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Nightmare..... lost a big contract......

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QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 11:14:44

I just found out that my company have lost a major contract they were bidding. It was the only job on the cards located at the site I'm based at..... so although I won't be made redundant I will have to work from Head Office indefinitely now.... and that is 1.5hrs away and will cost me £60 per week. So effectively I may as well be losing my job. Our current project ends this month.

I hate this industry and I hate working and I hate needing to work. I'm updating my CV just now, but am just so weary of hurdles I just want to scream and kick and shout.... and go home to my babies.

No real reason for this thread other than a vent.... feel free to ignore.

throckenholt Mon 04-Jul-05 11:20:05



Why is it always so hard to get a good work life balance ?

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 11:29:12

I know.
Wot am I doing all this for eh? Need to ask myself that more often.

Blackduck Mon 04-Jul-05 11:29:47

QF - so know the feeling.....I was a real career bode until ds came along and now, whilst I haven't turned into Earth Mother, I do wonder what it is all about more often than I ever did....
what do you do BTW?

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 11:37:15

I'm a Planning Engineer with Balfour Beatty.

Blackduck Mon 04-Jul-05 11:58:27

Ohh sounds more high powered than me - but can see the problem re contracts.....
But seriously, have no idea what the answer is, but when I've just crawled home making it a 12 hour day (including the travel - 3 hours in total...) I really do think WHY and I want to stay at home... (I don't, but it just seems preferable...)

Sax Mon 04-Jul-05 12:03:04

Oh God QF, sorry to hear about all this - just what you need eh! will you still be able to apply for the midwifery???

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 12:49:59

Sax - I won't be able to apply until I've paid off some debt..... I will find it very hard to find a job close to home that pays the same money.

Bollocks bollocks bollocks!

Sax Mon 04-Jul-05 12:51:07

Sax Mon 04-Jul-05 12:52:36

what about bank auxillary nursing - not good money but flexible hours and if you went to maternity you may enjoy it too??? But, maybe you need more money rather than job satisfaction?

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 12:55:01

Sax - At the moment it's money that is the dominant factor unfortunately. I need to earn around £12 per hour..... so if anyone can help?!?!?!? >slightly desperate emoticon<

Sax Mon 04-Jul-05 12:58:28

I hope it works out for you! I can't offer any advice because.............well you know why not says she sitting here on the machine rather than working

Good luck though!

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 13:00:24

Thanks Sax.

runtus Mon 04-Jul-05 14:31:09

Have you thought of going freelance and working for an agency on a project basis? Take a look at www.careersinconstruction.co.uk.......worth a look.

HTH

Gomez Mon 04-Jul-05 14:34:04

Aah Tooty just saw this - what a sh*tter! I am sure you know where to look for jobs in the same field. Is there no way you could look at starting Uni this September? Sell you house even - obviously because I have done that I feel the need to recommend it as a sensible (yeah right) course of action to all.

How are things with you parents? Has your mum managed to move things forward yet?

Chin up love.

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 14:41:06

Thanks Runtus. My flexibility is a problem though (or lack of!).

Gomez - Ha ha! Did you manage to sell your house yet? I don't think we could downsize anymore than we have already!!

My Mum has had her letter saying they accept she is homeless and should have a house for her by September.

I've just emailed my CV to an Agency I've been employed through before. Fingers crossed.

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 14:42:45

.... ooops forgot to say that Entrants for Midwifery this September have already been accepted and there is a waiting list for any who drop out.

Gomez Mon 04-Jul-05 14:55:30

Good Luck on the job hunt then. Have you applied for Midwifery for next year thou'?

Yip we have sold again - 3rd time lucky (don't ask too boring) so planning to move end July, although won't get cash for this place until September which is making things tricky to say the least..

September, jesus. Has she spoken with the homeless officer or is that from a housing officer?

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 14:59:21

That was just a letter that came from the council to my house. She's just avoiding my Dad most of the time now.

I haven't applied for next year yet. I phoned in May and there were not accepting applications then. Will try again now.

Gomez Mon 04-Jul-05 15:01:06

She should contact the homeless officer- they are are independant and should be able to bring pressure onthe housing officers.

Get applying missus....

Still going to Edinburgh end of this month?

QueenFlounce Mon 04-Jul-05 15:02:34

I'll be there!!

Gomez Mon 04-Jul-05 15:03:19

Cool see you soon then.

QueenFlounce Tue 05-Jul-05 08:16:15

Woooohoooo - Agency got in touch with me last night with 2 jobs!

Sax Tue 05-Jul-05 08:50:53

Wow, thats brilliant QF - are these going to be feasible ie. closer to home and hours you want!? Excellent news though!

QueenFlounce Tue 05-Jul-05 09:39:42

Sax - They will be in Glasgow City Centre which is only about 20mins by train. However, I'm assuming they are fulltime posts.... but it's a big jump in cash so hopefully that would balance out the childcare. I always planned to go back to work fulltime when dd was a year old (she's 11mths at the mo), but with my current job I couldn't IMAGINE 5 days a week!!! So we;ll see if I even get an interview... fingers crossed!

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