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Monday, November 03, 2014

3rd November 2014

Well sadly things did not quite work out at Gate Gourmet like I hoped, I tried my best but initial job I did I was judged to be too slow and then they suggested an alternative job within the firm that was not suitable for me and I found too stressful especially as I have aspergers, so it mean't me and the firm parted ways. A shame but was a good experience, and learned a fair bit, but from now on think warehouse work is not for me and will try and find work that I have experience in like charity shops as well as office administration.

Oxfam Crawley have happily accepted me back as a volunteer, where I have been volunteering the last few years, and happy to be back its something to do know some great people to work with there. Later this week will be attending the famous Lewes Bonfire Night on Wednesday, as well as the usual Albion football. Finally I will finally get to meet my nephew Lucas at the end of the week for the very first time the recent newborn son of my brother Stephen and his girlfriend Lorna, so the last few weeks have been a cause of celebration in general for the Ball family decide the little job setback last week, still feel happy and upbeat, and won't let stuff get me down. Thanks for the messages of support people. 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

27th October 2014

Well its been a week since starting full time employment at Gate Gourmet in Gatwick and has been an interesting experience though not been easy and a little bit stressful as trying to find a routine in the first week that I am comfortable with and settle into. It was a very similar story to when I was employed as a fresh faced 16 year old at Sports Soccer Crawley (now Sports Direct), whilst finishing my GCSE's, I was not exactly Employee Of The Month in the eyes of staff members I worked with in my first few shifts I was there, but then I did not give up and my dedication (with the old Record Breakers theme from CBBC playing in my head helped sometimes), and kept plugging away until about a month later I settled making less mistakes and speeding up gradually in getting stock out to the shop floor as well as becoming the sole air pumper of footballs, basketballs in the back room (living up to the Ball surname), sticking to a regular Charles Ball schedule eventually worked and Sports Soccer benefited from my part time work and long commitments in summer holidays for about 18 months and made good long term friendships with staff members. So like then not giving up, and believe I will get there.

Whilst not enjoying watching Brighton and Hove Albion recently, I have been enjoying the spoof online Neighbours Vs Zombies that sees returns from popular Noughties BBC era characters that died like Drew Kirk, Stingray Timmins (who although died at a time youtube existed in 2007 was not apparently aware of its existance), David Bishop, along with the recent Robbo Slade who caused a bit of a storm in Ramsay Street last year. Sadly not much in the way of popular sexy female returnees like Dee Bliss (producers possibly still holding out for a crazy potty Harold Bishop style comeback in main show though this spin off is non canonical), Kate Ramsay, Madge Bishop or Cody Willis, though the girl that plays Hope Gottireb (daugher of past Neighbours regulars Phoebe Bright and deceased Todd Landers (could we see a surprise appearance from Christian Schmid as Todd in this series) played by internet celebrity Louna Moroun seems a bit of a tasty alternative girl. Plus EastEnders tonight sees the return of nasty Nick Cotton, hopefully will be more like his wicked early recurring stints in 1980s and early 1990s and not the too panto villain stints we saw of him in 2000-01 and 2008-09, but the introduction of Charlie Cotton Jnr his son has been a masterstroke especially as he does resemble in appearance his grandad Charlie Cotton Snr.


That is all for now. :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

14th October 2014

I am still waiting for the start date of my new job at Gate Gourmet, which I believe is due to slow document/ paper issues (also possibly due to the fact they thought a referrer called me George which has never been my name), though the wait does not help, but I am keeping upbeat.

 I did my final volunteer shift for the time being at Oxfam Crawley recently my new job means an end of an era after 5 years helping out the shop in the back room most of the time, steaming clothes, getting fine novels or historical books of knowledge onto the shelf to educate people of the town as well as helping set up the shops social media on facebook and twitter. During my time there Oxfam has moved from its old small, cramped but much loved Boulevard shop (complete with ace 80s retro logo), to a much bigger store on Queensway, though a few of the old faces that gave the old shop its charm remain with hardworking manager Colin, Ray's legendary words of wisdom and Tony well he does all the heavy lifting stuff. Its been great helping out there and I might be back one to help out you never know, but I am sure fellow ex Central Sussex Haywards Heath student George will look after the facebook and twitter pages better than I did.

 Finally in the process of completing my enrolment of Business In Management a part time online course, and ventured to see a musical last night called Mad About The Boy organised by nice lady called Jamie Lee who stars and also features Carley Stenson who I saw at Spamalot earlier this year, great show at a nice venue Eelbrook in Fulham a little bit like the Grand Central pub/ theatre in Brighton, was great to watch guessing where the songs come from with my book of knowledge mind and great way to get things off my mind that have stressed me recent days! Right better sort out my flat, and catch up with some TV shows I have fallen behind recent days.

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