im working at the moment,I was talking to a mate this morning who hasn't worked for a while & is finding things tough,& i know others who are quite happy with the no work situation.alecstilleyedye said:what sort of work are you looking for gary r? maybe someone on here knows of something in your area.
I got made redundant about 15 months ago and the old job ran out at the start of November. In the end I got £2.6K payout, did F**K ALL work for them for the last 2 months and got loads done on the garden, spent 3 weeks abroad with my family then started a better job right away after. Plus passed on job leads to the staff they'd decided to retain, many of whom took them so they are understaffed and using contactors now.domtyler said:I suppose I have been unemployed a couple of times in the past few years which is not really unusual as I am an IT contractor. It can get a bit depressing when nothing comes along for a while. Having said that, the last time was when the world cup was on and I had a fridge full of beer and then weather was gorgeous so couldn't get motivated for five or six weeks.
The wife would get home, I would be trying desperately to conceal just how drunk I was, having started the day with a large cognac for brekky before soaking up the rays in the back garden for the morning with a beer or two, moving back into the house to watch the Poland and Brazil games with more beers before retiring to the back garden once more with a good thriller and another beer just before she got home. "How did the job hunting go today?" "Yeah not bad thanks (hic), quite a few positive leads, just waiting for the agent to call back"