How's your career / existential crisis going?


#421

I worked in the public sector for a bit. It was great, lovely people and felt like i was actually doing something worth while.

Pay wasn’t great though so now i do the same job with the efficiency savings i make going into dividends and directors pockets instead of back to the public but i earn more than double than i used to.

Would rather be doing what i used to do but like having enough money to do what i want


#422

been in current job for 6 months, very happy with everything and my pre-tax salary is 50% higher than the job i left a year ago

so it’s bloody great


#423

:thinking::thinking::thinking::thinking:

my chicken and chilli stuffed omelette is fire bruv, if i open it you’ll get first dibs.


#424

Have just had a meeting with my line manager and departmental manager to discuss and approve a year-long sabbatical starting in July.

Pretty anxious about it now!


#425

what are you planning on doing with your spare year then?


#426

That sounds fab. I loved the time out that I had after I left london. It made me really appreciate certain aspects of my work when I went back, and also inspired me to change my focus a bit. So it wasn’t a big ‘paul on road to damascus’ type revelation or anything, but it was life changing enough for me! What have you got planned?


#427

Will you offer plain omelettes for the less adventurous?


#428

This: https://www.thighsofsteel.com/ to start with, then idk really. Get some casual shifts in the Magical Vegan Co-operative or a bar, read more, play video games, cycle across America maybe, sleep, idk. Just not work in an office for a year is the main aim.

Had a bit of an awkward moment at the end were they brought up the idea of a demotion but keeping my pay at the higher level that it’s been for the last year. Which I think they would have been pretty disappointed to hear would be my ideal situation! So I lied a bit. Which is probably for the best.


#429

existential dread rising… rising… falling… RISING


#430

Got 3 weeks left of my secondment. Really cant be bothered with it now. Remembered why i left the civil service in the first place.


#431

Bloody hell i think one of the place i’ve interviewed might actually go for a 3 days from home, 2 in the office setup :o fuckfuckfuck. find out on thurs…


#432

Annual appraisal tomorrow. Haven’t done most of my goals due to different things that were out of my control.

Saw a job in Yorkshire that I could apply to. Would be able to afford a decent house up there. And a whippet.


#433

That incident in the toilets?


#434

haunted top floor.


#435

thewarn’s hair became haunted? Fucking hell, no wonder he left.


#437

Hi CG!


#438

It’s my evil twin.


#439

woah woah woah let’s hear what s/he has to say


#440

Odd that your parents gave you virtually the same name.


#441

Is it a surprise to you that my parents are odd?