acawarrior wrote: »
The job I am going for in civil service would be shift work 24/7 but council would be 9-5.30.
Did you leave the public service? So you would recommend the civil service irrespective of the shift hours? Thanks
Vologda69 wrote: »
Yes I did and I dont regret it. I was working 8.30-5pm with little to no flexibility and an overbearing manager. Only you can decide whats right for you. But once youre in the civil service you will have to chance to move to other departments, locations etc So if the shifts dont suit or even the job at least you will have options down the road.
Jamp 123 wrote: »
Just looking for some advice,
Does anyone know what the 24/7 shift is in Rosslare?
do you get a one year probation contract to sign and an assignment document for shift premium?
tritriagain wrote: »
Started as CO last November and am thinking of doing a springboard course. My preference would be computers/coding but don't know if that would be beneficial to progression. Any one any idea on courses which would be considered worthwhile in promotion terms
Moomooland wrote: »
I would say go and do a course you’re interested in. It’s very unusual that CO’s avail of further/third level course, in the place I used to work in I was the only CO that was attending a course out of 20 odd CO’s. it also looks great if you’re thinking of going for EO or HEO promotion. 👍
Jood10 wrote: »
Currently going through the process myself. Once I received the request for my documents I did tell my employer that there was a possibility of my leaving and that someone may be in touch for a reference (I know that this may not be an option for everybody). When I sent back all my documents I was asked if it was ok for PAS to contact my employer or did I wish to speak to him first. I'm assuming that I will be able to give my employer a months notice officially when/if formally offered a position.
leahyie wrote: »
Can I ask what the process is after your interview? I am due to have an interview for Tipperary in the next 2 weeks. If I pass will I get told what location and department I am offered before they start contacting my references? Where I live the furthest location I could be offered is about 2 drive from me, so I don't want my employer to be contacted about a reference if I am going to have to refuse the job due to distance.
Field east wrote: »
Is there a difference as to how the Civil Service and the Counry Councils advertise re forming panels to fill job vacancies? I assume that they both form such panels. Secondly, when can we expect both to advertise - if there is a difference. Or has the whole Covid situation upset their recruiting schedules.
Jamp 123 wrote: »
Thanks for the information, the shift seems to be 5 eight hour days approx, if anyone could confirm this I would appreciate it, what's it like working in Dublin port?
jjnaas wrote: »
.......... I'm a big advocate of them but there is a very high dropout rate on the tech ones because people go for it thinking it's the ticket to promotions and big jobs at the Multinationals but really it's very tough, requires a lot of work and it's not for everyone especially coding.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"
imagusaran wrote: »
Don't know if this would be the right place to ask but would like some guidance if possible before I ask my boss/HR. I started as a Clerical Officer in Dublin last month. My boyfriend is over in Scotland for a few months (he's from there, he is employed with an Irish company but they gave him permission to go back to Scotland for a few months and wfh so that he can spend time with family). I was planning on visiting for a week or two in September if restrictions allow for it and I'm aware of the rules around civil servants and unnecessary overseas travel. Just wondering, am I allowed to wfh for a few days whilst I'm over there or do I have to take annual leave as I won't be in Ireland??
08122019 wrote: »
I am sure everyone in here is sick of the question but does anyone know where they currently are for Dublin?
I have a friend who interviewed last week and came around 100 in batch 25. I told her based on what I read here that they were still on batch 24 so she could have a bit of a wait but apparently a colleague of hers who also interviewed and placed in the same batch was contacted for references.
She’s going to get in touch with them tomorrow but just thought I’d see if anyone here has an idea in the meantime.
Ahem123 wrote: »
I was 13 in batch 24 and signed my contract last Thursday if that helps.
Samuel T. Cogley wrote: »
I'd say youd need to take AL.
EO2019 wrote: »
That the hours they are open to the public. You’ll still be working full time. Prob something like 9.00-4.00 for training. I have heard of people deferring their start date until the second week of September due to school and childcare.