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jema
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 7:45 pm    Post subject: Good news and bad news  Reply with quote    

Good news, one installed floor, and loo

Bad news, I have been put on notice that the gravy train that has enabled me to devote myself to this site almost full time is due to expire So it's either get some web design work or something, or pretty soon job hunting

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought you were set working from home for good. What's changed?

Thinking about it I tend to have a bit of a strange life, certainly the Tax people don't understand. Last year I had 8 months off and started a 8 week contract about 6 months ago. I'm getting to the point where I need to decide to stay working or resign an try and make a go at smallholding etc. Sounds easy but I've not turned down the offer of a well paid job to do nothing before.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I thought you were set working from home for good. What's changed?

Thinking about it I tend to have a bit of a strange life, certainly the Tax people don't understand. Last year I had 8 months off and started a 8 week contract about 6 months ago. I'm getting to the point where I need to decide to stay working or resign an try and make a go at smallholding etc. Sounds easy but I've not turned down the offer of a well paid job to do nothing before.


It has been viable because of an old support contract, which has lasted incredibly well, but nothing lasts forever.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well good luck with the work, I think there are plenty of people to do the leg work. Will you be available for consulting?

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Well good luck with the work, I think there are plenty of people to do the leg work. Will you be available for consulting?



tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, good luck with the job hunting.

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck with it. At least you've got a thriving website to show to people.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, good luck. We'll all be able to give you a good reference.

Marigold123



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 05 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck! My ex-OH (Ah, it feels so good to be able to put the Ex bit! ) just about survived financially for ages on historical support work and the occasional one off job.

Hope you find a peach to keep you happy and comfortable.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can always fall back on being and odd jobbing plumber!

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jem: can't you find a sugar-parent? We don't want to lose you! And, no, I'm broke so can't fulfill that brief

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
You can always fall back on being and odd jobbing plumber!


No chance In fact I am just going to make a 20 mile round journey to pick up a m8, because one of my taps is sligthtely loose, and despite assorted tools I lack the dexterity to reach to tighten it

But I need it done now, because a sink unit I want to put in, will make the space even more confined.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Jem: can't you find a sugar-parent? We don't want to lose you! And, no, I'm broke so can't fulfill that brief



Maybe it will be a while anyway, maybe snowball will get a promotions... it is all up in the air.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is this the point to abandon Swindon and set off in to the sunshine on to a smallholding in deepest... ( fill in county of choice) You could do it, you know you could

Seriously Good luck and the work on setting this up should look good on the old CV.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 05 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
You can always fall back on being and odd jobbing plumber!


Don't you mean an odd, jobbing plumber?

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