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  1. #121
    Super Wammer SMEagol's Avatar
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    I've quit work, probably just enough money to limp by for six months but I can't stand it anymore. Any work for a talented print design chap with experience in this blissful interest please get in touch. I have a catalogue of unbelievable injustices built up from over the years from my current employer, and historically surviving by the skin of my teeth working for other agencies with big overheads losing key accounts through no fault of their own. Why I didnt just leave school and get a job in the police or local government, or health I'll never know - but at 45 I just feel tired out at the moment. If nothing comes up I'll be over beachy head but be sure to leave a will for the hifi!

    I'll be getting a website up soon so watch this space. My new jobs sorting out my mums house now she's passed on as I have a share of that, and looking after her little dog that the boss advised me to get put down, as he affected my socialising with a key client!
    Last edited by SMEagol; 10-08-2012 at 10:06 AM.
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  2. #122
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    Well done Chris

    I know you have had an awful time with those tossers, it must have taken some guts mate.

    You'll be absolutely fine and wonder why you didnt do it sooner - really pleased and proud for you mate.

    Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by SMEagol View Post
    I've quit work, probably just enough money to limp by for six months but I can't stand it anymore. Any work for a talented print design chap with experience in this blissful interest please get in touch. I have a catalogue of unbelievable injustices built up from over the years from my current employer. Why I didnt just leave school and get a job in the police or local government I'll never know. If nothing comes up I'll be over beachy head but be sure to leave a will for the hifi!

    I'll be getting a website up soon so watch this space. My new jobs sorting out my mums house now she's passed on as I have a share of that, and looking after her little dog that the boss advised me to get put down!
    ...I went to a funeral, which was very sad, and then I popped into Hi-fi Serious, to pick up a top of the range Bang & Olufson stereo system...

  3. #123
    Ahhh ! The Good old days. MJ's Avatar
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    Best news I've heard in a long while mate.

    Give yourself a few weeks of self indulgent R & R to get your head together and then dive back into the rat race raring to go.

    You'll cope easily enoug and will soon realise that it's the best move you've ever made.

    Now, about that will
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMEagol View Post
    My new jobs sorting out my mums house now she's passed on as I have a share of that, and looking after her little dog that the boss advised me to get put down, as he affected my socialising with a key client!
    Your ex-boss sounds like a lovely guy! I've been in a vaguely similar situation in the past, and getting away from it was the best thing I ever did.

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    Well done, Chris. Your ex boss sounded a tosser of the highest order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMEagol View Post
    I've quit work, probably just enough money to limp by for six months but I can't stand it anymore. Any work for a talented print design chap with experience in this blissful interest please get in touch. I have a catalogue of unbelievable injustices built up from over the years from my current employer, and historically surviving by the skin of my teeth working for other agencies with big overheads losing key accounts through no fault of their own. Why I didnt just leave school and get a job in the police or local government, or health I'll never know - but at 45 I just feel tired out at the moment. If nothing comes up I'll be over beachy head but be sure to leave a will for the hifi!

    I'll be getting a website up soon so watch this space. My new jobs sorting out my mums house now she's passed on as I have a share of that, and looking after her little dog that the boss advised me to get put down, as he affected my socialising with a key client!
    Good luck Chris - sounds like you REALLY need the break. Maybe consider teaching yourself some new skills (and I don't mean with a satsuma and a ballgag ) once you've had a decent break?

    Cheers, sod.

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    Chris, I'd suggest you spend an hour or two thinking through what you liked / disliked about previous jobs and what value you personally put on various work criteria (job security, income, responsibility, flexibility, location, culture, development opportunities etc. etc.).

    I had cause to do this (fairly formally) about a year ago. It obviously won't guarantee anything but it may help prioritise things when searching / applying / choosing between job offers or learning new skills.

    PM if you want more info.

    Good luck.
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    Well got told I was redundant for the second timein 11 months yesterday very nice about it .However my Wife is just recovering breast cancer and haivng four operations in less than ten weeks and now her sick pay has ended. I have worked in the Shipping Industry for over 30 years and have been on the desk through Line Management and then on to Sales. If anyone here knows of anything available in the North West would really appreciate it .
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    All the best with your search, Andrew!!!

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    Yeah, good luck fella - fortunately sales is one area where there seem to be plenty of jobs available when I look, tho I'm guessing you may need to reboot in a new industry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupinder View Post
    Well done, Chris. Your ex boss sounded a tosser of the highest order!
    +1.

    Your dog sounds as though it is worth a hundred times more than the shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Yeah, good luck fella - fortunately sales is one area where there seem to be plenty of jobs available when I look, tho I'm guessing you may need to reboot in a new industry
    Loads of "general" sales jobs (took me a morning to be offered several) but you need to negotiate a good basic before signing anything !!

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    Is there such a job as parcel delivery via bus and coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatliner View Post
    Is there such a job as parcel delivery via bus and coach
    Judging by their speed and efficiency, Royal Fail are still using a coach-and-four, so you could be in with a chance...

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    I'm looking to break away from my current surroundings - experienced automotive writer both for consumer and B2B publications, website and social media editor for a global special interest automotive/industrial/heavy duty publication. I was also a pop journo in a former life (1987-94, first forays into professional journalism).

    Bachelor's degree in journalism & master's degree in arts & cultural sciences. My first language is Dutch obviously, but my written English is probably at native speaker level. Good skills in German, as well.

    No dependants and low mortgage payments for current home, so willing to move just about anywhere if the conditions are right.

    Would obviously also consider opportunities with hifi-related publications/media.


    All suggestions or introductions much appreciated.

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    Good luck Eric, theres a few motoring types in the F1 2012 thread, who might be able to point you in the right direction...

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    Just heard I'm likely to be made redundant next week. Fuck and bugger.

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    Sorry to hear that.

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    2nd time in 4 years. Bugger.

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    Sorry to hear that Mark, it's bloody tuff going at the moment, I hope things work out for you. What do you do?

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