When I was at University we had the option to do an additional language course on top of the regular degree. As it was evening study the courses weren’t too popular as most students were too busy getting drunk. But studying Business it seemed logical to learn Mandarin. Continue reading →
Ricky the temp is being his usual sassy self. I am in an adult job now, but his bitchy manner to me feels like bullying. All because I don’t want to divulge my sex life at work.
For some reason he uses this as an opportunity to have a dig at me at every opportunity. Normally a temp would get canned quickly if they got a bit too big for their boots. But Rick the prick was clever and charmed the management so he was the golden boy who could do no wrong.
But he was low on my list of problems – I had been stuck doing this job for the last four years. I felt I was destined destined for more, but whenever I tried to better myself I just got put back down. I had been snubbed for promotion twice in the last three months and had begun to question my future in the job. Continue reading →
A little known fact about me. I once featured in the Guardian website as part of a panel of experts for a Q & A discussing the benefits of postgraduate degrees to improve careers. This fact is so little known that I only remembered I did this the other day.
My lack of progress in the job market has partly been down to my own fault, as I gradually developed an apathy to getting a better job around the time I started writing this blog.
But in my defense the last 10 years career was has been a lot of let downs and disappointments, which made me feel burnt out. Because of this I decided to focus on making other areas of my life better – which I did.
These improvements spurred on my decision to get a new job before my next birthday. Now that I have a new job, I have been reflecting – It has taken me about 10 years to progress into an advanced position.
If I have learnt anything in my life, what seems so far away, creeps upon a person in no time.
It happened in my teens and sometimes I reflect where that precious time went.
Going back to the year 2000
It was a Millennium New Year’s eve. I was 17 and allowed to drink some champagne. Apart from wondering whether Y2K was going to end us all, like others, my mind was full of thoughts on what the future held in store. Knowing my teenage mind it probably related to the three M’s:
This week was the first time I missed my weekly deadline since starting Manifesto of Perfection.
I am kind of pissed off about it, as the blog always represented my desire to do something constructive and keep accountability of my self-development. If I get in the habit of missing weekly writings how can I be accountable?
Illness got in the way of routine and that felt like an excuse. I made time to see the final 10 hours of Breaking Bad. I had a sore throat, this did not impede my ability to write. Continue reading →
When I first joined Facebook it was great, it was a peak for my social years at University and Facebook was still a Univesity/College thing. Therefore it was a great way of supplementing the social scene on campus.
Most people I was friend’s with live about 5 miles in distance, we did similiar courses and went on the same nights out. Continue reading →