Thursday, November 19, 2015
24th November 2015
I got headhunted by an agency last Tuesday and offered a temporary part time job as Leisure Desk Administrator at a local gym, that would last for a week possibly until Christmas. It was great news and an opportunity to gain paid work experience hopefully leading to something good long term. I did my first shift on Wednesday, and adapted to the role pretty quickly got on with the staff well, then did another shift on Saturday, and was enjoying the experience.
Sadly though due to technical issues with it being short term temporary work, and despite the efforts of Lynn at Job Centre to get the hours down so it meant I would not lose my ESA with work being just a month and avoid the stressful process for an autistic/ asperger person of having to reapply for ESA if no longer term deal was offered at Christmas, it has sadly meant the end of this job experience. It was not an easy decision, as mentioned I enjoyed the work but with no firm guarantee it would be long term or short term role with hours that would not make me lose ESA, could not continue. Do feel disappointed but life goes on and the agency still have me on record so you never know maybe in the future they will find me something suitable or maybe not and I look elsewhere. Plus was valuable experience that I have learned plenty of lessons from despite the brief stint and thank the people for the opportunity. But back to square one for the time being.
So will be resuming my volunteering assistance services as Front Desk Man at CCVS, and occasionally the lads and girls at the Oxfam shop in Crawley.
After a complaint from one blog reader that I mention too much sport, have decided to keep it quiet until the end. I am split over whether to attend high flying Brighton Vs Birmingham City at the Amex on Saturday or stay at home and watch the Davis Cup final Day 2 on BBC between Great Britain and Belgium, one of the biggest weekends for British tennis fans in many years, your thoughts those that love sport?