Saturday, 27 September 2008

Good news/bad news

Well I just returned from a lovely weeks escape in the Traumuntana mountains in Mallorca - the lovely village of Deia is a magical escape for romantic thinkers and just wants to make you do less in life.

But on my return i received a telephone call from my agency that I have been given a weeks notice, i.e. my gig is coming to an end after next week. Well , the writing was on the wall and I saw it coming. Lucky I can live within my means. Lucky I didn't blow too much money on the holiday. Austerity is indeed a valuable quality.

So, I will be looking for another contract position. I have come to the realisation that I will probably never work another permanent job as I would have to take a significant reduction in pay. My priority is to accumulate cash.

Speaking of cash, we all need to live on a cash only basis. This is the way it should be. There is no credit. The banks haven't got any money. Lets really examine what is important and what is not. Lets learn to cook, buy our own beer, and brew our own coffee. Lets not spend £5.00 on lunch everyday. Lets make our own sandwiches etc. Lets make austerity the new buzz word.

Hoping all is well with you readers.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Daily thoughts

Do you ever feel like you are on the outside looking in to the inside?

I read somewhere that if do not see yourself as part of society then you have a problem. I've never really seen myself as part of anything.

Human beings are apparently social animals. I think that must be true. Although as I get older I find social gatherings and even sometimes people in general to be hardwork. I feel that I have nothing in common with most people and cannot relate to them. But this cannot surely be true.

For example work relationships are odd ones. If you see the same person/people day in day out then they may become a close confident, someone to go to lunch with etc. But the reality is that work relationships are transient and superficial. The only thing you usually have in common is WORK. Yes, I accept there are exceptions.

Then there is the state of the economy. Cant trust politicians, banks the government/wall street. How do you beat the system? How do you stop working for the man? Is there a way out? I believe there is, but it requires independence of mind, determination and focus. Oh and possibly social isolation.

I'm not really sure where I am going with this post its just a reflection of what has been on my mind lately.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Job update

Well, the final integration stage at the firm will take place on 19th September 2008. The word is that "no decisions have been made yet" about my role. I am on one weeks notice so they could still get rid of me at short notice.

I will wait and see. I have made some enquiries about the market with agencies and it is all doom and gloom. The only gigs available are the ones that no one else wants out in the sticks and for crap money. I have no choice at the moment but to stick it out and see if they keep me on after the 19th September.

So I will wait and see.....

Welcome back Phil!

Hooray, my favourite blogger is back.

Yes, Phil from is back. He has been away for a few months figuring out some stuff. I look forward to reading your regular posts now Phil.

I remember when I left my permanent job back in 2006 I found Phil's site and it was a great source of comfort and inspiration.

Welcome back Phil.