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I have a job! A permanent one. As of 16th July I will be a HR Assistant dealing with UKBA compliance and fixed-term contracts for Durham University. Which is a little scary as I have never done anything like that before but the role is new, so no one has, which I think worked in my favour.

This is also a huge relief, I started work in November 2009 and while I have been lucky enough to have had a fairly steady stream of temporary contracts since then this will be first time since leaving university that I will not have the looming worry that I may not have a job in three months time. The instability of temping is wearing and tiring, especially as Dave is still studying for his Masters and we are saving for the wedding. So I shall not be sorry to see the back of temporary and fixed-term contracts (for me at least, I'll be seeing a lot of fixed-term contracts for other people in this job).

I am aware that in the current job climate there is no such thing as a permanent job and there are no guarantees of this one lasting a long time. But that's okay, the office has just finished a re-structure so I am probably safe for at least a year or so, maybe more. And I don't want to stay here forever, just until Dave has graduated and we know how likely his getting a job will be. I also have not given up hope of getting a job where a Masters in Medieval History will actually be useful. But they are few and far between (and mostly in London, where we can't afford to move yet). So for the moment I am incredibly happy and grateful that I have a job that will not be going anywhere and some stability from which to work out where I actually want to go next. It is much easier to plan your journey when the ground is not sliding away underneath you. 

Date: 2012-06-24 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachelprince.livejournal.com
That sounds brilliant hunny! Congratulations

Date: 2012-06-24 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d511kx.livejournal.com
That's great news, go you! UKBA compliance is easy - make sure you see the paperwork, make sure it looks genuine, make sure you keep a record to show you've done it - so you'll do fine.

Date: 2012-06-24 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plucky-lass.livejournal.com
Excellent! I'm glad to hear it's working out.

Date: 2012-06-25 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avantman42.livejournal.com
That's fantastic news! Congratulations

Date: 2012-06-25 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fundessie.livejournal.com
Applies pompons and does the Happy Jenny Cheerleading dance (then forks out millions to compensate observers for advanced visual trauma)

Date: 2012-06-25 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alan-wells.livejournal.com
and mostly in London, where we can't afford to move yet

As we've recently discovered you may be surprised.

Also if you ever need any advice on UKBA stuff you will not be the 1st to ask

Date: 2012-06-26 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spring-sidhe.livejournal.com
We especially cannot move while Dave is still studying for his Masters though! :-)

Thank you! Although I shouldn't be let near anything important or complicated until I have done a shedload of training.

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