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I run a Decorators Merchant - part of an Independent Chain, selling most brands of paint to the Trade and general public. Been there 20 years, and been in the Paint Industry most of my life other than a couple of years when after Redundancy I went selling Insurance for "The Pru"

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On 27/03/2020 at 17:55, SICbass said:

I'm a freelance bass-player (currently umemployed 😐). I also do occasional voice-over work, which I'm desperately trying to crank up just now as I can do it from home.

The German authorities opened a platform to provide financial support for freelancers at 12:00 - there are, at time of posting, 50,618 ahead of me in the queue.

My online application was submitted on Sunday morning just after 6 am. The money arrived on my account just over an hour ago. That's roughly 80 hrs between applying and receiving the money.

We really do have a superb social system here.

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On 24/03/2020 at 21:29, TorturedSaints said:

Aeronautical Engineering degree and then RAF pilot for 12 years. 20 years flying (19 years as Captain) for in-house airline for large vertically-integrated travel agent that went bust last September.  Currently flying as Captain on smaller aircraft in a smaller airline until Coronavirus destroys the industry. 

Unfortunately I cannot recommend being a pilot as a job that's suitable for playing in bands on the side, due to the scheduling and lifestyle issues.  That's not to say I haven't had fun trying, it just takes a lot of organising and understanding/flexible bandmates. 

You didn’t used to ( or possibly still do ) own a Porsche 928 by any chance? Your career sounds familiar? 

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Buyer/procurement. Office dogs body.

Made redundant in January.

Started new job in March, laid off due to this virus thing. Now awaiting UC 😞 whilst applying for any job I can get . .

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4 hours ago, Stofferson said:

Buyer/procurement. Office dogs body.

Made redundant in January.

Started new job in March, laid off due to this virus thing. Now awaiting UC 😞 whilst applying for any job I can get . .

 You've probably looked into this already, but just in case......can't you get your last employer to take you back on and furlough you on 80% of what you were being paid? Doesn't cost them anything as they get it from the Govt anyway.........fingers crossed for you on the UC and jobsearch - hope the latter option works for you though!😉👍

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Well my job has become a lot more fun. We are dealing with a number of the UK consortiums building ventilators and have been ramping up all our production lines of the pressure gauges used so we can supply the thousands needed. Many conference calls later we're already committed to 13,000 pieces in the next few weeks. INteresting being on the other side of the news stories I have to say...

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3 hours ago, mikebass456 said:

 You've probably looked into this already, but just in case......can't you get your last employer to take you back on and furlough you on 80% of what you were being paid? Doesn't cost them anything as they get it from the Govt anyway.........fingers crossed for you on the UC and jobsearch - hope the latter option works for you though!😉👍

Thanks dude, unfortunately they were scum bags tbf, I'd rather (insert expletive) anywho, they're may be a chance I could be working for the DWP 😂 a friend of a friend works there and are looking for temp staff to tide them over. Fingers crossed, jobs a job . . 

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17 minutes ago, Stofferson said:

Thanks dude, unfortunately they were scum bags tbf, I'd rather (insert expletive) anywho, they're may be a chance I could be working for the DWP 😂 a friend of a friend works there and are looking for temp staff to tide them over. Fingers crossed, jobs a job . . 

Wish you all the best and hope you get in to DWP

Now what about my claims. ? Can you help. ?

Just giving you some prior notice to make sure you are prepared for them. :laugh1:

Good Luck👍

Dave

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42 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Wish you all the best and hope you get in to DWP

Now what about my claims. ? Can you help. ?

Just giving you some prior notice to make sure you are prepared for them. :laugh1:

Good Luck👍

Dave

Cheers mate, and from being on one side to potentially the other, I'll do my best! I'll see if I can get a basschat hotline installed 😎

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Heavy plant mechanic who now works offshore on cranes. Currently on an ad/hoc contract so at the end of the phone which means I cannot plan a rehearsal never mind a gig.

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34 minutes ago, ubit said:

Heavy plant mechanic who now works offshore on cranes.

That sounds quite dangerous work ubit,   Out of interest what’s ad/hoc 🙂

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10 hours ago, Angelus said:

You didn’t used to ( or possibly still do ) own a Porsche 928 by any chance? Your career sounds familiar? 

I laughed.   No, definitely not me! 

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On 08/03/2020 at 14:04, Lozz196 said:

I work in facilities, looking after a big industrial unit. Given that I have no practical skills at all it might seem strange, but my role is more to arrange repairs than carry them out. It also includes health & safety, fire, and ensuring compliance, plus I do staff training as well. Pretty varied, short hours, flexible hours, lots of annual leave and a decent pension. All if which suit me rather well.

Need a runner m8?

