This is a Journal entry by Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

After a long time unemplooyed, I have finally got a job as a housekeeper assistant, 8 hours x 4 days a week. I only have to find out about is how to get a weekly bus pass.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi kat
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smiley - discosmiley - teai,ll be the first to say well done,and congratssmiley - coffee and the smiley - cake to go with them lol smiley - discosmiley - dragon jim xxx


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jaz'd(ace & yada yada *sigh* chocolate yada)

Congrats Kat smiley - bubbly, the hours sound agreeable! Best of luck with the smiley - bus pass.


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Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

smiley - applause well done ... I know what you've been through and hope all goes well for you smiley - hug


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miz


Kat, congratulations hun I think getting your bus pass will be easy though you can only use them at off-peak times.


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miz


Also can I say hi to Jim and to Jaz long time hope youre both well.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi miz
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the thread we had as gone cold lol, i didnt know you had returned from your trips. take care
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kat
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you will have to get the best bibs and tuckers out on monday lol smiley - dragon jim xxxx


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smurfles

Hiya Kat,Hope the job goes wellsmiley - bubbly.Do let us know ,won't you??Don't judge it by your first day,when i started my last job i said i wasn';t going back after the first day....and the second.....and i was there 18 yearssmiley - laugh!!!smiley - goodluck


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

smiley - cheerssmiley - taThanks Jim, Darrell, Opti, Miz and Smurfles for your very best wishes for me and my job.smiley - biggrinsmiley - bubbly I am very excited about the job even though there is some travelling involved and I have even got a uniform which consists of a tunic and trousers which I change into when I arrive there. Because I live in Thurrock, Oyster cards are not vailid but I will try and see if I cannot a week day bus to Rush Green but I think I will only be able to get a bus pass to Romford and I do not know about Romford to Rush Green.


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

I have found after 4 telephone calls that I cannot get a weekly ticket and if I want to use an Oyster card I have to get it when I am in Romford to get a reduction in bus fares otherwise pay £4.00 return to Romford and then £4 return to Rush Green.

I will start my first week with an induction and I am not sure if it lasts a week or a fortnight.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi all
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i think i can say with confidence, that i dont think looking for work will ever be something i will have to do, but then i have yet another reveiw in 2010, so anything can happen lol
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you do look for a job now, you beg, in the days i worked, i could walk to a firm, ask to see the personal officer or boss, and if a job was going, odds on you got it, on a months trial, now its interviews for even a burger or supermarket job.
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smiley - dragon jim


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

HI Jimsmiley - smiley

When my late Dad was looking for working he got the first edition of the newspapers and looked in the job section and it was more easier and you could be in a job at the end of the day. Around the early to mid 70's jobs were much easier to get than they are now.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi kat
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ive had a lot of jobs, some i got up in the morning, walked down a street with firms, any with, vacancies, i went in, and within half hour, i would be on the way to signoff to start work the next day, or if weekend the following monday. ide like to see anyone do it now smiley - dragon jim xx


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Hi Jimsmiley - smiley

Around the mid 70's it was a great time to get temporary jobs at temping agencies and you got more money than permanent staff, that lasted until the late 70's.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi kat
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if you get a temp job now, the agency probably get half the money you earn, the only temp job i did was in a metal home, as security, they never gave you any trouble, so it was money for old rope.lol only lasted three weeks, till the one i was temping came back after a stay in the hospital
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smiley - dragon jim xx


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Hi Jimsmiley - smiley

If you had good fast typing skillls of 50 words per minute plius and short-hand in the 1970's you could get paid a good job and there were lots od jobs in the city of Lobdon. The maximun speed I got was 25 words per minute but by tne mid 1980's there not that many jobs then and the jobs that were available you had too hane at least five years experiebce which I did not have. Even jobs like a filing clerk were gone or very few.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi kat
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get started on the new job, and think about what i said on the dog and bone, about moving from, "outer mongolier" lol. smiley - dragon jimbob xx


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Hi Jimsmiley - smiley

Thurrock is starting to resemble one big housing estate and I remember the time when it had it's one A&E hospital with maternity wing in the mid 80's. Now the population has trebled and there is no A&E hospital or maternity wing and the nearest is in Basildon 18 miles away. They are building housing like it were going out of fashion.


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Jimcracker7[magiclink.rip gone altogether. im back.in my home from home.

hi kat
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like i said, new job, new place, if you wait for the area to get better, you could be waiting years lol ,smiley - dragon jimbob xxx


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Hi JImbobsmiley - smiley

I have got a telephone call from my advisor and he is going to contact Access to work, to get help with costs of fare. I am going to get £48 pounds extra every week and that will also help with the fares. When I go to the library tomorrow, I will photocopy the documents that I need for my housing application form.


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