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Well on March 6th this year it's all over.
darreng
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi guys as from the above date I'm unemployed after 14 years service with Remploy Medway.

Well I suppose it will give me a lot of modelling time.

Cheers Daz
Bigskip
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 07:52 AM UTC
Daz

I'm really sorry to hear that mate, what do you do for them, and is there any prospects lined up for you?

All the Best

Andy
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi Daz,

Sad news, especially if you like what you do. Best advice I can give you is to look at it as an oppportunity, to do some of the stuff you didn't have time to do when you were working. Also if you need it ; start looking now for an alternative, it's much easier to get a job when you're working than when you're unemployed.

As you know it's coming deal with it and move on, if you let it get you down you'll just find it harder and harder to get motivated and into something else.

Don't mean to sound like I'm preaching at you but I've worked with the long term unemployed over many years and been there myself, on several occasions. You need a positive approach to deal with it and to find something else. By all means take a bit of time out to do other stuff, but get an end goal in sight now and it will be a much easier and enjoyable time. Nothing worse than being in limbo.

Good luck for the future.

Cheers

Al
Uruk-Hai
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 08:04 AM UTC
Sad news.

I was in the same situation almost two years ago.
Thought the same and was a little bit low.

However it turned out for the better so now I have a better job with nicer colleagues and better salary.

So even if it feels hard it usually becomes better. Just hang in there.
darreng
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 09:30 AM UTC
Hi Andy.

I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.

Remploy is a company which employs disabled employees, and they sub-contract for other firms.

So crap wages for crap jobs.

But I'm looking at getting training in IT, as this is something which I'm interested in, and which can hopefully finance my Plastic fixation.
darreng
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 09:32 AM UTC
Thanx Al.

As i say I'm looking at getting training in IT, so hopefully something will come of it.

Cheers Daz
darreng
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 09:33 AM UTC
Hi Toke.

Well I'm taking this opportunity to re-train, so hopefully something good will come out of this situation.

Cheers Daz
grievous
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hi DAZ Sorry to hear about your job, hope you get remployed soon I,ll be 63 on Jan 10th and have been retired 12 years now , try and get back to work A.S.A.P As you will never have enough time to do modelling belive me ( Dad can you run me here -- just take me to the sh ops love) Good luck for the future mate , All the best for the new year, BARRY
lampie
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi Daz.
Sorry to hear your news.
Im a strong believer in everything happening for a reason, and when one door closes another one opens.
As youve said, your taking the oportunity to retrain, and this could be the start of something new and exciting.
So dont get downhearted, look to the future and dont dwell on the past.
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 09:37 AM UTC
Daz mate in one way I feel sorry for you, but believe me this will be the best thing that could have happened, especially if you get stuck into the IT training. I agree with Nige, when one door closes another couple always spring open, I know, I've been there look at it as an oppertunity. Stay focussed and I look forward to hearing what great job you end up with, you lucky b*st*rd

All the best.

Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 11:20 AM UTC
Hi Daz,
Sorry to hear of the news, but as the others have already said, "things will look better in the long run".
As the Monty Pyton team sang whilst nailed to the cross (Life Of Brian) "Always look on the bright side of life".
Andy