Wooohoooooooo Its all over. What the hell do I do now?
Sorry to hear that binners. My dad was a graphic designer in Manchester too. He had similar problems (albeit a long time ago), and after much ado, decided to get out and work by himself. Too late, he realised where the money was and ran a reasonably succesful business doing it until he died. might be worth having a look at (this business, not dying).
He worked out that he could live on the proceeds of characatures for presentations and birthday presents, and 'artists representations' of small house building projects. Piss easy work for him and people are prepared to spend a lot of mopney for them. Clearly i could well be teaching you to stuck eggs but the gist is, like making bikes, if you can find a niche that's not being filled locally, you might be able to get by at least.
He even turned his hand to carving little wooden statues for people that looked just like his characatures near the end.
Posted 8 years agotygerMember
Just a word of clarity – some well mean folk on here are suggesting signing on and getting £60 a week. Firstly it only lasts 6 months (better than nothing) but…if you've been self employed you may not qualify due to NI Stamp – sorry, but I'd hate to get your hopes up incorrectly at this time.Posted 8 years ago
I was made redundant for the first time ever last year, was out of work for 6 months and now doing one of the best jobs I've ever had – it can be a change for the best. Grit your teeth and run with but try to keep positive.
If you need any help re. your CV drop me a line.
All the best – PaulvinnyehSubscriber
All the best binners, sounds like it wasn't the best of years for you. Been in a similar situation (though nothing to do with customers not being able to cough up, more my own incompetence).
Sometimes it's best to get out while things aren't totally screwed- you'll still have the option to do it again in the future, when the market recovers, if you get the will back.Posted 8 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
+ 1 for training (others)
I've been training/consulting with businesses on our home-grown software for years. Very satisfying passing on knowledge and experience to people who want and value it (a bit like a permanent STW forum!). Note this is very different to being on the customer services side where people just moan at you about the software!Posted 8 years ago
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