In between jobs

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  1. M Series

    M Series Guest

    I had my last day in my previous job yesterday, I am still on the payroll until Friday and am
    currently using up my last holiday days. Today I went cycling, my usual 50 mile route. It was so
    so pleasant, easy riding, warm and sunny. The best bit though was the thought of every one else
    at work !!

    Start the new job in York on Tuesday.
     
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  2. Johnny Klunk

    Johnny Klunk Guest

    > I had my last day in my previous job yesterday, I am still on the payroll until Friday and am
    > currently using up my last holiday days. Today I went cycling, my usual 50 mile route. It was
    > so so pleasant, easy riding, warm and sunny. The best bit though was the thought of every one
    > else at work
    !!

    I remember those days. Being in IT I've spent alot of time unemployed the last few years. While
    riding to work on a nice day I often long for those days... until I remember what its like to be in
    IT and unemployed !! !!
     
  3. Jim Price

    Jim Price Guest

    Johnny Klunk wrote:
    >>I had my last day in my previous job yesterday, I am still on the payroll until Friday and am
    >>currently using up my last holiday days. Today I went cycling, my usual 50 mile route. It was
    >>so so pleasant, easy riding, warm and sunny. The best bit though was the thought of every one
    >>else at work
    >
    > !!
    >
    > I remember those days. Being in IT I've spent alot of time unemployed the last few years. While
    > riding to work on a nice day I often long for those days... until I remember what its like to be
    > in IT and unemployed !! !!

    "Am I still in IT if I am unemployed" is a question I have had to ask myself a lot recently. To cap
    it all, I've go an ankle injury, so I've had to cut back on the cycling until that gets better. Not
    a good summer for me so far.

    --
    Jim Price

    http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com

    Conscientious objection is hard work in an economic war.

    Aye!.
     
  4. Johnny Klunk

    Johnny Klunk Guest

    > "Am I still in IT if I am unemployed" is a question I have had to ask myself a lot recently. To
    > cap it all, I've go an ankle injury, so I've had to cut back on the cycling until that gets
    > better. Not a good summer for me so far.

    > http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com

    Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame? Whats that like to ride. Looks
    good fun. Hows it compare to the original? Hows it compare to a factory bent? Superb. If only I
    had a shed.
     
  5. M Series

    M Series Guest

    I am in IT too, just over a year ago I was suddenly made redundant, the cycling was good but being
    unemployed is worrying.

    "Jim Price" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Johnny Klunk wrote:
    > >>I had my last day in my previous job yesterday, I am still on the
    payroll
    > >>until Friday and am currently using up my last holiday days. Today I
    went
    > >>cycling, my usual 50 mile route. It was so so pleasant, easy riding,
    warm
    > >>and sunny. The best bit though was the thought of every one else at work
    > >
    > > !!
    > >
    > > I remember those days. Being in IT I've spent alot of time unemployed
    the
    > > last few years. While riding to work on a nice day I often long for
    those
    > > days... until I remember what its like to be in IT and unemployed !!
    !!
    >
    > "Am I still in IT if I am unemployed" is a question I have had to ask myself a lot recently. To
    > cap it all, I've go an ankle injury, so I've had to cut back on the cycling until that gets
    > better. Not a good summer for me so far.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Price
    >
    > http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com
    >
    > Conscientious objection is hard work in an economic war.
    >
    > Aye!.
     
  6. Jim Price

    Jim Price Guest

    Johnny Klunk wrote:
    > Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame?

    It started out in life as a GT Palomar frame, bought cheap after their UK operation went tits up a
    few years ago.

    > Whats that like to ride. Looks good fun.

    Its a hoot, actually. I'd never even ridden a 'bent before, but I was able to ride it straight away,
    and nothing else I've ridden does sweeping corners like it. I'm still tinkering with it, so the
    saddle and handlebars will get replaced by something less agricultural soon.

    > Hows it compare to the original?

    Its so different you would never guess it was the same bike. Terrific grin factor, and gets
    attention like you wouldn't believe.

    > Hows it compare to a factory bent?

    Sadly, I've never ridden a factory bent. I just did some research on the internet, and did my best
    to come up with something cheap (£89 plus spares from the pile) and buildable. This is the sort of
    thing I tend to do when unemployed...

    > Superb. If only I had a shed.

    Thanks :)

    --
    Jim Price

    http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com

    Conscientious objection is hard work in an economic war.

    Aye!.
     
  7. Jim Price

    Jim Price Guest

    M Series wrote:
    > I am in IT too, just over a year ago I was suddenly made redundant, the cycling was good but being
    > unemployed is worrying.

    Perhaps we should all get together and start an IT company with a cycling flavour?

    --
    Jim Price

    http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com

    Conscientious objection is hard work in an economic war.

    Aye!.
     
  8. Johnny Klunk

    Johnny Klunk Guest

    > Perhaps we should all get together and start an IT company with a cycling flavour?

    If you can work out a profitable/environmentally/socially/geek friendly business model. Count me in.
    Count me in at half my current salary.
     
  9. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 17:36:00 +0000 (UTC), "Johnny Klunk"
    <[email protected]:rem0ve-this:johnnyklunk.com> wrote:

    >Being in IT I've spent alot of time unemployed the last few years

    While the rest of us were working 120 hours per week :)

    Guy
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  10. Andy Dingley

    Andy Dingley Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 19:07:53 +0100, Jim Price <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Am I still in IT if I am unemployed" is a question I have had to ask myself a lot recently.

