I found this sitting in an old file that I haven’t looked at for a while, I like it enough to post up here.
I think it is of the woodland at Kinver, but I am not sure.
Onto the main reason for posting…
There is some development on my shaky job front.
I am now officially in the grey area between employment and the que at the Job Center. By this I mean I received my letter today informing me my job no exists.
18 years and it is all over.
What happens next is I must apply for the replacement post, there are 20 people aiming for 15 jobs. One of those people I in competition with is my wife.
There is the potential of a reasonable redundancy package, but the NHS makes sure there are numerous hoops to jump through…so actually qualifying for this payment is not at all certain.
There is more that I could say, but for now there seems little point.
The interviews are due to be held in a few weeks, so there is further waiting to be done.
If I am unsuccessful in that interview there will be no reason to remain behind my anonymity. I have posted behind the “Maybrick” name for years, I am required to be registered to a professional society, and as such they can (theoretically) take away my ability to practice. I can be struck off. This blog has never been controversial, but when I started it I didn’t know where it would go.
If my pharmaceutical career comes to a halt in a few weeks I will no longer feel that I need to protect my “professional” name (i.e. my real name) and neither shall I feel obligated to allow the NHS Trust that is trying to ruin my life to also remain shrouded in mystery. More than this I will rename/rebrand this blog to me. My budding photography business will be launched and it will be time to become self-employed.
Stay tuned for more despair/optimism.
Thanks for looking, and thank you for the kind comments I have received in support to date.
Those kind words are genuinely appreciated.