Ohboy. Ohboyohboyohboy. I am such a lucky little Kraut... oO Since january I am without a job and NOW, just when a new project that a friend of mine is building up could use me actually trying to acquire some customers the German Arbeitsamt (office for the jobless) sent me to a 1 week course to "learn how to write job applications", because as long as that project doesn't make money the Amt won't accept it as an actual job that's about to start anytime now...
Why does this suck donkeydicks big time?
1st of all: Well, I COULD be doing something usefull RIGHT NOW. Like researching the web for local shops and possible customers for our team. Instead I have to spend my time in the "TÜV Akademie", another organisation that's working together with the Arbeitsamt and that's running this joke of a course...
2nd: I do not need this course, period. I allready know how to write applications for one, and then (which, in my humble opinion, counts even more) I ALLREADY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO, fo christ's sake. I don't need to get a new job anymore, you stupid braindead buerocrat morons!
3rd: The course is kind of a joke... All the information I got from them up to NOW (3rd day) could be communicated in like an hour or two and I bet even slow thinkers would be able to follow it.
Get this: On the first day we (ppl who have to visit this course) got to "know each other". Because yes, that's what I'm here for, make friends for life. To achieve this goal they even prepared something: Each of us was handed a sheet with questions like (and I kid you not): "What would you do with a million €uros? What's your favourite colour? What's your favourite food? Your favourite pets? Music? Name three things you'd like to take with you to a deserted island...". And then we were supposed to ask those questions to our neighbours. Just great, I'm back in Kindergarten. :P Who would have thought that? After 32 years!
I guess this was the moment when I decided that all this is of as much worth to me as a pile of rotten vegetables. They'd have to try really hard now to make up for this ridiculous crap... So what was next?
The next part of the first day was actual Informations. Usefull stuff. Things you can work with.
Whatever - this is what happened for more or less the rest of the first half of day one: That teacher dude handed out fotocopied lists of webpages that offer jobs. Not a short list too, several pages worth of jobs just waiting to be done. And then he started reading them out. One by one. Imagine it a bit like this:
"Ah, 'b' - bakers. There's a page for bakers. www. bakers.de. And bananasalesmen: www.bananasalesmen.de/jobs (etc.etc.ad infinitum)".
Just what I allways wanted, a guy reading out urls for an hour. Ones he before that photocopied and handed out to everyone anyways. Yawnorama indeed.
And in the AFTERNOON we were sent to the computer-room.
Yes, you get this right: This guy was listing urls to us with no chance to actually check some of them out while he was doing it. What an asshole.
What a boring, monotonous lazy and retarded asshole.
The computer room (in which, at this moment, I am sitting) is kinda great too. Lousy TFTs, Windows xp set to 800*600 resolution, sticky air and .... Ah, what the hell. You get it: I'm annoyed.
At *least* I got them to oficially free me of this computer torture chamber. I simply can work better at home on my own machine. So theoretically I only have to be here from 9 to 12 instead of 9 to 5. Pity, that today the course was split in two, and instead of now getting bored to death by a retard and then being able to go home to have lunch this morning I just was told that my hours were changed to the afternoon, which means I have to hang around here now anyways to wait anyways.