Update

It has been a while since I last posted. So I though that I’d give you all a bit of an update on where things are and what is happening. I’ll start with work. Work over the last month has been a bit of a roller-coaster. News of people being let off and more lay-offs to come makes me wonder if I’ll survive the chop. Been thinking about this a lot. What happens if I get it, what happens if I don’t get it. If I get the redundancy it means:

Cons;

1. No job. Duh!!

2. Living on benefits such as unemployment benefit, rent allowance and, well I think that is it.

3. Still have loans and bills to pay. How?

Pros;

1. Redundancy money

2. More free time.

3. Redundancy money will pay off loans, which sorts part of 3 in the cons list.

4. Possibility to return to college full-time and get a qualification while waiting out the “economic downturn”

Getting a redundancy is a mixed bag really. If I get it, what choice do I have but to accept it and get on with life and see what I can do. If I don’t get it, life goes on as normal and everyone’s, well most people are, happy.

Ok so moving on, college is all go. Working on projects and studying for exams as I go. College is an aspect of life that I like and don’t plan on giving up anytime soon. Once my current course is finished I plan on doing more. I really want to get deeper into programming languages and web development. I think that no matter what I am at in life or where I am, I’ll always be studying something. Knowledge is power after all.

Paddys week is coming up and we are meant to have the whole week off work, but I will be in on the Monday and Tuesday to help out on overhauling some of the machines while there is no production. I am looking forward to have the rest of the week off. Last year paddys day was a lot of fun, it was really sunny and warm, which is what we need at the moment after all of this cold weather of late.

It bonus time of year again and I am wondering what to get out of it, most of it is gone on the car, tax, insurance, service. However I do have some leftover and I have a few things in mind that I want to get. A new coat, new sunglasses and a few decent belts. So as you can see it’s nothing major.

I recently put an ad in the Galway Independent for PC repair as a way of making a few extra euros. Had a call for a job on Friday morning last but it was cancelled. So I am going to run the ad for a few more weeks to see how it goes. So if any of you or your friends are having PC trouble or need something done, who you gonna call? Mike Folan!!

Ok that is all for now, I think. Chat to you all again another time.

Mike

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