Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Xmas 2014

It's almost Christmas and that is good
Not sure what Santa will bring me or if I have been good enough!
Drinking tea and reading about wisdom (odd but comfortable combination)
Will see what 2015 brings. Goodbye 2014 you have been good but there is ample room to improve x

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Due to the high volume of applications we anticipate. You will, very probably, never hear about this job again.

Many thanks,

Black Hole Recruitment 

Monday, 3 November 2014


My last post was courageously titled self-determination. This was because I felt I was making a positive career change. Moving within the industry to another senior role. I was won over with conversations about being on 'same page' etc etc. What bollocks. The job lasted 3 weeks and half a day before I was let go. Rotten luck or deserved? Definitely not deserved. But the cards are now dealt and I have to dust myself down and start the next chapter..

Met Calum and June at today's job centre appointment... went like they always do. Tick a few boxes whilst exuding confidence and dismay.

Went home and baked a banana cake.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014


Changing job again. 

Going to another large American service company. Slight fear of frying pan to fire was only momentary. It is a good move for me. Professionally and personally.

This time it is different and I more in control of the direction of my career. Already finding this is having a positive impact upon other, important, areas of life. In a stabe relationship with beautiful loving Marie and cannot see any bad ahead. This spills out to all around me and the world gets a fraction happier!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Job longevity...

Have now been in my present job for over 2 years. At the noble age of 45 this is the longest I have ever been in a 'proper' job. Was a diver for 5 years but that was far from being a normal job. Does this make my current job worth staying in.....? Don't think so....! Another space to watch I think.......

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


I seem to have strayed from my original theme for this intermittent blog diary. What was it again? See earlier (original) notes. The theme was the hardships of life. Mainly involving work, relocation, redundancies and other general mid-life mishaps. 

Work-wise I have been in a job (just the one) for the last 20 months. Something of a record. Big brand, busy job but many things not right with it. Could go on at great length but will save all my loyal readers from that hardship. Also I am in a coffee shop typing this on my mobile internet fone device. Modern man has not enough patience to go on ad nauseum. But suffice to say that I worry too much about what I do. Have a girlfriend now so find myself more pleasantly distracted by other better matters.

Coffee to gulp and go.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Steve's stagger...

Went on Steve browns stag weekend to Edinburgh. Dressed him like a gaay beeee'atch
He looked good.

We went out. Not once but twice. Consecutive nights hurt. I am having breakfast and feel rough. Luckily I am hard as old boots.
Food was good and needed. Might have skittered pants need to check.
Has been good weekend. Let my hair down. Bit of a grumpy old fart but that is ok.

No work next week.
Will be good to have a break but won't see Marie

But we will see each other soon. Smiley face.

Steve is good man and I wish him very well.

Train home soon.

La la la la la.....

Monday, 24 February 2014


My tutor also taught me that 'we can fix that which is damaged'. Correctamundo...


My life coach told me that there would be casualties as I trip stumble fall and kick my way through life. My big left toe is the first....

Friday, 14 February 2014

Speaking the speak....

Sometimes I find the opportunity to speak at length and in detail about my professional experience in my job as a senior recruiter very welcome. Smiling face.

Had an interview today and that provided me with just such an opportunity. Nobody yawned or clapped but I am confident that all I said was of interest. No jokes this time!

If I get an offer then it creates a bridge I will happily cross. Time, and 4 more candidates, will tell!

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Ever get days when you cannot be bothered...


This is a picture of my after work post work out face. Cleverly shot to avoid focus on the bulbous spot on tip of my nose!

This photo tells a story. Hard day at work battling against an invisible but always present tide followed by a beasting in the gym at work. I have no limits.....or followers!

Friday, 31 January 2014

Life - no pain no gain...

Life can be hard. I think we all know that and we employ different strategies for getting through the ups and downs. My current strategy involves kicking my way through.....