I’m reblogging this for the Flashback Friday challenge.
Written in Sept 2014, we were newly liveaboards on the boat. I never heard a word from the company my CV was forwarded to and the only ‘jobs’ I’ve had since 2007 have been a few weeks as a kennel maid and a season in a car museum.
Photo: Offenham July 2015
When I was made redundant in 2001, it was only the second time I had to ‘sign on’ and become a Government Statistic of the unemployed.
My previous experience in 1981 hadn’t been too bad, and I found a temporary position after about 5 weeks. This lasted over six months until I found permanent work.
Leaving the area in 1989 after a failed relationship, I was out of work for 2 days.
On the Monday I had an interview at a temp agency, which proved fruitless.
Tuesday morning, I had an interview with another where they sat me down at a computer for a competency test. A job came in on their books, but because I had no computer experience, I wasn’t considered suitable.
Tuesday afternoon I had yet another interview with a third agency.
The same job came in, and ‘Paula’ would not let me leave her office until…
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