Friday, October 31, 2008

Bitten by the Credit Crunch

I was confident about my job. Felt I was secure; the website was the only area of the business that was doing well and that I was making myself very useful. I was the only one of the copy team who knew anything about technology, and as technology sales were up by more than 100%, I knew I was making a positive contribution to the site.

I was very confident about my job - right up until I entered the office, was sat down and told that my contract was being terminated.

Why? Well they're cutting costs all over the company, and they used to get by with only three copywriters and now they have four. And as clothing is more high profile, and no doubt has a bigger profit margin, who should go? The menswear copywriter, the womenswear copywriter, or the homeware/technology copywriter? And I would've been there a year in a few weeks and become entitled to benefits too - another way to save money.

So I need another job. Anyone need anything writing?

Oh and they've put my rent up, so if it paid more that would be nice too.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Damn Reality!

I had a good week on the stock exchange this week. I shrewd investment in Coffee Republic paid off big when there stocks value exploded, earning me a over £100,000, causing my portfolio to rise in value by 104%.

Was I happy, yeah a little, unfortunately this investment was in fantasy shares on the bullbearings website. My real investments, my money in an HSBC share saver account, they're... well they're not doing so good. Not very good at all...

I hate reality.

On an unrelated subject, I don't think I'm doing enough to promote my other writerly wares*.

Here's an album review I made

And a film review

Best Fact I Learnt Today The man who invented the Dolby sound system is called Ray Dolby.

Best Headline of the Day...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Too Soon To Take Advantage?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Visit To Ireland

I went to Ireland recently, here are some pictures that I took.

Went over on the ferry.

Some bridge or other...

Can't remember who these people were.

Dunno what this is.

One of Ireland's many statues that makes you feel really bad about being English.

Apparently they have beaches in Ireland too.

The famous Dublin spike

We went to several of these pub places.

Would've pushed him over, but he owed me money.

Oh and we passed that station with the long name on the way back.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Right Poster, Wrong Station