- So who’s doing well at the mo?
After all the gloom and doom of late 2008 and equally dire predictions for 2009, how’s about some good news stories? I’m looking at an emptying order book and a dead stop on new enquiries so it’s not looking that great and I need cheering up – who’s got a booming business or some other reason to be cheerful? Go on, wave ’em!Posted 9 years agochakapingSubscriber
Doing very well here, I’m pleased to say. Started my own business in April, have doubled my income and have more work than I can handle.
Was working about 70 hours a week, but the business is beginning to stabilise and I’m starting to contract more work out – so I’m even getting out on the bike a bit now.
Still very very busy, but I’m not complaining. Don’t know how long it’s going to last so got to grab as much as possible now.Posted 9 years agorogerredhatMember
Surprisingly, having sailed so close to redundancy in November, I was pretty busy up to christmas, and look to have at least some work to keep me busy until March.
Not doing well, but not doing badly either. At least I have a job, which is more than can be said for increasing numbers of people I know.Posted 9 years agoRoystonMember
Middle of last year I won an application for shared care from the family court. a decision that I thought was going to be the end of an extremely accrimonious separation and what had been very limited access to my kids. I couldn’t have been more wrong. a succession of extremely serious allegations followed (from the X) for which I was arrested and imprisoned briefly So I now face a new year of defending these charges starting next week back in Family Court and then later in February in Criminal Court. Over two years on now since we separated I’m broke both financially & in spirit. Hell truly has no fury like a womans scorn.Posted 9 years agorogerredhatMember
Royston. Sounds awful.
(Assuming you haven’t actually done what she claimed you did…), then I wish you the best of luck with it. I know someone who has just been through three years of hell after several (entirely made up) allegations resulted in him spending time on remand, losing his liveihood and all of his money.Posted 9 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Well I was made redundant just before Xmas but I’ve kind of got over that now and TBH I’m really not that bothered anymore! I’m desperate to get a job soon cos I’m seriously strapped for cash but on the plus side it’s gorgeous weather, snow on the ground and I can ride my bike – if I was in work now I’d just be looking out the window wanting to ride!Posted 9 years ago
Just getting into retraining now, got signed onto a couple of courses at the local college and cos I’m now dole scum, it’s costing me (very nearly) sod all 🙂marsdenmanMember
Royston – thoughts are with you – I have a good mate who’s going through precisely the same thing, feeling much the same as you.
As for me…..mmmPosted 9 years ago
quit the day job in August to start my own business, in doing so we remortgaged,
not to 100% of value but, given the drops in value I bet we’re not to far from a negative position …. be interesting to see how things pan out in September when our current mortgage deal comes up for renewal…….
With regards the business, yep, its quiet, but then I was never under any illusion it was going to be easy…..
So, the above does weigh on the mind a little but, on the whole, leaving the day job was the best thing I ever did – frame of mind is currently positive!nickeggMember
December was pretty terrible for us. I got made redundant which came as a shock and my partner’s grandfather died just before Christmas.
On the plus side, i now have loads of time to cut a new piece of singletrack in my local woods, my partner has bought a Yeti 575 with her inheritance, i’m going to take this opportunity to change careers and most importantly, we’re getting married in May followed by a two week honeymoon in Zermatt.
I hope to look back in few months and be glad i was made redundant.Posted 9 years agoHairychestedMember
I can’t complain really either.Posted 9 years ago
Only a bit of hassle related to my cycle training scheme’s insurance to deal with (anybody knows such things?) and a contract to renew (I’m in a strong position) to have peaceful 2-3 years ahead.
My family is happy (mother-in-law hates me though), my bikes are ok, my motorbike is nearly fixed. And the rent is not too bad either.
Maybe next year I manage to go skiing again…tonSubscriber
i am doing ok at the moPosted 9 years ago
work is busy, everyone wants sky, freesat, freeview, aerials fitting.
got some good (now my head as got round it) news from my son, i am gonna be a grandad in the summer.
i can afford to buy anything i want bike wise, to the point of wastefullness.
life is good.gixer.johnMember
Not too badly off at the moment – work in house building which includes social housing and refurbishment of local authority housing. This is cushioning the blow from open market which is now non existant. problem is all the councils are now fcckked financialy and are cutting back their spending. Don’t know how long all the big house builders can keep going, some of them are truly screwed with massive debts. Just see every month as another morgage payment less!!Posted 9 years ago
Good to have a loving girlfriend – she is 21, 5’10”, size 10, DD’s : 😀
I’m 43 5’5″ with a knackered back and neck 😕TheRealTandemJeremyMember
Hmmmmmm I cuold be very gloomy. Neither me or my partner has a permanent job – my work has dried up a bit, hers ends in April. about the same time we will get a bill for well over Â£150 000 for compulsory repairs to our flat which we have no way of paying. Homelessness beckons.
On the other hand we might just take out our big chunk of equity leave the flat – take a years sabbatical then look for somewhere else to live and work.
Who knows how it will pan out but its all very uncertain in outlook for us.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Â£150000 for repairs??!!?!?
Does your flat need a new roof, walls, plumbing, electricity, etc?? Christ, that’s a sh1tload of money.
I hope those in a dark place right now, find some light as soon as possible.
Me? I’m skint, but really quite happy, tbh. Which is an improvement on recent years.Posted 9 years agoPeregrineMember
Got made redundant twice in the last months – new jobs great tho, prety much left to get on with it, the works interesting and the pays better.
Get out on the bike plenty, run three times a week.
Even – is the best way i can describe life at the mo, which give me a positive outlook.Posted 9 years agojahwombleMember
I work in Mental health, we are taking on shed loads of clients and bus loads of staff, and having the building expanded to cope with the extra workload/client base, as many folk who have lost their jobs, have lost the plot as well.
My partner works in tv and film vfx, and as long as people are off work, they’ll watch tv and stuff, so it’s all gangbusters here.
sorry for anyone who’se just lost or about to lose jobs, it’s a p****r, happened to me a while back.Posted 9 years ago
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