... be made redundant!
Well, okay, that wasn't the plan but my job goes under the most recent restructure at work and I am seeing this as an opportunity to hopefully go find something new... or at least take the chance to sit down and reconsider what is important to me.
I also have a fair amount of service, so have a couple of months notice to work out (and I don't need to do my old job other than handover notes and tidying up a few things) and there will be some redundancy pay to tide me over a bit but it actually feels good to be out of a job which made me stressed and has done some considerable damage to my confidence whilst there. Yeah, I might still go get another job there because security is good at present - but it's nice to know that there is a bit of a net to catch me!
And, after 13 years together, myself and my beard have parted company.
Tue, Aug. 30th, 2011, 08:59 am
Ah, yes, I keep forgetting about LJ but have decided to dust it off today for some reason, no sure why.
Had another birthday, fab group of friends, drank more than I should. Time to take another break for the alcohol I think. Took advantage of the bank holiday to sit down and do some gaming with friends (Zombie Fluxx, Judge Dredd boardgame!, a custom made game, Pirate Fluxx, think that was it).
Today, another day off, time to ponder on stuff and maybe get on with some diy.
Well, no, it's not been the most exciting return to LJ but at least I've posted :)
The story, someone was upset about a card saying "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones"
I will stand up for ginger/redhead rights but...
What next, picketing your local supermarket because Ginger Nuts imply redheads are insane (many are)?
That being said, I will join the revolution... after all, we need to get it done quickly before it gets too sunny for us ;)
Fri, Jul. 24th, 2009, 07:48 pm
Work... not fun
Apparently they are different things although it's good when work is fun.
Mine isn't :(
Long dull story but there's a sense of not being part of the team anymore. Unfortunately the job has changed (new boss recently-ish joined) and the stuff I'm good at (data analysis. number crunching) is becoming a little bit more political in nature, something about it doesn't matter if you're right, it depends on who agrees with you (even if they're wrong and have no idea what they're talking about).
Apparently I need to 'play the game' more.
Hmm, analyst background (getting figures right), and virgo (getting everything right... there's black and white, that's it).
I can sooner move objects with my mind (still haven't got it to work) then I can readily change how I work.
So, all good fun.
*waves hello to people and apologises for the general lack of postings recently*
Right, it was an odd year, full of the usual collection of highs and not so highs that make life so much fun.
1. I had one of those (apparently) significant birthdays which was very amusing, allowing me to engage in a number of my favourite hobbies, namely Lego, zombies and carousing. I did get the best birthdaypresent in the form of a Lego Millenium Falcon... oh, did I not mention the Star Wars obsession before...
2. I saw in 2009 in the same place I saw in 2008, the Hobgoblin, a home from home (probably too much on some occasions!). It's good to have somewhere where everyone knows your name and what you drink. Unfortunately them remembering how much of an arse you occasionally make when drunk is just something that goes with the terrority!
3. After a slow start at the beginning of the year I had a whole range of things done on the house which were necessary as they were all the things I couldn't do myself. 2009 should see the house turning into more of a home rather than a collection of items in a number of rooms. This year; Egyptian themed rooms is the plan :)
4. Work has been interesting in places. Some changes make me less sure that it's the place I want to be. However, given the current economic climate, I will behave myself whilst I see what else is out there. There are far worse places to work.
5. No resolutions, just vague plans about stuff. Get in touch with people, go see other people, all that sort of thing. Beyond that it's just a need to get house stuff done.
6. On on the highpoints of 2008 was definitely going out to Washington DC for two weeks; Hallowe'en, the election, lots of time walking around places I know from dozens of films, and getting to code stuff with an Enigma machine. Yes, I can be something of a cryptogeek!
7. Oh, and here starts the regular alcohol break for a little bit. Not a resolution, just one of things I do on a semi regular basis.
Letter in the Metro regarding Big Brother
"I have thought of a way Channel 4 could spice up Big Brother. It should get the usual idiot contestants in the house and leave them for two weeks without filming them or communicating with them."
All good, certainly not the first time that's been said and is something I agree with. It gets better.
"While they are in complete isolation, the rest of the country could dress up as flesh-eating zombies. We would then let the idiot contestants loose and watch their reactions as we, the public, pursue them, filming the action from secret locations. It would surely topple other shows in the ratings war"