Sunday, 12 April 2015
At last, after a rocky start. I've got my 3 day week.
We've golf partner and me have been going to his home village on Friday nights.
At sometime in the night she noticed, she smiled back................ Thunderbolt.
She's there, she has a new hair cut, it's nice......... she looks great.
Thanks for reading.
Posted by Ol' Grumpy. at 11:28
Sunday, 18 January 2015
I know, I know, I'm a lazy git.
I start the 3 day week this week. Well who would work 10 hours a day for 5 days if they did not have to?
I do need a work/lifestyle balance and a 3 day week is mine. Four days off every week (Yippee). It means I can get some golf in, write a bit, sort out other things in my life. Instead of coming home having started at 04.52, which means I have to get up at 03.52, which means (and I'm a night owl) I have to go to bed at some ............... some horrible hour, say 21.00`.
Okay I'm not going to have much money, yes, I think I'll be able to afford to go skiing, yes I think I can afford to pay my golf fee's (currently about £700 P.A.). It's other things that will have to go. I'll worry about that at a later date.
I'll have more thinking time, yes, I need a lot of thinking time. I can study music, .......... paint, I do want to paint more. I've not painted since I moved into this house (from next door). I can stop making excuses about that one.
Talking about next door, it's still not been sold. It just sits there .... empty. I pay the bills, keep it clean, keep the outside tidy. Nothing. I know it's a bad time to be selling, so it stays empty.
I'm going to have to go, singing tonight. At 19.45, .............. it's 19.37.
Posted by Ol' Grumpy. at 19:36
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Things are getting better.
4 months ago I put a note in to the Boss. Everything has to be put on ..... 'A special report form'......
Dear Sir, I would like to be considered for the next position on the 3 day rota, thank you in advance.
I put it in the special report form box on the wall, then forgot about it. Then about 2 weeks ago I came off my shift, half way. You get a tea break, I'm sure they wouldn't if it was not law, but they do.
Most half shifts are about 4 hours but some are up to 5 hours, imagine that 5 hours no fluid, no toilet, not much of a chance to stretch your legs.
'Paul, come in to my office' everyone in the main hall look at each other ( it's a big hall with men stood around either waiting to clock on or clock off, plus men on their tea break who don't go to the canteen).
I sat down, ..............
'There is a 3 day week coming up on 24th December due to someone retiring. It's Monday to Wednesday, 3 ten hour shifts with a 2 hour break in the middle. I'm going to give it to you ........... ........... but you have to keep it quiet.'
Me keep something quiet.............. I'm excited, it's just what I want.
4 days off a week, no late work, same route every day, same time every day, same passengers every day, and ...... and it's only ten hours short of a normal week. So they pay will be less, but not enough to worry about. Things are running though my head ............. no Sunday work, no Saturday work ( I can get to every football match) I'll be able to play golf on Thursday ( my mates play Monday and Thursday).
So ............ where better to keep quiet about my new shift......... here.
I've had the house up for sale next door for a while now. I've only had two viewers. It's stood empty, cold, ............. but clean. You don't buy a house because it's clean.
Then next viewer I'm going to have the heating on for half a day before they come.
Okay, so after the New Year I should start posting on here a bit more often.
10.52 25 November 2014.
Posted by Ol' Grumpy. at 10:51
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
It'd been a long time coming. The good news is, I may be finishing work soon, or at least doing a lot less work.
I've been asking the boss for a 3 day week for a while and he explained to me that as soon has he enough man power he will let me go on a short week. I've told him that I don't mind working Friday and Saturday night, so he was happy with that.
What I do find strange is .............. in the middle of a pretty hard recession he still can not get enough drivers in and people are leave in their droves. One driver was telling me that he had applied for a job stacking shelves at a small supermarket near to me. The money was better and it's a lot less stress than driving a 89 seater bus with standing passengers. ............... Yes I do know the feeling.
I've got next door up for sale, I'll be glad when it's gone.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Hey, sorry, I've not really been up to writing much.
I'm a bit hung up about my Boss. he reads everyone's ................ FB & Twitter. So it really puts me off.
I work at a bus depot with about 280 drivers.
I remember when I walked into the depot for an interview and I sat down and he said 'Your a very interesting person' ............... ????
So anyway after I got through the training program and started to listen to other drivers I overheard someone say ............... 'He watches peoples profiles'. We are not allowed to mention our jobs on FB or twitter.
So now I feel inhibited.
It's the one reason I needed to find out if I could block a certain country. You can't as it happens.
So, a very quick update.
The house next door is still up for sale. I've changed my estate agent. The first one only sent one viewer in all this time.
The new one will be coming to take all the photo's and stuff soon.
I'm still driving buses and it's getting much easier. Not that the traffic has died down or the job gets any easier but I'm getting better at handling things.
Heavy traffic, high turn over of passengers, very strict operating rules, driving a bus that has 88 seats and 14 standing. It can be tough.
One of the really big things, I have to drive for 5 hours at a spell with no toilet, that's tough, you have to think very carefully about what you drink.
So, I'm coming to terms with it all. I've been there a year now.
My golf friends, singing friends, football friends have got used to me not being there but I have not.
I'm due at work in about 20 minutes so I'm off.
10.05 Wednesday 30 Oct 2014.
Posted by Ol' Grumpy. at 10:12
Monday, 28 July 2014
On Line banking.
What a faff.
I had to send a bit of money to my daughters bank................... you know the story.
'Dad, I need some money in my bank before tomorrow.....................'
She doesn't tell me that she had closed her old account, so I go online, ............ where I might add I don't like going online to do banking.............. just so vulnerable, or so it seems. The bank obviously knew that her old account was closed, but it told me that the amount was to high ............ ?? I dropped it a bit .................... to high, I dropped it to £1 ................ yes a quid. To high.
I phoned the daughter. 'Dad I changed my account' ............ Oh good.
New details ....................... fine.
The house next door has been put on the market.
I'm getting rid of it, it's just to much hassle, rent not paid on time, house left in a state every time some one moves out. I must admit the last tenant did leave it quite clean.
Still I've had enough, it's going.
So in England we get estate agents to sell for us. The board goes up outside the next day, even sooner some times. Not this bunch. 3 days and they don't even have the board up.
I'll keep you informed.
It's Ronnie's funeral on Wednesday. I've taken the two days off, I think we will still be singing on Thursday morning. If not I'll play golf.
So, it's my early week and it's nearly 12 o'clock so I better try and get some sleep, not that I'm a bad sleeper, it's just that I'm a night owl. I come awake at night.
Posted by Ol' Grumpy. at 23:53