    Can I still be "in IT" if there is no IT to be "in" ?

    It's 18 months since I was seriously "employed" in "IT". 8-(
     
  11. Garry Broad

    Garry Broad Guest

    >Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame? Whats that like to ride. Looks
    >good fun. Hows it compare to the original? Hows it compare to a factory bent? Superb. If only I
    >had a shed.

    Boy, can I relate to that desire.

    A shed. Somewhere to keep your tools, to work on things, store old parts...get greasy!!

    How the other half...

    Garry <coveting
     
  12. Jim Price

    Jim Price Guest

    Andy Dingley wrote:
    > On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 19:07:53 +0100, Jim Price <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Am I still in IT if I am unemployed" is a question I have had to ask myself a lot recently.
    >
    >
    > Can I still be "in IT" if there is no IT to be "in" ?
    >
    > It's 18 months since I was seriously "employed" in "IT". 8-(

    Me too. Damn, now I have to think of something to add to that so I don't look like I'm an AOL.

    It amuses me that the number 1 entry for the word "employed" at dictionary.co.uk[1] is:
    1. To inclose; to infold. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

    Looks like it may not be obsolete too much longer if the IT industry implodes.

    [2]Looks like this dictionary is from 1913!

    --
    Jim Price

    http://www.jimprice.dsl.pipex.com

    Conscientious objection is hard work in an economic war.

    Aye!.
     
  13. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 19:59:09 +0100, Jim Price <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Perhaps we should all get together and start an IT company with a cycling flavour?

    Now that *is* a good idea :)

    Guy
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  14. Stratton

    Stratton Guest

    Garry Broad wrote:
    >> Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame? Whats that like to ride. Looks
    >> good fun. Hows it compare to the original? Hows it compare to a factory bent? Superb. If only I
    >> had a shed.
    >
    > Boy, can I relate to that desire.
    >
    > A shed. Somewhere to keep your tools, to work on things, store old parts...get greasy!!
    >
    > How the other half...
    >
    > Garry <coveting>

    Shed - a place for kids toys, garden tools, lawnmowers etc. My wife has even put the plastic garden
    furniture in them while my bike has stood in the rain
    !!!!!!!!!

    I have three, you can never have too many.

    stratton
     
  15. Nick Kew

    Nick Kew Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, one of infinite monkeys at the keyboard of Jim Price
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Perhaps we should all get together and start an IT company with a cycling flavour?

    Back in the days of dot-com mania I wondered about that. It could probably have got funding if I'd
    done the bullshit bit.

    The basic idea was cycle-hire. Not so much as we know it today, but with tie-ups to things like
    railway stations and hotels which people may anticipate arriving with transport needs, while far too
    far away to take advantage of local information. Existing hire firms and others with the capability
    would be encouraged to participate, and to expand their services to include things like
    delivery/collection where possible. Then link up to people selling rail, bus or air tickets,
    holidays, etc... Promote it as integrated transport, in direct competition with car hire for the
    business traveller, as well as for the leisure cyclist.

    With a suitable business partner - one who can do the bullshit bit - I'd still be up for that.

    --
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    Germany 0.8 (The Economist, July 2002)
     
  16. Nick Kew

    Nick Kew Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, one of infinite monkeys at the keyboard of
    "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>I have three, you can never have too many.
    >
    > Wives or bikes?

    Shirley ... in the context of the thread ... Jobs?

    --
    Axis of Evil: Whose economy needs ever more wars? Arms Exports $bn: USA 14.2, UK 5.1, vs France 1.5,
    Germany 0.8 (The Economist, July 2002)
     
  17. Graeme

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  18. M Series

    M Series Guest

    My wife just bought me a book for my birthday entitled Men and Sheds, described them as a male
    handbag, full of junk, looks badly organised and

    I can't wait until we have a garden big enough for a shed.

    "Garry Broad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > >Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame? Whats
    that
    > >like to ride. Looks good fun. Hows it compare to the original? Hows it compare to a factory bent?
    > >Superb. If only I had a shed.
    >
    > Boy, can I relate to that desire.
    >
    > A shed. Somewhere to keep your tools, to work on things, store old parts...get greasy!!
    >
    > How the other half...
    >
    > Garry <coveting
     
  19. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:38:56 +0100, "stratton" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have three, you can never have too many.

    Wives or bikes?

    Guy
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  20. M Series

    M Series Guest

    > I have three, you can never have too many

    wives or sheds ?

    "stratton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Garry Broad wrote:
    > >> Followed the link in your .sig. Is that a specialised frame? Whats that like to ride. Looks
    > >> good fun. Hows it compare to the original? Hows it compare to a factory bent? Superb. If only I
    > >> had a shed.
    > >
    > > Boy, can I relate to that desire.
    > >
    > > A shed. Somewhere to keep your tools, to work on things, store old parts...get greasy!!
    > >
    > > How the other half...
    > >
    > > Garry <coveting>
    >
    > Shed - a place for kids toys, garden tools, lawnmowers etc. My wife has
    even
    > put the plastic garden furniture in them while my bike has stood in the
    rain
    > !!!!!!!!!
    >
    > I have three, you can never have too many.
    >
    > stratton
    >
     
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