Chapter 53: It’s been awhile.

It’s been almost a month since my last post, so let’s see what’s happened (spoiler, not a lot).

Last week 4 of us at my work we’re taken to one side and told our manager wants to fire all of us after Christmas. There’s been a lot of screw-ups from people in our area and the manager has decided that it’s just too much.

I’m not sure how many screw-ups I’ve been involved in, I’d like to say none but there’s been the odd few that I’m aware of. So now it’s really just a matter of time until after Christmas (the busy period).

Ummmm the 2019 UK election is next week and the news seems to be throwing all sorts of different information around. I have noticed that not a lot of people on my social media tend to do their research though when it comes to false news. Some of my friends just spread whatever they like without looking up if it’s correct.

I actually saw a family member share a post about some burglars in the area with a photo of Harry and Marv from Home Alone, with a bunch of angry emojis. I can understand not recognising people or even knowing who they are, but if you see something online, check for multiple sources, get all the facts, then keep an eye out for the burglars from Home Alone!

Remember to Vote next week if you live in the UK!

Chapter 34: Working

Today? Today is my birthday! 32 years old! Anyway, let’s move on.

I’ve been at my new job for 3 days now (had to work today). Let’s discuss the job as vaguely as I can, I’m working in a similar job that I previously had. The hours are longer (10 hours a day, 5 days a week) but the money is better. The people are incredibly nice and welcoming, random people come up and ask how I’m finding it or just general chit chatting.

But, it’s hard not to compare it to my old job. And unfortunately, they aren’t the same. I miss the people I spent 10+ years together with. I miss the sense of closeness to bosses, how many bosses shake their employee’s hands every morning and evening when you leave? I get it, I’m just whining about a time in my life I won’t get back. And yes I know that things like that will occur at a new place, everything takes time blah blah.

There’s also the time I’m missing with my family now, I’m no longer able to take my daughter to school because of the early start time. It’s so early that I can’t even wake her up to get ready like I used to. I miss spending that time with her, I loved walking her to school and running around after her. Now? I get about an hour and a half with her when I get home, then its off to bed for her.

I’m hoping things improve or…? Another job? Getting used to it all? I guess I’ll just see what happens.

Chapter 28: Nothing?

Have you ever just realised that you want more from your life? You might take a few minutes and just wonder where are you? what are you doing? where are you going? is this it?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, especially since hearing about losing my job. Was my plan to just stay in that job until I retire? I have no idea. I have benchmarks that I’m walking towards, like seeing everything my daughter gets up to in life. But what am I planning on doing exactly with my life?

I look back on my life and I know a lot of the time I was an arse hole. People wanted my help and I just couldn’t be bothered, partners wanted my attention but I’d given up caring. I want to be the kind of person that stands up and does something, something that I can be proud of. Something that my daughter and Wife can be proud of. And yet, here I am, standing in the kitchen, procrastinating.

Until next time.

Chapter 21: More Work

So, since learning that we are losing our jobs in a few months, we were expecting a meeting telling us exactly what’s going to happen in the coming few months. Today we finally had that meeting and I can’t really tell if it was good or bad.

So being as vague as possible, there’s a lot of work to do and not a lot of time to do it in. Which means bringing in temps or increasing our hours. Now that’s not so bad, temps would mean workers can focus on the jobs that need doing and getting out of the door. But more hours means more money and its only for a few months so maybe more hours isn’t such a bad idea.

Well, it now seems everyone will be working around 11 hours a day, voluntarily of course… I guess at the end of these months it will just mean I have more money to fall back on. It will also mean in the coming weeks I’m going to stop seeing as much of my family as I do. I guess we will see what happens.

Until next time!