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9 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

That sounds quite dangerous work ubit,   Out of interest what’s ad/hoc 🙂

As needed. When there is a job they phone me.

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On 08/03/2020 at 11:20, dmccombe7 said:

Wow just noted you are in China Must be the furthest member on BC :laugh1:

Dave

err hello... Pluto here

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2 hours ago, steve-bbb said:

err hello... Pluto here

Sorry @steve-bbb it took few light years for your application to come thru. :laugh1:

Dave

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Most of my career I have spent working in the Highways Industry, originally starting as a Labourer and working my way into a Highways Inspectors role which took me to New Zealand in 2016 and return back to blighty in 2019.

Due to the lack of vacancies in the area I live in, I ended up working on the Railway as a crossing keeper. I manually open and close gates at a Level crossing as I struggled to get through signalling school and pass out as a signaller (Signalman)  - I had previously for a short stint worked as a Service engineer for Southern Railway but have found that the more time I spend in the rail industry, the more I want to return back to the highways due to all the politics and shift work which makes it difficult to find a decent work/life balance plus the salary is no different and I get to work Mon-Fri in the day.

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On 08/03/2020 at 16:57, Paul S said:

I trained as a pharmacist, decided I didn't want to count tablets for the rest of my days, worked in a petrol station filling cars (yes, they had people filling cars then) until I decided what I wanted to do.  Couldn't decide so joined the police :)  Served 15 years, was ill for 5 years with ME and was given a medical retirement.  Re-trained as a garden designer, ran a small plant nursery and also started to study a particular branch of horticulture that was untested.  Retired now but write and give talks on my specialist subject.

ME is a b*tch. I was off work from 93 to 95 with it and then took another year working back up to full time. Always good to hear of someone else who crawled back up out of the ME pit...

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My job?

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Work on renewable energy policy, especially offshore wind, biomass and emerging renewable energy technologies.

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7 minutes ago, TrevorR said:

ME is a beach. I was off work from 93 to 95 with it and then took another year working back up to full time. Always good to hear of someone else who crawled back up out of the ME pit...

A cruel heartache that saps the will and life out of those poor folks who are afflicted by it. To add insult, a few medical folks still sneer at it and say "just pull yourself together"! Tosh........it's real. 

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14 minutes ago, BlueMoon said:

A cruel heartache that saps the will and life out of those poor folks who are afflicted by it. To add insult, a few medical folks still sneer at it and say "just pull yourself together"! Tosh........it's real. 

Sadly still all too true. I was really fortunate. I'm a diabetic and my consultant at the time was all over it - he'd had a couple of friends/colleagues from medical school who'd gone from being up and coming, top flight surgeon-types to pretty much bed rest, so he really took it seriously. In fact, he took me as a bit of a case study/guinea pig to see what treatments might help. Not many are that lucky.

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13 minutes ago, TrevorR said:

Sadly still all too true. I was really fortunate. I'm a diabetic and my consultant at the time was all over it - he'd had a couple of friends/colleagues from medical school who'd gone from being up and coming, top flight surgeon-types to pretty much bed rest, so he really took it seriously. In fact, he took me as a bit of a case study/guinea pig to see what treatments might help. Not many are that lucky.

Strangely enough there were 3 of us coppers who had ME at the same time.  One died, one is still badly afflicted and it pretty much dominates her life.  I was the lucky one.  I can't get those years back but, on the plus side, I have a very different outlook on life now.

Your doctors name wasn't Smith from East Tilbury, by chance?

 

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On 21/03/2020 at 12:42, Dov65 said:

Plater in the oil & gas game, i'm the one who measures, cut, grind, prep & fare up butts. Worked on polaris & nuclear subs, surface vessels and Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in dockyard when local rig yard was quiet. Been all over UK also Dutch & Norwegian sectors. Met many a good friend on my travels. Originally finished up last year to look after a family member but got offered a 4 month contract that came to an end yesterday..can't complain been a good 39 years 

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Nice looking set of jackets there! Is that BiFab?

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I fell into Credit Management at an early age (supply of medical products and then retail jewellery supply) and also did a six year stint in project finance (telecoms sector) that ended about 18 months ago.

It's certainly not something I wanted to do by any stretch...had I been a little more astute in the early 80s and had more supportive parents (who were more concerned about me paying my keep that finding a career I was genuinely interested in), I lived a cycle-ride from Shepperton Studios and a bus ride from Pinewood Studios, so would loved to have gotten into there and just found my way once in.

If I had my time again, I would have loved to have studied Astronomy and found a career through that.

 

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4 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:

If I had my time again, I would have loved to have studied Astronomy and found a career through that.

 

Now there is a good subject for a thread :) 

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