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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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Thursday, September 25, 2014

25 September 2014

I bring great news, I finally have a new job following my interview this morning, working at the Gate Gourmet distribution centre at Gatwick, a full time permanent role with work starting within 2 weeks hopefully! Plus at the same time the door is still open for me to study part time at least whether with the great people at Rewards Training or possibly looking at Business In Management course as well, though due to aspergers will in the first month focus on settling in my new job before deciding to take on another course, plus will remain commited to roles at this blog and the We Luv Eastenders facebook page.

I would like to thank everyone for their support, especially the good people at CDG (Careers Development Group), for helping me get this role and fingers crossed it will lead to good and better things, so happy after years of seeking a full time job to give me a feeling of purpose, I finally have it. 

 

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