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Friday, October 28, 2005

Jobs are like buses

You don't see any for ages, then three come along at once!

As you may have gathered, I am not particularly enamoured with my employers, however, the job is generally convenient, so I'm loathe to jump ship & end up in a worse situation. Therefore, for the past six months or so I have been reading all the professional magazines, joining associations, scouring websites & chatting up contacts in the vain hope something well-paid, local & flexi-houred will turn up.

Nothing, nada, zilch. a couple of possibles that fulfilled one or two criteria. One job that I applied for, got interviewed for & lost on the spurious grounds that I didn't have the faintest idea of the role of the profession I would be joining if I had got it.

Then suddenly, three turn up at once. One was sent to me by those nice contacts I've been cultivating, so that was worthwhile, and one i found online. The other was a chance reading of the Guardian paper at my mothers (I am far too stingy to buy newspapers when I can get them free online, plus it doesn't kill so many trees, or make me cross that the re-cyclers haven't collected my stuff AGAIN).

I've got an interview on Wednesday for a job that I am experienced & qualified in, but is in Bath, which is a fair commute. However, it is ONLY in Bath, no more traipsing around the countryside. Plus it's back in local government, so I can get back on track with my pension again (I'm looking forward to a wealthy retirement - I'm not having a wealthy working life)

I've got an interview on Thurday for a job that is basically the same as I'm doing now, but the next stage up, full time & more money. Convenient. Lets hope they are better employers, cos I would really like this one.

I've got an application for a job I really fancy doing, as it is what I am interested in & would actually stretch my brain occasionally. It's what I do in my own company, so I've got the experience. it's got to be finished in time to post on Monday.

Both interviews need powerpoint pressentations made up on complicated subjects. I am off to Warwick tomorrow to buy re-enacting kit, then straight down to London to do some more work on sunday, then take the kids to my sisters halloween party. I doubt we'll be back before midnight on Sunday. I have no idea when I'm going to get everything done!

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