Friday, September 11, 2009

all over bar the shouting

Well , busy week this week , spent most of it signing on with agencies the good side is that I've been told that my CV is 'good and strong !' and they should have no problem placing me . The bad news is that my sleep has gone to pot and I feel so tired all the time.
I sign the final paperwork on Monday then that's that, I'm officially unemployed . I had to apply for my birth certificate as I can't find mine.
The weather is beautiful at the moment and it's nice not to be tied to an office.
Yesterday when I was at an interview for an agency , there was a repatriation at the place where the interview was - we stopped the interview and went outside to pay our respects while the cortege passed through - so sad , these young people no longer have the chance of walking in the sunshine - it put my problems in perspective.
Have a lovely weekend and take care all my bloggy friends

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Feeling a bit calmer

I've decided to bow to the inevitable. I went to see the solicitor yesterday and she's going to try to negotiate a better settlement. FF has already put a temp in my place and given him all my work. He'd again rearranged my desk while I was away but I put everything back. I'll have to clear it out next week.
I've started to job hunt .had lunch with friend S. who has been with me throughout and supported me. She is angry on my behalf and even went to see the director to try to make him see sense to no avail - ff has won.
Just need to see what the future will bring. Another friend and colleague who has supported me throughout J. gave me his email - wish he had been my manager.
Am booking with the same lady for holiday next year - that'll be something to look forward to.

Meme for 8

I stole this from the lovely Fhina aka 'A Woman of No Importance'
The rules are:- Mention the person who tagged you. (check)- Complete the list of eights- Tag eight others and let them know.
1) Eight things I am looking forward to :
Getting closure on my work problem
Stopping the horible steroids
Losing weight after stopping the horrible steroids
Being able to fit into some of my clothes again
The Jane Austen festival in Bath
Eating a tub of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Yoghurt
Stitching on some of my current projects after a hiatus caused by bruised eye
2) Eight things I did yesterday
Visited Solicitor
Had lunch at Starbucks with good friend
Sent hate waves to FF
Decided it's not worth the effort
Filled out job applications
Left work early because I could
Realised that I do have friends who care
Thought about where life is headed
3) Eight things I wish I could do:
Argue objectively without bursting into tears
Stay in current job
Murder FF without reprisal
Draw better
Win the lottery so it didn't matter
Finish what I've started!!!
Afford a City and Guilds course in Stumpwork
Do a course at Hampton Court
4) Eight places I would like to travel to:
New Zealand
San Fransisco again
5) Eight places I've travelled to:
6) Eight people to tag:
I'm taking a leaf out of Fhina's book here and not tagging (some people have expressed a dislike for being tagged and feeling obliged to do something ) so choose yourselves but please let me know if you do this and pop in a link for me

Friday, September 04, 2009

Well It's happened

This time next week I will probably be unemployed.
I got back to work yesterday to be handed a letter saying my final review was to be next Tuesday and FF was still not satisfied. I then got called in to my Director who offered me £1500 and a months wages to leave quietly having signed a disclaimer.
I went to CAB at lunchtime with my friend and colleague who has supported me through this and today I have an appointment with a lawyer - her initial reaction was that it's obvious by the pay off offer that they want me to leave so lets try to counter claim for larger offer.
I feel sick to my stomach and can't believe this is happening. I asked for more time as I have to see a solicitor and was given just an extra days grace.
I really don't know what I'm going to do - we need my wage.
All prayers etc welcome

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Back off holiday

Well , that's it for another year !!! It seemed to go so quickly .

The bad news is I spent the first day for three hours in casualty after waking looking as if I'd done ten rounds with Mike Tyson. Turns out I had a spontaneous bleed - down to the drugs / condition. I left casualty looking like one of jack Sparrow's crew. Quickly changed to sun glasses - not so bad as the weather was gorgeous all week so didn't look out of place. So it turned into an easy going lazy week with walks on the beach and plenty of rest for me.

We went to the conservative club ,ate at the Sea marge Hotel and the White Horse pub. We also had a day in Norwich and ate at Waggamammas - a first for DH and Ellie who where both suitably impressed

Then back to rest at the cottgae.
Ah well back to work tomorrow - wonder what FF has done to my desk this time ? !!!!