Thursday 2 May 2013

Guess what?....

.... After 210 days of being unemployed I have today been offered - and have accepted - a new and permanent position in a completely different career to that which I have spent the last thirty years doing with the start date being the 15th of May.

This just goes to show that even at my age (52 going on 18.....) it is NEVER too late to try something different.

How good do I feel?

YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!


Bluebear Jeff said...

CONGRATUALTIONS, David. I hope that you find the position interesting and fulfilling.

-- Jeff

Mike Whitaker said...

Awesome news. Congrats!

David Crook said...

Cheers Jeff!

I am as giddy as a kipper and hopeful that it will be challenging enough to see me through until retirement.

All the best,


David Crook said...

Thanks Mike!

It has been a long time coming and is a totally different career path but I am up for the challenge!

All the best,


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Top dog! :o)

David Crook said...

Woof Woof Woof and howling from the rooftops!

Cheers old chap!


Ray Rousell said...

Excellent!! Well done Dave!

David Crook said...

El Raymondo,

I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am about this - it would certainly be a case of man hugs all round!

Cough, splutter, ahem...

Cheers old chap and give Postie a nudge on my behalf.

Battlescale said...

Great news David!... Congratulations. Gaming suppliers everywhere will be celebrating with you I'm sure!!

CelticCurmudgeon said...

HURRAH!! These economic times are really tough and you deserve the highest praise and warmest congratulations for securing a new position.
The Celtic Curmudgeon

"May the memory of Caratacus never fade!"

David Crook said...

Hey Stokie!

I certainly won't be earning the sort of money that will threaten gaming suppliers but as long as Chelsea get through this evening against Basel I shall be a very happy chap!

All the best and many thanks old chap!


Sean said...

Great news. Best of luck in your new endeavor.

David Crook said...

Hi Sean,

Cheers old chap!

It has been a long time coming!

All the best,


Jason said...

Great news David! Good luck with your new career :-)


Chris Kemp said...

Congratulations David.

About time too! :O)

Kind regards, Chris.

Steve said...

Well done DC! Really pleased for you.

Rob Young said...

Congratulations and well done

George Martin said...

Nice one DC :-)

I'm very happy of you and it looks like you could get out of painting those fence panels now as I'm trying to do here. I'd rather be painting ships...

All the best,


Mike said...

That's great news. A change of careers in my mid 40's was very good for me. I hope the same for you.

CWT said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to you on the marvellous news!

All the best,

The Ferrymen said...

Congrats, David.
Hope it works out for the best, i.e., doesn't interfere too much with the gaming...

Millsy said...

Well done mate. I hope it turns out to be everything you hope for.

Conrad Kinch said...

Permission to shout hurrah at an annoyingly loud volume Sir?

Itinerant said...

Congrats from across the pond. What kind of work?

Anonymous said...


Paul O'G said...

Well done dear Chap - I hope its everything you hope for.

tradgardmastare said...

Excellent news indeed.I am delighted for you!
best wishes

David Manley said...

Well done :)

So what will you be doing now?

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Good news indeed.

Brian Carrick said...

Well done you Sir, a change is as good as a rest and it's never to late to tread a new path. In time to come you may look back and decide this was the best thing that could have happened to you!

Best wishes, Brian

David Crook said...

To each and everyone,

Many, many thanks for the good wishes for my new job it is much appreciated. My new career is in the recruitment industry specialising in Compliance and Operational Risk in the financial services industry in which I have worked for some thirty odd years. I am starting at the bottom and expect the hours to be long and progress to be modest to begin with. Having said that, it is a foothold in the industry I want to work in and will lead to bigger and better opportunities in the fullness of time.

It is a challenge to be sure but one that I want to embrace.

Closer to home it will mean a number of changes to the project list!

All the best and thank you all once again,


David Crook said...

Mr Kinch,

Permission granted old bean!


David Crook said...

Hi Steve,

It has been a while coming and it also goes to prove that you are never too old!

All the best,


Conrad Kinch said...


David Crook said...

Mr Kinch,

You may stand down from cheering duties - well done that man...;-)

All the best,


BigLee said...

Congratulations, that's really good news mate.

David Crook said...

Hi Lee,

That is one huge weight off the shoulders for sure!

All the best,


Sidney Roundwood said...

News just doesn't come any better than this David. Huge congratulations, well done and bravo. I'm really so pleased for you. And a great new challenge - it sounds brilliant!

David Lanchester's Military Books said...

Well done on the job mate. Really glad for you



Hadik said...

Yay indeed! It's wonderfully affirming to get hired. I hope that you revel in the experience and enjoy your new path.

David Crook said...

Hi Sidney,

I am really pleased on many levels with this - to begin with it is my first permanent job for four years and it also represents a career change as well.

Many thanks for your kind words.

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Hadik,

So do I my friend, so do I!

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Dave,

Cheers old chap! If you are at Broadside I may even be putting some money your way for a change!

All the best,


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Congratulations and I hope it goes well

The jump is lateral but completely logical captain (said in a Vulcan Spock voice)

I can see that you would bring the benefits and hindsight from both sides of the table to bear

Good hunting

David Crook said...

Thanks Geordie - I am hoping that the 'poacher turned gamekeeper' approach will bear fruit in the fullness of time.

All the best,


Peter Douglas said...



Congrats on your news. Sorry for being late in responding but I took my daughter to a badminton tournament yesterday leaving at 6:30am.

See - I told you. If you get a lot of new kit to paint you'll find your self with a lack of time to paint it.


David Crook said...

Hi Peter,

Many thanks indeed old chap! re the painting - aside from the ships I am so pleased that I have access to a lot of block based armies!

All the best,