I have something to celebrate. The way I celebrate is thus:-
get my other 'arf to cook one of his yummy spaghetti bolognese dinners and, afterwards, watch a horror film, (currently making my way through the Hammer box set I got for Christmas), with the lights out and candles flickering. Yup, I am a girl of a particular taste and a certain way.
What do I have to celebrate, (someone is maybe asking)? Ahh...(pulls forth a piece of paper and waves it about with a HUGE grin on her strawberry lip glossed lips), MY FIRST SODDING WAGE SLIP FOR A WHOLE FRECKING YEAR!
Oooo...happy, happy am I...cause I have MONEY...
I have something to celebrate. The way I celebrate is thus:-
Posted by The Redundant Girl at 18:11
Well, I've finished my first week in the new job and...I'm knackered! Yes, after being out of work for a year, (practically to the day), I can safely say the only good thing about working again is the payslip, accompanied by the actual money too that is, not much good without the wonger. I did not miss getting up in the wee, dark hours of the morning, tripping over my sleepy feet on the way to a wash and scrub, no but now, (unlike my previous job), I have to cope with the sodding rush hour traffic.
I have nothing against driving, I like it and I like cars in fact, on the old hush, hush, I'm a bit of a petrol head. The problem is that there are other people on the road and, these people are at their worse during the rush hour. Indication...where?? Curtsy...frecking missing! It can be a bit unnerving and occasionally dangerous; in the my first week of coping with driving to and from work there were two accidents, (that I know of) and no, I was neither the course or, involved thank you very much!
I can't say that I like my new job, I can't say I like the people I have to work with but heck, that's life and the fact I, at last, have a job means I have to shut up and deal with it. In these sorry times, a blighter can not afford to be fussy as there are a, ever, growing amount of people who have nothing and loosing that! On that thought I'll hand you over to the wise Seasick Steve...
Posted by The Redundant Girl at 17:05
As started last Monday, here's the male for Monday. A much more fun blog to post, in my opinion.
This week it's Richard Armitage - the man who spawned an Army, (see following link http://thearmitagearmy.co.uk/main/), yes a man knows he's arrived when a group of females are prepared to fly his flag, so to speak.
Why, I hear you ask would they want to fly his flag well, it all started with this...North and South the ending of which is below.
A man takes off his cravat and it does something to a gal, especially when the man is tall, dark and speaks like melted chocolate or, what melted chocolate would sound like if it spoke. He needs a health warning stuck onto him. Now that he is in Spooks, (a fine show which I recommend...when it returns to the BBC) he's doing the whole 007/agent thing. Off course the real swoon facter is his Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood. All black leather and mean looking...I just hope they've forgotten the black eyeliner in the new series because he did look a tad pantomime baddie!
Unfortunately YouTube is being a twat tonight so I can't obtain a vid from Robin Hood. I dare say you're all crushed!
Today was my first day in my new job. I can't say that I enjoyed it but a new job is a new job and, as anyone who has ever had a new job knows, the first day is well...actually, the first few months are, well...
I am now a laboratory assistant - I have never been a laboratory assistant before so you can imagine how I felt when I was presented with things to measure, solutions to add for listeria or salmonella testing. It is fair to say a rabbit in headlights is better off. I did what I was told, asked if I wasn't sure or plain forgot what I had been told, and got on with it - it's all you can do really. Off course, everyone there has been for a while, they know what they are doing, got their routines worked out - the best time for a break, can tell how long a job is going to take etc, etc and know each other.
Shit, I hate being the frecking newbie!
On a positive note if I hadn't got this job I would be frecked so I'm stuffed and have to 'put up with it'.
Posted by The Redundant Girl at 18:42
It is a wonder, is it not, why we, the United Kingdom, feel an urge to follow America. Ever since WWII the great British bulldog has had an addiction to blindly follow that lanky Yank in the red, white and blue top hat.
Prior to the last world war we, as a nation, were carrying a good set of hearty balls. Ok, the empire was dying and things were changing, but we still seemed to lead - maybe I'm deluding myself, it's a long time since I was in a history lesson. Anyway, we still stuck our noses up at our American cousins wondering why they had to be so silly and do their own thing. How very Johnny Foreigner of them!
After the war things started to go all stars and strips, from Elvis to their cars, from their gum to their blooming American dream, full of mod cons and moon walking. Yup, us idiots looked over that mighty pond and thought yup, lets fill ourselves with hamburgers and try and look like Jimmy Dean/Marilyn Monroe...prior to their deaths that is....oooo...nasty Jimmy, should have braked harder mate!
Here we are today, minus the mighty manufacturing and industrial sectors we once had, minus the honest days labour a man could depend upon because we wanted to be modern just like Uncle Sam. Now, we are all banks, finance, shops and IT. Not much frecking good when the financial sector is failing, when the banks are frecking us over and retail is struggling because no blighter has any money well, apart from Government ministers and the damnable rich - those two sections of society always end up on their sodding feet while the rest of us are turfed out of our homes and freeze on the streets.
With unemployment growing lets just hope it's growth isn't has bad as in America where it is 2.6 million and rising. The view over there, seems to be that the current economic problems will continue for a long time yet and, get worse. Companies are trimming not just their fat, but also some of their muscle in fear of the severity of the situation.
The following link explains why -http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7820128.stm
For once, I hope we do not follow the fear American employers have because actually, such actions will make the recession worse and prolong it. It is up to the Government to ensure employers have the support and help they need so, in return, the employers can hold onto their staff. Unfortunately, we have a unfeeling twat in charge who has no real comprehension of what it is like to be jobless and one of the wretched. It really is about time ALL Government ministers pay was performance related, that would make the bastards care I can tell you!
'Oh my God, you've killed the economy, you bastards!'
I have decided to set up a new award - I have neither a trophy or any form of physical prize to give for this award but the title should be award enough...
There's Hope For The Monkeys Yet
Yes, if there is a news item about a person, (monkey), who has done something to show some good sense and demonstrate some hope for our sorry species then they will be awarded that prestigious title.
The first reciprocate is a bit of a surprise but that's good, when someone you don't expect to impress you does then it's a happy event - Sir Stuart Rose, the chief executive of Marks and Spencer's.
Why have I awarded him the title...well? For once a 'big boss' is actually displaying some sense and, possibly, understanding as he will not be taking a pay rise this year or a bonus, well no more of a bonus then his staff. This seems a rare thing in an age of the 'big boss' screwing the workers over, (in the case of the w..bankers the globe), it might well be a bit of good P.R. too but heck, I'll take whatever signs of 'sense' I can get!
See link below for a more detailed and full story -
Talking about bankers it seems Barclays are pulling the plug on some jobs...ahh, just when I was enjoying that rare bit of hope.
A worry, is it not, this same old bad news coming from the high street? The latest retailer to depress the workforce of this country is Marks and Spencer yes, this isn't just redundancy folks, this is M & S redundancy and it's going to cost 1,000 people their jobs.
There's usually some accompanying bad news to go with the main bad news, in this case it's fellow retailers Next and Debenhams whose sales over the Christmas period were not good. I dare say their staff are in for some crappy news before long - lets hope otherwise.
Posted by The Redundant Girl at 17:11