Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Michaelknell, Aug 6, 2006.
If a job's salary is advertised as c£18k, what does the 'c' mean?
c = circa
i.e. approximately, around, or near £18K... - but probably not much more
Thanks. I was worried it may mean something like OTE.
= On Target Earnings.... i.e. basic salary + bonus/commission
I've come to the conclusion that job ads that say "£neg", the neg means negligible!
No, it means they want to pay you as little as possible, and the amount is so embarrassing, they won't even put it in the advert!!
It's the same thing really!
I guess I am going to be the nasty one Shocking that a question like that and the subsequent OTE needed answering....In my mind it would be a case of go back to school and pay some more attention, or don't even think of applying for a job paying that kind of money....
I am absolutely amazed....
please don't be so rude. He was asking an innocent question, not asking for your slating. Play nice now, please.
I went to a Grammar school and was never taught Circa..... ( Its one of many things school didnt teach me.........school dont ya just love it!! )
In fact (slightly off topic), when I was at school financial awareness and general savvy werent an option, its something that was self taught - or if your lucky your parents tell you....rant over
The difference is that I don't think I am being rude I am more reflecting the thoughts of someone who might recruit someone (as I have done many a time) and highlight that the aims may be a little high when questions like that need answering, although I realise that the perception in this world of PC will dictate the opposite...
From an employers perspective, innocent questions like that should be answered by English lessons and perhaps a dictionary. Asking others is a sign of laziness.....
I went to a comp, and c. / circa was often brought up in history as regards imprecise dates... e.g Julius Caesar visited Britain c.55 B.C.
EDIT.. that year was probably correct so no need for circa.... but you get my point
Then thank god I don't work for you, honestly is there any need for snidey comments like that, the OP only asked a question.
Look at my face...does it look bothered?
TBH dejongj, you are being rude.
Yes, you may be giving an "employer's perspective" (note the use of the apostrophe - a basic skill I picked up at school, maybe you were absent that day??), but the op was only asking a question. To blatantly state that he is academically lacking and lazy, that is arrogant and condescending.
Asking others is not a sign of laziness, but rather is a sign of using the resources at hand in order to address a query.
Matt Woodiwiss LLB(Hons) LLM
I second that motion!!
God i can imagine there is a big list of employees and ex employees just queuing up to chin you!
Id have done it a long time ago if you were my boss!!
Oh but im a grand worker and keen as mustard!!
Trouble at Mill
Aye, man in ivory tower may disappear up his own jacksy if great care is not taken.
btw even though I answered your OTE question earlier, I didn't know what it precisely stood for, until I worked in sales about 7 years ago; could not find it in the OED (which does have abbreviations) or on the web... it was a recruitment consultant that first answered this question for me
Anyway.... agree that when a fellow forum member asks a question, its rude, arrogant and unfriendly to come back with a moan/insult
- there are other sociopolitical type threads here or elsewhere for people to get on their soapbox
Krish, BEng(Hons), MSc
(carrying on what woodywizz started )
Oh dear, I've been guilty of that not so British thing called giving-my-opinion-without-being-asked-about-it. My, my, aren't you all a sensitive lot
dr. ir. J-P de Jong MBA CTE
PS. Though this is not a thing about showing off about education as the subject is elementary stuff...
PPS. Yes there is a long queue to 'chin' me, why do you thing I work in the UK...A queue I can manage, anywhere else they would all attack at once
LOL i have to give you kudos for that last remark!!
Dr A Briers MCP/MCSE/ W E L L H U N G
I am a nice person really Just very opinionated and not afraid to voice it, and stay around for the concequences (helps when one is the boss ofcourse...)
Well there is nothing wrong with that. These forums give you a chance to say what you think, and it will always be fun reading the various reponses whether they be witty, angry, confused etc.
Im a nice person too! I only hit people that deserve it!
I'd have thought it better to teach "How to fill in the job seeker's allowance booklet" at schools.
Of course, when I was younger, I applied for a job that was circa £10.5k and it was indeed around that figure.
Well that's if around 50% of the figure quoted counts as circa......
Maybe he didnt want to use a dictionary because he wanted the advice from a highly intelligent professional like yourself.
I went to a grammar school, did A-levels and was offered a place doing an engineering degree which I turned down. One of my A-levels was Economics. I have never seen C which stands for circa. I'm assuming it is Latin which I did not do either. I'm guessing however, that most employers would want pleasent, well manared staff with good communication skills; which you seem to be lacking just because you knew something someone else didn't. The point of message boards is to ask questions you don't know so others can help.
My first job five years ago was for 13k and I went to a grammar school.
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