This is a long running and continuing journey around a collection of ideas, projects, games, models and a variety of wargaming related themes from my own imagination and from others. As I have been described as having the attention span of a forgetful goldfish you can rest assured the resulting subject matter will be diverse and (usually) entertaining! "He lived in a frenzy of enthusiasm — but nothing lasted for long with him".
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.
Posted by David Crook at 05:59
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Sorry to hear about your contract David - I sympathise as only a fellow Financial Services insider can!
Sorry to hear it buddy - I hope that gets turned around soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the extra time with your family and hobbies!
Hang in there, David, I'm sure something will come along soon - and then you'll be cursing the lack of free time - so enjoy it whilst you can...
Many thanks for your best wishes - it is much appreciated. I am sure that it will be a temporary state of affairs as August is traditionally a lean time in the financial recruitment world due to holidays etc.
I am sure that SWMBO will find me plenty to do so my days will be far from idle!
All the best,
Darn it the woes of the economy are a bleedin' blight
I hope something turns up
If it is of any consolation the IT sector suffers from the same malaise
Over the last two years although never unemployed I have had to jump from short-term contract to short-term contract
I sense sand in the cogs of the economic machinery
I hope the world start to turn better for us all in the near future!
There are numerous 'irons in the fire' and an interview next week so I am confident something will turn up!
All the best,
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