Good things (that restore your faith in humanity)


#262

Not sure where else to put this and totally forgot to do it at the time but a massive thank you to Pete ( cobbler ) for sending me some Atacama floor protectors and not wanting anything for them.


#263

As some of you may remember, just before Xmas Narelle was made redundant from a job she loved. She became very depressed and it was a very difficult time for both of us. Much of our life was put on hold or very restricted.

Since then she has started her own business cleaning houses. As there are loads of middle class households around where we live, she has been able to pick and choose what and who she cleans for. All this business has come from word of mouth contacts due to her work ethic and attention to detail. Her prices are also competitive. None of the jobs are more than 3 miles away (which for a rural location is like next door). So far it’s gone really well.

Monday something changed. For the better.

The automotive company that laid her off after losing a huge contract contacted her out of the blue and offered her some work.
She was so well thought of, that as soon as new contracts were signed and the work started to come back in, she was first on the list.
So far it’s small onions but it’s “green shoots” and the projections are very good. The bonus is that they were very protective and didn’t actually cancel her contract. Which means her pension contributions and all benefits accrued continue where she left off.

The plan now is to continue cleaning for the time being and drop houses as the automotive workload picks up. Win-win !

We are having a little summat to celebrate.


#264

Brilliant news Terry !

VB


#265

Great news! Give that man a cigar

and make it a Cohiba
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#266

I’m off for a couple of days come Friday. A Siglo IV and the pub beer garden beckons :smile:


#267

Give that lady a cigar you mean?


#268

Nice to read a bit of happiness.


#269

Good stuff Terry, pleased for both of you.


#270

Happy days Terry :+1:


#271

Need to read previous posts, derp!


#272

Nice one bruv, and once you’ve cleared your name with LU, the harmony of the universe will be restored :heart_eyes:


#273

I might not be quite so grumpy. Or maybe not :thinking:


#274

Great news Terry, and kudos to her old company for treating Narelle so well, fairly unusual behaviour these days.


#275

Tough little bastard (ignore the fucked up BBC link description)


#276

Thanks for all the messages of support. Narelle has a spring back in her step and back to planning holidays, which is a great sign.
I’m ignoring my work issues and taking her to lunch tomorrow.


#277

Hoping that all works out for the best for both of you. Onwards…!


#278

Above and beyond…


#279

I think I have something in my eye


#280

Yep.


#281

Chopping onions here…really strong ones.