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 36: Barely Passing Grade

Driving Instructor Training ADI Part 1

October 2018 I was told I would lose my job in 4 months. Then when December rolled around I saw a job application to become a driving instructor. I wasn’t too sure about it at first but when I looked back at my learning experiences I knew I found a job I might enjoy.

Skip forward to March and I start taking lessons to become an ADI (Advanced Driving Instructor). 2 months later and I was in a new job in a warehouse (had to pay the bills some how) and then flash forward to last thursday… and I’m taking the theory test, the first of three exams. I have no idea how I did it but I managed to pass… barely… incredibly lucky.

So my lessons have begun again as I prepare for the next exam and a few things have come to my attention which my wife and I hadn’t worked out/considered. When you look at monthly costs (buying a driving instructor car, petrol etc) it adds up and eats into how much you make by a lot. The hours are great, picking my own times etc. but the cost is pretty high.

I guess I shall see how things go and keep up to date! I also have a few family stories I should post on here…

Until next time!