12 thoughts on “The Name Is Bond

  1. qwerty

    Please can the “it’s a great opportunity to get experience” and “well you have to start somewhere” brigade allow this to be the final nail in Jobbridge coffin.

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      I’m half way on this. On one hand, when you are trying to break into a new job, you sometimes have to take a shite job/internship to ‘prove’ yourself. However, this should only be with an employer who will employ you if you do well or if it actually does help you get the experience you need and isn’t just a way for someone to get cheap labour – which I think a lot of Jobbridge seems to be.

      In my case, I got the experience I needed and was paid enough to cover my rent and bills at least but I get the sense I was lucky!

  2. garthicus

    I was running an agency until recently and I inherited two staff members who were hired this way, one was previously a waitress and the other an admin, both turned out to be amazing recruiters and are doing great.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      You were workin’ as a waitress in a cocktail bar
      When I met you
      I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around
      Turned you into someone new

      Now five years later on you’ve got the world at your feet
      Success has been so easy for you
      But don’t forget, it’s me who put you where you are now
      And I can put you back down too

      1. Clampers Outside!

        Whaooh we’re half way there, whaoooooh livin’ on eclairs !
        Serve it up now, I’ll eat it I swear,
        Whaooooh, muchin’ on eclairs……….

        (Don’t ask, it happened in myhead, that’s all that needs to be said)

  3. missred

    “Business development through cold calling” – they don’t even try and disguise it. Sounds miserable

  4. qwerty

    No amount of happy anecdotes can excuse slave labour. What is wrong with this country –Its Internment not Internship.

  5. JunkFace

    Fuppin hell! This is getting crazy. Of all the countries that you might be able to survive on slavery allowance, Ireland is NOT the one.

    Down with Job bridge!

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