Well, I've had a few days away from About With Friends, and I've slowly come to the conclusion that it's now got to the point where it's not worth going all the way over there to basically be told that there's nothing for me to do. For example: on Monday I went in as normal, just stood around as various members did a computer assignment, then when I checked to see if there was anything else I could get on with I was just told "go and entertain yourself for an hour or so." It's been getting frustrating to say the least, as in the last couple of months there have been several staff members, who would have normally given me plenty of work to keep me going, leaving the charity.
In the meantime (as I mentioned on Monday) I've recently started doing some data entry work for the LDN Research Trust. A few days ago, they sent over some work for me to do which is a lot more complex than what I've done in that past for them, and it also involves some checking up on the internet to verify the contact details these organisations provided, so it would need a lot more time to be devoted to the task than the other stuff I've done. It's also home-based stuff, with all communications done via e-mail, which is perfect for me.
So after weighing everything up, there's really only one decision I can make. Sure, several people at AWF won't be happy about it, but I really need to be somewhere where I have plenty to do, be productive and be proud of what I achieve, not sitting around waiting for the next task and stagnating. And if that means leaving AWF, then so be it.
I think it's time to drop a pipe bomb.....
- 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?