Saturday, 17 January 2009

Back to work

Well my first two weeks at the new job have been ok.

Actually I am quite enjoying the work. Its relatively hassle free. I only wish it could be permanent.

I wish I could find a permanent role. The feedback I am receiving from my applications for permanent work is that potential employers apparently don't like the fact that I have been working as a Locum. What planet do these people live on? There is no tenure anymore, no security. The annoying thing is that most of the decision makers are probably middle class, middle aged, white men who have probably worked for the same employer for the last 30 years.

But I digress.

I haven't written about finances lately but 2008 was a good year for us financially. We managed to save circa £45,000 towards the escape fund. Not bad.

5 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

Wow! Great work on the escape fund. Congratulations!

Dreamer said...

Thanks Jerry! - i'm really pleased considering I didnt really work for the last 3 months of the year - even though I dont have stable employment we are fortunate that we can keep our living costs low.

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope everything is good. I would love to speak to you soon.

MoneyBlogga said...

Pounds 45K? That's excellent. Never lose sight of your goal ~ it's the one thing that'll keep you going when all else looks like it's going belly up. My biggest financial goal for the next two years is to pay off the mortgage. I have had it "up to here" with mortgages.

Dreamer said...

Thanks moneyblogga - and you are doing so well also. I have also had some thoughts about paying off the mortgage but am unsure - i feel like i need to stash away money like i am preparing for war or something - i will do a post on it i think