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10:47 am: so
regarding this

it looks like i'll be no longer employed in a few days. in meantime i am on "gardening leave".

i'd better start updating my CV then.

unfortunately i don't have a garden. although i have been considering buying a pot plant. on the plus side it does mean I get to watch Bargain Hunt more often for a while!

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From:deborah_c
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
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Eep. I'm sorry.

What kind of work would you be looking for, and are you only looking in Leicester?
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From:abigailb
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
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Programmer. Most fluent in linux/C/C++ etc, but picked up reasonable Java and Oracle (SQL) at my last job.

Leicester would be ideal, but open to Birmingham/East Midlands possibilities, especially Nottingham. If it goes on too long I may have to reconsider that.
From:feuermaus
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
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Arse badgers! What's happened, I haven't really been keeping up to date with the details. I will keep my eyes and ears open for any jobs I hear, and wish you the best of luck in finding something. Will you get any monies to wander off with or is it literally just normal pay?
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From:abigailb
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks.

It came as a bit of a shock. Terms not yet decided on and anyway can't discuss those in public.
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From:nniaa
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
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So sorry to hear that :( Jobhunting is no fun.
*hugs*
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From:lithiana
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
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:-(

maybe you should come work for us :-)
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From:abigailb
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
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You hiring, then?

I dunno, though. Last time I tried working from home it ended up very badly (as I alluded to back here), but then, I was rather depressed at the time.
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From:squirmelia
Date:February 9th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
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Lack of employment sounds annoying. :( Good luck in finding something new.
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From:elfbiter
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Aw grud. Excuses or "real" reasons?
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From:maryrcrumpton
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about this. Hope you find something else soon.

Mary x
From:x_mass
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
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ack
sorry
and sorry to be crap but...
You need to sign on and sort out HB immediatly!
Like do this today whilist your on leave!
you might get a job next week but if you don't you will be hemoraging money
If you sign on and get JSA that gets you into the system, once your registered as unemployed or that you will be unemployed at X date, then you immediatly goto to Housing benefit and register with them. If you have IS/JSA then you will immediatly get full HB assuming that the rent officer oks your rent.
whatever happens you need to do this now, don't leave it i have watched people drive themselves into massive debt rather than sign on, do it and now, today and then move on with looking for a job
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From:abigailb
Date:February 9th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I don't even know when I'm officially leaving - so is that possible yet? I'll definitely get stuff sorted out quickly this time - I remember last time round I was so depressed I took months to sort it out - but not living with parents now so that's not an option anymore.
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From:firinel
Date:February 9th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
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aww, that sucks. I'm sorry, and will think good job-finding thoughts for you.
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From:grim_tim
Date:February 9th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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That's nasty. Best of luck with the job hunt
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From:grim_tim
Date:February 9th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, I meant to use *this* icon :/
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From:hairyears
Date:February 9th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Put in a CV to ZEDA up in Nottingham, see what they say. In fact, a couple of days' commuting up to Notty and talking to pimps (SP? Recruitment agents?) is probably more productive than sifting the jobs market in Leicester.

I wouldn't think that Brum - even directly over New Street Station - is do-able as a commute these days.

And the time to start is now. Walking out before your notice is up, straight into a new office, is waay better than job-hunting when you're not in a job. Apparently the disloyal are desirable potential hires, and the unemployed are unemployable.

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From:abigailb
Date:February 9th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
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It always seemed rather absurd that it takes very nearly as long to get to Brum by train as it does to St Pancras. But then it's also a lot cheaper. Possibly things may change with the integrated East Midlands franchise.
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From:lady_miamew
Date:February 9th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Aww nuts thats bad news indeed. I really hope you find something else suitable soon. Will keep my ears open for you. *big hugs*
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From:merlina
Date:February 10th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
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ack - sorry to hear that sweetie :(
are you coming to psychocandy to drown sorrows?
I'l buy you a beer! ;)
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From:abigailb
Date:February 11th, 2006 10:04 am (UTC)
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I certainly shall!
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