So this is where I stand having slowly come to terms with (in no particular order) becoming a 50-something, dealing with type 2 diabetes, and my chances of getting a job lessening with each day that goes by. (that last bit is just my opinion but others will say I’m just being defeatist.)
For starters I’ve had two job interviews in the space of a month: one at Wensum Tailoring outside Norwich and the other at Drury’s Transport in North Walsham. Both interviews seemed to go well, and I was hoping that I’d at least get some feedback. It’s too early to judge on the North Walsham job, but Wensum Tailoring (so it appears to me) simply hasn’t bothered to reply, having now being over a month since the interview - and according to Universal Jobmatch the job has now been filled. Methinks I might as well write that one off then.
It’s not exactly all go at About With Friends either. I ended up taking two weeks off from there last month due to the fact that there simply wasn’t any work for me to get on with. In the meantime, I’ve got involved with the LDN Research Trust, a charity which aims to initiate research into the benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone, and assist those patients who could benefit from the treatment. It’s basic data entry stuff which I can easily do at home, and it’s also connected to a conference in Florida which is due to take place sometime next year. As for About With Friends, I’m slowly getting to the same situation I had last month - where I was going over there only to be told that there wasn’t anything for me to do, so I end up struggling to occupy myself for three hours. An ideal scenario would be for me to go in as usual, but instead of what happens now, I have the stuff that the LDN Research trust supply to me in the event of the AWF staff not having a task for me to get on with. I happened to suggest this to the Work Skills manager this morning, and he appears to be fine with the idea, as he thinks of it as “one charity helping another”. Whether any of the others will let me go ahead with it is another matter.
So what else is going to happen?
- Mark Radbourne
- Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom
I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.
Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?