What’s That Coming Over The Hill?
Hopefully it ain’t no monster, I was struggling for a meaningful post title. I’ve gone a little quite on the ‘post about meaningful stuff’ front not sure why but there you go. This isn’t to be one of them, I just felt like posting and now seemed like an opportune moment. Life seems to be levelling out though there’s been a couple dips recently but I can’t overly grumble as I realise more and more than I’m lucky to be in they situation that I am. Yes I have money issues, but who doesn’t and yes I have bad days but they’re par for the course. In the grand scheme of things I’m quite well off and I’m thankful for that more and more. That isn’t to say I walk around with a blissful smile on my face but when things take a turn for the worse it helps put things in to context.
Which is exactly what is currently going on in general, in my life. My contract at my current job is coming to an end and will most likely not be renewed. To make it a little more annoying I’ve been told today that my hourly rate is to be cut by 10% from next month (my last most likely). Which means with more haste than I have been doing so to date will have to start applying for jobs. I’m not overly worried I still think that despite the current climate I’m pretty employable and should be able to secure a job before my time at my current post comes to an end. Still wasn’t a cheery way to start the week. Couple that with paying for 3 new tyres from last week and an MOT today (not heard from garage yet) and my week is shaping up nicely.
I have already applied for a job but the actual close date for applications was a couple weeks ago and I only got it in last week, the same day that I saw the ad. Interviews were from today onwards so I think I’ve missed the boat. It’s a shame as it was an ICT post at a school, something I’ve applied for before and I really would like to work in a school doing IT. I’ll keep my out for more of those but my other train of thought is to try and apply for 2nd line roles as to be honest I’ve grown tired of first line/service desk support. That’s not to say I wouldn’t continue here if they offered me the chance, I would, but that’s down now to the team as I enjoy working here. The atmosphere is good and we get along with good banter and fun memories. What I don’t want to do is move to a similar role, have a inferior experience and constantly compare it to my current job. I know the flip-side could happen but it’s unlikely. I’ll keep you all posted (eh.. see what I did there!?) on the latest, here’s hoping it’ll be a short look for a new job.