Wednesday, 17 August 2011
An Unintentional Break
As I have mentioned previously I work as a compliance officer within the financial services sector, specialising in investment guideline monitoring. I ensure that the glamorous and high flying fund manager types manage the portfolios under their control within the terms of both the legal client agreement and the applicable regulations - essentially my role can be likened to that of a traffic warden and is probably about as popular in certain circles!
Not from this Friday though as my contract is not going to be renewed due a company recruitment freeze combined with the effects of the world's current financial woes. This is the downside of contracting (especially in the financial sector!) but needless to say I have a number of irons in the fire and am sure to be back gainfully employed in fairly short order.
To be honest, having a couple of extra weeks at home will be welcome, if only so that I can catch up with a few long outstanding domestic DIY jobs and another sort out of my collection. I have a week in Devon to look forward to (with some real treats lined up therein!) and hope to spend some time considering the rules I want to use for my block project beyond the use of the Portable Wargame.