did some more general tasks…..

Nothing of great interest of funniness to report!!

Tomorrow might be more fun…. šŸ˜›

 

Adios! šŸ™‚

 

The last before work

Today began with a standardly vile commute to Old Street. Sat next to me was a “not-underweight” man, (hey fatty bom bom) who decided to spill some of his fat under the arm rest. Not only did he have excess fat to “share around” but he was sharing round “Eau du Fatty”- HIS BODY ODOUR. Not only did he smell bad, but every time he moved… it got worse…

Overall, I think he read the Metro FIVE TIMES, briskly flicking through it each time, turning the page, moving his arm, intensifying the smell. My nostrils will never be the same.

So I arrived at the training centre…. andĀ DIDN’TĀ have a free cuppa! Not one, all day ! wowo! just water… whats wrong with me?! I spent most of the first part of the morning; Riding round on the char, trying to fix my virus riddled computer, going to the toilet, more chair riding, more virusing, more toiletting etc… then we had a short break…..

After the break we came back and did three Mock exams. Each one had worse questions, I failed the first two (as did everyone else) and passed the third (as did everyone else)

At this point, we all recieved some VERY good news… that we were having the afternoon off so off we trundled home.! xD

So far, WeĀ haven’tĀ had one full week! Woopwoo!!

Anywhos, off to the wonderful world of work next week… I shall keep you readers posted!!

Night night, Have a good weekend,

 

Adios. x

City & Guilds

Yesterday I was too angry to blog….

 

So yesterday, we started our City and Guilds First “coursework” section… we got given the brief… and then tons of help and told to be on our way. Busy working away, when someone places their usb stick into their computer and infects every computer on our mini-classroom network with virus. FUN.

After spending forever trying to remove the virus on each computer (with it coming back) I eventually pulled the plug out my machine and worked “offline”.

During the morning, I had got a large wadge of work done… which when I returned from after lunch was missing. FML

So I set about trying to re-do the work and dodge viruses. I was convinced it was on the class server… but our tutorĀ wouldn’tĀ have it. Eventually as the goal posts of our work got changed, and changed and changed, andĀ IĀ got more and more and more annoyed (I’m Ā not gonna bore you with details of copying tables and not copying tables etc) it became time to go home…. but it was 3.30… Thanks for that early hour!!!

 

This morning I ventured on the tube as always from high barnet… as Finchely central we waited for 10 minutes… and I got impatient and stood up to see what was going on…. I needed to change trains to a bank branch one at some point….Eventually we left, and I was left squished up by the door…. this train got busier and BUSIER and BUSIER until one man decides the way to get on…. is to barge onto the train…. He did this forcing people to practically get inside one-another and created room behind him for 4 more people to try and cram their way in. IDIOTS.

Imagine me now.. squished tight into a carraige with a man so close he is practically drinking the tea out my mug with my limns squished into some poor short womans face…. the last thing I need as the next station is for the doors to open on the other side and for some stuck up lady to scream ” Could you lot MOVE DOWN so I can get on”.

Being in a shoddy Squished mood I decided she deserved a loud reply of “If we move anymore down love we will be out on the tracks.” Most of the carraige smiling… she waited for the next train.

 

When I did finally move train I perched on one of the end seat things… by the doors which go between the carraiges… during my few stops on the second train… a rather overweight man decides he is going to JOIN ME ON THE SEAT and squeezes his fat bum into the tiny gap…. Subtly I did the elbow thing… with no avail through his rolls of fat…. evenually, one large jab… pretending to be really into my music and he was up… THANK G-D!!

Today’s City and guilds entailed me finishing off yesterday’s Ā mess, dodging more viruses and getting told off for talking even though my hand had been up, and he had said my name and invited me to talk -.-

Handing the assignment in, with the tutor having looked over it… he told me I was well on the way for a distinction. WOO

 

Tomorrow is my last day at the Course for 3 weeks… Roll on work next week!!

 

Adios!

x

City and Guilds 1

before I start, a few things I have noticed:

  1. I’m constantly tired no matter how much sleep i get
  2. I didn’t finish the last post … SORRY
  3. The tube Smells
  4. The tube is full of nasty, careless people who think they rule the world
  5. The man on the tube this morning was ratherĀ embarrassedĀ when I rather loudly proclaimed “Thank you for letting us passengers off the train first” While his chest was practically pasted against the door/doorway.
So now the more interesting stuff –
This week our Tutor has to see his other class so has left us in theĀ capableĀ hands of another tutor. You may be pleased to know that this tutor’s classroom has windows!!!! šŸ˜€ But, its on the third floor… and the lift can only described as borderline shitty. ANYWHOS.
Yesterday we spent most of the day doing mock exams… which I passed all of… šŸ™‚ and we went over IP addressing, which I now finally understand – and learnt some Binary! WOOP.
Today we had a “brief” “Look” at our City and Guilds assessment number uno.
This is a task set by the tutor which we need to carry out and document numerous things during the task. Today’s task was to backup a “customer’s computer” Scan the Installation media, and the USB containing the Antivirus+Antimalware and the reinstall windows meeting a few criteria.
There areĀ multipleĀ issues with the task… Firstly, WHO SCANS THE WINDOWS CD FOR A VIRUS?! Then you wonder who scans antivirus software for a virus…. And at no point in the task does it require you to restore the data from the backup. Also, we can take our “practice materials” into the “assessment time”. WOOP DE DO – its practically finished….
Adding to all this… half of the people can’t get their computers to work… its all good fun…
Right… its bed time… some of us have assessment work to do tomorrow šŸ˜‰
Adios!!!! šŸ™‚
p.s. WOOP I finished this one! šŸ˜›

31/08/11

I have already began to loose count of the number of days I’ve been apprenticing… so we are going by date….

Yet again, without fail, at 9.30 we entered the windowless room, which I have began calling the “secret cellar” to begin our day’s learning. Today we went back to our virtual machines, and tried to network them together…. Last time, I’d already networked it to my physical machine, but had to try and get the virtual ones to work….

This should seem fine and dandy, however the DCHP server is set up to only allow a set ammount of IP addresses, and needless to say- there we’ren’t enough. People had problems all over… IP conflicts, mismatched workgroups…. Ā A right Royal Kerfuffle!!!

This afternoon, we carried on with some virtual machineage…….

 

I forgot to finish this one… and now Ive forgotten! šŸ˜› sorryyyyyyy! šŸ™‚